Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blogsmoke first ran ten years ago today.

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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”!


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.


The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Tattoos, Hairgel, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

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Doublethink is the state of mind which allows one to believe two logically inconsistent beliefs at the same time. Matt Taibbi reports on an example over at Racket News. In testimony at a House hearing this week, Democrat witness Olivia Troye denied to North Carolina congressman Dan Bishop something she’d said in her opening statement.

Winston sank his arms to his sides and slowly refilled his lungs with air. His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself. That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.

UPDATE—My podcast partner Stacy McCain has more about that hearing over at The Other McCain.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The counsel for the private party respondents to Brett Kimberlin’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Kimberlin v. DOJ, et al. has filed a waiver of response with the Supreme Court. Shirley Henderson is the juror who Kimberlin has alleged is related to one of the State Police detectives who testified at the Speedway Bomber trials. Donald Henderson is her husband. Kimberlin alleges the Hendersons were active participants in the conspiracy to falsely convict him and participated in a continuing coverup of that conspiracy. He’s suing them for <Dr. Evil voice> ten million dollars. </Dr. Evil voice>

I haven’t found any testimony or evidence in the record that supports Kimberlin’s claim that Mrs. Henderson is related to the detective who testified against him.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is an unsuccessful musician, and rather than take responsibility for his failure, he sued me (and a long list of codefendants), claiming that truthfully blogging about him was a cause of damage to his career. Here’s the TKPOTD for nine years ago today.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin alleges that the coverage he receives here at Hogewash! is bad for his business. This is from his second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 135-265Ear-plugsMusician? Humpf. From my point of view, the biggest obstacle to The Dread Performer Kimberlin’s success in the music business is his lack of talent. I more fully explain my feelings about his musicianship here.

Perhaps his omnibus opposition to all the motions to dismiss (due at close of business a week from today) will offer some crackpot legal theory that will attempt to keep alive the claim “supported” by this allegation.

Stay tuned.

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The link in the post above goes to my review of a CD Kimberlin released a couple of decades ago.

If the Gentle Reader is a glutton for punishment, he can checkout Kimberlin’s talent for himself. Used copies of the Epoxy Nothing Else CD are still lurking on the used market. Here’s an Amazon link.

300 Pulsars and Counting …

Pulsars are a kind of neutron star, a city-sized remnant of a supernova. Neutron stars contain more mass than our Sun in a ball less than 25 km across.; they’re the densest matter we can see directly. They possess strong magnetic fields, produce streams of energetic particles, and spin quickly.

This visualization shows 294 gamma-ray pulsars, first plotted on an image of the sky as seen from Earth and then transitioning to a view from above the galaxy. The symbols identify different types of pulsars. Young pulsars appear to blink in real time—except for the Crab because its rate is only slightly lower than the video frame rate. Millisecond pulsars appear steady because their pulse rate too quickly to see.

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is credited with the discovery of 294 of these pulsars. The Crab, Vela, and Geminga were among the 11 gamma-ray pulsars known before Fermi launched. Other notable objects are also highlighted. Distances are shown in light-years.

Video Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Although Bill Schmalfeldt engaged in some atrocious  behavior, there were times when it seemed he had been added to Team Kimberlin for comic relief, like the Porter in Act 3 of Macbeth, to provide a chuckle before things get darker. Eight years ago I wrote about things Found In My Email In Box.

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I received a couple of emails from the Cabin Boy™ this afternoon. The first included this picture …Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 1.17.22 PM… and the text of an email that he claims was sent to the manager of the apartment building where he now lives.

From: Concerned Badger <>
Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 1:43 PM
Subject: safety risk
To: [redacted]

From: Concerned Badger <>
Subject: safety risk

Message Body:
Does Bill Schmalfeldt  in Juniper #108
still have the assault rifle he is brandishing
in this photo?

Gun owner. Restraining orders in
multiple states. Criminal stalking
record in Maryland. Are you connecting
the dots yet?

This mail is sent via contact form on Canticle and Juniper Courts

He followed up with this second email.

From: Bill Schmalfeldt bschmalfeldt@[redacted]
Subject: Re: A serious question
Date: 30 November, 2015 at 19:52 +00:00

I guess what I’m asking is, someone had to know your wordpress files URL to enter it into the website. Therefore, I feel comfortable in assuming that whoever asked you for the URL is one of the people harassing the management of this apartment complex. And in the absence of any one else to blame it on, sir, as it was your file and you are responsible for it’s use, I am just going to assume it was you and add you as a defendant in any upcoming action.

Now, I think you’ll have to agree that I have been respectful and gentlemanly. And the gentlemanly thing to do would be to send me a quick response.



Wow! I never realized just how bad the Cabin Boy™ google-fu was! All one has to do to find that image and a link to it is to google Bill Schmalfeldt and select the images options. One doesn’t have to scroll down very far to find that image.GoogleBSGoogleBSzoomAll one has to do is click on the thumbnail to discover that it’s located at Hogewash!, and only a couple more clicks are needed to download the image or be taken to a page that uses it.

The Cabin Boy™ wants me to tell him who was connected to Hogewash! at the time the image was archived, but I can’t. The connection log that I have been running for the past couple of days is only 2,000 hits deep, so it doesn’t go far enough back to cover yesterday afternoon. Even if I could provide the information, I wouldn’t. It is my policy not to respond to such requests except when required to do so by law or court order.

The Cabin Boy™ can assume what ever he wishes, and he has the right to sue whomever he wishes. Before he sues anyone, he might want to try to remember whether he’s filed five frivolous lawsuit or whether he’s filed six. I’ve lost count myself, but being as how he hasn’t had such a great record in court, he might want ask himself if he feels lucky.

Someone ought to ask him, “Well, do ya’, punk?”

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A man’s got to know his limitations.

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