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An expert on nothing with opinions on everything.

One Year Ago Today


Another retrospective post …

McCain on Schmalfeldt

Originally posted on 28 July, 2013

Sore Loserman Bill Schmalfeldt has gone on a rampage of flaky DMCA takedown notices over the last few days. The Other McCain has been one of his targets. Stacy McCain offers his thoughts on the situation here.

[Y]ou are back to the status I first described on Sept. 4 of last year when, at the end of a 954-word post, I called you an “obscure assclown.”

This I intended not as a mere insult, but as a statement of fact: You are obscure — an insignificant and unpopular nobody, which is why I hadn’t paid any attention to you prior to September 2012 — and you are quite nearly the textbook definition of an assclown. This is a compound word combining the meaning of “ass” — stupid and/or obnoxious –– and “clown,” a laughably incompetent person. If there were an Encyclopedia of Internet Pests, the entry defining “assclown” would end with a notation: “See also, Bill Schmalfeldt.”

Read the whole thing. It’s 5000 words long and worth every syllable.

I’m informed that the DCMA counternotice for The Other McCain shows an address outside of Maryland and consents to the jurisdiction of the U. S. District Court for that non-Maryland district as required by 17 USC § 512(g)(3)(D). The Cabin Boy has a couple of weeks to respond. Who knows? He may think racking up all those frequent flier miles is worth the cost of engaging in frivolous litigation.

Two Years Ago Today


Another golden oldie …

Then and Now

Originally posted on 27 July, 2012

George S. Patton, Jr., was an Olympic athlete. He participated in the Modern Pentathlon in Stockholm one hundred years ago. A cavalryman, he did well in the equestrian event, riding a perfect performance but coming in sixth because of time.

Then, you were rich if you owned an automobile.

Now, you’re thought to be rich if you own a horse.

Helix Nebula


The Helix Nebula (aka NGC 7293) is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. It’s about 700 light-years away. The Helix Nebula has sometimes been referred to as the “Eye of God.” Tolkien fans have occasionally called it the “Eye of Sauron”

This animation of a 3-D model was created from Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based data of the Helix Nebula.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Like the rest of Team Kimberlin, The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt™ is a bad liar, but he’s does even worse as a prophet.

He was oh-so confident of his victory in the Circuit Court trial for the peace order issued against him.

Deep Brain Radio The answer to that question depends on what the judge decides when we ask for attorney fees.
8:13 PM – 12 Jun 13

Here’s what he was predicting last September and early October about the upcoming hearing on his petition to modify the peace order.
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prophecy3Of course, I never took the stand during that hearing on the motion to modify because the judge dismissed the case before it was my turn to respond. TDPS’s™ case was so weak the judge saw no need to bother having to hear more.

TDPS™ kept up his harassment, so I filed for an extension of the peace order. TDPS™ didn’t think my paperwork was valid.

Of course, the paperwork was valid, and the peace order was extended.

So consider his track record when he says …BaghdadBlob20140105… or when he says this—wmsbroadcasting201407270020Z

 

Repeal Prohibition, Again


So says the Editorial Board of the New York Times. They’re referring to the prohibition of marijuana.

Before I go any further, let me say that I agree that we ought to decriminalize dope. However, my reasons are not exactly the same as the NYT’s. Oh, I agree that we need to end prohibition of marijuana (and most other recreational drugs) in order to cut off a cash cow for criminals. But another reason is that prohibition (of drugs or booze or handguns or whatever) was one of the signal achievements of early 20th-century Progressivism. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the crime and violence associated with alcohol prohibition brought Americans to their senses in only 13 years.

A hundred years ago, our betters the Progressives sold the country on the idea that because some people couldn’t responsibly handle booze and drugs, that none of us should have access to them. If we just let the smarter, wiser, better educated, more refined elites control us, everything will be just fine.

Yeah, that hasn’t worked for me either.

Exit question: How many members of the NYT Editorial Board smoke dope?

Michael Malone, R. I. P.


The Running Wolf blog has been quiet for several days. This appears to be the reason why.

From the Huntsville Times: Jun. 23, 1970 – Jul. 18, 2014 Michael Wayne Malone, 44, of Huntsville, passed away Friday. He is survived by his wife, two children, and one brother.

A final post went up automatically on the 20th. Michael Malone only recently began commenting here at Hogewash!; he will be missed.

Two Years Ago Today


Here’s another blast from the past.

Chick-fil-A Values v. Chicago Values

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel says that Chick-fil-A’s values aren’t Chicago values.

Chick-fil-A says:

Our Corporate Purpose calls for us to be “a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us” and “to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” With this in mind, Chick-fil-A cares about and is committed to being good stewards of the environment, as well as the communities in which we operate.

You know, I can believe that Hizzoner got it right. Faithful stewardship has rarely been a hallmarks of Chicago politics. Creating an environment where the death toll from gang violence is greater than a real world combat zone can’t really be called having a positive influence on the community in which one operates.

