Rusticus Shackelford, known affectionately by me as "Schmuckelford", due to the fact that he is a schmuck, used to be a regular visitor to this blog. Rusticus and I have argued in the past, usually due to anger on my part after my buddy writes something incredibly stupid or insulting.
But I have come to realize that is just the way Rusticus is. It's just his nature to be an as$hole. Lying Lester accepts this, as many (if not most) people who know Lying Lester (both online and off) think the same of him.
In that respect Rusticus and I are kindred spirits. There are people who loath Rusticus just as there are people who loath good ol' Lying Lester. Although in Lying Lester's case the hatred is due entirely to jealously, while in Rusticus' case the hatred is due to him being a total jagoff.
But Rusticus did voice support for this blog, and for that Lying Lester is appreciative... and therefore willing to overlook what a jagoff he is. I mean, if Rusticus was someone Lying Lester encountered in real life, he'd probably end up beating the shit out of him (that is, if Rusticus didn't pee his pants before running away).
However, Lying Lester does not have to deal with Rusticus in real life (and for that he is appreciative as well). That being the case, Lying Lester extends an olive branch in fRiendship to Mr. Schmuckelford.
Even though I realize Rusticus may very well slap that olive branch out of my hand and tell Lying Lester to go f*ck himself... metaphorically speaking, he might do those things, that is. In a real life encounter he would be far too scared.
For the record, whatever Rusticus decides is fine by Lying Lester. It isn't as if he's going to have hurt feelings if Rusticus rejects his offer of fRiendship. It is his loss if he does. Lying Lester already has a number of fRiends of all political persuasions. As readers of this blog may know, Lying Lester is fRiends with the lIberal Octopus as well as the Conservative dmarks.
Although both of those individuals only visit and comment on Lying Lester's other blog, rAtional nAtion uSA (even though they are aware this blog exists). I guess a person only has so much time in their day to read and comment on blogs.
But Rusticus only occasionally comments on RNUSA, and only a few times here... and the last few he made fun of this blog's lack of comments. Surely I would be justified in telling Rusticus to go to hell. But Lying Lester is the Bigger Man (if Rusticus can be considered a man at all), so I will take the high road to refuse to insult Mr. Schmuckelford.
In fact, Lying Lester's magnanimity is so great that he will invite Rusticus to comment on his blog AND be his fRiend. The ball is in your court, Schmuckelford.