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Don’t Tell The Liberal Trolls

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/31

But elected Democrats are jumping parties to the Republican Party. Nice Deb has a lengthy, but far from exhaustive, list of elected Democrats running for reelection as Republicans.

If it were just one or two stories, I wouldn’t think much. Pols that never quite fit in in the first place, finally leave their party – it happens – jumping Jeff Jeffords, Joe Lieberman, and Arlen Specter come to mind.

But what we’re seeing here in the age of Obama – is something else altogether. He was supposed to stop the rise of the oceans but it looks like he’s stopping the rise of the Democrat party.

Am I exaggerating? Just look at all these recent defections – I think I detect a pattern, here.

Another important matter to make sure you don’t tell the Liberal trolls: Not all the elected Democrats who are becoming Republicans are white. Also, not all of them are men. Just what are the racist Democrats (and they are racist, since they call non-white Republicans “race traitors”) and the sexist Democrats (and they are sexist, since they declare Republican women to not be authentically female) to do?

This harkens back to the 1994 Republican wave, where Democrats jumped that sinking ship to become Republicans. But, as Nice Deb asked, are they really leaving the Democrat Party? Or did the Democrat Party leave them? Just as the 1994 jump showed, and as Rick Perry who went from being a Democrat Texas Legislator to being a Republican Texas Governor, and as Ronald Reagan who went from being a Democrat to being a Republican, it isn’t they who left the Democrats, but the Democrats who have left them.

The Democrat Party is quickly becoming the Democrat Socialist Party. And that leaves little room for sane people. Very little room for sane people within the Democrat fold.

Oh, as an aside, many of these Democrats-turned-Republicans have done so due to Barack Obama’s actions. See the above link for verification.

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One Of My Wild Ideas

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/31

I’m a day-dreamer. I can afford to be; no job I have ever had has been intellectually challenging in the least. Once I took the 2 or 3 days necessary to learn the job, I could park my brain outside while the rest of my body went to work. So I’ve always had massive amounts of free time on my hands while my body went through fast-paced rigors. And during times like that and time at home, I have let my mind wander through wild ideas.

But I’m also one of those types who always see problems in everything, so I try to resolve those problems in my day-dreaming wild idea developments. That makes my wild ideas very complex. Here is a simplified diagram of how my ideas work:

This particular idea sprang from Texas’ 2-year drought and my memory of the South Carolina drought and how Ohio sent loads of hay to South Carolina farmers who couldn’t grow hay for their flocks and herds. I also used the knowledge that the Israelis turned desert wasteland into agriculture-rich farmland, feeding their burgeoning population from previously barren wastelands.

So, what was my idea?

I decided it would be a good idea to build a pipeline from the Gulf of Mexico roughly 300 miles northwest into the West Texas desert wasteland, and build an agricultural paradise to rival the bread basket or the royal valley of California (which has since been shut down by US EPA and California EPA) out of refined gulf water.

That’s where my idea started. But as I said, I always, always, always see problems with everything. Barricades to be overcome. And that’s where Rube Goldberg comes in. The biggest barricades I have seen come from the Barack Obama EPA. Parts of my solution involve dealing with the Barack Obama EPA, and parts involve the Texas EPA telling the Federal EPA “Foxtrot Yankee” (or to use the more appropriate vernacular, foxtrot unicorn. An equally acceptable vernacular alternative is the foxtrot oscar response.)

***Sidenote: Even when we get rid of the Socialist Barack Obama after the 2012 election, everyone who has a brain knows that the Federal EPA is staffed with over 90 percent flaming Liberals. (See how my “here is a problem” brain works yet? If not, wait a little longer.)

So, my plan is to build a water pipeline from the Gulf of Mexico to barren northwestern Texas and turn that region into a Nebraska-like breadbasket. The very first problem to overcome is the Barack Obama EPA, which is shutting down electric generating plants in the fastest growing state in the US, creating a radical Leftist-caused Brownout or Blackout problem in Texas. And I have come up with solutions for that.

The plant at the Gulf would include a wave-generated hydro-electric plant, taking it fully off-grid. In addition, the gulf plant would have multiple large water storage tanks (making it look like a major oil refinery), and those tanks would be roofed by photovoltaic cells, producing electricity during the day. The hydro-electric plant would provide the electricity to run the other plant, while the photovoltaic cells would provide the energy to fill all the storage tanks, and run the initial pumps for the pipeline during the day.

The next step at the origination point would be to add hydro-electric generators to the point where the tanks get emptied into the pipeline. The electric power generated by releasing the pent-up energy of the stacked up water would provide a brief period of time to pump that water further inland after dark, when the photovoltaics are useless.

The next stage, since it would be a 300 mile long pipeline, is to provide the energy necessary for inland pumps to continue pumping the water inland. Each inland pump site would be solar powered and have multiple water storage tanks, to store the day’s energy for later use as it is drained back into the pipeline at night, to be pumped further inland. This would keep the entire pipeline off-grid.

Several large reservoirs at the end of the pipeline would be used to store the water until needed for agricultural or other use.

