Posted on | March 18, 2013 | 10 Comments
Brett Kimberlin could have been sentenced to 230 years in federal prison
The piped-in music in this taco shop seems to be set to ’80s punk-pop — currently “Rock This Town” by the Stray Cats — which isn’t an ideal working environment. Of course, I’ve filed from enough bars, McDonald’s and airport terminals that it wouldn’t bother me, except that I spent the past week running around CPAC and I’m ready to be back home.
We scrambled out of National Harbor this morning to get to a 14th Street coffee shop where Ali Akbar and Bill Murphy did their weekly #PoliChat seminar at noon, then Ali had some National Bloggers Club business nearby and, by the time we were ready to hit the road, I figured we’d get trapped in rush-hour traffic. So, executive decision: Grab some cheap Mexican food and get on the free WiFi while we wait for the gridlock to clear. D.C. drivers are horrible on a clear-blue sunshine day, and are utterly hopeless in the rain.
All of this is by way of explaining my relatively modest blog output the past several days. During CPAC, I was getting acquainted with the ViralRead operation while running around to a series of scheduled events and business meetings. After five years of independent freelancing, it’s an adjustment to return to the world in which business meetings are an unavoidable fact of life. Anyway . . .
We were partying away Thursday at Blog Bash when it was learned that there was a photographer outside the nightclub — evidently on assignment for The Unlinkable Site (Now Run by Bill Schmalfeldt) That Coincidentally Smears Enemies of Brett Kimberlin.
It might be libelous to state as a fact that this photographer was being paid by Brett Kimberlin, but it’s hard to imagine why anyone else would have hired a nutjob for such an assignment.
Several of us went outside to talk to the guy, who didn’t seem to recognize any of us. You’d imagine that being face-to-face with Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan and other of Kimberlin’s enemies would have gotten a reaction from a volunteer/activist – someone who actually knew whom he was supposed to be stalking — but this guys eemed utterly oblivious. Jeff Dunetz tells the story:
At about 9pm my daughter . . . ran up to me exclaiming “Daddy there is someone outside taking pictures through the window.” . . .
As I went outside to confront the cameraman he ran across the street. As I followed he put his camera up to take pictures of me. Eventually he put down his camera and got nose to nose. . . .
With our faces almost touching he said, “You can’t intimidate me.” I replied “You can’t kiss me.”
Eventually he admitted who sent him to BlogBash — Brett Kimberlin, the Speedway Bomber. Apparently the man who had tried to intimidate the party venue from hosting the event, who [allegedly] had been tweeting nasty slanders against myself and other members of the BlogBash committee for the better part of two weeks … hired a photographer to take pictures of the party … didn’t have the guts to take his own pictures.
So goes it [with] all bullies. Show weakness and they will continue to attack — stand up to them as many of us have been doing with blog posts and other writing —they back off.
You can see the photos at The Lid, and you might also want to see Jeff’s post about the pubescent Indiana girl whose grandmother got shot dead, kind of coincidentally about the time grandma was having a problem with Brett Kimberlin. These coincidences just accumulate, see, and I’m reminded of James Carville’s famous saying that when you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you know it didn’t climb up there by itself.
Being a full-time news industry executive now, I can’t engage in conjecture, insinuation or unsubstantiated speculation. On the other hand, it is just Neutral Objective Journalism to report that I’ve had conversations with writers advising them that, while the phrase “suspected pedophile” is potentially libelous, “convicted bomber” is a statement of documented fact.
You can read Citizen K (sample quote: “Jessica was ten years old and Kimberlin was twenty”) and decide for yourself.
Since 2005, Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt 501(c) groups have raised more than $2 million, but what can he buy with that money?
Respect? Admiration? Gratitude? From whom?
No decent, intelligent person could ever have a good opinion of Brett Kimberlin, nor would any honest person consent to take a dime of his money. And therefore Kimberlin seems to have assembled a thug-mob of the indecent, the stupid and the dishonest to wage a war against those who tell the truth about Brett Kimberlin. Which brings us to this description of the photo-troll’s antics:
The Kimberlin folks will call this “journalism.” Watch it and decide for yourself. The photographer screams at passersby: “Warning! Right-wing CPAC maggots! Woot Woot!” He talks about how he is going to “freak out” the people inside and runs up to the window to take a picture. He screams about his “freedom and liberty!!!” to take pictures on the sidewalk, and cackles. He shouts at Ted Cruz when he comes out of the venue, asking him what Jesus would cut from the budget. And so forth.
Read the whole thing (with video) at Patterico. A few hours from now, I hope to be home with my wife and children — returning as the Conquering Hero — and there was a text-message I sent to a few friends last night: “Whom God would destroy, no man can save. Whom God would save, no man can destroy. Praise God.”
It’s a long drive home. Never doubt that God answers prayer, and I’m profoundly grateful for your continuing prayers.
- The Best Quotes From “Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin” — John Hawkins, Right Wing News, June 25, 2012
- Flashback: Progressives Embrace Convicted Terrorist — Mandy Nagy (“Liberty Chick”), Breitbart.com, Oct. 11, 2010
- Kimberlin case a maze of murder, deceit – Joe Gelarten, Indianapolis Star, Oct. 18, 1981
- Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin – Mark Singer, 1996