During the Summer of 2013, Bill Schmalfeldt apparently thought that he didn’t have enough legal hassles. In addition to his whining about the first of many restraining orders, he was threatening to sue Aaron Walker for accurately quoting him. Five years ago today, I posted this about The Very First Time Schmalfeldt appeared on my radar.
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Bill Shmalfeldt likes to say that he is only replying to the lies that other people tell about him. He is just like the schoolyard bully who whines, “No fair! You hit me back.”
Schmalfeldt claims that I started it by lying about him. Gentle Reader, below is the very first post from Hogewash! that deals with Bill Schmalfeldt. It’s from 3 September, 2012, eleven months ago. Read it and make up your own mind about whether or not I unfairly attacked him.
More Lawfare Threats From Team Kimberlin
Some bozo calling himself the Liberal Grouch appears to be a member of Brett Kimberlin’s clown posse, and he’s threatening to sue Aaron Walker for defamation. He believes that Mr. Walker defamed him because he was accurately quoted in postings tweeted by Mr. Walker.
You can find the details of the exchange in question here, including tweets/posts that the Liberal Grouch deleted (perhaps in an attempt to erase evidence?).
Team Kimberlin is saying that they will start a “legal defense fund” for the Liberal Grouch if he sues Mr. Walker. They have the right idea because he will need a defense fund when the counterclaims come back from Aaron Walker.
Oh, and if Bill Schmalfeldt (if that’s his real name) is stupid enough to sue Aaron Walker, I’ll be first in line to make a substantial contribution to the Blogger Defense Team to help defray Mr. Walker’s legal expenses.
UPDATE—@LiberalGrouch tweets that I should read his side of the story. [CAUTION: That link goes to an abandoned Cabin Boy™ web domain which has been repurposed. “Viewer Discretion Advised.”] I have. My comments above stand.
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If Bill Schmalfeldt wishes to stand down and abide by the terms of the peace order, I will have no personal motivation for continuing to waste pixels on him. If he gets out of the business of attacking my friends, I will have no reason to come to their aid against him. If he gets out of the business of supporting Team Kimberlin, I will have no reason to mention him in connection with my writing about them.
The choice is his.
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He chose … poorly.