Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s a post from five years ago today—

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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And that’s how Brett Kimberlin came to be called The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. That nickname later expanded to include The Dread Performer Kimberlin, The Dread Pedo Kimberlin, and The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. A couple of days later, I published this further explanation—

The Dread Pirate Roberts, so the story goes, 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 Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s legal acumen seems to be as fictional as Dread Pirate Roberts’ existence. And no one will surrender to Dread Pirate Kimberlin.

And that’s been pretty accurate thus far.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Every once in a while, I find it useful to present a review of some of the names used for Brett Kimberlin and Team Kimberlin and how they have evolved. After all, not all the Gentle Readers have been following The Saga since May, 2012, as I have.

Back in May, 2012, Brett Kimberlin had secured an unconstitutional gag order against Aaron Walker that prohibited Aaron from even speaking or writing about Kimberlin publicly. I began referring to Kimberlin as Lord Voldemort (i.e., “He who must not be named”) and his supporters as Death Eater Wannabes. After the gag order was overturned, it wasn’t long before Kimberlin put up a pirate-themed fundraising website called the Bloggers Offense  Fund. (That was an attempt to play on the name of a site called the Bloggers Defense Fund.) That’s when I began referring to Kimberlin as The Dread Pirate Kimberlin.

TDPKVarious members of Team Kimberlin have earned positions on the crew. These include First Mate Neal Rauhauser, Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt™, Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson, Chief Pedo Officer Gillette, and 57F Osborne.

In mid 2013, Kimberlin upped the ante in his campaign of lawfare. He filed suit against Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, Kimberlin Unmasked, and me. He sued us in a Maryland state court for $1,000,000 claiming a bunch of stuff that boiled down to defamation and false light invasion of privacy in the end. Following the Team Kimberlin lawfare strategy, TDPK sued us without hiring a lawyer. Self-representation is referred to a acting pro se. Thus, The Dread Pirate Kimberlin morphed into The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin.

TDPK has also been referred to as The Dread Pedo Kimberlin and The Dread Performer Kimberlin in reference to the charges filed against him by his wife and to his singing, respectively.

I’ll conclude with these words which were originally posted in September, 2012—

The Dread Pirate Roberts, so the story goes, 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 Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s legal acumen seems to be as fictional as Dread Pirate Roberts’ existence. And no one will surrender to Dread Pirate Kimberlin.

UPDATE—As Ron Coleman notes in his comment below, some of the defendants in the RICO Madness have surrendered to TDPK. However, most have not. Four of us beat him in state court. The same four and our codefendants will also beat him in federal court.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin has a history of trying to use the court system to silence those who he perceives as his enemies, and one sure-fire way to get on his enemies list is to publish the truth about his past or his current activities. His latest bit of lawfare names me along with four other bloggers as a defendant. Gentle Reader, please allow me to make the following points.

1. The case will be disposed of through the courts not the Internet.

2.  Unless advised to do so by my lawyers, I will make no public comments about any pending matter in the case.

3. Tactically, suing me is a dumb move on Kimberlin’s part. He will find that I now have a reason to focus more of my attention on him.

orvilleredenbacher4. Strategically, suing me is an even dumber move. He will now either answer my discovery interrogatories and admissions and produce the documents I seek, or he will have to explain to the court why his suit should not be dismissed.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Words have meaning.

pe·do·phile noun \ˈpe-də-ˌfī(-ə)l, ˈpē-\
: one affected with pedophilia

pe·do·phil·ia noun \ˈpe-də-ˈfi-lē-ə, ˈpē-\
: sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object

Brett Kimberlin objects to being called a pedophile. Let’s consider the evidence.

When Brett Kimberlin was trying to get a music career going during his first parole back in the ’90s, he wrote and recorded a couple of songs, Teen Dream and Waiting to Meet. Both are about having sex with underage girls. Kimberlin said this about Teen Dream

I say things a lot of people are afraid to say. Yeah, Teen Dream is about fucking a teenage girl. Every guy who’s seen a good-looking teenage girl has thought about it.

OK, that was especially true when we men were teenage boys ourselves. It’s a more-than-a-bit weird fixation for a guy in his forties as Kimberlin was at the time.

During that same period, Brett Kimberlin married his wife. Subtracting her date of birth from the date shown on the marriage license shows that she was 16 years old at the time, that is, she was an underage teenage girl. Perhaps Brett Kimberlin will be able to convince us that they had a purely platonic relationship, but the natural assumption would be that they had a sexual relationship.

Being married to a child may “legalize” the relationship, but it does not change the child’s age. Brett Kimberlin was attracted to a teenage girl who he took as his wife while he was writing and recording songs such as Teen Dream. Gentle Reader, is it unreasonable to see that as an unhealthy preference for sex with underage girls?

I can’t publish everything that I have been told about Brett Kimberlin. A great deal of it is privileged information that may or may not come out at trial, but that information reinforces the conclusion that Brett Kimberlin is attracted to underage girls.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The Dread Pedo Kimberlin over this summer may remember that in late July he filed bogus harassment charges against Aaron Walker and me apparently for publishing true information about him and for attending open court proceedings where he was a party.

In my case, the charges were facially false because they covered a time period before I had anything to do with Brett Kimberlin.

Normally, when charges are filed and a District Court Commissioner finds there is probable cause, a summons or warrant is issued. The online court records showed that a summons was issued in my case, but I was never served. A trip to the Commissioner’s Office in Rockville revealed there was some sort of hold placed on the case and that the Application for Statement of Charges was not available. A later trip to the District Court Clerk’s Office revealed that the paperwork was at the State’s Attorney’s Office with a note on the file that the charge would be nolle prossed. The charge was dropped, and the records have been expunged. I won’t be able to find out exactly what TDPK claimed I did with the records expunged.

That’s good news and it’s bad news. The good news is there is now nothing on my record.

The bad news is that because there’s nothing on my record, I probably don’t have standing for a civil suit.

And there may be some other good news. It looks as if the justice system in Montgomery County has figured out who they’re dealing with when Brett Kimberlin tries to file charges, a serial liar who can’t lawfully testify in a Maryland court to any accusation he makes.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the standard plays in Brett Kimberlin’s book is to call someone connected to a target—a boss, an important customer, or some other third party—and harass them to try to get them to severe the connection. For example, he called Bobby McKey’s, the venue for BlogBash this past March, and threatened them with a major demonstration if they hosted the event.

He’s using the same sort of tactics against his estranged wife. Tetyana Kimberlin has been renting an apartment, but she has been told that she must be out no later than the end of this month because her landlord is tired of hearing from Brett.

Tetyana is not well off financially. Although Brett claims that she was “allowed to have her own money,” what that really means is he kept the family in poverty by paying himself less than $20,000 a year so that Tetyana could not afford to save anything she earned. She not only needs help with the legal expense involved in getting herself and her daughters free from Brett, she needs help resettling herself.

You can help her. Click on the Tetyana’s Fund link in the Menu bar and read more about her story. Then scroll down to the bottom of that page to the Donate button.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I used a term in a post headline yesterday that I should define.

Kimberbots. The Kimberbots are not actual card-carrying members of Team Kimberlin in the same sense as First Mate Neal Rauhauser, Pedi Officer No-Class Gillette, or Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt. The Kimberbots are the fanboys, cheerleaders, and enablers who tweet and blog their admiration and support for The Dread Pedo Kimberlin.