A Year of Fun!

HBSledgehammer hit some milestones recently, coming up on the first birthday of this blog.

The breech birth of this collection of nonsense and common sense was the result of a deep disdain for Corporate Social Media, the assholes that run it, and the people that use it as a propaganda platform.

15,000+ Unique Visitors and 50,000+views.

People actually read this shit.

A few may even enjoy it…


The Speech codes, the disingenuous thuggery of those who cant  handle different opinions, and the ignorant fools that envisioned themselves as sages of wisdom, brought this mutant platform for fun and old fashioned ass kicking…screaming into the world, bloody, and slimy.

When presented to the proud father, he remarked, ” Thats an ugly fucking baby… but it’s mine and I will love it unconditionally.”

The afterbirth has been as disgusting as expected… but if you don’t like it, just turn your head and don’t look.

Sooner or later it winds up in the waste bin, if it’s not eaten by the proud parents. (Yeah..that’s a thing….)

Thanks to all of our readers and supporters.

People that realize that words…. are just that. Words.

I’m not writing any political shit for a while.

I just need a break from all the stupidity…

Elections are looming fast… you all know I can’t stay out of that fray…LOL


Slate Mailer from Hell?  You know its coming…

Back after a while…




A True Debt of Gratitude…

Every OVSD voter owes a huge debt of gratitude to 47th district Republican Congressional candidate, David Clifford. clifford

Clifford lost his primary race against carpetbagging John F. Briscoe, who pulled every ratty campaign sign he ever paid for out of his storage facility and plastered them all over a Congressional District he dosent even live in.

Clifford and I shared a good laugh, as it appeared as though some of Briscoes campaign signs had been fabricated in the Vietnam war era, and were dirty and bent to shit.

Unfortunately, many uniformed voters cast their votes for the guy with the most signs or glossiest mailers…

If any of these “Low Information” voters had bothered to investigate Briscoe, they would have arrived at the same opinion as me….that this man is an unqualified loon, unfit for ANY office, let alone a Congressional one.

Clifford did fantastic in his rookie outing, garnering the endorsements of both the LA and OC County GOP…the same ones that avoided Briscoe like that smelly bum that sits down next to you on a bus, causing you to get up and move to avoid his insane ramblings and noticeable stench.

The utter irony in all this?

Although we lost an opportunity to field a solid candidate against Lowenthal in the 47th, we gained something good in the process.

Since Briscoe is now running in the Congressional General Election, he cannot run for OVSD again.

That seat will now open up for a true conservative.

And Briscoe will he embarrassingly trounced by Lowenthal come November.

Which means….Briscoe is finished politically.

As he should be.

This man isn’t qualified to run for dog catcher, let alone congress.

Clifford, on the other hand,has a bright future in the coming years,as he learns the ropes and continues to garner support for his next run.

To the Republicans in the 47th, I don’t say you need to vote for Lowenthal. When you hit that spot on your ballot, just keep going, and leave it blank.

Don’t reward Briscoe with even one vote.

Push him out the political door forever, where he belongs.

And to anybody that endorses Briscoe in this race, I have a long memory. To endorse this asshat simply because he is the “Republican” in the race, I not much different than endorsing Alfred E. Newman because their is an R next to his name.

alfred and John

Consider this fair warning.

May 9th, 2018. Santa Ana, California.

Find attached the FULL Transcripts of the TRO hearing that occurred May 9th 2018 in Santa Ana Superior Court. Gina Clayton Tarvin filed and insane document filed with perjurious, intentionally inflammatory language designed to ensure her success in obtaining the TRO.

She then trumpeted her “accomplishment” to the media.

A media that was apparently too lazy to also include the fact that the defendant has no right to contest the charges until the hearing date.

And financially, what you’ve all been dying to see… The full court transcripts of testimony. The words do not do justice to Tarvin’s histrionics and crocodile tears… but you get the gist. My next post will be a redline rebuttal to all of the absolute bullshit they threw out on the stand… Coming soon.

