I have been really busy with my letters to the Department of the Interior so I haven't had much time to blog, nevermind hang out and have some much needed (and well deserved) down time with my family. With little free time, it really gets my dander up when I need to address yet again, pro-casino propaganda meant specifically to harm, harrass, humiliate and intimidate me, my fellow bloggers and casinofact.org friends. Jeesh....you think they would have realized by now that we will not stop fighting this casino and they certainly cannot divide and conquer our invincible anti-casino bond.
I recently have had my attention drawn to the anti-casino blogger witch hunt that is currently being facilitated by our self proclaimed "kind and caring" pro-casino friends. The funny thing is, the person who started this current pro-casino feeding frenzy is neither pro nor anti and has always seemed like a stand up guy to me. He apparently has had some frustrations with some alleged incorrect information posted on one bloggers website and on our local community forum run by Bellicose Bumpkin. I say "alleged" here because I haven't looked into it nor am I really inclined to at this point. Why? The answer is simple....my fabulously talented and entertaining blogger friend Gladys Kravitz already addressed it. Bravo to her for her articulate and quite moving blog that addresses this witch hunt over a simple mistake. I must say, I am completely disgusted with the actions of the posters on this forum but yet again, not surprised. I mean, it's not like they don't have a history of abusive behavior toward us bloggers on internet forums.
What has me perplexed is that this once stand up guy has made it a mission to publicly destroy the credibility of anyone and everyone associated with our anti-casino blogger friend without giving anyone the common courtesy of an email or phone call asking about it. Heck, I didn't even know what was going on until a couple of hours ago....but of course I was dragged into it, as was Gladys Kravitz, Bellicose Bumpkin and Casinofacts.org. What....did they actually think that they could make us think for one second that our incredibly dedicated blogger friend would lie? Nope, if it's one thing us bloggers totally get is that we are anything but perfect. Yeah, we make mistakes, but we don't lie. Had our pro-casino friends taken half the time to look into impacts on schools in casino towns as they did perpetuating this unwarranted attack, they may have actually learned something. Then in turn, they may have actually had something intelligent to say instead of stooping to such levels.
Bottom line...there is no excuse for this behavior. Anti-casino bloggers work hard to research and post accurate information about the impacts a casino will have on our community. We are not perfect, we are human. If someone wishes to ask us about how we get our information, we will be happy to share -- to educate....unless of course, if the person asking is doing so only to threaten or insult us, or perhaps to humiliate us in a public forum for the sole purpose of getting their own jollies. But of course, we already know they want to publicly humiliate us....in fact have tried again and again to do so without avail.
This forum is a witch hunt plain and simple. It is childish, ridiculous and pathetically amusing to those of us who actually take the time to do the research. My goodness....a bunch of "adults" acting this way....and they wonder why we don't respond. Why in the world would we want to participate in that kind of on-line behavior. They try sooooo hard to make us look foolish and are so intent on having our blogs shut-down and having CFO shut down, they can't even realize what a comedy off errors they are themselves.
So the question here is....when is a duck not a duck?
When it's a witch, of course....or in our case, when it's an anti-casino blogger.
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