Neptune was discovered 175 years ago this week. This triptych of images show how the planet appeared to Voyager 2 during its flyby (left), to the Hubble Space Telescope (center), and to my backyard telescope (right—look closely, it’s really there).
Six years ago today, one of my codefendants in the Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit filed a motion to dismiss which prompted me to publish this post about More Electric Boogaloo.
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The lawyers for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce have filed a reply to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to the Chamber’s motion to dismiss the Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.
There were some interesting admissions against interest in that email that were useful in other cases, but the prizewinner was the prediction that Judge Hazel would not grant the motions to dismiss in the original RICO Madness LOLsuit.
President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as the top federal prosecutor in Maryland helped free a Delaware death row inmate who was subsequently implicated in a sex-trafficking ring and convicted of second degree robbery.
“Erek Barron is the latest example of the Biden administration’s focus on criminal leniency rather than public safety or the rule of law,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) told the Washington Free Beacon. “He would bring to the Maryland United States Attorney’s Office more of the same soft-on-crime approach that has already made Baltimore one of the most dangerous cities in the country, and more innocent people would be victimized as a result.”
Barron is typical of the progressive prosecutors Democrats are elevating across the country. As a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Barron has pressed for reforms progressive prosecutors champion, like abolishing mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes and making certain police personnel records available to the public. Republican lawmakers like Cotton say their approach is inappropriate amid spikes in violent crime in certain parts of the country.
He’s from Prince George’s County but should fit right in with what’s happening in Baltimore.
After two days of trial and enough words to consume over 400 pages of transcript, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit boiled down to this one sentence finding by Judge Johnson:
There’s not one scintilla of evidence in this case that the statements that were made by these individuals were false.
Res judicata. Collateral estoppel. They should both apply to the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RCIO Madness.
One of the ways Team Kimberlin demonstrated their utter impotence was by the plethora of empty threats they made against me and my coverage of their activities. These posts from eight years ago cite a trifecta of examples. The first came from Bill Schmalfeldt, and my response was “Go Ahead, Make My Day.”
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I wonder if he’ll get this published before they fire him again.
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When it turned out that the Cabin Boy™ got fired that very day and he wouldn’t have a venue for his exposé, I said, “I’ll Just Have to Wait.”
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It does look like I won’t be seeing that exposé about me in The Examiner any time soon.
The Cabin Boy seems upset with the day’s events. It may be interesting to see how he acts out.UPDATE—Stacy McCain weighs in here. Money quote:
Bad things are going to happen to us — Bill says he knows this — but he is “not responsible” for it? Of course, there are those who believe Bill Schmalfeldt is quite literally insane, so in a sense, he isn’t responsible. But I don’t think he meant it that way.
Read the whole thing.
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And finally, The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin issued his own hollow threat, to which I also replied, “Go Ahead, Make My Day.”
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Brietbart Unmasked, who was put on notice to stop contacting me on 15 February, and who continues to do so in violation of Md. Criminal Laws §3-803 and §3-805, sent me the following tweet this evening:
Fine. Charge me. I will have a Sixth Amendment right to confront my accuser. That means that if @BreitbartUnmask won’t reveal his identity, the charges get dropped, and if he does reveal his identity, he can rest assured that I will file harassment charges for his continued contact with me.
Perhaps he shouldn’t be getting his legal advice from Acme.
This picture shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy called IC 4970 that can be seen just above it. The pair are roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth.
NGC 6872 measures over 500,000 light-years across. It’s the second largest spiral galaxy discovered thus far. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, measures around 100,000 light-years across.
The upper left spiral arm of NGC 6872 appears distorted and is filled with star-forming regions which appear blue on this Hubble image. That may have been be caused by IC 4970 recently (only about 130 million years ago) passing through this spiral arm. Astronomers have noted that NGC 6872 seems to be relatively sparse in terms of free hydrogen, which is the basis material for new stars. It is probable that if it weren’t for its interactions with IC 4970, NGC 6872 might not have been able to produce these new bursts of star formation.
Four years ago yesterday, I republished the 2012 review Mrs. Hoge and I did of The Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s album Nothing Else. One of the comments really bothered a coupe of members of Team Kimberlin, and their grumbling on Twitter led to the TKPOTD that ran four years ago today.
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Yesterday’s TKPOTD must have stoked some envy out in Sutter County, California. Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson had this exchange with the Cabin Boy™ yesterday—
I’ve never heard lorddewclaw play either live or on a recording, so I can’t comment on what kind of musician he is. However, I have heard recordings that VOSF has posted of his alleged music. Based on what I’ve heard, I doubt that he could have made it as a sideman on any of Brett Kimberlin’s recordings. I’d advise him not to give up his day job, but I’m not sure he has a real one.
I mentioned in a previous post that my father was the only Infantry officer to accept the surrender of a German submarine during WW2. I’ve had a couple of requests for the details, so here’s a brief telling of the tale—
Captain Hoge’s Combat Intelligence Team was attached to the 66th Infantry Division during their operations in the west of France mopping up German forces cut off by the main thrust through France. While the division was moving along the coast, they captured several naval installations. One day, they overran a U-boat base that had been heavily bombed by the RAF. All the subs, except one, had been sunk, and the intact boat was trapped by the wreckage of the others. When the boat’s captain surrendered the intact vessel, it turned out that my father was the senior allied officer present, so he accepted the surrender. During the surrender, the boat captain gave my father his sidearm.
I have the captain’s Luger here on my desk as I write this.
Dad had a couple of other good war stories. One was about a bank robbery he investigated. That one became the basis for a movie.
The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with on of the more bizarre claims that Brett Kimberlin made about my background in his RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has me confused with another William Hoge. He put this in a recent filing in his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.He must have me confused with my late father, who was a Special Agent in the U. S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II. He was involved in investigative work in the U. S. during the first part of the war, and he commanded a Counter Intelligence Team attached to the 66th Infantry Division in Europe. (Military Intelligence was not a separate branch back then. My father was commissioned in the Infantry, and he was the only infantry officer to accept the surrender of a German submarine, but that’s another story.) After the war, his CIC team was involved in rounding up Nazis. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve until the late ’60s and transferred to Military Intelligence when it became a separate branch.
I was commissioned in the Signal Corps, and while I worked closely with SIGINT guys from time to time, I was never a part of Military Intelligence. I’ve had various security clearances as a soldier or as an engineer working on government programs, but I’ve never been a spook.
TDPK is either very confused or hallucinating or lying. Or perhaps all three.
Christopher Cooper, the U. S. District Judge assigned to the Michale Sussmann false statements case, is married to a lawyer representing Lisa Page of Russia Collusion Hoax fame. Judge Cooper was nominated by Barack Obama.