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4/8/2013

Further Proof That Someone Close to Brett Kimberlin Drove by Aaron Walker’s House

Filed under: Brett Kimberlin,General — Patterico @ 10:32 pm

This morning I noted various items of evidence that Aaron Walker has been stalked by Brett Kimberlin and his associates. You’ll never guess who came up with an idea that further confirms this evidence of stalking. Aaron Walker’s nemesis “Kman.”

First, let’s review some of the evidence of stalking that I mentioned this morning:

  • Kimberlin took photos of Aaron and his wife weeks ago at a Maryland courthouse in a different county from where Kimberlin lives. He parked his car behind Aaron’s, circled the car, saw Aaron’s wife, pulled his car around to face her, and took footage or pictures of her as she sat in her car.
  • Someone took a surreptitious low-angle picture of Aaron last year at a courthouse, from just feet away. The picture was published at the Kimberlin-related blog Breitbart Unmasked.
  • A Breitbart Unmasked commenter named Texas Tim, who knew that Kimberlin took the courthouse pictures of Aaron and his wife before that fact was made public, stated that Aaron has a “no trespassing” sign at his house. I verified with Aaron that he does have such a sign. This suggests that Kimberlin associate (or sock puppet) “Texas Tim” physically drove past Aaron’s house in Virginia.

Kman had an interesting comment in response to that thread:

Just throwing this out there… but has anyone considered Google Maps Street View? I would be interested to know if that shows the sign. If it doesn’t, that certainly would lend credibility to the theory that Walker is being stalked in Virginia.

Good question. I checked with Aaron, who shared his street address with me. And guess what? It cannot be seen on Google Street View. Google Street View simply is not available for his address.

Oh, but it gets better. And creepier.

Today, at the Kimberlin-related site Breitbart Unmasked, a post was published with a photo of Aaron’s Virginia house. The post was apparently a response to my post about Aaron’s “no trespassing” sign. The site, which often publishes scoops known only to Kimberlin, mockingly Photoshopped silly signs into the picture of Aaron’s home. The blogger claimed he had gotten the picture from Zillow.com. I could not find the photo at the Zillow site — but, knowing Aaron’s address, I was able to find the identical picture (the non-Photoshopped version) on another real estate site. It was copyright 2009, and there was no genuine “no trespassing” sign.

So, As far as I can tell, the only way “Texas Tim” could know that Aaron has a “no trespassing” sign at his house is if he, or someone he knows, physically drove past Aaron Walker’s house in Virginia. And, again, “Texas Tim” knew non-public information known only to a handful of people including Aaron, his wife . . . and Brett Kimberlin.

It almost seems like Brett Kimberlin or his close confidante drove past Aaron Walker’s house in Virginia. Which sounds, under the circumstances, like it fits a pattern of real life stalking. Why, I can’t put it any better than Kman himself: this fact “lend[s] credibility to the theory that Walker is being stalked in Virginia.”

P.S. I do want to give props to my friend Michelle Malkin for stepping up to the plate today and blogging about all this. The fact is, Michelle has faced the laziness and incompetence of law enforcement in a far more dire situation than this. Michelle is a high profile blogger who has also faced threats and exposure of her home address — when she lived, ironically enough, in Maryland, not too far from Brett Kimberlin. So it takes courage for her to blog about this, knowing that scum like Bill Schmalfeldt have threatened to release the current home addresses of anyone who dared question the Howard County State’s Attorney and their cavalier attitude about the safety of Aaron and his wife. (Clearly, with the publication of a picture of Aaron’s house, Schmalfeldt’s thuggish threat was genuine.) Michelle is the type who stands up for what is right and does not back down. We need more people like her in this world.

UPDATE: I don’t think this is worth a new post, but the evidence is piling up. There is another laughable comment tonight from “Texas Tim” — which comment, by the way, really sounds an awful lot like it was written by Neal Rauhauser — that declares that Aaron’s “no trespassing” sign is to the left of Aaron’s front door. I checked with Aaron just now and it is.

Neal, I mean, “Texas Tim” says he knows this because the “intel community” is monitoring all of Aaron’s communications. Hahahahahahahaha.

Anyway, the Breitbart Unmasked web site says they obtained the photo of Aaron’s house on January 2, 2012 from Zillow. (They also claim I lied about whether they got it from Zillow, which is itself a lie; if you check my post, I merely said I could not find the photo on Zillow. I don’t even understand the purpose of their claiming I lied about something but I guess false accusations come reflexively to these people.) January 2, 2012 is about the time that Brett Kimberlin unnecessarily released Aaron’s identity and personal information in court documents. So the evidence of stalking and coordination with Kimberlin is stacking up quite nicely.

Neal, you suck at hiding your identity. You really just suck at it.

