Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It was Neal Rauhauser who floated the idea that pro se litigation could be used to harass and cower Brett Kimberlin’s perceived enemies.

[T]he potential for a pro se litigant to force them into expensive, long distance, lengthy, discovery laden litigation doesn’t seem to cross their minds. The reality of travel, or frightful expenses, or summary judgments needs to be made real. We probably need to make a very visible example of at least one of them before the rest understand.

—Neal Rauhauser

This idea appears to have stimulated The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s delusions of adequacy, and he began to threaten bloggers.

I have filed over a hundred lawsuits and another one will be no sweat for me. On the other hand, it will cost you a lot of time and money.

—Brett Kimberlin

Both Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt tried their hands at pro se litigation. It took them a while, but they seemed to have learned the reality of travel, frightful expenses, and summary judgments. And Hogewash! has been a part of making a visible example of them.

I’m not done with them yet.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

During their failed attempts at lawfare, Team Kimberlin often threaten their perceived enemies with the direst of dire direness. The I’m Not Making This Up, You Know post from seven years ago today was about one such foolish threat.

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The Cabin Boy™ claims to be a journalist, but his profound lack of understanding of the First Amendment is on full display here—@GrouchyOldLib201505220218Z

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Hogewash! is still up and running. OTOH, the (a)grouchyoldlib Twitter account and theliberalgrouch dot net have joined the dodo and passenger pigeon in extinction.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin invariably set themselves up for failure, but I must admit I taken some pleasure in helping to grease the skids for them. The honeypot referenced in the Remember the Honeypot? title of this post from six years ago today was one of the more amusing, for me at least, interactions will Bill Schmalfeldt.

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The Cabin Boy™ discovered a website last year that “proved” Paul Krendler was up to no good, and he republished what he found here. Schmalfeldt still hasn’t admitted that he was tricked and caught by a honeypot. That’s one of the reasons that some people believe that he truly isn’t educable.

Now, the Cabin Boy™ says he’s found images on the Internet that have metadata showing they were created by “Grady, Pat,” and he’s sure that they prove that Krendler is Grady or Grady is Krendler.RD201615101431Z

I’m not going to detail all of the problems the Cabin Boy™ would have trying to build a case on that evidence or the problems he would have attempting to get such evidence admitted in court, but I will point out that Grady’s name being in the metadata Schmalfeldt published does not mean it was there when the images were created. It could mean that the Cabin Boy™ has spent $10.99 at the Ap Store.EXIFChanger

Or it could mean that someone else did. Or it could mean that whoever created the images simply put Grady’s name in the original metadata.

The Cabin Boy™ seems to get most of his exercise by jumping to conclusions.

There’s a good reason why LOLsuit VI is subtitled The Undiscovered Krendler.

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Neither the Cabin Boy™ nor Brett Kimberlin (who claims I was Krendler) ever discovered Paul Krendler’s identity. Not false criminal complaint, and not in LOLsuits VI. Or VII. Or VIII.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

In February, 2012, Brett Kimberlin started the breitbartunmasked dot com website. It operated on-and-off until December, 2018, principally under the editorships of Matt Osborne and Bill Schmalfeldt. The site was first hosted in The Netherlands, but it was moved onshore and its hosting consolidated with over two dozen Kimberlin-related sites after a year or so. It moved back offshore after Bill Schmalfeldt posted some content from Hogewash! without permission, fleeing to avoid the consequences of a DMCA takedown notice.

The site is still wasting bandwidth on the Internet, but has had no new content for over three years. It’s been poorly maintained, and much of the original material is gone.

But the site has been well backed up all along for use as evidence when necessary. For example, here’s a screenshot from a post from seven years ago today that was a clumsy attempt to smear Aaron Walker. The contents of the post are utter rubbish.While the post was still available at the BU website as of 10:16 ET Tuesday evening, it screenshot is from the post’s html file on one of the existing offline backups.

I doubt that Team Kimberlin is aware of the evidence the left lying about.

Some things do not have a statute of limitations.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the more disgusting things that the members of Team Kimberlin have done is to try to post ugly and even obscene images of members of my family in the comment section here at Hogewash!. Occasionally, one of the Gentle Readers has posted an ugly image of a member of Team Kimberlin. (Thank you, for avoiding obscene images.) This post On Rule 5 and Rule 5 ran five years ago today.

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There are two Rule 5s that apply here at Hogewash!. One is Alinsky’s Rule 5 which states

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

The other is McCain’s Rule 5 from Stacy’s post How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year which states

Everybody loves a pretty girl.

