Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Answer to Various Attacks

I am rather tired of answering all the various attacks against me on Facebook, so I decided to set up a post answering all of them at once, so that I can just point people to my blog rather than spending energy answering lies.  

I am sure they will be creative and think up some other lies, so I could be adding to this list.

Here are some of the things I have heard lately. 

1. If I don't like Germantown I should move. I love Germantown.  That is why I am doing this.  I love it so much that my first blog post was about how much I love Germantown.  Not only that, it is one of my Pages I think. If you want to see how much I love Germantown, go here:  

2, I am somehow accused of working with/contributing to/or otherwise having some involvement with a PAC. Please show evidence of that because it would be news to me. I have nothing at all to do with any PAC.  

3. I write the Commercial Appeal articles, and/or talk to them or feed them information. Not true, to date. I have never spoken to a Commercial Appeal reporter about one of their stories. Is it possible at some time I that I will? Perhaps so. If I do, I will let you know on my blog. 

4. I am an operative for some candidate in the election. Not true. I have not even met any of them in person. I have not been to any events. I do not strategize with them, or plan anything with them. It just does not happen. I confess to having donated fifty bucks to one candidate, and that is it. 

5. I should not be spending time writing my blog, I should be doing something else.  Nobody really has the right to tell me how to use my time. I will use my time however I want, thank you very much. I would never be so presumptive as to tell someone how to use their time. There is such a thing as personal freedom. 

6. I should not be writing about what I do, I should be writing something else.  Nobody really has the right to tell me what to write. I will write what is important to me, thank you very much. I would never be so presumptive as to tell someone what to write. If this blog does not resonate with you, I suggest that you skip it. If you want something written about the Jumbotron (or _________fill in the blank), start a blog and go for it.  I promise I will not criticize you for the subject matter that you choose. 

7. I recently was called "Hater in Chief".  Apparently someone was taking issue with my exposing an email chain showing that Mr. Lawton was well aware of his auto allowance while contemplating the use of a city-issued car.  I do not hate anyone, but I do admit to providing a tiny bit of transparency to this wonderful City.  That apparently opens me up to spurious attacks such as this.  It is an "attack the messenger" thing so I just used mental techniques to deflect the verbal attacks.

8. I spend lots of money spreading lies on Facebook. This one made me laugh. I did try a couple of Facebook ads to see what they would do. One post I chose to promote was simply an unbiased list of the candidates' websites.  All I want is for people to be informed voters. I think I spent maybe ten dollars promoting this post on Facebook. It didn't seem to work very well. One can follow the metrics of Facebook ads and they are not particularly effective. I wish more people would spread this post around. Feel free to do that, no matter who you favor to win. Here it is:


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