Last week, the Xiden Administration threatened to impose sanctions against Germany and India. Germany has been a key NATO ally for decades, and India is a member of the Quad (with America, Australia, and Japan) seeking to constraint Chinese aggressiveness in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
It seems that the Germans are on the verge of completing a natural gas pipeline from Russia that will provide 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year, mostly at the expense of the 87 billion cubic meters now flowing through a Ukrainian pipeline.
India is planning to purchase a Russian S400 air defense system which would increase its ability to defend against Pakistani or Chinese aircraft.
Now, a reasonable argument can be made for opposing those deals because of their benefits to Russia. OTOH, another common denominator between them is their potential adverse effects on Xiden family allies—Ukraine and China.
He’s also likely to have another filing due on the 22nd. More about that later.
And he’s facing the effort and expense of producing 31 copies (15 for the court and 16 for the lawyers and pro se appellees) of his appeal brief and 26 copies (10 for the court and 16 for the lawyers and pro se appellees) of his record extract for the appeal to the Court of Special Appeals of the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II) RICO Retread LOLsuit.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
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The Court would up grant the sanction.
There’s a joke in this about Kimberlin trying to punch above his weight, but it’s late as I type this, and I’d rather log off for the evening and get some sleep than try to figure out a clean version of it.
When I got home late yesterday evening after spending some time out with friends, I found a bit of a mini-Feldtdown in my Twitter Notifications. The Cabin Boy™ was running off at the keyboard with nonsense based on things he had read into some of my recent posts. Of course, nothing he was going on about had any basis in anything that I had written.
For example, he seems to think that I will pay my lawyer’s fees resulting from the collection action against Brett Kimberlin for the sanctions he owes me. I never wrote any such thing. Indeed, my letter to Kimberlin says that I would order my counsel to recover the cost of collection from Kimberlin as I am allowed to do. I expect Kimberlin to wind up paying my lawyer.
As for being flush with cash to pay for transcripts, well, yes, my current cash flow can handle the court reporter fees necessary to pay for transcripts for any appeals, counterclaims, or other filings that I can now foresee. I’ve always paid my share for the expenses for transcripts, copies, hearing audio recordings, etc. that were needed by the lawyers who have provided pro bono representation for me (and my codefendants) in cases brought by Kimberlin and Schmalfeldt. In each of those LOLsuits, the lawyers contacted me and volunteered their services after hearing about the cases. They have generously worked without pay, but I have paid for the other costs of my defense in those cases.
This site does have a Tip Jar. The tips received and the revenue from The Hogewash Store and Amazon shopping clicks first go to paying for this site’s expenses. (This isn’t a free WordPress dot com site. I pay WordPress dot com for business hosting, and there are lots of other expense.) After those expenses are met, any profits have gone to help pay for the defense expenses for other people who have been sued by The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin or the Cabin Boy™. All of the expenses uniquely involved in defending me from those LOLsuits have come out of my pocket.
A couple of weeks ago, I sent a letter by hand delivery to Brett Kimberlin. The correspondence dealt with matters related to appeals he has filed with the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. This is the closing paragraph from that letter—The Gentle Reader will probably not be surprised to learn that I have not received any payment from Kimberlin toward the sanction awarded by the Fourth Circuit for his frivolously including me in his appeal of the RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.
Let’s see: $600 for the August, 2014, sanction; $150 for the the September, 2015, sanction; and another $600 for the sanction just imposed by the Fourth Circuit. That makes $1350 in unpaid sanctions hanging over The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. Come to think of it, he hasn’t paid the costs taxed to him last year by the Court of Special Appeals for his failed appeal of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit.
The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has filed a motion to compel Aaron Walker to comply with a subpoena issued in the Kimberlin v. Frey RICO Remnant LOLsuit. The Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that Aaron opposes TDPK’s motion.
Monday morning, I filed my reply to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to my objection to his sealed motion to sanction me and motion to strike his sealed motion and sanction him for failing to properly serve me. (If that doesn’t make sense, neither does what TDPK had done that I’m complaining about).
The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin was a no-show at the scheduling hearing in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit on 7 July in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Judge Mason was not amused. He directed the lawyers present to submit affidavits to the court for the amounts that they were billing their clients for that day’s court appearances. He stated that he would consider sanctioning TDPK by ordering him to pay for that their appearances that day.
The lawyers representing Glenn Beck and his companies, Breitbart, Erick Erickson, RedState, and me have submitted affidavits detailing billing for time, travel, and lodging (Beck’s lawyer came down from New York) related to the hearing that add up to $4,169.35.
Henry Meyer and Ilya Arkhipov have post over at Bloomberg dealing with the mutual collapse of the ruble and possible slide of Putin’s internal credibility.
The meltdown of the ruble, which has plunged 18 percent against the dollar in the last two days alone, is endangering the mantra of stability around which Putin has based his rule. While his approval rating is near an all-time high on the back of his stance over Ukraine, the currency crisis risks eroding it and undermining his authority, Moscow-based analysts said.
