Commenting around

by Yule Heibel on June 9, 2010

Over the past few days, I’ve busied myself with comments on various blogs. Today, I’m taking the easy way out (of blogging) by posting links to those other entries.

Ok, I’ll sort them a bit…

First, while I’m trying to wean myself off a certain local political situation, I find myself provoked into the occasional loquacious fit. Hence, a comment on Vincent Gornall’s Blue Bridge “Road Diet” – Test the Idea, where I respond to an especially blow-hard comment by John Luton, lately a City of Victoria councilor. And in a similar (local politics) vein, a comment on Bernard von Schulmann’s post First Candidate for City Council – Barry Hobbis: my comment is about whether or not former Victoria City manager Don Roughley’s endorsement of the by-election candidate carries negative freight or not.

Second, a couple of other comments on more far-ranging topics: Doc Searls‘s May 26 entry, What if they can’t plug the well?, prompted me to post several comments. My comments comprise just a few of the twenty-five generated by Doc’s post so far – it’s a good thread. And David Weinberger found my Making the obscene seen post interesting enough to post a response, which in turn made me post a comment, wondering if what David termed my optimism wasn’t the (obscene) indicator of my deeper (off-scene/ un-seen) depression.

Between the Scylla and Charybdis of local politics and worldwide despoliation, depression would not be a surprise.


But then again, there’s KBO (much better).

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Gregory Hartnell June 15, 2010 at 10:49 am

We will miss your informed commentary on the ‘Joseph Strauss Bridge,’ Yule, as you ‘wean yourself away from a local political issue.’

Weather here started out bright and sunny this morn, now it is cold and overcast again, and six days left ’til summer…

In the rest of the world, the recession is still on everyone’s mind. In Victoria, the Council lives in a world that is ever-inflationary, and unreal.

Have fun in Boston!

Yule June 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Thanks, Gregory. I’ve followed the news out of city hall yesterday re. Johnson Street Bridge and am quite speechless at the galloping inflation. Bernard von Schulmann is running the numbers over on – sobering. Someone is going to make a lot of money off this project.

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