The Gentle Reader may have noticed that this site uses ridicule in its reporting on certain individuals. Hogewash! has also published images of beautiful women from time to time as is appropriate.

Today, I found an image in the comment section which was clearly intended to be an application of Alinsky’s Rule 5, but which is too far removed from wisdom embodied in McCain’s Rule 5 be appropriate for this blog. I’m going to leave the comment and its image up, but I ask that commenters refrain from posting such images in the future.

Some things are just too ugly.

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Speaking of McCain’s Rule 5, here’s a picture of Mrs. Hoge mixing live sound for a concert in Centennial Park, Nashville, in the Summer of 1979, a couple of weeks before she agreed to marry me.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One recurring theme in these posts about Team Kimberlin has been their incompetence. This post from six years ago today showed that have trouble getting thing straight even when they were Speaking About Links to their own websites.

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We interrupt our normal programming for the following bulletin—

If you click on the link shown in this tweet …SRUs201604161224Z … it will take you here ..BSdotcom

We return you now to our normal program with Frank Lloyd Wright and His Orchestra and Take the A-Frame.

UPDATE—The Cabin Boy™ visited Hogewash! at 11:04 ET this morning.SRUs201604161513ZThe Gentle Reader will note that the linking error persisted for a couple of days without a complaint from someone trying to access the Cabin Boy’s™ programming. He had to come here to find out about his problem. Note also that the Cabin Boy™ didn’t bother to check his own feed to see that it was working. Such inattention to details is probably one of the reasons for his current legal difficulties.

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If they hadn’t made a fuss, they could have remained quietly obscure rather. They didn’t, so they’ve achieved minor infamy.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Matt Osborne was one of the members of Team Kimberlin who served as editor of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread. Here’s what he thought was newsworthy nine years ago today.

Just like the rest of the Team Kimberlin crew, Matt Osborne is a failure.

After that post went up, Aaron successfully defended himself in three of The Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits, successfully represented me in one of Kimberlin’s appeals to the Fourth Circuit, and successfully represented clients in a LOLsuit filed by Bill Schmalfeldt.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Back in 2017, Bill Schmalfeldt had worn out his welcome in Wisconsin and had moved back to his home town in Iowa. He managed to get a driver’s license and bought himself a beater. It appears that he managed to ruin a couple tires by running up against a curb. The TKPOTD for five years ago today dealt with the false narrative he tired to spin about the result of his poor driving.

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The Cabin Boy™ continues to make a fool of himself.He keeps throwing stuff at the wall, and nothing sticks.

His $465 “vandalism” won’t result in a felony warrant. Criminal mischief causing less than $500 damage is a misdemeanor in Iowa.

Of course, I don’t believe the Cabin Boy™ filed a police report, but if he did, IA Code 718.6 raises some interesting possibilities.

UPDATE—I see from the Comment Section that the Cabin Boy™ has tweeted a selfie that includes a business card from a policeman, and that card appears to have a case number written on it. I suppose that means that the Cabin Boy™ is even more foolish than I thought, and he really did file a police report. (I really need to stop giving him the benefit of the doubt concerning intelligence or wisdom.)

*yawn*

If past is prologue, he’s probably all spun up about seeing the full weight of the law coming down on his enemies. We’ve seen this before.

So not everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. The Cabin Boy™ is exceeding my expectations for stupidity.

I need another cup of coffee.

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Speaking of coffee, Murum Aries Attigit mugs are available at The Hogewash Store

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the false claims that Team Kimberlin, especially Bill Schmalfeldt, makes is that people who write about them are engaging in plagiarism. I suppose that ties in with their bogus copyright infringement narrative. Five years ago today, it was Schmalfeldt who was caught using other peoples stuff, and I posted this Plagiarism Du Jour.

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Here is a recent tweet from the Cabin Boy™—And this is from a WaPo article published on 8 June, 2016, called How to Visit 48 State Capitals in Under Nine DaysThe Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread Editorial Board was unavailable for comment.

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Of course, the Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread Editorial Board has been unavailable for over three years now.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I’ve lost track of the number of times Team Kimberlin has threatened me with the direst of dire direness, but this Bonus Prevarication Du Jour from eight years ago was about one of the vaguest.

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The Cabin Boy™ put a post up last night over at Patriot-Ombudsman (No, I won’t link to it.) called Hoge Has Big Trouble Brewin’.P-O20140325aIf anything is cooking, it must be on the back burner because I haven’t had any “official visitors” yet. Also, as of 4:55 pm ET this afternoon, there was still nothing new on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search about me either.

Hmmmm.

