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An expert on nothing with opinions on everything.

A Dark Place in the Sky

The Coalsack and the Southern CrossThe Coalsack is probably the most prominent the dark nebulae visible to the naked eye. It casts a dark silhouette against the Milky Way’s bright stripe of stars in the southern sky. The Coalsack is located roughly 600 light-years away in the southern part of the constellation of Crux (the Southern Cross).

This apparently starless dark patch is really an opaque cloud of interstellar dust blocking the light from the background stars. Dust grains in the cloud redden the starlight that reaches us by absorbing blue light preferentially, so that the red stars shimmering in the northern and darkest part of the Coalsack appear deeper red than they would in the absence of this dust.

Image Credit: ESO

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It seems that Brett Kimberlin is trying to catch up with the paperwork for one of his surviving not-for-profit entity. For many years, Jeffrey R. Cohen was the Executive Director and Resident Agent for Justice Through Music Project. However, when I attempted service of process on JTMP through Mr. Cohen almost five years ago, it appeared that he was no longer associated with the organization, and by 2017, it appeared that he was no longer a resident of Maryland. Last month, Brett Kimberlin filed a notice with the State of Maryland changing JTMP’s principal office address from the house formerly owned by Jefferey Cohen and making himself Resident Agent.

BTW, the “Jefferey Cohen” signatures on the Form 990s filed with the IRS in 2016 and 2017 do not appear to match the “Jefferey Cohen” signatures on Form 990s filed in 2015 and earlier. However, the signatures on the earlier IRS filings do match the “Jefferey Cohen” signature on the Justice Through Music Project Corporate Charter.

A Young Stellar Object

A young star takes centre stageThe reflection nebula spiraling out of this star looks a bit like a snail’s shell.The star V1331 Cyg is located in a dark cloud and is classified as a Young Stellar Object, but it is starting to contract to become a main sequence star similar to the Sun.

From our point of view V1331Cyg is special because we look almost exactly at one of its poles. Usually, the view of a young star is obscured by the dust from its circumstellar disc. In the case of V1331Cyg we are looking straight into the polar jet driven by the star that is clearing the dust. This point of view give us an almost undisturbed view of the star and its immediate surroundings, allowing astronomers to study it in greater detail and look for features that might suggest the formation of a very low-mass object (a planet) in the outer circumstellar disk.

Image Credit: ESA / NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Identity theft has been one of the forms of harassment used by Team Kimberlin. The TKPOTD from six years ago today dealt with one attempt to impersonate Mrs. Hoge.

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Mrs. Hoge received a couple of interesting emails today. Someone is trying to use her identity to sign up for a Disqus account in order to post comments at Breitbart Unmasked.UntitledMrs. Hoge also received this email related to Bill Schmalfeldt’s new SRN.Untitled1Of course, she hasn’t tried to comment at BU, and she has no interest in SRN. (She prefers to listen to WYPR out of Baltimore for NPR talk and jazz and WETA-FM from Washington for classical music.)

I can understand why a member of Team Kimberlin would rather have someone else’s identity instead of his own. OTOH, I am not amused by someone trying to steal my wife’s identity.

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I was not amused. Mrs. Hoge was not amused. However, the statute of limitations has run, so this is one less anvil that might drop. There are others still pending.

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 Bad Boys, Mean Girls, The Junta, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.


