Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD from six years ago today dealt with one of Brett Kimberlin’s vain attempts at having a noticeable impact on the public consciousness without the use of high explosives.

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Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s the Director of a not-for-profit called Justice Through Music Project. One of the sca … uh … activities run by JTMP is a web site called Protect Our Elections dot org. The site claims to be a “national collaboration of grassroots organizations that have joined together to reclaim our democracy, providing oversight to rescue our elections from partisan politics and privatization.” It has a DONATE button that appears to go straight to JTMP’s authorize dot net account.

Now, that’s a chilling thought: Brett Kimberlin providing “oversight to rescue our elections.”

Here’s what the top of the site’s home page looked like around 8 pm yesterday evening.POE_org_mainAnd here are a couple of front page links to featured stories.POE_nocommentsThe stories relate to a nuisance suit that Protect Our Elections has filed against the Federal Elections Commission. Take a close look at what I’ve circled in red. Those are the comment counts on the stories. As of 8 pm yesterday, there had been absolutely none. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Bupkis.

That shows you the relative impact of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s Internet operation vis-à-vis those of us who he is suing because we write truthful things about him. Indeed, the most recent comment on the POE site was made at 8:59 pm on 11 August. By way of comparison, Monday noon’s Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? post generated six comments.

The Team Kimberlin theory of lawfare involves punishment of the victims by causing them to have to deal with the time and expense of a protracted legal ordeal run at relatively low cost to the pro se plaintiff. It’s backfired. TDPK is up against pro se defendants, one of whom is a lawyer, who are able to mount low-cost defenses; First Amendment activists with pro bono legal counsel; and media personalities and organizations whose best interests are served by fighting the suit.

popcorn4bkOops.

The Streisand Effect will be cranked up to 11 until all TDPK’s vexatious lawsuits are completely dealt with. Brett Kimberlin won’t disappear from public scrutiny until he’s either given up or been beaten. Given his poor choices to date, I suspect we’ll have to whip him in court.

Stay tuned.

Oh, one more thing … evil hates the truth, but it hates mockery even more.FrenchTaunt
UPDATE—I just reread POE’s description of itself. The stated goal is to rescue our elections from partisan politics.

Say what?

I thought the whole purpose of an election was partisan politics, as in, choosing between two or more candidates representing differing views. Whigs v. Tories. Democrats v. Republicans. That sort of thing.

Of course, JTMP’s politics are avowedly progressive. Perhaps the statement is simply an honest description of a desire for one-party rule.

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Through the years, Kimberlin has given up any pretense of non-partisanship, openly working with Democrat and Ukrainian interests since the 2016 election cycle. His attempt at affecting this year’s election seems to have fizzled. Both his It’s Time 2020 and EMPR websites have gone silent, and the Justice Through Music Project site isn’t accessible.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD from five years ago today examined one of the claims Brett Kimberlin made in his second federal RICO LOLsuit against me.

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Here’s an interesting bit of information from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.ECF 74-p21A loss in his earnings? Hmmmmm. That loss must have been relatively recent. The IRS Form 990s for Justice Through Music show him making $19,500 a year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. (2014’s form doesn’t appear to have been filed yet.) Of course, TDPK’s claim about lost earnings will be easily checked if the suit gets into discovery.

Stay tuned.

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Indeed, Kimberlin was lying. The Justice Through Music Project Form 990s through 2018 all show his compensation as $19,500 per year.

They also show an interesting trend in the not-for-profit’s income.

2013 $380,287
2014 $595,230
2015 $373,508
2016 $618,790
2017 $394,740
2018 $561,794

Of course, it could be purely coincidental that JTMP’s income spiked upward during election years. After all, as a 501(c)(3) entity, it isn’t supposed to engage in partisan political activity, and Kimberlin created the now defunct Velvet Revolution US as a 501(c)(4) which could engage in political advocacy.

Meanwhile, all to the Kimberlin-related websites, including jtmp dot org as of the time this post is being drafted, hosted in the U. S. have gone dark.

The GOP Senate: A New Utopia?

The Republicans have won the Senate, and they surely won’t screw it up this time. Right?

P. J. O’Rourke has some thoughts on the matter.

I look forward to a golden sunset for the Obama years, a peaceful twilight of across-the-aisle cooperation and mutual respect and esteem from the Noble Capital at one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the People’s House at the other.

Read the whole thing.

Obama, Carter, and Hollow Presidencies

Do you remember back in 2008/2009 when it was said that Obama’s presidency would be like Jimmy Carter’s second term?

