Many folks work in industries or have hobbies that have a jargon, a group of words or phrases with special meaning. Someone letting such jargon slip off his tongue (or from his fingers on to his keyboard) can inadvertently give away information about his background, Hold that thought for a few moments.
The Gentle Reader who has been following this feature at Hogewash! will surely remember that I’ve been keeping track of the lack of activity on Breitbart Unmasked website. It hasn’t had any new material posted since 8 December, 2018. The BU twitter feed had a few tweets posted later in December, 2018, before going quiet—except for two outburst early this year.
The first series of tweets went out on 18 January, and appear to have been triggered by the fake BuzzFeed story about the President ordering Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
The second series went out over a few days in late March, around the time that the news was leaking that Mueller was going to fail to bring any further indictments. The very last tweet contained a couple of words—tail number—that reveal something about its author.
Aircraft registration numbers are displayed on the sides of the rear of the fuselage (or the sides of the rudder) and are commonly referred to by people who work around or fly aircraft as “tail numbers.” Use of that term is much less common among people without an aviation background.
Brett Kimberlin, who has claimed under oath to have no connection to Breitbart Unmasked, held a pilot’s license back in his dope smuggling days. He’s also been convicted of perjury and has been caught in multiple lies in recent legal proceedings.
It’s been ten months now since the GS-13 editor Bill Schmalfeldt left
Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread for his winter vacation in Montana, and Brett still hasn’t been able to find anyone to put the site back together. This is what it looked like just before 10pm ET last night.Perhaps the $355,436 Brett Kimberlin spent on “Print & Publication” in 2017 broke the budget to the point that he still can’t afford to keep BU going.
I’ve actually spent some time reading the content of westandwithukraine dot org. It’s one of The
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s websites. It went up in 2014. All of the posts prior to August, 2016, have been memory-holed, but much of the earlier material is backed up on the Internet Wayback Machine (web dot archive dot org).
I haven’t found any original material on the site. It all seems to have been lifted from other sites, While most of the posts are news stories that would be interesting to someone following the Ukraine/Russia conflict or who was generally interested in Ukrainian culture, there are some posts that stood out for their political content. One post from April, 2017, was a puff piece promoting George Soros and claiming that opposition to the billionaire is a Russian black op.
The Soros obsession is gripping the world and shows no sign of going away. Democratic movements are not winning many of their battles against dictators and would-be dictators. These leaders, many of whom have been in power for too long, need people to believe that the enemy is someone else. Above all, Putin needs this myth. It can only be hoped that Putin will be gone before Soros. The world needs George Soros far more.
There are indications of Soros’ involvement with the shenanigans going on in Ukraine. Elizabeth Vaughn reports this over at RedState:
Shortly before Lutsenko took office, then-U.S. Embassy Charge d’ Affaires George Kent sent a letter to the Prosecutor General’s office asking them to end the investigation. Kent made it clear that “U.S. officials had no concerns about how the U.S. aid had been spent.”
If this account is correct, the Obama administration pressured a foreign government to drop an investigation into an organization they had co-founded along with activist George Soros. They were interested in preventing American taxpayers from learning how their tax dollars were being spent as well as concealing their collaboration with Soros. But, above all, they were each doing their part to insure that Hillary Clinton won the presidency.
We know that Brett Kimberlin was working with Alexandra Chalupa during 2016 and 2017 and that both of them were involved in attempts to use foreign sources to dig up dirt on persons connected to the Trump campaign and, later, the Trump administration. I’m sure someone is following the money.
One of the Kimberlin-related websites that has recently disappeared was manafortwatch dot org. The site had an … um … interesting history. Here are the first few lines of the domain’s WHOIS data:
Domain Name: MANAFORTWATCH.ORG
Registry Domain ID: D189396510-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.whois.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2019-08-30T08:10:23Z
Creation Date: 2016-07-19T01:06:01Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-07-19T01:06:01Z
… and here is the site’s hosting history:
The domain was registered through GoDaddy on 10 August, 2016 and initially hosted on a GoDaddy server (220.127.116.11), but two days later, it was moved to the Fintel Associates server (18.104.22.168) that hosts the Justice Through Music Project and Protect Our Elections websites. On 10 August, 2019, the site was moved back to a GoDaddy server (22.214.171.124), and on 1 September, it was taken down well before the expiration date for the registration.
