Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin’s LOLsuits have failed because he has never been able to put together a logical argument that he has suffered any injury from truthful report about hime, his associates, and their activities. He’s had particular difficulty understanding what is admissible under the Rules of Evidence. The TKPOTD from six years ago today deals with one of the many times he was stopped by the judge enforcing those rules during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial.

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It was pretty obvious from the load of … ah … junk he gave us in discovery for the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin didn’t understand the rules of evidence or how to properly structure his case. He proved both during the trial. For example, consider this question he was never able to ask of Stacy McCain because it dealt with hearsay.

MR. KIMBERLIN: So do you know what the Southern Poverty Law Center is?

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection Your Honor.

THE COURT: What does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well Mr. McCain has —

THE COURT: The Southern Poverty Law Center, what does that have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Mr. McCain is considered a neo-confederate — is one —

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Well —

MR. KIMBERLIN: And the Southern Poverty Law Center

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Hold on a second. Counsel I appreciate you objecting to my question but I’m not going to overrule myself. That’s not something I do. So what does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case? I’m not asking you about Mr. McCain, I’m asking you about why are you asking him about the Southern Poverty Law Center?

MR. KIMBERLIN: I’m asking him the Southern Poverty Law Center is the leading, one of the leading civil rights organizations in the —

THE COURT: I understand all of that but what does it have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Because —

THE COURT: And the claim that you are making against these gentlemen?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Because Southern Poverty Law Center regularly outs racists —

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.

THE COURT: So what if they do. What does that have to do with this case? This case isn’t about racists or racism.

MR. KIMBERLIN: It’s about hate. It’s about hate. These people hate me and they do anything to destroy me.

THE COURT: Well but why are you asking this witness about the Southern Poverty Law Center? First of all he couldn’t testify as to anything they said or did because it wouldn’t be an exception to any hearsay rule. So you would never be able to get that in evidence anyway.

MR. KIMBERLIN: All right.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Mr.—

THE COURT: Your objection’s sustained.

Of course, TDPK was trying to paint Stacy McCain as a racist, and that’s nonsense. Furthermore, given some of the racial epithets that TDPK is on record as have said and written, it was particularly unseemly for him to be trying to tar anyone else with that brush.

Even if Stacy or I or any of our codefendants were racist, that had no bearing on whether or not what we said and wrote was true, and TDPK had to prove that our words were false. Stupid is as stupid does, and TDPK tried to bring up racism a second time.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Have you ever been identified as a member of the hate group League of the South?

THE COURT: I’m sorry, what was that, what group?

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.

MR. KIMBERLIN: League of the South.

THE COURT: League of the South?

MR. KIMBERLIN: It’s like an offshoot of the KKK.

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

MR. KIMBERLIN: It believes in —

THE COURT: What’s that relevant to, sir?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well he brought it up.

THE COURT: He didn’t bring up the League of the South.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Huh?

THE COURT: He didn’t bring up the League of the South.

MR. KIMBERLIN: He talked about he’s not a racist.

THE COURT: Well the fact that he brought it up without objection doesn’t make it relevant. I mean what is the jury going to do with this? We’re not here about whether anybody is a racist or not, are we?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well no, but he’s tried —

MR. MCCAIN: You’re white by the way.

Never try to outcrazy Stacy McCain.

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It was almost worth all the hassle of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit to be able to watch Kimberlin destroy his own case by calling Aaron Walker, Ali Alexander, Stacy McCain, and Me at his witnesses. All we had to do to discredit his imagined narrative was to tell the truth. I suppose he was so unfamiliar with the truth that it caught him off guard.

BTW, the foreman of the jury (who was black) had been rolling his eyes as he listened to Kimberlin’s line of questioning, and he chuckled at Stacy’s “You’re white by the way” comment.

Meanwhile back in 2020, it looks as if no one is buying into Kimberlin’s latest false narratives. The @itstime_2020 Twitter account hasn’t seen any new tweets for over a week, and itstie2020 dot org’s global popularity ranking is still below 14,000,000. Also, while other English language Ukrainian news sites (e.g., Unian)  have been covering the Senate report on Hunter Biden’s foreign deals, empr dot media has ignored the story.

The Truth is out there. It’s just not often found on one of Kimberlin’s websites.

