Today GA checked out the hMag tribute, "Dean Kemph, Long-Time Hoboken Political Activist, Passes Suddenly at Age 61" written by my buddy, Kurt Gardiner.
When I got to this excerpt of a Kemph letter previously published in the Hoboken Reporter, I noticed that it had been edited; "a longtime friend"'s name had been replaced with "REDACTED."
What kind of name is "REDACTED"? Polish?
Oh, wait... the Editor explained why the name was "REDACTED:"
What kind of jackass would ask to edit the published work of a dead friend?
Maybe "jackass" is wrong...
How about "thin-skinned" jackass?
That's better. Of course, the Editor was right; he complied with the demand of a living jackass to desecrate the work of a dead genius.
Speaking of Mrs. Jackass, whose phone call triggered the surgical removal of her name (an innocous reference)...
Several years back, GA got a similar phone call from Mr. Jackass, asking me to remove their address from an ELEC report which I'd published. You know, ELEC forms are public documents, and there was nothing to compel me to redact the address, but I did anyway.
Well, in spite of my cooperation, Mr. Jackass who started off the conversation in a civil tone, began screaming like his colon had ruptured, telling me how horrible "the bloggers" were, then threatened to write an amicus brief for Lane Bajardi before he hung up on me.
GA was kind of amused. I called him right back to continue the, um, conversation. Same thing: he started off rational then erupted and hung up.
Wow! I hope hMag was treated in a more civil fashion by the Jackass family!
Anyway, who is GA to ruffle the scales of a thin-skinned jackass? Especially one who would demand a retraction from the published work of a dead friend.
Here is the original publication if you want to the UNREDACTED version.
GA agrees with hMag- Dean may be having a good chuckle over this, including the fact that one of those overwrought Hoboken bloggers milked it into a post!