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Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s the Director of a not-for-profit called Justice Through Music Project. One of the sca … uh … activities run by JTMP is a web site called Protect Our Elections dot org. The site claims to be a “national collaboration of grassroots organizations that have joined together to reclaim our democracy, providing oversight to rescue our elections from partisan politics and privatization.” It has a DONATE button that appears to go straight to JTMP’s authorize dot net account.
Now, that’s a chilling thought: Brett Kimberlin providing “oversight to rescue our elections.”
Here’s what the top of the site’s home page looked like around 8 pm yesterday evening.And here are a couple of front page links to featured stories.The stories relate to a nuisance suit that Protect Our Elections has filed against the Federal Elections Commission. Take a close look at what I’ve circled in red. Those are the comment counts on the stories. As of 8 pm yesterday, there had been absolutely none. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Bupkis.
That shows you the relative impact of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s Internet operation vis-à-vis those of us who he is suing because we write truthful things about him. Indeed, the most recent comment on the POE site was made at 8:59 pm on 11 August. By way of comparison, Monday noon’s Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? post generated six comments.
The Team Kimberlin theory of lawfare involves punishment of the victims by causing them to have to deal with the time and expense of a protracted legal ordeal run at relatively low cost to the pro se plaintiff. It’s backfired. TDPK is up against pro se defendants, one of whom is a lawyer, who are able to mount low-cost defenses; First Amendment activists with pro bono legal counsel; and media personalities and organizations whose best interests are served by fighting the suit.
The Streisand Effect will be cranked up to 11 until all TDPK’s vexatious lawsuits are completely dealt with. Brett Kimberlin won’t disappear from public scrutiny until he’s either given up or been beaten. Given his poor choices to date, I suspect we’ll have to whip him in court.
I thought the whole purpose of an election was partisan politics, as in, choosing between two or more candidates representing differing views. Whigs v. Tories. Democrats v. Republicans. That sort of thing.
Of course, JTMP’s politics are avowedly progressive. Perhaps the statement is simply an honest description of a desire for one-party rule.
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Through the years, Kimberlin has given up any pretense of non-partisanship, openly working with Democrat and Ukrainian interests since the 2016 election cycle. His attempt at affecting this year’s election seems to have fizzled. Both his It’s Time 2020 and EMPR websites have gone silent, and the Justice Through Music Project site isn’t accessible.
If winning is not important, why keep score?
I think so, Brain … but if two heads are better than one, why do we only get one?
Chris White is a college professor who has written a post for Slate making the absurd claim that referring to well known composers by their last names is a form of white supremacy.
Musicians, academics, and teachers have a lot of work ahead to confront the racist and sexist history of classical music. Fullnaming composers, especially those who have been elevated to mononymic status by this complicated history, will challenge us to at the very least afford the same respect to all of the individuals whose music we talk and write about.
Uh, no. If I say that I’m listening to a piece by Mozart and don’t use a first name, it’s a reasonable assumption that I’m referring to Wolfgang Amadeus and not his father Leopold who was also an accomplished composer. If I refer simply to Bach, I probably mean Johann Sebastian and not Carl Philip Emmanuel, Johann Christian, or any of the senior Bach’s other musically talented children. This has nothing to do with race; it’s about stature and importance as musicians.
Similarly, if I refer to President Johnson, it’s a safe bet I don’t mean Andrew Johnson unless the context deals with his administration or Reconstruction.
BTW, Joplin and Ellington were unavailable for comment.
Video Credit: STScI
One by one, the Kimberlin-related Internet accounts have been going silent or dark. As of Tuesday evening, none of those sites hosted on U.S.-based servers were accessible.
There are six accessible domains hosted on an offshore server.
breitbartunmasked dot com hasn’t had a new post since December, 2018.
greencasamaryland dot org hasn’t had a new post since September, 2019.
kelsiekimberlin dot com doem’t appear to have had any new material posted since the end of August, 2020.
itstime2020 dot org hasn’t been updated since 27 September, and its companion Twitter account hasn’t retweeted anything since 2 October.
