Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of reasons for the failure of Brett Kimberlin’s campaign of brass knuckles reputation management has been this inability to recruit a decent PR flack to promote his cause. Matt Osborne’s effort, especially as editor of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread, has been a dud. OTOH, it looked pretty good compared to the mind-bogglingly stupid work we’ve seen from Bill Schmalfeldt. The Cabin Boy’s™ crudeness is perhaps exceeded only by his knack for sticking his nose into business not his own. The TKPOTD for two years ago today dealt with one of his invasions of someone else’s privacy.

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Looking over some of the Cabin Boy’s™ recent spewings on Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread and his other wastes of bandwidth, it appears that one of the burrs under his saddle is my ignoring of his offer to make his Rolodex of NIH contacts available for helping Mrs. Hoge’s find medical care when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I can only shake my head at his silliness.

First, Mrs. Hoge was receiving very excellent care from a team of physicians and other medical professionals associated with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Carroll Hospital Center. Moreover, she was also receiving care and support from the medical professionals in our extended families, including two pathologists (one a breast cancer survivor herself) and an oncologist.

Second, Schmalfeldt had sent me a no-contact order. If I had contacted him, I would have opened myself up to a possible peace order, and given the Cabin Boy’s record of untrustworthy behavior, I chose not to take that risk.

Bill Schmalfeldt knows lots of things that simply aren’t so. He will continue to rant about them for a while longer and to make a bigger fool of himself.

For a while.

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There was a third reason why I didn’t waste my time seeking medical information from the Cabin Boy™. When Mrs. Hoge first heard of his offer, she laughed, and then she asked me to ignore it.

Meanwhile, Karma seems to be cashing in some of the Cabin Boy’s™ chits that she’s been holding.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative neurological illness that never gets better. The episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign that first aired two years ago today dealt with an investigation of an alleged Parkinson’s sufferer.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Good evening, Johnny. It’s Pete Candler.

JOHNNY: Hi. How’s life among the undead?

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Just shuffling along, I guess, but there’s been an interesting development by a certain big lake.

JOHNNY: Really?

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Yes, and some photo reconnaissance may be in order.

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

Well, He is a Virginia Democrat


The Washington Free Beacon reports that Senator Tim Kaine has hinted that he may oppose a bill that would require proper medical care for a baby that survived an abortion. When asked by a constituent if he supported the pending Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Kaine, who has claimed personal pro-life beliefs rooted in his Catholic faith, dodged the question while acknowledging that the bill would only apply to abortion survivors.

“This bill would establish new requirements for health care practitioners in the case of a fetus who survives an abortion,” he replied in a Feb. 12 letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “I support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions. For that reason, I oppose efforts to weaken the basic holding of Roe v. Wade.”

The Senate will hold a roll-call vote on the bill in an effort to force pro-choice politicians to take a stand on the radical abortion positions taken by states such as New York. Denying care to survivors is far beyond the beliefs of most voters who see denying care to a live child as a form of infanticide.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on Monday.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


During the summer of 2013, I began writing about a website hosted on the same off-shore server as many of the Kimberlin-related website called globalyharma dot biz. It offered to sell prescription drugs to online customer without a prescription.

After the court battle relating to the Kimberlins’ marital difficulties and during the time that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin was drafting his first LOLsuit against a group of blogger which include me, the Kimberlin-related websites were taken down for a short while and reconfigured. globalyharma dot biz was taken down and retweaked at the same time. This was the TKPOTD for five years ago today.

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globalpharma dot biz is hosted on the same Dutch server as a group of Kimberlin-related sites. It’s name server is unmaskedhosting dot com, the same name server as those sites. For a brief time on 17 August, the globalpharma dot biz URL forwarded connections to breitbartunmasked dot com. The Gentle Reader should not be surprised to find that I suspect there might be a connection between globalpharma dot biz and one or more members of Team Kimberlin.

When I first began monitoring globalpharma dot biz, one of the drugs they were peddling was “Viagra.” Genuine Viagra goes for about nine bucks a dose according to my friend who is a pharmacist. The street price for “Viagra” is about a dollar a pill which was the price quoted by globalpharma back in July. At no time was I asked to provide a prescription from a physician. Viagra is prescription drug.

It looks like they’ve run out of “Viagra.” As you can see, “Erectile Dysfunction” has been dropped from the product menu.

globalpharmamenu

The Arizona telephone number and notice of free shipping via USPS on the site indicate that the operation has a physical presence in the United States. According to the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, a company called “Global Pharmaceutical & Medical Supplies” held a permit as a wholesaler in the state from 3 March to 31 October in 2010, but that permit is now void. That was the only hit from their database for “global pharma.”

Hmmmmm.

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Yes. Hmmmmm.

A Retro Form of Progressivism


Monica Showalter has a post over at American Thinker taking note of San Francisco’s attempt to get its … let me rephrase this … achieve better fecal cohesion—literally—by assigning five public works employees to a poop patrol. Armed with steam cleaners, these brave public servants will attempt to bring the city’s level of street sanitation up to the standard enjoyed a hundred years ago.

At the beginning of the 20th century, several trainloads of dung had to be removed from the streets of New York every day. By 1918, the number of horse-drawn vehicles in American cities had dropped to the point that dung in the streets had been greatly reduced. Indoor plumbing had eliminated chamberpot residue from the sidewalks, and our cities were becoming much healthier places. Since the beginning of the 21st century, the streets in many cities have become more filthy.

It’s not surprising, given that San Francisco just lost $40 million in convention revenue, after a major medical association, repelled by the unsanitary condition of the city’s excrement-covered streets, decided to hold its annual convention someplace else. The medical association had held annual convention in San Francisco for years up until then.

I suppose we can give them credit for not denying there is a problem, given the global exposure this gross problem has gotten. Most socialists deny there are ever any problems, other than Republicans, but money seems to have gotten their attention.

But the solution proposed is pretty much a Band-aid on a butt problem. It’s unlikely that five employees, armed with steam cleaners, is really going to be able to make a long-term difference given the reasons it’s happening.

Throwing money and public employment jobs at San Francisco’s problem will probably only make it worse. The root cause is the city’s huge homeless population that has swollen as a result of its Progressive government throwing money and public employment jobs at the city’s problems caused by its huge homeless population. Their problems won’t go away until the homeless population goes away, and that won’t occur until the city spends less money and effort on incentivizing homelessness.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen, but you may need to hold your breath walking through parts of town.

A Bit of Fact Checking


She Guevara (aka Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) was on CNN claiming that Medicare for all would be less expensive that our current healthcare because “incorporating the costs of all the funeral expenses of those who die because they can’t afford access to health care. That is part of the cost of our system.”

Speaking from my family’s experience, the cost of a funeral is generally a bargain compared to the cost of a few months of medical expenses for an elderly person, and downright cheap compared to the cost of a few months of cancer.

When the retirement age for Social Security was set at 65 back in the ’30s, that was slightly longer than average life expectancy. Increasing life expectancy has broken that system. I had to wait until I was 66 to collect a full-size Social Security check. If the system were now rigged as it originally was, I should be waiting to collect until I’m almost 80.

Putting us old folks on Medicare increases costs. Burying us would save money. Putting everyone on Medicare … if you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it’s “free.”

Math is hard.