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Original post made by [removed] on Apr 24, 2012

Dear Gina,

Jessica and you LOCK commentary on a legitimate request for a candidate's profile for Mary Piepho simply because a commentator points to your sponsorship of Informed Resident's and Bluejays' attack brutality:

Posted by offended reader, a resident of another community, 3 hours ago

"Can anyone defend calling someone an "old fool" as a contribution to civil discourse?

I saw something similar on another topic along with an anonymous post referring to someone as being a coward for not attending a meeting. That's right - an anonymous poster refers to someone else as a coward."

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Did that offend your right of sponsorship of such defamation? Did it challenge your willing avoidance of your forum's terms of use?

Comments (10)

Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hal, once again your hypocrisy is stunning. Certainly you are entitled to YOUR topic of interest, but why would you ask it here, instead of directly seeking out the source? Once again this goes to the point of legitimacy and that YOU are not really seeking answers at all. Trying to play as if you are, does make you look foolish; more so when you are actually trying to bird dog a Supervisor that is not your district representative. Shallow Hal.

If you were actually interested in a Supervisor Piepho's (or Glovers) ongoing positions you could have easily accessed them by looking at her county website, her campaign sites, her Facebook site, attending a meeting and speaking under public comment, picking up a telephone, or visiting one of her offices. I don't think she could spoon feed it to you any easier.

Your lack of candor actually provides the insult this time around Hal…

As far as your pipe dream of "write in's", through your social media I say good luck with that. You want demonstration regarding satisfaction? I would point you to the fact that no one chose to run against either Glover or Piepho-that alone speaks volumes. I think after serving for years, and several terms, both Glover and Piepho are pretty clear regarding their individual positions on matters. From all of your whining and complaining, I think YOU are clear on their positions as well. The truth is Hal you are just still sniffling over the fact that you don't have an "other" to support. The truth is YOU don't even live in Mary or Federal's district. So why the continued charade?


Posted by [removed], a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Gina,

Well, it seems your sponsorship of defamation is back on track with a generous topping of arrogance. The more you sponsor such brutality the more it reflects on your results.

Reality is obvious. Jessica and you were notified today that Mary Piepho's websites do not provide presentation of the primary issues to Contra Costa voters. All Contra Costa voters must be concerned about the positions of each supervisor because the CCC-BOS acts as one decision making body. Further, Mary and her supporters will not provide commentary in interviews unless they control the final copy. Certainly, Mary's history illustrates that she does not communicate with individual residents and employs gatekeepers to deliver her messages.

More obvious is the posting referenced above by an offended reader. The Bluejays and Informed Resident attack commentary and defamation are simply that and its obviously sponsored by you in violation of your own terms of use and definition, "Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion."

Since it is your libel, you may as well speak for yourself!


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Ohhhh Hal, the more you post, the more it reflects poorly on YOU. Now you want to talk about arrogance? Isn't it you that so often uses the term "savvy" and "educated" when describing You and your neighborhood partners? Hmmm, maybe it is just me, but arrogance definitely comes to mind when reading your passages.

Again with the brutality comment? You want to take pot shots, but can't deal with any push back except by repeatedly crying foul. Hal, if your arguments were strong, you would not worry about any pushback or feedback. Wow.

But the topper is that you want to chastise Mary Piepho for some illusionary perception that you have about controlling messages. Hal, that is one of the most hypocritical statements you have made to date! You whine and whine about the editors here controlling a message, (when in fact they are not), but yet YOU are trying to get them to control the message! Specifically YOUR message! How completely hypocritical of you! You come across as a broken record.
Hal, it took me 5 seconds to find Ms. Piepho's websites and those of others which clearly state her positions. It really is no mystery!
Web Link
Web Link
Web Link



I guess there is no pleasing someone as savvy or sensitive as you.


