The Maryland Margin of Theft


As some of the races tighten before next Tuesday’s election, a lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore over apparent voting by non-citizens in Frederick County, Maryland. Bryan Preston has more here.

Maryland state law makes it easier for non-citizens, both those present legally and those in the country against the law, to vote. Maryland issues drivers licenses to legal and illegal aliens. Driver’s licenses in turn make it easier under the Motor Voter law to register to vote. Maryland also offers copious taxpayer-funded social programs to non-citizens in the state.

Read the whole thing.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny is still deeply engaged in an important investigation. Here’s another recycled episode.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Mr. Atsign.

JOHNNY: Good morning.

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) Are you booked next Tuesday?

JOHNNY: I’m busy, but I could arrange to have part of the day free.

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) Good. I’d like you to be a witness for me.

JOHNNY: A court appearance?

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) (Fading Out) Sorta/Kinda. Let me explain …

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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has never let facts get in the way of the allegations in his various vexatious lawsuits. This is from the second amended complaint for his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 135-89_90TDPK wants the court to believe that on 25 May, 2012, that Glenn Beck published an article about Aaron Walker being SWATted.

Uh, huh.

Take a look at the date on the police report relating to the Walker SWATting. (You can view the entire report here.)AW_SWAT_reportThe report is dated 25 June, 2012. That’s the day that the gag order portion of the peace order TDPK had won against Aaron Walker was ruled unconstitutional and set aside. (The peace order itself was thrown out a couple of weeks later.) 25 May was the date of the Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day blogburst. While many blogs, including Hogewash!, wrote about TDPK on that day, none of them wrote about a SWATting that wasn’t going to occur for another month.

One or two typos or minor errors might occur in an 82-page document. (That’s the length of TDPK second amended complaint. Court rules limit such filings to 50 pages.) However, given the pervasiveness of the falsehoods in all his court papers, the Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that it’s my opinion that those errors are not mistakes. I believe they are lies.

Disney Crocodile_350Meanwhile, the clock is ticking/tocking away, and pages are being turned on the calendar. Brett Kimberlin’s omnibus response to the (eleven, so far) motions to dismiss his vexatious RICO Madness is due on 8 December. Perhaps The Dread Pro-Se Pirate Kimberlin should be careful when he hears that tick/tock sound.

Stay tuned.

Hiding in Plain Sight


One of the tactics used in the discovery phase of a lawsuit is to stonewall until forced to produce evidence by the court and then to bury the opposing side with a huge dump of paperwork at the last second. That’s the tactic the Department of Justice appears to have used in the suit filed by Judicial Watch over the non-response to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request for emails related to Operation Fast and Furious.

The DoJ has tried to claim executive privilege. The court order the DoJ to provide a complete list of the emails together with a description of why each was privileged. The DoJ wanted until after the election to respond. The judge order the response due this month.

John Hinderacker has an analysis of the information divulged by the list of emails over at PowerLine. Read the whole thing and find out why the Administration wanted the information out of the public eye. Especially before the election.

On Defamation


To be defamatory in Maryland a statement must “expose a person to public scorn, hatred, contempt or ridicule, thereby discouraging others in the community from having a good opinion of, or from associating or dealing with, that person.” Batson v. Shiflett, 325 Md. 684, 722-23 (1992).

Some people are considered to be defamation proof. Such folks have reputations that are so bad that it’s not possible to lower their standing in the community. What could one say about Charles Manson, for example, that would degrade his reputation?

On the other side of the coin, there are people whose reputations for spreading falsehoods are such that nothing they say is taken seriously. Since essentially nothing such persons say is believable, nothing they say exposes their targets to scorn, hatred, contempt, or ridicule. It’s likely that such people are incapable of committing defamation. The ravings of a schizophrenic street person probably aren’t defamatory.

Thus, when a noted liar publishes falsehoods that no reasonable person finds credible, it’s simply a waste of time to sue. At least for defamation.

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 group of cyberbullies has been operating in support of convicted domestic terrorist by conducting online attacks on bloggers. They’re using various techniques to mask their identities. Your job … unmask ‘em.

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