Category Archives: Rebuilding the Party

NebraskaTeaParties.com Redirects to AFPNE

I have decided to stop updating NebraskaTeaParties.com. The domain now forwards to the Americans for Prosperity Nebraska website.

The reason is I just do not have time to update the site. The Omaha Tea Party, 9-11 Nebraska, 9-11 Sarpy County and Douglas County Republican Party all have information websites to find out when events are happening for those organizations. Before, when I first made the site in 2009, none of these organizations had websites worth a damn. Now, they do, so the use of NebraskaTeaParties.com is no longer needed in the community.

I decided to redirect to AFP because after attending multiple events for all of the various groups, AFP is the closest to the beliefs I expressed when I started the original Omaha Tea Party event in February 2009. I know some people aren’t fond of Brad & Jeremy, but they have been working their tails off to tailor the organization to fight for issues we in Nebraska care about.

I am still Tea Party. AFP, Tea Party Patriots, 9-11, and the other groups have been created and have grown because of my involvement helping kick start the movement. That makes me a proud papa, and with only 50 days left, it’s time we get Obama out of office once and for all.

Storytime and Linkage

Once upon a time, there was a group of hard conservatives who got together and called themselves the Wrecking Crew. This group formed to take down the array of liberal groups out there attempting to do the same to conservative bloggers and twitter users.

The Left got wind of this group, and the group was infiltrated by a faction backed by Neil Rauhauser. Eventually, the Left gained control of the group as more and more of the original members abandoned ship. The Wrecking Crew, while still claiming to be conservatives, turned against its former members and allies. During this time, nicknamed ‘TwitterGate’ by those involved, the Wrecking Crew was involved in getting Greg W Howard removed from Twitter for a while. I, among others, petitioned Twitter to reinstate Greg. He was also subjected to all manner of attacks on a personal level, led by a twitter account called GregWBlowhard. This account was Rauhauser himself.

Bad, right? Now things start turning bizarre. During these assaults by the Wrecking Crew, they were supported by a number of people on the Left. One of those was Lee Stranahan. Now, after this time, Lee switched allegiances and started working within the Breitbart organization.

Skip forward a couple of years, and the case of Brett Kimberlin, terrorist and another liberal rabblerouser who is friends with Rauhauser. Kimberlin has been implicated in SWATting, the practice of calling police anonymously with false reports and hoping the cops will cause harm to Kimberlin’s critics. One of those hit was one of Lee’s friends. So, Lee helped organize a campaign on blogs to call out Kimberlin. I participated in this, and this was a good cause. However, I did not know a path could be traced between all three of the gentlemen.

Enter the fourth person into this mess, Ali Ackbar of the National Bloggers Club, who I have written about in my past couple of posts on this blog. Ali formed a defense fund to take on Kimberlin, under the auspices of the NBC. As a result, Ali was hit with a SWATting attack. Ali brought this up to Saxby Chambliss, who is pursuing this in Congress. Also, though, in retaliation, Kimberlin and Rauhauser exposed Ali’s legal issues with credit card fraud.

In the meantime, Lee Stranahan, as well as the Twitchy Team led by Michelle Malkin, attacked Greg W Howard, calling him a conspiracy theorist and worse for injecting into the fight facts about TwitterGate and the ties between the two incidents. I still am trying to figure out why this occurred. To me, and this is PURE speculation, Stranahan may have not wanted to either get overshadowed about TwitterGate and his cause against Kimberlin, or it could be his past support of the Wrecking Crew made it so he did not want to be fingered as being hypocritical. I do not know. However, this is where Brooks Bayne got involved to help out his fellow Marine, Howard, and now everything is a gigantic mess.

Kimberlin, and Rauhauser, could not have planned this any better. Breitbart’s former associates jumped into the fight to defend their colleague, Stranahan, and as more evidence and information comes out are looking bad for doing so without waiting to see what the facts of the case are. We still do not know all the facts. The attacks Stranahan started, though, were completely irresponsible and unprofessional and I have lambasted him on Twitter for it.

