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
Helm’s Deep
Ichneumon
DaTechGuy
The Camp of the Saints
Outside the Beltway
Instapundit
The Other McCain
Saber Point
Blubber Sues Bloggers
Bob’s Blog
rawdog
Watcher of Weasels
Hot Air
Evi L Bloggerlady
Thinking Man’s Zombie

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

Blogsmoke


BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

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”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

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.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3

JOHN: The Grouch had been looking for some way to tag me with something, anything that would cause me legal problems. He didn’t seem to care if it were civil or criminal, just as long as he cou …

ANNOUNCER: We interrupt Blogsmoke to bring you this news bulletin.

This morning W. J. J. Hoge filed the following Informal Response Brief in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. appeal with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

ANNOUNCER: We return you now to “BLOGSMOKE” already in progress.

… not necessarily our jurisdiction. It depends on which State’s Attorney does what or whether everything is consolidated by the Attorney General. If Maryland cleans up the mess, we won’t have to get involved.

JOHN: OK. I’ll pass that along.

MUSIC: CLOSING TITLE UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 6

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Even with a good imagination, we can’t come up with stories as strange as The Grouch and his buddies provide for episodes of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: SWELL AND CONTINUE TO MUSIC OUT

ANNOUNCER: The Legal Department wishes the following declaimer read: “‘BLOGSMOKE’ is a work of fiction. Anyone who feels it might be about him should read Proverbs 28:1.”

Be sure to tune in on Monday at 6 pm Eastern Time for the next intriguing episode of “Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign,” and join us again every Friday at 6 for alternating episodes “BLOGSMOKE” and “Blognet.”

This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


adXzgr8The Cabin Boy™ has another ultimatum published. In it, he threatens to file criminal charges against me under Md. Crim. Law §§ 3-803 and 3-805 and to seek a peace order against me if I do not police the comment section of this blog to his satisfaction. Here’s my understanding of the law as it applies to the situation.

Under the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230), I may not be held responsible for the content of comments submitted by other persons to this blog. Also, under § 230(e)(3), I cannot be subjected to any state prosecution or civil liability for those comments either. Thus, under federal law, someone who believes that comments on this blog are defamatory or harassing or otherwise offensive must take it up with the commenter(s) directly and not with me. If the Cabin Boy™ has a problem with my avatar, he can try to hold me accountable. If his problem is with someone else, he must take it up with him or her. He may not trouble me about it. I’m not obliged to deal with his dispute with a third party.

BTW, The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt acknowledged that this is his understanding of the Communications Decency Act in a previous court filing. See Schmalfeldt v. Johnson, et al., Case No. 15-CV-00315-RDB, ECF No. 1 (D.Md. 2015), ¶ 35. Given that Schmalfeldt has admitted that he must take up his complaints against commenters with them and not with me, attempting to hold me responsible for the contents of comments could be construed as an act of bad faith.

Schmalfeldt’s ultimatum threatens criminal charges if I don’t do as he pleases, and he’s demanding that I give him something of value (partial control of this website) that I have no legal obligation to give up. Ironically, he may have violated Md. Crim. Law § 3-704 and § 3-706 .

I do my blogging from Carroll County. If the Cabin Boy™ is stupid enough to want to carry out his threats, he knows how to find the District Court Commissioners Office in Westminster.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny picked up a new assignment today and can’t make it to the studio this evening, so here’s a look at what he was doing a year ago …

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

COUSY: (Telephone Filter) Hello, Mr. Atsign. My name is Bob Cousy.

JOHNNY: Not *The* Bob Cousy who played for the Celtics. I’m a fan.

COUSY: No. Just *A* Bob Cousy. I hadn’t been born when that Bob Cousy was playing point guard. I’m calling about The Grouch.

JOHNNY: What about him?

COUSY: This has come out left field … sorry to mix my sports metaphors … but he’s suddenly started harassing my wife and me. And our baby.

JOHNNY: So why are you calling me?

COUSY: I’m told you might be helpful.

JOHNNY: Perhaps. Tell me your story.

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 Asign!

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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:

Thinking Man’s Zombie
Allergic to Bull
Helm’s Deep
Outside the Beltway
Ichneumon
Instapundit
The Camp of the Saints
The Other McCain
rawdog
Hot Air
Evi L Bloggerlady

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

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 blogger has been accused of stalking and harassment. 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