Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin’s false narratives often are attempts to project their motives and actions on to their perceived enemies. The TKPOTD for five years ago deals with one example.

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This is one of the key allegations that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin makes in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 100-145That’s not true.

In fact, Ali Akbar did file the appropriate paperwork with the IRS concerning National Bloggers Club and it’s 501(c)(3) status, and he has received the confirmation letter from the IRS. National Bloggers Club is a recognized 501(c)(3) entity.

TDPK’s crude attempt to smear Ali has run aground on the truth.

#Pwned

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One significant difference between Brett Kimberlin and those of us who have been truthfully reporting about his activities is that he always makes his allegations in protected fora such as court filings. We, OTHOH, publish in the clear where we can be held accountable.

Oh, and speaking of projection and 501(c)(3) status, the Protect Our Elections website operated by Kimberlin’s Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. not-for-profit still falsely claims that the entity has 501(c)(3) status and that donations to it are tax deductible. The IRS lists the organization as having 501(c)(4) status. IANAL, but it appears that donations to POE/EMPR should only be deductible as business expenses rather than charitable donations.

The Gentle Reader may make up his own mind as to whether POE/EMPR’s claims constitute fraud.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin does not like to take “No!” for an answer. When the judge in the Kimberlin v. Frey RICO Remnant LOLsuit refused to modify the protective order sealing discovery in the case, The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin filed a petition for a Writ of Mandamus with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to have the Court of Appeals order the District Court judge to do TDPK’s bidding. The TKPOTD for three years ago today dealt with the motion for expedited consideration that TDPK with the Court of Appeals.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s case is sooooo important that his petition for a writ of mandamus really, really, really needs to be acted on quickly. At least, that’s what TDPK says—

I wonder who that “close associate” of Frey who has been engaging in official corruption is?

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Now that Kimberlin has lost the Frey LOLsuit and I’m no longer on the hook for TDPK’s motion to sanction me in that case, I can make some comments on that motion.

Of course, Kimberlin was gagged by the protective order. Protective orders are gag orders. However, he had no First Amendment right to publish sealed court materials. According to exhibits TDKP filed in another case, the “several” reporters who wanted to publish what they and Kimberlin hoped would be seen as dirt were Matt Osborne and Bill Schmalfeldt.

I was the “close associate of Respondent Frey engaging in official corruption.” Because I am still bound by the protective order, I can’t provide any more details than to say that the allegedly corrupt act was filing criminal complaints against Kimberlin and others in jurisdiction where the elected prosecutor was not a Democrat.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


When the blogosphere started pushing back on Brett Kimberlin’s attacks on bloggers, one of the places Team Kimberlin sought to spin the narrative was The Daily Kos. Seven years ago today, I ran this post titled In Praise of Thuggery. (At that point in The Saga, I was referring to Kimberlin as “Lord Voldemort” because of the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named peace order issued against Aaron Walker.)

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The Daily Kos has a profile of Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort posted. (H/T, Darth Chipmunk) It contains these words:

Kimberlin has been very effective at countering the right-wing hate spewing machine. Robert Stacey McCain (no relation but just as fascist) decided to attack him for his Activism with children for Justice. Lets just say Robert Stacey McCain is on the run these days. Erick Erickson of CNN fame got a nice little knock on the door. Seth Allen get the message as well. This is what Activists do, shutting down hate speech one individual at a time. If Brett Kimberlin can make a difference by himself, we all can.

Are the Kossacks so bought into the “by any means necessary” that they condone, even praise, criminal thuggery so long as it’s aimed toward the Right?

UPDATE—Matt Ross points out in the comments below that almost all of the commenters responding to the Diary I’ve linked to at The Daily Kos are flagging this as a troll. Could be. If so, it violates kos’s published rules for Diaries, specifically, Rules 15 and 16:

15. Diaries which contain hateful or defamatory writing are prohibited.
16. Diaries which are deliberately designed to inflame are prohibited.

So why isn’t it either prominently marked as suspicious or pulled down?

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There are a some of points to be noted here.

First, whoever wrote that diary entry at The Daily Kos clearly believed (or was admitting) that Kimberlin or someone connected to him was responsible for the SWATting o Erick Erickson. That goes against Kimberlin’s claim in essentially every other venue that he has nothing to do with any SWATing. Also, the writer considers the harassment of Stacy McCain and Erick Erickson to be good deeds.

Second, my question about certain folks on the Left condoning thuggery has been answered with a “Yes” by the likes of Antifa.

Third, it took multiple defeats in court, but The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s lawfare campaign has been beaten. The same sort of persistence of punching back harder than twice as hard now needs to be applied any new thugs.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of Brett Kimberlin’s persistent hallucinations is that he’s going to have a career as a musician or as a music producer. The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with one aspect of that fantasy.

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There’s a Maryland corporation called Act Up Enterprises Inc. It was founded in 2011 by Brett Kimberlin “to provide entertainment services to musicians.” So far, it has one artist signed. She’s Tetyana Kimberlin’s elder daughter.

