Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin thought he could use a campaign of pro se lawsuits to harass his critic and shutdown unfavorable Internet discussion of his past and ongoing activities. The blogosphere responded with Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day, and several bloggers took up continuing coverage fo Kimberlin’s lawfare. Here’s a post from eight years ago today which was Blogburst D+7.

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The Kimbelin blogburst was a week ago today. Mr. Kimberlin may feel as if he’s one up with his good luck in court on Tuesday, but I’m still betting on the good guys (and gals) winning in the end.

Stay tuned. The truth is out there.

UPDATE—Glenn Reynolds asks, “How’s that ‘brass-knuckles reputation management’ working’ out for ya?” And he posts a screenshot of the first page of a Google search on Brett Kimberlin. When I did a such a search earlier this morning, the first remotely favorable return was on the second page. It was an old post alleging that he had been held as a political prisoner because of his claims of being Dan Quayle’s dope connection.

Someone should have given Mr. Kimberlin better advice about trying to pick on bloggers. To paraphrase Rick Blaine’s advice to Major Steiner:  Well there are certain sections of the Internet, Mr. Kimberlin, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.

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Kimberlin should have read this blog’s tagline and taken it as advice—Never pick a fight with a man who buys pixels by the terabyte.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Eight years ago was Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. Lots of websites participated, including one that was then known as Breitbart Big Government. I linked to their coverage in a post titled I’m Shocked, Shocked …

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Big Government reports that Mr. Kimberlin’s 501c3 funders are “stunned” to be supporting him.

Uh, huh.

I’m reminded of Captain Louis Renault.

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Many of the usual suspects no longer associate with Kimberlin. Openly.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Welcome to Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day Mark II. Lee Stranahan organized the first EBABKD was on 25 May, 2012. The proximate cause of that first blogburst was Kimberlin’s use of the Maryland courts to attack the First Amendment rights of a lawyer who had the temerity to offer legal assistance to a blogger Kimberlin was suing for defamation. Kimberlin’s inept attempt at shutuppery wound up placing him in a spotlight on the blogosphere. Over 150 blogs participated in that first EBABKD, and Kimberlin’s attempt at lawfare backfired, generating one of the best examples of the Streisand Effect ever seen.

Gentle Reader, if you’re tuning in for the first time, allow me to use this post to introduce Brett Kimberlin to you. Brett Kimberlin is a failure; he has failed at almost everything he’s tried.

He got into drug dealing as teenager, and my sources tell me that for a while he was involved in the wholesale LSD trade. The feds weren’t able to bust him for that, but they did get him for lying to a grand jury about a couple of his customers, and he did a short stretch for perjury before he turned 20. He was a felon while still a teenager.

He them moved on to importing marijuana, and one of his grandiose schemes resulted in his getting busted with over 5 tons of dope in South Texas. Around the same time, he also perpetrated the Speedway Bombings in an apparent attempt to deflect police attention from a murder investigation. After a series of trials, he was convicted and sentenced to over 51 years in federal prison. The offenses he was convicted of include Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics, Illegal Use of DoD Insignia, Illegal Use of the Presidential Seal, Impersonating a Federal Officer, Receipt of Explosives by a Convicted Felon, Possession/Manufacture of a Destructive Device, and Malicious Damage by Explosives Involving Personal Injury,

Just before the election in 1988, he claimed to have been Dan Quayle’s dope dealer. Even with coverage from the likes of NPR, he didn’t have much impact on that election. However, Doonesbury picked up the claim in 1992 and ran with it. After the ’92 election, journalist Mark Singer spent years investigating Kimberlin’s claims. The result was an authorized biography, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin. Singer concluded that Kimberlin had lied about being Quayle’s connection.

Kimberlin was one of the last people convicted before the Truth in Sentencing law passed, so he became eligible for parole in 1994. When he got out of prison, he settled in Maryland and began to set up business deals with Ukrainian interests. While in Ukraine, he met a young (14 year old) girl on the beach on the Sea of Azov. He brought her over to the U.S., when she was 15 and married her when she was 16 using a forged birth certificate. The legal age for marriage in Maryland is 18.

