Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Neal Rauhauser was the actual architect of Team Kimberlin’s strategy of using frivolous pro se litigation to harass their perceived enemies. I was on the receiving end of two of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s RICO LOLsuits, and I wasn’t surprised by the first RICO claim because Rauhauser had tipped their hand over a year in advance. This post about RICO and Patterico is from nine years ago today.

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Neal Rauhauser has a pattern of letting things slip through careless blogging, emails, or tweets. Patrick Frey believes he has picked up on plans for a RICO suit targeting him and other bloggers.

Mr. Rauhauser, once you sue, the discovery process will begin. It works both ways. Is that really what you want?

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Indeed, only two of the many cases brought by TDPK made it to the discovery phase, and discovery did not go well for Kimberlin in either.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Pretty much everything the members of Team Kimberlin try fails or, at best, performs below their expectations. Their campaign of lawfare is the prime example, of course. The TKPOTD dealt with one of the many failures associated with The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s flagship PR operation, Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread.

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The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of Team Kimberlin for a few years may remember that in early 2017 Bill Schmalfeldt used his position as editor of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread to publish a series of defamatory posts accusing me of plagiarism. He used without permission material from Hogewash! in one those posts, so I filed a DMCA notice with the ISP hosting BU which resulted in BU receiving an email which read in part:

For your information, I have received the following/attached notice of copyright infringement. The infringing materials must be removed from your site within 24 hours, or under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), we are required to block access to your site. Once we have had to do that, we cannot unblock it for a minimum of 10 days after you respond with the proper counter-notification under the DMCA or the individual submitting the notification advises us that the material has been removed.

Filing a counternotice would have required providing information concerning the actual ownership of BU and information for service of process on the owner and/or operator. Rather than give up that information, the site was moved offshore, first to Iceland and then to Holland. The Cabin Boy’s™ Breitbit News site moved to the same server at about the same time.

The other site hosted on that Dutch server is empr dot media, a Ukrainian “news” site. Of course, it could be purely coincidental, but I find it interesting that BU moved to a server hosting a Ukrainian PR website while Brett Kimberlin was working closely with a Ukrainian-American operative of the Democratic National Committee on a project to dig up dirt on the Trump Administration.

Hmmmmm.

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Although, the BU site hasn’t had any new material since Bill Schmalfeldt went off for a winter vacation in Montana in late 2018, the Cabin Boy™ still maintains a connection, having tweeted a link to one of his defamatory posts only a few months ago.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

A big part of Brett Kimberlin’s litigation record as The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin has been the filing of futile court motions. Just this week, his gimme-a-free-lawyer motion was rejected by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The INMTUYK for six years ago today was about another failed request to a court.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has sent this to the judge in the Kimberlin v. Frey remnant of the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!

UPDATE—There are an amazing number of errors in this filing, but I’ll point out just two for now.

First, TDPK says he wants to add the Los Angeles DA’s Office and the FBI as defendants. Does he mean the City of LA or the County of LA? However, that question is moot, because, second, the court has ordered that TDPK may not make any further amendments to his LOLsuit.

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It was an FBI Special Agent who busted Kimberlin in Indianapolis in the arrest that led to his car being impounded and searched and bomb making materials found in the trunk. Maybe he still got a grudge.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blognet first ran five 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. An infamous anti-First-Amendment activist has accused a blogger of being a serial harasser and sexual predator. Your job … help 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 Blogsmoke first ran three years ago today.

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SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET

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

Brett Kimberlin is a liar. The TKPOTD for eight years ago today cites on example.

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Brett Kimberlin has been caught telling lies many times. When his biographer Mark Singer asked him about a particular item, he told Singer that he had admonished someone else about lying.

