Friday, August 15, 2008

daTruthSquad Reminisces About A Summer Vacation

What a difference a year makes. One year ago at this very time, da family daTruthSquad was taking da annual summer excursion to daTruth Ranch in Truth or Consequences when all of a sudden, word leaked to daTruthSquad that lawyers comprising da Manalapan Legal Dream Team were concocting a theory that somehow, some way, daTruthSquad was actually da Mosked Man.

Even worse, it appeared that some career politicians, their feathers ruffled that someone dare air their dirty laundry in public because while they had their tracks covered in a certain local Snoozepaper, they did not have control of this blog and wanted retribution. So, by voting to do so in da Manalapan Township Committee, they incorporated their Manalapan Legal Dream Team, at TAXPAYER EXPENSE, to play a dangerous game of "Go Fish" and start a fishing expedition, apparently with da purpose of exposing who was putting quarters into da washing machine to air da politician's dirty laundry.

Da bad news, it unfortunately caused daTruthSquad to take an extended summer vacation.

Da good news, and thanks to da very hard work of some brilliantly fantastic lawyers connected to and a part of da Electronic Frontier Foundation, not only is daTruthSquad back, but da blog is better than ever with a readership now worldwide.

Even more important, da legal precedent set by da EFF in this case of "Da Township of Manalapan vs Da Mosked Man" will have repercussions for years to come in Manalapan and throughout da country!

There are many people who haven't seen exactly what da Manalapan Legal Dream Team tried to cook up in their anti-First Amendment laboratory. So, starting da 1 year anniversary of what was a very interesting 5 months, allow daTruthSquad to show you clearly how da residents of da Kingdom of Manalapan have had their tax money spent over da span of da last 2 tax years.

Please take da time to read each highlighted link carefully. You'll see what some politicians may have wanted to hide, and how, with YOU footing da bill, Manalapan's Legal Dream Team may have given a distinct advantage to da Mosked Man in his case.

As da paperwork between members of da Manalapan Legal Dream Team & da Mosked man started to appear in court, buried in da Dream Team's paperwork - at taxpayer expense - on page 12 of 54 was an interesting quote saying "Regarding defendant's (Moskowitz) internet blog, "daTruthSquad," defendant use the anonymous forum to dissect the specific allegations asserted against him, offering his opinion & analysis of the validity of each claim."

Obviously, there's not "Gray" area here. "(Moskovitz) blog," "offering his opinion." That all seems pretty straight-forward here making da claim da blog belongs to da Mosked man and he is da writer, according to da Dream Team.

On page 13, da Dream Team further alleges, "Defendant (Moskovitz) further uses the blog to accuse various township officials of improper motives and repeatedly threaten the township with a retaliatory lawsuit. On page 14, da Dream Team lawyers claim Moskowitz violated da court-appointed gag order on da trial by blogging on daTruthSquad.

A number of pages in this legal filing then points to daTruthSquad as being da work of Moskovitz. They make very compelling arguments, however just one little thing is missing from their claims -- EVIDENCE!

Of course, their "evidence" for da court and their case was in fact copies of this very blog, in fact, 21 pages of this blog including da very popular "Baconhead of da Week" among other blog entries da Dream Team, at taxpayer expense, claimed was da property of da Mosked man - and by da way - this filing came from da McCarthy firm, which da local Snoozepaper reported was being paid BY THE HOUR!!

This, of course, begs the important question - Why attack this blog as a part of a land-deal-gone-bad lawsuit?

Moskovitz, on numerous occasions including in correspondence to da Manalapan Legal Dream Team and also in court stated in no uncertain terms that he was not daTruthSquad. Da reply by da Dream Team lawyers was, in effect, that they did not believe Moskovitz, EVEN THOUGH HE SIGNED LEGAL COURT DOCUMENTS TO DA SAME, therefore they wanted to know no matter what the cost to TAXPAYERS.

