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The #Shutuppery Files: ‘Twitter Gulag’ #StopRush Crew Joined Team Kimberlin

Posted on | October 13, 2013 | 187 Comments

Remember when North Carolina Democrats were trying to intimidate @LadyLiberty1885 and @sistertoldjah? The headlines:

Who’s a ‘Bully,’ @GregFlynn? Democrat
Operative Targets North Carolina Mom

The Other McCain

#ShutUppery and the Drums of #WAR
Lady Liberty

Why The Doxing of LadyLiberty1885 and
Other Conservative Female Bloggers Matters

The Jawa Report

Noted douche nozzle @GregFlynn wants
Conservative blogger to “shut up”

Daley Gator

Prominent #NCGA Dem activist using
front group to stalk, dox conservatives

Sister Toldjah

#ShutUppery: North Carolina Dems wage online
witch hunt against conservative women


What you may not have realized is that this is part of a continuing pattern of harassment, smears and intimidation waged against conservatives on Twitter for years. Remember in April 2012, liberals got Chris Loesch’s account suspended — sent to the “Twitter gulag” — as a result of their orchestrated harassment. This activity was supported and encouraged by the same people who, under the hashtag #StopRush, were harassing Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers online.

The connection involved an activist named Melissa K. Brewer who, at the time, was using the Twitter handle @subculturestuff, an account that has since been deleted, but which you can see via RTs of existing accounts, (e.g., April 14, 2012April 20, 2012,  April 22, 2012) and you might notice the overlap between the #StopRush and #Occupy hashtags:

The featured link was to this:

End Hate Radio: Rush Limbaugh
National Sponsor lists, twitter actions and more.

How to take action in the #stoprush campaign, no matter where you are.
Tweet & Send FB Messages to National
Rush Limbaugh Sponsors Directly.

Melissa Brewer’s @subculturestuff account was an outspoken advocate of this unhinged leftist #StopRush attempt to silence Rush Limbaugh, and then she got exposed as targeting Limbaugh’s Twitter defenders, specifically including Sister Toldjah.

Brewer told #StopRush supporters to pre-emptively block a list of conservative Twitter accounts she accused of being “Nazis” and even suggested reporting them to the FBI! 

Accounts on Brewer’s targeted list included Stephanie Janiczek (@SMjaniczek), @fatdaddybulldog, @sevenlayercake, @Serr8d, @Polliwogette and Darleen Click (@darleenclick). So the same people who were trying to shut down Rush Limbaugh, who has a nationwide radio audience of millions, were also trying to shut down these ordinary citizens with a few thousand Twitter followers.

What followed Brewer’s exposure was familiar to anyone who followed Neal Rauhauser’s 2010 TwitterGate debacle. Brewer deleted her hit list, denied responsibility, and then claimed that she was a victim of online harassment, rather than the perpetrator thereof.

Cowardly lying bullies who hate free speech are predictable that way.

Delete, delete, delete — @subculturestuff is gone, but Brewer’s stuff got screencapped, so that people noticed when Brewer’s @catsrimportant account became involved in harassing Brett Kimberlin’s enemies a few weeks later in June 2012. What was not understood was why Melissa Brewer would support a notorious criminal like Brett Kimberlin, or why she was the source Bill Schmalfeldt contacted (using his since-deleted @LiberalGrouch account) for information on Aaron Walker:

2670. Sun Jun 03 19:55:53 +0000 2012, liberalgrouch, 209372854213558273,
@catsrimportant can someone point me to something written about this Aaron Walker case that was NOT written by some right wing shithead?

Notice the frequent communications between them:

Look again: What did Melissa Brewer say on June 4, 2012?

@liberalgrouch @DavidHogberg Did you see the Anon leak
about people being PAID to blog about Kimberlin?
A story of deflection & #GOP #FAIL

Melissa, I’ll bet you $20 that “the Anon leak” you referenced was, in fact, a conspiracy theory smear written by Brett Kimberlin’s associate Neal Rauhauser, and if you or anyone else can provide me that document, I believe I can prove Neal’s authorship. Rauhauser’s habitual dishonesty, his penchant for using false conspiracy theories to attack his targets, is well-known. (See, for example, “Andrew Breitbart’s ISR Cell?“) For those of us being sued by Brett Kimberlin for $1 million — when the activities of Team Kimberlin (including Schmalfeldt and Rauhauser) are part of the allegations in that lawsuit — this kind of stuff becomes highly relevant.

Go here, do a CTRL+F search for @catsrimportant and you will find Schmalfeldt tweeted to Brewer 293 times between June 3-July 2, 2012.

Highly relevant, as I say.

