Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin has rarely been effective in anything thing they tried, and the usual cause of their failure has has been a high level of incompetence shared among all of the members. Brett Kimberlin has rarely been able to figure out how to properly file legal paperwork, and his PR flacks have rarely been able to tell coherent stories to spin his narratives. For example, consider this Prevarication Du Jour from five years ago today.

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The Cabin Boy™ has claimed that I have to look back to 2013 to find his nonsensical legal mouthings. A few hours or a few days will do. For example, …@GrouchyOldLib201505182332ZThe only accusation of stalking ever filed against me was in Brett Kimberlin’s recent peace order petition. However, it was thrown out during the ex parte hearing for the temporary order, that is, the judge found that the accusation of stalking was bogus.

I’ve been charged with harassment twice. The first time was in 2013. Brett Kimberlin filed the charge which was dropped and expunged so quickly that I was never served. There’s another charge pending about which I will not comment until after I have been served with the charging document, know what I’m actually accused of, and have reviewed that with counsel.

Meanwhile, the Cabin Boy™ continues to get things wrong.

UPDATE—As to that thing about being sued by multiple people, yeah, I’m being sued by two people, Brett Kimberlin and the Cabin Boy™. Kimberlin lost his first two suits against me (Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. and Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. RICO Madness). His third suit against me (Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO2: Electric Boogaloo) is in the early stages, but I have have filed a motion to dismiss which Kimberlin has failed to oppose.

The Cabin Boy™ has filed several suits or sets of counterclaims against me. He withdrew the first suit two days after he filed it. His counterclaims were dismissed with prejudice. His second suit was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. We’ll have a hearing on one of my motions to dismiss his latest frivolous lawsuit next Wednesday.

UPDATE 2—Let’s do a thought experiment. Pretend that The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s current LOLsuit survives the motions to dismiss. Is it possible that the Defendants might file counterclaims? What interrogatories might be asked in discovery? What documents might be sought? Who might be deposed? Does the Cabin Boy™ have the means, financial or otherwise, to finish what he has started?

Inquiring minds want to know. If the Cabin Boy™ is lucky, they won’t find out.

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Yeah, Schmalfeldt’s been nearly completely incompetent as a pro se plaintiff too.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Ridicule has been on of the most effective (and quite satisfying) weapons to use on Team Kimberlin. Four years ago, I poked fun at Bill Schmalfeldt with an I’m Not Making This Up, You Know post.

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The Cabin Boy™ was trying to write something clever about politics and succeeded in showing how little he knows about The Little Corporal. Of course, it was Napoleon who was tagged with that nickname because of his supposedly short stature and a rumor that corporal was his pre-revolutionary rank. Actually, he was of average height and had been commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Artillery in 1785. Adolph Hitler, OTOH, was referred to as The Bohemian Corporal, originally by the Paul von Hindenburg, the last German president to serve before the Nazi takeover. Hitler had served as corporal in WWI, and “Bohemian” referred to his supposed lifestyle.

#SMH. This just another example of something the Cabin Boy™ knows that isn’t so.

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This has been in many ways a battle of wits with unarmed men.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s another episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign. This one ran three years ago today and tells of a minor overseas contretemps involving The Grouch.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone handset picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, my name is Matti Sorensen. I’m calling from Fortion Energy. We are a power company in Finland.

JOHNNY: Yes?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) You have been recommended to me as someone to conduct an Internet investigation in the United States.

JOHNNY: That’s my line of work. Exactly what sort of investigation?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) We believe that someone in the U.S. is infringing our intellectual property on Twitter.

JOHNNY: Why not simply send a takedown notice?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) We want to know more before we act.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This TKPOTD from six years ago today explains how Brett Kimberlin came to be referred to as The Dread Pirate Kimberlin.

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bot_logoThose Gentle Readers who haven’t been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin since last summer may not understand the piracy references. One of the organizations that raised money to help defray the legal expenses for the Virginia and federal Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuits last year was the Bloggers Defense Team. Team Kimberlin responded with a piracy themed website called the Bloggers Offense Team. I found Kimberlin’s choice of the pirate-related logo at left is interesting. Pirates aren’t semi-sympathetic, comedic characters from a Johnny Depp movie. They are criminals. Was the mask slipping?