I have already discussed a couple problems with this endeavor and some possible solutions to it. But another problem is the cost-prohibitive nature of the entire thing and the low cost of water in Texas. And I have come up with a series of solutions to that problem.

At the origination point would be two plants, one to generate the hydro-electric and solarvoltaic energy to run the plants there, and another to pump the water northward. A third plant would turn that sea water into bottled water for consumer sales. (There’s a reason some company spelled “naive” backward and used that for its bottled water name.) The resulting mounds of sea salt (all table salt is sea salt) could then also be sold, and called “sea salt”. Remember how evian Liberals are. They’ll buy it, at premium prices.

The water pumped northwest to its inland end point will be unrefined sea water. The inland point will also have a plant to refine the sea water into potable water and sell off the sea salt to evian Liberals. But not all the sea water will be refined.

Water parks draw big crowds. Hot Texas summers will draw bigger crowds to water parks. A water park in the Texas desert wasteland will be a major attraction. And this water park, unlike most water parks, will be a seawater park instead of a sweetwater park. Its uniqueness will draw even more visitors, especially so far away from the sea, but still being able to smell the sea in the air. And let’s face it, riding a saltwater wave is far better than riding a sweetwater wave.

And, unlike the north, a water park in the Texas desert would only need to shut down one or two months a year, remaining open the rest of the time for major cash flow.

So, the business would sell “fresh virgin Gulf water” and “Gulf sea salt” to evian Liberals. It would also have a large, profitable theme park. It would also generate its own electricity, thus being off-grid. And it would provide massive amounts of water to a previously barren wasteland that can now sustain millions of lives. All without government money, and still able to generate a profit.

And there’s one of my wild ideas.

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Another Iris

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/05/31

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Iris

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I Miss Vernors

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/30

After spending 44 years in Ohio, I had grown accustomed to buying a 12-pack of Vernors every month or so, just to get away from the syrupy sweet and heavy Pepsi that I will never forsake. For a time, I also had 7-UP Gold for that purpose. When 7-UP Gold existed, I would buy 3 24-packs of Pepsi and 1 24-pack of 7-UP Gold as a lightly flavored, lightly sugared break from the very heavy Pepsi.

When 7-UP Gold departed, I reverted back to Vernors Ginger Ale. Now, “ginger ale” has a connotation all its own. And Vernors does not, in any way, taste like that connotation. At all. There is nothing on this Earth that tastes like Vernors. Nothing.

But here’s my problem: They don’t sell Vernors in Texas, or at least I’ve never seen it. And ordering it online is outrageously expensive. A 12-pack of Vernors costs more than a buck a can. And it’s only just your regular, average-priced pop, just like Barqs or Coke or Pepsi or … you get the picture. And, on top of the outrageous online prices, there are outrageous shipping costs, pushing the soda pop to the 1.75 per 12-ounce can range (when bought in bulk).

I would love to have 100 24-packs of Vernors and 100 24-packs of 7-UP Gold. I would use them to take a break from the heavy Pepsi that I drink. Those 200 24-packs would cover about 500-700 24-packs of Pepsi, or almost (but not quite) a 3-year supply of pop for me, myself, and myself alone.

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If Criminal #BrettKimberlin And Crew Thought Anti-Constitutional Threatening Would Silence The People

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/30

THEY THOUGHT WRONG!

Brett Kimberlin has been major news at Memeorandum and a major trending hashtag on Twitter for several days now. And each time he or a member of his crew does anything, it makes major news in the blogosphere, creating Memeorandum thread after Memeorandum thread after Memeorandum thread. Convicted serial criminal Brett Kimberlin needs to learn the first rule of holes, and stat. (That first rule of holes is: QUIT DIGGING!!)

At this time on Memeorandum:

 

Patterico’s Pontifications:

Aaron Walker Arrested for Blogging?  Clearing Some of the Fog Surrounding Today’s Litigation  —  Well, partially dispelling.  —  Aaron Walker (aka Worthing) was arrested today in a Maryland courtroom.  Several days ago, convicted bomber and perjurer Brett Kimberlin had obtained a …

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David Hogberg / Capital Hill:

IBD At Kimberlin Hearing: Walker Handcuffed, 1st Amendment Muzzled  —  With all of the attention surrounding Brett Kimberlin, I attended Tuesday’s hearing in his “peace order” vs. Aaron Walker in the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County.  In the end, the judge granted Kimberlin’s peace order …

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A Primer For That Villain #BrettKimberlin And His Villain Crew

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/30

From the US Declaration of Independence (link found in my sidebar):

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

From the US Constitution (link found in my sidebar):

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The First Amendment to the US Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Let this also serve to educate Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey, who lives in the Caribbean and has publicly declared a disdain for US Supreme Court decisions in his action destroying the US Constitution and the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

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#BrettKimberlin Aaron Worthing Out On Own Recognizance, Pleads For Financial Help

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

From The Gateway Pundit (HT The Right Planet), Aaron Worthing, who was led off in cuffs, was let out on his own recognizance. Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey, who retired in 2005 and has absolutely no understanding of the internet at all, along with his absolute lack of knowledge that the US Constitution and the First Amendment even exist, much less what they say, fell into the convicted bomber, convicted forger, convicted perjurer, convicted drug-runner’s trap, and helped Brett Kimberlin intimidate and harass another person who was guilty of telling the truth about Brett Kimberlin.

