Friday, April 06, 2007

Diplomatic Silence

I sense some attempts to draw me into making statements about the conduct of the election in the ward I am standing in. This really wouldn't be sensible or indeed appropriate and so, while I will still be writing weblog entries as usual, I'm going to 'recuse' myself from making any comments until after May 3rd, on well, just about anything, that way an innocent remark on any subject, can't be misinterpreted. So no direct questions until after then please because I simply won't answer. If it's really important, you can always email me.

I can't, by the way, always see where comments go, particularly if they refer to earlier posts and to be honest, I don't always have the time available to read through and if necessary, respond to them all; I'd never get any work done. So if you aren't happy with the length and detail of any responses, then 'tough' luck I'm afraid.

So I'll leave the rest of you to get on with the debates and hopefully, I will be able to lift comment moderation altogether if our ultra-left-wing troll goes back on his medication and leaves the field to the more moderate members of his party and any other that might wish to make intelligent and polite comment on what they read.

The photo is of Westgate Bay Avenue in a gentler age

8 comments:

Tony Beachcomber said...

Any idea of the date ed,

It's a shame the cart on the left is only part showing. In the Margate museum there is a copy of an edwardian directory advertising Margate,Westonville (posh name for westbrook) Westgate and Birchinton. In it are adverts from local business's and the cart does look familiar. I would stick my neck out and say 1902/03. Mind you the avenue of trees are well established.

Anonymous said...

I think your wise to refrain from commenting on the election, especially where Westgate is concerned, they can get quite heated around there. However, as far as no comment at all on your side, you put up a picture of yourself suggesting some military background, and made some rather disparaging comments about the Marines, so what exactly was your military back ground? This is not trying to catch you out, merely to be curious. Those of us with a military background are proud of our service to the colours!

DrMoores said...

Already answered!

Anonymous said...

Good idea, keeping quiet that is. Local politics can get very childish around election time. 7:40 also seems to have missed the very strong message of support for our armed forces that runs through this blog.

Anonymous said...

You say already answered, and on the other blog say, briefly answered on another blog! Which one? Please say which blog entry so I can have a look!

DrMoores said...

"Gale's View - The Clunking Fist" and the last comment on the subject in fact any subject until after May 3rd I hope!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing like standing for election in 'Planet Thanet' and clearly some readers are very interested in your career and want to know more about your back-ground; I found the best profile at:
http://www.londonspeakerbureau.co.uk/speakers/viewSpeaker.aspx?speakerid=246.
All I can say is 'you have been busy'!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks, finally found the entry where you mentioned your military career! You could have just answered the question straight away, but, being a hobby squadie is no disgrace. The Reserve forces are a serious resource for the regulars and many face the same dangers as the regulars. Thanks for finally answering a non-combative question!