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We already knew that Orly Taitz had no regard whatsoever for privacy and decency.  She frequently posts unredacted Social Security numbers in her blog and includes them in her court filings, and has even been known to put the addresses of people who have supposedly harassed her in her blog.  Well, the Mad Moldovan proved it again yesterday.  She recently posted the phone numbers of two people she claimed had called her with harassing messages--and even posted one person's name.  You'll have to look for yourself--I'm not aiding and abetting invasion of privacy by linking to it.

I hope Orly has a lawyer on speed dial.  If any of these people are forced to change their numbers--or anything else--they ought to hold the Mad Moldovan responsible.  It says a lot about Orly that her response to supposed harassment is to engage in harassment herself.

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  •  I think she wants to be arrested and prosecuted (9+ / 0-)

    so she can become a martyr for her cause at this point.

    Obama's a two-term President. Game. Set. Match.

    She has nothing left to "accomplish", and that is probably the most viable way to sustain the collective memory of her idiotic as well as lost cause is to become a symbol for the next generation of doofus paladins.

    She's not going to get rich from Birtherism. She's not going to be able to sustain the Birther movement the way the John Birch Society kept a candle in the rural porch window for America-Firstist McCarthyism past Tailgunner Joe's fall. If the House Crazies do attempt to impeach Obama, it will be an impotent shitshow without the Senate and it will be launched because of something, anything, they can barnacle onto besides the epic fail that is Birtherism. Movement Conservatism, who she needed to embrace her openly and mainstream her, was only willing to let her be their useful idiot for their 21rst century 'Arkansas Project' and it's new 'Vince Foster was Murdered' level of crap, and she's not even useful for that anymore.

    In a way, I'm comforted by what I think of as her endgame.
    For a long time, I was afraid that her natural pivot point, when it was clear that Obama was never going to be denied a second term, would be to advocate harming Obama as a last course of action.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 04:43:37 PM PST

    •  Advocating harm (2+ / 0-)
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      irishwitch, LeftHandedMan

      I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Secret Service employs civilian staff to monitor all the known crazy people, as well as staff to identify new candidates for monitoring.

      It may not ensure the end of unemployment, but at least some people have jobs, thanks to the activities of such crazy persons.

      •  Orly Taitz (0+ / 0-)

        probably fell into that Westboro Baptist Church catagory in the babysitting for national security pantheon.

        I think it's marked "Clowns", and I bet a lot of people have jobs because of them.

        The thing that always worried me, very specifically, about Orly Taitz is the 'after x, y having no point' line in the sand.

        The Westboro Baptist Church crazies always have their version of the big picture to fall back on: Their Jesus coming back/Rapture/Doomday/the Anti-Christ etc. allows them to move on from individual battles they lose for the next one.

        Their Dispensationalists version of the end of the world is all about revenge and their taking pleasure watching all the people who disagreed with them suffer in the end.

        Birthers lose the 'Stop Obama' fight, and there is no next one.

        Birthers don't really have that Big Picture.

        If Obama wins, they lose. If he wins twice, they lose and nobody gives a shit about them anymore.

        It's not like Orly can switch gears and say Hilary wasn't born in the USA. Or Andrew Cuomo show me the birth certificate.

        That's why I was worried that their, specifically her, pivot point was to start talking about the only way to "stop Obama" being to harm him after a certain point.

        I can take Orly Taitz, jailed martyr for a stupid and silly losing cause for life as an endgame. Fine. She can have it. In a lot of ways that's the best outcome for the rest of us. I'm glad her pivot point is to, yet again, make it all about her and her role in the Universe.

        She could have definitely taken a darker, and more dangerous, tact.

        I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

        by LeftHandedMan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 10:57:46 PM PST

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  •  One of the surest accompaniments (5+ / 0-)

    to cognitive deterioration of any kind, be it age-related dementia, or that brought on mental illness, substance abuse, or brain injury, is paranoia. The conviction that others are out to get you is an ubiquitous symptom with all kinds of causes.

    Supposedly, a healthy brain manifests paranoia, too, but this is effectively switched-off by other parts of the brain, so it doesn't interfere with day-to-day functioning in most people.

    Try to have compassion. Orly clearly isn't well.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 04:43:43 PM PST

  •  Has anyone ever seen her (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, irishwitch

    and Larry Clayman in the same room?

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 05:16:56 PM PST

  •  I wish.. (5+ / 0-)

    ..Fixed News would go ahead & hire Orly Taitz.

    She's been auditioning for a Fixed News gig for the last 5 years.  If acting an insane birther is enough to endear Fixed News to Donald Trump, then Orly Taitz is a shoe-in.

    Perhaps if they go ahead & hire her it will calm her down somewhat.

    Of course, Fixed just hired Herman Cain over Allen West, which is a real head-scratcher.

    But what with the exit of Sarah Palin, the opening for Orly Taitz is staring Roger Ailes right in the face.

    I'm worse at what I do best/ And for this gift I feel blessed. - Kurt Cobain

    by wyvern on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 05:40:38 PM PST

  •  In theory (0+ / 0-)

    I see no problem with posting numbers that have been used to make harassing phone calls to you.  Would you complain if a black person you respect posted online some phone numbers that had been used to make racist, obscene phone calls?  

    Of course, there is a problem with someone posting phone numbers and falsely claiming they had been used to make harassing phone calls and Orly Taitz has certainly behaved in such a way so as to invite skepticism if she accuses someone else of murder, rape, theft, or any other crime.

    So, if true, I don't think she has done anything wrong, but I consider that a big "if".

    •  Iwould object to anyone posting phone numbers (3+ / 0-)
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      blukat, irishwitch, Ahianne

      without permission.

      I don't care who you are.  I don't care what the supposed crime was.  Harassment over the phone is a crime that is best handled by the proper authorities.  

      We live in a civilized society where you don't post private information about someone along with accusations.  Innocent until proven guilty.  She should know this.

      If someone harasses you, you report it.  You do not post their number so that your loony tunes followers can then call and harass them.


      •  I would argue that this isn't ... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... simple phone harassment from Orly. Rather, it is a "call to arms" to possibly the craziest subset of human beings on the planet. In my mind, at least, what Orly did was much worse than a few prank phone calls. The diarist is right: "It says a lot about Orly that her response to supposed harassment is to engage in harassment herself." I would just add that what Orly did was implicitly attempt to set off a viral harassment bomb of nuclear-crazy.  

        I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

        by Tortmaster on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 07:28:20 PM PST

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    •  I've had to deal with obscene phone calls (6+ / 0-)

      while my husband ws deployed. I did what you're supposed to do: called the phone company and the plice and kept a log (didn't have caller ID back then).  And one night when I was fed up with the Breather who would mutter about what he wanted me to do, I informed me very calmly that it was plainly obvious that he wasn't very experienced at making obscene calls because he kept stumbling over the four letter words and sexual activities. I suggested he get a tape recorder and practice before he called again. And then I hung up.  He never called again.

      I hear a whistle blown into the phone also works, but my way was a lot more fun for me.

      If Orly were truly getting harassing, threatening calls and was actually worried, she'd go to the police and the phone company.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 07:38:05 PM PST

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    •  The thing with Orly is (0+ / 0-)

      that she almost never gets anything right. She's probably posted the phone numbers of innocent bystanders.

  •  Incompetency - proof of it! (0+ / 0-)

       Here is an example:  If your legal team can't manage to appropriately redact information in the court - why would anyone believe they would be competent about much else?

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