As I said in an update to my previous post on convicted domestic terrorist, lawfarer and ward of the left Brett Kimberlin, I’ve never seen Michelle Malkin turn from a worthy and principled fight, and she hasn’t let me down. A physical match-up between the two might be interesting for a minute or two, since Michelle and The Speedway Sociopath are both petite, and—let’s be honest—the lightweight bouts just have a lot more action in them. I’ve no doubt that Michelle would put Kimberlin down for the count in short order, nevertheless, because fraudster Kimberlin is a coward who likes to try to instrumentalize authority as a proxy for his aggressions. He has his rights, you know (and never mind other people’s rights if he takes a scunner to them), among which are his unalienable right to slander and perjure until his opponents are silenced and he’s converted their cash into his or some lawyer’s, while avoiding the tag vexatious litigant (see comment 242).
I’m pretty sure Kathy Shaidle could kick his ass, too, but that’s neither here nor there. Yet.
Fortunately, though, this battle that we’ve joined takes place neither on the schoolyard (except figuratively) or in the courts (unless he’s managed to find out where one lives), but on the Internets—and here, on the toobs, Michelle’s small stature does not prevent her in any way from wielding an enormous cluebat in herculean fashion.
I have spoken directly with both Patterico and Aaron about their ongoing battles.
The mainstream press, not just the conservative blogosphere, needs to hear and report their stories.
This is a convoluted, ongoing nightmare that combines abuse of the court system, workplace intimidation, serial invasions of privacy, perjury, and harassment of family members. McCain was forced to move with his family out of his house this week, and has just gotten a small taste of what Aaron and Patterico have been enduring over the past year. Aaron and his wife were fired from their jobs after their employer feared the office would be targeted next. Convicted bomber Kimberlin has filed bogus “peace orders” against Aaron, when it is the Walkers who are the victims, not the perpetrators.
And Patterico’s plight will send chills up your spine when he is ready to tell it.
Institutional inertia, incompetence, and apathy among law enforcement officials on both coasts have exacerbated the victims’ suffering. It has moved far beyond a partisan or political story to a bottomless, Kafka-esque morass. And, via investigative journalist Matthew Vadum, it certainly doesn’t help that “progressive,” left-wing foundations that have funded Kimberlin continue to look the other way.
Patterico and Worthing/Walker have been dealing with this for some time, as you already know, and Vadum has played a key role in supplying to Stacy the disclosure materials on career criminal/would-be mass murderer/self-described saboteur/proggie philanthropist Kimberlin’s non-profits. Mandy Nagy, aka Liberty Chick, broke the story of Kimberlin’s web of lies and supporters and lying supporters in November of 2011, under the reign of Breitbart the Great but also Good, who understood why it was important to put a period to the vicious jackassery of the Kimberlin-Rauhauser-Brynaert-Friedman Axis* that she exposed and which Stacy, Patterico and others have built on.
Ace performed a lot of self-excoriation yesterday while alluding to the situation on the ground, in a passage that Michelle also reproduces:
There are a lot of smaller bloggers who’ve heroically covered this. And one big blogger. And another big blogger is very interested (and I imagine that blogger will post soon; I just don’t want to commit this blogger to anything).
I will note them later. Right now, I’m just disgusted. Disgusted at my allies, disgusted at myself.
Cowards die a thousand deaths.
I already died 40 cowards’ deaths this past week. That’s enough for me. I will die no more of them.
Am I to understand only the smallest, least-well-financed bloggers are going to be covering this? While large media franchises with lawyers on retainer all decide “we’d rather let tiny one-man blogs take the lead on this?”
Does that make sense?
If that’s the case, maybe we could do with fewer large media franchises. Perhaps we need more of the little guys, who actually cover important, outrageous newsworthy stories.
Oh: And hit Stace McCain’s tip jar.