The notion of Kimberlin admonishing anybody not to lie both amused and galvanized me; I had no choice but to retrieve from storage the transcript of Sandi’s testimony. On pages 4532 and 4561, I located the colloquy that confirmed what the Chicago Reporter and the Indianapolis News had reported. Confronting the naked evidence of this particular deception left me feeling momentarily deflated, if not downright insulted. Did Kimberlin think I was stupid? Getting an appointment at the federal archive proved a mild inconvenience, transcript copies cost fifty cents a page, and I had to hire someone in Chicago to go to the archive and pick up the pages—but I’d had rougher days at the office. Did he think I was lazy? How could I maintain my presumption of his innocence, or my refusal to acknowledge his guilt, if he insisted on lobbing fat juicy ones in the vicinity of my overhand smash? What next—a confession? Hardly likely, I reassured myself. This had been a glaring lapse by Brett, but as long as I remained in character—a talented amateur, never quite able to see into the heart of the game—we could keep the rally going.

Citizen K, p. 327

I don’t know if Brett Kimberlin thinks other folks are stupid so much as he believes that he is enough smarter than the average bear that he can spin yarns that won’t be seen through. But some people are not only smart, they’re industrious enough to search for documents. And these days it doesn’t take much google-fu to find out a lot of stuff about someone.

Mark Singer caught Brett Kimberlin in so many lies that he concluded that Kimberlin’s story about selling marijuana to Dan Quayle was a lie too. But that should be no surprise. Perjurers tell lies.

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Brett Kimberlin has sued me four times claiming that my truthful reporting about him was defamatory. He lost all four times.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the ways that Team Kimberlin has attempted to harass people who’ve written about them is by filing false copyright complaints; One of these days, I should probably add up all of the ones filed against me—like the one covered in this DMCA Legal LULZ Du Jour from four years ago today.

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I received this email from WordPress yesterday afternoon—

IIRC, all of the images that the Cabin Boy™ bitches about in his DMCA notice were published on Twitter. That gives other Twitter users a royalty-free license to republish them. Now, I don’t know whether all of the commenters involved have Twitter accounts, but even use by someone who isn’t a Twitter user or use of an image not published on Twitter would probably be covered by Fair Use as noted in Twitter’s email.

BTW, it was a righteous DMCA notice concerning an image that the Cabin Boy™ foolishly used that forced Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread to flee to an off-shore server.

Failing failures gotta fail.

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Team Kimberlin has never prevailed in any claim against me. I, on the other hand, have won a few, and I’m not done with them yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

As the TKPOTD from seven years ago today notes, criminals are often uncomfortable when they have to interact with law enforcement personnel.

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Here’s some more of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s whining from his proposed second amended complaint for his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 100-99Now, I can understand why TDPK is a bit edgy around FBI agents. Not all his experiences with them have been comfortable for him.ECF33-2

U.S. v. Kimberlin, 805 F.2d 210, 228 (7th Cir. 1986)

‘Nuff said.

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Kimberlin is one of the few people, perhaps the only person, who knows what the Seal of the President of the United States tastes like.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for seven years ago today, caught Brett Kimberlin in one of his many lies in a court filing.

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This is from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s proposed second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 100-67That’s not true.

Stay tuned.

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For the record, here is the IRS 501(c)3 status letter sent to the National Bloggers Club. I’ve zoomed in on the effective date.

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blogsmoke from four years ago today captures a slice of small town life.

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SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET

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 Blognet first ran three 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. An infamous anti-First-Amendment activist has accused a blogger of being a serial harasser and sexual predator. Your job … help 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

Here are a couple of posts from nine years ago today. The first is about More Bloggers Harassed by Team Kimberlin. The second is about Brett Kimberlin as He Who Must Not Be Named.

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Ken at Popehat has a post summarizing the Kimberlin brouhaha. (H/T, Jonathan H. Adler) He mentions that he is looking for lawyer to support a couple of yet unidentified bloggers facing legal harassment, one in Central Florida and one in Middle Tennessee.

Akbar is not the only additional victim. I’m trying to help another blogger faced with particularly despicable lawfare, apparently by Kimberlin allies. I put up the Popehat signal here. I’ve gotten some responses, but I’m still looking for federal criminal practitioners in the Middle Districts of Florida and Tennessee.

Hmmmm.

UPDATE–There is good advice concerning how to deal with possible harassment in this post at The Camp of the Saints.

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Goldfish and Clowns [dead link] refers to a certain person harassing bloggers as “he who must not be named” lest one be hauled into court. (H/T, @exconsview)

If Kimberlin be Voldemort, which one of us is Harry Potter?

