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I Wish I Were Wrong


BLM thugs have murdered an eight-year-old girl because she was riding in a car that tried to enter a store parking lot where the terrorists had set up an illegal roadblock. The black-on-black violence occurred in Atlanta.

Some have said they are shocked by the crime. I’m not. I’ve been expecting something like it. The founder of BLM has said that they are trained marxists. If so, then their underlying worldview sees everything in terms of power struggles. If they want an omelette, they’ll break eggs. Hence, the body count in Antifastan (Seattle), Atlanta, and elsewhere.

The “Summer of Love” is turning out to be deadly. There are times when I wish things would not go as I’ve foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


On 1 July, 2014, five of the seven counts in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit were thrown out on summary judgment because there was either no evidence to support them or because they weren’t valid causes of action, that is, valid reasons to sue. It turns out that including claims for invalid causes of action would be a common problem with The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits. The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with one such defect in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness LOLsuit.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is now stuck having to prosecute his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness based on his Second Amended Complaint. The court has ruled that he gets no more do overs. That means he has to make his case using junk like this—ECF 135-189For those of us who haven’t memorized all the thousands of pages of the U. S. Code, here’s what 18 U.S.C. § 1512(k) says.

(k) Whoever conspires to commit any offense under this section shall be subject to the same penalties as those prescribed for the offense the commission of which was the object of the conspiracy.

Notice that § 1512(k) doesn’t prohibit anything. It simply describes what the penalty for conspiring to commit a violation would be. So what that means is that in paragraph 189 TDPK is accusing my fellow defendants and me of … nothing at all.

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(3) requires that we defendants respond to an amended complaint “within 14 days after service of the amended pleading.” The Clerk of the Court posted it on PACER on 24 June. TDPK should expect a deluge of paper between now and 8 July. He will then have 14 days to reply; the second half of July might be quite busy.

popcorn4bkBTW, all of the discovery in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. case is due on the 10th, and the trial for that case is set for 11 August. Yep. The second half of July could be busy.

Stay tuned.

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In fact, that July did see a lot of legal tussle which culminated in TDPK losing the first of the four LOLsuits he filed against me during August.

Everything proceeded as I had foreseen.

Readjusting the Overton Window


The Overton Window is the range of ideas which are considered acceptable for public consideration and debate. It moves around as the climate of public opinion changes.

President Trump’s speech at Mt. Rushmore was an attempt to move the window upward to include a more respectful view of the Enlightenment principles generally held by the Founding Fathers and away from the Postmodern Neo-marxist worldview underpinning much of the turbulence in America these days. I hope he was successful. I’m not sure that he was. Oh, he did a fine job of rallying the people who already agree with him, but he was preaching to the choir.

Let me extend that metaphor a bit. I’m not sure how effective he was as an evangelist, one who brings good news to the unconverted. There are a large number of Americans who have come to believe the marxist fallacy that everything can be defined as a power struggle among various identity groups, and that someone else’s is the result of privilege and oppression. They want what they see as their turn controlling the levers of power, and many of them are willing to tear down the current system in order to change things.

What many of them don’t understand is the difference between the ideals of the American Revolution and so many others—the people have granted power to the government so it may serve them not rule over them. Those who wish to be change things so that they can become part a new ruling class need to look at the history of those other revolutions. Only a few of the revolutionaries become part of the nomenklatura, and even fewer make it into the Inner Party. The rest become the proles in a failing society.

The good news these folks need to hear is that the American Revolution produced a melting pot society where everyone’s positive contribution has a chance to prosper. It’s not a perfect society, but it’s the best humanity has come up with to date. Events such as the Minneapolis riots or the failure of Antifastan in Seattle are hitting some with a dose of Reality that may show them the folly of their worldview.

It will be interesting to see how they react.

Meanwhile, I hope President’s speech successfully framed some of the questions to be considered by the public between now and the Third of November.

A Fluffy Galaxy


NGC 2275 is classified as a flocculent (or fluffy-looking) spiral galaxy. It’s about 67 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cancer. It’s fluffy spiral arms are the result of a slowdown in star formation, and virtually no new stars are being formed in center of the galaxy which is unusually large and relatively empty. Essentially all its gas was converted into stars long ago.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

Quote of the Day


I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory–I can see that the end is more than worth all the means and that posterity will triumph in that day’s transaction.

