Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Now that it seems that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin has had his butt kicked in enough LOLsuits, it looks as if he’s tried to make a career change to protecting our elections. He’s renamed VelvetRevoultion.US as Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. and is trying to make a go of the role of The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin. However, he doesn’t seem to be making much impact providing “oversight of elections,” something Protect Our Elections claimed it does in a suit against the Federal Election Commission.

The Protect Our Elections website has so little traffic it can’t be reliably ranked. None of the content posted in 2019 was original. The half dozen posts were lifted from Politico (twice), The Daily Beast, The Rolling Stone, Salon, and the Puffington Host. The last post that appears to contain any original content was about the disputed North Carolina House District 9 contest. I went up last December. Nothing posted in the past year has generated a single comment. Not. A. Single. Comment.

Moreover, The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin did not properly oversee this week’s special election to settle the NC-09 House election. Brett Kimberlin isn’t doing any better protecting our elections than he did smuggling dope into South Texas. Kimberlin, as Judge Hazel said, “has failed …”

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This post about a bit of lawfare in which Brett Kimberlin, as The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin, is involved. However, he’s not a named party in the case.

At the end of January, 2014, a couple of progressive organizations and a pair of individuals filed a LOLsuit in the U.S. District Court in D.C. against the Federal Elections Commission because it failed to pursue an investigation of Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies. The individual plaintiffs in the case were Craig Holman and Kevin Zeese. The organizational plaintiffs were Public Citizen and Protect Our Elections.org. The Gentle Readers who have been following this blog for some time should find a couple of those names familiar. This is from the Complaint filed in the case—

11. Plaintiff ProtectOurElections.org is a national collaboration of grassroots organizations that work together to provide oversight of elections and to advocate for campaign finance reform. they rely on political committees’ public disclosure reports to evaluate the influence of money in politics.

13. Plaintiff Kevin Zeese, Esq., is an attorney with ProtectOurElections.org and is committed to reforming politics and elections. He relies on information about campaign-related spending to evaluate different speakers and messages and to monitor the impact of large expenditures on officeholders and public policy. He is also a United States citizen and a registered voter in Maryland. As a registered voter, Mr. Zeese is entitled to reviver the information that the FECA requires political committees and others to disclose to the public, and his informed exercise of the vote is impaired when such information is unavailable,

The case slogged along until motions for summary judgment were filed. A hearing on those motions was held in August, 2016. And then nothing happened. You see, there was another case going forward against the FEC in the same court that had very similar facts and issues. That case, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. FEC, went to trial in 2017 and was appealed. The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit decided that case in the FEC’s favor in 2018. IANAL, but it seems to me that the case law now favors granting summary judgment in the FEC’s favor in the Public Citizen, et al. case as well.

The FEC has filed a supplemental brief informing the District Court of the Court of Appeals ruling, but nothing has been entered on the case docket for almost a year.

It looks as if The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin will have to find another means “to provide oversight” of our elections.

Protecting Our Elections From Voter Fraud


A not-for-profit organization has won a ruling in U. S. District Court that requires the State of Maryland to turn over voter registration data for Montgomery County. The county has more registered voters that it has citizens 18 years old or older, a situation which has obvious potential for election fraud.

BTW, the organization that sought the data was Judicial Watch. Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc., which is headquartered in Montgomery County, Maryland, has shown no interest in investigating election fraud in the Democrat controlled county.

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.