Marty McFly:  Nobody calls me a chicken

Back to the Future 1985

Last week In my subscription commentary I talked a bit about the concept of treating your voters like customers. I made the same suggestion concerning states noting that Massachusetts has lost an average of an electoral vote for every decade of my life

The idea is that if you treat people like customers you have a better chance of attracting them, the blog for example is like my store, if I make it inviting people may come in and if I’m lucky maybe will hit DaTipJar so I can have my weekly pay or perhaps listen to the radio show etc etc etc.

Sometimes when you are so successful or living high off the hog as they say, you forget these things and eventually it bites you.

This is happening in Maryland, first there was the new gun law and Baretta deciding it might be time to leave:

Jeffrey Reh, a spokesman for Beretta who also serves as the President of Stoeger Industries under Beretta, announced that the company would begrudgingly uproot and take its business elsewhere. He said, “We don’t want to do this, we’re not willing to do this, but obviously this legislation has caused us a serious level of concern within our company.”

He added that Beretta paid approximately $31 million in taxes, employs 400 people, and had invested $73 million in the business over the past several decades. Despite being such a prominent player in the local economy, Beretta was unable to prevent legislators from passing tighter gun control laws. Ironically, Beretta manufactures some firearms that are now banned in Maryland.

Republican state Delegate Anthony J. O’Donnell lamented: “Losing [Beretta] would be a big disappointment. Maryland has a reputation for having a horrible business climate, and this would be one more nail in the coffin.”

Apparently Mr. O’Donnell doesn’t know what’s he’s talking about Maryland is doing so well they don’t need those jobs.

And they certainly don’t have to worry about making people feel safe, when Mrs. Aaron Walker (who I met at CPAC lovely lady) and her husband expressed worries about being stalked Jim Brewer, an Assistant State’s Attorney in Howard County had this to say:

If you’re so concerned for your safety, stay out of Maryland

It’s a novel approach to attract people to the state, the Marty McFly reverse psychology method (what are ya Mrs. Walker CHICKEN?) doesn’t seem like the best move to me, which is why a lot of bloggers today decided to write about this elected Maryland official this fine day.

It sounds a lot like the type of thing you might have heard in the old south, (You don’t like sitting in the back of the bus, move up north) but rather than question the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office let me as suggested by Zilla of the Resistance rejoice for the people of Maryland.

Since in the last fifty years they have gained an electoral vote they apparently are doing so well, job wise, population wise that they don’t need to encourage people to come, or promise to protect them. That likely explains why crime in Baltimore is not an issue that anybody bothers to tackle.

We should all rejoice that the state is a shining example of success, although I do wonder when they will be taking down these signs.

maryland welcomes you

Truth in advertising don’t ya know.

Sonny: Where’re you going?
Michael: To the City.
Sonny: Yeah? Well, send somebody with him.
Michael: No, I’m just gonna go see Pop.
Sonny: I don’t care, send some bodyguards with him.
Clemenza: He’ll be all right. Sollozzo knows he’s a civilian.

The Godfather 1972

Well it looks like last week a rather bright line was crossed in the Saga of Brett KImberlin and company and Aaron Walker Wife. Our story begins on March 1st.

The hearing was to take place in courtroom five and near the waiting area, there was a large wall of glass. The glass was darker on the outside than on the inside, so it was not quite one way, but it was much easier to see out than in. I was returning from the clerk’s office and my wife was sitting with her back to the glass wall, when I saw Kimberlin standing right behind her.

Just to remind you, Kimberlin is the Speedway Bomber who served 17 years of a fifty year sentence for blowing someone up.

Well it could just be a coincidence but Walker being a sensible man decided to get her out of there while he took care of his business so she went back to the car, but while he (Walker) was inside…

So as he came back towards his car, he decided to make a detour and started to approach my car as though to do… something. He came within a foot of it with his hand reached out. We are uncertain of what his intentions were, but given we are talking about a convicted bomber, you can draw your own conclusions. My wife watched this happen from the passenger seat and started emailing and calling me, trying to get my attention. But where I was sitting in the building—near the security station—had terrible reception. So I didn’t get the calls at all, and the emails didn’t come for a long time.

So Kimberlin approached the car as if to do something to it. Then he looked into the passenger side mirror and his eyes locked with my wife’s. He proceeded to go around the car in a rectangular pattern, sometimes approaching sometimes going away, looking into its interior and at my wife. Then he walked away back to his car, which you will remember was right behind ours.

