Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin has a long history of making inflated claims about the effectiveness and reach of his not-for-profits Consider the howler detailed seven years ago today in a post titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Extended Crew.

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During the damages hearing for the Kimberlin v. Allen lawsuit back in November, 2011, TDPK said the following under oath concerning one of his “charities”:

The other organization is called Velvet Revolution. And Velvet Revolution is a, it’s an organization that has over 150 organizations affiliated with it nationwide, with a membership base of over, over a million people …

That’s one heckuva following. Gentle Reader, do you think it’s real?

Me neither.

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In 2017, Kimberlin changed the corporate name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. While the empr dot media Ukrainian news website still appears to be a going concern, the protectourelections dot org website has only rarely been updated over the past year. The PayPal donation link goes to dead account, and has been like that for a while.

While VRUS may have tried to “affiliate” with 150 or so other groups, few, if any, of the connections were two-way. If Kimberlin were able to exploit “over a million people” as potential donors, the POE website’s PayPal link would be too valuable to allow it to be out of service.

It’s almost as if Kimberlin was lying.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Seven years ago today, I ran this post about Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Autocorrect.

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I abbreviate the name of TDPK’s 501(c)(4), Velvet Revolution US as VRUS. The autocorrect keeps trying to insert an i.

Maybe I should let it.

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Of course, there’s a significant difference between the VRUS website (which is still up wasting bandwidth) and a virus. Most virus have better continuing support from their originator.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the ways that The Dread Deadbeat Protestor Kimberlin tried to raise money was by seeking donations to his Justice Through Music Project not-for-profit to pay that outfit for publicizing the legal situation of a Russian rock band called Pussy Riot. None of the funds collected would go for their legal defense, JTMP would just talk and write about them. Six years ago, I published A Spelling Lesson that talked about that fund raising effort.

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pussyriot_jtmpThe Russian feminist punk rock group spells their band’s name in Latin letters “Pussy Riot.” It’s occasionally transliterated into Cyrillic as “Пусси Райот.” The “spelling” shown above is from the Justice Through Music Project donation page exploiting the band’s legal troubles. One would think that The Dread Pirate Kimberlin, who is alleged to speak and read Russian, would know better.

Некультурный!

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I appears that JTMP’s PR effort was a bust. Maybe that’s why TDPK switched his emphasis to Ukraine.

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


The TKPOTD for six years ago today must have really bothered The Dread Deadbeat Pirate Kimberlin. It’s the only post here at Hogewash! that I’m aware of with more down twinkles than thumbs up.

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There are some things that are so far out in the ozone that you couldn’t make ’em up if you tried. I found this in Brett Kimberlin’s bio on his personal website (No, I won’t link to it.).

Brett has also been passionate about protecting the rights of minorities by exposing bigots, hate groups, and bullies.

Exposing bigots, hate groups, and bullies, huh?

I don’t know about you, but I class anti-Semites as bigots. Brett Kimberlin’s anti-Semitism is well documented.

I don’t know about you, but I count those who have a history of cowardly attacks among the bullies.

And would you say that an organization (Koch Watch, NIWLTI) that promotes hatred based on a greedy desire to appropriate the fruits of the success of others might be a hate group?

Is Brett Kimberlin trying to expose himself?

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I apologize for any poor mental image that may have been caused by that last question.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Six years ago, Bill Schmalfeldt was off on a Kimberlin-is-Hoge’s-white-whale tangent. The Cabin Boy™ was apparently triggered by a graphic which I believe was created by Kimberlin Unmasked and that appears to have really gotten underneath The Dread Deadbeat Pirate Kimberlin’s skin. Indeed, TDPK sent me a copy of that graphic during discovery in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. case as evidence he planned to use for his defense in that lawsuit.The TKPOTD for six years ago today was my response to the Cabin Boy’s nonsense.

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Cabin Boy Pip Bill’s latest idée fixe is that I’m obsessed with Moby Brett. If that were the case, I’d have added one of these to my gun collection by now.Whaling_harpoonImage Credit: Stahlkocher (GNU Free Documentation License)

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I hear that those things are a bit of overkill on manatees.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread is in one of its dormant phases now, but when it’s publishing, it’s a primary source for Team Kimberlin’s false narratives and lies. This Prevarication Du Jour from five years ago today spotlighted one of the howlers told by Matt Osborne when he was hiding behind the nom de cyber of Xenophon. (Note: Xenophon was a famous Greek general, and Matt Osborne is a mediocre historian and a soldier who couldn’t manage to get promoted to Sergeant in ten years.)

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Xenophon the Troll is channeling the Amazingly Inaccurate Criswell again over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) This time the nonsense has to do to with First Mate Neal Rauhauser’s attempt to gen up some sort of connection between the Kimberlin Unmasked identity and a real person.BU20140127That’s an ambitious undertaking—foolhardy, because there’s nothing to find—but it’s ambitious. You see, Team Kimberlin has already run afoul of the GIGO principle: garbage in, garbage out.

OK, what do I mean by garbage in? Consider these bits of data:forgedTwitterIPThe account_id is the correct one for @Kimberlinunmask. However, the login time is on 24 December, 2013. The @Kimberlinumask account was suspended on that day, and it’s not possible to login to a gulaged account.

While it’s not quite as obviously stupid a submitting two versions of the same document to the same court in the same case or as mind-bogglingly crude as failing to remove a PACER legend and using the wrong typeface to create a do-it-yourself court summons, it is … well … it’s kinda amateurish.

#Garbage_Out

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The incompetent navigation guiding The Dread Deadbeat Pirate Kimberlin’s ship of fools keeps running aground on the Rocks of Reality. The Truth is not their friend.