I think so, Brain … but using sneezing powder probably isn’t such a good practical joke right now.
Video Credit: NASA
Back when he put up a pirate-themed website to try to raise support for his lawfare, I began referring to Brett Kimberlin as The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. After he began filing his self-represented LOLsuits, that morphed into the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin, and after he failed to pay suctions and court costs taxed against him, that became The Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin.
Although he once claimed he was attempting to retain counsel, he never was able to get a lawyer to represent him in any of his LOLsuits. The subject of his search for counsel came up in this Bonus Team Kimberlin Post of the Day on 1 April, 2014.
* * * * *
The Gentle Reader who has been following the Saga of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s RICO Madness (aka Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al.) all along may remember that last December he informed the court that he was seeking legal representation.
* * * * *
I suspect that he couldn’t find a lawyer willing to risk being sanctioned for being associated with a frivolous suit.
见胜不过众人之所识，非善之善者也。To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
I think so, Brain … but in order to live to be a hundred we’d have to give up most of things that we enjoy in life.
My training as a military officer included reading Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. The most famous quote from that ancient Chinese classic is probably
是故勝兵先勝而後求戰，敗兵先戰而後求勝。Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Patricia McCarthy has a post over at The American Thinker titled The unbearable pettiness of the Washington press corps which looks at the disrespectful manner in which the press treats Donald Trump at the manner in which the President turns their futile behavior back on them, especially during the Wuhan virus pandemic briefings. Throughout her piece, she quotes Sun Tzu.
What makes these briefings so entertaining is when the president calls them out for their dishonesty. He has a steel-trap mind and remembers what he has said. When they twist or edit his words, he knows it and humiliates them. But they seem not to realize they are being humiliated.
President Trump has been teaching us all. It is only the men and women of the media who fail to learn. Donald Trump, as John Perazzo has written, is a superb and unappreciated president.
“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.” —Sun Tzu
This is that moment.
上兵伐謀 What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.
The Art of War is available from Amazon.
Video Credit: NASA