I would unite with anybody to do right; and with nobody to do wrong.
After the Waukesha Christmas Parade “Incident,” I am shocked by the lack of interest in common sense vehicle safety legislation that would ban vehicles with fully automatic transmissions and high-capacity (greater than ten gallon) fuel tanks.
Canada is releasing 50 million pounds of maple syrup from its national stockpile in an attempt to deal with a global shortage of the precious fluid.
I think so, Brain … but so many politicians have no idea what they’re talking about yet are sure they’re right.
It was eight years ago this month that Matt Osborne put up a lame joke post at Breitbart Unmasked titled Blogsmoke: William Hoge Is The Sheriff of Twitter Town. (That post was still up as of 11pm ET last night, but, no, I won’t link to it.) I responded with a series of posts patterned after the old CBS radio series Gunsmoke. Here’s Episode 9, which first ran eight years ago today.
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SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET
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.
MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading
In whichever way a democratic system might be sick, terrorism does not heal it; it kills it. Democracy is healed with democracy.
I think so, Brain … but the tryptophan’s starting to kick in.
Video Credit: NASA
When a felon’s not engaged in his employment
Or maturing his felonious little plans,
His capacity of innocent enjoyment
Is just as great as any honest man’s.
There are no posts planned for the next 24 hours concerning Team Kimberlin. Even an avowed atheist with no one to be thankful to deserves a quiet and peaceful Thanksgiving Day. There will be more days ahead during which we can consider their story, so a day off is in order.
Gratus animus est una virtus non solum maxima, sed etiam mater virtutum omnium reliquarum. A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
—Marcus Tullius Cicero
I think so, Brain … but if territorial boundaries count as state lines, don’t all congrsscritters cross at least one going to the Capitol?
Today is the forty-second anniversary of my marriage to Mrs. Hoge. It is is also the fifth anniversary of her death.Connie’s wedding dress was originally made in 1949 by my mother for her sister Willie Mae. In the mid ’50s my mother altered the dress for two of my cousins, Jane and Peggy, and it was refurbished again in 1979 for Connie. Since our wedding, the dress has been worn by Peggy’s daughters and granddaughters at their weddings.
Video Credit: ESA
Team Kimberlin often projects their own motivations and behaviors on to others. For example, they claim that others are victimizing them with “false narratives” when it is they who tell lies and engage in forgery and perjury.
Speaking of false narratives, here’s one that Bill Schmalfeldt published during one of his turns as editor of Breitbart Unmasked four years ago today.
Weakness is not treachery, but it fulfils all its functions.
—Wilhelm II, German Emperor
I think so, Brain … but if they’re going to establish a police state, shouldn’t they try to get the cops on their side?
Politico reports that early polling gives Donald Trump the edge over Joe Xiden in a 2024 rematch.
Well, duh, Xiden’s approval is almost as low as it deserves to be. Buyer’s remorse has surely set in. Indeed, I’d be surprised by any polling that showed Xiden ahead of any of the potential candidates now on the radar. No, strike that. Xiden might poll better than Kamala Harris. Baring a miracle, he’s toast. No polling is required to see that.
However, there’s almost a year to go before the mid term elections. I concentrate on them for now.
Video Credit: NASA
Brett Kimberlin routinely filled his court filings with extraneous material, possibly because doing so allowed them to say things he imagined made his enemies look bad in a privileged environment. The TKPOTD for seven years ago today was about one such silly claim he made.
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One of the reasons that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness ran way over the 50-page limit established by the Court’s Local Rule is that he include a lot of extraneous material that doesn’t support his case. Consider this:TDPK never explains how anything Team Themis might have done is in anyway connected with any defendant in the RICO Madness. If he could prove that any tortuous conduct occurred, he should sue Team Themis, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, and the FBI. Not us.
However, since he brings up the subject, take a look at the list of “targets.” Brett Kimberlin and Brad Friedman are the co-founders of Velvet Revolution US, and Friedman is one of its directors. Justice Through Music and Velvet Revolution are the two not-for-profits that provide Kimberlin his day-to-day employment. Stop the Chamber is a fund raising activity operating under the wing of Velvet Revolution.
Meanwhile, the timer is ticking down on TDPK’s omnibus opposition to the motions to dismiss the RICO Madness. It’s due two weeks from tomorrow.
The contest to spot TDPK’s truly magnificent error in his motion for a new trial in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. case is still running. There have been some great entries, but no one has found what Aaron Walker noticed. Yet.
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None of the Gentle Readers picked up on the fatal flaw in Kimberlin’s case.
It’s really quite simple. In order for a statement to be defamatory, it must be false. Although Kimberlin kept saying that it was defamatory to call him a pedophile, he never once said that he was not a pedophile.
Was he afraid of perjury trap?
It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty and intelligence.
I think so, Brain … but would mind reading be a superpower if the Marvel character’s illiterate?
This infrared view of the Andromeda galaxy from the Herschel Space Observatory show relatively cool lanes of gas where new stars are forming.
Image Credit: ESA
The TKPOTD for eight years ago today dealt with a recurring theme in the false narrative Brett Kimberlin is still trying to spin in support of his present case in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals trying to overturn some of his Speedway Bombing convictions.
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Mark Singer spent four years researching Brett Kimberlin while writing Citizen K. One of his conclusions was that Kimberlin exploited the tiniest perceived crack in the details of a story in order to spin things his way. On page 323, Singer reviews Kimberlin’s defense during his third bombing trial.
[I]t was those flaws that empowered Brett Kimberlin to obscure the truth. He did his cleverest work in the interstices, and I spent months wandering through his disclaimers and prevarications before deciding, finally, that this was a case of homework, along with truth, being eaten by the dog, pissed on by the cat, and buried in the backyard. In Kimberlin’s case, the scenario was: I didn’t do the bombings; my brother Scott did, or else his friend Scott, or maybe my brother’s friend Joe. Besides, it wasn’t really bombings that put me in prison, but a right-wing political conspiracy. The government is corrupt, and I’ve always been a prisoner of war. If the eyewitness, Lynn Coleman, lied, then everybody else is a perjurer. If hypnosis witnesses were impeachable, the entire case is a dishonest confection.
When Kimberlin delivered a similarly sanctimonious oration at his sentencing hearing, he apparently believed in his innocence. At the end of the day, I decidedly did not.
Mark Singer isn’t the only person who sees Brett Kimberlin as someone estranged from the truth. TDPK is suing four codefendants and me in a Maryland state court for a million bucks because we have written truthful things about him. He’s also suing 20+ codefendants and me in federal court alleging that we formed a racketeering enterprise to defame him. You can help us fight back against this attack on our First Amendment rights. Go to BomberSues Bloggers [expired link. Thank you to everyone who support my codefendants and me!] to find out how.
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Watch is space for coverage of Kimberlin’s appeal.