It is, at this time, necessary for me to offer an olive branch to herpes.
Allow me to explain…
About a week ago, I wrote a blog post about atheist Michael Newdow’s latest quest. Newdow, having tried to have “under God” removed from the Pledge ofÃ‚Â Allegiance, among other things, now wantsÃ‚Â to have “in God we trust” removed as the national motto, not to mentionÃ‚Â from money and whatever other government stuff on which that phrase may appear.
Well, in myÃ‚Â haste, combined withÃ‚Â a penchant forÃ‚Â comparisons, as is my wont, I said that Michael Newdow is like herpes. Yes, herpes.
I made the comparison because Newdow is annoying, irritating, loves to get on your nerves, and just when you think he’s gone, he’s back with a vengeance. Scratching, vitamins and simply trying to “wish it away”Ã‚Â areÃ‚Â futile.
Well, a nice lady from Nebraska, and apparently a herpes sufferer, took offense in a small wayÃ‚Â inÃ‚Â her blogÃ‚Â entry entitled “Dear Doug Powers“. She wonders why I felt the need to compare Newdow with herpes, or any sexually transmitted disease for that matter.
So, with this in mind, I’m compelled to say that it was not my intent to insult herpes, nor sufferers from same, or even gonorrheaÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â syphilis for that matter, by comparing these things to Michael Newdow.
TheÃ‚Â lady is right. Newdow isÃ‚Â way worse than herpes, so the comparison was unfair and I hope my apology can be accepted. It was not my intention to chap any asses…Ã‚Â or at least any worseÃ‚Â than they may be during times ofÃ‚Â non-remission.
Herpes, and herpes sufferers, I’m so veryÃ‚Â sorry. It won’t happen again.
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