Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
I have left you a lot of caustic response messages over the years. While I still feel you are wrong about so much, mostly your approach to them but also on the facts, something totally unrelated has just happened in my life that made it clear how petty it has been to hold a running anonymous argument with someone on the internet for a decade about personal choices on approaches to retirement funding! You have a right to be wrong, and to still state your views all you want. Always have, of course. But I do hope you find the peace that would almost certainly come from not having this crazy obsession in your life any longer. Anyway, while I do think your claims of illegality for those who wrote in opposition to your claims, snarkily or not, politely or not, are not just unsupportable but ridiculous, I would like to offer you an apology for any psychic pain my own barbs might have caused you. I’ll give you this, Rob, you are one exasperating son of a gun, but after all that, I still do hope you find your own personal peace and happiness. I’m going to go seek to perfect my own, now. Take care.
I am grateful to you for posting those words, Anonymous. I knew all along that you had a soft spot hidden away somewhere deep inside of you!
You are an exasperating son of a gun as well! I mean that in the way that I believe you meant it when you directed those words to me. You believe in what you are saying and you believe that you are helping by making the strongest possible case for what you believe. I have learned important things as a result of your persistence in making your case and I am grateful.
I am being entirely sincere when I say that I wish you the best of luck in all your future life endeavors, my old friend.