Consider this a red alert… The West Bend Library Board has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow evening.My Hare-Krishna-Hare-Milton-Friedman-devotee colleague on the Daily News editorial page, Owen Robinson, just issued a "red alert" over at Boots and Sabers -- because the Library Board called a meeting to discuss getting separate legal advice.
He's worried they might get sued, and that therefore the city would get sued. A reasonable worry, except that he's a few months late.
He should have been worrying about whether the Library Board would succumb to the pressure of those religious groups and move the books.
It's a good thing they didn't because that would have precipitated law suits a plenty -- I was even planning to file one -- which the city would have lost. I was thinking about using my winnings to pay Owen's property taxes for the next 10 years -- but it looks like he's out of luck for now.
Still, there's time: it looks like the county board has bent to the pressure from these religious groups and will be seating some Library Board members of its own.
If those new members decide to monkey around, as these religious groups intend, the lawsuit is on.
I'm thinking I'll buy everyone in town a brat, pay Owen's taxes, and pick out something in a 40 foot catamaran down around Antigua.
Maybe Owen has simply run out of other things to talk about now that reality has shredded the economic critique he's been living off of all these years. [Although I note that other loyalists from the previous regime are making out like bandits.]
Be careful Brother Robinson -- don't trade fiscal for social conservatism. That way lies Ginny and the CCLU.