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Monday, June 10, 2019

Good morning... Some of you may remember me from a long time ago, most probably don't. I was a member here quite a few years ago who spent admittedly way too much time commenting. As the user name suggests, I was a jerk. I thought it was funny to mock, tease, provoke, shock, etc. Sometimes it wasn't even about being funny, I was just angry and this was a place to put out some angry BS without it having an effect on my "real life." Sometimes it was about being able to say something messed up without consequence. All of it was wrong and for all that and more, I am sorry.

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I'm not logging in after all these years to start posting again. I stopped posting years ago because I just really started to hate the person I was for putting all that garbage out. I don't know why I recently started thinking of this place again, but I did and I realized that while it was good to leave, I also feel an apology was and still is necessary. So for all the hate, the ugliness, the insults, the hijacked threads and anything else I may have said to any of you or put out onto this site, I am sincerely sorry. I wish you all the best.

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Rob, congratulations upon your epiphany.

The only reason we are here on earth, is to share the love and spread the joy. Use every interactive opportunity to exercise that power. That's how we will change the world.

Be well.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-06-10 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am sincerely sorry

Apology NOT accepted.

Please go play in traffic.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-10 09:38 AM | Reply

Glad you're doing well Rob. Take care.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-06-10 09:42 AM | Reply

Son't be too hard on yourself Rob, some of your old posts were pretty funny. I had a few good discussions with you, there are some far worse people who have and still do post here. Your choice of screen name forwarned anyone of what they were getting into in a discussion with you.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-10 09:43 AM | Reply

Good advice for the DR left, who may someday wonder why they were screaming "Nazi" at everyone with different opinions for several years.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-10 09:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is this the 9th step?

#6 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-06-10 09:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Good advice for the DR left, who may someday wonder why they were screaming "Nazi" at everyone with different opinions for several years."

I'll happily take that risk Nulli, some of y'all deserve every insult thrown your way.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-10 09:53 AM | Reply

"Apology NOT accepted."

What name did you post under during Rob's time here, Tex?

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-10 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Of all the things I ever expected to see on this site this was way way way down on the list. On a site that is full of ------- of all stripes you were one of my favorites. Good to hear from you, buddy. Hope you and yours are doing well. Wish you all the best.

#9 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-10 10:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rob, I agree with the Hag.

Its interesting even this thread you can see the anger this place breeds .... some one makes a joke, and it gets all serious....

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-10 10:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Lee ---------------?

#11 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-06-10 10:45 AM | Reply

"Lee ---------------?
#11 | POSTED BY FRESNO500

I really think we should take them wherever, whenever, and however we can get them.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-10 10:53 AM | Reply

Good advice for the DR left, who may someday wonder why they were screaming "Nazi" at everyone with different opinions for several years.

#5 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Different opinions? We call you nazis because you all share the same abhorrent opinions as self-proclaimed nazis.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-10 12:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

- different opinions

There were good Nazis on both sides, right?

Rob wasn't as much aho' as people who post here out of their spite for other people.... or the way they feel they've been treated by the Management. Rob was, er, spirited, but he wasn't a troll.

Best of luck RtA.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 01:09 PM | Reply

What name did you post under during Rob's time here, Tex?

#8 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2019-06-10 10:06 AM

Probably Rigel or ------, neither of which pretended to be from Texastan.

Good to see you again Rob, your apology will fall on deaf ears for the most severely TDS afflicted, but they will have to deal with their anger much as you have.

Hope things are going well.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 01:17 PM | Reply

Its interesting even this thread you can see the anger this place breeds .... some one makes a joke, and it gets all serious....

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Who made a joke?

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-10 01:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Interesting thread. Honestly, I thought you made a new account and have continued posting.

Truthfully, I never thought you were that big of an ----- and simply had an online persona (much like dethspud, at least I hope that was a character...) that you used for fun or to partition this and real life.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-10 01:28 PM | Reply

I never thought you were that much of a jerk when you posted here. Most of your stuff was pretty funny.

I seem to recall toward the end of your tenure you'd become a father. I hope all is well with you and yours and wish you the best.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-10 01:46 PM | Reply

author says "I was a jerk"

poster then reply's "I never thought you were that much of a jerk. Most of your stuff was pretty funny"

cause jeffyj knows better

see, Brain Damaged

#19 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-06-10 03:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I can only presume that JeffJ thinks he is being helpful by not hearing the apology.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-10 03:54 PM | Reply

When you apologized to me years ago for the incessant, flat out cruelness directed at me, I was incredibly surprised. Back then, as now, you've evidenced a sincere willingness to learn from your mistakes and make amends, i.e. 'change the behavior. In the same way, the apology was accepted then as sincerely as it was given.

I hope all is going well for you.

#21 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-10 04:34 PM | Reply

Another Retorter found Jesus.

Awesome.

#22 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 04:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Another Retorter found Jesus.

Awesome.

#22 | Posted by SheepleSchism

God I hope not.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-10 05:07 PM | Reply

Another Retorter found Jesus.
#22 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Takin' bets on who's next:

200:1 NULLI
100:1 101CHAIR
15:1 SNOOFY
2:1 BOAZ

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-06-10 05:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#24

You missed a couple of zeros for Chair.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 05:22 PM | Reply

Naw, Chair is a closet liberal. A confession would ruin the jig.

Rob...this is just awkward. I mean I accept your apology if you really need it, but I would rather trade haymakers with you for fun...well jabs in your case but you know what I mean :p

#26 | Posted by bocaink at 2019-06-10 06:02 PM | Reply

Good to see you, Rob. Hopefully you'll be here often.

