Patterico's Pontifications

6/17/2012

Harassment: September 22, 2011

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:41 pm



Note: “goatsred” is the Twitter moniker for Mike Stack, the first SWATting victim. So, to make this all perfectly explicit: on September 22, 2011, Stormpeedo was

  • Mocking the two SWATting victims;
  • And talking about how she “poked” a Los Angeles County Deputy D.A.;
  • And linking story after story about SWATting.

Did I mention that Stormpeedo was big pals with Neal Rauhauser? And obsessed (as was Rauhauser) with the concept that Anthony Weiner was set up?

92 Responses to “Harassment: September 22, 2011”

  1. I should add that Stormpeedo is almost certainly Brett Kimberlin supporter Occupy Rebellion. Who, in turn, is almost certainly porn blogger Darrah Ford.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  2. who certainly belongs in jail…

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  3. http://gawker.com/Darrah-ford/

    Same Darrah Ford. Similar tactics.

    ratsurf (f5aad4)

  4. These people are flipping psycho. It takes a special kind of douchebag to engage in this behavior.

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  5. Shine a bright light on all these cockroaches. Good work, Pat.

    Gazzer (de5d05)

  6. I continue to believe that the use of twitter has exacerbated, magnified, amplified, and intensified the drama and danger surrounding an already volatile situation. Can anybody explain why I am wrong about this? How differently might many of these events have played out in the prehistoric days before twitter–if at all.

    elissa (5620ba)

  7. Can anybody explain why I am wrong about this?

    Twitter is awful for having any kind of dialogue. It’s a great improvement on the RSS feed. You can see bloggers and journalists and commenters point out good links and have interactions between the more fleshed out views.

    But for a conversation, twitter on its own… it leads to drama. It’s great for attacking. It’s awful for discussing.

    Dustin (330eed)

  8. Elissa: If you are going to blame Twitter, you might as well blame Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Edison. Or the original Internet designers or the father of the digital age, etc, etc.

    These are sick people and they have always been around using whatever tools of their age could be adapted to their nefarious ends.

    Sara (e8f5d4)

  9. Twitter is the debble.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  10. Sara, please. Telephone conversations are not replicated and repeated by the thousands as are tweets. It would take a decade to spread the lies and vulgarity by telephone that can be accomplished by intense tweets and retweets in the span of ten minutes.

    elissa (ef77a1)

  11. That Al Gore and his intertubes has a lot to answer for. Basically anonymous communication makes people “braver” than a face to face ever would. Always has. Even a land line made people braver.

    Gazzer (de5d05)

  12. Si, daley. twitter es el diablo.

    elissa (ef77a1)

  13. Elissa: So? Good news travels just as fast as the ugly.

    But, I see you missed my point. You could not have Twitter without all that preceded it. And Twitter is here and the best way to deal with something is to know it, pros and cons. Twitter, itself, is nothing more than a web address and some programming. It is neither good nor bad. Your complaint is about the Tweets and the Tweets represent the people writing, sending and retweeting. To blame Twitter and not those responsible for their own behavior sounds like an Obamamism.

    Sara (e8f5d4)

  14. Comment by Gazzer — 6/17/2012 @ 9:36 pm

    I found that oxalic-acid crystals was highly effective in dealing with ‘roaches.

    AD-RtR/OS! (2bb434)

  15. How do they like ’em prepared?

    Gazzer (de5d05)

  16. This is why I avoid the social networks like the plague.

    creeper (f1f686)

  17. I don’t think Elissa is saying Twitter should be ashamed of themselves for how Darrah is being awful to Kimberlin’s critics.

    I think Elissa is saying that something about this form of communication cultivates a certain kind of crappiness.

    Dustin (330eed)

  18. I think Elissa is also commenting on the sheer scale of it all. Back in the day one could make prank phone calls, even heavy breathers, but only one at a time. I also have no use for social media.

    Gazzer (de5d05)

  19. Too true, Gazzer.

    You couldn’t smear and taunt the victim of a crime, practically taking credit for it, anonymously, quite like you can now.

    Dustin (330eed)

  20. Thank you Dustin. Of course you noticed I did not write that I blamed twitter (those are Sara’s words). But, yes, I do think the use of twitter in the form of tweets and retweets facilitates a certain type of crappiness (your words) heretofore unknown to the world of communications. Still, I requested input and Sara made some valid points about the forward march of technology.

