Matt Wastradowski

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Open forum, March 5-11

Sorry, Dee. It's been a weird week. This afternoon's gotten busy, but I'll be in and around my desk most of the day tomorrow. Call anytime after 10 (though I'll be at lunch at noon or so).

You can always leave a voice mail so I can call you back when I'm actually at my desk, too. :-)


March 8, 2012 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, March 5-11

Dee, give me a call when you have a chance. 360-735-4559.


March 7, 2012 at 2:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 27 - March 4


I misread your comments about equating Santorum with Christianity at large. You didn't do that, and I made a mistake in making those points. For that, I apologize.

But statements like this ...

"Justifying ungodly actions are paramount in today's Christian world. It gives them license to not only "sin", but to tear apart those they disagree with, without mercy. Religion can stunt many from dealing with life issues such as abuse and poor upbringing. Causing them to lead a life entrenched with bigotry, racism and hate. Put a Jesus stamp on it and it becomes the way of the church!"

... aren't cool, simple as that. You're making a sweeping remark that has no place in our forums.

You see yourself as exposing some kind of hypocrisy -- and I'm not even saying that some hypocrisy doesn't exist at some level! -- but what I see is religious attacks that violate our community guidelines. Comments like what I quoted above don't move the conversation forward, nor are they productive. Have you changed one mind or had one genuine conversation about religion with comments like that?

February 27, 2012 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 20 - 26

nailingit, enough with the religious attacks. You should know better than to equate Rick Santorum's beliefs and ideologies with the thoughts of all Christians around the nation or world. You are certainly welcome to disagree with religious figures and to share those views. But to use those views as a springboard for all of your attacks is disingenuous at best, and hurtful at worst.

At this point, you're not pushing the conversation forward at all. It's not productive, and it's against our community guidelines.

And elisi, when you see attacks, the best way to not be a doormat is NOT to respond. Instead, use the button below the post to flag it, and I'll take the appropriate action.

February 27, 2012 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 20 - 26

hawkeye, when I looked, Kim was always there. I never saw where his posts or account disappeared.


February 21, 2012 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 20 - 26

Dee, I removed the post(s) for swearing.

And Roger, I don't know about using this site to raise money for a candidate. How would you do that?

And I don't think Lou would send a check. But you'd have to ask him. :-)


February 20, 2012 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 13 - 19


I couldn't move the forum up due to tech issues, so I created a new forum that's at the top of the forum's main page.

[You can find it here][1].


February 17, 2012 at 2:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 13 - 19

Drift, tell ya what: E-mail [][1] with your name, book title, some background information on the book, what inspired the book, and so on. I can't make any promises, but that's your best bet.

And if you'd like to get the word out about your book-signing, you can do so by filling out the form at

Good luck!



February 13, 2012 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 13 - 19

manthou, I just saw your comments in last week's thread on Ray and Cami's stories. Thanks for passing those kind words along. I've forwarded your kudos to both of them (in the event that they don't skim the threads here).

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!


February 13, 2012 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Feb. 6 -12


Yes, I completely misunderstood your comments.

When I add the "play nice" comment, I don't believe it destroys the chronological counts, other than my first comment. It takes precedence for sure, but the rest should fall in line normally. I'll keep an eye out to see if I'm wrong.

But I haven't noticed a connection between the "View # More" problem and my "play nice" comments or deleted comments. I'll definitely look into that and see if there's something there, though. I don't imagine there would be, but I've been wrong before.

February 10, 2012 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )