Brett Kimberlin and the Hall of Fame of Leftist Terrorists

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A caveat to conservative bloggers:  This is Kimberlin’s modus operandi and it is well suited to this land where unscrupulous plaintiffs can litigate total strangers into paupery based upon nothing more than a whim. Kimberlin slaps conservative bloggers with “peace orders” if they dare to bring up his ugly past. The former inmate falsely accuses his targets of “tortious interference” and defamation, claiming that the mere mention of his law breaking undermines his ability to go about his business.

One of Kimberlin’s current targets is my friend, conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain. After Kimberlin appeared to issue a veiled threat against McCain’s family, McCain was forced to relocate. Who knows how many otherwise enterprising reporters have shied away from covering Kimberlin’s exploits because of his lawyerly taunts.

Like many criminals, Kimberlin honed his skills behind bars. While in prison, he taught himself the law. This amateur advocate boasts of filing more than 100 lawsuits. In one of those actions he contended his rights were being violated because corrections officials refused to allow him to play the electric guitar while a guest of taxpayers. As usual, he lost, though he must have had a lot of fun jerking authorities around.

This now-released felon who was sentenced to a half century behind bars for his bombing spree in Indiana 30 years ago, Kimberlin has found growing acceptance among liberal philanthropists and garden-variety do-gooders. Given enough media adulation his social justice street cred will balloon and the Soros/Sundance Documentary Fund will underwrite a sympathetic documentary about his struggle against an unjust system that targeted him for persecution. Maybe Hollywood heavyweights Morgan Freeman or Kevin Spacey will narrate.

The complete story of Kimberlin is too difficult to tell in a single article. There are too many moving parts.

But some have attempted to chronicle the man’s manipulations. New Yorker contributor Mark Singer told part of Kimberlin’s story in a meaty 1996 book, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin. In the tome Singer recounts his amazement and disillusionment as he discovered that this fascinating man had played him like a fiddle. Kimberlin gained national attention when he claimed while still in prison to have been Vice President Dan Quayle’s marijuana dealer. Despite aggressive promotion by cartoonist Garry Trudeau during the 1992 presidential campaign the ganja story turned out to be false and Quayle and President George H.W. Bush were beaten by a real-life pot smoker and his apocalyptic sidekick.

Nowadays Kimberlin is the business partner of leftist blogger Brad Friedman who frequently plays fast and loose with the facts. The Democrat duo co-founded a litigious group called Velvet Revolution which also receives funding from the far-left Tides Foundation.

It should be noted that Tides, in turn, receives funding from various donors including George Soros. Soros’s Open Society Institute has given at least $25,776,623 to Tides and its affiliated Tides Center since 1999. Another Soros philanthropy, the Foundation to Promote Open Society, has given at least $9,844,312 to the Tides network since 2009.

Velvet Revolution’s mission is to vex conservatives.

Anticipating a legal challenge to ObamaCare, Velvet Revolution tried to tip the scales by causing trouble for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Listing a litany of frivolous grounds the group asked the Missouri Supreme Court to disbar Thomas.

One of VR’s many projects,, experienced spasms of schadenfreude when its namesake died suddenly in March. Breitbart “carried hate in his heart” and “foment[ed] violence.” He needed “professional help” and in the end got what he deserved, according to the site.

Breitbart died “during a pitched Twitter war defending [ACORN slayer and investigative journalist] James O’Keefe. We have long advocated for accountability in the courts for Mr. Breitbart and Mr. O’Keefe because of their lawlessness, intolerance and smear campaigns. Sometimes, however, accountability comes in other ways from a greater power than the courts.”

In other words, this Kimberlin-founded group believes Breitbart was smote by the Almighty.

The mission of the other Kimberlin-created group, the Justice Through Music Project, is to somehow pound political enlightenment into the skulls of young people through music. The group has received at least $70,000 in grants from the Tides Foundation since 2006. Barbra Streisand has given JTMP at least $10,000 through her foundation since 2006. Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), is CEO of the Heinz Family Foundation. That charity has given JTMP at least $20,000 since 2006.

Do the people at the Tides Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and Heinz Family Foundation know that they have given money to an organization run by a dishonest, litigious, violent, radical felon who appears to delight in intimidating people whose views he disagrees with?

Oh wait. There’s no point in answering that question in the Obama era, is there?

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  • PhillipGaley

    Well, a most informative short article, . . .

  • judyw

    He could have linked Ira Einhorn to this FrontPage article here:…

  • StephenD

    How long before we see T-Shirts with his mug on it being worn by the likes of Sean Penn and Sigourney Weaver?

    Better still, how long before he writes a book or they make a movie of his life and suddenly he is a folk hero taught in our schools?

    Pathetic piece of crap. I hope the widow he owes will continue to follow up and make him pay every last cent.

    • dos

      Yeah, 1.6 mil compounded at 10% for 30 years is about 27 mil. That's the fair amount he should pay to the widow.