    I thought her using the word “Obamamism” in reference to my comment was just a wee bit over the top, though. 🙂

    elissa (ef77a1)

  21. And now, a moment of levity wherein Stewie Griffin explains the ultimate fate of BK and his cohorts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfS0B9K_fNs

    Gazzer (de5d05)

  22. You would think, in a sane world, that if someone brags online about having committed multiple federal crimes that someone could demand Twitter cough up details about the user and the connection.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  23. Kevin, in a world where we still had a functioning DoJ I would agree. But that’s not where we are at the moment. Sadly.

    Gazzer (de5d05)

  24. Every had a look at http://anonymissexpress.tumblr.com ?

    Various names associated with this thing turn up there once in a while, too.

    crosspatch (6adcc9)

  25. Stormpeedo: “If I can get away with poking a Los Angeles district attorney, what makes YOU think you can stop me?”

    — Well, “Stormy”, perhaps it is because you really have not gotten away with anything at all.

    Icy (a3c527)

  26. I think a hundred years ago they might have settled all this douchbaggery with a shoot out at the OK Corral.. Just a thought

    Alissa Dirks (a95d6f)

  27. Judge Vaughy likes the cut of your jib, A.D.

    So what, this chick has already hit thirty and writes like a disappointed 17 yo drunk girl at a frat party, rockin’ one leg?

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  28. Although I always thought OR was male, or shared the twitter with a male.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  29. But Little Green Lies remains in denial mode Kilgore Trout even almost got banned for not drinking the Kool-Aid the other night.

    EBL (f71fce)

  30. Trout’s committing a revolutionary act. Sarah would be proud.

    creeper (f1f686)

  31. But KT dutifully took on the role of omega when Chuckles threatened. Apparently KT ability to eat crap is quite high. Not that KT is that sympathetic a guy, but if Charles is ready to ban him you know Chuckles is in the bunker.

    EBL (f71fce)

  32. For the hellofit I googled “Stormpeedo” which led me here –

    http://undeadrevolution.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/the-meaning-of-natural-born-citizen/

    I then f3’d “Stormpeedo” and found a comment that seems to claim Rauhauser is Stormpeedo.

    On September 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm undeadrevolution said:

    Who is Sallyven working for these days?
    You might also want to whip off an email to Leo. One of our own has just been threatened and there seems to be a whole lotta criminal swatting going on.

    Hi Neal Rauhauser! Or should I say you’re latest reincarnation on Twitter @stormpeedo? You cowardly wimp. Let’s refresh the publics memory of the lying sack you are just for starters here, shall we?

    jasond (0b7791)

  33. Little Green Footballs is the most bizarre cult on the Internet. One of these days the police are going to find them all dead in their bunk-beds.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  34. #9, Daily, did you OD on watching the Waterboy this weekend?

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  35. One of these days the police are going to find them all dead in their bunk-beds.

    But no one will now quite why.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  36. know

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  37. Patterico, have you seen this post from over a year ago speculating that Darrah Ford is actually former adult porn star Dave Pounder?

    href=”http://www.adultfyi.com/read.php?ID=46734″ target=”_blank”>link

    minox (da6eb2)

  38. Careful, Crusty. A comment like yours could be perceived as a threat in some quarters.

    Stupid, ignorant quarters, but still.

    Pious Agnostic (7c3d5b)

  39. You couldn’t smear and taunt the victim of a crime, practically taking credit for it, anonymously, quite like you can now.

    How can it be anonymous? Twitter knows who’s attached to that account.

    Rob Crawford (04f50f)

  40. Rob Crawford,

    How would Twitter know that?

    Patterico (9a3e5e)

  41. How would Twitter know that?

    They have an email for the twit. They have IPs used when the twit posts to twitter. They have IPs used when the twit reads their stream.

    Rob Crawford (04f50f)

  42. And gee, Twitter makes you respond from the email account you used when you registered!

    Rob Crawford (04f50f)

  43. Rob Crawford,

    The fact that you can get an email or an IP doesn’t mean you know who is behind them. There are Hushmail accounts and proxies that allow people to effectively hide their identities.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  44. You know for a fact they’re hiding behind Hushmail and proxies? Always?

