Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


A visit to Brett Kimberlin’s anti-GMO-food website (citizensagainstgmo.com) reminded me of a 1937 quote from George Orwell:

One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words “Socialism” and “Communism” draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, “Nature Cure” quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.

In America these days, it’s “Progressives” that fit Orwell’s bill.

Of course, Brett “legitimate” businesses that he used to launder his drug money were a health food store and restaurant, so he has been associated with moonbat cuisine for decades. Still, I wonder if the site generates many clicks on the Donate button? Given that it hasn’t be updated for about a year-and-a-half, probably not.

orvilleredenbacherBTW, I am pleased to announce that the Orville Redenbacher  popcorn offered by Hogewash! via Amazon does contain GMO corn.

Enjoy!

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


NoCommentsThe website that The Dread Publisher Kimberlin operates for the Velvet Revolution dot US not-for-profit carries stories about important topics. Its impact on the world of ideas is shown by the reply comments generated. As of midnight last night, the site’s front page shows:

DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW RUSSIA’S TROLL ARMY HIT AMERICA—zero

TOO FUNNY: TED CRUZ WINS PRESIDENTIAL STRAW POLL AT GOP SUMMIT—none

MORNING READS: “OPEN CARRY” SPARKS BACKLASH; COULD FACEBOOK SWING ELECTIONS?—zip

CONSERVATIVE STANCE IN DOE WRANGLING COMES DOWN TO ONE SIMPLISTIC, WRONG-HEADED, SELF-SERVING ARGUMENT—nada

SLAVYANSK FAMILIES FIND SHELTER IN UKRAINE MONASTERY—zilch

UKRAINE SHOWDOWN TO SHADOW OBAMA IN EUROPE—bupkis

RUSSIA PUSHES BACK UKRAINE GAS CUT ULTIMATUM—nothing

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE BROKE CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW—zzzz

OBAMA TO MEET UKRAINE’S POROSHENKO—[crickets]

UKRAINE FORCES SUFFER NEW LOSSES IN SEPARATIST EAST—nary a comment

All of which pretty well summarizes TDPK’s clout in the real world. When a left-wing site can’t get at least one moonbat to comment favorably on a snarky attack on Ted Cruz, …

#Loser.

In Re Kimberlin v. Kimberlin Unmasked


The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has reached a settlement with Lynn Thomas and Peter Malone, the two individuals he alleges to be Kimberlin Unmasked, in his copyright trolling case.

TDPK never had much of a case. He said that Justice Through Music Project owned some of the copyrights, and he didn’t have standing to sue for those. He failed to register the copyrights he did own in a timely manner which created other problems for the viability of any suit.

I am unaware of the terms of any settlement agreement.

The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt


Somethings happen in the real world that are so mind-bogglingly stupid that no one would believe you if you made them up yourself. A major epicenter of such foolishness is the The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt.

The Cabin Boy™ has been engaged in cyberthuggery for several years. Last year, he began to be held accountable for his mischief when I secured a peace order against him here in Maryland. Earlier this year, he was on the receiving end of a couple of Arizona restraining orders. On Monday, there will be a hearing on a non-contact order in Cook County, Illinois.

TDPS seems to think that it is unfair for him to be held accountable for his harassment. He’s tried to push back when his victims have sought protection. Last December, he tried to file a charge of perjury against me for my testimony against him. That failed. This past spring, he tried to sue 10 people who were calling him out on his thuggery. He withdrew the suit. Now, he is trying to get a Maryland peace order against Patrick Grady, the person seeking protection from the courts in Illinois.BSvPG PO PetitionThere are so many holes in his petition. First, false statements on a document signed under penalty of perjury is not one of the predicate acts for a Maryland peace order. Second, the Maryland statute (Criminal Law § 3-805) defines stalking as an act that includes “approaching or pursuing another.” You can’t do that on the Internet. Unless, TDPS can show that Mr. Grady physically approached him, stalking is a non-starter.

Third, writing about someone on the Internet (baring threats and libel) is an activity protected under the First Amendment and cannot trigger either the Maryland harassment statute (§ 3-803) as a predicate act for a peace order. Failing to understand this point is what Judge Cornelius Vaughey so famously got wrong in the second Kimberlin v. Walker peace order case in 2012. Unless TDPS can show how something Mr. Grady published exceeds the limits described by the Supreme Court in Ohio v. Brandenburg, harassment is a dead issue as well.

popcorn4bkThe Cabin Boy™ would do well to withdraw his petition or, at the very least, fail to show up in court for the final hearing. Otherwise, … well, let’s just say Mr. Grady doesn’t strike we has someone who intends to roll over and play dead.

I am given to understand that, if there is a hearing next Friday, there will coverage by multiple bloggers.