We’re Trembling in Our Boots Over Here

T-minus 18 hours after he launched an online poll calling for us to drop the federal cybersquatting lawsuit against us, Art Pedroza’s online petition has three signatures — two from his blogteam.  Three.  SchoolHouse Rock says three is a magic number.

What an impressive showing from the self-proclaimed most important political blog in Orange County from the most successful Latino blogger ever.  Or should I have said “impotent.”

The many phone calls and emails Art claims his friends have made to us to urge us to drop the suit can be counted on one hand; virtually all of those who wrote don’t know the full details of the case. 

Art is current trying end arounds with personal appeals to others involved in the suit.  We remain united in our approach.  We have a settlement offer on the table for Art.  Right now, it’s $15,000 for legal fees, the signing of documents admitting guilt and writing a public apology.  On July 15, the settlement figure goes to $20,000.  Laywers cost money and a lawyer/lawsuit was absolutely necessary in the case or Art would still be forwarding those domains to sites about aggitated ‘roids and Gay Republicans.  These were willful and malicious acts on his part and no one over here is buying into his pity party.

No one here wants to destroy Art’s family; he’s well on his way to doing that all by himself.  His financial and legal troubles are of his own making.  And by us advising Democratic elected officials and Democratic candidates to stay out of this legal matter is not a threat, but a warning not to give a Republican opponent ammunition for November.

I fully expect to see Art trolling into a Thursday night Drinking Liberally with his youngest kid in tow sobbing and begging us to drop the case.  The only conversation I’m interested in having is him telling me when he plans to sign the papers, when he plans to hand over the check and when he’ll be posting the apology.

  11 comments for “We’re Trembling in Our Boots Over Here

  1. July 6, 2010 at 9:29 am

    and the online petition is still at three signatures. Nice to know that while Art won’t let anyone attack Matt Cunningham, there’s no problem with Tony Bushala doing so on his FFFF cross post to OJ.

  2. jose s.
    July 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

    well cheminowski i have to hand it to you, you guys did well in breaking him down little by little. thats all part of the process breaking the other guy down making them think you actually have a case and they better do as you say or else. been there done that i’m just suprised he fell for it. i figured he had a little more balls then that but i guess i was wrong. and the asking for people to contact you and let it go was truly pathetic. i personally would have told you to fu** off. doesnt change the fact that this is a stupid lawsuit and i still think tou’re gonna end up holding the bag for this as you should.

    • July 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      Jose – Thanks for the comment. We researched our case very carefully before filing. A number of lawyers have reviewed the documents and agree the case is not trumped up or frivilous as the defendent would have you believe. But you can certainly help bring it to a conclusion by helping Art settle the case. Just write him a check and have him apply it towards the settlement.

  3. jose s.
    July 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    cheminowski, researching a case to make sure you even have a case means nothing. as i have said before ive been in more than a few frivilous cases brought to court by the city attorneys office in the past and the tactics used by joseph fletcher were far worse than anything that you can ever do to pedroza. but unlike pedroza i have balls and called his bluff and won my case representing myself in court against a very capable lawyer. your case is an embarrassment not only to yourself but to this blog. no amount of bs you bring up isnt going to make it ok or to justify your case. and as far as writing a check to pedroza the only way thats gonna happen is if he mows my lawn. nice try though. you will end up with nothing.

  4. jose s.
    July 11, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    actually i made a mistake, cheminowski if you want my money you come and mow my lawn.

  5. Advantage Title Flunky
    July 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Q: How many OJ bloggers does it take to change a light bulb?

    A: RACIST!

  6. Dan Chmielewski
    July 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Jose — Even if I were to lose this case, it was completely worth it. The materials facts of the case are there and the law is the law. What I did was legal (and Art would have to comdemn what Tony Bushala did with the URLs he bought belonging to Tom Daly et al), but what Art did was not. You’re certainly entitled to your opinion, but like the site Art referred my business name to, everyone has one.

