The TKPOTD reproduced below the fold was originally posted three years ago today.
CAUTION: Before proceeding, make sure that the sensitivity controls on any irony meters in use have been set for minimum sensitivity.
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— Yep. 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.
On advice of counsel, I won’t reply with a Clint Eastwood quote.
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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.
Someone in Potomac, Maryland, was looking at Hogewash! Sunday evening ET.
2018 JAN 29 02:56:27 UTC tag/harriet-crosby
As the TKPOTD from three years ago today points out, it’s about the Benjamins.
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I admire Bono, and not just because he’s a good musician. I also respect the social activism that is grounded in his Christian faith.
The Dread Performer Kimberlin has taken to bad mouthing Bono over at the jtmp dot org website. (I read it so you don’t have to—even though my doing so probably doubles their legitimate web traffic.) You see, Bono wants to help feed the hungry in Africa, and he’s willing to partner with companies such as Monsanto in the process. Monsanto, of course, must be evil because they are a purveyor of GMO seeds. Bono, Brett would have us believe, is “selling out.”
Brett Kimberlin and his organizations oppose “Frankenfoods.” They would prefer to have upwards of a half-million children die each year from vitamin A deficiency rather than have golden rice available in poor countries. They would rather Africans starve than let them plant insect- or blight-resistance corn.
OTOH, poor Asian and African kids aren’t likely to hit a donate button on a JTMP or Velvet Revolution dot US webpage, whereas there may be a few anti-science moonbats who still donate.
Follow the money.
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Gentle Reader, if you read The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits, you’ll probably come to the same conclusion I did: Kimberlin instigated his campaign of lawfare in an attempt to prevent the donors to his not-for-profits from finding out who they were really supporting.
I don’t believe his brsss knuckles reputation management has worked out as he had hoped. OTOH, everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
Team Kimberlin lost control of the narrative long ago, and nothing they have tried has enabled them to regain an ability to effectively peddle their false stories. Indeed, their web presence is now a joke. They can’t even generate comment on their web sites.
This is from jtmp dot org, the Justice Through Music Project site—None of the featured posts have generated a comment. The same is true of the Velvet Revolution.US site—And the Cabin Boy™ has managed to drive the credibility of
Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread even lower that the dismal level achieved under Matt Osborne—No comments. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Bupkis.
The Cabin Boy™ may believe that he can now post anything he pleases without consequence because with no one reading his stuff there will be no one to hold him accountable. That may not be a safe bet.
I’ve had several readers ask me when I’ll be publishing the 2015 Form 990 for VelvetRevolution.US. The answer is probably never. VRUS’s income has been so low for so long that it probably now e-files a Form 990-N. The last paper 990 showed that the not-for-profit had assets of $8.
Given the piddling level of web traffic to the VRUS website, one wonders if its DONATE button generates enough cash flow to make the site worth keeping.
What do almightymedia dot org, americancrossroadswatch dot org, boycottcrimea dot com, campaignaccountablitywatch dot org, citizensagainstgmo dot com, hogewatch dot com, huntonandwilliamswatch dot org, indictbreitbart dot org, issaoversight dor org, jtmp dot org, kochwatch dot org, mccutcheonwatch dot org, occupyforaccountability dot org, op-critical dot com, protectourelections dot com, protectourelections dot org, stopthechamber dot org, velvetrevolution dot us, and voterprogress dot com share in common? Aside from very little web traffic, that is.
They are all hosted on the very same server that hosted the
Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread website until a few days ago.
Many of them don’t seem to have been properly maintained, and hogewatch dot com never seems to have actually been put to use. Also, many of them have Dontate buttons that lead to the Justice Through Music Project donation page.