A Note on Professionalism


One of the things that I learned from my training as an Army officer is that amateurs study tactics while professionals study logistics.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

—Hunter S. Thompson

Der Krieg ist eine bloße Fortsetzung der Politik mit anderen Mitteln. War is merely the continuation of politics by other means.

—Carl von Clausewitz

UPDATE—My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has more about Louisville here.

UPDATE 2—UPDATE 3—It’s being reported that a second police officer has been shot by the rioters in Louisville.

UPDATE 4—The Louisville Metro Police Department has issue a statement with the following information around midnight ET:

One officer is stable and alert.
The other officer is in surgery but stable.
Both appear to have suffered non life-threatening injuries
A suspect is in custody.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Sometimes, when you open a can of worms, it’s impossible to get them all collected and put back in the old can. This episode of Blogsmoke from four years ago today hints at how one of the character’s overreach would end up causing more trouble for him than he ever caused for anyone else.

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BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


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

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BRAINIAC: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Atsign, it’s Brainiac. Sorry I missed your call.

JOHNNY: Yeah, well you’re the one who stated the game of telephone tag. What’s up?

BRAINIAC: (Telephone Filter) You know that I’ve been poking some fun at The Grouch?

JOHNNY: Yeah. So?

BRAINIAC: (Telephone Filter) So I’m starting to get some attention from Goodguys Unmasked.

JOHNNY: Uh, huh.

BRAINIAC: (Telephone Filter) I thought it would be useful to find out who is really writing the stuff.

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

If You Give Up the Right to Remain Silent …


… everything you say may be used against you.

One might presume that Christopher L. Eisgruber, the President of Princeton University, would be aware of the Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. After all, he has a law degree from the University of Chicago. It must be that wokeness overcame his legal training when he sent a letter admitting that Princeton engaged in “systemic racism” that injures “people of color.”

The U. S. Department of Education has responded with an investigation of Princeton, including whether the school defrauded the government when it made claims that it did not engage in racial discrimination in order to receive federal grant money.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Yet Another Rule 5


Over the past few years, the Gentle Reader has seen references to three Rule 5s here at Hogewash!

Stacy McCain’s Rule 5—Everybody loves a pretty girl.
Saul Alinsky’s Rule 5—Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5—Often mentioned when Brett Kimberlin violated it in many of his court filings.

Today, the Senate Homeland Security Committee authorized subpoena for John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, and others to testify. The committee had held off issuing subpoenas to avoid interference with U. S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the Russian Collusion Hoax.

Over the next few weeks we will probably be seeing the application of another Rule 5—Invoke your Fifth Amendment right to silence when you’re under indictment.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. OK, a bit behind schedule, but more or less on track.

Biden Voters v. Trump Voters


Various sites around the Interwebz are using the term “Biden voters” to describe the thugs engaging in BLM and Antifa rioting. I have another post about why I think this is not a strictly accurate term.

OTOH, there seem to be a large number of folks in the country who have been mugged by reality, but when they tried to call the cops, they found that they were on their own. Nearly 5,000,000 of them have now become gun owners, and lots of them are in swing states. Almost a quarter of a million in Pennsylvania, for instance. That’s resulted a significant increase in the percentage of households with firearms. With that in mind, consider these maps.As a first guess, let’s assume that the 80/20 rule applies and that roughly 4,000,000 new voters are now associated with map on the right. That would tend to sustain Trump’s majorities in the rust belt states, and it would tend to flip Minnesota and Virginia to Trump. It could also produce a shift in the popular vote that would wipe out the 2016 gap.

Don’t get cocky or go off half-cocked.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday’s TKPOTD took note of the IRS revocation of the 501(c)(4) tax exemption for Brett Kimberlin’s Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. and that entity so longer being in good standing as a Maryland corporation. The TKPOTD from seven years ago today also dealt with a corporation that was dissolved for failure to keep up with its paperwork.

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KimberlinDutchDomainsTeam Kimberlin seems to be simplifying its footprint on its Dutch server. The table on the left shows the sites that are still up and the one that was added over the summer.

globalpharma dot biz is a site for a company that seems to have its physical presence in Arizona. It offers various prescription drugs for sale over the Internet without requiring a prescription. All are schedule IV drugs commonly used for recreational purposes. The site was originally owned by an LLC registered in Delaware. The identity of the registrant is now protected. The current status of the Delaware entity is shown below.