About that same time his parole was revoked. One of the conditions of his parole was that he begin to make restitution a victim of one of his bombings, and he failed to do so. He was also caught lying on a mortgage application. Kimberlin was ordered to prison for two more years.

When he was released four years later (yes, it took him four years to do two), he had added one more failure to his list. Congress had passed a law prohibiting prisoners from using electronic instruments except for religious services, and Kimberlin sued the Bureau of Prisons because he wanted to use an electric guitar to compose music. He lost that lawsuit.

When Kimberlin got out the second time, he set up shop in Maryland again. He tried to get a career started in music, fronting a band called Epoxy that released a CD titled Nothing Else. The album bombed.

He also started a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit called Justice Through Music Project that has spent several million dollars in donations accomplishing essential nothing. He fronted a band called Op-Critical that was related to JTMP, but the best that can be said for that group’s work is that their fan base has become … um … more selective.

He also started a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit called VelvetRevolution.US in partnership with west coast activist Brad Friedman. For most of its life, VRUS tried to attract attention with stunts such as offering $100,000 reward for “proof” of vote fraud. The last IRS Form 990 filed by VRUS showed that is was essentially broke. In 2017, Kimberlin change the entities name to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. We’ll get to EMPR in a bit. BTW, Kimberlin hasn’t kept up with the paperwork for Protect Our Elections/EMPR, and the IRS has revoked the entities 501(c)(4) status.

Kimberlin kept his nose more or less clean and was released from supervised parole in 2006. His sentence expires in 2030.

In 2010, Kimberlin sued leftwing blogger Seth Allen for defamation. By playing games with service of process, Kimberlin was able to get a default judgment against Allen in a Maryland court. However, Kimberlin’s case was so shoddy that the judge only awarded $100 in damages rather than the $2,000,000+ Kimberlin sought. Several lawyers offered Allen legal help, and Kimberlin set his sights on the one closest by, a Virginia lawyer named Aaron Walker.

In the process of going after Aaron Walker, Kimberlin managed to get a Maryland District Court judge to issue a blatantly unconstitutional gag order against Walker as a part of a peace order. That had the effect of alerting the blogosphere to Kimberlin’s shenanigans, resulting in the first Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.

That unconstitutional gag order was overturned during an interim hearing in the Circuit Court and the peace order itself was overturned on appeal. Because I live nearby, I attended the appeal hearing and wrote about it here at Hogewash!. Attending that hearing had two results for me. First, I met Aaron Walker who has become a close friend. Second, it got me in Kimberlin sights.

Since then, I’ve received a SWATting threat, been sued eight times (four times by Kimberlin and four times by his associate Bill Schmalfeldt), been subject to a peace order petition, and been subjected to two sets of state criminal charges. I won all eight lawsuits, the peace order petition was denied, and the Montgomery County States Attorney’s Office dropped the criminal charges because there was no evidence to support them. I work as a contractor for a federal agency, and all I can say about the investigations I was made aware of is that I did not wind up as the target in either case.

I’m not the only person Kimberlin has sued. I’ve had over 40 codefendants spread among his various lawsuits, and I haven’t been a party to all of his legal actions. For example, he sued Mitch McConnell and Charles Grassley because they weren’t moving the Merrick Garland nomination to the Supreme Court through the Senate. That suit was thrown out for lack of standing. In fact, only one of the cases he’s filed since 2012 made it to trial, and the judge in that case gave us defendants a direct verdict in our favor after Kimberlin rested his case because he had present no evidence to support his claims. None of his other cases got past a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim—if they got that far.

Gentle Reader, are you starting to see a pattern of failure?

Let’s get back to EMPR. Kimberlin has maintained his interest in Ukraine. There’s a website called empr dot media. EMPR stands for EuroMaidan Public Relations, and the site is an English-language Ukrainian news outlet. Its About page says that it was founded, in part, by support from Justice Through Music Project, and it’s hosted on the same server as another Kimberlin-related website breitbartunmasked dot com.

Kimberlin has other Ukrainian connections. He has worked with DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa. She stated on FaceBook that she had been working in 2016 with federal government contractors on election hacking, and in October, 2016, Kimberlin testified under oath that he and his associates were working on election cyber security with the Department of Justice. Kimberlin had previously claimed in court documents that Justice Through Music Project had been a State Department contractor.

