The Internet a proctologist’s dream come true

As Stacy McCain explains, so many assholes

Regular readers of this blog need no introduction to Neal Rauhauser, the disgraced former Democrat campaign consultant and associate of bomber/progressive activist Brett Kimberlin. Most recently, Bullyville has vowed to put Neal Rauhauser in prison.

Last month, Rauhauser did something so astonishingly vicious even I was shocked, despite my familiarity with Neal’s evil dishonesty. But I put it aside until today — Veteran’s Day — when I saw Rauhauser using one of his (innumerable) Twitter sockpuppet accounts to talk about his admiration for the military, the lying wretch

Everybody knows how proud I am of my children, and you know that it’s been more than two weeks since we’ve heard from our Army son, who is enduring an ordeal known as “Three Weeks in Hell.”

My wife has been praying constantly, and I’ve been trying to put it out of my mind, because there’s no point worrying about it. But exactly one month ago, on Oct. 11, this is what Neal Rauhauser did on Twitter:



Real class act, spreading rumors and trash talking someone’s family. Like I said, someone call a proctologist for this asshole. Go read the rest at The Other McCain

Why does The Other McCain hate Disney child stars?

Of course, RS McCain and Smitty do not “hate” they just note that several Disney child stars have, how should I put this delicately, gone the slutty route. RS McCain calls this Post-Disney Deviance Syndrome

Post-Disney Deviance Syndrome deserves scrutiny as a cultural phenomenon. As a parent, it seems like one minute your children are watching some cutesy little kiddie sitcom on Disney Channel and then — fast-forward — topless photos, DUIs, rehab and nervous breakdowns.

Lindsay Lohan’s Getting $2 Million From Oprah

Britney Spears — My New Las Vegas Show Is Real Hip!

Selena Gomez Talks Justin Bieber
Breakup: I Was “Way Stressed Out”

Do you see the pattern? You could probably do a gossip site —

Well true that several recent Disney child stars have, well imploded to some degree. But, I feel the need to point out that so far anyway, Hilary Duff is doing well. Married, to a hockey player, and when was the last time an NHL star got into trouble, a mom, and yes HOT! By the way, as a side note, no NHL player would ever go Brett Kimberlin and accuse his wife of being NUTS! Would they? No, but then again, NHL players are men, not whiny bitches like Brett Kimberlin. Now, back to something MORE important, Hilary Duff being hot



I think what Stacy McCain is saying is, “your time will come Troll bitches!”

There are some nasty people on the net. People with deep issues. people that can make royal pains of themslves, people that like to harass and threaten. People like, well let The Other McCain explain

Sociopathic monsters like Bill Schmalfeldt think they’re doing a smart thing with their endless cyberstalking against people who have better things to do with their lives. But the targets have discretion over what to ignore, when to respond and how. And when the tables are turned — when Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser and their troll gang find themselves exposed by those whom they’ve tried so desperately to destroy — it ill behooves the monsters to cry, “No fair!”

Read the rest of Patterico’s post.


Take a gander at who has entered the Brett Kimberlin fray

More on that headline in a  moment but first, some other developments worth noting

Da Tech Guy notes that the dam might be breaking in on poor Brett

Since May 17th when Aaron Worthing first went public about his encounters with Brett Kimberlin & company and Robert Stacy McCain followed up that same day with the first of what is now dozens of posts on the subject the question arose when the media would take notice while others paid the price for defending their first amendment rights.

Even as bloggers took over Memeorandum, Patterico went public on his Swatting, Glenn Beck took noticeAaron Worthing was jailed and Erick Erickson of Red State & CNN was swatted the media remained silent.

Well now there has been a development that can’t be ignored:

Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding recent reports that several conservative political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Chambliss demanded that Holder examine these cases to determine if federal laws have been violated.

These dangerous hoaxes, also known as “SWAT-ting,” occur when a perpetrator contacts local police to report a violent incident at a target’s home. These callers are believed to utilize voice-over IP (VOIP) and other less-traditional telecommunications methods to make the call appear to come from the target residence and to hide the caller’s true identity.

