Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In 2013, I sought a peace order against Brett Kimberlin. My petition was denied by the District Court, as was my appeal in the Circuit Court. I ran this post, Breitbart Unmasked Unmasked, seven years ago today in the afternoon after the appeal hearing. It outlines my case against Kimberlin. At the bottom today’s reposting I’ll explain the pieces of evidence that I didn’t have during the hearing that I believe would have convinced the judge to grant the peace order.

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OK, Gentle Reader, here’s the first installment in my side of the story. I know you tuned in looking for information on the Hoge v. Kimberlin peace order case, but in order for things to make sense, I need to begin with something about the editor of the Breitbart Unmasked website—

As those of you who have been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin and Team Kimberlin will remember, Bill Schmalfeldt has spent months harassing Lee Stranahan and his family with disgustingly crude filth, including incessant and impertinent questions regarding the death of a child during childbirth. On Monday, 11 February, Lee came to Maryland from Texas to file a harassment charge against Schmalfeldt. I picked Lee up at BWI airport, took him to dinner, took him to the District Court Commissioner’s Office, put him up for the night at my house, and dropped him back at the airport on Tuesday morning. BWI is just off of one of the routes I take to work.

On 14 February, I received 40 tweets in less than one hour from @BreitbartUnmask ranting about Lee Stanahan, Aaron Walker, and me. Just after midnight on 15 February, I posted a notice on this blog and on Twitter addressed to @OldUncleBastard, @BreitbartUnmask, and @OccupyRebellion demanding that they stop communicating directly with me. Note: The date/time stamps on the tweets in this post are in GMT; I’ll convert important ones to Eastern Time for clarity.cease tweet

Later that day, Schmalfeldt sent a tweet via his @OldUncleBastard identity referencing my demand. He was clearly on notice.

OldUncleBastard @Xcitizen10 @BreitbartUnmask A commentator on @wjjhoge’s blog post http://t.co/uZkIc4lA explains what the right wing mafia cabal wants.
6:37 PM Feb 15th from web

Click on that link yourself and see.

He continued to send tweets to my @wjjhoge account. As a result, I filed a harassment charge against Schmalfeldt on 18 February. I also filed charges against Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, and Bill Schmalfeldt related to another matter at the same time. This is not the place to deal with those issues.

Even though he was on notice and had had a criminal harassment charge filed, Schmalfeldt kept sending me tweets and addressed a blog post to me—not a post about me, one addressed to me. He also broadcast a threat against me on his Internet talk show as well as three other individuals. Because of that activity, I filed for a peace order against Schmalfeldt.

This the last tweet, time stamped at 8:17 am ET, Schmalfeldt sent out prior to being served with the peace order:

LiberalGrouch I wonder what @wjjhoge got by way of payment. Something to comb out the poop flakes from his beard? Hah. I kid. I’m a kidder. I kid that way.
1:17 PM Feb 17th from web

Aside from the juvenile attempt at potty humor, this tweet implies that I have been lying about being paid to blog or making money off donations or that I’ve been helping my friends Lee Stranahan and Aaron Walker from any motivation other than friendship. Let me state this very clearly: I have never been paid to write anything on this or any other blog. I have never received any donation or benefit from any of the bloggers or organizations I have promoted on this or any other blog. This blog is a hobby and an expensive one. I have personally borne all of the expense associated with it, including legal costs. I’m able to do this because I have an above average income working in a very senior engineering position. I’m getting old and may retire some day. When I do, I may put out a tip jar. But for now, my income is adequate to support this blog as a hobby.

At this point, Gentle Reader, you may be wondering what this has to do with Brett Kimberlin. Be patient. I need to lay the foundation for the story.

Schmalfeldt seemed quite agitated by the peace order. A few hours after being served, he rebroadcast the same threat he made earlier that week. @BreitbartUnmask tweeted for him to chill and “let legal handle it.”

BreitbartUnmask @LiberalGrouch @OccupyRebellion @Stranahan @AaronWorthing then don’t email him or anyone else. Let legal handle that from now on.
1:50 AM Feb 24th from Tweetbot for iOS

BreitbartUnmask @LiberalGrouch @OccupyRebellion @ Stranahan @AaronWorthing That would be a better course of action Bill. Let legal handle that.
1:51 AM Feb 24th from Tweetbot for iOS

BreitbartUnmask @LiberalGrouch @OccupyRebellion @Stranahan @AaronWorthing Understood Bill. Legal will deal with them 😉
1:53 AM Feb 24th from Tweetbot for iOS

The final hearing for that peace order was held on 28 February. The judge didn’t pick up on the fact that Schmalfeldt had had proper notice, so, relying on Schmalfeldt’s false statement that he had not, the judge let him off. But with a warning. He placed Schmalfeldt on notice to leave me alone, telling him that his activity would be harassment given notice and that he now had it.

Brett Kimberlin showed up at the courthouse to attend the hearing. He was excluded from the courtroom as a potential witness. Since he wasn’t called, he did not see any of the hearing, but he was present in the hall outside when the hearing ended. As some supporters and I were exiting the courtroom, we saw and heard Schmalfeldt’s lawyer loudly lecturing his client and Kimberlin. The gist of his warning was that they had been lucky that day, but if they kept it up, they’d go to jail. Note: I have appealed this case and won’t have any more to say about it until the appeal is heard.

Schmalfeldt kept it up, and, as we’ll see below, Kimberlin joined in.

But first a bit more Schmalfeldt.

One of those supporters exiting the courtroom with me was Aaron Walker. Aaron had come up to view the hearing so that he could blog about it. (OK, I need to do another aside: At that point in these peace order cases I was proceeding without a lawyer. I am now represented by Zoa Barnes. Aaron Walker does not now and never has represented me in any legal matter in Maryland.) Because it’s a two hour drive from Manassas, Virginia, to Westminster, Maryland, Aaron and his wife stayed at my house the night before and the night following the hearing. The next day, 1 March, Aaron stopped by the Howard County District Courthouse to file an harassment charge and a peace order against Schmalfeldt. Shortly after the peace order appeared online in the Maryland Judiciary Case Search database, Brett Kimberlin appeared at the courthouse trying to intervene. When he was unsuccessful at that, he took to stalking Mrs. Walker in the courthouse parking lot. Details here. Mrs. Walker was very shaken by the experience. I went to the courthouse and escorted the Walkers back to my house to rest.