69 Responses to “Further Proof That Someone Close to Brett Kimberlin Drove by Aaron Walker’s House”

  1. For what it’s worth, “Kman” had a totally dishonest post at his pathetic untrafficked blog about Aaron’s experience with Kimberlin, and I’m sure he never would have left the comment if he realized that the truth would actually benefit Aaron.

    So, while I’m certain he will come in here spinning like a top to walk his comment back, I don’t plan to publish his comment unless it’s honest — in other words, unless it is completely unlike his dishonest blog post.

    I have come to see Kman as someone who actively supports evil people who are trying to hurt me and others in real life. I actually had respect for the guy once, and have lost that respect entirely. So, Kman? Yeah, I know you’re gonna spin this. The fact is, I don’t really care about your opinion. I really don’t.

    But if you’re going to accidentally make a point that serves the truth, then yeah. I’m going to use that.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. And I know that, for all of you out there, it takes real courage even to speak up in the comment section of a post like this. After all, if you have been paying attention, you know the harassment that commenters have mine have experienced in the past for commenting about Kimberlin and his buddies.

    For those who have the courage to comment, I salute you. For those who remain silent, I understand. I really do.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  3. These thugs should be doing time, it’s as if this is govt. controlled.

    mg (31009b)

  4. Hoge published some document showing how long Kimberlin’s sentence should have been.

    It’s amazing to think that, if the system wasn’t so screwed up, this guy would still be justly locked up, and many courageous people would not have to spend so much time and energy standing up to his particular brand of evil.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  5. Is inspector Clouseau in charge?

    mg (31009b)

  6. one of these days, these scumbags are going to stalk and/or threaten the wrong person or persons.

    all the fancy lawyers and legalistic sophistry in the world won’t save you when you have a couple Class III leaks in your circulatory system.

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  7. Xoxo, Patterico and Aaron

    MayBee (d48d90)

  8. When will Aaron, Lee and these other guys start being assholes back? Nothing wrong with dropping to their level every now and then.

    BradnSA (acab35)

  9. Brad, it is not yet a good time for Aaron, or others, to escalate any action beyond the steps they’ve taken.

    Meanwhile, we must all retain our heads and not let the Brett Kimberlin crime family goad us to improper responses.

    They are dangerous scum but keeping our heads negates their main purpose.

    Kimberlin himself is dangerous, and malevolent. But ultimately a base coward whose only skill is to intimidate women.

    SPQR (8c77d0)

  10. Pat, it’s not that I lack the courage to comment. It’s just that I have the good sense not too say something that Kimberlin can take out of context in his next SLAPP attack.

    And right now, I’m not clever enough to think of a thing that fills the bill.

    Steve57 (be3310)

  11. 9. Meanwhile, we must all retain our heads and not let the Brett Kimberlin crime family goad us to improper responses.

    Comment by SPQR (8c77d0) — 4/9/2013 @ 12:21 am

    The shorter version of what I was trying to say.

    Steve57 (be3310)

  12. Brett,

    Come to Tennessee, pleeease. Law enforcement hhere knows what to do with people who continue their criminal actions beyond parole.

    Sue me, so in discovery I can make you divuldge everything about your sordid programs and the fact they have no purpose other to enrich yourself and support your ill gotten lifestyle.

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  13. Brett Kimberlin is a low-life thug who should be behind bars for life at a minimum.

    Stashiu3 (1680c0)

  14. I’m pretty sure that can’t be taken out of context. 😉

    Stashiu3 (1680c0)

  15. Remember when Kmart told us about how Brett Kimberlin has paid his debt to society? Good times.

    Kmart may not be paid by by the to be a spokesnozzle, but his words wouldn’t be any different were he to formally hold that role.

    JD (f67592)

  16. Some people are just hard to live with, and you can hardly wait until you don’t have to.

    htom (412a17)

  17. FWIW, I meant what I said — it was no “accident”: if there was no Google Maps Street View of Aaron’s house, that does support the theory that he was stalked (or, at a minimum, subject to a peculiar drive-by).

    As for who I “support”, I don’t feel the need to take a position. I know that, for many of you, anything short of full-throated condemnation of Kimberlin automatically puts me on his “team”… and while you can think that, it’s simply not true. I think he’s odd, and some of his “teammates” are odder, but I think the fascination with him is waaay out of proportion to what he merits.

    I don’t blame Patrick for being cheesed with me. I suppose if I were swatted, and I was convinced that Kimberlin was behind it, and there was someone on my website pooh-poohing the threat that Kimberlin “crime family” pose, I would be react the same way.

    But it’s not my intention to show any disrespect to Patrick for what I’m sure is a sincerely held belief about the danger of Kimberlin et al. I just don’t see it the same as he does…. at least not yet.

