Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Now that it seems that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin has had his butt kicked in enough LOLsuits, it looks as if he’s tried to make a career change to protecting our elections. He’s renamed VelvetRevoultion.US as Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. and is trying to make a go of the role of The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin. However, he doesn’t seem to be making much impact providing “oversight of elections,” something Protect Our Elections claimed it does in a suit against the Federal Election Commission.

The Protect Our Elections website has so little traffic it can’t be reliably ranked. None of the content posted in 2019 was original. The half dozen posts were lifted from Politico (twice), The Daily Beast, The Rolling Stone, Salon, and the Puffington Host. The last post that appears to contain any original content was about the disputed North Carolina House District 9 contest. I went up last December. Nothing posted in the past year has generated a single comment. Not. A. Single. Comment.

Moreover, The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin did not properly oversee this week’s special election to settle the NC-09 House election. Brett Kimberlin isn’t doing any better protecting our elections than he did smuggling dope into South Texas. Kimberlin, as Judge Hazel said, “has failed …”

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Back in 2012, we were just beginning to meet some of the member of Team Kimberlin. One of them fancied himself an investigative reporter. Seven years ago today, Hogewash! ran this post showing how The Liberal Grouch Demonstrates How NOT to Vet a Source.

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The Liberal Grouch briefly published and then withdrew pictures of a woman who he identified as Lee Stranahan’s ex-wife. She was not.

There’s a reason why one is supposed to rely on verifiable information when one publishes. A real Shoe Leather Reporter explains the potential problems of not doing one’s homework.

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Of course, Bill Schmalfeldt (aka the Liberal Grouch) has been a failure as a reporter, investigative or otherwise, just has all of his Internet radio or over-the-air DJ gigs have turned sour.

Karma is closing in.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It was seven years ago that this blog first referred to Brett Kimberlin as Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin.

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Team Kimberlin has a new website called Bloggers Offense Team. (No, I won’t link to it.) The site’s logo is shown on the left. The choice of the pirate-related logo is interesting. Pirates aren’t semi-sympathetic, comedic characters from a Johnny Depp movie. They are criminals.

It think a mask just slipped.

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Of course, Brett Kimberlin never could achieve a passable level of dreadness, so he now simply The Deadbeat Pirate Kimberlin.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It was just a year ago that Cory Booker made a fool of himself with his Spartacus moment during the Kavanaugh hearings, and by bring up Spartacus he provided an opportunity for pointage, laughery, and mockification that included Team Kimberlin. One year ago today, this post about Spartacus and Marcus Crassus ran.

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So Senator Booker has had his “I am Spartacus” moment with mixed results, but on the whole, he’s received mostly pointage, laughery, and mockification. It’s interesting that the one person who should have spoken critically, Marcus Crassus of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread, has been unavailable for comment.

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The mockery continues.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This post about a bit of lawfare in which Brett Kimberlin, as The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin, is involved. However, he’s not a named party in the case.

At the end of January, 2014, a couple of progressive organizations and a pair of individuals filed a LOLsuit in the U.S. District Court in D.C. against the Federal Elections Commission because it failed to pursue an investigation of Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies. The individual plaintiffs in the case were Craig Holman and Kevin Zeese. The organizational plaintiffs were Public Citizen and Protect Our Elections.org. The Gentle Readers who have been following this blog for some time should find a couple of those names familiar. This is from the Complaint filed in the case—

11. Plaintiff ProtectOurElections.org is a national collaboration of grassroots organizations that work together to provide oversight of elections and to advocate for campaign finance reform. they rely on political committees’ public disclosure reports to evaluate the influence of money in politics.

13. Plaintiff Kevin Zeese, Esq., is an attorney with ProtectOurElections.org and is committed to reforming politics and elections. He relies on information about campaign-related spending to evaluate different speakers and messages and to monitor the impact of large expenditures on officeholders and public policy. He is also a United States citizen and a registered voter in Maryland. As a registered voter, Mr. Zeese is entitled to reviver the information that the FECA requires political committees and others to disclose to the public, and his informed exercise of the vote is impaired when such information is unavailable,

The case slogged along until motions for summary judgment were filed. A hearing on those motions was held in August, 2016. And then nothing happened. You see, there was another case going forward against the FEC in the same court that had very similar facts and issues. That case, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. FEC, went to trial in 2017 and was appealed. The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit decided that case in the FEC’s favor in 2018. IANAL, but it seems to me that the case law now favors granting summary judgment in the FEC’s favor in the Public Citizen, et al. case as well.

The FEC has filed a supplemental brief informing the District Court of the Court of Appeals ruling, but nothing has been entered on the case docket for almost a year.

It looks as if The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin will have to find another means “to provide oversight” of our elections.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Over the years, the principal PR website for Team Kimberlin has been Breitbart Unmasked. However, after Bill Schmalfeldt left for his winter vacation in Montana, The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin has been unwilling or unable to find someone to take over the site as the Cabin Boy’s™ replacement. It hasn’t been updated for nine months, but someone has been diddling with it because some material has been taken down. For example, the images that were on the Home page are now gone.Whoever has been trimming the site hasn’t got around to making me an unperson yet. Clicking on the Hoge Watch link in the tag cloud reveals this.As many of the Kimberlin-related domain’s registrations have expired, they have not been renewed. Perhaps that will happen to BU, and whole site will be memory-holed.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin included me as a defendant in four of the many LOLsuits he filed over the past few years. The third suit that included me was his RICO Retread LOLsuit which tried to revive the state law claims from his first RICO case. The TKPOTD from four years ago was one of the early reports on the process of defeating that third lawsuit.

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During the motions hearing last week in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit, Judge Mason was well prepared. He said this to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin while dealing with my motion to dismiss for improper venue.

THE COURT: And I’ve looked through your 52-page complaint a couple of times and again just this morning before coming out on the bench because I wanted to make sure that I understood precisely what is being alleged here.

The judge then proceeded to explain to TDPK some of the deficiencies in his pleading concerning me. I’d share some of that with you, but I don’t want to refresh the midget’s memory. TDPK has this to say to the judge:

MR. KIMBERLIN: I wanted to limit this case to the swatting. That’s what I’ve done. You know, if I have to refile against Mr. Hoge in Carroll County or in this county, you know, it would be another massive lawsuit. I would like to keep him in this case, whether through an amendment or whatever and let a jury decide, you know, what he’s done with regard to the swatting. You know, part of what the whole Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day was to portray me as a criminal swatter to silence conservative bloggers, you know, which was not the case. I have nothing at all to do with any swattings at all.

movie popcornAnother massive LOLsuit? Really? I suppose that means that TDPK has not yet figured out that there are some people who aren’t soft targets for lawfare. If he has learned anything about tangling with me, he’ll wise up and fail to amend his LOLsuit by the 18th, or, if he really comes to his senses, he’ll dismiss the entire LOLsuit for all the remaining defendants.

I wouldn’t bet on his acting wisely, so the Gentle Reader may want to lay in a good stock of popcorn. Here’s a deal from Amazon.

Stay tuned.

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The Gentle Readers will note that I often suggest that they stay tuned. I’d offer the same suggestion to The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s guitar, but …