Archive for Weinergate

Wonkette Scratches The Surface And Misses The Boat

Posted in blogosphere, censorship, crime, divisiveness, do the right thing, illegal, politics, villain with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2012 by Qritiq

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Wonkette’s Doktor StrangeZoom presents Frey re Kimberlin in a nutshell:

http://wonkette.com/473744/the-new-horrible-thing-liberals-are-responsible-for-some-bomber-dude

StrangeZoom tells of Patterico.com blogger Patrick Frey’s involvement in Blog About #BrettKimberlin Day. Kimberlin, if you will remember (not saying you’re old mind you) was the guy who said Dan Quayle bought pot from him. Kimberlin is also an ex-con and a purported terrorist. Pat Frey is also accusing those “in league” with Kimberlin, of calling 911 and saying that Pat shot his wife, resulting in a SWAT-type swarming of police and fire at Frey’s residence.

Here’s what Wonkette missed:

This story is really about Kimberlin’s non-profit, Velvet Revolution v James O’Keefe’s non-profit, Project Veritas. Both organizations deal with voting rights policy and are at loggerheads. Check out this 22-page doc by Velvet Revolution’s lawyer about O’Keefe:

http://www.velvetrevolution.us/images/OKeefe_Probation_Revocation_Document.pdf

Patrick Frey also seems to be heading up a conspiracy to spread libelous statements via social media. Their target is a harsh detractor of O’Keefe’s – Ron Brynaert – the former editor of a liberal political news website. Brynaert broke a number of incriminating stories about probationee James O’Keefe that could well have landed O’Keefe in the clink.

Frey and his associates even seem to be trying to frame Brynaert for a crime, by spreading defamatory statements indicating that he is “in league” with Kimberlin and sounds like the voice on the 911 hoax call. Of course neither of these statements are true – they are downright laughable. But right-wing extremists and Patterico.com readers are encouraged to continue to spread those lies, by Frey and his co-conspirators.

Frey even went so far as to indicate on Glenn Beck’s show, that a victim (someone Pat had been communicating with) who was SWAT-ed one week prior to Pat’s alleged SWAT, was also targeted because he also was writing about Kimberlin. Completely false! That victim had been talking about information he had regarding Weinergate, just before he was SWAT-ed. He never had anything to do with Kimberlin!

The reason Frey and his associates are ramping this stuff up now, is because (I believe) the New Hampshire Attorney General has *just* asked for 7-years worth of James O’Keefe emails. And so, there is an attempt afoot by Frey and Co. to head off a potential ishstorm, by directing the conversation away from conjecture regarding the potentially damning contents of those emails, and toward the sensational tabloid-friendly crimes committed in the 1970’s by the head of Velvet Revolution. Concurrently, there is an attempt to both menace and discredit O’Keefe’s seemingly most dangerous critic – Brynaert – who, while he is certainly known for being combative (understatement), is also respected by both progressives and conservatives for being a skilled researcher who’s like a dog with a bone when a story interests him.

I should also note, Brynaert has broken at least one story, that I know of, that proved useful for James O’Keefe; I am not trying to imply that this journo’s reporting has been biased against O’Keefe. Yet, I imagine there is some concern within Team JOK, that if the 7-year email cache were to land in this Brynaert’s inbox, he would undoubtedly read EVERY SINGLE FREAKIN email. And I think anyone who’s been following along for the past year, knows that predicting the potentiality of that outcome, is not such a big leap, and said outcome would likely not be in the best interest of Mr. O’Keefe.

Keep in mind that voting rights policy could determine the next resident of the White House. (Much in the way that those who brought you Weinergate, knew that the NYC Mayoral seat is a very viable step to the presidency.) This is not small potatoes that Project Veritas and Velvet Revolution are warring about. I’m sure there are plenty of donation dollars in both corners.

This is actually some kind-of-serious stuff – I mean a team-attempt to frame a journalist for a crime because he published the truth about someone who has access to big money?

Not. Good.

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and a reminder –

Patrick Frey’s M.O. is to take advantage of people and manipulate them:

One of Frey’s former supporters whom Frey would not assist with petty cash to cover court costs toward his defense against plaintiff Brett Kimberlin, wrote a note that seemed utterly despondent [to this reader] that mentioned Kimberlin. Kimberlin won a case against that former Frey supporter and I believe that they were even at one point arrested.

