Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Six years ago today was Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. I participated with several posts here at Hogewash!, including this one titled In Re Kimberlin: One More Thing.

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Those of us of a certain age, who are old enough to have been young before nanny-statism began smothering the “dangers” of adolescence, remember the fun we had and havoc we caused with fireworks. The holy grail of that era was the dreaded M80, and it’s acolyte was the Cherry Bomb. (Hmmm, I’m mixing my metaphors.) We bragged of their explosive power.

The charge in a genuine M80 was 20 grains of black powder and 10 grains of flash powder, a total of 30 grains. The total charge in a Cherry Bomb was 20 grains.

A standard dynamite cartridge (aka, stick) typically weighs one pound or 7,000 grains. Our mighty M80s contained less than 1/2-of-one-percent by weight of explosive, and were essentially gunpowder. Dynamite was originally based on nitroglycerin. The Tovex used in the Speedway bombings is a more modern formulation.

The bomb which Brett Kimberlin was convicted of setting that maimed Mr. and Mrs. DeLong contained six sticks of dynamite some of which were wrapped in shot.

Imagine 1,400 M80s detonating simultaneously. That’s less force than what Mr. Kimberlin was convicted of inflicting on the DeLongs.

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The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin sued Mrs. DeLong when she tried to collect the 1.6 million dollar judgment he owed her for her injuries and the wrongful death of her husband. His parole was revoked for failing to make payments to Mrs. DeLong and for lying about the debt on a mortgage application.

4 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

  1. I don’t know for a fact that Kimberlin’s debt to Mrs. DeLong remains unpaid, but given how he deals with other court-ordered debts, I think that’s a fair assumption.
    Which leads me to another assumption: that Kimberlin’s parole officer since his re-release is intolerably incompetent.

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