Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This is the opening paragraph on the ABOUT page of the protectourelections dot org website.The claim in the last sentence does not appear to be true.

The IRS publishes a list of all registered 501(c)(3) organizations. Protect Our Elections is not on the current list (updated on 8 October, 2018) under its current name, its previous name (Velvet Revolution US), or its Employer Identification Number.

Further, it appears from the information posted on the IRS website that it is not possible for a 501(c)(3) organization to be simultaneously registered as any other type of Section 501 entity.

Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. does appear to be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) organization. For now. Kimberlin’s other not-for-profit, Justice Through Music Project, is registered under 501(c)(3). However, they are two separate entities, and commingling their assets could … never mind … I’ll let him find out the hard way.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Unlike Bill Schmalfeldt, Brett Kimberlin doesn’t walk away from websites and let them die. He keeps them on life support presenting stale material to people who stumble upon them. A typical example is the occupyforaccountability dot org site. It’s still up, but it hasn’t had any new material since May, 2013.Of course, it may be that some of the old Occupy crowd have enough nostalgia for their urban camping adventures of years gone by that they’ve hit the Donate button sufficiently often to keep the site viable.

Or it may be laziness.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)3 not-for-profit, Justice Through Music Project, and his 501(4), VelvetRevoliution dot US Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc., are among the least transparent “charities” when it come to their finances. The following is part of a post called Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin Sells DVDs that ran six years ago today. The reference to discovery relates to the first round of lawsuits between the Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin and Aaron Walker.

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Among the information sought from TDPK in the discovery process of the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. civil suit are the financial records of his 501(c)(3), Justice Through Music Project, and his 501(c)(4), Velvet Revolution US.

TDPK asserted that he is immune from discovery, citing the Fifth Amendment among other reasons. Judge Potter’s response boils down to No, now get on with answering the questions put to you and produce the documents called for.

What is it about JTMP’s books, for instance, that TDPK wants to keep hidden? Does he have some trade secret for raising money for his “charities”? Or could it be that he really has a reasonable apprehension of criminal liability based on what those records would reveal?

Consider this: The IRS Form 990s filed by JTMP for 2005 through 2008 show revenue of $1,364,443 and total expenditures of $610,460 for “Printing and publication.” The JTMP website says that they produce DVDs and that they give ten away for each one that they sell.

However, none of the Form 990s for 2005 through 2008 show any income for the sale of DVDs or anything else. Neither does the Form 990 for 2010. Where are the records of the sales?

For that matter, are there any records to audit? JTMP has chronically asked for extensions of time to file with the IRS because “Taxpayer needs more time to gather records.” Really? Is the operation that lax? After all, the Executive Director is a lawyer and the returns have been prepared by an accountant.

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I’ve never seen one of the Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s JTMP DVDs. I’m not really sure they ever existed. I’d like to get may hands on one, so I’m offering a $100 credit for merchandise at The Hogewash Store to the first person who sends me a Rock Your Rights DVD that can be authenticated.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin has tried to paint his enemies as racists (especially Stacy McCain) and Islamophobes (especially Aaron Walker). The following is from a piece that ran six years ago today titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Muslim Hurt Feelings.

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In an earlier episode of our series, we saw that TDPK seems to have a special sensitivity for the feelings of Muslims who have been hurt by depictions of their Prophet. Indeed, in his most recent court filing TDPK asserts that the whole brouhaha between him and Aaron Walker relates to disrespectful treatment of Mohammed in pictures posted on one of Mr. Walker’s websites.

<mockery>One of the claims that TDPK has made all along is that he has been concerned that Mr. Walker would be the victim of violence at the hands of Islamic extremists. As a result of that fear, he needed to out the Aaron Worthing nom de cyber. Clearly, TDPK has been taking lesson from the same strategist who had to burn villages in order to save them.

If it were honest, TDPK’s concern for Mr. Walker’s safety would be touching.

What would make more sense would be for TDPK to be concerned for his own safety should he fall into the hands of those same Islamic extremists. TDPK is an avowed atheist, and avowing atheism is consider telling a lie about Allah by the Koran. Furthermore, sura 4:89 says:

They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah’s way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.

TDPK may be even less wise in his selection of friends than in his selection of enemies.</mockery>

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Here’s an interesting factoid about the Justice Through Music Project website. It still has a couple of posts up from 2011 and 2012 about working with activists from moslem countries as part of a State Department program. (Claims in some of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits have related to losing that work with the State Department.) While the texts of the posts are still online, all of the pictures have been taken down.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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 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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It’s about the Benjamins. The whole point of the The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s web sites is their DONATE buttons. I wrote about one of his more egregious sites in the TKPOTD three years ago today.

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This fund raising website run by The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin seems to demonstrate that he has neither a sense of shame nor a sense of irony.StopDomesticTerrorismThe site has no mention of the Speedway Bombings.

The DeLong family was unavailable for comment.

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The site was still up as of yesterday.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin isn’t very good at keeping things up to date. For example, the following image is for a recommended link on the Justice Through Music Project website’s home page:

Free Bradley Manning? Uh, he’s been out of jail for quite awhile now and has run (unsuccessfully) for the Democrat’s nomination for the U. S. Senate from Maryland this year.

The JTMP website also has links to several defunct webpages. Some return 404s. Some haven’t been updated in years.

How can a site with so little traffic and so little relevant connection to the rest of the web generate enough hits on the DONATE button to be worth keeping up?  ‘Tis a puzzlement.