I’ll let Ace sort it out with his conscience, but not without saying this: this battle has just been joined, and we’re more than a little happy to have the Moronopolitans show up ready to fight. Add Ace and Michelle to Insty, who’s been on it, and our small band of foolhardy idiots feels our spirits rise.
Ace and Michelle and Insty and all those bloggers—big, small and in-between—and readers who recognize that this is an important story and who contribute either by hitting Aaron’s defense fund or Stacy’s tip jar or by writing on it (and don’t forget Lee Stranahan’s call to arms for Friday) are helping. Belated or not, we will accept any and all help of whatever kind we can get. Here’s Aaron Walker, formerly known on the Internet as Aaron Worthing:
So this is where you, dear reader, come in. There are several things you can do to help me out.
First, please spread the word far and wide about this story. Tweet it, blog it, Facebook it, link it, whatever. If you are a reporter and would like to talk to me about this and even view the un-redacted documents, let me know at any of my emails, including AaronJW72@gmail.com. I will be happy to speak with you.
Second, you can write to the State’s Attorney of Montgomery County. I did not name the subordinate responsible for the inaction, but ultimately it is the responsibility of John McCarthy, the State’s Attorney himself. You might also consider writing to the Governor, or the Attorney General of Maryland. Be polite. You will not help me by being foul or insulting. Simply state that you believe a grave injustice has been done to me—if you happen to agree—and ask them politely to see to it that justice be done.
This is his office’s contact information:
State’s Attorney for Montgomery County
50 Maryland Avenue, 5th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Third, and importantly, I will be setting up a defense fund very soon. This will not be limited to my case, but to all victims of Kimberlin and his crew because there are more of them than I am disclosing in this post. Their goal is to get anyone who crosses them fired, impoverished by continual and frivolous legal actions and so on. They have already cost me $7,000 and my job. You can help make sure that this will not happen to others and, yes, help me pay my legal expenses.
Fourth, if you are hiring, I need a job. I can work as a lawyer, blogger, researcher or any number of things. Feel free to contact me by email if you think you can offer me something.
Fifth, if you donate to his organization, please stop. It is apparent to me that this man does little else with his life other than harass people who dare to tell the truth about him. If he had an ordinary job where he actually had to work 9-5, maybe he would have no time to bother people for telling the truth about him. This isn’t a legal threat, but simply an observation of reality. If you donate to his charities, you are helping him to torment me and others. His charities might do excellent work, but as long as they employ him, they also support this criminal and immoral conduct.
Besides, can you really trust this man with your money? Look at the video and look at what he said about this incident. Is he a trustworthy man? In my opinion, he is not.
The timeliest thing you can do is perhaps item 2. Contact the office of State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, MD John McCarthy, and make them to understand (civilly if you please) that all of us deserve protection from this law-marauding felon, why it is in the interests of a civil society to expose such . . . creatures to the process of the law as they have exposed others on the flimsiest of grounds, and that they simply must charge convicted domestic terrorist, perjurer, con-man and sociopath Brett Kimberlin for trying to frame Aaron Walker. Had the State’s Attorney done his job, Kimberlin would not have been at had the opportunity to file yet again another request for a bogus “Peace Order” against Walker.
I’ll go further: it is likely that had the State’s Attorney simply performed his job, Kimberlin might not have found it convenient to begin the course of queries that cued Stacy McCain to bolt for the protection of his family. Kimberlin’s terrorism hasn’t changed; it’s just swapped venues.
Yes, there are a lot of other stories that we need collectively to focus on. Cloward-Piven never takes a day off, and those who are addressing abuses and outrages elsewhere (plenteous, as usual) are doing important work. They might even be writing about actual heroes who have been in actual battles. Please, keep that in mind. Many people have gardens to tend and other important labors to perform. Ask them kindly to throw us a bone. A bone will do. One can make soup from a bone, and a spear-head, if necessary. (Thanks, Jim Geraghty!)
Now, the nation must perhaps tolerate some amount of harassment and abuse by convicted felons — but does it also have to subsizdize it?
So here is something for the US Congress to consider: Given that a 501(c)(3) is not a “right,” but a creature of the tax code, with very persnickety rules about how it shall be operated and what its principals must do–
Should the principal of a 501(c) be permitted to file vexatious lawsuits which are really SLAPP suits (strategic lawsuits against public participation — lawfare against free speech)?
Or, rather, if someone is a vexatious litigant, should that person be permitted to hold a position as a principal on a 501(c) while continuing to abuse the legal system? Shouldn’t they have to make a choice — respect the legal system, or run a charity, but you can’t be a principal of a charity while engaging in serial abuse of process?
Considering all the rules that must be compiled with for a 501(c)- shouldn’t someone acting as principal for one be expected to comply with rules against harassment by meritless lawsuit as well?
And if they’re not doing the latter, what are the odds they’re scrupulously following the law as regards 501(c)’s?
Are those odds high? Or not so high?
Seems to me that you should choose whether you’re going to be a thug or run a charity.
You can be a thug if you like. But you can do it on your own goddamned dime.
One last thing we can do: We can urge/request/demand our representatives read Brett Kimberlin’s criminal history into the United States Congressional Record.
UPDATE: Rosslyn Smith at American Thinker joins the Wall of Balls, with a piece on Kimberlin, Lefist con man:
That TIME article, “The Wizard of Odd,” details how Kimberlin used personal contacts and some heavy stroking of the political far left’s insistence that the 2004 presidential election had been stolen to become a player in the 2007 debate over the validity of electronic voting. Because his contacts had gathered some valid information, Kimberlin was able to leverage said information for access to credible opinion-makers in academia think-tanks and in government. This access, in turn, helped Kimberlin further stoke the more lunatic fringes on the left.
I was a subscriber to the New Yorker when they ran Mark Singer’s story about how he came to know that Kimberlin had been lying to him about [supplying pot to] Dan Quayle. After reading that piece, I decided not to renew my subscription. I don’t think I have picked up a copy since except to kill time in a waiting room. Not only had a magazine once renowned for its fact-checking originally run an inflammatory accusation, the sole source of which was a man sitting in prison for a bombing, but Singer had been an entirely willing dupe. I remember being appalled. Singer’s rationale for swallowing what was an obvious fabrication boiled down to the expression of a wish. The story should have been true. In a better world, it would have been true. Why? Because it is an ironclad law for sophisticated New Yorkers that that all conservatives are hypocrites? Midwestern conservatives doubly so? Singer wanted that story to be true so badly that he willingly surrendered whatever common sense he possessed until the stench of Kimberlin’s collective lies became too obvious to ignore.
Fast-forward a decade. When I look at the institutions that poured money into Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) after it offered the reward for proof that the 2004 presidential election was stolen, there seem to be even more marks like Singer out there. The Justice Through Music Project has collected $1.8 million from the usual suspects on the political left over the last eight years, including these grants.
I wrote a little on “entirely willing” dupes last week. Please follow the link to Ace’s HQ.
On a lighter note, a clue to what Stacy’s up to arrived in my email this morning from an anonymous source. Apparently, Stacy’s on tour with hair band Stryper, who are hitting state fairs and other gatherings all across the country this summer:
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this information, since the tip was supplied anonymously, but if you have any Stacy sightings to report, please forward the information to me or CC me on your report to your favorite blog.
* On Twitter, Brynaert snits that I am lying about and smearing him by including him in what he calls my “fanciful” axis. Considering that Mr. Brynaert has on several occasions loaned his mouth to convicted domestic terrorist and perjurer Brett Kimberlin, I am not moved, but may be if Mr. Brynaert will explain in long form the nature of his associations with Kimberlin and denounce the creature whom once he served.
— Ron Brynaert (@ronbryn) May 23, 2012
UPDATE: Just got a postcard from Stacy. I guess that’s where Stryper must be right now.