Thursday, September 13, 2007

[412] Did you see the news and quote in Pittsburgh City Paper? Reporter called me a 'fixture.'

I posted to my 412-public-campaign email blast list:

[412] Did you see the news and quote in Pittsburgh City Paper? Reporter called me a 'fixture.'

If you are not on my email blast list, I'd love to get your email address. And, if you know of others, especially if they live within the city, send those contacts along to me.


Mark Rauterkus said...

Jim Roddey wrote:

Is "fixture" a good thing or a bad thing?

I asked my wife the same question. A house without fixtures isn't good, right. So, I'm thinking it is good to be dependable. I show up at least.

As a coach I always teach the kids that the teams that win do two things: 1, they show up. 2, they score more points.

I'm more of a fixture on the internet or with blogs -- or as a community activist, and less as a ballot fixture. Oh well.

If I'm a fixture for freedom, or a fixture for citizen to get better control on issues that swirl in our public life -- then count that as 'good.'

Mark Rauterkus said...

Interesting bounced email:

The e-mail message could not be delivered because the user's mailfolder is full.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Bruce A. Kraus has asked to be unsubscribed from my blast list.

Anonymous said...

Mark, more typical Bruce. Did you really expect anything different?

Mark Rauterkus said...

Got a reply from James Roddey. He wrote:

While we may disagree on many issues I have never doubted your honesty and good citizenship. I think your being a “fixture” has been good for our community.

Thanks for the kind words.

Anonymous said...

Matt wrote:

We have plenty of money to pay for infrastructure and security if we stop wasting it on pork barrel projects and failed social programs.

Mark Rauterkus said...

A reader of my blast email wrote for the other side of the state to say, in part:

Actually, I rather like Ron Paul. But he reminds me of Gene McCarthy, Mo Udall, John Anderson, etc., etc. -- all smart, principled guys who (perhaps because they were smart and principled) had no change of winning a nomination, much less an election.

Good luck

My reply:

Well -- Ron Paul has won elections. He has been a 10 time member of the US House. Not bad.

Plus, three times he won his seat without being an incumbent. That's quite a life of election achievement.

Matt H said...

Pat Millham doesn't work on the Mayors campaign anymore.