There are some courts where their logic would have sufficed. Courts that would have agreed with da Dream Team could be found in da former Soviet Union, da Taliban-led Afghanistan, Iran, and daTruthSquad is certain Idi Amin would have been proud when he led Uganda. However, in a Democracy like the United States, even politically-tied in folks can't always win.

There have been a number of commenters asking da question - Why is this case going on? What is it really about? Was something wrong done?

Well, da answer is, something wrong was done, and it was almost done to daTruthSquad - and YOU, every reader of this blog.

In part 2 of daTruthSquad's Summer Vacation, we'll let you know exactly why da vacation was extended, what it was like to receive a subpoena, what happened that a certain local Snoozepaper didn't report on in the fall, secrets da Manalapan Legal Dream Team might not want you to know --- and most important, why da Manalapan Dream Team's actions may have ultimately been da best possible situation - for da Mosked man!

Enjoy your summer, while basking in da sun from Truth or Consequences,

daTruthSquad.

26 comments:

Rolling on the floor laughing said...

Boy the readership sure ate this one up didn't they!

taxed to death in manalapan said...

yeah, I'm rolling on the floor and laughing too.

Every time I see my tax bill!

Then I run and hide when people say, "Don't you live in that town where they tried to destroy the first amendment?

Then I answer, "No, I live in the town where they spend over a million to buy land they don't know what to do with and make the taxpayers pay for it."

Butch_Budai said...

3191.2. Sgt. Eddie Ryan

by butchbudai, 8/19/08 17:46 ET

Re: America's 9/11 Ride by



On the 911 Ride, we met people from all over the country. Many are First Responders, Police or Military personnel. I met a Marine who told me about Sgt. Eddie Ryan. Sgt. Ryan, a Marine sniper from Ellensville, NY received multiple head wounds in April of 2005 while serving his country in Iraq. Please go to the following website. It will remind you that the petty political games played aren't important. People like Sgt. Ryan lay their lives on the line everyday. Fireman, EMT's & Police risk their lives everyday and what do we do here in Manalapan, we criticize them for stupid BS things. We have a wonderful Chief of Police, a great police dept., phenomenal rescue volunteers who put in countless hours to protect us all.

Maybe the educators of our town will take their windfall and donate it to such worthwhile causes. What a wonderful lesson that will serve.

www.helpeddieryan.com

Anonymous said...

Boy, you know things are going well in town and there isn't anything new to complain about when Da Lack of Truth Squid reverts back to its "don't pick on stuey" rant.

Anonymous said...

boy you know things are back to normal when the criminal element in Manalapan has to mention "Stuey" when he wasn't even the subject of the comments here. Everytime these crooks -- shapiro, roth, mcenery, ward, lucas -- mention him, they just prove how nervous they are that he's going to uncover what they're doing.

Anonymous said...

Boy, would I like to be a fly on the wall when Sybil reads the Transcript and starts twitching at the realization that "the end is near". George Spodak is going to have the last laugh.

Anonymous said...

lol. it's amazing how pathetically ignorant our local politicians are. They've all taken Spodak pills. Here's what Spodak is going to find out. He's going to find out that he was dead wrong about all those posters being the same person. Then he's going to find out that whoever is uncovered can bring a countersuit. They can go after malypractice, grnmeatlies, wyattearp, wannaberhoda and the other clueless morons who waste all of our time attacking and defaming. THEY (who just happen to be McEnery, Lucas, Hall, Shapiro and Roth) are the ones going down. And they can all thank Spodak. I love it.

Anonymous said...

gee, i would sure hate to be john doe. lol. Schmuck.

Anonymous said...

here's where it gets real interesting. Is the News Transcript going to have any credibility left when it's made public that grnmeatlies is Kathy Baratta and she's the one covering the story of Spodak's lawsuit for the News Transcript? Not that they have any credibility with her as a reporter now.

Anonymous said...

What is really interesting is that Da Squid wraps himself in the flag and rallies against censorship yet he just deleted a critical post.

