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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I’ve often mentioned what bad liars the members of Team Kimberlin are. This Bonus Prevarication Du Jour from nine years ago today dealt with one silly lie tweeted by Bill Schmalfeldt.

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Bill Schmalfeldt now seems to think that he can “prove” that he was never put on notice to stop contacting me. (H/T, @kylekiernan) (H/T, Bill Schmalfeldt, who sent me a link to his post at teamschmalfeldt dot com)

The Circuit Court looked at the evidence presented, including Schmalfeldt’s admission that he was the user of the @oldunclebastard account, and determined that he was on notice. Now he’s trying to claim that the link in his tweet doesn’t connect to my blog post.ffr201310041642Z

Bullshit!

Gentle Reader, click on the link and see for yourself: http://t.co/uZkIc4lA

Does he really think that no one would fact check such a claim?

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I suspect that nine years ago the answer to that question was, “Yes.” It took several years for the Cabin Boy™ to realize that his his claims were subject to verification.

L’etat c’est nous

New Class Traitor has a post over at Spin, Strangeness, and Charm about what Putin and the woke Brahmandarins have in common.

They are both looking to set up neo-feudal systems with themselves at the top, with a willing clerisy as enforcers looking to ‘cancel’ anyone who isn’t down with the program.

Both greatly benefit the feudal lieges at the top (cf. Orwell’s “Inner Party”), somewhat benefit those staffing the clerisy and enforcement apparatus (cf. Orwell’s Outer Party), and fornicate over the vast majority of their “Proles” — aside from this or that mascot group that is temporarily useful to their regimes.

And since neither is able to substantially and durably deliver the goods to the Proles (except the illusion thereof, in the alleged fashion of Prince Gregory Potemkin), the one thing both have to do to legitimize their rule is find some “fascist” or “Nazi” monster that they are supposedly fighting.

Read the whole thing.

Brexit, Trump, Orban, and Meloni, aren’t fascist-inspired or neofascists. They’re the result of what happens when the proles begin to understand how The System has been rigged. This November, the proles may not let the wokies win.

Webb Looks at Dimorphos

This image from JWST’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) shows Dimorphos, the asteroid moonlet in the double-asteroid system of Didymos, about 4 hours after DART hit it. A tight, compact core and wispy plumes of material  streaming away are visible. The eight sharp points are Webb’s distinctive diffraction spikes, an artifact of the telescope’s structure.

Image Credits: NASA / ESA / CSA / Cristina Thomas (Northern Arizona University) / Ian Wong (NASA-GSFC) / Joseph DePasquale (STScI)

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

During the course of the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit, this was Found in My Inbox six years ago today.

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By now, the Gentle Reader should know that I don’t plan to make any substantive public comment on the Cabin Boy’s motion other than what is contained in any opposition I file until after the court has ruled.

Meanwhile, I’ll leave comments open on this post for the purpose of PLM, but I ask that commenters avoid educating the Cabin Boy™ on the deficiencies in his motion.

Oh, one more thing … because Exhibit D consists of confidential material under seal in the Kimberlin v. Frey case and because I am subject to the protective order issued by Judge Hazel, I have redacted that exhibit.

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I saved the Cockroach’s comment to this post.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

During one of Matt Osborne’s turns at running the Breitbart Unmasked website, he tried, quite unsuccessfully, to turn it into something approximating a real news site. But of course, he couldn’t refrain from an occasional attack on those of use continuing to report on the site’s owner. This post appeared on BU nine years ago today.The link to that ABCNews post has expired. Following the expired links to several other ABC posts, Osborne concludes with this—

Transpose the issues presented here from the physical neighborhood to the electronic one. Aaron Walker Stalker will bulldoze your fence rather than slow down at the turn of his driveway. William Hoge will call the police because your grass is an inch too high. R.S. McCain will declare himself the victim of your shenanigans, then shine his laser into your windows the minute your back has turned. All of this is made worse by the internet, which rewards negativity, dishonest argument, and “link baiting” over factual journalism or a conciliatory narrative. Everyone feels completely justified in their actions, no matter how obscene or over-the-top, because the other guy is the one truly at fault just by virtue of his being there.

That bit about feeling justified no matter how obscene one’s action probably fits another former editor of BU better than anyone me mentioned in Osborne’s rant. OTOH, self-awareness has never been one of Team Kimberlin’s strong suits.

Programming Note

The Other Podcast won’t be live today or next Saturday, but Stacy, Dianna, and I plan to be back with a new episode on 15 October. Meanwhile, the podcast archive is available via the planer below.

107:Presidents, Prosecutors and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. 107:Presidents, Prosecutors and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. 106:Rings, Donuts, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. 105: Foreigners, Talent, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. 104: ECON101, Integrity, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. 103: RINOs, Chekists, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It’s been amusing to see members of Team Kimberlin act as if they were holding a winning hand. This TKPOTD is from nine years ago today.

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I’m not sure what game the Cabin Boy thinks he’s playing …frr201309301416Z… but I believe the correct response to such a silly assertion would be, “Double.”

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Of course, Schmalfeldt, in particular, often went a bridge too far and wound up playing Fizbin—and always drawing shralks.

Don’t Know Much Biology

When Dr. Bhavik Kumar of Planned Parenthood testified before a Congressional committee, he was asked if men could become pregnant and give birth. He replied, “Men can have pregnancies, especially trans men.”

OK, if a women pretending to be a man (a “trans man”) were fertile, she could become pregnant. However, Kumar’s use of the qualifier especially implies that there are other “men” who could become pregnant in addition to those with XX chromosomes.

Evergreen—

That Sucking Sound You Hear …

… is inflation cleaning out your wallet. The Consumer Price Index for August was up 8.3 % over August, 2021. That was higher than the “expected” rate.

The CPI’s food index rose 11.4% in August, the worst year-over-year increase since Jimmy Carter was President. (The Gentle Reader may remember that I once optimistically hoped that the Xiden Administration would be Carter’s second term.)

And the Dow fell about 500 points after the worse-than-“expected” inflation report.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

While Brett Kimberlin complained of “false narratives” being published about he, both he and his team mates were telling outrageous and mind-bogglingly stupid lies. On the Street Where You Live first ran nine years ago today. It cataloged a bizarre set of lies spun by Bill Schmalfeldt.

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Bill Schmalfeldt and I don’t live on the same street. The word on my street is very different from rumors circulating on his.ffr201309292102Z

Regardless of what the voices are telling him, I have no intention of asking the court to change the peace order issued against Schmalfeldt in any way—except possibly seeking a six month extension. I can’t say that I’m looking forward to the hearing on 16 October. I take no joy in watching the Cabin Boy making a fool of himself.

Oh, and that bit about “unconstitutional means” is utter rubbish. We have in the U. S. Constitution a thing called the First Amendment. One of the rights secured therein is the right to petition the government for redress of grievance, and the sort of petition I filed seeking the peace order is one of the sorts of things covered by that clause. At least the Supreme Court thinks so [California Motor Transport Co. v. Trucking Unlimited, 404 U.S. 508 (1972)].

The right of access to the courts is indeed but one aspect of the right of petition.

The Cabin Boy really needs to stop getting his legal advice from Acme.

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It’s been suggested that Schmalfeldt’s anonymous source dried up after a med check.