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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin’s lawfare campaigns were generally waged on two front, one associated with The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin, the other with The Dreadful Pro-Se Bill Schmalfeldt. The TKPOTD from five years ago today was a summary of Schmalfeldt’s failures as of that date.

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The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has spent quite a bit of time explaining to his reader about how he was going to drag various out-of-state defendants into court, first in Maryland and now in Wisconsin. How’s that worked out for him?

Not so well.

He wasn’t able to drag Stacy McCain, Nancy Gilly, Paul Lemmen, Bettina Haper, Chris Heather, Kyle Kieran, Kimberly Dykes, Stephen Shekio, or Paul Krendler into Maryland for LOLsuit I. He couldn’t even get me, a Maryland resident, into court for that one because he threw in the towel after only two days.

I was able to get him into court and and an alternate dispute resolution meeting for LOLsuit II. That case settled with my giving him nothing of the $3,000,000 counterclaim he filed and his agreeing to take down his material that infringed my copyrights.

He didn’t get to drag Eric Johnson, Paul Krendler, or Howard Earl into Maryland for LOLsuit III after the case was dismissed because he filed it in the wrong court.

He didn’t get to drag the same three out-of-state defendants into Maryland for LOLsuit IV because he failed to establish personal jurisdiction over them. That resulted in the case being thrown out against me because he had brought it in the wrong court again.

He didn’t get to drag Patrick Grady, Scott Hinckley, David Edgren, Roy Schmalfeldt, “Grace,” “Ashterah,” or Howard Earl into Maryland with LOLsuit V. He ran away rather than press his case.

Now, he thinks he’s going to drag folks to Wisconsin for LOLsuit VI. I seriously doubt that Patrick Grady, Eric Johnson, Sarah Palmer, Dianna Deely, the William G. Irwin Charitable Foundation, Nancy Gilly, Techno Jinxx, MJ, Roy Schmalfeldt, Vigilant Vindex, Pablo, Neal. N. Bob, The Other Latin F*cker, Perry Mason, Howard Earl, A.B., Tao, Jane, Grace, Dr_Mike, Katie Scarlet, Rob Crawford, the 13th Duke of Wymborne, Kobyashi [sic] Maru, AJ Fornicarious Hoc, JeffM, Gus Bailey, or Colonel Victor Trollpoker will ever have to see the inside of a Wisconsin courtroom on the Cabin Boy’s™ terms.

popcorn4bkOTOH, the Cabin Boy’s™ presence has been required by Scott Hinckley in Massachusetts and Lynn Thomas in Illinois, and his failures to appear resulted in courts ruling against him. He’s making noises about going to North Carolina next week, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Cowardly cowards gotta cower.

Meanwhile, he has his pro se fantasies to indulge. It will be interesting to see how he reacts when [redacted].

Stay tuned.

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The Cabin Boy™ also filed LOLsuits VII and VIII.

In VII he was unable to drag a defendant from Illinois into an Illinois courtroom—although he did have to drag himself to a court imposed conference with a lawyer appointed by the court. After a quick review the lawyer filed to dismiss that case.

In LOLsuit VIII the Cabin Boy was unable to drag me and my out-of-state codefendant to South Carolina when that case was dismissed for improper venue.

All in all, a perfect record—he’s batting 0.000.

Hunter, Burisma, and Corruption


I’ve got twenty bucks that says no main stream media reporter will ever ask His Fraudulency about this report.

The records acquired by the Committees show that Hunter Biden and his family were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe. …

The records acquired by the Committees show consistent, significant and extensive financial connections among and between Hunter Biden, James Biden, Sara Biden, Devon Archer, and Chinese nationals connected to the Communist regime and PLA as well as other foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds. These connections and the vast amount of money transferred among and between them don’t just raise conflicts of interest concerns, they raise criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns. The Committees will continue to evaluate the evidence in their possession.

And in other news, criminals steal things.

Where Are Their Blues?


In the past, almost every soldier participating in inaugural activities has worn either the Army’s Blue uniform or one other the other so-called Class-A uniforms, the old green uniform back in my day. All the soldiers I’ve seen in news coverage of the run up to the Inauguration seem to be wearing the Army Combat Uniform.

Are these soldiers part of a celebration of democracy or a show of force or what?

The Cost of the Minimum Wage


There’s a push to raise the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour. Of course, the actual cost to an employer will be greater. For example, the employer’s share of the FICA tax on $15 is 93 cents, and there will be other additional expenses. But for the this exercise, let’s use $15.93 an hour as the employer’s cost. What will happen to a marginally skilled employee who provides less than $15.93 of value to the business and whose presence is a net loss to the employer?

Let’s not always see the same hands.

The real effect of a minimum wage is not to make it illegal to pay workers less than some arbitrary wage. Instead, it outlaws the participation of marginally skilled workers in the on-the-books economy, forcing them to work in the shadow economy.

BTW, some politicians see that result as a feature rather than a bug.