Episode 31: Bad Boys, Mean Girls, The Junta, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stay McCain, John  Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. Episode 31: Bad Boys, Mean Girls, The Junta, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. Episode 30: Narrative Failure, Our Betters, Xidenomics, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. Episode 29: Math, History, Science, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. Episode 28: Raaaaacism, Impeachment 2.0, Our Betters, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. Episode 27: Fortification, Victimhood, Kafka, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

An Irregular Dwarf Galaxy

ngc-4214This is dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 which is forming clusters of new stars from its interstellar gas and dust. The young clusters of new stars are within glowing gas clouds. The gas glows because it is excited by the strong ultraviolet light emitted from the young stars forming in the gravitational collapse of the gas. These hot stars eject stellar winds moving at thousands of km/s which blow bubbles in the gas. Near the center of the galaxy, there is a cluster of hundreds of massive blue stars, each more than 10,000 X brighter than our Sun, and a huge bubble inflated by stellar winds and radiation pressure surrounds the cluster.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Yesterday, we took a look at a post about a perjured declaration by Brett Kimberlin that Bill Schmalfeldt included as an exhibit in a motion to have Aaron Walker disqualified as the counsel for the defendants in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler. Today, we’ll take a look at another exhibit from that motion, This post, The Sixth Nonsense, first ran five years ago today.

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We’ve made it to the last installment of our review of the exhibits The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has included with his motion to have Aaron Walker disqualified as defense counsel in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler. The review of Exhibit 1 is here. Exhibits 2 and 3 are considered here. The post looking at Exhibit 4 is here. Fit the Fifth is here.

Exhibit 6 consists of newspaper clippings which the Cabin Boy™ imagines prove that Brett Kimberlin isn’t a terrorist.

The first two deal with reports for what appear to be two of the three trials for the Speedway Bombings. Rather than support the Cabin Boy’s™ argument, they support the view that Kimberlin is a terrorist in the everyday, common use of the term. Moreover, they do nothing to change the fact that Kimberlin sued claiming that Aaron Walker defamed him by calling him a terrorist, and Kimberlin lost that suit in 2014. Kimberlin brought up the same claim again in the RICO Retread LOLsuit, and he’s lost on that claim against every defendant whose motion to dismiss has been decided. So that question is settled as far as the law is concerned. It is not defamation to call Brett Kimberlin a terrorist.

There’s also a clipping of a obituary for Carl DeLong. The Supreme Court of Indiana ruled that Kimberlin was responsible for the wrongful death of Carl DeLong. There’s nothing in that clipping that voids the court’s finding.

Bill Schmalfeldt’s ill-conceived motion and risible exhibits are Acme Legal’s work at its shining best. He says he’s filed them. OK. Now, we wait for the anvil to drop.

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Outliving Their Usefulness

Now that The Party is back in control of the White House and both houses of Congress, the members of the Inner Party who got the plum positions are working to secure their power. (“The object of power is power.“) Of course, this requires that certain individuals who were useful in removing Orange Man Bad from office need to be neutralized or eliminated lest they become competitors rather than allies.

Cuomo must go. #MeTooing him has the advantage of putting Outer Party members at the head of the mob, and allows him to be taken out without having to actually be held to account for the nursing home deaths that have not played well with the Proles.

Newsom must go. He has been too incautious in flaunting his Inner Party privileges.

Whitmer must go. She made a fool of herself while auditioning for the VP nomination last year. While there is beginning to be some legal pushback on her record of nursing home deaths, if’s likely that another scandal will be found for her as well.

There are others on the list. It will be interesting to see who gets taken down as the junta attempts to secure its hold on power.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

For several weeks Bill Schmalfeldt bloviated about how he was going to win a default judgment in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler only to discover that the defendants had retained counsel who filed timely motions to dismiss the case. He seemed particularly worried when he found out Aaron Walker was the lawyer who had taken the case. The Cabin Boy™ quickly filed a rather silly motion seeking to have Aaron disqualified from the case. Among the massively wrong-headed exhibits filed with that motion was a declaration by Brett Kimberlin. This post, Brett Kimberlin “Misstates the Facts”, ran five years ago today.

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I see that the Cabin Boy™ has posted the six exhibits attached to his motion to disqualify Aaron Walker as defense counsel in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler. This is the first in a series of posts evaluating the quality of his evidence. It seems that The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt is in full panic mode now that his plans for an easy default judgment have evaporated. His motion and its exhibits have the look of a half-baked attempt to smear Aaron Walker in the eyes of Judge Joseph. Nothing in the motion is germane to the case.