Pay special attention to Author Chris Epting’s testimony. The Judge couldn’t quite figure Epting out at first, but once Chris found his groove, he unleashed a nice a barrage.Westwell had to straddle the line a bit.. after all he still has to work with the bitch… but he still did a fine job of blowing holes in her credibility.. To those who waited in the hall to take the stand… like Vince Lombardi says… “you didn’t lose… we just ran out of time..” I am forever grateful for your willingness to show up and speak the truth…

At the end of the day.. a win is a win…

Full Transcripts… Enjoy

TRO Hearing Transcripts.

Johnson hits the stand!

Find attached, the court transcripts from my testimony in the Gina Tarvin Lawsuit.

Notice one thing… The plaintiff has the burden of proof to substantiate that any claim, in her filing is a “Threat”.

She NEVER met the burden of proof once.

My attorney is heading back to court on June 6th, 2018 to have a discussion about political speech, vindictiveness, lies, falsehoods, perjury and all things related to lawsuits such as these, commonly known as SLAPP suits. We will find out if Tarvin gets to fork out more money on the 6th.

If the judge decides to award her the best actress in a comedy Oscar, I have have already established different methods of recovering my attorneys fees that Ms. Tarvin will hate even worse.

More on SLAPP Suits.

In the meantime, enjoy my testimony in this case… I have published the PDF Below.

If anybody would like a copy of the full court transcript… just let me know and I will get you one…

Hope you enjoy reading my testimony as much as I enjoyed giving it!.

Click the link below for all the fun!

Chuck Johnson Testimony in Tarvin Hearing

The Pool. A tale of suburban nirvana.

The saga of ” The Pool” began innocently enough, while attending Mass with my wife and children.

It ended two years short years later, as I sent a large pile of vinyl, metal & plastic to the landfill. A massive pile, that will remain for thousands of years.

For a brief period in between, I achieved suburban backyard nirvana.

This is the story of “The Pool”.


“Some brief announcements.
This Saturday, is the first Saturday of the month. Please join us by attending the 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Holy Hour of praying the Rosary, meditation, prayers and songs in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.”

“It will begin right after the first Saturday Devotion. Please come and show your love and honor to our Holy Mother. Everyone is welcome.”

“And finally, if there is a parish family that is interested in an above ground pool, complete with filtration and accessories, please see Monsignor Perez after mass.”

“Missa est. Deo Gratias.”

I could feel the eyes of my wife and children burning laser hot on my skin.


“But Dad…..”

“No Pool.” ( Interior voice… No fucking way!)

“Pu h-leese? It’s free dad!”

“No.” ( Interior voice…Absolutely, no fucking way!)

As with most things, I lost the battle after massive guilt tripping by my wife and kids…”How could you turn down a “Free” pool? “Puhlessseeeeeeee dad?”

So off to Anaheim we went the following day, to inspect and begin the process of disassembly of what would be know only as “the (*fucking) Pool”. (* Only expressed internally…)

It took me 2 full days to drain and dismantle this behemoth … a 15 x 20 above ground pool, complete with a giant sand filter and monster pump, a ladder and all the accessories…net. pole, test kit…etc. 8,000 gallons of pure suburban nirvana.

The components of the pool were transported back to my home, in multiple trips to Anaheim, in the back of a mini van, and deposited on the side of my house to await reconstruction.

And wait, it did.

I was in no hurry to put this thing in…

The pressure began to mount sometime in late spring, with the realization that the weather would be warming and the pool would be nice to swim in during the summer.

“Dad…when are you going to build the pool?”, became a daily mantra from my kids and my wife.

Sometime in May, I did the research required to figure out how to erect this thing, and found out that it was a major mechanical engineering challenge.

Somehow, I failed to realize that I was dealing with 8,000 gallons… fully 64,000 lbs of water. Water that would potentially come pouring into my house with no warning, if I somehow fucked up the reconstruction.

