Leading Off (The Deleted Version)

So, I write Leading Off. Then I go back to write another post. Somehow, I replace Leading Off with the alarm post below. So, you know what, there were some good comments and jokes you’re just not going to read unless you were paying close attention from about 7:40 to 7:47 this morning. Here were the stories:

1. Internet porn library City Council worry.

2. Dallas church evicts people, Lord angry.

3. Farmers Branch dumb, possibly evil yes now.

Update: For what it’s worth, the original showed up in my RSS feed. It’s after the jump, just to prove I’m not shirking my LO duties.

1. I’m amused that the Dallas City Council is going to be briefed on the sudden problem of people looking at computer porn in the downtown library, especially because the Observer had this story five years ago.

2. Folks being evicted from this apartment complex in North Dallas are praying they find help – but they’re not praying at the church that is evicting them to make room for more parking.

3. The real-estate hucksters who run Farmers Branch continue their fight to keep people who don’t look like them (pasty, white) out of their sad little town with another rental ban vote.


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9 responses to “Leading Off (The Deleted Version)”

  1. Why Ground the Jett says:

    Mr. Celeste, can you please enlighten the loyal readers of your blog as to why Jack Jett has been “banned”, since Mr. McGill refuses to give me the answers I deserve? Thank you for your time.

  2. the amanda says:

    First, Eric deletes voice mail before Christmas, now he allegedly “replaced” his Leading Off post? Now the Jetts are firing again…You obviously have something to hide.

  3. Pathos says:

    WGTJ: Sadly it seems all of the D-characters have now met their demise – Marty C.(Tim), Alibaster (Wick), and now Jett – who my sources say was penned by none other than Adam Mcgill. Don’t know the cause of the imaginary-writers layoff, but this blog will surely suffer from the loss.

  4. Bethany says:

    Actually, Jett hasn’t been posting much anywhere else either. He’s usually a daily poster over on Unfair Park, too, and he’s been pretty scarce.

    Not everything’s a conspiracy, you know.

  5. Why Ground the Jett says:

    Kinda odd that the person trying to tell us that not everything is a conspiracy and comes to the defense of Mr. McGill and Mr. Celeste is named Bethany. EVERYONE knows that an anagram of Bethany is Nab They. Hmmmmmm.

    Pathos, you may be onto something here.

  6. Pathos says:

    Some further developments: multiple confirmations that Jett has been banned for being anti-republican (and therefore anti-D-empire). Clearly the D puppet master at work. Adam’s lack of blogging and Celeste’s sub-par work is a silent protest.

  7. Bethany says:

    *Cue shipment of Acme Anvils for WGJ*

  8. Ground the Jett says:

    I for one am glad that JEJ has been grounded. The comment section took a notable turn for the better since then. I just wish you people would stop mentioning JEJ. In case you weren’t aware, he has his own website, so if you want to read his ramblings you are free to visit his site. Lord knows he pimped it for all it was worth.

    In the meantime, let’s obey the rules, and keep this a Jack E. Jett Free Society.

    Thanks again for your support.

  9. Dan Kleinman says:

    I read some of the articles about the public libraries. The information from the librarians, the ALA, and the local ACLU is often wrong, often old news.

    For example, saying filters don’t work is wrong. My source? The ACLU itself: ACLU v. Gonzales, E.D. Pa., March 2007 [ACLU expert and court agrees Internet filters are about 95% effective and no longer block out breast cancer and other health-related information–so effective that another law, COPA (Children’s Online Protection Act), was found unconstitutional].

    Another example, saying privacy filters do work is false. My source? San Francisco Bay Area, CA: “Porn, Sex Crimes At Libraries; I-Team Investigation,” KGO, 29 Nov 2006, “[T]he Martin Luther King Library has a problem with pornography. They have no rule against viewing photographs or full-screen sex videos from Internet sites, even with children nearby. Chief librarian Jane Light says it’s a matter of free speech. …. ABC7’s Dan Noyes: ‘I’ve seen the [privacy] screens and I see how they work and the stuff is visible from behind. You can see everything.’ Jane Light…: ‘So you can avert your eyes.’ …. San Jose’s police blotter over the past year lists several arrests for child porn at the library, at least ten cases of child molestation or other sex crimes involving kids and several cases of men viewing porn and performing a lewd act, right at the terminal. …. Sgt. John Laws, San Jose library police: ‘It showed him sitting at the computer terminal and … masturbating.’ …. Marcia Stacke, Child Quest International: ‘You know, sometimes I wonder if we’re just too afraid to be, I don’t know, sued in this country. We’ve got to step out and protect our kids. Enough is enough.'”

    Given the librarians are so wrong on such important matters, citizens ought to stop taking their advice and start looking for leaders to protect the people, not the American Library Association. From what I have read, that is exactly what is about to happen. Please encourage your political leaders to critically examine everything they are told by librarians who are so obviously behind the times or purposely so. It’s a PUBLIC library, not an ALA library.