Tag: Kimberlin

Look what just crawled out of the Sewer that is Leftism: Kimberlin-Rauhauser Axis Targets Romney Campaign Staffer Bill Murphy

 

So reports Stacy McCain

Brett Kimberlin’s non-profit 501(c)4 Velvet Revolution is part of an apparent effort to destroy Mitt Romney’s online rapid-response team by targeting Bill Murphy, a young Internet operative who has helped improve the campaign’s social-media presence.

In an item posted Saturday on the Democratic Underground site, Velvet Revolution promoted an article accusing Murphy of “fraud” for his role earlier this year in the National Bloggers Club.

Formed in February at the annual “Blog Bash” during the Conservative Political Action Conference, the club honored Andrew Breitbart with one of its first awards and has helped defend bloggers targeted by Kimberlin’s lawsuits and other harassment. During last week’s Republican National Convention, the club co-sponsored a “Blog Bash” that featured former RNC chairman Haley Barbour and a guest list that included Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner, Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express, author Katie Pavlich and CNN contributor Dana Loesch.

Kimberlin, who spent 17 years in federal prison for his role in a weeklong bombing spree that terrorized an Indiapolis suburb, has gained renewed notoriety for his “lawfare” harassment of conservative bloggers. In May, Kimberlin and his associate Neal Rauhauser were among those identified by Patrick “Patterico” Frey as suspected of being involved in a “SWATting” hoax that sent police to Frey’s residence.

Lots more background on the Kimberlim/Rauhauser alliance and Stacy’s personal run-in with them at the link. Welcome to the war folks. Conservatives prefer to debate, and let things like facts, and results speak loudest. The Left, no so much, mainly because facts are not on the Lefts side. So, miscreants like Kimberlin, and Rauhauser turn to junk “lawfare” suits, harassment, threats, and on-line stalking to attempt to intimidate Conservatives into silence. Well, that will no longer work, we will NOT be silenced or intimidated. We will fight, and we will win, so, Kimberlin, Rauhauser and the rest might as well get used to this fact!

In another post McCain points out that Andrew Breitbart saw this coming, and vowed to fight

Back in February at CPAC, Andrew Breitbart gave a speech in which he called for unifying conservatives to defeat the Left:

Anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker, and if you’re not in that bunker ’cause you’re not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you — you’re on the other side!

Breitbart also forecast the tactics the media would use:

We’re watching you to play the race card MSNBC. We saw how you cynically placed the Reverend Sharpton in a position of absurdist power. This is Dadaism, I learned that in college, that they would allow for this guy to have a show. This is Dadaism. It’s freaky. It’s Andy Kaufman. It doesn’t make sense unless you understand what they’re doing.
This is going to be the dog whistle election cycle. They tested them in 2011, so he and his pal Toure and that punk Tim Jacob Wise and Ed and Maddow can sit there and call everyone who’s Caucasian racist. “I heard it. He used ‘is’ instead of ‘are.’ He’s a racist. That’s a dog whistle.’”
Ignore it when Congressman [Carson] does it against Allen West. No more. We’re going to go after you. I bought a dog whistle. I bought a dog whistle factory, and I’m giving you dog whistles. And we’re going to listen to every word that comes out of your mouth, and we’re going to hold you to the same standard that you hold us which is an impossible one, and you’re going to have a hell of a time in 2012 because America’s finally woken to your Saul Alinsky bullshit tactics, and we’re coming to get you.

Amen! Although, I must admit many other saw this coming a long time ago. And many of us saw the need to put our boots on and go to battle. Big blogs, small blogs, blogs in between, all of us are in a fight now. A fight we do not want, a fight we did not start, but by God a fight we damn well better intend to win! So, if you are a Conservative blogger, or active on Facebook, or Twitter, this is your fight! Now, let us resolve to win, and well shall win. No retreat, no surrender, nothing but absolute victory shall be enough!!

 

Like all bullies, Brett Kimberlin whines like a girl when people hit back.

Stacy McCain has the news that Little Brett just wants to be left alone now that he is getting some of his own medicine. I ask, is there anything more pathetic than a bully that whines when someone stands up to them?

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
The post title is a quote from the transcript of Brett Kimberlin’s June 29 ”peace order” hearing against John Norton. Kimberlin made this  plea under questioning by Norton’s lawyer:

Lawyer: The only questions I have, the only… you are [a] convicted perjurer, correct? Correct?
Kimberlin: Yes, when –
Lawyer: All right.
Kimberlin: — I was nineteen years old. Thirty and forty years ago.
Lawyer: All right, and you’ve been in prison for bombings, correct?
Kimberlin: Sir, we are talking about the last thirty days.
Lawyer: Correct?
Kimberlin: That’s what this issue is about, you know you can try to attack my credibility. Your client took the picture, your client –
Lawyer: Sir.
Kimberlin: — was at my house.
Lawyer: Sir, answer the question.
Kimberlin: I want to be left alone.
Lawyer: Correct?
Kimberlin: I want to be –
Lawyer: Correct?
Kimberlin: — left alone.
Lawyer: You’ve been in prison for bombings, correct?
Kimberlin: No, I haven’t.
Lawyer: Where you served prison time, correct?
Kimberlin: No.
Lawyer: [louder, more stern.] Correct?
Kimberlin: Yes.
Lawyer: Okay. And it was related to bombings out of state, correct? Multiple bombings.
Kimberlin: No. You know, I’m not going to get into that. You know, if you want to talk about—
Lawyer: No further, no further questions.

Read the rest of Aaron Walker’s post. Keep in mind that the only reason Kimberlin became an object of widespread attention since May 17 is because Kimberlin has pursued a campaign of legal harassment of bloggers, including a false accusation of assault against Walker.

Brett Kimberlin is a liar, and his dishonest attempts to evade responsibility for his own actions by pointing the accusing finger at others is a remarkably consistent trait of his warped personality. Kimberlin has never admitted his guilt for the heinous crimes of which he was convicted, and has tried to portray himself as a victim of injustice — a political prisoner!

Go read the rest

Nope, I have not forgotten about Neal Rauhauser or Brett Kimberlin

Neither has Bob Belvedere, who has been all over this story since it broke. Today he posted some eye-opening info that you ought to read

One aspect of Brett Kimberlin’s life story that’s easy to forget is the incidents that led him to commit those acts of domestic terrorism that won him the title of The Speedway Bomber.  They involve the possible rape of a young girl, possibly starting at the age of ten, and the brutal murder of that girl’s Grandmother.

Yesterday, Stacy McCain provided us with some of the sordid details of this aspect of the story of Brett Kimberlin.  A highlight:

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION

We do not actually know the name of the girl who was reportedly “groomed” by Brett Kimberlin. Mark Singer used the pseudonym “Jessica” for Sandi Barton’s youngest daughter, whereas a 1981 news article by Joe Gelarten of the Indianapolis Star used the name ”Debbie.”

Jessica/Debbie was 10 years old when Kimberlin, 20 at the time, entered her life in 1974, and she was 14 when her grandmother, 65-year-old Julia Scyphers, was murdered – a crime that remains officially unsolved to this day.

Bob also links to some possibly bad news for Rauhauser, the noose may be getting a tad tight

Retired Chicago Police Officer Peter Bella knows exactly what the Kimberlin/Rauhauser Cell are up to, as you will see by reading his latest column here [tip of the fedora to Aaron Walker]: This item from that post is very interesting [and some damn good investigative reporting]:

A self-described “black” operator, who demands to remain anonymous, knows Neal Rauhauser. He claims Rauhauser is an “extremely dangerous individual”. He said Rauhauser is not only a dangerous political and digital operative; he is “personally dangerous”.

Neal Rauhauser owes close to thirty five thousand dollars in back child support, which is a state and federal crime. His children are reportedly on state Medicare. Yet, he shows up in public places, like courtrooms without fear of arrest*. He travels the country in his quest for clients, public exposure, and big money. He allegedly invests heavily in computers and technology.

Rauhauser claims to work or worked for Infraguard, a public and private security partnership run under the auspices of the F.B.I. According to their website all members must pass a rigorous background check. That kind of check would have prohibited Rauhauser from being a member and possibly led to his arrest.

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*Warrants are supposedly being reissued for Mr. Rauhauser’s arrest for being a ‘dead beat dad.’ There is also an allegation Rauhauser has an outstanding unspecified criminal warrant in Illinois.

Stacy McCain also notes a set back for Kimberlin in Maryland

A courtroom victory today in Montgomery County Circuit Court,reported by Dave Hogbergwitnessed by John Hogeexplained by Aaron Walker, and mourned by pro-Kimberlin troll Occupy Rebellion.

 

Breaking News! Aaron Walker SWATted? UPDATED more details emerge

Bob Belvedere has the scoop

All we have is Aaron’s Tweet so far [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

Aaron Worthing ‏@AaronWorthing 6m

BREAKING NEWS: tonight I was swatted. More details to come.

More when I get it.

[This post will remain at the top of this column until further notice]

UPDATED at 1935…

The latest Tweet from Aaron:

Aaron Worthing ‏@AaronWorthing

My wife and I are safe. Will be more details when I can provide it. Wife was very upset dealing with her.

UPDATE at 2011…

-Twitchy is on the story and updating here.

-From Joe Brooks:

Brett Kimberlin ally makes blind threat on his website (no safe link available):

“And speaking of fun… I’m told that we have something coming up in the future ourselves that will be killer diller! Hot stuff. Hubba hubba! And I ain’t kidding. I haven’t even been told who it is yet, and already I’m looking forward to it. “

More details coming soon.

Hmmm.

UPDATE at 2017…

From Patterico:

No joke. It happened around 6 p.m. Eastern. I briefly talked with one of the police officers at the scene, who confirmed that someone had called saying he had shot his wife, and sent officers to Aaron’s address.

He also reports the police has machine guns at the ready.

UPDATE at 2037…

The latest Tweet from Dustin:

Dustin ‏@Dust92

Spoke with Aaron. He’s OK. He’ll put a post up tonight, but it’ll be a bit.

Expect more Updates.

Bob has more, as does Stacy McCain It looks as if some miscreants are up to their same old games, and Stacy notes that this comes right on the heels of a legal victory for Walker

At a hearing this morning in Rockville, Maryland, a Montgomery County Circuit Court granted an emergency motion on behalf of attorney/blogger Aaron Walker. The effect of the ruling will permit Walker to resume writing and speaking about convicted terrorist bomber Brett Kimberln.

Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. presided over today’s hearing, with attorneyReginald W. Bours III representing Walker, who did not attend the hearing at Judicial Center in Rockville. In a brief telephone interview, Walker said that Kimberlin filed a counter-motion that did not address the First Amendment legal issues at stake, but rather “made a bunch of new accusations” against Walker.

It is important to note that Judge Rupp’s ruling only temporarily permits Walker to speak and write about Kimberlin, pending a July 5 hearing in Maryland state appeals court. Walker is appealing a May 29 ruling by Montgomery County District Court Judge C.J. Vaughey that granted a peace order sought by Kimberlin against Walker.