    Hushmail won’t respond to subpoenas and search warrants? You don’t even need the contents of their emails, just the IPs they’re using to access the account.

    And do they *always* use proxies? They *always* use proxies that won’t respond to subpoenas and search warrants?

    It’s complete BS to believe their identities are perfectly protected; it’s simply not possible. They leave a trail every time they do this.

    Rob Crawford (04f50f)

  45. Aaron Walker uploaded scanned documents of subpoenas to Seth Allen’s email provider and ISP.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/92470597/Neal-Rauhauser-Scribd-Document-OCR

    “Darrah Ford’s” yahoo address: ps_babylon@yahoo.com

    will (b56961)

  46. Rob Crawford,

    I was responding to your comment claiming that Twitter knows who these people are.

    That is a different matter from saying that these people absolutely cover their tracks in toto every time they access the Internet.

    Of course Hushmail responds to subpoenas and search warrants. However, the information disappears within days; a slow-moving and uninterested FBI is unlikely to issue the subpoenas quickly enough; and if they do, all they are likely to end up with is an IP address. If that IP address comes back to a proxy company whose claim to fame is that they don’t keep logs, that’s called a “dead end.”

    It’s possible that a sufficiently motivated FBI Cyber Crimes Unit could cut through this. But 1) it’s not certain; and 2) the agents working my case took 7 months to get the phone records for the call that sent police to my house.

    7 months.

    Do they sound motivated to you?

    Patterico (906cfb)

  47. Excuse for why it took 7 months:

    “The phone company lost the subpoena.”

    This after I was on the phone about once every three weeks that entire 7 months asking: did the records come back yet? Did the records come back yet? Did the records come back yet?

    Patterico (906cfb)

  48. I believe DSanon thinks the Moon Landing was faked and is a 9/11 Truther.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  49. “I should add that Stormpeedo is almost certainly Brett Kimberlin supporter Occupy Rebellion. Who, in turn, is almost certainly porn blogger Darrah Ford.”

    I should add that this is most likely the most turd laden diaper I’ve ever smelled…

    The first step to getting help is admitting you have a paranoia problem…

    DSanon (2c72ab)

  50. OK, so the Feds aren’t interested, and the phone company was incompetent.

    Guess you’re screwed if you’re going to depend solely on them.

    Rob Crawford (04f50f)

  51. And you’re telling me Twitter won’t shut these people down, either? Really? Issuing criminal threats is within their TOS?

    Hey, guess what — it’s not! What? They won’t enforce it?

    So why are you still using their “service”?

    Rob Crawford (04f50f)

  52. “The first step to getting help is admitting you have a paranoia problem…”

    DSanon – Whatever flips your minnow.

    What is your grand unifying theory for why Patterico would fake his own swatting, putting himself and his family in danger? Can you please explain your thinking?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  53. OK, so the Feds aren’t interested, and the phone company was incompetent.

    Guess you’re screwed if you’re going to depend solely on them.

    If only I had independently investigated all this for months, detailed the evidence, and started a media campaign to pressure law enforcement to pursue this.

    Oh wait: I did.

    Yes, I have to depend on the feds to issue the subpoenas, because I can’t do that myself. But it’s not like I’m sitting around doing nothing. Is that what you’re implying?

    I’m just trying to get crosswise with you. All I have been doing is noting that it’s not quite as simple to determine these identities as you seemed to think.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  54. “But it’s not like I’m sitting around doing nothing. Is that what you’re implying?”

    Patterico – Troy Riser would have had this all buttoned up at least six months ago. He’s an expert or something.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  55. I suppose it’s pure coincidence that members of congress are talking about this now.

    Pious Agnostic (ee2c24)

  56. Comment by DSanon — 6/18/2012 @ 10:41 am
    I should add that this is most likely the most turd laden diaper I’ve ever smelled…
    — They say that we don’t smell ourselves because we are uniquely attuned to our own particular odor. Explains a lot, really.

    The first step to getting help is admitting you have a paranoia problem
    — The voices in your head told you to say that.

    Icy (8c3c36)

  57. DSanon – What is your frequency, I want to tune in as well.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  58. So why are you still using their “service”?
    Comment by Rob Crawford — 6/18/2012 @ 10:52 am

    — Yeah, Mr. Frey! Why ARE you still using their service? ‘Cause ya know, if it weren’t for the foreknowledge that YOU were gonna read it, Stormpeedo/Darrah/Dave/he-she-it/whatever would never have tweeted in the first place!

