Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s another episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign. This one ran three years ago today and tells of a minor overseas contretemps involving The Grouch.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone handset picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, my name is Matti Sorensen. I’m calling from Fortion Energy. We are a power company in Finland.

JOHNNY: Yes?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) You have been recommended to me as someone to conduct an Internet investigation in the United States.

JOHNNY: That’s my line of work. Exactly what sort of investigation?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) We believe that someone in the U.S. is infringing our intellectual property on Twitter.

JOHNNY: Why not simply send a takedown notice?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) We want to know more before we act.

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


Being in the crosshairs of Team Kimberlin’s campaign of lawfare has had its ups and downs. The TKPOTD from four years ago today chronicled one of the better weeks, the first week of May, 2016.

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O. K., let’s review this past week.

On Monday, we found out that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin had filed a notice of appeal with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit and that he had filed a RICO 2 Retread LOLsuit for his federally dismissed state law claims in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Also, the MoCo Circuit Court sent TDPK a Rule 2-507 letter informing him that he had 30 days to explain why the first RICO Retread case shouldn’t be dismissed against the National Bloggers Club, Ali Akbar, and Patrick Frey for failure to serve them with a summons and complaint. And Judge Hazel denied Kimberlin’s motions for relief from judgment and stay of judgment in the RICO 2 LOLsuit. The week was off to a good start, and to top Monday off, I filed a request for fresh summonses for Brett and Tetyana Kimberlin and Matt Osborne who have been evading service of process in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit.

Tuesday was a quiet day, but I did retain counsel to represent me in the Fourth Circuit just in case TDPK includes me in his appeal of the RICO 2 LOLsuit.

murum_aries_attigit_mugWednesday, the joint reply from the defendants to the Cabin Boy’s™ opposition to their motion to dismiss his LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krender was filed, pointing out how Schmalfeldt utterly failed to address the points made in their motion. Also, the Cabin Boy’s™ reply to my opposition to his motion to dismiss appeared on the docket in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. case. It concludes with a stunning run on sentence—which leads me to offer the following prize. I will send a Murum Aries Attigit coffee cup to the first person who sends me a graph showing that sentence properly diagrammed. Use the email address on the DMCA Contact page. Void where prohibited. Your mileage may vary.

Thursday … ah, Thursday, a day to be savored! There was a hearing before Judge Mason on a couple of motions in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. The first was the Kimberlins motion for summary judgment. Of course, it failed. There were material facts in dispute, so a summary judgment was not appropriate. The second was Aaron Walker’s motion for a default judgment because the Kimberlins had failed to answer his complaint in a timely manner. That motion was granted—mostly. The judge has stayed issuing his order until close of business next Friday. It may be that there’s nothing left for this case except for a hearing on damages. Also, the Kimberlins were personally served with the summons and complaint for the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. suit. Finally, I confirmed that I am not named as a defendant in the RICO 2 Retread LOLsuit, but I did receive notice from the Fourth Circuit of TDPK’s appeal. We shall see if he’s stupid enough to name me as an appellee.

On Friday, these were filed with the Circuit Court for Carroll County—

Not a bad week, all in all.

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It turned out that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin did include me in his appeal of the RICO 2 LOLsuit, and he wound up being sanctioned for doing so.

I find it satisfying when things proceed as I foresee.

BTW, no one ever sent me a proper diagramming of that sentence (found here). The offer of a coffee cup is still open.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Gentle Reader who has spent a bit of time here at Hogewash! has probably noticed a couple of recurring themes—support for the Second Amendment and pointage, lagughery, and mockification of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s legal filings. Six years ago today, the TKPOTD was about a Second Amendment that I couldn’t support.

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It’s amazing. Brett Kimberlin has managed to come up with a Second Amendment that I oppose.

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TDPK’s court papers are filled with facts and the law; they’re really poorly crafted fiction.

The Stupid. It Burns.


Donald Trump has done more to hobble Vladimir Putin’s ability to act on the world stage than any of his predecessors. For example, Trump’s favorable treatment of fracking has kept the prices of oil and natural gas down, devastating Russia’s income as an oil exporter and severely truncating Putin’s cash flow. It’s the Democrats who espouse policies which are more favorable to Russia’s interests.

