Mar 25, 2010
This week, as often is the case, the real meat of the blogosphere is found in the comments. Too often my speed reading friends miss these morsels, so, for their benefit;
I made the following comments on Andrew Kleiner's Remember Post about planting a rain garden.
andrew, i support you on the rain garden project, and there is no reason why weitzel won't either.(rain garden is the planting of absorbing plants in storm water basins and outlets) but i also advocate more response to the current event. although i agree perhaps nothing can be done about cedar park at this point, there is a lesson to be learned. cedar park demonstrates that constructing paths in an environmentally friendly way is not a criterion of this park administration. the trail network plan is nothing more than allowing more path makeovers and new paths in our parks and between them. despite the hopes of council to have more oversight on this plan than the previous approval, i would rather urge them to vote NO. only a no vote will provide the time and resources to address your concerns about invasive species, jordan pond stagnation, and other pressing needs that you have illustrated on this blog. A no vote will not stop the trail network plan. the vote is mostly symbolic, because currently the only grant deals with signs and outside of park street markings. that grant could be approved independent of the trail network plan.
The Villa's highjacked the Chen Arts Group Blog and prevented my comment in tribute to Barba-Del Campbell. He then proceeds to delete my protests on their post about group shows.
angie villa prevented my comment in memory to the passing of barba-del campbell from appearing on the chen art blog...
moderation is now off at that site, and i have submitted another comment. we will see how long it remains. not allowing a friend of barba-del's to express his sympathy is but another example of their disregard for anyone other than themselves. i condemn the members of the chen art group for passively endorsing this hatred by turning a blind eye; art should be more than two or three dimensions.
Bill Villa babbles about Bernie O'Hare, admitting that he deleted my comments.
Molovinsky: your original comment on Barba-Del was published (and you know that) but just barely. It drew a warning from a blog administrator because it came clearly looking for trouble, considering that you have a history at your blog of allowing comments from O'Hare that bash the Chen Arts Group, Joe Skrapits, and the Villa family. Your Barba-Del comment at the Chen Arts Group blog was deleted, along with your 2 additional comments, because you kept "upping the ante" of your provocations against the Villas in your subsequent comments which you were warned about after your first comment. In closing, you are wrong about "having no doubt" that your comments were deleted by Angie Villa. They weren't deleted by Angie Villa. I deleted them.
My original comment on Barba-Del was not published, and Villa knows that. More important, so do members of the Chen Arts Group. How they feel about Villa using both the group and it's blog for his personal compulsions, remains to be seen.