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Stacy McCain on Cyberstalking

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:41 pm

Stacy McCain:

Bill Schmalfeldt is one of the strange characters in the troll army that has been harassing targets of the Kimberlin-Rauhauser Axis for the past several months. Schmalfeldt recently called attention to himself by cyberstalking me (see, “Pray for Ten Thousand Angels,” Nov. 23), but research shows that he has been at it since June.

McCain also notes in another post:

In July, Schmalfeldt created a Web site called “Big Damnation” which he promoted with a Twitter account called @DeadAndrew that mocked Breitbart as supposedly repenting his conservative “sins” (and denouncing his former colleagues) while suffering in Hell.

This is not a matter of dispute, by the way. Schmalfeldt has admitted it. Here is a screenshot of him annotating McCain’s post with marginalia boasting about his responsibility for the “Big Damnation” site, which Schmalfeldt thinks is a hoot:

I will note as well that Schmalfeldt has written several emails to the new District Attorney of Los Angeles County about me, claiming I have tweeted and emailed on the taxpayer dime. His claims have been laughably riddled with errors, only some of which he has admitted. The reason he’s doing it? It’s really no secret. Schmalfeldt openly tweeted, under his currently suspended “Liberal Grouch” handle, that his “investigations” (which are actually factually flawed harassment) are retaliation for people writing about Brett Kimberlin:

In other words, it’s more of the same. The idea is to intimidate all of us into silence.

I guess I can understand why it bothers them to have the attention. Brett Kimberlin has made it quite clear in his numerous court appearances that one of the most painful things he can possibly experience is to have negative things written about him. Every negative Google alert causes him to wince with psychic pain. And, ever since he and Neal Rauhauser and a small handful of others decided to harass Mandy Nagy and me and others for telling the truth about Kimberlin, they have seen an explosion of truthful and very negative publicity the likes of which they has not experienced for years.

They hate it. Neal Rauhauser was on a BlogTalkRadio program and sounded like a defeated man. In court audio, Kimberlin’s reedy voice whines that he can’t deal with seeing this publicity come in, day after day after day.

Evidently, they can’t see that they’re doing it to themselves.

Stacy ends one of his posts with this quote from Ace of Spades:

It is very easy to decide “this isn’t any of my trouble” and permit vicious behavior. . . . Who wants to get involved? Easier, and surely safer, just to duck one’s head and hide, and hope the danger visits someone else.

And Stacy adds:

Evil is persistent. Duck your head, shrug your shoulders — “Gosh, too bad what happened to Aaron Walker” — and never mind who will be visited next by this particular specimen of evil. Never mind what innocent person the monsters will choose to victimize, because nobody can be bothered to pay attention to what’s happening.

I’m genetically predisposed to care when bullies try to victimize innocent people. I can be bothered to pay attention.

I think you guys can too.

Evildoers: listen up. You are not going to run my life. And I am not going to spend every waking hour responding to your lies. I’ve come to realize that there is no point in worrying about the latest defamation from a tiny and already discredited band of liars. Put simply, I’m not going to spend my life obsessing over you — even if you insist on being obsessed with me. Unlike you, I have a life apart from the Internet.

That said, I am also not going away. And if I feel like setting the record straight on a particular point, and have the time and motivation to do so, I will.

Threats just give me something new to talk about. At a time of my choosing.

Do you folks understand that yet? You’ve tried to intimidate and threaten me for over two years now. No letter to my boss will stop me. No threat will stop me.

I’m not going away.

27 Responses to “Stacy McCain on Cyberstalking”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  2. The letters to your boss suck. I blog and comment under a handle because of worry about crap like that. Not really fear. I’m far too small of a voice for that. I’m sure my boss wouldn’t care but it would be a distraction in their already busy day. So it’s something to think about. I’m sure now isn’t the time to talk about it. But I’d be interested to read how a coversation with your boss went.

    Best wishes with this bunch.

