On January 6, 2015, Simpson posted:
This year I’m going to try something different when it comes to chatter about the antics of various Confederate heritage apologists advocates. As a rule, I’m going to confine my commentary to a weekly column for the normal run-of-the-mill items. Of course, there will be exceptions to the rule, but only in cases I find particularly interesting.We are starting the third week since that announcement was made (on the sixth, marked below with the star), so there should be three blog columns, right? There are seven. We are in the third week of this new "something different" and there's already seven same-ol' same-ol trash posts and there's no telling how many January will end up with.
Obviously, rules -- even his own -- are meaningless to him ... or else nothing about Confederate heritage is run-of-the-mill to him. Evidently, everything is "particularly interesting" because it all has the potential to accommodate his desire to denigrate, his lust for the put-down.
When the lure is that appealing, rules and self-discipline go out the window.