Ace at Ace of Spades has stated that his site will go dark today in order to stand up for Free Speech regarding the acts, SWATing and lawfare, performed against bloggers who have exposed Brett Kimberlin (aka The Speedway Bomber) and his associates. Like Michelle Malkin and John Hawkins, I’m not good at shutting up. The whole reason I started this blog way back in July 2004 was because I had things on my mind that I wanted to write about, whether anyone read it or not. It was cathartic. Michelle’s site has literally gone dark, with a black background (I tried doing that, but the theme I started uploading starting failing spectacularly with a few plugins and widgets. Also, it’s been awhile since I switched themes, and I’m having a bit of trouble finding a few scripts that need to be changed). I’d recommend reading those two posts just to refresh yourself with the details of this issue.
This is not a left or right issue. Yes, primarily Conservative bloggers have been targeted, but so have a few Liberals, including Seth Allen. You could be next, whether you are on the Left or Right, blogger or simply a commenter. There are always a few unhinged people on both sides who can, and do, engage in practices that the rest of us find abhorrent.
Senator Saxby Chambliss, who wrote a letter to AG Eric Holder, appeared last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, and discussed the issue along with other another issue (start at the 3:35 mark)
What can you do? Contact your Senators and Representative. Head to Congress Merge for contact info. It’s all of our Free Speech that is in jeopardy.
Wizbang makes a good point: Although convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin denies having any involvement in SWAT-ting, Kimberlin’s name is being mentioned in stories about SWAT-ting. So, people are being given reason to find out who he is. Unfortunately for him, it is easier to learn about him via the Internet now than it was before the SWAT-ting began..
The Jawa Report has Rep. Kenny Marchant’s letter to Eric Holder.
Patterico has a scary message sent to Ali Ackbar, and plans to go dark today and Saturday.
More: The Lonely Conservative has more info, as well as audio of the judge threatening Aaron Walker.
Datechguy has a ton of info on the subject.
Hot Air chimes in.
No offense to Glenn Reynolds, but I wouldn’t exactly consider this a “PR stunt”.
And let’s not forget one of the recipients of Kimberlin’s terror, RS McCain, who writes in reference to silence: The point is to call for congressional action, as Ace said: “They are our representatives; we would like some representation.”
Nice Deb points to a petition.