In Re a Show Cause Hearing

The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt filed a motion to cancel the show cause hearing scheduled for this morning to determine whether he will be found in contempt for violation of the current peace order against him. Yesterday, I filed this opposition to his motion.

The hearing is on the morning docket in the Circuit Court for Carroll County.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dreadful Pro-Se Scmalfeldt’s show cause hearing is on this morning’s docket in the Circuit Court in Carroll County. He has been ordered to show why he should not be found in contempt for violation of the current peace order issued against him.

Watch this space beginning at around 9 am for more information.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dreadful Pro-Se Scmalfeldt was put on notice by my lawyer during the hearing for the extension of the original peace order that a contempt petition could result from further peace order violations. Seeking that civil remedy cuts out the middlemen of the State’s Attorney’s Office and District Court in enforcing the Circuit Court’s order. The Cabin Boy™ may not be facing centuries in jail or a zillion dollar fine, but he is facing the possibility of being held accountable for his behavior.

The Cabin Boy™ seems to think that my petition was filed for the sole purpose of making him come out in cold weather as a way of punishing him, as if I am using a false claim filed by a pro se litigant to cause him to have to unnecessarily defend himself.

Who would do a thing like that?

In Re a Peace Order

On 9 January, Bill Schmalfeldt filed a motion to dismiss my petition that he be found in contempt for violating the current peace order issued against him. On 27 January, I filed an opposition to his motion.

My opposition speaks for itself, and I do not wish to make any further substantive public comment about my petition or the motion to dismiss until after the court has ruled on them.

UPDATE—I received this in today’s mail.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

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

SOUND: Skype rings four times.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) I’m not here. You’ve got the answering machine. I’ve got my last pre-hearing report submitted in the No Pings Only Matter, and the weather’s lousy here in Westminster, so I’m taking a few days off and going fishing down in the Keys. I’ll be back around the beginning of February.

Next time? A stacked deck, you say? Let’s see how the cards got played. 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.


While I was reviewing paperwork for a couple of the bits of lawfare Team Bomber is waging, I noticed a certain synchronicity between the cases of The Bomber and The Grouch. That brought this episode from a year ago to mind …



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.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The most bizarre bit of nonsense in all of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s ranting in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is his spinning of a fable concerning Team Themis. The beginnings of the Team Themis non-story go back to before my time as a blogger, but Stacy Mc Cain has written some about it. This piece about Barrett Brown and ‘Team Themis’ provides a reasonable summary of what probably happened in a skirmish between the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the nascent Team Kimberlin.

Here’s the money quote.

The reference is to U.S. Chamber Watch, a wholly owned project of Brett Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution! Of course, at that point, I’d never heard of Brett Kimberlin or Velvet Revolution, but it’s kind of weird how, over the course of several months in 2011 and 2012, these divergent threads came together. In September 2011, Neal Rauhauser e-mailed Barrett Brown’s colleague Gregg Housh to coordinate “Occupy” activism on behalf of Velvet Revolution. And in September 2012, Rauhauser as “Carlito2000″ got Barrett Brown agitated about Jennifer Emick.

So while Barrett Brown is being celebrated as a journalistic hero by the New York Times and Rolling Stone, I’m being sued by the convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin for “DEFAMATION, MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, HARASSMENT, STALKING, CONSPIRACY, INVASION OF PRIVACY AND INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS” and yet — checking my e-mail inbox again — no, neither David Carr of the New York Times nor Alexander Zaitchik of Rolling Stone seems to find that story interesting.

Just a coincidence, I’m sure . . .

Sure, Stacy. Just a coincidence.