Posted by [removed], a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Dear Gina,

Please take time to review the websites recommended by your sponsored commentator, Informed Resident, and then answer the reality of fulfillment of Contra Costa voters' concerns for:

Public Safety
Government Communication and Access
Environment (planning) & Infrastructure
Traffic & Transportation
Economic Development & Jobs Creation

The sites recommended by your sponsored commentator do not contain perspective on the future of these critical issues in Contra Costa County. By your sponsorship you are obligated to present resolution in home page coverage.

Write well, as you did in candidate profiles, and your readership will consider.


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:10 am

Hal,

Ok let's go over this again. For all intents and purposes, Supervisor Piepho does not have an election or a campaign. I know you are really struggling with this. In time you should come to grips with it. For now you might try focusing on the fact that you are the only person posting who is grappling with this.

As for your sudden "concerns"....

Did you miss the part about contacting the Supervisor with ANY questions that you have? C'mon Hal we have been through this before. You can pick up the phone or drop by her office.

A rational person would probably do that. That is if he (or she) had real questions or honest concerns.

So answer this simple question Hal; if you are so very concerned about the issues you raise as further evidenced by your persistent posting, why won't you contact the Supervisor (Mary Piepho) yourself?

I doubt you are lazy or that you don't have the time. So what is it Hal?

No dodging this one. It is a very real question, deserving of an honest answer from you.

You can answer one simple question with honesty and integrity right?


Posted by jjjj, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 25, 2012 at 8:54 am

thank you informed.. once again proving my point HE IS AN OLD FOOL
FOOLING NO ONE BUT himself


Posted by really?, a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

Obviously people who anonymously reel off personal insults against other posters show themselves for what they are.

Most other people understand that a politician should be willing to offer policy positions proactively to the public rather than privately to a specific few.

This is especially true during an election cycle, which clearly Ms. Piepho is participating in.

Why is it that the rudest of the anonymous posters are Mary Piepho and Tomi Van de Brooke supporters? I have my guesses...




Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

Really?

You are actually trying to call me and others out for posting anonymously, while you post anonymously?

Not sure what you issue is, since you posted anonymously, the forum allows us all to do so and I simply posted a simple question.
Asking a question or calling someone out on their rhetoric is not an insult. If you are looking for insults you should follow Mr. Bailey's behavior on this site of "hit and run" attacks against his usual targets. Some of us here are simply just defending against his constant attempts to paint others in a bad light…Mary Piepho and Tomi Van de Brooke come to mind but I will defend anyone against Mr. Bailey's character assassinations. If the truth insults him or you, so be it.

Most people understand that politicians are willing to offer policy positions. That is the point. Apparently you missed it. Mr. Bailey is unwilling to ask directly. He wants others to do his work for him. The answers are there but since they are not the answers he wants to hear, he plays this little game.

I asked Mr. Bailey a simple question…and it still stands unanswered. Here it is again:

So answer this simple question Hal; if you are so very concerned about the issues you raise as further evidenced by your persistent posting, why won't you contact the Supervisor (Mary Piepho) yourself?

See, no insult. Just a question.

I don't quite understand how you "clearly" have come to believe that Ms. Piepho is participating in an "election" that is not occurring in her district. She has no opponent. I guess you missed the memo, or article or news briefing where it was stated that both her and Federal Glover do not have an opponent/election/campaign.
The only thing that is clear is that you are trying to offer some support to Mr. Bailey's nonsense. Why the effort I wonder? I have my guesses…


Posted by [removed], a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Gina, does sponsoring Informed Resident commentary on this forum offer you defense as EMCEB President, under laws impacting officers of corporations, from being held legally accountable for misrepresentations, misinformation and defamation? Does it help you avoid the responsibility to profile ballot candidates that will be subject to voting by your readers in District 3? Does it matter that a significant number of your readers will not post commentary on your forum due to your sponsorship of attack brutality by Informed Resident and others?

It comes back to the simply issue raised by you: "Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion." As other media fact-checks Informed Resident(s)' commentary the contents seldom applies to the facts of discussions or are they anything more the political factoids. Certainly, nothing said by Informed Resident(s) or the Bluejays (jjr, jjj, or jjjj) can be considered respectful.


Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Still waiting for you to answer the question Hal...why are you avoiding it?


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