Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Early on in this blog’s coverage of The Saga of The Dread Deadbeat Pirate (Pro-Se) Kimberlin, I warned him about the public mockery that would result fit he continued a campaign of lawfare against the First Amendment rights of his critic. This post from six years ago is just one example.

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I’m gonna cut to the chase. Here is Defendant Kimberlin’s Response to Plaintiff’s Motion to Deny Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Protective Order for Failure to Follow Rules 4:15 [sic] in the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. case. Scroll down to paragraph 8.

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Incredibly, …

What’s so incredible that a blogger who has been covering this lawsuit would continue to do so? The hearings are public events. The court documents not under seal are public documents.

… Plaintiff’s associate, William Hoge, …

I suppose that I am associated with Aaron Walker in that I have come to see him as a friend over the past few months. However, I have no interest in his lawsuit with TDPK other than my support for a friend’s First Amendment and other legal rights.

… who was at the hearing with Plaintiff, …

Well, yes, I was at the hearing, and after schlepping all the way from Westminster, MD, to Manassas, VA, I went to lunch with him that day also. I plan to be at the hearing this Friday too.

… has since posted more than a dozen blog posts about this case, …

Sure have. More on the way.

… including many that discuss Defendant’s discovery filings, his response to that discovery and how dire the Defendant’s legal problems are due to his failure to understand or follow the rules.

I have not, however, disclosed the contents of any of the discovery. I don’t have access to any of those sealed documents, and even if I did, I would respect Judge Potter’s order to keep discovery confidential. TDPK is the one who has included material from sealed documents in open filings.<fisking>

<mockery>Dear Dread Pirate Kimberlin:

If you wish me to stop using your motions as a grist for the mill of Internet mockery, I suggest you stop creating the source material.

Also, I’ve worked hard at trying to have a neat and clean appearance here at Hogewash! While I understand that your use of my blog posts as exhibits in your motions is “fair use,” I ask that you at least use good quality screen captures or printouts of my posts. If you can’t get decent versions with your equipment, let me know what you need, and I will be pleased to provide high-resolution electronic copies of any of my material.

Laughingly yours,
W. J. J. Hoge</mockery>

Gentle Readers, I’ll be fisking more of this filing a bit later. Also, I’ll be commenting on TDPK’s reply to the sanctions motion after I’ve redacted the improperly included materials that should have remained under seal.

You’ll need a large bag of popcorn for what’s coming. Stay tuned.

Tick, tock, tick, tock, …

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As it says in the banner at the top of this blog, “Never pick a fight with a man who buys pixels by the terabyte.” The pointage, laughery, and mockification continues.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While much of the time dealing with The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s lawfare has been a pain in the neck (or a couple of feet lower), some aspects have been amusing. The TKPOTD from a year ago today provides an example.

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Consider the following scenarios.

The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin receives an order from a court of appeals saying that he needs to file a certificate of confidentiality, but he doesn’t know exactly what that means, so he screws up his paperwork. In that case, he will not have obeyed the court’s order, and his appeal is likely to be dismissed because he failed to perfect it.

Now, suppose someone tips him off to the actual requirements for a certificate of confidentiality with just enough time left to put in the extra effort to file a proper certificate. TDPK might decide to spend a day or two finding all the information needed and drafting a proper document.

In the first case, TDPK winds up losing. In the second case, TDPK puts in a lot more work and still winds up losing because his appeal lacks any merit. Both scenarios have the same ending, but one is more … um … entertaining. Once in a while, it’s useful to educate a midget or a monkey.

I need to check on that popcorn order.

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Yep. TDPK wound up losing. Every single case he brought since 2012. All of ’em.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It was five years ago last Monday that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin filed his second LOLsuit (of four) against me, the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. RICO Madness case. Because the list of codefendants quickly expanded to a couple of dozen, I often mockingly referred to the suit as Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al.

It took about a year-and-a-half to finally get the court to grant my motions to dismiss. During that year-and-a-half, I didn’t attempt to try the case on the Internet, but I did take every opportunity to point out TDPK’s public errors and to engage in as much pointage, laughery, and mockification directed at him as possible. The TKPOTD that ran five years ago today was an early example of my holding Kimberlin accountable for his attacks on the First Amendment.

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I don’t intend to conduct my defense of either of the frivolous and vexatious lawsuits Brett Kimberlin has filed against me on the Internet. That will happen in court should either suit survive a motion to dismiss. However, without discussing the merits of the cases, I will point out some obvious misrepresentations of the facts contained in Kimberlin’s complaints.

Here’s a clip out of paragraph 56 of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO suit.RICO_lie_56ACondemned Judge Vaughey? I won’t speak to the contents of the writings of others, but I will stand up for what I published. (I will note that Aaron Walker and Patrick Frey are lawyers and have a general understanding of the consequences of threatening a judge and that Lee Stranahan is a responsible journalist.) The Gentle Reader may find everything I’ve posted that mentions Judge Vaughey by typing Vaughey as the search term in the box on the upper right of this web page.

