Team Kimberlin Bonus Post of the Day


It’s being noised about the Interwebs that the arrangement between The American Spectator and The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin involves more that the magazine simply removing Stacy McCain’s articles from their site. Apparently, TDPK is trying to sell the idea that he was paid to drop TAS from the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.

I don’t know if that is true, but, if it is, it compounds the shamefulness of TAS’s behavior. Taking down Stacy’s articles already had the effect, as Ken White put it, of promoting TDPK from vexatious litigant to censor. Giving him a financial windfall to boot would be unconscionable.

However, based on what I have heard from my sources, I doubt that TDPK was actually paid anything.

Whether Kimberlin was paid or not, The American Spectator is now toast. Caving in to a domestic terrorist on First Amendment issues should be the end of its street cred with conservatives and libertarians. I’m not the only person who believes that. PopehatTechdirtTechnology Toolz, and others have already published negative comments.

popcorn4bkFinally, taking down Stacy’s articles was a fruitless exercise.

Terror By Any Other Name, 29 May, 2012
Online Armaggedon, 8 June, 2012
Progressive Activist Brett Kimberlin ‘Abusive … Threatening,’ Wife Claims, 11 July, 2013
Liberals Love Perjuring Bomber Brett Kimberlin — and Hate Free Speech, 18 September, 2013

The Internet is forever.

Required Reading


The Chancellor of UC Berkeley has sent out an egregious email concerning “free speech” on campus. Ken White takes him to the woodshed.

People like Chancellor Dirks don’t just seek to raise a generation of civil Americans. They seek to raise a generation of Americans who look to the state to tell them what speech is acceptable. This is vile and shameful.

Read the whole thing.

Blogsmoke


BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This is from my post on 25 May, 2012, which was Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.

Bloggers have been posting truthful information about Brett Kimberlin, and he has been responding with abusive and bogus action in the courts. It’s a shame that some honest bloggers had to suffer his abuse before the rest of us began to react. Now that we are awake, I believe that Mr. Kimberlin will regret having picked on Stacy McCain, or Seth Allen, or Aaron Walker, or Patterico, or Liberty Chick, or anyone else.

Before we’re done, I suspect that Brett Kimberlin will regret having tangled with me.

The Free State?


Some state nicknames make sense. Tennessee is called “The Volunteer State” because of its response to the call for troops during the War of 1812, and the state still provides more than its share of soldiers.

Other state nicknames make no sense these days. Consider Maryland—”The Free State.” Not only is the state among the most heavily over-regulated, it is among the least respectful of the rights on its residents. It is certainly unfriendly to the Bill of Rights. For example, the state’s highest court has ruled that the Second Amendment does not apply in Maryland outside of one’s home.

Jeffrey Goldberg has a piece at The Atlantic about an abuse of a “Free Stater’s” First Amendment rights. A middle school teacher has been ordered to undergo an emergency psych evaluation because he wrote a novel about a school shooting.

Read the whole thing.

Perhaps it’s time for a new nickname. How about “The Democratic Peoples’ Republic”?