As another well-known blogger would put it, hit the freakin’ tip jar!
If you want this to be a regular thing:
Again, I hate asking. But, reality is reality; and I just do not have any job prospects lined up. The Business? Heh. that’s a joke anymore. I did have a job prospect, but that all fell through. Nothing I did on my part, just did not work out at all.
Oh, by the way; on Thursday, June 28’th — I will be 40 years old. 40 years old, no job, broke and living with my parents. You have any idea what that does to man? You could never even begin to imagine. 🙁
Also too, if you do not like or do not trust PayPal; I can give you my home address. It is out there, if you are good with Google. But, if not and you want to help out, without using PayPal, let me know.
Thanks for your loyal readership for the 8 years that I ran this blog.
Sometimes when I write things, I do not fully explain myself; which sometimes leads people to make false assumptions about my blog and yes, even me. When I wrote my posting regarding the future of this blog, I wrote the following:
I really hate having to compose posts like this, but when I see rank hypocrisy coming from somewhere, I have to speak out about it. It appears that good old BlogAds.com has finally gotten a good dose of its own medicine. As some of you might recall, I was unceremoniously dumped by BlogAds.com a good long while back, because I dared to gripe and complain about a ridiculously slow server that controlled the editing of my ads on my site. One night, after being fed up with their idiotic slow server; I in some very colorful language, told them that their server was too slow and asked them to fix it. I posted it on their facebook page, which of course made them look like rank buffoons. For this I was dropped; there we no second chance, there was no, “Hey, can we talk about this on the phone?” None of that, just a tersely worded e-mailed that said, “Were not selling you anymore” and that was the end.
So, to the people at BlogAds.com —-hey, how does it feel to get the door slammed in your face? To be honest, it could not have happened to some better people, if you ask me. Maybe this will make the reconsider their rather rude way of dealing with me. I admit that my site does not have the hits that some of the other bigger political blogs might have, but that does not excuse the way I was treated, because it was THEIR product, that caused the problem in the first place. I do realize that these guys are not obligated to give anyone access to their service, but I believe that their “blogger relations” person has a lot to learn when dealing with the public and people like me, who make a living at their writings.
So, again, to people at BlogAds.com —- How does it feel?
Another thing too; to put a bit of politics into this, BlogAds.com has what are called Liberal and Conservative “Ad Hives,” and the liberal hive is like twice the size of the Conservative Hive. What does that tell you? Who do you think they really promote? You have two guesses and the first one does not count. What does it say when Perez Hilton, a morally degenerate liberal gets more promotion on that Advertising Company’s website —- than say, Ann Althouse? I am just saying, you are what you promote and in BlogAds.com’s case, it is not a pro-American, Conservative business.
Okay, this is where I have to object. This is not a good article, this is crap. unsourced, yellow journalistic crap.
The reports are not good, disturbing even. I have heard basically the same story four times in the last 10 days, and the people doing the talking are in New York and Washington and are spread across the political spectrum.
The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist.
Everybody else, including members of his Cabinet, have little face time with him except for brief meetings that serve as photo ops. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner both have complained, according to people who have talked to them, that they are shut out of important decisions.
The president’s workdays are said to end early, often at 4 p.m. He usually has dinner in the family residence with his wife and daughters, then retreats to a private office. One person said he takes a stack of briefing books. Others aren’t sure what he does.
If the reports are accurate, and I believe they are, they paint a picture of an isolated man trapped in a collapsing presidency. While there is no indication Obama is walking the halls of the White House late at night, talking to the portraits of former presidents, as Richard Nixon did during Watergate, the reports help explain his odd public remarks
Mr. Goodwin, when you start citing your sources and actually print something that has a shred of credibility, you will get my respect; until then, you are just another Rupert Murdoch stooge, who prints gossip garbage for that news corp propaganda rag you write for.
I am not a fan of the President of the United States or his polices at all. However, I have a problem with this sort of stupid yellow journalism. It does nothing to lend credibility of the Conservative movement. When I see names cited in a report like this; I will believe it. Until then, it is just another idiot’s opinion of the President; that is being treated as gospel truth about the President.
I am sure, I will catch sand for saying this; but,I just do not care. My point is this; let’s keep the criticism of the President of the United States to factual information and leave the gossip nonsense to the National Enquirer.