Of course, I ignored the requirements to pull a permit from the City to erect such a structure. As far as I was concerned, it was merely a tax on my backyard nirvana.

The realization soon set in that I would be unable to install the side supports on one side ( The ones that held back those thousands of gallons of water…) without blowing a 10′ x 10′ hole in my patio. So I did.

I spent another day smoothing and screeding the soil, removing every last rock and dealing with the worlds largest nest of Jerusalem crickets, other wise known as “Potato bugs”. At one point I had no less than 40 of these disgusting creatures squirming in a 5 gallon bucket.


I then set about reassembling the pool from memory and a handy guide I downloaded from the manufacturer. After a full day of reconstruction and set up, The pool was now ready to be filled with water. I put a garden hose in it, turned it up full blast and went to bed.

I was overjoyed to find the pool full the next morning. I was NOT overjoyed… to see that it was leaking. Apparently in many places.

So I drained it. That took another day. I looked at the entire surface of the liner… every square inch… and patched what must have been the culprit holes. I then tossed the hose back in and began filling it up again. In the middle of a drought.

Once full again, it was apparent that I had missed a few holes. Donning swim fins, a scuba mask and snorkel, I dove down with a bottle of blue food coloring and shot it towards the suspect areas. The food coloring soon found its way to the remaining holes, which I patched with some “Underwater ” patches.

I was beginning to feel like Mike Nelson from Sea Hunt.


Once the pool was patched, of course, my children demanded to swim in it immediately. I had to tell them no, because the filtration system was still not hooked up and the water chemistry was not right. They walked back in the house dejected and scowling, carrying their towels and impromptu pool toys.


I set about setting up the sand filter. I filled it with sand , hooked up the pump and let it rip. Within minutes, my clean pool was filled with a fine layer of sand that was ejected from the jet right back into the pool. Fail.

I then learned how to reverse the filter and suck up all the sand.

Until I noticed a leak in the sand filter.

I shut down the sand filter and disassembled it. I noticed a small crack in one of the fittings and decided to Mcgyver the repair with two part epoxy.

” Can we go in the pool now?” “Can we”?

“No”. Its not ready”. More dejected looks and much grumbling.

After waiting a couple hours fro he epoxy to set, I fired it all up again and….

Houston, we have a pool! Albeit, an above ground pool… a symbol of wanna be neer’ do wells everywhere!… but… a pool it was.

I checked the chemistry of the pool, loaded it up with the proscribed amount of chlorine, and told the kids to wait a few hours, lest they die of poison gas attack.

At approx 5 in the afternoon on an early June weekend… our backyard Nirvana was finally achieved. All three kids jumped in, along with assorted boogie boards, surfboards, noodles, balls, goggles and swim fins, cats and dogs.

The fun continued long into the evening.

I then began my career as a chemistry major, monitoring the PH, alkalinity, chlorine levels etc. and running off to Home Depot constantly to buy PH Up, PH down, test kits , chlorine, muriatic acid …all I was missing was the lab coat.

In early July, there was a random late afternoon thundershower. I thought nothing of it until I woke the next day to find the pool a bright shade of green. I then spent the next two weeks trying unsuccessfully to restore my pool to its former pristine glory. After much effort, the pool was finally back in stasis for approximately 2 weeks before I could not keep it properly chlorinated and had to then kick everybody out again for a few days.

Near the end of Summer, the pinnacle of suburban backyard nirvana was achieved as I grilled hamburgers in the backyard while my kids played in the pool.

Summer was quickly followed by fall,and the pool was deemed to cold to swim in.

I decided to drain it and ride out the winter.


With the vinyl liner exposed to the elements, it became brittle. It began to tear in key points, and I realized that I was now on the hook for a new 400 dollar liner if the pool was to be put back into service for the next summer.

The pool then became a collection point for rainwater and a breeding ground for mosquitoes, despite my efforts to drain it.

