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Neal Rauhauser’s ‘Lubed Up’ Criminal Pervert Buddy, Thomas Retzlaff

Posted on | August 4, 2014 | 42 Comments

Neal Rauhauser (@nrauhauser) is sufficiently notorious that I hesitate to describe him, knowing that most regular readers here are thoroughly familiar with this heinous Internet troll. He was a Democrat campaign consultant and Daily Kos contributor who, in 2010, was accused of running a weird online harassment scheme that became known as “TwitterGate.” In 2011, Rauhauser re-emerged as a so-called “Weiner Truther,” promoting a conspiracy theory that the Anthony Weiner sex scandal was a “hack” perpetrated by Andrew Breitbart. Subsequently, Rauhauser was part of what Patrick “Patterico” Frey called a “campaign of political terrorism” that Frey said was directed at him and other enemies of Brett Kimberlin. At one point, Rauhauser used the online alias “Gaped Crusader” to smear and harass Frey. It was Rauhauser’s connection to Kimberlin, a notorious criminal, that first attracted my attention to the Kimberlin case, which has resulted in two lawsuits where I am named among the defendants.

So, if you previously had no idea who Neal Rauhauser is, now you know.

More recently, Rauhauser has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by James McGibney of One of Rauhauser’s co-defendants in that lawsuit is Thomas Retzlaff, a Texas resident with a frightening criminal history. Bullyville has posted a 1998 court document filed by Texas officials, which reads in part:

During the course of [Retzlaff’s] ten-year-marriage to [his ex-wife] … [Retzlaff] participated in several extra-marital affairs. . .. He also owned a collection of pornographic books, magazines, and videotapes which were often left in areas of the home accessible to the children. . . . He kept these materials for the purpose of masturbation. . . . [Retzlaff] often masturbated in the living room using a can of Crisco while the children were home and able to observe him. . . .
[His wife] witnessed [Retzlaff] videotaping himself and his girlfriend having sex in the living room. . . . On another occasion, [Retzlaff] videotaped himself forcibly sodomizing his wife in the living room while the children were in their bedrooms. Toward the end of the videotaped scene, his wife is screaming in pain.

Thomas Retzlaff is a real classy guy, eh? Exactly how Retzlaff got mixed up with Rauhauser, and with Rauhauser’s known associate Lane Lipton (a/k/a “Qritiq”) is a very interesting story:

You can click to see it larger, but let me quote:

“Defendant Thomas Retzlaff was a prolific use of these ‘revenge porn’ sites. Plaintiff Mr. McGibney has identified at least 18 victims (mostly female) whose personal information and/or nude images Retzlaff has posted on revenge porn sites . . .
“It has also been proven that Defendant Retzlaff posted his own daughter on numerous revenge porn websites. Within one site, where he uploaded naked images of his own daughter, he stated, ‘I wanna rape her, I will see u in El Paso Brittany.'”

Here’s more (click to enlarge any image):

You can read the rest of that in McGibney v. Retzlaff, et al. The way I became familiar with all this? Well, this morning, I got a call from someone on Rauhauser’s enemies list. This person explained a pattern of harassment familiar to me and, realizing the common denominator involved, I issued a series of Twitter warnings:

Do I know exactly what kind of online mischief Neal Rauhauser has been involved with the past few months? No, but when Rauhauser’s enemies find themselves being harassed, it’s a reasonable surmise to suspect Neal is behind the harassment.

Yeah, Neal’s a sick freak, and his friends are all creepy, too.






42 Responses to “Neal Rauhauser’s ‘Lubed Up’ Criminal Pervert Buddy, Thomas Retzlaff”

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  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 4th, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    I am not sure who is worse: Rauhauser, Kimberlin, or Shirley Sherrod going after Andrew Breitbart’s widow and children. I am not taking into consideration Kimberlin’s past terrorism and crimes.

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    August 4th, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

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  4. Ghost
    August 4th, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    I vote for Rauhauser, but only because Kimberlin and sherrod were covering their own butts. You expect evil people to lie about their own misdeeds; going to these lengths to defend wiener and kimberlin, though? Something is wrong with that boy.

  5. RKae
    August 4th, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

    Did you SEE the comments in that legal brief?

    “I would like to suck on her t*ts while raping her mouth.”

    OK, not only is that sick, but… HOW? I can’t make that choreography work! Is the girl a giant? Is this Retzlaff a dwarf?

  6. M. Thompson
    August 4th, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

    Do you have to be a lunatic to be a perv, or vice versa?