While he was stalking Mrs. Walker, Kimberlin was photographed using a iPhone to take pictures of the Walkers. Some of his photos were subsequently published on the Breitbart Unmasked website. (No, I won’t link to it.)

Normally, the final peace order hearing comes a week after the temporary order is issued. In the Walker v. Schmalfeldt case, that hearing was put off for two additional weeks because of the death of Schmalfeldt’s mother. There were some interesting Kimberlin shenanigans related to the continuance, but they’re outside the scope of this post.

Beginning on 3 March, @BreitbartUnmask sent the following:

BreitbartUnmask @LiberalGrouch @DallasDumbass At anyrate , I think I will say @aaronworthing and @stranahan and @wjjhoge about as much as I want.
7:30 PM Mar 3rd from web

BreitbartUnmask Mr. W.J.J. Hoge Has Either Been Hoaxed, Or Is Very Stupid: http://t.co/bHA1eVIjfw #p2 #tlot
8:51 PM Mar 3rd from WP Twítter

BreitbartUnmask Mr. W.J.J. Hoge Has Either Been Hoaxed, Or Is Very Stupid: http://t.co/bHA1eVIjfw #p2 #tlot
6:50 PM Mar 4th from WP Twítter

BreitbartUnmask @OsborneInk @SwitRead @NealRauhauser @OccupyRebellion none. All charges brought by bi-polar Mike Stack and Wjj Hoge who is insane.
4:41 PM Mar 10th from Tweetbot for iOS

BlogBash is a blogger party/awards ceremony that is loosely associated with other events, one of which is the Conservative Political Action Conference. This year’s BlogBash at CPAC was held at a night club a couple of blocks from the convention center. On 7 March, one week before BlogBash, the venue received a call from someone who said he was Brett Kimberlin and who told the club that if they did not “cancel this event, I’m reaching out to the over 1000 organizations I am in contact with to put you guys out of business.” The club’s representative asked, “Are you threatening us, sir?” The caller replied, “No, I’m not threatening you I’m just pissed off. The guy who owns BlogBash has threatened me and my family and I am appalled that you would host his event.” The rant continued with a warning to expect a demonstration led by a fiery imam. Those threats, combined with the threat broadcast by Schmalfeldt, were taken seriously enough by the PG County Police that they beefed up security along the block where the event was held. You can see plenty of police cars in the pictures published about the event at Breitbart Unmasked. More about those pictures in a bit.

On 14 March, the date of BlogBash, @BreitbartUmask retweeted this from @OsborneInk:

OsborneInk .@ali @AaronWalker @wjjhoge Look out, it’s the Ides of March ! Obviously that means someone will explode Blog Bash w/their mind
1:25 PM Mar 14th from SocialOomph retweeted by BreitbartUnmask

Beginning at 6:21 pm that evening, he tweeted the following:

BreitbartUnmask @wjjhoge @Kimberlinunmask Zieg Heil Hoggy, Get your Nazi uniform on for zeee cameras you dumb piece of shit. Wait, you live in shit.
10:21 PM Mar 14th from web

BreitbartUnmask @Xcitizen10 @AkbartheFraud @ LiberalGrouch @yidwithlid Then it will be FILM AT 11..
10:22 PM Mar 14th from web

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At around 9 pm, the threatened “demonstration” happened—a single guy with a camera who began accosting people coming and going from BlogBash. The photographer, who is believed to be Craig R. Gillette of Washington, DC, did not seem to be fully aware of everything that has been going on with Team Kimberlin’s harassment of bloggers. This is somewhat surprising given that Mr. Gillette has been associated with Justice Through Music Project for over seven years.

Gillette was not the only person there in support of the “demonstration.” @BreitbartUnmask was there as shown by this tweet which was sent around 10:28 pm that evening:

BreitbartUnmask @catsrimportant @LiberalGrouch Seriously, the music sucks. Sorry for those who prefer piano bars, but my ears are hurting at off key music.
2:48 AM Mar 15th from web

Gillette was not the only one taking pictures either, and several pictures from across the street were published on the Breitbart Unmasked website. I won’t go into any detail here, but forensic evidence links pictures taken at the Howard County District Courthouse and at BlogBash. I believe that evidence shows that Brett Kimberlin is @BreitbartUnmask.

Meanwhile, back with Schmalfeldt, because of his continued tweeting to me in spite of being put on warning by a judge, I filed for a second peace order, and when he kept at it after that, a petition for contempt.

On 22 March, the Walker v. Schmalfeldt peace order case came up in Howard County. The final order was denied when the judge bought the theory advanced by Schmalfeldt’s lawyer that since Schmalfeldt was a journalist and Aaron Walker was a public figure, Walker had to put up with the harassment. Hold on to that idea that Schmalfeldt is a journalist, at least in the eyes of his lawyer.

On 25 March, my second peace order case with Schmalfeldt came up. This time the defense offered by Schmalfeldt’s lawyer was that neither Schmalfeldt nor I are journalists; we’re just a couple cranky old men having a shouting match on the Internet, and, in any case, the peace order statute doesn’t cover electronic harassment any way. The judge bought the electronic-harassment-isn’t-covered argument and denied the peace order.

Note: On Friday, Schmalfeldt’s a journalist worthy of protection. On Monday, he isn’t.

Moving back to Kimberlin, between 1:32 pm on the afternoon of 21 March and 9:42 pm that night, he sent these tweets:

BreitbartUnmask @Xcitizen10 @Stranahan @wjjhoge @AaronWorthing Hoge has things. Walker=garnishment Stranahan =default judgment he will skip out on.
1:40 AM Mar 22nd from Tweetbot for iOS

BreitbartUnmask @Xcitizen10 @Stranahan @wjjhoge @AaronWorthing All pretty close 😉
1:40 AM Mar 22nd from Tweetbot for iOS

BreitbartUnmask @Xcitizen10 @wjjhoge Could it be that Hoge is on mental disability? Either way he will soon be feeling a hot poker up his wallet.
1:42 AM Mar 22nd from Tweetbot for iOS

The next day, I filed for a peace order and a second criminal harassment charge against Kimberlin. The criminal charging document only listed the harassing tweets. However, he was charged under the general harassment statute. At the beginning of the hearing on 29 March, Kimberlin’s lawyer, the same lawyer who defended Schmalfeldt, offered a motion to dismiss citing the previous Monday’s ruling in the Schmalfeldt case. The judge agreed and dismissed the case without a hearing on the merits.

I believe that the judge erred as a matter of law, so I appealed the case to the Circuit Court. The case was set for today.

On 23 April, I received a copy of a motion filed by Brett Kimberlin seeking to have his case consolidated with Bill Schmalfeldt’s. He filed that motion without bothering to tell his own lawyer. Now, it’s OK to write your own motions, but if you are represented by a lawyer, all communication with the court and the opposing party is supposed to go through your counsel. I immediately contacted Kimberlin’s lawyer and asked what was going on, but I received no reply.

I responded to Kimberlin’s motion on 25 April. The net of my response was that I see the two trials as dealing with separate acts by different individuals at different times and that I believe they should be tried separately. However, I had no objection to trying the case on the same day, so long as that date is no sooner that the 14 June date of the Schmalfeldt trial. At the same time, I also submitted a Motion to Reinstate Peace Order Pending Appeal citing the error I believe that the District Court had made and seeking to have the temporary peace order reinstated if the Kimberlin trial is delayed a month or more.

The normal flow of motions in the Circuit Court would bring Kimberlin’s motion, my response, my motion, and any response he filed before a judge on last Monday, 13 May. The judge found technical deficiencies in both of our filings and left the case scheduled for today.

Since filing those papers on my own, I have hired Zoa Barnes to represent me in both of the Kimberlin and Schmalfeldt peace order appeals. A couple of days ago, I received service on a Motion to Strike from Tae Kim, the lawyer who had handled the cases for Schmalfeldt and Kimberlin in the District Court, saying that he had been let go as Kimberlin’s lawyer and asking to be removed from the case. Kimberlin had decided to proceed pro se. Kimberlin filed a Motion to Dismiss based on the same theory that Kim had used to get him off in District Court.

A subpoena duces tecum was served on Bill Schmalfeldt ordering him to attend the hearing as a witness and to produce certain documents related to the case against Kimberlin. Kimberlin was served with a subpoena duces tecum for related documents as well. The hearing was scheduled for the Historic Courthouse in Westminster, Maryland, which is an old (1838) building with lots of stairs and no elevators. At my lawyer request, the case was moved from the main courtroom upstairs to a small courtroom on the main floor in order to accommodate Schmalfeldt’s disability. He didn’t bother to show up.

The hearing was before Judge Stansfield. He announced that he was deferring a ruling on the Motion to Dismiss until after he heard the evidence. I was the only witness. On direct examination, I testified to my qualifications to do forensic analysis, on the tweets that I had received from BreitbartUnmask and their annoying and alarming nature, and on results of the forensic analysis of data contained in the tweets and a certain blog post that tied the BreitbartUnmask identity to Brett Kimberlin.

On cross examination, Kimberlin asked a series of mostly non-germane questions. (For example, he wanted me to identify the person who blogs as Kimberlin Unmasked. For the record, I don’t know who that is.) He asked why I believed he was BreitbartUnmask and I explained a bit of the process.

And the Petitioner rested.

Before Kimberlin could offer any testimony, my lawyer pointed out that he was a convicted perjurer. She reminded the judge of MD Courts & Judicial Proc. §9-104:

A person convicted of perjury may not testify.

The look on Brett Kimberlin’s face when he realized that the judge wasn’t going let him testify and that there were no other witnesses he could question to get evidence into the record … priceless!

Kimberlin ranted for a while about how this was a clear violation of his First Amendment rights, yada, yada, yada, … (Ah, no. The Fifth Amendment is the one about due process.) Then the judge asked if he had any other witnesses. Since there were none, the case proceeded to closing arguments.

My lawyer did an effective summation of the facts and the law. We asked for a show-cause order against Schmalfeldt for his noncompliance with our subpoena. Kimberlin delivered another rant about his First Amendment rights and how he’s not the harasser. He’s the one being dragged into court by people like Aaron Walker and Walker’s surrogates like me.

The judge took the case under advisement. He will deliver a written ruling. I look forward to it.

So that, Gentle Reader, is a bit of my side of this story, but only a bit. It’s as much as I can tell you for now.

Stay tuned.

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During July and August of 2013, I was able to conduct interviews with Brett Kimberlin’s wife Tetyana. She stated that she had been one of the five people present with Kimberlin during BlogBash. The other four were Brett Kimberlin, Craig Gillette, and Mrs. Kimberlin’s two daughters. She said that she took several pictures using Brett Kimberlin’s iPhone that were published on Breitbart Unmasked. Forensic data tends to support that those pictures were taken with the same iPhone Kimberlin used to photograph Mrs. Walker during the stalking incident at the Howard County Courthouse a few days before BlogBash. Thus, there is an eyewitness to Kimberlin’s presence at BlogBash and evidence tying his phone to pictures published at Breitbart Unmasked.

Finally, the time stamps on the BU tweets sent during BlogBash show that some of them were made while Craig Gillette had his hands full (literally) taking pictures on the sidewalk outside the BlogBash venue. There’s no way Gillette could have sent the tweets, Mrs. Kimberlin says she was tending her children, so that leaves Brett Kimberlin as the person who could have sent some of the @BreitbartUnmask tweets from BlogBash. It seems Kimberlin lied when he said he never used that account.

The Maryland law preventing testimony from convicted perjurers has been repealed. However, a previous conviction for perjury can be brought to the court’s attention as a part of impeaching a witness’ credibility. So can subsequent false statements. Brett Kimberlin should expect to have a rough time if he’s ever on the witness stand again.

