Bill Schmalfeldt’s immediate response to yesterday’s TKPOTD was that I was lying. I wasn’t. He might do well to refresh his memory by looking at the list of my potential witnesses provided to him for the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. Not all those witnesses were called, in part, because the Cabin Boy™ failed to appear at the trial. That does not mean that they aren’t still available.
Of course, claims of lying and false narratives are a boilerplate responses from Team Kimberlin. The TKPOTD from three years ago today cites an example.
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That deserves some fisking.
As best I can tell, the only one of the defendants named in the suit who took Kimberlin’s photograph and photoshopped into to any Nazi-related imagery was Kimberlin Unmasked. What KU did was clearly within the bounds of parody and commentary. It was certainly no more extreme that Kimberlin’s superimposing the words of Adolph Hitler over the faces of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and John McCain in the opening sequence of the Op-Critical Fear Not video. In any event, TDPK dismissed KU from the suit, and the dismissal was with prejudice. Since he has not pleaded and cannot factually plead that behavior by any other defendant, it’s a dead issue.
Pedophile? That was settled last August. Kimberlin lost that case. Res judicata and all that.
Supporter of Terrorism? I’m not sure who called him that, and he hasn’t pleaded that anyone actually did. OTOH, if the Gentle Reader were to feel justified in referring to either Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) or Timothy McVeigh as a “terrorist,” I can understand why he would feel that designation also fit a convicted serial bomber such as Brett Kimberlin.
SWATter? I don’t know which of the defendants might have called him a “SWATter.” Again, he doesn’t say who actually did. But I understand why the circumstances surrounding several of the SWATtings raise questions about cause and effect for some people. I’ve heard recordings of the SWATting calls related to the RICO case. It isn’t Kimberlin’s voice, but that doesn’t mean he might not have been involved. If he were connected, I doubt that he would have made the calls himself. He strikes me as the kind of person who hires a hit man.
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Lying liars gotta lie.