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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


VelvetRevolution.us is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit run by Brett Kimberlin. It’s articles of incorporation say the the purposes of the corporation are “The public welfare and a minority for political activity”—whatever that really means. The corporation is the registered owner of several web domains. The Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that one is velvetrevolution dot us. Here’s are the others:

brettkimberlin dot info
brettkimberlin dot net
brettkimberlin dot org
brettkimberlin dot us
mccutcheonwatch dot info
trumpindependentforpresident dot net

The mccutcheonwatch domain appears to be a companion to mccutcheonwatch site that used to be hosted on the same server as the Justice Through Music Project site.

The brettkimberlin domains being owned by VRUS could be a use of corporate funds to cover personal expenses.

The trumpindependtforpresident domain is intriguing. It was registered in August, 2015.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The lawfare portion of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s flailing attempt at brass knuckles reputation management has been both a pain in the neck (or a couple of feet lower) and a rich source of pointage, laughery, and mockification. However, it really hasn’t held a candle to the incompetence of his PR effort, the crown jewel of which has been Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread, but at one point, there was a BU post so shocking that the Hogewash! coverage of it was titled BREAKING: Xenophon Tells the Truth. (Xenophon is one of the pen names Matt Osborne has used.)

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In a surprising twist Xenophon the Troll finally tells the truth in a post at Breitbart Unmasked(No, I won’t link to it.) about The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious lawsuits against bloggers and media entities. In a prolonged screed about Paul Alan Levy’s representation of anonymous blogger Ace of Spades in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, Xenophon writes— BU20140221bYep. As TDPK has claimed, donations from big-time leftwing contributors are drying up for his not-for-profits. For example, the Threshold Foundation had given Velvet Revolution grants totaling as much as $65k a year, but it has zeroed out its support.

It was leftwing blogger Seth Allen who first shined some light on Brett Kimberlin’s current activities. The fact that it was mostly the right half of the blogosphere that rallied to Allen’s defense allowed TDPK to paint resistance to his lawfare as persecution from the right.

That dog won’t hunt anymore. Ken White, Zoa Barnes, and Paul Alan Levy are not rightwing nut jobs, but they have all provided pro bono legal help to victims of Team Kimberlin. The ACLU, which is also helping in Ace’s defense, is rarely thought of as a rightwing organization.

Because of the extra publicity stirred up by TDPK’s frivolous lawsuits, good people on the left are realizing what kind of person Brett Kimberlin is, and they are deciding that they have better things to do with their money than supporting his unprofitable not-for-profits. The Streisand Effect blowback putting a real crimp in his business model.

Team Kimberlin haz sad. I expect them to act out even more outrageously before things are settled.BU20140221a

On advice of counsel, I won’t reply with a Clint Eastwood quote.

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Speaking of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread, it doesn’t look like they bothered to publish anything for more than a week.

Oh, and speaking of following the money—the 2016 IRS Form 990s for TDPK’s not-for-profits aren’t online yet. They will probably be in the last batch of 2016 forms released after being processed by the IRS. Kimberlin has always filed that sort of paperwork at the last minute, but a man’s got to be aware of his limitations.