Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Bill Schmalfeldt tries to pass himself off as a journalist. Back in 2013, he joined the Society of Professional Journalists, apparently in an attempt bolster his claim in his appeal of the first peace order issued against that he really, truly was a working journalist and that the mean, nasty peace order infringed his First Amendment rights. Of course, his bragging about being a member of that society prompted some pointage, laughery, and mockification, beginning with this post about Professionalism from five years ago today.

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Bill Schmalfeldt is bragging that he’s now a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. I presume that means that he went to our website, ticked the right boxes on the online form, and paid his $75 dues.

In a few years, his dues will be cut in half to the rate I pay as an “Over 62 Retired Member.”spj_memberYawn.

UPDATE—Apparently, the Cabin Boy has his panties in a knot because I’m a member of SPJ.frr201309262355ZA [redacted] fraud? Oh, come now! I presume that we were both are currently qualified for membership under the same standards, and I’m at a loss to understand why the date I joined (or rejoined, as the case may be) is of any relevance to qualification for membership. Basically, anyone who will say that he spends half-time or more doing something related to “journalism,” who is retired from doing such work, or who is studying to do such work and who pays the appropriate dues may be a member. There’s no background check or letters of recommendation required.

I was a working journalist doing broadcast news before Bill Schmalfeldt got to high school. I’m doing it again (part time) as a blogger. In between, I’ve had a career as a soldier, an engineer, and a businessman.

The Cabin Boy did get one thing right.frr201309262355aZThere’s no way I’d waste good money just to pull his chain.

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One of the reasons that Team Kimberlin’s various schemes fail it that the lies they tell to support them are so transparent. Later in the day, five years ago today, I wound up posting about the Forgery the Cabin Boy™ published to try to keep his whining narrative alive.

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Bill Schmalfeldt has tweeted this concerning my membership in the Society of Professional Journalists …frr201309270006Z… and included this image with his tweet.

BVIMC1jCUAEkKMOHis image has some interesting properties. For example, it’s exactly the same dimension (450 X 572 pixels) as this image I published.spj_memberThere are also some differences. Take a look at the Join Date shown on the Cabin Boy’s version. Now, look at the redaction bar for the same information in mine. The reason the bar is so long on mine is that the date and time were shown when I screen capped the information. If Schmalfeldt had removed the redaction bar from mine, the time stamp should be visible.

Also, the numbers shown for the Join Date on the Cabin Boy’s version are slightly larger than those shown on the Birth Date line. It’s almost is if someone pasted a large white rectangle over my redaction bar and then typed in a date with almost, but not quite, the right size font.

BTW, no one would have access to the my membership maintenance page without my username and password. That’s one of the reasons why the last part of my username is obscured.

Hmmmmm.

UPDATE—One commenter asks why the Join Date isn’t in a box. It isn’t a changeable item on the form so it doesn’t have a data entry box.

Speaking of boxes, here are the Birth Date and Join Date from the Cabin Boy’s version with the small box superimposed around them. Note that the slash marks for the Birth Date do not extend the full height of the box, but those for the Join Date do. Close inspection will also show that the numerals are of different height as well.dates_spj
UPDATE 2—The Gentle Reader will kindly note that I have not said that the Cabin Boy made any representation that the image he posted was of my actual information. I very carefully quoted him by reproducing his tweet. Still, the question remains—is what he posted a forgery?

UPDATE 3—The Cabin Boy says that his personal blog posts and tweets aren’t “journalism.” That’s probably what he thinks is the loophole that gets around this part of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics with respect to that modified image:

Journalists should: … Never distort the content of news photos or video.

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None of this did anything to help the Cabin Boy’s™ appeal. The Court of Appeals denied his petition, and the Circuit Court denied his motion to amend the order and eventually renewed it for an additional six months. It was a completely wasted effort—except as a source of pointage, laughery, and mockification.

Dealing with the Cabin Boy™ has often been a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

M92


Messier 92 is one of the brightest globular clusters in the northern sky, but it is often overlooked by amateur astronomers because of its proximity to the even more spectacular Messier 13. It is visible to the naked eye under very good seeing conditions. Indeed, M92 is among the brightest clusters in terms of absolute magnitude as well as being one of the oldest clusters in the Milky Way.

Image Credit: ESA / NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the similarities among the various members of Team Kimberlin is their strings of failing and abandoned websites, most of which have belonged to The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin and the Cabin Boy™. TDPK tends to leave sites up, apparently on the off chance that someone might stumble across them and hit a donate button. The Cabin Boy™, OTOH, generally completely abandons a site within days (sometimes, hours) of putting it online. His Website Mania was the subject of this post from five years ago today.

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Several commenters over the last few days have wondered why Bill Schmalfeldt keeps opening up new websites when he claims to be short of cash. That prompted me to to a cursory inspection of some of his sites. I found some interesting stuff. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of what I found in a few minutes around 11 am ET today:

fighttherightradio dot com (205.178.189.131, hosted by Network Solutions) simply redirects to patriot-ombudsman dot com.

laststoplounge dot com (72.8.141.90, hosted by Staminus Communications) also redirects to patriot-obudsman dot com.

patriot-ombudsman dot com (97.74.55.1, hosted by GoDaddy) is the actual location of his Internet radio stuff.

radiowms.com (74.220.199.6) has nothing but a default page at Bluehost. This site was taken down because of pornographic images.

radio-shiloh.com is still registered but has no site.

misterapocalyse dot com and teamschmalfeldt dot com are actually WordPress.com accounts hosted by Automattic.

liberagrouch dot com (206.188.193.245, hosted by Network Solutions) is nothing but an under construction page.

These domains have been evicted from the Kimberlin-related server in Arizona: parkyhome dot com (74.220.199.6) has nothing but a default page at Bluehost. lordofsatire dot com and oldunclebastard dot com are still registered, but they are homeless. The evictions appear to have occurred separately with lordofsatire being whacked just last week.

Hmmmm.

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patriot-ombudsman dot com has been registered by a cybersquatting company that wants $2,295 for the domain, but most of those domains are available to be reregistered. mister apocalypse dot com is currently registered, but there is no website associated with it.

Oh, and brietbitnews dot com is still hosted on the same server in Holland as breitbartunmasked dot com and empr dot media.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny. It’s Bob Bailey.

JOHNNY: Hi! I haven’t heard from you for a while,

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Yeah, but no one’s heard much from you for a couple of months. What’s up these days?

JOHNNY: Quite a bit, actually. But not stuff that’s cleared for broadcast yet.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. I know how that goes.

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!

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