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Team Kimberlin’s Busted Hustle Now Beginning to Unravel Rapidly
UPDATE: Perhaps Not a Coincidence

Posted on | June 16, 2012 | 48 Comments

‘Speedway Bomber’ Brett Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in 1981

“Who wants to get involved? Easier, and surely safer, just to duck one’s head and hide, and hope the danger visits someone else.”
Ace of Spades, “Kitty Genovese and the Conservative Media,” May 21

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.

Today — 30 days since Walker published his 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge — the tables have clearly turned. More and more people are learning the shocking truth about Brett Kimberlin, his criminal past, the suspicious activities of Kimberlin’s 501(c) non-profits, the bizarre behavior of Kimberlin’s associates and the still-mysterious “SWATtings” of Mike Stack, Patterico and Erick Erickson. Members of Congress have called for an investigation and major organizations like the American Center for Law and Justice have become involved.

Friday night, we got yet another Memeorandum thread, this one on David Hogberg’s report at Investors Business Daily that criminal charges against Aaron Walker have been dismissed, although the ridiculous “peace order” against Walker apparently remains in effect. Michelle Malkin calls it a “free speech win,” but warns that there is still “a long fight ahead on many fronts.”

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. Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints is fond of quoting General Patton’s famous lecture on tactics:

“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!”

Every day, we grab hold of some piece of the Kimberlin saga — some previously unreported fact or overlooked detail, some development on the legal or political front — and we push it as hard as we can, making the story new and fresh every day. One month into this epic battle of informational warfare, there is now a nationwide readership of thousands following this story with fascinated interest, and I am keenly aware of the need to keep moving the ball down the field, like a football team driving toward a touchdown.

Thursday at Brooks Baynes’s site The Trenches, Patrick Read published an e-mail from Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser to Michael Stack that is another eye-opener about Rauhauser’s secretive disinformation operations:

Let this email serve as an example of how Neal Rauhauser . . . and his associates “infiltrate the right-wing,” per his now-deleted-from-the-internet article (here).He uses intimidation, references to the FBI & threatens others with “lawfare” (frivolous lawsuits) to gain alliance & information.

Please read the whole thing. As Patrick Read remarks, Rauhauser’s actions appear very much like witness tampering.

There is much, much more of this stuff that has yet to be revealed and explained. Like Patton said, “We are advancing constantly.”

UPDATE: Patterico has video of Michelle Malkin speaking at Right Online about the bloggers who have been threatened and harassed by Brett Kimberlin, and also video of a certain “hockey mom” from Wasilla saying “the SWATtings must stop.”

Unfortunately, although I was invited to Right Online, I wasn’t able to attend this year’s conference — I had to travel to the D.C. area Friday for a meeting with a source — but Ali Akbar is in Las Vegas representing the National Bloggers Club.

UPDATE II: Linked by That Mr. G Guythanks! — and by Doug Hagin at Daley Gator, who invokes a famous general’s words. The same general also once advised:

“Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible; and when you strike and overcome him, never let up in the pursuit so long as your men have strength to follow; for an army routed, if hotly pursued, becomes panic-stricken, and can then be destroyed by half their number. The other rule is, never fight against heavy odds, if by any possible maneuvering you can hurl your own force on only a part, and that the weakest part, of your enemy and crush it. Such tactics will win every time, and a small army may thus destroy a large one in detail, and repeated victory will make it invincible.”

UPDATE III: Want to see something that completely exposes the dishonesty of Team Kimberlin? As I explained Thursday, Neal Raushauser has been obsessed with Patterico for nearly a year, and this obsession is shared by the site I call “Not Brett Kimberlin,” which denies its association with Kimberlin, even as it relentlessly targets the people on Kimberlin’s (and Rauhauser’s) enemies list. Here is the topic-cloud from that site:

You see that Patterico and Aaron Walker are the two most common topics on the Not Brett Kimberlin site, which is ostensibly devoted to “Unmasking the Hidden Truth About Andrew Breitbart.” Yet Breitbart himself (with whom, perhaps not coincidentally, Rauhauser was also pathologically obsessed) has been dead for three months, and this anti-Breitbart site continues stumbling on in zombie fashion, ranting against Patterico, against Walker, against me — against anyone, that is, who threatens to expose the misdeeds of the Kimberlin-Rauhauser axis.

Kimberlin, Rauhauser and their associates evidently think they are so much smarter than everyone else that they can do stuff like this without their motives and purposes being obvious to us all. Their imagined mental superiority leads them into foolish blunders — as when the Not Brett Kimberlin site hilariously declared in March that Ace of Spades is actually a woman — and is fundamentally symptomatic of their profound personality disorders.

