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An expert on nothing with opinions on everything.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

The Stanford Law School students who shouted down Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan last week don’t want their names or photos to appear in any news reports about the incident. They are claiming a right to privacy while acting in a public space.

They are about to experience a bit of learning the hard way.The tuition at Stanford Law School is currently $22,308 per quarter, but many students receive some sort of financial aid. The school of hard knocks always charges full fare.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blogsmoke first ran eight 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.

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NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A blogger has been subjected to harassment by means of a temporary peace order. The blogger claims that false testimony was used to obtain the temporary order. Your job … investigate.

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

Messier 55

This image shows just a portion of Messier M55. The smaller, ground-based image (lower left) taken by the Digital Sky Survey illustrates an area of Messier 55 that Hubble observed. The globular cluster is about 20,000 light-years away and is about 100 light-years in diameter. It contains an estimated 100,000 stars with 55 variable stars whose brightness changes. The cluster as a whole appears spherical because the stars’ intense gravitational attraction pulls them together.

Image Credits: NASA / ESA / A. Sarajedini (Florida Atlantic University) / M. Libralato (STScI, ESA, JWST) / and Digital Sky Survey
Image Processing: Gladys Kober

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Of course, the principal reason that none of Team Kimberlin lost all the LOLsuits they filed was that there no evidence to support any of their claims—but even if there had been some there there, neither Brett Kimberlin nor Bill Schmalfeldt ever managed to present a coherent telling of their cases.

The TKPOTD for seven years ago looks at the exhibits Schmalfeldt attached to his motion for summary judgment in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler. Five of the six exhibits are about Aaron Walker, the lawyer representing the defendants. One is about me, a non-party in the case. Nothing has anything to do with the defendants he was suing.

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I’ve had an opportunity to review the exhibits that the Cabin Boy™ submitted with his motion for summary judgment but which seem to belong to his supplement to his motion to disqualify the defendants’ lawyer. Exhibits 4, 5, and 6 are emails that are from the sealed discovery that Brett Kimberlin leaked to Schmalfeldt back in 2012. I will not publish them.

Exhibit 1 is a rehash of an exhibit in an earlier filing.

Exhibit 2 deals with the Cabin Boy’s™ warped remembrance of the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt copyright lawsuit of 2014.

Exhibit 3 is more Everyone Draw Mohammed cartoons.

I can’t follow the Billogic that connects these to anything even tangentially related to the Cabin Boy’s™ LOLsuit. OTOH, the popcorn futures have turned out to be a smart buy.

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The judge couldn’t follow Schmalfeldt’s logic either. The court didn’t bother with the merits of the case because it found that he had sued in the wrong venue in the first place. The defendants’ motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction was granted.

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 Bacon, Uranium, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.


127: Bacon, Uranium, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. 127: Bacon, Uranium, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. 126: Twitter, Twits, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. 125: Witches, Rappers, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. 124: Titanium, Genetic, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. e123: Football, Air Defense, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The month of March has not been kind to Brett Kimberlin. March, 2015, was particularly brutal to him. On Friday the Thirteenth, his bogus peace order petition against me was denied, and on the following Monday, his RICO Madness LOLsuit was dismissed except for one claim against only one of the 24 defendant. The TKPOTD for one year ago today chronicled yet another loss in court for the Speedway Bomber.

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The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has published the mandate in Brett Kimberlin’s appeal which it denied earlier this month.

He has 90 days from the date the court’s order was issued (9 March) to file for a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. (Supreme Court Rule 13)

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Kimberlin got one of the usual suspect law firms to represent him pro bono and filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. His petition was denied.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran nine years ago today.

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Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Hi, Aaron. You’re up early.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Actually, I’m still up late.

JOHNNY: What kept you up?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Easter eggs.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

An Irregular Dwarf

The mysteries of UGC 8201The galaxy UGC 8201 is classified as a dwarf irregular galaxy because of its small size and chaotic structure. It’s a bit less than15 million light-years away in the constellation of Draco (the Dragon). As with most dwarf galaxies, it is a member of a larger group of galaxies, in this case, the M81 galaxy group. This group is one of the nearby neighbors to the Local Group of galaxies which contains our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Image Credit: ESA / NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for for ten years ago today is an example how dealing with Team Kimberlin was often a battle of wits with unarmed men.

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Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt has a moderately fluent potty mouth in English, but his Latin leaves something to be desired. He’s written a four-word sentence with multiple errors. I’ll leave it to someone else correct his attempted insult except to say that the verb he was looking for is futuō, futuere, futuī, futūtum, which is a very naughty word, or paedīcō, paedīcāre, paedīcāvī, paedīcātum, which is even worse.

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.

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Oderint dum metuant.