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  8. Mike G.
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    The Gaped Crusader…hmmm. Gap in the teeth, BJ lips and a flat head to set his beer on. No wonder Kimberlin likes Rauhauser so much.

  9. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:45 am

    What the effing eff??? You know, I’d like to call my anger righteous and not sinful, so God forgive me if it isn’t. But dammit, why is this deviant and his flying monkeys still walking around free?

    I’m truly shocked that lube daddy is not pushing up daisies. He lives in Texas. I live in the (purported) south, that is, Florida, and as a native, I can say that all it would have taken is one incident of adultery, or one incident of jacking off with the kids around, and my male relatives would have…let’s just say…corrected the situation, quick, fast and in a hurry. And nobody would grieve for the sick SOB. I would have thought it would be the same in Texas.

    I was reading the other day, an article about a woman who had her vintage Land Rover nicked by a bunch of DHS guys in SWAT gear, on account of an “emissions violation”, i.e., the vehicle was too old to have emissions control. This sick effing eff has an “emissions violation” and nobody does jack???

    I’m telling you, Stacy, God warned. He warned and warned. He told us what it would be like, but I never thought it would be this bad. How much longer? When is it going to end? I’m ashamed of myself for wishing that God’s wrath would rain down upon these wicked people, when, I guess, I should be wishing that they come to Christ.

  10. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:48 am

    Evil people like to do their evil deeds in the dark. They don’t want the light of truth and righteousness to shine upon them. I guess they all meet each other there and hang out.

  11. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:53 am

    Pretty observant, for a cow, Evi L. I guess even cows are smarter than those three. Evil is as evil does, I suppose. Hell is eternal, is all I can say.

    p.s. I grew up on a farm. I love cows; they’re so gentle. Until you get one of them riled up; bulls especially.

  12. BKWatch
    August 5th, 2014 @ 1:05 am

    I would like to point out that Matt Osborne has once again chosen to cheer for the bad guys in the Rauhauser/Retzlaff debacle. Osborne well knew that Retzlaff was a disgusting criminal harasser who came to BV’s attention following some horrific comments he left. And of course Osborne definitely knows what Neal Rauhauser’s up to; the two seem to consciously coordinate their public statements from time to time.

    And I hope I need not remind everyone of Matt Osborne’s years-long habit of trying to smear anyone Brett Kimberlin wants smeared.

    While Matt’s known actions aren’t necessarily illegal, he tends to assist and cheer on violent and disgusting criminals. A more decent person would rather come to the aid of the victims. Or, at least, write objectively and neutrally, which would tend to lead readers to see criminal scum for what they are. Matt’s writings conveniently omit or even excuse the actions of the nasty men he’s sided with.

    He owes a lot of victims a strong apology because, when they were victimized, he not only refused to offer comfort; he cheered the aggressors and laughed at the victims’ pain.

  13. Ghost
    August 5th, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    Reminds me of that scene in 40 year old virgin. This would be that guy’s “they feel like bags of sand” moment. He’s never even been close enough to a woman to know how it works.

  14. BKWatch
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:01 am

    Unfortunately, if you read some of the background on Retzlaff, you will find that he can be accurately described as a sex offender, and your last sentence there does not hold true.

  15. Mm
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    He owes more than that. Osborne libels people on his blog and fails to print retractions or corrections. Case in point: Ali and the NBC.

  16. Mm
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    I must be missing something, but I am still not clear how Ratzlaff and Rauhauser crossed paths. Can someone explain?

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  18. Paul H. Lemmen
    August 5th, 2014 @ 7:48 am

    Is this Retzlaff a dwarf?
    Only spiritually.

  19. Paul H. Lemmen
    August 5th, 2014 @ 8:13 am

    I pray for that daily.

  20. BKWatch
    August 5th, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    “My enemy’s enemy is my friend”

    Neal appeared on BullyVille’s radar due to his involvement in lots of online harassment campaigns. More specifically, Neal has created thousands of twitter accounts and hopes to use these to generate income by offering services to his clients. An example would be, say you’re Brett Kimberlin, and want all of your online critics to be suddenly confronted with dozens angry twitter accountstrying to drown out any negative tweets about Brett Kimberlin.

    Neal can’t run all these accounts himself, so he had several of them to be operated by whoever was behind the DarrahFord/OccupyRebellion/MissAnonNews identity. Whoever this tweeter was, she was also one of the obsessive anti-Kate Gosselin fanatics (if this sounds stupid and peurile, that’s because it is). Soon, the investigation of “who is behind these shrill tweets” led to Neal Rauhauser.