Dan Balz, WaPo

When President Obama was elected in 2008, his victory signaled a generational change and the prospect of renewal for the Democratic Party. Instead, the opposite has occurred. Over the past six years, the party has been hollowed out.

You may also remember that some of us said that Carter’s second term was a best case scenario.

The Maryland Governor’s Race

There’s been a lot of analysis about how Larry Hogan beat Anthony Brown. Governor-elect Hogan worked hard for his win, and I don’t want to minimize his efforts, but Brown actively lost the election.

Brown has been singularly ineffective at any management role he was given while serving as Lieutenant Governor with Martin O’Malley. The disastrous rollout of the state’s nonfunctioning Obamacare website is the prime example.

This lack of basic organizational skills propagated through his campaign. The Gentle Reader may remember a story from a few weeks ago about folks walking out on Barack Obama during a campaign rally for Brown. I spoke with a Brown campaign volunteer who described the event as disorganized and running late. The crowd’s mood turned a bit surly. When the Democrats can’t get a crowd in Prince George’s County, Maryland, to stick around to listen their President, something has gone very wrong, and I began to suspect that Hogan had a chance.

Then, a few days later, Hillary Clinton spoke at a Brown rally on the University of Maryland campus—to a room with a lot of empty seats. At that point, I figured that Hogan would squeak by.

The big surprise was Hogan’s margin of victory. I put that down to his hard work that got the Republican base in the suburban and rural areas of the state out on election day.

Now, we will see how he can govern.

Wave Election?

I see that some pundits are referring to 2014 as a “wave election.” Certainly, the Republicans did well. We will even have a Republican governor here in Maryland, one of the bluest of the blue states.

I’m not sure that’s a part of the wave. It’s true that folks walked out on Barack Obama during a rally for Anthony Brown, the Democrat’s candidate, but I’m told by someone who was there as a Brown campaign worker that people were upset because the event was poor organized and running hours behind schedule. Perhaps that reminded some of those like Brown voters that Anthony Brown was in charge of the disastrous rollout of Maryland’s Obamacare website, a site so bad that it had to be scrapped.

All politics are local. Brown’s ineptness was a local issue. Eight years of tax increases that have driven high-income earners from the state became a local issue. Some of the nation’s worst gun control laws became a local issue in a significant part of the state. The result appears to have been a energized Republican base and a depressed turnout by the Democrats. The folks out here in Carroll County seem pleased. I’m sure that our betters in the more elite counties around Annapolis, Baltimore, and DC are not amused.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYpYs9GBXwY]

Whatever. If Larry Hogan’s win is part of a wave, I’m happy to ride it. Serfs’re up!

Headed Out to Vote

Mrs. Hoge grew up in the only predominately Republican precinct in Cook County, Illinois, and the first part of the Chicago “Vote early and vote often” mantra stuck with her. She and I are headed over to a nearby school to vote, and then we’re off to deal with the day’s other business.

UPDATE—All the cool kids got a sticker!I Voted

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

VRUS_RoveIt’s been a week since the evidence of non-citizens voting in Frederick County, Maryland, surfaced. Justice Through Music Project, Velvet Revolutions US, Protect Our Elections all claim to be working for election integrity. So what have we heard from them about the possibility of bogus voters on the rolls?

[crickets]

VRUS and POE are continuing to flack a story about suing the FEC in order to save it from Karl Rove. However, they are unclear whether or not his having to face the music is a threat to be serenaded by OP-Critical, the JTMP house band fronted by the Dread Performer Kimberlin.

Non-Citizens Voting in Maryland?

A suit has been filed in U. S. District Court against the Frederick County Board of Elections and the Maryland State Board of Elections alleging that non-citizens are registered to vote in Frederick County. One must be a U. S. citizen to register to vote in Maryland. The plaintiffs claim that persons dismissed from jury duty because they are not citizens were registered to vote.

Here’s the complaint that was filed last week. I have redacted the addresses of the plaintiffs. I have also redacted the exhibits which contain voter registration and jury pool information because it contain names and addresses of individuals not related to the case either as plaintiffs or possible non-citizen voters.

Eating Into the Margin of Theft?

A couple of weeks ago, people walked out of a rally for Anthony Brown, the Democrat candidate for governor in Maryland, and they did it while Barack Obama was speaking. Yesterday, there were empty seats at a Brown rally where Hillary Clinton was the main speaker. Both rallies were held in the near suburbs of DC, a traditional stronghold of the Democrats.

Hmmmm.

