From: Dr. Tom Stevens [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:39 PM
To: A number of people
Subject: LPPA Facebook Page Moderation Lifted
It sickens me to read the lies, misrepresentations and defamation posted daily by the same core group of malcontents who enjoy creating problems within the party and it is also true that these lies have influenced people while I have devoted my time to productive work. Do you have any idea how many hours a day it would take to post a response to the continuing drumbeat of misinformation that is being posted in the social media, here and in national LP outlets like IPR.
In this last month of my responsibilities as State Chair, I am going to open the floodgates on our LPPA Facebook Page located at:
I have already deleted the posting guidelines placed there by the former managers, which set forth many potential policy violations that would cause posts to be deleted. I did not change those guidelines and enforced them to the best of my abilities – but no more.
Everyone is free to join that page and post whatever they want in whatever manner they want. Do you wish to call a fellow County Chair a “dick-hugging bitch”? Type away!
Another lie is that I have gone around banning people from social media sites. I went into the Facebook Page and have unbanned all the individuals I previously banned from that page.
Who were they, you ask? TWO PEOPLE were banned in the last year. BOTH WERE NOT LPPA MEMBERS. I banned James Ogle and James Babb (a former member). THAT’S IT!!
I really would urge LPPA members to open their eyes as to how some people have run a campaign of lies and destruction over the past few months.
As the convention comes closer, they are trying to get every strategic advantage they can by asking me to resign or to step aside as Convention Chair, which was my duty and responsibility according to the bylaws, just affirmed by the Judicial Committee. So why did I step aside in favor of Mik? Because some people in the non-Scheetz camp started to cave in to the pressure and the posts.
I am very glad I am leaving office and I wish everyone well but when my own friends start to believe the bullshit that is posted, it is time to find new friends.
Dr. Tom Stevens
LPPA State Chair