Want to write for USMB?....come on in.

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  1. whitehall
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    I already write for USMB. Don't we all?
     
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    Wake Easygoing Conservative

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    I did all of this when applying, but you're not told about other things beforehand. It'd help if you were told this earlier. This is what I submitted:

    'There are too many grammar, sentence structure, spelling and coherency errors. I appreciate the intent of the article, and I agree with it; however, your writing would require too much editing. We need writers who are skilled enough that they can self-edit.'

    Maybe you should tell people this before you get their hopes up, so they know exactly what is being looked for. The only reason I'm saying this is because in the OP this was said: 'We are not necessarily looking for professional writers as much as we are looking for writers that can write an op ed devoid of inflammatory and/or insulting language.' I'd like to write for USMB; I did not know that level of standard was being sought, and there was absolutely no mention of it for all to know beforehand. That's all I have to say about it at the moment.
     
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    emilynghiem Constitutionalist / Universalist Supporting Member

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    cereal_killer I'd be happy to submit entries, with the request that drifter Dante Judicial review and G.T. and Impenitent help review and proofread them first, to eliminate any "emilynghiemilism's" that go off on "intergalactic tangents" beyond the natural scope and farthest leaps of the normal human mind. ie cut the blah blah blah and speak in plain moderate English, not too liberal, not too conservative. And not in "MLNMLSM"

    You've seen my writing samples, when I almost sound normal:
    Earned Amnesty
    ethics-commission.net
    http://www.houstonprogressive.org

    With a few more sets of editing eyes looking out for me, I might actually pass as saying something intelligible.
     
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    Folks, we have a winner! :rofl:

    What's there NOT to love about you Emily? And you would need a team effort. :laugh2: But I would have to bow out seeing as these days I just don't have as much free time on my hands as I used to. :D
     
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    I think this is such a fabulous idea.

    Had a little hiccup the other day. PM Justin . I hope the OP levels are still ok.
     
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    Bleipriester Freedom!

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    So! Op-Eds? That´s it? After a big campaign we have two newbies writing Op-Eds? Mrs. M from uspoliticsonline and some "Martin Eden Mercury" busybody who puts his introduction into the Op-Ed forum?

    Come on! We have good writers here. Take me for example. I don´t mince matters.
     
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    Yeah. I agree. I struggled to read them hoping they would be good additions to the forum.

    :(
     
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    asaratis Uppity Senior Citizen Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I suspect that op-ed volunteers will come out of the woodwork as planks are added to various party platforms and November 2016 approaches. Shilling will be the content du jour.

    The forum will be replete with lessons in rationalization from all sides of every aspect of debatable political issues.
     
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    Would my post "The Outsiders" fit with what you are looking for?
     
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    I read your post, longknife! It was very good! You are a wonderful writer!
     

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