Huckleby wrote:My spiteful prosecuters omitted the "merely suicidal" part from their quotes, since it suggested I was speaking tongue-in-cheek.
Oh for Christ ...
First of all, just admit you said something stupid and suck it up. You don't have to whine about it afterward. You're acting like my five-year-old when he's caught doing something he shouldn't.
Secondly, more than offensive, I find your post reflects poor judgement. In this day and age, it's not wise to talk about taking people out on a web forum (or Facebook, or whatever the cyber-confessional flavor of the week is). There are too many examples of people following through. It's kind of liking making a bomb joke when you're standing in the security line at the airport. Just not the wisest move one could make and something that could cause you a lot of grief, worst case.
Believe me, I'm not on track to win any awards for tastefulness around here, but given that you've already voiced a certain level of despondency regarding this election, your comment left a lot of wiggle room for folks to question whether and to what extent you were joking. I honestly figured you were. But it's not the same as saying "I could kill for a cigarette" and you damn well know it. It's not even the same as saying, for example, that somebody should get all the conservative members of congress in the same room and drop the ceiling on them (which, for the record, is right along the lines of something I'd say). It just isn't. If you honestly don't see the difference, I have to question your emotional intelligence quotient.
Now let's move it along, shall we?