Lawsuit against SOB Alliance?

MLM Liberal (profile here) appears to be threatening legal action against any of us in the State of Ohio Blogger Alliance who don’t quit the Alliance, starting with Nathan R.C. Warden:

As the campaign nastiness gets more personal, MLM Liberal is fulfilling his promise to “Swift Boat the Swift Boaters.”

Interesting. There’s more:

Such comments are indicative of Ken Blackwell’s base. Those of us who really do care about the future of this state, as well as our nation, are not about to cave in to people like Nathan R.C. Warden. And, as is stated in the Miranda rights, anything he says can be used against him in a court of law. Granted, we are talking civil as opposed to criminal proceedings. Nonetheless, every one of his blog entries, like mine, would be subject to court scrutiny.
Of course, I’m no lawyer. I just work with law enforcement on a daily basis.
A note to other members of the SOB Alliance who have not been a part of the continued smearing of Ted Strickland, much less getting on Scott Pullins’ bandwagon: If you oppose what Scott Pullins is doing, leave the Alliance now before you get caught in the crossfire.

Oooooo, I’m terrified.

I have visited every blog in the Alliance, and a number of them haven’t participated in the smear tactics or even discussed the matter at all. You should not have to suffer for the actions of others. Because once more bloggers on the left get wind of the situation, they will be speaking out in force.
It’s only about to get nastier.

I wonder if MLM Liberal cares to be more specific? Since I’ve been covering Ted Strickland’s Foley problem, am I also a target for this guy’s not-so-veiled threat? On what grounds? Defamation? Intentional infliction of emotional distress? Being a mean old conservative poopy-head?
I suppose that beyond his hatred for Scott Pullins, MLM Liberal’s also got a craving for revenge against my colleagues Dave at NixGuy and Tom Blumer. Who else will he sue, Sean Hannity, Bill Cunningham, Bob Frantz, and Jerome Corsi?
I wonder whos’ covering MLM Liberal’s legal expenses? Is he seriously hoping that some lefty lawyer’s going to take his case on a contingency fee basis? Maybe he knows a lib attorney looking to do some pro bono work.
This just goes to show that the typical leftist can’t win policy arguments on the merits, and can’t hope to have anything useful to contribute to a discussion about moral behavior. Their motto seems to be “If you can’t beat ’em, sue ’em.”
I await MLM Liberal’s response, but I’m not holding my breath.

Update: I never knew I was a member of the al Qaeda Boosters Club of Ohio.

7 comments

  1. MLM Liberal

    The answer to your question is “NO.”
    It was actually another blogger from your SOB Alliance that threatened such action on me.
    You see, there are some liberals who are also opposed to frivilous lawsuits. The only way a lawsuit would come about is if it came from you.
    What a way to show your support for Ken Blackwell.

  2. The Puddle Pirate

    You wrote:

    A note to other members of the SOB Alliance who have not been a part of the continued smearing of Ted Strickland, much less getting on Scott Pullins’ bandwagon: If you oppose what Scott Pullins is doing, leave the Alliance now before you get caught in the crossfire.

    What crossfire?

  3. MLM Liberal

    No suit, no crossfire. It was Nathan R.C. Warden who made the threat on me, on behalf of your Alliance. The only way you would end up in the crossfire is if he, you and/or other members of the Alliance file suit yourselves.
    I’m not stupid enough to risk the First Amendment rights of all bloggers that I would even consider such a frivilous lawsuit. Nor would I risk having to pay your attorney fees as a result of doing so.
    So unless it comes from one of you, there won’t be one. Thus, no crossfire. But if a suit does come from you, all blogs named as plaintiffs will be fair game. And you face the same risk for filing a frivilous lawsuit as I would.
    I suggest you enlighten Mr. Warden to that fact.

  4. The Puddle Pirate

    You demanded that my colleagues “leave the Alliance now before [they] get caught in the crossfire” if they oppose Scott Pullins’ actions. Am I to understand that your demand doesn’t mean anything? It sure reads like an ultimatum.
    Are you backpedaling now?

  5. MLM Liberal

    NO and NO.
    Unlike you and some others, there are members of the Alliance who steered clear of the subject. These are the bloggers whom I didn’t want caught in the middle.
    I have a feeling that you and Mr. Warden have some issues to settle, such as his misrepresenting the Alliance as far as filing a frivilous lawsuit. Frankly, I have better ways to use my time.
    Such as getting the word out about a scandal involving Ken Blackwell, oral sex, and one of his megachurch pastor supporters.
    You have Jerome Corsi, we have Wayne Madsen.
    Already posted at my blog.

  6. The Puddle Pirate

    So you’re still demanding that my colleagues who haven’t posted on Ted Strickland’s “Foley Problem” leave the SOB Alliance?
    What’s to be my punishment for posting on the-topic-which-must-not-be-raised, pray tell?

  7. Gribbit

    Let him roll the dice and take his chances. My attorney is itching to take on a 1st Amendment case. And I’ll be happy to take his money in a counter suit.
    So as far as I’m concerned.. eff him