Orange County Vector Control flew a drone over my home and sent me stern warning to get my shit together… “Or else”… or something like that.

With the decision to renovate our home made, It was decided that he pool would have to go. It took up most of the backyard and was actually a pain in the ass. Once we began prepping for the remodel, a 20 foot blue Rainbow roll-off became the final resting place for the pool. It took Sawzalls, wrenches, hammers, utility knives and shovels half the time to dismantle the pool than it did for me to carefully assemble it the summer before.

I dragged it piece by piece into the dumpster and bid a good riddance, as the pool disappeared down the street, on the back of a disposal Roll Off Hauler…


It now resides in a landfill, somewhere.

I know not where. But thousands of years from now, archeologists will stumble across it and will never know the fun we had as we achieved suburban nirvana for that one summer.

A representaive from OC Vector control stopped by yesterday, no doubt to cite me for my mosquito factory. One of my contractors showed him to the backyard, where he saw the large U shaped break in my patio and remarked… ” It’s Gone”.

Yep. It’s gone. Sometimes free… isn’t quite so free. Beware of Priests with Pools.

The Tarvin Files.

Gina Clayton- Tarvin went on a Kamikaze mission, to shut me up, with a perjury filled document, obviously prepared with the help of co- conspirators, in what is often referred to as a SLAPP suit. ( Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation).

She tried to dress it up in an ill fitting suit of victim-hood and lies, per her usual modus operandi.

On May 9th, 2018, I appeared in court to defend an attempt by Gina Clayton-Tarvin to obtain a permanent restraining order against me for a variety of charges, many of which had to have been provided to her by co-conspirators, due to the fact that Clayton-Tarvin had me “Blocked” on Facebook and would be unable to see my commentary.

Tarvin also filed a companion suit, alleging “Harassment”, “Libel per se”, & “Intentional infliction of emotional distress”.

Some of her “Charges” of “Threats” in the TRO were beyond ridiculous, and blatantly amounted to identifiable perjury. Her initial filing was filled with intentionally crafted inflammatory language, designed to obtain the desired result, which was a Temporary Restraining Order.

In one instance, she went so far as to scrape a comment from a Facebook conversation between myself and 2 friends,and frame it as a “threat” against her.

The level of disingenuous evil was on full display, and easy to identify.

She attempted to rush me into court with little time to prepare.

I complied with all of the requirements of the TRO, including surrendering my firearms to he HBPD for temporary storage pending the outcome of the hearing.

Tarvin called all of the media outlets and crony journalists that she has on speed dial, to trumpet the fact that she had obtained a TRO.

Most people fail to realize that the defendant. in an attempt to obtain a TRO has no chance to rebut the claims until the hearing date.

The Judge is always forced to err on the side of caution, and since Tarvin’s intentionally inflammatory claims painted me as a psychotic madman, Judge Timothy Stafford granted Tarvin’s request for a TRO.

It’s kind of sad that our justice system has a mechanism for people to remove 1st and 2nd amendment rights without due process, for even a short period, while the defendant awaits his or her hearing date, but it is what is.

I suppose it’s always better to err on the side of caution, so I bear no malice against the Judge, who was hoodwinked into granting the TRO, one which Tarvin promptly used as a media device to paint herself as a terrified “Victim” ,

And one which was promptly reported on by her hack for hire journalist friends, such as Gabriel San Roman at the OCWeakly and Priscilla Vega of the LA Times/ Daily Pilot and Alma Fausto of the OCRegister. ( I was surprised that they did not hand the piece to Tarvin’s Lapdog, Greg Mellen.)

Since I am not stupid enough to walk into combat without ammunition, body armor and reinforcements , I requested and was granted a continuance from the original April 18 Hearing date to May 9th, 2018.

I was able to study the filing in depth and rebut it so that my attorney could comprehend what seemed a bizarre case to begin with, and begin formulating a solid beatdown to the insane claims presented in Tarvin’s filing.

On May 9th, I prevailed in this sad, pathetic episode, and the Judge denied Tarvin’s request.

