Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


As part of my background research on the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin, I dug up a bunch of the reviews of his authorized biography Citizen K from when it was published in 1996. Considering that he hasn’t let the one year statute of limitations on defamation stop him from suing me over a non-defamatory blog post written more than a year before he filed suit, TDPK may want to consider adding these media outlets to the new suit he says he’s cooking up.

New York Times—

Mr. Singer began his reporting for the book in the summer of 1993, by going back to Indiana and checking up on what Mr. Kimberlin had told him. What he learned led him, almost immediately, to the conclusion that his subject was a liar of substantial proportions.

Entertainment Weekly—

Having since decided that his subject was, in fact, lying, he’s returned to the tale and fleshed out Kimberlin’s manipulative personality.

Baltimore Sun—

Citizen K lied. Brett lied. Lied about selling pot to Quayle. Lied about everything.

Publishers Weekly—

Quayle, it now seems, deserves apologies.

Los  Angeles Times—

Singer eventually found nearly all his complaints without foundation.

By the end of this complex tale you are left regretting that Singer and the New Yorker overlooked the sound advice of a New Yorker writer of an earlier time, James Thurber. One of his fables, about a feckless horse, ends with a moral all reporters should keep close to their hearts: “Get it right or let it alone. The conclusion you jump to may be your own.”

You see, Gentle Reader, Brett Kimberlin’s reputation as a liar goes a long way back.

I Control the Schedule


According to 17 USC § 507(b), one has three years in which to file a civil action for copyright infringement. If I were to chose to go after someone who infringed one of my copyrights during the past month, I would have until August, 2017, to file suit. Any DMCA notice would need to be sent a few weeks before the suit was filed.

If I take such action, it will be at a time of my choosing. I may not be in a hurry. Or I may wish to expedite a claim.

Some folks play chess. Some play checkers. But in both games one must play several moves ahead.

UPDATE—When I play cards, I often play with a deck missing the 3s and 7s. In fact, a pinochle deck lacks all the 2s, 4s, 5s, 6s, and 8s as well.

Recommended Reading


Dave Weigel has a very balanced account of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit up at The Daily Beast.

Since I’ve been asked to comment on the piece, I’ll add this: Dave Weigel skipped over my testimony in the case. I assume that he did so because the questions asked of me were so pointless and did so little to move the case one way or the other.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE—Stacy McCain adds his thought here.

UPDATE 2—I want to offer a second to Aaron Walker’s comment below. The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s shills would not be cluttering the comment section of Dave Weigel’s article if it weren’t seen as a problem by Team Kimberlin. Look, folks, the piece was published by The Daily Beast. It’s aimed right at Kimberlin’s natural constituency. It might actually cause one or two of his supporters to begin to ask questions. That’s worth more in the long run to the cause of bringing Brett Kimberlin to justice that a one-hour exposé on Fox News.

I’m in general agreement with Ali Akbar’s comment as well.

UPDATE 3—Ann Althouse has blogged about Dave Weigel’s post, and her comment section is quite interesting.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know


Reuters reports that

The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record.

None of the victims of sexual assault by UN “peace keepers” in Zaire, Mali, or Haiti were available for comment.

Neither were the Israeli victims of rockets fired from UN schools in Gaza.

Neither were …