  • Schlomotion

    Fact check: In his run on sentence fragment, Matt Vadum states that Ira Einhorn is an embraced folk hero of the left-wing. That is clearly false. Ira Einhorn was once embraced by the left and sponsored by the Bronfman family. He organized the first Earth Day ceremony. BEFORE HE WAS A MURDERER.

    Einhorn ran for Mayor of Philadelphia in 1971. But by Matt Vadum's reasoning, that makes everyone in Philadelphia a leftist mass murderer.

    Maybe when Mr. Vadum is saying that Ira Einhorn is a folk hero of the left, he means by "the left" Barbara Bronfman who paid Einhorn's amazingly low bail, and Arlen Specter who got the bail set amazingly low. Who knows? Mr. Vadum's conspiracy theory doesn't deal with cabals.

    • Rosegrower

      When did the left renounce Einhorn? I believe you have chosen to rewrite history, just as Stalin did. Einhorn had not yet committed murder when he organized his Earth Day celebration – that part is true. However, when the decaying remains of his girlfriend were discovered in his apartment, it was another leftist – one of the Seagrams Distillery heirs – who funded his escape to France. You need to get YOUR facts straight, sir.

      • Schlomotion

        I said that already. You are saying, however that a formal renunciation process has to satisfy your Inquisitional sense. Let me be the first to inform you that formal renunciation ceremonies do not take place. One notable exception was when Rick Rubin had a funeral for the word "Def." Barbara Bronfman is the Seagrams heir. I said it already. Are you joking with me or just trying to sell your ghostwriting service?

    • Ghostwriter

      Both Barbara Bronfman and Arlen Specter were fools for the low bail,just like you're a fool every time you post something on this website.

    • wctaqiyya

      You, Arlen Specter and the Mad Scientist's Club stinks. I knew it was all a bunch of hooey what Panetta said. Obama being a Kenyan is just cover for the fact that Pillary Clinton is the monthly coming of women's rights. We can't admit this truth, not if we admire good movies, justice and the American way. I won't tell, if you don't. Wink, Nod and oh, they got me….

  • Michelle

    Glad to hear Glenn Beck giving this story center stage on his morning radio broadcast.

  • NTS

    Actually, this clown could not harass so many who tell the truth about him if Maryland's democrat-dominated police, DA offices, and courts stopped aiding and abetting him. LOL-I know, since these aforementioned institutions in Maryland are dem-dominated, one must conclude that they are actively assisting him.

    • packer

      Salute and don't be fooled there's alot of GOP's that are up to no good..don't count on FOX reporting this either
      there the cover up for the Neo Con GOP's…

  • JimGalt21

    TERRORISTS FOR OBAMA! … New Black Panthers, Black Bloc, Ayers, Dohrn & Kimberlin among others. They have influenced Labor Unions and aligned themselves with groups like Earth First, Code Pink and dozens of Occupy groups. Patriotic Union members must stand up and remove thier thug leaders that have corrupted their ranks and claim to represent workers while pulling down huge salaries and perks. They light the fuse and actual terrorists like the aforementioned bring the explosives.

  • wctaqiyya

    I agree that exposing Kimberlin is a good idea. However, I have a comment about this paragraph in the post.

    "This is Kimberlin’s modus operandi and it is well suited to this land where unscrupulous plaintiffs can litigate total strangers into paupery based upon nothing more than a whim. Kimberlin slaps conservative bloggers with “peace orders” if they dare to bring up his ugly past. The former inmate falsely accuses his targets of “tortious interference” and defamation, claiming that the mere mention of his law breaking undermines his ability to go about his business."

    I think it's important to point out that the legal system is equipped to deal with frivolous lawsuits. It is after all the burden of the plaintiff to prove his case. There are also rules against filing frivolous suit and for imposing penalties against those who do. My main point is that nobody has to spend a dime defending a frivolous lawsuit. The court system will flush it out by itself. If and when the time comes when a plaintiff gets to ask for a default judgment, he must provide the court with proof (facts) of his claims. Failing that, his claim fails. There are other ways to more affirmatively get these things dismissed, but that's a long story. Bottom line is this, if you suffer from legal fees, you kinda asked for it. Sorry Charley.

    • you'reamoron

      "My main point is that nobody has to spend a dime defending a frivolous lawsuit. "

      And your point is patently wrong. Vexatious litigant status is time consuming to establish, and state-by-state.

      Not responding to a civil suit means a summary judgement.

      You're simply wrong.

      " Bottom line is this, if you suffer from legal fees, you kinda asked for it."

      If you say something this profoundly stupid and get called an idiot, you definitely begged for it.

      • wctaqiyya

        You're funny, thanks for commenting though. I won't do you're homework for you, better you waste your money. Out of curiosity, what is it about proving your case that confuses you? Is there a difference, in your mind, between a fact and an allegation? Food for thought. So, sit down and do some thinking.

        • truebearing

          With all due respect, which is yet to be deserved, you failed to refute his point about summary judgement. Surely you can explain why he is wrong without the irrelevant verbal flourishes.

          • wctaqiyya

            Just to be clear, I'm talking about actual lawsuits here. Not peace orders or domestic violence restraints. Those things they give away like gum-balls. Even so, since they only forbid you from doing something you haven't and wouldn't do, what's the harm? Isn't it like getting a court order to not demolish Tokyo?

