On Decorum


I’ve been informed that Bill Schmalfeldt has made a claim that I have stated that avatars depicting relatives of members of Team Kimberlin are not permitted here at Hogewash!. I have no recollection of such a rule, and a search of the entire blog history using multiple keywords confirms my memory. Thus far, I have not exercised any editorial control over the avatars used by commenters. I find some avatars very inappropriate, but I have limited my censorship to the words or images contained within comments.

The Cabin Boy™ is threatening to allow publication of inappropriate avatars using Mrs. Hoge’s likeness. Since I’m not sure that the Gentle Readers grasp the level of filth that might be involved, I’ve decided to post this link to a sample of some of the milder images of my family members that I’ve received from Team Kimberlin over the past month. Even if the Cabin Boy™ limits himself to those sorts of images, he’ll still be digging himself a deeper hole.

I’ve been advised by several friends to ban commenters with inappropriate avatars. I’m not inclined to do so. I hope that I don’t have to change my mind.

UPDATE—I’ve been sent a link to a comment that has been posted on the Cabin Boy’s™ latest blog. The comment consists of a link to an image of the sort I don’t let through moderation or trash as soon as I find it.

It’s no surprise that Schmalfeldt is letting more of his depraved ugliness show.

UPDATE 2—I’m informed that the comment discussed above has been deleted. That was a wise choice.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt is suing over being called “deranged.”WMSvEJ ECF 1-34Words have meaning.

deranged adj. \di-ˈrānjd\ 1. disordered; disarranged. 2. mad; insane.

It is not unreasonable to consider someone with behavior such as Schmalfeldt’s to be disordered. Given his admissions of dementia as well, it seems reasonable that someone would think he is mad.

It was Stacy McCain who first referred to Bill Schmalfeldt as a “deranged cyberstalker.” That strikes me as a reasonable description. However, I still prefer Ken White’s description of the Cabin Boy™ as a “demented freak.”

movie popcornOne more thing … Given what may happen over the next day or so, the Gentle Reader may wish to stock up on Orville Redenbacher popcorn offered by Hogewash! via Amazon.

Stay tuned.