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

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

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 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

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

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Good afternoon, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Hi! What’s up?

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) We’re putting the finishing touches on our discovery to The Bomber. That background material you’ve dug up has been helpful in framing some of the questions, but I’d like you to take a look to make sure we’re not misinterpreting or forgetting anything.

JOHNNY: Sounds like fun.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Can you be here tomorrow morning, say around 10?

JOHNNY: See you then.

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! Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the sillier claims that Brett Kimberlin makes related to his recently filed case with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of some of his Speedway Bomber convictions is that the charges for being a felon in possession of explosives should be thrown out because (I’m not making this up) the government can’t prove that he knew that he was a felon as a result of his perjury conviction.

In a lower court, Appellant argued that his conviction for the simultaneous receipt of explosives and blasting caps could not stand under Rehaif [a 2019 case] because he was a mere teen who had only served two weeks in the county jail on a perjury charge, so there was no way he could know that he was a convicted felon.

Kimberlin’s understanding of his status as a felon has already been examined by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Here’s a bit from one of that court’s decisions on one of his appeals related to the Speedway Bomber convictions. United States v. Kimberlin, 805 F.2d 210 (7th Cir. 1986). Kimberlin had asserted that allowing the jury to hear about his previous conviction prejudiced them against him. The court disagreed.

Defendant testified. During direct examination he testified that he had been convicted of perjury. Defendant argues that the government improperly inquired on cross-examination concerning the details of the offense. On direct, for the obvious purpose of minimizing the offense, and its impact on the jury, defendant testified he was convicted when he had just turned eighteen, the grand jury was investigating drug abuse at the high school, and no lawyer was with him when questioned before the grand jury. Apparently believing that the door had been opened, the prosecutor inquired whether the perjury consisted of telling the grand jury he had not sold LSD to certain persons when in fact he had done so. The answer was affirmative. No objection was made. We think there was no plain error, if error at all.

After he lost the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit in 2014, Kimberlin promised that his enemies would see lawsuits “for the rest of their lives.” He took a break after losing Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I), Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club (II), Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. (I), Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. (II), Kimberlin v. Hoge, Kimberlin v. McConnell, et al., and Kimberlin v. Breitbart Holdings, et al.—but since 2018 he’s had this case going against the United States.

Even with all our troubles, I suspect that the United States will outlive Brett Kimberlin. Perhaps his curse of lifelong LOLsuits has boomeranged.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

As I noted yesterday, The Dread Deadbeat Pyrotechnician Kimberlin is trying to wriggle out of some of his Speedway Bombing convictions via an appeal he’s trying to get going at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He was supposed to file a Transcript Information Sheet with the court on the 4th. He filed this instead:

Rather than comment, I’ll just rerun this episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.

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

SOUND: Old fashioned telephone bell rings four times.

JOHNNY: (Groggy) Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny. Did I wake you?

JOHNNY: Ah, yeah. It’s 5 o’clock out here on the West Coast.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Sorry about that, but this is important. You’re done out there, aren’t you?

JOHNNY: I’ve run down all the leads we’ve got.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) OK. Look, I’ve got you booked on a 9 am flight from LAX to Chicago. There’s more digging to do there.

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

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

DD: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny, it’s Dinah Daley. I’ve gone over that fundraising filing you sent.

JOHNNY: And?

DD: (Telephone Filter) I emailed you a copy of my notes, but the quick version is it raises several red flags.

JOHNNY: Such as?

DD: (Telephone Filter) Well, the most obvious are the math errors. Take a look at my email and call me back with any questions.

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

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

C.P: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, my name is Carole Puller. I believe you may be able to help me.

JOHNNY: How so, Ms. Puller?

C.P.: (Telephone Filter) The subject of an article I published online is trying to get a peace order against me. She’s claiming that I’m harassing her by truthfully reporting on her criminal record.

JOHNNY: You don’t live in Montgomery County, do you?

C.P.: (Telephone Filter) No, I don’t, but she does.

JOHNNY: 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

Sometimes, a wheel touching a curb can cause a ram to touch a wall. And sometimes, a narrative just won’t hold air. This episode of Blognet is from four years ago today.

