My copy of Animus Nocendi, Bill Schmalfeldt’s latest cut-and-paste opus, arrived Thursday afternoon. I’ve read it. It uses some of his old blog posts and various court papers stitched together with a bit of connective text to attempt to tell his side of “the story.” I can’t really recommend it as an accurate, nothing-but-the-truth, recounting of the interactions between him and me over the past couple of years.
He does share one interesting anecdote. At the very beginning of the book, he relates a conversation he had with Brett Kimberlin in which the subject of Kimberlin’s claim of being Dan Quayle’s dope dealer came up. He quotes Kimberlin as saying, “Of all the things I’ve been charged with, that’s the one thing I DID do!” That summarizes the factually challenged nature of the book. Brett Kimberlin was never charged with selling marijuana (or any other drug) to Dan Quayle, and, if Mark Singer’s research for Citizen K, Kimberlin’s authorized biography, is to be believed, he never sold Dan Quayle any dope either. Similarly, many of the events discussed in the book did not actually transpire as Schmalfeldt describes them.
As I said, I can’t recommend Animus Nocendi. Howerver, if you insist on buying a copy, may I suggest that you use the Amazon shopping link on the Home page? I’ll get a cut of the action, and any earnings from sales of the book will be sent to Bomber Sues Bloggers to help with the expense of defending against The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious lawsuit aimed at suppressing the First Amendment rights of bloggers.
One more thing … animus nocendi is Latin for “intending to harm.” That appears to be an accurate description of the purpose of the book.
Last month, I sought a peace order against Bill Schmalfeldt. It was denied by a District Court judge who does not believe that Internet harassment can trigger the Maryland peace order statute. I appealed. The de novo appeal trial was scheduled for this morning in Circuit Court.
Bill Schmalfeldt and I had a discussion immediately after the settlement conference for the copyright infringement suit I filed against him. During that discussion, he made representations to me about his plan for his Internet presence going forward. I told him that, if he followed that plan, there would be no reason to follow through with my peace order petition. I encouraged him to pursue the course he outlined. I asked him to give me a reason to drop the matter, and we shook hands.
While he seemed to be following his plan for a week or so, Schmalfeldt quickly began giving me reasons to question his sincerity. His behavior over the past week convinced me that I should not withdraw my petition.
Bill Schmalfeldt was a no-show in court this morning. Based on my petition and testimony, Judge Galloway granted the peace order.
UPDATE—There have been some questions about the sort of evidence I presented while seeking the peace order. First, I presented evidence that I had demanded that the Cabin Boy™ to refrain from contacting or harassing me. Second, I presented evidence that he had received and was aware of my demand. Third, I presented evidence of contact and harassment in the form of emails and comments directed to this blog, a bogus DMCA takedown notice, and an extortionate threat to file criminal charges if I did not provide him with the identity of “Paul Krendler.”
For example—UPDATE 2—The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt™ had filed a motion to dismiss based on a claim that Carroll County was an improper venue for my petition. Given that my petition was granted, the Gentle Reader should not be surprised to hear that the motion was denied.
He pontificates thusly:Mr. & Mrs. Stranahan, a mother in Wisconsin, a dentist in Pennsylvania, Chris Heather, Ali Akbar, Mr. & Mrs. Causey, Mr. & Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Hoge, and several others were unavailable for comment.
My comment is unprintable.
The Cabin Boy™ has tweeted a graph that shows that Hogewash! had 400 comments on 29 July, 2014.
The Gentle Reader is welcome to scroll back through the posts and count for himself, but when I checked, this is what I found:
Quote of the Day 3
Team Kimberlin Post of the Day 11
Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? (Midnight) 1
A THEMIS Report 3
In Answer to Some Questions 95
Documenting Online Posts 32
Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? (Noon) 1
The Contents of This Blog 69
It’s almost as if he’s trying to manufacture evidence.
UPDATE—Of course, the numbers shown on the posts only reflect the comments that got through moderations. I would not include, for example, the nine mostly obscene comments I received such as this one—
Here’s another whopper from one of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s court filings. This is from his opposition to my motion to dismiss his first amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.TDPK asserts that I was in on his mythical fraudulent fund raising on behalf of National Bloggers Club in May, 2012. I was a newbie who hadn’t heard of NBC back them.
The real hoot is the “media report” he cites as Exhibit J. It’s supposed to show what we were seeing in the media back in May. The report is dated August.
Then there’s the question of the reliability of the report. It’s from Matt Osborne quoting Bill Schmalfeldt and Breitbart Unmasked as sources.
I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
If I’m senile, that means that I’m showing the signs of being elderly. Could someone please check with Karoli Kuns or some other expert on whether all this harassment I’m receiving from the Cabin Boy™ might be elder abuse?