Exhibit 1 is a declaration under penalty of perjury by Brett Kimberlin. Here it is as posted by the Cabin Boy™. (Note: I have not redacted anything. I figure if Schmalfeldt put it online and published a link to it, then Kimberlin can discuss any lack of redaction with him.)

We’ll go paragraph by paragraph.

1.  According to Aaron, he did not meet Kimberlin until 9 January, 2012. That was the date the mythical assault allegedly occurred. Kimberlin sought a peace order based on his alleged assault and harassment, but the judge who issued the order found that no assault occurred and issued it based on harassment only. Additionally, the order was overturned on appeal. Thus, Kimberlin should be collaterally estopped from making that allegation again, but he keeps trying to recycle it. Further, one of the things he sued Aaron about in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit was Aaron’s claim that Kimberlin tried to frame him for the assault. Aaron won that suit. Thus, Kimberlin is also barred from making this assault claim by res judicata.

2. Kimberlin also claimed in Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. and in Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II) that Aaron defamed him when Aaron told his side of the story of his firing after Kimberlin contacted his employer. Brett lost both suits. That’s a double helping of res judicata. Also, Brett spun his tale of how Aaron’s firing allegedly occurred by selectively publishing emails obtained in sealed discovery.

3. Frivolous criminal charges? There’s photographic evidence, some of which was published on Breitbart Unmasked, that documents Kimberlin’s stalking of Mrs. Walker. Also, not every lawsuit filed against Kimberlin has been dismissed. The Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. suit is alive and well and is headed for a motions hearing on the 10th. A five year campaign? 2016 – 2012 = 4.

4. Aaron Walker has never prepared a motion or other court paper that I have submitted to any court.

5. Brett sued Aaron for defamation concerning what Aaron wrote about pedophilia and terrorism, and Brett lost.

6. What documents? When has Aaron ever lied under oath? Put up or shut up.

7. Tetyana Kimberlin sought help during her domestic problems with her husband in 2013. Aaron offered her pro bono assistance until Zoa Barnes was hired as her attorney. The false claim that Aaron has harassed Tetyana’s older daughter was examined by the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office when the Grace’s Law charge was filed last year. They dropped the charge for lack of evidence.

I’m an engineer not a lawyer. “Misstating the facts” is lawyer speak for what we engineers call lying. Brett Kimberlin is a liar.

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I should clarify point 4 above. It was true at the time I wrote the original post. Subsequently, I hired Aaron to represent me in a matter before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He filed several motions and other papers on my behalf in the course of his winning the case for me.


The Washington Times reports that as of day 42 of the Xiden administration—the President hasn’t held a solo press briefing, the White House refuses to publish his daily schedule, visitor logs have been restricted, and whitehouse.gov has disabled all public comments and petitions on the site.

Also, President Xiden signed an executive order ending the requirement for federal agencies publicly post the reasoning behind their policies. The White House Press Secretary has explained that requiring bureaucrats to offer reasons for what they do is too “cumbersome” and presents unnecessary hurdles for the administration.

Democracy Dies in Derpness™.

Warp Factor

How did spiral galaxy ESO 510-13 get bent out of shape? The disks of many spiral galaxies are thin and flat, but with the gaps between star they are not solid. Spiral disks are loose conglomerations of billions of stars and diffuse gas all gravitationally orbiting a galaxy center. The common flat disk shape  is thought to be created by sticky collisions of large gas clouds early in the galaxy’s formation. Warped disks are not uncommon, though, and even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a bit of warp. The causes of spiral warps are still being investigated, but some warps are thought to result from interactions or even collisions between galaxies. ESO 510-13, shown in the digitally sharpened Hubble image above, is about 150 million light years away and about 100,000 light years across.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Here’s an episode of Blognet from 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. A cyberstalker 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