The company doesn’t do much to promote itself or its artist. Here’s its web page.actup_homeVarious websites related to the sole artist affiliated with Act Up refer to it as an artist management company and a record label—an artist management company with no bookings for its client and a label with no releases.

Hmmmm.

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Over next few years after that TKPOTD was posted, The Dread Deadbeat Promotor Kimberlin tried to jumpstart the career of Act Up’s sole artist. When she was unsuccessful, TDPK tried to place the blame on truthful reporting of his past and present activities by various bloggers. He even went so far as to file criminal complaints against Aaron Walker and me, alleging that our truthful reporting on him had harassed Tetyana’s daughter. Although Aaron and I were charged, the State quickly dropped both cases for lack of evidence.

Act Up’s artist used to have a fairly extensive website. It now looks like this.

And Act Up’s site now looks like this.It’s almost is if TDPK has realized that he’s not cut out for a career in music, and this bit of information from the State of Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation does tend to support such a conclusion.

Of course, it could be that Kimberlin is simply a bit behind in his paperwork because he’s been busy protecting our elections and doing other important things.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Seven years ago, at least four bloggers who had written about Brett Kimberlin had been SWATted. They were Mike Stack, Patrick Frey (Patterico), Erick Erickson, and Aaron Walker. All of them, except Mike Stack, wound out as my codefendants in at least one of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s defamation LOLsuits. At the time, Erick Erickson was a contributor at CNN, so his SWATting got national coverage and prompted congressional interest in the crimes. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) too particular interest.

When Breitbart Unmasked tried to spin the story, I ran a post seven years ago today titled Brazen or Delusional? I Report. You Decide.

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Brietbart Unmasked (no, I won’t link to them), a web site believed to be affiliated with Brett Kimberlin, has posted it’s take on Senator Chambliss’ call for an investigation of the Swatting of conservative bloggers. In what appears to be either a brazen attempt to appear confident or a delusional disregard of reality, they say this:

Red State blogger and CNN contributor, Erick Erickson posted on his website that he and his family were victims of an attempted SWaT-ting. Another conservative blogger who said he was SWaT-ed was James [sic] Frey a blogger at the site Patterico’s Pontifications.

BU welcomes this investigation which will finally prove once and for all what liars these right wingers have been. The hope is that Eric Holder will find out that its all been a bunch of right wing bullshit aimed at destabilizing liberals, and that those responsible for spreading these malicious lies and falsehoods such as John [sic] “Patterico” Frey and others will finally pay the price for it. This field of nightmares has got to end badly for those responsible for spreading the hate as a revenge tactic by Aaron Justin Walker, Patterico, and others in the Breitbart orbit who have been guilty of spreading these seemingly never ending series of lies. I would recommend that they start with Patterico and then move on over to Robert Stacy McCain who has claimed he had to go into hiding over it; which one wonders if he is hiding because his handlers at the Bureau forced him to relocate due to some ongoing right wing hate investigation in which he is informing for them, or if he just left town so he could milk all the suckers out of their money to live rent free. Either way it is about time that someone seriously looked into these bullshit lies the right wing breitbots have been spreading around.

Uh, huh.

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Looking back over the past seven years, I’d answer the brazen v. delusion question by invoking the Power of AND.

I’m reasonably certain that Brett Kimberlin himself wrote that BU post just a few days after the unconstitutional gag order he had won against Aaron Walker was overturned. Aaron had been SWATted within hours of Kimberlin’s loss in court. And I find the bit about Stacy McCain’s imaginary FBI handlers especially ridiculous, bordering on hallucinatory.

Yet, in one sense Kimberlin got his wish about someone seriously looking to the bullshit lies surrounding his activities. He should have been more careful in what he wished for.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the false narratives that The Dread Deadbeat Prevaricator Kimberlin spun in the aftermath of Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day was that he received “threats” as a result of the light shone on his lawfare and harassment of bloggers. This post titled Kimberlin Alleges Threats ran seven years ago today.

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Kevin Zeese, a lawyer representing Velvet Revolution (one of Brett Kimberlin’s not-for-profits), has sent letters to Ali Akbar and two other bloggers demanding that they “preserve all documents” relating to the recent blogburst. According The Examiner, Mr. Zeese alleged that Brett Kimberlin and his associates have received “countless death threats” as a result of the blogburst. The post states that Mr. Zeese was unwilling to describe what sort of threats were received or provide any documentation of any threats.

IANAL, but if I were, I’d be inclined to advise a client such as Mr. Kimberlin that filing a lawsuit opens up a discovery process that works both ways. There are folks hoping to be sued by Mr. Kimberlin so that they can get him answering questions under oath.

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Kevin Zeese is a lawyer licensed practice in DC only. He’s a failed Green Party candidate for Senator from Maryland and served in the Green Party’s shadow cabinet as Attorney General. His bio talks a lot about the cases he has litigated in support of progressive causes, but doesn’t seem to mention any that he’s won.