Jessica, define the Express Forum, please
Original post made by Hal on Dec 21, 2010
Danville neighborhoods have been discussing your Express Forum this morning with interest in defining its function and purpose. Neighbors in Alamo, Dougherty Valley and Delta region joined the conversation with similar curiosity. Most concurred that at the present time it is not a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community(s)information and opinion due to the near absence of respectful and truthful postings.
What is your definition of the Town Square Forum?
on Dec 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm
Please read this and share it with your concerned citizens from the Danville, Alamo Bubble Society.
"The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances."
If you see a comment that you feel is disrespectful or not "truthful" write a comment and balance the argument as you see it. Thats why it an 'open forum'. 'Open' to everyone.
on Dec 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Dear Jessica, with a wink and smile,
The question was for you and not the many pseudonyms used by EMCEB-sponsored commentators. What was respectfully asked and disrespectfully derided with content outside the nature of one HAL of a question to you was a request that you detail, "a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community(s)information and opinion." If it is a BLOG, then enough said.
As Dr. Phil often asks with a comedic intent, "How well is that working out for you so far?" If we are guided by commentary in this forum exchange, you should feel quite questionably protected by the US Constitution to freely answer my question with understanding that it is a common question among neighborhoods in your coverage area.
Ah, but if you don't like that question, maybe you can answer, 1) If tin whistles are made out of tin, what are fog horns made out of?, 2) Just exactly how many furlongs in a fortnight? and 3) If it takes a chicken and a half, a day and a half, to lay an egg and a half, how long will it take for a rooster sitting on a door knob to hatch a hardware store?
For your laughing and dancing pleasure,
The ROFL in Ralph N. Shirlet
on Dec 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Sounds like some grumpy folks here. Agree with 'freedom of speech'.) Cmmn Ralph, Speaking in tongues (see above...lol) is a bit pretentious.
Change is difficult. The technology for communicating and the actual means of communicating is different now and in 10 years, this forum will be antiquated and useless.
My Grandfather feels the same way about the forums and blogs. Its normal for the older generation to have great difficulty in accepting these new communication and information sharing platforms. The reason...EVERYONE has a voice and opinion. Not just the newspaper writers you follow. My kids will say the same thing about me when they grow up.)