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Friday, May 25, 2012

Brett Kimberlin #BrettKimberlin

Who is Brett Kimberlin?
Brett Kimberlin is an American leftist political activist, convicted felon, and ex-convict.[1]
In 1981, Kimberlin was convicted of a series of bombings that took place in Speedway, Indiana in 1978. When Kimberlin was arrested, authorities found timers in his possession matching the ones used in the bombs. [1][2]

Kimberlin had previously been convicted of charges including conspiracy in an international drug smuggling ring and impersonating a federal officer.[2][3]

Kimberlin was the subject of a 1996 book by journalist Mark Singer which revisited the story of Kimberlin's unsubstantiated claims to have sold Dan Quayle marijuana in the 1970s. [1][2][3][4]

Since being released from prison, it has been reported that Brett Kimberlin's activities have been funded by various left leaning groups, including the George Soros funded Tides Foundation; wife of Senator John Kerry, Teresa Heinz; and Barbara Streisand.[5] Andrew Breitbart warned about Brett Kimberlin via Twitter in October 2011.[6]

Brett Kimberlin has been involved in numerous civil lawsuits. [7] It has been alleged that Mr. Kimberlin pursues civil lawsuits to intimidate and cause harm to people he disagrees with.[8] Kimberlin has been accused of harassing and threatening other journalists and bloggers, including Robert Stacy McCain, Aaron Walker, and Patrick Frey. [9] This matter has been been recently addressed by numerous bloggers. [10] Kimberlin was alleged to have plotted murder to cover his crimes. [11] This is an example of the left's ideology that tolerates such behavior. [12]

And when free speech is threatened, free speech is the cure. Or as Louis Brandeis said, "Sunlight is the best disinfectant."


Patrick Frey (aka Patterico) of Patterico's Pontifications has a chilling story on how he believes Kimberlin associates made a false 911 call to the police, reporting a murder in progress at Frey's home. Police arrived, guns drawn. This could have resulted in Patterico/Frey being killed. The likely motivation was Frey's association with Andrew Breitbart. [13]

Here are some additional highlights and court excerpts of Brett Kimberlin's past. [14] The Other McCain is encouraging bloggers to post and link on May 25, 2012. [15] All American Blogger (update:  Instapundit, Dan Riehl, and Protein Wisdom) have numerous links and references to other blogs on this topic. [16] Sister Toldjah has her post on the topic today with links. [17] All American Blogger also has an interview with Robert Stacy McCain regarding recent events with Brett Kimberlin. [18]  Michelle Malkin has a letter from an Indiana reader about Brett Kimberlin.  [19]  The Blaze has more.  [20]  Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom reports on a suspicious email that appear to be attempt to intimidate him. [21]  Radley Balko at The 
Agitator has more. [22]

Michelle Malkin has links on who may be funding Brett Kimberlin, including possibly the U.S. State Department? Instapundit also has links.  [23] Why this #BrettKimberlin thing matters. [24] PJ Tattler asks, why does George Soros' name pop up when dirty tricks are involved (and this g
oes well beyond your typical dirty trick). And will Kimberlin sell out his Progressive friends? [25]

World's Only Rational Man calls Kimberlin out. [26]