Now there are reports that Aaron Worthing aka Walker – a Frey disciple – has been jailed ( http://www.munseys.com/technosnarl/?p=1295 , link courtesy of commenter “Saul G.”.) @rsmccain reports on his blog that Walker was taken into custody after a hearing regarding a permanent order of protection against Walker. (Walker had been bragging on twitter recently, that he always carries a gun. He had a restraining order against him at the time.)

[UPDATE: Walker has now been released from custody. A copy of this morning’s peace order ]

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And on a more personal note:

I want to warn readers that Patrick Frey is no friend to you. If you have a family and a dog, don’t do Frey’s bidding, because he doesn’t mind getting others into very serious trouble. And if you want to be a lawyer and you wind up getting arrested in the service of Patrick Frey, well, that could actually ruin your life.

Remember – Frey, who resides in a $1.3 million home, wouldn’t even send $200 to his pawn when said pawn was sued by Kimberlin.

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(h/t STL Activist Hub for indicating where clarification was needed)

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Nadia And The Professor

Posted in blogosphere, illegal, politics, video with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2012 by Qritiq
  1. Interesting who’s interested.
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    @cgseife so you wrote it without proof of the racist angle, even though it doesn’t make sense. that’s what doesn’t make sense. speculation
    Fri, Mar 23 2012 07:01:04
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    @cgseife @OwainCunedda If someone shows you a video, it is possible to have a reaction that’s reasoned, & not damned if you do or don’t.
    Fri, Mar 23 2012 09:55:28
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    @OwainCunedda I think that’s quite possible… the damned if you do/damned if you don’t choice is a JOK standby.
    Fri, Mar 23 2012 09:03:44
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    @cgseife @wittier I think he planned to confront u with a fact unfavorable 2 liberals. Then u either deny & look silly or confirm & validate
    Fri, Mar 23 2012 01:23:02
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    RT @Civil_Law_Blog: Interesting news on the @NadiaNaffe front: charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei… How @cgseife caught @JamesOKeefeIII breaking the law was then targeted
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 20:58:57
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    @cgseife How would IRS form 13909 checkbox “shield you from retaliation” if you called PV to say you filed complaint & made a public tweet?
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 20:24:55
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    Helpful @CgSeife quietly points to falsities on website. Becomes target of wrathful @JamesOKeefeIII attack. charlesseife.blogspot.ca/2… #p2 #tcot
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 20:20:58
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    @cgseife Are you seriously suggesting that a silly To Catch A Journalist stunt is some kind of sinister retaliation? charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei…
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 20:20:02
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    @jayrosen_nyu Is there a class I can audit where “journos” like @cgseife learn how to file IRS complaints to “pressure” subjects of stories?
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 20:12:31
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    @wittier A sex boat doesn’t make sense either. FWIW, several sources (including Naffe) say that I was branded as a racist, liberal or no.
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 19:59:28
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    @cgseife As a journalist, the “next logical step” I also take when someone dodges questions is to file an IRS complaint charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei…
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 19:58:41
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    RT @Civil_Law_Blog: Interesting news on the @NadiaNaffe front: charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei… How @cgseife caught @JamesOKeefeIII breaking the law was then targeted
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 19:57:04
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    @cgseife I TOTALLY believe you sent certified letter to @JamesOKeefeIII Project Veritas just to satisfy your curiosity charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei…
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 19:54:40
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    RT @cwmorrison78: How does @JamesOKeefeIII choose his victims? According to @NadiaNaffe , b/c they say mean things about him @cgseife #VetThePimp #barngate
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 18:57:48
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    RT @cwmorrison78: How does @JamesOKeefeIII choose his victims? According to @NadiaNaffe , b/c they say mean things about him @cgseife #VetThePimp #barngate
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 18:57:18
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    RT @Civil_Law_Blog: Interesting news on the @NadiaNaffe front: charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei… How @cgseife caught @JamesOKeefeIII breaking the law was then targeted
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 18:56:42
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    @cgseife wouldn’t you be less likely to slip up & appear racist w/ a prospective black student if you’re supposedly a liberal elitist prof?
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 18:17:36
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    @cgseife and why does he send black woman with TP video to get you to slip up & start talking racist. It doesn’t make sense as a sting.
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 18:16:02
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    @cgseife say more than once that they were trying to catch you as elitist racist. If you don’t know, why do you say that at least twice?
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 18:14:47
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    thanks for responding@cgseife . I couldn’t understand your meaning. It appears that you were being “stung” with hidden camera..but you
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 18:14:05
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    @wittier Hard to say, exactly. I think he just wanted to get something he could take out of context to make it look bad for me.
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 17:23:15
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    Your essay says Nadia was trying to get you to reveal elitist racism on hidden cam @cgseife. What kind of racism do you think was expected?
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 17:17:25
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    Trying to understand your blog @cgseife. In what way was Naffe trying to get you to reveal your hidden racism? What kind of racism?
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 17:03:35
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    WOW MT @cgseife Here’s the story about the failed James O’Keefe sting w/ me as target: charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei…
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 16:23:45
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    the @cgseife expose piece on O’Keefe is more devastating than #barngate – charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei… #VetThePimp
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 16:12:25
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    .@cgseife reports on the illegal activities of @JamesOKeefeIII and of Project Veritas. Rather amazing. charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei…
    Fri, Mar 23 2012 10:01:02
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    @cgseife When you write “It’s hard to get more transparent than that” do you mean the ganging up on @JamesOKeefeIII? charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei…
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 13:48:45
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    @cgseife “I was so inoffensive that O’Keefe couldn’t use … creative editing … to turn my [words] into something incriminating.”
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 13:44:11
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    @cgseife WTF??!? How strange….
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 13:33:16
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    Here’s the story about the failed @jamesokeefeiii sting w/ me as target: charlesseife.com/OKeefeSei… @davidshuster @jayrosen_nyu @keitholbermann
    Thu, Mar 22 2012 13:30:16

