Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

GRAYSON: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, My name’s Grayson, Pete Grayson. I’m look for someone to investigate an Internet-related problem.

JOHNNY: That’s what I do for a living. What’s your problem?

GRAYSON: (Telephone Filter) Online harassment. There’s this guy who’s convinced that I’m someone else, and he’s taking a grudge out on me.

JOHNNY: Sounds like something I’ve seen before.

GRAYSON: (Telephone Filter) Oh, you certainly have, Mr. Atsign. It’s The Grouch who is harassing me.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

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 Daley Gator
Helm’s Deep
Conservative Christian Man
Saber Point
The Camp of the Saints
That Mr. G Guy
Conservative Hideout 2.0
Evi L Bloggerlady
Batshit Crazy News
Blubber Sues Blogger
Hot Air
The Other McCain
Truth Before Dishonor
Monitor 2112

In addition to my usual thanks to my fellow bloggers for those link, I’d like to thank Paul Krendler for the linkery from his sooper sekrit blog. And, of course, thank you to everyone who stopped by Hogewash! this week.




ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!


ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.


JOHN: Hi, this is W. J. J. Hoge stepping out of character to offer my thanks and the thanks of Patrick Grady for everyone’s help in dealing with one particular harasser and cyberstalker. The donations from members of Team Lickspittle and others helped Mr. Grady pay for his travel and other expenses associated with the recent vexatious peace order filed agains him. Unfortunately, Patrick Grady is not the only blogger being victimize by lawfare. Others are being vexatiously sued too. You can help them also. Here’s our Announcer to explain how.

ANNOUNCER: One way to help is to donate funds to help pay bloggers’ legal expenses. There are other was too. If you’re a lawyer, you can provide pro bono counsel to a blogger being sued. Whether you’re a lawyer or not, you can help in other ways such as case research or transcription services. To learn more, go to Bomber Sues Bloggers.


ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Who knows what drivel lurks in the hearts of men? Perhaps we will find out in a future episode of “BLOGSMOKE”!


ANNOUNCER: Be sure to tune in on Monday at 6 pm Eastern Time for the next intriguing episode of “Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.” This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

I Was Watching CNN Last Night

I must have been in an airport.

I picked up Patrick Grady from BWI and dropped him at his hotel. Thus far, he has had to pay for a round trip ticket to Baltimore, lodging, and other travel expenses on top of the legal related expenses of dealing with the vexatious peace order petition filed against him by Bill Schmalfeldt. Later today, I will be handing him a check to cover the donations received to The Grady Fund through noon today. Donations received after that time will be forwarded by mail.

One of the purposes of Team Kimberlin’s lawfare is to inflict this sort of needless expense. Even when cases are dismissed or won by the victim, the victim is punished financially. Pushing back against this legal thuggery is important. This lawfare will only end when its consequences become too expensive for its perpetrators.

You can help Patrick Grady. via my Tip Jar by earmarking your donation to him. You can also help those of us being sued by The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. Go to Bomber Sues Bloggers to find out how.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s next opportunity to embarrass himself in court is coming on Friday. He’s filed for a peace order petition against Patrick Grady. As I pointed out in an earlier post, there doesn’t seem to be any actual legal basis for his petition.

It looks as if Schmalfeldt’s behavior toward Mr. Grady has violated Md. Crim. Law § 3-803, the general harassment statute. I have seen an incomplete list of harassing contacts alleged to have occurred after Mr. Grady asked TDPS to knock it off. There were 23 separate items, 15 of which occurred after the Cabin Boy™ had been served with the paperwork for the Illinois no contact petition. It may be that the person entitled to a Maryland peace order is Mr. Grady.

popcorn4bkIt would be a shame for him to come all the way to Maryland and not take a few minutes to fill out the paperwork and spend a few more in an ex parte hearing with a judge. Perhaps TDPS’s attempt at pushback will cause him more trouble that it’s worth.

Stay tuned.

Programming Note

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign will be preempted this week for coverage of the Grady v. Schmalfledt no contact order hearing.

Tune in at 6 pm ET next week of another intriguing adventure. Tune in at 6 pm on Fridays for alternating episodes of Blogsmoke and Blognet.

This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.