UPDATE–Is Judge Vaughey a muggle?

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@exconsview was Paul Lemmen’s Twitter account in 2012, and Paul was the blogger for whom the Ken White had activated the Popehat signal. Paul was on supervised release from federal prison. He had been convicted of fraud charges in the Middle District of Tennessee and had moved to central Florida.Paul had been blogging about Kimberlin, members of Team Kimberlin were filing bogus complaints about Paul with his parole officer. As a result of that pressure, Paul “cooperated” with Team Kimberlin until his pro bono lawyer was able to sort things out with the Parole Commission. Paul was on the inside of Team Kimberlin for about six months.

He left with a mother lode of emails and other files, many of which have been useful over the past years. There is still some rather interesting information that there’s been no need to publish. Yet.

After the He Who Must Not Be Named post, I began referring to Kimberlin as Lord Voldemort and his allies and enablers as Death Eater Wannabes. Later in 2012, Kimberlin set up a pirate-themed website called the Bloggers Offense Fund. That’s when I began calling him The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. After he sued me, that became The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin, and after he failed to pay sanctions and court costs, Dread became Deadbeat. So now he’s The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin. The tag also describes many of his other attributes: Pusher, Performer, Perjurer, …

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blognet first ran seven 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 blogger is being sued for writing about another lawsuit and questioning the plaintiff’s motives. His employer is being sued as well. 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.

SOUND: Footsteps on sidewalk. Repeating background PA announcement: “The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers. No parking please.”

FRIDAY: It was Wednesday, March 6th. It was a smog-free day in LA. I was on temporary duty for Internet Detail. My partner, Liz Smith, was back in Westminster with our boss, Twitter Town Sheriff W. J. J. Hoge. My name’s Friday. It was 11:31 am when I walked out of the baggage claim area at LAX. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I gave away my core strategy for dealing with Team Kimberlin’s LOLsuit in then TKPOTD that ran six years ago today.

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We had a bit of concern trolling in the comment section over the last couple of days with lots of advice on how I should deal with various legal matters. I believe I will stick with the advice I’ve been given by real world lawyers.

OTOH, I suppose I can let the Gentle Readers (and the Team Kimberlin lurkers) in on the basic principle of my strategy: winning.

Meanwhile, everything is pro … oh, you know the rest.

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It worked.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

As the TKPOTD for four years ago today shows, one of the reasons that Team Kimberlin’s LOLsuits have all failed is that they’ve been exercise in pushing back twice one-tenth as hard.

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When the Cabin Boy™ went forum shopping for LOLsuit VIII: Avoiding Contact, he did a mind-bogglingly poor job of selecting the venue. We defendants in his multiple LOLsuits have been trying to get the courts to treat him as a vexatious litigant and to require that his cases be prescreened by a Magistrate Judge before summonses are issued. He’s filed LOLsuit VIII in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, a court that requires all pro se plaintiff’s cases be prescreened. So by his inept selection of a forum, The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has effectively granted one of the forms of relief we defendants have been seeking for the past three years.

He’s not off to a very good start with LOLsuit VIII, and I suspect it will downhill all the way for him, which brings up these two comments—

Heh, and everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Oh, one more thing …. it’s T-minus 1 day and counting in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit.

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OTOH, they do have a perfect batting average—0.000.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for five years ago today dealt with one of the filings in the untimely appeal The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin filed in the RICO Madness LOLsuit.

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The lawyers for Glenn Beck and his companies have filed an informal reply brief in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal of the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.

My favorite line from the brief is:

Appellees join in, and incorporate by reference, the other jurisdictional arguments set forth in the Informal Response Briefs of appellees Aaron Walker and William Hoge.

Heh.

UPDATE—Breitbart, RedState, and Erick Erickson also filed informal reply briefs on Monday. You can read them here.

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And was probably the high water mark of my pro se legal wrangling.

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.

JENSEN: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Mr. Atsign. My name is Ernest Jensen. I think you might be able to help me.

JOHNNY: Hello, Mr. Jensen. What can I do for you?

