Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


How about another episode of Blogsmoke. This one is from three 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.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


When I first wrote that Team Kimberlin was buying their legal advice from the same Acme that supplied those fine products to a certain coyote, I was joking. As the various legal entanglements have played out, it come to look as if that really is the source of the legal theories behind their LOLsuits. Here’s the TKPOTD from three years ago today,

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WMSBroad201311101815ZThat deserves an updated answer. Here’s a partial listing—

Hoge v. Schmalfeldt (I), Case No. 06-C-13-063359 (Md. Cir.Ct. Carroll Co. 2013), cert. denied.
Hoge v. Schmalfeldt (II), Case No. 06-C-14-067023 (Md. Cir.Ct. Carroll Co. 2014), cert. denied
Kimberlin v. Walker, et al., Case No. 380966V (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2014), affirmed Md. CoSA, cert. denied.
Schmalfeldt v. Johnson, et al., Case No. 15-CV-0315-RDB (D.Md. 2015).
Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I), Case No. 13-CV-03059-GJH (D.Md. 2015).
Kimberlin v. Hoge, Case No. 9148D (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2015).
Schmalfeldt v. Hoge, et al., Case No. 13-C-15-102498 (Md. Cir.Ct. Howard Co. 2015).
Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al., Case No. 13-CV-0723-GJH (D.Md. 2016).
Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II), Case No. 403868V (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2016).

That should do.

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I should update that scorecard with the following—

Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al., Case No. 13-CV-0723-GJH (D.Md. 2016), affirmed Md. C0SA, cert. denied.
Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al., Case No. 13-CV-0723-GJH (D.Md. 2016), affirmed 4th Cir.
Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II), Case No. 403868V (Md. Cir.Ct. Mont. Co. 2016), affirmed Md. CoSA, cert. denied.
Schmalfeldt v. Grady, et al. (IV), Case No. 13-CV-01310-RBH-KDW (DSC 2017).

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Alinsky’s Rule 5 states that ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It has certainly been effective in countering some of the bizarre fabrications that Brett Kimberlin has included in the LOLsuits he’s filed to try to silence truthful reporting by his critics. The TKPOTD from five years ago today took a look at one use of pointage, laughery, and mockification in one response to a filing by The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin in the RICO Madness LOLsuit.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin writes some of the most amazing nonsense in his various court filings. Earlier this year, he filed something he called “Plaintiff’s Response to Defendant Hoge’s Two Latest Filings” in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. It’s something of a favorite of mine because of its utterly unhinged nature. Here’s a sample:ECF 49-9My reply to that one paragraph ran for about two-and-a-half pages. Here are the beginning and end paragraphs of that reply:ECF 59-p6ECF 59-p9TDPK’s omnibus opposition to the eleven motions to dismiss is due five weeks from today. I’m looking forward to seeing what wacko claims and theories he will offer in that filing, but, more important, I’m looking forward to the case getting of top dead center and beginning to move again.

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And of course, Kimberlin’s case against me was dismissed in part for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted and in part for improper venue when the federal court refused to consider his state law claims.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran four years ago today.

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

SOUND: Landline phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Atsign, it’s Bradshaw.

JOHNNY: Why, Lieutenant, to what do I owe the honor?

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Cut the sarcasm, Atsign. As much as I hate to admit it, I need some help.

JOHNNY: From me, Lieutenant?

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. From you, Atsign.

JOHNNY: You must be in one helluva hole. Tell me more.

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


An important clue in one Sherlock Holmes story was a dog that didn’t bark. Three years ago today, we had a Blogsmoke episode that didn’t post. Blogsmoke in Court was posted instead.

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Rather that post an episode today, I’ve decided to post this bit of my testimony from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s examination of me when he called me as his witness during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial. (I was called by both sides.)

MR. KIMBERLIN: Do you, on your blog, ah, do you have a character, an Internet sheriff? Blogsmoke?

MR. HOGE: Ah, yes. Um, a website that I believe is associated with you called Breitbart Unmasked, ah, did a satirical piece about me trying to cast me as somebody who was the Internet sheriff and, ah, used the term Blogsmoke, so I in return stated a feature that is a takeoff on the Gunsmoke radio program, uh, that was on in the ‘50s. And yes —

MR. KIMBERLIN: You kind of consider yourself an Internet sheriff.

MR. HOGE: No, I don’t. I consider that a way of poking fun at the people at Breitbart Unmasked by taking their idea and running with it and having a running gag that’s lasted for about two-and-a-half years now.

MR. KIMBERLIN: You also consider yourself a Star Wars hero.

MR. HOGE: (Laughing) Not in the least.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Have you ever posted graphics or photos of yourself as a Star Wars hero?

MR. HOGE: I have, people have sent me graphics of my face to replace, um, who’s the guy who played Obi-wan Kenobi, the older fellow, um, this is what happens when you’re old, um, Alec Guinness, Sir Alec Guinness, with my face instead of Alec Guinness’ as Obi-wan in various cartoons. I think they’re funny, and I’ve posted a few that were sent to me, and other people have picked up on that as well and sort of run with it. It’s, it’s something of a running gag in certain quarters of the Internet.

I couldn’t make that up no matter how hard I tried.

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It seems that I wasn’t the witness that Kimberlin was searching for. Or did I rely on some sort of Jedi mind trick?

Whatever.

Everything proceeded as I had foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Part of the value of good Fiction is that it holds a mirror up to Real Life. This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran three years ago today.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

K. GNU: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny. Check your email. I sent you some intriguing pictures.

JOHNNY: Really?

K. GNU: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. I was traveling through the Midwest and stopped to buy some cheese.

JOHNNY: Why would I find cheese intriguing?

K. GNU: Oh, the pictures aren’t of cheese. While I was cheese shopping, I happened to find an interesting old Ford. Take a look at your email.

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


One of the reasons outfits like Team Kimberlin fail is that they tend to overthink their plots and wind up getting caught. This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign which first ran five years ago today deals with why one should not overthink one’s response to such plots.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

SMITH: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Liz Smith.

JOHNNY: Hi, Liz. What’s up?

SMITH: (Telephone Filter) The Boss wants to hold a program development meeting. Can you come over to S-140?

JOHNNY: When?

SMITH: (Telephone Filter) The Boss wants to get started ASAP.

JOHNNY: I’ll be right over.

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