A Post Election Decision

I've decided to focus my best efforts on the lighter side of politcs from now on, and unfortunately, you may not read it here first.

That's because I've been submitting my various essays to other organizations for publication including the three entries below this one, and today…

To paraphrase John Kerry, I was accepted before I was rejected.

That is to say, I was notified that they liked what I sent them and were all set to publish it but…

They wanted assurance that I hadn't submitted the material elsewhere. I assured them that I hadn't, but I felt I had the ethical obligation to mention that I'd posted the items here earlier today.

And so here they'll stay.

But I was invited to send them future efforts, and so I will. Unfortunately, that could mean that you won't be seeing my best work here.

On the bright side, what I do end up posting will be plenty good enough.

Wow, did I say that? It's interesting how your attitude changes when you're on the verge of stardom!?

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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7 Responses to A Post Election Decision

  1. Jeff D says:

    Good luck with those. There is no reason that after they are published you can't link them here, or at least let people know where to find them.

  2. TedWest says:

    Jeff,
    While events of today were encouraging, I'm not operating under any illusion that I'll get the same or better response on my next effort. However, should I be fortunate enough to get something both accepted and published, please note that I only said that I wouldn't (couldn't) be posting it here -first-.
    Of course, if I start to get other things published, it may only appear that I no longer know you!
    Jokes aside, there's no compensation involved, only the satisfaction of knowing that someone more important than, say, Snowy regards my writing as noteworthy.

  3. Jeff D says:

    in any case I wish you well in your efforts to spread the word 🙂

  4. Lexann says:

    On the verge of Stardom! Wow! I can say I knew you when…

  5. TedWest says:

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Even if it happened, why would you want to admit that?

  6. Jordan says:

    Best wishes on your new venture.

  7. TedWest says:

    Thanks Jordan and thanks to everyone else. You probably don't realize how you inspire me. I will keep you posted, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate the friends I've made here.

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