Walker said he plans to file a report on today’s hearing at his blog, Allergic to Bull. A Virginia attorney, Walker has become the center of national attention since May 17, when he published a 28,000-word blog post entitled, “How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime (And How You Can Help!).” Walker’s post highlighted Kimberlin’s long-running efforts harass and intimidate bloggers who had written about Kimberlin’s criminal history.

Go read the rest. The Kimberlin/Rauhauser/SWATting story has  twist after twist, after twist.

UPDATE! Lee Stranahan at Breitbart has more

Breitbart News contacted the Prince William County, Virginia police department to confirm the swatting. A dispatcher affirmed that police were called to the home of Mr. Walker based on a fraudulent 911 call. The individual did not take the call and could not disclose any details of the call’s content but immediately confirmed that Mr. Walker had been swatted. 

The swatting occurred hours after Walker’s hearing. A judge had modified a previous ruling that prohibited Mr. Walker from exercising his right to free speech. 

Walker told Breitbart News that he was home with his wife this evening at approximately 6:00pm when there was a “pretty insistent” knock at his door. Walker answered to find about six police cars in the street and two officers taking positions against the wall with M4 rifles. Since he was aware of the previous swattings of Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Erick Erickson, and Mike Stack, Mr. Walker asked the police if someone had called and claimed he had killed his wife, and police confirmed that that was the case.

In a statement to Breitbart News, Walker said, “This is obviously very upsetting but my wife and I are fine. Whoever did this had the intent to put our lives in danger.”

 

Neal Rauhauser’s cowardly tactics on display! UPDATED!

Intimidation is, perhaps the last, desperate act of the intellectually inferior. I turn, once again, to Stacy McCain, blogging about  the deplorable tactics of one Neal Rauhauser

Neal Rauhauser has attacked his enemies with a “lawfare” strategy similar to the methods his client, Brett Kimberlin, used to get blogger Aaron Walker arrested last month. Last year, Rauhauser filed a spurious criminal complaint against an Alabama man whom he accused of “inciting people to find and harm me.”

Rauhauser last year joined forces with Kimberlin’s 501(c) tax-exempt non-profit Velvet Revolution and has evidently been engaged in a relentless Internet-based effort aimed at critics of Kimberlin, a convicted felon notorious as Indiana’s “Speedway Bomber.”

In 2010, Rauhauser was involved in a scandal known as “TwitterGate.”Using a Twitter account called @WingNutWatch, Rauhauser was accused of having “organized a group of E-Thugs meant to harass, threaten, provoke, disparage, intimidate, verbally assault, berate & employ hate-speech against those not in agreement with his brand of politics,” to cite blogger Patrick Read’s September 2010 description.

One of the primary targets of the TwitterGate harassment — by a group of Twitter accounts Rauhauser called his ”beandog militia” — was an Alabama resident named Greg W. Howard. A Marine veteran and financial advisor who is also a political blogger, Howard is a popular Tea Party activist on Twitter, where his account has more than 20,000 followers. As part of an apparently orchestrated campaign of provocation, a series of vicious and obscene messages were directed at Howard in 2010. (Warning: Extremely graphic language.)

Several words come to mind upon reading this garbage. Cowardly is one, thuggish is another, as well as despicable, evil, and maybe most of all threatening. Rauhauser, not being as smart as he thought, was exposed, and, like  a true Leftist, immediately went into “victim mode”, as Stacy points out here

On Aug. 31, 2010, the same day he declared his intent to go after “right wing cells,” Rauhauser created a sock-puppet account he called “WingNutWatch,” which then acted as a sort of Twitter ringleader for the effort he described. It took less than a month, however, for Greg Howard, Patrick Read and @ZapEm to document the malicious actions of Rauhauser and his “beandogs,” resulting in the “WingNutWatch” account being shut down by Twitter.

Rather than acknowledging his responsibility for the episode that soon became known as TwitterGate, Rauhauser claimed to be the victim of a right-wing conspiracy, and began plotting revenge against those who had exposed his activities. In August 2011, shortly after Rauhauser moved to Washington, D.C., and joined forces with Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution, he sent the following complaint against Greg W. Howard to the Alabama state attorney general’s office:

Dear Sirs,
Over the last eleven months, a man named Greg W. Howard, of Headland, Alabama, has constantly menaced me via the Internet. He has, in a verifiable fashion, done the following:
Published information to the effect that he knows where my ex-wife and children live, encouraging his tens of thousands of followers on Twitter to attack them in some fashion.
Published a list of my consulting customers, incited his followers to interfere with my business, and this has happened in a documented fashion on several occasions.
Appeared on a blogtalk radio show run by domestic extremist Sharon Meroni, in my home state of Illinois, inciting people to find and harm me, to interfere with my business, and so forth.
Published many sorts of libel about me, which are visible on http://scribd.com/nrauhauser, and this includes having incited Robert Stacy McCain, a man characterized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an extremist and member of League of the South, to repeat his smears.
Incited Joe Ballard, a resident of Catawba, SC, to make a credible threat against me, which was investigated by the FBI hate crimes group in October of 2010.
He is careful that no individual crosses the line from menace to actual threat. I hope that the AG’s office will consider the frequency and duration of his conduct, as well as the fact that he successfully incited one well documented threat, and investigate more fully. There are literally dozens of victims with stories similar to mine.
Neal Rauhauser

This is a sick game only the lowest of the low would play. Again, this proves my warning to anyone who has a blog and intends to cover this type of thing. You can believe, with all your heart that when the left uses the term “by any means necessary”, they mean it! For Rauhauser and his ilk, it would seem that threatening people’s children is not beyond their sick minds. Nor is seeking to use “lawfare” to silence those they disagree with. So, be warned, if you are a Conservative blogger, or even a Liberal blogger be aware of what running afoul of these miscreants means. It means you might become a target of their wrath. Of course, if you, or I or any of us allow ourselves to be bullied into silence, well, then, the bullies will have won. To me, that is simply an unacceptable outcome.

Be sure to go read more of Stacy’s post

Update! Apparently Neal Rauhauser is either a SUPER SPY! Or he is just a paranoid douche nozzle. Stacy has the details, you make the call.

The Institute will be heard from today

That quote is from a famous general, can you guess which one, the battle he said it before? Save that for later, for now, I have to get to the latest on the Team Kimberlin front. Stacy McCain has the best coverage, in my view anyway, and in his view the beginning of the end for Team “K” may be near.

Until a month ago, Brett Kimberlin and his associates had recorded what must have seemed, from their perspective, to be an uninterrupted series of victories in their ruthless war against their chosen targets. They had sued Seth Allen, threatened Patrick “Patterico” Frey, gotten Aaron Walker and his wife fired from their jobs, and harassed or menaced in various ways a number of other people, including Mandy Nagy, James O’Keefe and the late Andrew Breitbart.

What is amazing is how this intimidation campaign had gone on for months, dating back at least to October 2010 and involving multiple targets, without gaining wider attention.

Today — 30 days since Walker published his 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge — the tables have clearly turned. More and more people are learning the shocking truth about Brett Kimberlin, his criminal past, the suspicious activities of Kimberlin’s 501(c) non-profits, the bizarre behavior of Kimberlin’s associates and the still-mysterious “SWATtings” of Mike Stack, Patterico and Erick Erickson. Members of Congress have called for an investigation and major organizations like the American Center for Law and Justice have become involved.

Friday night, we got yet another Memeorandum thread, this one onDavid Hogberg’s report at Investors Business Daily that criminal charges against Aaron Walker have been dismissed, although the ridiculous “peace order” against Walker apparently remains in effect.Michelle Malkin calls it a ”free speech win,” but warns that there is still “a long fight ahead on many fronts.”

Indeed, while we are clearly winning, we have not yet won, and there can be no letting up in this fight so long as “Team Kimberlin” (to use Ken at Popehat’s excellent phrase) continues to menace innocent Americans whose only “crime” is telling the truth

Yes, the fact is that Team Kimberlin made a mistake when they poked the hornets nest by targeting Stacy McCain for

English: R. Stacy McCain

intimidation. The groundswell of anger this created amongst McCain’s fellow bloggers, and indeed friends in many cases, led to a counter attack by dozens and dozens of blogs. That led to some coverage on ABC, Fox, CNN, Glenn Beck, and eventually Congress started to speak out. At that point, perhaps Team Kimberlin should have seen the writing on the wall. But, perhaps arrogance got the better of them, who knows. Maybe they just never expected to be met with resistance. The Left has been wining the intimidation game for a while, and perhaps they just ASSumed McCain would just shirk away. Well, they were wrong!

Stacy, in his post quotes Bob Belvedere, quoting the great George S. Patton

 Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints is fond of quoting General Patton’s famous lecture on tactics:

“Now there’s another thing I want you to remember. I don’t want to get any messages saying that ‘we are holding our position.’ We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose!”

Indeed! This led me to quote another great general, and great man in my blog post title. So, anyone know who spoke those words right before their greatest, and last victory? If not, here you go 

English: General Jackson's "Chancellorsvi...
English: General Jackson’s “Chancellorsville” Portrait, taken at a Spotsylvania County farm on April 26, 1863, seven days before his mortal wounding at the Battle of Chancellorsville. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On May 2, 1863,  General Lee sent Stonewall Jackson, with 28,000 men, on march around the right flank of Joseph Hookers Army of the Potomac. As Jackson prepared to launch the assault that would crush Hookers flank, and deliver the final, and likely greatest victory for Lee and Jackson, he looked at the men who were with him, and who would be leading the assault. Many were from the Virginia Military Institute, where Jackson had taught before the war. Jackson turned to one of them, Colonel Thomas Mumford and said “The Institute will be heard from today”. 

Well, Team Kimberlin, it appears the Conservative Blogosphere is being heard from doesn’t it?

The latest on the Brett Kimberlin/Neal Rauhauser/blogger intimidation stories

The story gets longer, weirder, more compelling, and gets a few more twists every day.

An Ex-Con posts his email exchange with Neal Rauhauser, which makes for interesting reading, to say the least

Da Tech Guy notes the oddity of the imagined victim hood of some, and the real victimizing they engage in

This collected piece of work is continues to reveal the piece of work Kimberlin & Company are and continue to be. Take a look at Stacy McCain’s latest, for those who don’t want to go through 2414 works here is the meat and potatoes.

By now the astute reader understands – and I don’t really have to point this out do I? — that Kimberlin and Rauhauser’s belief in an imaginary conspiracy of their enemies led them into creating an actual conspiracy of their own.

It’s all right there, you see: Presenting himself as an agent of Velvet Revolution, Rauhauser elicited assistance from members of Anonymous in a conspiracy that “put Breitbart & Co. square in their gunsights.” What did Rauhauser mean by that expression? What manner of activity did Anonymous agree to conduct against the target “in their gunsights”? We don’t know.

What we do know is that, once more, Rauhauser’s compulsive bragging has led to the exposure of one of his schemes.

Of course, the Left has been doing that for a long time. They accuse Republicans of the very thing THEY, themselves do. Then they whine and play the victim. Stacy offers up more on the tactics of Neal Rauhauser

Neal Rauhauser is crazy and not nearly as smart as he thinks he is, and his boastful arrogance has been his downfall before. So it is again.