    Kman (5576bf)

  18. I cant believe that Kmart the samr guy who had that passionate argument about the constitution with Aaron not so long ago – was so quick to shred it with his own arguments in support of a guy who really doesnt even support democrat causes – just himself.

    Why, whats the end game to support a coward who built bombs, raped little girls, plotted to kill other democrats, committed perjury. Why would a guy who is saying he is lawyer do such a thing?

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  19. Kman,

    I read your post. You described Aaron’s situation with Kimberlin as a “flame war” while leaving out any description of the behavior by Kimberlin that would actually cause someone concern. That is what I object to: not simple “lack of full throated condemnation” but active minimizing of any facts that show the stalkerish nature of what is going on.

    Your last couple of comments have been devoid of such dishonesty, but then, I am monitoring you.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  20. Remember when Kmart told us about how Brett Kimberlin has paid his debt to society?

    That’s why I tend not to feel safe in places — communities or societies — where liberalism is ascendant. I don’t trust people around me to know who or what should be sympathized with or not.

    I could be mugged and left bloodied, and I suspect too many of my neighbors in Liberal Land will shed far more tears for the felon than me (ie, any victim of crime). Worse of all, I can defend myself against an assailant and imagine getting the George-Zimmerman treatment.

    They say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged. But some folks on the left are so foolish and even deranged, they can be mugged a thousand times over and they’ll still be of the left. Of course, when no one is looking, that won’t prevent them from sneaking out the back door and moving to a safer community or society.

    Some people have quipped that those on the left are — to be politically correct — mentally challenged. That is sarcastic and glib on one hand, but, on the other hand, there really does seem to be something intrinsically defective about the judgment, logic and discernment of the liberal mind. But because such folks are so compassionate, generous, tolerant, beautiful, humane, wonderful, peaceful and loving, all is forgiven.

    Mark (d8d476)

  21. I think the fascination with him is waaay out of proportion to what he merits.

    A reaction reminiscent of those people (virtually all on the left) who say something quite similar about, for example, Islamicism (certainly versus the Western World, or Christianity) or, previously, the Communist world’s ruthless Iron Curtain. But, again, since liberals are so compassionate, humane, wonderful, beautiful, tolerant, generous, forgiving, noble, loving and generous, and tolerant, and beautiful, all is forgiven.

    Mark (d8d476)

  22. Compare my accurate description in the post of why Aaron felt stalked, compared to Kman’s utterly dishonest description in the post at his blog:

    The people he sued had the audacity to show up in court to defend the cases and support each other. Aaron deemed this to be stalkerish, and complained to the Howard County (MD) State Attorney Jim Brewer.

    Yeah, it wasn’t the parking behind Aaron’s car, circling around to park in front of it, taking photos while smiling, or creepy comments by an ally (or sock puppet) alluding to driving by his house in Virginia. In fact, you’ll read none of that in the ever-so-honest post by Kman.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  23. Was Aaron at the courthouse to sue Kimberlin? I think not.

    JD (b63a52)

  24. Kman

    Did you ever think to consider that he is still breaking laws? Does that coincern you? That he is capable of doing anything? That somehow if people really understood his background would he have the six figure largess coming in from well meaning liberal donors who think that there really is justice through music and not the Kimberlin family trust fund?

    Did you think that a man who has a storied decades long history of killing, raping, committing purjury, committing acts of legal extortion, suing, lying, would somehow have paid his debt to society now?

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  25. I suppose if I were swatted, and I was convinced that Kimberlin was behind it, and there was someone on my website pooh-poohing the threat that Kimberlin “crime family” pose, I would be react the same way.

    Kman,

    Pop quiz: write me an essay on why I might be “cheesed” about Kimberlin even if he had nothing to do with the SWATtings. It’s an open-book quiz. Your source materials are available here.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  26. Patterico, you should look at the last word in the first sentence in your opening comment: Kimberlin?

    ropelight (a17baa)

  27. Thanks. Edited to say “Aaron” which is what I obviously meant. I appreciate it.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  28. I left out a lot of behavioral descriptions; not just those of Kimberlin, but of Aaron and his wife as well. I think a lot of innocuous actions tend to get overblown… on both sides.

    Frankly, I suspect Kimberlin et al derive a little schaudenfraude from Aaron being freaked out… and it’s not like they have to do very much to generate a freakout. I don’t know why Aaron insists on engaging them, and then giving them the satisfaction of knowing he’s terrorized by them.

    Kman (5576bf)

  29. You didn’t just leave stuff out, Kman. You left stuff out and pretended it didn’t exist.

    They published a photo of his house yesterday. Innocuous?

    Write me that essay. I want to see if you even *know* what has been done to me besides the SWATting.