Let me give you a reality check; it is the same mentality. You wander off the plantation; whether it is the black liberal plantation or the Jewish liberal camp plantation —- you do this, and they attack you, with both barrels.
It is the same mentality of Adolf Hitler. One of, “you either submit to our mindset, or we destroy you.” Only difference is, liberals cannot round up Blacks and Jews and put them in camps.
1.)take out the talking head media, and burn the new york times, the los angeles times and the washington post to the ground. draw and quarter the media, and shoot their remains from canons in the four directions of the prevailing winds.
rinse, lather, repeat as needed.
2.)take out all the incumbent leadership of both parties in the congress, and every self avowed socialist and communist in congress. give them all proper muslim burials at sea, just like osama bin laden.
eliminate pensions for congressional service. rinse, lather, repeat as needed.
3.)eliminate the faculty senates at harvard, yale, columbia, nyu and university of california at santa barbara. boil bill ayers, bernie dorhn and angela davis in canola oil, and feed their remains to the fishes.
they are all physical cowards. they should fall into line pretty quickly. repeat every ten years as a prophylactic, on general principle.
4.)now that the “arab spring” has brought enlightenment to the middle east, send all of the muslim immigrants back to their native countries, in boxes or tourist, their choice.
burn all the mosques. period.
john jay @ 09.26.2011
p.s. burn the editors and contributors to “the daily kos” at the stake. i’ll think of something suitable for hilary clinton. bill, he has to room with jimmy carter in a clapped out pickup & camper on the edge of a southern peanut field, somewhere in arkansas: that’s about as close to a living hell as i can imagine for him.
and, throw all the living governors of new york, california, ohio, illinois, washington, florida and massachusetts into the fiery pits, from which there is no escape. sorry, jeb. but, i think that you were a skull & bones internationalist, too, weren’t you?
After some of the progressives picked up on what he wrote, he started updating and then finally said he was leaving for good. I should note, for the record, he does post a good defense of his remarks. However, in light of what happenedinNorwayhere as of recent; I think this sort of a thing is simply bad form. What I am trying to say, before any liberal idiot thinks that I am trying to downplay this; is this, this sort of behavior does nothing for our cause, which is to expose the attempt by radicalized Muslims to impose Jihad here in America. However, writing blog postings saying that we should do stuff as written above, gives the terrorists the victory and the legitimacy that they so desperately desire.
The thing to remember is this; the state goal of Al-Qaeda is to divide America with hatred and to cause fear. Writing this sort of stuff, gives them the win.
Another thing too that I really feel the desire to write; as much as I disagree with the political stance of much of media —- I cannot support the rather idiotic notion of burning any of the media outlets mentioned in the above posting. I mean, who the heck would we bloggers link to? Fox News and The New York Post all the time? Good grief. The liberal left already calls bloggers like me, the official propaganda wing of the Republican Party! This would not help that situation at all. 😀
This is the point that I am making; that diversity of opinion is a good thing. This is the thing that radicalized Muslims or terrorists hate and wish to destroy. This is why I have such a problem with the radicalized Muslims or one’s who wish to impose Jihad or Sharia Law in this Country; because it is a totalitarian mindset. As much as I hate to say it; this “John Jay” person was sounding a bit totalitarian himself. I mean, the whole, “Let’s burn down any newspaper outlet that we disagree with!” is not exactly what I would call a freedom agenda.
It seems that Ed Brayton is lacking in his homosexual fulfillment again and once again is linking to my blog.
This turd pawns himself off as a libertarian. But in reality, he’s nothing more than a hate-mongering leftist, who’s bigoted against anyone who disagrees with his worldview. It’s typical leftist behavior. In fact, it was his bigotry and strange fixation with the religious right, that got him tossed from science blogs. In short, they told him to get lost with the hate or leave. This comes from three different sources and was verified by the site admins.
Just an FYI, you come from his blog and you leave an troll or moby comment, I’ll just delete it. Why? because I can. I figure I deal with enough and Ed’s just an butthole leftist. He or his mindless followers deserve no stage here.
I don’t mind people who disagree with me. Heck, I don’t even mind atheists; AllahPundit being a perfect example, but this turd, is just a hater. I call him gay, because of his unnatural fixation with me —- and because I know it tweaks him off, and there is nothing he can do about it —- which brings me some satisfaction.