In a message posted in the comments of a blog in October 2011, Rauhauser explained that he and someone he describes as “a very big dog from the Anonymous pen” conspired to use Brett Kimberlin’s non-profit Velvet Revolution as a vehicle to exact vengeance on (a) his personal enemies, (b) the security firm HB Gary and (c) “Breitbart associates.”

The campaign of harassment and intimidatiion we have seen carried out in recent months apparently is the product of that game plan — and Rauhauser boastfully explained how he developed that plan quite publicly more than eight months ago.

Stacy goes on to lay out his case

Before I share that with you, however, let me preface it by explaining that the claim to victimhood that Rauhauser presents in this 970-word treatise is false. His exposure in the 2010 “TwitterGate” affair was the result of his open incitement of his s0-called “beandogs,” the gang of online thugs who obscenely harassed Tea Party activists on Twitter. His public Tweets to the “beandogs” were screen-capped and documented by Patrick Read, Michelle Lessick and others, and Rauhauser’s role was clearly evident.

Furthermore, exactly as with his current role in the Kimberlin case, Rauhauser had described – publicly and in advance – his plans for an online war against the Tea Party, in two posts at the forum Open Left:

 That was in August, not long after Rauhauser had been a speaker at the Netroots Nation conference. He was a consultant with the firm Progressive PST, which included several Democratic politicians (including Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva) among its clients.

Neal’s own description of his specialty? “Solving problems in the social media work space for political campaigns and causes.” But once he was busted in TwitterGate and someone called it to my attention, I did a post on Oct. 7, 2010 (“BUSTED! Video Documents Role of Democrat Consultant Neal Rauhauser in Smear Campaign Against Tea Party“) that was linked by Lonely ConservativeHouse of Eratosthenes,Liberty PunditsRight KlikVerum SerumI Own the World,Memeorandum and The Blaze, to name a few. On Oct. 9, 2010, I did afollow-up post noting Rauhauser’s reaction to the exposure:

Rauhauser deleted [his “WingNutWatch” Twitter] account and protected [his personal Twitter account], the kind of gesture a detective might say was indicative of “consciousness of guilt.”
The obvious question: If Rauhauser has nothing to hide, why is he hiding? Let me suggest an obvious answer: Rauhauser is becoming an embarrassment to his Democratic clients, especially Arizona 7th District Rep. Raul Grijalva.
Rauhauser had boasted of his relationship with Grijalva — who sent the consultant a “thank you” note — and like so many other previously “safe” Democratic incumbents this year, Grijalva is in the toughest re-election battle of his career.

In late September 2010 — before I even noticed TwitterGate, but after Read, Lessick and others had begun exposing the “beandogs” operation – Rauhauser clearly realized his scheme was busted. Caught attempting to victimize others, Rauhauser declared himself the realvictim in a Daily Kos post entitled, “Tea Party Stalks Me & My Kids.”

This tendency toward self-pity, blaming others for problems that he himself caused, appears to be a deeply engrained personality trait with Rauhauser. Incapable of accepting responsibility for his own failures, Rauhauser psychologically projects responsibility onto scapegoats, whom he demonizes and accuses of malicious motives and actions, as a means of justifying his attacks on them, attacks that he encourages others to join.

MUCH more at The Other McCain, go read it all. Stacy McCain is in his element here. Also check out these other posts Stacy has done

Neal Rauhauser’s Online Slander Factory

‘Real Reporter’ @NYT_JenPreston vs. Blogger @Prepostericity (Seth Allen)

You also should read The Lonely Conservative on the “Real Velvet Revolution”

The name of one Convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin’s “non-profit” groups is Velvet Revolution. His Wikipedia page and the website of his bogus tax-exempt charitable organization are at the top of Google.

Now someone is trying to do something about that.

On November 19, 1989, the people of Prague, in the former state of Czechoslovakia, gathered to commemorate a massacre of Czech students by Nazi Germany fifty years earlier. By the end of the day, the gathering turned into a demonstration against a ruling  Communist government that had begun massacring Czechs and Slovaks from virtually the moment the Nazis were booted out. By December 29, 1989, without a shot fired, the protesters had driven out their Communist masters, electing poet, playwright, and political prisoner Vaclav Havel as interim President. This peaceful revolt by a peaceful people against their Stalinist puppet government became known as the “Velvet Revolution”.

[…]

Brett Kimberlin, and his associate Brad Friedman, do not own the name “Velvet Revolution”. They do not, and cannot, claim trademark or copyright protection in the term, because in the realm of politics, where Kimberlin and Friedman seek to meddle, the term “Velvet Revolution” is more generic than “Jell-O”.

Likewise, we do not own the name “Velvet Revolution”. No one owns the term. The Czechs and Slovaks who put their lives on the line in 1989 have a pretty strong moral claim, but they’re all in MittelEuropa. The Czechs and Slovaks have bigger problems than one terrorist moonbat making a mockery of a First Amendment that they don’t have anyway.

So we’re taking the name back, for them.

Help them out by linking to them if you have a blog, tweeting their links, posting it on facebook or whatever social networking tool you may use.

This is the real Velvet Revolution.

There is a ton more out there. More and more of Congress is taking notice, but much of the media has been silent. Maybe because they do not see ratings in this story, maybe because they see it as just those “bloggers” going at one another. But, rest assured this story is important to anyone who values their right to freedom of speech. And also to anyone who truly wants to stamp out cyber bullying, which certainly seems to describe what is going on here.

More attacks against the Kimberlin “enemies” list

Stacy McCain rightly points out that anyone who criticizes Brett Kimberlin is likely to be targeted, in one way or another for harassment by a website McCain refers to as “Not Brett Kimberlin”. Patterico has an example of the despicable attacks on Mandy Nagy It is very nasty, demeaning stuff you might expect to hear from some crazed stalker in a bad horror flick. No doubt a coward wrote that crap, but, this is one of the tactics the Left is using now to bully, intimidate, and demean those that stand up to them. This group, or person, is attempting to shut all of us up. So, who is behind this? Who is funding them? Stacy takes a look at some evidence that might help clue us in

We know that Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt non-profit organizations have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, and we furthermore know that Kimberlin is now a client of Neal Rauhauser, who in 2010 was accused of organizing a gang of foul-mouthed thugs to harass Tea Party activists on Twitter.

Is the “Not Brett Kimberlin” site part of Rauhauser’s operation? Whatever the strategic wisdom of this “brass knuckles reputation management” — as Professor Glenn Reynolds has called Kimberlin’s campaign of harassment and intimidation — one thing should be clear: Such activities are clearly not legitimate uses of tax-exempt funds. Here are the most recent available IRS 990 forms for Kimberlin’s outfits:

People experienced in the management of non-profit organizations who have examined those 990s describe them as “thinly documented.” The phrase “red flag” occurs when discussing these IRS forms with such experts, who marvel that anyone would contribute to groups that exhibit such an astonishing lack of tranparency about exactly how they spend the money they collect.

All very good questions that need answers. Go read the whole post Stacy has up, and contact your Congressman and tell them to keep looking into this.

Also check out Stacy’s post that asks the question What DID Brett Kimberlin know, and when did he know it?

The Daily Kos loves them some thuggery!

Supporting intimidation designed to silence free speech. It just suits the miscreants doesn’t it?

The Daily Kos has a profile of Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort posted. (H/T, Darth Chipmunk) It contains these words:

Kimberlin has been very effective at countering the right-wing hate spewing machine. Robert Stacey McCain (no relation but just as fascist) decided to attack him for his Activism with children for Justice. Lets just say Robert Stacey McCain is on the run these days. Erick Erickson of CNN fame got a nice little knock on the door. Seth Allen get the message as well. This is what Activists do, shutting down hate speech one individual at a time. If Brett Kimberlin can make a difference by himself, we all can.

 

Sometimes, bad folks have Meltdowns

Stacy McCain continues to be the source for “Team Kimberlin” updates, and, today, the mental stability of Neal Rauhauser is the subject. Stacy rightly points out that liars hate being exposed

Liars hate nothing worse than to be exposed as liars — exposure makes it hard for them to get away with their lies — and three weeks of public attention to lying felon Brett Kimberlin and his associates have put them under extraordinary psychological pressure.

We’ve seen evidence of Neal Rauhauser’s spiraling descent into madness, outlined by Dan Collins at The Conservatory:

In the email, Rauhauser concedes that the SWATting of Stack was likely performed by one of his “beandog” followers, but that he believes the culprit will get off because the call was untraceable. In Rauhauser’s demented mind, Patterico, Stacy and others were actually the cause of the SWATting, according to some as-yet-to-be-invoked legal theory. . . .
Sometime Kimberlin operative Ron Brynaert has been trying to play a double game, quarrelling with Rauhauser on the one hand and threatening Kimberlin critics who associate him with Rauhauser and Kimberlin on the other, and is likelier than Rauhauser to flip, IMO, but this revelation changes the playing field quite a bit. I wouldn’t be surprised to find Rauhauser turning state’s evidence against Kimberlin at the sane advice of legal counsel. Whether he still has the functioning neurons to try to pull his ass out of the fire, though, is an open question.

There is now a Memeorandum thread, and more and more people are beginning to see the connections between the various dots in the bizarre pattern surrounding Kimberlin’s tax-exempt 501(c) operations at Velvet Revolution and Justice Through Music Project. Investigative journalist Matthew Vadum assures me that lying is not considered a charitable activity by the IRS, and one wonders what the authorities would discover in a thorough forensic audit of Kimberlin’s lucrative (although “non-profit”) enterprises.

Lots more at the link, go read the whole thing

The very latest on Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, and their house of cards

Stacy McCain has the latest Including the increased attention Congress is paying to this war of free speech

Seventy members of the House of Representatives are reportedly prepared to unite in support of Senator Saxby Chambliss’s call for a Justice Department investigation of the “SWATtings” against Mike Stack, Patrick Frey and Erick Erickson.

Great start, even if our Justice Department is currently headed by Eric Holder.

There is also reportedly interest among Republicans in Congress about the “lawfare” aspect of the Kimberlin case, along the lines of what Ace of Spades talked about Friday: Legislation to prevent a convicted felon from using claims of “harassment” to intimidate people who are guilty of nothing but telling the truth about his criminal past.

A very good step if it can be made into law. On its face you would think it would get bi-partisan support, but, given ho wafr Leftwards Democrats have drifted….

Beginning with his lawsuit against Seth Allen in October 2010, Kimberlin and his allies have used this strategy in a number of variations. In some cases, as with Allen and Aaron Walker, legal action seemed chiefly intended to get behind the online aliases of those who were publicizing Kimberlin’s heinous history.

Allen used the pseudonyms “Socrates” and “Prespostericity,” while Walker was known as “Aaron Walker” in the blogosphere. Once the actual human beings behind those aliases were discovered — I believe the colloquial term for this is “patched” — then Kimberlin and his surrogates could mount personal attacks against these online critics. This could happen two ways: Either by using negative personal information about the critics in an effort to discredit them, or else by contacting the critics’ employer (or, in the case of Walker, their spouse’s employer) to claim that the critic was engaged in wrongful activity by blogging about Kimberlin’s criminality.

