The Dread Pirate’s Dictionary 2


A reader has suggested that I provide a dictionary of terms used in The Saga of the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. That strikes me as a useful idea, so here are some more definitions aimed at explaining terms to newbies.

501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) are sections of the Internal Revenue Code that define the tax status of certain kinds of not-for-profit organizations. Donations to a (c)(3) are deductible, but a (c)(3) cannot engage in political activity. Donations to a (c)(4) are not deductible, but a (c)(4) can engage in political activity. The National Rifle Association, Justice Through Music Project, and the National Bloggers Club are examples of 501(c)(3)s. The NRA Institute for Legislative Action and Velvet Revolution US are 501(c)(4)s.

Accuse the Accusers™ is Stacy McCain’s way of describing Team Kimberlin’s usual method of responding to true information—rather than actually putting up a proper defense, Team Kimberlin is more likely to try to claim that their accuser is doing what, in fact, they are doing. It has been suggested, for example, that TDPK’s description of the “fraudulent” activities he alleges against the defendants in his various lawsuits is a fairly good summary of his own business model.

Watch this space for more entries in The Dread Pirate’s Dictionary.

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