Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


When the blogosphere started pushing back on Brett Kimberlin’s attacks on bloggers, one of the places Team Kimberlin sought to spin the narrative was The Daily Kos. Seven years ago today, I ran this post titled In Praise of Thuggery. (At that point in The Saga, I was referring to Kimberlin as “Lord Voldemort” because of the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named peace order issued against Aaron Walker.)

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The Daily Kos has a profile of Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort posted. (H/T, Darth Chipmunk) It contains these words:

Kimberlin has been very effective at countering the right-wing hate spewing machine. Robert Stacey McCain (no relation but just as fascist) decided to attack him for his Activism with children for Justice. Lets just say Robert Stacey McCain is on the run these days. Erick Erickson of CNN fame got a nice little knock on the door. Seth Allen get the message as well. This is what Activists do, shutting down hate speech one individual at a time. If Brett Kimberlin can make a difference by himself, we all can.

Are the Kossacks so bought into the “by any means necessary” that they condone, even praise, criminal thuggery so long as it’s aimed toward the Right?

UPDATE—Matt Ross points out in the comments below that almost all of the commenters responding to the Diary I’ve linked to at The Daily Kos are flagging this as a troll. Could be. If so, it violates kos’s published rules for Diaries, specifically, Rules 15 and 16:

15. Diaries which contain hateful or defamatory writing are prohibited.
16. Diaries which are deliberately designed to inflame are prohibited.

So why isn’t it either prominently marked as suspicious or pulled down?

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There are a some of points to be noted here.

First, whoever wrote that diary entry at The Daily Kos clearly believed (or was admitting) that Kimberlin or someone connected to him was responsible for the SWATting o Erick Erickson. That goes against Kimberlin’s claim in essentially every other venue that he has nothing to do with any SWATing. Also, the writer considers the harassment of Stacy McCain and Erick Erickson to be good deeds.

Second, my question about certain folks on the Left condoning thuggery has been answered with a “Yes” by the likes of Antifa.

Third, it took multiple defeats in court, but The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s lawfare campaign has been beaten. The same sort of persistence of punching back harder than twice as hard now needs to be applied any new thugs.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Seven years ago, at least four bloggers who had written about Brett Kimberlin had been SWATted. They were Mike Stack, Patrick Frey (Patterico), Erick Erickson, and Aaron Walker. All of them, except Mike Stack, wound out as my codefendants in at least one of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s defamation LOLsuits. At the time, Erick Erickson was a contributor at CNN, so his SWATting got national coverage and prompted congressional interest in the crimes. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) too particular interest.

When Breitbart Unmasked tried to spin the story, I ran a post seven years ago today titled Brazen or Delusional? I Report. You Decide.

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Brietbart Unmasked (no, I won’t link to them), a web site believed to be affiliated with Brett Kimberlin, has posted it’s take on Senator Chambliss’ call for an investigation of the Swatting of conservative bloggers. In what appears to be either a brazen attempt to appear confident or a delusional disregard of reality, they say this:

Red State blogger and CNN contributor, Erick Erickson posted on his website that he and his family were victims of an attempted SWaT-ting. Another conservative blogger who said he was SWaT-ed was James [sic] Frey a blogger at the site Patterico’s Pontifications.

BU welcomes this investigation which will finally prove once and for all what liars these right wingers have been. The hope is that Eric Holder will find out that its all been a bunch of right wing bullshit aimed at destabilizing liberals, and that those responsible for spreading these malicious lies and falsehoods such as John [sic] “Patterico” Frey and others will finally pay the price for it. This field of nightmares has got to end badly for those responsible for spreading the hate as a revenge tactic by Aaron Justin Walker, Patterico, and others in the Breitbart orbit who have been guilty of spreading these seemingly never ending series of lies. I would recommend that they start with Patterico and then move on over to Robert Stacy McCain who has claimed he had to go into hiding over it; which one wonders if he is hiding because his handlers at the Bureau forced him to relocate due to some ongoing right wing hate investigation in which he is informing for them, or if he just left town so he could milk all the suckers out of their money to live rent free. Either way it is about time that someone seriously looked into these bullshit lies the right wing breitbots have been spreading around.

Uh, huh.

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Looking back over the past seven years, I’d answer the brazen v. delusion question by invoking the Power of AND.

I’m reasonably certain that Brett Kimberlin himself wrote that BU post just a few days after the unconstitutional gag order he had won against Aaron Walker was overturned. Aaron had been SWATted within hours of Kimberlin’s loss in court. And I find the bit about Stacy McCain’s imaginary FBI handlers especially ridiculous, bordering on hallucinatory.

Yet, in one sense Kimberlin got his wish about someone seriously looking to the bullshit lies surrounding his activities. He should have been more careful in what he wished for.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin started his campaign of lawfare against the First Amendment rights of people who spoke and wrote truthfully about him in a futile attempt at brass knuckles reputation management. Of course, his LOLsuits blew up in his face (Yeah, I typed that on purpose), and his inept litigation became a reliable source of pointage, laughery, and mockification. As the TKPOTD from three years ago shows, one of his consistent failings was making self-contradictory claims in his court filings.

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Here’s another example of how The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is unable to keep his stories straight. This is a portion of a paragraph in a recent filing he made in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit.M2Recon_p?If the Gentle Reader were to type that URL into his browser, he would be taken to this YouTube video.GB_AW_youtubeNote the date that the video was published—25 May, 2012, the date of Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. That’s the day Aaron Walker was interviewed by Glenn Beck, and Kimberlin states in his filing that Aaron appeared on that program and asserted that Kimberlin had SWATted him.

