Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vic and his constant knocking of the town

I have just posted this on the Express website in response to V Barlow's article about parking charges. Let's see if they allow it to be posted.

"I really don't think that less than the cost of a small orange juice for parking is what tempts or deters people from shopping in Macc. In fact the freer roads, not clogged by parking, is welcome and makes visiting a nicer experience.
Is a trivial cost really the issue? After all Vic prefers to shop at Handforth Dean and doesn't seem to mind the cost of driving there (40p+ per mile) to do so.

I challenge Vic to come up with 3 really creative initiatives to stimulate our town center and stop recyling this tired and lacklustre suggestion.

Over to you Vic, let's see what creative answer you can suggest to help our town.

Let me suggest, as a first, start saying positive things about it and the people in it. I have spoken to people who say that the image you portray of the place really puts them off."

Can't dance? Problem solved!

I defy you to watch this with a straight face:


I wonder where I can get a jumper like that.......

PCC wants to take on blogging

Now, there are many reasons why this is a bad idea, the lamentably poor record and low standards of the PCC being amongst them.

So, if you'd like to add your voice to the opposition to this, see here and sign

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The irony continues

I visited the site of the now discredited* Macclesfield Forum site to see what I could learn about hypocrisy from the person who posts on the Express site; he is an undoubted expert in the subject.

Anyway, what a dispiriting experience.

After 2 years they have about 140 members, of whom about 6 ever seem to post. On a typical day there may be one post (and usually none at all) and that will be in the grim "free house" where they all pretend they are in a pub and say hilarious things like "make mine a (insert drink of your choice)".

You can imagine themselves rolling about in laughter at their own wit!

Back to the story. 

One of their members, posting on the thread about their actions in hijacking the name of the prospective Tory candidate said:

"Could be worse, say like putting people's real names on blogs!"

Now, when someone writes something like that you'd assume that they would use their own name. Wrong!  This person calls him or herself "Windgather"!

Now I could of course be wrong and that is their name; if so, my apologies to Mr or Ms Gather. I don't think that "Wind" is much of a christian name though!

*I will be blogging about their devious  attempts to draw people to their site and to interfere in democratic discussion in the town at a later date. Suffice to say that their hijacking of the name of the Tory candidate (amongst other things) only serves to discredit them in the eyes of those who value free expression and the democratic process.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Oh the irony!

"Macc"forum has just posted on the Express site suggesting hypocrisy in others in what is a thinly disguised ad hom attack.

Oh the irony! 

What he does not seem to understand is that it doesn't matter who posts, what matters is what is posted and he should try responding to the comments instead of pursuing his little vendetta.

So if Einstein were to say that the world is flat he would be wrong, despite his eminence. If my cat were to say (and were capable of it) that the 2 + 2 = 4 then she would be right, despite her limited mathematical skills.

This person seems to have trouble with memory, history, judgement and the facts. 

I will be blogging in more detail about this person / site and the way that they misrepresent themselves and others and the way that they seek to corrupt public discussion in our town when I get a bit more time.  Macclesfield deserves better!


The Express obviously agree as they have removed his post.