That got me to thinking … While Brett Kimberlin’s unconstitutional peace order prohibiting Aaron Walker from blogging about him was in place, I had taken to referring to Kimberlin as Lord Voldemort (“He who must not be named”). Why not a piracy themed nickname? The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. I used it, and it stuck—not only with my readers, but other bloggers began using it occasionally too.

As fans of The Princess Bride know, The Dread Pirate Roberts is a pirate of near-mythical reputation, someone feared across the seven seas for his ruthlessness and swordfighting prowess, and who is well known for taking no prisoners. Ships immediately surrender and give up their cargos rather than be captured, a fate they imagine to be certain death.

The Dread Pirate Kimberlin is more like a legend in his own mind, a pretender who wishes to be feared for his ruthlessness and legal ability and to be known for vanquishing all comers in court. Critics, he thinks, should immediately stop telling the truth about him and give up their First Amendment rights at his command.

It turns out that The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s legal acumen seems to be as fictional as The Dread Pirate Roberts’ existence. And no one is willing to surrender to The Dread Pirate Kimberlin.

UPDATE—From Bill Buckler’s The Privateer via Zero Hedge:

No tyrant on any level can handle derision, it deflates them utterly by reducing their stature to its proper level in a way which they cannot escape.

Yep.

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As part of the continuing ridicule of TDPK, his other activities also came under the banner of dreadness—The Dread Pro-Se/Prerormer/Protector/Protestor/Pedo/Publisher/etc.—but as he failed to pay the sanctions and court court due after his campaign of lawyer, Dread became Deadbeat.

He’s now the Deadbeat P______ Kimberlin. The Gentle Reader may insert his word of choice.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Sometimes, it’s nice to get together and celebrate with friends. This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign is from four years ago today.

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Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

JOHNNY DMS: (SYNTH VOICE) @LizSmith I’ll be right over.

SOUND: Footsteps in hallway.

JOHNNY: It was Friday, April 8th. It was cool and cloudy in Westminster. We has just brought a joint operation to a successful conclusion, and it was 7:29 pm when I entered Room S-140. Internet Detail. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Bill Schmalfeldt got in over his head when he signed up to be one of Brett Kimberlin’s PR flacks. I’ve never figured out exactly why he followed in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s lawfare footsteps and began filing LOLsuit, but he did. I was a defendant in four of them and the lead defendant in two, LOLsuits I and IV. During the course of LOLsuit IV, Schmalfeldt got upset with me because I was interested in his communications with my codefendants, especially the anonymous blogger known as Paul Krendler. The TKPOTD for five years ago today engaged in a bit of pointage, laughery, and mockification of the Cabin Boy™.

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The Cabin Boy™ routinely sticks his nose into other people’s business, and he acts as if he believes that everyone else does the same.BotM201503282229Z

popcorn4bkThe Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt may have forgotten who he’s suing, but “Paul Krendler” is among the et al. in his Schmalfeldt v. Hoge, et al. LOLsuit2 that he’s filed in Howard County Circuit Court. That being the case, I have a interest in his communications with my codefendants. It was TDPS who made his communications with “Krendler” my business.

Stupid is as stupid does.

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LOLsuit IV saw a Maryland state court suit. Because Schmalfeldt didn’t effect service of process on any of the out-of-state defendants, and because with me as the only remaining  defendant, proper venue for the case was in my home county Carroll County. However, he had filed in Howard County. With those facts before the court, the judge found that she lacked jurisdiction over the case and dismissed it without have to bother deciding if the Cabin Boy™ had actually stated a claim upon which relief could be granted.

Everything proceed as I had foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


There’s an old saying about one picture being worth a thousand words. Sometimes, a picture can generate thousands of words. This episode fo Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign from three years ago today is about such pictures.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Cell phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Good afternoon, Johnny. Whatcha doin’?

JOHNNY: Hi. I’m not doing anything.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Nothing?

JOHNNY: Well, I’m drinking a cup of coffee, but otherwise, I’m taking a day off.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) You may want to take a look at The Grouch’s Twitter feed.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading