Haiku sends the Cracked response to their work being infringed upon by the Wail:
Whilst you’d expect Cracked to respond with humour, as the Mash might also, whilst they’re staffed with cracksters, whilst it’s commendable to defuse a situation with a soft approach and whilst I employ this in RL and reserve the confrontation for the blog – it does have limitations.
In this case, it lets a gangster newspaper off the hook and sends it the message that it can do it again. This is back to the old discussion between Cherie, JD and me on turning the other cheek, letting the world pass by, versus stonewalling [another hijacked word] a miscreant.
My argument is that of Teddy Roosevelt – speak softly but carry a big stick and one really must develop and maintain the big stick in readiness, however unpleasant it might be. We should particularly be doing this with our national defences.
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