In early 2017, Kimberlin got his name in the papers again when it was reported that he was the source of the money that paid for bogus financial documents intended to smear members of the Trump Administration. BTW, Kimberlin was caught forging evidence in at least two of the lawsuits he’s filed since 2012.

Kimberlin desperately wants to be a player. However, not only does he fail to come up with the ante to get into the real game, he keeps thinking he can bluff with an obvious bust hand.

Failing failures gotta fail.

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These are only a few small slices of the Kimberlin story. There much more to tell. Much of it is ludicrous, and over the years, I’ve tried to expose him to some much deserved ridicule. But much of it is shameful. I’ve had to report on his stalking a woman in a court parking lot, his lawsuits against a stroke victim who could not defend herself in court, his … oh, the list goes on and on.

Scroll through the blog if you want to know more.

And thanks for stopping by.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin started his campaign of lawfare against the First Amendment rights of people who spoke and wrote truthfully about him in a futile attempt at brass knuckles reputation management. Of course, his LOLsuits blew up in his face (Yeah, I typed that on purpose), and his inept litigation became a reliable source of pointage, laughery, and mockification. As the TKPOTD from three years ago shows, one of his consistent failings was making self-contradictory claims in his court filings.

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Here’s another example of how The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is unable to keep his stories straight. This is a portion of a paragraph in a recent filing he made in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit.M2Recon_p?If the Gentle Reader were to type that URL into his browser, he would be taken to this YouTube video.GB_AW_youtubeNote the date that the video was published—25 May, 2012, the date of Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. That’s the day Aaron Walker was interviewed by Glenn Beck, and Kimberlin states in his filing that Aaron appeared on that program and asserted that Kimberlin had SWATted him.

That was a pretty neat trick on Aaron’s part because he wasn’t SWATted until a month later, on the same day as the Montgomery Circuit Court threw out the unconstitutional gag order that had been imposed by the District Court. TDPK admits this in the complaint he filed to initiate the LOLsuit.Retread Complaint-75Brett Kimberlin is not only a liar, he’s a very bad one who can’t keep his stories straight.

TardisThis made up nonsense about Aaron accusing TDPK of SWATting him a month before Aaron was actually SWATted is only the most glaringly obvious false and self-contradictory allegation in TDPK’s filings.There are many more, and they will all come back to bite him. Self-contractidory claims are not entitled to a presumption of truth.

And, no, I haven’t been lending out my time machine.

Stay tuned.

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As so many judges have found, “The Plaintiff has failed …”

Well, TDPK did succeed in one thing with his RICO Retread LOLsuit. He managed to see the court find that his reputation was so bad that there was no way to lower it—that he is defamation proof.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Six years ago today was Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. I participated with several posts here at Hogewash!, including this one titled In Re Kimberlin: One More Thing.

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Those of us of a certain age, who are old enough to have been young before nanny-statism began smothering the “dangers” of adolescence, remember the fun we had and havoc we caused with fireworks. The holy grail of that era was the dreaded M80, and it’s acolyte was the Cherry Bomb. (Hmmm, I’m mixing my metaphors.) We bragged of their explosive power.

The charge in a genuine M80 was 20 grains of black powder and 10 grains of flash powder, a total of 30 grains. The total charge in a Cherry Bomb was 20 grains.

A standard dynamite cartridge (aka, stick) typically weighs one pound or 7,000 grains. Our mighty M80s contained less than 1/2-of-one-percent by weight of explosive, and were essentially gunpowder. Dynamite was originally based on nitroglycerin. The Tovex used in the Speedway bombings is a more modern formulation.

The bomb which Brett Kimberlin was convicted of setting that maimed Mr. and Mrs. DeLong contained six sticks of dynamite some of which were wrapped in shot.

Imagine 1,400 M80s detonating simultaneously. That’s less force than what Mr. Kimberlin was convicted of inflicting on the DeLongs.

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The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin sued Mrs. DeLong when she tried to collect the 1.6 million dollar judgment he owed her for her injuries and the wrongful death of her husband. His parole was revoked for failing to make payments to Mrs. DeLong and for lying about the debt on a mortgage application.