Video Credit: STScI
Video Credit: STScI
Bill Schmalfeldt got in over his head when he signed up to be one of Brett Kimberlin’s PR flacks. I’ve never figured out exactly why he followed in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s lawfare footsteps and began filing LOLsuit, but he did. I was a defendant in four of them and the lead defendant in two, LOLsuits I and IV. During the course of LOLsuit IV, Schmalfeldt got upset with me because I was interested in his communications with my codefendants, especially the anonymous blogger known as Paul Krendler. The TKPOTD for five years ago today engaged in a bit of pointage, laughery, and mockification of the Cabin Boy™.
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The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt may have forgotten who he’s suing, but “Paul Krendler” is among the et al. in his Schmalfeldt v. Hoge, et al. LOLsuit2 that he’s filed in Howard County Circuit Court. That being the case, I have a interest in his communications with my codefendants. It was TDPS who made his communications with “Krendler” my business.
Stupid is as stupid does.
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LOLsuit IV saw a Maryland state court suit. Because Schmalfeldt didn’t effect service of process on any of the out-of-state defendants, and because with me as the only remaining defendant, proper venue for the case was in my home county Carroll County. However, he had filed in Howard County. With those facts before the court, the judge found that she lacked jurisdiction over the case and dismissed it without have to bother deciding if the Cabin Boy™ had actually stated a claim upon which relief could be granted.
Everything proceed as I had foreseen.
Is it not excessively ridiculous to seek the good opinion of those whom you would never wish to be like?
I think so, Brain … but even if the job were simpler, some people would still do it wrong.
Stacy McCain and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for Episode 5, Season 3 of The Other Podcast.
Give us a call at (646) 668-2541 and join in the fun.
Likely topics include Newsspeak, Pandemic, Red Tape, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.
Parkinson’s Law states that “”work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. Gresham’s Law states that “”bad money drives out good”.” The news coverage of the Wuhan virus pandemic I’ve been seeing over the past couple of appears to be the result of some sort of intersection of those two laws. Something on the order of “bad journalism expands so as to drive out good journalism.”
Of course, in any situation as serious as the current pandemic there will be a mix of good news and bad news, successes and failures. I get the distinct impression that the too much of the Main Stream Media is more invested in reporting bad news about Donald Trump than truthful news about what’s happening.
In the near term, the American public needs to be given a clear picture of the what’s happening nationally and locally so that we can act responsibly.
In the long term, we need to know what worked and what didn’t so that we properly evaluate people and policies—and take appropriate action on election day.
Over at Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds has remarked, “One of the problems with our ruling class is that it’s not just frequently wrong, it’s that it’s always self-assuredly arrogant in its wrongness.” Arrogance is fairly common trait of people who wind up in leadership positions for which they lack training, experience, and/or talent, and too many of the current crop of the best and the brightest weren’t trained in the disciplines of leadership. They are credentialed but uneducated.
Murphy was an optimist.
NGC 4618 is about 21 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici. It has a diameter of about one-third that of the Milky Way. It also has the special distinction among other spiral galaxies of only having one arm rotating around the center of the galaxy.
Image Credit: ESA / NASA