Gringo Message Boards in Mexico for me are a great resource for finding out what is going on in your area and around Mexico. Information on Visas, border crossings and other subjects and areas. If you are lucky enough to have one specifically for your area it can be that much better. Info on where to buy things, worker suggestions, current activities and lots more.
Sadly (only in the sense of message boards) I live in an area where TomZap is the only option. They run a very loose ship on their board allowing almost anyone to go on and on about their delusions of life and all the negativity that comes with it.
We have a number of mentionable characters who refer to TomZap as the "funny papers" and treat it that way ... but the worst offender is John Alexander: AKA Buzzards Glory West, Buzzard West and a few other "handles". I refer to him as the resident lunatic for his constant ranting and berating of others. The best it gets here is often his gibberish is moved to an "off topic" area. He has taken a particular disliking to me for reasons I don't understand (there is no way to understand this character); for Blogging, for posting and for living.
There is no "make up and things will be better" here because berating other people is all he does when he is not being a comedian looking for a spot on the Tonight Show. Here's a recent rant he made towards Carol who is a fixture in the community ... within a half hour
Buzzards Glory Barra Re: Decision on Meeting Today vs. Monday
January 07, 2012 03:13PM IP/Host: ---.prod-infinitum.com.mx
Will the mayor be there on Monday?
Monday January 07, 2012 03:24PM IP/Host:---.prod-infinitum.com.mx
Monday January 07, 2012 03:34PM IP/Host:---.prod-infinitum.com.mx
Carol.............. in the other thread you said "Stay tuned. The folks that were actually organizing something from the ground up and not concerned about their own power, but more about safety and security, are meeting right now to decide how to respond to this top down move which is probably everything that Bill says it is."
Paco said ............. "This is an invitation from the Mayor and the Delegate of tourism as well as all authorities involved, Do not be afraid to attend."
So if there are no conlsuates there, no officials are there, and you stage a meeting in the plaza in front of the municple building, could that possibly be viewed as a "political protest"?
Monday January 07, 2012 03:44PM IP/Host:---.prod-infinitum.com.mx
re "We need to have a great turnout to convey our outrage -- and that it is an outrage shared between the local and foreign community members." your words Carol
This ain´t Haight-Ashbury!
And we are not in California!
His final comment on this without the answers he wanted was:
So the Monday meeting is useless in my opinon?
AKA ... tribute to Buzzard West