    Time123 (03e182)

  3. “…Brett Kimberlin has made it quite clear in his numerous court appearances that one of the most painful things he can possibly experience is to have negative things written about him…”

    Does that mean that he’ll get really cross if I comment here that

    “Brett Kimberlin is a low-life, scum-licking, lying, POS, coquesucker!”,

    Will he?

    askeptic (2bb434)

  4. Well said. Keep fighting the good fight, Pat!

    Robert C. J. Parry (a5133c)

  5. All kinds of Lefty idiots have records of serious lawbreaking, and they got used to the mainstream media passing over this fairly lightly. It is a rude shock to them to find that people actually CARE what kind of potentially lethal stupidity they got up to in their wild and crazy days.

    Hell, they actually nominated a guy who was running as a war vet who had testified to congress about ‘atrocities’ supposedly committed by US troops in the company of people who were exposed as frauds …. and they were shocked that the voters didn’t cotton to him.

    They. Just. Don’t. Get. It.

    C. S. P. Schofield (fdfc57)

  6. #5 C.S.P. Schofield: they do get it. The Judges won’t get involved, or penalize the conservatives. LEO don’t get involved by saying it is too hard to do basic computer forensics – but they show up for the SWATting.

    They get it: no penalties, just an open field to whatever to whomever however the mood hits.

    DaveO (b2e1d2)

  7. Definitely a sick puppy. And less housebroken.

    SPQR (768505)

  8. It still shocks me how much these people manage to get away with. But it’s not the law that restrains good people.

    They lost before they ever got started. Their bitter, wicked… even disgusting attitudes ruined their lives before any of us ever even heard of any of them.

    So yeah, don’t let psychos on the internet dominate your life with 80 new lies a day gleefully constructed to troll you into responding. If successful bloggers do not respond to trolls, the trolls aren’t even able to get their lies out there.

    Dustin (73fead)

  9. Keep your powder dry. You are very wise to choose the battlefield on which to annihilate them; that alone will very likely give you victory.

    Finrod (26657d)

  10. The amazing and sad thing is how persistent evil is, like a malignancy that finds places to hide and return at a more opportune time.

    Who among us thought that the Weathermen of the 60’s would have the ear and heart of a President in 2008.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  11. One of BS’s favorite tactics is the insistent, imperative that his intended victim answer the questions he poses and immediately produce, to him personally, the documents he demands. right now damnit!
    It’s like he thinks he’s somebody.
    In that vein I’d like to note that I don’t believe he has Parkinson’s because he uses it constantly and casually to shield himself. I maintain that if he really had it, he would never be so cavalier about it. Therefore I think he’s lying and I demand he produce copies of his medical documentation to prove it.
    Otherwise he’s just a big vile fat guy who beats his keyboard to death.

    Kyle Kiernan (d9b2dd)

  12. Yes, we will act on our schedule, at a time of our choosing.

    W. J. J. Hoge (725309)

  13. Parkinson’s and Parkisonism are two different things.

    nk (875f57)

  14. Well, of course it would be easy to say if you’ve tweeted or emailed, etc.

    It would be easy to dance around the letter of the law, easpecially if you spend your day job busting people over it. But they deserve it, right?

    Kimberlin and pals seem like a bunch of dicks, and you don’t deserve what has happened.

    So bust them.

    Jamie (6d6b03)

  15. Schmalfeldt has zero valid examples. It’s just not something I do.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  16. Most normal Americans experience disappointment or difficulty growing up at one time or another. But most normal Americans at least attempt to overcome the personal pathos accrued during their awkward middle school and high school years by working hard to create a nest egg for themselves as adults.
    After all, “success is the best revenge.”

    Some people suffer terrible abuse or injustices done to them as youths—think of the survivors of concentration camps, many of whom moved to America, and lived reasonably normal lives which did not involve violent revenge against society in general.