GlobalPharmaDelaware

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Hoe meer het verandert, hoe meer het hetzelfde is.

Quote of the Day


Everyone knows that child pornography is bad because it’s been demonstrated over and over that people who look at that stuff end up acting it out—and really destroy people’s lives. That’s beyond the unconscionably cruel exploitation of the children involved.

Other forms of pornography are harmful for a similarly oft-repeated reason: Pornography makes women into objects of desire rather than real people. We want to have relationships between person and person, not person-to-object.

—Tzvi Freeman

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This spring and summer there have a large number of criminal cases thrown out by prosecutors who seemed to be acting to protect violent criminals who happen to be connected to causes or individuals favored by those prosecutors. There’s nothing new under the Sun. This episode of Blognet first ran six 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 group of bloggers has been writing about the activities of a paroled domestic terrorist and his associates. He, in turn, had been seen stalking some of those bloggers, and photographs related to that stalking had been posted on the Internet. Your job … connect the dots.

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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first appeared three years ago today,

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SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

DEEP VOTE: (Telephone Filter) Good evening, Mr. Atsign.

JOHNNY: Yes?

DEEP VOTE: (Telephone Filter) I have some more information for you. Meet me at the usual place and time.

SOUND: (Called Party’s POV) Line hung up. Dial tone.

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

Biden Voters?


I’ve noticed a trend among some writers on the Interwebz to refer to rioters and certain other criminals as “Biden voters.” I’m not sure that this is a generally accurate classification.

First, most criminals don’t seem to have the kind of civic engagement that leads one to vote, so many of them simply aren’t voters of any sort.

Second, I believe that a significant minority of the rioters are similarly disconnect for the mainstream of society and don’t bother with voting.

Third, to the extent that many of the other rioters are voters, they are Bernie’s not Biden’s. Some of them may hold their nose and vote for Joe Biden, but they will be voting against Donald Trump rather than for Biden.

I saw the hashtag #BidenRiots on Twitter this morning. Biden Rioters may be a more accurate classification.

Yes, In One Sense It’s Donald Trump’s America


And Donald Trump’s America contains the following:

Kate Brown’s Oregon which contains
Ted Wheeler’s Portland

Jay Insee’s Washington which contains
Jenny Durkan’s Seattle

Gavin Newsom’ California which contains
Eric Garcetti’s Los Angeles and
London Breed’s San Francisco

J. B. Pritzker’s Illinois which contains
Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Andrew Cuomo’s New York which contains
Bill de Blasio’s New York City

Tony Evers’ Wisconsin which contains
John Antaramian’s Kenosha

In fact, Trump’s America contains 50 states with thousands of their own political subdivisions over which the President of the United States has no direct control of local affairs—but the local elected officials should. Whether local officials do or not exercise control or whether they are effective or not is generally not a federal question.

Restraint, So Far


On Saturday, leftist rioters in Portland murdered a counter protester. The victim Aaron Danielson was with the conservative group called Patriot Prayer. This morning, The Oregonian is reporting

Groups or individuals seeking to retaliate didn’t materialize Sunday despite chatter online and concerns aired by Portland officials earlier in the day.

Now why would that be? Given the failure of the local prosecutor to go after the protestors who have terrorized the city for months, why haven’t we seen a violent outburst from some rightwing group?

I believe the reason is that groups such as Patriots Prayer believe in the rule of law, that they expect the police to arrest a murder suspect, and that they expect that even the pro-rioter DA will draw the line at murder and prosecute the crime. I believe the people of Portland are waiting to see if justice will be done.

I wouldn’t want to be in Portland if the DA declines to prosecute the case.

UPDATE—These days, I wouldn’t want to be in Portland. Period.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Before he tried and failed at suing me, Brett Kimberlin tried and failed to have me charged with several crimes. The TKPOTD from seven years ago today describes what happened to those bogus charges.

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The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The Dread Pedo Kimberlin over this summer may remember that in late July he filed bogus harassment charges against Aaron Walker and me apparently for publishing true information about him and for attending open court proceedings where he was a party.

In my case, the charges were facially false because they covered a time period before I had anything to do with Brett Kimberlin.

