I used to read John Seiler’s work when he wrote for the Register’s editorial pages and would read his blog after he left the paper.Â But it’s time to call Seiler to task for selective hypocrisy.Â
It started months ago with John’s objection to a Red County diary post questioning whether or not Art Pedroza had a job. John felt that while Art’s politics were fair game for criticism, his career was not.Â And at the time, I agreed with John on this point. And Chip Hanlon at Red County also agreed, so the diary came down only to appear again on the net in its own page which you can see here.
But as readers of this blog know, Art went after my own business, which has no political connection, by buying a URL based on my common law trademark and demanded I give him www.artpedroza.com (which I own) for free while paying $1,000 for the domain he bought. When I refused, Art routed the site to NAMBLA.org which advocates legalized sex between men and adolescent boys.Â After we exposed Art’s actions, he then routed the site to a blog about bad PR and later a page about aggravted hemorrhoids to imply of course, that I’m an asshole.Â What readers probably don’t know is a series of emails sent by Art with almost daily harrasment thatstopped when we sent a cease-and-desist letter, and Art explained to my lawyer that the hemorrhoid re-drect was “educational.”Â I wonder if the NAMBLA redirect was educational too?
Quoting Art: “Is it just me or is it way overboard for the Red County and Liberal OC bloggers to try to deny me the right to make a living â€“ OUTSIDE of politics?Â What they are doing amounts to a witch hunt or a lynching.Â Â Go after me on the issues.Â Make fun of me personally if you will.Â Put my face on funny pictures.Â But donâ€™t try to harass my clients.Â That is crossing the line, in my estimate.”
But linking to NAMBLA is perfectly OK and Art boasted of it in emails to us.Â We filed a lawsuit in federal court against Art for cybersquatting and trademark/copyright infringement.Â Art has retreated to the point that he has surrendered the names back to GoDaddy.com, but you get the picture here.Â Do as I say not as I do is a great way to describe Art’s actions.Â
And oddly enough, Seiler seems to find NAMBLA as reprehensible as the rest of us.Â In this post, Seiler railed against a RedCounty post by Thomas Gordon that’s unflattering to BoS 4th district supervisor candidate Shawn Nelson, a current member of the Fullerton City Council.
Seiler writes: “A couple of paragraphs later, Gordon fake concedes, â€œNow, I understand that even murderers, drug dealers, cybersquatters and NAMBLA promoters are entitled to legal representation. But we donâ€™t have to like it.â€
Gordon mixes up a lot here, trying to tar Shawn with warehouse of smear, especially murderers and the disgusting NAMBLA criminals.”
Guess John missed Gordon’s swipe at Art Pedroza, who is supporting Nelson in the race.Â But that’s what doesn’t make sense, because Seiler knew full well what Art did by linking my business name to NAMBLA.Â I have sent Seiler several emails telling him what Art did and asking him to denounced Art’s actions against my business as he defended Art’s business from political criticism.Â The response from John – “I’m retired.”Â And, “I’m folding my blog.”Â Not a condemnation of Art’s actions and no reference to it either.Â
I sent John an email this past weekend after his “Shawn Nelson is John Adams” post, since he’s obviously not retired,Â and have no response from him to share.
I can only conclude Seiler’s principles lack consistancy and he himself lacks any decency.Â But then again, this trait explains perfectly why he pals around with people like Art Pedroza.
In John’s world, Art Pedroza is King Arthur and Shawn Nelson is John Adams.Â Just what is he drinking these days?