    Or something.

    Icy (8c3c36)

  59. Running battles on a half-dozen posts are hard to follow.

    Pious Agnostic (ee2c24)

  60. Is that what home school tought you P.A.? 2=6?

    DSanon (2c72ab)

  61. Speaking of harrassment and police conduct…

    http://reason.com/blog/2012/06/18/ninth-circuit-to-dea-putting-a-gun-to-an

    The problem isn’t so much SWATing, the problem is the way the police routinely act whether someone makes a deliberate false call to them, or they just screw up.

    This is one reason I live as far away from the government as I can practically get. If I ever get rich enough, I might move even further out.

    Dave Surls (46b08c)

  62. I think Rob’s certainty that Twitter already knows who is behind the accounts is a great example of the ignorance out there about how this stuff works.

    Sorry, but it’s just not that easy.

    Dustin (330eed)

  63. Am I the only one that noticed that she/it was sending all of these tweets to Ron Bryneart?

    MrPaulRevere (66db07)

  64. Yeah, he’s never more than a degree of separation away, it seems.

    Dustin (330eed)

  65. DSanon – What is your grand unifying theory for why Patterico would fake his own swatting, putting himself and his family in danger? Can you please explain your thinking? Do you think?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  66. Sometimes what you don’t find is even more interesting than what you do find. For example, one of the ways reported of detecting “stealth” aircraft is to find “quiet” spots in normal background radio frequency emissions.

    crosspatch (6adcc9)

  67. Yes, I have to depend on the feds to issue the subpoenas, because I can’t do that myself.
    Comment by Patterico — 6/18/2012 @ 11:11 a

    Maybe you need to take Advantage of the new Maryland State Tourism Initiative (“MSTI” pronounced “misty”) where you can charge anybody for anything while visiting the Baltimore Inner Harbor on a weekend…

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  68. “Baltimore Inner Harbor on a weekend…”

    MD in Philly – Magistrates are on hand 24/7 to accept sworn complaints, accuracy not necessary. Surprise your enemies. Settle your grudges now!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  69. The FBI agents in LA probably weren’t interested in pursuing a difficult case to track down which would almost certainly be pleaded down to a misdemeanor by the USAT. Even with links to other cities, it might not end up “their” case so their efforts might be all for some other guy’s case in another region by the time it’s over.

    When 87 members of Congress demand action from DOJ/FBI in DC, and they are the ones who ultimately control the purse strings, that’s a different sort of motivation.

    Estragon (f2850d)

  70. #60:

    Speaking of harrassment and police conduct…

    Note that this whole story is merely the plaintiffs’ allegation. We have no way of knowing how much of it is true.

    Milhouse (312124)

  71. No offense, Patterico, but what appears to be happening with this stuff is a bunch of reposting of lunatic fantasies from people you’ve identified as being involved, coupled with complaints that you just can’t do anything about any of it because you don’t know who’s involved.

    Except that you’ve clearly identified Rauhauser and others. But you don’t actually attempt to deal with their actions; you (OK, Stacy and Stranahan and others) play Secret Agent Man games with them.

    As for Twitter… Harassed on Twitter? Twitter won’t enforce their own TOS? Twitter refuses to impose even elementary controls on their service? Then abandon Twitter. Is it *really* that important?

    I mean, for all you know, these people are saying equally nasty things about you on a Usenet newsgroup named alt.conspiracy.weiner.patterico.done.it — but you don’t care, because you’re not on Usenet.

    Don’t want to abandon Twitter? Then you’re going to have to actually fight them, and, yes, that means to some extent indulging in some of their tactics. Not the crimes (duh), but perhaps the lawfare and harassment.

    You don’t need to know who “Stormpeedo” is to make their account unusable. Use the “Twitter gulag” against them. Find new ways to disrupt them.

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  72. No offense, Patterico, but what appears to be happening with this stuff is a bunch of reposting of lunatic fantasies from people you’ve identified as being involved, coupled with complaints that you just can’t do anything about any of it because you don’t know who’s involved.