In fact, he likes to accuse me of being a bully, but it was HIM who told those who questioned his attacking of me to leave, if they did not like it. Bullies never like dissent; it’s a part if their fascist nature. Unlike me, Ed Brayton wants to see people, like me, censored even silenced. Which, again, is their nature. Simply put, leftists hate Christians, Israel and true freedom.
Update: I shut down the comments on this posting; like I said, I don’t think Ed Brayton’s band of MOBY’s and trolls deserve a stage here. So, I shut down the platform. I won’t be responding to this loser again, that is what he wants —- the spiritually depraved loon.
I love my career and what I do, my time with students, and the mental challenges I face every day in my field of study. I truly love my job in the same way that a teenager loves video games. It is literally fun for me, and I leave work every evening with more energy than when I entered earlier in the day. It appears to be a rare thing.
This blog started in resistance to the bailouts, overspending, the subversion of the US Constitution by the ruling class, and then the march of radical liberalism after the election of Obama. To that end, many of us bloggers expanded our spheres of influence through writing and made a small difference. And the tea party formed. And liberalism is being beat back. That will not end.
However, this blog must. I like blogging, but I love my day job.
I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for reading, commenting and encouraging me to continue. Thank you all for your messages of support of my efforts, which will now be at the grass roots level only. I want to make it clear that in no way am I burned out (almost 3 years now I have kept a consistent pace). In fact, I am more energized than ever. I also do not blame my employer. Nor should anyone connect this action with them.
I have also heard Herman Cain referred to as Herman “Greasy Pizza” Cain too; which is just another way of calling him a greasy n-word. I mean, why not just say that?
Apparently, the Republicans are doing one of these stupid Straw Polls in Floridatoday. The problem is, the base hates all the candidates, which makes picking someone in the Straw Poll a bit of a challenge. Byron York speculates that Herman Cain might do better than expected because no one feels like voting for Rick Perry after he called them heartless. This makes sense to me because the most obvious to do if someone calls you out on your heartless hatred of Latinos is to vote for the black guy. ‘See? I’m not a racist who thinks minorities are biting into too much of my paycheck. I’m color blind.’
Florida straw poll voters decided they hate everyone and voted for the only candidate who’s never held public office, Herman Cain. — Crooks and Liars
So what if Herman Cain has never held public office? Why is that a problem to Democrats? I mean, Barack Obama’s time in office was not that great. Why is this an issue? Because Herman Cain is a black Conservative. That my friends is classic Democratic Party racism.
I’d say that Republicans couldn’t be crazy enough to nominate Herman Cain … but then again, they also nominated Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, Ken Buck, and, yes, Sarah Palin.
So, why would not the Republicans be crazy to nominate Herman Cain? Because he is black and a Conservative? Racism much John Amato? Just saying...
….and the night is young. If I spot anymore racism, I will post it here.
Update: Wow… Push out a post and find more of it:
Yes, running a chain of pizza parlors is just like running a country. Just yell, and the employees will scamper around and bring those cheese suppliers to heel.
In a field that might be called Mittens and the Seven Clowns, the base definitely prefers the clowns. — The Mahablog
A Black Conservative being called “a clown” by a Democrat, that sounds about right. Unreal.
You know, I hate to be an a-hole about this sort of a thing. But there just some things that I cannot and will not overlook.
Anyhow, some woman of Arab and Jewish decent was detained at Detroit Metro Airport on a flight from Denver. She was strip-searched and now has taken to her blog to whine about it and also use racist imagery. For the record, here is a news article about it.
Silly me. I thought flying on 9/11 would be easy. I figured most people would choose not to fly that day so lines would be short, planes would be lightly filled and though security might be ratcheted up, we’d all feel safer knowing we had come a long way since that dreadful Tuesday morning 10 years ago.
But then armed officers stormed my plane, threw me in handcuffs and locked me up.
