The Other McCain

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#tcot Some Helpful Random Advice

Posted on | September 21, 2012 | 8 Comments

Ever had one of those Rodney Dangerfield days? Yeah, I’ve had about four consecutive months of them. It ain’t easy being me.

Because I had to move — thank you, Brett Kimberlin! — a check for money earned in July, which should have arrived earlier this month, got sent to the wrong address. Today, I’m trying to scrounge up enough cash to get on the road to Ohio to cover the Romney-Ryan bus tour, while constantly being attacked by a swarm of (a) leftist trolls and (b) misguided conservatives who can’t seem to comprehend the meaning of “social engineeering.”

Young people should be advised that if they ever achieve any small measure of success in their lives, they will be hated more for their achievements and virtues than for their faults and failures. Trying to keep focused on actual work under such conditions is extraordinarily difficult. It has taken tremendous effort to continue doing things that are positive and helpful, rather than constantly swatting back at certain people who seem to have decided that my services are of negligible value, so that I may be thrown under the bus — casually, at a whim — for refusing to abandon my friends.

What good would my friendship be, if I were not a loyal friend? And why would adults, who are certainly old enough to understand the value of morale to the success of any endeavor, go out of their way to demoralize me at a time like this? If this is not pure malicious spite, what is it?

“Experience keeps a hard school, but a fool will learn in no other,” Benjamin Franklin sagely advised, and you may inquire of Barrett Brown what lessons he learned on his road to self-destruction. You may write to him at this address:

Barrett Brown #45047177
Mansfield Law Enforcement Center
1601 Heritage Parkway
Mansfield, TX 76063

Tell Barrett I said “hi.” The misguided fool let himself be drawn into someone else’s quixotic delusion and drove himself insane.

I never hated him, but Barrett evidently decided three years ago that I would make a convenient target and, by the time he finished destroying himself, he had forgotten why he hated me.

It’s both humbling and scary to see things like that. God knows how tentative my own grip on sanity has been at times, and how lost I would be if not for God’s blessings, including readers whom I thank sincerely for your continued prayers and support,

Robert Stacy McCain




8 Responses to “#tcot Some Helpful Random Advice”

  1. Frank B
    September 21st, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad – Euripedes
    Offer for a beer at Columbus’ finest trough still stands.

  2. JeffS
    September 21st, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    As one boss told me, “If you haven’t pissed anyone off today, you aren’t doing your job.”

  3. jlwellfonder
    September 21st, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    God speed my friend, you’ll get to Ohio! I’m having car/money (never ending) issues so I feel your pain!

  4. K-Bob
    September 21st, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    The nice thing about the combination of principles and morals is that it makes a nice core of certainty that holds you up in times of great pressure. It’s why the left’s leading intellectuals always end up having Barrett Brown moments. On the right, we just have a moody night, maybe a few drinks, and a few moments staring at the sky wondering why you got chosen to be the one doing whatever (caretaker, writer, soldier, parent of troubled teen, etc.).

    It’s also why people who are only “Fiscal Conservatives” end up having Charles Johnson momentsfull-bore meltdowns.

    I guess some folks think that, when you’re a Jet, you’re also part Shark. That’s no way to go through life.

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  7. JeffWeimer
    September 21st, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    Please don’t ever stop, Stacy. You either, Chris. If either of you need any help, just call. You have my number.

  8. Becca Lower
    September 22nd, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    That last paragraph broke my heart (the way God wants our hearts to break). Bless you, too, Stacy. If you need anything during your Ohio trip (which will surely happen), you know how to reach me.