Kimberlim, Islam, Blogbash? Bring it on!

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Kimberlim, Islam, Blogbash? Bring it on!

“I love it, God help me I love it so”

Pat­ton 1970

Smitty: So many times every day you stop and give thanks, but mostly I don’t catch on what you’re thank­ing the Lord for. I mean, there’s noth­ing spe­cial.
Par­son: I give thanks for the time and for the place.
Smitty: The time and the place, Par­son?
Par­son: The time to live and the place to die. That’s all any man gets. No more, no less.

The Alamo 1960

Look­ing at Stacy McCain’s lat­est on Blog Bash, everybody’s favorite Domes­tic ter­ror­ist con­victed Bomber seems to be tak­ing an active role in attempt­ing to intim­i­date the poten­tial atten­dees to Blog­bash .

While you pon­der that asser­tion of pre­scient knowl­edge, look at what “Texas Tim” wrote on Thurs­day morning:

So here are a few sug­ges­tions: call [the venue] and tell them about Ali and about who Blog­Bash has nom­i­nated for awards.…
“Call Mus­lim orga­ni­za­tions and urge them to weigh in by call­ing [the venue] and join­ing the protest at annd boy­cott of [the venue].…
“Let’s put [the venue] of busi­ness for host­ing anti-​American Islam­o­phobes, felons, pimps and pornog­ra­phers.… [The venue’s] assault on women and Islam will not be tolerated.”

Well, this is fas­ci­nat­ing, isn’t it? On the same two days that the Blog­Bash venue is con­tacted by Rauhauser and Kim­ber­lin, “Texas Tim” first pre­dicts Mus­lim groups will con­tact the venue, and then urges read­ers to encour­age such groups to con­tact the venue. And the threat to put a cer­tain night­club “out of busi­ness” is the exact same lan­guage used by Brett Kim­ber­lin in his phone call to the venue manager.

Hmmmm mean­while Lee Strana­han writes the fol­low­ing:

This started weeks ago, how­ever. Bre­it­bar­tUn­masked writer “Texas Tim” – a fake per­sona and prob­a­bly Brett Kim­ber­lin him­self made the threat about ‘a throng of Mus­lims’ back on Feb­ru­ary 25th.

Oh and BTW, my wife said that a throng of Mus­lims is going to do a mas­sive protest at CPAC against Walker. She is going to make sure that every­one of them has your pic­ture so they can tell you what they think of you sup­port a vir­u­lent Islam­o­phobe. And a very pow­er­ful Imam will be there two to stir up the crowd. Good luck with all of that.

I have to admit it, see­ing this makes me grin from ear to ear.

But DaT­e­chGuy”, you might ask, “What the hell are you think­ing? At best this means a major protest against you and your friends dur­ing Blog­bash, at worst it dan­ger­ous, a com­bi­na­tion of Islamic extrem­ists and a Bomber who has already blown peo­ple up. If it hap­pens you’re going to be there to be blown up!”

Well yes, that’s a pos­si­bil­ity but dear reader you are for­get­ting sev­eral things:

1. Eyes on the Prize

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There have been quite a few peo­ple for quite a long time try­ing to achieve this goal that Andrew called for.

The action against a pub­lic build­ing in the nation’s cap­i­tal attended by hun­dreds of not only blog­gers and writ­ers, but movers and shak­ers at the Nation’s Cap­i­tal tends to be noticed. A pub­lic attempt to intim­i­date them is the per­fect vehi­cle to not only expose these guys to the pub­lic, but per­haps expose those who might be financ­ing their move or using them as muscle.

It will be fun to find out.

2. CPAC, Norquist & Islam

As I’ve already writ­ten Pam Geller has been kept from hold­ing her event at CPAC and Robert Spencer has refused the People’s Choice Award over restric­tions on speech over the subject.