    Patterico (5de7c8)

  30. Patterico – BK has repented, and paid his debt to society.

    JD (b63a52)

  31. I am not afraid to comment about convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin. It’s just that I never followed the story closely enough when Kimberlin got Aaron in his sights to make a useful comment. Now I do believe Aaron and I do believe that Kiberlin is a poisonous slime that should be hosed off the public way.

    nk (d4662f)

  32. They published a photo of his house yesterday. Innocuous?

    Of course not! But they’re engaged in a war with Aaron, and he’s just as much engaged in a war with them. They are both out to ruin each other. Is anyone surprised that it escalates and gets dirty?

    Write me that essay. I want to see if you even *know* what has been done to me besides the SWATting.

    Well, I’m not going to write an essay. But I get it. I do. I’ve always condemned what I call “the politics of personal destruction” — trying to destroy the career of someone for their political position. I condemn it whether it comes from Breitbart, or O’Keefe, or Kimberlin.

    Kman (5576bf)

  33. I left out a lot of behavioral descriptions; not just those of Kimberlin, but of Aaron and his wife as well. I think a lot of innocuous actions tend to get overblown… on both sides.

    Kman, It Kimberlins was actual behavior that got him where he is.

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  34. It’s amazing to think that, if the system wasn’t so screwed up, this guy would still be justly locked up, and many courageous people would not have to spend so much time and energy standing up to his particular brand of evil.

    Kimberlin bought his parole with the lies about Quayle, and continues to pay for this protection “somehow”. Someone found him useful, and still finds him useful. Figure that out, and he’ll likely end up right back where he belongs.

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  35. it was Kimberlin’s actual behavior…

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  36. “Frankly, I suspect Kimberlin et al derive a little schaudenfraude from Aaron being freaked out… and it’s not like they have to do very much to generate a freakout. I don’t know why Aaron insists on engaging them, and then giving them the satisfaction of knowing he’s terrorized by them.

    This act, Kman, where you pretend to be above it all … and just don’t understand why Aaron does not somehow just float above events like you do …

    Well, its uttlery dishonest horse manure that fools no one and only feeds the conclusion that you are indeed on a “side”. If not actively involved. The side whose narrative is that they are “not doing very much”.

    SPQR (768505)

  37. SPQR

    oh I remember Kman making the comment about Aarons employability and I came down on him and people here defended Kmans right to make these statements and I shouldnt threaten his job

    I’m not threatenening his job – his career but Kman is – how does he think these comments which eventually somewhere somehow are going to be knonw, how is any employer – liberal, progressive, libertarian, or even conservative, how is any employer going to want someone who thinks a raper, amurder, a liar, has “paid his debt” to society while stalking, harassing, and attempted to have harm done to others who are outing his fake charities for his unlawful gains?

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  38. I forgot this last night. I am not afraid to comment about convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin, or that old cripple who carries his water (and who’s mom just died, probably from shame for how her son turned out).

    See, it’s not hard.

    BradnSA (acab35)

  39. why are we even talking about this idiot? Its gots to drive Pat nuts – he’s got already enough on his plate, with his day job and tryoing to raise kids in this “new” California.

    Neal,Brett, Bill come on down to Tennessee – let me show you the inside of a justice system that just cares about the facts.

    Maryland is about the only state you are safe in, but they are getting their Chris Christie soon and then, well, better make plans for mexico, unless of course prison life suits you

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  40. Brad

    Moms way off limits, Bill – I think if he actually met these people, met the kids, quit hiding behind his anger would be more moderate, neal and brett – they have had their chances

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  41. Mom’s usually off limits, but screw those guys. At some point you need to fight back on a personal level or you’re just the kid that got picked on in school.

    BradnSA (acab35)

  42. Bill’s also old enough to know better. He’s a bitter old man and he’s chosen his lot in life.

    BradnSA (acab35)

  43. Bradnsa

    I absolutely disagree, and besides, the shames on bill, for bringing his deadmomand his disease into this as if we have anything to do with it.

    Dont make him a victim, fairgame is his stepson who btw may have knowingly violated his federal gun collectors permit by using weapons in a threatening manner towards others

    I am meeting with a top tennessee firm this thursday who is going to suggest various extradition and charges strategies for Tennessee for Mr.Bill since he amde the threat towards me as well.

    Tennessee aint Maryland, showing a weapon, claiming a federally licensed gun collector is supplying weapons is not something wise people would do while making threats

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  44. How is ridicule making him a victim?

    I’m not saying to engage in the same activity as they are, but use satire and ridicule and talk some shit back instead of saying “I’m taking the high road”.

    BradnSA (acab35)

  45. Q: Does the Federal firearms law require licensed collectors to comply with State laws and local published ordinances which are relevant to the enforcement of the GCA?