—John Adams

Good Luck With That


I ran this blog as a hobby until I retired for the first time in July, 2013. Since then, I’ve run it as a money making business with revenue streams from the Tip Jar, The Hogewash Store, and participation in the Amazon Associates program. I see that Bill Schmalfeldt has “retired” again and is trying to monetize his most recent YouTube channel.When I checked earlier this week, he had five subscribers. When I checked this morning, he had nine.If he keeps gaining subscribers at two per day, he should be able to meet YouTube’s criteria for monetization some time in 2048.Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Antifastan, R(ust) I(n) P(ieces)


As if it were a shooting star or, more to be hoped, a flash in the pan, Antifastan (aka CHAZ or CHOP) is no more. The promised “summer of love” has degenerated into a winter of discontent.

And if you think that protests at Mayor Jenny’s house located well away from Antifastan had anything to do with its demise, you’re probably the sort of unwoke, raaaaacist, capitalist, all-lives-matter Neanderthal who ties nooses while watching Fox News.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the world’s best examples of the Dunning-Kruger effect is Bill Schmalfeldt’s overestimation of his understanding of law and legal principles. This Prevarication Du Jour from three years ago today deals with one of his mistakes during LOLsuit VIII: Avoiding Contact.

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For the record, Aaron Walker has only represented me in court in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal of the RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Aaron won that appeal for me and also an award of sanctions against Kimberlin for filing his frivolous appeal against me.

Aaron is not a member of the state bar in South Carolina or the bar of the U. S. District Court down there. Any counsel I have engaged or might engage already is a member of the bar of that District Court.

Aaron has never written any court paper for me that he did not sign as my counsel. Any statement to the contrary is false, has no evidentiary basis, and might be the basis of a counterclaim in LOLsuit VIII: Avoiding Contact.

Nothing is proceeding as the Cabin Boy™ has hallucinated.

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LOLsuit VIII was The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s last LOLsuit so far. The thrashing he received was sufficient to prevent him from any further legal LULZ for a couple of years. Recently, he’s got himself in a copyright mess, and he’s been making noises about another LOLsuit.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Suicide Watch


NBC New York reports that Ghislaine Maxwell, a confidante of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein who has been implicated in his alleged sexual crimes, has been arrested by the FBI.

She was arrested in Bedford, New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m. on charges she conspired with Epstein to sexually abuse minors, and is expected to appear in a federal court later today, the sources say.

The six-count indictment in Manhattan federal court alleges that Maxwell helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14 years old, going back as far as 1994.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


July seems fo be bogus subpoena month for Team Kimberlin. Here are a pair of posts about subpoenas requests made during a couple of their LOLsuits. The first is the TKPOTD from five years ago today and deals with The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s RICO Remnant LOLsuit. The second is a Legal LULZ Du Jour from three years ago today. It deals with The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s LOLsuit VIII: Avoiding Contact.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is scurrying about trying to put together a case against Patterico to keep the remnant of the RICO Madness LOLsuit alive. He’s asked the court to issue these subpoenas.

I may have more to say about this in a day or two.

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Wanna bet?

This is what the U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Information on Representing Yourself in a Civil Action says about subpoenas on page 16—

Also—

Notice to Other Parties Before Service. If the subpoena commands the production of documents, electronically stored information, or tangible things or the inspection of premises before trial, then before it is served on the person to whom it is directed, a notice and a copy of the subpoena must be served on each party.

—Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45(a)(4)

So The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt won’t get any subpoenas issued until after the Court has granted a motion allowing them (a motion that would likely be opposed), and if he gets any subpoenas, he can’t serve them until he has served a copy on each defendant.

Nothing is likely to proceed as the Cabin Boy™ has hallucinated.

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The U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland never issued those subpoena Brett Kimberlin sought. However, it did issue a subsequent one directed to me, but Kimberlin never properly served it. I could have blown it off, but in an effort to avoid further hassles, I responded with all of the relevant information I had. Because nothing I provided was helpful to his case, TDPK filed a motion to have me sanctioned by the court. That motion died when Paterico won the case.

The U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina never issued any of the subpoenas in Bill Schmalfeldt’s LOLsuit VIII because he never complied with the court’s rules regarding pro se subpoenas.

In both cases everything wound up proceeding as I had foreseen.

And both the losers lost.