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Online donations received during National Hunger and Homelessness week, November 10th -17th, will be distributed to the Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, a program sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition www.FKOC.org
A collaborative anti-hunger ministry, the Loaves and Fish Pantry provides food, disposable diapers and personal hygiene items to needy individuals and families in the Key West area.
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Also down Key West way:
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 17:46:41 -0500
Subject: sent to Coconut Telegraph
To: several people
The Citizen’s editor says that they endorsed Romney because orders came down from corporate headquarters. Whether you supported that candidate is not important , but what is really disgusting and typical is that the Keys WORST newspaper followed orders from who knows where. Very sad as the old Citizen almost used to be a credible newsppaper. Who else are they schilling for , the Navy? They certainly have not published any letters to the editor, or let Mark Howell do any investigative reporting on the Balfour Beatty deal. Pitiful paper and fifty cents? Bah!~ =========================
Subject: RE: sent to Coconut Telegraph
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 19:58:45 -0500
Todd German emailed me word came down from above for The Citizen to endorse Romney, and he and the other volunteer members of the Editorial Board knew nothing about the editorial until it ran in The Citizen last Sunday. I published Todd’s email. However, I have heard nothing to that effect from Tom Tuell. I don’t see linkage between Balfour Beatty and and the Navy putting The Outer Mole out to bids. If any of you have more information, please let me know. Thanks.
From: Christine Russell of Key West to me and the other people
Subject: RE: sent to Coconut Telegraph
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 21:43:24 -0500
I heard Tom T say something about this on US1 Radio Friday morning discussing the endorsement with Bill Becker – go back and listen to the interview.
If I was on the Editorial Board I would resign out of disgust. Subscribers too should question where they want to line the pockets of this papers owners and read such garbage! Maybe it’s time for a boycott.
From me to All:
Subject: RE: sent to Coconut Telegraph
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:38:04 -0500
I just listened to the Tom Tuell interview, it’s just past the 57 minute part of Friday’s Morning Magazine. Tuell said whoever owns a newspaper can run whatever editorial he wants to run. No inquiry by Becker about Tuell taking his name off the Editorial Board staff letterhead for that editorial, nor about the volunteer Editorial Board members not knowing about the editorial, nor about the editorial looking as if it was the Editorial Board’s doing. My understanding is, correct me if I’m wrong, the same outfit which owns The Citizen owns US 1 104.1 FM Radio. I hear, again correct me if I’m wrong, that Tuell and Becker are good buddies. In any event, it wasn’t the kind of interview I would have conducted.
As for boycotting The Citizen, when I tried to download the entire edition a while ago, something came up on the screen of my laptop saying the program was defective and could not be downloaded. That never happened before – I download the entire edition each morning. I had a dream about being beside the Mississipi River shortly before waking this morning, and of moving in that direction. Sean Kinney, who writes for the Keynoter, is an Old Miss graduate, as is his wife. I took the dream as a signal for me to rely on the Keynoter in the future, since The Citizen told me to stop using its material in my posts after I published Todd German’s email the other day explaining the Romney endorsement editorial and his sentiments about how Tuell had handled it. [Todd is a volunteer member of the Editorial Board.]
After talking about the editorial yesterday, Becker asked Tuell about the Navy saying it wants to put The Outer Mole in Key West out for bids. Tuell said he felt that, and the Balfour-Beatty purchase of Peary Court, seems to represent a shift in the Navy away from giving surplus Navy property to local communities, to selling surplus Navy property. Tuell meant the US Navy generally, not the local Navy base. Given how expensive the US military is, about one-half of the total US budget, given the light that is being cast on that in Congress and the national news, perhaps the Navy decided it needed to find other ways of generating revenue. In the case of The Outer Mole, perhaps the Navy wants to increase the rent the City pays, and this talk of putting the pier out for bids will have that effect. Wouldn’t bother me, though, if the City and Ed Swift’s Conch Trains lose the pier altogether, and the City loses that cruise ship business altogether. I think the regular monster cruise ships, which call on Key West now, are a bad idea. Super monster cruise ships would be a super bad idea.
On the US budget, a M.I.T. PhD graduate amigo, very conservative Republican, and I agreed the other day that the US is doomed if Congress and President Obama don’t produce a balanced budget next year. I said the cuts needed for a balanced budget would have Republicans and Democrats squealing equally loud. My friend said a balanced budget is not going to happen. I said military spending could be cut. My friend bristled, said get rid of EPA, it’s choking America to death financially. And there’s the rub. The Republicans don’t want to experience pain, the Democrats don’t want to experience pain. They want the other side to experience pain. I told Sancho Panza up New York way yesterday, he and his family are struggling to cope with Hurricane Sandy and the storm behind her, that perhaps we should start referring to the two major US political parties as the red and blue religions. They sure do behave like religions.
I also would resign from the Editorial Board if I were on it. So far, nothing further in The Citizen about the Romney editorial, nothing from The Citizen, nothing from members of the Editorial Board.
Not long ago, Christine told me she is so fed up with Key West and US politics that she is liquidating her Key West and other US assets and moving out of the country. I replied that I hoped I am not still alive when the chickens come home to roost in America, and wherever she ends up, Christine will find politics she doesn’t like.
So far, The Citizen has not published this letter to the editor:
I was told in my sleep in 2008 that Barack Obama had the potential to be the Anti-Christ. After President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, while he waged George W. Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I was hardly able to have a bowel movement for a month. The malaise ended only after some pretty rough poetry about what President Obama had done erupted out of me. As Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in NY City on the eve of the election, it came to me that that was karma for the wqay America reacted to 911, which could have been mitigated if President Obama had not continued George W. Bush’s wars. The day after the re-election of the President Obama, a second rough storm hit NY City, with snow and plummeting temperatures. To top off the whole affair, I read on Facebook yesterday that George W. Bush “accidently” voted for President Obama. Some people took that as God’s way of saying Barack Obama was supposed to be re-elected. I took it as God’s way of saying war birds of a feather flock together. Meanwhile, when is The Citizen going to tell its readers that its Editorial Board had nothing to do with The Citizen editorial which endorsed Mitt Romney, and that Editor Tom Tuell removed his name from The Citizen Editorial Board staff head above that editorial, but did not remove any of the other Editorial Board members’ names? I was told all of that by another Editorial Board member, who backed Romney. Sloan Bashinsky 1031 Grand Street Little Torch Key (305) 872-1705