Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Curmudgette Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks

The Blogging Curmudgette writes:
"I became aware that someone who commented on The Blogging Curmudgeon a while back was taking my inventory on his own blog. He's entitled but I think it is particularly telling that rather than respond to my response to his initial comment on my blog, where he started this exchange, he scurried back to his own blog to issue his retort without even alerting me."
As I stated previously, I had not yet gotten around to alerting the Curmudgette to my response. However, had I known how much it was going to aggravate her exaggerated sense of self-importance, I probably would have made a point of keeping her in the dark.

I often stumble upon people who are gossiping about me online. Indeed, I once had a hate site devoted to me that was operated by a former NSA operative, and I usually take such gossip as a compliment, tempered by the knowledge that such people are usually losers who have lives that are so mediocre and/or tragic that they must involve themselves in my life to give meaning to their own miserable existence. And after giving her a chance to prove me wrong, this is the same motivation that I now attribute to the Curmudgette.
"Oh how I hate passive aggressive bullshit."
Sounds like a personal problem, Curmudgette, but I think I can help you with it, if you don't mind me offering you some unsolicited advice. To wit, if your objective is to prove that you -- and I quote -- "So Do Not Have Time For This Shit," then all you have to do is make a decision to ignore me, and I will probably forget all about you in a couple of days.

Alternatively, you can take the high road and stick to questioning the merits of the position that I have taken regarding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). To wit, I believe that the EITC is a much more effective and equitable way of helping the working poor than raising the minimum wage. To that end, I am only too happy to refer you to an earlier blog entry that I wrote entitled Damning the Earned Income Tax Credit with Faint Praise. And if you'd like to bring yourself up to speed on the issues, I would strongly recommend this paper published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Now go, Curmudgette! And sin no more!

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