    ATF – wouldn’t “bigot” or “hypocrite” be a more appropriate answer?

  7. jose s.
    July 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    advantage title flunky, i’m a racist now? and an OJ blogger too? why dont you just call my mother a whore while your at it? i dont blog on the oj i was banned from there you obviously didnt know that did you? of course not. my ban was lifted and pedroza said i was welcome to comment anytime i want but i choose not to because when i’m banned from a blog for stating my opinion i cant see commenting on there after that.furthermore i think pedroza is a douchebag. if you look at my original comment when cheminowski asked me to donate to pedrozas fine i said the only way that was going to happen was if he cut my lawn. then i realized that that money would be going to cheminowski thats why i said that he should cut my lawn since the money would be going to him. now if you want to play the race card thats up to you but thats pretty weak. but i do find it interesting that you went that route so quickly. might you be a racist playing the racist card?

  8. jose s.
    July 11, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    cheminowski, i know i keep going back to my case but it’s my dealings with the city attorneys office that make me despise frivilous lawsuits. they had the facts on their side too and they also kept telling me the law is the law. and they had a hell of a case regardless how stupid it was and i was facing actual jail time because lets face it, i’m a bad man. but the bottom line is that when taken to court over something you know is bs you fight. you fight with everything you have regardless of the outcome. obviously pedroza has given up i thought the little cretin had more fight in him but i was wrong. but that still doesnt change the fact that what you are doing is wrong and you look like a fool because of it. and you calling me a bigot because i want you to cut my lawn is weak. my lawn actually needs to be cut. and if you want my money you’re gonna have to cut it. and it has to be cut good or i wont pay. i would hate to drop down to your level and take you to court over a bad lawn cutting.

  9. July 12, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Jose – so legally defending myself in what amounted to an extortion attempt is wrong? Let me remind you. when Art realized I legally owned a domain name http://www.artpedroza.com, he bought URLs related to my business, this blog and others who had nothing to do with the purchase. He demanded “his” URL and Sean Mill’s URL (which I don’t onw) returned to him for free while we were supposed to pay between $1,000 to $2,000 per domain for the ones he purchased “or else.” And the or else were redirects to NAMBLA and gay porn, as well as largely untruthful posts about Chris Prevatt and Claudio Gallegos.

    I did not call you a bigot, but replied to a strng by ATF because saying something negative about gays and lesbians isn’t racist, it’s bigoted and that was not directed at you but certain OJ bloggers, unles of you you are said OJ blogger who’s said bigoted things about gays and lesbians.

    So Jose, is Tony Bushala’s purchase of http://www.tomydalysupervisor.com or http://www.pamkellarfulerton.com also “wrong?” I diodn’t do anything diferent than what Tony did except I briefly forwarded the pedroza URL to an April Fool’s post where I used documents Art filed for his 2008 city council race to point out differences in what he says about his blog publicly and what he reports about it privately.

    I’ve been using the same gardneing service for my own yard for years (in fact, I always buy the guy a turkey for Thanksgiving). They keep my grass green and trees alive. I water too much. I won’t be cutting your grass.

  10. jose s.
    July 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    my comment about you cutting my lawn was to point out thats the only way you’re gonna get money out of me and all of a sudden i’m not only a racist but a bigot who hates gays and lesbians? wow. i cant even wrap my brain around that one so i wont even try. and nobody was extorting you for money. nobody was holding a gun to your head to pay please stop acting like you had to file a frivilous lawsuit in order to save your business and keep your kids safe from the evil nambla loving pedroza. save it. save it for those clueless types that are dumb enough to believe that. you know as well as i do that this lawsuit is all about hatred and nothing more than that. he had no business having a domain name that was related to you and you had no business having a domain name that was related to him. it’s just that you were the one who took this to a place it should never have gone. thats why i’m glad you’re gonna be stuck with the bill.

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