Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin tells lies, and sometimes those lies get a bit of circulation beyond Team Kimberlin’s own websites. This post about #BrettKimberlin’s Latest Lies from six years ago today deals with one example of how Team Kimberlin tried to influence the 2012 presidential election.

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Stacy McCain has a summary of Team Kimberlin’s latest lying attack. This one is aimed at a Romney campaign staffer. Posting at Democratic Revolution as under the name of one of his not-for-profits (a cheesy outfit I call the Velveeta Revolution), Team Kimberlin accuses Romney staffer Bill Murray of fraud. That posting relies on an article at The Democratic Daily [memory-holed link] by Alex Brant-Zawadzki. Mr. Brant-Zawadzki is a cyber colleague of Neal Rauhauser. Mr. Rauhauser works with Brett Kimberlin at Velveeta Revolution.

As Stacy McCain notes:

Brant-Zawadzki’s article (“Romney Staffer Committing Charitable Fraud“) refers to the American Liberty Alliance, a Tea Party-oriented project launched by Eric Odom in 2009 that was subsequently dissolved, as well as the National Bloggers Club, as points of association between Murphy and Ali Akbar, a conservative New Media strategist who is president of the National Bloggers Club. Brant-Zawadzki’s claim that the club is a “fraud” appears to be based entirely on the fact that the non-profit has not yet filed its first report with the Internal Revenue Service. Yet as Akbar has explained, the club was only organized in February of this year, and has up to one full year to report its activities to the IRS.

I’ll bet that the National Bloggers Club could be persuaded to open its books for an audit if either the Justice Through Music Project or (OK, I’ll use it’s legal name) the Velvet Revolution did the same.

Put up or shut up, Mr. Kimberlin.

UPDATE—There’s been some buzz on the Interwebs about whether or not the National Bloggers Club is a 503(c)(3) organization. In order to determine that, we can look at 26 USC 503(c):

(c) List of exempt organizations

(3) Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the provision of athletic facilities or equipment), or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided in subsection (h)), and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.

IANAL, but from what I know about the National Bloggers Club it seems to fit that description. Some people are writing that because NBC has not filed with the IRS yet for recognition of an exemption, they are not organized as a 503(c)(3) entity. That doesn’t seem to be what the Internal Revenue Code requires. Indeed, the IRS web page on how to register as a 501(c)(3) has this:

Generally, organizations required to apply for recognition of exemption must notify the Service within 27 months from the date of their formation to be treated as described in section 501(c)(3) from the date formed.

Clearly, NBC is within that 27 month window. There really is nothing to see here. We do need to move along and stop feeding the trolls.

UPDATE 2—As I mentioned above, IANAL nor am I any sort of tax professional. However, I have been a director or trustee of several 501(c)(3) organizations and was the Treasurer responsible for IRS filings at one. I write based on that experience. There’s someone hiding behind a nom de cyber who is trying to post incomplete (and therefore misleading) information about what a 501(c)(3) organization is required to do and when it is required to do it. Nice try, but you’re blocked.

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The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin continued his lying attack against the National Bloggers Club, spinning a false narrative in his RICO Madness LOLsuit court filings alleging that NBC had not even filed for 501(c)(3) status. He kept it up until NBC received its acknowledgement from the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.

#AuditJusticeThroughMusicProject

And In Other Good First Amendment News …


The largest anti-SLAPP penalty ever awarded is now the largest anti-SLAPP penalty ever reversed and remanded. The 2nd State Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas, found the 67th State District Court in Fort Worth had abused its discretion in awarding Neal Rauhauser more than $300,000 in attorney’s fees, $150,000 in sanctions (initial sanction award was $1,000,000), and additional non-monetary sanctions not authorized by the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act (TCPA). The court further ordered Appellee Neal Rauhauser to pay all costs of the appeal to the prevailing parties, James McGibney and ViaView, Inc., the parent company of the BullyVille website.

James McGibney stated, “It’s not an everyday occurrence that you see a fugitive, with four outstanding warrants for their arrest, win and then, in dramatic fashion, lose one million dollars, without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. That’s exactly what happened to defendant Neal Rauhauser, and we are grateful that the SecondCourt of Appeals found in our favor.”

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

UPDATE—More here.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Xenophon (the Troll) made a bunch of New Year’s predictions over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to ’em.).BU20131231

The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin seems very much fixated on finding the identity of Kimberlin Unmasked. One wonders what the exact reason might be, but I suspect that it’s jealousy. The Kimberlin Unmasked website and Twitter accounts have done an marvelous job of skewering TDPK with humor, whereas the various Team Kimberlin sites … well, if you can’t say something nice … you may be talking about Team Kimberlin.

I don’t know the identity of Kimberlin Unmasked, and I doubt that any of the members of Team Kimberlin know who he/she/they KU is/are. The rumors Team Kimberlin have tried to circulate range from silly to downright wacko, as you can see above.

Actually, the best rumor I’ve heard is that Kimberlin Unmasked is Neal Rauhauser and that he started the accounts because he got upset when a check from the Bermuda bank bounced.

But there’s probably nothing to it.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I must admit that the first time that I became aware of the hacker group Cabin Cr3w was when I read about them in a rather strange post at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) that purports to explain why Bill Schmalfeldt is referred to as The Cabin Boy.

Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt received that title in a comment to a blog post last year, and the nickname stuck. It fit in with The Dread Pirate Kimberlin theme used to poke fun at Kimberlin’s Bloggers Offense Team web site (NIWLTI).

Of course, most of what appears at Breitbart Unmasked is pure nonsense. The Cabin Cr3w post appears to follow the usual accuse the accuser tactic that Team Kimberlin favors. I wonder if that will backfire in this case. If accusing me of what they’re doing is their method, there may be some inadvertent leads in that post. (Wow. I got their, they’re, and there all in one sentence.)

Or maybe not.