That’s the title of Bill Schmalfeldt’s fundraising campaign seeking to raise $25,000 to pay for a lawsuit against us “wingnuts” who have stolen his “good name.” It is based on a couple of false premises.
The first is that Bill Schmalfeldt’s reputation is such that he had a good name when his activities came under the scrutiny of those of us he refers to as “wingnuts.” Such an assertion is utter rubbish. By the time the Cabin Boy began to draw attention to himself by attacks on the National Bloggers Club, Aaron Walker, and Lee Stranahan, he had already made a fool of himself with his “coverage” of the Wisconsin recall elections, and he been fired or banned from several online venues. His actions over the past couple of years have not enhanced his reputation.
The second is the nonsensical proposition that we “wingnuts” somehow took his reputation from him. What happened over the last year is that, beginning with Lee Stranahan, those of us who had been his victims began to try to have him held accountable for his harassment. Lee Stranahan wasn’t successful. Neither was Aaron Walker. I have been partially successful. Schmalfeldt is subject to a peace order because of his harassment of me, and there are criminal charges pending against him because of his violations of that order. The Cabin Boy was adjudicated a harasser in a fair and open trial during which he was represented by able counsel. He appealed, and his appeal was rejected.
Schmalfeldt has a history of making threats. He has a history of making false reports to law enforcement and other government agencies. And he has been making noises about causing more mischief for us “wingnuts.” Some of us exercise common sense and occasionally take a look at what he writing to see what he’s up to. The Cabin Boy calls this “stalking.”
The Baghdad Blob’s Bleg has been singularly unsuccessful, but not because leftwing folks don’t have money or are cheapskates. These days, progressive causes tend to be better funded than conservative or libertarian ones. Schmalfeldt’s problem is more likely that he has so throughly trashed his own reputation that even the moonbat fringe wants nothing to do with him and that he may have become more of a liability than an asset to his “friends.”