Now you have a CPAC related event with the pres­ence of a large chunk of CPAC accred­ited press (this year there is no dif­fer­en­tial between blog­gers and MSM in cre­den­tial­ing) being threat­ened by a con­victed Bomber who is appar­ently asso­ci­at­ing with a “very pow­er­ful Imam”

I sus­pect at least a few of those 500+ blog­gers with their flip phones might find the chance to ask some of the assem­bled GOP pow­er­houses at CPAC 2013 about this, and I dare­say that their answers might make news. In fact unless I’m very much mis­taken J. Chris­t­ian Adams and For­mer Con­gress­man Allen West are both going to be at CPAC, Con­gress­man West will be speak­ing, and they have been signed on as com­men­ta­tors for PJ Media. Per­haps they might even ask the ques­tions themselves

I would be shocked if one of those 500 blog­gers did NOT find the time to ask the ques­tion to CPAC in gen­eral and Grover Norquist in par­tic­u­lar about the threats to blog­bash and the asso­ci­a­tion between them an a “pow­er­ful Iman to stir up the crowd”. It would be rather deli­cious if Col West asked a ques­tion like:

“Mr Norquist given the exclu­sion of cer­tain Anti-​Jihad bloggers/​writers to you have any com­ment to make on the attempts to reports of attempts to intim­i­date the Blog­bash event by mus­lims led by a “pow­er­ful Iman to stir up the crowd” in asso­ci­a­tion with Con­victed Speed­way Bomber Brett Kim­ber­lin and how do you rec­on­cile this with your pre­vi­ous cries of Islamophobia?”

“Mr Norquist will you con­demn the attempts of con­victed Speed­way Bomber Brett Kim­ber­lin and his asso­ciates to intim­i­date cre­den­tialed jour­nal­ists of CPAC at their event and will you urge Mus­lims includ­ing the afore­men­tioned “pow­er­ful Iman” to not asso­ciate in any way with any attempt to intim­i­date said cre­den­tialed CPAC journalists?

I’d love to hear the answer to those ques­tions. Wouldn’t you?

3. Remem­ber Denver

Let’s say an Islamic Group led by a “pow­er­ful Iman to stir up the crowd” shows up out­side the Venue of Blog­bash. What do you think will hap­pen? Well a clue can be drawn from Den­ver when the Occupods attempted to storm one of our events and marched on our hotel.

Cam­eras, Cam­eras Cam­eras and ques­tions ques­tions questions.

An Islamic group led by a “pow­er­ful Iman to stir up the crowd” is what peo­ple in our busi­ness refer to as “News” and you have 500 blog­gers with record­ing devices. Unless this Iman has a crowd of 100 or more this protest is going to be absolutely swamped and out­num­bers with blog­ger with record­ing devices all over them ask­ing ques­tions and shout­ing back. This isn’t Egypt, These guys don’t have the police or the Army to beat us into line. This isn’t Dear­born where an Islamic mob felt safe to stone Chris­tians. Unless the rent a mob (and lets not pre­tend these guys will NOT be using rent a mobs to swell their num­bers) is huge they are going to find a sit­u­a­tions not to their lik­ing and I sus­pect police will take notice of such a mob, with­out a per­mit doing such a thing

4. Can’t wait to ask the questions.

Let’s say an Islamic mob does show up with a “pow­er­ful Iman to stir up the crowd” chant­ing what­ever they want to chant and lets say only a cou­ple of blog­gers leave the party to film them. The inter­views will be delicious.

“You are claim­ing the blog­gers here are islam­o­pho­bic, given the asso­ci­a­tion of the con­victed speed­way bomber Brett Kim­ber­lin and his asso­ciates with this protest how does that dove­tail with your claims of Peace­ful Islam?

“The Ahmadiyya Mus­lim Com­mu­nity claims Mirza Ghu­lam Ahmad is the Mujad­did are they Apos­tates or Kafir (non believers)?”

“Death to Apos­tates from Islam” “Thumbs up or thumbs down?”

