To the new JoeAlbero of March 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM
I am so glad you decided to chime into Contributor's article on Linda Luna.
In no way did I realize you felt this way about our Police Officers or Firefighters or Linda, In no way did I guess there could be another side to a story.
All the years of reading this blog with all its vile comments from you and and your viewers, this is certainly not the image I gleamed. So glad you now have changed your ways.. What light bulb went off that caused you to wake up to these facts?
First of all, this is EXACTLY what so many people have been trying to express to the "nay sayers' for years. YOU have to get to know ME personally to know who and what I'm about. My heart is always in the right place. Thousands of people learned that when I campaigned door to door for the Mayoral election.
Just because I don't like seeing Fire Trucks out and about buying groceries does NOT mean I dislike Firefighters. Just because I disagree with Sheriff Mike Lewis on certain issues does NOT mean I dislike Mike or Police Officers.
For far too long I have been targeted as a bad guy because I disagree with certain LEADERS. I have that right. I simply have a venue in which tens of thousands of people come to each and every day. I'm NOT saying ANYTHING different than the majority of you are thinking anyway. I simply put my name on the line and for that I am easily criticized.
Don't feel bad for me, I know what I got myself into and I stand behind everything we do here. Look, I like Martin O'Malley, as a Father, a Husband and as a Person. He's a great guy. I can say the same about Mike Lewis, Rick Pollitt, Stevie Prettyman, (not as a husband) Tom Stevenson and Rick Hoppes. I simply do NOT agree with their politics at times. The same can be said about Linda Lugo.
I think, in the end, people tend to dislike me because I have the stones to put things out there that NO ONE else would dare. In the end, the FACT that we receive so many hits per day proves that love me or hate me, we do things no one else will do and YOU have every opportunity to voice your opinion, agree or disagree.
In closing, I've NOT changed at all, (as you suggest). You are just getting to know me better, is all.