On Copyrights

I was rereading Confessions of an Undercover Internet Troll, and noticed something interesting about how the blog described in the book got started. The character known as Hoggy hired the author to write the blog, offering to pay him with a cut of money raised via Hoggy’s tip jar. If that’s true, then all of the TMZ blog posts contained in the book should be work-for-hire and, therefore, should belong to Hoggy.


UPDATE—After my conversation with CreateSpace this morning, this is what searching for the Cabin Boy’s™ book turned up on Amazon at 12:15 ET this afternoon.Amazon_Confessions_20151124


Reiterating Editorial Policy

This blog is about whatever topics I find interesting, and one of those topics is the First Amendment. Among its provisions, that Amendment prohibits the government from infringing on the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press. It does not, however, restrict the editorial policy of this site. The general rules governing the site can be found by clicking on The Fine Print in the menu bar, but I want to reiterate one specific rule not found there: Derogatory comments about the family members of a controversial person who are not themselves a part of the controversy will not be tolerated on Hogewash!—that being said, I have no control over the speech or writings of third parties that is not posted to this site.TheMerryWidower201511160615ZI can advise against certain behaviors and point out that I don’t engage in them myself, but I can’t order anyone to say or not say or to write or not write anything elsewhere.

Bill Schmalfeldt is a deranged cyberstalker. He is a liar. He is someone who is untrustworthy, who fails to live up to his commitments or abide by agreements he has signed. He had the opportunity to make a clean start when he fled from Maryland to Wisconsin. He appears to have wasted that opportunity.

Murum aries attigit.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Here’s another lie that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin told during the 3 September, 2015, hearing in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit. It’s from page 72 of the transcript.BKvNBC2_20150903_p72

“… only sued five people or five suits in the last five years.” Bullshit!

1. Kimberlin v. Allen (I), Case No. 339254V (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2010)
2. Kimberlin v. Allen (II), Case No. 0601SP031592011 (Md. D.Ct. 2011)
3. Kimberlin v. Walker (I), Case No. 0601SP005392012 (Md. D.Ct. 2012)
4. Kimberlin v. Walker (II), Case No. 0601SP019792012 (Md. D.Ct. 2012)
5. Kimberlin v. Norton, Case No. 0601SP033892012 (Md. D.Ct. 2012)
6. Kimberlin v. Elliot, Case No. 0602SP017482013 (Md. D.Ct. 2013)
7. B. Kimberlin obo K.K. v. T. Kimberlin, Case No.0601SP027212013 (Md. D.Ct. 2013)
8. Kimberlin v. KimberlinUnmasked, Case No. 13-CV-2580-RWT (D.Md. 2013) Two defendants
9. Kimberlin v. Walker, et al., Case No. 380966V (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2013) Six defendants
10. Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I), Case No. 13-CV-3059-GJH (D.Md. 2013) Twenty-four defendants
11. Kimberlin obo K.K v. Hoge, Case No. 0601SP012712015 (D.Md. 2015)
12. Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams LLP, et al., Case No. 15-CV-723-GJH (D.Md. 2015) Twenty named defendants plus multiple Joe Does
13. Kimberlin v. Home Depot, Case No. 401958V (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2015)
14. Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II), Case No. 403868V (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2015) Nineteen defendants

pantsonfireThat’s fourteen lawsuits with a total of forty-nine unique defendants (plus a bunch of John Does) spread among them.

However, he did say something true. He did win “two or three.” He did win two by default, but since he’s never won a case on it’s merits, claiming those wins is somewhat misleading.

Lying liars gotta lie.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Good evening, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Well, hello!

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Have you been reading any of the junk Bunny Boy’s been publishing lately?

JOHNNY: Not really. What have I missed?

RULE 5 GIRL: He’s done a post about that suit against The Bomber, and some of the comments are disturbing?

JOHNNY: Really? I’ll take a look.

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

Free Speech

Adam Liptak has a piece over at The New York Times worrying that the recent Supreme Court decision striking down an Arizona town’s signage ordinance will

roll consumer protection back to the 19th century.

I suppose one doesn’t have to worry about free speech rights if he thinks he is protected by the freedom of the press clause in the First Amendment.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I’ve been posting motions to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al., RICO Retread LOLsuit this week. Here’s one from Glenn Beck and his companies.

This motion brings up the problem that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuit has with Maryland’s Anti-SLAPP statute. Breitbart and Erick Erickson/RedState have raise the same issue, but in separate motions. Since they are represented by the same lawyer, the Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that those motions are very similar. Here’s the motion filed for Erickson/RedState.

TDPK has opposed my motion to dismiss, but he filed his opposition a week after the drop dead date for his response; the court may decide that my motion is unopposed. TDPK was also ordered by the court to respond to Aaron Walker’s motion to dismiss not later than tomorrow. He also now has a motion from Michelle Malkin and Twitchy which must be opposed by 17 August and a total of five motions from other defendants with responses due on the 18th.

Tomorrow: $4,169.35.

Stay tuned.