The following morning, she withdrew her Civil harassment case. That was probably a wise move, because it was so weak, that her attorneys must have confronted her afterwards and advised her that they would refuse to represent her, probably fearing sanctions from the Judge for a ” false filing” which would subject them to penalties from the Courts.

Either that, or Tarvin simply realized that the jig was up, and that she would get legally annihilated by my attorneys and myself, and be on the hook for thousands more dollars.

I was actually surprised to see her pull the suit so fast, since Tarvin is so arrogant and believes that she is somehow anointed, that I was convinced she would be willing to enter the Colosseum for another Gladiator show, one that would result in a quick and brutal loss to the pathological liar that is Gina Clayton- Tarvin.

Find below the documents related to this case. I will list them chronologically by name and purpose.

Tarvin’s Initial filing of a civil suit, unredacted:

Summons and complaint – Tarvin vs. Johnson

Tarvins Filing for a Temporary Restraining Order, unredacted;

TRO – Filing Tarvin Vs. Johnson

I complied with the Courts demand that I surrender my firearms until the hearing date, and filed a ch800 form with the courts, losing my second amendment rights to a perjury filled sworn declaration by Tarvin.

Property Reciept – Firearms- HBPD

The TRO Hearing date allowed me little time to prepare a response so I filed for a continuance:

Tarvin Vs. Johnson – Continuance

My attorney asked me to rebut the filing. The Filing consists of a series of Amendments at the end of Tarvins TRO filing. Find Below my analysis and rebuttal for review by my legal counsel in order of response to the amendments. Every word I say, is absolutely true. These were prepared by myself in order to provide the context and truth to my counsel.

These documents….represent the absolute truth of the case. I challenge anybody to demonstrate otherwise.

Rebuttal to attachment 3b

Rebuttal to attachment 4

Rebuttal to 7a and 7b

Rebuttal to 7a 4 and 5

Proof of any claims in these rebuttals is available upon request. Also, if you care to challenge what I assert…..

email me at : surfcitysledgehammer@gmail.com

We filed CPRA Requests with the City of Huntington Beach Police Department.

2018-04-17.PRA Request to City of HB Copy

We finally obtained the following documents in return, indicating Tarvin knew full well, that her charges were not deemed credible threats. She even tried to use a joke that I wrote to Mayor Mike Posey, who was visiting John Moorloch, asking him not to consider endorsing lunatic John Briscoe, as if that had anything to do with anything…


My attorney began crafting our formal response, which was submitted to the court.

Response to Request for Restraining Order

My attorney also prepared an Anti Slapp filing, and submitted it to the courts, which will be heard by Judge Timothy Stafford in June…. The same Judge Tarvin Called “Reckless” after her beatdown. Thanks Gina!

No doubt Stafford will take that comment into account when he decides whether or not to whack you over the head for thousands more in legal fees in June 2018, dumb ass…

Tarvin Vs. Johnson Anti-SLAPP Motion

In a nutshell, The Judge realized Tarvin was a nutcase.

He blasted her attorneys for bringing a weak case to the court, and gave me a beatdown because… you know…”We should all be nice..” lol.

Verdict? Case Dismissed. Just as I knew it would be.

The Following day, Gina Clayton- Tarvin withdrew her even more ridiculous civil suit. Since I am preparing to leave to go out, I will return to finish this piece, with the breakdown of the civil suit, annihilated line by line, (Just so Gina Tarvin will know the level of damage she would have sustained, had her attorneys not told her to drop the case, either because they knew it was too weak or weaker than the TRO, or they, like many people, had grown sick of her lies, and were too embarrassed to represent such a head case, under threats of an Order To Show Cause why the civil “harassment” suit should not be dismissed out of hand for false filing, and both attorneys and client sanctioned and fined.

Nice Try Gina… better luck next time.