Yup that’s US senator Saxby Chambliss contacting the Justice Department on the Swatting issue, and while the MSM might have ignored bloggers this is a different kettle of fish to wit:

ABC News spoke with two prominent conservative bloggers who were victims of SWAT-ting, a hoax tactic used by some hackers to infiltrate a victim’s phone system, often through voice over IP (VOIP) technology to make calls appear as if they are coming from a residence. The perpetrators call police to report a violent crime at that home to which the police respond, sometimes with SWAT teams.

and yup again, that’s ABC news (and amazingly someone other than Jake Tapper) writing about the story of bloggers getting SWATTED (yes CNN you’ve been scooped on your own story again!)

Now, the BIG news! And it is bad for whoever is SWATting, or harrassing, or threatening Conservative bloggers. In fact it is VERY BAD! Stacy McCain has the news via Michelle Malkin The ACLJ has stepped up to defend Ali Akbar

I’ve been telling you about First Amendment lawyers working behind the scenes to help the targets of Brett Kimberlin and his online cabal.

Kudos to the ACLJ for stepping up to the plate in the face of ongoing threats and smears. Just released:



(Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, announced today it is providing legal representation to a top conservative blogger and his organization that represents hundreds of bloggers who are facing threats and intimidation tactics by those opposed to their viewpoint.

“Free speech is under attack,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “Conservative writers are now facing threats against themselves, their families, and their livelihoods merely because they’ve aggressively investigated the history and funding of radical liberals. The ACLJ has a long history of successfully defending free speech, and we look forward to defeating this latest attempt to threaten and intimidate conservatives into silence.”

The issue involves targeting a number of conservative bloggers with a dangerous and illegal tactic that’s become known as SWAT-ing (making false 911 calls sending police to the homes of bloggers, claiming a crime has occurred.) The tactic is used in retaliation for posts the conservative bloggers have written.

The ACLJ is representing Ali Akbar, a top blogger and president of the National Bloggers Club, a coalition of 300 conservative bloggers who reach millions of readers. Akbar has seen his mother’s home photographed and placed on the internet. He has also received formal notification that he may soon be sued for publishing truthful information about radical liberals and their wealthy donors.

“I’m grateful for the support of the ACLJ, and I’m confident we’ll defeat any and all legal challenges to our fundamental right to free speech,” said Akbar. “We will not be deterred in our quest for the truth.”

The ACLJ will aggressively defend the constitutionally-protected free speech rights of Akbar and his organizations.

The ACLJ’s representation of Akbar comes as Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) is calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated. In a letter to the Attorney General, Sen. Chambliss wrote: “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. . . Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse.”

That is big! The ACLJ gets it done in the court room

Keep hammering this Brett Kimberlin story!

A quick round up of the latest for your perusal. I am TIRED, long day at work, and car trouble on the way home, so my brain is fried, too fried for deep thought right now. But, through the magic of linking some other bloggers who are not so damned tired I can still bring you up to date!

Donald Douglas has good news, a US senator has noticed SWATting and does not like what he sees

Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding recent reports that several conservative political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Chambliss demanded that Holder examine these cases to determine if federal laws have been violated.

These dangerous hoaxes, also known as “SWAT-ting,” occur when a perpetrator contacts local police to report a violent incident at a target’s home. These callers are believed to utilize voice-over IP (VOIP) and other less-traditional telecommunications methods to make the call appear to come from the target residence and to hide the caller’s true identity.

In response, a dispatcher sends a SWAT team or other police unit in a heightened state of readiness to the unsuspecting target’s residence. Targets only learn of these false reports when a large police presence descends upon their homes.  

In the letter, Chambliss states that “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… 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.”

A copy of the signed letter is attached, and the full text of the letter is below:



June 5, 2012

The Honorable Eric Holder

Attorney General

Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue. NW, Suite 5111

Washington, DC  20530-0009


Dear Attorney General Holder: 

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. 

According to these individuals’ reports, these dangerous hoaxes, also known as “SWAT-ting,” have a perpetrator contacting a local police department to report some type of violent incident at the home of the target. It is believed that these callers utilize some of the less traditional telecommunications methods, including voice over IP (VOIP) to make the call appear as though it is coming from the target residence and to better hide the true identity of the caller. 