JENSEN: (Telephone Filter) I’ve heard that you’ve done some investigating related to a guy on the Internet called The Grouch.

JOHNNY: He’s crossed my path.

JENSEN: (Telephone Filter) He’s suing me for defamation.

JOHNNY: He sues a lot of people, and, yes, I may be able to help 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!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for seven years ago today dealt with one of the deficiencies in Brett Kimberlin’s claims in the first of his LOLsuits that included me among the defendants.

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Here’s a request for production of documents that the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin doesn’t want to honor in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit.InterrogReBUOne of TDPK’s alleged causes of action against me is the fact that I have Applications for Statement of Charges and peace order petitions against him based on evidence that he is one of the users of the @Breitbartunmask Twitter account and the actual beneficial owner of the Breitbart Unmasked website. This from his amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. suit.BKvAW2013 FAC-46If he has never had any communication with Breitbart Unmasked, all he would have to do is say so. Of course, that would then raise the question of how the picture TDPK took of Aaron Walker and his wife at the Howard County District Courthouse on 1 March, 2013, got published on Breitbart Unmasked that very afternoon.

I’m tempted to write that I wonder what TDPK is trying to hide, but that’s not completely true.

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Kimberlin never produced a “scintilla of evidence” (to quote Judge Johnson) to support that LOLsuit—or any of the other’s he filed against me.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The core claim at the center of all of Brett Kimberlin’s LOLsuits against me was defamation, and a statement must be false in order to be defamatory. Kimberlin claimed that it was false to refer to him as a pedophile. During discovery in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. suit, the only one of his cases to get that far, I asked him what evidence he had to show what I had reported was false. The TKPOTD for seven years ago today dealt with his effort to dodge those interrogatories.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin doesn’t want to answer the interrogatories that I sent him as part of discovery in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit. For example—InterrogObjectionCitizenKIrrelevant to the case? Really? I thought TDPK was suing me because he says I have called him a pedophile. This is from his complaint—BK v AW Complaint-27

This is found on page 78 of Citizen K:

His [Kimberlin’s] attachment to Jessica was quite a different matter. Their weekly after-school outings, Kimberlin said, were “very special days” for her. … For three consecutive summers, 1974 through 1976, they took vacations for a week or longer in Disney World, Mexico, and Hawaii. Sandi [“Jessica’s” mother] couldn’t get time off from work, so on these summer trips it was just the two of them—Brett and Jessica.

Eyebrows levitated. A drug-dealing colleague had memories of conversations with Kimberlin that struck him as odd: “We’d see a girl who was pubescent or prepubescent, and Brett would get this smile and say, ‘Hey, what do you think? Isn’t she great?’ It made me very uncomfortable.” Another recalled Kimberlin introducing Jessica as “my girlfriend,” and if irony was intended, it was too subtile to register.

<sarc>Nothing to see here. Move along.</sarc>

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Kimberlin lost that case because he failed to present any evidence that anything I or my codefendants has written or said about him was false.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin’s whole pitch is based on lies, lies that they have told clumsily. The TKPOTD for six years ago today was about one string of them.

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The Cabin Boy™ has been running off at the keyboard throwing accusations and threats here and there and generally acting peevish when the only result is snickering.

I’ve been reviewing the backups of his Twitter timelines and various blogs for … well, let’s just say I’ve been looking them over, and it’s really quite amazing how he’s consistently managed to be so wrong about so much. For example, here are some tweets from 2013.

This one was sent in early August about seven weeks after a Circuit Court judge had ruled that he had been contacting me via @mentions on Twitter.RadioWMS201308051649Z

At the end of August, 2013, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed his Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit that include me as a defendant. In mid September, the Cabin Boy™ tweeted this.TS201309182123ZBill Schmalfeldt hears lots of stuff. Enough stuff that he should consider having more regular med checks. In any event, I didn’t scramble to get out of that law suit. I won it. Oh, and if you want to know what Kimberlin Unmasked is up to, check out kimberlinunmask.com.

