Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran five years ago today.

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

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JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

CALLER: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, my name is Steve. I’m a fan of your show.

JOHNNY: Hello, Steve. What can I do you?

CALLER: (Telephone Filter) Well, you could check for a DM from me in your Twitter account.

JOHNNY: Oh?

CALLER: (Telephone Filter) Yes. I believe you’ll find the link it contains intriguing.

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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


Ah, the Streisand Effect! That’s the massive tsunami of adverse publicity that can result from an inept attempt to use lawfare to shutdown adverse publicity. Brett Kimberlin’s misuse of the courts not only magnified the attention focused on his past and present activities, it backfired in court. The TKPOTD for four years ago today described one aspect of how his brass knuckles reputation was doing him more harm than good.

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Here’s another fun factoid from the results of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s campaign of lawfare against Aaron Walker. For four years now, TDPK’s has been lying about what happened during his confrontation with Aaron outside of Judge Rupp’s courtroom on 9 January, 2012. His claim that he was assaulted has been rejected by every judge that has examined it. When he sought his first peace order against Aaron, the judge found that harassment could be a basis for the order but not assault. (Note that the order was overturned on appeal because there was no evidence of harassment either.) Most recently, he sued Aaron in the RICO Retread LOLsuit alleging battery during the 2012 courthouse incident, and he lost, so now TDPK has both the doctrines collateral estoppel and res judicata preventing him from being able to sue again about the assault that never happened.Shirts

Brett Kimberlin’s campaign of lawfare has not only failed to silence his critics, it is having the additional effect of vindicating them. The Streisand Effect merely results in boomeranged publicity. The Kimberlin Effect is turning out to be even more disastrous.

It’s gonna take a while for the whole story to play out, but I’ll be covering it here.

Stay tuned.

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It took a bit longer for The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin to get get over his craving for disastrous LOLsuits, and there are still a few loose end.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the reasons that Bill Schmalfeldt has been such an ineffective PR flack for Team Kimberlin is that he has never been able to keep any of his multitudinous web identities in place long enough to establish any real brand identity or following outside of a few members of Team Kimberlin and a larger group of people he has harass and who keep an eye on him. The TKPOTD from four years ago today dealt with one of the many times the Cabin Boy™ has run back under the porch when confronted by Reality.

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NQ20160113Yesterday evening, the Cabin Boy™ took his YouGetNoQuarter Twitter account private again. I’ve lost track of the number of times that he’s run away and hidden from public view.

It must be depressing to believe one must conduct so much of one’s affairs skulking away from the light. OTOH, the urge to hide such a blatantly misleading tweet as the one on the left must be overwhelming.

Of course, the Cabin Boy™ hasn’t completely disappeared from the Internet. He was wasting Dave Alexander’s bandwidth by commenting over at the Craft Blog yesterday evening.

res_judicata_mugsOne of the things he was going on about over there was his incorrect notion that he has grounds sue Roy Schmalfeldt over allegations Roy has made about Bill being a rapist. The Cabin Boy™ sued Roy about that last summer, and his suit was dismissed with prejudice. That means that he can’t sue Roy about those allegations again because the dismissal counts as a finding on the merits that what Roy said was not false. IANAL, but if the statements weren’t false before the Cabin Boy™ sued, they still shouldn’t be false if they are repeated now. Res judicata and all that. More important, res judicata applies to any claim that Schmalfeldt might have been able to bring against any of the defendants he named in his Grady, et al. (I) LOLsuit. Again, IANAl, but it seems that the Cabin Boy™ is barred from suing any of those individuals again for repeating anything they said about him before 19 August, 2015, when the suit was dismissed.

The Cabin Boy™ had a right to a day in court with them over those issues, but he waived it by dismissing his suit with prejudice.

#GameOver

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Meanwhile, the Cabin Boy’s™ (at)BayCountryCafe and (at)ThePortlyPundit Twitter accounts have been quiet since 23 December and 3 January, respectively.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This revised episode of Blognet first ran three years ago today.

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This episode is partially recycled, but new events have given it a new ending.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.

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NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A notorious anti-First-Amendment activist and serial bomber claims that he has been defamed by an online racketeering enterprise. Your job … get the facts.

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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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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Today is the seventh anniversary of an altercation outside of Courtroom 9D in the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse which led to Brett Kimberlin’s false claims that he had been assaulted by Aaron Walker. The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin sought to use that imaginary assault as the basis of a peace order against Aaron, and a court hearing his petition found that no assault occurred.

TDPK has continued to use his story of being assaulted by Aaron as a part of various civil suits, submitting apparently inconsistent medical records in those cases. None of Kimberlin’s lawsuits claiming that Aaron assaulted (or battered) him survived a motion to dismiss.

He also included his story of the imaginary assault sending him to the hospital in the 2013 Application for Statement of Charges that he filed against Aaron. When Aaron sued for malicious prosecution, the jury found that Kimberlin had lied about being sent to the hospital.

Perhaps the biggest problem TDPK has had in peddling his tale is the existence of security camera video of the incident which shows that Aaron did not “deck” him as he initially claimed. Of course, the existence of contrary documentary evidence has rarely been a barrier to Kimberlin’s outrageous allegations against his perceived enemies, and I doubt that a jury’s finding that he lied about his “assault” will no more squelch his telling the tale that did the judge’s finding almost five years ago that no assault occurred.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blogsmoke first ran four years ago today.

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

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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”!

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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.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


When Brett Kimberlin launched his campaign of lawfare as a means of brass knuckles reputation management, he set himself up for one of the biggest failures of his career. The rest of Team Kimberlin has been similarly unsuccessful, but none of them as spectacularly as Bill Schmalfeldt. Six years ago today, his ineptitude led me to ask What Does the Cabin Boy Have in Common with OJ?

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OJ was acquitted at his murder trial. Bill Schmalfeldt had the first set of criminal charges relating to his harassment of me dropped. Both beat the rap as criminals.

OJ was found to be responsible for the death of his wife and was adjudicated a murderer in a civil trial. Bill Schmalfeldt was found to be responsible for my harassment and was adjudicated a harasser in a civil trial.

A civil adjudication does not bring the same penalties as a criminal conviction, but it is a finding by a court. Bill Schmalfeldt is an adjudicated harasser. His appeals related to that matter have been exhausted, and that finding has not been overturned. None of his whining will change the legal fact that he is an adjudicated harasser.

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Of course, Brett Kimberlin went into his lawfare campaign having already been convicted of perjury, drug smuggling, bombings, and other crimes. His poor legal strategy of suing for defamation resulted in a court ruling that he was “defamation proof.” In other words, a court found that his reputation was already so bad when my codefendants and I wrote about him that it was impossible for us to damage it.