Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Six years ago today, I received a series of comments to Hogewash! that were clearly from Team Kimberlin for the purpose of harassment. Here’s one of ’em.So how did that threat work out for them?

Bill Schmalfeldt has gone through dozens of websites, free podcasting trials, Twitter accounts, and radio gigs, but the Cabin Boy’s™ web presence continues to shrink. The same is generally true for 57F Matt Osborne, Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson, and, especially, The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin.

Meanwhile, Hogewash! continues to muddle along as a minor league blog in the right side of the blogosphere.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Other than his host of failed LOLsuits, the single most ineffective aspect of Brett Kimberlin’s campaign of brass knuckles reputation management has probably been the Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Boy Unread website. The TKPOTD for seven years ago today dealt with one opportunity Matt Osborne’s inept story telling provided for some pointage, laughery, and mockification.

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Xenophon asks a silly and misleading question over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it).BU20140114b

This is one of those “have you stopped beating your wife” questions. The defendants in the frivolous and vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit won’t be abandoning any so-called “blog court” strategy because we have never employed one. What we have done is point out some of the false allegations in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s complaint and some of mind-bogglingly stupid procedural errors he has made. Here at Hogewash!, I’ve tried to do that with a bit of humor and a great deal of sarcasm. The one thing none of the defendants has done is to tip our hand to show what our actual defense strategy might be. We’ll let the court try the case—if it manages to get past the preliminary stages.

Oh, and to save Xenophon from having to ask, yes, I still beat my wife—at Trivial Pursuits. But she beats me at Scrabble.

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You know, Kimberlin never has found out what my defense strategies would have been, because none the LOLsuits he filed against got to the point where I had to put on a defense. Most of the first suit was dismissed on summary judgment, and the judge stopped the trail on the remainder when Kimberlin failed to present a case showing that I had made any false statement about him. All the rest of the suits were dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

He’s actually very, very lucky that I never had to make my case before a jury.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of Brett Kimberlin’s online fund raising efforts has been to ask for support for his “election protection” activities. Meanwhile, his associate have been involved in fraudulent campaign activities. Two years ago today, Hogewash! was asking Is Matt Osborne Really a Russian Bot?

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Well, well, well, … Matt Osborne got his name in the papers, the New York Times, no less.

The Gentle Reader may have noticed a story running around the Internet recently about fake “Russian-style” Facebook campaigning that targeted an American election. That election was a recent Alabama senatorial election, and the victimized candidate was Roy Moore. One of the fake campaigns was called Dry Alabama, and it was run by Democrats.

The Dry Alabama Facebook page, which appeared to be run by teetotaler Baptists, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. The related Twitter feed exhorted, “Pray for Roy Moore.” The actual purpose of the social media campaign was to paint Moore and his supporters as religious wackos.

Matt Osborne, a veteran progressive activist who worked on the project, said he hoped that such deceptive tactics would someday be banned from American politics. But in the meantime, he said, he believes that Republicans are using such trickery and that Democrats cannot unilaterally give it up.

“If you don’t do it, you’re fighting with one hand tied behind your back,” said Mr. Osborne, a writer and consultant who lives outside Florence, Ala. “You have a moral imperative to do this — to do whatever it takes.”

Osborne’s buddies at Protect Our Elections were unavailable for comment.

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Oh, and one of the things that Kimberlin consistently campaigned against was the use of electronic voting machine—until this election cycle.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Lawfare was one of the tactics that Team Kimberlin used to try punish those of us who have written about them. Intimidation via cyberharassment was another. Two posts from five years ago today dealt with my experience. The first was titled Cyberthuggery; the second was titled [redacted].

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Louis Armstrong once said that he tried to make sure that his mouth didn’t write checks that the rest of him couldn’t cash. That’s a wise approach.

A cyberthug, OTOH, is a wuss who hides behind the physical disconnection of the Interwebz to talk trash. He’ll tell his target about how he’s going to do this or that and how he’ll [redacted] his target up, but a cyberthug runs away when things get real.

Does this sound like anyone you’ve come across on the Interwebz?

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For most of this year, I’ve been allowing almost all of the off-color-to-obscene harassing comments to Hogewash! through moderation, but I’ve been redacting things that don’t meet my editorial standard for propriety. A significant portion of the redacted comments are addressed to Mrs. Hoge or are about her. Quite often they deal with her bout with cancer, suggesting that her case is terminal. One received less than a hour ago suggested that this would be our last Christmas together.

That may be. After all, none of us get out of here alive, and given my problems with cardiovascular disease, I’m a prime candidate for a heart attack. Indeed, with Mrs. Hoge’s progress moving into remission following her round of IV chemotherapy, she’s very likely to outlive me. For now, we both seem healthy enough. With luck, we’ll share many more years together. If not, we will have had a great life together while it lasted. We’ll take what comes.

It’s really quite sad to read these comments. They don’t hurt me—they’re clearly from hurting men who have suffered deeply from failed relationships with women. It’s all so pitiful.

