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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:06 AM
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Legal Schnauzer's Blog Locked As 'Spam Blog?' Other Liberal Blogger Sites Locked?
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 01:48 AM by Hissyspit
Roger has told me his blog was locked while being investigated as a 'spam blog' by Blogger. I have no experience with Blogger, so can someone fill me in as to what this means?

Meanwhile, more nasty mocking posts from 'Anonymous,' here on another Southern blog, the writer of which attacks Roger, but then backs off after Roger defends himself :http://www.dailydixie.com/2008/07/31/the-legal-schauzer... I have read that blog before

I didn't even know about the post, but one of my trusty anonymous posters filled me in with the following message:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anonymous <noreply-comment@blogger.com >
Date: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 9:15 AM
Subject: New comment on Alice Martin: Liar, Liar.
To: rshuler3156@gmail.com


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Alice Martin: Liar, Liar":

Post this nut job!! Ha...finally someone writes about what a lune you are! How's the dead dog?


Here is Roger's last post before he says his blog was locked:

http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2008/07/alice-martin...

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008
Alice Martin: Liar, Liar

Folks who have been paying attention know that Alice Martin, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, is a liar.

In fact, it has been proven that Martin has no problems lying under oath. That's an act commonly known as perjury, and it's something most of us could get in big trouble for doing. But not Alice Martin.

So it should not come as a surprise when I tell you that Alice Martin lied her conservative behind off in her comments for the Raw Story article about my firing at UAB.

As a refresher, here is the primary segment about Martin from the Raw Story piece:

Martin says Shuler's allegations don't fall under her office's purview.

"Mr. Shuler has made, in writing and in person, numerous allegations against various individuals to my office which, if memory serves deals with civil litigation," she wrote in an email to RAW STORY Wednesday. "Many of his allegations are set forth on his blog."

"The US Attorney, when receiving complaints, refers them to an appropriate federal or investigative agency, as we do not investigate cases," she added. "His complaints were forwarded to the US Postal Inspection Service, as I advised him in my email, as he asserted the mails were involved. He was also advised to contact the Alabama Bar Association. He met with an Assistant US Attorney and presented no evidence of an offense, only has opinions, that could conduct an independent investigation. I have no knowledge of him contacting those agencies."

She also denied her office was in any way involved with Shuler's termination.

"There has been no contact by the office to Mr Shuler's employer," she wrote.


Let us ponder some of the pure excrement that is oozing from Martin's quotes:

* Martin says Shuler's allegations don't fall under her office's purview.

Holy Heath Ledger, Batman! You mean federal prosecutors are not involved with federal crimes? We'd better bring the Batmobile to a screeching halt and stop the presses! Don't know if the citizens of Gotham City can handle this one. And by the way, Batman: If federal prosecutors aren't involved with federal crimes, what, pray tell, do federal prosecutors do?

* "Mr. Shuler has made, in writing and IN PERSON, numerous allegations against various individuals to my office which, if memory serves, deals with CIVIL LITIGATION."

In person? I've never laid eyes on Alice Martin or anyone else in her office. I don't even know where her office is located. That's because I've never been there.

Civil Litigation? What point is Martin trying to make here? That federal crimes can't be committed in civil litigation? Perhaps she should try telling that to Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and former state judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield, who currently are in federal prison for alleged crimes that arose from civil litigation.

* "Many of his allegations are set forth ON HIS BLOG."

Well, what do you know? Alice can tell the truth sometimes. She admits to reading my blog. Of course, I know from checking my blog statistics that numerous folks from "usdoj.gov" servers have been reading Legal Schnauzer. Despite that, wouldn't it have been smarter for Martin to respond to Raw Story by saying something like, "I've never heard of this Shuler dude, and I have no idea what a Legal Schnauzer is. Is that anything like a labradoodle? I'm busy arresting teachers for failing to execute their lessons plans. I don't have time to dilly dally around with blogs." I'm still amazed that Martin didn't claim she had no idea who I was.

* "His complaints were forwarded to the U.S. POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE . . . "

Which according to its own Web site, does not have jurisdiction to investigate possible violations of 18 U.S. Code 1346 (honest services mail fraud). Such violations must be investigated by this agency we call the FBI, an agency Martin made sure did not receive my allegations. In short, Martin sent my charges to the prosecutorial equivalent of Siberia, where they remain buried in cold storage--even in the midst of an Alabama summer.

