Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of Team Kimberlin for a few years may remember that in early 2017 Bill Schmalfeldt used his position as editor of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread to publish a series of defamatory posts accusing me of plagiarism. He used without permission material from Hogewash! in one those posts, so I filed a DMCA notice with the ISP hosting BU which resulted in BU receiving an email which read in part:

For your information, I have received the following/attached notice of copyright infringement. The infringing materials must be removed from your site within 24 hours, or under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), we are required to block access to your site. Once we have had to do that, we cannot unblock it for a minimum of 10 days after you respond with the proper counter-notification under the DMCA or the individual submitting the notification advises us that the material has been removed.

Filing a counternotice would have required providing information concerning the actual ownership of BU and information for service of process on the owner and/or operator. Rather than give up that information, the site was moved offshore, first to Iceland and then to Holland. The Cabin Boy’s™ Breitbit News site moved to the same server at about the same time.

The other site hosted on that Dutch server is empr dot media, a Ukrainian “news” site. Of course, it could be purely coincidental, but I find it interesting that BU moved to a server hosting a Ukrainian PR website while Brett Kimberlin was working closely with a Ukrainian-American operative of the Democratic National Committee on a project to dig up dirt on the Trump Administration.

Hmmmmm.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny is still overseas following up on leads, so we’re recycling an episode that deals with another one of his investigations, one that didn’t take him quite so far afield.Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Cell phone rings twice.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Aaron. Can you meet me for lunch?

JOHNNY: Not unless you like Texas barbecue.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) I do, but what does that have to do with lunch today?

JOHNNY: I’m in San Antonio following up on leads, and I’m headed up to Austin after lunch.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) OK, lunch in Virginia isn’t gonna work. When will you be back?

JOHNNY: If things go well, I hope I can get a flight back in the morning.

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


VelvetRevolution.us is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit run by Brett Kimberlin. It’s articles of incorporation say the the purposes of the corporation are “The public welfare and a minority for political activity”—whatever that really means. The corporation is the registered owner of several web domains. The Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that one is velvetrevolution dot us. Here’s are the others:

brettkimberlin dot info
brettkimberlin dot net
brettkimberlin dot org
brettkimberlin dot us
mccutcheonwatch dot info
trumpindependentforpresident dot net

The mccutcheonwatch domain appears to be a companion to mccutcheonwatch site that used to be hosted on the same server as the Justice Through Music Project site.

The brettkimberlin domains being owned by VRUS could be a use of corporate funds to cover personal expenses.

The trumpindependtforpresident domain is intriguing. It was registered in August, 2015.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Back in 2015, I ran a series of posts detailing what I then saw as Team Kimberlin’s greatest mistakes to that date. The final post in that series ran three years ago today.

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One of the Gentle Readers suggested that I do a Top 10 list of the biggest mistakes Team Kimberlin have made in their lawfare. That sounded like a good idea, so here’s screw up number one.

10. Brett Kimberlin Sues Seth Allen
9. Brett Kimberlin Petitions for a Protective Order Against His Wife
8. Kimberlin Seeks a Peace Order Against John Norton
7. Schmalfeldt Seeks a Peace Order Against Patrick Grady
6. Kimberlin Files Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness
5. Kimberlin Files Kimberlin v. Walker
4. Schmalfeldt Sues Me in State Court
3. Kimberlin Uses JTMP Funds to Pay a Fee in Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al.
2. Kimberlin Obtains an Unconstitutional Gag Order Against Aaron Walker

1. Kimberlin Sues Me Yes, that’s the dumbest move The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has made to date. Sure, he just sued a law firm with 800 lawyers. That was pretty dumb. He’s sued a couple of investigative reporters That wasn’t very smart. He’s sued several big-time media personalities and organizations. That was downright foolish. Those are all people and organizations with the skills and tools to fight back, and, for the most part, they have. But suing me, and his timing in doing so, was his worst move. He did it just as I was retiring and was able to focus full-time on the lawsuit. I was a defendant with nothing else to do and with experience investigating complicated problems. Oh, and I’m pigheaded and not likely to let go of a problem until I solve it.

popcorn4bkKimberlin whines in his complaints that I have amassed a huge amount of information about him. Yes, I’ve done my homework. I’m prepared to defend myself. He was lucky that Judge Johnson ended the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial before I had to vigorously do so. His luck was even better in the RICO Madness LOLsuit. It was dismissed without even a hearing.

RICO2: Electric Boogaloo is pending in U. S. District Court and the Kimberlin v. National Blogger Club Part Deux LOLsuit is pending in state court. We’ll see how his luck holds.

Note: I’m unretired and back at work more or less full time, but the months I had to focus full-time on my defense were invaluable.

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Of course, all of the additional LOLsuits filed by The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin and The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt failed.

Or to put it another way: Everything has proceeded as I have foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I’ve lost count of the number of times that members of Team Kimberlin have been caught lying. The TKPOTD from five years ago took note of one instance of a lie told in the face of photographic evidence to the contrary.

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Trying to get the truth out of any member of Team Kimberlin is like trying to nail Jello to a chain link fence. For example, Brett Kimberlin told Judge Stansfield that he was not present when the subpoena for documents in Hoge v. Kimberlin were served at his office in Cabin John, Maryland.frontporch

Uh, huh.

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That picture was taken by the process server hired by the lawyer representing me in the peace order cases. When he tried to serve a subpoena on Kimberlin at the Justice Through Music Project office, he was threatened. He called the Montgomery County Police, who responded and assisted him in service of the subpoena.

#DeadbeatPrevaricatorKimberlin

Blogsmoke


SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Four years ago, I began occasional posts from The Dread Pirate’s Dictionary after a reader’s request.

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TDPKTDPK is an abbreviation originally for The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. That name came into use when Brett Kimberlin put up a pirate-themed Bloggers Offense Fund website in a lame attempt to parody the Bloggers Defense Fund site that was raising support for Aaron Walker. Since Kimberlin has begun suing folks, it also stands for The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. Kimberlin is representing himself in the lawsuits. The legal Latin for self-represented status is pro se. Note: During the brief period when Kimberlin had an unconstitutional gag order in place against Aaron Walker, he was referred to as Lord Voldemort (“He who must not be named under penalty of court order”).

Team Kimberlin is the loose association of cyberthugs who are engaged in the support of TDPK and his interests online. Note: During the interval when Kimberlin was referred to as Lord Voldemort, his associates were called “Death Eater Wannabes.”

CBBS is an abbreviation for Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt. The Cabin Boy™ is the noisiest and possibly the most noisome member of Team Kimberlin. In the past, he served as the Team’s PR flack. He is noted for his use of threats, online harassment, and faildoxing when engaging in his own special brand of inept “journalism.” Recently, he made an abortive attempt to get into lawfare like TDPK, earning himself the additional designation as TDPS, The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt™.

Lawfare is the use of meritless civil lawsuits filed on the cheap by a pro se litigant to inflict the cost of defending the suits on the victims/defendants.

team_kimberlin_briefUPDATE—Acme Law is the presumed legal brain trust behind Team Kimberlin’s lawfare efforts and the source of Team Kimberlin’s legal briefs. It is reputed to be the legal department of the famous Acme Company that supplies Wile E. Coyote.

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I’ll add that back in 2012 when Kimberlin was first referred to as “The Dread Pirate,” I noted that an important difference between him and The Dread Pirate Roberts was that Roberts’ reputation for effectiveness and ruthlessness were earned. Over the years, Kimberlin’s failures have resulted in him being downgraded from Dread to Deadbeat.