NOTE: Today is Blog about Brett Kimberlin Day, initiated to show support to bloggers, lawyers, and others on the right and left who have been viciously targeted by both Brett Kimberlin and his merry band of AnonyThugs who are using the First Amendment as a harassment tool against “enemies” of convicted domestic terrorist aka “Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin. I wrote my original post a couple of days ago, and since then blogger Patterico has written a detailed account, published today, of some of what he, his family, his employer, and fellow bloggers/friends/associates have had to go through at the hands of thugs like Brett Kimberlin and supporters. READ IT when you’ve got a few minutes. You’ll see that both conservatives and liberals alike were targeted – the liberals because they refused to play along with Kimberlin’s disgusting tactics and game-playing.
When you get into the business of writing about politics and current events, whether you do it for the love of it, the money, or both, you set yourself up for being a target of your political opposition. It is the nature of the beast. Most of the time if the opposition isn’t trying to counter your points respectfully, they’ll just laugh at you and/or call you nasty names over a period of time and move on. Other times they won’t move on, but they won’t carry it any further than just online word wars. But there are also cases where it can escalate way beyond that into territory it never should – where people’s families, homes, and livelihoods are directly targeted, threatened, and negatively impacted by thugs who have absolutely no concept of what “freedom of speech” means, and who believe there are no boundaries/limits whatsoever that they shouldn’t be allowed to cross in trying to “shame” those who they oppose. Such is the case with Brett Kimberlin, a despicable human being who has waged a disgusting campaign of legal terror and abuse against conservatives who write truthful articles about him and his domestic terrorism past. The man is vile. Absolutely vile:
**Posted by Phineas
Phineas’ private jet touched down in Charlotte at a little after 11 today, and I’ve already taken him out for BBQ, brunswick stew, and sweet tea – Southern style! Also drove him by the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the ZMAX Dragstrip in Concord so he could get a feel for NASCAR country. So glad to finally meet my blog buddy, who does an incredible job here!
Like many, I was stunned yesterday at the news of mega-conservative publisher and social media giant Andrew Breitbart’s untimely death at the age of 43. I spent most of the day Tweeting and ReTweeting comments from fans/friends and foes alike, many of who (on the fans/friends side) wrote amazing tributes at their websites about their time and interactions with him. Some had only met him briefly, while others had a stronger connection through their mutual interests – mainly, fighting the left and their allies in the mainstream media on the all-important cultural frontlines.