So, to recap: The same Melissa Brewer who was part of the hateful #StopRush boycott effort to silence Rush Limbaugh, the same Melissa Brewer who was part of the hateful effort to silence @SisterToldjah and other conservatives on Twitter, this was the Melissa Brewer who claimed to have an “Anon leak about people being PAID to blog about Kimberlin,” and this same Melissa Brewer was communicating multiple times daily with Bill Schmalfeldt, who has harassed Aaron Worthing, Ali Akbar, Lee Stranahan, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, John Hoge and others. Lee Stranahan, Feb. 16:

Cease & Desist: Melissa Brewer aka
@CatsRImportant Is Working With Bill Schmalfeldt

That was at the time Stranahan was pursuing harassment charges against Schmalfeldt. It has been alleged by Kimberlin Unmasked that Melissa Brewer is “Xenophon,” who has published multiple attacks on Team Kimberlin targets. And guess what? Kimberlin Unmasked also is a defendant in the Kimberlin v. Walker et al. lawsuit. Now, after all this, Melissa Brewer has posted a long article with this headline:

My Story: PTSD, Survival, and Feminism

Let me quote a few key passages briefly (with comments):

I entered into the world of “political blogging” because I feel my experience benefits women. . . .
I am writing this to reach my online friends, although I’m sure my “political enemies” will also have a field day with it. You see, these political “foes” think that it’s discrediting to find out every miserable thing in my past, every horror I inflicted on myself, and use it against me to humiliate me online.

(It does not “humiliate” anyone to call your enemies Nazis and to urge people to report your enemies to the FBI?)

No matter how hard I tried to suppress it, I had underlying mental illness, and “looking normal” or “acting okay” never erased that desire to destroy myself, cut myself, or take my own life. . . .
Living with a secret mental illness isn’t easy. . . .

(Yeah, tell me about it. Some of us have been unfortunately forced — by you — to live with your mental illness for months. But thanks for admitting what we already knew: You’re psycho.)

When I look back at it, it all feels like some surreal nightmare to me. My psychiatrist once told me that people with PTSD walk around with a feeling of “unreality” . . .

(Thanks for reminding us again that you’re crazy.)

By the time I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I had attempted suicide three times. . . .

(But heroically survived, so you could courageously inflict your misery on the rest of the world because — social justice!)

In 2008, a small group of residents from N Street walked to the Metropolitan Church on 16th Street as a small group, and placed our vote for President Obama. That was the most political thing I’d done in my whole life. It was actually one of the happiest moments I’d had in a very long time. . . .

(Inflicting your misery on the rest of the world. Q.E.D.)

Because I suffer from PTSD, my writing career is part-time, and I’m fine with that. Sometimes I take a part-time job or temp work, when the going gets tough. But again, I’m fortunate, and I tend to get by on the residual royalties that I make from online publishing.
I’m not brilliant, rich, or famous. I’m good at social media, and I am sometimes a really good writer.

(And you say so yourself.)

The only reason I have ever written on politics was to have a voice. . . .
Nobody has ever paid me to blog or Tweet anything political. I only write under my own name, because I want to own my words, because I find it empowering-especially now that the ex that I had a restraining order against is now in jail, and probably going away for a significant amount of time.

If it is true, however, that you have never written except under your own name, why were you suspected of being “Xenophon”? Why were you assisting deranged cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt in his unconscionable harassment of Lee Stranahan and his family?

Why, Melissa Brewer, did you join Team Kimberlin? Why would anyone defend a criminal monster like Brett Kimberlin?

So now, denying that you ever wrote about politics for money, and denying that you ever wrote under a pseudonym, you tell this long tale of what a pitiful victim you are, soliciting sympathy for yourself, so that anybody who now suspects you of lying can be accused of lacking sympathy for victims of violence and abuse.

Because . . . feminism.

Well, I’m getting sued by Brett Kimberlin for $1 million, so perhaps you’ll excuse me if I’m a little short on sympathy just now.

You tried to silence Rush Limbaugh.

You accused Sister Toldjah and her friends of being Nazis.

You told your friends to report conservatives to the FBI.

You sought to destroy innocent people on behalf of Brett Kimberlin.

And yet after doing all this evil, you are the victim? Let me check . . .

Nope. Sorry. My give-a-damn’s busted.

What’s a synonym for “prostitute,” Melissa?

Andrew Klepper, 19 of Bethesda, has been charged in conjunction with an alleged act of prostitution.
On May 15, a Montgomery County police officer saw an advertisement in the Erotic section of He contacted the woman in the advertisement, Melissa Brewer of Reston, Va., and arranged to meet, according to charging documents.
The documents further state that Brewer quoted a price of $200 per hour for a “full service” appointment. The term “full service” is understood to mean sexual intercourse, according to the documents.

Yeah, $200 for “full service,” and you were advertising yourself on Craigslist under the name “Lisa,” but you’ve never been paid to write about politics and never written under a pseudonym?

We should trust you, because you’re mentally ill. And a prostitute.

Liars hate the truth.

And the truth they hate most is the truth about themselves.



187 Responses to “The #Shutuppery Files: ‘Twitter Gulag’ #StopRush Crew Joined Team Kimberlin”

  1. Quartermaster
    October 14th, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    No problem. I wasn’t sure, so I simply offered clarification on the matter so there would be no misunderstanding.

    I am badly chapped, though, that a certain person that shall henceforth go unnamed, used TOM’s comments section to do Kimberlin’s work for him. Utterly shameful!

  2. Quartermaster
    October 14th, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    We shall be always at war with EastAsia.