There was some political utility, from the perspective of the Left, in having a site devoted to “unmasking” (by which they mean, smearing) Andrew Breitbart, a famous figure in conservative New Media. But now that Breitbart is dead, the Not Brett Kimberlin site exposes itself as the outworkings of a deranged mind, haphazardly smearing a bunch of people most Americans never heard of, but who loom large as demonized scapegoats in Rauhauser’s paranoid worldview. A couple of useful questions:

  1. What was the very first post at Not Brett Kimberlin? It was an attack on Breitbart for his role in the Citizens United documentary Occupy Unmasked (the link is through an “anonymizer” filter, because that site is infested with spyware viruses and other creepy hacker stuff.)
  2. What was the subject of Neal Rauhauser’s September 2011 e-mail on behalf of Kimberlin’s 501(c) Velvet Revolution? He was reaching out to leaders of “Occupy Boston,” via an introduction made through Gregg Housh of the “Anonymous” hacker conspiracy

Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

UPDATE IV: The new (anti-Kimberlin, pro-freedom) Velvet Revolution blog has video of the reaction when the latest news about Aaron Walker’s case reached a certain bunker in Berlin:

Friday at Right Online, they had a special remembrance of Andrew Breitbart, and let’s not forget this warning from Andrew:


Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown


UPDATE V (Smitty): welcome, Instapundit readers!

UPDATE VI (RSM): Also now a Memeorandum thread, and be sure and read the latest: “‘Scrubbed’ Writings Show Kimberlin Associate Neal Rauhauser’s Obsessions.”






48 Responses to “Team Kimberlin’s Busted Hustle Now Beginning to Unravel Rapidly
UPDATE: Perhaps Not a Coincidence”

  1. CPAguy
    June 16th, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Good stuff. 

    A welcome summer diversion from wondering how badly the one man uniquely positioned to lose to Obama will screw over Conservatives in an effort to make up for Papa’s failed Presidential bid.

    RSM has really got this issue moving….hopefully some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is on the way.

  2. Belle Roberts
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    Hey Brett Kimberlin and Co…good job keeping a low profile. Who have you been able to terrify into silence that you thought it would work again? Conservative bloggers are a tough bunch of people who don’t take threats to themselves or the First Amendment lightly.

    I’m so pleased that you chose to step on a hornet’s nest.

  3. M. Thompson
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    Why do I have the feeling that in the future, historians will ask, “Why wasn’t Mrs. Palin elected to the White House?”

  4. McGehee
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    It’s worth bearing mind that the Kimberlin victim from which the story erupted to its present state isn’t a conservative blogger; Sean Allen is, IIRC, a progressive. The point is it shouldn’t happen to anyone, and Kimberlin’s activities began to unravel because a fellow progg took exception and was targeted as a result.

    We should consider Sean a man of principle for putting himself in that position, but he would bridle at being called a conservative.

  5. #Kimberlin/Rauhauser Association Unraveling Like A Poorly Knitted Sweater « That Mr. G Guy's Blog
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    […] found a couple of loose threads and started pulling at them. And here’s where we are now. Stacy McCain has some more reportage on this saga with links to other articles; “Who wants to get involved? Easier, and surely safer, just to duck […]

  6. John David Galt
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    A group promoting Czech history is now trying to take back the name “Velvet Revolution” from the Kimberlin crime family.  You might want to link to their new blog,

  7. The Institute will be heard from today « The Daley Gator
    June 16th, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    […] to the latest on the Team Kimberlin front. Stacy McCain has the best coverage, in my view anyway, and in his view the beginning of the end for Team “K” may be near. Until a month ago, Brett Kimberlin and his associates had recorded what must have seemed, from […]

  8. Mike G.
    June 16th, 2012 @ 5:18 pm
  9. MrPaulRevere
    June 16th, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Matt Osborne now claims Brandon Darby is the swatter and this theory is now being pimped by…Charles Johnson

  10. Dianna Deeley
    June 16th, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

     I listened. Does Matt Osborne suffer from hearing impairment, tone deafness, or some other affliction that would excuse writing something that silly?

  11. DaveO
    June 16th, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    If Charles Johnson is pimping anything, it’s himself.

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 16th, 2012 @ 7:08 pm
  13. Barf Becker
    June 16th, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    SETH Allen

  14. Adjoran
    June 16th, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

     Agreed.  Of the samples of suspects (or should I say “alleged persons of interest”?) I’ve heard, Bryneart sounds closest to me.  But I’m no expert – still, the others seem like a real stretch.

    With the FBI possibly coming in, the “anonymity” thing changes.  If the SWATter was clever enough to buy disposable cell phones for cash from random stores without video on the register, and throw them away after the calls, he might be hard to find.  BUT if he thinks Skype untraceable, he may have a rude awakening one night as federal agents effect his arrest.  In these Patriot Act times, everyone leaves their tracks on the internet.

  15. Zilla of the Resistance
    June 16th, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    Brett Kimberlin is a Stuttering Clusterfuck Of A Miserable Terrorist  – and so is each and every member of his goon squad.

  16. Dianna Deeley
    June 16th, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

     I have seen “pre-paid” phones, but I’ve never seen one that didn’t attach itself, lamprey-fashion, to one’s name and bank account. Maybe other people have found these “throw away” phones, and I’m simply naive. However, if law enforcement really wants to find you, they can and they will, exactly as you say.

  17. If You Value The 1st Amendment, Watch This Speech By Mitch McConnell » American Glob
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  18. Dianna Deeley
    June 16th, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    Regarding update III: the Not Brett Kimberlin site’s first post was February 12, 2012. That’s interesting. 

