Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Suppose we gave a hearing, and The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin didn’t deign to show up. Actually, we know what happens because he’s already pulled that stunt. The TKPOTD and a subsequent post from three years ago today have the details.

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There is a scheduling hearing on the docket of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County this morning in the Kimberlin v. Almost the Whole Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit. Scheduling hearings are usually just a quick meeting between the lawyers and the judge to set some due dates for things like discovery, notifications about witnesses, and the like. Today’s hearing may have a few extra … um … features.

popcorn4bkThe Gentle Reader may have noticed that I haven’t written much about this particular case. Frankly, my lawyer and I have been waiting to see what The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin was and wasn’t going to do. We’ve had no reason to tip our hand at this stage of the case. However, some things may come out in court this morning. If they do, I’ll write about them.

Stay tuned.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has not shown up for the hearing yet. They are trying to find him.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE—The hearing was continued until 3 September when it will be combined with hearings on motions to dismiss. TDPK must have all of his oppositions to all of the motions to dismiss filed not later than 1 September.

UPDATE 2—You know, it’s possible that I have visited more than one courthouse today.

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The Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin was sanctioned for his failure to appear at the hearing. He still hasn’t paid me, but I’m not finished with him yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One common characteristic among the members of Team Kimberlin is a lack of musical talent. Rather than admit his inadequacy, The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin has tried to sue some of us who have commented on his musicianship. The TKPOTD from four years ago today dealt with his claim in his RICO Madness LOLsuit that my codefendants and I had tried to ruin his career.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin tries to claim that my 21 codefendants and I did all sorts of mean things to him to ruin his business. This is from paragraph 265 of his second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 135-265Now, it is true that I have written a negative review of his musicianship.

Review: “Nothing Else” by Epoxy (#BrettKimberlin)

Originally posted on 17 July, 2012

Back in 2002, Brett Kimberlin fronted a band named Epoxy and released a CD called Nothing Else. The story he spun promoting the album was that it contained songs that he had written while he was being held as a political prisoner in the federal prison system.

The band consisted of Brett Kimberlin on guitar and vocals, Wade Matthews on Bass, and Robbie White on Drums. The genre of the album is someplace between grunge and punk, neither of which are among my favorite musical forms.

Let me first comment on Mr. Kimberlin’s voice. I had heard his speaking voice in court, and I understand why some people refer to it as whinny. His singing voice reminds me of the silly voice that Weird Al uses on tracks such as Eat It. Mrs. Hoge, who listened through the CD with me, said, “Eddie Haskell.” On most of the tracks his voice was off key, usually flat.

Most of the songs could have been filler tracks on a generic grunge album. Some of the alienation in them seems to be more appropriate for a 17 year old, not someone 30 years older. Mr. Kimberlin was in his late 40s when the recording was made. However, three of the songs stood out. Vicegrip was actually interesting musically. Donuts had clever lyrics. It’s about lousy prison food and would probably get a nod of approval from G. Gordon Liddy.

Then there’s the last cut Keyhole. It was outstandingly bad. Mrs. Hoge and I met while we were in the music business, and during her career as a recording engineer, she recorded more gold and platinum records than I did. Her comment was, “If you’re gonna mike a guitar that close, you should use a better guitar and make sure it’s in tune. And get a better guitar player.”

While he didn’t do especially well with the acoustic guitar on Keyhole, Brett Kimberlin is actually a reasonably good guitarist. He probably couldn’t cut it in Nashville or LA, but could make a living in a minor market (such as Seattle) or playing the Holiday Inn circuit. Indeed, the world would be a better place if he did ignore the usual advice and give up his day job.

Nothing Else by Epoxy (Pollen Records, $16.04 from Amazon) is interesting because of who recorded it, but I can’t honestly recommend it for the musical experience it offers.

The CD is no longer reliably available on Amazon

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The original publication of that review resulted in Hogewash!‘s first Instalanche. There were probably more hits on that review over the next couple of days than on the jtmp dot org website for the next year.

The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s plan for brass knuckles reputation management wasn’t any better than his music.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While we’re waiting for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals to rule in Aaron Walker’s appeal in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit, I’ve been recycling Team Kimberlin related post on most days. The recycled post are generally from the same date one, two, three, four, five, or six years before. Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the first court hearing in matters related to the Kimberlins’ marital difficulties, and I choose to run a different post. Hogewash! isn’t a checkout aisle tabloid, and I avoid such topics unless they are absolutely necessary to properly tell a story about something else. Today’s recycled post from 10 July, 2013, mentions the Kimberlins’ difficulties tangentially.

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It has been noised about on the Interwebs that I celebrate adultery or that this blog does. That is not true.

I take what God says about it seriously. I don’t encourage it. I don’t support it. I don’t celebrate it.

I also rarely talk or write about it. This blog isn’t about tabloid journalism. Adultery happens and is sometimes a driving factor in a story, but adultery per se is not a focus of this blog.

UPDATE—An anonymous coward from Team Kimberlin wishes to preach to me:TK20130710aYes, my son is overweight. The problem stems from a side effect of a drug he was taking for serious medical condition. He is now on a different regimen and has lost a significant amount of weight.

The anonymous coward preaches on …
TK20130710bHaughty eyes. Would that be like assuming you’re enough smarter than the average bear so that getting caught is simply bad luck?