That was a pretty neat trick on Aaron’s part because he wasn’t SWATted until a month later, on the same day as the Montgomery Circuit Court threw out the unconstitutional gag order that had been imposed by the District Court. TDPK admits this in the complaint he filed to initiate the LOLsuit.Retread Complaint-75Brett Kimberlin is not only a liar, he’s a very bad one who can’t keep his stories straight.

TardisThis made up nonsense about Aaron accusing TDPK of SWATting him a month before Aaron was actually SWATted is only the most glaringly obvious false and self-contradictory allegation in TDPK’s filings.There are many more, and they will all come back to bite him. Self-contractidory claims are not entitled to a presumption of truth.

And, no, I haven’t been lending out my time machine.

Stay tuned.

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As so many judges have found, “The Plaintiff has failed …”

Well, TDPK did succeed in one thing with his RICO Retread LOLsuit. He managed to see the court find that his reputation was so bad that there was no way to lower it—that he is defamation proof.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Six years ago today, I was able to report one of the first bits of Justice in the Saga of Team Kimberlin.

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Today was a good day for the First Amendment in Montgomery County, Maryland. Aaron Walker’s lawyer won an emergency motion for a partial stay on Brett Kimberlin’s Lord Voldemort’s peace order prohibiting Mr. Walker from blogging about the Dark Lord. Here’s a copy of the court order. You will also find a set of requests from Mr. Walker concerning avoiding further claims of harassment from Voldemort. Please abide by them.

Congratulations, Mr. Walker, and thank you for standing up for the right of all of us to blog truthfully.

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Unfortunately, that was not the only news to report that day.

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Patterico reports that Aaron Walker was SWATted at around 6 pm ET this evening.

UPDATE—Breitbart has more info here.

Walker told Breitbart News that he was home with his wife this evening at approximately 6:00pm when there was a “pretty insistent” knock at his door. Walker answered to find about six police cars in the street and two officers taking positions against the wall with M4 rifles. Since he was aware of the previous swattings of Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Erick Erickson, and Mike Stack, Mr. Walker asked the police if someone had called and claimed he had killed his wife, and police confirmed that that was the case.

UPDATE 2—Still more at The Camp of the Saints. Apparently, someone is also trying to cause trouble for one of Aaron Walker’s lawyers.

UPDATE 3—Stacy McCain says:

Memo to The Washington Post: This is now what they call “local news.” Get on it.

Don’t hold your breath, Mr. McCain.

UPDATE 4—Aaron Walker posts What Happened Tonight.

One of the officers tonight asked me why I keep talking about Brett Kimberlin if it brings on this kind of trouble. It’s because Freedom of Expression is something I don’t just believe in, but I defend. And this threat to Freedom of Expression needs to be defeated. It is that simple.

When my wife was steadier, and our bellies were full, I opened up my computer again there were 720 new contacts of some kind in my twitter. That was the level of love and support out there. I am just stubborn enough not to need anyone’s prayers or support to see this through, but it’s nice to feel the love. So many perfect strangers tell me they are praying for me—although they are becoming less like strangers every day.

Finally, if anyone from the Washington Post or any other newspaper wants to talk to me, I’ll talk. I’ll give you an earful.

So the bottom line is that thanks in significant part to the Prince William County Police, who handled this with the right sweet spot between concern that a crime might be occurring, and caution, recognizing it might be a hoax, my wife and I are safe. A little shaken up, but determined to fight on.

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Some people believe in coincidences. The Gentle Reader may form his own opinion.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the false narratives that the Dread Deadbeat Prevaricator Kimberlin tried to spin up during the time when the unconstitutional peace order restricting Aaron Walker’s speech concerning TDPK was still in place was that Kimberlin had himself been the victim of a SWATting. I wrote a post six years ago today that expressed my disbelief of his claim. He’s referred to as “Lord Voldemort” because of his “he who must not be named” peace order.

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Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort is claiming that he was SWATted on 31 May. Velvet Revolution is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the SWATter.

Uh, huh.

It will be interesting to see what police records show about a response to his residence on that date.

UPDATE–Meanwhile, 85 Members of Congress (all Republicans) are asking for a federal investigation of SWATting.

UPDATE 2–If Lord Voldemort was SWATted on 31 May, why is there no mention of it in ABC’s 6 June story on SWATting? Surely, the Dark Lord would have mentioned it, and if he did, surely ABC would have thought it newsworthy.

Hmmmm.

UPDATE 3–Lee Stranahan posts the following statement (H/T, @rsmccain) from the Montgomery County Government public information office:

I searched our 911 call database for the above listed address. There was no call listed for 5/31, nor anything similar to what you described. I then searched each of our 6 districts for the entire day of 5/31 for a murder in progress, murder just occurred or murder occurred earlier call with negative results. I then spoke with our director to determine if this type of incident was brought to his attention recently and it was not. If your research proliferates any further detail that would help us to narrow down the search, please let me know. I can always check another address if you find one, but for the time being, I don’t see anything similar to what you described.

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Stupid? Dishonest? Inept?

This is clearly a case where it’s appropriate to embrace the power of AND.

About That Fatal SWATting


SWATting has always been a foolishly dangerous prank. Indeed, there have been times when it appears to have been used as an attempt to kill or seriously injure a targeted person. Last week, what is alleged to be a SWATting prank gone wrong killed a man in Wichita. The LAPD have a suspect in custody.

I wasn’t SWATted, but I did receive a threat that was taken seriously by law enforcement. Stacy McCain was SWATted back in 2013 and has some comments here.