In response, a dispatcher then sends a large number of understandably anxious police units, in a heightened state of readiness, to the home of the still unsuspecting target. The first that the target or their unsuspecting family learns of this false report to law enforcement is when they are shocked to see an abnormal police presence descending on their residence. 

The use of SWAT-ting as a harassment tool is apparently not new, but its use as a tool for targeting political speech appears to be a more recent development. During the last year, some of the more widely reported cases of SWAT-ting have taken place against blog operators across the country, including in Georgia. The emerging pattern is both disturbing and dangerous. 

While these incidences are currently small in number, and have fortunately not led to any accidental physical harm, they are extremely concerning. The perpetrators appear to be targeting individuals who are vigorously exercising their First Amendment rights to political speech. As you know, these reported efforts to intimidate those who choose to enter the political forum and express their opinions are in conflict with the founding principles of our nation. 

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. 

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. 

I appreciate your attention to this matter, and I look forward to your response no later than June 29, 2012. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions or comments that you may have.

Encouraging, although Holder will not do one damn thing about it, but still, it is a nice step.

Stacy McCain here and asks the musical question Was Brett Kimberlin stalking BlogCon?

New developments today in the story of convicted terrorist bomber-turned-progressive activist Brett Kimberlin: Sources report that conservative New Media activists believe that Kimberlin — whose activities are funded by the tax-exempt 501(c) non-profits Velvet Revolution and the Justice Through Music Project — showed up in April at BlogCon, a conference sponsored by FreedomWorks and the Franklin Center.

The incident was uncovered by@JDonels, who reported on his Tumblr blog that a person using the Twitter alias “Robert Slydell” appears to have been involved in the incident:

Did a left-wing activist infiltrate BlogCon Charlotte? Try to intimidate bloggers on Twitter? Did this person know someone who may have hacked Twitter accounts, and have his real name accidentally exposed in the process? And did this person know of efforts to put conservatives in TwitterGulag?

A photo of Kimberlin was circulated among online activists and, sources say, it was confirmed that Kimberlin showed up at the hotel in Charlotte, N.C., where BlogCon was held. Sources say Kimberlin was seen collecting information about the conference proceedings and was eventually escorted from the premises by hotel security.

Kimberlin has been accused of engaging in a campaign of harassment and intimidation against conservative bloggers, including Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Aaron Walker and National Bloggers Club presidentAli Akbar. The case has drawn widespread attention, and major news organizations are taking increased interest in the story

More from McCain here, who notes that Ali Akbar says WE ARE NOT STOPPING!

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Bloggers Club, Inc. is announcing that it will continue to raise funds to provide financial relief to member Aaron Walker. An appeal to the peace order granted by Judge C.J. Vaughey was filed Monday.
Last week the Maryland judge issued a 6-month peace order and jailed attorney Aaron Walker, preventing him from mentioning Brett Kimberlin in public. A Blogger and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney wrote of this order that, “this is a clear-cut case of a First Amendment violation — about as clear-cut as you’ll ever hear.” Since then, Walker has been working with a new legal team and the National Bloggers Club to legally restore his free speech rights.
“We’ve got over a dozen lawyers coordinating on this now, volunteering their time. Aaron’s first amendment rights are being violated when he is barred from even being able to publicly mention the case or Kimberlin’s violent past,” said Bloggers Club president Ali A. Akbar.
Akbar continued, “Yesterday they came after the Bloggers Club and my family — my family. We’re not stopping. We’ve got to raise $5,000 more dollars to continue to stand with Aaron Walker and I’m positive supporters will continue to step up.”
The National Bloggers Club is working to promote where supporters continue to give financial and written support to this cause.
In keeping with the ruling of the court, Walker’s response was simply, “thank you”.

