Blognet


MUSIC: 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 cyberstalker is accusing bloggers of stalking him and has claimed that one of the bloggers has engaged in vandalism. 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.

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Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Little Bird. Have you had a chance to go through the entire set yet?

JOHNNY: No. I’ve passed everything off to the guy who does that sort of analysis for me?

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) OK, I was just following up. Call me if you need anything.

JOHNNY: I’ll send you a DM.

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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Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Little Bird. Have you seen The Grouch’s Twitter feed this morning

JOHNNY: No. I’m supposed to have other things on my plate today. And I still haven’t finished my first cup of coffee.

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Well, when you wake up, you may want to check his timeline.

JOHNNY: Really?

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. Then you may want to look at the email I just sent you.

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


Yesterday, I wrote about a legal document in which the Cabin Boy™ swore that he was the author of the “anonymous” book Confessions of an Undercover Internet Troll, a book which makes the claim that it is written by the anonymous blogger Paul Krendler. If the Gentle Reader would care to come to Westminster, he can pick up copies of a couple of documents from the Clerk of the Circuit Court for 50 cents per page.

This is paragraph 75 from the Compliant in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit, …… and here is Schmalfeldt’s admission to paragraph 75 from his Answer.

Bill Schmalfeldt lies so much, he can’t keep ’em all straight.

Q. E. D.

Prevarication Du Jour


The Cabin Boy™ sometimes lies by telling part of the truth.It’s true that there is no readily available public document which contains a statement under oath from Bill Schmalfeldt in which he swears he is Paul Krendler. However, if one files a properly targeted Freedom of Information Act request, one can obtain a document in which he swears that he is the author of a book whose writer claims to be Paul Krendler.

I’ll just throw out some breadcrumbs for the astute Gentle Reader to follow.

Back in October, 2015, the Cabin Boy™ used CreateSpace, the print-to-order service run by Amazon, to self-publish a book titled Confessions of an Undercover Internet Troll. It contained some material plagiarized from this blog. I filed an infringement notice with Amazon, and after a bit of a tug-of-war with Schmalfeldt, Amazon and CreateSpace dropped the book.

During the brouhaha, Schmalfeldt put a post up on his now-defunct The Merry Widower blog called Time for Me to Come Clean on Undercover Troll. He admitted being the book’s “anonymous” author and threatened me with the direst of dire direness if I did not relent in my attempt to have the book pulled. He assured both his readers that the book would be available again within two weeks and that I would be facing a $2,500 fine. He posted a screen shot from his copyright registration transaction for the book to prove his claim. Here’s a portion of the online receipt he posted.Gentle Reader, if you go to the copyright online search page, you will find that no copyright registration has yet been issued for the book. There are three possible explanations. One, the registration could still be in process, but that is unlikely after a year-and-a-half. Two, the Cabin Boy™ might have been smart enough to withdraw the application for registration. Three, the registration was denied. Whichever is correct, there is a case number associated with the application, the possible use for which is left to the astute Gentle Reader to surmise.

UPDATE—Of course, I can’t publish an extract of the Cabin Boy’s™ post that I refer above because of our 2104 Settlement Agreement. However, it appears that the post was archived here.

Blognet


Sergeant Friday and Officer Smith are on assignment helping with an investigation being conducted by a small town police department in the Midwest. Since the topic of shoddy answers to discovery has been in the air of late, this vintage episode seemed like a good one to recycle this evening—
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 anti-First-Amendment activist has sued a group of bloggers trying to shut down their free speech and free press rights. 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