First, let's forget all the PAINFULLY OBVIOUS differences between my writing style and Dale's. I mean, really, that alone should be enough to make this clear to you, but, what with you being a troll (or trolls) and all, it's clear your mind itself isn't clear.
So, let's move on to the dollars and cents (not sense!) side of things. That involves money, and, given that trolls tend to congregate on the greedy Republican end of the social/political spectrum, maybe this will sink in to your thick skull(s).
Okay, follow along: Dale Wilson owns and operates the Port O Call. Can we all at least agree on that? And the POC is a commercial enterprise. right? In other words, the hope for Dale Wilson is that the POC will make money. Still with me trolly?
Now, a big, big part of that whole money-making thing is selling ads. Yes? And, in this modern world - the one that has given us internet trolls - ad rates for such a paper, which exists both in print and online, almost certainly are based to some degree on readership. In other words, the numbers of eyeballs you can show advertisers are looking at your paper, or your website, on a regular basis.
Are you still with me, troll(s)? Am I typing too fast?
Every time you "show me," troll, the only thing you show
is how utterly clueless you are.
Now, get ready, because here comes the "hard" part for you to understand...
In basic terms of trying to get people to visit a website, and get eyes on a webpage, this blog is competition for the POC. In other words, if someone is only going to go online and look at just one Port Angeles-related website on any given day, then the POC, KONP, this blog, the PDN, and even Peter Ripley's blog, and hell, even the Chamber of Commerce's website, are all competitors. We're all vying for those eyeballs, those clicks.
Now, as stated above, this is just a blog. I make no money from this, and don't have ads. (Though Google has pushed that at me before, since the numbers here apparently warrant such a thing...) I do this as a form of social justice or activism. It's a freelance thing I do in my free time. Money never enters into it for me.
Not so for Dale Wilson, or for the POC website. He wants those eyeballs, too, and those page clicks, to show potential advertisers to motivate them to buy ads. That's his business, his livelihood. (And, to be clear, that's great, more power to him - this is not a criticism of his capitalistic endeavors.)
And that being so...There is no way on earth he would create and maintain a free blog that competes with his for-profit business website. Now, I know you are simple, troll(s), so I can only hope that you can grasp this simple concept. This blog gets a fair amount of traffic, and, generally speaking, it sure seems like the conversations here get a lot more activity than they do on the POC website. From a making money, dollars and sense perspective, it makes NO SENSE AT ALL that Dale Wilson would spend any time maintaining this blog simply to undercut his own ability to make money elsewhere.
Now, my apologies to my mostly non-troll readers, because I know that you all grasp this incredibly simple, blazingly obvious concept. But obviously, this troll (or troll) does not, and they keep sending in comments that will never get published, bashing me for being Dale, and...Well, you get the picture.
Needless to say, these twin tendencies - latching on to a ridiculous theory or idea, and then pursuing it to no definable end - are very evident in the larger Port Angeles community. Look at the sad state of affairs in Clallam County, and you'll see this ill-informed, pointless troll mindset manifested in every governing chamber. (People call Cherie Kidd a harpy, but in a very real sense, she is just a troll.)
So, trolls, sad, sad trolls, get a clue, and get a grip. I'm not Dale Wilson, and Dale Wilson is not the problem with Port Angeles. If Port Angeles is held back, is backwards, it's because of people like you.