Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is trying to get some traction with another offer of reward money of evidence of the sort of vote fraud that he was saying that Donald Trump shouldn’t have to worry about only a few days ago. The promotion must be singularly unsuccessful because he had to resort to the Cabin Boy™ flacking for it over at Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread.

#Fail

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This was originally posted four years ago today, just after the 2012 election.

Originally Posted on 8 November, 2012

Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin Puts Someone Else’s Money Where His Mouth Is

As I’ve noted before, TDPK claims to have been busy for the last month or so working on election integrity issues. He’s offering the following reward to anyone who can prove that vote hacking changed the results of any federal election.VR_WantedPoster_2012_4_500px

<mockery>Methinks that it’s time for someone to throughly investigate each of the close races that resulted in the defeat of a Republican candidate, Allan West, for example.</mockery>

According to information on the last available IRS Form 990 (2010), Velvet Revolution US had to borrow $4500 from TDPK to pay its bills. Unless there has been a staggering improvement in its fortunes, either the megabuck reward is bogus or someone is willing to pony up the cash.

Just when I think I’m going to have to work at finding something new to tease Team Kimberlin about, they throw me another softball. Talk about a target rich environment.

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Those who haven’t been following The Saga since 2012 may wonder why Brett Kimberlin is referred to as “The Dread Pirate Kimberlin.” An explanation can be found here and here.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In yesterday’s TKPOTD I mentioned that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin says that he’s busy right now with work for his not-for-profits related to the election. Here’s the sort of interest he’s stirring up on the Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution.US websites.jtmp20161031vrus20161031Neither website seems to be generating any comments. Nada, Zilch. Bupkis. On the one hand, it’s good to see that TDPK is having the sort of Real World influence he should. On the other hand, that’s even more satisfying when put into the following perspective: During the past week, the AYPWIP? posts here at Hogewash! have generated 16 comments.

Narf!

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Velvet Revolution.US is the 501(c)(4) not-for-profit run by Brett Kimberlin. Its website is velvetrevolution dot us. Here are the “Featured Posts” shown on that site’s home page.VRUSfeaturedpostsNot a single one of those posts has had a comment. Not one. The Bush-era torture post has been up for over a year. Not. One. Comment. That should give the Gentle Reader an idea of how effective Kimberlin’s real world outreach is.

By contrast, last week was a fairly average week for traffic here at Hogewash!. 352 comments were posted to last week’s posts—mostly by the Gentle Readers, but a few by anonymous insult cowards. One post had 46 comments. BTW, fewer than 2 percent of this blog’s hits result in a comment. It’s likely that Hogewash! has more comments each week that all the Velvet Revolution.US sites combined have hits.

It seems that the modest success of this part-time blog compared to his failure at Internet outreach is real burr under Kimberlin’s saddle, and his butthurt seems to be reflected in some of the claims he makes in his LOLsuits about how the use of his name and likeness are responsible for this and other websites success.

#MagicalThinking

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In early September, I posted the Alexa ratings for several website. Here’s how those sites and a few others were doing at the end of October (i.e., mid afternoon ET yesterday)—AlexaRankings20151031Hogewash!, TMZ, JTMP, and VRUS have maintained more or less the same rankings, and the Cabin Boy’s™ latest effort is just barely registering (as usual). Bunny Boy Unread, OTOH, has moved down significantly in the rankings which may explain the hysterical nature of some of its recent post as 57F Osborne tries to attract some attention.

Oh, and here’s something else for Bunny Boy to consider: the Alexa ranking for breitbart.com as of yesterday afternoon was 1,026.

UPDATE—After I had put this post to bed, a commenter made me aware of a series of tweets including this one:i94radio201510311711ZI‘m not surprised that Democracy Now! might have over 400,000 followers on Twitter. Amy Goodman is one of the most talented media personalities on the far left. However, I’m shocked to learn that Brad Friedman has only 11.6k followers. After all, Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, and I suddenly acquired over 100,000 new followers each on a single day back in the fall of 2013, right after Brett Kimberlin filed the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit. Twitter Support assumed that the sudden spike was an an attempt to get their automatic system to suspend our accounts. If a low-budget operation like Team Kimberlin can afford 300k spare followers, I’m surprised Brad Friedman doesn’t have more than 11.6k.

