I think so, Brain … but where would we store the second boxcar-load of chinchilla chow?
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 Collusion, Wu Flu, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.
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This episode of Blogsmoke first ran six years ago today.
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MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1
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”!
MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2
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.
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Those who “abjure” violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.
Congressman Devin Nunes has filed a defamation lawsuit against Ryan Lizza and Hearst Magazine Media for publishing an allegedly false story about a farm operated by his family. The district court dismissed the suit, but the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has reinstated two of the claims—one related to Lizza’s republishing the story on Twitter and the other about an alleged conspiracy between Lizza and Hearst.
This one should be worth watching.
I think so, Brain … but which one of us would be Animated Character-1?
This tweet was still available as of 10:45 am ET today—After the 2016 election, Podesta joined the Washington Post as a columnist.
Democracy Dies in Derpness™.
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As summer slipped into autumn in 2016, the buzz around Washington was about the Russia Collusion Hoax being stirred up by the Clinton Campaign and “Tech Executive-1.” As part of his attempts to appear to be a real player (as opposed to a disposable hack), Brett Kimberlin offered the following testimony under oath in October, 2016, during a Maryland civil trial.Gentle Reader, I find it hard to believe that “Tech Executive-1” was relying on The Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin or his “specialists in cyber hacking.” It may be that they had some small part of the Russia Collusion Hoax, but was Brett a significant player?
Of course not.
I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.
—Étienne de La Boétie
… can stand for statute of limitations. The federal statute of limitations for most of the crimes that are within the purview of Special Prosecutor John Durham is five years. The statute of limitations on the crime alleged in the Sussmann indictment would have run out this coming Sunday.
I suspect that we will see more activity as the SOL dates on other acts come due.
UPDATE—”[H]e was acting on behalf of specific clients, namely, Tech Executive-1 and the Clinton Campaign.”
I think so, Brain … but how long is the statute of limitation on mopery with intent to lurk?
As of 9 am ET this morning, this could still be found on Twitter—And in other news, the New York Times has reported that Special Prosecutor John Durham is considering an indictment for lying to the FBI against one of the lawyers involved in spinning the false tale about the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank.
BTW, Jake Sullivan is the current White House Chief of Staff.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
I made a very minor contribution to one of the instruments on Lucy.
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One of the most disgusting things I’ve seen during the legal wrangling with Brett Kimberlin has been his cruelty. The TKPOTD for six years ago today noted one of his most cruel acts, suing a defenseless stroke victim.
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Late Monday evening, my lawyer was served with a copy of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit. I will have no comment on the amended complaint until after I have reviewed it with my lawyer, except that I will note that TDPK is continuing to include Mandy Nagy as a defendant in the suit.
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Mandy was 45 when she suffered her stroke a year before Kimberlin filed the RICO Retread LOLsuit. He knew ofher condition when he filed. During a hearing in the case, the judge had asked him why he was suing someone who could not defend herself. Yet, he kept her in the case to the bitter end.
Mandy’s mother reports, “Her physical condition has unfortunately deteriorated somewhat, so that she has more trouble walking. But her cognitive abilities seem to have improved.”
Look. What happened, that was just business. Personal betrayal I can understand. But never betrayal of one’s people you serve, or your country.
I think so, Brain … but what if we put our comments about illiteracy in writing?
Pretend you are member of the armed forces out on the pointy end of the spear—a pilot, paratrooper, submariner, etc.—and you found out that your senior commander had promised to give a potential enemy commander advanced warning that you were being sent on an operation against him. How might this affect you confidence in your chain of command?
What happens when a star dies? In the case of low-mass stars like our Sun and M2-9 pictured above, such stars transform themselves into white dwarfs by throwing off their outer gaseous envelopes. The expelled gas often forms a planetary nebula that fades away over thousand of years. M2-9 is a butterfly planetary nebula 2100 light-years away. There are two stars orbiting inside the central gaseous disk 10 times larger than the orbit of Pluto. The expelled gas of the dying star breaks out from the disk in a bipolar pattern.
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The TKPOTD for seven years ago today showcased a couple of examples of Brett Kimberlin’s incompetence as a litigator.
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Witness impeachment is the process of calling into question the credibility of an individual who is testifying in a trial. A party may impeach a witness by cross-examining the witness about facts which reflect poorly on the witness’s credibility. One does not impeach one’s own witnesses on direct examination—unless, of course, you are The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. This is from his direct examination of Ali Akbar during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Mr. Akbar, have you ever been convicted of a felony?
MR. AKBAR: Yes.
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.
THE COURT: Sustained.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor, I believe it goes to his honesty.
MR. AKBAR: Going to impeach me?
THE COURT: Well —
MR. OSTRONIC: You called the witness.
THE COURT: What are you impeaching him for? It’s your witness. You’re calling your own witness and impeaching him?
I’m not making this up. TDPK expected to use Ali Akbar’s testimony to get evidence into the record after attempting to impeach him as an unreliable witness. Go figure.
I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that one of the basic rules of examining a witness in court is to never ask a question unless you know what the answer will be. TDPK repeatedly violated that rule.
MR. KIMBERLIN: I’m not asking you to give me a mission statement. I’m asking you —
MR. AKBAR: All right. What was the question again?
MR. KIMBERLIN: — a simple question. You know — have you ever raised, through the National Bloggers Club, or Bomber Sues Bloggers, or Rally.org, any money for any purpose to deal with me, my name, or any of these legal issues?
MR. AKBAR: I’d like to answer no, but clarify, if I may. We’ve raised relief funds for bloggers who have lost their jobs, families who have been attacked, families like mine. My mother and my brother have been attacked by your blog, BreitbartUnmasked.com, and —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I object. I object.
MR. AKBAR: — we’ve raised money. We’ve raised relief money.
THE COURT: Well, this is your question. You wanted to know if he raised any money —
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well, but he’s saying it’s my blog. I didn’t have a blog.
MR. AKBAR: Breitbartunmasked.com.
THE COURT: You can’t — if you think you’re not going to like the answer, don’t ask the question. You asked him if he’d raised the money —
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor, I’m just saying, you know, he’s making a statement that’s false.
Accuse the accuser.
So TDPK has said that Breitbart Unmasked isn’t his blog. We’ll see about that.
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It’s now fairly well established that Brett Kimberlin exercises effective control over the now fallow Breitbart Unmasked website. I supposed we shouldn’t be surprised when a perjurer tells a lie.
Any commissioned officer, cadet, or midshipman who is convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
—Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 133
I have no idea whether the story being pushed by Bob Woodward about Mark Miley’a phone calls to his Chinese counterpart are true. Or whether the story about an allied signal intelligence operation intercepting at least one of the calls is true. I am troubled by the the stories being believable.
If Miley is the Woodward’s source, one wonders why he thought it would be a good idea to let the tale out into the wild. Who did he think would approve?
I really does look as if when 2020 turned 21, it started drinking openly.
Fasten your seat belts—there’s turbulence ahead.
I think so, Brain … but the last time I tried that, it took weeks to get all the red stains out of my fur.