Time to Invest in Popcorn Futures According to Lefty Blogger?

Our local lefty blogger, former editor of The Union, is a big fan of libel lawsuits, if not threatening them, he is promoting them on his blog. For example this early morning post.

Libel lawsuit against blogger moves forward — bring the popcorn

Editor’s note: When I read the commentary that goes unmoderated on the local hard-right blogs (and some of the bloggers’ own commentary) I have no doubt a case like the Mann lawsuit — being closely watched nationally — will happen here. People don’t know boundaries, as I’ve written before. And you’ll want to bring the popcorn.

“If the defamation lawsuit against writer Mark Steyn keeps chugging forward toward the courtroom, grab the popcorn. It may be among the most crucial First Amendment cases to affect freedom of speech for decades to come. Not to mention entertaining as hell,” the Daily Caller is reporting.

There is more HERE.

What the Daily Caller fails to mention is the ACLU and national media support for Steyn, or the Steyn counter suit. According to Steyn, the ACLU and National Media this is all about First Amendment rights, the ability of American’s to speak freely, not wrongdoing by a blogger. ACLU and National Media Intervene in Mann v Steyn et al

Here is the science challenge that Mann will have to overcome in the defence of his hickey stick.

Misrepresentations and the Tainted Narrative of Mann’s Complaint

In my opinion [Steve McIntyre], Mann’s wild and reckless allegation that CEI and National Review had made a “deliberate attempt to hide information” does not have a shred of justification.

Yet Another Misrepresentation in the Mann Pleadings

Another Porky from Mann, Williams and Fontaine

Here is some information on the Steyn Counter Suit

Steyn countersues Mann for 10 millon dollars

Yes, it is going to be popcorn year. It maybe wise to invest in some popcorn futures.  With our local lefty blogger on the losing side, it will be even more fun. Where is that popper?

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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4 Responses to Time to Invest in Popcorn Futures According to Lefty Blogger?

  1. gjrebane says:

    The award of such grants is a one-way street. There are no performance requirements with consequences. All the recipient needs to show is a semblance of putting forth ‘best efforts’ the quality of which can be evaluated a hundred different ways. Now the question is – when the grantee is aware of how such a game is played, and then goes forth to request a grant with little hope or even idea of realizing its intended objective, then what is that called?

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  2. jeffpelline says:

    Russ,
    You’re all hat and no cattle. In spite of this rant, I noticed you quietly removed the “fraudulent” allegation from your own blog post. I was a reckless statement. Good call!

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    • Russ Steele says:

      Thanks for bring it to my attention, it was a bad call and needed to be fixed. Fraud was not the intent of the APPLE team, it was just poor management that pissed away the $45,000 dollars. Any intelligent person with a little economic knowledge could have read the project plan and anticipate it was doomed from the start. The agency that gave APPLE the funds are as liable for the missing money as the APPLE team that squandered the money. They did not plan it that way, it just happened, as so may feel good projects with bad economics built end up – money spent and no benefit but good intentions.

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      • Todd Juvinall says:

        Yes I guess you would have to have proof that the APPLE folks conspired to take the money and that is usually hard to prove even if it is true. The money was simply squandered? Russ, is there an accounting for the money? Perhaps filing a request to ensure the money was not fraudulently used?

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