The success of Kimberlin in employing this tactic shows one reason, by the way, why using online aliases creates a vulnerability for anyone engaged in what we might call “combat blogging.” There is no such thing as a pseudonym that is totally secure. You may think that your online alias protects your private life, but if you ever get into heavy-duty blogwars — giving an antagonist a motive for wanting to know who you really are – your privacy becomes a weakness.

When I started blogging, I chose to use GatorDoug, but never his my name, I even blogged using my real name on other blogs. I never thought, at the time, if it might have legal implications, but, I think I made the right call.

Brett Kimberlin is a liar. He lies to reporters. He lies under oath in court. His apparent compulsive lying is one of the great constants of Kimberlin’s life, going back to when he was convicted of perjury as a teenager.Patterico calls attention to how blatantly Kimberlin lies:

[Kimberlin said] that he does not maintain any online presence and said he and his family have been victims of threats themselves and accused the bloggers of constructing a “false narrative” about him.
“I don’t blog, I don’t comment, I don’t tweet on any blogs at all. This is a right-wing attack on me and my organizations and it’s a smear job. It’s a swift boat action against us,” Kimberlin said.
– Arlette Saenz, ABC News, June 6

“[I]t’s part of my job to, to work on the Internet because it’s basically a social networking job and so I get Google alerts all the time mentioning my my organizations . . .”
– Brett Kimberlin, in Montgomery County court hearing vs. Aaron Walker, May 29

These two statements seem incompatible. If Kimberlin is “on the Internet” doing “a social networking job,” how is it that he never uses Twitter or writes on blogs? With whom does he network on the Internet, and how does he do it without using the most common tools for online social networking?

Pretty inane lie by Kimberlin there. He is a liar, Stacy will, I am sure be updating so check back here AND at The Other McCain

Your Blog Day of Silence

No, Ed and I did not participate, but others did, and here is a round up of what those who did had to say

Evil Blogger Lady

King Shamus

Paul Lemmen

Reaganite Republican

Nathan Martin

ACE

Donald Douglas has details on the newest attack on The Lid

Jeff Dunetz reports, “Kimberlin’s Cronies Go After The Lid” (via Memeorandum):

As I mentioned earlier this week today has been declared a national day of blogger silence/action to protect blogger freedom of speech. Since Ace suggested we use today to urge congress protect free speech the day has taken on more significance to me personally, yesterday

I was added to the attack list as the site Brietbart Unmasked which is run by Brett Kimberlin or his cronies started posting horrible internet slanders about me. Stacy McCain calls ”Breitbart Unmasked” Not Brett Kimberlin because of the claim that Kimberlin is not behind the site. If the proprietor of the site isn’t Kimberlin or one of his cronies than it must be some sort of psychic because the nameless blogger running Brietbart unmasked posted details of the Kimberlin/Mrs. McCain incident, which “The Other McCain” has never discussed in public or published.

It started Monday evening when Brooks Bayne was being attacked by always-crazy Debbie Schlussel as an anti-Semite. As regular readers of this site know it really bothers me when people are falsely accused of Jew hatred so I began to defend him. This launched a barrage of hatred from Schulssel and her followers.

Rather than debate the reasons why we disagreed about Brooks Bayne, they started tweeting links to Internet slanders, originally made about me over seven years ago. These lies included charges about me being a sexual predator, using hookers, etc.

Continue reading.

I’ve known Jeff for some time, first online, when he was still going by “Sammy Benoit,” and then later in person at CPAC 2011. Jeff has discussed his past on the blog, so whatever allegations the Kimberlin people have, they aren’t new. They’re simply smearing Jeff for standing up against a gang of criminal harassers.

Bob Belvedere has some good stuff

-Who is Martin Maher and why has Brett Kimberlin filed a Peace Order against him? Some of our folks are investigating. Tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain.

-John Hawkins’s chronicle of the misdeeds of Brett Kimberlin is a must-read and the post to show people who you’re trying to educate about this story.  Bravo, John.

-Yid With Lid fires back at his attackers [see this post for background].

-CNN’s Don Lemmon interviews Erick Erickson.

-Mark Steyn in now aware of Brett Kimberlin thanks to Michelle Malkin.  He’s listened to the audio of the Walker hearing and comments:

At a hearing in Maryland arising from Kimberlin’s “lawfare” campaign, the blogger Aaron Walker was arrested. Aside from the merits of the case, I was struck by the appalling performance of the presiding judge, one C. J. Vaughey. As is increasingly the way with our decaying justice system, there is no easily searchable court transcript, only an audio tape that a few individual bloggers have been painstakingly transcribing. Judge Vaughey comes across as a near parodic combination of bluster, ignorance and narcissism…

Over the years, I’ve faced unsympathetic judges in various courts around the world, but I can’t recall ever listening to such a stream of unjudicial drivel from the bench as that which poured from Judge Vaughey….

Damn straight.

However, the vast majority of people at National Review continue to ignore this whole story; only a few, such as Jonathan Adler, Jim Geraghty, and David French, have mentioned it.  As with The Daily Caller, NRO is a disgrace.

More to follow.

UPDATE at 2149…

-Over at The American Spectator, Stacy McCain has published an excellent report.  A highlight:

Somewhere between the time in October 2010 he threatened to sue Patrick Frey and the decision last week to make a similar threat toward Ali Akbar, Brett Kimberlin crossed a Rubicon of desperation and burned the bridge behind him. In the past three weeks, Kimberlin and his allies have escalated their deceitful war against conservative bloggers to the point that it cannot be ignored, and must now be fought to a conclusion with the entire political world watching.

Wyblog is fired up!

Perhaps National Day of Blogger Silence is a misnomer. We won’t be silenced! But we will be focused. Focused like a laser on the nefarious antics of Brett Kimberlin and his demented army of thugs. And not, as our political associates would like, on the things they care about, such as elections and fundraising.

Why? So our elected representatives will take notice of our plight, and bring the auspices of their good offices to bear on our behalf.

It’s called petitioning our government for a redress of grievances and it too is a fundamental right of all who embrace Liberty and Freedom.

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) is standing up for our rights. So is Texas Rep. Kenny Marchant.

Thank you gentlemen. You understand the value of free speech to the foundations of our Republic.

Some of you will say, “oy vey, another blog war?” and move on. And if this was merely a war of words I’d agree. But sadly, it’s so much more.

Kimberlin’s cronies went after Ali Akbar’s mother. Even if you’re not sure where the line is, attacking momis pretty far across it.

Kimberlin uses lawfare and SLAPP lawsuits to silence his critics, because he can’t counter with facts and actual arguments. His dissembling has already resulted in blogger Aaron Walker being jailed, and enjoined from blogging for six months. Yeah, that pesky First Amendment, it doesn’t apply to mere bloggers.

Fortunately some big name lawyers have stepped up to counter Kimberlin’s jailhouse legal shenanigans. Justice will be done.

Matt at Conservative Hideout is a great American!

While I was at the day job, there were quite a few developments in the Brett Kimberlin story.  The Other McCain has a great starting point for today’s coverage…

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Very busy today, awaiting developments on The Kimberlin Files. However, Da Tech Guy cleverly points out that CNN allowed Arlette Saenz of ABC to beat them on reporting this story, even though the reported SWATting of CNN on-air personality Erick Erickson was a central element of the story.

For that matter, CNN contributorDana Loesch is well-informed about the Kimberlin story, and could put CNN’s reporters in direct contact with many others who are involved. But maybe the executives at CNN would rather continue being No. 3 in cable news ratings, and let their competitors scoop them on such an important story, because they are more interested in playing politics than reporting the actual news.

And they wonder why no one is watching?

Here is an excerpt from the ABC News Story…

A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.

“I am writing with concern regarding recent reports that several members of the community of online political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels,” Chambliss wrote in the letter. “

Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety,” Chambliss continued. “While I am certain that local law enforcement is reviewing each of these instances, I am asking you to please look into each of these cases as well to determine if any federal laws may have been violated. Future targets of SWAT-ting, whether engaged in political speech or not, may not be so fortunate as to escape physical harm.”

Adrienne also points out that the story hit the from page of Yahoo News, as they are in a cooperative venture with ABC.

Michelle Malkin

Who will protect the freedom to blog?
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2012

Free speech is under fire. Online thugs are targeting bloggers (mostly conservative, but not all) who have dared to expose a convicted bomber and perjuring vexatious litigant now enjoying a comfy life as a liberally-subsidized social justice operative. Where do your elected representatives stand on this threat to our founding principles?

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) bravely stepped forward to press this vital issue. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Chambliss decried the “harassing and frightening actions” of Internet menaces who have recently gone after several conservative new media citizen journalists and activists. (VIDEO here.)

GOP Rep. Ken Marchant of Texas also added his voice, telling Holder in a statement that he is “very afraid of the potential chilling effects that these reported actions may have in silencing individuals who would otherwise be inclined to exercise their Constitutional right to free speech.” And theAmerican Center for Law and Justice, a leading conservative free speech public interest law firm, announced it was providing legal representation to the National Bloggers Club – a new media association that has provided support and raised funds for targets of this coordinated harassment. (Full disclosure: I volunteer on the National Bloggers’ Club board of directors.)

Pirates Cove sums up why this matters TO YOU!

This is not a left or right issue. Yes, primarily Conservative bloggers have been targeted, but so have a few Liberals, including Seth Allen. You could be next, whether you are on the Left or Right, blogger or simply a commenter. There are always a few unhinged people on both sides who can, and do, engage in practices that the rest of us find abhorrent.

I am going to add one more link, to my friend Stacy McCain who has been ALL OVER this Be sure to read his post!

Brett Kimberlin, and his buddy, Neal Rauhauser are a proctologists dream

So many assholes….Stacy McCain has two posts up concerning these two twisted individuals. First there is the strange case of Rauhausers tendency to go Kookalytpic

I’m about 1,200 words into a long follow-up post — trying to connect more of the scattered dots in the Brett Kimberlin orbit – but meanwhile I see Patterico has added important background on the Neal Rauhauser “Kookpocalypse” drama:

After Aaron Walker went to court to get a peace order based on the [“Kookpocalypse”] site, Rauhauser sent me and others an email titled “Aaron Walker murder/suicide risk” that said, among other things:

Given Walker’s state of mind I would say his wife might find him hanging in the garage tonight when she gets home from work. Another possible outcome would be a two digit body count from some mosque in Virginia after Aaron goes full tilt Jared Loughner on the congregation. Someone who knows his wife or real world associates in Virginia should take steps to get him hospitalized before something grim happens.

My emphasis. Note the reference to Aaron’s wife. Bringing spouses into the harassment is a common tactic with this crowd.

Read the whole thing at Patterico. Rauhauser (who has boasted of being armed with a Glock 9-mm pistol) was making ominous threats online, Kimberlin was pursuing a ruthlessly vindictive strategy of legal and workplace harassment against Walker, and when Walker tried to put a stop to it, Rauhauser suggested that Walker was contemplating some act of desperate violence.

There is one thing I am sure of. people who boast about the guns they own, or carry, likely are too childish to have one, or are lying. take me for example, the guns I own, or carry I rarely if ever talk about. Guns are not toys, they are tools, and are to be respected and handled with care. If you are flapping your gums about what gun you carry….. My guess on Rahauser is that he threw out the name of  a gun he head heard of, and a Glock 9mm is a common one. Never been a big fan of Glock’s myself, but that is beside the point.

