I will not post the several hate mails I have received this morning, all of which accuse me of hating Joe and lying about my being in contact with him and with Bruce regarding the posts insulting him so:
Original Message ----------
From: [email protected]
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 20:41:57 -0400
I just wanted to personally apologize for what happened last week. There is absolutely NO justification for what was written, regardless of how or why it was disclosed. I have spoken to Big Joe, and would have called you, but do not have your numbers. Big Joe told me you and he had spoken, thank you.
Unfortunately, at times the worst of human nature is disclosed behind what would be perceived to be "closed doors". Although it is little consolation, most of us have said things in executive boardrooms and command offices that should never have been stated and never leave the assumed confines.
Regardless, I am ashamed and sorry for the communications you received. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why people would do that but it really doesn't matter; I/we really fucked up!
Honestly, there is nothing else I can say. I am currently stuck in Wytheville VA at a Hampton Inn, halfway between Pennsylvania and South Florida; my brand new Jeep Commander died on I-77 and had to towed to the nearest Chrysler dealership.
Hopefully, I will be back on the road tomorrow. Please feel free to call anytime after 8:30 AM tomorrow if you desire.
Once again, please accept my sincerest apologies.
And from the SEAL himself
: Mongo Kid
To : Alain <>
Subject : Just wanted to let you know...
Date : Sat, Apr 04, 2009 10:17 AM
The ownership team has spoken to Joe about what happened and made him aware of alot of information that was not communicated to him. Additionally, he is going to be given a special position with the admin team and be given full moderator access to the behind the scenes areas of the forum to interact with us as a part of the team as well as be able to see all of the things that go into running the forum.
We have not announced that yet and should be within the next couple of days. I just thought you would like to know.