The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin included a copy of a Breitbart Unmasked post by Xenophon the Troll (No, I won’t link to it) as an exhibit in that motion he filed after the judge order him to stop filing motions in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. That got me to reread the post, and I found this howler.
“Dozens of peace orders”? Plural? At least 24?
Let’s fact check that.
Looking at the Maryland Judiciary Case Search database, we find the following peace orders petitions have been filed against Bill Schmalfeldt: 06C13063359, 1002SP002432013, and 1001SP003432013. That’s a total of three. One of them was granted and then extended.
Running the same check on The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin turns up these petitions: 06C13063590, 0601SP033922012, and 0601SP003412013. I am also aware of another peace order petition filed against TDPK which is now sealed and no longer appears in the public record. That’s a total of four. One of them was granted against Kimberlin. Over the past couple of years, TDPK has filed four peace order petitions against three individuals, and all failed either at the final hearing or on appeal.
The last time I checked, seven is substantially less than “dozens.” IIRC, when sealed protective orders are added in as well, TDPK has filed more petitions against others than have been filed against him, and every single one of his has failed in the end.
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.
Team Kimberlin haz sad. I expect them to act out even more outrageously before things are settled.
On advice of counsel, I won’t reply with a Clint Eastwood quote.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Xenophon the Troll has had anything to report over at Breitbart Unmasked about the progress of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious lawsuits. Perhaps his boss hasn’t let him see all the paperwork that’s been filed in both the Maryland Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. suit and the federal Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.
OTOH, given that there’s only been 8 comments on his last lawfare post, maybe he’s figured out how little real-world interest there is in his wrongheaded, inaccurate analysis.
Gentle Reader, I occasionally take a look at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) so that you don’t have to. 10 days ago, Xenophon (the Troll) had a celebratory post about The American Spectator taking down posts about The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin written by Stacy McCain. Those posts were back up in short order. That was the last bit of coverage of TDPK’s lawfare quest.
Also, over past few days, several motions have been filed by defendants the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness pointing out various apparent forgeries and lies from TDPK. Kimberlin’s responses have not denied any of those allegations, so, as far as the record before the court is concerned, they can be taken as true. OTOH, he has lashed out with irrelevant ad hominem attacks against Aaron Walker and me that are simply not germane to the case. Indeed, the big news from Monday was TDPK’s motion to disallow Aaron Walker’s 31-page reply to TDPK’s oppositions to various motions to dismiss. TDPK’s filing doesn’t cite a single reason based in law to deny the Walker motion, but it does contain a bigoted rant against people with learning disabilities.
Meanwhile, Xenophon seems to have decided that the current developments in the lawsuit aren’t worthy of coverage.
I wonder why?
Xenophon the Troll’s use of the term “memory hole” in a post he put up at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) got me thinking about the origin of that term in the book Nineteen Eighty Four. One thought led to another, and Room 101 came to mind. Room 101 was the torture chamber at the Ministry of Love where the Party subjected a prisoner to his worst nightmare.
That got me to thinking … what would Xenophon find in Room 101?
On Monday, Xenophon the Troll posted a piece over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) predicting that the defendants in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious nuisance suits, Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. and the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, are having our writings about TDPK flushed down the Internet’s memory hole. He offers this as evidence.
The Internet offers the following rebuttal which may be found here. (Click the image to embiggen it.)That’s a post about TDPK with the byline of my codefendant Stacy McCain.
<sarc>In a stunning exposé by Xenophon, Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it) has published the earth-shattering news that certain Maryland Republicans actually know each other and, as hard as this may be to believe, have worked together in recent political campaigns. Some these Republicans are conservative or libertarian bloggers as well.</sarc>
For the record, Jackie Welfonder is a friend, and I look forward to seeing her again at CPAC this year. I voted for Dan Bongino for Senator in 2012, and I’d vote for him for Congress this fall if I hadn’t been gerrymandered out of the 6th Congressional District.