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Some of those checks are past due and the holder in due course expects to collect on them.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin foolishly thought that he could file bogus LOLsuits that would silence truthful reporting about him and his past and present activities, but his attempt at brass knuckles reputation management were a disaster. And of course, the “reporting” by incompetent PR flacks he recruited only compounded his failure. The TKPOTD from five years ago today dealt with some of the problems with brietbartunmasked dot com.

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I’ve been going over the backups of post that Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Boy Unread has memory-holed in preparation for … well, let’s leave it at I’ve been doing some research.

Here’s another post that has been flushed from the site:BU20130713LawAs the Gentle Reader can see from the date and byline, this was a rant by the Cabin Boy™ from when he was trying to overturn the first peace order issued against him. It’s a marvelous bit of vintage Acme legal “reasoning.” He deftly explains why the court should reverse itself, and he only has two minor problems with his story—the facts and the law. The Gentle Reader who has been following the Cabin Boy™ for the past couple of years may remember that Schmalfeldt’s motion to modify the peace order and his petition for a writ of certiorari for an appeal were both denied in October, 2013, and that my petition for an extension of the peace order was granted in December, 2013.

popcorn4bkThe Gentle Reader may also remember that 57F Osborne has repeatedly promised to follow stories only to drop covering them and memory-hole posts when Team Kimberlin loses at their lawfare. But that’s one of the reasons why this daily feature exists here at Hogewash!.

Stay tuned.

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The BU website hasn’t had any new material posted for almost two years.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

During one of his turns as editor of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread, Matt Osborne tried to make a lame joke about my seeing myself as the Sheriff of the Internet. My response was the Blogsmoke series of posts. Stirring in Bill Schmalfeldt’s reference to the Gentle Reader of this blog as my lickspittles resulted in the creation of the Lickspittle Broadcasting System with Blognet and Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign. Today is Hogewash!‘s ninth anniversary. This anniversary Blogsmoke program is from five years ago today.

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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”!


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.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This TKPOTD from five years ago today dealt with a couple of the minor players on Team Kimberlin.

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I see from the comment section that Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson has graciously given me permission to sue him and 57F Osborne. Perhaps I shall, although if I do, it won’t be on his schedule. I shall file at a time of my choosing. I shall choose the forum.

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As a somewhat more successful musician than Willam Ferguson once noted,

You can’t always get what you want,
But if you try, sometime you find
You get what you need.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Several years ago at the peak of Bill Schmalfeldt’s cyberstalking, it became useful to begin tracking his visits to Hogewash!, and for a while I began publishing a record of his logins to the site. He must not have liked being caught skulking about, and he began lying about how often he viewed this blog. He even got one of his buddies on Team Kimberlin to lie about being one of the “real” visitors. This post called Lying About Logins ran four years ago today.

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One of the things that seems to bother Team Kimberlin is the fact that their Internet traffic isn’t a well concealed as they had hoped. Consider this load of bullshit that arrived in the Hogewash! comment stream.MO201606040707ZI can believe that Bunny Boy has been the author of some comments sent to Hogewash!, things such as this image—

4fffe08c18be29fc7a25ee921d789533That’s about the level of maturity we’ve seen from Team Kimberlin.

However, I don’t believe that 57F Osborne has been responsible for any of the connections I’ve been tracking for the Logins feature here at Hogewash!.

Of course, I could be wrong, and here’s how he could convince me. I not only gather the IP address used by Team Kimberlin entities, I also collect other information, including the type of device connected, the OS it’s running, the version of the OS, the browser it’s running, and the version and build number of the browser. All Bunny Boy has to do to convince me that he’s responsible for one of the logins is to post a comment while he’s logged in with all of the info I’ve listed for his current connection.


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<sarc> Should I give up waiting, Matt? </sarc>

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Ah, another anniversary. It was five years ago today that the peace order petition that Brett Kimberlin filed in his wife’s elder daughter’s name was denied. The Gentle Reader should not be surprised that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin tried use forged evidence during the hearing or that his PR website Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Boy Unread provided false coverage of the hearing. I responded to those lies with this Prevarication Du Jour.

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Over at Breitbart Unmasked, Bunny Boy is running a copy of some tweets that Kimberlin introduced into evidence during today’s hearing. They supposedly prove that I posted a comment on an article at the Montgomery County Gazette.perjury1Because I denied making such a comment and could not authenticate the tweet as mine, Bunny Boy is shilling Kimberlin’s story that I perjured myself today.


I couldn’t authenticate the tweet as mine, because it isn’t. It’s a retweet. The original tweet (and I presume the comment at the Gazette) was by Lee Stranahan.Stranahan201308281627ZI took me all of two minutes to find that original tweet via Google.

Did I mention that Brett Kimberlin is a liar?

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I’m sure that I’ve mentions that TDPK’s first felony conviction was for perjury.