Kudos to Matt Cunningham over at Red County for the screen save above. This comment appeared again over at Tony’s post HEREÂ but has since been deleted after the forum.Â Anyways, I want to begin by expressing my regret and my sincerist apologies to the members of NUFF for speaking up at my former friend Art Pedroza. Up until one year ago, he was someone who not only did I consider a co-blogger, but almost like a bigÂ brother I never had. I thought we were the best of friends.
Go after why it is wrong for me to support Tom Daly. But allowing comments that attack my children, they are not fair game. They are 6 and 3 years old who could care less about politics. Leave my children alone. Art of all people should know better and to have allowed that comment to go up is an outrage and to hear him and Tony pontificate so self-righteously that they do not allow the most heinous and libelous accusations to be posted on the blog about their friends, I lashed out as a father because of comments they allowed to be made about my children.
The â€œanchor babyâ€ comment is based on some past family informationÂ in which Art was one of a very few friends who knew about this. I thought he could be trusted. Which means he either had to tell the poster the information for them to base this on or he did it himself, which makes it all the worse. In the most recent post in their recap of the event, you can see they have continued to bring my children into the discussion in comments, which only goes to show the character of the people on Orange Juice.
He began to turn on me after I began Sunny D blog a year ago and I am sorry people had to be dragged into our feud. All I have longed to do is have my former friend look me in the eye and tell me why has has backstabbed me the way he has. I sort of got a clue in this e-mail exchange when I joined The Liberal OC:
— On Mon, 8/17/09, apedroza <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: apedroza <email@example.com>
Not true.Â You started the Sunny D as a slap to the OJ and now you are part of Liberal OC â€“ a joke of a dead blog that is more concerned about attacking the OJ than about attacking the OC GOP.
Â You and Thomas opted to stick with the Usual Suspects and the Jannies.Â Your choice.Â
Â Sean is a good Democrat and does not deserve all this crap from you Jannies and Usual Suspects.Â And Paul was right about Janet.Â You all owe him an apology.
Â BTW, I thought you were going to cover Santa Ana?Â Where is your Station District post?
Art Pedroza Editor Orange Juice Blog
Orange County’ s first political blog, since 2003!
There you have it. Hopefully one day he will build the courage to actually sit down and discuss this face to face. Until then I promise not to trouble you all with our little conflict anymore.