Monday, February 25, 2008

Another M.C. Casualty?

I've deleted this post, except for the title. I was just having some fun, but some people were bothered by it- those people being some I never intended to cause a bother to. I'll leave the comments up, but will move on.


At 11:05 AM, Blogger Hayduke said...

If you are trying to act like the Humboldt Mirror and use parody it didn't really work here. If you were not, than shame on you, not Virginia!

I am sad to see OH's close, but Virginia is most certainly entitled to move on with her life, and as she said "there's also opportunity.” I wish her well.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Because of the economy, I think this is a difficult time to operate a restaurant. I wish Virginia all the best.

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything built on the BT will increase property values in the neighborhood, including Virginia's. That's why you see some of the local property heirs at every event held by the developer.

At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should reread the article. When her partner left, she had to take on all responsibilities. That can be just too much for a lot of business owners who have other things in their life such as being Mayor. I can certainly understand not having enough time. Restaurants are a lot of work and sometimes the payback is just not there.

I agree with 11:35 a.m. the property values will increase in that neighborhood and I think a lot of the homeless with disappear from that area with a lot of different business enterprises operating.

At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you were joking Fred.

Virginia has been agonizing over this decision for some time. Not because she was unsure what was best for her but, because she didn't want to disappoint long time customers or seem to abandon the family icon.

Sometimes you have to walk away from a tradition when the world changes.....and, you're the only one holding it together.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Ernie Branscomb said...

So fred, You are a nice guy after all!

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Hayduke said...

Gee Fred. You were having fun with us and I was just having a little fun back. I knew you were attempting humor. However, this kind of joke is tricky to pull off, as I am sure even the Humboldt Mirror will learn. But kudos to you for being sensitive.

At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm crying foul here Fred. If you wrote something then published it on your blog, then it should stay there, even if you hate it later.

Defend it, denounce it, retract it, apologize for it. Whatever. But don't delete it.

In the journalism biz -- the tradtional dead tree medium -- once you write something and its published, there's no way to make it disappear. I think bloggers should honor this too.

At 5:57 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Then go to the Times- Standard web site, and check the comments.

I put a similar comment there, that I can't retract.

Still, I understand your concern, but I just went a little overboard on this/ that one.

Ok. Time to watch Law and Order, on the TV.

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Joel Mielke said...

"If you wrote something then published it on your blog, then it should stay there..."

Not enough deleting.
That goes for comments as well.


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