Your Participation Trophy is in the mail… and remember…

“It’s all for the kids…”


Gina Clayton-Tarvin Sued me and all I got was this stupid T-shirt…

stupid tshirt.jpg

In an absolute kamikaze mission, Gina Clayton- Tarvin strapped herself into a Baka bomb, destined for a one way attack into legal oblivion.

Pulling down the shoulders straps in her Baka Bomb, Tarvin walked in to court May 9th to do battle with me and my supporters.

She pulled the release lever and launched her mission… one from which she was guaranteed no return.


Tarvin need not learn how to land.

There was no returning from this attempt to shut down HBSledgehammer and that “Psycho” Chuck Johnson.

Desperate people take desperate measures. Somehow, despite the crocodile tears and the Oscar worthy performance, Tarvin ran into a wall of cannon fire, once my wingman Chris Epting hit the stand.

Epting fought off a perplexed judge, then managed to unload a brutal volley that left Tarvins Baka bomb smoking, spinning and falling.

He was quickly followed on the stand by myself, and despite my insane effort to control my rage, no doubt some of it managed to show thru and I simply proceeded to dismantle her case, line by line, exhibit by exhibit.

I pumped a few more rounds from my cannon at her attorneys and her aircraft and banked hard right as Norm Westwell flew tail positon and brought up the rear…Westwell put even more holes in her flaming, falling aircraft.

My attorney then managed to hit her with a massive wall of first amendment flak from which she could not escape.

Her suicide mission ended as it should… with her weapon falling harmlessly into the sea, with all of us cackling and laughing about what a crappy pilot she was, and how easy it was to shoot her down.

Her high command must have seen that that they were up against far harder targets than Tarvin had let on, and promptly ended the second phase of Tarvins offensive and dismissed her ridiculous Civil “Harassment” suit the following morning.

The Judge actually chastised Tarvin’s attorneys for the terrible case they presented, gave my attorney a subtle beatdown for his lack of prep and calling me “Mr. Wilson”… ( promptly corrected to Mr. Johnson… told me to ” Just be nice…” or some shit like that..He apparently wasn’t a fan of my dark humor, nor my foul language…


He then informed Tarvin and Myself that he didn’t want to see either myself nor Tarvin in his courtroom ever again… so Gina… behave yourself.

I won’t. Not a chance in hell.

But Gina, you had better behave amd stop it with the bullshit lawsuits… No doubt Stafford will remember you and just tell the bailiff to get this lying sack of shit out of my courtroom before my head explodes from having to listen to your lies and tales of victim-hood.

Anybody out there think that I’m going to play nice?…. Bwhahahahah!

Not a chance. It only get worse from here on out. Briscoe, Souders, Singer.. get out there and start taking your swings in the on deck circle.

You are all part of the problem. a problem I’m now even more dedicated than ever to solve.

Think of it as a public service.

My next release will include all of the court documents related to this case. Judge for yourself.

Develop a clear picture of what just went down may 9th. You are going to have to wait while I structure it perfectly, in chronological fashion, so that you develop a solid understanding.

But by the time you are finished reading what will no doubt be a long piece, you will have all the tools required to understand Gina Clayton- Tarvin…. and why I fight so damn hard against her… so damn hard, that she tried to sue me out of desperation, to shut me up.

The Sledgehammer counteroffensive has been in the planning stages for quite a while now.

The advisors are quietly amassing the battle plan. It involves numerous pending battles.

Perjury. Conspiracy. Malicious Prosecution. Defamation.

And yeah… intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Ever read the “Art of War” by Sun Tzu? I have.

It sits on my nightstand. I read it a lot. I highly recommend it to anyone. The man is a genius.

“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win

In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”

“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”

“Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”

Sun Tzu~ The Art of War.

Gina, whoever convinced you to walk into a minefield with a blindfold on, did you no favors.

You and I will be intrinsically linked for life… or at least as long as your working career… you will see that deduction check after check for “Garnishment”.

And I will save it all in a special account so that my son and i can surf Costa Rica for two weeks straight once he hits sixteen. Thanks.

