Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In the beginning of my writing about Brett Kimberlin, I jokingly referred to him as Lord Voldemort because his illegal gag order against Aaron Walker made him “he who must not be named,” at least by Aaron. I teasingly referred to Kimberlin’s followers and enablers as Death Eater Wannabes. Not long after that gag order was quashed, Kimberlin started pirate-themed fund-raising website, so I began calling him The Dread Pirate Kimberlin, and certain of his followers were made members of his crew. One of my readers started calling TDPK’s main PR flack Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt, and that tag has stuck.

One of the reasons that Team Kimberlin has failed at almost every enterprise they’ve undertaken is the members inability to understand their lack of competence. Six years ago today, I ran this post called #BillSchmalfeldt: Delusions of Adequacy.

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Let’s back up for a minute and reexamine that Cabin Boy quote from 18 February.

It’s all horseshit. It’s all absolute horseshit. And I and my family have been put through pain and suffering because Lee Stranahan has a grudge. Because somebody, in my opinion, is paying Lee Stranahan to file these charges against me, in the hopes that I will either break or die.  I got some fucking news for you, Stranny [pause] Walker, Hoggy, Frey [pause] and Frey [pause] beware the Ides of March.

Somebody paid Lee Stranahan to file charges? Oh, come now. Who would care enough about a loser like Bill Schmalfeldt to want to spend the money?

Bill Schmalfeldt is a failure. Other than people who are dealing with his harassment and a few others who enjoy laughing at his gaffes, almost no one cares about him and the ways he blights the Internet. He’s a functional nonentity with a vanishingly small readership and essentially nonexistent listenership.

He is, at most, a vile insect, and some of us who he has annoyed have taken swats at him, but no one had to pay us. Certainly, the filthiness the Stranahan family endured from the Cabin Boy was sufficient motivation for Lee Stranahan to seek redress, and it’s not surprising that the Walker family sought relief either.

I have been able to bring a bit of justice to Schmalfeldt via a peace order. No one paid me to do so. I brought legal action because I was tired of being harassed. I’ve paid every cent of the my legal expenses out of my own pocket. Sore Loserman Bill has filed a Motion to Modify the peace order. I won’t speak to the merits (if there are any) of his motion while it is before the court, that’s my lawyer’s job, but I will say that it strikes me as foolish attempt to relitigate the case. The judge ruled on the facts and the law and issued the peace order. Schmalfeldt is also appealing the case. It will be interesting to see if the appeals court gets to the case before the peace order expires and makes his appeal moot. Meanwhile, the Cabin Boy continues to misrepresent the terms of the peace order in a lame effort to justify his ongoing violations.

Although some of his associates are troubling, I’m not afraid of Bill Schmalfeldt per se. I’m annoyed by him. I intend to use all lawful means to make sure that he stops bothering me. If that shuts him down so that he can’t bother anyone else, it will be a nice bonus.

No one hopes that Bill Schmalfeldt will “break or die.” He not that important to anyone. His victims just wish the grossly inadequate loser would quit wasting Internet bandwidth and leave decent people alone. As Mr. T says,

I pity the fool.

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I have to say that my view of the Cabin Boy™ has changed over the years. Whatever pity I had has been dissipated.

And I’m not done with him yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Before he was tagged with the nickname Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin, Brett Kimberlin was mocked at this blog as The Dread Pirate Kimberlin because of a pirate-themed blog he tried to operate for a few weeks in late 2012. Six years ago today I ran this post titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin of the Caribbean.

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The paragraph at the bottom of page 55 of Mark Singer’s book Citizen K contains the following.

The only plane he ever owned was a single-engine Piper 235. For one six-month stretch, he leased a twin-engine Piper Navaho. The latter had a cargo capacity of two thousand pounds, but Kimberlin said the most exotic agricultural product he ever hauled was organic mangoes. He flew all over the country and in the Caribbean, occasionally doing smuggling reconnaissance, sometimes carrying cash, but never moving drugs.

Sometimes carrying cash. I wonder where. One reasonable suggestion would be to vendors to pay for the dope he was buying. Another possibility would be to a bank or banks in a jurisdiction with good privacy laws in order to have a bankroll to use if he had ever fled the country using his false passport.

Now, Gentle Reader, if you had a stash of money overseas and wanted to repatriate it without incurring any tax liability, how would you go about it? Would you consider setting up a “charity” with loose accounting that could receive “donations”?

It’s just an idea.

UPDATE–

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Yeah, like Hal Holbrook said when playing the role of Deep Throat, “Just follow the money.”

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.

Mismanagement at the State Department


The Washington Examiner reports that the State Department Inspector General has uncovered rampant mismanagement of grants by the department under Secretary Clinton.

Why am I not surprised?ECF 135-152UPDATE—I should tell the Gentle Reader who may not be familiar with Brett Kimberlin’s (The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin) vexatious lawsuit against over a score of bloggers and media entities (including me) that paragraph 152 above is from the second amended complaint in that lawsuit. Search on the term <RICO Madness> in the search box above to learn more.