Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Essentially all of Team Kimberlin websites wind up being poorly keep up if not completely abandoned. The first site that I noticed going fallow was the Bloggers Offense Fund site that earned Brett Kimberlin his Dread Pirate nickname. I wrote about his lack of attention to that sire six years ago today in a post titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Paperwork Trail.

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Those Gentle Readers who have been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin here at Hogewash! for the past three months will remember that he acquired the title after he created a pirate-themed website for the Bloggers Offense Team. (No, I won’t link to it.) One of the pages on that site is called DOCUMENTS which says that it “will highlight all the documents that The Bloggers Defense Team will not produce …”

Here is what that page looked like at 8:00 am ET on 2 December, almost three months after it was first posted:bot_docs1202

It’s empty. Now, why is that? One explanation might be that Hogewash! has been quick to publish TDPK’s court filings and related documents as soon as possible after they become publicly available.

OTOH, it is interesting that TDPK seems to have passed sealed document on to First Mate Neal Rauhauser and Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt for publication rather than using the Bloggers Offense Team site.

Hmmmm.

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Meanwhile, it’s been over a month since the Protect Our Elections website was updated, and more than six months have passed without any new material at the Justice Through Music Project site.

The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin has never had effective control of the narratives he’s tried to spin. Perhaps he’s finally figuring that out.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Six years ago today, I published a post about the person who was listed as the Executive Director of the Kimberlin not-for-profits, Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US (now renamed Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.). The post was titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Day Job.

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Court records show an email address for a Jeffrey R. Cohen who has the same street address as Justice Through Music Project. That email address is associated with the law firm of Millen, White, Zellano & Branigan. The firm’s web site gives this information about Mr. Cohen:

Our entertainment practice focuses on music, film and television. Because of our intellectual property expertise, we understand not only the finer points of contract terms but also the significance of the intellectual property issues at hand. Jeff Cohen heads this practice group. Jeff owns Sumerian Records and is a partner in an entertainment management company Outerloop Management.

Here are links about Sumerian Records and Outerloop Management.

Hmmmm.

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Shortly after that post went up, it received this comment.Here was my reply.

As Bill Schmalfeldt likes to point out, 29 October, 2012, was the day Hurricane Sandy came ashore. Over the next couple of days, I was working with our local ham radio club in support of the shelters that been opened because of the weather. While at one of the shelters I shared the story of this lame SWATting threat with several deputies who it turned out were scheduled to work the evening shift on Halloween. We agreed that I’d have Halloween goodies set aside for them to take home to their kids if they were called to my house.

Of course, the person making the threat chickened out. Cowardly cowards gotta cower.

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.

Whatever.

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.

Hmmmm.

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 pussyriotdefensefund.org 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.