    Yes. It is unlawful for any licensed collector to sell or deliver any firearm or ammunition to any person if the person’s purchase or possession would be in violation of any State law or local published ordinance applicable at the place of sale or delivery.

    [18 U.S.C. 922(b)(2), 27 CFR 478.99(b)(2)]

    Q: Are licensed collectors transfers of curio or relic firearms subject to the Brady law, including the provision for making background checks on transferees?

    No. Transfers of curio or relic firearms by licensed collectors are not subject to the requirements of the Brady law. It is, however, unlawful to transfer a firearm to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person is a felon or is within any other category of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms.

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  46. Q: May semiautomatic assault weapons, which have been classified as curios or relics, be imported?

    Not unless they are being imported for sale to a government agency or law enforcement officer employed by such agency for official use. Because ATF will not approve an importation that would place the importer in violation of the law, ATF would not authorize the importation of semiautomatic assault weapons, even if classified as curios or relics, unless the importer provided evidence that the weapons were being imported for sale to a governmental entity or other exempt purchaser

    SPQR, did I miss anything?

    E.PWJ (590d06)

  47. Julia. Scyphers.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  48. Brett Kimberlin, in all probability, arranged her murder, then arranged for bombs to be placed – solely within the legal boundaries of Speedway, Indiana, in order to give the Speedway police department something else to investigate and/or get everything connected with him taken over by the federal government, because he thought he would get a light sentence, if anything, if he couldn’t altogether beat the rap, because although it was bombing, he had no intention of killing anyone, or evben injuring anybody, but he miscalculated and somebody got hurt and he wound up spending 17 years in prison, in two shifts.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  49. EPWJ, in your 4/9/2013 @ 9:25 am, I don’t see the applicability of the import ban language you quoted to this instance, and also I am not sure where you found it but it sounds like obsolete language (as the Federal AWB expired long ago).

    SPQR (768505)

  50. SPQR

    found it on the ATF website – will double check to make sure – just got home

    EPWJ (1cedce)

  51. A convicted very violent felon is stalking your wife, smiling and taking photos of her in a parking lot he stalked her to… and Kman doesn’t see why you would be upset.

    Just example 256 billion of Kman being Kman.

    Dustin (6e7388)

  52. 28. I left out a lot of behavioral descriptions; not just those of Kimberlin, but of Aaron and his wife as well. I think a lot of innocuous actions tend to get overblown… on both sides.

    Comment by Kman (5576bf) — 4/9/2013 @ 7:50 am

    Wow! That’s just so big of you, Kmart.

    You remind me of a Hamas apologist, leaving out all those “behavioral descriptors” so he can draw a false equivalence between a terrorist taking out a school bus with an anti-tank rocket and then Israel taking out the guy who was behind it.

    You’re just so freakin’ noble, Kmart.

    Keep it up, then profess to be puzzled why everyone knows you’re on Kimberlin’s team.

    Steve57 (be3310)

  53. Schmallputz is a troll
    there will be a reckoning
    in this life or next

    Colonel Haiku (d18acc)

  54. clean up aisle two eight
    Kmart blue light scat special
    Get that outta here

    Colonel Haiku (9aa305)

  55. 50. A convicted very violent felon is stalking your wife, smiling and taking photos of her in a parking lot he stalked her to… and Kman doesn’t see why you would be upset.

    Just example 256 billion of Kman being Kman.

    Comment by Dustin (6e7388) — 4/9/2013 @ 3:46 pm

    That’s just one of those innocuous actions, Dustin. You know, that tend to get overblown…on both sides.

    One side stalks you and your wife. The other side says “hey, somebody is stalking me and my wife.”

    See! Both sides are just perpetuating the cycle of violence.

    Well, maybe you can’t see. But Kmart can.

    Steve57 (be3310)

  56. how is any employer going to want someone who thinks a raper, amurder, a liar, has “paid his debt” to society while stalking, harassing, and attempted to have harm done to others who are outing his fake charities for his unlawful gains?

    I know there are dishonest, sleazy conservatives out there, but in terms of the odds and percentages of who is most prone to being an untrustworthy employee (or employer) — who is most likely to embezzle money or play loose and fast with the integrity of a workplace — chances are he or she is going to be of the left. It’s just the way human nature works.

    That’s why if I had to rely on someone to handle, for example, monies in the office correctly and honestly, I’d be hesitant about giving the task to someone like a Kman. However, I’m also aware of the phrase “everyone has a little larceny in his heart.” So even though I’d be more trusting of someone who shares my ideology to handle that same task, I say that with my eyes wide open. Still, if a resume gave me a hint of a prospective employee’s politics, I’d be hesitant about or skeptical of any applicant who was a staunch feel-good liberal.

    Hello, Bernie Madoff!

