The Truth is out there, but Team Kimberlin has striven to avoid it. The TKPOTD for nine years ago today dealt with Bill Schmalfeldt’s unfamiliarity with Truth.
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There’s going to be some very interesting news later this week. Meanwhile, I’d like to deal with the following tweet from Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt.The Gentle Reader who takes the time to examine The Fine Print page here at Hogewash! will discover these word:
No statement of opinion may be relied upon as fact. Nothing represented as a fact should be relied upon without further investigation by you sufficient to satisfy your independent judgment that is is true.
Those may seem like weasel words, but they’re not. I take the facts seriously, and I recognize my own fallibility. When considering material found on this blog, the Gentle Reader should trust but verify.
Over the past few days, I’ve written criticisms of the junk published by the Cabin Boy dealing with his outlandish theories of the law and court procedure and his misrepresentation of the facts relating to the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt and Schmalfeldt v. Hoge cases.
IANAL, and I certainly haven’t been giving legal advice, but I have written about my understanding of the applicable law touching on points raised in Schmalfeldt’s tweets and posts. I’m fairly confident that what I have written is correct, and I’ve backed it up with citations to appropriate references. Please note that I have only been addressing his tweets and posts; I will have nothing to say about the contents of his motion to modify the peace order until the court has ruled on it.
As for the facts, they speak for themselves. The Cabin Boy has never denied sending the harassing messages I received. He authenticated them as his own in court. He has tried to say that he wasn’t on notice, but the facts don’t support that. He has tried to claim that his messages were covered by the First Amendment exemption in the harassment law, but the fact of his writing about “troll time,” “poop flakes,” and such convinced the court otherwise. He has repeatedly misrepresented the facts concerning what has happened since the court issued the peace order.
I have featured Mohandas K. Gandhi a couple of times in my Quote of the Day.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
I endorse Gandhi’s words. The Cabin Boy, OTOH, seems more in tune with Homer Simpson.
Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!
Almost in tune, but not quite, because Schmalfeldt seems bent on using non-facts to try to prove falsehoods.
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No legacy is so rich as honesty.