The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Mopery, With Intent to Lurk

Posted on | September 18, 2013 | 48 Comments

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

As Sister Toldjah says, this is all about “shutuppery.”

Can you guess what I don’t plan to do?

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. . . .

Please read the whole thing at The American Spectator.

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.



48 Responses to “Mopery, With Intent to Lurk”

  1. jwbrown1969
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk: WE’VE BEEN SUED BY DOCTOR EVIL! Hat-tip: @bet0001970 |…

  2. Citzcom
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk: WE’VE BEEN SUED BY DOCTOR EVIL! Hat-tip: @bet0001970 |…

  3. ali
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Mopery, With Intent to Lurk SUED BY DOCTOR EVIL!

  4. rsmccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    “What the hell, huh? Nobody ever thought I’d make it Wasilla.” @vermontaigne @jimmiebjr

  5. Mm
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I don’t know who in the Brain Trust at Evil HQ thought that suing you would shut you up. And that a man with six kids and an old car that was attacked by a deer has a deep well of assets. Oh, I forgot to mention the beat up old shoes, above. PS Typo alert – you forgot the “to” preceding “Wasilla.”

  6. rsmccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    RT @AmPowerBlog: Mopery, With Intent to Lurk via @RSMcCain

  7. preciseBlogs
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk #news #conservative #journalism #fearloathing #thekimberlinfiles #shoeleatherfund

  8. rsmccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    “Who has harassed, defamed and stalked whom?”

  9. vermontaigne
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Mopery, With Intent to Lurk | and subornation of malingery

  10. vermontaigne
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    RT @rsmccain: “What the hell, huh? Nobody ever thought I’d make it Wasilla.” <– abettal of capery

  11. rsmccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    Brett Kimberlin: The World’s Most Evil Pro Se Litigant™ Say what you will about Pol Pot, he never sued bloggers.

  12. rsmccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    RT @vermontaigne: RT @rsmccain: “What the hell, huh? Nobody ever thought I’d make it Wasilla.” <– abettal of capery

  13. rsmccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    RT @vermontaigne: RT @rsmccain: Mopery, With Intent to Lurk | and subornation of malingery

  14. robertstacymccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    you forgot the “to” preceding “Wasilla.”

    This has been a test of the Emergency Commenter System. This was only a test …

  15. rsmccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

    “Perhaps you should ask @Patterico what manner of mischief Neal Rauhauser has perpetrated over the years …” #tgdn

  16. Dianna Deeley
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    Gentle awe is all I can convey. And Mm? Very well done!

  17. Mm
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    I figured you might be taking a break from your editorial duties.

  18. instapundit
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    RT @rsmccain: “Perhaps you should ask @Patterico what manner of mischief Neal Rauhauser has perpetrated over the years …”…

  19. WJJ Hoge
    September 18th, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    The most frustrating thing about this whole lawsuit nonsense is that someone else got top billing among the defendants. You’d think that after all the hard work I put in over the past 16 months, I could have earned a bit more wrath. All that work, and someone else gets to be Moper-in-Chief.


    It’s almost enough to make me want to sue the jerk.

  20. librarygryffon
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    I have to admit that if something unpleasant ever happens to BK, I won’t exactly be shedding tears.

    Karma is a bitch, what goes round comes round, and eventually, he will find that out. Even if it is only in the afterlife. (But dear Lord, we’d all really appreciate it if it, the meeting between BK and karma, not the afterlife part, could happen a lot sooner.)

  21. robertstacymccain
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    Yeah, but Walker has been at it longer.

    Seniority, y’know.

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  23. wjjhoge
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Mopery, With Intent to Lurk SUED BY DOCTOR EVIL! @bet0001970 @wjjhoge @AaronWorthing @ali @Kimberlinun…

  24. Dianna Deeley
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    I’m actually working on things I get paid to do, oddly enough. I can only be Stacy’s volunteer copy editor when I have ten minutes to spare from my actual job.

  25. K-Bob
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    The unfailing Democrat support for criminals that Stacy
    documents—all because the criminals wear blue
    shirts—is going to get worse. The reason isn’t just because Americans are “going bad.” No, people haven’t changed that much in the short span of time since the Bible was written. It’s because the central control the government has over our lives means we can no longer deal with these sorts of criminals in a straightforward manner.

    It used to be if a man came on your property, set fire to your barn, and tore down a fence, you would ventilate him, bury him, and let the Sheriff know about it afterward. Now we have convicted felons abusing our courts and men and women in uniform who may not carry sidearms on base. Also, everything is now illegal.

