Posted on | September 18, 2013 | 48 Comments
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 18, 2013
Mopery (noun) – ”The action of committing a minor or petty offence, such as loitering, etc.; contravention of a trivial or hypothetical law, esp. when used as an excuse to harass or arrest a person against whom no more serious crime can be charged.”
Whenever citing the list of heinous torts alleged against us by lying felon Brett Kimberlin — “malicious prosecution, conspiracy to abuse process, defamation, false light invasion of privacy, harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and stalking” – John Hoge always hastens to add, “Mopery, with intent to lurk.”
Perhaps even aggravated mopery, in the first degree.
Alas, being sued by The World’s Most Evil Pro Se Litigant™ does not spare defendants the hassle and expense of defending ourselves, and so getting this absurd case laughed out of court is far more serious business than these lighthearted jests might suggest.
“Kimberlin’s malicious prosecution and conspiracy to abuse process claims appear to be a classic ‘accuse the accuser’ tactic — he filed a series of ‘peace order’ requests and criminal complaints against his critics, and when some filed requests against him, he calls it malicious prosecution and abuse of process. The complaint’s description of this chain of events dishonestly omits Kimberlin’s own filings.”
– Ken White, “The Popehat Signal: Help Fight Evil In Maryland
Ditto, says defendant McCain, as to every other spurious claim in Kimberlin’s suit. Who has harassed, defamed and stalked whom? And who has organized a conspiracy against his enemies? This is why Neal Rauhauser’s confessed role in Kimberlin’s lawsuit is so important.
Perhaps you should ask Patterico what manner of mischief Neal Rauhauser has perpetrated over the years or, for that matter, you should read for yourself what Rauhauser (alias “Stranded Wind”) wrote on July 4, 2011: “Weinergate: Patterico’s Penalization.”
Bad causes attract bad people, and Neal Rauhauser’s association with Brett Kimberlin shows what manner of “progressive” client a disgraced Democrat campaign consultant inevitably finds. Kimberlin’s “accuse the accusers” tactics in the courtroom furnish fuel for online defamation by the army of slanderous sockpuppets that Rauhauser has helped assemble. John Hoge cites a typical example:
I will say that essentially all the “facts” cited by Xenophon are not factual. They are demonstrably false. Of course, this doesn’t surprise me. On multiple occasions, I’ve watched Brett Kimberlin lie in court, so why would I expect him or his lackeys to tell the truth any place else.
I’ll make sure that Xenophon’s post gets archived and forwarded to my lawyers.
Tell the truth about Brett Kimberlin, and he then enlists liars like Rauhauser and “Xenophon” to lie about you. The lies that have been endlessly repeated about me, I will not specify here, but the purpose of such smears is obvious: In order to explain why honest people say bad things about Kimberlin, his army of liars must discredit the truth-tellers. Once you know their motives, their methods make perfect sense.
“There’s nothing left-wing monsters hate more than people shining the truth on their acts of godless hatred, harassment, and intimidation.”
– Donald Douglas
“I have watched how the Left rolls: Target, Isolate, Attack and Destroy.”
– Lady Liberty
One million dollars — that’s the amount of punitive damages that convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin is seeking from myself and four other bloggers in a lawsuit recently filed in Maryland. Kimberlin filed this lawsuit pro se (charging “malicious prosecution, conspiracy to abuse process, defamation, false light invasion of privacy, harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and stalking”) more than two weeks ago, but I haven’t written much about this suit because I haven’t yet retained counsel.
The fact that Democrats and their liberal allies in the media will not condemn Brett Kimberlin has angered me since May 2012, when I first started covering the story . . . Because Kimberlin once claimed to have sold marijuana to Dan Quayle, he was celebrated by many liberals — including Doonesbury cartoonist Gary Trudeau — as a political prisoner of sorts. Liberals ignored the facts about the crimes of which Kimberlin was convicted in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in federal prison. He eventually served only 17 years of that sentence, and since his release in 2001, Kimberlin has promoted himself as a progressive, an “activist-musician” as the Washington Post’s Monica Hesse called Kimberlin in a 2007 feature profile.
The true story of the “Speedway Bomber” who terrorized an Indiana town, planting a bomb that blew off the leg of a Vietnam veteran, evidently isn’t something the Washington Post considers newsworthy. And neither has the Post shown any interest in Kimberlin’s legal war against blogger Aaron Walker that resulted in Walker being briefly arrested last year and ordered by a Maryland judge to stop writing about Kimberlin. . . .
Today, I’m planning a road trip from the Undisclosed Location to a Mysterious Destination for Journalistic Purposes I Can’t Reveal. Loyal readers have been supporting the Shoe Leather Fund generously for years, and your contributions have been profoundly appreciated, even if I haven’t found time to thank each of you directly. I always figure that you’re paying me to keep blogging, and time spent writing “thank you” e-mails is time not spent providing the work you’re paying me to do. Nevertheless, please do not doubt my gratitude, nor the gratitude of my family, for every $5, $10, $20 contribution.
Let’s do the math: If 500 readers gave $20 each, that’s $10,000. And if that happened twice a week, every week for the next year, by September 2014, that would be One Meel-lion Dollars — with $40,000 left over for coffee, cigarettes, cheap motels and road food.
What the hell, huh? Nobody ever thought I’d make it to Wasilla.