I have sev­eral more ques­tions in the bank that I won’t play in pub­lic now but I think the answers to these ques­tions will be illu­mi­nat­ing and I sim­ply can’t wait to ask the “Pow­er­ful Iman” about his con­tacts with the Kim­ber­lin Crowd, I’m sure the asso­ci­a­tion with a con­victed Bomber is just the image Amer­i­can Mus­lims are dying to have publicized.

5. Be Breitbart

Think for a moment. Imag­ine if Andrew Bre­it­bart was alive and these threats were going on, what would he be doing? imag­ine fur­ther that this event takes place and with Kimberlin’s lack­eys film­ing (which you know they will) a Mus­lim crowd led by a “pow­er­ful Iman to stir up the crowd” turns up.

What do you think Andrew would do? How do you think Andrew would do it?

Now imag­ine that you had 500 peo­ple who all admire and miss Andrew Bre­it­bart, who all want to “be Breitbart”

This event, this provo­ca­tion and this attempt to bully is pre­cisely the oppor­tu­nity for peo­ple to step up, to cre­ate a vis­i­ble leader or maybe sev­eral of them.

as Andrew would say: BRING IT ON!

6. It’s News

As peo­ple who have seen me at prior Blog Bashes know I invari­ably grab some food, park myself close to an elec­tri­cal out­let, take out my Lap­top and spend my time at the party work­ing. (with the occa­sional Pin­ball break if a machine is nearby) It’s my under­stand­ing that this year due to space con­cerns, Lap­tops are not allowed.

Par­ties are nice and it’s always a plea­sure to see friends but I’m going to see those friends in the media area and open bars not with­stand­ing I’m not a drinker (Per­son­ally I ques­tion the wis­dom of drink­ing in a room full of folks car­ry­ing video phones with instant inter­net access).

My entire take home pay is what­ever my read­ers send me weekly, my goal is $300 a week. The peo­ple who give those $2 $10 $20 or occa­sional $100 as my pay­check expect me to earn that money. Hotel and Air going to CPAC will cost me $862.72 and that doesn’t count cabs, food or any other expenses. If I’m going to spend that money to go to CPAC , it’s to cover news, if I see friends and occa­sion­ally relax after hours, fine, but if I’m there it’s to WORK.

Look­ing at the events I’ve descried above I, to steal a line from R.S. McCain “Imme­di­ately rec­og­nized them as Newsworthy”

Given that I’m there to cover sto­ries, It’s very nice of the Kim­ber­lin crowd and their Islamic friends to pro­vide me with one and the oppor­tu­nity to do up close and personal.

Hey my wife’s 50th birth­day and my 25th anniver­sary are both com­ing up in the next 30 days If I’m going to spend $1000 dol­lars on some­thing other than her it damn well bet­ter be worth it.

But DaT­e­chGuy”, you insist, “What good is any of that if you get blown up?”

Well, I’m Catholic, I fig­ure you’ve got to die of some­thing, I’ve got life insur­ance for the fam­ily and I always get con­fes­sion and abso­lu­tion before I get on a plane. What more does a per­son need?

Update: Fixed a few typos

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March Goal

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My thanks to all who kicked in to pro­vide me a full pay­check this week and advanced me well on the way to the monthly goal for March. Because of this tomorrow’s posts will be com­pletely free of any fundrais­ing pitch.




“I love it, God help me I love it so”

Patton 1970

Smitty: So many times every day you stop and give thanks, but mostly I don’t catch on what you’re thanking the Lord for. I mean, there’s nothing special.
Parson: I give thanks for the time and for the place.
Smitty: The time and the place, Parson?
Parson: The time to live and the place to die. That’s all any man gets. No more, no less.

The Alamo 1960

Looking at Stacy McCain’s latest on Blog Bash, everybody’s favorite Domestic terrorist convicted Bomber seems to be taking an active role in attempting to intimidate the potential attendees to Blogbash .

While you ponder that assertion of prescient knowledge, look at what “Texas Tim” wrote on Thursday morning:

“So here are a few suggestions: call [the venue] and tell them about Ali and about who BlogBash has nominated for awards. . . .
“Call Muslim organizations and urge them to weigh in by calling [the venue] and joining the protest at annd boycott of [the venue]. . . .
“Let’s put [the venue] of business for hosting anti-American Islamophobes, felons, pimps and pornographers. . . . [The venue’s] assault on women and Islam will not be tolerated.”

