Blogsmoke


While the investigative crew is out on a special assignment, Hogewash! is featuring reruns of older episodes.

Blogsmoke

SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

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”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

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.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While I wait for The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin to file his omnibus response to the defendants’ motions to dismiss his second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, I thought if might be interesting to review the story of his vexatious federal lawsuit by reposting some of the highlights of the past year’s coverage. Although one is supposed to provide separate proof of service of process for different lawsuits, TDPK tried to use the same green cards as proof of service in both the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit and in the RICO Madness. He compounded his error by providing different versions of the same green card in two separate filings in the state suit (Walker, et al.) and using Post Office transaction receipts which did not support his claims of Restricted Delivery in exhibits in a filing in the RICO Madness.

He got caught.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Originally Posted on 9 April, 2014

My part of the preparation for the hearings coming up this morning in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit was the task of cataloging some the evidence regarding the apparent forgeries that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has submitted as exhibits attached to his pleadings in both the state case and the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. If it seems as if my blogging has been a bit light recently, that was caused, in part, by the extent of this task.

Based solely on documents filed by TDPK or issued by the Clerk of the U. S. District Court for Maryland, there apparent forgeries relating to service of process on Ali Akbar, “Breitbart.com,” Kimberlin Unmasked, Stacy McCain, and Twitchy. BTW, in his response to one of the show cause orders in the RICO Madness, TDPK as already admitted to altering the summons he sent to Twitchy.

Today, may be an interesting day.

Stay tuned.

One more thing … You can help my codefendants (Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, and Kimberlin Unmasked) and me defend ourselves from Brett Kimberlin’s vexatious attack on our First Amendment rights. Go the Bomber Sues Bloggers to find out how.

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9 April was an interesting day.

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Don’t Even Use That With Me

Originally Posted on 9 April, 2014

That ‘s what Judge Joan Ryon sternly told the The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin when he tried to use his pro se status to excuse his alteration of a document filed with the court in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit. The judge told TDPK that she wanted to fine him and took a recess to research whether or not she had the statutory authority to do so. She determined that she did not, so TDPK got off with a warning not to file any further forgeries with the court.

TDPK withdrew all of his motions for sanctions, so the net of the morning is status quo ante—except that Kimberlin is now skating on very thin ice.

My codefendant Stacy McCain will have a more detailed report at his blog.

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The state case continued to go downhill from there for TDPK. Most of it dissolved at summary judgment. The rest fell apart without us defendants having to put on a defense. If TDPK is very lucky, the RICO Madness will die at the motion to dismiss stage. Otherwise, we will proceed to discovery, and I don’t imagine that any of the defendants will be willing to put up with the nonsense Kimberlin tried to pull in the state lawsuit. Oh, yes. Discovery will be a bitch.

Blognet


More reruns. Here’s a recycled episode while Sergeant Friday and Office Smith are on an extended assignment.

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 blogger is being sued for writing about another lawsuit and questioning the plaintiff’s motives. His employer is being sued as well. Your job … get the facts.

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.

SOUND: Footsteps on sidewalk. Repeating background PA announcement: “The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers. No parking please.”

FRIDAY: It was Wednesday, March 6th. It was a smog-free day in LA. I was on temporary duty for Internet Detail. My partner, Liz Smith, was back in Westminster with our boss, Twitter Town Sheriff W. J. J. Hoge. My name’s Friday. It was 11:31 am when I walked out of the baggage claim area at LAX. Continue reading

Mismanagement at the State Department


The Washington Examiner reports that the State Department Inspector General has uncovered rampant mismanagement of grants by the department under Secretary Clinton.

Why am I not surprised?ECF 135-152UPDATE—I should tell the Gentle Reader who may not be familiar with Brett Kimberlin’s (The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin) vexatious lawsuit against over a score of bloggers and media entities (including me) that paragraph 152 above is from the second amended complaint in that lawsuit. Search on the term <RICO Madness> in the search box above to learn more.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Here’s another recycled episode while Johnny is off on an extended investigation.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny.

JOHNNY: What’s up, Aaron?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) The Bomber’s filed that report the judge ordered.

JOHNNY: Which one? The one about service in the RICO suit?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Yeah, and some of the exhibits don’t add up

JOHNNY: And you want me to do some digging?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) You got it.

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


While I wait for The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin to file his omnibus response to the defendants’ motions to dismiss his second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, I thought if might be interesting to review the story of his vexatious federal lawsuit by reposting some of the highlights of the past year’s coverage. TDPK’s lawsuit is almost a year old, and he still hasn’t managed to serve all the defendants.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Originally Posted on 4 February, 2014

The Gentle Reader may remember that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has been having a hard time effecting service of process on the defendants in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. After TDPK filed his Amended Complaint, the Judge Grimm ordered the Clerk of the Court to prepare summonses for all the defendants. In the same order the judge also reminded TDPK of his obligation to promptly report service of process on each defendant when it was effected.BK v NBC ECF 3Footnote 2 deals with how to serve a corporation. Here’s footnote 1.BK v NBC ECF 3 fn1

Also, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4 specifies how various state/territorial laws affect the rules of service. Service sent to the defendants in California, Colorado, DC, Illinois, Virginia, and West Virginia requires restricted delivery.

TDPK filed his RICO Madness on 15 October. The 120th day following will be 12 Feburary.

So where are the Certified Mail green cards?