    I calmly remind people we are in antebellum times. The level of criminality the left is willing to support, promote, and encourage in their quest to attain power is at an all-time high in the west. And yet they foolishly believe we will dance to their tune as they do their best to provoke war. Sadly for them and their children, they believe they will win any sort of war, and they are not going to stop. If we do not take action, the war will happen, seemingly of its own accord.

    This is why a Convention of the States—something unthinkable to Conservatives only five years ago—has become vitally important. If anyone thinks war will somehow be avoided if we only begin electing more Ted Cruz types I have news for you:

    Reagan’s coalition was a mere thirty years ago. It began to unravel after only a year and a half. By the end of his second term, the Progressive/pragmatist Republicans had completely ended any chance of Restoration.

    The Article Five attempt to Restore the Constitution is our moral duty. Why? Because it would be immoral to refuse the chance to prevent war. And this is where the left completely misreads the situation. The reason we must prevent war is to spare their lives.

    Think of it as asking politely, once.

  26. PCachu
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    John Donne wrote that “any man’s death diminishes me”, but it’s worth noting that achieving the proper mood to play “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” on repeat for a full day does not, in fact, require anyone’s actual physical death.

  27. librarygryffon
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Exactly, meeting Karma head does not necessarily entail dying.

    But sometimes it’s hard to believe that there aren’t at least a few people we’d be better off not having to deal with. Folks like BK seem to spend a lot of their life trying to diminish others such that their absence might be a net benefit to the world.

    One can hope that he will have a “come to Jesus” moment and reform, but he and his minions seem to have some issues with Pride, the deadliest of the Deadly Sins, because it’s the one hardest to recognize and ask forgiveness for.

  28. Professor_Why
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk

  29. Matthew W
    September 18th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm
  30. Matthew W
    September 18th, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    “Karma” is getting a judge that follows the rule of law and tells that “Pro se” nitwit where to stick his merit less case.

  31. rmnixondeceased
    September 18th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    There is a room in Hell where that very tune is on endless loop …

    (BTW, thanks for the link to my “Maryland is for Stalkers” bumpersticker over at Patterico’s place. Perhaps I should offer the design to our erstwhile friends as a legal fundraising tool …)

  32. rmnixondeceased
    September 18th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    They appear to have tickets on the Long Black Train. One can choose eternal life over eternal damnation at any moment prior to stepping onto the train, it’s both the easiest act and the hardest act one will ever perform …

  33. Katprint
    September 18th, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    I’m only licensed to practice in California and the laws may be different in Maryland, but I’m hoping for these similarities:

    Here, if a California resident is sued by an out-of-state person or business or other legal entity, the California resident can ask the court to make the out-of-state plaintiff post a bond with the court to pay for the defendant’s court costs in case the California resident successfully defends the lawsuit and is entitled to an award of court costs.

    Also, any party can file and serve a formal offer to settle (for example, a defendant can offer to waive court costs in exchange for an immediate dismissal of all claims.) If that formal offer is not accepted within 30 days but the rejecting party does not get a better Judgment, then the party that offered to settle is entitled to attorneys fees, expert witness fees and other litigation costs on top of court costs.

    Additionally, there are a BUNCH of unpleasant things a competent lawyer can do to people who file frivolous, meritless lawsuits, not only seeking punitive and compensatory money sanctions against the wrongdoing party and their attorney but also suing them for abuse of process, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, conspiracy and (my personal favorite) RICO violations per the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. So fun!

  34. thatMrGguy
    September 18th, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk

  35. rmnixondeceased
    September 18th, 2013 @ 7:45 pm
  36. Bob Belvedere
    September 18th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    Your trip to Wasilla…good times, good times.

  37. Bob Belvedere
    September 18th, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    I was pulling for you, John…well…I know I was pulling something…

  38. BobBelvedere
    September 18th, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk by @rsmccain

  39. budosworldcom
    September 18th, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk : The Other McCain

  40. JRose1965
    September 18th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    RT @rsmccain: “What the hell, huh? Nobody ever thought I’d make it Wasilla.” @vermontaigne @jimmiebjr

  41. ECHackett
    September 19th, 2013 @ 12:29 am

    Hit the feaking tip jar. “Mopery, With Intent to Lurk”

  42. JadedByPolitics
    September 19th, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Mopery, With Intent to Lurk

  43. Tex Lovera
    September 19th, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    F these guys.

  44. bet0001970
    September 19th, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Did you boys and girls like that one? Well I’m just getting started.

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    September 19th, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    Of course you believe in fairy tales like the average four year old. Please fucking die already, scumbag.

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