Carlos Plazola 
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Re: “Scenes From a Do-Nothing City Council

Gammon:

Poll after poll shows that 70% of Oaklanders support economic growth and crime reduction in Oakland. This is the silent 70% I referred to--not that you should have been paying attention. Just because your bleeding-heart prevents you from being an objective analyst of Oakland's social dynamics (and a privileged arm-chair quarterback who gets to drive home to your safe neighborhood, no doubt), it does not mean you can deny the majority of Oaklanders their desire for a more prosperous and safe Oakland by ignoring facts and writing garbage.

But not to worry. As the biased and inaccurate writings of the EB Express increase through your pen, the revenue of the EB Express continues to shrink, causing you all to shrink the size of your printed publication to the point where it will soon evaporate into thin air.

And thanks for giving me so much attention. As your obsession with me grows, so does my base ;-) We make a good team.

Carlos Plazola

Posted by Carlos Plazola on 02/27/2008 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Meet Oakland's New Go-To Lobbyist

Response from Carlos Plazola follows:

Buel (editor of the Express) and Gammon, your attacks against me are so far-fetched that they’re almost comical. I am a person who stands for what he believes in and speaks his mind. Buel, you kept your promise in your email threat to me in December (“I know we've written about you in the past, and will no doubt do so again in the future”) when I criticized your reporter’s (Wendy Patterson’s) disrespectful article of the East Oakland youth who attended the planning commission. And in response, I offer this:

Examinin’ Gammon

In honor of an Irish mentor whose prose ring true,
I offer these words, like he might do.
Since they shoot at us to do us harm,
Then let this poem sound the alarm:

Lil Bobby Gammon seeks pleasure in discontent
Lambasting others, his temperament.
Was he the child so bullied in the yard,
That vengeance of his past, now his desired card?

What leads this boy to just waste his life,
Believing that undignified acts of an ink-filled knife
Can justify distortion, and smears, and lies?
In his slandering words, we hear his cries.

But pity we should have for him,
For his mission, like his work, is mildly dim:
To further his career and gain affect
And boost his ego, from his childhood wrecked.

I, the latest target of his pitiful ways,
Take comfort in knowing that in these days,
My work speaks for itself…and for the curious some,
Learn more about us at www.terralindaservices.com

Carlos Plazola

Posted by Carlos Plazola on 01/11/2008 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Meet Oakland's New Go-To Lobbyist

Response from Carlos Plazola follows:

Buel (editor of the Express) and Gammon, your attacks against me are so far-fetched that they’re almost comical. I am a person who stands for what he believes in and speaks his mind. Buel, you kept your promise in your email threat to me in December (“I know we've written about you in the past, and will no doubt do so again in the future”) when I criticized your reporter’s (Wendy Patterson’s) disrespectful article of the East Oakland youth who attended the planning commission. And in response, I offer this:

Examinin’ Gammon

In honor of an Irish mentor whose prose ring true,
I offer these words, like he might do.
Since they shoot at us to do us harm,
Then let this poem sound the alarm:

Lil Bobby Gammon seeks pleasure in discontent
Lambasting others, his temperament.
Was he the child so bullied in the yard,
That vengeance of his past, now his desired card?

What leads this boy to just waste his life,
Believing that undignified acts of an ink-filled knife
Can justify distortion, and smears, and lies?
In his slandering words, we hear his cries.

But pity we should have for him,
For his mission, like his work, is mildly dim:
To further his career and gain affect
And boost his ego, from his childhood wrecked.

I, the latest target of his pitiful ways,
Take comfort in knowing that in these days,
My work speaks for itself…and for the curious some,
Learn more about us at www.terralindaservices.com

Carlos Plazola


Posted by Carlos Plazola on 01/08/2008 at 9:38 PM

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