Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The lawfare portion of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s flailing attempt at brass knuckles reputation management has been both a pain in the neck (or a couple of feet lower) and a rich source of pointage, laughery, and mockification. However, it really hasn’t held a candle to the incompetence of his PR effort, the crown jewel of which has been Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread, but at one point, there was a BU post so shocking that the Hogewash! coverage of it was titled BREAKING: Xenophon Tells the Truth. (Xenophon is one of the pen names Matt Osborne has used.)

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In a surprising twist Xenophon the Troll finally tells the truth in a post at Breitbart Unmasked(No, I won’t link to it.) about The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious lawsuits against bloggers and media entities. In a prolonged screed about Paul Alan Levy’s representation of anonymous blogger Ace of Spades in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, Xenophon writes— BU20140221bYep. As TDPK has claimed, donations from big-time leftwing contributors are drying up for his not-for-profits. For example, the Threshold Foundation had given Velvet Revolution grants totaling as much as $65k a year, but it has zeroed out its support.

It was leftwing blogger Seth Allen who first shined some light on Brett Kimberlin’s current activities. The fact that it was mostly the right half of the blogosphere that rallied to Allen’s defense allowed TDPK to paint resistance to his lawfare as persecution from the right.

That dog won’t hunt anymore. Ken White, Zoa Barnes, and Paul Alan Levy are not rightwing nut jobs, but they have all provided pro bono legal help to victims of Team Kimberlin. The ACLU, which is also helping in Ace’s defense, is rarely thought of as a rightwing organization.

Because of the extra publicity stirred up by TDPK’s frivolous lawsuits, good people on the left are realizing what kind of person Brett Kimberlin is, and they are deciding that they have better things to do with their money than supporting his unprofitable not-for-profits. The Streisand Effect blowback putting a real crimp in his business model.

Team Kimberlin haz sad. I expect them to act out even more outrageously before things are settled.BU20140221a

On advice of counsel, I won’t reply with a Clint Eastwood quote.

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Speaking of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread, it doesn’t look like they bothered to publish anything for more than a week.

Oh, and speaking of following the money—the 2016 IRS Form 990s for TDPK’s not-for-profits aren’t online yet. They will probably be in the last batch of 2016 forms released after being processed by the IRS. Kimberlin has always filed that sort of paperwork at the last minute, but a man’s got to be aware of his limitations.

Team Kimberlin Post to the Day


During the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit last year, I attempted to serve a subpoena on Justice Through Music Project. Because that entity is a corporation, I tried to serve the Registered Agent. The Resident Agent listed with Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation was Jeffrey R. Cohen. The address given was a residence in Bethesda. The subpoena could not be served at that address because Mr. Cohen had sold that house and moved to the District of Columbia, Further inquiries found that his license to practice law had been suspended in Maryland.

Yesterday morning, someone did a search here at Hogewash! for the tag “jeffrey-cohen.” That piqued my curiosity, so I did a bit of searching myself. I found that the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation website still lists Mr. Cohen at the old Bethesda address as the corporation’s Resident Agent. The 2016 IRS Form 990 for JTMP isn’t available online yet, but it will be interesting to see who signed it. Jeffrey Cohen was listed as the Executive Director on past filings and the corporate address was his old Bethesda residence.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


As the TKPOTD from three years ago today points out, it’s about the Benjamins.

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I admire Bono, and not just because he’s a good musician. I also respect the social activism that is grounded in his Christian faith.

The Dread Performer Kimberlin has taken to bad mouthing Bono over at the jtmp dot org website. (I read it so you don’t have to—even though my doing so probably doubles their legitimate web traffic.) You see, Bono wants to help feed the hungry in Africa, and he’s willing to partner with companies such as Monsanto in the process. Monsanto, of course, must be evil because they are a purveyor of GMO seeds. Bono, Brett would have us believe, is “selling out.”

Brett Kimberlin and his organizations oppose “Frankenfoods.” They would prefer to have upwards of a half-million children die each year from vitamin A deficiency rather than have golden rice available in poor countries. They would rather Africans starve than let them plant insect- or blight-resistance corn.

OTOH, poor Asian and African kids aren’t likely to hit a donate button on a JTMP or Velvet Revolution dot US webpage, whereas there may be a few anti-science moonbats who still donate.

Follow the money.

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Gentle Reader, if you read The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits, you’ll probably come to the same conclusion I did: Kimberlin instigated his campaign of lawfare in an attempt to prevent the donors to his not-for-profits from finding out who they were really supporting.

I don’t believe his brsss knuckles reputation management has worked out as he had hoped. OTOH, everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin lost control of the narrative long ago, and nothing they have tried has enabled them to regain an ability to effectively peddle their false stories. Indeed, their web presence is now a joke. They can’t even generate comment on their web sites.

This is from jtmp dot org, the Justice Through Music Project site—None of the featured posts have generated a comment. The same is true of the Velvet Revolution.US site—And the Cabin Boy™ has managed to drive the credibility of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread even lower that the dismal level achieved under Matt Osborne—No comments. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Bupkis.

The Cabin Boy™ may believe that he can now post anything he pleases without consequence because with no one reading his stuff there will be no one to hold him accountable. That may not be a safe bet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While we wait to see if The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin will get his appeal paperwork together in the Kimberlin v. Frey RICO Remnant LOLsuit appeal and for news in the other pending Team-Kimberlin-related cases, here’s another recycled TKPOTD. It’s from three years ago today.

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Here’s an interesting bit of information from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.ECF 74-p21A loss in his earnings? Hmmmmm. That loss must have been relatively recent. The IRS Form 990s for Justice Through Music show him making $19,500 a year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. (2014’s form doesn’t appear to have been filed yet.) Of course, TDPK’s claim about lost earnings will be easily checked if the suit gets into discovery.

Stay tuned.

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The 2014 and 2015 Form 990s for JTMP are now available. They show that TDPK’s compensation was also $19,500 for both years. While he hasn’t given himself a raise, his IRS filings show that he hasn’t had a decrease in earnings.

That leads to the following possible conclusions—

The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin was lying in his opposition to the motion to dismiss, or he was lying on his IRS Form 990s.

Of course, there are other possible explanations. Possible but not necessary plausible. And one should always consider embracing the power of and.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the things that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has claimed in some of his LOLsuits is that the truthful reporting by my codefendants and me harmed a relationship between Justice Through Music Project and the State Department. He claimed to have had a business relationship with the State Department’s International Leadership Program to teach foreign activists how to use social media. As part of my preparation to defend those LOLsuits, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the State Department asking for the details of Kimberlin’s work for them.

Here is their reply—

TL;DR—We won’t admit to having anything to do with him.

Hmmmmm.