The Maryland Margin of Theft

As some of the races tighten before next Tuesday’s election, a lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore over apparent voting by non-citizens in Frederick County, Maryland. Bryan Preston has more here.

Maryland state law makes it easier for non-citizens, both those present legally and those in the country against the law, to vote. Maryland issues drivers licenses to legal and illegal aliens. Driver’s licenses in turn make it easier under the Motor Voter law to register to vote. Maryland also offers copious taxpayer-funded social programs to non-citizens in the state.

Read the whole thing.

Candidate Endorsement

Now that the election is less than a week away, it’s about time that I begin publishing my endorsements for candidates on the ballot here in Maryland. My first endorsement is for the one candidate I support who isn’t on my local ballot. He would have been if parts of Carroll County had not be gerrymandered into three Congressional districts instead of being left intact in the Sixth District.

BlogBashBonginoIf I were still in the Sixth District, I would vote for Dan Bongino. I met Dan at CPAC this past March. That’s the two of us at BlogBash. Dan is an ex-cop and Secret Service agent. He’s one of the good guys, and he has his head on straight. When Brett Kimberlin was trying to spook us defendants in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit with a long list of witness he wanted to subpoena for the trial, Dan Bongino was on his list. Anyone Kimberlin views as part of the conspiracy against him would get my vote, but, more important, Dan’s got a lot of good ideas about how to move America forward.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s the Director of a not-for-profit called Justice Through Music Project. One of the sca … uh … activities run by JTMP is a web site called Protect Our Elections dot org. The site claims to be a “national collaboration of grassroots organizations that have joined together to reclaim our democracy, providing oversight to rescue our elections from partisan politics and privatization.” It has a DONATE button that appears to go straight to JTMP’s authorize dot net account.

Now, that’s a chilling thought: Brett Kimberlin providing “oversight to rescue our elections.”

Here’s what the top of the site’s home page looked like around 8 pm yesterday evening.POE_org_mainAnd here are a couple of front page links to featured stories.POE_nocommentsThe stories relate to a nuisance suit that Protect Our Elections has filed against the Federal Elections Commission. Take a close look at what I’ve circled in red. Those are the comment counts on the stories. As of 8 pm yesterday, there had been absolutely none. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Bupkis.

That shows you the relative impact of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s Internet operation vis-à-vis those of us who he is suing because we write truthful things about him. Indeed, the most recent comment on the POE site was made at 8:59 pm on 11 August. By way of comparison, Monday noon’s Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? post generated six comments.

The Team Kimberlin theory of lawfare involves punishment of the victims by causing them to have to deal with the time and expense of a protracted legal ordeal run at relatively low cost to the pro se plaintiff. It’s backfired. TDPK is up against pro se defendants, one of whom is a lawyer, who are able to mount low-cost defenses; First Amendment activists with pro bono legal counsel; and media personalities and organizations whose best interests are served by fighting the suit.

popcorn4bkOops.

The Streisand Effect will be cranked up to 11 until all TDPK’s vexatious lawsuits are completely dealt with. Brett Kimberlin won’t disappear from public scrutiny until he’s either given up or been beaten. Given his poor choices to date, I suspect we’ll have to whip him in court.

Stay tuned.

Oh, one more thing … evil hates the truth, but it hates mockery even more.FrenchTaunt
UPDATE—I just reread POE’s description of itself. The stated goal is to rescue our elections from partisan politics.

Say what?

I thought the whole purpose of an election was partisan politics, as in, choosing between two or more candidates representing differing views. Whigs v. Tories. Democrats v. Republicans. That sort of thing.

Of course, JTMP’s politics are avowedly progressive. Perhaps the statement is simply an honest description of a desire for one-party rule.

The Margin of Theft

Hans von Spakovsky has a piece over at WSJ on election fraud.

Voting by noncitizens alone could swing such races. A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, found that 6.4% of all noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2% voted in the 2010 midterms.

Since 80% of noncitizens vote Democratic, according to the survey, the authors concluded that these illegal votes were “large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”

Read the whole thing.

Don’t Get Cocky, Kid

The Denver Post reports that Republican voters seem to be getting their ballots in faster that Democrats. Colorado has gone to 100 % mail-in ballots.

As of Wednesday, the most recent day the Colorado secretary of state’s office released ballot return data, 145,824 Republican voters had mailed back their ballots while 105,401 Democrats had done the same. More than 77,000 unaffiliated voters had also returned their completed ballots.

If that trend continues, the Republican vote may exceed the margin of theft.