Turns out, I was over-thinking it. When I write, it's usually in a Notepad editor I popped up when inspiration got to burning, and I've been doing HTML so long I just automatically add the stuff when I'm writing. When I tried to paste that into here it ate it's shorts.
However, if I do this like normal humans do and write the text and and then go back and add the links via their toolbar, magic happens, and there's an end.
Now all I have to do is get back on schedule, and pull a bunch of links out of that text so I can get the offending entry in here.