Apparently, comments I made in the local paper’s web site (see this blog entry for more info) has caused some to accusing me of being a political insider. Here’s an excerpt of a conversation:
Daniel Seagondollar: I always enjoy reading diatribe from propaganda shills like Harley. They always start with “I was on the fence.” As though they were trying to be fair and then set off on a one sided slander rant about their opposition. In my review I haven’t found a single point in the past two years where Harley has espoused anything but total support for the Wal-Mart. Now that position is fine, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but why can’t people just be honest? I’m witnessing both sides of this issue present ridiculously pathological arguments that aren’t revelant. This issue isn’t about fresh vegetables or Joshua trees it’s just a question about giving special privileges to big business.
Dan Harley: Wow Daniel Seagondollar ! I must say that I’m a bit flattered that someone who isn’t in law enforcement would spend two years doing research on me. Do you want an autograph?
I’m sorry to admit that your opinions doesn’t mean nearly as much to me as mine apparently does to you. Also, I wouldn’t think calling people names like a little fourth grader would be very productive. Then again, that tends to be your style and to each their own…
What baffles me is why you make enemies out of people for no reason. Perhaps one day you will realize that you are your own worst enemy.
Daniel Seagondollar: Dan Harley, I know who my enemies are and they hide behind lies to feather their own nest. You and the rest of the clowns playing small town politics have one enemy, the truth. If stating the truth makes enemies I’ll stand guilty as charged with pride.
You can see the original conversation here : ( click here)
It’s obvious that Mr. Seagondollar and I aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a few things, and that’s unfortunate.
For whatever reason, CalTrans seems to have pulled all the stop signs out with their public relations for the Devore Interchange. For a long time, my issue with CalTrans is how they waste money one some projects yet never seem to have enough money to fix some real and very serious problems with our public road systems.
Below is a copy of the Facebook communications I recently had with what is probably someone with CalTrans public relations overseeing the I-15 Devore Interchange Project, which I thought I should preserve and share withe the public:
I wished there was a button that says “disgusted” instead of “like” because that’s my opinion of this project.
Your public relations puppets came thorough our Rotary Club several months ago and couldn’t answer some simple questions. For one, why is CalTrans sinking more money into a construction project on Devore AGAIN when a project was just completed there a few years ago? Your PR guy didn’t know there was a previous project, which made him look like a horses’ ass in front of some very dignified local citizens.
My concern is why hundreds of millions of dollars are being sunk into projects on I-15 when widening Highway 395 has once again been passed over. How many more people have to die before it gets someone’s attention? Please don’t insult my intelligence by telling me that there’s no money, because there’s certainly enough money to fund this project shortly after a previous project at the same location was just completed.
Devore Interchange Project > Dan Harley: Thank you for your comment, Dan. Unfortunately, due to the use of profanity, your post does not comply with our Facebook Policy and will be removed. We encourage you to give us a call at (855) I15-I215/415-4215 to speak one-on-one with a project representative or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Harley > Devore Interchange Project
To Whom This May Concern,
First of all, thank you for responding to my post and my apologies for offending you or your staff by referencing them to being a horses’ ass. Since my Facebook policies are more flexible than yours, I went ahead and copied our conversation to my blog. Please see link below:
As for contacting one of your project representatives… In all due respect, it would not be worth the time to dial the phone number which you provided. Keep in mind that I had already made conversation with one of your representatives, who knew little more than the information provided to him regarding the current Devore Interchange project. He had no knowledge of the previous project nor any knowledge of the dangers of Highway 395. To make a call and receive the same blank answers would be a waste of my time as well as the time of your representative.
On the other hand, it would be more prudent for me to take the information I currently have and make it public. If you review my background, you will see that I’m a very capable Internet marketing consultant who can easily make something go viral if I so choose to put the effort into it. So, I should go ahead and put light on certain critical CalTrans roadway issues because it’s obvious that you and your staff are too busy to care.
If my opinion is mistaken and your staff sincerely wants to talk to me, then please feel free to call me at: 760-247-4814.
Thank you for your time and concern,
Dan Harley, Jr.
I will continue adding to this post if Caltrans chooses to respond.
Leave me your thought… DCH II