Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While it has been important to report the facts when dealing with Team Kimberlin, it’s been amusing to engage in pointage, laughery, and mockification at their expense. It’s been particularly satisfying to make fun of their lame attempts at making fun of me. Four years ago today, I warned the Gentle Reader to Beware of Cheap Imitations resulting from a bit of alleged satire from Bill Schmalfeldt.

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Original The Grand Hog merchandise is available exclusively at The Hogewash Store and should not be confused with any fakes from counterfeit websites.YGNQ201601171714ZThe Grand Hoge Shot GlassBTW, a The Grand Hog Shot Glass is just the thing for sipping or tossing back your favorite beverage on these cold winter nights. It’s ceramic, dishwasher safe, and holds 1.9 oz. for an stiff shot of JWR or whatever you like.

Why not order a set today?

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BTW, a Res Judicata mug does a wonderful job of holding Irish coffee.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


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

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

DEEP VOTE: (Telephone Filter) Good evening, Mr. Atsign.

JOHNNY: Yes?

DEEP VOTE: (Telephone Filter) I have some more information for you. Meet me at the usual place and time.

SOUND: (Called Party’s POV) Line hung up. Dial tone.

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


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


It may be that the principal reason that so may of Team Kimberlin’s schemes fail is that the members don’t have a firm grasp of how the Real World works. This Legal LULZ du Jour from four years ago today descriptor one such failure to properly perceive Reality.

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Over at whatever he’s calling his blog du jour (No, I won’t link to it.), the Cabin Boy™ is spouting his theory that if someone hasn’t been convicted of the crime of X, one can’t refer to that person as an Xer. Thus, under his theory, the San Bernardino shooters can’t be called murderers because they never stood trial.

Uh, huh.

The Cabin Boy™ thinks that it’s defamatory to refer to him as a cyberstalker. Here’s a definition of the term as it is used in common speaking and writing from the dictionary widget provided with Mac OS X.Cyberstalkinggas_stove_burner_s1If the Cabin Boy™ believes that he can prove it’s false to say that he has repeatedly used electronic communications to harass or frighten someone, I hereby offer to testify on behalf of any defendant (at my own expense), and I can provide copies of hundreds of harassing tweets which the Cabin Boy™ has sent me and which he has previously authenticated in open court.

UPDATE—BTW, Bill Schmalfeldt is a cyberstalker.

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That post begins with a reference to the Cabin Boy’s™ inability to keep a brand going on the Internet for long (dozens of blogs, hundreds of Twitter accounts and handles). He seems to have had a similar problem with his broadcasting personas. I posted this picture without comment 11 days ago.It’s already obsolete.Whatever.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the few good things about Team Kimberlin is the fact that their klutziness is a bountiful source of pointage, laughery, and mockification by so many commentators, and their thin skins often result in reactions that compound the merriment. One prime example of this occurred five years ago today after I reposted a tweet by Aaron Walker under the title Jabba the Cabin Boy™.

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Buffalo channels Tantooine.buffalosnowUPDATE—I have been informed that Bill Schmalfeldt has posted an image that completely shows the original post above on his schmalfeldt dot org website. I believe that is a violation of the settlement agreement for the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt lawsuit. I hope that he will take the image down and eliminate the need for me to enforce the agreement.

UPDATE 2—I received this comment this evening to an earlier post. It appears to be a violation of the current peace order.BS201411220100Z

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Speaking of winter weather, Wikipedia has this to say about the climate in Ashland, Wisconsin—

Due to the city’s proximity to Lake Superior, it sometimes has lake effect snow storms, with high amounts of snow recorded.

Heh.

Oh, and the record low was -41 C.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


When I started this blog in 2011, I decided to blog openly. I put my name and contact information on the site. You can find it most easily here. Consequently, I’ve always laughed at Billl Schmalfeldt whenever he threatened to dox me. I’ve engaged in such pointage, laughery, and mockification several times, including this post from two years ago today called Cowardly Cowards Gotta Cower …

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… and bluster and threaten. Like this—Let me save the Cabin Boy some bandwidth. My name can be found on the copyright notice appended to the site logo, and the rest of my contact information, including my home address and cell phone number, can be found on the DMCA tab in the menu just below the logo. If you want to know what stately Hoge Manor looks like, you can click here for a post that shows a picture Schmalfeldt has previously posted. If you need directions, click here.

If you call or email before you come, you’ll be met with coffee and snacks. Otherwise, …

The Gentle Reader may form his own opinion as to who is cowering.

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Meanwhile, Big Bill Small has morphed into Rick St. Nick as he moves further toward a winter vacation at the North Pole.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the easiest thing to do when writing about Brett Kimberlin and has coterie of followers and enablers is to find something stupid or evil that one of them has done to be subject of a post. Their lies became so common that I began a collection of posts called Prevarication Du Jour. This PDJ first ran six years ago today.

