Friday, June 01, 2007

Breaking Bread with a Pro-Nuclear Blogger

It's been a busy week filled with meetings and other responsibilities that have kept me away from blogging, but I wanted to take a few moments to write about a lunch meeting that my colleague David Bradish and I had earlier today with N Nadir, the famous pro-nuclear blogger who conducts his business over at Daily Kos.

As many of our readers know, we've been pointing to Nadir's (not his real name) posts at DailyKos for some time now, at times astonished at the sort of support nuclear energy can enjoy at a traditionally progressive blog like that one.

Then again, Nadir told me he wasn't surprised, as has been seeing a movement of a number of Democrats and others of a progressive political stripe give nuclear energy a second, and enthusiastic look.

We had a very interesting lunch, and Nadir passed along some advice that I'm sure to take to heart when it comes to confronting our industry's foes. In particular, Nadir made it clear that we needed to be more, not less confrontational, and just a bit more edgy when it comes to our presentation.

Simply put, he gave us a lot to think about, and I hope we did too.

It was great to take the jump and meet Nadir face-to-face as we have with Rod Adams and John Wheeler. Here's hoping we might do it again soon with another member of the nuclear energy community online.

8 comments:

Randal Leavitt said...

You may be interested in my blog too:

http://positiveenergy.blogspot.com/

(No need to publish this comment. I just wanted to let you know about the above URL.)

Rod Adams said...

Eric:

You and your readers might be interested in hearing the most recent episode of The Atomic Show Podcast. The evening before NNadir visited with you in Washington, he dropped by Atomic HQ for a chat about a Liberal View of Atomic Energy.

Like you, we also had a fascinating conversation about how to tell our story and how to respond to people who are focused on spreading anti-nuclear rubbish.

I gave you full credit for introducing us through NEI Nuclear Notes. You are providing a great service as the hub of the pro-nuclear blogging community.

Anonymous said...

Why would any one be astonished to see support for nuclear power at a progressive website? What could be more progressive than support for nuclear power, and what could be more regressive than opposition to nuclear power?

don kosloff said...

The word "progressive" used in the description of the Kos website is the codeword used by radical leftists to identify themselves without alarming people who are not poltical junkies.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I understand the use of the word "progressive" at DailyKos. I had my tongue firmly in cheek when I made my original comment. Using the actual definition of the word progressive, however, it is fair to say that nothing is more progressive than nuclear power.

Ohadi Langis said...

If you plan to visit Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks this summer, we're just two hours south of Yellowstone or the same travel time east of Jackson, WY.

Visitors to Idaho Falls, ID, are welcome anytime to discuss nuclear issues. See us on the web at: http://djysrv.blogspot.com
Idaho Samizdat Nuke Notes

Anonymous said...

"the codeword used by radical leftists to identify themselves without alarming people who are not poltical junkies."

In much the same way that extremely radical right-wing causes label themselves as "conservative"

don kosloff said...

Anonymous asserted, "In much the same way that extremely radical right-wing causes label themselves as 'conservative'"

That would have hardly any effect because all conservatives are considered to support extremely radical right wing causes.