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  •  You don't have to be nasty (9+ / 0-)

    about correcting your mistake, or incorrectly calling the pointing out of it "semantics".  You said "Wisconsin Energy".  It isn't a "rhetoric tactic" to address that.  

    But in as much as you have clarified your point, I appreciate that.  Still, your statement:

    Governor Walker, is ready to sell the Koch Brothers the utility system of Wisconsin...

    is unsupported and hyperbolic.  The 15 state-owned plants you cite are plants at universities and other institutions, and can hardly be construed as "the utility system of Wisconsin".

    From your link:

    The federal agency sent the state Department of Administration a letter Thursday requesting information about the plants. They include power plants on UW campuses at Eau Claire, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Menonomie, Superior and Whitewater.

    Three Madison plants are included: Capitol Heat and Power, Mendota Mental Health Institute, and Hill Farms. Also included in the request for information are plants at the Northern Wisconsin Center, Waupun Correctional Facility and the Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

    I count the 15 plants in those paragraphs.  Campuses, health institutes, and a correction facility.

    Again, I agree that there is a serious issue here with the language of the bill, but it doesn't help your case to blow this out of proportion.  And it is not a rhetorical tactic to insist on accuracy.

    The thing is, you see what you want to see, and you hear what you want to hear. Dig? - The Rock Man

    by BalanceSeeker on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 12:20:38 PM PST

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