Well, this is fascinating, isn’t it? On the same two days that the BlogBash venue is contacted by Rauhauser and Kimberlin, “Texas Tim” first predicts Muslim groups will contact the venue, and then urges readers to encourage such groups to contact the venue. And the threat to put a certain nightclub “out of business” is the exact same language used by Brett Kimberlin in his phone call to the venue manager.

Hmmmm meanwhile Lee Stranahan writes the following:

This started weeks ago, however. BreitbartUnmasked writer “Texas Tim”–a fake persona and probably Brett Kimberlin himself made the threat about ‘a throng of Muslims’ back on February 25th.

Oh and BTW, my wife said that a throng of Muslims is going to do a massive protest at CPAC against Walker. She is going to make sure that everyone of them has your picture so they can tell you what they think of you support a virulent Islamophobe. And a very powerful Imam will be there two to stir up the crowd. Good luck with all of that.

I have to admit it, seeing this makes me grin from ear to ear.

“But DaTechGuy”, you might ask, “What the hell are you thinking? At best this means a major protest against you and your friends during Blogbash, at worst it dangerous, a combination of Islamic extremists and a Bomber who has already blown people up.  If it happens you’re going to be there to be blown up!”

Well yes, that’s a possibility but dear reader you are forgetting several things:

1. Eyes on the Prize

Breitbart_Rahauser_Kimberlin_Friedman

There have been quite a few people for quite a long time trying to achieve this goal that Andrew called for.

The action against a public building in the nation’s capital attended by hundreds of not only bloggers and writers, but movers and shakers at the Nation’s Capital tends to be noticed.  A public attempt to intimidate them is the perfect vehicle to not only expose these guys to the public, but perhaps expose those who might be financing their move or using them as muscle.

It will be fun to find out.

2. CPAC,  Norquist & Islam

As I’ve already written Pam Geller has been kept from holding her event at CPAC and Robert Spencer has refused the People’s Choice Award over restrictions on speech over the subject.

Now you have a CPAC related event with the presence of a large chunk of CPAC accredited press (this year there is no differential between bloggers and MSM in credentialing) being threatened by a convicted Bomber who is apparently associating with a “very powerful Imam”

I suspect at least a few of those 500+ bloggers with their flip phones might find the chance to ask some of the assembled GOP powerhouses at CPAC 2013 about this, and I daresay that their answers might make news. In fact unless I’m very much mistaken J. Christian Adams and Former Congressman Allen West are both going to be at CPAC, Congressman West will be speaking, and they have been signed on as commentators for PJ Media. Perhaps they might even ask the questions themselves

I would be shocked if one of those 500 bloggers did NOT find the time to ask the question to CPAC in general and Grover Norquist in particular about the threats to blogbash and the association between them an a “powerful Iman to stir up the crowd”. It would be rather delicious if Col West asked a question like:

“Mr Norquist given the exclusion of certain Anti-Jihad bloggers/writers to you have any comment to make on the attempts to reports of attempts to intimidate the Blogbash event by muslims led by a “powerful Iman to stir up the crowd” in association with Convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin and how do you reconcile this with your previous cries of Islamophobia?”

“Mr Norquist will you condemn the attempts of convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin and his associates to intimidate credentialed journalists of CPAC at their event and will you urge Muslims including the aforementioned “powerful Iman” to not associate in any way with any attempt to intimidate said credentialed CPAC journalists?

I’d love to hear the answer to those questions.  Wouldn’t you?

3. Remember Denver

Let’s say an Islamic Group led by a “powerful Iman to stir up the crowd” shows up outside the Venue of Blogbash. What do you think will happen? Well a clue can be drawn from Denver when the Occupods attempted to storm one of our events and marched on our hotel.

Cameras, Cameras Cameras and questions questions questions.

