October 19, 2012 | 11:30am
[UPDATED at end of the article with additional, disturbing revelations about Mr. Diamond's mental health.]
Original post, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.: Despite our sincere prodding to get Gregory A. Diamond to drop his jumbo Cheetos bag and fall off his sofa to do what he promised Orange County Democrats he would do--fight "like hell" to win his 29th state senate seat race, the unemployed union lawyer in Brea continues to spend every day of every pre-election week doing almost nothing but writing blog comments.
Diamond, who is 52 years old but made less than $1,999 in his unaccomplished solo legal practice last year, is--as we've documented--entirely incompetent as a candidate and political figure.
Like a rabid street dog that believes attention--even swift kicks to the noggin--equals love, Diamond thinks that he's scoring points with voters in California's 29th state senate district by writing comment after comment after comment that have nothing to do with the campaign.
For example, the Orange County Register wrote a Monday story that had nothing to do with Diamond's laughable campaign but he posted six comments on the article and tried to take credit for Occupy Irvine.
Know that with the campaign in its final weeks, Diamond--who claims he works with the law firm Jones Day but I've yet to see any evidence of his self-serving assertion--hasn't held even one, meaningful campaign event for himself in his alleged hope to defeat incumbent Republican Bob Huff.
He's even pathetically enlisted a foul-mouthed high school senior to send me F bomb loaded comments.
Cheetos: The only known way to lure Diamond away from pounding out inane blog comments
Diamond, who seems emotionally unstable, must believe that he's running against me.
For example, in the wee hours of the morning last night he frantically wrote five comments on a blog post I published six or seven days ago.
Checkout the early morning times Diamond was obsessing about me:
In fact, in just the last week alone he has written more than two dozen comments totaling more than a whopping 4,900 words--including calling me "brain dead" and "drooling"--on OC Weekly's website.
(Our ad reps thank you, Greg, for the relentless activity.)
A alarming view of clueless campaigning
But is that really the conduct of a mature, reasonable individual who is asking voters to send him to Sacramento as a paid representative of the People?
UPDATE, Oct. 19: Need additional proof that Diamond is a tragic candidate and unstable person? This morning--instead of campaigning for votes, pretending again that he's a lawyer with Jones Day or trying to find a real job--the Democrat's 29th State Senate candidate was obsessed yet again with me.
On an article I wrote 16 days ago, he padded the 37 comments he and his allies already left with six more rants early today.
Undeniable evidence from my office email inbox:
I guess Diamond can't figure out what to say to me in just one comment--or he's desperate to feel like he's harassing me.
In the last week alone, he has now left almost 5,300 words in comments on my articles. Such frantic, obsessive activity is explained by what he told his few political allies earlier this year. His main goal in politics, he said, is to try to make people who don't agree with him "miserable."
By comparison, I don't read his rambling, uninformed blog musings and have never once left a comment for him there.
I'm thinking about suggesting that the Orange County Democratic Party adopt "The Diamond Rule": Future wide-eyed, rookie candidates for state senate must successfully pass elementary psychiatric testing before they can get an official party endorsement.
(Update, Oct. 22:
Diamond continued to ignore his alleged campaign to instead bombard me with hostile emails and comments over the weekend.)