BVC-CHAT: Not so funny,
while being sadly hilarious (Matthew K. Irwin)
Matthew K. Irwin
m.k.irwin at neo.tamu.edu
Wed Oct 27 18:16:59 CDT 2004
Thank you, Chris. You express yourself as eloquently as always. I DO
apologize to all for defiling the BVC-Chat, and I'm not waxing sarcastic.
You are right. We endure on all fronts the election year media bombardment,
and I too, tire of it. The BVC-Chat does function sort of as a sanctuary for
cycling chat, and I truly am sorry for bringing political garbage into it.
Furthermore, I apologize to Peter if I seemed to appear personally
inflammatory. I suspect I perpetrated some Duh-bya angst and anger
transference on Peter that I should have exercised [or exorcized] at the
voting booth. More than anything, I just felt like poking fun at W. Forgive
Very sincerely and respectfully,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Menzel" <cmenzel at tamu.edu>
To: "Brazos Valley Cyclists" <bvc-chat at philebus.tamu.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: BVC-CHAT: Not so funny,while being sadly hilarious (Matthew K.
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 04:28:03PM -0500, Matthew K. Irwin wrote:
> > Dear Brazos Valley Cyclists,
> > Forgive me for feeling as if the BVC-Chat functioned as an open forum
> > before people with open minds--clearly it does not.
> > ...
> > Censorship kills,
> Dude, the very low key responses to your post reflect neither fragile
> sensibilities nor closed minds, but simply a desire to keep a highly
> topical, already fairly busy list well focused. Many a fine list has
> been ruined by "topic drift". Looky here, Bush and Cheney and Co.
> absolutely make my skin crawl and the thought of them being re-elected
> quite literally makes me sick, but there are plenty of *other* places I
> can go to express my views and debate their supporters. Important as it
> is that there be such venues, there also have to be some places in these
> polarized times where we can get *away* from the chatter and just focus
> on a common interest, a common passion that cuts across the political
> spectrum. What *I* see in the mild rebuffs to your post is not
> censorship, but simply a desire to keep BVC-chat one of those places.
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