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:

The Other McCain
Allergic to Bull
Helm’s Deep
Saber Point
The Daley Gator
That Mr. G Guy
Running Wolf
Dead Citizen’s Rights Society
Thinking Man’s Zombie
Conservative Hideout 2.0
Blubber Sues Bloggers
Lee Stranahan
The Camp of the Saints

Thank you, fellow bloggers, for those links, and thank you to everyone who stopped by Hogewash! this past week.

A Near Miss at Mars


Near MissThis graphic shows the predicted orbit of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it swings around the inner Solar System in 2014. On 19 October, the comet will pass very close to Mars. Its nucleus will miss Mars by about 132,000 km. As it flies by it, will be shedding material moving at over 50 km/s, relative to Mars and Mars-orbiting spacecraft. Even a tiny particle only 0.5 mm across moving at that speed could cause significant damage to a spacecraft.

NASA currently operates two Mars orbiters, and a third on its way, arriving in Martian orbit a month before the comet flyby. Teams operating those orbiters plan to adjust their orbits so that the spacecraft will be on the opposite side of the Mars when the comet is most likely to pass by.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day in court on 1 July. This extract from pp. 49 and 50 of the transcript of that hearing transcript in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit captures the general flavor of that day—

THE COURT: Now — okay. So what you’re saying is judge, he hasn’t given me any of this. The motions are right because this is all we have.

MR. OSTRONIC: This is all anybody has.

THE COURT: We have a bare bone pleading –

MR. OSTRONIC: This is all you’re going to see, this is all I have, this is all he’s provided.

THE COURT: Barebones pleading and the pleadings are insufficient.

MR. OSTRONIC: Yes, your honor.

THE COURT: On the remaining counts.

MR. OSTRONIC: Yes, your honor.

MR. KIMBERLIN: And —

THE COURT: And the plaintiff is saying I haven’t given you those documents because there’s too many. That’s what I’m kind of hearing.

MR. OSTRONIC: Your honor —

THE COURT: Right, Mr. Kimberlin?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well I filed for a protective order. And I said, number one —

THE COURT: Your brought the action, sir.

MR. KIMBERLIN: I know. I’m saying protective order for — against discovery.

THE COURT: What are you trying to protect?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Against —

THE COURT: You’re saying that this is the most outrageous thing in the world, all of these tweets daily, threaten you, saying that you’re a rapist, you’re a pedophile, you’re a perjurer, you’re this —

MR. KIMBERLIN: Yes.

THE COURT: — you’re worse than Al Capone.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Yes.

THE COURT: And yet you offer no proof of all of this defamatory documents to the defendant.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor —

THE COURT: And you want him to go to trial and just have you stand up and tell the jury that you’ve gotten all those things out there, and you think that’s going to be sufficient?

popcorn4bkIt’s entirely possible that much worse days are ahead for TDPK. He has no credible evidence to support any of his claims. Meanwhile, the evidence on the other side of each of his three lawsuits is snowballing.

Stay tuned.

Blognet


BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

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

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A noted anti-First-Amendment activist has sued a group of bloggers trying to shut down their free speech and free press rights. Your job … get the facts.

MUSIC: Up then under …

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.

MUSIC: Up and out. Continue reading

In Re ELH-14-CV-1683


Last week, The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt™ filed a motion for leave to file a second amended counterclaim in the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt copyright infringement lawsuit. Yesteday, I filed an opposition to his motion.

My opposition speaks for itself, so I do not plan to make any substantive comments about it until the court rules on TDPS’s™ motion.

UPDATE—wmsbroadcasting201407252132Z

DECLARATION

I, William John Joseph Hoge, declare under penalty of perjury that I am the author of COUNTERCLAIM DEFENDANT HOGE’S OPPOSITION TO COUNTERCLAIM PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE SECOND AMENDED COUNTERCLAIM (ECF NO. 38).

/s/ William John Joseph Hoge.
25 July, 2014

One Year Ago Today


Now that the blog has been around for three years, I thought I’d begin taking an occasional look back at previous years postings.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

My friend Peter Ingemi (aka DaTechGuy) contacted Bill Schmalfeldt concerning a pornographic image that Schmalfeldt had posted that had my face photoshopped into the picture. The image of my face had been lifted from a video that was part of DaTechGuy’s Field Guide to Bloggers. Peter requested that his copyrighted image not be used, and Bill Schmalfeldt agreed to take down the picture.

Credit where credit’s due, and praise where praise is due. Bill Schmalfeldt did the right thing by agreeing to take down the infringing image, and he took it down from his Radio WMS website.

However, he has left two instances of the picture up on Twitter and another instance at hogewash dot net. If Bill Schmalfeldt is a man of his word, those should be removed as well.

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.