Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It’s all about the Benjamins, so one of the things I do from time to time is go over the IRS Form 990s filed by The Dread Deadbeat Panhandler Kimberlin’s “charities.” The TKPOTD from six years ago today was about 2011 paperwork filed for Velvet Revolution US. (That’s his 501(c)4 that has had its name changed to Protect Our Elections/EMPR.)

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The IRS Form 990 for a not-for-profit is supposed to list “Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees.” Velvet Revolution US listed the following individuals for 2011:

Jeff Cohen, Executive Director
Brad Friedman, Director

Although Brett Kimberlin testified under oath in the Kimberlin v. Allen lawsuit that he ran VRUS, he is not listed—not even as a key employee.

Kevin Zeese is an activist lawyer who has been involved with filing bar complaints against conservative lawyers (such as Justice Clarence Thomas) on behalf of VRUS. Although the VRUS website refers to Mr. Zeese as a Director of the organization, he is not listed on the 990 either.

When I asked a lawyer familiar with not-for-profit filings about these sorts of omissions, he remarked, “Oh, that’s just Kimberlin’s usual lack of attention to the niceties of corporate forms.”

Hmmmm.

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Al Capone went to jail for tax evasion.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


A commenter to yesterday’s TKPOTD brought up the fact that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin tried to stick his nose into the Blankenship mine disaster criminal case. Of course, he was unsuccessful and wasn’t able to bootstrap that effort into some sort of useful something or other for his RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit. Today, we look back to the TKPOTD from four yeas ago which dealt with another failed attempt by The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin to meddle in someone else’s legal matter.

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Brett Kimberlin has tried to make a name for himself fighting for clean elections through Velvet Revolution US, the 501(c)4 he cofounded with moonbat broadcaster Brad Friedman.

King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Ass’n v. Blackwell was a voter fraud case in Ohio that accused Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell of conspiring to deprive Ohioans of their right to vote for Democrats. At one point, Kimberlin stuck his nose into the proceeding.

The Blackwell case wound up being dismissed.

Is anyone surprised that Velvet Revolution US has never found any election irregularities implicating Democrats, not even in Chicago?

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And so Kimberlin failed in that effort at election protection, but not as spectacularly as he failed in his 2016 effort to protect us from Donald Trump. In 2017, he changed the Velvet Revolution US corporate name to Protect Our Elections/EMPR. <sarc>Maybe that will help improve his performance.</sarc>

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday’s TKPOTD was about one of the connections between Brett Kimberlin and the Clintons. The TKPOTD from four years ago took note of another.

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Here’s another interesting Kimberlin connection.

One of the early donors to Velvet Revolution was Harriet Crosby. Ms. Crosby, who is not actually Kimberlin’s aunt in spite of the rumor to the contrary, has been active in leftwing causes. In 1983, she cofounded the Institute for Soviet American Relations which has now been renamed the Institute for Social Action and Renewal. She is on the board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a not-for-profit engaged in the study and promotion of pseudoscience such as psychic abilities, psychokinesis, and alternative healing. She is on the board of Friends of the Earth, and spent five years working on environmental issue on the Clinton White House staff.

The Justice Through Music Project/Velvet Revolution office space is in a bungalow that Ms. Crosby owned and subsequently transferred to the HMC Trust. The Green Casa Maryland demonstration house is being built on a lot two doors up the street from the JMTP office. The lot is owned by the HMC Trust.

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The Gentle Reader may remember that Velvet Revolution’s name has been changed to Protect Our Elections/EMPR and that Team Kimberlin member Matt Osborne has been associated with a fake Russian bot scam.

Hmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday evening, the peace of my Twitter feed was disturbed by tweets about a Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread post from 2013 peddling a story that Brett Kimberlin had said he had hired Ali Akbar to work as an undercover mole inside of the conservative political movement. The article (which now carries Matt Osborne’s byline) quotes a spokesman for Velvet Revolution (now known as Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.) as saying—

“We hired him in 2007, as soon as we heard of his van break-in,” said a spokesman for Velvet Revolution. “Our alert Democratic staffers identified him for exploitation as a fake conservative political activist. By insinuating himself closely with Republicans at all levels, we could one one day pull the mask off and do tremendous damage.

