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Brett Kimberlin Calls Blog Bash Venue, Vows to ‘Put You Guys Out of Business’

Posted on | March 7, 2013 | 33 Comments

Wednesday, Brett Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser contacted the venue where the National Bloggers Club is hosting the fourth annual Blog Bash. Now I can report that Thursday morning, Kimberlin himself contacted the venue and, according to sources, was “raving like a lunatic” on the phone and angrily told the venue manager that he would “put you guys out of business” for hosting Blog Bash.

What is interesting is how closely these reported contacts by Rauhauser and Kimberlin echoed comments posted on a pro-Kimberlin blog by someone using the alias “Texas Tim.”  Here are screen caps of two comments, which you may click to enlarge:

To save you eye-strain, I’ll tell you that Wednesday night, “Texas Tim” criticized “these dumbass blog awards lionizing and nominating the worst scum of the earth,” falsely claiming that Blog Bash was “not welcome at CPAC,” and making this interesting claim to advance knowledge:

“[W]e know that the new venue for BlogBash will be contacted by major Muslim organizations to cancel the BlogBash event because Ali and BlogBash supported Aaron Walker, the publisher of the Everyone Draw Mohammed blog.”

Question: How does “Texas Tim” know what “major Muslim organizations” will be doing?

While you ponder that assertion of prescient knowledge, look at what “Texas Tim” wrote on Thursday morning:

“So here are a few suggestions: call [the venue] and tell them about Ali and about who BlogBash has nominated for awards. . . .
“Call Muslim organizations and urge them to weigh in by calling [the venue] and joining the protest at annd boycott of [the venue]. . . .
“Let’s put [the venue] of business for hosting anti-American Islamophobes, felons, pimps and pornographers. . . . [The venue’s] assault on women and Islam will not be tolerated.”

Well, this is fascinating, isn’t it? On the same two days that the BlogBash venue is contacted by Rauhauser and Kimberlin, “Texas Tim” first predicts Muslim groups will contact the venue, and then urges readers to encourage such groups to contact the venue. And the threat to put a certain nightclub “out of business” is the exact same language used by Brett Kimberlin in his phone call to the venue manager.

Now, Lee Stranahan has been keeping an eye on “Texas Tim” for a while and Lee says it’s Brett Kimberlin. However, the source who tipped me to these comments says “Texas Tim” is “definitely” Neal Rauhauser. I trust my source, but Lee may be right. Either way, the larger point is that this harassment of Blog Bash is not coincidental.

In addition to the report at Twitchy — today is their first birthday, by the way — there is a long list of bloggers now on this story:



33 Responses to “Brett Kimberlin Calls Blog Bash Venue, Vows to ‘Put You Guys Out of Business’”

  1. DanRiehl
    March 7th, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Brett Kimberlin Calls Blog Bash Venue, Vows to ‘Put You Guys Out of Business’ #TCOT

  2. RMNixonDeceased
    March 7th, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Brett Kimberlin Calls Blog Bash Venue, Vows to ‘Put You Guys Out of Business’ #TCOT

  3. Mike G.
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    How can Texas Tim type with one hand wrapped around his “dingus” and the other caressing his own ass whilst fellating his hero?

  4. rmnixondeceased
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    Multi-tasking …

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

    That is an image I can now never fully erase from my mind, short the suffering of massive brain injury. Thanks a lot Mike G, thanks a lot.

  6. Auntie Fraud
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    I’ve been watching this for a while.
    TexasTim is far more likely BK than NR. NR is laying low right now.

  7. Grover Norquist
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    “Question: How does ‘Texas Tim’ know what ‘major Muslim organizations’ will be doing?”

    I know I did not tell him anything.

  8. GJPinks
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    Isn’t BB being held at a night club (upscale pricey name for a bar?) why would Islamists go to a bar??? Remember to order lots of hog rinds…

  9. BadBilly
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    Hopefully the Blog Bash host site’s management was wise enough, early enough to RECORD the threatening phone calls. I’m sure law enforcement is very interested in this incident. Plus this provides a window for the general public(nontwitter,nonblog) to see what the Team Kimberlin/Rauhauser is all about. Their actions, motives & reach is very difficult to explain to the average citizen. Stay strong Blog Bash!!!

  10. Wombat_socho
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    Not all Muslims obey the prohibition against alcohol; some of the 9/11 jihadis were infamous for their wild partying ways, in fact. But yeah, seconding the suggestion for pork rinds. 🙂

  11. Becca Lower
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    The first paragraph of the Mar. 6 comment was really something: concern trolling about Andrew Breitbart’s health at last year’s CPAC. Read it for yourself. Disgusting.

  12. Becca Lower
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    Yup, they even went to Vegas a couple of times.

  13. MustangSally
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    Boy, for someone (Kimberlin) who asked LiberalGrouch to remove any tweets from his timeline because he didn’t want any attention is doing a great job at trying to avoid attention. #Loser

  14. MustangSally
    March 7th, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    Hiding from his warrants.

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  16. WJJ Hoge
    March 7th, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    Just as Shimmer can be both a floor wax and a desert topping, Texas Tim could be both Kimberlin and Rauhauser working as a tag team.

  17. Becca Lower
    March 7th, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    Heh, I like that someone did a “twinkles down” on this.

  18. K-Bob
    March 8th, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    I wonder what a judge would think of a convicted bomber being associated with a threat against a specific venue during a specific gathering.

  19. K-Bob
    March 8th, 2013 @ 12:28 am

    Caesar’s Palace is actually a mosque.

    Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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  21. FOAF
    March 8th, 2013 @ 2:12 am

    “assault on women and Islam will not be tolerated”

    What is wrong with this picture? Gotta love it.

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    March 8th, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    “All roads lead to Jazzy.” – AB

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    March 8th, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    “Couple of notes today:”

    Does that phrase sound distinctively “Rauhauser”? Anybody? Sort of like…”tidy package”. I’ve noticed Neal writes in a particularly compulsive style. He uses phrases repeatedly. Granted, it’s hard for any normal person to sift through his word salad, but once you do, his army of sock ID’s are generally identifiable. What a truly sad little man.

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  28. 1389
    March 8th, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    Sadly, that would depend on who appointed the judge.

  29. Bob Belvedere
    March 8th, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    You could have at least brought some BRAIN BLEACH.

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    March 8th, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

    Some things are beyond brain bleach and more in the realm of very strong irradiation.

  31. Michael J Nellett
    March 12th, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    Kimberlin supposedly has some deep pocketed Progressives behind him that allow him to do what he does. Kimerlin has a nasty criminal record doesn’t he? Just asking “Tex”.

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    March 12th, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    It never fails to amaze me that these fools who accuse the right of “hate” spew venom, foul language and death threats while complaining about the “hate” from the right. Even less surprising is that not one fact is mentioned or challenged on an intellectual basis. The foul mouthed louts who comprise the average leftist organization know nothing, but cheer each other on, seemingly awarding points as if dropping F-bombs were a new Olympic sport with points awarded for high numbers, barren wastelands of missing facts and self-congratulatory haters using hate to combat…hate?

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