– * – * – * –

Lots of important background from Michelle “The Boss” Malkin:

When I asked Ali Akbar of the National Bloggers Club for help with a website/infrastructure to support the blogger targets of convicted bomber/online terrorist Brett Kimberlin two weeks ago, he didn’t hesitate or waver. He stepped up to the plate because he believes in free speech and new media. I knew and respected him from his past work on grass-roots conservative campaigns and online projects. I was honored to join the NBC board of directors when he asked me late last year. There is no vast, deeply-funded conspiracy behind how it all came together — as some deranged progressive operatives (who habitually indulge in such rancid psychological projection) are claiming. I simply asked for help with organizing/fundraising tasks that were way beyond my paygrade. Ali volunteered to help and hasn’t stopped. The blogosphere owes him bottomless thanks.
Despite threats made to Ali’s family by Kimberlin associates and new legal threats waged by one Kevin Zeese, he and the NBC are not backing down. They are standing with the Kimberlin targets who continue to fight these ongoing menaces. Joining the battle: many, many excellent First Amendment lawyers (including Eugene Volokh, who on Tuesday noted his pro bono involvement at his blog.) . . .

Bob Belvedere has a nice round up on all this too.

MUCH, MUCH more at American Power

Yet another blogger being targeted?

Bob Belvedere has some news on this

Ali Akbar, one of the founders of the National Bloggers Club and a conservative political consultant, is the latest conservative to be targeted by Leftist thugs. 

As is typical, they’ve gone after Ali’s family as well.

Over at the site Breitbart Unmasked, a site suspected to be closely connected with Brett Kimberlin, Neil Rauhauser, and Brad Friedman, a post has been published which makes a number of baseless charges against the Club and those people associated with Ali.

The person or persons behind @OccupyRebellion have been publicizing this posting.  Why are they the only ones and who are they?  And who are the people running Breitbart Unmasked?

Smitty at The Other McCain has more as does Ace, who has a plan, and some sage advice

On Friday, this site will be absolutely dead-silent, which is what Brett Kimberlin and his stalker crew seeks, and what the media and our supposed Representatives in Congress would permit.

The only post on Friday will be a bold-faced Open Letter to Congress, urging them to act and not attempt to pass the buck to others.

They are our representatives; we would like some representation.

They vowed to defend and protect the Constitution; they can honor that vow now.

I will post links of Congressmen’s and Senator’s email addresses and offices and phone numbers, and urge every concerned American citizen to let them know, in no uncertain terms, that a crime in progress against the First Amendment (and people’s safety) is occurring, and we humbly request they take this seriously.

They are literally going to get someone killed. That is their endgame here.

Will the media and Congress pretend “we didn’t know” when this happens?

ABCNews knows.

The Weekly Standard knows.

The Daily Caller knows.

And many, but not yet all, Congressmen and Senators know.

I encourage all bloggers and twitterers to essentially strike that day, or write nothing except your desire that you expect your Congressmen to take threats to your First Amendment rights seriously.

More updates later

Ah the stench of phony Moral Superiority

The next time a nutty Leftist calls you a racist, or Homophobe just remember that they have moral superiority! Of course, this is an absurd assumption on their part, and their actions, like launching vicious personal attacks at anyone that disagrees with them, point out that their moral superiority is just a mask for their bigotry. Stacy McCain has a great post up about this that you should read.

In my Thursday account of the connections between Neal Rauhauser and Brett Kimberlin, I noted that within half an hour of Judge C.J. Vaughey’s ruling in Tuesday’s Maryland court hearing — which resulted in the arrest of Aaron Walker — a photo image of the ruling was Tweeted by @AnonyOps. This is a Twitter account “Rauhauser is suspected of using,” I reported, and @AnonyOps subsequently denied this suspicion.

Very well, then — yet we have no explanation of how @AnonyOps obtained that photo first, and this still demonstrates a connection that seems more than coincidental. Selah.

Not content merely to deny being Rauhauser, however, @AnonyOps then put up a blog post denouncing Aaron Walker as “Islamophobic” and calling me a ”white supremacist.”

Such accusations, you see, are part of the belief system by which the far Left justifies its lawless radicalism: Because their enemies are all, in one way or another, guilty of political ThoughtCrimes (a category that the Left is always willing to expand and re-define as necessary), the Left need not be scrupulous as to the means by which it advances its goals.