Anyway, Virginia attorney Aaron Walker has sent out a plea for financial assistance, and Gateway Pundit has that plea.

 

Update:  Aaron Worthing just Tweeted this message asking for help…

I cant say more until I talk to my lawyer but… i do really need your help right now. And I appreciate your support.

A subsequent Tweet from Aaron Worthing says he’s free, but pleads for donations

Actually I can add that i am free at the moment. But please donate. Hate 2 beg, but please…

You can donate here.

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I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration! I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor! And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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Coincidence, Timely, or A Hint?

Posted by Foxfier on 2012/05/29

In reverse order:

Jeanne G. over at Knowledge Hungry is musing on how faith is sometimes used to justify sinful behavior.

This picture showed up on my facebook:

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#BrettKimberlin Associate Ron Brynaert’s Reckless Disregard for the Truth

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120528:

 

First as usual if you have not been following the Brett Kimberlin saga, start here.  But this post is for those of you who have been following along and want to learn more.  So it might be confusing to newcomers–hence why I recommend that newcomers follow that link.
Just the other day I told you about some of the nutty disinformation coming from former reporter Ron Brynaert.  Mr. Brynaert used to be editor of Raw Story but has no visible means of income and will not answer any questions about it, leading me to suspect (but I can’t prove) that he is Brett Kimberlin’s paid agent provocateur.
Certainly Mr. Brynaert hasn’t been acting as a reporter with even the slightest interest in finding the truth in this matter.  Instead not only has Brynaert repeatedly defamed me, but he has done so with “malice” as defined in the law.  “Malice” is one of those concepts in law that I call a “booby trap legal term.”  By this I mean that it is one of those terms that lay people might think they know, but in reality it has a technical legal meaning that can catch people unawares.  I mean if I started talking about “res ipsa loquitur,” “scienter” or “collateral estoppel” most regular people would realize that they are seeing words foreign to their existence and proceed cautiously.  A wise person would track down a law dictionary and look it up.  But malice?  Everyone thinks they know what “malice” is.
But in fact in the law of defamation the word “malice” takes on a meaning only tangentially related to its meaning in plain English.  Hence why I call it a “booby trap legal term” because a lay person would read it and have no fair warning that it was in fact a term of art.  So let me explain what it means.  Specifically in the context of defamation it means making a statement “with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.”  New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 280 (1964).  And Ron Brynaert has certainly shown “reckless disregard.”  And further he has also lied about having done so.
For instance, shortly after the January 9 incident and as Brett Kimberlin began to frame me for a crime in its aftermath, Ron Brynaert tweeted out to the world that I had been arrested.  I glossed this over in my blockbuster post proving how Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me, but in fact they never arrested me.  Then later he corrects himself as follows on January 18:
I wrongly tweeted @AaronWorthing was “arrested” (which hoaxer @NealRauhauser lied about); It was a summons for 2nd Degree criminal assault
Mr. Brynaert had regularly denounced Neal Rauhauser as a “hoaxer” (anonymized link) well before this day and yet here he was admitting that he believe the word of a person he called a “hoaxer.”  Isn’t that the very definition of “reckless disregard” for the truth?  Reporting the claims of a person you know to be untrustworthy as a fact?

On February 12, I challenged him on this point:

@ronbryn why would you trust a man u call a hoaxer as a source?
He replied:
@AaronWorthing How and when exactly did I ever trust @NealRauhauser? In fact, he lied twice when he first emailed me about your assault.
So he lied about relying on Rauhauser.  On the same day, I challenged him on whether Brett Kimberlin had committed perjury:
@ronbryn btw, still waiting for your investigation into whether Brett Kimberlin obtained his injunction against Seth by perjured testimony.
His reply:
@AaronWorthing I never used Neal as a source & there is zero proof Kimberlin commtted perjury but Seth Allen vowed to leave him alone & lied
You got that?  He never used Neal as a source, except he did when he told him I was arrested.  Good to know.  And also notice that he claimed that there was no evidence at all that Kimberlin committed perjury despite the fact that he lied about having his parole revoked.
Brynaert also repeatedly tweeted with certainty that I had assaulted or otherwise attacked Brett Kimberlin, declaring me guilty without so much as a trial, writing for instance on January 11:
Any lawyers friendly with @AndrewBreitbart @Patterico who would cheer an angry lawyer/troll assaulting an imagined “enemy” in a courthouse?
On February 4, he wrote:
@AaronWorthing You attacked someone & face 10 years in prison, lying troll. Please stop distracting me from trying to help @CryingWolfeBlog
By the way, for extra loveliness @CryingWolfeBlog is Mike Stack.  Ron Brynaert is suspected in the SWATting of Mike Stack and in my unprofessional opinion it is his voice on the SWATting tapes.
Indeed, according to him, what I did was an act of terrorism.  Yes, really:
@AaronWorthing I would consider attacking someone in a courthouse an actual terrorist act but you can keep accusing me of paranoid fantasies
That’s from January 14.  So I decided to challenge him on that.  I pointed out that he himself was once, according to him, falsely charged with a crime and wrote on February 4:
@ronbryn @AndrewBreitbart what is your evidence that i committed any crime? or do you trust the word of a convicted perjurer?
His reply:
@AaronWorthing @AndrewBreitbart The evidence is you are charged with 2nd Degree Criminal Assault. I trust the Maryland Judiciary website.
My response:
@ronbryn @AndrewBreitbart so just to verify here, everyone who has been charged, is automatically guilty. is that your position?
His reply:
@AaronWorthing you let @Dust92 smear me as criminal for expunged arrest. You’re innocent until proven guilty. But Maryland didn’t frame you.
Of course they didn’t.  Instead Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me and Maryland authorities saw through it, albeit very late in the game.
And let’s compare that to the reportage Mr. Brynaert engaged in with Brett Kimberlin.  At his blog Hackers and Fake Newz, he wrote a post entitled The Ballad of Brett Kimberlin: Hypnosis, Levitation and a ‘pot bombing,’ (anonymized link) he engages in one of the most tired tropes of journalism: second-guessing a verdict years after it was delivered and many witnesses died.  So that is right, Ron Brynaert attempted to show that Brett Kimberlin was innocent of The Speedway Bombings—or at least there was not enough evidence to convict him—even after a conviction.  So Brynaert decides that Brett Kimberlin was not proven to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of being The Speedway Bomber, and thus presumptively innocent.  But I was guilty of second degree assault purely because I was charged.
Does anyone else see why we believe Brynaert is a Kimberlin ally?  We have evidence of coordination and stunning bias in his so-called reportage.
And we still don’t know how he makes ends meet.  Inquiring minds and all that.
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Free tip for other bloggers, reporters, etc. looking into this.  Use an anonymizer as much as possible when going to a website for Brett Kimberlin’s allies.  For instance, I regularly use this one.  Safe surfing!
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My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page.  And thank you.

Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration! I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor! And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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#BrettKimberlin BREAKING: Another Critic of Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Has Been Swatted! (Update: Erickson Speaks!)

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120527:

 

BREAKING: Another Critic of Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Has Been Swatted! (Update: Erickson Speaks!)

Update: And via the Blaze, he is a Cnn contributor?  Well, if there is any way to keep something out of the news, it is to target one of their friends.  Genius!  If this was Brett Kimberlin, I don’t want to hear anyone claim he is brilliant again.


Update (II): Erick Erickson shares his account.  Because he warned the police ahead of time that this could happen it wasn’t quite the dangerous situation that Patterico faced.  But the intent to intimidate was there.


Update (III): True story, when Kimberlin first obtained my identity, I went to the local police and made sure they knew about this situation and the very real possibility that I might be swatted.  Then as I came back home, I looked at the front yard, where because of sewer pipe problems I had to dig up half the front yard.  I have mentioned before that I find humor in horror, and this was one of those times.  I looked at it and thought to myself, “if someone calls the police and tells them that I killed my wife, they are going to think she’s buried in the front yard!”


It isn’t a laughing matter, but as I told you before, I can laugh at things that are unfunny.  We now resume our original post.


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What we are watching is the attempt to suppress speech occurring in real time.  Of course we don’t know it is Brett Kimberlin or his allies; for all we know it could end up being a hoax.  But there is a growing pattern.  Patrick Frey has the story.

Let me say something else to the liberals out there.  I have studiously avoided making this a liberal v. conservative thing.  I still believe that the vast majority of liberals and conservatives do not believe that this is the way to carry out our discourses—with criminal actions taken to intimidate the opposition into silence.  This is why it is important for liberals just as conservatives to stand up and demand justice.  Framing a person for a crime should not be a political tactic.  Intentionally putting a person’s life in danger should not be a political tactic.  Filing bogus restraining orders (or peace orders) to keep you from talking about someone should not be a political tactic.
And I believe liberals will come around and denounce these tactics en masse and call for the prosecution of those responsible—if only out of self-interest.  What people posing as liberal activists do today to Patrick, Stacy, Erik and myself, can be done tomorrow to a liberal.  Indeed if conservatives see this as something that is 1) effective and 2) unpunished, some immoral conservative is likely to resort to the same tactics.  If the Krazy Kimberlin’s Krew is not stopped, then Markos Moulitsas or Charles Johnson could find himself on the receiving end of this kind of harassment.
But more important than that, is the simple realization that this shouldn’t happen to anyone, period.  And I do think that both sides believe this, equally.  Call me naive, but it is what I believe.

So why haven’t we seen a massive outcry from liberals so far?  (There are some happy exceptions.)  I think sadly it is a testament to how little the rightosphere and the leftosphere communicate these days.  So let us keep trying to show them how it is serious, evil conduct.  Let us make it clear that all we are asking is for the condemnation that this deserves so that the Krazy Kimberlin Krew will know it has no friends left in this world.  Do not be nasty or confrontational.  Just show them the evidence and ask them to stand beside you.

