I was going through some boxes in the basement and found some old newspapers from the ’70s and ’80s that had been kept because the contained stories about various family and friends. While I was looking through the papers, I took a look at their comic pages. One of the funnies that caught my eye was a strip from The Wizard of Id. One of the characters in the strip was the king of Id, a pint-sized despot drawn to look like the king on a playing card. The strip that I noticed featured a recurring character called The Lone Haranguer who was yelling, “The king is a fink!”
That reminded me of the TKPOTD from eight years ago today which was about a sawed-off despot wannabe who was fink.
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fink noun \ˈfiŋk\ : 1 informer. 2 one who betrays a trust.
When it suits his purpose, Brett Kimberlin will rat out someone else. This is from the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in United States v. Sarmiento-Perez, [724 F.2d 898 (1984)]:
Appellant was also connected to the cocaine transaction by his admission to Brett Kimberlin, his cellmate. Kimberlin testified that appellant admitted his involvement in a drug transaction that appellant claimed to have gotten involved in as a favor for someone in his family. Kimberlin also testified that he vaguely remembered appellant telling him that the cocaine was in appellant’s car or in the car’s trunk.
Some people are willing to throw others under the bus.
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I wonder if Sarmiento-Perez’s lawyers knew to impeach Kimberlin’s credibility because of his prior perjury conviction.