Calvera: You’ll do much better on the other side of the border. There you can steal cattle, hold up trains… all you have to face is sheriff, Marshall. Once I rob a bank in Texas; your government get after me with a whole army… whole army! One little bank. Is clear the meaning: in Texas, only Texans can rob banks.
The Magnificent Seven 1960
I hate to say it but in one respect the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd has been rather successful.
The primary service they, in my opinion, perform for the left is to tie up bloggers who would otherwise be promoting other stories that could expose and inconvenience their goals. There is always the chance that bloggers hit a story, get it promoted high enough up the food chain to be noticed and/or reported in the MSM to the general public.
This is why I believe the far left people and groups who have funded Kimberlin in the past are, again in my opinion, funding him now.
So like a scratch that can become infected it’s my opinion that Kimberlin/Rauhauser et/al basically “clean” said scratches by tying them up, either in litigation or by drawing at least some of the attention of said writers away from what his happening in the world.
Now there have been some large blogbursts on the subject including “Everybody write about Brett Kimberlin Day”. Stacy McCain’s posts on the subject have gotten their share of Instalanches as well but there has been one constant in all of that.
The knowledge and outrage concerning these men has remained largely in the political blogging community and hasn’t broken out to the general public or the low information voter. We are all known within our sphere, some are even famous in those circles but we are only vaguely known to the public. Glenn Reyonlds once described it like being a “Champion Bowler” (if you don’t believe me tell me who Earl Anthony was without doing a web search).
As long as this remains true, that the activities of Mr. Kimberlin, Mr. Rauhauser et/al remain a topic of conversation within that bubble, they can continue to be effective, particularly if you consider who is running the Justice department these days.
Which brings us to the web site Bullyville.
As you can likely tell from the masthead and the facebook page the site is all about bullying both online and in person. The proprietor of the site, James McGibney has fought an effective battle against those who wish to bully others both online and elsewhere. If you doubt said effectiveness “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore might not.
a Nevada judge finally issued a ruling on the case, proclaiming that Mr. Moore must pay Mr. McGibney $250,000 in defamation damages, as well as pay his legal fees.
We reached out to both Mr. McGibney and Mr. Moore and will update when we hear back.
Update: Here is a statement from Mr. McGibney:
“this judgment is the least of Hunters worries. It just helped to pave the way for the class action lawsuit already in the works against him. He thinks these young girls have forgotten what he did to them; think again. And when you threaten to rape my wife while my kids watch, you’ve earned my undivided attention. Never forgive, never forget. #expectus”
While I likely disagree with Mr. McGibney on some subjects I would not doubt for one second his effectiveness, nor would I question his reach:
…which on twitter is 20 times larger than mine and triple that of friend RS McCain
That being the case his new-found interest in the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd can’t be good for them:
If you simply Google the name Neal Rauhauser; you will quickly see what kind of man; he really is. He’s a cyber-terrorist, who is buddies with an actual convicted perjurer and domestic terrorist, who was convicted of bombing an innocent American citizen, blowing his leg off and ultimately resulting in the suicide of his victim from pain and suffering.
The same domestic terrorist who associates with and employs his ex-prison buddies who were convicted of possession of child pornography. Neal Rauhauser is considered one of the most notorious bullies on Twitter.
That is is the tame friendly part, go to the Bullyville site for the whole ten yards.
It’s bad enough for the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd that Bullyville took an interest in him and directed his large readership to many Rauhauser foes in the process:
So run along and connect to a TOR node in Switzerland and create a bunch of pastebins about me that 100 people will read. By the time you’re done with that, I guarantee you over 250,000 people will have read this.
but the TYPE of readership Bullyville has that means a lot of trouble.
Bullying is a hot topic, a week can not go by where the national media doesn’t bring it up, it’s become a cause célèbre for the famous and many millions of ordinary people who likely never spend a single day on a political blog have an interest in it.
That means that like the Three Stooges when their shorts were first shown on TV, the Kimberlin/Rauhauser story is now being exposed to an entirely new audience who are not only being informed but are being directed to a series of web sites that have told their story with even more detail than Mr. McGibney and all of this is going on while the Kimberlin suit is going forward.
I suspect this marks the beginning of the end of their effectiveness. Particularly if Mr. McGibney decides to take an interest in the source of their funding which I suspect is a very interesting story indeed.
My advice at this point to the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd would be to ride on, to cut and run in the hopes that he doesn’t pursue this further, I suspect, however that it’s already too late.
While it’s likely too late for Kimberlin & Rauhauser to escape the wrath of Mr. McGibney it’s clearly not too late for me to make my final $305 paycheck.
Tomorrow begins a new week when I’ll need a paycheck to support myself, Chris, Vin, Harry, Bernardo, Brett, Lee and Chico
I’ll just ask you to hit DaTipJar below.