Comment 120751

By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted February 13, 2017 at 10:40:30 in reply to Comment 120750

First, I thought maybe I'd respond with a pointlessly meandering and entirely witless photo-essay-poem thing of my own.

Then I thought I'd just not respond at all (the best choice, I know).

But, sadly, it's a slow work day today...

Why would you assume that I was a poet? The fact that I'm not a poet doesn't preclude me from judging the merits of poems. I'm sure you do like your poems and I'm sure your mommy does too but if you put your work out in the public sphere don't expect everyone to fawn over you. Maybe develop a bit more of a thick skin and use criticism as inspiration. And get an EDITOR.

Sorry, but I will remain anonymous. I've registered with RTH using my real email so if I ever do anything criminal the editor can find me. I find that there are often odd, unhinged and frankly people that I would never associate with in this and other comment boards. To be blunt, I don't want them to be able to find out where my family and I live.

Finally, the intent of my original post was not to 'brag' about how much money I make. The point I was trying to make was that it is hard to see how a councilor (seeing as how none of them are fresh out of college) would pander to the worst of his/her base just to keep a job that pays less than what they might make in the private sector. I don't believe for a minute that the behavior of Whitehead or Skelly is altruistic. They are in it for the money. But, Ryan correctly pointed out that they make twice what I thought they did so now I can understand how they can do what they do while keeping a straight face. I don't like it and I couldn't do it myself but I understand it.

Boy you were mad... I guess the shitty poetry business isn't as lucrative as you thought it would be!

BTW, are you the Somers that won an award for some etchings you did maybe thirty years ago? If so I might just be able to give you some information that would allow you find out who I am so you can track me down and murder me in my sleep.

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