He drove around and then parked in the space directly facing my wife. He then lifted his phone and started taking pictures or filming her. My wife took a picture of him doing so with her own camera. Then he retreated to another part of the parking lot to watch.

This is what we of the Sicilian race call “crossing a line”

A week later there was a second court date. Mr. Walker wife, shaken and now armed (much to the disappointment of Rep Schakowsky I’m sure) did not attend but John Hoge was there

Mr. Hoge observed Kimberlin coming into the parking lot and driving around it, and then leaving and called me to tell me he had done that. We arrived close to 1 p.m. and by then Kimberlin had arrived a second time. I saw his face and my friend who was driving found a place to kind of “hide in plain sight.” Kimberlin was apparently looking so hard for Virginia tags, he literally didn’t see us. He then left a few minutes later. Mr. Hoge captured him on video doing this and published a still from the video on the web.

And this is key. Kimberlin didn’t even get out of his car. So there was no question that he was only there to stalk me.

Personally I disagree, I suspect he was there to stalk his wife if she was present again. Just to remind you if you’ve forgotten:

on the morning of July 29, 1978, a man shot Julia Scyphers dead, in a crime that investigators believed was a murder for hire.

Nobody ever said Kimberlin himself shot her, but his conflict with Mrs. Scyphers over the Barton girl made him the only person with a motive to wish her dead and he soon came under suspicion by detectives. A few weeks later, a weeklong series of bombings struck the small Indiana town and, when Kimberlin was apprehended for those otherwise unexplained explosions, police believed they understood the connection: The bombings had been a ill-conceived effort by Kimberlin to distract police whom he knew to be investigating the Scyphers murder.

Well I’m sure that story is a comfort to Aaron Walker.

What amazes me is that this fellow gets loyalty from people, even people like Rauhauser & Schmalfeldt. Stacy Again:

Attempts to suppress the truth tend to have the opposite effect in the New Media age.

What is the truth that Brett Kimberlin so desperately wants to suppress? Just read this: “When Jessica Was 10, 11, 12 . . .”

When the pro-Kimberlin trolls get up in my face on Twitter, I just start Tweeting out that link, and pretty soon, they get out of my face. Why? Because calling attention to someone who tells the truth about Kimberlin sort of defeats the purpose of the Kimberlin fanboy trolls.

And so, truth! truth! truth! What happened to Julia Scyphers?

People wonder why this story is so important, it’s simple. You have foundation of the family of the Secretary of State, a leading Hollywood liberal and the Tides foundation funding a convicted bomber as he stalks the wife of a political foe.  Somehow this sounds like something I just watched on TV Sunday….

AUSA Lawrence:  Come on!  You are a mother, I mean what if this happened to your kids?

Judge: OK, Intimidating witnesses is a disbariable offense, you know that.  It’s also illegal.  I’m not saying it happened, I’m not saying anything, other than.  If you have any knowledge of any such intimidation or if you so much as wink at it, you are subject to arrest!

Alicia Florick:  I do understand that.

Judge:  Good then everyone can go.

AUSA Lawrence:  (to Alicia)  When did you sell your soul?

The Good wife March 10th 2013

These men are simply evil, but just as evil if not more are the people who are funding them and enabling them and perhaps a media unwilling to cover their actions.

That Kimberlin, a criminal bomber with a history of stalking, acts like a criminal bomber with a history of stalking does not amaze. That anyone on the left is willing to defend and fund him, that does!

One final thought, with all due respect to Aaron Walker, he is a very small piece in the political puzzle. If Tides, Streisand, the Secretary of State of the United States wife and others who have funded Kimberlin and his crowd in the past and whoever is funding him now are willing to financially enable these actions against a man as insignificant as Aaron Walker, who is safe?

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Monday demonstrated that you can break a national story with a telephone and the willingness to ask a few questions. That’s one of the reasons why I can get by on only $300 and 15 people kicking in $20 every seven days.

Yesterday one of those 15 kicked in getting us to $20. Only 14 more to go this week!

Brett Kimberlin has the Tides Foundation, Barbara Streisand and the wife of the Secretary of State writing 5 figure checks, I have you, and hopefully 13 others willing to part with an Andrew Jackson.

Mind you I wouldn’t mind if a big foundation would write a four or five-figure check, but I don’t see it likely. After all I’m not willing to stalk the wives and families of people I disagree with.