The velvetrevoution domain was recently moved to the offshore server, but the site is empty.
empr dot media had been frequently posting general news stories and posting war reports almost every day for years. On 23 October, it posted a story about a Ukrainian not-for-profit threatening to sue Rudy Giuliani for defamation, and the @EuroMaidanPR Twitter account posted a link to the story as part of pinned tweet. And then both the website and the Twitter account went quiet. Neither has put up anything new since the 23rd.
I find it … um … interesting that Brett Kimberlin would be reducing his exposure on the Internet in this way at this time. Or is it being reduce for him?
Qui vincit non est victor nisi victus fatetur. He who has conquered is not conqueror unless the conquered one confesses it.
I think so, Brain … but the boss is so old he was a Stones fan when the band still had all their original teeth.
I’ve been using the term Margin of Theft as it relates to elections. Let me be clear about what I mean. Consider the following election scenario.
After the legitimate votes have been countered, the results are as follows:
Candidate R 1,227,500
Candidate D 1,225,000
Candidate 3 50,000
It turns out that most of the vote counters are affiliated with the D party, so they begin to look for “missing” votes, and they “find” them in a county where the D:R voter registration is 10:1 and the usual vote favors the Ds by 5:1. The actual turnout in the county was a bit low (lack of enthusiasm for Candidate D), so they are able to “find” 13,000 votes without exceeding the total registration numbers for the county. When those votes are added, the result becomes
Candidate R 1,229,500
Candidate D 1,235,000
Candidate 3 51,000
That’s the sort of fraud that is possible when the vote between to top two candidates is only 0.2 percent apart. If the same 2,500,000 voter turnout had left larger margin, the search of “missing” votes would have had to expand beyond safe precincts into more competitive areas. A 2 percent spread in hard to overcome. A 4 percent spread is safer.
Go vote. One of the best things we can do to make sure the election is fair is to cast our own votes that can be legitimately counted rather than leave our unvoted registration as a vote to be “found.”
Brett Kimberlin’s attempt to use the legal system to shutdown truthful report on his past and present activities was doomed to failure because it was based on lies, and stupid lies at that. Lies that were easily disproved, as the TKPOTD from six years ago today demonstrated.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has never let facts get in the way of the allegations in his various vexatious lawsuits. This is from the second amended complaint for his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.TDPK wants the court to believe that on 25 May, 2012, that Glenn Beck published an article about Aaron Walker being SWATted.
Take a look at the date on the police report relating to the Walker SWATting. (You can view the entire report here.)The report is dated 25 June, 2012. That’s the day that the gag order portion of the peace order TDPK had won against Aaron Walker was ruled unconstitutional and set aside. (The peace order itself was thrown out a couple of weeks later.) 25 May was the date of the Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day blogburst. While many blogs, including Hogewash!, wrote about TDPK on that day, none of them wrote about a SWATting that wasn’t going to occur for another month.
One or two typos or minor errors might occur in an 82-page document. (That’s the length of TDPK second amended complaint. Court rules limit such filings to 50 pages.) However, given the pervasiveness of the falsehoods in all his court papers, the Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that it’s my opinion that those errors are not mistakes. I believe they are lies.
Meanwhile, the clock is ticking/tocking away, and pages are being turned on the calendar. Brett Kimberlin’s omnibus response to the (eleven, so far) motions to dismiss his vexatious RICO Madness is due on 8 December. Perhaps The Dread
Pro-Se Pirate Kimberlin should be careful when he hears that tick/tock sound.
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Of course, there is another possible reason why Kimberlin might tell such tales: He might so detached from Reality that he believes his own narratives.
A constitution is framed for ages to come, and is designed to approach immortality as nearly as human institutions can approach it.
There’s a joke about Hunter’s laptop and Chinese bribery that includes a pun dealing with Roman numerals and the Chinese leader’s name, but I’m too busy working for a living today to figure out the details.
The Gentle Readers are encouraged to discuss the topic among themselves.
I think so, Brain … but what happens to a mosquito that bites a vampire?
I live in one of the counties in Maryland where Republicans outnumber Democrats. Carroll County is roughly 2:1 Republican, a ratio only exceed in Garrett County which is about 3:1. However, most of Maryland is majority Democrat, in Baltimore and some counties by around 10:1 and 2:1 for the state as a whole. I feel perfectly safe having a Trump/Pence yard sign, but that can be an act of bravery in some parts of the state. An anonymous writer has written an article for The Spectator titled Confessions of the Secret Suburban Trump Moms: Maryland.
