Greetings DDN readers!

A story mentioning this blog has gone live at the Dayton Daily News today. (If you didn’t get here from there, you can see the article here.) It’s one that makes the local Tea Party Exchange (and the Dayton Tea Party) not look so hot (regular readers know about this already).

If you’re interested in what I had to say about the Tea Party Exchange, the original post is here, the lengthier post (with additional information) is here. It’s true, I’m not a member of the Tea Party. I’m actually not fond of their politics. However, I started talking about it because I oppose hypocrisy; I can be harder on people I agree with than those I oppose.

Me? My name is Steven Saus. I’m a blogger, writer, sociologist, student, and medical technologist. I am a veteran (prior service, really; I’ve not been in combat), having spent eight years in the U.S. Army. I live in Dayton, Ohio, but I’m originally from West Virginia. I run this blog, ideatrash, which is pretty random (politics, writing, and sociology feature prominently). I am also the lead contributor to Polishing Dayton (aka “Polishing the Gem City with a Dirty T-shirt”), which is FAR more focused on underreported events in the Dayton area than politics.

Comment moderation has been turned on for all my blogs (I have read the comments on the Dayton Daily News website; I’m glad to see that comments on that article are disabled). I’ll approve comments as I get a chance, but that’s going to be pretty random. However, this is my space, and I’ll approve comments (or not) as I see fit. Go re-read the first amendment, then get your own blog if you disagree.

And finally, just a small note for the creepers: The only address & phone info for me on the web is outdated. Bothering the people who live where I don’t is kind of missing the point.

Okay, enough of that. Regardless of your political persuasion, I hope you enjoy. Later today (just after noon), I’ve got something far less political and (hopefully) far more entertaining for you.

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  1. August 17, 2010

    Congrats Steve for being mentioned by the DDN as a blogger- and in a positive light. Hasn't happened in the past- no matter how many times you scoop them.
    Nice job on the Tea Party Exchange outsourcing as well.

  2. August 17, 2010

    Thanks, I appreciate it!

    I've had an okay relationship with the DDN to date; Lynn Hulsey, the reporter working the story, was very pleasant to work with. It also impressed my son to realize his dad got a phone call from a real live reporter. 🙂

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