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Even their blanks misfire.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin has often responded to truthful reporting with feeble attempts to harass and intimidate. This post On Decorum from seven years ago today dealt with one example.

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I’ve been informed that Bill Schmalfeldt has made a claim that I have stated that avatars depicting relatives of members of Team Kimberlin are not permitted here at Hogewash!. I have no recollection of such a rule, and a search of the entire blog history using multiple keywords confirms my memory. Thus far, I have not exercised any editorial control over the avatars used by commenters. I find some avatars very inappropriate, but I have limited my censorship to the words or images contained within comments.

The Cabin Boy™ is threatening to allow publication of inappropriate avatars using Mrs. Hoge’s likeness. Since I’m not sure that the Gentle Readers grasp the level of filth that might be involved, I’ve decided to post this link to a sample of some of the milder images of my family members that I’ve received from Team Kimberlin over the past month. Even if the Cabin Boy™ limits himself to those sorts of images, he’ll still be digging himself a deeper hole.

I’ve been advised by several friends to ban commenters with inappropriate avatars. I’m not inclined to do so. I hope that I don’t have to change my mind.

UPDATE—I’ve been sent a link to a comment that has been posted on the Cabin Boy’s™ latest blog. The comment consists of a link to an image of the sort I don’t let through moderation or trash as soon as I find it.

It’s no surprise that Schmalfeldt is letting more of his depraved ugliness show.

UPDATE 2—I’m informed that the comment discussed above has been deleted. That was a wise choice.

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Ugly cuts straight to the bone.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is a professed atheist, and other members of Team Kimberlin have expressed hostility to religion, especially Christianity. When they’ve tried to hold people to standards of a religion they don’t understand, they’ve provided grist to be milled in posts like WWJW? from seven years ago today.

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PBT201403231858ZI doubt that He would write something like this—RadioWMS201307261636ZAnd I seriously doubt that He would have posted the picture associated with that tweet.

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What would Jesus write? Perhaps something like this:

You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Both Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt have maintained a perfect record so far in all their LOLsuits filed since 2012. They’ve batted .000, losing all of ’em. This TKPOTD from seven years ago today was about one of the motions to dismiss I filed in the Cabin Boy’s™ LOLsuit IV.

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Yesterday afternoon, I mailed my motion to dismiss The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s latest nuisance LOLsuit to the Circuit Court for Howard County. I also served a copy on the Cabin Boy™ by mail.

Almost everything the Cabin Boy™ says has an expiration date, but, if he he really wants to drop this LOLsuit, all he has to do is nothing. If he doesn’t file an opposition to my motion, the court will grant it as unopposed, and the suit will be dismissed. Of course, his mind is quite changeable, so he may want to go forward with the suit. If it survives the motion to dismiss, I guarantee that discovery will be … ummm … interesting. Yep, that’s the right word. Interesting.

The motion speaks for itself, so I do not intend to make any further substantive comments until after the court has ruled on it.

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It turned out the case was dismissed, not for failure to state a claim, but for improper venue. Schmalfeldt sued me in the wrong court.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

As this Prevarication Du Jour from eight years ago today shows, Team Kimberlin couldn’t even figure out how to use Google Translate to lie about someone.

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PBT201403121428ZAd Google Translate facilius est discere quam ad lingua actu. Quod ita non est, puerpinguis?

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While it’s been almost 60 years since I took Latin, I still have some use of it. The Cabin Boy™ OTOH once bragged about making a C- on an English As A Second Language test.

Fish. Barrel. Some ammunition required.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin’s lawfare peaked about six years ago. Of course that meant that their failure rated peaked as well. This was the TKPOTD for six years ago today.

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Last week saw the scales in the blindfolded lady’s hand weigh down further against Team Kimberlin. I believe we will see more of the same this week.

BTW, the blindfolded lady with the scales in one hand and sword in the the other is often identified as the Greek titaness Themis.

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Everything proceeded as I had foreseen.

And Team Themis never existed anyplace outside of Brett Kimberlin’s imagination.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Eight years ago today, I posted this In Re Another LOLsuit about the case that became known as LOLsuit III: The Search for Schlock.

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The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt served the following complaint (together with a summons) on me by mail.

I will post the exhibits at a later date on scribd.com and provide a link.

I don’t wish to make any substantive comment concerning this complaint until I have reviewed it more fully.

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I’ll offer this comment in hindsight—

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Seven years ago today, an I’m Not Making This Up, You Know post announced Bill Schmalfeldt’s filing of the suit that became known as LOLsuit IV: The Voyage to Oblivion—Schmalfeldt v. Hoge, Johnson, Krendler, and Earl, Case No. 13-C-15-102498 (Md.Cir.Ct. Howard Co. 2015).

