The time has come, the VALrus said,
To talk of many things:
Elections, coincidence, censorship-y stuff,
Control by pulling strings.
And if some words can trigger those
With power that they bring
I woke up on election day with an email from BLOGGER. We are not besties. We do not communicate on a regular basis. We communicate NEVER. Yet there it was. Informing me that a post on my super-secret blog, by my alter ego, had been UNPUBLISHED for violating community guidelines!
Can you believe that? VAL, a valedictorian, ever-mindful of her permanent record, had published something that was a violation?
BLOGGER said I had the option to edit the post, and submit it for review, to have it re-posted if the offensive material was removed.
Here's the suspicious part. At least in MY mind:
THAT POST WAS FROM JANUARY 20, 2014
Seriously. How in the Not-Heaven has that post survived for 8 years and 9 months, and just NOW been flagged as a violation??? Here's my theory: THE TITLE! Which was:
"Nominated, The Pony Will Run. If Elected, He Will Serve."
Is that irony? To have it rejected on election day? If not, I'm sure somebody will inform me in the comments of my ignorance of irony.
Anyhoo... that post was simply about The Pony, in his sophomore year of high school, being nominated to apply to attend Missouri Scholars Academy. That appeared to be the offending part. The link to Missouri Scholars Academy. Which had been fine for 8 years and 9 months, but just became a malware threat on election day.
HEH! HEH! I JUST NOW GOT AN EMAIL FROM BLOGGER RE-INSTATING THE POST!
Negating the whole purpose of THIS post. That BLOGGER is quite the jokester. I'm not laughing. Here's a link to that post, should you care to peruse it for yourself. It's not all that interesting. Some people might even be confused... I am NOT fishing for comments. I don't want them, actually, on an 8-year-9-month-old post!
Just sayin'. What are the odds of such a flagging? Yeah. I'm a well-known conspiracy theorist. But surely you don't think it was pure coincidence, with the title having nothing to do with it.