“That day has come,” the spokesman said before taking questions. The call, which took place on Skype, lasted twelve minutes and took place under condition of pseudonymity.

Under the code name ‘Operation Shebbab,’ Akbar would promise intense social media coverage and then fail to deliver it, stepping upwards with every failure by throwing fellow Republicans under the bus. The plot has worked far better than its conspirators had dared to hope.

“Setting up the fake nonprofits, well that was an important part of the plan,” Bob the Spokesman explained. “Brett Kimberlin is too busy running actual nonprofit organizations to bother running fake ones.”

That’s the same Ali Akbar who Brett Kimberlin sued less than six months later for “defamation, malicious prosecution, harassment, stalking, conspiracy, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.” Kimberlin lost that LOLsuit and two others he tried to bring against Ali. Of course, The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s claims in his LOLsuits contradict the story being spun by Bob the Spokesman in the BU post, so at least one of the tales isn’t true. My money would be on all of them being lies.

Does Team Kimberlin really want to stick with a claim that Brett Kimberlin hired someone to engage in a form of election interference? Really?

Team Kimberlin’s flailing around is becoming downright … I was gonna type “pitiful,” but I don’t pity the fools. My reaction is in line with Stacy McCain’s.The mockery continues.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Six years ago today, I published a post about the person who was listed as the Executive Director of the Kimberlin not-for-profits, Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US (now renamed Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.). The post was titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Day Job.

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Court records show an email address for a Jeffrey R. Cohen who has the same street address as Justice Through Music Project. That email address is associated with the law firm of Millen, White, Zellano & Branigan. The firm’s web site gives this information about Mr. Cohen:

Our entertainment practice focuses on music, film and television. Because of our intellectual property expertise, we understand not only the finer points of contract terms but also the significance of the intellectual property issues at hand. Jeff Cohen heads this practice group. Jeff owns Sumerian Records and is a partner in an entertainment management company Outerloop Management.

Here are links about Sumerian Records and Outerloop Management.

Hmmmm.

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Shortly after that post went up, it received this comment.Here was my reply.

As Bill Schmalfeldt likes to point out, 29 October, 2012, was the day Hurricane Sandy came ashore. Over the next couple of days, I was working with our local ham radio club in support of the shelters that been opened because of the weather. While at one of the shelters I shared the story of this lame SWATting threat with several deputies who it turned out were scheduled to work the evening shift on Halloween. We agreed that I’d have Halloween goodies set aside for them to take home to their kids if they were called to my house.

Of course, the person making the threat chickened out. Cowardly cowards gotta cower.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Although the velvetrevolution dot org website is still up, the corporate entity VelvetRevolution.US is gone. Kimberlin has changed the name to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.

That’s kinda interesting.

empr dot media is a Ukraine-focused news site that is hosted on the same server as breitbartunmasked dot com. The About page at empr dot media describes it as a

self-funded, alternative news media outlet born on the barricades of Euromaidan and is the #1 Independent Citizen Media about Ukraine, giving analysis and reporting the Truth.

EMPR stands for EuromaidanPR. (Euromaidan was the 2013/2014 demonstrations in Ukraine that toppled the previous government.)

And of course, the site has a Fund EMPR page.

Does Brett Kimberlin believe that protecting our elections is an intersecting business interest with a PR effort for a foreign country?

Hmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It’s about the Benjamins. The whole point of the The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s web sites is their DONATE buttons. I wrote about one of his more egregious sites in the TKPOTD three years ago today.

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This fund raising website run by The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin seems to demonstrate that he has neither a sense of shame nor a sense of irony.StopDomesticTerrorismThe site has no mention of the Speedway Bombings.

The DeLong family was unavailable for comment.

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The site was still up as of yesterday.