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One thing about Bill Schmalfeldt, he never lets the truth get in the way of his nonsensical allegations.WMSBroad201311202247Z“… a fierce hatred of Muslims?” I’m not a Muslim. I’m a Christian, so I believe that Muslims are mistaken in their religious views, but that doesn’t mean that I hate them.

Furthermore, while I have published criticism of Islamic terrorists, Hogewash! has never tried to tar all Muslims with their guilt.

Schmalfeldt needs to put up or shut up on this one. Either he needs to cite a specific post from this blog that a reasonable person would construe as expressing hatred for Islam or Muslims as a whole, or he needs to offer a retraction and apology. If he can find such a post, I will retract it and apologize for it—and I will donate $1,000 to the National Parkinson Foundation.

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When Brett Kimberlin was trying to intimidate a group of us just before the BlogBash 2013 party, he threatened that the party would be subjected to a protest led by a “fiery imam” unless it were cancelled. We were not frightened, and the party went ahead as planned, but the Prince George’s County Police put extra officers in the area that evening just in case.

The picture on the left was published at Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread as part of its coverage of BlogBash 2013. Tetyana Kimberlin has stated that she took the picture, that the person wearing the headdress is Brett Kimberlin, and that he is sitting in a Toyota SUV leased by Justice Through Music Project. Brett was apparently too cowardly to actually confront any of the partygoers.

Indeed, the only minor (and somewhat humorous) disturbance occurred when Craig Gillette, one of Kimberlin’s associates at Justice Through Music Project, began accosting and photographing people on the sidewalk outside the venue.

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.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

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!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

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!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blogsmoke first ran two 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


When I first began following the activities of Team Kimberlin, there were over 20 Kimberlin-related websites. That number has been rapidly declining over the past couple of years. One of the few remaining domains that was present back in 2012 is indictbreitbart dot org. It is one of the four survivors hosted on the Fintel Associates sever at 198.15.113.115. the others are velvetrevolution dot us, op-critical dot com, and almightymedia dot org.

The indictbreitbart dot org site hasn’t been updated since 2015. Here’s the most recent post.

The domain’s registration doesn’t expire until 2021. Given The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s usual modus operandi, we can probably expect the site to remain up until then, providing a continuing opportunity for pointage, laughery, and mockification at a site dedicated to seeking the indictment of a deceased person.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It was just a year ago that Cory Booker made a fool of himself with his Spartacus moment during the Kavanaugh hearings, and by bring up Spartacus he provided an opportunity for pointage, laughery, and mockification that included Team Kimberlin. One year ago today, this post about Spartacus and Marcus Crassus ran.

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So Senator Booker has had his “I am Spartacus” moment with mixed results, but on the whole, he’s received mostly pointage, laughery, and mockification. It’s interesting that the one person who should have spoken critically, Marcus Crassus of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread, has been unavailable for comment.

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The mockery continues.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin included me as a defendant in four of the many LOLsuits he filed over the past few years. The third suit that included me was his RICO Retread LOLsuit which tried to revive the state law claims from his first RICO case. The TKPOTD from four years ago was one of the early reports on the process of defeating that third lawsuit.

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During the motions hearing last week in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit, Judge Mason was well prepared. He said this to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin while dealing with my motion to dismiss for improper venue.

THE COURT: And I’ve looked through your 52-page complaint a couple of times and again just this morning before coming out on the bench because I wanted to make sure that I understood precisely what is being alleged here.

The judge then proceeded to explain to TDPK some of the deficiencies in his pleading concerning me. I’d share some of that with you, but I don’t want to refresh the midget’s memory. TDPK has this to say to the judge:

MR. KIMBERLIN: I wanted to limit this case to the swatting. That’s what I’ve done. You know, if I have to refile against Mr. Hoge in Carroll County or in this county, you know, it would be another massive lawsuit. I would like to keep him in this case, whether through an amendment or whatever and let a jury decide, you know, what he’s done with regard to the swatting. You know, part of what the whole Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day was to portray me as a criminal swatter to silence conservative bloggers, you know, which was not the case. I have nothing at all to do with any swattings at all.

movie popcornAnother massive LOLsuit? Really? I suppose that means that TDPK has not yet figured out that there are some people who aren’t soft targets for lawfare. If he has learned anything about tangling with me, he’ll wise up and fail to amend his LOLsuit by the 18th, or, if he really comes to his senses, he’ll dismiss the entire LOLsuit for all the remaining defendants.

I wouldn’t bet on his acting wisely, so the Gentle Reader may want to lay in a good stock of popcorn. Here’s a deal from Amazon.

Stay tuned.

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The Gentle Readers will note that I often suggest that they stay tuned. I’d offer the same suggestion to The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin’s guitar, but …

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Blogsmoke ran four years ago today. It takes a look at the program’s first episode and how it came to be.

