Shawna (Shawna Huffman)

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Senate kills minimum wage increase

I think the minimum wage should be increased.

It frustrates me when I hear about their own pay increases the Congress votes into place, no fillibusters there. Yet, when it comes to the wages of others, no increases.

How selfish and sad.

It sounds like time to write another round of letters to my lovely representatives in Washington. They are not representing my voice.

Shawna

June 22, 2006 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Transcontinental race planes touch down to refuel in city

I want to be a pilot! How crazy that those 24 year old women are flight instructors. Amazing!

June 22, 2006 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bush should retire to Baghdad

I liked this column. I think it is reflects a point of view that many think. What a concept, finishing a job and not dumping it on the next guy.

Isn't this what happened in Vietnam? The troubles of that unwinnable war just kept bouncing from administration to administration? Let Bush finish the job.

Shawna

PS. Enough of the name calling and bickering; just arrange for a meeting and clear the air. Goodness!

June 20, 2006 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Ultimate' smoker rolls into town

Eat that hot dog, Brian! Too bad they didn't put in a shameless plug for your store...Parkway Liquors!

Shawna

June 16, 2006 at 4:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bitter Coulter

Democratic or Republican, there are people who hold extreme positions. These people add fuel to the fire.

It's like some of you who write comments here. Without some of these out-there comments the string would dry up.

I myself am a split-ticket voter and hold a moderate position, depending on the issue. I like talking about the issues, however, I don't attack the people, just the merit of the issue.

I think Coulter is too much, but publicity certainly does help book sales. She has found a market and will be around for quite a while. Her books will not find a spot on my bookshelf.

June 16, 2006 at 3:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County leader foils would-be scam artist

Emily,

I have met Marion downtown -- he makes quite the rounds at the bars. This is how he is in real life. He is quite a character. The good thing is about these forums is the ability to skim and scroll down over his (or anyone else's posts). These forums are quite a hoot! I respect those who have the courage to speak out, even if it is full of rantings and ravings.

Thanks,
Shawna

June 14, 2006 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republicans vow to reject bills until court limits approved

I hope, in addition to either writing (or reading) the responses here about the school funding issue, that you all are writing to our representatives and senators. I think a short email or postcard/letter would be helpful and would be actually directed to the source/solution of the problem.

Here's my simple formula for writing your letter:
Open with a few short sentences about yourself, where you live/grew up, your personal levels of education (locations, etc.) Personal stuff that creates connections.

Then a list or short paragraphs about SPECIFIC points: ie: "I oppose the use of a constitutional amendment changing the courts' authority..." Maybe even include a brief "why" section.

Close up with a short "thanks for your hard work..." or whatever nice crap you can come up. Pretty much you are trying to influence with kindness and not insults. :)

Hints:
Keep it short and to the point. Some staffer is probably reading it and will give a summary of your letter to the rep.

Write to your local reps, your hometown reps, and your spouse's hometown reps, reps of places you used to live, reps you might actually know, etc. Be sure to give them the context that you used to live there and that you still care, etc..

Don't mass email! Address the specific person by name. You can copy and paste with a few changes to save time of course.

Happy writing! And PLEASE contact those lovely elected officials who have four days left to overcome their differences and actually help our schools.

Thanks for reading!

Shawna

June 27, 2005 at 8:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate to consider budget cuts to fund schools

I hope, in addition to either writing (or reading) the responses here about the school funding issue, that you all are writing to our representatives and senators. I think a short email or postcard/letter would be helpful and would be actually directed to the source/solution of the problem.

Here's my simple formula for writing your letter:
Open with a few short sentences about yourself, where you live/grew up, your personal levels of education (locations, etc.) Personal stuff that creates connections.

Then a list or short paragraphs about SPECIFIC points: ie: "I oppose the use of a constitutional amendment changing the courts' authority..." Maybe even include a brief "why" section.

Close up with a short "thanks for your hard work..." or whatever nice crap you can come up. Pretty much you are trying to influence with kindness and not insults. :)

Hints:
Keep it short and to the point. Some staffer is probably reading it and will give a summary of your letter to the rep.

Write to your local reps, your hometown reps, and your spouse's hometown reps, reps of places you used to live, reps you might actually know, etc. Be sure to give them the context that you used to live there and that you still care, etc..

Don't mass email! Address the specific person by name. You can copy and paste with a few changes to save time of course.

Happy writing! And PLEASE contact those lovely elected officials who have four days left to overcome their differences and actually help our schools.

Thanks for reading!

Shawna

June 27, 2005 at 8:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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