At first, when I started reading the post; I actually felt sorry for the lady. You know, innocent woman being strip-searched and such. But then, as I got further in the article, I started seeing things like this:
They took him to another room, and I heard an officer tell him to remove his clothes. He was going to be searched. I could not fully grasp what was happening. I stared at the yellow walls and listened to a few officers talk about the overtime they were racking up, and I decided that I hated country music. I hated speedboats and shitty beer in coozies and fat bellies and rednecks. I thought about Abu Ghraib and the horror to which those prisoners were exposed. I thought about my dad and his prescience. I was glad he wasn’t alive to know about what was happening to me. I thought about my kids, and what would have happened if they had been there when I got taken away. I contemplated never flying again. I thought about the incredible waste of taxpayer dollars in conducting an operation like this. I wondered what my rights were, if I had any at all. Mostly, I could not believe I was sitting in some jail cell in some cold, undisclosed building surrounded by “the authorities.”
Another female officer, this one in jeans and a t-shirt came to visit me. She introduced herself as an agent–Homeland Security. She removed my handcuffs and had me follow her to a different room down a long hall and through a few doors. As we walked, I got a glimpse of the watch-stealer, a chubby middle-aged white guy with a buzz cut. He didn’t look too different from some of the officers.
After fingerprinting me and asking me about my height/weight/place and date of birth and so on, a middle-aged white cop with a beer belly and a flat top returned me–without handcuffs–to the cell. I waited, wondering if I would be spending the night locked up. I thought about the last words my husband said to me while I was still on the plane waiting on the tarmac, “They must have found out there was a Hebshi on the plane.” We joke about this at times, that because of my ethnicity I am being scrutinized but I had no intention of putting that out to the universe and making it happen.
…and the real humdinger is this one:
I thought about Malcom X and how bravely and fastidiously he studied and wrote while he was in prison, how his solitude enabled him to transform his anger into social change and personal betterment. That’s when I decided to write this post. I needed to explain what had happened–was happening–to me. I was not going to be silent. Still, I wondered what my rights were, and though I felt violated and scared I wasn’t sure that our new laws protected me from this treatment.
There is also this….:
I wondered what my rights were, and though I felt violated and scared I wasn’t sure that our new laws protected me from this treatment.
If this woman wants any sympathy from me, she needs to get off of the racist stereotypes of white people. If I would have penned this article, ripping on this woman, because she happens to be a Jewish/Arab half breed, I would be called every sort of names, you know, like Anti-Semitic and racist? I found that to be extremely offensive and I told her so, in some very colorful language as to that fact.
Further more, what about the people in the World Trade Center towers, who had to choose between burning alive or being crushed to death or jumping from the building and dying. You do not think those people did not feel violated and scared?
Again, I do not cheer this woman’s misfortune, but this is the era we live in; the post-911 era. Thanks to the action of a group of Arab Muslim terrorists, we now live into a era of hyper-security. If this woman wants to register a complaint; she should try registering it to Al-Qaeda, better yet, let her register a complaint to the Muslim community here in America and abroad and condemn them for not standing up and saying that they are not doing enough to stand up against radical Muslims.
I have to wonder, how much of that story was embellished or as we usually call it — made up?
Remember folks, As Debbie Schlussel says, 9/11 was a MUSLIM Job and we, the American people were the true victims, not Arabs or Muslims. But then again, this woman sounds like a moronic liberal idiot, who always thinks directly backward of a sane, rational, human being. As Dr. Michael Savage says — Liberalism is a mental disorder. Update: Don’t believe me? Just look right here. How stupid can people be?!?
Alternative title: “Introducing the Great Purge of 2011”.
So as everyone has long gathered, I have deep patience for dickishness. I don’t mind a bit of rough and tumble. Politics is a contact sport, and passion and commitment to one’s causes and positions can lead to bruising debate. And let’s be honest, if we decided to ban all dicks, half the site — me included — would be gone. Heck, look at the national scene — the dicks are winning all the big battles (including 2010).
So being a dick is sometimes okay, within reason, which is why I’ve never concerned myself with it. But of course, the year-long Obama-rox/Obama-sux flamewar has now dragged me into community moderation, and my patience has run dry. I’m now itching the ban the fuck out of the biggest dicks on the site.
I’m already at about a dozen, with ratings pulled from several more. I’m not done. If you accuse someone of being racist just because they criticize Obama? Zap! If you actually say something that is even borderline racist? Zap! If you advocate for third party? Zap! This is a Democratic site. Advocating primaries is okay. Advocating third party is not. If I see ratings pack behavior or messed up uprates or hides, I won’t zap, but I’ll pull ratings abilities. Hell, depending on my mood at that moment, I may zap anyway. My dev team is putting together cool reports that identify patterns, so my job will get easier, and I won’t be shy in exercising them.