#27 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-06-10 07:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thread is adorable. We could use some more ------ around here.
A -- eating is all the rage these days, and there seems to be plenty of hungry folks in this forum.
*sh -- eating grin*

#28 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-06-10 08:39 PM | Reply

Just come back, already.

#29 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-06-10 08:42 PM | Reply

Its interesting even this thread you can see the anger this place breeds .... some one makes a joke, and it gets all serious....
#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Who made a joke?
#16 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-10 01:26 PM |

I was wondering the same thing.

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-06-10 09:11 PM | Reply

Gee whiz Rob, now you made me cry. Damn you.

#31 | Posted by dxlingr at 2019-06-10 11:23 PM | Reply

Rob, you were great. Didn't some jackass out a member of your family, which made you leave?
You have nothing to apologize for. I only come back occasionally to see if Jeff or JPW have a BBQ thread going.
I do like seeing Snoofy assigning positions and Corky making sure he has the last word. Kind of miss Goatman, but he was getting too belligerent, so it was time for him to move on. Want to try his chili though.

#32 | Posted by JimDuncan at 2019-06-11 11:02 AM | Reply

#32 I know it's not his chili but I've made his recipe several times.

It's amazing.

#33 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-11 11:41 AM | Reply

Can you pass on the recipe?

#34 | Posted by JimDuncan at 2019-06-11 12:30 PM | Reply

#34 | Posted by JimDuncan

Start with a bash of left
Add 2 parts "I'm an independent"
Let simmer
While simmering: add 1 part *sigh* and 2 parts whataboutism
Bring to a boil
While boiling add 4 parts heavy obfuscation
Serve cold

#35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-11 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sure. I'll have to dig for it but I know I have it somewhere.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-11 01:46 PM | Reply

"Lee ---------------?
#11 | POSTED BY FRESNO500

Why was "Atwater epiphany" moderated out of that comment?

#37 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-11 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I remember Rob the -----. I was called Lipzoidial in those days.

I will accept your apology if that is what you want, but i feel it is totally unnecessary. I thought you acquitted yourself quite well and you should be proud, in that time, in that place. It wasn't personal, it was politics. It is always politics.

While many people think politics is just a casual past-time, it is damned serious. Wars and millions of people killed, as well as salvation and millions saved, happen over politics all the time.

If someone wants to withdraw and get out of politics, that is commendable, and can be the refuge of the conscientious objector, the philosophical objector, the intellectual objector, as well as the old, the tired and the weak, but either way, the world marches on.... politics marches on... and we are all eventually ground to powder in the end.

I wish you luck with your new path. There is nothing behind you to be ashamed of or feel guilty about. I didn't really know you that well, but many here feel a strong connection to you, even while fighting you over politics.

Be Well.

#38 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-06-11 02:00 PM | Reply

I was called Lipzoidial in those days. -- #38 | POSTED BY KUDZU

What is the point of changing your name?

#39 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2019-06-11 02:10 PM | Reply

What is the point of changing your name?

It's a guy thing. Don't worry about it.

#40 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-11 02:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

LLLOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

#41 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-06-11 11:24 PM | Reply

Was this douche on the right or left? Sounds like he just completed a substance abuse program or came out of the closet.

#42 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-12 07:03 AM | Reply

The substance abuse was conservatism. He was more talented at it than you've demonstrated so far.

#43 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-12 07:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The substance abuse was conservatism. He was more talented at it than you've demonstrated so far.
#43 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE "

Sounds like a log cabin GOP embracing his feminine side then. Probably should have stopped eating so much soy.

#44 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-12 07:43 AM | Reply

Try harder.

#45 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-12 08:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Swing and a miss Goldy, as per usual. In front everyone who remembers too. Idiots like you make me miss idiots like Rob.

#46 | Posted by bocaink at 2019-06-12 10:53 AM | Reply

What is the point of changing your name?

#39 | POSTED BY JUSTAGIRL_IDAHO

Because I wanted a new name.

#47 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-06-12 11:54 AM | Reply

Sounds like a log cabin GOP embracing his feminine side then. Probably should have stopped eating so much soy.

#44 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

it actually sounds like the kind of thing Rob would have said.....

#48 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-06-12 11:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Can you pass on the recipe?

#34 | Posted by JimDuncan

I started a BBQ thread where I posted the recipe to the best of my memory. I can't find the notes...

#49 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-12 11:57 AM | Reply

I remember Rob used to smack around this one Giants fan - oh there he is on #41.

#50 | Posted by Spork at 2019-06-12 12:48 PM | Reply

I always liked Rob, until now...
People got what they gave in those days. Feeling bad over it seems like wasted energy. They were just mad that you were better than them at playing that game.

I wish you luck in whatever it is you're pursuing.

#51 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-06-12 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#51 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

- a geriatric soyboy. sick.....

#52 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-12 01:53 PM | Reply

What if all the accounts that post on Drudge are just differently named sock puppets for rcade's innumerable alternate personalities and all this time this forum and every post on it is just him bickering incessantly with himself?

#53 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2019-06-12 08:18 PM | Reply

Can't we all just... not apologize for anything?

#54 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-12 11:16 PM | Reply

#54 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Not possible for Liberals or Canadians. They are 100% invested in a victim/oppressor mindset for every situation in life.

#55 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-06-13 07:30 AM | Reply

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