Finishing the month appropriately…
“There are two fundamental problems in American politics. The first is that most Americans do not believe their elected officials represent their interests. The second is that they are correct.”
– John Gastil
Penn State University
In other news,
Water is wet.
Bears shit in the woods.
Pope still Catholic.
Gravity still a thing.
STOVES STILL HOT.
Here’s a road map:
1. You surrender and slink off the field like the cowardly weasel you are;
2. I stand victorious, absorbing the accolades of the cheering throngs;
3. After a fortnight of celebration in my camps, coinciding with a fortnight of complete silence from your camp, I withdraw to the border status quo ante, to take up watch;
4. If you remain silent, you remain free, but at the first hint of a desire to renew hostilities, I rejoin the battle and once again bring all my energy and resources to bear.
We can keep going just like we are now.
I dropped my sword and walked away once, at the request of John Hoge. Remember what happened next? I do.
So you’ll pardon me if I respond your assurance that you will drop your sword with a) a 50 lb bag of rock salt, b) a hale and hearty GFY, and c) a requirement of 100% compliance with my terms as a condition of your surrender.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
And, taking a page from your book, this is not a negotiation.
If you try to negotiate, the beat goes on.
If you question, the beat goes on.
If you bother anyone else, even somebody I don’t know or care about, the beat goes on.
If you cannot figure out how to control yourself, the beat goes on.
If you want it to stop, then stop it.
All you have to do is quit, and weather the shame of it for 2 weeks, probably less. Easy enough if you just power down and read a nice Danielle Steel or Jackie Collins rag. If you’re half as intelligent as you think you are, you know you are going to have to take that hit – it will come regardless, and I don’t have any power over what people say on Twitter. Yes, I do have power over the comments here, but I made a conscious decision to allow exactly the kind of comments you decry, including from you. I will not change that policy to suit you or anyone else. You dug your own hole here, and you hastened your own exit after being given every chance. You didn’t care enough to answer one question. Your choice. Your action. Your consequence. Your responsibility.
You want a “truce?”
Now you know how to get it.
I hope I have not been unclear.
Are you saying you NEVER WERE SERIOUS ABOUT A TRUCE?
Well…color me shocked.
Thank you, Guardians of the Galaxy!