Posted on | June 5, 2012 | 70 Comments
Ali Akbar with Tea Party candidate Doug Hoffman, October 2009
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Monday afternoon I was off the grid when Ali Akbar called to tell me that “Breitbart Unmasked” had published a photo and the address of his mother’s home in Texas in a viciously mendacious attack on the National Bloggers Club. While I had no Web access at the time, I was able to send a Tweet from my cell phone, and pardonnez mon français.
Does the phrase “Don’t mess with Texas” ring a bell? Maryland courts have been incredibly lenient with the Kimberlin/Rauhauser axis, but Ali assures me that Texas won’t take too kindly to the purposeful harassment of one of its law-abiding citizens. Ali’s mother has harmed no one, and whoever thought up this sick stunt might find themselves prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law — Texas law. IYKWIMAITYD.
As to the absurd delusions propagated by “Breitbart Unmasked” that the National Bloggers Club is rolling in mega-bucks from Republican fat cats — it’s simply not true.
The truth, to the best of my knowledge, is this: Melissa Clouthier began working last year to organize the National Bloggers Club. If conservative bloggers were Cub Scouts, Melissa would be our den mother. And she also has also played a key role in helping Ali in put on the annual “Blog Bash” at CPAC. This year’s Blog Bash was such a monster success in terms of sponsorships that they finished with a couple thousand bucks surplus, and it was agreed that this money would be used to fund the start of the National Bloggers Club.
So any disinformation you hear about the National Bloggers Club being lavishly funded by secretive Republican gazillionaires is bunk.
The Kimberlin/Rauhauser axis are experts at disinformation, and another lie they’ve told is that the National Bloggers Club is shoveling big money to Aaron Walker and others, myself included. It’s simply not true. The National Bloggers Club is trying to help Aaron, especially in terms of providing him with legal assistance in his court fight against Brett Kimberlin, but nobody’s getting rich off this and, as for me, I haven’t asked for a cent from the Club yet.
Nobody’s sued me and I haven’t sued anybody. Our readers here have been extraordinarily generous in hitting the tip jar to help with the extraordinary expenses, and I’m doing OK so far. But nobody knows what will happen next in this rapidly escalating online war, so it’s nice to know that the Club is available to help — and, we must hope, their ability to support and defend conservative bloggers in situations like this will prove valuable in the future.
The point is that the “Breitbart Unmasked” attack on Ali is as misguided as it is dishonest, and if Brett Kimberlin or Neal Rauhauser or any of their evil trolls think Ali is going to be intimidated by their vicious games, they’ve got another think coming.
What kind of liar is Brett Kimberlin? Check out Patterico’s post about the lies Kimberlin told to get Aaron Walker arrested.
Expect blogging to be light here today, as the Undisclosed Location will be re-locating temporarily while I conduct some important and highly relevant business.
One other note: Sources inform me that Aaron Walker filed Monday for an appeal of Judge Vaughey’s ruling in last week’s Maryland hearing. No word yet on when the appeal will be heard.
Please give generously to the National Bloggers Club, and also remember Ali and his family in your prayers.
– Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown