Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blognet first ran two years ago today. Today, it can be presented with some of the originally redacted parts restored. That additional material is included after the main body of the original post.

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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 cyberstalkers have been contacting the employers of several bloggers, and the employers are becoming concerned by the harassment. 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

Hating Haters Gotta Hate

Evan Urquhart has a post at Slate called Why Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Hoax Won’t Change How Anyone Feels About Hate Crimes. It’s written from the point of view that the Right’s reaction to the Smollett’s Hoax Crime is racist and homophobic. To that extent, his post is unbalanced, but it does contain a couple of insightful statements.

People who believe these ugly things, and the much larger group who don’t believe anything except that it’s not their business to care, don’t seize on hoaxes because an isolated case proves they are right. They do it because they will use anything and everything to distract from the fact that they are wrong.

But there’s no larger message here, and we’re not all victims of his crime. Haters, proverbially, are going to hate. They did it before, and they won’t miss a step after this sad, weird story is done.

Alas for Mr. Urquhart, he doesn’t seem to see how those statements apply to the Left as well. The Left believes things that are ugly and untrue and routinely seizes on twisted “facts” to support The Narrative.

The hate will keep coming against kids minding their own business at a pro-life march or nuns who don’t want birth control or fast food restaurants that give employees a day off each week or peaceful protestors who feel they’re taxed enough already or whoever gets in the Left’s way.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Now that Anthony Weiner is back out on the streets (he got time off for good behavior), perhaps he will turn to people who have previously helped him to get reintegrated into society. We know that various members of Team Kimberlin were involved in supporting Weiner through the first Weinergate debacle. It may be that the ex-cons on Team Kimberlin can help Anthony go straight.

Kentucky, MAGA Hats, and Violence

Newsweek (yes, it’s still around) reports that James Phillips, 57, of Cottonwood, Tennessee, was jailed and charged with wanton endangerment and making terroristic threats. Phillips had been flipping the bird at a couple wearing MAGA hats in a Bowling Green Sam’s Club. Apparently unsatisfied with their response, he upped the ante by threatening them with a .40 S&W Glock.

They told me that if we elected Trump, violence would follow MAGA hats, and they were right. Also, Nathan Phillips was unavailable for comment.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the more ironic aspects of Team Kimberlin is they way their best laid plans often circle back and torpedo them. Consider the case for extortion put forward by Bill Schmalfeldt that was noted in this Prevarication Du Jour that ran five years ago today.

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The Cabin Boy™ tweeted this last night.ExtortionThreatSchmalfeldt does get one thing correct. Extortion is a felony.

One of the ways to commit extortion is to threaten to accuse someone of a crime in order to induce him to do or not do a certain thing. “If [name] doesn’t [do this], he will face charges …”

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I point. I laugh. I mock.

And I am not alone.