What with my eye problems, I’ve only managed to skim the surface of this complicated story but it is incredible. Here’s what’s clear:
1. Kimberlin is a persistent felon with numerous convictions, including violence and perjury.
2. Stacy McCain [The Other McCain] wrote about Kimberlain and received threats and punitive action, as did Patterico.
3. McCain and his family are now in hiding.
4. Kimberlin morphed into a liberal activist and now raises money at liberal blogs, as well as receiving ‘grants’ from the ultra-liberal Tides Foundation.
5. Threats and intimidation have no place in political speech and blogging, no matter your side of the aisle.
Here’s some links to inform you better and more completely than I’ve done:
http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/19809-The-Rot-Runs-Deep.html writes about the liberal money flow to Kimberlain.
http://michellemalkin.com/2012/05/23/free-speech-show-solidarity-for-targeted-conservative-bloggers/ has a compilation of the blogburst and a short video that gives factual info on Kimberlin. Malkin sympathizes with free speech issues, I’m sure. She is one of the bravest bloggers I know, constantly subjected to hate and threats.