Here’s the interesting thing about that timeline. The domain was registered one week before the New York Times broke the story of the Ukrainian ledger detailing payments made to Manafort. It seems that someone with insider knowledge of the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau’s claims about the ledger was involved in registering the domain.
We know that Alexandra Chalupa was working through her Ukrainian contacts to dig up dirt on Manafort. We know that she was working with Kimberlin through that time period.
When I first began following the activities of Team Kimberlin, there were over 20 Kimberlin-related websites. That number has been rapidly declining over the past couple of years. One of the few remaining domains that was present back in 2012 is indictbreitbart dot org. It is one of the four survivors hosted on the Fintel Associates sever at 126.96.36.199. the others are velvetrevolution dot us, op-critical dot com, and almightymedia dot org.
The indictbreitbart dot org site hasn’t been updated since 2015. Here’s the most recent post.
The domain’s registration doesn’t expire until 2021. Given The
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s usual modus operandi, we can probably expect the site to remain up until then, providing a continuing opportunity for pointage, laughery, and mockification at a site dedicated to seeking the indictment of a deceased person.
Over the years, the principal PR website for Team Kimberlin has been Breitbart Unmasked. However, after Bill Schmalfeldt left for his winter vacation in Montana, The
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin has been unwilling or unable to find someone to take over the site as the Cabin Boy’s™ replacement. It hasn’t been updated for nine months, but someone has been diddling with it because some material has been taken down. For example, the images that were on the Home page are now gone.Whoever has been trimming the site hasn’t got around to making me an unperson yet. Clicking on the Hoge Watch link in the tag cloud reveals this.As many of the Kimberlin-related domain’s registrations have expired, they have not been renewed. Perhaps that will happen to BU, and whole site will be memory-holed.
Brett Kimberlin’s use lawfare to try to suppress the free speech rights of his critics was a vain attempt at brass knuckles reputation management on the Internet. As with almost everything he’s tried in his life, he failed when he tried to do more than he was capable of and when he tried to outsmart people who were experts in fields where he lacked talent and/or experience. The TKPOTD from a year ago today took note of The
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s collapsing Internet presence.
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One of the ways that The
Dread Deadbeat Protester Kimberlin has tried to raise money off the Internet was via a website called Pussy Riot Defense Fund. Reading the fine print on the website carefully told one that the donations raised wouldn’t go to the direct support of the Russian female rock band but would be used to help defray the cost of Justice Through Music Project’s publicizing the band’s legal hassles.
The Justice Through Music Project home page still has a link to the pussyriotdefensefund.org website. I’ve left the link live so that the Gentle Reader can click on it for himself to see that the site is gone. Indeed, the registration for the domain expired a year ago today.
It’s beginning to look as if The
Dread Deadbeat Protestor Kimberlin has pretty much given up on maintaining an effective presence on the Internet. His websites are not being well maintained, and his web presence is shrinking.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
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And things continue to proceed downhill at jtmp dot org. As the Gentle Reader can see in the screenshot on the left, there hasn’t been anything new posted at this website allegedly dedicated to music and politics for over six months. In fact, there’s been very little posted at the site for over two years.
However, the most striking change at the Justice Through Music Project website is that it now lacks any visible buttons, widgets, or links allowing one to make a donation. (I was able to use a URL from a backed up version of the site to find a donate button on a page that’s still on their server and tied to JTMP’s PayPal account, but there are no live links to that page.)
Follow the money? It would appear that the money isn’t streaming into Justice Through Music Project via online donations. If it ever did.