    Mark (9f1e6c)

  57. 55. I know there are dishonest, sleazy conservatives out there, but in terms of the odds and percentages of who is most prone to being an untrustworthy employee (or employer) — who is most likely to embezzle money or play loose and fast with the integrity of a workplace — chances are he or she is going to be of the left. It’s just the way human nature works.

    Comment by Mark (9f1e6c) — 4/9/2013 @ 4:20 pm

    It’s known as “moral balancing” or “compensatory ethics.” When you’re better than other people for having the correct politics on gun control, the environment, tax increases on the rich, haven’t you earned a little sumpthin’ sumpthin’ for yourself?

    It’s why Al Gore can use more energy than the nation of Bolivia to heat and cool his various mansions while flying around the country on his private jets to lecture the rest of us on our excessive carbon footprints.

    Mitt Romney was only “personally generous,” as Sloe Joe Biden helpfully told us, but Barack Obama would give you the shirt off Joe the Plumber’s back. He’s all about the wealth redistribution. That makes Barack Obama the good guy.

    Kind of like this guy:

    http://www.france24.com/en/20130402-ex-france-budget-minister-admits-lying-over-secret-swiss-account-cahuzac-hollande

    French ex-minister admits lying about Swiss account

    France’s former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac, who until two weeks ago was responsible for cracking down on tax evasion, admitted to having hidden funds in a secret Swiss bank on Tuesday. Judges have now placed Cahuzac under formal investigation.

    France’s former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac admitted on Tuesday that he had held a secret bank account abroad – a fact that he has strenuously denied until now.

    His admission comes two weeks after he resigned from the Socialist government over allegations that he had siphoned funds into a UBS bank account in Switzerland in order to avoid paying taxes in France.

    As Pablo Picasso once told an interviewer who noted his own lavish lifestyle when the artist kept talking about redistributing other people’s wealth, “I’m a socialist, not a Christian.”

    Steve57 (be3310)

  58. For twenty years he hid that account, that’s Madoff level deception.

    narciso (3fec35)

  59. UPDATE: I don’t think this is worth a new post, but the evidence is piling up. There is another laughable comment tonight from “Texas Tim” — which comment, by the way, really sounds an awful lot like it was written by Neal Rauhauser — that declares that Aaron’s “no trespassing” sign is to the left of Aaron’s front door. I checked with Aaron just now and it is.

    Neal, I mean, “Texas Tim” says he knows this because the “intel community” is monitoring all of Aaron’s communications. Hahahahahahahaha.

    Anyway, the Breitbart Unmasked web site says they obtained the photo of Aaron’s house on January 2, 2012 from Zillow. (They also claim I lied about whether they got it from Zillow, which is itself a lie; if you check my post, I merely said I could not find the photo on Zillow. I don’t even understand the purpose of their claiming I lied about something but I guess false accusations come reflexively to these people.) January 2, 2012 is about the time that Brett Kimberlin unnecessarily released Aaron’s identity and personal information in court documents. So the evidence of stalking and coordination with Kimberlin is stacking up quite nicely.

    Neal, you suck at hiding your identity. You really just suck at it.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  60. I am releasing another Kman comment made on this thread. You’ll be SHOCKED! to learn that he makes a typically dishonest stab at drawing a moral equivalence between Aaron and his stalkers:

    They published a photo of his house yesterday. Innocuous?

    Of course not! But they’re engaged in a war with Aaron, and he’s just as much engaged in a war with them. They are both out to ruin each other. Is anyone surprised that it escalates and gets dirty?

    Write me that essay. I want to see if you even *know* what has been done to me besides the SWATting.

    Well, I’m not going to write an essay. But I get it. I do. I’ve always condemned what I call “the politics of personal destruction” — trying to destroy the career of someone for their political position. I condemn it whether it comes from Breitbart, or O’Keefe, or Kimberlin.

    His first paragraph attempts to draw a moral equivalence between Aaron, who always redacts personal information when he publishes it, and the Kimberlin types, who not only publish pictures of Aaron’s home, but who tonight revealed beyond doubt that one of them actually drove by Aaron’s home in Virginia.

    His second paragraph neatly tries to further the Team Kimberlin narrative that Breitbart and O’Keefe are evil people who try to destroy people.

    I bet Kman likes to draw a moral equivalence between Israeli self defense measures and Palestinian suicide bombers. Just a hunch I have.

    What a dishonest tool. The posing as a neutral party while aggressively pushing a dishonest narrative is what really earns the standing O. As JD says, we can’t say Kman is getting paid by these people, but it’s hard to imagine his writings would look much different if he were.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  61. I have to admit the statement from Texas Tim saying he knows this because the “intel community” is monitoring all of Aaron’s communications, is total BS.

    I can assure you the “intel” community has far more important matters that concern them. This is the same whacko that posted messages about the Fed wiretapping Kman and Aarons phones and law enforcement supposedly tweeting about it.

