Robert Forrey of the River Vices blog — sounds like a gadfly already! — asked Jim Kalb, mayor of Portsmouth, Ohio, for documents relating to a contract between the city and the Portsmouth Kiwanis Club for a playground.
Mayor Jim dropped the blogger/records requester an email letting him know the records were ready to be picked up, and apprising him of a few other things as well, such as:
“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….pitiful, broke-down, lizard-looking thing….Get a life old man. On second thought, don’t bother With little respect for you, Mayor James D. Kalb.”
Hello, Gawkers. And thanks to Randy Ludlow of the Columbus Dispatch for reporting the story, linked above.