City Council Can't Take Blogger Criticism And Resigns?

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Dave W alerts us to a story in the UK of how (allegedly) 11 city council members in a small rural town resigned from the council after getting annoyed by a local blogger criticizing them. Dave notes that the blog in question isn’t too bad, but also notes that such city councils are often staffed by people who do the job because no one else wants to do it. Still, if you’re going to hold some sort of public office, at some point you would think that you would learn how to take some criticism. It makes me wonder if there’s really more to this story beyond just a critical blogger and thin-skinned council members.

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Ron Paul Audits The Fed (user link) says:

Senate Sunshine Act S.604


Now, if we can get some comments to what’s actually occurring at “Sunshine Act” meetings, we all may be a little better off.


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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re:

It’s always easier to criticize than actually do it. What is your point?

Welcome to a world of communication, you will hear things you don’t like, you have to come to terms that some people just plain don’t like you. They will nit pick, call you names, talk about how they f’d your mother, dig up anything they can you sling mud on you.

Ya know, stuff that you should have learned to ignore and deal with attending school.

We are adults now and should all recognize that some people are just jerks for the sake of being jerks and should be ignored. If you can’t ignore them obviously you are the problem.

Trails says:

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Agreed! Here here!

In future, we should avoid all complaints unles having actually done something ourselves.

Witness cops beat someone unconcious without provocation? Don’t file a complaint until you’ve completed academy training and spent two years on the force (bonus points if you get an A&E film crew to follow you around).

Seriously, “Devin”, if they can’t take a bit of criticism they SHOULD resign.

Jim Sadler (profile) says:

Holding Office

I have held office in homeowners and property owners associations for years. There is no pay involved and we are well aware that we must put up with the usual nonsense such as people always suspecting that money is missing or being foolishly used or nut job complaints about people feeding squirrels or whatever. But we also have to deal with seriously mentally disturbed people as well. It really can be frustrating trying to deal with people who have no connection with reality and are rude, obnoxious etc.. The only reason that I run for election is to keep some of these type away from being seated in a powerful position.

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