    Except that you’ve clearly identified Rauhauser and others. But you don’t actually attempt to deal with their actions; you (OK, Stacy and Stranahan and others) play Secret Agent Man games with them.

    Why don’t you tell me exactly what I’ve done, Rob Crawford, since you seem to be such an expert on the topic.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  73. It’s amazing how much I’ve read lately about what I have and haven’t done to get this case solved.

    It’s even more amazing how few people have actually asked me. People seem perfectly comfortable making pronouncements that are totally wrong without asking me a thing.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  74. It’s complete BS to believe their identities are perfectly protected; it’s simply not possible. They leave a trail every time they do this.

    the most common way is to go to the library create an email acct, then transfer it to a walmart type paygo phone – not traceable

    EricPWJohnson (e83e82)

  75. [Y]ou’re going to have to actually fight them, and, yes, that means to some extent indulging in some of their tactics. Not the crimes (duh), but perhaps the lawfare and harassment.

    No I’m not. I don’t have to do any such thing. That’s what they WANT me to do. They WANT me to sink to their level so they can play victim.

    I won’t do it. I don’t care how many Internet tough guys come out of the woodwork to tell me what a wimp I supposedly am for not engaging in the very disgusting tactics I decry.

    I owe the Internet tough guys NOTHING. This is my life and I will handle it the way I decide to handle it.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  76. Comment by Rob Crawford — 6/19/2012 @ 10:13 am

    I mean, for all you know, these people are saying equally nasty things about you on a Usenet newsgroup named alt.conspiracy.weiner.patterico.done.it — but you don’t care, because you’re not on Usenet.

    This is not likely. Not because he regularly scans Usenet but because somebody would tell him or it, or a reference to it, might turn up on some search.

    Of course they wouldn’t do precisely that because usenet has been severely downgraded in rank by Google and nobody much would see it.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  77. Personally, I think giving up one’s sense of ethics by engaging in Neal’s tactics would be the absolute stupidest way to ‘get Neal’.

    Neal has no reputation. Patterico sacrificing his to cost Neal what he doesn’t have anyway… that’s not going to help.

    Those few who have tried to socially engineer the bad guys by bad mouthing the good for a spell… I don’t think they accomplished anything good.

    Patterico and most of the good guys have lives outside the internet. Accomplishments they pursue. Patterico just accomplished something really awesome today that has nothing to do with internet drama. Why should folks like that give up their good name and personal convictions to wade in the mud with scumbags?

    They lie about us… so we tell the truth about them. It’s a more challenging plan, but it also is a much more productive one, long term.

    Dustin (330eed)

  78. Comment by Patterico — 6/18/2012 @ 10:25 am

    2) the agents working my case took 7 months to get the phone records for the call that sent police to my house.

    7 months.

    Do they sound motivated to you?

    That could be because Neal is in contact with the FBI agent in charge of the case.

    http://stix1972.bo.lt/2oj1w!t

    The Trenches:

    Neal Rauhauser Elaborates On Which Beandog is Guilty: “I have some stuff on the most likely swatter.”

    by Brooks Bayne

    The latest email drop from our source. Again, Neal Rauhauser to Mike Stack….

    ….May 24, 2012 11:25 AM
    Re: Hey
    From: neal rauhauser “neal rauhauser”
    To: Mike Stack “Mike Stack”

    ……

    3. Once the dismissal is done I have some stuff on the most likely swatter…..We’ll look what I have over – you, me, and qritiq, then we’ll share it with Allyn Lynd, the FBI agent who is most known for dealing with stuff like that.

    Now The Trenches also says elsewhere that this is a phony FBI connection:

    From behind the curtains, he threatens others with claims about phony FBI connections—Allyn Lynd is the same agent used to take down his mentor, Julian Assange & would seemingly be palatable to the right wing—and meanwhile, his extremist thugs continue their reign of terror (Momus1978 reports here)

    I don’t know what that note is referring to. Why that should be made up, I do not know. Something is not right at the FBI.

    You may remember:

    http://www.bobgriggs.com/kimberlin-saga-takes-a-turn-for-the-weird-kimberlin-claims-he-was-swat-ted/

    Send to TIPS@VELVETREVOLUTION.US and we will pass them on to the FBI with whom we have been cooperating for months.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  79. Allyun Lyund did sign an affidavit in the Pay Pal distributed denial of service case.

