While I’ve been out sawing lumber and pounding nails, my good friends in the ethernet have been steadfastly feeding logs into the raging inferno that is the Brett Kimberlin/Neal Rauhauser saga. I can’t possibly link everyone, but if you follow the links I provide, you will find plenty more.
First off, Paul Lemmon posts a series of emails he exchanged with Neal Rauhauser. Rauhauser just got played. Paul…no fair hunting over bait;
To put the emails I received — and answered — in context, I am posting the entire exchange.
This exchange began, apparently, in response to a post I made last week about withdrawing support for the National Bloggers Club because of unanswered questions and doubts about the club and it’s founder Ali Akbar. This was engendered by revelations about his past criminal activities and what I consider valid questions that need to be answered.
Apparently Neal felt that by writing that post, I was somehow defecting from the conservative cause. I have not. To the emails:
(Nota Bene: I have redacted Neal’s email address and telephone number from these emails out of courtesy to him. Every thing else is as written and received via my email address.) Please visit An Ex-con’s View to read the email exchange.
Of course, if you want to get the full story, no one has done more to uncover the craziness that is Neal Rauhauser than Stacy McCain who has kept up the stellar reporting from an undisclosed location. The latest stories are here and here.
Lee Stranahan has obtained e-mails sent privately by Brett Kimberlin’s demented associate Neal Rauhauser in which Rauhauser makes what would appear to be false and defamatory statements about a number of individuals, including Patrick “Patterico” Frey:
Someone was funding Seth [Allen] and it was either John Patrick Frey, or Aaron Walker. . . .
Frey dropped Naffe’s dox in order to intimidate/guide people in how to attack her. This was done to protect James O’Keefe – Frey has been his most vocal defender, and I think they used to work together.
This idea that Patterico is a sinister Moriarty, an arch-conspirator who masterminds all manner of right-wing evil, became lodged in Rauhauser’s warped mind during the WeinerGate scandal. Regular readers will kindly excuse the repetition as I remind you that Patterico was targeted in multiple July 2011 posts by Rauhauser (“Stranded Wind”) on Daily Kos:
- July 4: Weinergate: Patterico’s Penalization
- July 4: Disingenuous Chart, Dishonest D.A. (Weinergate)
- July 17: Weinergate: Patterico’s Petulance
- July 19: Patterico’s Personal Pipsqueak
- July 23: In Which Patterico Imperils Breitbart
- July 25: Patterico’s Prattling Puppets
By July 27, 2011, Rauhauser declared that Patterico “looks to be a pretty good candidate for the planner/operator behind Weinergate.” Rauhauser’s ideé fixe — his bizarre delusion that Anthony Weiner was the victim of a conspiracy coordinated by Patterico — is a figment of his febrile imagination.
And leave it to Bob Belvedere to come up with the perfect metaphor for this whole mess;
‘It was much pleasanter at home,’ thought poor Alice, ‘when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit-hole — and yet — and yet — it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! There ought to be a book written about me, that there ought! And when I grow up, I’ll write one.’
More information about Neal Rauhauser, and his close friend Count Non Compos Mentis, is emerging from the depths of the fetid well of the Rabbit-Hole…
Wow! Mr. Lemmen was certainly able to get Neal Rauhauser to open up. He was clearly using skills well honed in his previous career as a con man. I’m reminded of the title of the old TV series, It Takes a Thief.
Indeed. Paul seems to have done some good work here getting Rauhauser to reveal more intel.
Which leads into the perfect song;
Stay tuned for more Brett Kimberlin/Neal Rauhauser hijinks.