I had a comment tonight suggesting that I am less popular because I am being too opinionated in my blogging. (I assume its because I came to an informed opinion about the sales tax for housing trade off.)
It always amazes me that some get so upset at a blog...
Fifty years ago, one tried to air views by letting the MSM brass overhear you in the bar at the Black River Valley Club.
Ten years ago, maybe you hoped the news czar on the next Stairmaster at the "Y" would hear your musings to your friend on the other side of you.
Nowadays, maybe your audience is a blog where anywhere from a handfull to a couple hundred people can hear your opinions. Hardly mass media.
There have always been opinions and I think there are some people who enjoy an interpretive look at politics and the news.
While its true you may read things here you haven't heard elsewhere, but there are a lot of things I know about you don't get to read...That's the job of the MSM.
Like any product, what's on here is edited although most of the comments go through...It is my blog and my opinions, so is it self serving ? Yes, of course it is.....
Now here's a good opinion for you...It was publicly stated at the Council meeting. City staff told the Council the parcel of land being used for the new nursing home on Washington Street is the most difficult and expensive land in the city to develop because of terrain, rock, access and difficulty in delivering utilities....The issues are adding millions of dollars in development costs to this publicly funded project.....
Now if I expressed that opinion I would be quickly reminded that the County is putting money in the City and that this is a popular project among the movers and shakers...All of that is true, but what's so wrong with people knowing the whole story ?
But I promise, no more opinion today.