15 Responses to Public Meeting Re:Endbridge

  1. Hags December 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Of course you want ‘Enbridge’ and the scary oil issue to dominate the site. It’s easy to get people scared about threats to the environment real and imagined…it’s what the media does…most every single day.
    You have so far posted five articles relating to this topic…three in a row then another two.
    To say you don’t want the issue to dominate the site is disengenuous my friend.
    Social activists, local environmentalists and pet lovers have taken over the Times. I came to the Citizen because I thought it was different, I was wrong.
    Anyone seen the last Muppet movie?….the evil oil company finds oil beneath the Muppet Theatre…..how will the Muppets whip big oil and save the theatre? Stay tuned.

  2. Scot Ferguson-Barber December 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    then Hags, riddle me this, oh wise and wrinkled one, if this is what the media does, why hasn’t the traditional media covered it?
    And I’ve only posted half of them.

  3. Scot Ferguson-Barber December 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    …and do you think the threat is imagined, or are you just being your cantankerous self.

  4. Hags December 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    It’s not difficult to search for ‘Enbridge…leaks, spills’ etc and come up with a myriad of hits from the big boys.
    To re-cap, you said you didn’t want this topic to dominate the site…and I uh, don’t buy it.
    The media have their enviro scare, health scare and weather scare every day. They have so over-played their hand that people are sadly tuning out.
    Enbridge, like every construction/extraction business, has been cited to improve practises. I have no problem making them do it,
    And like I said before, this site is turning into a mini version of other print papers…and I say ugh! Give me more Jimm, more Brian, more Joe, more Adam, more Elvis, more artistic Scot,more Doug,more Alan….and while I’m at it, more Facetious. Sure he’s crazy but at least he doesn’t make me do this…zzzzzzzzz.

  5. Scot Ferguson-Barber December 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Just a minute Hags. I dare you to show me anything, a single freaken article, about Enbridge from a local paper. You’re right, it’s all over the news, but nothing local.
    Furthmore, you cantancerous curmudgeon, there is not one, but two public notices in Thursdays Times about Enbridge paid for by the feds, but no-where do you find any mention that this is a local issue.
    I will do everything I can do find a dog story for you hags. (I might even do a cartoon!)

  6. Linda Whetham December 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I could come up with a lot of scarey stuff, this one for instance
    when Toyota came to Town the biggest Gas pipe was laid down on Eagle St. (16) inch Gas pipe…goes right along Eagle St. to service Toyota….hope it never blows…another one that scares me is …the Asphalt Batching Plant on Eagle St. that blows all the Asphalt into our air….the dirty Plants that have Polluted most of the lands in Cambridge..the list could go on and on….We have been left with dirty Air and dirty Water and pipes that are rotting in the ground, but we will have lots of pretty Buildings around Town….

  7. curmudgeon December 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Scot,
    I hate to digress and I wish there was somewhere else to post this but Hags a curmudgeon? Not really.

    A curmudgeon’s reputation for malevolence is undeserved. They’re neither warped nor evil at heart. They don’t hate mankind, just mankind’s absurdities. They’re just as sensitive and soft-hearted as the next guy, but they hide their vulnerability beneath a crust of misanthropy. They ease the pain by turning hurt into humor. They attack maudlinism because it devalues genuine sentiment. Nature, having failed to equip them with a servicable denial mechanism, has endowed them with astute perception and sly wit. Curmudgeons are mockers and debunkers whose bitterness is a symptom rather than a disease. They can’t compromise their standards and can’t manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Their awareness is a curse. Perhaps curmudgeons have gotten a bad rap in the same way that the messenger is blamed for the message: They have the temerity to comment on the human condition without apology. They not only refuse to applaud mediocrity, they howl it down with morose glee. Their versions of the truth unsettle us, and we hold it against them, even though they soften it with humor.
    – JON WINOKUR

    Big difference between a curmudgeon and someone with a pointy stick
    – W. WALKER
    Curmudgeon and
    Active Contrarian

  8. Scot Ferguson-Barber December 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Sorry Curmudgeon, I didn’t mean to besmirch your hallowed name.

  9. Hags December 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Scot, one of the pleasures of my life is getting you all steamed up; I love it. By the way, I am right on all accounts…humbly yours, yada yada, Hags.
    Mudge, glad you found the ‘ol dictionary….but you probably lost yer glasses in the process..correct.

  10. Scot Ferguson-Barber December 17, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Hags, when I see your name on the front page I just have to look, for much the same reason people used to attend public hangings. It is so much fun to watch you put the noose around your own neck it gives me ideas.

  11. Facetious Lee December 19, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Scot and Hags,
    Thank you for a little diversion from the important things in life. I love it when you two go at each other… a fist fight on neutral ground in Preston would be even more fun.
    Where?
    When?

    Mudgey, you’re making me go check out “misanthropy” in the dictionary. We don’t use these big words in Libertaria.
    OK, I see I am a misanthrope. Especially when it comes to politicians.

    Ah damn, now I have to go look up “maudlinism”. Mudgey, would you stop trying to be an intellectual?

  12. curmudgeon December 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Lee,
    I do research everything I “borrow” if for no other reason than to agree. For the record I will never be an intellectual type just keen enough to stay a fortnight ahead of the bards. I do recall my grandad advising that “if you can’t explain it with facts and theory big words will keep em busy long enough for you to paint em a picture”. And another quote from grandad “better to use a dictionary and know what your writing about than a thesaurus to just tell it a different way”.
    Sir Hags,
    Lord knows you are a trying chap. I always know where my glasses are, I keep them right beside the bottle of scotch.

  13. Robert Ross December 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Hags, did they really find oil under Muppet Theatre? Perhaps they will find oil under Drayton?…….just wishing…….

  14. Hags December 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Mudgie, the last time I drank a bottle of the ‘regal’ Chevie…I was feeling rather…how you say…MERRY! Don’t think I’ll do that again…still blind in one eye with a severe tic in the other.
    Robert, the latest Muppet Movie was a documentary, in the vein of anything Michael Moore does….and yes, they discovered oil under the Muppet Theatre.
    Robert,Mudgie, Lee, Alan, Margie, Newsie and Prickly Bill and dozens of others….Merry Christmas!
    P.S. to Scot happy Druid Festivus to you….you capricious,tiresome, amoral, heterosexual(I think),bombastic, leftist, puppet master, wretch and coincidentally my favourite stooge!

  15. Jimm Hillis December 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Merry Christmas to all and to everyone a Happy Bogie Birthday!

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