An Islamic group led by a “powerful Iman to stir up the crowd” is what people in our business refer to as “News” and you have 500 bloggers with recording devices. Unless this Iman has a crowd of 100 or more this protest is going to be absolutely swamped and outnumbers with blogger with recording devices all over them asking questions and shouting back. This isn’t Egypt, These guys don’t have the police or the Army to beat us into line. This isn’t Dearborn where an Islamic mob felt safe to stone Christians. Unless the rent a mob (and lets not pretend these guys will NOT be using rent a mobs to swell their numbers) is huge they are going to find a situations not to their liking and I suspect police will take notice of such a mob, without a permit doing such a thing

4. Can’t wait to ask the questions.

Let’s say an Islamic mob does show up with a “powerful Iman to stir up the crowd” chanting whatever they want to chant and lets say only a couple of bloggers leave the party to film them.  The interviews will be delicious.

“You are claiming the bloggers here are islamophobic, given the association of the convicted speedway bomber Brett Kimberlin and his associates with this protest how does that dovetail with your claims of Peaceful Islam?

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community claims Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is the Mujaddid are they Apostates or Kafir (non believers)?”

“Death to Apostates from Islam”  “Thumbs up or thumbs down?”

I have several more questions in the bank that I won’t play in public now but I think the answers to these questions will be illuminating and I simply can’t wait to ask the “Powerful Iman” about his contacts with the Kimberlin Crowd, I’m sure the association with a convicted Bomber is just the image American Muslims are dying to have publicized.

5.  Be Breitbart

Think for a moment.  Imagine if Andrew Breitbart was alive and these threats were going on, what would he be doing?  imagine further that this event takes place and with Kimberlin’s lackeys filming (which you know they will) a Muslim crowd led by a “powerful Iman to stir up the crowd” turns up.

What do you think Andrew would do?  How do you think Andrew would do it?

Now imagine that you had 500 people who all admire and miss Andrew Breitbart, who all want to “be Breitbart”

This event, this provocation and this attempt to bully is precisely the opportunity for people to step up, to create a visible leader or maybe several of them.

as Andrew would say:  BRING IT ON!

6.  It’s News

As people who have seen me at prior Blog Bashes know I invariably grab some food, park myself close to an electrical outlet, take out my Laptop and spend my time at the party working.  (with the occasional Pinball break if a machine is nearby)  It’s my understanding that this year due to space concerns, Laptops are not allowed.

Parties are nice and it’s always a pleasure to see friends but I’m going to see those friends in the media area and open bars not withstanding I’m not a drinker (Personally I question the wisdom of drinking in a room full of folks carrying video phones with instant internet access).

My entire take home pay is whatever my readers send me weekly, my goal is $300 a week.  The people who give those $2 $10 $20 or occasional $100 as my paycheck expect me to earn that money.  Hotel and Air going to CPAC will cost me $862.72 and that doesn’t count cabs, food or any other expenses.  If I’m going to spend that money to go to CPAC , it’s to cover news, if I see friends and occasionally relax after hours, fine, but if I’m there it’s to WORK.

Looking at the events I’ve descried above I,  to steal a line from R.S. McCain “Immediately recognized them as Newsworthy”

Given that I’m there to cover stories, It’s very nice of the Kimberlin crowd and their Islamic friends to provide me with one and the opportunity to do up close and personal.

Hey my wife’s 50th birthday and my 25th anniversary are both coming up in the next 30 days If I’m going to spend $1000 dollars on something other than her it damn well better be worth it.

“But DaTechGuy”, you insist, “What good is any of that if you get blown up?”

Well, I’m Catholic, I figure you’ve got to die of something, I’ve got life insurance for the family and I always get confession and absolution before I get on a plane.  What more does a person need?

Update:  Fixed a few typos

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March Goal

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My thanks to all who kicked in to provide me a full paycheck this week and advanced me well on the way to the monthly goal for March.  Because of this  tomorrow’s posts will be completely free of any fundraising pitch.