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  •  Thanks bastrop, for helping me clarify my thinking (2+ / 0-)
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    an expression.

    For some reason, my communications seem more understandable in conversation with someone else, rather than when I'm just talking on my own.


    No I just need to find one of the many people with a talent for brevity boil this down to a few sentences of what I was really trying to say.

    Like wouldn't it be great if I could find a job where being a Democrat who believe science and government can play an important roles in  protecting our environment and other aspects of the common good, with sensibe, wise, and prudent regulations, wasn't held against me?

    Since, I have been so foolish as to openly express views like that here under my HoundDog name, how do I create a plausible "more respectable" track record set of UIDs more consistent with a higher profile positions where the custom is not to make any remarks in public that might be "problematic" for anyone on the Bell curve of public opinions, even in red states.

    I suppose I could issue a sort of general apology, like:'

    "I'm sorry if any of my previous statements appearing to support science based inquiry, and reasoned discuss in public policy have been misunderstood.

    I regret any confusion such statements may have caused, to those who don't believe in science, or reasoned public discourse and retract them.
    I can offer no excuse, but only explain that I've always tried to be a good person, but  seem to have fallen in with the "wrong crowd" after going to some of the finest Universities in America.

    I have now severed my ties with these educational institution and canceled my subscription to Scientific American and Discover Magazine and checked my self into Rehab.

    I look forward to returning one day as a productive member of society.

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 11:44:50 AM PDT

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    •  Biggest mistake you can ever make is to (2+ / 0-)
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      preemptively apologize for your position. Second biggest is to apologize when the belief expressed is purely held. Don't do that to yourself. It damages your position and leaves you less credible in the eyes of a readership, whether sharing your position or not. And for those unsure if they agree, if you are unsure then they won't listen. Why listen to a position qualified by self doubt?

      In my mind the power of our words shouldnt be tempered to make you palatable to people who disagree.  Own it, use your belief to your advantage by projecting strength, let the chips fall.

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