Instead, we have here a question, put to a man we know to be extremely busy at the moment, making this project happen, of the pettiest nature: why would anyone send multiple copies of AS to a politician, and (implication) if one wouldn't why do you have such a category in your records? You know, I think that you really make an ass out of yourself each time -- out of many -- that you try real hard to make an ass out of me.
This beats it all. Though I don't think he'd judge the question worth a response ...
Yeah, you don't like me. I get it. I think we all get that. Fine. But did you ever stop to wonder about whether I've spent several years on this forum building up a reputation for being a real stand-up guy with these people? Because, if that's the case (and I claim it is), then your continuous derision of me -- trying to find an evil in each thing I do -- will not only be unsuccessful, but will paint you out to be a mean person.
Or maybe, more importantly, it would make you a mean person.
From my past interactions with Jeff, I think he'll take the question at face-value as if an honestly-curious child were asking it (i.e., he won't find it offensive). I think he understands where I'm coming from, having interacted with me so much more than you have. If he's too busy or too bothered to answer, then he won't answer -- and he'd expect me to understand that (and I would).
I may be wrong and even in the unlikely event that he thinks like you do about my question, I'd bet a dollar to a donut that he wouldn't demonize me for it like you do. He would see something in me that you don't. He would have a perspective on it that you don't.
There's this repetitive impunement of my character which I see and get from you, Mindy. I often questioned whether to defend my reputation against your biting comments. Initially, I thought to let time handle it -- to just keep interacting like I've been doing for years, and see if your apparent disgust fades. That's not working, so I'm defending myself now. Whatever hate or semi-hate you have for me, I think your actions paint a bad picture of your character (if that helps you change how you respond to me).
I wish that you would get off your moral soapbox and quit trying to make an ass out of me. It gets old, you know. I don't hinge my happiness on your approval but it starts to rub raw when you keep biting at my heels like you do. As a related aside, I've advanced the notion that, if you don't quit working to find something evil in things I say, that you're really making an ass out of yourself. In doing so, I'm trying to use tact in order to make a change of behavior worth your while.
p.s. If anyone else here feels like I do about Mindy's actions related to me, then please chime in. Who knows, maybe there are even some out there who think Mindy has been right about her comments about me, my actions, or my character. You are welcome to chime in, too.
(Edited by Ed Thompson on 3/27, 2:22pm)