If you buy into the premises of their argument, then the conclusionlogically follows that any outcome other than the complete triumph of the Left — the extermination of all resistance — is unacceptable, and whatever foul, unjust and illegal actions are necessary to accomplish that triumph can be justified.

Thus, the infamous radical slogan, “By Any Means Necessary,” which is ultimately a totalitarian formula. David Horowitz, who saw through the Left’s amoral nihilism, once mentioned the humorous sign that a Berkeley businessman put in his shop window after radicals gained control of that city’s municipal government: “That which is not mandatory is prohibited.”

Go read the rest, it is powerful. I commit a great deal of time on this blog trying to hammer home the truth about the Left. That truth is this, the Left wants absolute and total control of everything. They seek to tell you what to eat, what you can drive, how to raise your kids what you can think, say, write, and read. McCain is right, the Left truly believes that their way must be forced achieved by any means necessary, morality never enters into it for them. The cold fact is that Leftism=Totalitarianism.

Donald Douglas going in after the rails of Brett Kimberlin’s Tax-Exempt Crazy Train

Did I just reference Ozzy? Wow! Donald Douglas has a very important post up go read it

I visited the district office of my congressman this morning, Representative John Campbell of California’s 48th Congressional District. He’s on Twitter here.

Rep. Campbell, a Republican, sits on the House Financial Services Committe. The committee’s jurisdiction extends to “all issues pertaining to the economy” and includes “efforts to combat terrorist financing.” And the committee oversees the Treasury Department, the cabinet-level agency which includes the Internal Revenue Service within its organizational authority.

I spoke briefly with District Director Lou Penrose. I delivered to him a number of documents.

These included:

* Brett Kimberlin’s 2010 tax return for Justice Through Music, which provides information to the IRS on tax-exempt criteria and qualifications.

* David Hogberg’s first-hand report from Aaron Worthing’s “peace order” hearing, “IBD at Kimberlin Hearing: Walker Handcuffed, 1st Amendment Muzzled.”

* Glenn Beck’s report from his May 25th broadcast, “Glenn talks to bloggers about Brett Kimberlin Terrorism.”

* Hans Bader’s essay at Open Markets, “Injunction Imposed Over Blog Posts That Criticized Convicted Terrorist-Turned-Left-Wing Activist.”

* Matthew Vadum’s report at Capital Research, “Nonprofit of terrorist bomber received Tides Foundation funding.”

* Vadum’s article at FrontPage Magazine, “Brett Kimberlin and the Hall of Fame of Leftist Terrorists.”


The Senate Finance Committee issued a press release last week announcing the investigation of a disabled veterans 501(c)(3) organization. See: “Baucus, Burr Investigate Nonprofit for Exploiting Veterans, Taxpayers, Abusing Tax-Exempt Status — Senators Demand Answers from Disabled Veterans National Foundation About Potential Charity Abuses, Failure to Provide Services to Disabled Veterans.”

That’s a good model for what I’d like to see. Checking the link shows that the committee requested a bill of particulars that would show “whether DVNF meets the standards for a 501(c)(3) organization.” And while Brett Kimberlin’s organization is much smaller than DVNF, according to Robert Stacy McCain

Federal tax forms filed by convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt non-profit Justice Through Music Project (JTMP) show that the 501(c)3 group collected $1.8 million in gifts, grants and other contributions during its first six years of operation. An analysis using database research indicates that more than $300,000 of that sum came in the form of grants from tax-exempt foundations, including the George Soros-connected Tides Foundation, the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, the Barbara Streisand Foundation, and the Heinz Family Foundation, connected to Democrat Sen. John Kerry’s wife.

That’s a lot of money. A congressional investigation could determine whether Kimberlin’s organization is violation of any of six rules for non-profit organizations: 

Private benefit/inurement
Political campaign activity
Unrelated business income (UBI)
Annual reporting obligation
Operation in accord with stated exempt purpose(s)

The first rule on the use of tax-exempt funding for personal use seems particularly problematic in Kimberlin’s case. As Ed Barnes reported at Fox News in 2010

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.

