The Brett Kimberlin Saga:
Follow this link to my BLOCKBUSTER STORY of how Brett Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist and perjurer, attempted to frame me for a crime, and then got me arrested for blogging when I exposed that misconduct to the world. That sounds like an incredible claim, but I provide primary documents and video evidence proving that he did this. And if you are moved by this story to provide a little help to myself and other victims of Mr. Kimberlin’s intimidation, such as Robert Stacy McCain, you can donate at the PayPal buttons on the right. And I thank everyone who has done so, and will do so.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
So yesterday I provided you a copy of the filing I made in the Kimberlin case, opposing his attempt to obtain my true identity by legal process. And I promised a second post, containing most of the exhibits. So this is that post.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
As you saw when you (hopefully) read my response two of the leading cases in Maryland on point is Lubin v. Agora, 882 A.2d 833 (2005) and Independent Newspapers v. Brodie, 966 A.2d 432 (Maryland 2009). Lubin is actually the better precedent to apply because like the present case, it concerned the subpoena of persons who was not a party to the instant case, but might have useful information. Still, Brodie provides important guidance on many points.
I Respond to Brett Kimberlin’s Motion and Subpoenas (Part 4 of a 4 PartSeries) (Update: Instalink and Other Links! Sweet!)
Update (II): Thanks for links from long time blogging ally Blazing Cat Fur, and from um... since I am trying to keep the cursing to a minimum, I will just link to this second blog without naming it, and give you a language warning about the link. Also we have “donkeytale” at myFDL who has covered this dustup before.. And the kindest link was from Gabriel Malor at Ace of Spades who writes: “Aaron is a great legal blogger and that brief is an awesome legal take-down.” Sweet and back atcha. Gabriel is great for following the legal geek stuff.
Update (III): Thanks to Legal Insurrection for designating this the post of the day.
Parts one through three are here, here and here. The short version is that Bret Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist (bomber, specifically) and perjurer is attempting to obtain my real name by the use of legal process, by claiming I am a witness in an unrelated matter. This post contains the responsive pleading I have filed today.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
(So off I am to save the world again, for the first time...)
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Brett Kimberlin, Convicted Terrorist and Perjurer, Attempts to Compel Google and Blogger to Out Me (Part 2 of a Planned 3 Part Series)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Brett Kimberlin, Convicted Terrorist and Perjurer, Writes Me a Note (Part 1 of a Planned 3 Part Series)
Monday, December 19, 2011
Update: An intentionally funny video about the late dear leader:
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Update: Let's have a musical tribute to the softer side of Kim Jong Il:
That's from Team America, an under-appreciated pro-Bush classic from the creators of South Park.
Update (III): BBC has video of the State TV news announcer crying on air. Heh.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Much of civilisation rests on the proper response to death, simple unalloyed kindness, the desire to show sympathy for irrecoverable loss, the understanding that a unique and irreplaceable something has been lost to us. If we ceased to care, we wouldn’t be properly human.
And isn’t that what I have been talking about in the last twenty four hours, how our civilization—and various uncivilized barbarians—respond to life and death? Whether it was mourning the loss of a healer in Afghanistan, or contemplating the funeral oration quality of Schindler’s List, it has all been about how we respond to death.
Anyway, I won’t quote extensively from Peter Hitchen’s first stab at a eulogy for his brother. I will just suggest that you read the whole thing. And I will say this. I am convinced that he is in a better place today. I have always said that funerals were not really for the dead. They were for the living. And in that sense, I hope the friends and loved ones left behind will find peace.
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Last week, Tablet Magazine published our list of the 100 greatest Jewish films of all time. At the very bottom was Schindler’s List. In a brief blurb, I called it an “astoundingly stupid” movie, which, in turn, inspired some of our readers to call me a “piece of shit” and a “neo-Nazi”—all for casting an aspersion on what, if they are to be believed, is everyone’s favorite Holocaust movie.
Which makes perfect sense: More than just a regrettable film, Schindler’s List neatly reflects the Manichean mindset of many American Jews, for whom mythology trumps memory and nothing lies beyond good and evil. Those who howled at me weren’t expressing a mere aesthetic judgment; they were defending a worldview.
To understand this worldview, we need only look at Schindler’s List. The film’s two main characters are Liam Neeson’s Oskar Schindler and Ralph Fiennes’ Nazi officer, Amon Goeth. The first is a philandering and greedy German who sees a little girl in a red coat and has a nearly instantaneous epiphany, realizing that life is precious and that Jews should be saved. The other is a monster; it’s no coincidence that the American Film Institute ranked Goeth at number 15 in its list of the 100 greatest villains of all time, just one spot below the slimy creature who terrorized Sigourney Weaver in Ridley Scott’s Alien. Goeth, too, is an otherworldly sort. He is not, like the real-life murderer on whom he is based, merely a hateful, opportunistic, and cruel young man who relished the chance to play god. He is impenetrable, predatory, inhuman. We have little reason to fear him more than we fear, say, the Nazis in Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark or the shark from Jaws; all are terrifying, but all are the sort of baddies we’ll only ever see on-screen, not the kind of ordinary and crooked and all-too-human scum living quietly next door and waiting for a stab at power.
Well, first, I always find these discussions of supposedly the worst film/song/album cover to be odd anyway. It’s more like the worst among the stuff anyone remembers. I am sure there is a more than a few clearly worse “Jewish” movies around somewhere (being a little unclear on how you decide whether a movie is “Jewish” or not). Like maybe a 90 minute film about a guy farting on a yarmulke to the tune of the Dradle Song.
And in the end I guess I just didn’t see the same movie. For one, I never thought that Schindler was okay with Jew-killing in the beginning, just that the enormity of what had been happening had not occurred to him, until that scene where he watches it on horseback. I think humans have a strong capacity for denial and that was what was in play up until that point. He found ways to ignore just how awful it was until that point. We sometimes need something to shock us out of complacency.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The NTSB’s Proposed Ban on Cell Phones Is Even More Ridiculous Than You Think (Because It’s Not Just a Ban on Cell Phones)
So the news comes out today that the NTSB wants the states to ban all of the use of cell phones, except in emergencies. From Cnn’s article: