Comment: It is sad but we can have an influence.

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It is sad but we can have an influence.

Just the mere fact they won't put Ernie or me on the list "because we want to be" indicates a certain space of recognition. "We're not those guys".

But this is my punt. I tried to do this through diplomatic channels and instead of more understanding there is more mistrust and fear.

The one thing I have is this channel with Hank and I almost feel like this is the last chance and I have nothing to lose but my reputation and....

when you are a Smudge Pot you really don't have much of a rep to lose. I am a Smudge Pot and you know you get dirty just by touching me.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.