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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the most amazing mistakes that Brett Kimberlin has made in his failed campaign of brass knuckles reputation management was recruiting Bill Schmalfeldt as one of his PR flacks. In addition to being ineffective at promoting Team Kimberlin’s interest, Schmalfeldt has been the source of much of the pointage, laughery, and mockification directed at Kimberlin and his minions. A Derp Brain Photo included in a post six years ago has been one of my favorite examples of Schmalfeldt unforced errors.

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Cabin Boy Bill’s bio says he served during the Viet Nam era as Navy Medical Corpsman and that he did a tour with a Marine Corps unit. Based on that, I assume that he would have qualified with the M16 rifle and that he should still retain at least a passing familiarity with it and the Marines’ standards of safe gun handling.

Schmalfeldt has spent the past couple of days whining about an unfairly cropped photo which he says unjustly portrays him as “crazed and evil.” This image is an unedited copy of one he posted at Breitbart Unmasked.GE

The Four Rules of Gun Safety (as stated by Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC Ret.) are

1. All firearms are always handled as if they were loaded.
2. Never point a firearm at anything you are unwilling to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until the sights are aligned on the target.
4. Be sure of your target.

This picture shows the Cabin Boy violating all four at once.

The picture clearly shows that Bill Schmalfeldt is irresponsible. The Gentle Reader may form his own opinions about “crazed” or “evil.”

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The Cabin Boy™ claimed that the rifle belonged to his step son. If that’s the case, Schmalfeldt was probably breaking the law when that picture was taken. The rifle appears to have a 30-round magazine, and at the time the picture was taken, the maximum legal magazine capacity in Maryland was 20 rounds. While the step son may have bought the magazine while it was still legal and his possession of it might have been grandfathered in, it was not legal for the Cabin Boy™ to have it in his possession.

First Amendment News

The Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Klein v. Oregon today, vacated the judgment below, and remanded the case back to the Court of Appeals of Oregon for reconsideration in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Oregon sought to compel the Kleins to design and create a custom wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding ritual in violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs. The Kleins claim their refusal was protected by the free speech and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment.

UPDATE—My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has thoughts on the case and surrounding issues here.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin’s false narratives often are attempts to project their motives and actions on to their perceived enemies. The TKPOTD for five years ago deals with one example.

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This is one of the key allegations that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin makes in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 100-145That’s not true.

In fact, Ali Akbar did file the appropriate paperwork with the IRS concerning National Bloggers Club and it’s 501(c)(3) status, and he has received the confirmation letter from the IRS. National Bloggers Club is a recognized 501(c)(3) entity.

TDPK’s crude attempt to smear Ali has run aground on the truth.


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One significant difference between Brett Kimberlin and those of us who have been truthfully reporting about his activities is that he always makes his allegations in protected fora such as court filings. We, OTHOH, publish in the clear where we can be held accountable.

Oh, and speaking of projection and 501(c)(3) status, the Protect Our Elections website operated by Kimberlin’s Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. not-for-profit still falsely claims that the entity has 501(c)(3) status and that donations to it are tax deductible. The IRS lists the organization as having 501(c)(4) status. IANAL, but it appears that donations to POE/EMPR should only be deductible as business expenses rather than charitable donations.

The Gentle Reader may make up his own mind as to whether POE/EMPR’s claims constitute fraud.