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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:15 PM

 

Birthers turn on each other in court

Source: Salon

In a libel suit, birther attorney Philip Berg accuses Orly Taitz of "deplorable" harassment against his paralegal

by Jiliann Rayfield
Feb 8, 2013 5:19 PM EST

Birther attorney Philip Berg called birther queen Orly Taitz’s actions “deplorable” this week before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a hearing related to his libel suit against Taitz.

Berg, most notable for filing the first-ever birther lawsuit against President Obama in 2008, appeared opposite Taitz before the court after a federal judge in California declined to dismiss Berg’s complaint (and threatened sanctions against Taitz).

During the hearing, Berg accused Taitz of acting ”with malice,” saying: ”They’ve decided that they’re going to get rid of me politically in a certain case. To do that they’re decided to get rid of me by taking down my paralegal.”

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/08/birthers_turn_on_each_other_in_court/



What about deplorable harassment of a good man trying to lead his country?

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Reply Birthers turn on each other in court (Original post)
Ian Iam Feb 2013 OP
shenmue Feb 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #6
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #2
arcane1 Feb 2013 #3
silverweb Feb 2013 #4
wordpix Feb 2013 #5
msanthrope Feb 2013 #7
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #12
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #15
2naSalit Feb 2013 #26
dimbear Feb 2013 #28
2naSalit Feb 2013 #29
dimbear Feb 2013 #30
2naSalit Feb 2013 #31
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #8
Historic NY Feb 2013 #9
NoGOPZone Feb 2013 #10
AtheistCrusader Feb 2013 #11
Cha Feb 2013 #13
oberliner Feb 2013 #14
Left Coast2020 Feb 2013 #18
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #16
davidpdx Feb 2013 #17
Ineeda Feb 2013 #21
davidpdx Feb 2013 #22
busterbrown Feb 2013 #19
TxDemChem Feb 2013 #20
Ash_F Feb 2013 #23
tanyev Feb 2013 #24
brooklynite Feb 2013 #25
Mopar151 Feb 2013 #27

Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:17 PM

1. The only good thing is the laugh we get

As crazies try to out-crazy each other.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:33 PM

6. It's grand to see them eat each other like this. Please pass the popcorn. The

 

movie is great.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:22 PM

2. They eat their own.

Good. We won't have to deal with them....they will take care of themselves.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:27 PM

3. I admit, I've occasionally been displeased with Obama, and with the Dems in general...

but the repub infighting has more than made up for it.

Much, much more

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:28 PM

4. hehehehe....



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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:33 PM

5. so Orly is tracking and hacking others' computers---sounds like a crime to me

anyway, I'm getting a smile out of this. Berg wouldn't take her case so she harasses his paralegal? Does not compute...

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:34 PM

7. I'm convinced the DNC is paying Orly. Convinced. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:32 PM

12. A fan of Machiavelli, I see

 

But wouldn't the GOPhers be more likely to take cues from Ole Niccolo?

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:38 PM

15. I believe "The Prince" was satire

It seems to contradict almost everything else he wrote and was sent to the man who had him tortured. But, on the other hand it is difficult to tell if it is.

But that aside, permit me to chortle at the predicament that Orly finds herself in. Chortle, chortle, chortle.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:25 PM

26. Merely for those who might be interested...

When I was in college, I was in numerous political science courses. Machiavelli was discussed in at least half of them but in one class we had a lengthy discussion about him and his writings. It seems that The Prince was more like a pamphlet of advice to the prince who had recently risen to power because Niccolo wanted his job back after years in exile. He had been a public servant and what he was doing with The Prince was giving some rudimentary advice to this new prince hoping to win some favor and, hopefully, an appointment as an advisor.

The real works of Niccolo, though was the book called Discourses in which he recorded all the various ways in which the rulers of the nation cities and city states, as political realms were arranged in those times, as he had observed them in his travels as a liaison for his employer. What he did do was to identify a number of injustices and malicious practices as well and many were pretty pissed at him for the exposure. In order to punish and discredit him he was vilified in every way imaginable, even to this day, though he was never a person of power, he is vilified as though he was some ruthless bastard who invented all these evil doings. All he did was to expose the practices of others but since he wrote it down and was vilified for doing so, he gets all the bad rap.

That was the conclusive understanding that I got from that portion of that class. It was rather telling about what we see today, some things just never change much.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

28. You are 100% correct, a great patriot who gets a bad rap. Also quite

a good playwright.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:20 PM

29. Mmm...

I heard some about his play(s)... but never had the time to read so I left that part out. Not worth bringing up something I know little about, and my rant was getting long!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:42 PM

30. Still occasionally performed in Italy.

Quite the brilliant guy.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:16 AM

31. Thanks, I'll add that to my reading list.

I haven't had any plays to read for quite a while and, having engaged in a little stagecraft in the past myself, I really enjoy a good play.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:44 PM

8. Bwahahaha LOVE it.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:47 PM

9. I'm all about encouraging self-destruction....

it so easy with these morans.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:56 PM

10. I guess one of them will prevail in this suit

as opposed to their oh-for-infinity performance in the other suits they've filed

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:59 PM

11. OMG she's a lunatic?

WHO KNEW

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:35 PM

13. So Berg gets it.. Oily is a malicious parasite. And, he might

want to check himself out too.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:36 PM

14. She is way out there

Also has a lot of time on her hands.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:08 PM

18. I just want to know if they are on their med's?

Gawd knows it keeps their silly asses off the TV screens so we don't from seeing them.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:57 PM

16. Jackasses. nt

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:59 PM

17. They should be put on a raft in the middle of the ocean together

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:25 AM

21. This would be good. Put the grifter on the raft too.

Bear with me here. There are a few voices that, even if I hear them from three rooms away, make the hair stand up on the back of my neck. The half-term governor is the primary one; Oily is another. Just for their voices alone, never mind the insanity they spew, put them as far as possible from any microphone.

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:56 AM

22. I was going to say mount a hidden camera

and you have a new reality show. Not that we need anymore than we already have.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:14 PM

19. Orally Tainted........Take the border guards out Arizona and send them to the east coast!!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:49 AM

20. This is wonderful

The right wingers are having civil wars all over the place!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:17 AM

23. This story makes me so happy.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:50 AM

24. Crap! I'm out of popcorn. Anybody got some Junior Mints?

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:38 PM

25. For those not following the complexity of the Birther movement...

Berg and Taitz represent two different ideological factions. Taitz believes that Obama was born outside the US. Berg believes that Obama WAS born in the US, but is not "Natural Born" because he didn't have two US Citizen parents.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:26 PM

27. Sounds like one of those "family situations"

Like a gunfight at Thanksgiving dinner over grace......

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