Meanwhile, this NBC legal defense fund has tons of issues as well because of Ali’s stewardship, and the information released on his criminal background. Read more about this at Goldfish and Clowns.

Thus, both issues have merged into one. More exists to this story about threats being made behind the scenes, confidential emails being passed to people who should not have received them, and the like. Those, though, look to be moving to actual litigation. If you want to see the case against Stranahan, read The Trenches website.

I am so disappointed we have to put up with all of this. In the 1920s, Benito Mussolini used internal dissension of the same sort we are seeing here to keep his opponents divided in order to keep power. Through the use of infiltrators into the various organizations arrayed against him, Mussolini kept agitating internal conflicts. With all sorts of people involved now, including people such as Michelle Malkin, the old and new Breitbart team, the Trenches, the NBC, and Kimberlin/Rauhauser’s puppet organizations, this conflict has already ballooned to a point where bad blood will exist for many years and beyond.

Who has won in all of this so far? Kimberlin and Rauhauser. Congratulations.

 

National Bloggers Club is Worthless

My other rant from yesterday was tame. It is no longer.

The Impolite Canadian posted on his blog about his fights with the National Bloggers Club, and its head Ali Akbar, today. My rant was about the National Bloggers Club yesterday, and I did not know a big fight was going on with the organization. But, after reading the blog post here, I commented on the blog post.

¬†Ah, the National Blogger’s Club.

I asked the moment the NBC was formed how I could join directly to Mr Ackbar on Twitter.

No response.

See, I’m a small time blogger, with just a small number of people following me. I’m not big, but I have the capability to cobble up broadcasting live from events. I did so for a few conventions, such as RightOnline. I was also at CPAC, but the lousy wireless did not like my live broadcasting.

But, I thought something like the NBC, whose stated goal was to legitimize bloggers so they can get credentials for bigger events such as, oh, the Republican National Convention would be extremely useful.

So, I asked to join, and got silence.

I asked again, nothing.

Okay, now it is getting towards May. You had to put in your credentials to get into the RNC, so I contacted them and they told me to go through the White House Press Corps. I asked them about getting credentialed through the NBC. Their response?

“Who?”

So, I followed the procedure, but honestly, I’m an Internet blogger and our site was still under construction. The WHPC were nice about it, but no, I wasn’t going to get broadcaster credentials.

I will be doing a simulcast using some other stream now to do what I wanted to do. I’m still reporting on the convention live, even if I have to do it myself on my blog through Twitcasting.tv, Justin.tv, or Lagspike.tv. Because, I’m just that damn stubborn.

Point is, though, a real organization like how NBC was touted would have been fantastic for my situation. In fact, it was DESIGNED for my situation, but what do we get with all of this?

Zilch.

I have unfollowed Mr Ackbar. It isn’t worth it, as I’m not big enough to talk to in his eyes. DaTechGuy and many others met me at these conventions (I watched his stuff for a while as he got his room settled), and they are all cool. I am sorry they, like me, got snookered into believing in the good such an organization could do but has failed so hard on every level.

I see others have had worse experiences, and combined with the shady elements of Mr. Ackbar’s past, it just makes me mad to be snookered.

See, Ali Akbar was the ‘technical guru’ for a while behind the Don’t Go Movement which I was a part of as Northwest Regional Coordinator. I, however, was ignored back then by Mr Ackbar. When he formed the NBC, I was ignored as well.

Finding out Mr. Ackbar is guilty of credit card fraud in his past makes me glad I didn’t have to pay any dues. I absolutely refuse to trust someone like that, and the revelations coming to light makes me glad I never joined. I would have loved to have been able to get into the RNC as a blogger, but as I stated in the comment, I will find a way around the problem because I always do.

This is yet another snake in our midst, however, folks.

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