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I do not wish to make any substantive comment on this matter until after I have actually been served with a complaint and summons and have had an opportunity to review the complaint with counsel.WMSvWJJH2015 copy

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Of course, this LOLsuit was not different from all the others filed by Team Kimberlin. It was dismissed, in this case for improper venue.

BTW, if the Schmalfelt LOLsuits hadn’t been given StarTrek parody names, the tag suggested by Paul Krendler in the post’s comments would have been appropriate: LULZ WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clown.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin’s perfect record of failure in their LOLsuits stems in part from what they know about the law—most of which is wrong. This Legal LULZ Du Jour is from six years ago today.

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Cheddar201602250028ZOh, I suspect that the lawyer representing Sarah Palmer and Eric Johnson is expecting to get paid. I also suspect that the Cabin Boy™ may be headed for a nasty shock concerning who will be paying. The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt might want to review Bogie v. Rosenberg. I’ve included a copy below.

That case deals with a plaintiff who filed a frivolous invasion of privacy suit in Wisconsin and who wound up paying over $70,000 in attorney’s fees to the defendants’ lawyer.

Under Wisconsin’s Right of Privacy law, the court “shall award the defendant attorney’s fees and costs relating to the defense of [a frivolous] action.” Wis. Stat. § 995.50 (emphasis added). Having found plaintiff’s claims to be frivolous, the court will award reasonable attorney’s fees to defendants for the necessary and reasonable amount of time they spent, and the costs incurred, in defending plaintiff’s claims under subsection (2)(a) and (2)(b).

While the Cabin Boy™ is idly dreaming of a default judgment, the defendants’ lawyer is racking up billable hours.

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Of course, the lawyer who represented Sarah Palmer and Eric Johnson was Aaron Walker, and it was enjoyable to watch Aaron trounce the Cabin Boy™.

BTW, I worked pro bono on the case as a paralegal.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Bill Schmalfeldt’s empty threats on the direst of dire direness have been a staple of Team Kimberlin’s failed lawfare. This Legal LULZ Du Jour was published just after midnight six years ago today.

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Cheddar201602190248Z

28 U.S.C. § 1400(a) states:

Civil actions, suits, or proceedings arising under any Act of Congress relating to copyrights or exclusive rights in mask works or designs may be instituted in the district in which the defendant or his agent resides or may be found.

IIRC, Sarah Palmer lives in the Middle District of North Carolina. I’m reasonably sure she can’t be found in Milwaukee. The Cabin Boy™ will have to file in Greensboro to sue her.

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It didn’t take long for the Cabin Boy™ to start backpedaling. Before a quarter past ten that morning, I was reporting that Another One Bites the Dust.

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So with a likely total recovery of no more than $0.15 instead of $150,000 times dozens of images and the necessity of filing his next LOLsuit in North Carolina, the Cabin Boy™ has done the math and determined that a $400 filing fee and several possible trips to Greensboro make his threatened copyright LOLsuit an economic loser.Cheddar201602190618Zmovie popcornI wonder what his next form of self-inflicted damage will be?

Meanwhile, the Gentle Reader can stock up on popcorn from Amazon by clicking on the image on the left.

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Mmmmm, popcorn.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It was back in February, 2013, that I started efforts to hold members of Team Kimberlin accountable for their harassment. Nine years ago today, Cabin Boy #BillSchmalfeldt’s Fevered Imagination got the better of him.

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Based on a tweet that Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt sent me today (after I had asked him not to communicate directly with me), he seems to think that he is being victimized by a “right wing mafia cabal.”

Humph! What nonsense.

Mafia? Sicilians? No way. I’m of Scottish heritage. My ancestor William Hoge immigrated from Musselburgh in 1680. If I remember correctly, Aaron Walker’s family roots are in Scotland as well. Stacy McCain’s name definitely sounds Scottish.

Wha daur meddle wi me?

UPDATE—From the posse that seems to be forming in the Comments, CBBS had better make sure that he doesn’t see Birnan Woods coming to Elkridge.

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He failed to heed the warnings. He’s still only made a down payment on the price.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the … um … interesting things about Team Kimberlin is how their various insecurities have influence their public statements. The TKPOTD for five years ago today dealt with one example.

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Yesterday’s TKPOTD was about Brett Kimberlin’s web footprint on one particular server. That post resulted in a whiny screed from the Cabin Boy™ at Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread that assumed that my TKPOTD post was challenging BU to a “Dick Measuring” contest. While BU is mentioned in passing, yesterday’s post isn’t about that website at all. The BU post is another shining example of the Cabin Boy’s™ poor reading comprehension.