    Meanwhile there’s this Retzlaff guy. I’m not sure if it was his alarming rape or violence related forum comments, or his alarming rape and violence related twitter comments that got him also in the crosshairs of BullyVille. Either way, once he was noticed, it led to a bonanza of evidence of online harassment, including posting revenge porn pics of his own daughter (he was secretly operating a camera she didn’t know about).

    The end result was that both groups teamed up to retaliate against BullyVille by falsely claiming that BV ran a revenge porn site. Retzlaff started a blog about it; Neal seems to have assisted; and one or both of them participated in a campaign of going through BV’s list of advertisers and investors and contacting them all with threats, fabricated negative stories, etc. Retzlaff’s criminal history includes extortion attempts along these lines (he is declared a vexatious litigant in Texas) and criminal harassment, usually creepy alarming sexual tinged harassment involving women victims. Whereas Rauhauser does harassment as a business, I think. An odd pairing.

    I suspect Rauhauser seeks out this kind of immaturity and stupidity on purpose. Most outsiders see the people and conduct involved, and don’t want to go anywhere near it.

  21. Paul H. Lemmen
    August 5th, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    I have a bone to pick with Mr. Osborne as well.

  22. PeterP
    August 5th, 2014 @ 9:13 am

    In times like these it would be nice to know a Luca Brazi who could “take care a dat ting for ya.”

  23. ChristianityNo
    August 5th, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    It’s the economy, stupid. If anything is going to bring the “wrath of god” it’s human arrogance, over consumption, and environmental destruction caused by worshipping free market capitalism as if it’s God.

  24. CNO
    August 5th, 2014 @ 10:59 am

    Breitbart was a lowlife, and since his wife profited off his activities she’s fair game.

  25. Dianna Deeley
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    Take care, Stacy. That group that has aggregated around Rauhauser creeps me out.

  26. Dianna Deeley
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    Maybe the lunacy breaks down the decent inhibitions and gives permission to express the dark impulses?

  27. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    Free market capitalism per se is not the issue. God doesn’t have a problem with money; in fact, He gives it as a blessing. The problem is love of money, and worshipping mammon instead of God. A person does not need money to have a love of it. Your evident socialism solution – because what’s the alternative to capitalism?- would be an epic fail.

  28. CNO
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    I never said I was a socialist, so don’t make assumptions. And free market capitalism is becoming a more epic fail than the Soviet Union ever was. Simple fact: you cannot have infinite economic growth, infinite consumption, and infinite population growth with only finite resources. All the former is predicated on the latter so it’s unsustainable. That’s true for Western Europe, which you would call socialist. as it is for America. Difference is were moving toward mass destruction quicker than they are and mostly due to our insatiable need for oil. Any economic system needs to first consider thst resources are not infinite. Communism never took thst into consideration either.

  29. Mm
    August 5th, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    “I suspect Rauhauser seeks out this kind of immaturity and stupidity on purpose.” You’re probably right about that. Thanks for the info!

    August 5th, 2014 @ 2:29 pm


    Huh? Oh, another effin’ troll. Jeez, get a life, would ya? I gotta sleep …..


    August 5th, 2014 @ 2:31 pm


  32. Not buying it
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    Funny how 20 year old allegations made by an ex-wife in the midst of a heated child custody dispute are suddenly given “credibility” just because they are repeated by James McGibney and his now banned @Bullyville account. And exactly how is this going to get the advertisers to return to McGibney?

  33. SPQR9
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    Hi Neal. Still showing your basic sociopathic personality I see.

  34. SPQR9
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

    Neal is about five decades too old, and in possession of a Y chromosome, so not TDPK’s attraction.

  35. bkwatch afk
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    The rape in question was videotaped by Retzlaff. Perhaps you interpret the videotaped rape as no problem. The law enforcement and tezas court did not share your interpretation.

    The disturbing crisco stuff is admitted by Thomas Retzlaff, so no that is not just something his wife made up. The fact that Retzlaff’s behavior is documented by the courts going back 20 years solid is not to his credit. Say, are you yourself someone who is repeatedly made to appear in court?

    Your interest in BV’s advertising is noted. Why are you so interested in it?

    August 5th, 2014 @ 4:22 pm


  37. Mike Stack
    August 5th, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    Hi Neal!!

  38. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    Shirley, is that you? Or is it Cabin Boy?

  39. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    Cirque du Soleil is calling…if it did x rated freak shows.

  40. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    And morally.

  41. Quartermaster
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    That’s incidental to the spiritual part.

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