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/internet/affidavit-details-fbi-operation-payback-probe

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  80. It could be the wrong name is being dropped. Maybe even a good name to talk to, but you would think is a bad name. Or maybe the opposite. You may have talked to him in December.

    Anyway…here is his work:

    This is the affidavit of Allyn Lynd, the FBI agent (from the San Francisco office? Or Dallas?) whom Neal Rauhauser claims to have been in contact with, and to whom he supposedly would report his Swatting suspect:

    http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/files/lynd_weigman_affidavit.pdf

    The affidavit itself deals with SWATting. The Matthew Weigman case from 2006. He says is on the Cyber Squad.

    One of his sources was “a security officer employed by Comcast Cable Communications, LLC”
    Comcast is used by Neal Rauhauser and Brett Kimberlin for their e-mail accounts. Of course he has got other sources and this may have no connection at all to Neal and company.

    Here is also a little bit more on that investigation:

    http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/09/matthew_weigman.html

    Weigman came home to find his mother talking to what sounded like a middle-aged male. The man introduced himself as Special Agent Allyn Lynd of the FBI’s cyber squad in Dallas, which investigates hacking and other computer crimes. A West Point grad, Lynd had spent 10 years combating phreaks and hackers. Now, with Proulx’s cooperation, he was aiming to take down Stuart Rosoff and the Wrecking Crew — and he wanted Weigman’s help …

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  81. That could be because Neal is in contact with the FBI agent in charge of the case.

    No he’s not.

    First, Allyn Lynd is not in charge of the case. He works in Dallas. I did talk to him in December. It’s not his case, however.

    And I can just about guarantee you that Neal Rauhauser is not in contact with Allyn Lynd. That’s something he said for public consumption, by dropping it in an email he figured would get distributed, so that suckers would believe it.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  82. Again, if people were to ASK me things instead of making pronouncements (like Sammy just did) about things they have no clue about, that might help the most accurate information to get out there.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  83. OK… 2 things… First, Patty, can you say without a doubt that someone other than Burger King aka Snidely Whiplash is not punking you?

    Second, dailycocks and pattycakes seem to think I am implying that patthy set herself up… Which is possible but not what I am saying… I’ll let theliberalgrouch take it from here…

    if-you-were-swatter-would-you-be-deal-making-mood

    SWAT the Swatter! If YOU were ‘The Swatter,’ Would YOU Deal with FBI?

    19 Jun, 2012

    Gotta wonder. If a blog identified YOU as the “Swatter,” the person who made the phony calls to police departments alleging that someone had killed someone just to get swarms of cops to descend onto someone’s house, would YOU…

    A. Issue a Forceful Denial?
    B. Write a blog entry saying who YOU think the swatter REALLY is?
    C. Be on the phone with the FBI making a deal to rat out as many of your confederates as possible to make your fall a lot shorter and your landing a lot less deadly than the other turds in the toilet bowl?

    Knowing the players involved here, I would suggest the answer is probably C.

    A few days ago, blogger Matt Osborne posted a video I suggest everyone watch and, more importantly, listen to.

    Here it is again.

    Now, assume for a moment that you have a working cerebral cortex and are able to identify voices. Do you notice more than a passing similarity between the voices of the person making the SWAT calls and the person identified by Osborne as Brandon Darby?

    Which raises the question… I and others have wondered on the pages of our blogs why Darby has not (to my knowledge, and someone please correct me if I am wrong) issued a clear and foreceful denial that he is the person Osborne identifies as the Swat caller?

    Which raises more questions. Lee Stranahan (who we showed in past postings to be a less than honest person with whom to do business based on his dealings with others), who hosted the podcast in question, and Darby are both “Breitbots.” That’s the semi-official name for the slow moving blow flies that buzz around the gassy, bloated, decomposing carcass of the once deadly and feared Andrew Breitbart web empire. Problem is, since God called Andy Breitbart home, the Breitbots have operated as if they believed Breitbart’s hype.

    Breitbart was a modern day PT Barnum who would have been a left winger if we had as many suckers to fleece as they do on the right. What Breitbart lacked in integrity, he made up for in chutzpah. Breitbart got wealthy duping the easily duped into buying into his carny act.