Meanwhile, The Bradcast appears to be the lowest-rated program in its time-slot in its market, a distinction I never had while working in radio in Nashville.

If there’s one theme common to all of Team Kimberlin’s media efforts, it’s their persistent abject failure in the marketplace of ideas.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Given the recent news from Oregon, I thought it would be a good idea to recycle this post from 27 June, 2013. The original nrawatch dot org site is now defunct

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Part of Brett Kimberlin’s personal puffery is his claim to have circulated lots of petitions that have received lots and lots of signatures.

Uh, huh.

On 6 May, 2013, one of Velvet Revolution US’s subsidiary efforts called NRA Watch (No, I won’t link to it) posted this link to a petition. (Note: The link in the image below isn’t live.)nrawatchPetition1

If the link were live, clicking on it would show you this.nrawatchPetition2

nrawatchPetition3The petition isn’t doing so well. As of 3 pm yesterday, it only had 15 signatures. That’s fewer than one for every three days that the petition has been up at Change dot org. Of course, Brett Kimberlin didn’t post this petition himself. He delegated the work to Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt who has a track record of getting things started only to abandon them. If Kimberlin were serious, he should have picked someone with some stick-to-it-iveness.

Say, here’s another interesting thing to note. The Cabin Boy gives the impression with his petition that he thinks firearms are something to be taken seriously.GE

Yeah. Right.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the reasons that Brett Kimberlin has failed at everything he’s turned his hands to is his lack of attention to details. He forgot to take those timers out of the trunk of the car he was driving when he was arrested for trying to forge DoD driver’s licenses. He forgot about the courthouse security cameras when he tried to frame Aaron Walker with an assault charge. He fails to attend to lots of stuff.

Take this fund raising scam web site run by one of his not-for-profits Velvet Revolution.issaoversightWhile the site may have raised a few bucks in the past, it’s now obsolete. Darrel Issa hasn’t been chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee since the new Congress convened in January. Rep. Chaffetz is now the ringmaster.

Brett Kimberlin’s failure to attend to details (such as scheduling hearings) has doomed his lawfare, but it has provided fuel for quite a bit of LOLfare.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Every once in a while, I take a look at the various Kimberlin websites to see what, if any, influence he may be having. I noticed this at the Velvet Revolution US site.VRUScomments20150530No one has made any comments to the featured posts. Indeed, scrolling down the front page, I found that none of the posts had any comments.

It seems that the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is having about as much success in the marketplace of ideas as he is in the courts of law.

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


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?

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


As usual, the Kimberlin not-for-profits took advantage of six months worth of allowable filing delays and didn’t file their IRS Form 990 for 2013 until November, 2014. They are now available online. Here is the 990 for VelvetRevolution.US—

Revenue was down over 80%, and the outfit lost money for a second year in a row. What was a cash cow had become an expensive hobby.

Income was up at Justice Through Music Project.

We’ll take a deeper look at these documents over the next few days.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


NoCommentsThe website that The Dread Publisher Kimberlin operates for the Velvet Revolution dot US not-for-profit carries stories about important topics. Its impact on the world of ideas is shown by the reply comments generated. As of midnight last night, the site’s front page shows:

DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW RUSSIA’S TROLL ARMY HIT AMERICA—zero

TOO FUNNY: TED CRUZ WINS PRESIDENTIAL STRAW POLL AT GOP SUMMIT—none

MORNING READS: “OPEN CARRY” SPARKS BACKLASH; COULD FACEBOOK SWING ELECTIONS?—zip

CONSERVATIVE STANCE IN DOE WRANGLING COMES DOWN TO ONE SIMPLISTIC, WRONG-HEADED, SELF-SERVING ARGUMENT—nada

SLAVYANSK FAMILIES FIND SHELTER IN UKRAINE MONASTERY—zilch

UKRAINE SHOWDOWN TO SHADOW OBAMA IN EUROPE—bupkis

RUSSIA PUSHES BACK UKRAINE GAS CUT ULTIMATUM—nothing

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE BROKE CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW—zzzz

