The Other McCain

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‘He Has No F–king Soul’

Posted on | May 23, 2012 | 125 Comments

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 the weeklong 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, to leave 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.

UPDATE II: Michelle Malkin brought her awesome influence to bear today, as did Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, and the Memeorandum aggregation includes scores of bloggers.

Normally, I use the Shoe Leather Fund to pay travel expenses while I’m out on the campaign trail. This sudden and unexpected journey to an Undisclosed Location, however, has helped raise more money than any other road-trip I’ve ever taken, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed, as this will help pay to relocate my family.

They say if you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans.

Last Thursday morning, I was planning to go cover the G8 Summit at Camp David. Instead, I saw Aaron Worthing’s story, immediately recognized it as newsworthy and . . . well, God’s got a great sense of humor, doesn’t he?

Update (Smitty): Thank you again, Instapundit!



  • Adobe_Walls

    Are you suggesting that was made up?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I am glad the McCains (the good ones) are okay.    

  • Scott Jacobs

     “In spite of hiring Fenton Communications to get out the election fraud story (they put out some good press releases), the media never picked it up.”

    Probably because it wasn’t – like everything else that comes out of this vile POS’s mouth – even remotely true…

    I mean, come on… “using secret computer IT networks to manipulate the vote count at the tabulation level.”?? That sounds exactly like something Kimberlin would claim. Fail to find those secret networks? They are just really well hidden. You can’t disprove the claim, so it will float out there forever.

  • PatrickC

    The “justice” system crapped him out?

  • PatrickC

    My eyes!  My eyes!

  • robertstacymccain

    What the hell does “secretely exonerated” mean?

    It’s something he made up, and which he uses (with stupid people) to claim that he is being defamed or harassed when people write the obvious truth that BRETT KIMBERLIN IS A CONVICTED TERRORIST BOMBER.

  • Bob Belvedere

    You wouldn’t catch me dead within ten miles of her house.

  • Shawny

    Exactly!  Now all we have to determine is who own his ass.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Jeff Goldstein:

    I emailed [Patterico] to let him know I’ve got his back on this (whether he cares or not), and that anything I can do to help I will. That the mainstream press isn’t covering legal and (potentially) physical harassment by a cabal of progressive bloggers, Democrat activists, and a “philanthropist” convicted for a string of bombings, is outrageous — and is further proof that we are entering that stage of society where the left’s inherent anti-foundationalist ideology is allowing them to justify the totalitarianism they wish to see us all suffer under.

  • Steve White

    One way to put heat on is simple: look at each of the groups that donated money to this scum-bag.

    Then make it public. Get the big bloggers to run the lists. Make it a multi-day, multi-blog effort. Let Babs, Tides, etc see their names associated with Mr. Scum-Bag. Get them linked highly on Google searches.

    Sign the light on the roaches and watch them scurry.

  • PaulLemmen There is gold in them thar off-shore financial transaction records. There is also gold in the letter from Sen. Levin expressing support for poor, poor wee Brett that includes the fact that then Sen. Joe Biden knew of him (aall just prior to his mysterious parole in 2000 after just under a third of his sentence, unheard of for violent criminals). All quite smelling like something is rotten in Denmark.

  • Adobe_Walls

    #DomesticTerroristNotNamedBillAyers really rolls off the tongue too…..well maybe not.

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  • SDN

    Kind of like Global Warming, ain’t it?

  • Fluffandstuff

    Gotta just love,Hollywood. 

  • Shawny

    Really?  I’m Spideysensin’ Bubba’s My Little Pony. 

  • M. Thompson

    Letting the light in kills these monsters. Like a vampire.

  • Pablo

    I will be anticipating the time when you dish on all this. The boy’s got plenty of unserved time left, doesn’t he?

  • PaulLemmen

    Yes, lots of time. I will not be dishing. Because of MY criminal past, I dare not, for fear of tainting the data. I am desperately looking for a reputable 3rd party to be the actual recipient of the data, to validate it and present it. I have access to see it in electronic form, not hard copies and this appears to me to be a mf’ing huge powder-keg waiting for a match. I dare NOT touch it myself (“Fruit of the poisoned tree” and all that).
    Know anyone who meets the criteria at the link in my comment? Get them to email me at, my public email address.