    Now that he’s gone, the “true believers” no longer have a daddy to cover for them, to pay them, to give them the air of media respectability that Breitbart had in some quarters. And Breitbart had more testicles in his little finger than any of these surviving cowards have in their collective coin purse scroti.

    It doesn’t take a smart person to realize that, with viewership of the Breitbart website at all time lows, the empire (such as it was) will collapse on itself and all the little Breitbots will scramble for cover once the rock that covers them is turned over.

    The True Believers, like Stranahan and Stacy McCain and the abomination known as Patterico, and Brandon Darby, and Michelle Malkin (who is probably wealthy enough to survive the fall and is, without a doubt, already distancing herself from the inevitable collapse) have engaged 85 members of Congress to “investigate” the Swat Calls. This could be their undoing. In fact, if the FBI actually DOES an investigation, it WILL be their undoing. A $50 voice analysis software kit would be able to match the voice prints on the recordings Osborne provided. As much as one tries to disguise his voice, without an electronic voice alteration device (and the FBI can actually identify you if you USE one of those gadgets), a voice print is like a fingerprint.

    So, who’s gonna be the first to make a deal and rat out the others?

    Will it be Darby, who obviously has the most to lose here if he is the Swat caller? Will he make a sweetheart deal with the FBI to rat out his confederates to make his punishment lighter?

    Will it be Stranahan, who would have to be IN on the scam (being no stranger to scammery it would seem) who is on the phone with the FBI and asking for immunity?

    One thing we know about these bugs that hide under the rocks. There isn’t a drop of integrity in the goo they use for blood. Someone will rat out someone. The only questions are who will be the first rat-shaped hole in the water, and when will it happen?

    DSanon (561676)

  84. The link: http://www.theliberalgrouch.com/2012/06/19/if-you-were-swatter-would-you-be-deal-making-mood/
    ’cause I know you hate the link
    ’cause its got [object TextRange]or sumpin…

    DSanon (561676)

  85. That’s some good journalism!

    You’re not discrediting yourself or making yourself look like a complete and utter fool! At ALL!!!

    Patterico (906cfb)

  86. When anyone with actual credibility advances such lunatic theories, let me know.

    Patterico (906cfb)

  87. It was annoying enough seeing people question whether the swatting occurred before national news agencies confirmed it with law enforcement. Showed stupidity.

    But now that it has, it’s really just helpful for showing who is engaging in smears. Some do it to help Neal et al. Some just do it because they think Patterico deserves smear attacks for being conservative.

    Regardless, no reasonable person is persuaded by that.

    Dustin (330eed)

  88. In my “spare” time I am still going back and reading/listening to audio of this unbelievable situation. Noodles – thank you for your direction in finding certain answers. I do have a question i was hoping anyone could help me with. How are these people involved with or suspected to be involved with Anonymous – who is behind Anonymous….sorry, if slightly off topic.

    Aubrey (19376f)

  89. Sammy made a pronouncement?

    Say it ain’t so, Sammy!

    Icy (1db54b)

  90. When anyone with actual credibility advances such lunatic theories, let me know.

    Sure, You are after all PATTERICO’S PONTIFICATIONS. But who are you really, and what kind of credibility do you have?
    Patterico: A nickname given to a child.

    Pontifications: to Express one’s opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic.

    Nothing wrong with opinions, right? But in an annoyingly pompous and dogmatic way?

    Pompous: Affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important.

    And DOGMATIC? the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization: it is authoritative and not to be disputed, doubted, or diverged from. or assertion of unproved or unprovable principles of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

    AKA a little boys rantings based on his belief in right wing unicorns…

    DSanon (561676)

  91. The belief in right wing unicorns describes Neal Rauhauer actually, “DSanon”. He’s the one inventing bizarre conspiracies hiding under Weiner’s bed.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  92. Amusingly, if you read the document that Brett Kimberlin filed to object to the Maryland prosecutor’s motion to nolle pro the criminal charge against Walker, you see who is really the insane nutjob.

    Brett Kimberlin actually wrote that the prosecution of Walker was of “national and international” significance. That muslims nations around the world were intently watching to see Walker be prosecuted for his writings about Kimberlin. The State Department was watching the case, according to Kimberlin.

    That’s the nutjob – Brett Kimberlin and his crew of insane clowns.

    SPQR (26be8b)


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