I'm saying this prematurely, but I'm glad that the debt ceiling issue is over for now, because it was taking up too much of my time. I know that I have control over that, but I became addicted waiting around for the latest little tidbit. An old nemesis dropped by my blog to post a couple of denigrating comments. The president and yours truly were his targets as always. As usual, he never contributes anything worthwhile.
I was going to take my usual weekend break from the VA forum, but around noon I received the usual alarm that someone had commented on my blog. It was from observer, so I just erased the message from my Blackberry and continued my chores. Later, I went into the house to read the post and said to myself" Oh my, I can't let this garbage stand for a fact on my blog" so I quickly responded. I then examined the rest of my blog and found some comments had slipped in while the Blackberry was charging last night.
The comments on the other threads were unbelievable. I would bet my last dollar that two or three posters have never been to Coleto or had no intentions of going this weekend, but they felt the need to take a stand against the Gay pride event. I was wrong thinking that the thread would be shut down because of too many vile comments.To my surprise the thread still has a little life. I did notice where a poster pulled up the “birth announcements" and predicted doom for the babies because the announcements didn't list a father. Another poster said that 90% of those babies were on the public dole. The 90% was not backed up with a reference, but it doesn't matter because neither was the accusation of food stamps, Medicaid, child nourishment programs. That behavior defies explanation...Mr. Tasin showed up today to post his latest gibberish, and the insanity continues.
Today, a poster that goes by the name of "siub" accused me of posting a “cut and paste" blog in an attempt to marginalize me. I remember another poster that tried to use the same words, so I did a little comment history research, and it's amazing how his words match up with another longtime poster who despises the left-right arguments and some other little tidbits. This character that goes by the name of “siub” and his deletion ratio is pretty high. He writes something that should be deleted and then he throws a hissy fit when it's deleted. What has he got to lose since he has two identities? He accuses me of plagiarizing, yet he thinks nothing of it when he uses two identities. Oh I know this character and once my little investigation is complete; you will too. I need to dot all my “I" and crossed my "T" before I place it a blog. That's one of the side benefits of a personal blog but it's one that I will not abuse. I've used the same avatar and name for six years without having to resort to a second identity to gain an advantage or to post something I wouldn't ordinarily post under my chosen screen name. I'm not worried because "siub" is not that intelligent, and he will post something that ties it all together. We can change our screen name, but we probably post our true feelings, about a subject or we don't post at all. We used to have some trolls that would stir the pot and leave, but I don't see that now. The trap is set and "if you throw a rock over the fence, it’s the hit dog that hollers."
Sunday's Victoria Advocate had some good articles about the boom in our city, and I do see some business renovations expecting the spillover from the Cuero windfall and Caterpillar. I've always been told that the real estate firms have all the insight, and the city's permit office is another good source. The article alone might boost consumer confidence in our area, but I hope it leads to more jobs. The posters haven't responded much to this information. What do you think? Do you think it's premature hype or is it a sign of what's happening?