The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin his filed two different versions of a Certified Mail green card in his state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit and federal Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.Now, one could imagine that TDPK might have tried to file different versions in the different lawsuits, but, in fact, he managed to file both versions in the state suit. And he’s been caught. There will be a hearing on a motion for sanctions relating to the forged green card in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, there will be a hearing in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, dealing with sanctions and some other matters in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit.
On Thursday, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s replies are due to oppositions to his motion to file a second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. The oppositions are from Aaron Walker, Michelle Malkin, Twitchy, and me.
There are other matters proceeding in both cases that I’m not at liberty to discuss yet.
It’s quite possible that the Gentle Reader is becoming confused by all the things coming due in the various bits of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s various vexatious lawsuits. There are the key upcoming events for TDPK:
Friday, 7 March Last day to file an amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. RICO Madness.
Thursday, 13 March Show cause why the Kimberlin v. Kimberlin Unmasked copyright suit should not be dismissed.
Friday, 14 March Show cause why he should not be sanctioned for forging a summons sent to Twitchy.
Things will also be coming due shortly thereafter in the Maryland Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit.
It’s going to be an interesting few weeks ahead. Don’t run out of popcorn. Stock up now from Amazon. The link takes you to a pack of 12 three-bag boxes of Ovrille Redenbacher’s microwaveable gourmet popcorn.
The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is now facing a show cause order for sanctions in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. It’s not as if the judge didn’t warn him. When Aaron Walker and I filed motions to require TDPK to file his court papers under penalty of perjury, Judge Grimm denied our motions, pointing out that he had Rule 11 at his disposal if sanctions were required.A few days later, when TDPK was caught diddling with service of court papers, the judge put a reminder to Kimberlin of his “obligations under Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(b)” in another Letter Order.
The summons sent to Twitchy is a crude forgery. Sending it was stupidly foolish, and now TDPK must explain to the judge why he should not be held accountable for his actions.
Meanwhile, back in the Maryland Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit, a hearing has been scheduled on 9 April for TDPK to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for filing a forged exhibit in that case.I wonder how Team Kimberlin will spin that news?
For a change, all is not proceeding as I have foreseen. Judge Grimm has thrown me a curve. As the Gentle Reader may remember, a couple of weeks ago, I put The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin on notice that I would file a Rule 11 sanctions motion against him later this week. The judge beat me to it with his show cause order.
Actually, several months late and a million bucks short. The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of the Dread Pirate Kimberlin all the way through the Dread Pro-Se phase may remember that I offered to settle with him if he paid me a million dollars when TDPK first filed his Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit. That offer expired when my lawyer had to get involved and file a motion to dismiss. I tried to let TDPK off cheap. He ignored my offer and doubled down with the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.
So where are we now?
In the state lawsuit TDPK has been caught submitting an altered document as an exhibit. The apparent forgery caused him to lose the motion connected with it, and he now faces a motion for sanctions related to submitting it.
In the RICO Madness TDPK has been caught serving an apparently forged summons on a non-party to the lawsuit. He’s been caught sending more that one defendant a version of his amended complaint that is not consistent with what he filed with the court. He’s been caught neglecting to serve court papers on defendants. He’s been caught filing an erroneous report on the status of service of process with the court, and that report contains exhibits which do not support the report’s claims and which may be altered. He’s been caught misquoting his own exhibits in other filings. And he continues to ignore the judge’s admonition to properly sign his filings.
The World’s Worst Pro Se Litigant™ should have taken my offer while it was still on the table.
UPDATE—I’m hitting Stacy McCain’s tip jar as a royalty payment for use of his trademarked phrase above. Speaking of Tip Jars …
I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Manassas having a late lunch and looking over the Motions for Sanctions Against Defendant Kimberlin filed yesterday by Dan Backer, Aaron Walker’s lawyer in the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. civil suit.
The motion seeks sanctions on three counts—failure to obey a court order, practicing law without a license, and bringing motions not grounded in law and for an improper purpose.
On the count of failing to obey the court’s order to comply with discovery, the motion seeks relief in the form of attorney’s fees caused by TDPK’s failure to obey the court’s 14 September order, relief in the form of striking all of TDPK’s pleadings filed since 14 September, and relief in the form of treating TDPK’s actions as contempt of court if he still refuses to obey the 14 September order by the time of the 26 October hearing on the motion.
On the count of practicing law without a license, the motion seeks relief in the form of attorney’s fees caused by TDPK’s unlicensed practice of law, relief in the form of preventing him from defending anyone else’s legal interest in the lawsuit, and relief in the form of a criminal referral of the matter to the proper authorities.
On the count of filing motions not based in law and for an improper purpose, the relief sought is attorney’s fees caused by TDPK’s violations of Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-271.1 and relief in the form of an order “directing Defendant Kimberlin to tether his factual assertions, legal arguments and exhibits to the issues at hand and refrain from including superfluous, immaterial, and irrelevant material related to Counsel or Plaintiff.”
<mockery>Deep doo-doo. Very deep doo-doo.</mockery>
I’m finishing lunch, and am getting back on the road. There’s 60+ pages to feed to the scanner and enough material to mine for several days.