I want to thank Ed for taking one on the chin for us by apologizing for his offending remarks. I do hope that this is an indication that he understands the existence of this blog is markedly different than the others, and that it's all for a reason.
The people of this town have hit a wall of frustration, and are demanding answers and accountability. There has been an audible outcry for a place to talk, to exchange information, to ask questions, to come together in an unthreatening environment.
If anyone would try to argue that assertion, then explain why there have been up to more than 130 comments on any one post. Others have had 30, 50, 60 and more. Still want to say this blog wasn't wanted, needed, or appreciated?
Therefore, I also take Ed up on his assertion that life is just too short to waste time slinging nasty personal attacks around when there is so much real business to get down to doing.
So, let's get back to business.
In anticipation of staying on track this time I am officially asking that Mr. Baylor (the new albanian) and "bluegill" please refrain from utilizing this blog.
Both have made their views and opinions very clear, crystal clear, and I regret that the discourse could not have taken a more respectable path.
Mr. Baylor has a blog, and has no reason to be using this one- unless he's looking for an audience. Political influence? Who's to know?
As for bluegill, you have had more than your share of opportunities to "speak", but have over-stated your opinion, and over-stayed your welcome. Politician? Too close to call.
In any case, this blog is for the citizens of New Albany.
I don't need to know their name. I'd just like to know what they think.