“I Think I Might Have Spooked [Rauhauser]” UPDATE: @stranahan in Blog Limbo

This morning I checked my blog comments and found a curious one:

 Sure it was not this here?

It was from “Patrick in Michigan”, who runs The Thinking Americanist blog.

He gave me (and R. Stacy McCain and Lee Stranahan) pingbacks on the day I published this, but I hadn’t returned to the blog to see what comments the author received. Let’s just say someone took interest in his speculation about Neal Rauhauser, Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt being FBI informants…

Patrick explains:

[Pray forgive the typos and grammar.]

I read with mild interest that someone who left a comment on my blog two days ago, blog went dark.

Many people are saying it was law enforcement related. Well, it could have bend that —- or it could have been related to this:

When Neil left his comment on my blog. I got his IP address. It trace-routed to Seattle, Washington. I emailed him a message with the titled “Seattle Washington eh?” and said in the message, “I hope your not planning on swatting me, like you did Patrick Frey.”

Maybe I spooked the guy or something. •shrug•

It just seems pretty odd that he disappeared after I did all that. Maybe he felt the walls closing in.

And here is the comment from early Friday morning– allegedly from Rauhauser– and the author’s reply:

Neal Rauhauser says:

November 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

This is good, but not as funny as the one that has me being an agent of Mossad’s Unit 8200.

This is good, but not as funny as the one that has me being an agent of Mossad’s Unit 8200.

So, not only are you a criminal, you are an Anti-Semite. Which explains your issues with Andrew Breitbart.

Good to know.


I’ll just end with this:

Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger;

but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.

-Sir Walter Scott

EDIT.1: There’s also this from Lee Stranahan re: Schmalfeldt. Stranahan is now in a sort of blog limbo, after a cyber attack on his blog’s host.

Pat Adkins runs The Thinking Americanist.

–Becca Lower

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