UPDATE—This blog was a hobby until I retired (for the first time) in July, 2013. At the time the post above was written, I hadn’t been paid for any of my blogging. Now, this is a for-profit operation. Please feel free to hit the Tip Jar or buy something at The Hogewash Store.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin seems to view having religious beliefs as a weakness, and they’ve tried to use mine against me, usually trying to make me out as a hypocrite. (Like every human, I am hypocritical about some things. Team Kimberlin has been surprisingly inept and exploiting my character flaws.) Five years ago, Bill Schmalfeldt tried to defend one of his many peace order violations by going on the attack against me. I responded with a post about #Bill Schmalfeldt and the Commandments.

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The Cabin Boy asks me to denounce murder. OK. Consider it denounced. I haven’t killed anyone since I left Viet Nam, and I am opposed to the wrongful taking of an innocent human life. That includes abortion.

The Cabin Boy asks me to denounce adultery. OK. Consider it denounced. I have been the faithful husband of one wife for almost 34 years now. I do not encourage adultery. I also don’t encourage spousal abuse. BTW, Bill Schmalfeldt appears to claim to be a practicing Catholic. What does his priest tell him about the Catholic Church’s doctrine on divorce and remarriage?

The Cabin Boy asks why I don’t distance myself from people who masturbate. Really? I have no intention of cutting myself off from most of people in the world.

The Cabin Boy asks why I continue to bear false witness against others. I don’t knowingly do it, so I can’t stop what I’m not doing. OTOH, Schmalfeldt is a proven liar. For example, he first claimed that he took down a tweet containing @wjjhoge on the evening of 7 July within seconds of posting it by mistake. His story then changed to within a couple of minutes. I downloaded the tweet when it was 21 minutes old as you can see in the yellow highlighted area below.AnotherLie

Of course, there was nothing honest in the Cabin Boy’s questions. He was just trying to use Alinsky’s Rule 4 on me.

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

If I tried to apply the same rule to the Sore Loserman, I’d be up against a serious problem.

The lawless don’t follow any rules.

UPDATE—It’s actually quite pathetic to see how the Cabin Boy attempts to tap dance his way out of documented lies.

On Sunday, 7 July, I attended a meeting in Catonsville, Maryland, that did not end until 9:00 pm. There are witnesses. I drove the more than 30 miles home to Westminster and did not have a computer in the car, even if I could have operated one while driving. There was a passenger with me, another witness. I arrived home just before 9:40 pm.

Schmalfeldt’s original post is timestamped 9:22 pm. I checked my Twitter account and saw it in my timeline just after 9:40 pm and screen capped the @RadioWMS page at 9:43 pm.

If Schmalfeldt’s claim were true, he would have taken down the tweet by 9:25 pm and I would have never seen it. At 9:25 pm, I was someplace along MD 140 several miles from home.

UPDATE 2—Yeah, he needs tap shoes instead of a tutu. Either the Cabin Boy’s reading comprehension is fading or his desperation is really taking hold. He seems to be spending his time arguing against points not in this post or the UPDATE.

Also, he should have learned from his experiences in court that I don’t litigate on the Internet. The real, convincing evidence goes to the judge before it is published. He can try to persuade his 37 followers. I only have to convince one judge and let his verdict inform the public.

UPDATE 3—A correction: In reviewing the timestamps on images and log entries, I find that I misread some of the log entries. I opened the Mail and Safari applications on my Mac at 9:43 pm. Twitter was one of the sites opened in my browser. Schmalfeldt’s tweet came in at 9:44 pm while I was tending to email. Schmalfeldt is correct in stating that is when he posted it. When I noticed his tweet, I went to the @RadioWMS feed, and screen capped the tweet at 10:06 pm. Here is the entire browser window capture:RadioWMS201307080206Z copy

FileCreationDateAnd here is the date of creation timestamp from Mac OS X. Note that the timestamp is in GMT. 0206, 8 July GMT is 10:06 pm, 7 July ET.

I apologize for my error in reporting the actual timestamps.

Schmalfeldt claims that he took the tweet down at 9:48 pm. That isn’t consistent with when I found it in the @RadioWMS feed, but even if it were true, it isn’t consistent with his claim of deleting the tweet within a few seconds or a couple of minutes. Even his own “evidence” doesn’t support the stories he’s been telling for the past month.

The Cabin Boy is a man who seems to be unwilling to take responsibility for his own words or to claim he never uttered them. In the first peace order hearing in District Court he claimed to be unaware of being put on notice to stop contacting me. Yet, on the afternoon that I sent the notice, he sent a tweet linking to my post containing the notice. Perhaps his memory is bad, or perhaps it’s merely conveniently bad. Whatever. Gentle Reader, you may choose whose word you trust.

UPDATE—Thanks for the proofreading. Fixed it.

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The Cabin Boy™ has filed seven LOLsuits and one set of counterclaims alleging that people have been publishing defamatory lies about him. Four of those civil actions have included me as a defendant. Schmalfeldt lost all eight of them.

I’m not done with him yet.

An Anniversary


It was five years ago today that the first peace order was issued against Bill Schmalfeldt. He’s racked up a dozen or so since then.

Here’s the story of what he did to earn that first one.

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As those of you who have been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin and Team Kimberlin will remember, Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt spent months harassing Lee Stranahan and his family with disgustingly crude filth, including incessant and impertinent questions regarding the death of a child during childbirth. On Monday, 11 February, Lee came to Maryland from Texas to file a harassment charge against Schmalfeldt. I picked Lee up at BWI airport, took him to dinner, took him to the District Court Commissioner’s Office, put him up for the night at my house, and dropped him back at the airport on Tuesday morning. BWI is just off of one of the routes I take to work.

On 14 February, I received 40 tweets in less than one hour from @BreitbartUnmask ranting about Lee Stanahan, Aaron Walker, and me. Just after midnight on 15 February, I posted a notice on this blog and on Twitter addressed to @OldUncleBastard, @BreitbartUnmask, and @OccupyRebellion demanding that they stop communicating directly with me. Note: The date/time stamps on the tweets in this post are in GMT; I’ll convert important ones to Eastern Time for clarity.cease tweet

Later that day, Schmalfeldt sent a tweet via his @OldUncleBastard identity referencing my demand. He was clearly on notice.