    While some people are just born a–holes, I imagine a lot of these domestic terrorist pricks such as Bill Ayers and Brett Kimberlin had something traumatic happen to them during their youth that they’re unable to reconcile with even as middle-aged adults. Perhaps their father was too tough on them, or they were unjustly bullied on the playground for too many years, or there’s a latent self-loathing for some reason or another which elicits them to act out against society in pathological ways. Most people accept they were never promised a rose garden in life, but not Ayers and Kimberlin—they were promised a perfect life, and they’re going to blow shit up until society makes good on that promise !
    Ayers is not a particularly big guy, so maybe there’s a Napoleon complex at work there, in addition to his rumored ambivalent sexual history.

    And their enablers and cheerleading psychophants sycophants such as Neal Rauhauser and Ron Brynaert probably find themselves in a similar Turkish bathhouse in San Francisco’s Castro District boat, only they lack the courage to assume the position step forward to be the leader of the pack.
    It reminds me of the prototypical group of high school mean girls, where there’s usually a pack leader or two, who are supported by several others who lurk in the background, nodding their heads in agreement when the pack leader is bullying someone, courageously shouting, “Yeah !” and “That’s right, bitch !”
    at the victim, who is helplessly pushed up against the lockers in the hallway.
    While many normal people have pragmatic fantasies about throwing the winning touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, or having their own cooking show on a cable channel, or winning an Oscar, or winning a Chamber of Commerce Award, or merely raising a healthy American family in a 2,000 square foot house surrounded by a white picket fence with two cars in the garage and a dog and cat in the backyard, et al, that’s not the psychological domain of these whackjob left wing punks.

    These guys are not builders—they’re destroyers. They’re not artists—they’re the guys who come and break your easel and spill your paint on the floor.
    There’s a real sickness in their minds, and they’re probably the nasty little devils who James Madison had in mind when he stated (I paraphrase) “that if men were angels in the first place, we wouldn’t need to construct this Constitutional Government.”

    They like to project that they’re cool and in control of their own emotions as they’re stalking people from the confines of their computer desk, and they like to bastardize populist language by insisting their hearts are filled with peace, love, and compassion for their fellow man, but what does it say about a Bill Ayers whose romantic soul mate is…another terrorist ? (Bernardine Dohrn)

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  17. Their exposure sort of disproves the axiom that no publicity is bad publicity.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  18. I was just threatened with a SWATing the other night…for simply writing positive comments at Hogewash about the Walker case, and sending positive tweets. I’ve never tried to hide who I really am, even though I use the handle Monitor (or facsimile thereof) most of the time.

    I don’t think it was really our a-holes because they usually don’t send a threat first.

    Not sure who it was, but it doesn’t scare me away from READING and COMMENTING on stories about Kimberlin and company.

    Dustyn H (a78bc4)

  19. They seem not to understand the Streisand effect. Their own actions are producing the comments they want to suppress, and the more they complain about the publicity, the more people comment. D’oh.

    htom (412a17)

  20. Schmalfeldt, yet another lost soul looking for attention on the internet. Jealous of the attention Pat gets


    Also, dude when writing a complaint letter – maybe you ought to show examples or proof of illegal acts by Pat in the course of executing his sworn duties in law enforcement – or it could be considered felony interference with law enforcement personnel, I dont know what that carries in California – but its not alight sentence.

    You made it clear that you have motive to attack Pat that has nothing to do with the mans conduct in his office but rather than his personal opinions.

    Not good bill, I wouldnt piss him off.

    Just saying….

    EPWJ (c5f1fc)

  21. 10. Who among us thought that the Weathermen of the 60′s would have the ear and heart of a President in 2008.

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 12/9/2012 @ 3:49 pm

    Probably reformed ’60s leftists. David Horowitz comes to mind. He and I’m sure others have tried to raise the alarm for years about what their former partners in crime (and I use the term literally, and not in the Joe Biden sence of “literally” by which he means “figuratively”).

    Those guys never went away; like Ayers they just started their Gramscian long march through the institutions.

