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Dialogue is a one-word oxymoron

Original post made by Vince Kreigher, another community, on Sep 22, 2008

Dear Alamo Ron,

You have to love the concept of Dialogue after its absence for more than 7 years in the Alamo region. Dialogue ended in June 2000 in our region and has never been heard again among Alamo community groups and our neighborhoods.

So, Ron, now we are to have dialogue between AIM, as a minority of voters in our region, and opponents, as a minority of voters in our region, and the majority of neighbors that support a defined incorporation will not be addressed.

Ron, that is suitable fodder for your pretense of contempt and clever oxymorons.

Make us smile, Ron,

Vince, away in Morro Bay

*As a CDSI courtesy*

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 22, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Dear Vince,

*****, you're on Candid Camera.

Alamo Ron

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Posted by Just me
a resident of another community
on Sep 23, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Dear Editor,

Now that is meaningful exchange concerning Dialogue. Our friends, Vince and Ron, have illustrated dialogue is the absence of communication. We will let such truths to be self-evident.

AS if I were Ben, frankly,

Just me

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Posted by Oh, what the HAL
a resident of another community
on Sep 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Sorry, Dolores, I couldn't resist!

All things Alamo & Pop(u)lar responses define Dialogue for your readers' laughing and dancing pleasure:

#1 - Dialogue is an upscale bulk mail catalogue for coffins.
#2 - Dialogue is conversation that dies from lack of content.
#3 - Dialogue is instructions for how to Dial a person named Ogue.
#4 - Dialogue is TWO alogues or possibly a half of one.
#5 - Dialogue is TWO monologues, but not as funny.

Oh, Hal, the Devil you say!

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Posted by Just me
a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2008 at 9:38 am

Dear Alamo Ron,

Please join me in a large smile at what AIM defines as Dialogue:

Save The Date
Making Alamo Our Town

Sunday, November 9, 2008
5:30 to 10:00

Please reply by October 7 to receive your invitation


Please include your name and address
In your response

Ron, doesn't seem somewhat presumptuous that AIM would be taking possession of our region prior to an incorporation election?


Just me

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Posted by I.M. Curious
a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2008 at 2:42 pm

I am, as my name implies, curious. On a number of things, actually.
1. If AIM holds a meeting to look at organizing a government you paint them as trying to take control of 'your' town prior to incorporation. So, who should do it? You, whoever you are in your anonymous animosity, have made no attempt to do so. You'd rather lie in the weeds and complain. If you don't want Alamo to incorporate then campaign against it. Those that do need to be organized and ready to respond in the event that the vote goes their way. Attempting to create an organized response does not imply that some coup has occured. It implies that if the town is going to incorporate, someone needs to step up and do it.
2. If incorporation passes will you actually attempt to be a part of it, or will you suck on your sour grapes until the end of time, praying for the moment where the minutest aspect of the incorporation fails to pass muster so you can proudly square your shoulders and proclaim "I told you so" rather than make the effort to stop the failure from occuring?
3. Are all of the people on this forum just different incarnations of Hal Bailey? And what is CDSI and what is a CDSI courtesy?

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Posted by Just me
a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Ah, Dear I.M. Curious, thank you.

Since I am often out of order, let me answer your questions in the same manner.

As an accomplished, but fictitious person, Hal Bailey is nothing more than a made-up name like I.M. Curious. Does not exist and never has. Hal Bailey never has been incarnated, but often is incinerated in blistering comment quite enjoyable such as yours.

Let’s move forward to #2 from #3. If it were Just me, I would support a defined incorporation and work energetically within the defined commissions, committees and taskforces with defined authority to establish a citizen-led government. If a majority of neighbors reject AIM’s undefined incorporation proposal, as they likely will, I will be saddened by the lost opportunity to have a well-defined local government in the Diablo Vista region. Simple reality is an incorporation proposal that establishes an independent town council who will define our local government without obligation to citizens’ interests or advisory is not supportable by a rational voting majority.

Move back to #3B, CIRCA Distribution Services Institute (CDSI) Research Fellowship is a non-commercial technology and market research fellowship with members in North America and Asia. CDSI provides courtesy research (without cost) to Diablo Vista region neighborhoods so neighbors may be fully informed of incorporation and its options, have access to municipal law counsel, and safely provide commentary in public forum without political intimidation and retaliation (with your message as an example).

Let’s move forward once again to #1, if you follow me. “Making Alamo our Town” as a statement by AIM can only be defined by its words because no agenda or purpose was stated for the meeting November 9, 2008. If AIM uses the word “OUR,” the resulting meaning is that the town belongs to them. If AIM had used the word “YOUR” the resulting meaning is an invitation to the region’s neighborhoods to define the town. There is no other definition of such use of the word “OUR” and no agenda or purpose stated for the meeting that might better define AIM’s intentions. In seventeen months, AIM has defined nothing, excluded the majority from the incorporation process, and has spoken for our region as if they were sole leadership of all of us.

Moving back to #3A, Alamo Ron is not Hal Bailey and Hal Bailey is not Alamo Ron. Both are fictitious and could be each other if it were not for different authors claiming such pseudonyms. You are quite welcome to be Hal Bailey, if it suits you, and likely Alamo Ron’s author would enjoy the dimension you might bring to the Alamo Ron character. One question must be answered? Are you good at Oxymorons? Oh, of course you are.

Smile, my friend. We all JUST want a JUST representation of our political interests,

Just me

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