I can’t begin to care who started what. And in fact, if two sides are engaged in battle, I’ll act the same way I parent — both sides will get punished. So those are some guidelines, but they are not all inclusive. A lot of my actions will be arbitrary, inconsistent, and sometimes might even seem capricious. I don’t care. Some of you want a big set of rules printed and bound, so everyone is clear on the boundaries. Not me. I’ll define “bannable dickishness” the way you define pornography or irony — you know it when you see it.
You dragged me into this thing kicking and screaming, you get me at my very worst.
I believe that it is about time that we that truly believe that the fight for America is a real one; need to take stock of who is truly in this battle and who was in it, just when it was fashionable. Because to me, it truly seems that some of the bloggers, who were truly in this battle; like say back in 2003, were in it for purely political reasons and now that the spotlight of truth is being turned on one of the GOP’s own, some people are beginning to let their true colors show.
The sad thing is this; it seems to me that the battle that is going on is boiling down to the Jewish faction of the GOP versus the non-Jewish faction of the GOP. It seems that the non-Jewish faction of the GOP seems to believe that radical Islam is no longer a threat to America, as it once was and the Jewish faction of the GOP does see radical Islam as a real threat to this great Republic of ours and the freedoms that we, as Americans, enjoy.
It also saddens me that Ace has seemed to take a stance against Religion in general. Just look at the comments in the posts that I linked to on his blog. Some of the comments over there are borderline Anti-Semite and furthermore, most of them are anti-Christian. As a libertarian-minded Conservative, I believe in a man’s right to freedom of speech and I believe in a man’s right to a freedom from a Religion if he so chooses. However, as a Christian; I find the using of a blog, like Ace’s, to mock, degrade and deride Religion, especially Judaism and the Christian Faith to be most offensive. Yes, I know that Ace is not making the comments himself; but he is allowing the nasty stuff to be said. Therefore, he must support it.
As for Pamela Geller; yes, I do support her fully. I defended her against Charles Johnson’s fascist nonsense. When he tried to tell her that she could not edit her own blog and I will now defend her against the Anti-Semitic fascists; who seem to have softened their stance on the threat of Islamofascism to America.
Therefore, to you Mr. Ace — I bid you adieu. You sir, have joined the ranks of the fascists who now have turned their backs on the Jewish community, the Christian Community, and against freedom. There is no compromise sir. Either you are for or against we who stand for liberty — and it appears that you have taking the side of the Chuckles Johnson or the “Anything that looks even remotely anti-Muslim is evil” side.
Although, I think it would be fair to point out that Bush loyalists and their Neoconservatives friends did dole out the same stuff in 2004, when Bush was President; towards anyone who disagreed with his polices.
Further more, they were prone to attack bloggers, who disagreed with them. I know, in 2006, when I started blogging, criticizing what I disagreed with in the Bush Administration; I was constantly attacked by the right. The mentality was and believe it or not, with someone of them; still is, “You either with us or against us.” Which I believe is toxic.
I believe that everybody, irregardless of Religious and political convictions; ought to whisper a small prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for the sparing of his daughter’s life and prayer of healing for his daughter too.
If you are an atheist, agnostic or whatever —- there is a thing called Good JuJu (no, not Jew Jew, silly….) and it is in short supply. Please, send some Jeff’s way, because I do believe the man is going through pure hell right now about his baby girl.
Jeff, If you happen to read this; you and your family — especially that very pretty daughter of yours — are in my prayers tonight.
Oh and Jeff? I’ll bet you a steak dinner that Jesus had a hand in that miracle of yours buddy! 😀 😉
The truth is folks, after the big government Conservatism of the George W. Bush-era, which I utterly despised; it is refreshing to see that the Republican Party has, with the help of the Tea Party movement — became a party of fiscal, defensive and social restraint again. One of my biggest complaints is that the Republican Party, during the Bush-era was all too eager to embrace the horrid doctrine of Wilsonian foreign policy. Which anyone with any kind of a brain, knows is a disastrous doctrine to adhere; when it comes to Wilsonian Foreign policy, I am not the only one who feels this way; it now seems that otherbloggers are now speaking against it as well.
