Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | May 26, 2012

Everybody Blog: Soros-funded bombing felon abuses bloggers for fun and profit

You have to read the stories of Patrick Frey (“Patterico”), Aaron Walker (Aaron “Worthing”), and Robert Stacy McCain to believe them.  There isn’t a lot more for me to say here – read the details at the links down below – but it’s “Everybody Blog Day,” and I’m an Everybody (if a latecomer.  Long day spent mostly away from the computer).

What all these people have in common is that they are bloggers who have been threatened, harassed, sued, and/or possibly “SWATed” (more on that in a minute) by convicted Indiana “Speedway Bomber,” drug dealer, forger, and perjurer Brett Kimberlin – and his associates.

Kimberlin – once briefly famous for claiming to have dealt drugs to Dan Quayle (a charge his biographer never found evidence for) – now operates the leftist non-profits Velvet Revolution and Justice Through Music, which have received over $100K from the Tides Foundation, Teresa Heinz-Kerry, and Barbra Streisand, among other prominent donors.

Aaron Walker, an attorney and avocational blogger, was harassed, sued, and framed on an assault charge by Kimberlin in Maryland.  (The charge was thrown out by a judge when Kimberlin failed to offer any evidence for it.) Walker and his wife were both fired from the company they worked for, due to the company’s fear of reprisals from Kimberlin.

A party to Kimberlin’s harassment of the Walkers is Neal Rauhauser, a [former?] Daily Kos contributor (RedState reports on Friday that Daily Kos has scrubbed references to its association with him) often described as a “Democratic operative.”  Blogger Stacy McCain has a video summarizing the work of Rauhauser’s Progressive PST – which reportedly has consulted for Democratic candidates – in smearing the Tea Party.

Speaking of Stacy McCain, after he was warned that Kimberlin “knew where he lived,” he moved out of his Maryland home with his wife a few days ago, and is currently blogging from an “undisclosed location.”

If the latter seems drastic, consider the incredible case of Los Angeles attorney and off-hours blogger J. Patrick Frey – Patterico.  He was bombarded by Kimberlin and his associates with threats, warnings, and other forms of harassment last year.  The barrage culminated in a horrific “SWATing” episode in the midnight hour of 1 July 2011, when an unknown caller, impersonating Frey, made a false report to the Los Angeles police that “Frey” had just killed his wife.  A SWAT team showed up at Frey’s door and did what SWAT teams do, dragging Frey from his home at gunpoint, ordering his wife to stand with her hands against the wall while they searched the premises, and trooping through the house to verify that the no-doubt-terrified children were alive and safe.

Frey probably speaks for all of us when he says he bears no malice toward the police.  They got a dreadful report and had to act on it.  Indeed, we can assuredly say that the discipline and professionalism of the SWAT team were key factors in the innocent Frey family’s survival of the event.

The LA authorities have dropped their investigation of the SWATing incident, and they never pursued the voice identification opportunities incident to the case. Frey got a court-qualified expert to evaluate the voice in the hoax call, and the expert tied the voice to the hoax caller in a virtually identical incident in New Jersey on 23 June 2011.

These are just some of the stories of right-wing bloggers harassed and threatened by left-wing extremists.  I want to point out that the harassers are extremists, not average liberals, and the entire left wing of the political spectrum should not be tarred with their disgusting brush.  As you will see, a few of the links in the growing avalanche of posts on this topic reference liberal bloggers who have been harassed by the same left-wing extremists.

Unfortunately, the tactics deployed by these extremists are operating inside law enforcement’s “OODA” loop right now.  The record of prosecutors and the courts is spotty.  I believe the authorities will do better getting in front of this eventually, but for the time being – as the Walker case demonstrates – devious tactics like Kimberlin’s end up putting the victim on the spot, making it seem as if he is a party to an unseemly feud.  The law relies on the public not abusing it in Kimberlin’s egregious manner; it is caught flat-footed when a Kimberlin comes along.

Given the truly vicious tactics these people employ, I stand in awe of the many bloggers who stepped up to the plate on this earlier today.  See the Michelle Malkin link for an extensive list.  We’re walking in tall cotton here.  I believe God cares what is being done to the bloggers who have fallen victim to the Kimberlin crowd – that He cares about America’s future – and that He loves and protects the truth.

