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Monday, March 24, 2014

Nasty comments

I removed the dock master story because the comments were getting ugly. I'm not sure how a simple question like, "Is the new dock master building too large?" got so bad. I don't write for comments but in this case, I did ask for opinions on the actual building but I got opinions, ugly ones, on everything else.

I liked when a few years back when I cut the comments out altogether. I would just write a story and not have to deal with the repercussions. If someone had something to say, they had to email me.  

Let's keep it civil.

Update: No one asked me to remove the article or comments, I have not been threatened with lawsuit. I did it because it was the right thing to do. 

For linking to this one story, just click on the time it was posted & just this story will open for sharing - only through social media. Not copying and pasting.


Anonymous Al Crespo said...


I'm kind of confused. You monitor all comments to your site, so the comments that appeared, appeared because you reviewed them first.

As to the comments themselves, I didn't write anything that I haven't written on numerous occasion about Sarnoff before, and the responses came from Sarnoff supporters who, not being able to refute my allegations engaged in personal attacks about my past, again, something that I've neither made a secret of, or not written about myself.

Since I didn't raise any objections about the allegations that were made about me, beyond pointing out that some of them were allegations that could only have been obtained through a review of my NCIS file, and that for someone writing on your blog could only have gotten that information from someone in law enforcement who had most likely abused their NCIS priviliges, I'm at a loss as to why you would remove the comments. I was the one that was personally attacked and I didn't raise any objections to those comments appearing in your comment section.

So, as to a question that you asked me about why don;t I have a comment section on my website, that's simple, I create this site with IWEB which doesn't provide me with that opportunity. More so, I was commenting on your site about a post that you had put up.

I would certainly hope that you put that post of your back up because good, bad or indifferent, the purging of unpopular posts is a very bad habit to get into. It destroys your archival history, and that's kind of important for anyone that purports to be reporting on the times we live in, and secondly, I would hope that you post this response and see where your community want to go.

Again, since I was subject to far more nastiness that I was alleged to have given out, and because I didn't whine or object to what anyone said about me, I think that it's unfair to remove the entire post because someone whined about the Commissioner being treated unfair.

If the Commissioner felt that way, he certainly could have spoken for himself, and it doesn't appear that he did.

al crespo

March 24, 2014 4:58 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

OK, it's back.

You were the one I was concerned about Al because a nasty comment came in regarding you this morning, about you, not from you and I thought that enough is enough. This going back and forth is nasty and childish, but since the concern was what was said about you and you don't care, I put the story back up.

I'm not sure if the nasty comment made it through or not. But I wish you guys would end this feud as it makes no sense and it's totally off subject.

March 24, 2014 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Al Crespo said...


I'm a big boy and can take care of myself. The fact that all these cowards like to do what they do in the shadows, behind a cloak of anonymity pretty much tells you both about their character and their veracity.

So, thanks for being concerned, but I've been a convicted felon for now on to 50 years, so at this point nothing bothers me.

al crespo

March 24, 2014 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al, you were released in 1984, so that's just 26 years and once a vulgar felon, always a vulgar convicted felon. Tom, birds of a feather stick together, so make sure this is not posted. Al used vulgarity and you accepted it as long as it was directed at Mark Sarnoff. Hello!

March 24, 2014 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Al Crespo said...


I don't want to make this a saga, but see what I mean. This person can't even add. If I released in 1984, and it's now 2014, that makes it 30 years that I've been out of prison.

By the way, what's the average rate of recidivism return? I think I beat that by decades.

Also, I was first convicted of armed robbery back in 1959, which actually makes it 55 years that I've been a convicted felon.

Jeez, it's like matching with with a hemroid when it comes to dealing with these anonymous morons.

Maybe this could turn into a TV show: The Ex Con and the Moron.

al :-)

March 24, 2014 9:27 PM  

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