And I know this might sound self-centered, but I would argue that my case is perhaps the clearest one.  One can debate whether Ron Brynaert swatted Patrick Frey.  In my opinion, it sounds like Brynaert trying not to sound like Brynaert, but reasonable people can disagree.  But in my case, I think the evidence is beyond any reasonable doubt: he tried to frame me for a crime.  So perhaps that is where to start them.  Tell them it is long, but I prove everything I claim.
So it might be useful to start with me, then show them what happened to Patrick and then talk about Stacy and now Erick.
Still, if you are out there blogging about Brett Kimberlin, take measures to protect yourself as soon as possible.  Talk to the police, explain to them the situation and ask them what measures they can take to ensure that a SWATting is less likely to happen to you.  I did this on the first day that I learned that Kimberlin knew my real name.  I honestly don’t know if that prevented him from doing it to me.
And finally, if Brett Kimberlin or his allies really did this, they know nothing about the internet.  They just tried to put out a fire, with gasoline.
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My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page.  And thank you.

Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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Permissions declaration.

If you like what you read and you know Brett Kimberlin’s history, feel free to hit my tip jar found in my sidebar.

I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration! I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor! And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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If You Are Coming Here for the First Time Today #BrettKimberlin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120525:

A few links to help you sort things out if you are coming here for the first time today.
First, start here where you get to read my blockbuster post describing how convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin tried to frame me for a crime.  I know that sounds like hyperbole, but follow the links, read the post and you will realize it is not.  I prove my case with primary documents and even video evidence.  In other words, you don’t have to believe my word, just your eyes.  I admit it is long, but I have a lot to tell you.  And at the end, I will show you how you can help.
Then I would suggest you click over to Patrick Frey’s (a.k.a. Patterico’s) equally astounding post discussing how this same crew that has been harassing harassed him and one of them tried to get him killed.
And if you want to help out with this situation, there are two ways to consider.
First, today has been declared Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.
Second, if you are inclined to give financial help to myself and Robert Stacy McCain to give us relief from our hardships, go to the National Bloggers Club Relief Fund For Aaron Walker and Robert Stacy McCain, here.

And of course everyone who is helping and supporting me today…  I give you my warmest thanks.

Update: It is beyond impossible to thank every single person who is linking, tweeting, facebooking, talking about Brett Kimberlin today.  There’s too many of you–which also means there are too many people to sue!  So I just wanted to thank all of you as a group.  This day has been awesome and its only halfway through.

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Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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Go, Read Patterico’s Lastest… Now! (Update: Donate here!)

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120525:

Update: Here’s where you can donate to help my and Robert McCain’s family.

Didn’t you hear me?  I said, now!

Joking aside, one thing I left out of my story is how Patrick wrote a long letter to Maryland state authorities urging them to drop charges against me.  I didn’t mention it, because Patrick asked me to hold it back, because it broke news that he wanted to break himself, his way.  Which is a fair request since he did me that solid by writing it in the first place.
I am 90% sure that this means that Patrick has no problem with me publishing the letter.  Here’s an excerpt from it:
Kimberlin filed a ridiculous complaint about me with the California State Bar, claiming among other things that he is “disabled” because he is a felon, and that by writing about his felonious history I was “discriminating” against the “disabled” in violation of California law.
And as soon as I get confirmation from Patrick, I will be putting up a full copy.
By the way, it is funny that they refer to disability discrimination, because there is some evidence that they are themselves practicing disability discrimination.  There is some evidence that they singled me out because I have learning disabilities, falsely believing that this made me somehow uniquely incapable of psychologically withstanding their attacks, as though being dyslexic, etc. is like being bi-polar or something.  It isn’t.  It’s more like being paraplegic or blind—one part is broken, the rest is fine.
In fact an argument can be made that growing up with my disabilities and frankly facing a level of discrimination that people in my demographic don’t ordinarily face toughened me up.  Let me give you a concrete example.

One of my disabilities, dysgraphia, in my particular case, is a disability makes it very hard to write by hand.  When I write by hand, I have been clocked at write four times the “normal” person’s speed when I print, and twelve times the normal person’s speed when I try to write in cursive.  On the other hand, when I type I am perfectly normal, and so that is what I do most of the time.

