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  •  Hi TBM, (2+ / 0-)
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    TrueBlueMajority, sow hat

    As the post above pointed out, I made it easy for the editors to tear into it, by making simple declarative sentences.  

    Another friend pointed out to me, I should have signed it Executive Committeewoman for the Tea Party, and they would have printed every bit of it without even looking at it.     Did you notice they edited even my signature and  elected position with the State Democratic Party?  

    C'est la vie… I've never had this happen to my letters to the editor.  The paper has gone through some major changes and gone far, far right.  In 2012, the Free Press side,  wrote a scathing an untrue story on my husband (Mayor of Signal) and another council woman.  The paper accused them of a tax increase and they weren't even on the council at the time (2000).  The paper used a tea partier's flyer to get their information.  We were furious and let it be known.  The TFP said they would print a rebuttal from my husband and they ran it as a  letter to the editor on a Tuesday or some off day.  It wasn't even an op-ed.  

    "The war was expensive to the South as well as to the North, both in blood and treasure, but it was worth all it cost."- General U.S. Grant, Chattanooga campaign

    by Sandy on Signal on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 02:37:32 PM PDT

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    •  It sucks (1+ / 0-)
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      kind a soft censorship. We have to move away from fossil as quickly as possible this is a fact. But I do not include nuclear power in any acceptable mix going forward.

      There is a lot of misinformation about nuclear. For one thing no matter how well the thing is designed and built, the result of a catastrophic failure is not acceptable to society in my book. The worst part about the nuclear power is the actual cost. Its way way more than anything else, even solar. Then you have the storage. No answer on that front, either. I hope you can see that nuclear power is a darling of the mega corporations, who have not been serving us well.

      A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

      by onionjim on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 03:24:29 PM PDT

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      •  Understand, onion jim (1+ / 0-)
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        When I wrote the letter, my point was that CO2 emissions were harmful and we need another alternative to our energy needs.   Right now, nuclear could handle things, but I would rather have us look at clean energy sources for the future.  

        When I saw what the TFP did to my letter, it looked like I was a proponent of nuclear power and that is not the case.  My purpose was to cite various energy sources that do not increase carbon dioxide emissions.  

        "The war was expensive to the South as well as to the North, both in blood and treasure, but it was worth all it cost."- General U.S. Grant, Chattanooga campaign

        by Sandy on Signal on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 03:32:46 PM PDT

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    •  LOL if you had signed it Executive Committeewoman (1+ / 0-)
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      for the tpotty they WOULD have printed it without looking at it!

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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      by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 03:46:32 PM PDT

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