This Seems Pretty One-Sided


At the election draws near and folks become more … um … excited, tempers appear to be fraying and violence erupting. For example, The Washington Free Beacon reports that two candidates in Minnesota have been assaulted. State representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm after spotting a man destroying yard signs. She said the attack left her scared, and her attacker only desisted when she fled to her car and threw it in reverse. First-time candidate Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion after getting sucker punched while speaking with constituents at a restaurant. Anderson and Mekeland are Republicans.

Meanwhile, my podcasting partner Stacy McCain reports that a Democratic operative was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing and yanking her arm and refusing to let go.

There appears to be a pattern here.

BK v. BK


Brett Kimberlin never seems to be able to pass up an opportunity to attract eyeballs to one of his online DONATE buttons. This wanted poster appeared at the protectourelections dot org website on the day after the final Ford and Kavanaugh hearing.

Given that the last IRS Form 990 for VelvetRevolutionUS, the 501(c)4 not-for-profit that has been renamed “Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.,” shows that the entity has essentially no assets, it’s a puzzlement where that $100k would come from if this offer were honest.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I’ve been writing about the past and present activities of Brett Kimberlin and his band of followers/cohorts/enablers for over six years now. The story started out weird and has gotten progressively stranger. This post titled An Interesting Coincidence re #BrettKimberlin ran six years ago today

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We didn’t pick up yesterday’s mail until we were coming in from church this morning. Mrs. Hoge handed me a package that turned out to contain a copy of Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin. A friend finally got me a personal copy via a used book seller.

The book has one of those clear plastic protective jackets that you find on library book, and, sure enough, it’s stamped as being a discarded book from a library. The Monroe County Public Library. In Bloomington, Indiana.

Bloomington is where TDPK was selling drugs when he was a teenager. It’s where the activities that led to his first conviction (for perjury) took place. Bloomington is turning out to be a real source of information. Perhaps some more follow up with personal contacts is in order.

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I’ve found all sorts of interesting sources of information as I’ve turned over various rocks while investigating Brett Kimberlin. I’ve published a great deal about him, but only enough to be able to confirm opinions I’ve expressed about him with publicly available information. Although I haven’t published nearly all the information I have, every thing I’ve written about him has been either a documented fact or a conclusion based on publicly available facts.

But just as Holmes told Watson the the Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra is a story for which the public is not yet ready, some things must still be handled with discretion.

Still, everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

The New Rules


I’m not the only one who predicted that the Left wouldn’t like living under their New Rules.

It seems the IP address of the person who doxxed three Republican senators has been traced back to the office of a member of the staff of Congresscritter Maxine Waters. The Gentle Reader may remember that Mrs. Waters has been encouraging folks to engage in confrontations with Republicans. Mrs. Waters has issued an angry denial regard the leak of the senators’ personal information.

It’s clear from the tone of her statement that she lacks the temperament of be a Member of Congress. I believe the accuser. She needs to prover her innocence. We should delay the voting related to her reelection campaign until after the FBI has completed its investigation.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Bill Schmalfeldt tries to pass himself off as a journalist. Back in 2013, he joined the Society of Professional Journalists, apparently in an attempt bolster his claim in his appeal of the first peace order issued against that he really, truly was a working journalist and that the mean, nasty peace order infringed his First Amendment rights. Of course, his bragging about being a member of that society prompted some pointage, laughery, and mockification, beginning with this post about Professionalism from five years ago today.

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Bill Schmalfeldt is bragging that he’s now a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. I presume that means that he went to our website, ticked the right boxes on the online form, and paid his $75 dues.

In a few years, his dues will be cut in half to the rate I pay as an “Over 62 Retired Member.”spj_memberYawn.

UPDATE—Apparently, the Cabin Boy has his panties in a knot because I’m a member of SPJ.frr201309262355ZA [redacted] fraud? Oh, come now! I presume that we were both are currently qualified for membership under the same standards, and I’m at a loss to understand why the date I joined (or rejoined, as the case may be) is of any relevance to qualification for membership. Basically, anyone who will say that he spends half-time or more doing something related to “journalism,” who is retired from doing such work, or who is studying to do such work and who pays the appropriate dues may be a member. There’s no background check or letters of recommendation required.

I was a working journalist doing broadcast news before Bill Schmalfeldt got to high school. I’m doing it again (part time) as a blogger. In between, I’ve had a career as a soldier, an engineer, and a businessman.

The Cabin Boy did get one thing right.frr201309262355aZThere’s no way I’d waste good money just to pull his chain.

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One of the reasons that Team Kimberlin’s various schemes fail is that the lies they tell to support them are so transparent. Later in the day, five years ago today, I wound up posting about the Forgery the Cabin Boy™ published to try to keep his whining narrative alive.

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Bill Schmalfeldt has tweeted this concerning my membership in the Society of Professional Journalists …frr201309270006Z… and included this image with his tweet.

BVIMC1jCUAEkKMOHis image has some interesting properties. For example, it’s exactly the same dimension (450 X 572 pixels) as this image I published.spj_memberThere are also some differences. Take a look at the Join Date shown on the Cabin Boy’s version. Now, look at the redaction bar for the same information in mine. The reason the bar is so long on mine is that the date and time were shown when I screen capped the information. If Schmalfeldt had removed the redaction bar from mine, the time stamp should be visible.

Also, the numbers shown for the Join Date on the Cabin Boy’s version are slightly larger than those shown on the Birth Date line. It’s almost is if someone pasted a large white rectangle over my redaction bar and then typed in a date with almost, but not quite, the right size font.

BTW, no one would have access to the my membership maintenance page without my username and password. That’s one of the reasons why the last part of my username is obscured.

Hmmmmm.

UPDATE—One commenter asks why the Join Date isn’t in a box. It isn’t a changeable item on the form so it doesn’t have a data entry box.

Speaking of boxes, here are the Birth Date and Join Date from the Cabin Boy’s version with the small box superimposed around them. Note that the slash marks for the Birth Date do not extend the full height of the box, but those for the Join Date do. Close inspection will also show that the numerals are of different height as well.dates_spj
UPDATE 2—The Gentle Reader will kindly note that I have not said that the Cabin Boy made any representation that the image he posted was of my actual information. I very carefully quoted him by reproducing his tweet. Still, the question remains—is what he posted a forgery?

UPDATE 3—The Cabin Boy says that his personal blog posts and tweets aren’t “journalism.” That’s probably what he thinks is the loophole that gets around this part of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics with respect to that modified image:

Journalists should: … Never distort the content of news photos or video.

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None of this did anything to help the Cabin Boy’s™ appeal. The Court of Appeals denied his petition, and the Circuit Court denied his motion to amend the order and eventually renewed it for an additional six months. It was a completely wasted effort—except as a source of pointage, laughery, and mockification.

Dealing with the Cabin Boy™ has often been a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


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