Threads at Cone's, Allen Johnson's blog, and at Greensboro Politics.
One common theme: Ryan Shell and Sue Polinsky are leading the cheerleading effort, defending the project and being critical of anyone who dares ask questions about the financial appropriateness of potential public funding of the project.
From Cone's thread.....
Shell, criticizing Allen Johnson:
"I think what got under my skin is the fact that Allen simply wrote something negative about something he knows nothing about, other than a dollar figure."
To Cone's credit, he points out Shell's faulty criticism of Allen Johnson.
From Allen's Blog.......
"Allen,I must say that this is an irresponsible post on your behalf."
"I don't think I'd call this post 'irresponsible;' however, I'd certainly call it 'lacking facts.'
From Shell's blog, criticizing Allen:
"Without any facts other than a dollar figure, the Greensboro News & Record’s Allen Johnson has attempted to bring negative attention to the proposed Downtown Greenway. "
"Hardly a respectable position: be against something before you know a whole lot about it except maybe how it “feels” to you and without stating a lot of facts."
And, of course, on Shell's blog toward me, when I had the audacity to ask for a cost/benefit/usage analysis to be provided by AG and the cheerleaders.
He hasn't yet posted my last comment, which told him in no uncertain terms that he and Polinsky WILL NOT be allowed to provide instruction to me on what I think about this project.
We're all aware about how Polinsky operates, and now we're learning a little about the true nature of Shell.
The arrogance on this is starting to add up, and it's indicative of how people seem to think important decisions should be made about how Greensboro is run: Without full disclosure, and at the behest of the special interests who control our city.
It's time to take our own "special interest" in this project.
I plan to make this a signature issue.
I have corrected the listings of Shell's last name in this thread.