Words Have Meaning

And Sarah Hoyt has a post over at According to Hoyt about how collectivist/progressives/liberals have created a style sheet that bends public discourse in their favor.

Look, half of the way you think is bounded in by words. And half of the way other people think too. By using the leftist chosen terms, you’re lending them your unwitting support.

Don’t lose the war of words. Come up with more accurate terms, and think about what you’re saying.

Don’t let the Left frame the terms of the debate. Make them deal with the Real World on its terms. Or if it’s to your advantage, force them to stick with a contradictory position. (Hey, AP, why are you complaining about your Gaza office? Destruction of property isn’t violence again, is it?)

Don’t let the wokie win.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The members of Team Kimberlin lie so much that I wound up publishing posts called Prevarication Du Jour. Some days even wound up with a Bonus Prevarication Du Jour. One appeared seven years ago today.

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Here’s the sort of nonsense that the Cabin Boy™ is tweeting on his protected Twitter account:PBT20140406Well, let’s see who’s lying.

Here is my answer to his petition for writ of certiorari. It does not even mention Parkinson’s Disease.

Perhaps he means my answer to his motion for reconsideration of the Court of Appeals denial of a stay of the peace order pending appeal. Here are his motion and my answer. In his paragraph 8 he alleges that his Parkinson’s Disease makes travel to Westminster impractical. My answer denies that based on evidence of scheduling arrangements he had already made. I didn’t deny that he had Parkinson’s Disease, I denied the level of incapacitation he claimed—based on evidence.


UPDATE—I denied that the Cabin Boy™ was so incapacitated that it was impractical for him to appear in court for a hearing on his own motion to amend the peace order, and, behold, he appeared in court on 16 October at the hearing. That tends to confirm my analysis.

UPDATE 2—I’m informed that Schmalfeldt has a laundry list of questions I “must” answer over at Patriot-Ombudsman.


He just doesn’t understand that he has no standing as the Grand Inquisitor of the Interwebz, and that no one owes him any answers about anything.

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Given that the Cabin Boy™ claims to be a genuine GS-13 editor with actual Navy PR flack training (JO rating), he must have missed the day they covered fact checking.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The recent  news from my home town Nashville reminded me of this TKPOTD that ran seven years ago today.

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One wonders what they’re thinking over at Breitbart Unmasked? Of if there’re thinking? A few days ago, a post with Xenophon’s byline went up that attempted to appropriate the Acme Law theme that I’ve been using to describe the nonsensical legal theories behind Team Kimberlin’s lawfare and apply it to Aaron Walker’s recently filed memorandum in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit. (That’s the suit against Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, Kimberlin Unmasked, and me that accuses us of defaming The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin by writing truthful things about him.)

Now, if Brett Kimberlin is known for anything, it’s for being convicted as the Speedway Bomber and for being the guy who lied about selling marijuana to Dan Quayle. So why, one wonders, would his propaganda website include this LooneyTunes clip in a post?

Yeah, the coyote is fiddling with nitroglycerin and TNT instead of Tovex, but still …

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I’m not the only one who made a connection between the bombings.
Of course, the Speedway Bomber is an unlikely suspect because his M.O. never included warning potential victims.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin’s failures are a prime example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Brett Kimberlin’s delusions of adequacy cause him to file court documents that don’t properly support his claims. Indeed, they often wind up providing support for his opponents. The TKPOTD from six years ago today dealt with one example of his shoddy writing.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin clearly needed some editorial help with his omnibus opposition to the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 231-21#FixedItForYou

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Such a failure is all the more amazing given that he has a Genuine GS-13 Editor on his team.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Today is the fifth anniversary of LOLsuit VI:The Undiscovered Krendler—The Complaint.

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Here’s The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s complaint—

I found this paragraph particularly amusing.ECF 1-41

UPDATE—It’s one thing to have FUN pointing and laughing at Cabin Boy’s™ stupidity. It’s something else to offer comments that educate him on how to amend his complaint. Please don’t educate the Blob. Otherwise, I will have to shut down comments on this post.