* "He was also advised to contact the ALABAMA BAR ASSOCIATION . . . "

I published Alice Martin's "snail mail" response to me here, and a "child of three can plainly see" that she does not advise me to contact the Alabama State Bar. She also made no such suggestion in her e-mail communications with me. Even Alice Martin knows the Alabama State Bar is not in the business of investigating crimes, and it sure as heck is not in the business of investigating federal crimes.

* "He MET WITH an Assistant U.S. Attorney and presented NO EVIDENCE OF AN OFFENSE . . . "

Again, Alice appears to be living in Wonderland. I never met with an assistant U.S. attorney. As I stated earlier, I've never set foot in Martin's office or laid eyes on any members of her staff. I did, by some miracle, manage to reach Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Hart via telephone one day, and after a brief conversation, he informed me "I kick cases all the time, and I'm going to kick yours." Pretty good attitude for a public servant, don't you think?

And presented "no evidence of an offense?" I posted the six-page letter I sent to Martin, and it was filled with evidence. And had Martin shown the slightest interest in actually doing her job, I would have sent her the entire case file, which shows blatant corruption by Alabama Republican judges.

* "There has been no contact by the office to Mr. Shuler's employer."

How positively Rovian. And how appropriate, considering that Karl Rove almost certainly is responsible for Martin's appointment as U.S. attorney.

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:09 AM
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1. This has happened to a lot of lefty blogs in the past two days.
I can't say if it's also happened to conservative blogs, since I don't visit them. Weird shit going on in the tubes lately.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:12 AM
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2. So what is going on in Alabama? Bookmarking.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:14 AM
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3. He should move to Wordpress.
Created by a liberal.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:23 AM
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4. Tonight, suddenly 3 blogs bring up a small IE window
saying IE can not access the blog, and then when I click ok it just goes to the page that says not available.

One of them was FLA Politics, linked from Kos. It is very weird and sudden.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:36 AM
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5. Any links to follow?
Can't help but do a little detective work
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 03:11 AM
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9. There is something wrong with Sitemeter and it affects IE on some blogs ....
the sitemeter that keeps track of hits on some blogs is sending out a bad code ....

here's a fix for IE browsers

1. Open menu item: Tools...Options
2. Click "Security" tab
3. Select "Restricted Sites"
4. Click "Sites" button
5. Under "Add this website to this zone", enter "*.sitemeter.com" without the quotes
6. Click "Add" button
7. Close windows using "Close" or "OK", not "Cancel".

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 08:19 AM
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12. nice thanks! n/t
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:17 AM
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14. Thanks, good info to remember. I can reach them this morning.
But having trouble getting around here at DU.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 05:12 AM
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10. that has happened to me at least ten times tonight.
couldn't figure out a rhyme or reason for it....thought it was my computer

what does it mean?
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 10:13 AM
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13. This morning I can get to those 3 blogs I could not reach last night. But DU is slow...
as Christmas. I can not reach the journals so far today, and the rest is iffy.
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demobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:45 AM
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6. This is really weird
A friend called me for help today because their Blogger blog was locked as a "spam blog" as well (of course it isn't). Their blog had NOTHING to do with politics, but the person who owns the blog is a liberal. Odd.
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demobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:59 AM
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7. If anybody is interested in moving to WordPress
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 02:00 AM by demobabe
I can help - PM me and I can get folks set up with WordPress, hosting, site conversion from Blogger - whatever you need.

Plus, don't forget about the wonderful DU journals right here as well. :)
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 02:22 AM
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8. Thanks, Demobabe. I sent this to Roger and I am sure he will see your message.
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 02:23 AM by Hissyspit
If he can't PM you, he can ask me to PM him or he can post some more so that he can PM you. (Or he can ask you to email him.)

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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 07:58 AM
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11. it's saturday morning now
my blog is on blogspot, it works fine. i tried the schnauzer's and it came up with the last post being 7-31 and i left a comment to see if it's okay. i went to the river and to WTF is it now? which are both lefty blogger blogs and no problem. maybe it was just a temporary glitch.

ftr i use firefox.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 11:24 AM
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15. Yes, it has happened to other liberal blogs this week
The "Flag Blog" button at Blogger is easily abused. If enough people click on it it, the blog is automatically delisted (but not deleted) until there is human review. Once de-listed, traffic usually drops to a trickle.

Wingnuts simply click the flag button and report any site they don't like as a "spam blog".

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