Anonymous said...

what is really interesting is that Spodak and crew are getting so desperate they're making up stories about daTruthSquad deleting posts when no post was deleted. But once again, the Spodak/Roth apartheidists who believe the first amendment should be repealed strike again with a nonsense lawsuit. I think the Superior Court is going to need to set up a branch just for the Roth/Spodak lawsuits against their enemies.

Anonymous said...

At one point in time there were 10 posts then they mysteriously went down to 9. Yeah, even Da Squid is censoring what he/she/it doesn't like.

Anonymous said...

Watch what will be next. The anti-Squad people will soon be saying a bunch of posts were deleted. Ironically they never say anything like that on NJ.COM where posts are deleted within hours of being posted.

Anonymous said...

How sad that the people responsible for our tax dollars and their puppets -- roth, shapiro, ward, spodak, lucas, mcenery -- have so little to do with their lives that they can spend all day online worrying about these meaningless blogsites while the people they fret over all day long probably don't even read the sites, because they HAVE lives. The people of Manalapan ought to be embarrassed that these are their "leaders." They are a statewide disgrace. There's not an ounce of character in the lot.

Anonymous said...

How sad that the people responsible for our tax dollars and their puppets -- roth, shapiro, ward, spodak, lucas, mcenery -- have so little to do with their lives that they can spend all day online worrying about these meaningless blogsites while the people they fret over all day long probably don't even read the sites, because they HAVE lives. The people of Manalapan ought to be embarrassed that these are their "leaders." They are a statewide disgrace. There's not an ounce of character in the lot.

Anonymous said...

I think that Mr. Spodak wanting to know who has maligned him with falsities is a good thing. You see it will allow others who also have been viciously maligned and who have had falsities written in a deliberate attempt to damage their professional and personal reputations be found out and brought to the forefront. Mr. Spodak's action may have just opened pandora's box. Now we shall see too who is responsible and whether anyone within the political circle controlling Manalapan are responsible for maligning these other private citizens.

Mr.Spodak should know he is not the only person on a web blog called a "crook" or who was maliciously and falsely accused of "illegal activity."

Finally you get yours said...

Sooo, EFF got you a pass the first time. This time, da FRAUD SQUAD, you are, as we like to say in the inner sanctum, F'D!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The EFF was successful because there was no proof that Da Mosked Man was the one running the site. Spodak's suit is entirely different as he has documentation of defamation from this 'site', so a judge will be much more willing to require disclosure of ownership of the site so Spodak can sue the individual that posted the lies.

Anonymous said...

I think that the Democrats in Manalapan are going to be very embarassed.

Anonymous said...

not just the democrats. don't forget about estrogen boy. ok, well, he's not registered as a democrat, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Who is this 'estrogen boy' that you speak of?

Anonymous said...

you don't watch channel 77? You can't figure out which male up there has far more estrogen than testosterone?

Anonymous said...

i'll give you a hint. there are five township committee people. Estrogen Boy is the only ex-mayor up there.

Anonymous said...

Manalapan is going to be in for a shocker. Individuals will emerge with their own lawsuit against a certain blog, not this one. What will happen if these individual lawsuits uncover that political allies of Mr. Spodak may actually be the culprits of writng the same vile false and malicious defamatory lies about them? Will Mr. Spodak denounce these allies? I certainly hope so.

Anonymous said...

Posting your opinion is protected by the first amendment. If you post something untrue about someone, then you are infringing on THEIR rights and trying to quiet THEIR opinion. I'm not sure which is happening here, but it's something for everyone to think about.

for freedom of expression said...

To the coward who wrote: "If you post something untrue about someone, then you are infringing on THEIR rights and trying to quiet THEIR opinion. I'm not sure which is happening here,"

Try learning something about the First Amendment and libel law before delcaring a grand statement about "infringin on their rights." When you've studied the subject even a bit, come back and report to us. Try the Dan Rather and Ariel Sharon cases for starters.