Hawkeye:  I’ve known Chingachgook since we both were young. I knew Uncas’ mother. I’ve known Uncas since he was born. Major Heyward. I don’t know you. If we have to fight back to back, it’s possible that you might run. I don’t think you will, but you might. I’ve fought back to back with these Mohicans father and son, and they didn’t run

Last of the Mohicans BBC 1972

draw-mohammedIf you are a long term reader of this blog or a long term listener to my radio show you know the easiest way to get me angry is to get me talking about Molly Norris.

For those of you who don’t know Three years ago Molly Norris was a cartoonist in Seattle whose work appeared regularly in the Seattle Weekly. Her style is not really the type I go for

After the censoring of South Park Episodes by Comedy Central over the inclusion of Mohammad she proposed “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” in solidarity with the artiest whose lives were in danger.

Oddly enough I was not a fan of Everybody Draws Mohammad day

I have unabashedly declared Islamic killers as barbarians, I will continue to do so. I have condemned the cowardice of Comedy Central. I don’t feel I have anything to prove. In addition I don’t like caricatures of Christ, Mary etc that are unflattering. I want respect for my religion therefore I need to show that same respect. Free speech has to also include freedom to not speak if you don’t want to.

Therefore I am not going to draw Mohammed on May 20th. If you think less of me because of that, so be it…

Immediately afterwards a FATWA was put upon her and the reaction of the “free speech” crowd that was constantly complaining about Bush, was…silence.

It did not end pretty:

You may have noticed that Molly Norris’ comic is not in the paper this week. That’s because there is no more Molly

No she’s not dead

on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, “going ghost”: moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity. She will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab. It’s all because of the appalling fatwa issued against her this summer, following her infamous “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” cartoon.

The anniversary of the fatwa on her passed and almost nobody noticed and three years later Morry Norris is still in hiding.

An American Cartoonist, forced in hiding for exercising her first amendment rights for nearly three years and nobody is objecting, no congressional resolutions, no speeches on the house floor and no stories in the MSM. In my opinion this is a national disgrace.

Which brings us to Brett Kimberlin & Co.

Lee Stranahan reports the following

A photo taken by Brett Kimberlin on Friday, March 1st and quickly posted to the site BreibartUnmasked is the latest in a long series of attempts by convicted felon Kimberlin to attempt to stir up Muslim hatred towards blogger Aaron Walker, apparently as revenge against Mr. Walker for helping another blogger Kimberlin has a long running grudge against.

Walker’s crime: Participating in Everyone Draw Mohammad day. Brett Kimberlin’s crew apparently takes a dim view of supporting the first amendment. Stranahan again:

The editor of BreitbartUnmasked is Kimberlin’s friend Bill Schmalfeldt, who has accusing Walker of hating Muslims more than “he loves his wife”. The site also published a photo of Mr. Walker’s wife.

Mr. Schmalfeldt has also written thinly veiled threats to Mr. Walker, such as this one from a post entitled “Aaron Walker: A Cautionary Tale”:

In the meantime, Aaron Walker sits in front of his spit-flecked computer screen and blogs and tweets about the injustice of it all. But everyone knows he’s a dead man blogging — metaphorically.

This latest photo post by Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt is transparently another further attempt to have free-speech hating lunatics to target Walker.

Mind you the Kimberlin crowd is not doing this because they object to some Muslims being critiqued as murderous barbarian bastards who would kill or threaten a person who objects to Islamic threats. They are doing this specifically because they BELIEVE Muslims to be murderous barbarian bastards who will threaten or harm those who critique them, in fact they’re counting on it!

One might call that racism. I call it a crime against the 1st amendment.

At the time the threats took place against Ms Norris I said the following:

I’m not big into insulting other people’s religions but this needs to be forcibly fought. As for a Fatwa, bring it on, We are AMERICANS! If you come for one of us you come for ALL OF US! You want to kill me? So what! Everybody dies, but I’m not surrendering my 1st Amendment rights that have been given to me as a gift by thousands who fought to preserve them for an extra few days.

Let’s double down. My name is Peter Ingemi. My ancestors came here from Sicily 100 years ago. I am an American and I defy you.

It’s a disgrace that America has forgotten Molly Norris, it’s a bigger disgrace that she is still in hiding for her life due to Islamic extremists.

But the idea that Americans would attempt to use the violence of Radical Islamists to suppress their political enemies 1st Amendment rights is in my mind one of the most loathsome things I’ve seen.

