November 1, 2007
A word about Guest Op-Eds - - or yes, you can be heard...
I’ve been asked a number of times about whether I am open to guest essays, op-eds and posting additional or opposing points of view. And the answer is absolutely yes.
If you have a thoughtful essay on a current issue and you want your voice heard, please e-mail me at kevindayhoff AT gmail DOT com. Please include the words, “Guest Op-Ed” in the subject line.
I’m more than happy to post dissenting points of view. A robust dialog and discussion on the issues is critical to a viable democracy. As always, thoughtful discussion is appreciated regardless of the outcome on any particular issue. Whether we agree or disagree, always find my door open for friendly civil and constructive dialogue.
Nevertheless, please be sure to note that the opinions expressed in “Guest Op-Eds,” even after they are approved for display, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of me, this website, the management, my Mom, my family, any friends I may or not have at the moment, or any other entity or organization with whom I associate.
If you have an issue with a guest op-ed, take it up with them and leave me out of it. I’ll go for a snack and a nap and offer the comments section for any manifestation of your particular food fight.
Nevertheless; remember, on Soundtrack, vocabulary matters and if you wish to swear, use hate speech or otherwise be unpleasant; it is my understanding The Huffington Post or the Daily Kos would love to highlight your OCD material – because, for example, liberals drop “Carlin’s 7 words…” 19 times as often as righty blogs (Hat Tip: Don Surber.) (For further insight, please read my Tentacle column from January 26, 2006, “An Upside Down World.”)
So, please keep the language in your submitted material clean, as this is intended to be a family-friendly, work-friendly website.
Essays, comments, and other such materials not compliant with this policy will be edited for content where necessary – or probably discarded after they are forwarded to the Department of Homeland Security (please include your phone number – then again, they probably already have you on a database).
If you insist on really annoying me, I will forward your name to the Transportation Safety Administration for possible employment sniffing shoes as they pass through security or checking the bathrooms for folks like Senator Craig.
All mail is subject to print, including your name. However, if you would like to remain anonymous, just let me know.
This notice was written for human consumption; however, it has only been tested on anthropomorphic replicants and android sheep.
The Food and Drug Administration wanted it to be tested on animals. However, the animal rights activists protested, forcing me to abandon testing and release the distressed critters. I released them in the lobby of the animal rights office. I figured those friendly folks could best take care of the mice and we all shared a common goal – that the mice be free.