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Posted in cute, New York, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by Qritiq



and in excess of $25K in ’11 to aide Dolev Azaria.

Questions For Lisa

Posted in politics with tags , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by Qritiq

In your last tweet to @RepWeiner, you said that he should get in touch with you – that someone had contacted you. Meagan Broussard had said much the same thing. Who was that someone and was it the same someone who had contacted Meagan?

You had said that you hadn’t meant to release the entire facebook transcript. Who was it that you gave access to, who then released the whole chat against your wishes? Was it a radaronline reporter, a friend, or an intermediary?

What democratic campaigns had you done volunteer work for in the past?

What was the original purpose of the starchild111 twitter account? Some of your older tweets indicate your interest in social media marketing. (Just out of curiosity – did you study Marketing or Communications in college?)

Did you have any contact with Meagan (say on facebook for example) before @RepWeiner sent the infamous underwear tweet?

You said you came forward because you felt sad for all the negative attention another Weiner woman was getting, so you wanted to help her. Who was that woman and did you have contact with her before you came forward.

You’ve said that you have not benefited monetarily from Weinergate; is that still the case? Meagan collected $15,000 from ABC – do you find that aggravating?

Did anyone help you in contacting the press, or in helping you think about what to say to the press? Who? Did this person help any other Weiner women as well?

While you’ve criticized some of Anthony Weiner’s personal foibles, you’ve remained a staunch supporter of his politics. I found your statements to be similar to the sockpuppets Nikki Reid, John Reid, et al., in that you say you support RepWeiner, but, as you know, the things you’ve said to the press have actually hurt him. Is there any connection at all between you and the “Reids”? Do you think that someone who may have been advising you was also involved in scripting the Reid twitter accounts?

Did you ever give access to any twitter account that you held the password to, to someone else?

Do you feel that anyone has manipulated you, lied to you, or taken advantage of your trust, regarding Weinergate?

Who are the friends that you’ve said you had told about your online friendship with RepWeiner? Were they facebook friends, irl friends? Were any of them opposed to progressive politics?

Radaronline quoted you as saying that RepWeiner is “a bad man”. Do you still think that? How did the radaronline reporter communicate with you – by chat/messaging? Did you speak with them directly or through an intermediary? Did someone help you with your statements to radaronline?

And just a personal question – would you vote for Anthony Weiner if he ran for president someday? Or do you feel that he is too reckless, or doesn’t have good enough judgment for the job?

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Lisa – In Her Own Words

Posted in censorship, politics with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by Qritiq

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at 9:05 in:
Vodpod videos no longer available.

[Update: Inexplicably, soon after this entry was posted, TMZ took down the Lisa interview embedded above, leaving an empty hole where the video should go in their own page. gee I wonder why

Updated update: the video has reappeared.]

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Inside Edition clip

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and the transcript you’ve already read:

http://www.radaronline.com/sites/radaronline.com/files/Wiener-Facebook-Transcript-Watermarked.pdf

Dan Wolfe: Historian

Posted in crime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2011 by Qritiq

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From the FilmLadd – Dan Wolfe interview

I found this exchange interesting:

Filmladd (4:45:20 PM): Define collectivism.

danwolfe7676 (4:45:35 PM): I dont understand?