Normally, when charges are filed and a District Court Commissioner finds there is probable cause, a summons or warrant is issued. The online court records showed that a summons was issued in my case, but I was never served. A trip to the Commissioner’s Office in Rockville revealed there was some sort of hold placed on the case and that the Application for Statement of Charges was not available. A later trip to the District Court Clerk’s Office revealed that the paperwork was at the State’s Attorney’s Office with a note on the file that the charge would be nolle prossed. The charge was dropped, and the records have been expunged. I won’t be able to find out exactly what TDPK claimed I did with the records expunged.

That’s good news and it’s bad news. The good news is there is now nothing on my record.

The bad news is that because there’s nothing on my record, I probably don’t have standing for a civil suit.

And there may be some other good news. It looks as if the justice system in Montgomery County has figured out who they’re dealing with when Brett Kimberlin tries to file charges, a serial liar who can’t lawfully testify in a Maryland court to any accusation he makes.

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The State’s Attorney’s Office may have thought that they were doing me a favor by having the charges expunged, but they were wrong. I had to go to court to get the record unsealed so that I could sue Kimberlin for malicious prosecution. I would have let the matter lie, but the Kimberlins filed a second set of false charges against me in 2015, so I decided that some pushback was in order.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blognet first ran six 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 noted deranged cyberstalker has been using the copyrighted works of bloggers as part of his campaign of harassment against them. When confronted with legitimate copyright takedown notices, he has responded with false copyright claims that have temporarily disrupted certain websites. Your job … 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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first appeared three years ago today.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Cell phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, are keeping your head above water?

JOHNNY: (Chuckles) Yeah. It’s not that hard. I’m back home.

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) Did you find what we were looking for?

JOHNNY: That and more. This is going to open up several intriguing avenues for follow up.

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

Warning Shots?


It’s being reported that when rioters tried to move into a residential area of Kenosha, at least one person fired warning shots at them. I was afraid this sort of thing would happen.

It’s understandable that an armed citizen would attempt to repel rioters entering his neighborhood. However, one should not use deadly force irresponsibly, and in almost every instance so called “warning shots” are not justified.

First, a fired bullet is going hit someone or something. A random shot can kill or injure a bystander or do unintended damage. The person pulling the trigger would be responsible.

Second, deadly force is only morally and (IANAL, but lawyers tell me) legally justified in response to an imminent threat of death or serious injury. If deadly force must be used, it must be applied only to the actual threat.

Third, pointing a gun at someone else is an assault. One shouldn’t do it except in response to an actual threat.

I was taught—first by my father, a lawyer with law enforcement experience, and later in the Army—to keep a firearm holstered or pointed in a safe direction until there was no choice left but to open fire. I was also taught that because shooting someone is a use of deadly force, choosing to shot implies shooting to kill. Not to warn. To kill.

It looks as if things are about to get very messy.

Today is yet another day when I wish things weren’t proceeding as I have foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s the TKPOTD from three years ago today. It reports on one of odder moments during the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. case.

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The Gentle Reader may wonder what part of the evidence and testimony offered during the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. trial caused Judge Hecker to find that the Kimberlins had made statements in their Applications for Statement of Charges that they could not have reasonably believed. One particular incident comes to mind.

During my direct examination of Tetyana Kimberlin, she began denying the contents of various documents she had filed against her husband, claiming that they had been written by Aaron Walker who had exerted some form of undue influence on her. Then I asked her about a protective order petition she filed several days before she met me and more than a week before she met Aaron. When she started to claim that parts of it were untrue, the Judge stopped her. He reminded her that the petition had be signed under penalty of perjury, and then he advised her of her right to remain silent under the Fifth Amendment.

That was the end of that line of questioning.

UPDATE—A question has been raised in the comments about the propriety of the judge’s warning to Tetyana Kimberlin. I believe that is was proper because she was proceeding pro se, and it was obvious that she was unaware of the potential consequences of her testimony. In fact, his warning resulted in her petition for a protective order being admitted into evidence with the presumption that it was truthful—which contradicted Brett Kimberlin’s testimony. That helped my case.

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Upon reflection, I don’t believe that the Kimberlins did any real planning of a joint defense in that case.