See you again in court soon. And don’t worry…. It wont be C-66 with Stafford. You can try out the waterworks on a whole new judge.

But no doubt, the result, will be much the same.

See you at the next OVSD meeting!

Time for truth…

Im decompressing this morning….enjoying a smoke and a cup of coffee at my favorite table to write at over at Harrys… I have much to say about my court battle yesterday…Trust me…its coming….i just need to settle in with my laptop and it will flow like water…be patient readers…i promise a world of fun!

Tarvin apparently yanked her bullshit “defamation” suit…no matter…shes still going to pay my attorneys fees…

And if Ms. Clayton -Tarvin thinks thats the end of this…think again Gina. Im in discussions with a gentleman who worked in the DAs office for 20+ years and identified the elements of perjury in your filing and offered me a knowing smile. Then comes comes malicious prosecution. Then we move on to a “real” defamation case, before closing with a intentional infliction of emotional distress.

I think its time for truth Gina. All the crocodile tears in the world won’t save you now….lawyer up bitch.

I don't owe you anything.

I thought I knew all it took to bother you
Every word I said was true that you’ll see
How could it be I’m the only one who sees your rehearsed insanity
I still refuse all the methods you’ve abused
It’s all right if you’re confused let me be
I’ve been around all the pawns
You’ve gagged and bound
They’ll come back and knock you down and I’ll be free
I’ve taken all and I’ve endured
One day it all will fade
I’m sure
I don’t owe you anything
I had no other hand in your ever desperate plan
It returns and when it lands words are due
I should’ve known we were better off alone
I looked in and I was shown
You were too
I’ve taken all and I’ve endured
One day it all will fade
I’m sure
I don’t owe you anything
I’ll stick around and learn from all that came from it

HBSledgehammer University: Online Syllabus-ETHICS 104 – SLAPP Lawsuits.

Welcome to HBSledgehammer University:

Online Education. ETHICS 104- SLAPP Lawsuits.

Professor: Miss Smith. 714-536-9303 email: mssmith@HBsledgehammer.edu


We have prepared this syllabus for your use.

In this class, we will cover the fundamentals of what constitutes a SLAPP Lawsuit.


Next we will cover why SLAPP Suits are filed Including:

  • Attempts to silence political critics
  • Attempts to intimidate political critics
  • Confusion over the intent or direction of a statement.
  • Inability of a public figure or business to accept the fact that they are disliked
  • Inability of a public figure or business to effectively accept open criticism
  • Paranoia
  • Mental Illness
  • Being a total asshole
  • And Finally, Bat Shit Craziness

The class will then review important case law pertaining to SLAPP suits including:

  • HUSTLER MAGAZINE, INC. V. FALWELL 485 U.S. 46 (1988)
  • Scott v. McDonnell Douglas Corporation (1974) 37 Cal.App.3d 277, 288.
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. v. Paladino (2001) 89 Cal.App.4th 294, 308.
  • Barrett v. Rosenthal, 40 Cal. 4th 33, 41 n.4 (2006
  • Ampex v. Cargle, 128 Cal. App. 4th 1569, 1576 (2005)
  • Franklin v. Dynamic Details, Inc. (2004) 116 Cal.App.4th 375, 385. 
  • Chaker v. Mateo (2012) 209 CA4th 1138, 1148.
  • Ghafur v. Bernstein (2005) 131 Cal.App.4th 1230,1238.

Finally, we will cover ANTI SLAPP law Including:

  • The severe financial consequences of filing a bogus lawsuit
  • The embarrassment of having your ass handed to you in open court
  • The potential for the intended “Victim” of your SLAPP suit to mock you mercilessly
  • The feeling of abject failure resulting from having your SLAPP suit tossed by a Judge within minutes of reading the complaint.
  • And a recap of the additional fees and costs that the Plaintiff will pay as a result of a gleeful attorney for the defendant taking the case on contingency.