Dependable Erection

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dear Rob Sneed

If supporters of the proposed 751 Assemblage rezoning are the majority, why are they so fucking silent?

Your friend,
Mr. Dependable

update: So i hear that the Durham News editor doesn't think that any part of Mr. Sneed's editorial contains "unbased facts or fallacious" material.

Such as this:
I am disappointed in much of the opposition to 751 South. It is rooted in a relatively small group of people who have a history of fighting progressive ideas, including the much-praised Southpoint.

Or this:
These people often attract disproportionate attention with blogs, e-mail blasts and various efforts to attract media support, usually without much connection to the real facts of a matter.

Or this:
Meanwhile, the huge majority of people who encourage the development of an innovative mixed-used development like this one (go to, stay mostly quiet on the subject.

Why? Because we assume governmental bodies are capable of making good decisions. Furthermore, we are too busy working hard at our jobs and actually helping with the progress of Durham County.

Christ on a cracker, is it still 1968 where all you need do is accuse people of being dirty fucking hippies and suddenly you've won the argument?

For the record, Mr. Sneed, i've been continually and gainfully employed in the same industry for damn near 30 consecutive years. There are plenty of people out there who are busy "working hard at our jobs and actually helping with the progress of Durham County," who disagree with you on this case, and probably even more people who are hard at work who haven't even given the matter 30 seconds of thought because their jobs are demanding, stressful, time consuming, or whatever, and getting on with their lives is a much higher priority than arcane development issues. You don't get to make shit up, publish it in a newspaper, and claim it as fact unless you can back it up.

And check your calendar.

Nixon resigned almost 36 years ago.

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  • Preach it!

    By Blogger Maven, at 3:42 PM  

  • I wrote a letter to the Durham News countering Mr. Sneed's claims and looking at the 751 South website in detail. That was maybe ten days ago. Perhaps they want to keep the real majority on this issue silent?

    Has there been any update if K&L Gates has gotten anyone to remove their name from the protest petition yet? It's been awfully silent on the 751 South front this week?

    By Blogger Marc_Durham, at 4:39 PM  

  • Votes are coming up in City Council (8/2) and County Commission (8/9). I have not heard of any signatures being rescinded at this time.

    An email circulating today asks supporters of the current ordinance to send letters to the editor and make sure that Council ( and Commission ( receive copies as well.

    By Blogger Barry, at 4:46 PM  

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