And Kimberlin is likely in non-compliance with rule 3 prohibiting direct or indirect political activity, given his long campaign to silence conservatives daring to speak out on his political affiliations.

So, there you go.

It’s perhaps a stretch to hope for some kind of congressional hearing on the Kimberlin affair, but you never know until you try. I’ve heard back from District Director Penrose. He indicated that he’s forwarding all of the above information to the Rep. Campbell’s D.C. office and he requested that I follow up on the status of my request.

I will be doing that and more, since this case is a turning point in the left’s war on free speech.

See also Ace of Spades HQ, “What Can You Do?

And especially Michelle Malkin, “A post-Brett Kimberlin blogburst to-do list; Updated.”

The key is to not let up on this. Megyn Kelly had a brief report today on Fox News, so we know the story is filtering up the media chain: “Conservative blogger targeted by new ‘swatting’ tactic.”

I’ll be updating with more ideas and action.

Meanwhile, see Lee Stranahan, “Brett Kimberlin, Meatball Justice & Legal Crowdsourcing.”

UPDATE! Linkmaster Smith links: “Donald Douglas Doubles Down; Brett Kimblerlin, Perhaps, Will Frown.” Thanks!

Also at That Mr. G Guy and Paco Enterprises. Right on!

Glenn Reynolds links. Thanks!

The Lonely Conservative links, “Something We Can All Do About Brett Kimberlin.” Thanks!

I hope Donald does not mind me postimng all of his info, but, I, like Donald, think this is VERY IMPORTANT. Pass this around folks!

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,, 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

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
Richard Fernandez
Legal Insurrection
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
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


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


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.


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


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 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.

Linked at Da Tech Guy

Linked at An Ex-Con

Linked at Styx Blog

Linked by Duane Lester

Linked by Your Daddy’s Politics

Linked by John Malcolm

Kinked by Lonely Conservative

Linked by Right Planet

Linked at Zillas place

Linked at King Shamus

Linked at The Minority Report

featured as one of Jill’s recommended reads at Pundit & Pundette

Mark Tapscott links us too! Thanks!

Michelle links us too, I am blushing!

Linked at Wizbang! Thanks!

Linked at Memeorandum

Linked at Sentry Journal

Linked by Bob Belvedere, who has a tremendous post up!

Linked by Truth Before Dishonor

Linked  by Roxeanne DeLuca

Linked by Political Junkie Mom


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,, 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.

Standing up for liberty, and fighting Leftist intimidation!

If I miss anyone who is standing up for bloggers targeted by Brett Kimberlin and his cohorts, let me know, and I will gladly include you. And do not forget to take part in Friday-may-25th-is-everybody-blog-about-brett-kimberlin-day

Zilla has her boots on

Matt at Conservative Hideout notes that the big guns are being brought to bear

Ed Morrissey ain’t standing by for this

Ace is noting the “little guys” leading this fight

Michelle is ready to roll

Film Ladd is asking some tough questions

Pope Hat is on board

Lisa Grass

Instapundit: We will NOT be silenced

Daily Pundit: Kimberlin will rue the day

Donald Douglas stands up!

An Ex-Con too

Bob Belvedere is locked and loaded!

Dan Collins suspects that Kimberlin lacks balls

William Jacobson notes the big picture

Nice Deb asks: Are you ready………

Da Tech Guy understands the price of free speech.

That Mr. G Guy: Doofus!

The LOnely Conservative: Why this matters

Granite Grok

The Lid

Goldfish and Clowns notes those who stood up first

William Teach adds his greatness

Rosslyn Smith


I Own the World PASS IT ON!

Blazing Cat Fur The Left’s criminal intimidation

American Catholic: Political thuggery

Kathy Shaidle

Jimmy Bise:Here comes the calvary


Coalition of the Swilling: Free Stacy McCain

Dan Riehl: Kimberlin is going down like a cheap hooker on Saturday night!

Wake Up America

Darth Chipmunk: It has come to this?

Lady Liberty: Creepy

Small Dead Animals: The Left will “tolerance” us to death!


Evil Blogger Lady

israel matzav

Bob Owens has a key question for Maryland Democrats

Gay Patriot: Standing with McCain!