            If you read my original comment, you will se that I did address summary judgment. To my knowledge, most if not all jurisdictions require some level of proof before they will grant a summary judgment. As I stated above, in the case of an unresponsive defendant the plaintiff still has to prove his case when asking for default judgment. This takes the form of a 'proof hearing'. Please notice the word, 'proof'. Default judgment is a form of summary judgment. That means independently verified facts. Police reports, medical records, court records, sworn testimony, receipts, etc. The plaintiff cannot prove his case with just his word. You may decide it is better to vacate an entry of default rather than risk an adverse judgment. Only you know the facts of your case. However, my point is sound.

            If the allegations are truly frivolous, they will fail. Sure, in any given case you may wish to appear, assert your defenses, challenge the allegations or even make a counter/cross claim. But, that depends on the facts of your case, your skills and/or your pocketbook.

            With all due respect to you, I suggest you read the material before jumping to conclusions. And if you expect a complete legal treatise in a comment, you came to the wrong place. I wouldn't do your homework for you, even if I had the space.

          • wctaqiyya

            If you guys still insist my opinion is stupid, the e-mail copy below indicates that Patrick Frey shared my opinion way back in December of 2011. Enjoy. Oh, and that homework thing? Do some, why don't ya?

            On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:43 PM, A.W. wrote:

            last night brett kimberlin sent me a legal notice. He is trying to use the courts to out me. I am mulling my options, here. Patrick says ignore them and they won't be able to do anything. But i don't know. I mainly think that if i fight i have such a strong chance of winnning, that i should fight. i mean its a balancing of the right to anonymity v. the need to know, and he really has no legit need to know.


    • Is this a joke?

      "My main point is that nobody has to spend a dime defending a frivolous lawsuit."

      Bwahahahahahahaha! You can absolutely not be serious. I have several friends and co-workers who have lost tens of thousands of dollars defending themselves against fraudulent, frivolous lawsuits. One whose ex-inlaws who sued her in retaliation for restricting their access to her kids by accusing her of being an alcoholic drug addict (when the reality was it was the drunken drug-addicted inlaws that she was trying to keep the kids away from), That just cost her $30,000 in lawyers fees and months of agony wondering who the courts would choose to believe. Another whose in-laws accused him of sexual molestation of his own kids in retaliation for restricting access. Another whose ex-husband kept dragging her back into court for years after their divorce until, after a nauseatingly ridiculous amount of time, his lawyers quit and refused to work with him anymore. Need more?

      • wctaqiyya

        Yes, I know lots of people waste their money defending frivolous lawsuits. That was kinda my point. Your friends are nice people, but they are also unwise. Please let me help you. Look up the word 'frivolous' in the dictionary. If you can understand what 'frivolous' means, you will know that such a complaint is invalid. Invalid complaints are, BY DEFINITION, frivolous. Frivolous, invalid, baseless. In other words, they can't be proven. So cool your jets, save your money and let the court kick it out. Yes, I know many people get spooked, that's why I'm helping you out. You are welcome.

  • PDK

    I don`t always buy ketchup, but when I do, I buy Hunts, never Heinz.
    One and done! Nobama 2012, vote republican. Thank you.

  • Schlomotion

    Duct Tape and tarp pickup truck swimming pools have hit the conservative blogosphere as a good way to keep cool. Does that mean they are necessarily a good meme?

  • packer

    John Kerry needs to be exposed as well , also Gov't to be blunted !!!there all corupt and WE PAY for it
    When will people being jailed for this? When…We would be !

  • nunya

    You clearly hate being wrong about this.

    Cry more now.

  • Everyman

    He is of you. I thought May Day or the NATO conference would be bad. the left protested, disrupted & acted out. Some of them attempted to criminal acts (bombings, throwing hazmat & projectiles).

    This I know. the left a tt ack machine will continue. People will no longer put up with it. Ben Bernanke will print money & announce it on June19/20. the stock market will be 'floated' by this inflation just like QE1 & QE2. The socialist Hollande in France will eat caviar & fly private jets & ask for Europe to print bonds so he can spend, spend, spend. Europe's spend-o-crats will put us into recession by fall. Socialist policies in southern Europe will fail us all. France is strong despite socialism because they devalued their currency. They can't do that any more since they are part of the Euro. Therefore Hollande came up with his bonds ideals (i.e. debt). Yes, it is going o be a long hot summer with protests, violence & recession. I b l a m e people like you.

  • wctaqiyya

    I hate you. how dare you disrespect tar-paper and duct-tape?

  • wctaqiyya

    Pistols at dawn. Troll me again and you'll find out what it means. Or, what is it they say about imitation? Thanks sister, soon I'll let you know just where to stick it.

  • wctaqiyya

    BTW, groovy internet name dude.

  • one-time blogger

    Hah! I think I know that guy. Does his nickname start with an H and does he post inane entitlement mentality clap-trap at a blog with the initials S.A.? (Spelling out the names seems inappropriate to do here for some reason.)