  • Taxpayer1234

    You have a good point, but in Indiana, Speedway means only one place, and the bombing is ingrained in the state’s history.

  • Adjoran

     You should seriously consider cushioned socks.

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  • Michilines

    Wait, the massive memeorandum aggregation is about some wingnutte getting photoshopped, not you needing moving expenses.

    Did you think you were going to be on Meet the Press this weekend?

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  • Adjoran

     Me either – that grating “Don’t you know who I YAM?” would drive me crazy.

  • kgbudge

    I’m noticing Brett Kimberlin has no mention in Wikipedia. Stacy, maybe you should take some time to remedy that omission with the most reliable sources you can find. 

  • elaine

     It’s like in that old TV show, “Alias Smith and Jones,” — where two bank robbers were paroled by the governor in exchange for their help in solving crimes or something…

    Okay, yeah… that show was fiction, too.  But way more entertaining than Kimberlin’s music career.  🙂

    He’s also claimed that he was thrown in federal prison without a trial…

    If you look up the phrase, “liar, liar, pants on fire” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Brett Kimberlin.  True story!

  • elaine

     He had a Wikipedia page, the site deleted it.

    The deleting admin felt the deleted entry had been created “in bad faith,” according to the notation…

    Yeah… because a convicted bomber is so terribly credible…

  • Innocuous

    Stacy, did you know wee Brett Kimberlin has a FABULOUS career as a musician?  Let me tell you and your readers all about it!

  • Blog

    I still don’t understand why Stacy left his home.  Was he threatened in some way by this scumbag?  I can’t find mention of it in any of the articles.

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  • ToursLepantoVienna

    Stacy, all good Americans are with you. Bring this scumbag down.

    Can’t imagine how I would feel if this vermin had threatened my family. You and yours stay safe!

  • ToursLepantoVienna

    Wikipedia is a terrific resource, until it matters.

  • ToursLepantoVienna

    Another leftist dolt … Living in the past.

    “Meet the Press”! Ya, now that’s relevant.

  • crosspatch

     Create a “Speedway Bomber” page.  Make sure you put lots of citations to newspaper articles and notice of his never ending flood of lawsuits.  Saw one where he claimed a rule that allowed inmates to play only acoustic instruments violated his “right of expression” because he wanted to play an electric guitar.

  • Rebecca Leigh Randolph
    just to give you an idea of how mentally deranged this scum and his associates are….that kind of talk would want me to get away from my family and make sure he knew it

  • teapartydoc

     I think he should be introduced as “Democrat activist and convicted terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin”.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Or Count Bassist.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Love the handle, TLV.

  • Bob Belvedere

    This whole story is still mentioned in the Wikipedia article on the ‘Streisand Effect’:

    n May 2012, convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin (aka The Speedway Bomber)
    reportedly tried to suppress articles about his violent past, his
    current political activities, and his leadership of a non-profit company
    called Justice Through Music. Attorney Aaron Walker (aka “Aaron
    Worthing”) wrote a lengthy expose of Kimberlin on May 17, 2012.[35] Other blogs picked up the story, including “The Other McCain” by journalist Robert Stacy McCain. McCain reported that Kimberlin’s response forced him to leave his Maryland home due to “the resulting security concern”.[36] A subsequent avalanche of postings about Kimberlin resulted in a Day by Day (webcomic) cartoon mentioning McCain, a mention by the influential blog Instapundit, and a suggestion that May 25, 2012, be “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.” [37]

    I’ve saved the article to a PDF in case this entry is deleted.


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  • frank

    He left under the “Nice wife/kids/house you got there…be a shame if something happened to ’em rule.”  …as would any sane individual when confronted by a terrorist bomber who just happens to be such a sick lunatic freak that he remains the prime suspect in the murder of his own grandmother.   But that’s OK because the voices in his head told him that he was “secretly exonerated.”  If the guy who took that famous picture of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home turns up dead, I know who I’d suspect.  

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  • frank

    And it’s been reported that the other cons used to call him “Sally.”

  • K-Bob

    Needs more consonants.

  • K-Bob

    Yeah, I sort of got that from the interviews with residents in the various stories. I’m guessing they get pretty frustrated at the way the media has ignored the story.