This is the post that the Cabin Boy™ says provided him with the right to begin harassing me.
Originally posted on 3 September, 2012
More Lawfare Threats From Team Kimberlin
Some bozo calling himself the Liberal Grouch appears to be a member of Brett Kimberlin’s clown posse, and he’s threatening to sue Aaron Walker for defamation. He believes that Mr. Walker defamed him because he was accurately quoted in postings tweeted by Mr. Walker.
You can find the details of the exchange in question here, including tweets/posts that the Liberal Grouch deleted (perhaps in an attempt to erase evidence?).
Team Kimberlin is saying that they will start a “legal defense fund” for the Liberal Grouch if he sues Mr. Walker. They have the right idea because he will need a defense fund when the counterclaims come back from Aaron Walker.
Oh, and if Bill Schmalfeldt (if that’s his real name) is stupid enough to sue Aaron Walker, I’ll be first in line to make a substantial contribution to the Blogger Defense Team to help defray Mr. Walker’s legal expenses.
UPDATE—@LiberalGrouch tweets that I should read his side of the story. [Schmalfeldt has deleted the website.] I have. My comments above stand.
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I should point out a few things about that post and the Cabin Boy’s™ poor recollection of it.
First, while I did refer to him as a member of Brett’s clown posse, I did not call him a “clown.” I referred to him as a “bozo.”
Second, Schmalfeldt was threatening to sue Aaron for accurately quoting him and OccupyRebellion with respect to the threat to rape either Lee Stranahan or his wife. The Cabin Boy had enough sense back then not to file a patently bogus lawsuit, an insight that has since slipped away from him.
Third, when the Cabin Boy wound up needing a legal fund to help support his lawfare, his buddies on Team Kimberlin haven’t been willing to put their money where their mouths were in 2012.
Stacy McCain describes Bill Schmalfeldt as a “deranged cyberstalker.” Ken White has called him a “demented freak.” I have come to believe those descriptions are too kind.