But I didn’t have that option growing up.  I couldn’t lug around a laptop computer all the time as I do today, because they didn’t exist when I was in high school (or they were prohibitively expensive—I am honestly not sure what the state of technology was back then).  So yes I dropped out of the 11th grade, but what kind of person can make it through 11 grades with that kind of difficulty weighing him down?
I’ll tell you what kind: the most stubborn b*stard you are ever likely to meet, that is what kind.  Indeed the best man at my wedding actually argued that in me my stubbornness became a virtue in me.  I was tenacious in achieving my goals, and I was stubborn in my loyalty to my friends, my dedication to justice and even in my love with my wife.
But of course most relevant here, stubbornly dedicated to seeing that justice be done.  Which is precisely why Brett Kimberlin picked the wrong man to commit a crime against.  He will pay a price for what he did, in the courts of Virginia, and hopefully in the Maryland criminal justice system, too.
Anyway, enough jawboning.  Go read Patrick’s newest piece.  It will be on par with the blockbuster post I wrote that started all of this and you know that is saying something.
And finally to everyone blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, etc. about Brett Kimberlin today, there is simply no way to thank all of you by name.  But know that I thank you, and that everyone you are defending today—not just me, but Seth Allen, Mandy Nagy (who has gone through a similar nightmare for accurately describing Brett Kimberlin’s criminal record), Patrick Frey, and Robert Stacy McCain—and probably other people whose names we haven’t learned yet.
And you are Spartacus.  Or maybe Fonzicus:
Seriously, thank you very much.
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Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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Permissions declaration.

If you like what you read and you know Brett Kimberlin’s history, feel free to hit my tip jar found in my sidebar.

I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration!  I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor!  And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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Ron Brynaert Threatens Police Action Because Aaron Worthing Offers Settlement #BrettKimberlin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120524:

 

In Which Kimberlin Ally Ron Brynaert Threatens to go to the Police Because I Offered Him a Settlement

It never ends with these guys, does it?  I have been telling you all week about the legal troubles caused by Brett Kimberlin in particular including how he attempted to frame me for a crime, but at the same time I have had Ron Brynaert nipping at my ankles.  I have heard from several sources that Ron Brynaert was accusing me of essentially being an evil, evil man by extorting him.  I had supposedly done this by sending an email to him offering a settlement of the lawsuit I filed against him.
Of course Ron didn’t show any of these people the supposedly damning email.  Instead Ron just told them it was extortion!  And isn’t that typical for this crew?  They never quote your words (except in snippets, taken grossly out of context), they just give you their spin and pretend it is your words.
You see, a few weeks back I saw him tweet that “I will gladly testify for @AaronWorthing if Kimberlin sues him over courthouse incident since Brett lied to me about it.”  So I took that as an opportunity to try to get him to settle the case.  And instead of just saying it wasn’t extortionate and hoping you believe me, I will let you read what I wrote for yourself:
Rock v. Reed-Prentice, 39 NY 2d 34, 40-41 (1976) (“The general purpose of section 15-108 of the General Obligations Law is to encourage settlements by altering or eliminating certain rules of prior law which had an inhibiting effect on the settlement process.”)
Second, as for asking for his testimony, that is also common in settlements.  Haven’t Ron ever watched an episode of Law and Order?  Or just watched Goodfellas?  How often is it that a group of people commit a crime together, and the prosecutors offers one of them a deal in exchange for testimony against the others?  And that prosecutor would also generally want collaborating evidence, so that the defense attorneys for the remaining suspects cannot claim that he is just spinning a fairy tale to keep out of prison.  And that situation is far more coercive than what we have here.  A prosecutor can put a man in prison or even on death row; I am just asking for compensation for the torts that Ron have committed against me.
Those torts include his serial defamation as he claimed over again that I assaulted Brett Kimberlin.  He now appears to be arguing that he was merely tricked by Kimberlin with his silver tongue, as though “a convicted perjurer with a whole book dedicated to his serial dishonesty told me, so I had to believe it!” is a viable defense.
Now that is not to say that Ron won’t feel any coercive pressure to settle.  He stands to be financially bankrupted by my suit in Virginia, creating an obvious inducement to settle.  But the reality is that not all coercive pressure is prohibited by the laws against extortion.  A starving man can be told by a restaurant, for instance, they will not feed him unless he first mops the floor.  That man might feel pressure due to hunger to comply, but that is perfectly legal.  Or a law school graduate might be coerced into choosing between taking a bar exam or being unable to practice as an attorney in a given jurisdiction.  And as noted above, a prosecutor can tell a criminal that he must turn state’s evidence or face possible prison or even execution, and that is perfectly legal.  Likewise it is perfectly legal to offer settlement on these terms; indeed it is done all the time.
But Brynaert is undeterred:
Go ahead Ron.  Show them my email and explain that it is some kind of extraordinary act of extortion, as opposed to a perfectly ordinary offer of settlement.  The NYPD works very hard and they could use a good laugh now and then.
At the same time he is peddling the claim that I violated his sister’s privacy somehow.  Really folks this is almost too stupid to believe and it really goes to why I think that Ron Brynaert actually a little nuts.  (The alternative theory is he is “crazy like a fox.”)  That’s just my opinion, but judge the facts for yourself.
You see it started when my friend Dustin made this statement in the midst of a long comment at one of my posts:
Of course, Ron has smeared just about everyone he’s come into contact with… even friends, which I guess is some kind of game theory in play. So have most of his buds. They smear at will, and yet if they also are quick to threaten to sue if ‘defamed’ with something accurate, such as Ron’s criminal record (at least Ron claims he has one… for all I know that was BS too).
Ron then emailed me and said that the reference to him having a criminal record was defamatory and demanded that Dustin’s comment be deleted.  But what the truth turned out to be, according to him, that he did have a criminal record in the sense that he was arrested once and it was expunged.  So technically he did have a criminal record although not one most reasonable people would care about.  He went on then to explain that what had happened was this.  His sister and he were at a bar.  His sister was abducted and then raped.  While she was missing, Ron got concerned and tried to get management at this bar concerned.  To hear him tell it, the management didn’t care and later the cops showed a lack of concern, and he got a little out of control.  So I told him that since what Dustin said was true, I was not going to delete his email.  Instead I added a little bit of context, while also respecting his sister’s privacy by not specifying who was abducted or the fact this person was raped, as follows:
I have been exchanging emails with Ron and I will share to a degree some additional context. He states that his “record” consisted of being arrested once. He was not convicted and to hear it told, it was kind of a bullsh-t situation. Basically as he tells it, a member of his family had been abducted at a club, and he attempted to get management to help him locate this family member. They refused and he called the police and while the police was dragging their heels, he yelled at them and was arrested for that. If you credit his account, even if he was a little in the wrong (a big if), I don’t think it does any discredit to his character. How calm would you be if a family member is missing? How patient would you be?
And i say that bluntly leaving out a lot of details out of respect for the primary victim of this crime. From his account it fairly sounds like a nightmare.
He further asserts later that the judge agreed to expunge his arrest from his record. So as far as the law is concerned, it didn’t actually happen.
I will say that he has submitted to me no objective evidence to support this story, so we only have his veracity to go on.  For what it is worth, for all the bad feelings I have had with him, and the deliberate deception I have accused him of, I actually believe him on this one.
So that puts Ron’s story into enough context to make you think that him being arrested probably wasn’t really such a bad thing, and Dustin’s comment—which covered many subjects besides just Ron’s criminal record—remained.  I figured that was a fair solution.
Instead Ron insisted a few weeks later that I had done something evil, violating his sister’s privacy.  I didn’t manage to save every tweet, but I have a few from this exchange.  Here is one example:
@AaronWorthing knows I caught him lying about reporting threat* since he gave ridiculous excuses so he smeared me using my sister’s rape.
So I reacted with puzzlement.  Didn’t he just violate his sister’s privacy by telling the world that the relative in the story is his sister and she was raped?  So for instance I said (sometimes mashing tweets together when they were strung together):
@ronbryn if you really were so concerned with her privacy why did you announce to the world she … was raped just now? you could have kept that part quiet.
And later:
@ronbryn do you even grasp what the term “privacy” means? psst it means you don’t tell the whole world!
Which brought this head scratcher of a reply:
@AaronWorthing Are you for real? It’s my right to divulge my own privacy. Not yours. You’re sick. My sister was raped, you ghoul @Patterico
Which seems like kind of strange logic.  I mean, isn’t that his sister’s right to privacy, here?  She was the one who was allegedly violated.  So that led me and others to doubt the veracity of his entire story.  If he really had a sister and she really was raped, why would he act like that?
And if you think that doesn’t make sense, well… welcome to Brynaert logic.  I have clashed with him before.  For instance, when he was busy trying to figure out who I was, he argued that I was probably a commenter named Timb on IMAO’s website.  Let me see if I can explain this “logic.”
On twitter I use an avatar of a kitten with a sniper rifle.  Like this.

