Well, it looks as if Team Kimberlin has figured which one their active websites has the best following. The global popularity ratings of the English language Ukrainian news site empr dot media and itstime2020 dot org are 6,164,010 and 14,338,928 respectively. Yesterday evening, this opinion piece appeared on the EuroMaidan PR website.
I’m not making this up, you know.
Russia has a long history of using assassination to effect its geopolitical goals, especially around elections. Although there have been no specific public threats by Russia to assassinate any American, including Mr. Biden, security officials in the United States would be foolish and naïve not to consider this very real possibility based on Russia’s recent use of poisons and assassinations. Indeed, members of the Russian Duma and commentators on Kremlin state media outlets have stated recently that the only way Donald Trump can win is if something happens to Joe Biden.
The piece engages in speculation that the Russians might try to assassinate Biden as a way of insuring that Trump wins the election, implying that could be a reason for Biden’s Secret Service detail to be keeping him in the basement.
This may be the most outlandish of all of Kimberlin’s false narratives.
Brett Kimberlin never should have gone after bloggers who were writing truthful things about him. He never should have sued blogger, especially me, for defamation. The TKPOTD for six years ago today outlines what he lost when the court threw out the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. nuisance LOLsuit.
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Most of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit died before the trial stated when Judge McGann threw out five of the seven counts in his complaint on summary judgment. During the trial, Judge Johnson found that TDPK hadn’t presented a “scintilla” of evidence to support the remaining defamation and false light counts and granted a directed verdict in favor of us defendants.
As a matter of law, we defendants now have findings on the merits that we did not engage in malicious prosecution against Brett Kimberlin, that we did not conspire to abuse process against Brett Kimberlin, that we did not defame Brett Kimberlin, that we did not engage in false light invasion of Brett Kimberlin’s privacy, that we did not harass Brett Kimberlin, that we did not intentional inflict emotional distress on Brett Kimberlin, and that that we did not stalk Brett Kimberlin. The claims made by Brett Kimberlin were found to have no basis in fact. That includes the following allegations specifically made in his second amended complaint:
• There is no evidence for his claim that he was assaulted by Aaron Walker.
• There is no evidence for his claim that Aaron Walker or I suborned perjury from Tetyana Kimberlin.
• There is no evidence for his claim that Tetyana Kimberlin’s accusation against him of third degree sexual offense was false.
Furthermore, the court ruled that we did not defame TDPK or place him in a false light when we said or wrote the following things about which he complained in his suit:
• That he caused Aaron Walker to be fired from his job.
• That any of us believe he is a pedophile.
• That he has used mentally abusive tactics against his wife.
• That he is evil.
• That he is a misogynist.
• And all the other things he cited in his second amended complaint.
TDPK’s very own false narrative has been gutted. It’s now roadkill, lying open for all to see. It isn’t pretty. But lies never are when you see them for what they are.
Meanwhile, TDPK has his omnibus answer to all the motions to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness due on 15 October.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
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Kimberlin is a slow learner. He kept suing bloggers, including me. I argued in subsequent suits that his reputation was so poor because of his history as a serial bomber that it was impossible to defame him, so he had no grounds to sue for defamation. Eventually, one of the courts agreed with me. It granted defendants dismissal for Kimberlin’ failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted because his reputation made him defamation proof.
It appears that Kimberlin has refrained from further litigation since his Kimberlin v. Breitbart Holdings, et al. RIOC 3 LOLsuit was dismissed, but he’s found other project to fail at. He failed in his election protection activities in 2016. He got scammed out of $9,000 when the dirt he thought he was buying on the Trump administration turned out to be bogus. And it’s been over a week since his @itstime_2020 account had a fresh tweet or picked up a follower. It still only has 2.
The whole point of Brett Kimberlin’s campaign of brass knuckles reputation management via lawfare was to prevent truthful reporting about him, his associates, and their activities. He was determined to control the narrative. He failed. This post, Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Failing Narrative, showed how his effort was beginning to fail eight years ago today.
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This was captured from the Bloggers Offense Team website (No, I won’t link to it):
Note the most recent post is almost three weeks old. The events of the last few weeks simply don’t fit the narrative that Team Kimberlin have been trying to spin. Justice draws nearer.
