Relating to the article in todays paper about Citizens for Fair Utilities, Jeff Herin had the comments taken off of this article at 10:30 this morning. He said the reason was related to race issues being posted that had nothing to do with the ElectriCities issue. Personally, I have been following the comments since last night, and I haven’t seen anything relating to race posted as a comment. I told him that and he said he would check into it. I also asked him to put the comments back up because a lot of great information was coming out of this peice: such as Why is ElectriCities hiring a big time Washington DC lobbying firm? As a postscript, The Telegram can remove individual posts, they didn’t have to take the whole thing off!
I saw no comments about race. What I saw was interesting:
One person pointed out that we need a plan and people said they like Darins suggestion about Utilities Commission.
One person said ElectriCities is still hiring – they got rid of two people and hired another communications person so they are really not getting rid of staff
One person said they hired another Lobbying Firm in DC. $30,000
One person said Sam Nobles needs to look at past issues – Clay Norris and Jesse Tilton cost us a million and spent millions in 1999 and 2000 and it was all a waste of money with nothing done.
One person said she sent all information to legislators and Members of Congress from this web site. (good idea)
I bet the reason they took comments down is the lobbying going on about the web blog bill. Electricities has been secretly working on it and they have been caught but a newspaper reporter gave out the information that Electricities did so they are probably scared. You are right, they can take down one comment. There were no comments about race at all. There have in the past and nothing was done. Why now? I suspect the paper is scared of the MULTI MILLION dollar lawyer at ElectriCities working on a bill to shut all of this down since he cannot handle the truth that he been caught.