Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In many ways, we are known by the company we keep. The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with some of the people and organizations The Dread Deadbeat Protestor/Protector Kimberlin was working with.

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One of the subsidiary operations of Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)4 Velvet Revolution US is called Chamber Watch. On Chamber Watch’s Action Items web page (No, I won’t link to it.), there’s a description of an alliance of organizations and individuals engaged in attacking the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.

Velvet Revolution and it [sic] staff, including journalist Brad Friedman, along with SEIU, reporter Glenn Greenwald, Change to Win and ChamberWatch

That’s an interesting bunch.

Brad Friedman is the co-founder with Brett Kimberlin of VRUS. He is the left coast anchor of the group and a “respectable” public face.

The SEIU is the Service Employees International Union which enhanced its reputation for violence by sending purple-shirted thugs to confront tea party rallies. SEIU founder Wade Rathke was a cofounder of ACORN.

Glenn Greenwald? Yep, that Glenn Greenwald. The one who writes for The Guardian.

Change to Win is a coalition of labor unions formed in 2005 as an alternative to the AFL-CIO; it consists The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, United Farm Workers, and United Food and Commercial Workers. All of these unions have a history of violence and/or corruption.

Thugs partnering with left-wing “journalists” to attack big business, but to what purpose? Did I mention that there’s a Donate button on each webpage?

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More recently, TDPK has been focusing on election integrity. That change in interest may have some connection the The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin losing a couple of LOLsuits related to his tiff with the Chamber of Commerce. Indeed, his work during the 2016 elections with Ukrainian interests connected to the Democrats’ National Committee appear to have been so … um … rewarding that in 2017 he changed the corporate name of VelvetRevolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. (empr dot media is an English-language Ukrainian news site hosted on the same server as the now-seemingly-abandoned Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread.)

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin’s false narratives often are attempts to project their motives and actions on to their perceived enemies. The TKPOTD for five years ago deals with one example.

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This is one of the key allegations that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin makes in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 100-145That’s not true.

In fact, Ali Akbar did file the appropriate paperwork with the IRS concerning National Bloggers Club and it’s 501(c)(3) status, and he has received the confirmation letter from the IRS. National Bloggers Club is a recognized 501(c)(3) entity.

TDPK’s crude attempt to smear Ali has run aground on the truth.

#Pwned

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One significant difference between Brett Kimberlin and those of us who have been truthfully reporting about his activities is that he always makes his allegations in protected fora such as court filings. We, OTHOH, publish in the clear where we can be held accountable.

Oh, and speaking of projection and 501(c)(3) status, the Protect Our Elections website operated by Kimberlin’s Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. not-for-profit still falsely claims that the entity has 501(c)(3) status and that donations to it are tax deductible. The IRS lists the organization as having 501(c)(4) status. IANAL, but it appears that donations to POE/EMPR should only be deductible as business expenses rather than charitable donations.

The Gentle Reader may make up his own mind as to whether POE/EMPR’s claims constitute fraud.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The TKPOTD for four years ago today took a look at the featured posts at the old velvetrevolution dot us website and noted that not a single one had any comments. Yesterday, I took a look at the website for the new, improved Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. (protectourelections dot org). None of the post dated this year had any comments. I didn’t bother to go back any further.

I also took a look at the site’s DONATE page. It still claims that the organization is a 501(c)(3) charity and that donations are tax exempt. I also downloaded the most recent IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract for Maryland-based organizations. It lists Protect Our Elections/EMPR as a 501(c)(4) entity. According to the IRS:

Contribu­tions to civic leagues or other section 501(c)(4) organizations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.  How­ever, see Nondeductible Lobbying and Political Expenditures  for more information.  Also, the organization may be required to disclose that contributions are not deductible when it solicits contributions.

Of course, it is possible that the work Kimberlin is doing for whoever is providing the funding for POE/EMPR really is a business expense for that person or persons.

Hmmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pirate Pro-Se Performer Protector Publisher Kimberlin inflicted a new posting on the Internet this week. There’s a post dated “May 14, 2019” at protectourelections dot org titled One of the Most Effective Anti-Trump Groups in the Country Is Now Tackling Voter Suppression in the States. The text was lifted verbatim from a post that appeared at The Daily Beast on 13 May.

There’s been nothing original on the site for months, and there’s been nothing new at jtmp dot org or breitbartunmasked dot com either.

UPDATE—Oh, look! Mr. Downtwinkles is back.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Rudy Giuliani, who is Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, had announced plans to visit Ukraine to ask that country’s new president-elect to pursue inquiries that could yield new information about the origin of the Russia collusion investigation and about former Vice President Biden’s past influence in the country. He cancelled his trip, saying:

I think I’m walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president, in some cases enemies of the United States, and in one case an already convicted person who has been found to be involved in assisting the Democrats with the 2016 election.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


A least a couple of the Democrats running for President have expressed support for allowing felons, including those still serving time, to vote. However, Pete Buttigieg, when asked about allowing terrorists to vote, simply said, “No.”

Protect Our Elections/EMPR was unavailable for comment.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday’s TKPOTD took a look back to Team Kimberlin’s failed effort to use a lawsuit filed by Nadia Naffe against Patrick Frey (aka Patterico) as part of their campaign of lawfare. All of Kimberlin’s attempts at brass knuckles reputation management have failed. Meanwhile, the bloggers he sought to punish are … well, this list of world-wide website rankings tells the story.

patterico.com  187,493

protectourelections.org 3,060,676
breitbartunmasked.com 4,971,275
empr.media 5,089,188
jtmp.org 6,385,787

Everything is proceeding, and some are receding, as I have foreseen.