Tick, tick, tick, tick, …
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Of course, the piracy site was abandoned as have many other of Kiberlin’s failed web ventures.
It’s now 2020, and the Kimberlin narrative spin at @itstime_2020 continues to get no real traction. However, that might be a good thing for Kimberlin because it will people from seeing the sort of promoted tweets that Twitter is place on the accounts home page. I had to chuckle when I was served this tweet while checking on @itstime_2020 yesterday evening—
The reason why Brett Kimberlin hasn’t won any of the lawsuits he filed as part of his attempt to use lawfare to silence truth reporting about him seems to be that he doesn’t understand how to structure a rational argument based on evidence. It has often seemed that he could not differentiate between the Real World and the fantasy realm of his wishes. The TKPOD from six years ago today contained an excerpt of a Judge Johnson’s frustrated attempt to explain to Kimberlin why he had to place actual testimony and documents into evidence in order to have a case for the jury to consider in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al.LOLsuit.
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After The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin rested his case during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial, we defendants moved for a directed verdict in our favor because he had not presented evidence establishing the element of defamation or false light. Here is a small part of Judge Johnson’s extended colloquy with TDPK on whether he had shown that what we said and wrote about him was false.
THE COURT: I’m not asking you to prove anything. I’m asking you who in this courtroom yesterday or today said that those statements were false?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor, in a defamation case —
THE COURT: You hate answering questions —
MR. KIMBERLIN: No, no, I’m just trying to —
THE COURT: Who said it was false?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Who said it was false? They —
THE COURT: Did you want to read this? I mean —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I know what it says —
THE COURT: I didn’t make this up. This is Maryland law.
MR. KIMBERLIN: I think that the jury has to make that call, whether it’s false. And whether —
THE COURT: But there has to be some evidence. They just can’t pull things out of the air. A jury, they just can’t go back there and decide what they want to decide. I have to give them instructions on the law. And the instructions on defamation — Maryland pattern jury instruction 12.1 “a defamatory statement is a false statement about another person that exposes that person to public scorn, hatred” — so nobody in here, in this case said that they hated you, you haven’t put any evidence up that they hated you — “contempt or ridicule” — there’s no evidence of that — “thereby discouraging others in the community from having a good opinion of or from associating or dealing with the person. Defamation may result from a statement communicated to a third person either orally or in writing.” And here you have — I’ll call them, well, bloggers, I guess they’re reporters — reporting stories and bantering back and forth regarding stories that, I think it originated, the whole thing started back in Indiana many, many, many years ago. And so what is the jury going to — how are they going to consider whether there was public scorn?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor —
THE COURT: This’ll go lot faster if you try to answer my question. If you don’t have an answer, say you don’t have an answer.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Being called a pedophile is automatically public scorn, I mean —
THE COURT: Look, I’m getting — you’ve said that, I understand it. But I’m focusing on the Maryland law that I have to tell the jury. Now what I’m asking you — let’s take it one by one. The statement has to — you have get to to contempt. Any evidence of that?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well, I put my daughter on the stand and she testified that we had suffered —
THE COURT: That she had suffered?
MR. KIMBERLIN: No, that our family had suffered. That I had suffered.
THE COURT: Look, you’re the only party in this case.
Narratives are not false just because TDPK doesn’t like them. There were very few possible witnesses that Kimberlin could have produced who could have testified of their firsthand knowledge that he had not engaged in any of the behavior that led folks to be suspicious of him. There were the women who were the girls he was allegedly involved with in Indiana (as reported by Mark Singer). There was his estranged wife who did not come to court to support him. There was the possibility of his own testimony, given that the judge seemed willing to bend the Maryland Rule on perjurers and let him testify. No one else would have been a competent witness.
I suspect that TDPK stayed off the stand because he was afraid of cross examination and being caught in perjury.
Judge Johnson ruled in our favor. TDPK is making noises about an appeal and a second federal lawsuit. It seems that he’s beginning to understand that the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is doomed. It will be interesting to see what federal issue he might use in a second federal suit.
I’m sure Acme is working overtime.
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Kimberlin has never let the Truth get in the way of his false narratives, which may explain why he no longer appears to have credibility with many of the people who used to find him useful.
