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!”
Undercover work for the FBI is very serious stuff, the ind of stuff that puts your life at risk. Kudos to Darby for having the guts for that. So what does a man like Darby think about the Brett Kimberlin mess?
1. How long have you been following the Brett Kimberlin story, and how did you become interested in it?
The Kimberlin/Rauhuaser issue isn’t unique to Kimberlin and Rauhuaser. The details and specifics are, but the gist of it is prevalent in the American Left. The gist is that the people we call “far Left crazies” are actually very well organized and calculated and they operate on behalf of, with the support of, and to the benefit of more mainstream and moderate left-of-center political players. My interest in this particular issue came up because I began to realize that they acted like bullies. They exhibited a tendency to go after people who were quite innocent of anything other than simply voicing their political concerns and addressing what seemed to be a criminal enterprise operating with mainstream Democratic Party funding and interests. People I cared for like Mandy Nagy have been being harassed by this network for a long time. My only regret is that I didn’t start taking arrows for my friends on this sooner.
I will give you one last taste, but go read the entire interview
4. A lot of people are focused on the SWATting aspect of this story: First, Mike Stack, then Patterico, then Erick Erickson, and now Aaron Walker. How much do we definitely know about who is behind these dangerous hoaxes and why they’re happening?
It seems to me that the issue is simply this: There exists a group or loosely affiliated entity that receives funding through a front group nonprofit from mainstream left-of-center interests. That group defends the mainstream interests by engaging in campaigns of deception and destruction. They utilize blackhat Anonymous hackers, fake personas, lawfare, and engage in deep intel operations and attention shifting against their funders foes. Some in the Right blogosphere began to catch on, and consequently they were SWATed. Others began to catch on, and they were SWATed. Then the story received more attention than the dirty tricks entity wanted to receive.
Understand this, when the Left says by any means necessary, they mean it. Their ideology is their religion, and anyone who dares oppose that religion is targeted for Leftist Jihad.
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. “
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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
“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
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!