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JOHN: I’m told that 57F Osborne (aka Bunny Boy, aka Xenophon) has a post up at Breitbart Unmasked that suggests I need a new hobby. Bunny Boy has given me advice in the past, and when I’ve acted on it, things didn’t go as he suspected. For example, back in November, 2013, …

*snort* *giggle*

Xenophon (the Troll) makes a lame attempt at ironic humor over at Breitbart Unmasked with a post (No, I won’t link to it) trying to cast me as the Internet Sheriff of Twitter Town. It has a sort of Blogsmoke theme.

Here’s how we would have done it back when I was working in radio—

*****Blogsmoke

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

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Dodge City Twitter Town and in the territory out west of the net—there’s just one way to handle the killers harassers and the spoilers stalkers—and that’s with a U.S. Marshall an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “GUNSMOKE” “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “GUNSMOKE” “BLOGSMOKE” starring William Conrad W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the violence trolling that moved west with young America into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved with against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

MATT JOHN: I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshall 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


A TKPOTD from a few days ago, took a look at one of the hangers-on among Team Kimberlin, Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson, an alleged musician and PHP programmer. It’s been reported that he didn’t enjoy that post and that he took to Twitter for a burst of self-pointage, self-laughery, and self-mockification.

BTW, VOSF still imagines that he has made a noticeable dent in the Universe. The Gentle Reader can check out Ferguson’s blog and form his own opinion. Meanwhile, …

The Mockery Continues.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Although they’ve been rather quiet for the past few months, Team Kimberlin has a history of trying to spin up false narratives on the Internet. Their websites and social media accounts all seem to meet one of two ends. Either they are left abandoned after they fail to generate the intended buzz or they wind up deleted by their web hosts for one or more Terms of Service violation. This post from six years ago today, #BillSchmalfeldt: ToS Violator, chronicled the banning of one of their sites.

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Sore Loserman Bill Schmalfeldt zapped the electrodes on his moribund liberalgrouch dot com site over the past day or so. It’s back. We will see how long it lasts.

As part of the reboot, the Cabin Boy posted a couple of his signature tacky images with my face photoshopped into them. Normally, I wouldn’t care about these particular pictures because they aren’t pornographic and even show a modicum of creativity. As far as any copyright issue goes, the images are well within the limits of Fair Use, but this isn’t a copyright issue.

His site is hosted by Bluehost, and Bluehost’s Acceptable Use Policy says this:

Private Information and Images. Subscribers may not post or disclose any personal or private information about or images of children or any third party without the consent of said party (or a parent’s consent in the case of a minor).

[M]ay not post … images of … any third party without the consent of said party …

The Gentle Reader will probably not be surprised to learn that the images were posted without my consent, and, yes, I made Bluehost’s Legal Department aware of the situation. They, in turn, told the Cabin Boy to take down the offending images.

Schmalfeld has kicked into high gear of his Sore Loserman mode. He has refused to comply. Moreover, he insists that I should file a DMCA takedown notice—which is nonsense because 1.) this isn’t a copyright issue and 2.) I don’t own the copyright to either of the pictures he has used.

The Cabin Boy engaged in a ToS violation with his hosting provider, and he got caught. Schmalfeldt needs to learn that The Rules apply to him too. The real Rules, not the one’s he makes up as he goes along.

He says he’s willing to have Bluehost take his site down rather than comply. We’ll see.

sir robin shieldUPDATE—Huffing and puffing about non-germane non-facts, the Cabin Boy has tucked tail and run from Bluehost. He’s moved his illiberal grouchiness to … drum roll, please … WordPress.com. (No, I won’t link to it.)

In his rant on the way out the door from Bluehost, Schmalfeldt accused me of laughing at him over his DMCA debacles. Actually, I haven’t thought they were the least bit funny.

OTOH, this episode of his tripping over his own arrogance has made me smile.

UPDATE 2—Cabin Boy Bill has’t turned on his thumbs up/down buttons yet.

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I must admit that the Cabin Boy’s™ continued editorial screwups did become a marvelous target for pointage, laughery, and mockification.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread website has been one of Brett Kimberlin’s most notable online failures. While it is still hosted on the same offshore server as the empr dot media Ukrainian news website, BU hasn’t been updated for eight months when Bill Schmalfeldt left for his winter vacation in Montana. (Although the EMPR site is being maintained, it appears to have even less traffic than BU.)No one is has made any comments on that last post.

The registration for BU expires on 13 February, 2020. Will The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin continue to waste bandwidth by keep the site alive till then? Or will he cut his losses? Or will he renew the registration and keep the site going as an object of pointage, laugher, and mockification?

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday’s TKPOTD took a look back to Team Kimberlin’s failed effort to use a lawsuit filed by Nadia Naffe against Patrick Frey (aka Patterico) as part of their campaign of lawfare. All of Kimberlin’s attempts at brass knuckles reputation management have failed. Meanwhile, the bloggers he sought to punish are … well, this list of world-wide website rankings tells the story.

patterico.com  187,493

protectourelections.org 3,060,676
breitbartunmasked.com 4,971,275
empr.media 5,089,188
jtmp.org 6,385,787

Everything is proceeding, and some are receding, as I have foreseen.