  3. IvanFollows
    October 14th, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    Prostitutes working for #stoprush? Eck !

  4. VTwinCrucible
    October 14th, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    RT @IvanFollows: Prostitutes working for #stoprush? Eck !

  5. KottersParadise
    October 14th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Dear @RegusUSA , #stoprush uses ugly & obese prostitutes to harass sponsors. Report them for spam.

  6. VTwinCrucible
    October 14th, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: Dear @RegusUSA , #stoprush uses ugly & obese prostitutes to harass sponsors. Report them for spam.…

  7. Jeanette_Runyon
    October 14th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Remember the #StopRush “hit list”? Guess what? @serr8d @ChrisLoesch @DLoesch @sistertoldjah @darleencl…

  8. sistertoldjah
    October 14th, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    ICYMI: Epic post on the continuing far left attempts at #shutuppery, via @rsmccain, —> #tcot #tlot #p2 #ncpol

  9. babylon_cat
    October 14th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    RT @sistertoldjah: ICYMI: Epic post on the continuing far left attempts at #shutuppery, via @rsmccain, —> #tcot #t…

  10. rsmccain
    October 14th, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    RT @sistertoldjah: ICYMI: Epic post on the continuing far left attempts at #shutuppery, via @rsmccain, —> #tcot #t…

  11. KTrader
    October 14th, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    RT @sistertoldjah: ICYMI: Epic post on the continuing far left attempts at #shutuppery, via @rsmccain, —> #tcot #t…

  12. DonaldDouglas
    October 14th, 2013 @ 9:51 pm
  13. Dustin
    October 14th, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    Lemmen is admitting to working with Bill Schmaldfelt in spreading smears against the critics of Kimberlin.

    Among his multiple ‘I’m really sorry now, guys!’ posts you may have noticed that to conduct some of his frauds he stole the valor of the US Military.

    I believe in redemption but I do not understand what you find likable about this pattern of pretending to be remorseful while setting up the next con.

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    October 14th, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    […] and they cer­tainly aren’t going to be keep­ing much of an eye on Kim­ber­lin allies […]

  15. Bob Belvedere
    October 14th, 2013 @ 10:03 pm
  16. Bob Belvedere
    October 14th, 2013 @ 10:04 pm
  17. bet0001970
    October 14th, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

    I think you should have spoken to Mr. Hoge and the others before you did what you did. It is for them to forgive him. I have nothing more to say on this matter.

  18. Bob Belvedere
    October 14th, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    It was rather obvious that you meant me, since your statement came in a reply to my comment.
    I disagreed with you and rebutted your statements in a post at my site.
    The deception being practiced by Lemmen was dishonorable and had to be exposed.

  19. bet0001970
    October 15th, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    With all due respect, if you look again, my reply was to Wombat. But it was about the general tenor of what occurred in response to Paul’s confession. I referred to something you did as an example of how this can cause harm to us all. Clearly you don’t seem to understand the bigger picture. Nor do you seem to understand that things are going on behind the scenes that the majority of us are not aware of. And that’s fine.

    Again, I think my point is pretty clear. I’ve gotten into disagreements with people before. My friend, Lee Stranahan, and I have had some hard core cockfights over issues. But he has never felt the need to attack me on his blog over them. I find your response this…unsettling.

    Good night Mr. Belvedere. I have really have nothing more to say.

  20. Jason
    October 15th, 2013 @ 5:51 am

    Don’t be fooled by @jsigwart. That’s Julie Sigwart, a long time friend of Neal Rauhauser who we caught copying copyrighted material to obscure storage facilities. This woman is bad news and as they keep it up, we’ll be kicking ass and taking names. Not for the internet particularly either.

  21. Pablo
    October 15th, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    People actually have paid good money to stick it in that repulsive cow? What the hell is wrong with people?

  22. Art Deco
    October 15th, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    It would not surprise me to discover that about 80% of the discrete bits of information in this account are fictional. Her nine point statement of political faith would call for a fisking if it were not shooting the proverbial fish in the proverbial barrel.

  23. KottersParadise
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh. … …

  24. VTwinCrucible
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh.…

  25. rsmccain
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh.…

  26. bet0001970
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh.…

  27. BettinaVLA
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh.…

  28. neonyorkie
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh.…

  29. SteveStafford4
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh.…

  30. screwtape1a12
    October 16th, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: RT@rsmccain “Learn to tweet in a civil manner!” said the crazy prostitute who hates Rush Limbaugh.…

  31. KottersParadise
    October 17th, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    #Stoprush is hoping no one finds out their cat ladies are prostitutes. @Mozi_N

  32. IvanFollows
    October 17th, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: #Stoprush is hoping no one finds out their cat ladies are prostitutes. @Mozi_N

  33. VTwinCrucible
    October 17th, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    RT @KottersParadise: #Stoprush is hoping no one finds out their cat ladies are prostitutes. @Mozi_N

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    […] and charged with being her pimp. This was newsworthy because Brewer had been involved in the “Stop Rush” boycott against Rush Limbaugh, had put out a “hit list” against conservative bloggers including […]