One of the reasons that Team Kimberlin lost all of their defamation LOLsuit is that truthful statements cannot fe defamatory. Here’s a truthful TKPOTD from eight years ago today.
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The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt is suing over being called “deranged.”Words have meaning.
deranged adj. \di-ˈrānjd\ 1. disordered; disarranged. 2. mad; insane.
It is not unreasonable to consider someone with behavior such as Schmalfeldt’s to be disordered. Given his admissions of dementia as well, it seems reasonable that someone would think he is mad.
It was Stacy McCain who first referred to Bill Schmalfeldt as a “deranged cyberstalker.” That strikes me as a reasonable description. However, I still prefer Ken White’s description of the Cabin Boy™ as a “demented freak.”
One more thing … Given what may happen over the next day or so, the Gentle Reader may wish to stock up on Orville Redenbacher popcorn offered by Hogewash! via Amazon.
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Here’s a Kimberlin Unmasked cartoon I saved that bears on the deranged v. demented question.Heh.