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MUSIC: 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 cyberstalker is accusing bloggers of stalking him and has claimed that one of the bloggers has engaged in vandalism. 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. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

During the course of the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit, I filed a certified copy of the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit transcript as an exhibit to a court paper. The Kimberlins claimed that the copy I had filed was forged. This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign which first ran four years ago today was interrupted for a news bulletin.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Little Bird. Have you had a chance to go through the entire set yet?

JOHNNY: No. I’ve passed everything off to the guy who does that sort of analysis for me?

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) OK, I was just following up. Call me if you need anything.

JOHNNY: I’ll send you a DM.

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 Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran seven years ago today.

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

SOUND: Old fashioned telephone bell rings four times.

JOHNNY: (Groggy) Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny. Did I wake you?

JOHNNY: Ah, yeah. It’s 5 o’clock out here on the West Coast.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Sorry about that, but this is important. You’re done out there, aren’t you?

JOHNNY: I’ve run down all the leads we’ve got.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) OK. Look, I’ve got you booked on a 9 am flight from LAX to Chicago. There’s more digging to do there.

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 Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran seven years ago today.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s Aaron. The judge ruled against me in the copyright amicus filing.

JOHNNY: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Actually, things turned out OK.

JOHNNY: How so?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) He ruled against The Bomber too.

JOHNNY: Huh?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) He’s got two weeks to tell the judge why the case shouldn’t be dismissed.

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 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.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, my name is Candler. I need some help.

JOHNNY: What kind of help, Mr. Candler?

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) My fellow zombies and I have been collecting information about this guy who’s been harassing people online. It’s all from open public sources, mostly his own tweets and comments and blogs.

JOHNNY: Uh, huh.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Now that we’ve got all this data, we need to authenticate it.

JOHNNY: And I take it that you want help with that.

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 interesting things I’ve seen over the course of the legal wrangling with Team Kimberlin has been the change in Brett Kimberlin’s demeanor in court as the cases proceeded. I first mentioned that change in the TKPOTD that ran six years ago today.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has been trying to sell his false narrative about being assaulted by Aaron Walker in the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse for over three years. The existence of security camera footage proving that Kimberlin is lying has made it impossible for the allegation to get any traction in court, but that doesn’t seem to keep him from trying. This is from his new Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO2 LOLsuit.R2 ECF 1-58collateral estoppel t-shirtThe previous state and federal court rulings on the matter mean that he’s barred from making any further such claims by collateral estoppel (Gotcher Hogewash! Collateral Estoppel goodies here!), but TDPK keeps bringing it up. (Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is … )

BTW, the bit about being assaulted is not the only falsehood flat-out lie in that paragraph. The “medical records” that TDPK provided to me during discovery for the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit were not the same as the ones he used in court in 2012. At least one set was likely forged. Also, I’m not “Paul Krendler.”

I’ve watched Brett Kimberlin in courtrooms for almost three years. I’ve seen him change. As the courts have begun to take his measure and understand that he is untrustworthy, his confidence has dropped. Over the same period, the assertions he makes in his court filings are becoming wilder. I suspect that he understands that he is losing. Perhaps he sees himself as Leonidas making a last stand, but it may be that he’s more like Tom Powers.

We’ll see.

Stay tuned.

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When Kimberlin’s lawfare campaign was just getting underway, he threatened to sue Patrick Frey with these words:

I have filed over a hundred lawsuits and another one will be no sweat for me.

Well, the last bunch certainly did make him sweat, and he lost them all. I doubt he’ll ever make that threat again.

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

Here’s an episode of Blognet from 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. A cyberstalker has filed suit against a group of bloggers claiming that he is the victim of harassment. 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 is one of the earliest episodes of Blognet. It first appeared seven years ago today.

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MUSIC: 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. Strange documents are being filed in court cases against bloggers. They seem to be forgeries. Your job … expose them.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual crime. 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 in corridor.

