“You’re a bad man. You’re a very bad man!”
“A concerned Mayor Ron Corbett met with our editorial board this past week.
He’s concerned about the low quality of public discourse, and contends that providing space on our opinion page for letters and columns depicting harsh misrepresentations of city decisions is a contributing factor.”
Todd Doorman, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 25, 2012
“Also on Tuesday we’ll launch major changes to online commenting at TheGazette.com. The new Daily Conversations section will feature three fresh conversations a day on topics of local interest that we believe people are or will want to talk about. Conversations will remain active for 72 hours, and then commenting will be closed. By the end of the week, we’ll have nine daily conversations at a time to choose from.
We’ll provide a little background and links to information on each topic to help users familiarize themselves with the conversation so they can offer insightful commentary. All comments will be moderated, meaning no comments appear until a moderator approves them. Moderation will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., so you’ll likely see a batch of comments post each morning from the overnight hours.”
Zach Kucharski, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 2, 2012
There is a monster loose in our community. It is not an individual. It is a group of individuals used to demanding and getting what they want.
They are spoiled. They are powerful. They are angry at twice being denied a tax they once had, but squandered.
Think only Pacific Institute positive thoughts about their city, especially its Downtown District. Only bad thoughts will be banished to the cornfield…..for now.
Keep your thoughts positive. Keep voting until you vote right. Keep your wallet open. Prepare yourself to once more enter:
The Tax Blight Zone