Thanks for the Links

A significant number of page views here at Hogewash! come from outside links. I’d like to thank those sites that have sent viewers this way during the past week. In addition to hits from search engines, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Hogewash! has had visitors linked from:

Allergic to Bull
The Other McCain
Helm’s Deep
Evi L Bloggerlady
The Camp of the Saints
Batshit Crazy News
Conservative Hideout 2.0
Saber Point
Thinking Man’s Zombie
Patterico’s Pontification

Thanks, fellow bloggers, for those links, and thank you to everyone who clicked on them.

The North Pole

North PoleAfter spending more than a month being captured into orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, the Dawn spacecraft has traveled so that the sunlit north pole has come into view. These images used to make this animation were taken on 10 April at a range of around 33,000 km, and they represent the highest-resolution views of Ceres released to date. The spacecraft will settle into an 13,500 km orbit around Ceres and hold that distance until 9 May when it will move in for a closer look.

Image Credit: NASA

Another Forgery?

A reader sent me this link to a URL at the Wayback Machine that archives one of the Cabin Boy’s™ blog posts. That archived post shows you something I cannot because of the settlement agreement in last year’s copyright case prevents me from reproducing that blog post without Schmalfeldt’s permission. That something is a purported copy of the email the Cabin Boy sent me in violation of the current peace order. The text of the email appears to be correct, but the header appears to be forged. The header in the email the Cabin Boy has posted IDs the sender as “Gail Schmalfeldt.”

Here’s the header from the email that I received …Email_header… and here is the return path for the email.BS_email_returnpath
It seems fair to ask: why Schmalfeldt would bother to change the header? Given that he’s admitted—even bragged—about sending the email, what’s the point of the change? Sure, lying liars gotta lie, but you’d think he’d take a day off once in a while.

Oh, that prohibition on posting blog posts without permission works both ways, and posting without permission would be a breach of the settlement agreement. The agreement allows for relief for such a breach to be sought in the courts of the State of Maryland.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This is the post that the Cabin Boy™ says provided him with the right to begin harassing me.

Originally posted on 3 September, 2012

More Lawfare Threats From Team Kimberlin

Some bozo calling himself the Liberal Grouch appears to be a member of Brett Kimberlin’s clown posse, and he’s threatening to sue Aaron Walker for defamation. He believes that Mr. Walker defamed him because he was accurately quoted in postings tweeted by Mr. Walker.

You can find the details of the exchange in question here, including tweets/posts that the Liberal Grouch deleted (perhaps in an attempt to erase evidence?).

Team Kimberlin is saying that they will start a “legal defense fund” for the Liberal Grouch if he sues Mr. Walker. They have the right idea because he will need a defense fund when the counterclaims come back from Aaron Walker.

Oh, and if Bill Schmalfeldt (if that’s his real name) is stupid enough to sue Aaron Walker, I’ll be first in line to make a substantial contribution to the Blogger Defense Team to help defray Mr. Walker’s legal expenses.

UPDATE—@LiberalGrouch tweets that I should read his side of the story. [Schmalfeldt has deleted the website.] I have. My comments above stand.

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I should point out a few things about that post and the Cabin Boy’s™ poor recollection of it.

First, while I did refer to him as a member of Brett’s clown posse, I did not call him a “clown.” I referred to him as a “bozo.”

Second, Schmalfeldt was threatening to sue Aaron for accurately quoting him and OccupyRebellion with respect to the threat to rape either Lee Stranahan or his wife. The Cabin Boy had enough sense back then not to file a patently bogus lawsuit, an insight that has since slipped away from him.

Third, when the Cabin Boy wound up needing a legal fund to help support his lawfare, his buddies on Team Kimberlin haven’t been willing to put their money where their mouths were in 2012.

Stacy McCain describes Bill Schmalfeldt as a “deranged cyberstalker.” Ken White has called him a “demented freak.” I have come to believe those descriptions are too kind.


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NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. You get a call that a Twitter troll is harassing a family over the loss of a child. Your job … find him.

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ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

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