@wjjhoge is in the Gulag

… and Brett is soooooo very pleased with himself.#0_201504280132ZAlthough is may seem backwards, @wjjhoge is the business account associated with this blog, and @hogewash is a account occasionally used for personal stuff. (If you must know, @hogewash was originally @w3jjh, a handle derived from my amateur radio callsign. Where was I? Oh, yeah …) I’ll be using the @hogewash account with this blog until Twitter gets things fixed. Tune in over there.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny. It’s Phil Candler. How was the fishing?

JOHNNY: Not bad. I wound mostly catching catfish, but I got few large mouth bass on Kentucky Lake.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Good. I’ve been trolling for something else.

JOHNNY: Any luck?

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) I’ve snagged something you may find interesting.

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
Helm’s Deep
Saber Point
The Camp of the Saints
The Other McCain
A Working Conservative
Thinking Man’s Zombie
Motor City Times
Bob’s Blog
Conservative Hideout 2.0
Evi L Bloggerlady
Batshit Crazy News
Patterico’s Pontification

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


There’s this guy who keeps claiming that he’s the victim of stalking when he’s actually the stalker himself …



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.


Yet Another LOLsuit

The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has filed state law claims from his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. He’s named the following defendants: National Bloggers Club, Ali Akbar, Patrick Frey, Erick Erickson, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, Aaron Walker, Yours Truly, Lee Stranahan, Mandy Nagy, Breitbart.com (sic), DB Capitol Strategies, Dan Backer, Mercury Radio Arts, Blaze (sic), Ace of Spade (the blog), Ace of Spades (the blogger), RedState, and Twitchy.

The suit claims are for Defamation of Character, Invasion of Privacy (mentioned twice), Interference with Business Relations, Interference (with what is unspecified), Battery, Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Conspiracy.

That’s as much as I can gather from the Maryland Judiciary Case Search online database. I can’t make any further substantive comment about this LOLsuit until I’ve reviewed the complaint with counsel.

Comments are open, and suggestions for a working name for this LOLsuit are solicited. Please keep it clean.

UPDATE—TDPK forgot to add Mopery with Intent to Lurk again.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

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

SOUND: Phone rings four times.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) Sometimes, you just might find you get what you need, and I need some time off. I’ve gone on a fishing and boating trip. I’m cruising the Tennessee River from Knoxville all the way down to Paducah. There’s all sorts of interesting things to see along the way, and I’m sure that I’ll have interesting stories to tell about the people and places I visit during stops along the way. You can leave a message if you want, but I won’t be checking in regularly for the next week.

SOUND: Beep.

ANNOUNCER: Now, here’s our star to tell you about next week’s intriguing episode of our story.

JOHNNY: Next time? Why is it that I always wind up mixing business with pleasure? Join us, won’t you?

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Swell theme and under

ANNOUNCER: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign, starring W. J. J. Hoge, is transcribed in Westminster. Be sure to join us next Monday, same time and URL, for the next exciting episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.

MUSIC: Theme up to music out.

ANNOUNCER: Johnny Atsign is a work of fiction. If anyone thinks it’s about him, he should read Proverbs 28:1.

Be sure to tune in every Friday at 6 pm Eastern Time for an episode of Blognet or Blogsmoke on alternating weeks. This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

Funny You Should Mention That

Commenter gmhowell wrote this in the comment section of the Another Forgery? post below.

I suspect ‘Gail’ is to Bill as ‘mother’ was to Norman Bates: a convenient fiction to help him further his own mental deterioration.

That’s an interesting observation. You see, one of the images that the anonymous coward Team Kimberlin commenter(s) have been repeatedly sending along with comments about Mrs. Hoge is this one from the movie Psycho:batesmomTeam Kimberlin’s fascination with ugly, macabre, and perverse things is really quite repulsive.