    Whether it’s Neal or someone else they are woefully unaware of how law enforcement, wiretapping, and the intelligence community REALLY work.

    Someone needs a bigger failboat.

    A. Friend (1bb5a4)

  62. “I’m a socialist, not a Christian.”

    I’ve never come across that quote from Picasso before, of a “champagne socialist” being honest enough to admit that, yes, he really is full of BS-champagne socialism. Interesting because some of his artwork today, if given to the types he undoubtedly shed big tears for, were then sold by them, would provide a happy, comfortable lifestyle for those people for the rest of their life.

    I notice quite a few creative types (eg, Hollywood/showbiz people, writers, musicians, painters) tend to also be very leftwing. It must have something to do with the way the human brain, when it’s heavily tilted towards flaky-fun, artsy-fartsy characteristics, ends up with atrophied common sense and stunted maturity.

    I bet Kman likes to draw a moral equivalence between Israeli self defense measures and Palestinian suicide bombers.

    The ass-backwards nature of people like him knows no boundaries. When I envision the age and personality of such folks, and imagine them as being still somewhat young, I shake my head and hope that as they grow older they’ll eventually get a clue. But when I imagine oldsters being just as pathetically liberal as a college-aged brat, at that moment I can’t help but go “yeech.” It makes me think of an old wrinkled geezer leering and pawing after a young teenage girl. Or — in keeping with today’s era — an old granny leering and pawing after a young teenage boy.

    Mark (9f1e6c)

  63. 61. I bet Kman likes to draw a moral equivalence between Israeli self defense measures and Palestinian suicide bombers. Just a hunch I have.

    What a dishonest tool. The posing as a neutral party while aggressively pushing a dishonest narrative is what really earns the standing O. As JD says, we can’t say Kman is getting paid by these people, but it’s hard to imagine his writings would look much different if he were.

    Comment by Patterico (9c670f) — 4/9/2013 @ 5:37 pm

    When Israel shoots down all those Qassam rockets fired from Gaza with their own Iron Dome missiles they’re just perpetuating the cycle of violence.

    They’re both shooting rockets, Pat!

    Steve57 (be3310)

  64. Neal, I mean, “Texas Tim” says he knows this because the “intel community” is monitoring all of Aaron’s communications.

    I wonder if somewhere there is an appendix to “Rules for Radicals” with updates for the digital age.
    When some parents were trying to question (and expose) the behavior of a cyber-charter school head currently awaiting federal trial, there was a supposed parent who infiltrated the parent yahoo group and said things like “I’m in law enforcement and I know that the person in question is not under investigation.”

    It has the mentality of playground posturing, but unfortunately not as easily dealt with.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  65. Rest assured. Dan is too busy handling the complaints of all of twitter to be on this too. He’s also still at Quantico.

    Optional (480cfb)

  66. I don’t normally respond to Kman, but let me interject a few things. First, here is what someone said in the beginning of all of this. After claiming I sometimes got too personal in my attacks on public figures, this person wrote:

    But what you are proposing — trying to dest[r]oy [Aaron Walker] professionally — makes Aaron’s tactics look outright Churchillian by comparison. Seriously, man. Liberals should be people of ideas, not asshole blowhards on the Internet. Your boner to bring down Aaron makes you — and by extension, liberals — look like a-hole children. Worse than that, the fact that you’re doing it BADLY with messed-up conspiracy theories, etc., makes you an ineffectual tinfoil-hat-wearing a-hole child.

    Who said that? Why, Kman, of course, when speaking to Ron Brynaert. Back then Kman knew exactly what the score was and he knew that these men were up to evil.

    Of course at that point, he only thought that this would result in bogus bar complaints and workplace harassment. He didn’t anticipate that Brett Kimberlin would try to frame me for a crime, file bogus and unconstitutional peace orders against me. He didn’t anticipate Brett Kimberlin literally trying to get me killed by islamofascist terrorists. He didn’t anticipate that Neal Rauhauser would intentionally give us the impression that he was coming to my house to do violence to my wife and/or I. He didn’t anticipate the SWATting. He didn’t anticipate Kimberlin stalking my wife and I. But even then he knew who was right and who was wrong.

    This is not the Kman of today. Now one theory to explain this devolution is that he has for whatever reason actually joined in the conspiracy. But bluntly, i have a simpler theory. Let me take you back in time to one of the many times Kman disagreed with me. In a post at this blog denounced the Iowa Supreme Court ruling mandating gay marriage as judicial activism. And Kman wrote this in response to my argument:

    We don’t know what the framers of the constitution would have thought about many of our modern day issues. We only know the principles that they lay down.