 

I like it because of the absurdity of a cute kitten doing a cold, evil thing.  I found it years ago in IMAO’s site when he was running a caption contest.  The winner was Timb, with the line, “Oswald was a p___y.”  This was a riff off of a line in The Usual Suspects, where a sniper says, “Oswald was a f_g.”
So one day Ron decided to do an in-depth investigation into why I chose my avatar, and when he asked where it came from, I replied, “Oswald was a p___y!” and linked to the IMAO caption contest page.  Therefore, Ron reasoned, we must be the same person because both “misquoted” The Usual Suspects the same way!  Yes, really.
As I wrote back then:
And what are the chances that both Tim B and myself would use the same words?  Well, pretty frakking good, given that the words in question was the phrase that won IMAO’s caption contest connected to that very picture, a fact I was alluding to when I referenced IMAO in my tweet.  In other words, Brynaert, you colossal idiot, I was quoting Tim B.’s winning entry.  It ain’t secret knowledge, you twit.  I suppose if I said “Houston, we have a problem” Brynaert will think I am really Tom Hanks.
Oy, my head hurts just thinking about it.
By the way, this email between long-time internet rival “Kman” and Brynaert is fairly prescient:
Your boner to bring down Aaron makes you — and by extension, liberals — look like a-hole children.  Worse than that, the fact that you’re doing it BADLY with messed-up conspiracy theories, etc., makes you an ineffectual tinfoil-hat-wearing a-hole child.
Seriously, liberals, it is time to throw these guys under the bus.  Disown and denounce.  And in the case of Babs Streisand, ask for your money back.
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Oh, and now it can be told: I am proud to say that Fred Thompson made me a winner.  IMAO had a contest to see who could name the best quote from Fred Thompson, but they explained that they really weren’t going to check if he really said it, thus inviting people to just make stuff up, too.
So one winner was real, one was… I don’t know.  And the third was mine and yes made up.  But I have to believe he said something like this at a certain point in his life…
So let me get this straight. You want me to play essentially myself, a man with a thick Tennessee accent and real conservative values—not the moderately liberal values that passes for ‘conservative’ in New York—and you want this character to be the elected D.A. of New York City?
Fred Thompson himself ended up picking the winners and we each got a signed copy of his book.  Which was really cool.
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* The supposed lying is equally dumb.  When I ran the everyone draw Mohammed blog, every now and then someone would comment and say something to the effect that they were going to kill us.  I would reply, “very good.  Your threats have been reported to the FBI.”  He claimed that somehow because I was using a pseudonym that I couldn’t possibly be telling the truth.  You know, because the FBI will not take anonymous tips.  (This is me rolling my eyes.)  Why he felt it mattered a damn to determine whether or not I actually reported them or just said something to scare those thugs, is beyond me.
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Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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If you like what you read and you know Brett Kimberlin’s history, feel free to hit my tip jar found in my sidebar.