OldUncleBastard @Xcitizen10 @BreitbartUnmask A commentator on @wjjhoge’s blog post http://t.co/uZkIc4lA explains what the right wing mafia cabal wants.
6:37 PM Feb 15th from web

Click on that link yourself and see. The time stamp on the tweet converts to 1:37 pm Eastern Time.

He continued to send tweets to my @wjjhoge account. Between the tweet cited above and around 7:27 pm on 18 February, 2013, Schmalfeldt sent 11 more tweets to @wjjhoge. Because of this continued messaging following my demand to cease as well as other matters, I filed an Application for Statement of Charges on 18 February, 2013. Schmalfeldt was charged with both Harassment under §3-803 and Misuse of Electronic Communication under §3-805. Even though he was on notice and had had criminal harassment charges filed, Schmalfeldt kept sending me tweets and addressed a blog post to me—not a post about me, one addressed to me.

At midday on 18 February, 2013, during his Internet radio broadcast, Schmalfeldt made the following threat at around 1:02:40 into the program:

It’s all horseshit. It’s all absolute horseshit. And I and my family have been put through pain and suffering because Lee Stranahan has a grudge. Because somebody, in my opinion, is paying Lee Stranahan to file these charges against me, in the hopes that I will either break or die.  I got some fucking news for you, Stranny [pause] Walker, Hoggy, Frey [pause] and Frey [pause] beware the Ides of March.

Here is an mp3 file of the threat.

If Schmalfeldt were not associated with Team Kimberlin, I would have taken that threat as empty bloviating. But, given his connection to Kimberlin, the persons threatened, and our upcoming schedules, we all took the threat seriously. You see, the Ides of March fell during the Conservative Political Action Conference this year, and three of the persons threatened planned to be at CPAC and to attend BlogBash. BlogBash is a blogger party/awards ceremony that is loosely associated with other events, one of which is the CPAC. As it turned out, there were additional threats made to BlogBash which caused the PG County Police to beef up security around the event. So I was not the only person to take such a threat seriously.

After he was charged on the 18th, he sent an additional 31 tweets. This the last of those tweets, time stamped at 8:17 am ET, Schmalfeldt sent out prior to being served with the peace order:

LiberalGrouch I wonder what @wjjhoge got by way of payment. Something to comb out the poop flakes from his beard? Hah. I kid. I’m a kidder. I kid that way.
1:17 PM Feb 17th from web

Aside from the juvenile attempt at potty humor, this tweet implies that I have been lying about being paid to blog or making money off donations or that I’ve been helping my friends Lee Stranahan and Aaron Walker from any motivation other than friendship. Let me state this very clearly: Until I recently set up a tip jar after my retirement from working full-time, I had never been paid to write anything on this or any other blog. Even today, I have never received any donation or benefit from any of the bloggers or organizations I have promoted on this or any other blog. This blog is a hobby and an expensive one. I have personally borne all of the expense associated with it, including legal costs. I’ve been able to do this because, until the end of May, I have had an above average income working in a very senior engineering position. I’m getting old and have now retired from full-time work. I’ve put up a PayPal tip jar and and Amazon Associate’s link. In the first two weeks, I’ve earned almost as much money as I net from 0.2 hour of part-time work at my current billing rate. If I’m lucky, I may earn enough to keep up with the web hosting expenses for this site.

On 19 February, 2013, the Breitbart Unmasked website published a post with Schmalfeldt’s Liberal Grouch byline. This was not a post about me. It was a post addressed to me. The about versus to is an important distinction. Bill Schmalfeldt, or anyone else for that matter, has a First Amendment right to write and speak about me (assuming he can stay with in the bounds of defamation or illegal threats), but he has no right to speak to me. I have a right to be left alone. The headline addressed the post to me by name:

Stranahan. McCain. Akbar. Worthing. Hoge. Frey. THIS IS ON YOU!

The post contains the following:

Will it make you feel more like a man instead of some crawling thing, Hoge?

and

Hoge. You are filth. You add nothing to the world. You are a stain. You know it. I know it. And that is why I must be killed.

Neither I nor, so far as I know, any of the others addressed in that post have ever threatened Bill Schmalfeldt.

Because these annoying and alarming communications directed to me continued after I had demanded that they stop, continued after the demand was tacitly acknowledged, and even continued after I had filed a harassment charge, I filed for a peace order on 21 February, 2013, and a temporary order was granted by Judge Rasinsky. According to the report from the Howard County Sheriff’s Office (as reported to me by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office), Schmalfeldt was served at approximately 9:15 am on 22 February, 2013. At or around 9:17 am on that date, he sent the following tweet:

LiberalGrouch A person who I will refer to by the pseudonym “Hoggy” has served me with a Peace Order. Two very nice Sheriff’s deputies just dropped by.

During the hearing for the permanent peace order on 28 February, 2013, Schmalfeldt authenticated all of the tweets, blog post material, and audio presented to the Court. However, Judge Rasinsky did not understand that Schmalfeldt had sent a tweet that acknowledged the notice to cease and desist, and Schmalfeldt lied, saying that he had received no notice. Lacking notice, Judge Rasinsky did not issue the permanent order, but he put Schmalfeldt on notice to stop:

The warning I want to give you is very specific, and it’s not an unusual warning for me to give. The battle line is drawn. He doesn’t want to hear from you, and that means no specific things addressed to him. If I was convinced that you had been put on notice and there were a course of conduct specifically addressed to him, I believe that that is something in the ordinary context of events that this statute would cover. Ah, I didn’t write the statute, but it’s constitutional up to this point, and it can circumscribe various freedoms that you might, in fact, have. Plus, it can also subject you ultimately, as it already has, to a criminal case where you may or may not win, I don’t know, [inaudible] look at the criminal case. I have it here. [inaudible] You’ve got to ask yourself, “Is it worth it?” You may conclude that it is. Some people, ah, are willing to go to jail for their beliefs, but I see that as a risk in this, ah, ongoing exploration of Internet First Amendment rights. Just a thought to share with you. I’m not going to grant the Peace Order for the reason I stated, but you are on notice, and hopefully, ah, you’ll abide by the conditions that Mr. Hoge has imposed in terms of your contact with him, and, ah, continue your debate in a peaceful, civil, and legal manner.