Cosmic Leftovers


galex-view-m81_m82The Hubble Space Telescope has resolved some strange objects nicknamed “blue blobs” and found them to be brilliant blue clusters of stars born in the swirls and eddies of a galactic smashup 200 million years ago. These “blue blobs” exist along a wispy bridge of gas strung among three colliding galaxies, M81, M82, and NGC 3077 about 12 million light-years away from Earth. This is not a place astronomers expect to find star clusters because the gas filaments should be too thin to allow enough material to accumulate and actually build so many stars. The star clusters in this diffuse structure might have formed from gas collisions and subsequent turbulence which locally enhanced the density of the gas streams.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Six years ago today, I received a series of comments to Hogewash! that were clearly from Team Kimberlin for the purpose of harassment. Here’s one of ’em.So how did that threat work out for them?

Bill Schmalfeldt has gone through dozens of websites, free podcasting trials, Twitter accounts, and radio gigs, but the Cabin Boy’s™ web presence continues to shrink. The same is generally true for 57F Matt Osborne, Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson, and, especially, The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin.

Meanwhile, Hogewash! continues to muddle along as a minor league blog in the right side of the blogosphere.

A Galaxy Seen Head On


NGC1309_HLANGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation Eridanus (The River) about 100 million light-years away. It about 30,000 light-years across or about one third the size of our Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes trace out NGC 1309’s spiral arms, winding around an older yellowish star population at the galaxy’s core.

NGC 1309’s recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars are used to derive calibration data for the expansion of the Universe.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Other than his host of failed LOLsuits, the single most ineffective aspect of Brett Kimberlin’s campaign of brass knuckles reputation management has probably been the Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Boy Unread website. The TKPOTD for seven years ago today dealt with one opportunity Matt Osborne’s inept story telling provided for some pointage, laughery, and mockification.

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Xenophon asks a silly and misleading question over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it).BU20140114b

This is one of those “have you stopped beating your wife” questions. The defendants in the frivolous and vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit won’t be abandoning any so-called “blog court” strategy because we have never employed one. What we have done is point out some of the false allegations in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s complaint and some of mind-bogglingly stupid procedural errors he has made. Here at Hogewash!, I’ve tried to do that with a bit of humor and a great deal of sarcasm. The one thing none of the defendants has done is to tip our hand to show what our actual defense strategy might be. We’ll let the court try the case—if it manages to get past the preliminary stages.

Oh, and to save Xenophon from having to ask, yes, I still beat my wife—at Trivial Pursuits. But she beats me at Scrabble.

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You know, Kimberlin never has found out what my defense strategies would have been, because none the LOLsuits he filed against got to the point where I had to put on a defense. Most of the first suit was dismissed on summary judgment, and the judge stopped the trail on the remainder when Kimberlin failed to present a case showing that I had made any false statement about him. All the rest of the suits were dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

He’s actually very, very lucky that I never had to make my case before a jury.

The Other Podcast


Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Rioters, Censorship, Eschatology, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

 

Episode 24: Rioters, Censorship, Eschatology, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 24: Rioters, Censorship, Eschatology, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 23: The Blues, Georgia, DC, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 22: The Holidays, 2021, Progress, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 21: Nashville, Resets, the Senate, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 20: TERFs, Doctors, the Police, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s another vintage Blognet episode. This one’s from six years ago today.

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BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A group of cyberbullies has been operating in support of convicted domestic terrorist by conducting online attacks on bloggers. One of them is the subject of multiple restraining orders which he appears to be violating. Your job … document ‘em.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out. Continue reading

Watching a Supernova Remnant Grow


This time-lapse video shows the movement of a supernova remnant that erupted approximately 1,700 years ago. The gaseous remains of an exploded star named 1E 0102.2-7219, is in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. The opening frame shows ribbons of glowing gaseous clumps that make up the remnant. The video then toggles between a pair of black-and-white images taken 10 years apart, showing subtle shifts in the strands of gas over the decade. 

Video Credit: NASA / ESA / A. Pagan (STScI) / J. Banovetz and D. Milisavljevic (Purdue University)

Insurrectionist Arrested


The FBI has arrested John Sullivan in Utah on charges relating to his activities in and around the Capitol during the 6 January riot. According to the probable cause affidavit submitted by the FBI for the arrest warrant, Sullivan is the leader of an organization called Insurgence USA through which he organizes protests. (The Insurgence USA website appears to indicate the organization is loosely affiliated with Black Lives Matter.) The affidavit states that Sullivan admitted wearing a ballistic vest and carrying a gas mask during the riot.

The affidavit does not allege any connection between Sullivan’s actions and the President’s speech earlier in the day.

The case file on PACER has been sealed.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s the Blognet episode that first ran five years ago today.

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BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. An infamous anti-First-Amendment activist has filed suit against a group of bloggers claiming that he is the victim of harassment. Your job … help get the facts.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out. Continue reading