Self-deprecation is worth its weight in smoldering phoenix-ashes and baby unicorn tears.
or; an attempt at reconcilation and apology
Published on February 8, 2006 By SanChonino In Politics
As I've already explained in the comments to my last blog, I was really mad when I wrote that post. Looking back at it twenty four hours later, I realize that I don't even agree with a lot of the things that I said in that post. Of course I don't support illegal immigration, and if I had taken half an hour to cool myself down and think about it before writing that, I could have saved some serious face.
It occurs to me that blogs written when under extreme emotional duress often go that way. Open mouth, insert foot, leg, and a hearty chunk of the torso, too. At least that's what always happens to me. I like to think of myself as a rational, thinking man, but . . . that last post didn't show much reason or thought.
So consider this a formal apology to all those who I might have offended, especially you, Tova. You have no idea the respect I have for you, having served our country, and having such a history of service for it. It's an honor to even pretend to know you through the internet - thank you to all who serve or have served in the cause of freedom. As my brother even said, I haven't done anything to grant myself the rights, privileges and opportunities I enjoy.
While I still believe the situation needs a hard looking-at, I concede to all of you that my way of looking at it was not the way to go about things. I thank you all for your frankness and your help with, as BlueDev used to so eloquently say it in our younger years, "pulling my head out of my butt".

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on Feb 08, 2006
You have no idea the respect I have for you, having served our country, and having such a history of service for it. It's an honor to even pretend to know you through the internet - thank you to all who serve or have served in the cause of freedom.


I have to say my friend, you win the grand prize Oscar Award for the best a$$ kissing I've seen in a long to online.

OK enough of that, it was a nice thing of you to admit you were not clear in the head when you posted the other article. Not many will admit to mistakes. Don't worry about it, you're not the first and you won't be the last.
on Feb 08, 2006
I guess I should have read this one first San Chonino. ;~D

I too have flown off the handle in emotionally charged articles. Welcome to the club. :~D
on Feb 08, 2006
I didn't read your article, yet...but it takes a "big" person to admit when they're wrong.
on Feb 08, 2006
as BlueDev used to so eloquently say it in our younger years, "pulling my head out of my butt".


Hah! I still say it, just not to my kids!

Great apology. I think almost all of us have done the same: write something in the heat of the moment, emotionally charged and riding high on the waves of our (thought to be) righteous indignation. I know I have a time or two. Thanks to the folks who help put me back in my place.

It takes a lot of character to apologize. Strong work bro, strong work. We could all learn from this.
on Feb 08, 2006
Apology accepted.

I wasn't mad at you. I do get riled over illegals tho so if you felt personally attacked by me, I also would like to apologize.

I think you have a generous heart, and who really can fault that? I can't.

And a generous heart AND the ability to say, oops, sorry.

You RAWK!

on Feb 08, 2006

We all rant at times.  That is what Blogs are for.  But the rest above are correct.  You did right in realizing that you ranted.  But dont stop!  Rant away!  beats going postal!

I understand your compassion, but we have to remember the life boat can only hold so many.

on Feb 09, 2006
Thanks everyone. Glad to hear your words of encouragement. I am new to the world of blogging, after all, thanks to much influence from the incomparably priggish BlueDev . . .
on Feb 09, 2006
incomparably priggish BlueDev . . .


Priggish? You think I am priggish?

Good thing there are many miles between us, or I just might have to give you a good ol' butt-kickin'.

You know I could.
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