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Re: New Year Agenda - Stacy

From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 19:04:15 -0600
Fwd Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 07:35:21 -0500
Subject: Re: New Year Agenda - Stacy


 >From: David Rudiak <DRudiak@aol.com>
 >Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 20:41:18 EST
 >Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net

 >>Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 07:54:27 -0600
 >>Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >>From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>

 >>>From: David Rudiak <DRudiak@aol.com>
 >>>Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 13:05:21 EST
 >>>Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >>>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net

 >>Your boorishness is a thing of beauty. It's so dependable and
 >>exquisite that I have no hesitation in recommending it as a
 >>model for would-be boors everywhere.

 >Dear Dennis,

 >Your hypocrisy is also things of beauty.

 >Perhaps Dennis could explain why he earned the nickname "The
 >Hyena" during his stint as editor of the MUFON Journal. It
 >wasn't boorish me who hung that title on him. Maybe it had
 >something to do with his attack-dog, grenade-throwing,
 >impulsive, petulant, flippant, snide, sarcastic, and insulting
 >side that he frequently displays here on UpDates, such as this
 >very post attacking me as a "boor". It is so "dependable and
 >exquisite", that it practically invites "boorishness" in
 >response.

Dear David,

A couple of last thoughts.

When The Hyena quit as editor of the MUFON Journal (a stint that
lasted 12 years) our circulation was somewhere in the
neighborhood of 4800, having reached a high of 5200 or so. I'm
not sure where its circulation is now, but the last time I
looked it was barely above 3000 and still dropping.

I don't claim credit for its rise, nor do I suggest that my
absence is in anyway responsible for its precipitous membership
decline. All sorts of factors are no doubt involved, beginning
with the rise of the Internet and the proliferation of UFO
sites.

The point is, when I was editor, I tried to put out the best
issue I could - month after month. And I think this goes to why
you and I don't "hit it off", so to speak, as if this List
needed another monumental understatement.

Yes, I've accused you of snideness, boorishness, and so on, and
you've more than energetically and promptly returned the favor.
I have no problem with that. But, to the best of my knowledge
(and correct me if I'm wrong, as I know you will), I don't think
I've ever called your basic ethics and motives into question.

Yet you call mine into question on all too routine basis. In the
above post of yours, for example, you accuse me of stirring the
pot and wonder whether I edited your e-mail that I passed along
to Kimball.

I could care less how you personally interpret Kimball's
testimony, but I hope you'll agree that we're better - not worse
- off for having it archived here. If that's stirring the pot,
so be it. At least I threw something into the stew that might
not have been there otherwise.

So, I'm reminded of a scene toward the end of 'Patton' where
Patton and a Russian general finally toast each other as one
"sumbitch" to another.

The year is early, so I suggest that we toast each other as one
Boor to another and move on. Or is it Hyena?


Dennis Stacy





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