Like many conservatives on Twitter, I have a standby account to use in case my main account is sent to Twitmo (the Twitter gulag). My main account is @wjjhoge. The standby account is @hogewash. I didn’t set up the standby account until my main account came under attack by multiple spambots last September. I was hit with over 100,000 spam followers. Normally, that kind of surge in followers will trip an automatic account suspension, and, if that doesn’t work, whoever has control of the accounts can begin spam blocking which certainly will result in a suspension.
Bill Schmalfeldt has discovered the @hogewash account and, since everything must revolve around him and can’t have any other explanation, he has determined that its existence proves that I’m trying to trick him into violating the peace order issued against him. This was posted over at Patriot-Ombudsman (No, I won’t link to it.).
Let’s examine the false claims in that paragraph; let’s take them in reverse order. The Cabin Boy still is insisting—despite what Twitter’s Rules and Best Practices say, despite what Judge Stansfield ruled (and he patiently explained his ruling to Schmalfeldt), and despite the Court of Appeals refusing to review Judge Stansfield’s ruling—that what he has been doing doesn’t violate the Maryland harassment law and, therefore, the peace order.
Next, consider his assertion that I have asked my “pals” to taunt him on Twitter with the intention of suckering him in to violating the peace order. I have made no such request. He’s simply making that up. No one has to trick him into violating the order. He does it of his own accord.
Notice hogewash is highlighted. Not @hogewash, but hogewash. It appears to have been used as a search term. Neither of the posts mention “Bill Shmalfeldt” or any of his Twitter handles. He seems to have been searching for tweets about me or this blog. Perhaps Stacy McCain is right to call him a deranged cyberstalker.
I have no idea why army_vet put @hogewash in his tweet. Perhaps he was thinking of this blog and made a typo. Whatever. All the Cabin Boy had to do to avoid being “tricked,” was to keep his nose out of other peoples’ business.
Finally, I wish to specifically deny again that I have any particular desire for Bill Schmalfeldt to be sent to jail. What I want is for him to leave me alone. Now, if he won’t, that may have serious consequences, one of which could be jail. OTOH, I don’t necessarily believe that jail would be appropriate. There are other alternatives.