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Ah, yes! Certified Mail green cards. TDPK Kimberlin didn’t bother to pay for Restricted Delivery, and neither the green cards nor his Post Office payment receipts showed that service. He got caught and wound up having to admit his alteration of one of them in the RICO Madness. He also got nailed in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. state case.

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Don’t Even Use That With Me

Originally Posted on 9 April, 2014

That’s what Judge Joan Ryon sternly told the The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin when he tried to use his pro se status to excuse his alteration of a document filed with the court in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit. The judge told TDPK that she wanted to fine him and took a recess to research whether or not she had the statutory authority to do so. She determined that she did not, so TDPK got off with a warning not to file any further forgeries with the court.

TDPK withdrew all of his motions for sanctions, so the net of the morning is status quo ante—except that Kimberlin is now skating on very thin ice.

My codefendant Stacy McCain will have a more detailed report at his blog.

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TDPK’s whining about being pro se hasn’t gone over well with any of the judge’s he has faced since he tried to excuse defrauding the courts with a forged summons and forged proof of service by pleading ignorance. BaghdadBlob20140108a

Blogsmoke


Since I’ve been reviewing the history of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness in the Team Kimberlin Post of the Day, I thought it would be useful to take a look at the first Blogsmoke episode.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Originally Posted on 18 November, 2013

*snort* *giggle*

Xenophon (the Troll) makes a lame attempt at ironic humor over at Breitbart Unmasked with a post (No, I won’t link to it) trying to cast me as the Internet Sheriff of Twitter Town. It has a sort of Blogsmoke theme.

Here’s how we would have done it back when I was working in radio—

*****Blogsmoke

SOUND: HORSE MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Dodge City Twitter Town and in the territory out west of the net—there’s just one way to handle the killers harassers and the spoilers stalkers—and that’s with a U.S. Marshall an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “GUNSMOKE” “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “GUNSMOKE” “BLOGSMOKE” starring William Conrad W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the violence trolling that moved west with young America into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved with against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

MATT JOHN: I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshall 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.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3

SOUND: HOUSEHOLD BACKGROUND NOISE—PHONE RINGS OFF MIKE

WILL: (OFF MIKE) Dad! Telephone.

JOHN: I’ll get it in here.

SOUND: PHONE PICKED UP

JOHN: Hello?

LEE: (FILTERED) John, It’s Lee.

JOHN: Hey, Lee.

LEE: (FILTERED) I’m flying into BWI tomorrow evening to file charges against the Grouch. Can you give me a ride from the airport to the courthouse.

JOHN: Sure. When do you get in?

LEE: (FILTERED) Just after six.

JOHN: That works. BWI is on my way home from work. There’s a great place for crab cakes between the airport and where the District Court Commissioner’s night office is located. We’ll grab dinner on the way. Send me an email with the flight info.

LEE: (FILTERED) Thanks, John.

SOUND: PHONE HANGS UP—HOUSEHOLD BACKGROUND FADES

MUSIC: SCENE BUMPER MUSIC—RECORDED—CUT 4

SOUND: CAR ROLLING TO A STOP

PARKING GIRL: Three Dollars.

JOHN: Here you go.

PARKING GIRL: Need a receipt?

JOHN: No thanks.

SOUND: CAR ACCELERATES—ROAD NOISE SUSTAINS IN BACKGROUND

JOHN: So how do your wife and kids feel about this?

LEE: They’re tired of it. After a while, it became obvious that he wasn’t going to stop.

JOHN: Yeah.

LEE: I can put up with a lot, but when he suggested that my wife be raped while I was away covering the convention …

JOHN: Uh, huh.

LEE: As if that weren’t enough … going on and on about the child we lost in childbirth … And saying that I was pimping my wife and daughter.

JOHN: Yeah. He’s scum. By the way, you see that trailer park on the right.

LEE: Yes.

JOHN: He’s in Number 71.

SOUND: ROAD NOISE FADES

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And now, back to our story.

MUSIC: SCENE BUMPER MUSIC—RECORDED—CUT 5

COMMISSIONER: Raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that statements contained herein are true to the best of your knowledge and belief.

LEE: I do.

COMMISSIONER: Sign and date all the pages please.

LEE: OK.

SOUND: PEN SCRATCHING

LEE: There.

COMMISSIONER: Thank you.

SOUND: FORMS BEING SEPARATED—STAPLER

COMMISSIONER: Here are your copies. Have a good evening.

LEE: Thanks. Good night.

JOHN: Well, that’s that. Let’s go.

SOUND: DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES—FOOTSTEPS ACROSS PARKING LOT—TWO CAR DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE—CAR STARTS INTERIOR POV

JOHN: You can crash on our couch tonight.

LEE: Thanks, John.

JOHN: No problem. We’ll see how Howard County deals with this.

SOUND: CAR ACCELERATES AND ROAD NOISE FADES

MUSIC: CLOSING TITLE UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 6

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) You know, cyberstalkers like the Grouch do real harm. Over the next week, he began to expand his attacks on bloggers—as we will see in the next episode of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: SWELL AND CONTINUE TO MUSIC OUT

ANNOUNCER: This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

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Amateurs. Pfft.

Stay tuned for Episode 2.

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There have been 25 episodes of Blogsmoke so far. There are still a few more to go.

Oh, one more thing … The Legal Department wishes the following declaimer read: “‘BLOGSMOKE’ is a work of fiction. Anyone who feels it might be about him should read Proverbs 28:1.”