POH Diaries

Political Junkie Mom: And you wonder why…

Pundit & Pundette: An ongoing nightmare

Radio Patriot: Coming this Friday BLOGBURST!

Sister Toldjah: Supporting the cause

Richard McEnroe

Latest on Brett Kimberlin: What did Barbara Streisand know and when did she know it?

Stacy McCain, still in his undisclosed location, and still hammering away at Kimberlin and his vile cohorts

Today there is a massive Memeorandum aggregation about convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including one on an article by my filmmaker buddy Ladd Ehlinger Jr.:

What Did Barbara Streisand Know …
And When Did She Know It?

An excellent question: Why would Barbra Streisand’s “philanthropic” foundation donate money to a 501(c)3 whose director is a violent felon notorious for his dishonesty (a “top-flight con man“) to say nothing of the other heinous crimes Kimberlin has committed? Leaving aside entirely the “lawfare” harassment strategy Kimberlin has used against Patrick Frey, Seth Allen and Aaron Worthing, doesn’t that situation — hiring an infamous liar and admitted tax cheat to run a tax-exempt non-profit — strike most people as incredibly reckless?

Kimberlin has continued dishonestly to deny his responsibility for theweeklong 1978 Indiana terror-bombing spree for which he was convicted in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in federal prison. In fact, I’m told, Kimberlin has falsely claimed that he was “secretly exonerated” for those crimes, so that his life continues to be one enormous lie.

And what kind of person would donate money to pay the salary of a vicious creep like that, especially when it is so well-known that Kimberlin has spent the past year engaged in a series of efforts to intimidate those who try to expose the truth about him?

The fact that I was compelled, by concern for the safety of others, toleave my Maryland home in order to be able to continue reporting this story ought to be sufficient evidence of Kimberlin’s intrinsic maliciousness. But of all the many words written about this bizarre episode in recent days, none captured the essence of the problem so succinctly as a five-word sentence Scott Jacobs posted in the comments of another blog, describing Kimberlin: “He has no f–king soul.”

UPDATE: Lisa Graas writes:

I doubt Streisand knows how her money is being used, but then again, this is what you get when you fund groups that employ radicals.

 Streisand is stuck in a nostalgic time-warp of “radical chic” and is thus perhaps actively in favor of giving money to left-wing terrorists.

I doubt Babs knows about that money either, but, she should shouldn’t she?

Do not forget about this Friday’s Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin. Michelle has details and links to many of the blogs, including this one, that are in the trenches fighting these parasites!

Along those same lines, Stranahan has proposed that Friday be“Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.”
Even a simple link, e-mail, or tweet will do.

I will join and I hope you will find a way to spread word about this horrifying saga, too (it gets worse, believe me). The targeted victims — past, present, and future — will need not only media support, but sustained financial support. A few good and brave philanthropists could come in handy right about now. Send me an email if you can help.

Telling the truth on the Internet shouldn’t mean risking your job or your life, or the well-being and safety of your loved ones. Make your voices heard if you agree.

Yes, join us this Friday. Stand up for you liberty!

Update on Robert Stacy McCain

McCain has drawn the attention of one Brett Kimberlin, a Leftist terrorist, and scumbag in general. Kimberlin would love to silence bloggers like McCain, who has dared to try and expose Kimberlin and his allies for what they are. McCain updates us on his being forced to move to an “undisclosed location”. Stacy offers some background too, please go read the whole post, it is informative, and I would add important for us to understand what Kimberlin is doing. Frankly, I expect thee will be many more attempts to intimidate bloggers into silence running up to the November elections.

Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin on Monday continued his effort to silence those who write about his criminal past by contacting my wife’s employer, claiming that I was “harassing” him. The resulting security concern required immediate relocation if I was to be able to continue writing about the case of Kimberlin, a violent felon, perjurer and admitted tax cheat who is employed as the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit that has collected $1.8 million in contributions since 2005.

Kimberlin was convicted of multiple federal felonies in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison after he terrorized a small Indiana town in a brutal crime weeklong bombing spree. Law enforcement officials told the Indianapolis Star they believed the bombings were committed in an attempt to distract authorities investigating the 1978 murder of a 65-year-old grandmother, a crime in which Kimberlin was a suspect.