There is also this new wave of anti-establishment vitriol and criticism among the grassroots and Conservative Blogosphere. I too, find this is a very refreshing change of pace. There is a simple reasoning behind all of this: the Tea Party, the Anti-Establishment mentality and so forth. The reason it exists is that for far too long, Republicans acted, spent, and porked — just like the Democrats. Because of this, people in the Republican Party grassroots became fed up with it all. This was, in a way, the beginnings of the Tea Party movement. True, it was Glenn Beck’s idea, true; Rick Santelli was the one who sounded the call. However, it was the American people who said, “NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL!” and began to organize the movement.
As for Michelle Malkin, I believe that her efforts to expose the people who wish to cash in on this Tea Party movement are critical to the reformation of the Government in Washington D.C. Some of these politicians think that the common people are idiots; this is why we need people like Michelle Malkin to expose the underhanded attempts to deceive the Conservative voters into believing that they are on board with the reformers in the Conservative movement. Further, there are some, in the Conservative grassroots, who have dreadfully short memories; this is why Michelle Malkin’s work is so very much important to the movement as a whole.
For the record and for what it is really worth; Michelle Malkin went after Bush’s Administration and cabinet as well as Obama’s and the current crop running for the G.O.P. — That is why I respect the woman. Because she has always said, you cannot criticize the other side, if you are not willing to drain the swamp in your party — which is so true.
Remember folks, we are at an imperative time in our Nation’s history. We, as Conservative Americans and as those who vote Republican must be keenly aware of what we are doing here in the next couple of months. For too long, the American Government has been at the mercy of those who did not give two thoughts to pissing our Children’s futures away — in the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. We have to select a Candidate this time, which will not only beat Obama; but will uphold the fiscal values that is supposed to make up the Republican Party. Because the core word of the Republican Party is “Conservative” which comes from the word “Conserve” which means to restrain. That is what the Republican Party and this Nation needs to return —- the restraint of our fiscal, defense and social matters.
Because of this: we cannot afford to choose someone, who has some sort of Texas swagger, nor can we afford to choose some simple-minded old fool, who is lost in the world of extreme isolationism. We must be a fully informed electorate. This is why I defend Michelle Malkin and her quest to out those, who might not be a good choice for President of the United States in the Republican Party.
So, to Michelle: Keep up the good work. I will be reading, and I will keep in mind everything that I read on your site and at your former site, HotAir.com; when I vote in the upcoming primary here in Michigan and in general election in 2012.
Even though this blog is inactive, this still applies here!
I happen to notice that you are running an ad blocker on your browser.
Well, I believe me, when I tell you, I get it. I hate ads too. But, I have to run them. I am a long term unemployed person. I have not worked for anyone else, since 2005 and really worked a long term job since 2000. It sucks, but it is the truth. In fact, I started blogging in 2006, because I was bored out of my mind!
Basically, what happened was this: I tried a career change that basically blew up in my face. (Truck Driver) Well, thanks to Michigan's economy, the insurance industry and Government Regulation --- I can't really get into a truck again, unless I cough up $5000. Well, needless to say, I do not have that laying around! So, I am stuck doing this. I get Medicaid, and believe me, I use it! I have type 2 diabetes. High Blood Pressure and High cholesterol. Not to mention A.D.H.D. and a mild anxiety and mood disorder! Needless to say, I am a mess. I don't want pity. But, I will tell you the truth. At the moment, I am not collecting any sort of money from the Government. I'd like to avoid it, but sooner or later, I'll have to try to apply for it.
But, in the meantime, could you be so kind as to "White-List" this blog and put up with the ads? It would help my situation greatly! If you really hate the ads, and we ALL do! Could you be so kind as to put a little donation in my tip jar? If the ads coming in from the sides and bottom bug ya, you can click on the X's and they'll retract away. But the one at the top, it can't be closed. But, first... do that thing you do with a mouse on them! :-)
As for the white-listing, It would help me out a good deal. I do not get any sort of money from ANY sort of political organization at all! I wouldn't take it, if they offered!
Anyhow, my thanks for your understanding in this situation!