Keep in mind that the “Kookpocalypse” that Rauhauser kept hyping turned out to be his release of an instant classic of paranoid literature —“Andrew Breitbart’s ISR Cell?” – as part of a 530-megabyte package of “data” that Rauhauser delivered to the FBI and New Jersey police who, if they bothered to take one look at it, could have drawn only one conclusion: Neal Rauhauser is a demented crackpot.

Go read the rest, and when you are done take a gander at Stacy’s post on Kimberlin and his severe case of Truth Deficit Disorder

While researching further background material, I happened upon a November 2011 post at DFQ2 in which Seth Allen discussed Brett Kimberlin’s ties to the left-wing news site Raw Story. Allen was particularly interested in Larisa Alexandrovna, a former Raw Story reporter who is an indefatiguable defender — or perhaps we should say, idolator — of Kimberlin.

In October 2006, a contributor to Democrat Underground discovered Kimberlin’s criminal past and wrote a post asking, “Is it smart to have our cause of election reform tied to a known, convicted bomber?” Alexandrovna posted 13 comments on that thread defending Kimberlin as having been wrongly convicted, secretly exonerated, etc.

What caught my eye in the DU thread, however, was not Alexandrovna’s defenses of Kimberlin, but rather the biography of himself Kimberlin had published — quoted in Comment #15 on the thread — while promoting his band, Epoxy:

Epoxy arose out of the hellish depths of Brett’s time in prison for exercising his First Amendment rights to speech and political activity. Without any trial, Brett was hauled off to federal prison after being targeted by right-wingers who wanted to punish him for being a musician, writing a book and speaking out about politics.

What a sociopathic liar he is.

This is an interesting angle to Kimberlin isn’t it? If he truly thinks, in his demented mind, that he was targeted by right-wingers who wanted to punish him for being a musician, writing a book and speaking out about politics, then this might explain why he would seek to punish those “right-wingers” for, well writing blog posts and talking politics. This might just be the case. After all a person with a healthy mind, would NEVER seek to do to others what was done to them. So, I will agree with Stacy McCain that Kimberlin is a lying sack of….and I will raise him a diagnosis of Kimberlin as being crazy as a loon!

Yes, Virginia there is a war on freedom of Conservative speech

And people like Ed Daley and myself, are in it, along with every other Conservative blogger out there! And I tell you folks, I am damned proud to have people like Bob Belvedere on my side!

As many commentators in The Rightosphere have pointed out this is, indeed, a war we are in.  The Left is seeking, in their own words, to ‘fundamentally transform’ America.  Those who use such words, are saying that  what exists now must be uprooted and discarded, that not merely the edifice, but the foundation must be torn down and something entirely new erected on it’s ruins.  This has been the belief of every single Leftist since the modern Left formed in the mid Eighteenth Century.  The only difference in approaches has been between two factions: those who wish to violently tear the existing regime down, like a hollow point bullet to the skull, and those who want to destroy from within, like a metastisizing cancer.  The end is the same: the overthrow and utter destruction of the current government.  This is why Revolutionaries often impose a new calendar, setting it to the Year Zero or the Year One.

Such a strategy meets the definition of war.

While Leftists are incredibly ignorant on so many fronts [one glaring example: economics], they do possess a low-cunning that makes them very well-suited to wrecking havoc and sowing Chaos.  Add to that a rejection of all Morality, of a belief in The Permanent Things and Right Reason, and you have a potent force ready to do whatever it takes, by any means necessary, to achieve it’s end: the bringing about of Heaven On Earth — Utopia, if you will, or the phrase I prefer: the Immaentizing Of The Eschaton.  What you have is a group of people ready to commit any act, no matter how vile, on any person or any group that stands in their way.  What you have is Pure Evil.

This is what we are up against.  This is War.

One of the many, many fronts in this War has been on brilliant display in the Brett Kimberlin Saga.  A group of well-funded thugs, including at least one convicted domestic terrorist / drug dealer / pornographer, have been viciously harassing a group of conservative bloggers.  That these thugs have employed the technique known as SWATting is no surprise at all, given, as I stated, that all Leftists reject all Morality.  Add into the mix that fact that some Leftists are Nihilists, which means they hate Life and themselves, and this means we are up against people who have no respect for Human Life.  Of course, we know for a fact that convicted domestic terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin cares not a wit for Human Life, but the only question is, are the others involved with him of the same mind, will they be willing to go that far.  For some the answer is a definite ‘Yes’ — any of those who have participated in any way in the SWATting campaign, where ‘Assassination By Cop’ is a distinct possibility, most certainly do.  Those who have donated monies to any organization they know Brett Kimberlin is involved in do.

Go read the whole post folks, and get ready, because, our freedom is under assault, there is no other conclusion to draw here. This is what I meant when I said this election year would be very nasty. The Left will do everything possible to retain power, trust me on that! If you are a Conservative who blogs, posts on Facebook, or Twitter, then you have a bulls eye on you. So then, the question is not IF you are under attack. The question is, rather, will you fight?

UPDATE! Sister Toldjah has her boots on!

Kimberlin, a convicted domestic terrorist, is shamelessly abusing the legal system in an attempt to silence truthful critics in what law blogger Popehat appropriately calls “lawfare”:

3. Aaron’s arrest illustrates how well lawfare can work and how dangerous unprincipled rubber-stamping of protective orders can be. Imagine it: you write something about a dispute. Someone involved in that dispute goes to court in another state and accuses you of harassment and gets a “peace order” against you. That person claims that your writing is threatening, that it has led to threats, or that it constitutes persistent harassment. If you are very lucky, the judge denies the application because it is too vague, or because it seems to complain about protected speech — but if you are unlucky, the judge rubber-stamps it without even demanding to see the allegedly offending posts. (Note that here Kimberlin characterized Aaron’s posts, rather than submitting them all.) Now you’ve got a vague order against you forbidding you from contacting or harassing the “victim.” But what does that mean? Surely, you tell yourself, under a century of America’s First Amendment heritage, it doesn’t mean I can’t write a blog post discussing the dispute and explaining why the peace order application is made by a convicted perjurer and notorious domestic terrorist. Well — maybe. Or maybe not. Again, it depends upon your luck with the judge. Here, based at least on initial reports, it appears that the court construed Aaron’s blog as a violation of the peace order. I’ve read all of Aaron’s posts on the subject, and none satisfy any principled or constitutional definition of unlawful harassment. None of them incited lawless behavior. If, as reports indicate, the judge jailed Aaron based on those posts, the judge did so lawlessly because Aaron violated a vague and ambiguous prior restraint on protected speech.

4. Kimberlin’s success in this regard will embolden other practitioners of lawfare, and allow them to chill and deter speech they don’t like. Consider Aaron’s dilemma upon being informed of the new and overtly bogus peace order: was he to cease speaking on an issue of public interest regarding a public figure, or was he to spend money on a lawyer to try to get the order lifted? Now imagine lawfare practitioners demanding such protective orders in multiple jurisdictions far from the writer. Imagine the costs and legal risks, and ask yourself how many people will be willing to incur them.

It’s insane.  But it’s the world we live in.  And while Popehat, like Walker and Patterico, have encouraged people to not be partisan about this issue because it can impact all speech both left and right, and because liberals have also been targets of Kimberlin, I find it hard not to inject partisanship in this considering the tactics Kimberlin and his allies are using have all the hallmarks of radical Occupy/Anonymous cyberterrorism/intimidation which they, of course support and are affiliated with. Nothing comparable exists on the right. Nothing.

Unfortunately this is going to get worse before it (hopefully) gets better.   If you haven’t already, please donate to show your support of Walker, Patterico, Liberty_Chick, and others who continue to be harassed by way of  ”lawfare” by associates of Brett Kimberlin.  This issue is too critical to our free speech rights to allow to fall by the wayside.

This is one of the most agitating thing about what Kimberlin is doing. He is fighting like a damned coward, which of course he is, but it is frustrating. I will gladly debate ANY Liberal, ANY day, and I will win, not a doubt in my mind. But that is not what the Left wants. Debate is the LAST thing these weasels want. So, they stoop to this kind of crap! And do NOT expect Eric Holder’s “Social Justice Department” do actually do the right thing and stamp this out!

The high-tech Brownshirts on the left have now “swatted” Eric Erickson. Two things are certain.  First, the United States Department of Justice could stop this behavior quickly because it almost certainly constitutes a federal crime.  And second, the use of term “Brownshirt” to describe this swatting gang has not been used more appropriately since the Strumabteilung made their debut in 1921.

It is almost certain that the people engaging in swatting are violating federal law.  Consider 18 U.S.C. 241.

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;  They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

The only reason Erickson and the others were attacked was because of their exercise of First Amendment rights.  The only reason they were targeted is because of their conservative political speech, speech with which the swatters disagreed.

Why do I have a mental image of Holder cheering these acts?

Just look what happened in the Brett Kimberlin saga while I was at work

I tell ya, I miss all the fun stuff! But, luckily, while I was working, other bloggers were all over this. Stacy McCain fills us in on the arrest of Aaron Walker after a Maryland court hearing today on the Brett Kimberlin case. Walker has been released. He was charged with “incitement,” but released on his own recognizance. Readers are encouraged to donate to the National Bloggers Club to help support Aaron’s defense against Brett Kimberlin. Now, to what led to his shocking arrest

Aaron Walker, whose complaint against convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin became a conservativecause célèbre this past week, was reportedly taken into custody today after a court hearing in Rockville, Maryland.

One person who attended the hearing in Montgomery County District Court said that Kimberlin asserted that Walker’s continued blogging represented a violation of a “peace order” Kimberlin had obtained against the Virginia attorney, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him for assault earlier this year.

During the course of the hearing — which reportedly lasted about an hour — Judge C.J. Vaughey appeared to become increasingly hostile toward Walker, who was taken into custody when the hearing concluded.

According to a source, Kimberlin claimed during the hearing that he has received death threats as a result of Walker’s violation of the peace order. In 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his crimes, including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong.

UPDATE II: A copy of the “final peace order” (time-stamped 10:52 a.m.) states that Kimberlin is “in fear of imminent serious bodily harm” as a result of a “countless number” of death threats, and that “there is clear and convincing evidence that [Walker] is likely to commit a prohibited act in the future against [Kimberlin].”

This smells of BS to me, I wonder if this judge had some ideological axe to grind. For more go read Stacy McCain’s piece at The American Spectator

A Blogger at Munsey’s Technosnarl attended the court hearing and has this report

It went bad for Walker pretty quickly. . . .
Judge Vaughey had read up on the matter, knew Kimberlin’s history of felony convictions, but clearly was technically ignorant of even basic facts about what Twitter is, in one instance point saying “He Googled you 500,000 times” through the Tubes or whatever. The Judge had identified himself, earlier, as being “of the Royal Typewriter Generation,” and at another point, when confronted with the voluminous material from both sides, asked “don’t people have jobs, who reads this stuff?”
That said, Judge Vaughey did know a lot about the kind of respect a Judge is owed. He also, again, knew all about Kimberlin, saying “even a prostitute is entitled to protection.”
And Walker pissed him off. So did Kimberlin, but Walker identified himself as a Yale-trained lawyer, albeit one who was representing himself. Kimberlin made any number of allegations — essentially, everything that was said about his side -– issuing death threats, harming business interests, summoning SWAT teams to the home–was said by Kimberlin to have been done by Walker’s side.
The pair went back and forth, back and forth, with Walker getting increasingly flustered, and the Judge finally asking, “what did they tell you in Yale Law School about interrupting a judge?”

