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October 06, 2009

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Miss Laci

You said my comment was deeply offensive that I compared the Fairness Campaign to "nazism stuff" or "nazism/communism rule" and any additional reductio ad Nazium comments will be deleted. In your comment about my comment you made my point (see #2). I hope you get the comparison with the "Woody's revenge case" without being hurt, because that's not my motive or intent.

1. Now, if somebody pitched a fit, called you a name you don't like which was foolish and inappropriate then suddenly you are able to cause their business to shut down what would you call it? I don't think the word would be "Fairness" do you? The Woody's revenge case (shutting down a business over name calling) is an over kill.

2. You were offended and angered because I made a "nazism/communism rule" comment about the Fairness Campaign and now if I use those words again on your website you will shut me down and put me out of business of posting comments about this case. Now, if you really want revenge (like the Woody's revenge case) because I offended you and hurt your feelings go to the Fairness Campaign, they may be able to help you get my computer takin' away from me.

3. I, Miss Laci is a white male crossdresser and on the front lines. So, in my case how many businesses would you say I could get shut down (if I really tried) in a years time because of name calling and sexist comments about me?

4. What ever happen to: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. (caution: if you don't know who you are then and only then will words hurt you).

5. Going into a bar, restaurant or anywhere else is a personal choice. If you don't enjoy the atmosphere, the food or the reputation of the owner do NOT be a patron at that place of business. Now, if the owner is not running or operating his business decently and in order and if you give him enough rope he will hang himself by forcing his own self out-of-business. It's that simple !!!

JESUS said... But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44... This bible verse is my prayer for this (Woody's revenge) case... Love, Miss Laci

James Hensley

Thank you for adding a comment to Clamour Underbridge. I must respectfully disagree with you.

David N. clearly and publicly took responsibility for his actions back in April 2008. He described his actions as "foolish" and "inappropriate." At no time during his public apology did he claim that Dr. Story "overreacted" or that there was any danger of property damage to the bar. David N. did not claim that he was attempting to protect his property or that it is appropriate to "confront" your own customers by throwing them out of your place of business, following them out into the street and shouting at them using derogatory racial epithets.

I was not present at either event but was, at one time, a regular customer at Woody's. The pool tables aren't actually level, especially the one in the back, and it's not like they're exactly new.

In September a group of customers tried to dislodge a ball stuck in a pool table. They shouldn't have done that. They should have asked for their money back and moved on to another table or something like that. It is perfectly reasonable for David N. to stop them from damaging the table. I think it's a little extreme to ask a customer to leave over something like that but it's not all that over the top. But he didn't just ask them to leave. The "mountain" is that he pitched a fit, cleared the entire bar, followed his customers out into the street and, once again, screamed obscenities, racial epithets and anti-gay pejoratives. That is not acceptable. That is not a "Mo[l]e Hill"

When David N. publicly apologized to Dr. Story and her students, he made it very clear that he didn't think their reactions in April of 2008 were overreactions. He spent months denying the factual account of the incident and had to be approached long after the fact by third parties to help him come to some understanding of his responsibility in the event. The same thing is happening again. David N. is not the victim. No one is trying to "stone" David N. What, exactly, is the appropriate reaction to "a few racist/and or sexist comments"?

And now for the other claim in your comment. To compare the Fairness Campaign to "nazism stuff" or "nazism/communism rule" is factually inaccurate, deeply offensive and completely beside the point. I make every effort to treat anyone that posts comments to my blog with respect however I must caution you that any additional reductio ad Nazium comments will be deleted.

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The reason Miss Laci posted the same one long comment to so many websites was in hopes to help quench the fire on this matter. If you would read the comment posting complete one more time slowly and put yourself in David Norton's shoes then set back and think about it... ???

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This is clearly a case of "Making a Mountain Out of a Moe Hill"

In April 2008, Professor Kaila Story overreacted at Woody's Bar with the two dogs by jumping on top of the pool table. On September 21, 2009 there were (according to sources) four African-Americans playing pool at Woody's and after they had problems with the table, instead of reporting this to the bartender(s), on their own they lifted the table and let it drop to the floor to dislodge the balls. As you can see with Professor Kaila Story and the four African-Americans this can throw off the leveling and/or crack the slate top of the pool table which would be very costly to repair and much more $$$ to replace. For the most part and in this day and time people do NOT respect other people's property, especially in a bar where drinking is going on... With this in mind Woody's Bar owner, David Norton rightfully so confronted Professor Kaila Story and the four African-Americans, but overreacted with his alleged racist and sexist comments.

ALL parties where out-of-order and overreacted... But, now the Fairness Campaign/LGBT rights organization want to stone David Norton and his business to death. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. They are demanding him to sell Woody's or close the doors and never re-open again. You do NOT stone a man and his business to death over a few racist and/or sexist comments. This is nazism stuff. I believe the motive and intent of the Fairness Campaign/LGBT rights organization is unfair and wrong in this case. I am a purple heart vietnam veteran and I sense a smell of nazism/communism rule. With that said... I, Miss Laci do NOT give the Fairness Campaign/LGBT rights organization her seal of approval in this case and does NOT and will NOT support a boycott againce Woody's Bar... But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44... This bible verse is my prayer for this case... Love, Miss Laci

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