And consider, even the deluded Islamic murderer acts because they think they are serving God, Kimberlin & Co are simply serving their political ends and whatever masters are paying the bill.

Any person who would fight back to back with these men are fools.

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While groups like the tides foundation ($70,000) Barbara Streisand Foundation ($10,000) and Heinz Family Foundation ($20,000) whose CEO is wife of our secretary of state John Kerry provide funding for Kimberlin’s Nonprofit “Justice Through Music Project” I instead make my living on a weekly basis based on the concept of Fifteen people giving $20 each week to draw a $300 paycheck (before taxes as fees).

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I alluded to last week’s show which was about the Kimberlin case earlier today.

It’s slightly late but Saturday’s show with Dan Backer Will Hoge of Hogewash and Stacy McCain is now available here.

Today of DaTechGuy on DaRadio we talk to attorney Dan Backer about the latest developments in the Brett Kimberlin Saga

We’ll talk about the federal and VA rulings, appeal plans and what’s next.

We’ll be doing all this today at 10 AM EST on WCRN AM 830 Worcester. Feel free to join the conversation at 508-438-0965 or 888-9-FEDORA anywhere in the country.

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You can listen live using the three different links for the WCRN live stream

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No matter how you listen, make sure you do.

17 days to Christmas.

There are no details yet, but the Walker v Kimberlin case has been dismissed.

Back in June I wrote about how Kimberlin resembled the story Hal Chase who when finally brought before authorities concerning his reputation for throwing games thanks to his manager Christy Mathewson. The result:

Lucky for Chase by the time he came to trial before league WW 1 took Mathewson to France. Without Mathewson whose live testimony would have likely doomed him Chase was able to successfully accuse players who testified in support of the charges of being part of a clique against him (sound familiar?) lied directly about past claims (sound familiar again?) and somehow managed to talk his way into acquittal. As Bill James put it on page 332 of his book:

“He was free, then. It had all be brought out into the open, and he had gotten by with it. This seems to have had a liberating effect on Chase’s activities”

The rest is as they say history,

I wasn’t in the court room, I don’t know how or why the judge did what he did, but the end result will certainly encourage Kimberlin & co to soldier on with even more impunity.

Eventually Chase was banned after his involvement in fixing the 1919 World Series. Apparently it will take something much worse than what has already happened for the law to scream: enough!

It’s not going to be pretty.

Update: Stacy McCain promises updates, but the big story is not so much the details but the emboldening of some very bad characters.

Update 2: I’d like to thank the Ray Kroc Memorial Media Center for giving Stacy and Hoegwash the ability to update us in a timely manner.

Update 3 Stacy notes two important things we see:

It’s actually worse than that: It’s not just bad characters, but bad behavior that have been emboldened. Why shouldn’t everyone with a grudge resort to the methods Kimberlin & Co. employed against Walker?

The targeting of political bloggers, the cyberstalking and harassment, are now all now acceptable tactics for which there is evidently no legal discourse. Thanks, Judge Potter.

And Dan Backer notes the following

“The precedent set here is just terrible,” Backer said, talking about how Judge Potter ignored Kimberlin’s violation of court orders to seal the discovery materials. “Why should anyone comply with discovery?”

Walker is penalized for obeying the Judges rulings while Kimberlin is rewarded for flouting them, sounds like the left on gun control.

As Glenn Reynolds says you get more of behavior you reward, more is coming.

Update 3: Hogewash has a long post, two bits of it:

6. Now that I’ve had a chance to size up Stacy McCain, I’d like to echo the warning that Glen Reynolds made about not trying to out-crazy Mr. McCain. Team Kimberlin should not expect to be able to divert him from relentlessly blogging about their mischief.

Stacy with a story is like a dog with a bone and this is Stacy’s story. He’s not going to let it go, as for Mr. Hoge

7. Similarly, they should not expect Hogewash! to let go either. While I consider myself simply to be pigheaded, I have been described as having weapons-grade persistence. I have turned the Vast Hogewash Research Organization loose on Team Kimberlin. The data is rolling in, and, as it becomes useful in bringing the truth to light, it will be published. You can also expect that I won’t tell everything as soon as I know it. Somethings need to wait until the time is ripe.

I still don’t think this will end well for Kimberlin & Company but regardless one can’t forget they have a win in the bank right now and will act accordingly.

Update 4: More from Stacy.

Tomorrow is December 4th the date scheduled for rules on the plethora of motions concerning Kimberlin v Walker are to be ruled on.