 

Selected Links:

(Note: lots more at the links’ links)

National Bloggers Club Rally for Kimberlin’s victims (who have suffered financial losses due to his attacks)…

“Hit the tip jar!”

Patterico’s story:

Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism

Walker’s story (work through this carefully: follow the link to the 8-part story if you don’t want the single-page, 28K-word post to freeze your computer):

How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime

Robert Stacy McCain’s story:

Brett Kimberlin Saga Takes a Bizarre Turn, Forcing Me to Leave Maryland

Liberty Chick on Kimberlin:

Flashback: Progressives Embrace Convicted Terrorist

Michelle Malkin’s summary (must read):

Free speech blogburst: Show solidarity for targeted conservative bloggers

Allahpundit (Hot Air):

Stand with Patterico, Aaron, and free speech

The Blaze:

Meet Soros-Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Whose ‘Job’ Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

Glenn Beck’s Friday interview with Frey and Walker:

Do You Know What ‘SWATting’ Is? Victims Tell Beck How They Were Targeted by Terrorist Brett Kimberlin

Matthew Vadum at FrontPage on Kimberlin’s funding and associations:

Brett Kimberlin and the Hall of Fame of Leftist Terrorists

John Hawkins’ interview with Stacy McCain:

Interviewing Robert Stacy McCain about Brett Kimberlin

 

J.E. Dyer’s articles have appeared at Hot Air’s Green Room, Commentary’s “contentions,Patheos, and The Weekly Standard online.

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Responses

  1. reading the stories from Robert Stacy McCain usually increases the difficulty in believing them.

  2. If anything like this ever happens to you, fuster, I hope you will be believed.

    • I reckon he’d get over it. Now, it would be another thing entirely if someone stole (er, “disputed”) his pension………..

    • If that McCain dude reported what happened to me, I might not believe it, Kid.

      • I’d go further: If Kimberlin, McCain, or Malkin started spreading malicious rumours about me, I’d consider it evidence of my good character.

        • I can’t go that far, as there’s scant evidence that I possess any vestige of a good character,

  3. I’m inclined to go with Fuster on this one as to the quuality of the “sources” (Well, I would, wouldn’t I?). But, whatever way you slice and dice it, it isn’t a huge hill of beans.

    Now if you want real nastiness, I give you right-wing media moguls, Fox supremo, Rupert Murdock, whom an all-party committee of the British Parliament deemed an unfit person to be the proprietor of a media organization, and Conrad Black, who was banged into prison for his crimes. You will remember that Murdock’s minions were encouraged to bribe the police and hack the cell-phones of murdered children hoping for sensational scoops. Black’s crimes were less exotic – he merely stole (er, I mean, “disputed”) the pensions of his employees.
    And, you will hardly credit it, the usual ‘law and order brigade’ of the far right (Weelky Standard, NR, etc,), far from condemning these two rogues, have repeatedly published comment attempting to excuse or make light of the behaviour of their good buddies! Ah, how the paragons of “no moral relativity” have fallen! Personally, I’m “gutted”………….

  4. Ya gotta wonder about what’s going through the head of a sociopath like Kimberlin. Maybe he thinks that he’s the Bill Ayers of this generation and that couldn’t be completely ruled out. He might be a university professor in a couple of years. Nevertheless, he’s the best advertisement there is for philosophically opposing the state’s exclusive right to violence.

    Speaking of which, it makes sense to dispatch a SWAT to a residence on the basis of an anonymous phone call? If we have the technology, we have to use it? Employing small, tactical nuclear weapons for crowd control is perhaps the only thing that’s off the table when it comes to law enforcement response. Dystopia isn’t in the future, it’s here right now.

  5. Come to think of it. Unlike terrorist armourer, Col. Ollie North, Kimberlin didn’t even have the embarassment of the ACCL helping him to beat his rap on a technicality.

  6. I’m sure this is incidental;

    http://patterico.com/2012/05/27/brett-kimberlin-gets-his-wikipedia-entry-removed/comment-page-6/#comment-974371

  7. And now Erik Erickson has joined the list of victims of these folks! This madness and illegal activity has to stop!


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