Meanwhile, as of 11:35 pm ET Wednesday—

Moving Into The Fast Lane


Last night in Kenosha, the riots may have turned a corner, rolled down the on ramp, and pulled into the fast lane. It appears that rioters with firearms are now being opposed by citizens with firearms. Shots were fired, and if the reports I’ve seen are correct, at least one rioter was killed.

History isn’t repeating itself, but it may be rhyming. 28 years ago, a group of armed Korean shopkeepers kept watch on the roofs of their stores during the riots in LA. When the LAPD failed to provide protection for the residents of the Koreatown neighborhood, shopkeepers armed with M1 carbines, Ruger Mini-14s, AR-15s, pump-action shotguns, and handguns exchanged gunfire with armed looters, forcing their retreat.

State and local governments need to put an end to the rioting. If they don’t, the breakdown in the civil peace will likely lead to what could amount to local civil wars between rioters and people who don’t want to see their livelihoods and neighborhoods destroyed. Kenosha may be the place where the good guys have decided that they’ve had enough—and that if the government won’t keep the peace, the community will.

BTW, many of the Korean immigrants facing rioters in LA had military training in the Korean army before they came to America. I suspect that if 2020 has a similar showdown between rioters and law-abiding citizens, most of the veterans involved will not be among the rioters.

There are days when I wish everything wasn’t proceeding as I have foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


OPSEC is a military acronym for Operation Security. Team Kimberlin’s OPSEC is very poor as the TKPOTD from three years ago today demonstrates.

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The document below was filed by the Kimberlins as part of a cross appeal in the Walker v. Maryland, et al. case in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. it contains emails which I showed to Brett Kimberlin during the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. trial and which he identified as being his.

Here are blowups of the address blocks.

Note the BCC addressee: Fintel

When I asked The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin, “What is Fintel?”, he was stunned for a few seconds and finally responded that it was an address he sent email that he wanted to save. When I asked, “So you are Fintel?”, he stammered a bit of a non-response.

I think he had suddenly realized that he had screwed up big time. The emails did not wind up being admitted into evidence because the judge did not allow me to pursue the line of questioning I was trying to develop. However, the Gentle Reader may remember that the Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread About page used to say that BU is owned by Almighty Media. Almighty Media also has another website, the rather neglected almightmedia dot com. As part of my search for the address of Almighty Media for service of process in the recent lawsuit, I issued the following subpoena to its/their web hosting provider.

TDPK filed a motion to quash the subpoena. That motion was denied, but wouldn’t have made any difference. The service provider had promptly provided the billing information which was identical to the the current billing information for the server hosting breitbartunmasked dot com and jtmp dot org.

Fintel Associates?

Hmmmmm.

Stay tuned.

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Delusions of competence is a phase that comes to mind.

Oh, and as of 11:51 pm ET Sunday evening—

No Need to Lie


I’ve been sued for defamation by people who didn’t like what I wrote about them here at Hogewash!, and I’ve won all eight such lawsuits. Some were won on technical issues, but I won the ones that were decided on their merits because I had told the truth in my reporting.

Because there are enough wrong/evil/stupid things that the bad guys do, there is no need to make up lies about them. Because there are enough real conspiracies in the world to be investigated and reported on, there is no need to invent fake conspiracy theories. Indeed, outrage over shoddy or outright fake reporting can wind up being used by the bad guys as a smoke screen to keep the public from seeing truthful adverse reporting.

Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea to making a false statement related to an application for a FISA warrant renewal against Carter Page reveals some of the truth behind the Russia Collusion Hoax and a part of the Deep State’s involvement therein. Reporting about the actual facts supported by actual hard evidence in the Clinesmith case helps the public understand some of what it needs to know about the Deep State.

OTOH, the recently released Shawdowgate video appears to be poorly sourced. It presents allegations from a couple of individuals with murky backgrounds that are unsupported by hard evidence. In theory, the allegations, or some at least, might be true, but the lack of journalistic rigor leaves the story it reports open to attack. From what I have seen so far, such attacks are probably justified.

I believe that the Deep State is real, that it contains some bad actors, that they interfered in the 2016 election, and that some of them will be caught and held to account. Truthful, fact-based reports about that situation will help the public hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable. Spinning tales of fanciful conspiracy theories or knowingly false narratives plays into the Deep State’s hands.

The Truth is out there.

There is no need to lie.