There will be more updates later for certain. 

UPDATE! Pete at Da Tech Guy has some reaction to the arrest of Kimberlin

Ignorance by the judge and bad legal moves by Walker aside the bottom line: Convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin has managed to get a conservative blogger jailed for exercising his first Amendment rights.

Reaction has been dramatic:

Stacy McCain: (Still in hiding)

That Kimberlin is the plaintiff in such an action — claiming that a law-abiding attorney is somehow threatening the safety of a convicted violent felon — is deeply ironic. Federal prosecutors once hoped that Kimberlin would never again be able to “terrorize any other citizen,” yet he is now terrorizing them just as surely as he ever did during his infamous days as the Speedway Bomber.

Glenn Reynolds:

If I read this correctly, Aaron Walker is in trouble because Kimberlin claims that his blogging has somehow led to other people making death threats. That doesn’t seem to pass the First Amendment smell test. Only if Walker were inciting those threats in a way that passed Brandenburg scrutiny would that work, and I don’t believe that’s the case at all. At any rate, under this approach George Zimmerman ought to be able to jail any number of journalists. . . .

Pam Geller:

Freedom of speech is not under attack, it’s on life support, if that. Last week I blogged about terrorist Brett Kimberlin threatening bloggers here. This violent convicted terrorist Bomber is now a leftist darling and has been given millions by progressives.

Any number of Islamists are taking notes

Lee Stranahan:

As far as I can tell, Aaron Walker was arrested for writing.

I have seen no claim that Walker himself made any threats against Brett Kimberlin. Or that he contacted Brett Kimberlin. Walker was arrested because he wrote facts and opinions about Brett Kimberlin and other people supposedly made threats.

 

No, I have not forgotten about Brett Kimberlin

Stacy McCain, from an “undisclosed” location, and no Brett he is not at my house, although he would certainly be welcome, reports

In the fall of 1988, when convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin was still locked up in federal prison and claiming to have sold dope to GOP vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle, every political reporter in the country wanted to write about Kimberlin. In his 1996 book, Mark Singer recounts how National Public Radio reporter Nina Totenberg spoke to Kimberlin two or three times every day in late October and early November 1988.

So why, 24 years later, are Nina Totenberg and the rest of the elite media ignoring what their old friend’s been up to lately? Tom Blumer of Newsbusters asks, “Where Is the Establishment Press?”

Leading blogger Robert Stacy McCain has decided that he and his family must leave their home and that they can’t go back; he officially describes his location as “whereabouts unknown.” On Friday, Patterico, an assistant DA by day, revealed a campaign of harassment involving “workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses and pictures of residences, bogus allegations of criminal activity, whisper campaigns, frivolous legal actions, and frivolous State Bar complaints.” Oh, and he was “SWATted” — he had his home stormed by a SWAT team, complete with a police helicopter and a spotlight. Someone pretending to be him “called the police to say I had shot my wife.” An audio expert Patterico hired concluded that “it is probable” that the hoax call was placed by a Kimberlin associate known to have tweeted a public threat against himself and his family.
Erick Erickson of RedState got “SWATted” Sunday evening; this time, “Someone called 911 (pretending to be) from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.”

This is a complicated story and difficult to tell. So far as I know, it started in October 2010 when Mandy Nagy of Breitbart.com published her 3,600-word article about Kimberlin. Also in 2010, Kimberlin’s associate Neal Rauhauser, a Democrat campaign consultant, was accused in the “TwitterGate” episode of targeting Tea Party activists for obscene harassment online. (Also see, “Democrat Cyber Stealth Revealed: Neal Rauhauser & Radical E-Thugs,” Patrick Read, Oct. 13, 2010.) In 2011, one of the online activists who helped push the Anthony Weiner scandal into the news, Mike Stack got “SWATted” and has subsequently pressed charges of harassment against Rauhauser.

Liberal blogger Seth Allen (@prepostericity) was critical of Kimberlin and Brad Friedman, partners in the tax-exempt non-profit Velvet Revolution. Allen was sued by Kimberlin. Allen got legal assistance from attorney Aaron Walker, who blogged under the pseudonym Aaron Worthing. Walker then became a target of Kimberlin’s harassment, with the result that both Walker and his wife lost their jobs.

This story is ongoing, and it must be kept on the front burner folks. This is not so much about Kimberlin as it is about stopping the thuggery of the Neo-Marxist Left in its tracks! And I would ask EVERY Liberal blogger out there one question. Just one, when will YOUR TURN come? When will these thugs turn on you? See I really do not care about the ideology of the blogger being harassed or bullied, or sued, or swatted. I care about stopping the far Left’s insidious and evil war of freedom of speech!

Spaekking of “swatting” Let me remind you that Erick Erickson has been targeted by that vile tactic, likely because he dared report on Kimberlin.

The story continues gaining momentum. The Sunday “SWATting” of Erickson, a CNN contributor, guarantees that this story won’t go away soon. Michelle Malkin has published a “to-do list” for those who want to put a stop to the intimidation and harassment:

The massive blogburst about convicted bomber and online terrorist ringleader Brett Kimberlin ended on Friday, but this is an ongoing legal, financial, and emotional morass for the targets. And it has now entangled new victims. It is precisely because each and every blogger, Twitter users, activist, talk show host, and podcaster is potential new prey for sicko Kimberlin and his cabal that we must all stand together.

Exactly! Strength in Numbers! We are in the same boat, we all have the same potential threat looming. Let me quote a man of unsurpassed wisdom, Benjamin Franklin, who had it right during the American Revolution. “We will hang together, or we will most certainly hang seperately!”

“Online terrorist ringleader” is a rather strong term. I prefer Jimmie Bise Jr.’s neutral objective phrase, “Lying Felon Brett Kimberlin,” but why quibble over semantics at this point?

What we have here is a remarkable news story, and the story is not about me. It’s not about Aaron Walker or Mike Stack or Seth Allen or Patrick Frey or Erick Erickson or Mandy Nagy.

This is a story about Brett Kimberlin. What is truly dumbfounding is that Kimberlin’s old media buddies like Nina Totenberg think we’re too stupid to notice them ignoring it.

Yes, it is PAST time for the main stream media, and YES, I am looking at you Fox News, to get on this!

Brett Kimberlin being bankrolled by his wealthy aunt? UPDATED! Did Erick Erickson get swatted?

Stacy McCain is all over it

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Convicted felon Brett Kimberlin is the nephew of a wealthy Maryland woman who has contributed to a foundation that helped fund a 501(c)3 organization of which Kimberlin is the director. Kimberlin’s activities have recently attracted widespread attention because of his attempts to intimidate and harass bloggers who wrote about his criminal history.

Harriet Crosby, 66, reportedly an heiress to the General Mills fortune, was one of the original donors to the Threshold Foundation, which contributed $20,000 to Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project in 2008, according to database research I reported May 19.

The Threshold Foundation was started by a group of wealthy devotees of environmentalism and trancendental meditation. The foundation’s “very liberal” view, researcher Ron Arnold has written, “saw American society as rife with injustice and in need of radical transformation.” Threshold has been affiliated with the Tides Foundation, linked to left-wing billionaire George Soros.

A 2009 profile of Crosby in the alumni magazine of the elite Putney School — a private academy in Vermont, where the annual tuition is $46,900 for boarding students — described her as “active” in the tax-exempt non-profit group Velvet Revolution, which Kimberlin helped start in association with liberal blogger Brad Friedman.

Wow, who would have guessed? Another Leftist who supports far Left extremism is supporting Kimberlin’s harassment and lawsuit intimidation racket. And, another shocker, Kimberlin is a liar! NO!

Velvet Revolution gained notoriety by making unsubstantiated claims that Republicans stole the 2004 presidential election through vote fraud. A 2007 Time magazine profile of Kimberlin described how he ”found a home in the blogosphere” by “repeatedly asserting as fact things that are not true.” At one point, Kimberlin offered a $100,000 reward for proof of his assertion that President George W. Bush’s re-election was obtained through vote fraud, a reward that was never paid. Velvet Revolution has also unsuccessfully sought criminal prosecution of various public figures including GOP strategist Karl Rove, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the late New Media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart.

Isn’t it amazing how so many of these anti-American zealots are connected? And they all seem to have one goal, bringing some form of Marxist reformation to this nation.

UPDATE! Erick Erickson at Red State posts this today

Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.

Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.

Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.

It wasn’t nearly the trauma that Patterico suffered, but I guess the Erickson household is on somebody’s radar.

Luckily it was two sheriffs deputies who knew me and I had already, last week, advised the Sheriff’s Department to be on the look out for something like this.

Well, what do you know. Bob Belvedere is not afraid of swatting, in fact ladies, I think he enjoys that sort of thing

It is Why Yes, We ARE Still blogging About Brett Kimberlin Day!

Stacy McCain has this update on a court hearing in Rockville, Maryland this Tuesday

Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s failed attempt to silence bloggers who tell the truth about Kimberlin’s criminality will be the subject of a court hearing Tuesday morning in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Kimberlin, who in 1981 was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his Indiana bombing spree and other crimes, has requested a “peace order” against Virginia attorney Aaron Walker, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on an assault charge earlier this year. The final hearing on Kimberlin’s peace order request – which Walker has described as “frivolous” – is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in Montgomery County District Court (191 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, Md. 20850), according to the court’s official Web site.

Walker, who has blogged under the pseudonym “Aaron Worthing,” gained unexpected national fame as a result of Kimberlin’s ongoing campaign of harassment and intimidation against Walker and his fellow citizen-journalists, including Seth Allen, Breitbart.com contributor Mandy ”Liberty Chick” Nagy, Los Angeles deputy district attorney Patrick “Patterico” Frey and even the award-winning conservative blogger known only by his online pseudonym Ace of Spades.

Kimberlin’s misguided effort to suppress the truth about his violent criminal past — including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong — backfired disastrously. 

On Thursday, May 17, Walker published a 28,000-word account of his experience being targeted by Kimberlin, which soon caught the attention of leading figures in online New Media, including University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, who writes the popular Instapundit blog, and bestselling author Michelle Malkin, who warned her readers, “Please remember: Kimberlin is a radical, violent, lying, dangerous felon.

A note to my fellow bloggers, this story needs to stay in the news, the type of intimidation that Kimberlin uses has no place in a country that embraces freedom of speech.

Another way to support bloggers attacked by Brett Kimberlin!

Via Stacy McCain, whereabouts unknown

The National Bloggers Club has been a valuable ally in supporting and defending bloggers targeted by harassment and intimidation. Today is “Everybody Blog Brett Kimberlin Day.” I join with National Bloggers Club president Ali Akbar in sincerely requesting that readers concerned about defending First Amendment rights online visit the club’s special site, KimberlinFiles.org, and please give generously. Fellow bloggers can help by including the image and link in their coverage of the Kimberlin case.

– Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown

May 25th 2012 is a bad day to be a bad man

And Brett Kimberlin, scumbag, terrorist, convicted felon, and short besides, is a very bad actor. He decide to try to intimidate Stacy McCain, of The Other McCain blog, and he tried to bully and intimidate others as well. Because these bloggers dared to uncover the ugly truth behind Kimberlin, and his allies, they found themselves targeted.

Zilla of the Resistance has an incredibly detailed post on just who this guy is, and what he’s done to people who have exposed him, and writes

What did Stacy do to find himself in the cross-hairs of this violent terrorist thug? The same thing that gets the rest of us targeted by vile leftists who want to silence us: he told the truth: about Kimberlin, his violent criminal history, the leftist operatives that he is connected to, and the plethora of money that The Speedway Bomber has been given by a myriad of well-known progressives.

The Lonely Conservative has her blogburst up, along with a ton of links to those participating

Brett Kimberlin, aka The Speedway Bomber,  is not a nice man. He’s on a mission to go after any blogger who dares to speak the truth about him. He doesn’t want anyone writing about his sordid past, or his ties to liberal groups and “charitable” foundations thatsend his “non-profit” businesses money.

You see, this is how the far Left plays. They target anyone who dares expose or even question them. Their thuggery is vile, and they must be stopped, because should their intimidation tactics succeed, well, then free speech in America is gone. That, of course is the goal of the Kimberlins of the world. Too often, these despicable and cowardly tactics have succeeded. Corporations, media outlets, and politicians have bowed to Left-Wing boycotts, or the Race Card, or out of fear of negative publicity. But, something odd happened when Kimberlin tried this game with bloggers. He, in the words of The Lonely Conservative, poked  a bees nest

Brett Kimberlin, aka The Speedway Bomber,  is not a nice man. He’s on a mission to go after any blogger who dares to speak the truth about him. He doesn’t want anyone writing about his sordid past, or his ties to liberal groups and “charitable” foundations that send his “non-profit” businesses money.

What he probably didn’t realize is that conservative bloggers don’t take kindly to attacks on our friends. An attack on one is an attack on all. He wanted to quietly terrorize anyone who wrote about his evil ways through “lawfare.” Little did he know is that he had kicked a bee’s nest. The Army of Davids has answered the call.

He may have cost one couple their jobs, and forced a family out of their home, but in doing so, he invited a level of scrutiny upon himself that was surely unexpected. There’s now a web page devoted to exposing his evil ways. His deadly deeds may have been scrubbed from Wikipedia, but thanks to big voices like Michelle Malkin and Lee Stranahan, Kimberlin will go on to live in infamy.

A bit about Kimberlin’s past is in order here I think

In the late 1970′s Brett Kimberlin planted bombs all over the town of Speedway Indiana. One of those bombs was in a gym bag placed outside a school. Carl DeLong, a Vietnam War veteran, picked up the bag thinking he would be able to identify the owner and return it. For his trouble he had his leg blown off, his body filled with shrapnel, and an injured wife. DeLong was in so much pain he took his own life a few years later. His widow won a wrongful death suit against Kimberlin, who has not paid up.

The police who investigated the bombings believed Kimberlin planted the bombs to deflect attention from another crime – the cold-hearted murder of the grandmother of a girl he may have molested. They didn’t have enough evidence to charge him for that crime, especially after the victim’s husband died. Eventually, Kimberlin was sentenced to fifty years in prison, but thanks to lax federal parole laws at the time he got out early. The Indy Star covered the events, and their reporting is available online. (Follow that link for one article, and look to the left of the page for a number of other articles they ran at the time.)

Ace of Spades summed up one story, the one where they recounted how Kimberlin put out hits on his enemies.

But remember, this is the guy who is being “harassed” and even viciously “decked” by bloggers.

It’s not this guy himself who’s causing the problems– no, not the guy who had a list of witnesses against him to be killed.

Not the guy who tried to pay off another convict to plant a bomb, of the exact same design as his own bomb, so that he could argue that cops “got the wrong man” for the Speedway Bomber.

No, it’s this guy who is the innocent victim of cruel right-wingers conspiring to besmirch his good reputation with smears.

While in prison Kimberlin boned up on the law, and claimed to have sold drugs (he was also convicted of drug dealing) to Dan Quayle. Those claims caught the attention of the left. Fox News documented his post-parole activities in 2010.

Now, 22 years later, Kimberlin has taken that lesson and made unfounded accusations a profession of sorts. Using two popular leftist blogs, the 56-year-old from Bethesda, Md., has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public and left-leaning foundations by promising to put conservatives he disagrees with in jail, often with offers of large rewards. So far — without success — he has called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue, Massey Energy Chairman Don Blankenship and other high-profile public figures.

A review of tax filings for Kimberlin’s blogs, “Velvet Revolution” and “Justice Through Music,” raises troubling questions about whether his “nonprofit” operations are dedicated to public activism — or are just a new facade for a longtime con artist.

Though neither website publicly reveals Kimberlin’s role, tax and corporate documents show that he is one of four directors who incorporated the Velvet Revolution, and that he is the registered agent for the tax-exempt, non-stock company, which is registered at his mother’s house in Bethesda. In 2008, the last year for which tax records are available, Velvet Revolution took in $83,000 in gifts and contributions.

Kimberlin is also one of two incorporators of Justice Through Music, as well as a $19,500-a-year employee of the non-profit, whose purpose is to “shed light on some of the injustices of the world through music” and which took in more than $550,000 in contributions in 2008.

What those who view the blogs — and those who donate to them — aren’t told is who Kimberlin is and where he’s been. And that is a twisted story, indeed. (Read More)

Kimberlin is making a mockery of the legal system. Via Absolute Moral Authority, just search him on Google Scholar. It’s one lawsuit after another. Who do you think is paying for all of this litigation? We, the taxpayers are, while Kimberlin is funded by liberal groups like the Tides Foundation, John Kerry’s wife and Barbara Streisand, and his “non-profits” have tax-exempt status. Lee Stranahan has a list of his more recent activity, as well as some of his political connectionsall Democrats, I might add.

That is one very naughty monkey, and a dangerous one, anyone who crosses him might become a target. So, why wold I, or any other blogger take part in exposing Kimberlin? Why would we make a target of ourselves? Well, simply put, I, and every other blogger telling this story is already a target aren’t we? I blog about the Left every day, I try to expose their agenda every day. So, the Left proven their penchant for targeting folks like me over and again. That leaves me, and all the other bloggers with a choice. Either keep doing what we love to do, or, do what the Brett Kimberlin’s want us to do, that is SHUT UP! Sorry, I am not going to be forced into silence by a thug.

There is a another point that needs to be stressed here. Why are bloggers becoming the target of choice for the Left? More than talk radio, more than Conservative columnists, more than Fox News? Well, we are most times the source of breaking news and commentary aren’t we? I do not remember the last time I listened to talk radio and heard a subject discussed that I, or Ed, or some other blogger had not already delved into. Often times bloggers are days ahead of talk radio. And there are no sponsors to target for most of us. Most of us do not have careers in media, we are not talking heads on CNN or Fox, we are everyday folks doing our best to fight for American principles. We are many, from the blogger who gets a few hits a day, to the blogger getting several hundred visits a day, to those, like this blog, that gets 3-4,000 a day, to blogs that get tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands of hits a day. And we are VERY hard to control. That is what makes us all targets for the totalitarians like Kimberlin.

Consider this list of bloggers covering this, and trust me, there are many more!

Instapundit Glenn Reynolds

iowntheworld.com

The American Thinker
Walter Olson at Overlawyered
Blazing Cat Fur
Donald Douglas at American Power
The American Catholic
The Lonely Conservative
Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury
Nice Deb
Sundries Shack
PJMedia Tatler
Dan Riehl
Film Ladd
The Coalition of the Swilling
DaTechGuy
Richard Fernandez
Legal Insurrection
Doubleplusundead
Daley Gator
The Camp of the Saints
Wake Up America
Darth Chipmunk
Zilla of the Resistance
Lady Liberty 1885
Goldfish and Clowns
Small Dead Animals
Hillbuzz
Yid with Lid
Evil Blogger Lady
Israel Matzav
Lisa Graas
Bob Owens

Zilla of the Resistance

PL Birnam Wood
POH Diaries
Granite Grok
PJ Tatler
Wake Up America
Capital Research Center
Day By Day Cartoon
Bookworm Room

Daley Gator

Adrienne

The Pirate’s Cove

Political Junkie Mom

Sister Toldjah

Ask Marion

Reform a Liberal

An Ex Con’s View

Radio Patriot

If you are Brett Kimberlin, and you do not want your past, or current activities exposed, this is a problem. A problem monkey boy thought he could do away with by going the intimidation route, BIG, BIG mistake!

And, let us assert here that Kimberlin is not the only one trying to shut us up. This tactic is used by most of the Left, as Donald Douglas points out 

I saw this first at WSB-TV Atlanta, “Georgia Democrats’ director record comes to light.”

And here are Andre Walker’s key posts, via Bates Line:

* “Georgia Democrats Say No Comment to Political Director Rashad Richey’s Recidivism.”

* “Democratic Party Political Director Assaulted Girlfriend & Kicked In Her Front Door.”

* “GA Federation of Democratic Women Prez Tried Keeping Woman Abuser Out of Jail.

* “The MSM Reports on Rashad Richey the Recidivist.”

And yesterday at Walker’s blog, “Good Trouble vs. Bad Trouble.”

But see Bryan at Legal Insurrection, “Is conservative blogger in Georgia another victim of “lawfare”?

While the conservative blogosphere is focused on Brett Kimberlin, there is another instance of possible “lawfare” which deserves attention.

Roughly three weeks ago a lawsuit alleging defamation against a conservative blogger was filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia.

The claim was brought by Georgia Democratic Party Political Director, Rashad Richey, against conservative blogger Andre Walker of Georgia Politics Unfiltered, as well as a number of other named and unnamed Defendants.

In Richey’s complaint, a number of points were cited as evidence of libel and libel per se. Both of these categories fall under the legal umbrella of defamation. The complaint referenced, among other things, blog posts where Walker wrote that Richey had a “history of making poor personal decisions,” that he was a “criminal,” and a “jailbird.”

Walker has answered the complaint saying not only that this lawsuit is without merit, but also that it is an exercise of frivolity, actionable under the Georgia Abusive Litigation Act.

Walker further asserts that the statements at issue were made in the exercise of Walker’s “right of free speech under the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States of America…” and that truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim.  News reports have publicized Richey’s history of run-ins with the law.

Additionally, Richey likely will be considered a “public figure” under the law, requiring him to prove actual malice.

As I stated earlier, we are ALL targets now. An Ex-Con his some good thoughts on this

The Brett Kimberlin saga continues, small blogs proliferate in raising our weak and oft unheard voices against the thundering maelstrom of the far left loons. The blogs, from those read only by close friends and family to the 25th tier with their audience of several, upwards to the micro-bloggers that get an occasional break and traffic in the low hundreds on an average day. These are the foot-soldiers in the battle for our nation.