    So when judges say that the first amendment’s protection of “free speech” applies to corporations giving political donations — even though the framers of the first amendment don’t SAY that — we understand that the judges are applying an expansive view of the PRINCIPLES of what the framers wrote. You don’t have a problem with that, but that’s only because you like the outcome.

    The same goes for equal protection in the 14th amendment. But, being a hack, you call that “judicial activism”.

    My response about sums it up. Quoting the last line, I wrote:

    The amazing thing about that line is that the 14th amendment isn’t at issue in the case. Yes, they talk a lot about federal supreme court precedent on the 14th A[mendment], but they are exceedingly clear that they are interpreting Iowa’s constitution, not the federal constitution. And you don’t even have to read very much of the opinion to know that. For instance here are the very first lines of the opinion:

    > In this case, we must decide if our state statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the Iowa Constitution, as the district court ruled. On our review, we hold the Iowa marriage statute violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. Therefore, we affirm the decision of the district court.

    So care to explain Kman? Did you fail to read it and just proceeded to defend the ruling having no idea what it said? Or did you read it and fail to understand this basic and obvious point?

    (you can read it all, here.) The second option was me being facetious. Plainly, Kman had not even read a word of the opinion but proceeded to defend the ruling anyway because… he just wants to disagree with me, no matter what.

    There is something deeply wrong with Kman and his now decade-long obsession with me. Its not dangerous like Kimberlin’s issues are. Its just annoying. For instance, I used to call Kman a stalker, but not since having to deal with Kimberlin. But he has some kind of deep obsessive hatred of me–I suspect, tinged with jealousy–that lies at the heart of this.

    Or am I getting a little too personal, Kman?

    Anyway, so once, for a brief moment, the better angels of Kman’s nature ruled the day and even though he plainly didn’t like me, he didn’t participate in their attempt to ruin me. But then, coincidentally when I started getting a lot of attention, he started to try to tear me down, literally excusing conduct he once condemned.

    The irony is that I really don’t care overly much about the attention I have received except that it helps to serve a purpose: to get a monster sent back to prison where he belongs and where his ability to harm others will be limited. But I suspect in his twisted way Kman is envious of that.

    And if you want to see how broken his logic is, read this comment in this very thread:

    Of course not! But they’re engaged in a war with Aaron, and he’s just as much engaged in a war with them. They are both out to ruin each other. Is anyone surprised that it escalates and gets dirty?

    I am sure he would say the same thing about the Elliot Ness v. Al Capone struggle, right? “Hey, Ness is as much at war with Capone as Capone was with him. Indeed, Capone was no threat to Ness at all until he started bothering him! And Ness is out to ruin Capone’s life. So why should he be surprised that Capone is escalating things?”

    Yes, evil often gets more dangerous when confronted. When the beneficiaries of American slavery felt threatened, they started a bloody civil war that cost about ten percent of the American male population. Assad in Syria is rumored to have used chemical weapons in an attempt to stop the rebels. When Martin Luther King Jr. challenged segregation, lynchings increased. History has proven again and again that evil gets more dangerous when challenged. But that doesn’t make what evil did right, or person trying to end that evil wrong. It is just the tragic reality any person faces when confronting evil.

    Aaron "Worthing" Walker (23789b)

  67. That quote from Kman reminds me that there was actually a time when I respected the guy. I had not paid much attention to him before that, and my overall impression of him was basically positive.

    That positive impression has been erased by his consistent and aggressive dishonest douchebaggery on this issue since — to the point where I view him as actively working to aid the cause of people who are trying to destroy several of us in real life.

    To the point where he even responded to a scoop of mine with a laughable, but nasty, attack on my professionalism.

    I believe his comments will stay moderated. I will likely release most of them, but I have to be careful with people who aren’t just engaged in political discussion, but are trying to help people trying to ruin me. (That they are wildly unsuccessful does not change the analysis.)

    Patterico (9c670f)

  68. I am sure he would say the same thing about the Elliot Ness v. Al Capone struggle, right?

    I find the behavior of people like kman (much less Kimberlin) grotesquely fascinating, because they undoubtedly see themselves as being enlightened, generous, humane, caring souls, fighting the good fight, wishing benevolence upon the sad and suffering.

    Even if in actuality (meaning behind closed doors) they’re not truly lousy, miserable, two-faced humans at heart — and, yea, there are some liberals who aren’t similar to counterfeit dollar bills or used-car salesmen — their tendency to transpose good and bad people and situations automatically makes them susceptible to various forms of corruption and, simply put, stupidity.

    BTW, Aaron, it’s appalling and disgusting what you’ve been having to go through for quite awhile, there in the People’s Republic of Maryland. I imagine it must be like a shopkeeper who’s being extorted for protection money, living in a place where mobsters reside on every other block.

    Mark (9f1e6c)


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