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Just Imagine the Comments

Just imagine the way people talk to each other.

Try to imagine the reaction of an out-of-towner reading the comments in a Patch political blog. Then, suppose this foreigner is considering a move to San Diego. This person is an Independent—we’re just supposing. She is an attractive university graduate, a wealthy widow, with children, 10, 2, and 4. Her husband, a very successful physician—Dr. Pepper—was also politically Independent.

As she reads Jac Flanders’ political blog in the Encinitas Patch—let’s suppose—she has a wry smile that slowly turns into to slight scowl, then a distinct frown; her mouth drops open, and she begins to scream. People in neighboring rooms run into the hall and out of the hotel—a posh beachfront Holiday Inn overlooking La Jolla Cove—as I said, you have to use your imagination. A crowd has gathered outside, as the police arrive and run, guns drawn, into the hotel. Ms. Pepper is found, mouth agape, tears still flowing, the Patch still on her lap, staring up from her laptop. An officer asks, What's the matter, lady?

What's the matter, she sobs, What’s the matter? Have you seen the way these people talk to each other? Do they talk this way in Rancho Santa Fe?

The officer holsters his weapon, and kneels beside Ms. Pepper and takes her hand. Tenderly he says, "Some of them do, yes Ma’am."

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The Teller of Truth February 14, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Guess you haven't read THE KINGS latest two blogs then! Zero comments.
Carl Petersen III February 14, 2013 at 05:25 PM
The Teller of Truth 18 minutes ago "The editors want intellect, not children hurling insults" . . Are you directing that to your alter-ego, Constant Comment?
Carl Petersen III February 14, 2013 at 05:26 PM
The Teller of Truth 18 minutes ago "with several aliase" . . Need I remind you that only one of us is hiding behind an alias. I am using my real name.
Diana February 14, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Carl: If you don't like what the people are saying to you on the Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Patch maybe you should post and blog on the Patch in the town where you actually live instead of harassing those that live in LE.
Carl Petersen III February 14, 2013 at 07:26 PM
One Voice 4 minutes ago " maybe you should post and blog on the Patch in the town where you actually live instead of harassing those that live in LE." . . Take a look at the top of the page One Voice/Diana. Did you move to La Jolla?

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