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Being that as it MAY

Original post made by Oxymo Ron, another community, on May 12, 2008

Dear neighbors,

The rich contribution of Informed Resident ("Info Res"), Alamo Ron, Krak Potts, Forest Warn and all those that challenge us to think with reality and oxymorons on reality should be invited to challenge our corridor of neighbors to consider their positions.

Thus, allow me to start this forum not on issues but the concept of discussions that surround our corridor's issues. Info Res, Alamo Ron, Krak Potts, Fore Warn and more make us think about our approach to commentary and how we research information.

That's the subject and we want "Commentary for Dummies" to be the issue. Thoughtful comment and a smile or three would be great consideration for us all.


Oxymo Ron
One HAL of a Pal

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Posted by Vince Kreigher
a resident of another community
on May 12, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Posted with many smiles for the author

Ah, I didn't realize we were so close that we were interchangeable!

In the humor of current and former neighbors in our Diablo Vista region we have enjoyed the fun of screen names that illustrate the humorists among us. We have all been humorists. Since we were all called crack pots, I became Krak Potts just to fulfill a vision of our majority.

It is quite true that we are all a composite of all we hold close and therefore I am not sure we are not all of ourselves together. But it does sound like a song John Lennon didn't write.

Thus, going forward, may I recommend we be,

Et Al(amo)
The sum of tomfoolery
aka Vince Kreigher

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on May 14, 2008 at 9:41 am

Thoughts would be good. I'd like to see some - they're notably lacking.

Case in point:

Oxymo Ron asks for "discussions that surround our corridor's issues"...and would "make us think about our approach to commentary and how we research information."

Nice turn of phrase but regrettably devoid of content.

This sounds strangely like having pre-planning meeting to plan the pre-meeting's meeting.

Rather than thinking about our approach to commentary, why don't we just talk and dispense with null contructs?

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Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on May 14, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Dear Alamo Ron,

Your comments were exceptional and point to wisdom learned over many years in the former Silicon Valley:

#1 - If you really DON'T have nothing to say, be vague and lengthy.

#2 - Make it more important what you didn't say, as in Verning, the process of implying meaning unsaid.

#3 - In humor, together, we proved an accordian is a violin designed by a committee and the bag pipe is its compromise.

I feel better, how about you?

One HAL of a Pal

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on May 14, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Speaking of bagpipes, a lady asked the bagpiper if anything was worn under his kilt.

His response was that nothing was worn - it was all in perfect condition.

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Posted by June in dismay
a resident of another community
on May 15, 2008 at 9:35 am

Posted with a smile for a former Alamo resident

Greetings to the Alamo Towne Fool,

Such joyous humor with so much to say and so deeply hidden in the clever exchange should not end in MAY. Thus, I will be JUNE.

Away in Gold Hills CA

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Posted by Karen Sexton
a resident of another community
on May 16, 2008 at 9:59 am

Posted by request of the author

Dear Et Al(amo),

Your cleverness is obvious and so is the reality that much is discussed in our region without realistic content and resolve. It is my belief that two purposes cause that result as one being governments that do not wish to discuss any of their decisions with the residents impacted and two being residents that spend too much time in political subservience to governments that simply are not serving such residents.

As I reviewed all humor in your commentary I realized that you were not intending to be the least bit funny. I truly wonder if readers of this exchange understand that your points are that subjects are defined in such public discussions by governments so no plan or decision resulting impacts the willful, independent actions of governments?

Is Democracy funny that way?

Karen Sexton
Ad hoc community committee
Diablo Vista region neighborhoods

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Posted by informed resident
a resident of another community
on May 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Let's all just be mindful that their is a difference between opinions and facts.

If the opinions substantiated with facts then they may be more believable. That might be a good place to start if you want readers to buy into your point of view.

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on May 19, 2008 at 8:20 am

Dear Et Al(amo),

The purpose of this forum is the humor related to political points of view and presentation of such views. Truth, especially in politics, is commonly-held opinion mutually rationalized as fact. After months of Presidential campaigning and local-politics-as-usual, we can realize that such Truth comes in three forms, 1) Pre-truth, as what someone wants us to believe, 2) truth, as what someone gets us to believe, and 3) post-truth is when someone wants us to believe a new truth.

The question being discussed in this forum is how ahould we respect each other in such presentation of points of view?

Hal/CDSI Research

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