Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

DIMITRI: (Telephone Filter. Noisy Line. ) Джонні, ваш пакет на своєму шляху.

JOHNNY: Спасибо, Димитрий!

DIMITRI: (Telephone Filter. Noisy Line.) Будь ласка!

JOHNNY: Будьте безпечні і добре.

DIMITRI: (Telephone Filter. Noisy Line.) Ви теж, Джонні.

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!

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Suing Hillary


The families of two to the victims of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack are suing Hillary Clinton alleging that her use of her private email server contributed to the wrongful deaths of their sons. They are also suing her for defamation based on her subsequent comments about the families.

NBC and Fox have put different spins on the story. Can you guess which spins which way?

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


SOUND: Phone rings twice. Caller’s POV.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) Johnny Atsign.

PRODUCER: Johnny! Where are you? We’re due in the studio now.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) I’m at the Marie Callender’s in Camarillo just off the Ventura Freeway having a late lunch.

PRODUCER: I suppose that means we’re not doing a new show this week.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) No, we’re not. Didn’t they tell you? I’m running down leads in Southern California. I’ll be back later in the week.

PRODUCER: OK. I’ll recycle something.
Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Hello! How ya’ doin’?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) I’m OK. Did you follow up on that copyright thing with The Grouch?

JOHNNY: Oh, yeah. Things got interesting.

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!

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Kimberlins have filed a motion opposing Aaron Walker’s request for leave to file for discovery sanctions against them.

With Tetyana Kimberlin invoking her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions that might tend to incriminate her, it’s somewhat surprising that the Kimberlins would confess to having filed fabricated evidence as part of an exhibit. However, that seems to be the effect of paragraph 9.paragraph9That seems to be a clear admission that what was filed with the court as part of a verified motion was not what was served on Aaron Walker.

I took a look at the transcript of the 3 September, 2015, hearing in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit to refresh my memory, and I found these statements from Judge Mason at pp. 89 and 106, 107.Mason20150903aMason20150903b

popcorn4bkThose remarks were addressed directly to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. Of course, they were made during a hearing in another case. Still, it will be interesting to see how Judge Mason decides to deal with admittedly fabricated evidence from a litigant he has previously warned.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


A deposition of Tetyana Kimberlin had been scheduled for next week, but she has invoked her Fifth Amendment privilege—as is her right.

This particular filing deserves some commentary. IANAL, but I’ve been in communication with some, and I believe I am correctly reporting their analysis.

First, one doesn’t move to quash a deposition. A party seeking to limit or avoid a deposition files for a protective order. The Kimberlins did file for one, and it has not been granted. They are obliged to cooperate fully with discovery until a protective order is issued. A pending order that may never be granted does not stay discovery.

Second, Brett Kimberlin filed the motion along with Tetyana, but he has no standing in the matter.

Third, marital privilege is more limited that the Kimberlins appear to believe. It doesn’t allow on spouse to refuse to testify against everything about the other.

Fourth, pleading the Fifth prevents a deponent from having to answer questions which may tend to incriminate him or her, but dropping the nickel has other significant ramifications in a civil matter.

Fifth, the Kimberlins whining that it is unfair for them to be held to the Rules is getting to be a boringly common refrain. It is not unfair for Aaron Walker to fail to attend a deposition when he was not properly served with notice, and it is would not be unfair to require Tetyana Kimberlin to be deposed when she was given proper notice.

Finally, Tetyana Kimberlin is within her rights to refuse to be deposed because her testimony might incriminate her. The facts alleged against establish the elements of several crimes as well as the civil tort of malicious prosecution.