Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce famously said, "I will fight no more forever!" Sebastian, after deleting his weepy kick-the-dog post of everything that went wrong at his prag bash, now writes he will speak no more of it forever. He blames his hissy on sleep deprivation:
Post From Yesterday
Posted by: Sebastian on May 21st, 2009
Yesterday I put up a post that I believe is below the standards I usually try to seek for this blog, and that I now regret posting at all. Understand that Bitter and I put a lot of work into the Blog Bash. We get very little sleep while the event is going on. That has effects on perceptions and judgment, and I believe we picked a battle that was entirely unnecessary to fight. Prior to Phoenix, we were rethinking what, if anything, was going to happen in Charlotte. This whole sad thing has made me more determined that there needs to be serious changes to the event, if it needs to happen at all.
This is the last I will mention this incident, and my readers can consider this an apology for subjecting them to a drama they had nothing to do with, and was entirely unnecessary for them to read at all. I have removed the post, and will speak no more of it.
Now I did not save the post he deleted in electronic form. I DID print it out. I am NOT going to waste time transcribing it, Too much time has been wasted on answering these eternal non-combatants' lies and sneers already. David Codrea, in an email to me, rightly declined to respond publicly to this latest example of the Sebastian-Bitter Bitch-domestic-dynamic played out in public, laughingly referring to "The Agony of St. Sebastian, Martyr."
One allegation in Sebastian's crying jag does need answering.
"NRA does not exclude members from the Annual Meeting. If Mike really is a member, he would have been welcome to come."
Between him and Bitter's comments there were other insults to David and me, but let's settle this deliberate canard once and for all.
Here is the receipt from when I rejoined the NRA back at the Indy 1500 gun show, with the express purpose of going to the blogbash. I would show you the bright, shiny new membership card they sent me but I don't have a scanner. As it is, I'll save it for public burning the next time the NRA sells out our Second Amendment rights. I won't have to wait long.
There are no doubt pragmatists worth talking to face-to-face to work out issues of common ground and opportunities for joint action. Such cowardly, self-absorbed, whining noncombatants are not.
Sebastian and Bitter's public self-destruction has the same dynamic of, but less public interest than, a child's bicycle wreck. "Aw, did you fall down and go boom? Show us your ouchie, little Snowy."
Back to Absolved. And the real fights to come.