Sunday, March 09, 2014

The National Bloggers Club: Ali Akbar Should Resign as President

National Bloggers Club per Team Kimberlin
Ali Akbar has been the leader of the organization known as the National Bloggers Club (NBC) since he formed it a few years ago.  It is an organization of conservative bloggers, and puts on the "Blogbash" event at CPAC each year.

Apparently, Akbar did not file tax returns with the State of Texas for two years, and the State revoked the NBC's ability to do business as a Texas corporation.  It also released the name "National Bloggers Club" for anyone else to grab, and notorious ex-felon, vexatious litigant and righty-hater Brett Kimberlin did so.  Now Kimberlin's favorite toady, Bill Schmalfeldt, is tweeting from the "NBC" claiming to be the National Bloggers Club.  Brett Kimberlin has put up a notice on the "New National Bloggers Club" website, ordering Ali Akbar to remove all references to the name "National Bloggers Club":
Sent: Friday, March 7, 2014 8:13:13 PM
Subject: Official Notification re National Bloggers Club Inc.

To whom it may concern:

Please take this as formal notice that the State of Texas has forfeited your rights to the National Bloggers Club as of February 21, 2014, after revoking your right to transact business on October 16, 2013. I have assumed those rights through proper legal processes.

You are hereby notified that you may not use the National Bloggers Club name for any purpose, including on any website, for any fundraising, or for marketing or promotion. You must immediately remove any and all references to the National Bloggers Club on any website and from any bank accounts. If you opened any bank accounts or set up any fundraising tools or sites using the National Bloggers Club name or any corporate papers issued by the State of Texas, you must shut those down immediately.

Please note that within four days, I will be meeting or talking with officials from the State of Texas in the Attorney General’s Office, other departments, the FBI and the IRS regarding your use of the National Bloggers Club to raise funds based on fraudulent misrepresentations regarding the validity and 501c3 status of the National Bloggers Club.

Brett Kimberlin
 Another controversy surrounding Akbar's leadership of the National Bloggers Club is the organization's non-profit status.  Initially, the Club advertised itself as a 501(c)3 organization (to which donations are deductible for tax purposes), but there is no proof that the NBC ever filed papers with the IRS to become such an organization.  So what is the status of the 501(c)3 application, Ali?  

As an aside, I do not believe that the NBC ever deliberately tried to misrepresent their status as a non-profit organization.  I believe they intended to become one, but just dropped the ball.  I have only seen one such representation, and no more.  This appears to have been an honest mistake rather than an intent to mislead anyone.  Of course, Kimberlin and his toadies have jumped on it and blew it all out of proportion.  They were apparently able to do so due to Akbar's negligence in the matter.

MY CONCLUSIONS to all of this is that Kimberlin has used Akbar's administrative incompetence to harrass and embarrass the National Bloggers Club.  This happened due to Ali Akbar's failure to take care of business.  This is especially surprising because Kimberlin has has had an extreme grudge against Akbar and the NBC for at least two years, and Akbar should have known better than to be so sloppy and allow Kimberlin a clear shot.

Ali Akbar should resign as president of the National Bloggers Club.  I am not a member, and will not become one unless the Club installs a leadership that I can trust for competence and professionalism to protect my interests as a conservative blogger.


Bill Schmalfeldt said...

Once we start accepting members, you may submit an application. Ribbit.

Stogie Chomper said...

And you may accept a summons for copyright violation.

Kimberlin Unmasked said...

Click here to read Stogie's update showing that the National Bloggers Club was granted 501c3 Nonprofit Status and Ali Akbar is vindicated.