Exactly, Wendy, and it's worth looking up real-alan's ( local knowledge is always an advantage!) or Tony's link (which includes all the original comments ) to get an UNBIASSED view of this complex dispute - the 2 comments quoted by Sturgess66 are only 2 of many differing opinions - talk about selective quotation!!!
This sordid dispute has been covered here in detail in the past and is BY NO MEANS a black and white situation.
Anyway, as regards LC, it is now academic - such is the bitterness of this dispute that unless he (and the rest of us!) live to be a hundred or more we are are unlikely to see him perform at Lissadell again.
This is becoming ridiculous isn’t it?–
Well – actually – it already was
Thank you Sue7 for your comments.
Yes - do have a look at where real-alan posted the article – here -- viewtopic.php?f=58&t=31759&start=60#p307807
And from what I see - he does not provide anything "local" - but if he would like to - I would be glad to read it. I believe he merely suggests his disappointment about no show in Sligo
Also – he copies the article – but does not provide a link.
And this is in no way meant as criticism on my part as to what or how real-alan posted.
And Sue7 is correct -
The suggestion that "Sturgess66" (that would be me) posted "selective quotation" is "assuming" (incorrectly), and absurd, and just plain wrong!
only 2 comments to the article at the time I accessed the link and then posted!
No "selection" was involved – and don’t tend to do that when I post media
Were I to single out a comment and then post it – it would be because I wanted to say something about that particular comment –
and have done no such thing in this instance.
Also - I usually don't bother posting comments to an article - but thought I would in this case - as an indication that there were
comments - with the thought that those who might be interested in reading further - would be aware that there were ongoing comments - and would be encouraged to actually click on the live link, rather than just reading the article that I copied. And - I did provide the link.
As well – with reference to “Tony’s link” providing all the original comments – “sturgess66” provided the same link at the top of her post – and then copied the article.
Looking at the thread where Tony posted the link - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=30929&start=105#p307820
I do not see that Tony “includes all the comments” thereby providing an “UNBIASSED view”? He does not post any comments.
He merely posts a link to the article – just as did “sturgess66”
As well – I really see no discussion in that thread – local or otherwise – about the comments to the article
And – again – this is in no way meant as criticism on my part as to what or how Tony posted.
Also – I just clicked on the link to the article – and now what I am seeing is that there are NO COMMENTS there – at all?
Maybe the discussion became too heated and the comment feature was disabled? I have no idea. When I posted the article - the comments were visible under the article. It could be that comments are still accessible and that I am not seeing how to access? – or you have to log in? – or whatever ... (I am not going to investigate further)
But at least the link does now seem to be working (the last time I tried to access the link, it was not working - as I stated in my previous post).
No - I am not "local" to Sligo - I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
I'm still interested though – I think we all are? In all local situations - no matter where Leonard travels all around the globe.
And - three cheers for the the internet - the Worldwide Web!
An aside - or a "local" comment from me -
It is beautiful here today in Philly – blue skies, a few wispy clouds – sunny and cool
A lovely Spring day!