Richard P. Sheridan is Quite a Sore Loser, And The Operative Word There is ‘Loser’

Richard P. Sheridan, the nutjob who finished fourth in Saturday’s election for the District 13 seat on the Dallas City Council, is mad at me. To hear him tell it, it’s because I didn’t do enough to inform the voters that Leland Burk, who finished second to Jennifer Staubach Gates, is gay. But I think it also has something to do with the fact that all I said about Sheridan in my election preview for Preston Hollow People is that he is best known for being physically removed from public meetings after exceeding the time limits for speakers. Or maybe Sheridan is just mad in general because he received only 28 votes (0.27 percent), two years after he somehow backed into 1,054 of them (10.56 percent). Heck, a teenager did better than him this time around; 18-year-old Jacob King garnered 77 votes, and Sheridan vowed to stop running for office if King’s total exceeded his.

Whatever. The reasons don’t matter. You can’t try to apply logic to the raving lunatic who left me a voicemail at 9:24 on Saturday night in which he called me a coward six times, a “[see you next Tuesday]” five times, a “mother[lover]” four times, a bitch twice, “a disgrace to our city” once, and “a sorry ass” once. In the middle of all that, he also said, “I don’t think you have one testicle, sir.” (He’s wrong about that last point, but I appreciate him calling me “sir.”)

Well, Richard (or should I call you Dick? Yeah, I should), all I can say in response, Dick, is your talk is cheap; you’re not a man. The word is out, you’re doing wrong; gonna lock you up before too long. I’m telling you, just watch your mouth; I know your game, what you’re about. What I’m trying to say is, I’m bad. (And the whole world has to answer right now just to tell you once again.)

UPDATE: Listen to the full, NSFW voicemail here.


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  • Caitlin

    Dan for the win.

  • DGirl

    This is awesome, Dan. You are finally getting the recognition you so richly deserve as a sh*t disturber and editor in the D Empire. Have a nice day, Mother Lover!

  • Tim Rogers

    Is it too much to ask to get that Sheridan voicemail online so we can all listen to it? Come on, you mother lover. Get to work.

  • Sam

    Dick might want to consider stopping, with the whiskey; then getting his teeth fixed.

  • Lin Lofley

    Can’t we all just get along, mother lover?

  • RLO

    Those words are only meant to be used in Prince songs. Yes, Dan FTW

  • Bill Marvel

    And so close to Mothers’ Day!

  • Daryl

    My theory is that Richard had previously unknown feelings for the crow that Dan ate. And then he saw that horrible, horrible picture of his beloved in the jaws of a monster. Really, ask yourself what you yourself would have done in the same situation.

  • Kk.

    My crush on Dan is reignited <3

  • Nice

    Mr. Sheridan shouldn’t even be allowed out in public, let alone on the Dallas City Council.
    Thanks for exposing this nut job to make sure that he is NEVER, EVER elected to public office !

  • tag

    They just played the eloquent Mr. Sheridan’s message on Seattle talk radio. What a fine, upstanding fellow Dick is…

  • pominator

    the audio for the call (uncensored and extremely NSFW can be found on youtube, ill try grab the link

    I think that should work, once again, fair warning, they censored nothing

  • David

    What? You DO have only one testicle? 🙂

  • Steven Leser

    Is this what Mr. Sheridan meant by mother lover?–>

  • lujotu

    Why does this guy sound like he’s straight out of Dorchester? Anyone know if this Sheridan guy is originally from Massachusetts?