I Don’t Like Thugs


It’s been reported that a bunch of Teamsters have threatened a reality show crew because the production company was using non-union drivers. Having been a victim of union violence myself, I’m never surprised by such thuggery.

This sort of harassment is a sure sign that groups like the Teamsters are headed to the dust heap of history. They are becoming obsolete, socially, economically, and technologically. They won’t go quietly, but, eventually, they will go.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The two officer/key employees listed on the Justice Through Music Project IRS Form 990 are Jeffrey Cohen and Brett Kimberlin. Although he cofounded Velvet Revolution US with Brad Friedman, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is not listed on that organization’s 990. Cohen and Friedman are, but not Kimberlin.

Who is Brad Friedman?

Friedman’s Wikipedia entry begins with this warning: This article may contain improper references to self-published sources. Friedman does have a documented history (Exhibits O and P) of shading the truth.

He’s a blogger. His blog is called BradBlog, and it’s a fairly minor league site with traffic roughly comparable to Hogewash! (but still much greater than the JTMP and VRUS sites combined). He has a one-hour-per-week radio show (The Bradcast) on KPFK, a station that routinely ties for dead last in the ratings in the LA market. He hosts a “nationally syndicated” (on five stations!) program called Green News Report. He’s Brett Kimberlin’s partner in VRUS.

Lee Stranahan has written about the significance of Kimberlin/Friedman/VRUS. You should read his piece.