“My first thought was, he lied in every word,
That hoary cripple, with malicious eye
Askance to watch the working of his lie
On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford
Suppression of the glee that pursed and scored
Its edge, at one more victim gained thereby.”
– Robert Browning, Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
“I did my little time in Hoodlumville…”, Stacy McCain told me on the phone tonight from the Undisclosed Location where he’s been since early this week. Stacy, you’ll remember, left his house to protect the safety of his family and others from lying felon Brett Kimberlin, the Speedway Bomber. He is in good spirits and is in no way cowed. All across the new media world, bloggers big and small have turned their spotlights on the swinish bully whose political activities are funded by some of the most prestigious left-wing foundations: Glenn Reynolds, Michelle Malkin, Richard Fernandez and Bryan Preston of PJM, Ed Morrissey, Ace, Dan Riehl, Melissa Clouthier, Kathy Shaidle, Hillbuzz, Rosslyn Smith of American Thinker, the awesome Chris Muir, and Bob Belvedere, to name only a few. The story has even gotten the attention of former Presidential candidate Herman Cain, who came down without equivocation on the side of right and truth.
Kimberlin’s serial targeting of bloggers< who did nothing more than mention his criminal past, or help people who did, has been going on for a while. You can get a very good summation of what he did to just one man at this post by Dan Collins or this video by Lee Stranahan.
And there’s more, much more. So much more. The facts are all there. I invent nothing. Indeed, I am careful to invent nothing because I, unlike a certain subject of a certain exhaustively-researched book, I play square and by the rules. I fight my fights in the open, in the arena of ideas, where free and civilized citizens take their battles.
That is where Stacy McCain sought to battle lying felon Brett Kimberlin as well and, despite Kimberlin’s best efforts, that is where this fight will take place. I wrote earlier that Stacy is not cowed, but that’s not exactly true. He is the opposite of cowed. He is energized, his tanks filled to overflowing with gonzo fuel and righteous vigor. As he told me tonight, “I’m a fugitive of injustice, accused of the crime of committing journalism…I am not going to let this [expletive deleted] win”. Were I Kimberlin, I’d be awfully worried about all the attention that his harassment of McCain and others has brought and will continue to bring. See, thanks to a blog post by Lee Stranahan who, as a close associate of Andrew Breitbart knows a thing or two about getting threatened for reporting the truth, a very hard rain is about to fall on lying felon Brett Kimberlin. This Friday, May 25, is “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day”. There are a few simple, sensible guidelines (I added the fifth).
- Research Brett Kimberlin on your own. Don’t trust secondary sources; look for the original articles articles published about him, too.
- On Friday, May 25th — write an honest, factually accurate post about what you learned and what your OPINION is. Brett may try and sue you, so be accurate, factual and separate fact from opinion.
- The post doesn’t have to be long — ANYTHING helps.
- After you post, Tweet, share, whatever — get the post out there.
- Remember how powerful anchor text can be when paired with the right factual article inside a blog post.
I suspect that the torrent of posts about him over the past couple of days will become a raging flood that will lift him to heights of notoriety that he never in his life ever wanted. I can’t say that for sure, but I do suspect it. After all, we must remember what happened when the blogosphere converged on one little tweet by Anthony Weiner? Weiner didn’t threaten anyone’s family nor their livelihood and look what happened to him. How much worse might it be for someone who did, once the focused of the blogosphere drew the attention of an MSM outlet or two?
I imagine that lying felon Brett Kimberlin, like Browning’s hoary cripple, has smiled a time or two at what his various schemes have wrought. I’d love to see his face when he’s suddenly presented with far more targets than his usual attack pattern can handle and he finds that a great many of those targets are far better equipped to use the criminal and civil legal systems than he. For that matter, I’d love to see Stacy’s face when those Memeorandum threads start exploding onto the internet like the bombs that lying felon Brett Kimberlin left all over Speedway, Indiana. Unlike his bombs, though, ours will be figurative and they won’t damage anything important, just what’s left of the reputation of a man who ought to have been relegated to the halls of infamy years ago.
(Graphic of an eye-opening story of lying felon Brett Kimberlin’s plot to escape prison courtesy of Patterico)