I grew up all over the place, but consider Maryland my home and chose to raise my family here. While I live in a more rural, small town, I am acutely aware that I live in a blue state as soon as I make my way outside of our area. It’s hard staying under the radar in general, but even more so in a variety of settings, including my workplace. It’s especially hard to bite my tongue when people openly share liberal views, assuming everyone feels the same way. I find it hard to swallow that people are either blindly following or just not paying attention at all. I want to scream at them and say, ‘wake up, you’re being played!’ It seems the tone and tenor of our state changed once Obama vowed to ‘fundamentally transform America’. I know I can’t be the only one who thinks this.
She’s not the only one who thinks that way. I’m beginning to see evidence of cracks in the monolithic support for Democrats even in the suburban counties around DC. I don’t think Maryland will flip red on 3 November, but I’m reasonably certain that Trump will do better this year than he did in 2016.
The next few weeks will be … um … interesting.
Experienced the Eagle Nebula with your ears! In this video, listen for stars and dust sounding off as the line of sonification moves left to right, with vertical position determining pitch.
Image Credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage
Sonificaiton: NASA / CXC / SAO / K. Arcand, M. Russo, & A. Santaguida
One of the claims that Brett Kimberlin made against my codefendants and me in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit was that we had defamed him by calling him a pedophile. All of the defendants had expressed a belief that Kimberlin is a pedophile or stated that there was evidence for that to be a reasonable opinion. We based our opinions in part on a sworn criminal complaint filed by Kimberlin’s wife. During the Kimberlin v. Walker trial, Judge Johnson pointed out to Kimberlin that the witness he needed to show that our statements were false was his wife, but he didn’t bring her to court.
The TKPOTD from four years ago today explains why he kept her off the witness stand in 2014—something he wasn’t able to do in 2016.
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The following question was asked and answered during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial after an extended discussion at the bench. Judge Mason allowed it over Brett Kimberlin’s objection because it could show that Aaron Walker had a reasonable basis for writing what he had written.
MR. WALKER: The question was: You first had sex with your husband before you turned fifteen. Correct?
MRS. KIMBERLIN: Yes.
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When faced with the possibility of a perjury charge if she contradicted her previous sworn statement, Tetyana Kimberlin told the truth.
Children cannot consent to sexual activity with adults. A criminal and immoral act which never can be considered normal or socially acceptable behavior.
—American Psychological Association
I think so, Brain … hindsight may be 20/20, but if we’d had foresight, would we have let 2020 happen?
The TKPOTD for this date last year looked back at a post from 2012. The image shown below suggests that last year’s post was quite prescient.
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Seven years ago today, I ran this post about Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Autocorrect.
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I abbreviate the name of TDPK’s 501(c)(4), Velvet Revolution US as VRUS. The autocorrect keeps trying to insert an i.
Maybe I should let it.
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Of course, there’s a significant difference between the VRUS website (which is still up wasting bandwidth) and a virus. Most viruses have better continuing support from their originator.
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Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
Fraus est celare fraudem: It is fraud to conceal fraud.
—1 Vern. 270
I think so, Brain … but I’m not sure Mr. Potato Head would be pleased being compared to a CNN personality.
Stacy McCain and I will be at our mics again for Episode 12 of The Other Podcast Live at 7 pm ET this evening. Join us on Podbean.
Likely topics include the Silicon Curtain, Our Betters, Shoe Leather, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.
UPDATE—Stacy is on the road, so this week’s program will be originating from Studio B at Stately Hoge Manor. Because the usual hardware for the podcast is stored at an undisclosed location, I’ll be using a virtual console to manage the podcast.
UPDATE 2—Stacy had some difficulty with his remote connection, but we made it through.
Episode 12: The Silicon Curtain, Our Betters, ShoeLeather, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ – The Other Podcast
- Episode 12: The Silicon Curtain, Our Betters, ShoeLeather, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
- Episode 11: Sources, Basement Tapes, Elections, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
- Episode 10: Norm, Elections, Civil Rights, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
- Episode 9: Fraud, Riots, OurBetters, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
- Episode 8: RBG, DJT, Unsettled Science, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™