Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scooter Dudisms' First Published Plagiarized 1st Amendment Defense Dudism

Thursday, October 1, 2009 3:25 AM
Robert Forrey regularly skewers city officials in Portsmouth while pontificating on their perceived sins on his River Vices blog.

The self-styled government watchdog concedes that Mayor Jim Kalb is a favorite target, but he never expected the rant that landed in his in-box at 1:47 a.m. Sunday.

The e-mail was from Kalb, who informed Forrey that he could drop by the mayor's office in the Ohio River city to pick up a public record he had requested.

The mayor went on to write, asterisks and all: "I think that you're a worthless piece of s**t and I wouldn't p**s on you if you were on fire You're a poor, lonely, jealous old man with aspirations of being a writer.

"You write your lies and uneducated opinions on people and issues from behind the safety of your slobber stained keyboard," Kalb wrote, going on to describe Forrey as a "pitiful, broke-down, lizard-looking thing."

The mayor closed: "Get a life old man. On second thought, don't bother With little respect for you, Mayor James D. Kalb.

"Now that's freedom of speech at its best in my opinion."

Forrey's reaction: Wow.

The 76-year-old retired English professor, who taught at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, wasn't particularly offended. First Amendment. Free speech. Protected opinion. It's all good, he figured.

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