The Courts being what they are, it would not be a huge surprise if for whatever reason a continuance takes place to delay it, but lets work under the assumption for a moment that this is not the case.

With the election I have given a lot less attention to this story, except for noting the foolishness of tangling with Robert Stacy McCain.

But there have been several other developments worth noting.

1. Web Sites web sites where are the web sites?

You can’t have an argument on the internet if one side suddenly runs away:

Mike Stack informs us that Neal Rauhauser’s blog has disappeared, after two months of cranking out smears and conspiracy theories about the alleged evils of various enemies of Rauhauser and his client Brett Kimberlin. Meanwhile, Rauhauser’s pet Twitter troll, “Occupy Rebellion,” has switched her account to “private” setting.

It’s hard to amplify a voice that isn’t there and since there is no chance whatsoever that Rauhauser’s posts were not copied and archived by his foes I’m not sure how effective this will be in terms of hiding things from the court.

or as some have speculated it could be because of a law enforcement issue. Either way it’s not what someone who is winning the argument does.

2.  Attacking Lee Stranahan

There was a specific attack on Lee Stranahan in an attempt to gain access to his site as Patterico reports:

Lee Stranahan got this message from his web host:

Hello,

While monitoring the servers, it was brought to our attention that your domain, leestranahan.com, was undergoing a brute force attack. The purpose of the attack was meant to gain access to your wp-admin area, allowing an authorized person to have complete control of your site.

The email lists URLs of specific posts that have been attacked.

This isn’t a “bring him down” thing which is what you do to silence someone, this is a “take him over” thing.  That’s what happens when someone wants to erase or change the record.

That’s not an act of strength, it’s an act of despair, but the bottom line is while Neil’s site is gone Lee’s is still here.

  and of course there now that there is no longer an election to cover

3.  Stacy McCain on a roll:

While Stacy McCain notes the MSM is starting to discover the story, Stacy immediately recognized it as newsworthy a while back and explains why:

And, if all of that is not enough to make the story sufficiently interesting:

And we haven’t even talked about the first amendment implication of this story which are considerable as a reporter who had to move his family for their own safety can attest to.

 

So tomorrow we find out if the story ends, continues, gets weirder or some combination thereof.

If you want to keep track of the legal filings make sure you go to Hogewash who has them.  If you want to hear from one of the lawyers involved then listen to DaTechGuy on DaRadio this Saturday when I interview Dan Backer, Aaron Walker’s lawyer 10 AM EST on WCRN

But if you’ve been tied up in the election and need to catch up on the entire thing from there start, here is Stacy’s entire Kimberlin collection

If you want to catch the entire story Here are Stacy’s Links from the start

 

THE KIMBERLIN FILES:

That’s 93 stories over six months, most of them before the election that he covered extensively.  Can you imagine where this would be if this had not been an election year?

So get reading, unless you want to just focus on the Prince William Kate Middleton baby story instead

Update: Lee Stranahan forced to re-locate site thanks to free speech advocates his new/temp site Stranahan in Exile is here.

the proud spirit cannot endure to be mocked

St. Thomas Moore

…well not really but I do have something to say.

I’m very delighted at Aaron Walker’s victory but the fact that he had to go though he had to go through months of this stuff, and the expenses involved in this is a national disgrace.

And it’s not over. Stacy McCain doesn’t have a fixed abode yet, Patterico, Erick Erickson and Wolfe’s swatters are still at large.

Nor has the investigation of this is not completed The Federal case is still progressing and Stacy McCain continues to unravel the web of Kimbelin Rauhauser et/al and knowing Stacy will NOT stop until all the cards are on the table and I will continue to press members of congress when I see them and candidates about the Swattings and what should be done about them.

Mind you it is still possible for these men to decide to simply be part of the political process and make a positive case for what they believe in and eschew the tactics they have used in the past. It would be a good thing if it was true. It’s also possible that the Swatter (s) can turn states evidence and put it all out there for the world to see.

All of that is for tomorrow, for Today Aaron Walker has won. Brett Kimberlin has been defeated and free speech rules so in that spirit I have this to say to the “gentlemen” who attempted to silence speech.

If you want more details to the story there is Walker’s follow up here, Stranahan’s story at Breitbart here ,Camp of the Saints here, Bill Jacobson here, Popehat, Hogwash and investors business daily

Update: Somehow a redundant sentence got in there, removed it.
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