    Steve57 (d941b2)

  22. You are fighting the good fight; stay strong and stand tall.

    The sad part about these contacts with employers is that there is no retaliation in kind because these losers don’t have jobs.

    Estragon (13e813)

  23. Estragon, I think that plays into it a great deal. These people do not earn an honest living. Sometimes I detect a bitter jealousy. But I also note that some of the goons used to have jobs and were unable to keep them. I can’t imagine having to work with any of these nuts, so that’s no surprise.

    The employment participation rate in the USA is 63%… the lowest it’s been since before I was born. We have this growing class of people who simply live off the sweat of others, and I think a lot of these people would have forced themselves to be civilized as a matter of survival ten or twenty years ago. Some seem also deadened to morality. Victory for them is attention on twitter… a good troll. Why? What does that gain them? I have stopped criticizing some of the worst examples now that I realize their own comments are damning enough and I’m just giving attention.

    Somehow they do not understand that attacking families and jobs over internet feuds is deeply wrong. look to the sources of these feuds, and invariably it is those who haven’t worked in years, but seems pretty well able bodied. I think this society is allowing marginal people to devolve into mentally ill dependents instead of productive and happy workers.

    I guess I’m not saying anything everyone else doesn’t also see, but these people baffle me.

    Dustin (73fead)

  24. ah the skin.
    I am under it.

    kyle kiernan (d9b2dd)

  25. I hereby nominate me for “2012 Parky Irritation” award as I have 2 whole rants to my creidt on his worthlessog.

    I think the prize should be given to me by the huge gelatinous hypochondriac if we can wheel him up on the stage.

    PS: Nice PShop on the medical imagery. Whose records did you use? Also love the “post-op” photo’s but frankly I’ve seen guys take more damage for Ashoura. Try harder hmm?

    Kyle Kiernan (d9b2dd)

  26. Heyas Patterico, semi-lurker here, last time I commented was Memorial Day when that criminal fiend swatted you. I can’t remember if I used my igna or iggy name last time but the email is the same.

    I continue to stand with you, and say F YEAH you keep punching them down, we are behind you totally. When they go after your livelihood?! Despicable. As I said last time, hang in there, you are not alone.

    ignatius (e706b3)

  27. Heyas Patterico, semi-lurker here, last time I commented was Memorial Day when that criminal fiend swatted you. I can’t remember if I used my igna or iggy name last time but the email is the same.

    You used Ignatius. I stumbled across your comment at 8:03 pm last night.

    I was doing a search for “Ignatius” in my rather recent files (also in somewhat older files too) because the name of Washington Post columnist David Ignatius came up in connection with Tom Donilon, whom I did a little checking on.

    David Ignatius seems to be always pro Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser who’s been in that job since the end of 2010, when his boss and predecessor, General Jim Jones, resigned, about two months sooner than expected, supposedly because he had talked too much or said certain things to Bob Woodward for a book (Obama’s Wars)

    I wanted to find out what’s going on with David Ignatius. Who is he? (it seems like he gets leaked information or arguments from foreign sources which then get confirmed by ex-CIA sources and so on)

    When I saw your comment, which I missed the first time (too much to read) I thought – I don’t recognize that name, is there a semi-regular commenter here I don’t know?

    But now you said the last time you commented was Memorial Day, so I didn’t miss anything.

    It’s here:

    Comment 441

    I think in the URL it might be /#comment973340 at the end, but I couldn’t quickly get it to work so it would go directly to it. I think I need the comment page number.

    You said:

    Damn. This is beyond beyond. I’m a semi-regular lurker and I am ashamed and alarmed by the OCD criminal acts of your tormentors Patterico. We’re supposed to be civilized by now, aren’t we? I’m going to be a regular until this nonsense goes away. I’ve admired you for years now Patterico, hang in there good man, hang in there, you’re not alone. I miss Andrew more than I thought I would and his absence makes me value you even more. Your enemies will be vanquished with the help of your friends.

    Sammy Finkelman (c54611)

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