Go ahead. Do it. Read the posts. I’ll wait for you to come back …

It’s pretty clear that I disagreed with his ruling. So did the Circuit Court when the peace order was appealed. It’s obvious that I made fun of him. But I did not condemn him personally, and I did not encourage anyone to threaten him or invade his privacy.

I don’t know whether or not anyone threatened Judge Vaughey or invaded his privacy. If someone did, I do condemn that. However, judges are public officials and their public actions are not immune from criticism by the media, and that includes blogs. Kimberlin is engaging in a frontal assault on the First Amendment that needs to be … I was going to type stopped, but crushed is more accurate … that needs to be crushed. His campaign of lawfare as a method of brass knuckles reputation management must end.

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After a dozen or so recent attempts at pro-se lawfare, almost half of which were directed at me and all of which failed, TDPK has effectively been laughed out of court.

However, there are still some open issues, and I’m not done with him yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pretender Kimberlin clearly wants to be a player, but everything he tries seems to wind up being a bust hand. Big time drug smuggling—failure. Serial bombing spree—failure. Claiming to be a politician’s drug dealer—failure. Pro-se lawfare—failure. The following ran as the TKPOTD three years ago today. It deals with one of his many errors during his lawfare and Team Kimberlin’s general incompetence in gathering information to support their false narratives.

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Here’s a marvelous bit of nonsense from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s omnibus opposition to most of the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit. It compares the defendants to James Bond and the Mafia.ECF 74-p2

Talk about projection! It’s Team Kimberlin that thinks they’re Internet super spies sleuthing out information on nefarious Right Wing Nut Jobs. Of course, they’re something quite different in reality.

The Gentle Reader may remember some of the Cabin Boy’s™ epic failures as an investigator. This past spring, he went on and on about discovering a soooper sekrit zombie website, but the site turned out to be a honeypot, and his reaction to it yielded information useful to the defendants in Schmalfeldt’s various bogus lawsuits. He got suckered again by the zombies just a few days ago.

Bunny Boy and the other hangers on at Breitbart Unmasked are moderately less clumsy, but managed to join with the Cabin Boy™ flailing around in the search for the original Kimberlin Unmasked. At one time or another, the original KU was positively identified as Aaron Walker, Jeff Dunetz, Dan Collins, Dustyn Hughes, Patrick Frey, Kender MacGowan, me, and several others. Accuracy and strong investigative skills are not BU‘s strong suits.

popcorn4bkTeam Kimberlin’s inability to gather data from open sources and their incompetence in penetrating only moderately secure online systems is clearly a source of frustration for TDPK. You can see that in the wildly inappropriate and staggeringly useless things he sought during discovery in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit and in the mind-numbingly wasteful discovery he’s pursuing in the RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.

If I wasn’t having to deal with his nonsense as a defendant, I’d probably find it more amusing.

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Team Kimberlin isn’t doing any better in the realm of foreign intelligence either. The $9k spent on bogus documents that was the subject of reporting in 2017 aren’t the only … um … interesting things I may have to write about one day.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Much of the stale and worn-out material cluttering the colossal wastes of bandwidth that are The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s websites would have been taken down years ago by someone who was running legitimate sites. This outdated notice is still posted at huntonandwilliamswatch.org.The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin lost the Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit over two years ago, and he lost the subsequent appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In fact, he was sanction for frivolously including me in that appeal.

I’m beginning to wonder if he’s leaving all this detritus up because he enjoys being the subject of continuing pointage, laughery, and mockification.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the reasons that the Dread Deadbeat Protestor Kimberlin has failed at so many things is his slipshod inattention to detail. For example, when he recently updated his protectourelections dot org website, he neglected to go through the site and properly refresh some of the pages. Here’s what the top of the TAKE ACTION page looks like—

It wouldn’t have taken much though to delete the seven-year-old items from the page and put up one or two things related to the 2018 election, but TDPK left the old stuff and the years of dead air intact. Those years of inattention to the integrity of the election process appear to be a powerful demonstration Kimberlin’s lack of real concern  It sorta/kinda looks as if the whole POE effort is simply a way to draw attention to the DONATE buttons on the site.

Change my mind.

UPDATE—BTW,  Bernie Sander’s poorly crafted amendment referenced on the POE webpage sought to repeal a substantial portion of the First Amendment. Brett Kimberlin has never impressed me as a fan of the First Amendment, so his support for such an amendment doesn’t surprise me.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of Brett Kimberlin’s websites is campagnaccountabilitywatch dot org.The site seeks to have 5,000 people sign on to a campaign to prosecute Republicans for winning in the 2010 midterm elections “so 2012 will will not be a repeat.” (A goal that was never reached. Failing failures gotta fail.) The site hasn’t been updated since July, 2013.

The last time I checked, there have been several general elections since 2013, and I doubt that any of the most “progressive” sort of moonbats who might support one of the Kimberlin not-for-profits are still hitting the DONATE button on this site.

Of course, the site adds to Kimberlin’s aura of ineffective incompetence, so it does have that going for it.