Thank you, HP for the courage to submit

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    Sorry if anyone has entered this thread expecting (or hoping for) sadomasochism! Although who knows -- it may end up in that direction big_smile.

    I just wanted to thank the Hub Pages academy. Without the forums, where I've learned to (sometimes) argue persuasively, I would not have submitted my letter to the editor of our local newspaper.
    It was pretty exciting to see it published today.
    Of course, the paper also carried its own editorial on the same topic.
    My letter 100% matched their opinion.
    The letter below mine in the letters to the editor section takes the opposite view.
    Not at all unlike our forums -- only without the trolls big_smile!!

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image71
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Mighty Mom!  What a great feeling, to see yourself in print!

    2. HalJordan profile image57
      HalJordanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I could have told you that you could do it a long time ago, girl!

    3. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!  How exciting for you. smile big_smile

  2. Ohma profile image69
    Ohmaposted 9 years ago

    Very Cool MM! It is always nice to find your voice.

  3. travelespresso profile image76
    travelespressoposted 9 years ago

    That's wonderful news MM.  It's always exciting to see your words in hard copy publications!  I'm sure that with your writing talent you will get many more published.

  4. Cagsil profile image77
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    Very nicely done Mighty Mom! smile big_smile

    Congratulations! smile

  5. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 9 years ago

    big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile

  6. Wendy Krick profile image71
    Wendy Krickposted 9 years ago

    That is so awesome! Way to go!

  7. MPG Narratives profile image83
    MPG Narrativesposted 9 years ago

    Congrats, letter to the editors are not easy to have published.
    Well done MM. big_smile

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Mighty mom!! Well done!

  8. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    Well, it's not the New York Times or Wall Street Journal. Just our local McClatchy Publishing rag and the only daily in Sacramennto. Still, I was pretty tickled to see mine was picked.
    Thanks, all, for the well wishes. They mean a lot! MM

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Can it be seen online?

  9. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    Congrats MM!  Seeing this forum thread gave me that extra nudge I needed to submit an email tonight.  I'll report back if things work out like I hope they do.  smile

  10. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 9 years ago

    Congrats MM!  I've thought of doing this but the local fishwrapper is notoriously right wing, so I decided not to waste my time!

  11. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    Yes, I think you can access it online. But here it is. I've shown my letter and the other lady's letter below it.

    Mall's policies are inane

    Re "Free speech is OK – even at mall" (Page A1, Aug. 14): I'm not sure which is most ridiculous:

    1. Westfield Galleria at Roseville's "rules of conduct" prohibiting conversations between strangers (unless said conversations concern the mall, the mall and nothing but the mall).

    2. That it took 43 pages of opinion to find the company's rules unconstitutional, when three words – FREEDOM OF SPEECH – say it all.

    3. That the appellate panel has sent the case back to the Placer Superior Court level for further proceedings. Further proceedings? What part of "unconstitutional" requires further proceedings?

    4. That Westfield could possibly believe that appealing to the California Supreme Court will somehow make its inane and basically anti-customer policies any more defensible.

    Is this really how our courts are using their resources? Unbelievable!

    Meanwhile, thanks for the heads-up, Denny Walsh. I won't be patronizing the Galleria at Roseville anytime soon. Not even Tiffany is worth the risk of arrest.

    –Mighty Mom, Sacramento
    (I didn't really sign it Mighty Mom)

    Read more: … z0wvWmrGE3

    Mall has rights, too

    If youth pastor Matthew Snatchko approached me at a mall, the conversation would not be "peaceful, consensual, spontaneous."

    What would the reaction be if I, as an atheist, did exactly the same thing? Under the court's ruling, even a panhandler would have every right to approach people to ask for money.

    Instead of money, Snatchko is panhandling for souls to be passed on to his God. Remember that history is full of con men who have used religion for criminal activities.

    Of course a mall or any other business should have the right to control potentially unwelcome or dangerous actions affecting their customers.

    – Norma Ingalls, Grass Valley

    Read more: … z0wvX34JYU

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I checked after writing my question and found this very piece.

      Can't talk in a mall?

      Only in California.

  12. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 9 years ago

    Congrats, MM! I've sent in several letters to the editor, and they were all published - even though our local paper is very left-winged.

    I've submitted two political pieces and one about animal abuse, along with a couple of others.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Bull$#1+!  The TG is very religious right!  Good try though! LOL!

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry, I assumed that since they endorsed Obama they were pretty liberal.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          If that were true they wouldn't have printed your letters!  HA!

          1. habee profile image92
            habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            My letters were not anti-Obama. One was about women in politics and the other was asking people to support Obama after the election. I have copies if you'd like to read them. The other letters I've written to the editor had nothing to do with politics.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, I know!  Just picking at ya!  LOL!  I knew you had to respond to my "fishwrapper" comment!  Even the TG couldn't support any ticket with Palin on it!  HA!

              1. habee profile image92
                habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Why do you keep saying, "HA"? Have you abandoned "HOCK"?

                1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                  Randy Godwinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  Yes, in honor of the late, great, James Brown! (Have they buried him Yet?)

                  1. habee profile image92
                    habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    Good question. I was gonna ask you!

  13. Sweetsusieg profile image84
    Sweetsusiegposted 9 years ago

    Awesome!!  Seeing your writing in print has to be a momentous time for you!  Great job!!  Keep those opinions coming, we as a whole need people using common sense and getting the word out there.

    Wow, Norma Ingalls comment about pan handlers sound like something she might scrape off her shoe. How sad, she must be one lonely individual if she cannot even entertain the possibility of casual conversation!

  14. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years ago

    Where's the material about submission?  I put my robe on and everything. mad

  15. gamergirl profile image84
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    So when are you coming back for the final fitting for your shackles and collar, MM?



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