The voices were talking to the Cabin Boy™ again later in September.ffr201309292102ZOf course, I didn’t withdraw that peace order. First, I wouldn’t have if I could. Second, I couldn’t. At most, I could have petitioned the court to modify it, and that’s what the Cabin Boy™ did. The hearing on his petition was set for 10 October, and he had all sorts of plans for me. BTW, the order was constitutional and the Court of Appeals declined to hear Schmalfeldt’s appeal of the order.frr201310051156Z

And not a single one of the 24 statements that The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt ranted about was shown to be false. I wasn’t arrested for perjury. I didn’t leave the courthouse in handcuffs—not in October or, again, in December after the hearing to extend the peace order. The Cabin Boy went by the District Court Commissioners Office to try to file a charge of perjury against me after the December hearing. Nothing came of it.

The Cabin Boy™ goes on and on about how everyone else is lying. If that were so, after so many years, one of us should have screwed up and got caught.

OTOH, maybe we’re telling the truth, and Bill Schmalfeldt isn’t.

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Heh.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Today is the ninth anniversary of Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. One of my posts that day was Patterico Tells His Story.

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Go read it.

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While I hold the record for being the most sued defendant during Kimberlin’s lawfare campaign, Patterico endured the longes single case. It took 18 months for most of the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (i) [aka Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al.] RICO Madness LOLsuit for be dismissed, but the remaining Kimberlin v. Frye RICO Retread LOLsuit took more than another two years to get to a summary judgment in Patterico’s favor.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blogsmoke first ran six years ago today.

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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

JOHN: The Grouch had been looking for some way to tag me with something, anything that would cause me legal problems. He didn’t seem to care if it were civil or criminal, just as long as he cou …

ANNOUNCER: We interrupt Blogsmoke to bring you this news bulletin.

This morning W. J. J. Hoge filed the following Informal Response Brief in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. appeal with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

ANNOUNCER: We return you now to “BLOGSMOKE” already in progress.

… not necessarily our jurisdiction. It depends on which State’s Attorney does what or whether everything is consolidated by the Attorney General. If Maryland cleans up the mess, we won’t have to get involved.

JOHN: OK. I’ll pass that along.

MUSIC: CLOSING TITLE UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 6

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Even with a good imagination, we can’t come up with stories as strange as The Grouch and his buddies provide for episodes of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: SWELL AND CONTINUE TO MUSIC OUT

ANNOUNCER: The Legal Department wishes the following declaimer read: “‘BLOGSMOKE’ is a work of fiction. Anyone who feels it might be about him should read Proverbs 28:1.”

This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

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One of the most satisfying moments of my pro se litigation against The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin was when one of lawyers representing some of my fellow appellees adopted the argument presented in my brief as part of his own.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It was four years ago today, that I published an I’m Not Making This Up, You Know to welcome The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s LOLsuit VIII.

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LOLsuit VIII: Avoiding Contact

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

UPDATE—And, yes, the Cabin Boy™ has filed for in forma pauperis status. However, IFP filings are automatically sealed in the District of South Carolina, but may be unsealed after review.

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I reread the complaint as I was preparing this post. What struck me most was its pathetic meanness, particularly in the section describing the defendants.

Nothing proceeded as the Cabin Boy™ had hallucinated.

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin has alway had an uphill struggle with judges, as can be seen in this TKPOTD from seven years ago today.

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PreparationH96ctJudge Grimm does not seem inclined to provide any temporary relief for The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s butthurt. He has denied TDPK’s request for file a sanctions motion against the lawyer representing Twitchy. However, Amazon offers this remedy—

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He’s sold a lot of popcorn too.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Today is the sixth anniversary of my first Qapla’ post.

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The Kimberlin v. Hoge peace order petition was denied.

Brett Kimberlin was not allowed to testify. He was also not allowed to represent his daughter.

UPDATE—Aaron Walker was present during this morning’s trial and has his report of it here.

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Kimberlin wasn’t allowed to testify because at the time Maryland was the last remaining state to ban testimony by convicted perjurers. The state senator representing the district in which Kimberlin lives subsequently introduced legislation repealing the ban. After it passed, Kimberlin discovered that he could no longer avoid being cross examined in court.