On tom Allen's insincerity
On Tom Allen's insincerity
I regret that it is necessary to write today about the “virtual peace vigil” with which US Representative Tom Allen is associated (see “US Rep Allen says OK to protest — as long as it’s in private,” at www.thePhoenix.com/AboutTown).
This is a transparent attempt to appear anti-war, when in fact Tom has totally failed to fulfill his obligations as a Congressman regarding Impeachment.
To us, it is really sleazy for him to pretend to be against the war, when he has repeatedly voted to fund its continuation and has refused to listen to many articulate and ethical constituents for months (see"US Rep Allen to Protestors: Go Directly to Jail," by Jeff Inglis, October 5).
This project is insincere, simplistic and absurd given the number of former supporters of Tom’s work who have endeavored for months to enlighten Tom regarding the absolute necessity and Constitutional need for Impeachment.
Instead, we again recommend that Tom sign on as a co-sponsor to HR 333, talk with Mike Michaud about joining him and both of them promoting this action which is critical to the future of our once fine nation.
Kathe and David W. Chipman
Thank you for highlighting toilet dams in a recent “Going Green” column (see “Watering Down,” by Deirdre Fulton, September 14). Our household tries to be very “green.” We didn’t know about the low-price water-saving devices discreetly sold by the Portland Water District. I bought two toilet dams (only $2.50 total and they sent two dye tablets too). I had used a container in one cistern to reduce water consumption; we’ll see how well the dams work.
I read your column whenever it appears in the Phoenix. Although I wouldn’t try everything that you do, I am always open to more ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Due to reporting errors, we mistakenly published several incorrect facts about Eliza magazine (“Prudish Publication Makes Its Debut,” This Just In, October 5). Eliza is based in Los Angeles, and is available in print in several states; its largest market is in California. Editor Summer Bellessa is featured in a photo inside the magazine’s first issue, not on the cover.
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