Thursday, December 27, 2007

Notable & Historic: The Seed of an Obsession

"I swear to God that if these people didn't have hating Castro as a cause in life, they would have no life at all. Relax, compadres. Fidel is going to keel over one day very soon and you can all go back to that island and live the lives you so desperately miss. Do me one favor... take Alex Pinelas with you when you go."Rick (formerly of SotP), So May It Secretly Begin blog, August 29, 2003.

Before launching Stuck on the Palmetto, Rick had another blog called, ironically, So May It Secretly Begin: Random Thoughts and Musings from a Left-Leaning Independent, which lasted 2 1/2 years (longer than SotP) and reached nearly 3000 (longer) posts. He did not disable this blog when he abandoned it as he did SotP. In fact, two years after it closed in 2005, its archives are still available on the internet, though it is surely as self-incriminating as regards dates and times as the late SotP. Perhaps Rick thinks that his old blog is forgotten, which is actually a logical conclusion, since it was pretty worthless: too much Rick, indeed, all-Rick all the time. Besides being an early log of Rick's extracurricular blogging on the department's time, its only value is that it contains the seed of his anti-Cuban obsession, which would later grow to monstrous dimensions at SotP and, like a poisonous weed, choke all other political discussion.

For those who have the stomach to sample the "early" Rick, So May It Secretly Begin can still be accessed at:


Rick said...

So Manuel....Christmas evening you enter So May It Secretly Begin after finding it on Infomaniac and you proceed to spend the next hour doing searches for "police," "intel" and "Fidel Castro," ostensibly gathering the info you need for this post.

Christmas evening, Manuel, and you are searching for information about me. I'm not sure whether I should be flattered, scared or sick with your obsession.

You need help, man. Bad.


Manuel A.Tellechea said...


Yes, Rick, we've always been following each others' tracks. What I can't figure out is why you would kill one blog and not the other, since the incriminating information is on both. There you do have me stumped. I suppose that by now you have recognized your mistake and regret the self-implosion of SotP. I'm sorry about it too.

If you had consulted me (I know, improbable scenario), I would have advised you to simply change or eliminate the posting times and you would have been OK.

Finally, your Christmas eve is not my Christmas eve.

Glad to see you here, though. Don't be a stranger.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


Why not be "flattered, scared and sick?" One does not exclude the others.

Fantomas said...

Enfermo is the word

Vana said...

Oh wow, he made it open by invitation only, sneaky, or snaky?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


I knew that the moment I publicized the existence of that other blog Rick would disable it as well. By doing so he has only further elucidated the nature of his dilemma, which is exactly what everybody had guessed.