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Friday, February 20, 2015

Will it "play in Peoria?" For Legal Schnauzer, mainstream sensibilities seem to say the answer is yes


Billy Dennis, "The Peoria Pundit"
Peoria, Illinois might be the most mainstream place in the U.S. Peoria long has been seen as the prototypical American city, with the kind of representative demographics and heartland sensibilities that make it an ideal test market for new products and ideas.

Some reports indicate other American cities have passed Peoria as a test-market site. But the phrase "Will it play in Peoria?" dates to the vaudeville era, and it remains well known today.

With that as a backdrop, we were pleased to learn recently that Legal Schnauzer apparently "plays in Peoria." A blog called The Peoria Pundit calls LS "the best citizen journalism site out there."

"And it’s good," the Pundit says, "even though they’ve done their best to silence him with jail. That’s right. If you blog about the legal system in Alabama, they will lock your ass up."

The Pundit is Billy Dennis, a veteran newspaperman who describes himself as "a liberal with some libertarian tendencies."

Dennis has the kind of feisty temperament that Schnauzer readers should find endearing. "If you don't like that, you can kiss (my) red, white and blue butt," Dennis writes. "This blog is the unedited voice of Billy Dennis and is owned entirely by him. Take it or leave it."

I appreciate The Pundit's kind words, and I like his attitude. I think his blog is one worth following, even if you don't know much about Peoria. Maybe that's because there is a little bit of Peoria in all of us.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

When are you (Roger) going to sue Alabama for their injustices?

legalschnauzer said...

Working on it. Not sure I can sue the state, considering the 11th Amendment. But there are plenty of other entities and individuals who can be sued.

Billy Dennis said...

Thanks for the endorsement.And please send me a notice when you do drop the hammer on those b@st@rds.

legalschnauzer said...

Thank you, Billy. Not easy to find an Alabama lawyer who will take on the Alabama legal establishment--but I'm working on it. BTW, I've been to Peoria one time. In my sportswriter days, I wound up covering a Bradley U game in the old building that looked like an airplane hangar. Now that was a real gym. Think Bradley beat Wichita State that night.

Robby Scott Hill said...

I've heard that the Klan will be holding another meeting about you soon... Since the KKK is a terrorist organization & this is the age of "War on Terror, why aren't its members being arrested by the police & being put on trial by prosecutors? Now, if you need an answer to that question...

legalschnauzer said...

Are they selling tickets to this meeting?