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.Â Three.Â 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.Â 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.Â
Art is current trying end arounds with personal appeals to others involved in the suit.Â We remain united in our approach.Â We have a settlement offer on the table for Art.Â Right now, it’s $15,000 for legal fees, the signing of documents admitting guilt and writing a public apology.Â On July 15, the settlement figure goes to $20,000.Â 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.Â 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.Â His financial and legal troubles are of his own making.Â 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 andÂ begging us to drop the case.Â 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.