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When Brett Kimberlin filed the first RICO Madness LOLsuit, he screwed up the listing of defendants in the caption of the complaint, and there was quite a bit of curfuffle over a forged summons before The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin was finally able to add the missing defendant. The Cabin Boy™ was headed down a similar path with LOLsuit VI. Paragraph 41 in the body of the complaint refers to me as a defendant, but I’m not listed in the caption, resulting in a bit of pointage, laughery, and mockification until the complaint was amended.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It’s been two years since there has been any new material posted at Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread.One former editor, Bunny Boy (aka Matt Osborne), now styles himself Gender Heretic on the Twitterz and has floated farther from Reality. The other former editor seems to be slipping into permanent forced retirement.

Meanwhile, Hogewash! keeps chugging along having not suffered any of the direst of dire direness predicted by BU, and Ali Alexander, the subject of the the last hit piece on BU, seems to be having a more significant impact public’s understand of election fraud issues than any of Team Kimberlin’s efforts.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I’m so old, I remember when journalists were still generally called reporters and the good ones at least pretended to take a “just the facts” approach to the news. OTOH, I’m older than any of the alleged journalists associated with Team Kimberlin, so it may be they never really were exposed to good reporting. That may explain the situation discussed in the Prevarication Du Jour from seven years ago today.

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Bill Schmalfeldt tweeted this in the context of comments about his using a threat to cause a woman to lose her children unless she gave him him information.ffr201310021523Z

Here’s what Schmalfeldt actually wrote to the woman.BSthreatOBNSchmalfeldt maintains that he was behaving in an ethical manner as a journalist when he sent that message. The Cabin Boy also touts the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Let’s examine how the tactic he used with this potential source fits within that Code. This item seem applicable.

Journalists should:

— Show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by news coverage. Use special sensitivity when dealing with children and inexperienced sources or subjects.

As near as I can tell, nothing in the story he was “investigating” had anything to do with the woman’s children or whether or not they should be taken from her. It seems that he was simply using the threat as a bludgeon to get her to “play smart” and give him the information he wanted. It’s unclear that she was even a direct part of the story. IANAL, but that message seems very close to blackmail or extortion, and since it was sent via interstate communications, a violation of federal law.

And what compassion was he showing the children who would have been affected by his threats?

But the Cabin Boy says he’s ethical … because JOURNALIST!

UPDATE—Stacy McCain appears to question Schmalfeldt’s journalistic ethics also.

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The alleged desire of Cabin Boy™ (Schmalfeldt) and Bunny Boy (aka Matt Osborne) to have access to sealed documents was the reason that Brett Kimberlin cited to a court filing seeking to unseal discovery in the Kimberlin v. Frey RICO Remnant LOLsuit. The court didn’t relax its protective order, so Kimberlin’s fishing expedition failed.

BTW, when Brett Kimberlin tried to use sealed discovery from Frey during the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. trial, Judge Hecker said that the federal court’s order wasn’t his to enforce and that Kimberlin could try to introduce the documents. Then, the judge also noted Kimberlin should consider the possible consequences of disobeying the federal court. Kimberlin chickened out.

No Need to Lie

I’ve been sued for defamation by people who didn’t like what I wrote about them here at Hogewash!, and I’ve won all eight such lawsuits. Some were won on technical issues, but I won the ones that were decided on their merits because I had told the truth in my reporting.

Because there are enough wrong/evil/stupid things that the bad guys do, there is no need to make up lies about them. Because there are enough real conspiracies in the world to be investigated and reported on, there is no need to invent fake conspiracy theories. Indeed, outrage over shoddy or outright fake reporting can wind up being used by the bad guys as a smoke screen to keep the public from seeing truthful adverse reporting.

Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea to making a false statement related to an application for a FISA warrant renewal against Carter Page reveals some of the truth behind the Russia Collusion Hoax and a part of the Deep State’s involvement therein. Reporting about the actual facts supported by actual hard evidence in the Clinesmith case helps the public understand some of what it needs to know about the Deep State.

OTOH, the recently released Shawdowgate video appears to be poorly sourced. It presents allegations from a couple of individuals with murky backgrounds that are unsupported by hard evidence. In theory, the allegations, or some at least, might be true, but the lack of journalistic rigor leaves the story it reports open to attack. From what I have seen so far, such attacks are probably justified.

I believe that the Deep State is real, that it contains some bad actors, that they interfered in the 2016 election, and that some of them will be caught and held to account. Truthful, fact-based reports about that situation will help the public hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable. Spinning tales of fanciful conspiracy theories or knowingly false narratives plays into the Deep State’s hands.

The Truth is out there.

There is no need to lie.

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.


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