A Personal Note


Mrs. Hoge had her first session of chemotherapy today and is doing very well. She is very grateful for your prayers and good wishes.

Because of her illness, I am taking a pass on most of CPAC this year, but I will be attending BlogBash this evening. The press of the day’s events has cut into the time available for blogging. As a result, the three posts that would normally appear around midnight, Quote of the Day, TKPOD, and AYPWIP, will get tonight off. Normal blogging should resume with the Internet Astronomer post tomorrow morning.

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
Saber Point
The Camp of the Saints
The Other McCain
Evi L Bloggerlady
Zilla of the Resistance
It’s the Software, Not the Hardware
Conservative Hideout 2.0
Blubber Sues Bloggers
Motor City Times

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

A Year of BS on Twitter


This is a sampler of some of the Twitter activity from the Cabin Boy™ during the period of February, 2013, through January, 2014.

UPDATE—I’m told by a friend who has been paying attention to the Twitterz this morning that the Cabin Boy™ is upset because I have had the temerity to quote some his Twitter ravings. He should get used to it, and he will see many more of his own words coming back to haunt him if he continues with his LOLsuit.

Thus far, my response has been restrained. I have more important issues at hand. However, he should consider that my codefendants may not be as gentle as I have been to date. The ram has touched the wall, and I believe they are eager to use it.

If Schmalfeld is lucky, the judge will kick out the lawsuit under 28 U.S.C. 1915(e). If Schmalfeldt decides to do the wise thing (stop laughing), he will withdraw his LOLsuit before the judge rules.

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
The Camp of the Saints
The Blog of Dude
Saber Point
The Other McCain
Evi L Bloggerlady
Lowering the Boom
Conservative Hideout 2.0
Blubber Sues Bloggers

I’m always thankful for the help my fellow bloggers provide by linking to Hogewash!—thank you! Thanks, also, to all who clicked on those links or stopped by on their own.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt is suing over being called “deranged.”WMSvEJ ECF 1-34Words have meaning.

deranged adj. \di-ˈrānjd\ 1. disordered; disarranged. 2. mad; insane.

It is not unreasonable to consider someone with behavior such as Schmalfeldt’s to be disordered. Given his admissions of dementia as well, it seems reasonable that someone would think he is mad.

It was Stacy McCain who first referred to Bill Schmalfeldt as a “deranged cyberstalker.” That strikes me as a reasonable description. However, I still prefer Ken White’s description of the Cabin Boy™ as a “demented freak.”

movie popcornOne more thing … Given what may happen over the next day or so, the Gentle Reader may wish to stock up on Orville Redenbacher popcorn offered by Hogewash! via Amazon.

Stay tuned.