Filmladd (4:45:53 PM): What does collectivism mean to you?

Filmladd (4:46:01 PM): As a political philosophy.

danwolfe7676 (4:46:25 PM): Are you serious? did I say I was a political science major?

danwolfe7676 (4:46:28 PM): Wow deep end .

Filmladd (4:46:34 PM): Okay, moving on.

danwolfe7676 (4:46:44 PM): This is what I mean

danwolfe7676 (4:46:48 PM): That question was nuts.

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hmm. So a presumed tea-partier doesn’t understand the concept of collectivism? Kinda hard to swallow.

and there was this:

danwolfe7676 (4:58:52 PM): You are throwing these at me too fast

danwolfe7676 (4:58:56 PM): I need time to answer

Filmladd (4:58:59 PM): Sorry.

danwolfe7676 (4:59:02 PM): Slow typer

danwolfe7676 (4:59:16 PM): I didn’t grow up with computers ike you guys

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Poor Dan. Just a simple regular guy from humble beginnings who can barely type. He can’t even spell very well:

danwolfe7676 (7:23:49 PM): Tryign to help against my better judgement

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But wait! What’s this? Dan redeems himself with his historical knowledge:

Filmladd (7:17:26 PM): Who’s your favorite founding father? It sounds like a softball, but I don’t think it is.

danwolfe7676 (7:18:22 PM): Franklin.

Filmladd (7:19:06 PM): You do know that Franklin and his son were on opposite sides of the Revolutionary war?

danwolfe7676 (7:19:39 PM): Yes William ,right?

Filmladd (7:19:41 PM): Let me ask you: do you think Franklin chose to be on the opposite side?

danwolfe7676 (7:19:47 PM): his son William

Filmladd (7:20:08 PM): Or do you think he decided to shrug, demand his privacy, and go back to printing Little Richard’s Almanacs?

danwolfe7676 (7:20:28 PM): Yeah thanks for the compliment but I don’t think this is anywhere near that

danwolfe7676 (7:20:43 PM): And he didn’t have a group of vultures waiting to pick at his body

danwolfe7676 (7:20:47 PM): like you are all with me

Filmladd (7:21:01 PM): No, he just had an entire British army wanting to hang him.

danwolfe7676 (7:21:37 PM): Well, I’m obiously not his character otherwise I would have founded a country by now

danwolfe7676 (7:21:46 PM): I’m not worthy I mean

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Now I was REALLY impressed with this because I happen to have a major in history (US concentration); I took a ton of history classes at one of the finest schools in the nation (and did pretty well in them), and I had NO IDEA who Ben Franklin’s son was or his significance in American history, and I would have been unable to banter with Ladd on this topic.

Well, I figured if this simple, formerly under-privileged, regular guy Dan Wolfe who can’t even spell, knows about this piece of history, I had better catch up but quick (I mean, I even grew up with computers). But how?

Fortunately, our friend Ken Danieli comes to the rescue with his recommendation and review of

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin:

http://www.shelfari.com/kend/shelf#firstBook=0&list=0&sort=opinions


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Ken declares Franklin “an amazing character” and gives the bio 4 stars.
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Sounds like it is well worth a look.

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Events Leading Up To Disaster

Posted in Doh! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2011 by Qritiq

It has been my observation that almost always, in terrible disasters, it is not just one thing that has gone wrong, but at least two, and often more.

When you take a picture and tweet it, Blackberry can automatically send it via a yfrog link. So, you don’t really have to deal with yfrog, it works automatically.  AW may not have been aware that DM’ing a picture privately, would leave that picture publicly viewable in yfrog (1st mistake).

If AW put a caption on the picture (and if it was “part of a joke”, then he probably did), then the text plus the link could exceed 140 characters. In that case, his carrier could break up the message into 2 pieces: the caption sent via DM and the yfrog link to the picture sent as an @reply. The yfrog link to the picture would then appear on his public twitter feed (2nd mistake).

AW had been watchin’ the hockey game, maybe havin’ a couple beers (who watches a hockey game without beer? And who watches a hockey game and has only one beer?) Hits “G”, the app autofills using alphabetical order, with a name that looks right. AW recognizes the autofilled name as that of a pretty girl’s, so beer-addled brain tells him it’s a match and he hits send (3rd mistake).

annddd… GAME OVER.

 

Recommended Reading for AW?