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Ron Coleman’s Motion to Dismiss Frivolous Lawsuit Brought by Convicted Bomber and Perjurer Brett Kimberlin Against Ace of Spades

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:53 pm

I don’t think I have mentioned the fact that my pro bono lawyers, Ron Coleman (from Likelihood of Confusion) and Bruce Godfrey of Jezic, Krum, and Moyse, LLC have taken on the defense of Ace of Spades in the frivolous and censorious lawsuit brought by convicted bomber and perjurer Brett Kimberlin.

Ron and Bruce have filed a brief on behalf of Ace, which is embedded below, courtesy of Hogewash.

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It is Ron’s usual excellent work. Quotable:

Kimberlin, who has distinguished himself in life by inflicting so much emotional distress on an innocent human being that he killed himself to end the agony, nonetheless claims here that by discussing this, and related facts, on their blogs, defendants have committed a tort for which he is entitled to relief.

Of course, Kimberlin’s infliction of distress on Carl DeLong was accomplished, not by words on a blog, but by setting off a bomb that blew off a man’s leg.

Once again: kudos to Ron and Bruce for being stand-up guys. And to any prospective clients of theirs who might stumble across this post on Google: if these guys do this caliber of work for free, imagine what they’d do if you paid them! (That’s a joke, obviously; the thing that I admire most about Ron and Bruce is the way they work the same for me and Mandy and Ace as they would if we were paying them scads of money.)

UPDATE: Seen on Twitter:

Saturday Evening Humor: Seen on the Twitters

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:36 pm

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Truly Frightening — Hillary Clinton Says: Don’t Let Anybody Tell You Corporations and Businesses Create Jobs

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 3:06 pm


At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement.

Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.”

She went on to state that businesses and corporations are not the job creators of America. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” the former Secretary of State said.

I really wish they had let the clip run longer. Does she articulate some bizarre theory by which jobs are created by something other than corporations and businesses? I wonder what that is. Government? Martians?

This person might be president?

Anthony Weiner “Favorites” Tweet By Woman Whose Profile States: “Indulge Your Sexual Fantasies by Having an Affair”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:14 pm

This guy is going to keep trying to re-emerge in political life, so it’s useful to note that he hasn’t changed a bit. Gawker has the story about Weiner favoriting this tweet from September 24:

At her Instagram account there are scads of pictures of her in her underwear, with numerous close-ups of the parts you would expect close-ups of.

So he’s looking at pictures of an attractive woman and happened to favorite it, right? That’s it? No, not quite. This particular woman is really into talking about how she likes sleeping with married men. Gawker has this screenshot from the woman’s Twitter bio:

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Filling in for your wife since 2001. Indulge your sexual fantasies by having an affair.

Look a little deeper, though. In this tweet, “Sugarfuzz” embeds a video in which she talks about how she dates only married men — especially accomplished married men over 40 years old. She explains that this allows her to have a purely sexual relationship with them without being controlled.

Even before this latest scandal, her timeline was filled with tweets about cheating and affairs and sex with married men.

All this follows an incident in June when Weiner favorited a story about hookup app Tinder. He explained: “I accidentally hit the star thingy” (hitting the star “favorites” a tweet). Then it emerged that there were a lot of other tweets that Weiner had “accidentally” favorited:

Meanwhile, the Village Voice looked at Weiner’s 27 Twitter favorites and found posts about an online column he writes, NHL hockey tweets — and racy photos of a California woman

“There were were a bunch of favorites there that I didn’t either didn’t recognize or mean to favorite,” Weiner explained in a statement.

“I’m not clear on how they got marked in the first place, but I assume I hit the little star thing accidentally as I scrolled through stuff.”

I wonder if there is a long German word for “guy who is a really bad liar mostly because he just doesn’t seem to care whether you believe him or not.”

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