So the New York Times ran this yesterday—

That “warning” was supposedly contained in an intelligence briefing. If our intelligence agencies really think that Vladimir Putin would act so stupidly against his own interests as to try to interfere in the 2020 election in Trump’s favor, then it’s time for a top-to-bottom review of what’s going on in Spookville. Trump’s appointment of Richard Grenell as acting Director of National Intelligence looks like a pretty good move.

Note to the Times: The Russian Collusion Hoax failed last year.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The members of Team Kimberlin lie so much that I created as special topic—Prevarication Du Jour—to handle reporting on some of their sillier claims. This PDJ ran four years ago today.

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I’ve lost track of the number of barefaced lies the Cabin Boy™ has been caught telling.Cheddar201602070313ZHere’s how he describes the exhibit containing the email he’s referring to in his original Complaint for LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler—ECF 1 Ex12—and here’s the address block from the email as shown in both Exhibit 12 of the Complaint and Exhibit 4 of the Proposed Amended Complaint.ECF 1 EX12-EmailAs I’ve said before, Bill Schmalfeldt is a liar and not a very good one.

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Schmalfeldt’s attempts at spinning false narrative in his court filings are a shoddy at his other attempt at fiction which has posted online or self-published in print.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Your Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran four years ago today. It was part of a larger group of posts that day. Scroll down.

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

SOUND: Skype phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Good evening, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Hello! What’s up?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Have you been following The Grouch’s Twitter feed this weekend?

JOHNNY: No, I’ve took the weekend off again. And didn’t you ask me that question last week?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Uh, huh, I did. He’s having another copyright meltdown.

JOHNNY: What now?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) It’s about the book he wrote that he said he didn’t write.

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

Democracy Dies in Derpness™


The headline editor at WaPo did not have a good day yesterday. Most of the Gentle Readers will have heard about the changing of “terrorist” to “austere religious scholar” which resulted in the #WashPostObituaries and #WashingtonPostObits hashtags on Twitter. I thought about joining in, but I decided to take a Sunday afternoon nap instead. If I had played, the tweets probably would been like these—

John Wilkes Booth, noted interpreter of Shakespeare, dies at 26.

Richard Plantagenet, doting uncle, tragically slain at 32.

Al Capone, retired Chicago businessman, suffers fatal heart attack at 48.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Team Kimberlin PR campaigns have failed for the same reason as their lawfare—incompetence. This Bonus Prevarication Du Jour from six years ago today is an example of Bill Schmalfeldt’s inability to get enough of the facts straight in order to be a be able to twist them to his side’s PR advantage.

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ftrrnews201310150109ZSo Bill Schmalfeldt wants you to believe that I’m trying to cut a separate deal with Brett Kimberlin from the other defendant’s in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit because my lawyer filed my answer to Kimberlin’s complaint on the day before the last day for me to file to avoid a default judgment. Does he think that I should have waited and filed jointly with my codefendants? The other defendants are all from outside Maryland, and only one has been served. Aaron Walker’s answer is due 30 days after mine. The other three defendant’s will have to answer within 60 days of being served—if they ever are served.

My offer to settle was taken off the table when my lawyer had to file that answer. In fact, that answer has exactly the opposite meaning from what the Cabin Boy ascribes to it. There will be no separate deals made with me. I am now out to win rather than settle.

He seems to still be getting his legal advice from Acme.

Meep, meep!

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Closing question: Is the sports editor gig at the Spencer Daily Reporter a GS-13 slot?

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: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Good evening, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Well, hello!

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Have you been reading any of the junk Bunny Boy’s been publishing lately?

JOHNNY: Not really. What have I missed?

RULE 5 GIRL: He’s done a post about that suit against The Bomber, and some of the comments are disturbing?

JOHNNY: Really? I’ll take a look.

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

Democracy Dies in Derpness


WaPo has published an extremely inaccurate opinion piece about the recent Virginia Beach shooting and suppressors for firearms. In her essay, Juliette Kayyem makes the ridiculously false claim that “a suppressed gunshot can sound like a chair scraping on the floor.” It appears that she’s seen too many Hollywood movies in which the sound of suppressed gunfire on films’ soundtracks were special effects added during postproduction and recordings of real gunfire and that she has little (on no) experience with real world suppressed firearms.

(BTW, based on my experience being involved in the development of theatre sound equipment when I was VP of Engineering at JBL, I doubt that many theatre sound systems can reproduce the sound of gunfire as loud as the actual muzzle blast without being damaged.)

