Today is the ninth anniversary of one of Team Kimberlin’s losses in court, the denial of a peace order sought by Bill Schmalfeldt against Patrick Grady because of Schmalfeldt’s failure to appear before the judge. This brief episode of Blogsmoke appeared after the peace order hearing.
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MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1
ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!
MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2
ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)
JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.
MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3
JOHN: Hi, this is W. J. J. Hoge stepping out of character to offer my thanks and the thanks of Patrick Grady for everyone’s help in dealing with one particular harasser and cyberstalker. The donations from members of Team Lickspittle and others helped Mr. Grady pay for his travel and other expenses associated with the recent vexatious peace order filed agains him. Unfortunately, Patrick Grady is not the only blogger being victimized by lawfare. Others are being vexatiously sued too. You can help them also. Here’s our Announcer to explain how.
ANNOUNCER: One way to help is to donate funds to help pay bloggers’ legal expenses. There are other was too. If you’re a lawyer, you can provide pro bono counsel to a blogger being sued. Whether you’re a lawyer or not, you can help in other ways such as case research or transcription services. To learn more, go to Bomber Sues Bloggers.
MUSIC: CLOSING TITLE UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 6
ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Who knows what drivel lurks in the hearts of men? Perhaps we will find out in a future episode of “BLOGSMOKE”!
MUSIC: SWELL AND CONTINUE TO MUSIC OUT
ANNOUNCER: This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.
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My codefendants and I in the first couple of Brett Kimberlin’s LOLsuits were able to take that site down after winning those cases.
But of course, we are still grateful for the help we received from our readers.