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My Sincere Apology . . .

Posted on | September 28, 2010 | 10 Comments

. . . to members of the Brain-Damaged American community and the people who love them.

Some of my best friends are brain damaged and, in point of fact, several experts have theorized that brain damage — perhaps caused by unfortunate adolescent habits — may explain why I occasionally act like the sixth-grade smart-aleck I used to be.

The lingering after-effects of teenage brain damage could be the reason why, when someone Tweeted a link to a feature story about Bill Clinton’s Sunday campaign rally for Barney Frank, I was unable to resist the urge to supply an appropriate headline.

There is no excuse for such a tasteless and insulting “joke.”

However, there is hope for my fellow Brain-Damaged Americans. Once I stopped the behaviors that had such disastrous impact on my mental health, I slowly began to recover relatively normal thought processes and, by 1994, cast my first vote for a Republican. Recent events indicate that many brain-damaged people in Massachusetts may also be on the road to recovery, perhaps regaining normal neurological function as soon as Nov. 2.


10 Responses to “My Sincere Apology . . .”

  1. Mike LaRoche
    September 28th, 2010 @ 1:22 am

    Seeing the people of Massachusetts begin to regain their sanity this past January was a heartening sight. Let’s hope it continues.

  2. JeffS
    September 28th, 2010 @ 1:31 am

    Stacy, the first step towards solving a problem is recognizing that there a problem exists. So, labeling lefties as “brain damaged” is simply your small part in helping them to see the light.

    As such, this is purely a noble and humanitarian gesture on your part. I salute you.

  3. SDN
    September 28th, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Doesn’t “brain damaged” require a brain to damage? Jury’s still out on Lefties meeting that requirement…..

  4. waylay
    September 28th, 2010 @ 7:55 am

    More pompous, cheap humor from RSM.

  5. waylay
    September 28th, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    A sincere, non-troll comment.

    …by 1994, cast my first vote for a Republican.

    Stacy, were you or were you not a conservative before 1994?

    It is understandable if you were affected with the mental illness of liberalism during your younger age, and snapped out from it in your 30s, like so many others but this doesn’t seem the case with you (correct me if i’m wrong)…

    Are you telling me that you did not vote for Reagan? You were not even a Reagan Democrat? Very surprising. Given you are a student of history and a well educated professional journalist by 1994. You have no issue with the Democratic party of 60s 70s and 80s? You thought they were more conservative than the GOP or something? Don’t tell me you were a Carter admirer! In the 90s the Dems went drastically wrong than previous decades? What are the defects you saw in the GOP that you felt dems were better during this time? Sorry, so many questions.

    Really, please tell the whole story.