When Hiram Percy Maxim began marketing exhaust quieting devices for internal combustion engines and firearms over a hundred years ago, his brand name for them was Silencer. That name stuck as a generic term in Europe for engines and worldwide for firearms. In North America, we call them mufflers on engines. The generic technical term of art for them is suppressors.

A suppressor is what we engineers call an acoustical low-pass filter. It permits exhaust gas to flow through (in the case of firearm suppressor to provide thrust for the bullet) but tends to reduce the level of high-frequency components in the impulse of the exhaust. If a suppressor worked “perfectly,” there would be nothing in the exhaust except a steady, non-varying flow of exhaust gas, but in order to become more effective at low frequencies, the suppressor must become larger to allow it to attenuate longer wavelength sounds.

An unmuffled engine on a lawn mower is roughly as loud as a series of gunshots, and the size of a lawn mower muffler is roughly the same as a suppressor that can be handled on the muzzle of a firearm. The Gentle Reader should not be surprised that suppressed firearms are typically about as loud as lawn mowers. My lawn mower is noticeable louder than a chair scraping across the floor.

While I’m on the Pro-Second-Amendment side of the gun control debate, I do recognize that there are reasonable points to be made on both sides of the gun control debate. Thus, neither side should have to resort to provably false claims.

Truth is a stronger foundation than a lie.

Democracy Dies in Derpness.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The TKPOTD from four years ago today dealt with a Team Kimberlin example of the truth of this couplet by Walter Scott—

Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!

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I’ve been reviewing some of the posts and comments and tweets by various Team Kimberlin sock puppets as background for a … well, let’s leave it at I’ve been reviewing their stuff.

On 1 March, 2013, Brett Kimberlin was photographed stalking Aaron Walker’s wife in the parking lot of the Howard County District Courthouse. That afternoon, he published pictures he made of the Walkers at Breitbart Unmasked. This comment was made to that post.TT20130301Texas Tim is a sock puppet ID it appears Kimberlin has used from time to time. There are several flat-out lies in that comment. First, Aaron did not report an “altercation.” The report was of Kimberlin stalking Mrs. Walker by walking around her car, moving his car into a slot facing hers, and photographing her. Second, Aaron never accused Kimberlin of following him. Third, there was no report made of Kimberlin putting anything on the Walker’s car, certainly not a GPS locator. BTW, if there had been a GPS locator on the Walker’s car, it would have been turned over to the Howard County Police as evidence.

The bit about the GPS locator is telling. The courthouse incident occurred just about the same time that Kimberlin did install a GPS locator on the Justice Through Music Project SUV that his estranged wife was then driving.

Proverbs 28:1

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The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin had so many different scams and false narratives going that he couldn’t keep track of them all.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Something that you’ll find in almost statement from any member of Team Kimberlin is one or more misused words. Five years ago today this post titled You Keep Using Those Words … cited several examples.

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… I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

Perjury. Extortion. Reasonable Belief. Harassment. These are words with well defined meanings in law. Regardless of the apparent likeness, the Cabin Boy™ is not Humpty Dumpty, and he cannot bend these words to fit his imagination. He can rant on Twitter and his blog all he wants. It won’t change the law, and it won’t change the facts.

While I will still probably take note of Schmalfeldt’s nonsense and offer occasional corrections, the Gentle Reader should understand that my real engagement with the issues relating to the Cabin Boy’s™ behavior has been and still is with the appropriate authorities. I’m not in a position to say any more than that for now. The Gentle Reader may draw his own conclusions about things based on what has and has not happened.

Meanwhile, I’ve had enough of the Cabin Boy for today, and there’s still spring cleaning that needs to be done around stately Hoge Manor.

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Lying liars gotta lie?

Stupid is as stupid does?

I believe we can embrace the power of AND in this case.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


27 March, 2015, would normally have been a day that an episode of BLOGSMOKE would have been presented, but a special edition of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign was run instead.

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Blogsmoke will not be presented this evening so that we may present this special episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.Johnny Atsign Logo 2

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Bob Bailey. How ya’ doin’?

JOHNNY: Pretty well. It’s good to hear from you again. What’s up?

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) I see that you’ve been working on that matter dealing with The Grouch. Have you seen his latest court filing?

JOHNNY: It’s just popped up in my email. I haven’t opened it yet.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Read it, and after you stop laughing, give me a call. I may have an intriguing lead for 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