  19. Second Timothy
    June 16th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    I hear you, Stacy.  

    You know, it occurred to me, hey, I was EOD, why would some chickens–t bomber scare me?  Living in the DC area, my travels sometimes take me past VR and JTMP HQ.  I was nearby, and I saw Kimberlin’s car coming down the street.  I whipped up my phone to take a pic, but you know that Windows phone commercial where they make fun of  taking pictures with Android?  Yeah, that.  Two ships that pass in the night, I thought.  Coulda had a souvenir.  So imagine my surprise when I see that car barreling up the road behind me, and tailgating me!   We stop at a light and he’s got out a pen, scribbling furiously, no doubt my license plate and other info about my car.   

    So, wow, he was really annoyed, he was not only endangering himself and the other drivers on the road, but the young lady – daughter? – in the back seat.  Wow, that kind of aggressive driving is really dangerous – the state of Maryland really looks down on it.  So Kimberlin gets behind me and revs the engine in at me (it’s a Hyundai, and not one of the new cool ones = this makes me laugh).  

    But now my camera is ready.  I got some good pics.  Of Brett Kimberlin flipping me off!   

    Here’s one:

    Anyway, way better souvenir!  

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  21. Mike G.
    June 16th, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

     Now that’s a picture for posterity I’d want people to see and remember me by…flipping someone off…Not!

    Good job.

  22. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 16th, 2012 @ 10:55 pm
  23. Rob Crawford
    June 16th, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    Yeah, yeah, yeah.

    One lefty feels bad for being associated with thugs, the thugs go after him — and that’s supposed to make us ignore the left funding, supporting, and using Kimber and Krew for their own ends.

    Kudos to Seth Allen for having a conscience. Now, what about the rest of their movement?

  24. Rob Crawford
    June 16th, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    Brandon Darby is the left’s favorite villain because he exposed the violent plans they had for the 2008 Republican convention. Naturally they’d try to get him targeted for this BS — they explicitly want him dead.

    Note that Chuck has now turned a complete 180 degrees, going from being anti-terrorist to being anti-anti-terrorist.

  25. Rob Crawford
    June 16th, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    Brett has no doubt put you on his enemies list, and is busy working you into his paranoid delusions.

    Good job!

  26. Butt-Hurt | The Lonely Conservative
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  27. McGehee
    June 16th, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    I was speaking only of Seth in direct reply to the comment above mine.

    The rest of the movement, insofar as they favor Kimberlin over Seth, can share Kimberlin’s fate. Preferably without parole.

  28. McGehee
    June 16th, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    Oops. Thanks.

  29. Dianna Deeley
    June 16th, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

     Oh, how cringe inducing!

  30. Robbins Mitchell
    June 16th, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Where exactly does Kimberlin live anyway?..I’d like to go there and butt fuck him with a nice cattle prod till he cums like the bitch that he is

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  32. Adjoran
    June 17th, 2012 @ 2:51 am

     Didn’t he used to BE somebody?

  33. Adjoran
    June 17th, 2012 @ 2:57 am

     I was banned from a prominent conservative blog for suggesting just this – that people in the area watch for BK and NR and say, “Hi.”  Maybe strike up a conversation in the grocery store line.  I specifically noted that we should NOT do anything threatening, just the sort of LEGAL stuff he does to others – the pictures of the car, house, etc.

    These cockroaches are used to operating in the dark.  When someone keeps flipping on the kitchen lights, it drives ’em berserk with fear.

  34. Charles G Hill
    June 17th, 2012 @ 3:30 am

     The classic TracFone, one of which I picked up on a road trip, requires only that you feed it minutes once in a while, and you can buy those at Walmart.

  35. Second Timothy
    June 17th, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    A woost, or at least attempted one??  Nice try.  I am sure you can find it.

  36. James Mayeau
    June 17th, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    In california that is called incitement. You are allowed to pull that sniveling little jerk out of his car and beat the holy snot out of him, without any legal liability. 
    Because when you think about it, what you would be doing is applying the street version of traffic school to a dangerous moron driver.

  37. McGehee
    June 17th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    I have a feeling he posted that from Kimberlin’s house.

  38. Dianna Deeley
    June 17th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

     If you relish the notion of being sued into oblivion, sure. It’s one of those things it would be entirely unwise to test.

  39. Second Timothy
    June 17th, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I kinda doubt California allows beatings in exchange for flipping the bird. Regardless, who seeks physical confrontations? Is it ITG syndrome? Or is this a case of the bearded Spock universe, where savages can’t pull off acting like civilized people?

  40. Bob Belvedere
    June 17th, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Good tactics.

    BTW, Adj: Please tell me that site that banned you. Maybe I’ll go over there and have some fun.

    You can e-mail me, if you prefer, at Robert[dot]Belvedere[at]gmail[dot]com.

  41. Bob Belvedere
    June 17th, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Well done!  Bravo.

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  43. Mike Rogers
    June 18th, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    Great hitler video subtitles!
    When Adolf says he’s been funding terrorists for 89 years, for some reason it makes me think of that malevolent fossil, Soros.

  44. Ryan
    June 18th, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    Year 34 of the Great Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory.

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