Dallas Councilman Philip Kingston Caught Looking at Boobs During City Council Meeting

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Philip Kinston is a big fan of Anna Merlan's new Village Voice story.
You remember Anna Merlan, right? The Dallas Observer staff writer who specialized in writing about norm-bucking local subcultures (strippers, the leather scene, atheists, etc.) Well, she's doing the same thing in New York and just published a feature on the ladies fighting to defend their legal right to go topless in public.

Merlan shared the post on her Facebook page where, just a couple of minutes after 1:30 p.m., Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston chimed in. "Click bait. Worked."

Hard to argue with that, but we feel that we should point out that today is the Dallas City Council's regular meeting and that the afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m., or just before Kingston gave his endorsement. That means, of course, that District 14's elected representative was looking at boobs on city time, and he's not ashamed of it either:

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We should probably pause here to note that, aside from the cover illustration above, there are no actual pictures of breasts in the article. (An accompanying blog post, however, does.) And we can't be sure that the council meeting didn't start a couple of minutes late. We'll have to go back and review the tape to confirm that Kingston was in fact ogling the topless-ladies article during the regular session.

Merlan has officially dubbed Kingston's Facebook comments as BoobGate because clearly the fallout from this scandal may well derail his political career.

Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.

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JackJett
JackJett

For those not familiar with the long term history of Unfair Park........Anna Merlan was the best thing to ever happen to this Blog.


The worst being someone who called herself Bible Girl who was a Bagger before bagging was cool.


Glad Anna's staying in touch.  Does anyone know what became of Bible Girl? 

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

I hope someone gave him a big 'ol DO POW! for that rejoinder.

fracquestions
fracquestions

Phillip is right - he was on the horseshoe with six boobs - Allen, Kadane, Atkins, Callahan, Hill and Kleinman, though I cannot imagine having any wild fantasies about any of THOSE boobs!

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

ANNA!!!!!!   Wonder what the this article will rate on the Merkin-Vag scale???  It's sad, but since you've left, the most highly rated vag at the Observer is Eric........

JustSaying
JustSaying

Sometimes it makes me sad, though, Anna being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright and when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice, but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my Merlan.

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Councilman Philip Kinston is a bajillion times funnier than philthecomicpro.

philthecomicpro
philthecomicpro

pleaes everyone stop with the online messages, this is not me this is another Phil Kingston. thank you I would appreciate it. I am a comedian not a politican. thank you.

LaKeesha
LaKeesha

poor guy never get's a poone you can tell

LDR4
LDR4

Philip Danger

Carlos Kingston

tdkisok
tdkisok

Slow day at the Observer.....


Anna_Merlan_Voice
Anna_Merlan_Voice topcommenter

This is the most important thing Eric has ever written. I will keep you abreast of any developments. 

Anna_Merlan_Voice
Anna_Merlan_Voice topcommenter

@JustSaying Kenny Powers, you goddamned poet.


That more than makes up for the commenter who told me I needed "a sandwich, pigmentation, and Jesus." 

fracquestions
fracquestions

@philthecomicpro Most politicians are comedians. It's just that most of what they do is not really that funny. From what I have heard, neither are you!

Anna_Merlan_Voice
Anna_Merlan_Voice topcommenter

@thechuckwilliams Three people have now liked that comment, all of them current or former Dallas reporters. We know the profound truth of what he says. 

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Can I have the sammich if you don't want it??

JFPO
JFPO

God forbid you cover the actual council meetings.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

I will forever grovel at your feet for showing such kindness to me, a mere mortal.

fracquestions
fracquestions

@philthecomicpro @fracquestions Yeah? Well, you ain't funny! Richard Pryor was funny. Redd Foxx was funny. Andy Kaufman was funny. Gene Wilder is funny. Ron White is funny. Rodney Carrington is funny. You are NOT funny. And, whining like you have been doing on here is certainly not funny.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Doc Martin

I love that show.

observist
observist

Do you work strictly on the evangelical kids' birthday party circuit?

observist
observist

In Soviet Russia, internet commenters tell jokes about comedians!

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Awesome beyond description.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Watch your language.

That's called reading, right?

philthecomicpro
philthecomicpro

@JustSaying "I wonder how many tap dancers started out as vicious ant killers!" Is a gregory heinz joke in the set.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@philthecomicpro @RTGolden1 Well what the fuck would a cat do with a ipad? The premise doesn't work. Unless maybe you talk about how you caught your cat jerking off to cat videos on youtube.

philthecomicpro
philthecomicpro

@RTGolden1 Just got the Apple iPad! And, just like I figured, all my cat wants to do is play with the box it came in. Another joke as an example.

philthecomicpro
philthecomicpro

@RTGolden1 one joke I do is this -- So i heard you can bring pocket knives on planes now. Interesting twist is that FAA has now BANNED POCKETS!

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

1. Too late.  Obviously you're already associated with this.

2. NOTHING is ever 'removed' from the internet.  If it was on here once, it's always on here, somewhere.

3. Maybe you and our esteemed councilmember should switch jobs.  He seems to have a pretty good sense of humor and you come across as a stick in the mud.

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