I didn’t think that I would actually be SWATed on Halloween. From the top down, all of Team Kimberlin strike me as cowards. It takes a certain level of gumption to be a suicide bomber. Where is the bravery in setting time bombs and skulking away? I doubted that any of them would risk making a SWATting call to a law enforcement agency that was expecting it.
I’ve been blogging about TDPK for a bit over five months with very little push back. Oh, I had a few tweets and comments from sock puppets and fan boys, but nothing substantial. Nothing substantial that is until this week. My Monday morning blog post Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Day Job resulted in this comment:
Of course, the comment was not really made by The Lonely Conservative.
But back to this post … Was there something particular in that post that pushed a button? Or was it the accumulation of five months of blog posts that inspired the SWATting threat? I don’t know that I’ll ever find out, but I do know that by not following through, Team Kimberlin has proven themselves to be a cowardly lot. But they can be dangerous cowards. I understand that. I keep my eyes open. I take reasonable (and sometimes unreasonable) precautions. And my friends, including those in law enforcement, have my back.
As Harry Truman once remarked, “I’ve been shot at by experts.” I’ve dealt with my share of tough guys and tough guy wannabes during my life. They’ve been to jail, and I haven’t. I look forward to seeing TDPK and his thugs and enablers brought to justice, and I intend to have some small part in that. I may have just become his worst nightmare.