For the record, I said I would eat every word I spoke here saying that it would never happen if Floriduh got Gold Star Status. I extended the offer to Green Status as a form of motivation to those who are supposedly on the same team, but hate me for constantly pointing out that they're un-useful elitists doing token silly things that will never work... I would have been glad to very literally eat my words. But it's never going to happen...
Since it is unlikely that I will be in Floriduh, or even the USA, at such time that it does happen, if it ever does happen, I've rescinded the offer. It's just not worth the effort to watch it anymore, and I'll be too old to care... At this point, my words stand even if it does happen, so eating them would not serve symbolic. Too little, too late, even if it happened right now.
I ask not your counsel nor your arms. May your chains rest lightly upon you, and posterity forget that you were my countrymen.
Patience may be a virtue, but if you die of old age being "patient," totally not worth it. Life is for living, not waiting around forever while liars think themselves clever.