While I was exiting the courtroom after the hearing, I overheard a very loud conversation between Tae Kim (Schmalfeldt’s counsel), Bill Schmalfeldt, and Brett Kimberlim informing them that they had been lucky that day but could expect to go to jail if they kept up the harassment. This conversation was also overheard by two other witness.

Judge Rasinsky explicitly rejected Schmalfeldt’s contention that as a journalist he has a right to continue to “ask questions” of someone after being told to cease and desist. However, in another peace order hearing in Howard County (Walker v. Schmalfeldt), Judge Zwaig ruled, in what seem to be an odd extension of New York Times v. Sullivan, that Aaron Walker was enough of a public figure that he had to put up with Schmalfeldt’s harassment. In both cases, Schmalfeldt’s lawyer argued that he was a journalist entitled to some sort of special protection.

During early March, Schmalfeldt had continued communicating with me in spite of Judge Rasinsky’s warning. I filed for a second Peace Order. At the final hearing on 25 March, 2013, Judge Ellinghaus-Jones ruled that because the communications were electronic, she could not issue a peace order. After beating that peace order, Schmalfeldt, believing that he could do whatever he pleases, kept up tweeting. During that hearing, Mr. Kim argued the neither his client nor I were journalist but that we were a couple of old cranks having a shouting match on the Internet.

So as of the end of March, Bill Schmalfeldt was able to brag that he had beaten three peace orders. Once by lying and twice by alternately claim that he was or wasn’t a journalist. In mid April, the Carroll County States Attorney’s Office decided not to prosecute any of the charges filed against Scmalfeldt that were related to the peace orders, their reason being that if I couldn’t convince a District Court judge to a clear and convincing standard, they wouldn’t convince the same judge beyond reasonable doubt. The State’s Attorney’s Office did tell me that the charges could be refiled if I were to win a peace order on appeal.

Because I believed that I had air-tight documentation to refute the lie about not being on notice, I appealed the first peace order to the Circuit Court. During the District Court hearings, I had represented myself. I hired a lawyer (Zoa Barnes) to handle the appeal. As part of that appeal, she subpoenaed documents that might be shed light on Schmalfeldt’s motivation to harass me. His lawyer filed a Motion to Quash the subpoenas. The Gentle Reader who has been following this saga may remember that Schmalfeldt was subpoenaed for documents and as a witness for the Hoge v. Kimberlin peace order appeal in May and that he didn’t bother to provide the documents or show up to the hearing. Mr. Kim also filed a Motion to Dismiss based on the same electronic-harassment-isn’t-covered argument that worked in the District Court.

It didn’t work with Judge Stansfield today, and he quickly threw out the Motion to Dismiss. Rather than argue the Motion to Quash, my lawyer asked if Schmalfeldt had brought the subpoenaed document. He hadn’t, so the judge ruled the motion moot, and the hearing began.

After opening statements by the lawyers, I took the stand and outlined for the judge (with greater detail) the facts you’ve just read. On cross examination, Mr. Kim tried to make the case about my “wanting to get” Brett Kimberlin. I replied that the case was based on Bill Schmalfeldt’s behavior toward me. And the petitioner rested.

Bill Schmalfeldt took the stand on his own behalf. He misrepresented Twitter’s Rules and Best Practices about the use of @Replies, but my lawyer had already introduced Twitter’s actual rule into evidence, so the judge was not misled.

During his closing argument, Kim brought up a federal case, U. S. v. Cassidy, that he tried to use a precedent for a First Amendment defense of Schmalfeldt. As Ms. Barnes pointed out, that case was not gemane; it deals with whether Internet harassment is covered under the Violence Against Women Act.

Judge Stansfield ruled in my favor. He found that Bill Schmalfeldt engaged in a continuing pattern of conduct to harass or annoy me, that he continued to do so after being told to stop, and that he did so without any lawful purpose. He also found that Bill Schmalfeldt was likely to continue that behavior and, on that basis, he issued a peace order.

What does that mean?

First, Bill Schmalfeldt has been adjudicated as a harasser.

Second, if he doesn’t leave me alone for the next six months, he can be charged with a crime.

What does it not mean?

It doesn’t mean that the First Amendment is trouble, at least not because of this ruling. Bill Schmalfeldt is still free to write about me so long as he steers clear of threats or defamation. He simply needs to stop addressing me directly.

It does not mean that any Twitter user is in any jeopardy as long has he abides by Twitter’s Rules and Best Practices if he has been told to stop bothering someone else.

As I’m finishing this post, the Cabin Boy is frothing at the keyboard about how his loss in court may shutdown Twitter and end online journalism.

My final word is this—

Bullshit!

UPDATE—One more thing … Bill Schmalfeldt has written in the past of how the District Court judges dealt with me. I wish to state that much of what he wrote is categorically untrue. At all times while I was in their courtrooms, Judges Effinghaus-Jones and Green acted professionally and treated me with respect. Indeed, I was particularly impressed with Judge Green’s demeanor and the kindness he showed to everyone who appeared before him.

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It’s been downhill for the Cabin Boy™ from there.

Untrustworthy Verification


BuzzFeed has a post up dealing with internal Twitter emails which show how that company went through the process of banning Milo Yannopoulos. While the BuzzFeed piece is somewhat sympathetic to Twitter, it demonstrates how poorly crafted Twitter’s internal processes were (and apparently still are).

The emails also highlight a fundamental tension inside Twitter — the strain between the company’s desire to rid its platform of bad actors and its oft-professed commitment to a maximalist interpretation of free speech.

Also—

One employee argued that Twitter’s own internal metrics suggested a different meaning for the blue checkmark. “[Verification] makes the account measured for Media OKRs [Objectives and Key Results] and contributes to the VIT [Very Important Tweeter] count we report to shareholders,” Sharp wrote in an email to fellow executives, suggesting that verified users were valuable to the company. According to a person in a position to know, Twitter’s earnings reports included references to the number of celebrities and VIP users on platform, meaning that verification would boost those numbers.

