Friday, May 25, 2012

There A "Blog About Brett Kimberlin" Day?

And it's today? That's what Popehat claims.

Brett Kimberlin is perhaps better known as "The Speedway Bomber," a criminal who frightened and injured Speedway residents in the Fall of 1978 before being caught, tried, convicted and locked up. One of his victims was injured and traumatized and eventually suicided after multiple surgeries.

And now Kimberlin sues people who criticize him. Even if you report facts or clearly label your opinion.

Identity of the bomber was originally a huge mystery; anyone who was known to possess, oh, cannon fuse and/or explosives precursors was liable to find the FBI or police stopping by for a chat. This included one of my co-workers, at the time a college student (Engineering) who shared the hobby of harmless blowing-things-up (under controlled circumstances) with several of his school chums. This, as it turned out, was not a hobby law enforcement was all that comfy with -- or even especially willing to believe was a hobby at all. He spent a bit more than a day in an interrogation room, explaining. As did his friends. Just chalk it up to a little more collateral damage from a convicted perjurer, convicted bomber, darling of the modern American Left.

Why do they love bombers so, and hate people who lawfully carry firearms for self-defense?


Bob said...

Why do they love bombers so, and hate people who lawfully carry firearms for self-defense?

I think it's more a case of they love revolutionaries, as long as they are wearing a scruffy beard and a beret; a tricorne, not so much.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Because exploseives are such a...._PRECISE_ weapon, as opposed to firearms. Still, not as destructive as ijit politicians, who can do more damage to society in five min. with a fountain pen than I could do on Main St. at noon with a belt-fed..... JohninMd(help?)

Dave H said...

A gun says "leave me alone." But a bomb says "take THAT, Mr. Establishment!"

Cincinnatus said...

An interesting local connection to a story that has connections nationally.

The Jack said...

I can't be the first to notice this but, Barbra Streisand is one of Brett Kimberlin's funders?

That's just delicious. Guess Brett isn't aware of the Streisand effect.

And it's not just loving bomb-throwers Bobbie, literal bomb-throwing anti-establishment leftist darlings will also and gleefully use the courts and, apparently, the police as the tools to terrorize people into silence.

Patterico has a report on a "Swatting" instance of very questionable timing.

Anonymous said...

Excellent question!!!

Jerry said...

I have nothing against bombers. Or shooters. I am, and will always be, anti-murder. Because it's stupid.

MickHavoc said...

Because they are assholes. Don't need anymore 'splanin