Prevarication Du Jour

Here’s a good one from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness:BKvNBC181

“… appear odious, infamous, and/or frightening.” Words have meaning.

odi·ous adjective \ˈō-dē-əs\ : extremely unpleasant; repulsive.

in·fa·mous adjective \ˈin-fə-məs\ : well known for being bad.

fright·en verb \ˈfrī-tən\ : to cause (someone) to become afraid.
fright·ened | fright·en·ing

At no point in either of his 50-page complaints does TDPK actually allege a specific, provably false statement by a particular defendant that might normally be defamatory. But let’s pretend that he did.

So what?

Consider the behavior ascribed to Brett Kimberlin with respect to a middle-school-aged girl as portrayed in his authorized biography Citizen K. Is finding such behavior repulsive an abnormal reaction?

Consider skulking about planting time bombs and destroying a man’s life as Brett Kimberlin was convicted of doing. Might not being convicted of such crimes lead to infamy? For that matter, couldn’t lying about being a Vice-President’s former dope dealer (as the author of Citizen K concluded Kimberlin did) result in infamy?

I don’t frighten very easily, but I can understand how someone would be afraid of a notorious liar who is a convicted violent felon.

Given all that, it’s my opinion that Brett Kimberlin was odious, infamous, and frightening before I ever wrote one word about him. Simply put, his reputation is so bad that it is impossible to make it worse. I believe he is defamation proof.

He’s been trying use what Glenn Reynolds has called “brass knuckles reputation management” via lawfare to try to keep the lid on, and he has succeeded in frightening some folks away from discussing his odious infamy. The current state and federal lawsuits are what some of us hope are his last-ditch attempt.

You can help my codefendant’s and me in the state suit fight TDPK’s lawfare. Go to Bomber Sues Bloggers to find out how.

UPDATE—Aaron Walker, my codefendant in both lawsuits, has this to say about TDPK’s reputation.

4 thoughts on “Prevarication Du Jour

  1. Heh. I guess my own (RL) reputation is defamation proof as well. As another former federal prisoner and ne’er-do-well, folks can write what they want about me, true or untrue and not further damage my reputation. I did that all on my own by my (non-violent) actions. The big difference, to my mind, is that I am not attempting to raise money or profit from my online or off-line activities. I don’t own any 501 (c) (3) or (4) non profits, hell, I don’t even monetize my blogs. Yet there are folks who claim I profit somehow or that I use others who bleg as socks and I somehow get the donations. All untruths but can such further damage my reputation? No, I already am so damaged by real actions to be damaged by false allegations. However, if these allegations took the form of criminal complaints that were acted upon by authorities, I could then sue for harassment and criminal slander here in Florida. Thankfully such has never happened as the federal authorities here have seen through the lies and attempted smears.
    Would I be happy with a “Everybody Blog About Paul Lemmen” day? No, but there wouldn’t be a damn thing I could do about truthful (or what someone who posted what they believed to be truthful) blog posts.
    My advise to Kimberlin: Shut-up, drop the cases, close your doors and pay Mrs. DeLong what is rightfully hers. Try to live the remainder of your life in a manner that would repair your reputation, attempt to make whole those you have harmed and leave behind a legacy of change and reformation of life.

  2. Sound advice, which he won’t follow. As far as being defamation proof, I imagine untruths about anyone would be actionable — provided there is some damage. (Not a lawyer, but I watch all the Law and Order I can.)
    But what is the value of the reputation of a convicted serial bomber, perjurer, etc? Who actually accused him of anything which he wasn’t already convicted? The SWATTing stories I’ve read on Patterico, OtherMcCain and elsewhere only say the SWATTings happened only to people who had written about Team Kimberlin.

    • He got 100 bucks on a default judgment the last time he sued for defamation. He was asking for over $2 million, so the judge must not have thought that calling him a terrorist, con man, pedophile, etc. did him much damage.

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