Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin’s clout as an activist has been minimal. That may explain why he has used bogus LOLsuits and other forms of lawfare to harass those of us who have written truthfully about him. The TKPOTD for seven years ago today dealt with the lack of impact Justice Through Music Project had on the Real World.

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Team Kimberlin has been able to cause a great deal of misery to those it has targeted for personal attack. That’s in stark contrast to it’s impact in the wider world. For example, it the various web analytical services can be trusted, it is likely that more people will read this post on the first day it is up than will visit the Justice Through Music Project website over the next two weeks.

jtmp_ustreamKimberlin’s real world impact is trivial even among the true believers in the causes he claims to espouse. Take fracking (hydraulic fracturing to free trapped natural gas), or, in JTMP’s case, anti-fracking. If you go to the JTMP website, you’ll find a link to a Ustream channel. Clicking on the link will take you to a poorly recorded, year-old session of a bunch of activists talking about the evils of fracking. There’s nothing else on the channel. No wonder the channel only has 3 followers.

Just like all those petitions that never achieve a critical mass of signers or proving election fraud based on tips that never come in or …

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Indeed, more people will probably read today’s TKPOTD on the day it’s published that will visit Kimberlin’s itstime2020 dot org website all next month.

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


It’s obvious that Brett Kimberlin wants to be a player, but he never quite makes the cut. Six years ago he was trying to get involved in the anti-fracking and anti-Keystone-XL movements. This post about #BrettKimberlin’s Petition Clout ran six years ago today.

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JTMP_KeystoneXL_petitionBrett Kimberlin’s “charity,” Justice Through Music Project has had a petition up for more than a month at Change dot org asking President Obama to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

He’s trying to get 100,000 signatures. As of 3 pm ET on 26 May, 2013, he has only 99,828 to go.

Given the current rate of progress, he should have his 100,000 signatures by the middle of 2061. Perhaps that explains why he didn’t post the petition at the White House site. According to the White House,

[t]o cross the first threshold and be searchable within WhiteHouse.gov, a petition must reach 150 signatures within 30 days.
To cross the second threshold and require a response, a petition must reach 100,000 signatures within 30 days.

He probably didn’t even make the first cut.

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Whenever he tries to take his place at the table, The Dread Deadbeat Petitioner Kimberlin always forgets to bring his booster seat.