Due to the foolishness and over-confidence of our target some of the larger blogs, some even with name recognition and a national following, are getting involved in this effort. The effort to unmask a twisted dwarf with a bomb in one hand and a subpoena in the other.

But, with an exception or two, none of the truly national blogs, online news purveyors or MSM outlets have so much as breathed a word. Is it apathy or cowardice? Do these non-participants opt out because they just are so jaded that they really don’t care unless it will demonstrably increase web traffic or income from enhanced ad rates? Or are these organizations just cowardly, afraid to put their elephantine bulk of public opinion and political notice up against a 5’4″ sociopath?

Why is it that single man operations are willing to put their very lives on the line to stop Brett Kimberlin and his merry band of Marxist sycophants from continuing their home-grown and home-brewed brand of political terrorism? Are they more invested individually in the success of our nation? Are their lives less valuable than say, Glenn Beck’s?

Here are some more links to folks taking part in this blog burst

Hogewash

Bookworm Room

Reform a Liberal

Political Junkie Mom

Fly Over Here

Society Bytes

Daily Thought Pad

Neo Securalist

Ask Marion

Gulag Bound

Red State Witch

POH Diaries

Other Half of My Brain

Finally, some thoughts and tips for those who might think of joining this venture from Bob Belvedere

Tomorrow is Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day where many of us will take part in a blogburst to help spread the word about Democrat activist and convicted domestic terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin and his Leftist associates.

-Lee Stranahan, who thought up this great idea, put together a background video on Kimberlin that can be found here. He explains:

This is no war of words; Kimberlin is a serial litigator who has filed over 100 lawsuits by his own account and he takes people to court, claiming they are harassing him. He calls their employers. I stand with all these people, some of whom are my friends. I’m launching a new effort on my own that I hope will help. The only effective way I to fight Brett Kimberlin is for as many people to research and write about him as possible.

So I’m declaring this Friday, May 25th as Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.

Here’s what you do to take part…

  1. Research Brett Kimberlin on your own. Don’t trust secondary sources; look for the orginal articles articles published about him, too.
  2. On Friday, May 25th — write an honest, factually accurate post about what you learned and what your OPINION is. Brett may try and sue you, so be accurate, factual and separate fact from opinion.
  3. The post doesn’t have to be long — ANYTHING helps.
  4. After you post, Tweet, share, whatever — get the post out there.

This foolishness has gone on long enough

In another posting, Mr. Stranahan offers some sources on the Internet that can be useful for research [I don’t think he will mind if I quote it in full]:

In order to help you prep for Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day, I wanted to point out two treasure troves for research on Brett Coleman Kimberlin. Research can be tricky because either Kimberlin or his allies are intent on information not coming out. For example, despite the numerous newspaper, magazine articles and even a book written about him there’s no Wikipedia page for Brett Kimberlin. The entire page was pulled down for a very suspect reason.

One is the Indy Star articles like this one — that show original reporting of what happened in Indiana and elsewhere, starting in 1978.

Another source of amazing data is the Google Scholar page – not regular Google, but Google Scholar and focus on Legal Documents. Search for Brett Kimberlin and you’ll find numerous (but not nearly all) legal cases and judgments he’s been involved in.

Happy researching!

That is all for now, but, there will likely be updates later, so check back. I will try to give credit to everyone who links here, but if I miss you, let me know in the comments to this post!

UPDATE! Smitty at the Other McCain has a great post up you need to read.

Stacy McCain, The World’s Most Interesting Blogger, is really where this blog gets all its journalistic heft. Which is where I come off with posts like the one last nightDianna Deeley asks some interesting questions in the comments:

By the way – I finally realized how JTMP has been skating by. In their boiler plate “about us” section, in paragraph two, they write: “Nationally known entertainment attorney Jeff Cohen and other computer savvy activists”.
If the Jeff Cohen is the lawyer who signs as executive director, he’s not a nationally known entertainment lawyer.
There is, indeed, a very famous entertainment lawyer named Jeff Cohen, but it’s not the same guy. I’m wondering about this.

and

Oh, and has anyone – anyone at all – found a “famous musician” or “famous band” associated with this outfit? I haven’t.

Which leads one to The Naked Gun for an answer, as Frank Drebbin muses:

I’d known her for years. We used to go to all the police functions together. Ah, how I loved her, but she had her music. I think she had her music. She’d hang out with the Chicago Male Chorus and Symphony. I don’t recall her playing an instrument or being able to carry a tune. Yet she was on the road 300 days of the year. In fact, I bought her a harp for Christmas. She asked me what it was.

If you don’t have heft, go for ‘heh’, I always say, as of now.

For a more substantial summary of Brett Kimberlin, and what Lee Stranahan’s whole project for today is about, see

UPDATE!!

Michelle is keeping track of all the goings on

Update May 25 midnight: As I noted on Wednesday, blogs and Twitter users are uniting today for Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin. This post will remain the lead story all day so that newcomers to this ongoing story can get the basics. The list of bloggers below who have stepped forward to write about Kimberlin — and support those he has attacked — will continue to be updated throughout the day. E-mail if I have missed you. New blog post excerpts and latest developments will also be added below. Just keep scrolling. Patterico reminds readers that a left-leaning lawyer and left-leaning blog were also targeted, which I want to make sure to note. Be sure to check Patterico’s blog for more revelations about his plight. Also bookmark Aaron Walker’s blog,Stacy McCain’s, and Liberty Chick Mandy Nagy’s Twitter feed.Read the comprehensive investigative piece Mandy wrote at Breitbart.com that set all the insanity in motion.

Mandy and Aaron will be on Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby’s radio show at 7am ET to talk about Kimberlin. Please remember:Kimberlin is a radical, violent, lying, dangerous felon. This is literally a matter of life and death, freedom vs. terrorism. We side with life and freedom.

Update II: Ali Akbar of the National Bloggers Club has stepped up to the plate and set up a donation page to help support the bloggers targeted by Kimberlin. Please help here if you can.

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Mark Tapscott links us too! Thanks!

Michelle links us too, I am blushing!

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UPDATE!!!!

Patterico tells of his experience with political terrorism

You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it.

It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed.

In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin. This harassment includes repeated references to critics’ family members, workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses and pictures of residences, bogus allegations of criminal activity, whisper campaigns, frivolous legal actions, and frivolous State Bar complaints.

And finally, you will hear a comparison of one of those men’s voices to that of the man who made the call that sent police to my home. And you’ll read a declaration from a forensic audio expert comparing those two voices.

In the last radio interview Andrew Breitbart ever gave, on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Breitbart talked about a new ruthless tactic used by thugs against political opponents:

[O]ne of the things they’ve done to people who have worked with me in the past, including an L.A. prosecutor, is to “SWAT.” That means that they’re spoofing phones, pretending to be somebody else’s phone, calling 911, and saying “I killed somebody” and then the person’s home is met with the guns drawn, the SWAT and the helicopters, in a horrifying act. It’s happened twice: once in New Jersey, once in Los Angeles, with an L.A. County . . . prosecutor who [is] associated with me.”

I am that L.A. County prosecutor. And in this post, you’ll hear the hoax call that sent police to my house, pointing loaded guns at me.

Read it all, it is chilling.

UPDATE!!!!! Mark Tapscott writing at the Washington Examiner touches on the assault on free speech

The enemies of free speech and thought have lately turned to more subtle tools of suppression than merely shouting down speakers. Among these are extortionary threats to launch false charges of racism against companies that support politically incorrect groups, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council.

But far more sinister is the tactic adopted by Brett Kimberlin, an activist and the founder of the group Velvet Revolution who was convicted in 1981 of exploding eight bombs in 1978 in Speedway, Ind. One of his bombs blew off the leg of a man who subsequently committed suicide.

Nowadays, Kimberlin targets conservative bloggers like Aaron Worthing and Robert Stacy McCain in Maryland, and Patrick Frey of Patterico’s Pontifications in California. Why? For publishing facts about Kimberlin’s criminal record.

Kimberlin harasses his targets by, among many other ways, filing false charges in courts that require expensive, time-consuming litigation, disrupting his targets’ workplaces, and dropping dark hints about spouses and kids.

Here’s how Patterico describes Kimberlin’s tactics against Worthing in seeking a “peace order”: “It is beyond the scope of this post to detail every way in which Kimberlin’s peace order is misleading and deceptive. Kimberlin complains that Aaron spoke of purchasing a gun, implying that Aaron’s statement was aggressive — when Aaron actually said he had bought a gun to defend himself.

“Kimberlin claims that Aaron is responsible for ‘alerts’ coming to his email inbox, suggesting Aaron is emailing him, when in fact the ‘alerts’ Kimberlin is talking about are Google alerts. If you write about this guy on the Internet, he may run to a judge and say you are causing abusive alerts to come to his email.

“You might say: What’s the harm in getting a peace order? I have watched this play out in other venues and I know just what Kimberlin is up to. As soon as he gets a ‘peace order,’ he will run back to court the very next time Aaron mentions his name in public.

Glenn Beck is talking about Kimberlin listen here

UPDATE!!!!!! Bob Belvedere is all over this!

Bloggers, Tweeters, and Other Members of the Allied Internet Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the Leftist war machine, the elimination of Progressive tyranny over the oppressed peoples of The West, and security for ourselves in a free online world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He has many friends within the governments at all levels. He will fight savagely and unfairly. He lives by the creed: ‘by any means necessary’.

But this is the year 2012! Much has happened since the Leftist triumphs of 2006-2008. The Rightosphere has inflicted upon the Leftists great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our ridicule offensive has seriously reduced their strength on Twitter and their capacity to wage war on the Internet. The tide has turned! The free men and women of the online world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in this battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

SIGNED: General Robert ‘Bob’ Kurtz-Belvedere

-If you read one post on this Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day, please make it Patterico’s entitled: Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism.

It shows you all of the methods being used by these Leftists in their campaign to destroy people on the Right and and anyone on the Left who dares rise to our defense, who do not follow The Party Line, who refuse to look the other way as they carry out their nefarious schemes. Patterico’s post exposes this cabal’s strategy and tactics, how these Leftist thugs terrorize honest, decent, law-abiding people. When you read it, you will also see how Patterico almost was killed as these bastards SWATted him [BTW: One of the things you will find out is that Ace has been a target].

-Ali Akbar and the folks over at the National Bloggers Club have, once again, stepped up to help, as Stacy McCain [still in hiding with his family] informs us:

The National Bloggers Club has been a valuable ally in supporting and defending bloggers targeted by harassment and intimidation. Today is “Everybody Blog Brett Kimberlin Day.” I join with National Bloggers Club president Ali Akbar in sincerely requesting that readers concerned about defending First Amendment rights online visit the club’s special site, KimberlinFiles.org, and please give generously. Fellow bloggers can help by including the image and link in their coverage of the Kimberlin case.

-Also, check out the resource site Who Is Brett Kimberlain? here.

-That Innocuous Girl has put together a timeline of events in Kimberlin’s pastthat is quite useful. As she explains:

UPDATE!!!!!!! Chris at Wyblog offers his support, and the lucky bastard even got linked by Dana Loesch! I am jealous.