In recent months, Kimberlin has used a strategy of legal intimidation and workplace harassment in an apparent attempt to silence his critics, including blogger Seth Allen, Virginia attorney Aaron Walker and Los Angeles deputy district attorney Patrick Frey.

Walker says he and his wife were fired from their jobs because of Kimberlin’s harassment. Walker did legal work for Allen, who was sued after writing about Kimberlin’s criminal career. On Thursday, Walker published a 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge.

Kimberlin is a known associate of Neal Rauhauser, a Democrat campaign consultant who has described himself as a computer “hacker.” Kimberlin, director of the tax-exempt Justice Through Music Project, is also involved in another tax-exempt group, Velvet Revolution, which has gained national attention by demanding criminal prosecution of high-profile figures including Republican strategist Karl Rove, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue, and the late Internet news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart.Kimberlin’s name also surfaced last year in connection with the so-called “Anonymous” international hacker conspiracy. Kimberlin has pursued numerous strategies to harass journalists and bloggers who have attempted to call attention to his criminal past and his notorious dishonesty — a “top-flight con man,” as Publisher’s Weekly called him in a review of award-winning journalist Mark Singer’s 1996 book,Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin.

As I already said, go read it all. There are more bloggers covering this story. Here are some you should check oit

Bob Belvedere who has a great aggregation

Donald Douglas is on the case too

Evil Blogger Lady has some useful info as well

Dan Riehl predicts pain, blues, and agony for Kimberlin

Just to be perfectly clear, I’m happy to have my buddy Stacy’s back in this and hope many others will, too. But I said Brett Kimberlin failed to learn the lessons of Vietnam on Twitter for a reason. When he goes down – and he will – it’ll be by 1,000 cuts and blog posts from a guerrilla army, not one large enemy, God, or otherwise. That’s precisely what he wants and no one should give it to him.

Now, maybe some potentially bigger enemies for Brett Kimberlin grew tired and bored with the bullshit of a 5’5″ midget who needs to file lawsuits to get enough paper to stand on to reach the kitchen sink and are enjoying watching what’s going on, then, again, maybe not.

But it was always and only an Army of Davids’ approach that could take him down. Sometimes the best thing to do when it comes to the conservative blogosphere is to just sit back andenjoy watching it do it’s thing. As with everything mystical, as to whether or not there’s some unseen hand guiding it, for all anyone knows, it could be the hand of the late Andrew Breitbart reaching back to finish up some not gotten to otherwise minor piece of business.

William Jacobson has a good post about the type of attack Kimberlin seems to be engaging in

The story is not about McCain as such.  It’s about how bloggers, who don’t have large organizations and cadres of lawyers standing behind them, can be the subjects of attempted intimidation through a perceived weakpoint, such as an employer.

I’ve been subjected to periodic complaint letters and not just in connection with the Stop Rush effort:

One of the people behind Stop Rush not only has suggested I should worry about my job, that person repeatedly has tweeted to my employer complaining about me.

If true that Kimberlin contacted McCain’s wife’s employer, that would elevate it to an entirely new level, particularly in light of the history.

Protect and support your local blogger.  Think where you’d be without us.

Update:  It’s worth noting this ending to McCain’s post:

The National Bloggers Club, Inc, a non-profit organization that organizes the annual Blog Bash event celebrating free-market bloggers, is making available a press contact for those interested in learning more about this story:

More updates are likely to be posted later, so check back.

UPDATE! The Lonely Conservative has a great post! Why this matters!

Stacy McCain and his family are still in an undisclosed location. I suspect it will be that way for a while. I have no idea if they’re in Timbuktu or Vanuatu, I only know they aren’t at home in Maryland. He did another post today that does a great job summarizing things to date. For telling the truth about a dangerous man he’s now in hiding. God bless America.

Lee Stranahan is calling on bloggers to write about Kimberlin on Friday, May 25.

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 the video Stranahan put together introducing you to Brett Kimberlin, aka the Speedway Bomber.