FRIDAY: It was Saturday, January 11th. It was sunny and cold in Westminster. We were working the day watch out of Internet Detail. My partner’s Liz Smith. The boss is Twitter Town Sheriff, W. J. J. Hoge. My name’s Friday. It was 6:58 am when I got to the office that morning. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blognet is from six 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 has been hauled into court and claims to have been subjected to harassment by means of what he says is an illegally obtained peace order. He claims that false testimony was used for the peace order. Your job … investigate.

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 Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran three years ago today.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

CLIENT: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny. I just called to say “Thanks” for that report.

JOHNNY: You’re welcome. I hope it’s useful.

CLIENT: (Telephone Filter) Things haven’t finished timing out yet, but it won’t be long.

JOHNNY: OK. Let me know if you need anything else.

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

Transferring Money From Red States to Blue

The fifty states have functioned as laboratories of democracy in their varied responses to the Wuhan Virus Pandemic. For the most part, it’s been the blue states who have done the most damage to their economies, and it’s these states that the Democrats in Congress want to bail out.

It might be wise for Congress to review some basic principles of planning and economics before they act. I’m providing a link to a basic economics text at Amazon that should be simple enough for most of the members of the House and Senate to understand.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The basic theory behind Team Kimberlin’s use of lawfare to try to silence their critics was that the uncertainty and expense of litigation would cause the targeted defendants to settle. A few did as business decision to minimize their out-of-pocket costs. Most of us didn’t because we viewed protecting our First Amendment rights as worth the cost and effort. This Prevarication Du Jour from five years ago today dealt with one of Bill Schmalfeldt’s attempts to appear in control of his narrative.

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Cheddar201602230123ZExpensive? No, I’m making out quite nicely on the popcorn sales.

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Hogewash! is still here, but Cheddar Injection is long gone. It folded even before the Cabin Boy™ had to leave Wisconsin. He’s been quite mobile for the past few years. IIRC, he’s had to move through an even greater number of states than the number in which he collected restraining orders.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Here’s the TKPOTD from six years ago today.

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Murum aries attigit.

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That Latin phrase which means “the ram has touched the wall” describes my philosophy in dealing with Team Kimberlin. It’s driven from this passage from Julius Caesar De Bello Gallico:

Ad haec Caesar respondit: se magis consuetudine sua quam merito eorum civitatem conservaturum, si prius quam murum aries attigisset se dedidissent; sed deditionis nullam esse condicionem nisi armis traditis. Se id quod in Nerviis fecisset facturum finitimisque imperaturum ne quam dediticiis populi Romani iniuriam inferrent.

To these things Caesar replied, “That he, in accordance with his custom, rather than owing to their desert, should spare the state, if they should surrender themselves before the ram should touch the wall; but that there was no condition of surrender, except upon their arms being delivered up; that he should do to them that which he had done in the case of the Nervii, and would command their neighbors not to offer any injury to those who had surrendered to the Roman people.”

One of the commenters to the original post asked when the ram touched the wall. I replied:

The ram touched the wall with Kimberlin when he failed to withdraw the state lawsuit and I had to file a motion to dismiss. That was in October, 2013.

The ram touched the wall with Schmalfeldt when he failed to modify his behavior to take advantage of my conditional offer to drop my peace order petition in August, 2014.

“Murum aries attigit” isn’t a decree so much as a statement of historical fact.

I’m not done with them yet.

Click on the image of the mug to buy one at The Hogewash Store.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Yesterday’s TKPOTD dealt with Brett Kimberlin getting mentioned on the Interwebz three years ago in connection with other Democrat operatives involved in the Russian Collusion Hoax. Today, we look back on the reaction to that post from Kimberlin’s principal PR flack Bill Schmalfeldt. Here’s the TKPOTD from three years ago today.

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The Cabin Boy™ continues to demonstrate his substandard reading comprehension. He attempted to submit this comment yesterday evening.His comment is response to this comment by Paul Krendler which does not appear to have anything to do with President Trump.

Did he have to cheat to get that C- on the English as a Second Language Test?

UPDATE—After I prepared this post, the Cabin Boy™ further beclowned himself with these additional attempted comments—

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I also took the opportunity to engage in a bit of pointage, laughery, and mockification with this episode of Blogsmoke.

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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