I’ve been reviewing some of the allegations that The Dread Pirate Kimberlin makes in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO lawsuit. If I weren’t one of the 20+ defendants, my reaction would probably be, “ROFL.”
The text of his amended complaint is full of bizarre claims that are offered with no factual support. In fact, there are so many, it seems I find a new on each time I read the thing. I’m not sure how I missed this one for so long:
11. At all times, Defendants were engaged in interstate commerce or in the production of goods and services for sale or use in interstate commerce.
Really? “At all times” should refer to the entire period covered by the suit. The earliest date mentioned is “September 2010.” The first specific day cited is “October 13, 2010.” This blog came into existence on 24 July, 2011.
“[I]nterstate commerce”? Until, I went on a final “vacation” from work to burn up unused annual leave prior to retirement last May, Hogewash! was operated as a hobby. It was not engaged in commerce. Indeed, I did not even accept donations until I put up a Tip Jar (Feel free to hit it!) at the end of May.
One lawyer who reviewed TDPK’s amended complaint for me refused to describe it a shoddy “because it isn’t that good.” If Kimberlin thinks last Wednesday was a less-than-smooth day in court, he ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
During the period before my answer to TDPK’s complaint was due in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. suit, I gave him an opportunity to settle that suit by paying me a million dollars. That offer is now off the table. I’m not inclined to make a similar offer in the RICO suit, but if I were to do so, I wouldn’t let him off so cheaply.
You can help my four codefendants and me in the state suit stand up to Kimberlin’s attack on our First Amendment rights as bloggers. Go to BomberSuesBloggers to find out how.