I’m not going to get into whether or not Milo violated Twitter’s Terms of Service. I’ll speak to my own case. My @wjjhoge account was permanently banned from Twitter after false complaints for Brett Kimberlin. I have seen no evidence that Twitter did any substantive investigation of the complaints. Twitter refused to discuss the matter with me or offer any explanation other than saying the I had violated their Rules. The process was completely opaque.

@wjjhoge was the Twitter account tied to this blog. After I had been using it for a while, I set up a personal account as well. After @wjjhoge was suspended, I began using that personal account to promote Hogewash!, and I paid advertising fees to Twitter to promote blog posts. Twitter then cancelled that account with no explanation other than “violation” of the Rules—and no refund. In fact, I still receive emails from Twitter offering business services to that suspended account.

A few days after the false criminal charge that Kimberlin filed against me was thrown out, Twitter decided that I could have my @wjjhoge account back. While they did “apologize” for the inconvenience, they would not provide any details of why my accounts were suspended. All the information I have concerning the process has been developed through other sources.

Even though I do not view Twitter as a reliable business partner, I’m still on Twitter because it is remains somewhat useful. However, for the past year I’ve also been on Gab. I have been sufficiently impressed that I’ve invested in the site. If you’re interested in a social medium where the First Amendment really is respected, give Gab a try.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While we’re waiting for the various courts to rule on matters in the Team-Kimberlin-related cases still pending, I’ve been reposting things from the archives. This golden oldie relates to one of the false allegations in the Cabin Boy’s™ LOLsuit VIII, his claim that I defamed him by calling him a liar. It’s from four years ago today, and was originally posted under the title #BillSchmalfeldt’s Whoppers.

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frr201309301740ZHere are some of the posts here at Hogewash! over the last two months which document lies from Bill Schmalfeldt.

Another Whopper from #BillSchmalfeldt
#BillSchmalfeldt and the Commandments
#BillSchmalfeldt’s Spin Cycle
#BillSchmalfeldt: Wronger Than Wrongest
Maryland v. #BillSchmalfeldt
#BillSchmalfeldt and Tetyana’s Fund
#BillSchmalfeldt and Probable Cause
#BillSchmalfeldt and the DMCA, Again
Does #BillSchmalfeldt Wear Nomex Depends?
Team Kimberlin Post of the Day
#BillSchmalfeldt Tells Another Lie

UPDATE—Six minutes after this post went up, the Cabin Boy tweeted this:frr201309302126Z

Let take a look at that claim.

In #BillSchmalfeldt’s Spin Cycle Schmalfeldt assertion that he was tricked into including @wjjhoge into a tweet is shown to be false. He was butting into an exchange between @antvq16 and me. Moreover, his claim that he had that tweet up for “ten seconds” is shown to be false by the fact that I found his tweet in my timeline and retweeted it when it was 15 minutes old. Note that the screen cap from my timeline with the “15 m” age notation was made before the retweet (no retweet symbol present). Note that Schmalfeldt posted a image of the tweet that includes indication of my retweet. He must have done that after I retweeted, and that occurred when his original tweet was at least 15 minutes old.

In #BillSchmalfeldt and Tetyana’s Fund one his tweets is quoted as saying that Ali Akbar, Stacy McCain, Aaron Walker, and I would split the money donated to the fund set up to defray Tetyana Kimberlin’s legal expenses. The only person to receive any payment from the fund was Mrs. Kimberlin’s lawyer. Schmalfeldt’s assertion is provably false.

In #BillSchmalfeldt and Probable Cause one of his tweets is quoted as saying that the District Court Commissioners had a rule that they would no longer receive complaints from me. When I contacted the Commissioners’ Office, they denied any such rule. Moreover, they said that they had a legal duty to take citizen complaints and to issue charges if they found probable cause that a crime had been committed. Unless those court officials are lying, Schmalfeldt’s assertion is false.

That’s just three of the examples. Once is a mistake. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a …

UPDATE—Stacy McCain deals with more of Schmalfeldt’s falsehoods here and here.

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Lying liars gotta lie.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Cabin Boy™ let the world know that he had a hunch that the direst of dire direness was headed my way this week and would cause shock and anger among the “@wjjhoge cult.” So far, nothing even moderately inconvenient has happened to me. Schmalffeldt still has today and Saturday for his dream to come true, but (for the time being) everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Meanwhile, in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit it’s T-minus 19 days and counting.

Blogsmoke


What with some of the recent developments in LOLsuit land, I thought this early example of The Grouch’s performance in court would be worth replaying. We take you back to December, 2013, …Blogsmoke

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

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

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

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

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Cabin Boy™ has had a rough time of it for the last few days. @DeepBrainRadio, @DeepBrainMedia, and @WaroftheWeasels all bit the dust rather quickly, suspended by Twitter.

I, too, had three accounts suspended in rapid succession earlier this year when I was falsely accused of engaging in targeted abuse. My @wjjhoge account was restored, and Twitter apologized for the suspensions after the Montgomery County State’s Attorney threw out the bogus criminal charge brought by the same persons responsible for the suspension.

gas_stove_burner_s1I doubt that the Cabin Boy™ will ever see any of those suspended accounts restored. I also suspect that he’ll soon be back on Twitter engaging in the same sort of cyberthuggery and that he’ll be suspended again. And again as the cycle repeats. For a while yet. Be patient.

In other matters … it looks as if the next few days will be a very busy time.

Stay tuned.

About That Twitter Glitch


A glitch caused my @wjjhoge Twitter account to be briefly suspended this evening. It’s back up, and I owe a hearty “Thank you” to the folks with Twitter Support who fixed the problem in less than two hours.

I was tipped of to the problem by these attempted comments from Team Kimberlin—Butthurt20150709The link in the bottom comment is to this image:frabz-twitter-suspended-my-account-for-no-fucking-reason-1ba6f6The first of these comments came in only two minutes after the account went down. This suggests that it might be worth investing in a company that makes F5 keys.

