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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 04:07 AM
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70. That was actually
an awfully nice response. Let me try to reply in kind.

"to act as though the only people getting things done were those of you down here was condescending as hell Will"

When I made that post in question in GD2004, I was not truly involved down here. I made the comment about "Come here to do some real work" because when I entered GD2004, all I was seeing was the standard-issue my-candidate-is-better-than-yours crap from February, and it turned my stomach. Yes, it was snarky, but to say it was somehow worse than what was happening is to deny reality.

"I've never tooted my own horn about what I do locally"

I apologize for intimating anything that would suggest you are not doing your part. That was crap from me, and was wrong. I also, by the way, apologize for the *crickets* thing.

"It's more than just ill-chosen words Will.If it had only happened once or twice I'd buy that,but it's been countless times since I've been here"

I am about to crack 30,000 posts. I've been here since May of 2001. I have gone through a hundred evolutions in that time, regarding candidates, priorities, beliefs, hopes, fears, personal issues - had a marriage blow up on me while I was here, and the agony of that lasted more than a year - etc.

Look. I'm just another activist who happens to write well enough to get a message through. At some point I crossed a terminator and became a 'personality' here, and out there. For a long, long time, I fought it. I just wanted to post like any other DUer, to vent my spleen like anyone else and to be obnoxious like anyone else and to be contradictory like anyone else. This place was my security blanket, where I could freak out (!!!!111) and enjoy the catharsis.

In the last year I have forced myself to understand that I can't do that anymore, and believe me, it has been hard. When I came here, I was NOBODY, just another poster needing help and support. Sometimes I fail at it these days, but not nearly as much. You are right to say that I have been an ass here on many occasions, but a lot of people here are asses on many occasions, yourself included. I didn't want to deal with the added burden. I hope that makes sense.

"I hope you can find a balance between the two that's acceptable to you and your fans."

I have. My truthout crew is excellent, and as previously stated, I am getting used to the idea that any passing thought I might post here could get repeated on 500 blogs. That's a tough nut to crack, Fork. Imagine trying to post here with the idea that a lot of people are watching. I'm getting better at it.

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