1.  Calabresi, Massimo (2007-01-05), "The Wizard of Odd". Time.
2.  "Speedway bomber gets sentence of 50 years"(1981-12-31), The Madison Courier (Madison, Ind.): pp. B3. 
4.   Megan Harlan (1996-12-20), Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin (1996), Entertainment Weekly.
5.   Matthew Vadum (2012-05-17), Nonprofit of terrorist bomber receives Tides Foundation funding, Capital Research Center.
6.  Andrew Breitbart (2011-10-18), Twitter; see also, Diary of Dadleus (2012-05-24), Ties between Charles Johnson and Brett Kimberlin?
7.  Brett Kimberlin (search 2012-05-24), Google Scholar Page.
9.  Michelle Malkin (2012-05-23), Free Speech Blog Burst, michellemalkin.com; see also, Glenn Reynolds (2012-05-23), Instapundit; see also, Rosslyn Smith (2012-05-24), The Left and Con Men, American Thinker; see also, Bob Belevedere, (2012-05-04), The Camp of the Saints; see also, Robert Stacy McCain (2012-05-21), Never Doubt that God Answers Prayers, The Other McCain; see also, Robert Stacy McCain (2012-05-24), Kimberlin is a lying felon who can't stop lying (paraphrasing Jimmie Bise, Jr.), The Other McCain. 
10.  The following list of bloggers via Michelle Malkin:
Instapundit Glenn Reynolds
The American Thinker
Walter Olson at Overlawyered
Blazing Cat Fur
Donald Douglas at American Power
The American Catholic
The Lonely Conservative
Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury
Nice Deb
Sundries Shack
PJMedia Tatler
Dan Riehl
Film Ladd
The Coalition of the Swilling
Richard Fernandez
Legal Insurrection
Daley Gator
The Camp of the Saints
Wake Up America
Darth Chipmunk
Zilla of the Resistance
Lady Liberty 1885
Goldfish and Clowns
Small Dead Animals
Yid with Lid
Evil Blogger Lady
Israel Matzav
Lisa Graas
Bob Owens
12.  Jeff Goldstein (2012-05-23), Protein Wisdom.
13.  Patterico (2012-05-25), Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political TerrorismPatterico's Pontifications; see also, Jim Geraghty (2012-05-25), Why are SWAT teams being used as tools of harassment?, The Campaign Spot, National Review.
14.  Blog about Brett Kimberlin Day (2012-05-25), Pope Hat.
15.  Robert Stacy McCain (2012-05-25), The Other McCain.
16.  All American Blogger (2012-05-25); see also, Glenn Reynolds (2012-05-25), Instapundit; Dan Riehl (2012-05-25), Brett Kimberlin, Riehl World View; Darleen Click (2012-05-25), Free Speech Blog Burst, Protein Wisdom.
17.  Sister Toldjah (2012-05-25), Standing in Support of those targeted by #BrettKimberlin, Sister Toldjah.
18.  All American Blogger (2012-05-25), Interview with Robert Stacy McCain, All American Blogger.
19.  Michelle Malkin (2012-05-25), Letter from and Indiana reader about Brett Kimberlin, michellemalkin.com.
20.  Tiffany Gabbay (2012-05-25) You need to know about Brett Kimberlin, The Blaze; see also, Memorandum linking track (2012-05-25), www.memorandum.com; Dan Riehl (2012-05-25), List of Bloggers Participating (updated), Riehl World View; Duane Lester (2012-05-25),Who is Brett Kimberlin and biggest link around evah, All-American Blogger, linked by, Bad Blue (2012-05-25).
21.  Jeff Goldstein (2012-05-25), Attempt to intimidate?, Protein Wisdom.
22.  Radley Balko (2012-05-25), Blog about Brett Kimberlin, The Agitator.
23.  Michelle Malkin (2012-05-25), Who is funding Brett Kimberlin, michellemalkin.com; Glenn Reynolds (2012-05-25), Links on Brett Kimberlin funding, Instapundit.
24.  Jimmie Bise, Jr. (2012-05-25), Why this #BrettKimberlin things matters, The Sundries Shack.
25.  PJ Tattler (2012-05-13), Why does George Soros name pop up?, Pajama Media; see also, Dan Riehl (2012-05-25),Why The Brett Kimberlin Story Is A Bigger Problem For Progressives Than You May Realize, Riehl World View.
26.  World's Only Rational Man (2012-05-25), You are not a terrorist, Brett Kimberlin, World's Only Rational Man; see also, Joy McCann, Ulitmate Brett Kimberlin Rant, Little Miss Attila.


  1. I see you got linked by Michelle. I finally did at her last update.

    1. I tweeted Alec Baldwin about Kimberlin and then asked if he gave him any money. Now if Baldwin tweets back that should get me on Twitchy! ;)

    2. I joke, but Barabara Streisand really did give Kimberlin money.

  2. I noticed the bovine theme elsewhere but you're always giving the milk for free first.

  3. Kimberlin had previously been convicted of charges including conspiracy in an international drug smuggling ring and impersonating a federal office diamond bar plumber


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