OBAMA TO MEET UKRAINE’S POROSHENKO—[crickets]

UKRAINE FORCES SUFFER NEW LOSSES IN SEPARATIST EAST—nary a comment

All of which pretty well summarizes TDPK’s clout in the real world. When a left-wing site can’t get at least one moonbat to comment favorably on a snarky attack on Ted Cruz, …

#Loser.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


VRUS_RoveIt’s been a week since the evidence of non-citizens voting in Frederick County, Maryland, surfaced. Justice Through Music Project, Velvet Revolutions US, Protect Our Elections all claim to be working for election integrity. So what have we heard from them about the possibility of bogus voters on the rolls?

[crickets]

VRUS and POE are continuing to flack a story about suing the FEC in order to save it from Karl Rove. However, they are unclear whether or not his having to face the music is a threat to be serenaded by OP-Critical, the JTMP house band fronted by the Dread Performer Kimberlin.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The most recent (2012) IRS Form 990s for Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US show legal expenses totaling $34,625. The 990s for previous years do not show any significant legal expenses.

This is from the JTMP 990—JTMPLegalFees

This is from Schedule O of the VRUS 990-EZ—VRUS_LegalThis is interesting. VRUS had some legal work done for it in 2011. For example, Kevin Zeese filed a bar complaint against Justice Clarence Thomas on the organization’s behalf. He must have done it pro bono because no legal expenses are reported for that year. The two entities were sued in 2012, but the were represented by Jeffrey Cohen, the Executive Director. These are expenses not paid to employees.

Hmmmm.

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The two officer/key employees listed on the Justice Through Music Project IRS Form 990 are Jeffrey Cohen and Brett Kimberlin. Although he cofounded Velvet Revolution US with Brad Friedman, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is not listed on that organization’s 990. Cohen and Friedman are, but not Kimberlin.

Who is Brad Friedman?

Friedman’s Wikipedia entry begins with this warning: This article may contain improper references to self-published sources. Friedman does have a documented history (Exhibits O and P) of shading the truth.

He’s a blogger. His blog is called BradBlog, and it’s a fairly minor league site with traffic roughly comparable to Hogewash! (but still much greater than the JTMP and VRUS sites combined). He has a one-hour-per-week radio show (The Bradcast) on KPFK, a station that routinely ties for dead last in the ratings in the LA market. He hosts a “nationally syndicated” (on five stations!) program called Green News Report. He’s Brett Kimberlin’s partner in VRUS.

Lee Stranahan has written about the significance of Kimberlin/Friedman/VRUS. You should read his piece.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


RICOMadnessHere’s some more nonsense from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s proposed second amended complaint for his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 100-37Velvet Revolution US is the 501(c)(4) that TDPK cofounded with Brad Friedman. It operates a website called Indict Breitbart (No, I won’t link to it.) which, like all the VRUS sites, has a Donate button.IndictBrietbartdotorg

The domain was registered in September, 2010.
IndictBreitbart_Reg

Raising money off of false narratives …

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


According to paperwork filed with the IRS, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s not-for-profits spent $34,625 on legal expenses in 2012.

This is from page 10 of the Form 990 filed by Justice Through Music Project.2012JTMP990-p10This is from the Schedule O attached to the Form 990-EZ filed by Velvet Revolution US.VRUS2012SchedOThe only lawsuit involving those entities was Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. which was dismissed shortly after the not-for-profits were added as parties. Furthermore, they were represented in the matter by Jeffrey Cohen, the Executive Director of both organizations. Even if he billed for his services and all the expense was borne by JTMP, it would be unlikely that his fees would have justifiably amounted to over $11,000.

The only other “legal” activity during 2012 seems to be some frivolous bar complaints filed on behalf of VRUS by Kevin Zeese. Again, the apparent level of effort for that work does not go a long way in explaining over $23,000 in expense.

‘Tis a puzzlement.