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FmrMide81 View Drop Down
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    Posted: Sep 01 2018 at 12:16am
Let's face it-this site has "jumped the shark" long ago. It is a mere shadow of it's former self and is not relevant to everyday cares and concerns of all but a few citizens-and some of those few don't even have skin in the game. Mr. Beagle I've had a grand time in years past on your two boards and the Monroe board seems to still serve a purpose to the community there but this one has become a one trick pony show that reeks of desperation for attention that is never going to materialize. Perhaps it's time to shutter this forum and maybe try to develop some other type of online product that may attract a wider swath of Middletown citizens. It just seems that if you can not check into a forum and not miss a thing then it's not a healthy forum. As Gordon Ramsey says when discovering a smelly, rotten  kitchen-"Shut It Down!!"
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Perhaps FmrMide81, but then again, we would then be left with only the Journal for our news on city affairs and we all know what kind of newspaper the Journal has become. It is a one sided, non-objective reporting mouthpiece for the city and publishes only the positive issues as it is told to do. Objective journalism would also have them reporting the negative issues as well. They do not do objective journalism. Hell, most of the time, they don't even proofread their articles.

Where would we get the unprinted information that is contained in these forum pages? Much of what is posted here doesn't make it to the Journal for obvious reasons. The failures reported here, based on facts presented, never make it to the Journal pages. Those who still care about this city, want to know what is really going on here, not what is delivered in the pages of the local newspaper. If we relied on the Journal, we would only get half the story, the city half, as opposed to the full story.

This site offers the "other side of things" and it is available to those who wish to read all aspects from city activity, not the rose-colored Journal version.

No, this long time Middletown citizen wants to know the entire picture, not just the one painted by the Adkins mouthpiece. IMO, this site still has value and that value should not be dissolved because the participation is down due to the apathy of the people living here. It should be available to anyone who wishes to know the negatives to counteract the surface fluff propaganda the city likes to shovel.

If we eliminate this site, we will remove the watchdog portion of this city. That gives Adkins and his supporters the win and eliminates any policing of his administration. He would love that. Adkins and his people are ruining this city and he should not be allowed to win here by shutting this down. Just look at what this town has become. A drug haven. A bombed out downtown/former 2nd Ward area look. Poor streets. Rampant crime. A low income HUD mecca. Lower class citizen attraction. No decent paying jobs. Decent people moving out. No entertainment venues. Poor schools. Much negativity, little to be positive about. Shouldn't we have some citizen oversight, especially with the way things are in this city? People can still read the posts. It is not necessary they participate to benefit from it's content. JMO
I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.
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