An Open Letter to Twitter


Dear Twitter:

You have suspended @wjjhoge, @hogewash, and @wjj_hoge allegedly for engaging in targeted abuse. You have been asked to provide examples of any abusive tweets, and you have failed to do so. We both know why you haven’t done so; there are none. Your failure to deal fairly with me in this matter has had the appearance of bad faith.

This afternoon, I received a call from my son saying that his Twitter account had been suspended. When he asked why, you sent him an email saying that he had permanently suspended for creating accounts with “disruptive or abusive purposes.” His account was several years old, and he had not tweeted for about two years. He had been using it to follow other accounts. You suspended an account for being disruptive or abusive that had not sent a tweet for two years.

I believe that you suspended his account because of the false complaints that you have received against me. I believe that, as with the complaints against me, you did not properly investigate the matter. I am not surprised. Most of the complaints I have filed against abusive and/or threatening tweets directed at me have been found not to violate your Rules. I have no reason to expect a fair dealing from Twitter.

Shortly after one of my complaints, you “selected” me to participate in a survey about my perceptions of safety on Twitter. I gave you a bad review. I receive emails from you, suggesting that I find friends for my suspended accounts or use Twitter Business to help promote them. Until today, I assumed that was simply the right hand of a big company not knowing what the left hand had done. No more. Not after what you did to my son’s account.

I believe that you have not acted in good faith in your treatment of me and certainly not in your treatment of my son. I sincerely doubt that Twitter is willing to do the right thing and treat us fairly.

Very truly yours,
W. J. J. Hoge

@wjjhoge, R. I. P. (The Twitter Account, Not Me)


Team Kimberlin finally managed to kill off the original Twitter account associated with this blog. Their first attempt, just after The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin, filed his Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit, was an attempt to get the account banned for aggressive following as a result of having over 100,000 fake accounts follow @wjjhoge. It appears that they did it this time by lying.@wjjhoge_suspendedMy irony meter caught fire and melted when that email came in.

It certainly won’t do my old account any good to complain, but it may help future victims of such cyberstalking if you make known your opinions of how Twitter enables such abuse. Probably the most effective way to communicate would be by snail mail to

Ms. Vijaya Gadde, General Counsel
Twitter
1355 Market Street
Suite 900
San Francisco, CA  94103

If you do contact Twitter, please be polite.

@wjjhoge is in the Gulag


… and Brett is soooooo very pleased with himself.#0_201504280132ZAlthough is may seem backwards, @wjjhoge is the business account associated with this blog, and @hogewash is a account occasionally used for personal stuff. (If you must know, @hogewash was originally @w3jjh, a handle derived from my amateur radio callsign. Where was I? Oh, yeah …) I’ll be using the @hogewash account with this blog until Twitter gets things fixed. Tune in over there.

Prevarication Du Jour


@weltschmerz2015|201412301703ZNote that the Cabin Boy’s™ picked an audit date of “about a year ago,” that is, just after Stacy, Aaron Walker, Ali Akbar, Kimberlin Unmasked, and I were each hit with around 100,000 fake followers on Twitter. It took me several weeks to flush as many as I could out of my account. Stacy has never bother to do so.

An interesting thing about picking up all those bogus followers is that it happened simultaneously to the five defendants in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit just after the suit was filed.

One more thing … if, as the Cabin Boy’s™ audit figures show, 7% of the followers of @wjjhoge are bogus, that would mean that my relatively insignificant fake following is the same size the Cabin Boy’s entire following.

Blogsmoke


It was a year ago this week that a certain peace order was extended. This recycled episode is presented in honor of that anniversary. Be sure to tune in next Friday for a special edition of Blognet and on the day after Christmas for a special episode of Blogsmoke.

Blogsmoke

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

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

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

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

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

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DABDA


That’s a acronym for the Kübler-Ross model for the five stages of grief. Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. Bill Schmalfeldt seems to be oscillating through the middle three. When he pulled the plug on political radio and stopped using @wjjhoge in his tweets, it looked as if he might be moving into the Depression stage, but some of his recent tweets appear to show that he has slipped backward.

I became aware of those tweets when I checked out this link that Stacy McCain sent.@rsmccain201311232037Z

Here’s what I found—DBR20131123So many lies, so little time … I’ll just hit the highlights.

1. I don’t want Bill Schmalfeldt to go to jail for over 350 years, but I do want him held accountable for his harassment. It’s a judge’s job to sort that out, not mine. He is the one who chose to violate the peace order 351 times, to engage in a course of harassing conduct intended to alarm or seriously annoy me, and to do it by means of electronic messages sent to me and received by me. I have merely shown what he has done to the proper authorities.

2/3. I do not recall ever leaving a comment on one of Bill Schmalfeldt’s blogs. Perhaps he is upset because so much of what he publishes makes into my Prevarication Du Jour feature. An easy way to avoid that is to stop lying. If he didn’t want me to know what he was blogging, he shouldn’t have sent me pingback comments or tweets announcing the posts.

4. What makes the Cabin Boy think that I’ve gone to any significant effort to search for his Twitter accounts? There are lots of folks who have been looking for information about him, and some of them share it with me. Of course, it’s trivially easy to do a search for “Schmalfeldt” on Twitter. That returns such interesting accounts as @SchmalfeldtTeam.

5. I prefer not to get into the Cabin Boy’s scatological fixation.

6. I have my reasons.

7. I don’t. However, on any day that I have received a tweet from Schmalfeldt, I have backed up his Twitter account because of his habit of deleting tweets or whole accounts. I’m not the only person who does such logging.

8. If the Cabin Boy believes that I am stalking him, then he probably thinks that Mrs. Walker was stalking Brett Kimberlin when she photographed him stalking her in the parking lot of the Howard County Courthouse. It’s as if he’s saying, “No fair! You’re documenting what I’ve done.”

There’s one other significant, I hope, thing I see in those tweets. They refer to me without using @wjjhoge. Perhaps this means that the Cabin Boy has finally figured out how to write about me without writing to me.

We will see.