I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration!  I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor!  And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day? #BrettKimberlin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120522:

I admit I was close to tears when I saw this:
That is at Lee Stranahan’s blog, where he announces his idea to get everyone to blog about Brett Kimberlin, on Friday, May 25, 2012.
I can’t ask you to do this.  It’s not because of this peace order against me—Judge Johnson has made it clear that the peace order statute cannot forbid protected speech.  And this is protected speech.  But as much as we use the “I am Spartacus” concept in this situation I am the guy who really is Spartacus.  I’m Kirk Douglas, more or less.  Watch this clip again:
If you watch closely, the real Spartacus was ready to identify himself.  So he didn’t ask his fellow slaves to stand up beside him.  They just did.  So I’m not going to ask.  Perhaps the truly courageous thing would be to say, “No, don’t do this.”  But I won’t do that, either.  I’ll just say… decide for yourselves.

And if you are new to this blog and wondering what the heck this is all about, you can start here at this post in which I show how Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me for a crime.  That’s where all of this started.  And then go to Robert Stacy McCain’s blog and see what is happening to him.

Update: A few more thoughts.  Obviously, the comparison is to Everyone Draw Mohammed Day (EDMD).  As you know, EDMD arose from the failure of the institutions that normally were supposed to stand up for freedom of speech.  First, our governments were supposed to intervene.  As our Declaration of Independence tells us, we have an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  And it says something else that is crucial but often overlooked: “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.”  In other words government exists not for its own benefit, but for the purpose of securing our sacred rights, not the least of which is freedom of expression, and freedom of religion.

And when our government failed to deal appropriately with the use of terrorist threats to silence others–saying they would murder anyone who dared to draw Mohammed–this was a failure of our government to perform one of its most basic functions.  And I thought, “well, at least the press will probably stand up against this.  After all, freedom of expression is what they are all about.”  But instead the press did not.  They refused to show the cartoons in the Danish cartoon controversy, even though basic reporting almost demanded it.  Can you think of any other controversy over any other work of art (defined loosely), where they didn’t start by showing you the item that is creating all the fuss?  Whether you are talking about the infamous Piss Christ or the painting of the Holy Virgin Mary made with elephant dung, they always showed you the artwork in question.  Here is one example and here is another. But suddenly in this case, no one was willing to show the cartoons even in a news story.  I even saw a shameful article on Cnn, where they showed one of the Mohammed cartoons but blurred out Mohammed himself, which meant that they showed a blurry piece of paper on television.  I mean, why bother?  So the institutional press failed us.

So We the People had to step up.  But I always felt it was a second-best solution.  The best would be for the Federal Government to have done its duty, but it didn’t.  And the reason why it was a “second best” solution, is that EDMD necessarily offended the vast majority of Muslims who 1) hate terrorism, 2) love freedom of speech and religion, but also 3) don’t enjoy seeing their prophet insulted.  I said to them that the offense to their reasonable sensibilities was collateral damage that sadly we could not avoid as we secured our God-given (or perhaps Allah-given) right to choose what we say and believe freely.  It was a dilemma that led people of good conscience who probably normally would have supported EDMD to refuse to do so, such as James Taranto and Ann Althouse.  And if someone had another solution that didn’t offend those good Muslims and still protected our sacred freedoms, I would have happily done that.

(I mean I suppose vigilantism would have worked, but I am opposed to that.)

And that is the beautiful part of this current protest.  The only person who is offended, is the person actually attempting to suppress free speech.

And by the way, if you don’t currently have a blog, I will point out that Blogger, the interface I am using, is free, and easy enough to use that even a lawyer can use it!  I’m not going to ask you to do this, but I will point out that therefore anyone could create a simple blog that day, and write a simple thing.  Hundreds, maybe even thousands of regular people could debut their blog this Friday.  And maybe you will enjoy speaking your mind as much as I do.

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Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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Permissions declaration.

If you like what you read and you know Brett Kimberlin’s history, feel free to hit my tip jar found in my sidebar.

I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration!  I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor!  And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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