Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin make lots of assertions in his various filings in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness that are equal parts falsehood and silliness. This is from his opposition to my motion to dismiss his first amended complaint.

ECF 29-14Point (1) of that claim is simply false. Here is how I replied—ECF 56-p10_11Of course, I expect to win the RICO Madness lawsuit. It should be dismissed for multiple reasons, including TDPK’s failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted. Even if it makes its way to trial as the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit did, TDPK can’t present evidence for all the elements of any of the torts he’s alleged.

popcorn4bkThe Team Kimberlin Theory of Lawfare as propounded by First Mate Neal Rauhauser relies on low-cost pro se lawsuits against defendant’s with little legal experience who can be intimidated into settlements. TDPK’s practical application of the theory in the RICO Madness has been rather inept. He’s sued a couple of lawyers, several media entities with counsel either on retainer or staff, and several other defendants deeply committed to defending their First Amendment rights. The other defendants who might have been intimidated have been encouraged by the vigorous defenses that some of us have made.

It’s disappointing to have to wait until next year to see this vexatious lawsuit go away. OTOH, the longer it lasts, the greater the potential blowback on Brett Kimberlin. I’ll bet that he doesn’t have enough good sense to cut his losses by seeking to dismiss the case rather than filing his omnibus opposition.

We will see.

Stay tuned.

Obamanesia


American Thinker reports that Obama voters seem to be in the first stage of grief—denial. According to polls conducted by USA Today, fewer voters in five of six states with toss up senate races say they voted for the President that actually did.

In 2012, Obama carried three of the states surveyed by USA TODAY and Suffolk University’s Political Research Center with more than 50% of the vote. But now just 47% of likely voters in Iowa, 46% in Colorado and 48% in Michigan say they voted for him.

Of the six states, only in Kansas did the percentage who remember voting for Obama match the actual election returns, at 38%. His standing slid 5 points in North Carolina and 2 in Arkansas.

Hmmm.

Comet Siding Spring


Siding Spring MROThese images were taken of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 19 October during the comet’s close flyby of Mars. The comet is on its first trip this close to the sun from the Oort Cloud at the outer fringe of the Solar System. These are the first resolved images of the nucleus of a long-period comet.

The images of the comet were acquired at a range of about 138,000 kilometers. The scale is roughly 138 meters per pixel. Telescopic observations had suggested that the size of the nucleus was about 1 km wide. However, the best Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter images are two to three pixels across the brightest feature, suggesting that the size of the nucleus is less than half the earlier estimate.

This composite image shows two versions of two of the best images take by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. At the top are images with the full dynamic range, showing the nucleus and bright coma near the nucleus. At the bottom are versions where the fainter outer coma is brightened, saturating the inner region. The left and right images were taken about nine minutes apart.

Image Credit: NASA