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.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give Thanks, Give Back on this Day

Allergic to Bull is going to be a politics-free zone today, if that can be at all helped.

But as we gather around with family and share our blessings—and yes, even with the difficulties I am facing, I feel blessed, with the help of friends (and occasionally pro-bono attorneys)—and it is appropriate that if you have a couple extra bucks, to suggest you give to a good cause.  Specifically this:

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That is the owner of Ferguson Market and Liquor, in that store, surveying the damage on Tuesday morning, after the riots of Monday night.  This store, in a way, is “ground zero” of the entire Michael Brown controversy.  It started there, when Brown stole cigars from this store and pushed one of its employees aside.  And as you can see, it was trashed in the riots.  Whatever you think of the shooting of Brown, this family that owned this business didn’t deserve this.

And now is your chance to do your share to make things right.  A GoFundMe page has been set up to help them out and you can participate, here.

This isn’t the first fundraiser for a store harmed in the riots.  Natalie’s Cakes and More has a GoFundMe page, here, as well.  But at last writing, the first one got like $150 in donations, and the second got over $200,000, so obviously one needs the help more than the other.

If you find out of any similar fundraisers for anyone else harmed in all of this, let me know and there’s good chance I will link to it, similarly.

But of course any discussion of GoFundMe would not be complete without discussing another worthy cause: helping my friend Mandy Nagy out.  As regular readers know, she was afflicted with a stroke in early September.  You can follow the most updated post in blogging history on her progress, here.  Unlike the store owners, I don’t think she has insurance, so her need might be much more acute.  I am not honestly sure, because, well, how much do you know about your friends’ finances?  But please keep her in our thoughts and prayers this day.

As for those who dread talking politics over dinner, don’t worry, dear reader, I have two versions of advice on how to handle it.  One is a parody of the liberal “how to survive Thanksgiving dinner with a conservative uncle” trope, and one is apparently meant in earnest.  Which is a parody and which is not?

Well, without giving away the links let me quote from two of them.  First, one quote:

The hurt feelings and the culture of psychological entrapment. The long-dormant resentments that seem to redouble like fingernails on a corpse.

 Like you, I have often wondered, “How might a hostage negotiator help the average American family get through Thanksgiving?”

I’ve had this thought not because of my own brood — we Alfords are a wholly agreeable lot, whose emotional vicissitudes take the form of a lot of muffled, Protestant sobbing — but rather because so many reports I receive of others’ holiday gatherings sound like football scrimmages subtitled by David Mamet. Surely these are matters for professionals who’ve received months of intensive training in crisis intervention?

“Just shut up and listen,” said Frederick J. Lanceley, the F.B.I.’s former senior negotiator and former principal director of its negotiation course, when asked how to get two parties who are at odds with each other to cooperate at the holiday dinner table. “People want to be heard. They want the attention.”

And from the second piece:

In the great progressive spirit, here are a few tips on how to talk to — and morally improve — your family this Thanksgiving:

1. Your crazy uncle complains in passing that the construction on Redlands Avenue is limiting the flow of traffic to his hardware store, and wonders if the job could be completed more quickly.

This must not be allowed to stand. Ask your uncle if he’s an anarchist and if he has heard of Somalia. If you missed Politics 101 at Oberlin, refer to the Fact Cards that you have printed out from and explain patiently that the government is the one thing that we all belong to and that the worry that it is “too big” or “too centralized” or “too slow to achieve basic tasks” has a long association with neo-Confederate causes.

The full pieces are here, and here.  The first one seems to be in earnest, but I am not sure.  Could it be a subtle parody?

In any case, enjoy the holidays, and take pity on your high strung relatives and leave politics out of it.  Enjoy the Turkey-induced semi-comatose state.


My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist (and adjudicated pedophile) 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 sounds 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 help in the fight to hold Mr. Kimberlin accountable, please hit the donation link on the right.  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.



I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin, of reprehensible conduct.  In some cases, the conduct is even criminal.  In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system.  I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence.  This kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.

In the particular case of Brett Kimberlin, I do not want you to even contact him.  Do not call him.  Do not write him a letter.  Do not write him an email.  Do not text-message him.  Do not engage in any kind of directed communication.  I say this in part because under Maryland law, that can quickly become harassment and I don’t want that to happen to him.

And for that matter, don’t go on his property.  Don’t sneak around and try to photograph him.  Frankly try not to even be within his field of vision.  Your behavior could quickly cross the line into harassment in that way too (not to mention trespass and other concerns).

And do not contact his organizations, either.  And most of all, leave his family alone.

The only exception to all that is that if you are reporting on this, there is of course nothing wrong with contacting him for things like his official response to any stories you might report.  And even then if he tells you to stop contacting him, obey that request.  That this is a key element in making out a harassment claim under Maryland law—that a person asks you to stop and you refuse.

And let me say something else.  In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe that any person supporting me has done any of the above.  But if any of you have, stop it, and if you haven’t don’t start.

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