Friday, November 18, 2011

A Look Back - 07/01/2009: A New, More Militant Tom Freel?

The Sky: Will It Fall?
Ask any of the anti-LNG crowd and the answer isn't just "yes" it's a resounding "hell yes".After all, it's very important to keep fear alive when you are battling a big energy company that has the nerve to go through years and years and years of being roasted over a slow fire just to bring in a billion dollar project that will shore up our faltering local economy. The fear factor is vital if you plan to unseat local and state office-holdersThe same people who brought you a Port Commissioner who couldn't even complete her term is positioning itself to take more (apparently temporary) control of local and state politics and the LNG issue. I can't wait for the Peter Hutula campaign for state rep to kick into full swing. I wonder who will be angling for the County Commission?
Posted by Tom Freel at 10:13 AM

GRP:That's some very aggressive language coming from KAST's morning voice and of late, one of the biggest noises supporting NSNG/Bradwood even to the point of suggesting a local restaurant is the headquarters of environmental radicals and sitting quietly by while his loyal audience of anonymous posters discourage doing business with the place.

For Tom's 'Coastwatch Blog' it truly appears the ideal of the saw "Freedom of the press is a wonderful privilege, especially when you own it" is in play here at one of New Northwest Broadcasters broadcasting centers as any challenge to his musings will never see the light of day.

Then, again, it seems, over recent history, that Mr. Freel gets a little more vocal in defense of LNG Speculation in our community when a controversy arises that may threaten its now, even shakier, future in this part of the world and coincidentally we have another Clatsop County Board of Commissioners hearing on a couple of LUBA Issues impacting Bradwood Landing's future coming up so, guess what, a whole lot of noise coming out of NNB Headquarters including another blitz of those Brandwood Landing endorsement/commercials.

Wonder who's going to take the lead at NNB for the Oregon LNG advertising campaign when/if that project gets any traction. Somebody's going to have to do some fine tippy toeing on that one. How's that going to work?

And let's not even get into the discussion that the Western Natural Gas and coalition Pipeline Industries say that the flow of Natural Gas, for many years to come, in the Western Markets will not be impacted in the least by the lack of any LNG Speculation and Development whatosever even from Alaska which has its own overland pipeline slated, with a MidWest terminus and just announced and endorsed by its Governor Sarah Palin.

I'm thinking now the "Fear Mongering" is indeed pointless as a more poignant issue has arisen...the simple need for this LNG Process maybe just isn't there in the first place and our efforts may be better spent attracting cohesive and compatible industry to our community that will put thousands of us to work for years to come.


Anonymous said...

Freel is a irascible dinosaur that refuses to accept that the GOB is powerless and gone . The Port is actually lawyering up to terminate the lease with OLNG . No matter how much of her own money she spends Roberts will lose her relection . Saunders got no help from the Dems she is the secretary of the local disorganized radical conspiracy freak show called Clatsop Republicans who will never win an election here again. Good bye haters.

g said...

LNG is for me!

And quit picking on Tom. He's a great guy.

Besides, don't you all have a seance to attend at the church of forrester?

Exorcise those demons.

Anonymous said...

You need to give up G, and your not even funny,Do you not understand LNG is over, move on.To bad your friend Bartoldes's crazy religious cult will not let her do politics any more

Ornery Oley said...

An invertebrate little Mustela that will take up any cause or philosophy of anybody that will smile at him or spend ad money with his radio network.
Other than that and like Glen Taggart, nice guys but really not friends of the community except, as McGee calls it, The Billy-Bob Star Chamber's agenda and its fear of losing it all to outsiders as it has been for years and now losing its grip.