While I was checking on the status of the itstime2020 dot org website on Thursday evening, I found that Kimberlin has moved the old velvetrevolution dot us domain from hosting on a Fintel Associates server to the xeonhosting dot org server in Holland that hosts breitbartunmasked dot com, empr dot media, greencasamaryland dot org, itstime202 dot org, and kelsiekimberlin dot com. However, I was unable to connect to velvetrevolution dot org at its new IP address.The old VRUS website seems to have suffered a glitch while being moved between servers. I suppose Kimberlin can get one of the expert hackers who helped him protect the 2016 election to fix the problem.
There has been a change in the global popularity rating of Brett Kimberlin’s anti-Trump website itstime2020 dot org. Over the past couple of weeks it had held at 14,881,717. When I checked at 10:30 pm ET Sunday evening, the rating had dropped slightly to 14,886,166.
Meanwhile, the @ItsTime_2020 Twitter account still had no followers at 10:30 pm ET on Sunday.
One of the basic rules of examining a witness in a trial is to never ask a question unless you already know the answer. One of the reasons that Brett Kimberlin failed to make his case during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial was that he assumed that he could put the defendants on the stand and that we would provide answers that fit his false narrative rather than the truth. The TKPOTD from six years ago today recounts a couple of his failures to get defendants to support his case.
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A significant feature of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s own false narrative that he spins in his second amended complaint for his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is a story about how my codefendants and I have sought to have him arrested.
Here’s part of TDPK’s direct examination of Aaron Walker during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit that shows him trying to sell his tale during that trial.
MR. KIMBERLIN: I mean, you filed charges to have me arrested? You asked —
MR. WALKER: No. I don’t believe the charges would cause you to be arrested.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Have you —
MR. WALKER: At most, most, maybe if we’re lucky, convicted.
MR. KIMBERLIN: But you wanted me to get arrested. You asked that I be arrested.
MR. WALKER: You went to court and —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I’m asking you a simple question. Yes or no?
MR. WALKER: You committed multiple crimes against me —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I’m asking —
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, your honor. Badgering his own witness, here.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Yes or no. Have you asked that I be arrested.
THE COURT: Well, the witness is doing fine.
MR. WALKER: You have committed multiple crimes against myself —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I asked a simple question. Yes, or no.
MR. WALKER: — and my wife. And so I have sought justice against you. That is correct
He also tried get me to admit to writing blog posts saying that he should be arrested.
MR. KIMBERLIN: So, you have — have you ever — have you wanted to get me arrested? Have you asked that I be arrested?
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Have you ever stated —
THE COURT: Overruled.
MR. KIMBERLIN: — on your blog that you want me arrested?
MR. HOGE: Not to my knowledge. I have no recollection of ever saying that on my blog.
Now it is true that both Aaron Walker and I have filed Applications for Statement of Charges against TDPK, and various District Court Commissioners charged him with various misdemeanors. Those charges resulted in summonses not arrest warrants. AFAIK, the only person who filed any charge that might have resulted in his arrest was Mrs. Kimberlin.
For the record, let me state again that my goal is to see Brett Kimberlin brought to justice. Whether that requires his arrest is not up to me.
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Speaking of failures, this was the status of the @itstime_2020 Twitter account at 11 pm ET Saturday—
Well, there’s actually been some new material posted over at Brett Kimberlin’s latest attempt at relevance, itstime2020 dot org, his anti-Trump website. A piece titled Reagan’s Shining City On The Hill was posted on 28 August. It must not be attracting much attention because the site’s Global Popularity Rating is stuck at 14,881,717.
The gist of the post is that President Trump has defiled Ronald Reagan’s vision of America as a shining city on a hill, and it includes a video clip from President Reagan’s farewell address intercut with video of 2020 street scenes from Democrat run cities. Although the obvious intention of the post and the video is to hurt Donald Trump, it could easily be run as a pro-Trump ad. The only tweaks required would be adding the “I’m Donald Trump, and I approve this message” tagline and an opening title slide reading Democrat Cities 2020.
Brett Kimberlin lost all those LOLsuits because he couldn’t put together cogent arguments to support his claims. Indeed, many of his arguments actually strengthened his opponents defenses. He’s doing no better with political ads.