A lying tongue. Is that kinda like perjury?

Hands that shed innocent blood. Could that blood come from a man’s leg after it had been blown off by a hidden time bomb?

A heart that devises wicked plans. Like smuggling contraband drugs, or plotting murder of a prosecutor, or lying about selling drugs to a political candidate, or … ?

Feet that make haste to run to evil. Like a recurring habit of stalking one’s critics and enemies?

A witness who breathes out lies. Like a guy who testifies that he did not engage in behavior for which there is clear documentation that he did?

One who sows discord among brothers. Like someone who falsely accuses his wife of mental illness in front of her children?

No, I haven’t forgotten that passage from Proverbs, and I think that it tells us a great deal about God’s sense of justice.

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A stone is heavy,
and sand is a burden;
but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
—Proverbs 27:3

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


For all the whining that Team Kimberlin does about false narratives, you’d think they’d do a better job of spinning their tales. However, their such bad liars that catching them is usually trivially easy. The TKPODT from four years ago shows one example.

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Here’s part of the story The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin tried to spin for the court when he got caught forging a summons in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 102-3The sharp-eyed Gentle Reader should note two things in that clipping. First, TDPK claims that the Clerk sent him 21 summonses. Second, the clipping wraps between two pages of the docket entry, so the Electronic Comment Filing System tag is visible. Notice that is shows the number of pages in the docket item.

Here’s the ECF tag for the docket item posted by the Clerk that shows all of the summonses issued.ECF 4

Each summons is one page long. Therefore, the number of summonses issued was …?

Let’s not always see the same hands.

That’s right! 18.

BTW, an earlier docket item shows the proposed summonses that TDPK sent to the court. There are 19 of them. Can you guess which one the Clerk didn’t issue?

That’s right, the one for Twitchy. Perhaps because Twitchy was not listed in the caption of the lawsuit as a defendant.

Still, with only 19 proposed summonses submitted, where does TDPK come up with the expectation of 21. Well, he did leave a couple of defendants listed in the caption off of his list of summonsees: Kimberlin Unmasked and Mandy Nagy.

#Loser

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Math is hard. So is the Truth.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It was six years ago today that I first met Aaron Walker. I had traveled down to the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse in Rockville to observe the appeal trial for the peace order that Brett Kimberlin had been granted against Aaron. Kimberlin had already seen the unconstitutional gag order portion of the peace order struck down. Now, he would see his petition dismissed for lack of evidence. Here’s how I summarized the day’s events:

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Judge Rupp ruled that there was no evidence to support Brett Kimberlin’s petition for a Peace Order.

Part of the way through his presentation Kimberlin accused Mr. Walker of mobilizing an Army of Davids (who he viewed as a right wing militia) against him. How about that, Prof. Reynolds?

UPDATE–Instalanche! Thank you, Prof. Reynolds! and welcome Instapundit readers! Feel free to click on the Home link in the menu bar and scroll around for other coverage.

UPDATE 2—I wrote some first impressions of the morning as I stopped for a cup of coffee on the way home. Here are some more thoughts:

I was not the only person who showed up to support Aaron Walker. There were a couple of well-wishers from the local area who were there along with a member of Mr. Walker’s family. The only person who showed up with Brett Kimberlin was Neal Rauhauser.

Today was the first time that I’ve met Aaron Walker face-to-face. I like him. He strikes me as a straight forward guy.

Today was also the first time that I have ever seen Brett Kimberlin. I had no personal contact with him, and he didn’t make much of an impression. He seemed frustrated by Judge Rupp’s insistence on sticking to the Rules of Evidence.

Let me second Aaron Walker’s request about contacting or harassing Mr. Kimberlin. Please don’t do it. Brett Kimberlin and his family have as much right to be left alone as anyone else. Don’t contact or harass him. Don’t contact or harass his family. Let the courts sort out the issues.

OTOH, Mr. Kimberlin has become a public person, and, as such, he is not immune from being discussed in a truthful manner in public fora. I intend to do so until these matters are settled. Remember, Aaron Walker’s federal lawsuit against Brett Kimberlin is still pending.

UPDATE 3—The guy in the courtroom who I didn’t recognize must have been David Hogberg. He has his report on the hearing here [broken link].

UPDATE 4—Aaron Walker’s account is here.

UPDATE 5—There’s other good coverage of Kimberlin v. Walker out there in the blogosphere:

Popehat
The Camp of the Saints
Breitbart
Legal Isurrection

And there’s an interesting backgrounder on Brett Kimberlin at The Other McCain.

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The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin kicked the wrong hornets’ nest.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pirate Kimberlin has continually tried to promote himself as an important mover and shaker. As the TKPOTD from five years ago today notes, he tries to puff himself up by bragging about how many petitions he’s circulated. He never talks about how many of them have resulted in any Real World change.

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The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin for awhile may remember that one his claims to fame, at least in the puff pieces he publishes, is that he gets lots and lots of signatures on petitions. One of his latest calls for the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. He says that he’s looking for 100,000 signatures.

I wrote about his progress on 26 May. Here’s how he was doing.JTMP_KeystoneXL_petition

Here’s how he was doing yesterday at 6:30 pm ET.jtmp_petition_2

That’s 15 signatures in 5 weeks. At that rate, he should have all his signatures around the middle of AD 2646.

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Failing failures gotta fail.