The Cabin Boy’s™ post also displays Team Kimberlin’s insecurity, stating that BU would prefer to keep their zippers up. That’s quite understandable.

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Of course, its been over three years since Breitbart Unmasked as been able to get anything up.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

LOLsuit III: The Search for Schlock was one of Bill Schmalfeldt’s silly attempts to sue me. The suit only lasted a couple weeks until the court dismissed it. You see, he filed only state law claims in a federal court, but because he and one of the defendants (me) were both residents of Maryland, the federal court had no jurisdiction over purely state law claims.

However, during the short time the case was alive, I was able to use it to engage in pointage, laughery, and mockification. This was the TKPOTD for seven years ago today.

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Here’s another bit of nonsense from the Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s LOLsuit.WMSvEJ ECF 1-55Federal Rule of Civil Proceedure 11(b)(3) requires that

an attorney or unrepresented party certifies that to the best of the person’s knowledge, information, and belief, formed after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances …
(3) the factual contentions have evidentiary support …

The Cabin Boy™ flat out admits that he doesn’t know who mailed the allegedly forged letter. That means he can’t certify that the factual contentions he makes about authorship or who mailed the letter. And that’s not the only problem he has with Rule 11.

Oopsie.

popcorn4bkAs TDPS alleges, the letter is in the hands of the Carroll County Circuit Court. That means that, in addition to my DNA and fingerprints on the letter and envelope, one might expect to find the fingerprints and/or DNA of my mailman, Judge Stansfield, several court clerks, and the Cabin Boy™.

#SMH

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Stupidity must be a part of Team Kimberlin’s DNA.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

A defendant in a lawsuit has no obligation to cooperate with initial service of the suit, but once served, he is is obliged to keep the court informed of his contact information. Members of Team Kimberlin have tried to avoid being served with suits. That wasn’t illegal. However, once served, they have tried to disappear. The TKPOTD from five years ago today dealt with one attempted disappearance.

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On 23 January, I filed a motion in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit asking the court to order The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin to show cause why he should not be found in contempt for his failure to obey the court’s order regarding discovery. That motion was granted, and the show cause hearing is scheduled for 17 March.

I served copies of my motion on the Kimberlins and The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt by mail on the 23rd. The mail sent to Schmalfeldt at his Wisconsin address was returned.

Not only was the mail undeliverable in Wisconsin, but there was also no forwarding address on file. So, for the time being, the USPS is unaware of which porch the Cabin Boy™ is hiding under.

Speaking of missing mailboxes … Hmmmmm.

Cowardly cowards gotta cower.

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The Cabin Boy could run waddle, but he couldn’t hide.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the running gags in the mockery of Team Kimberlin is that they get their legal advice from lawyers at the same company supplying all those wonderful products to a certain coyote. I call the firm Acme Legal. This Prevarication Du Jour from seven years ago today debunked one of Bill Schmalfeldt’s crackpot legal theories.

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@weltschmerz2015|201502011911ZThe Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt seems to think that in a defamation suit the burden is on the defendant to prove that what he said or wrote is true. That’s exactly wrong. Here’s what the Maryland Court of Appeals has said.

In order to plead properly a defamation claim under Maryland law, a plaintiff must allege specific facts establishing four elements to the satisfaction of the fact-finder: “‘(1) that the defendant made a defamatory statement to a third person, (2) that the statement was false, (3) that the defendant was legally at fault in making the statement, and (4) that the plaintiff thereby suffered harm.'” Indep. Newspapers, Inc. v. Brodie, 407 Md. 415, 441, 966 A.2d 432, 448 (2009) (quoting Offen v. Brenner, 402 Md. 191, 198, 935 A.2d 719, 723-24 (2007)). … Under the second element, a “false” statement is one “that is not substantially correct.” Batson v. Shiflett, 325 Md. 684, 726, 602 A.2d 1191, 1213 (1992). The plaintiff carries the burden to prove falsity. Id.

Piscatelli v. Van Smith, 424 Md. 294, 35 A.3d 1140, 1147 (2012). (Emphasis added.) This is one of the points that tripped up The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin in his Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit.

Another thing that seems to trip up Acme Legal is the incorrect belief that defamation per se some how erases the plaintiff’s burden to prove falsity. It doesn’t. Defamation per se deals with whether or not damages have to be proven. The fact that any defamation occurred must still be demonstrated, and that requires proving that the statements made by the defendant(s) were false.

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Their problem isn’t that they don’t know much. It’s that much of what they know is wrong.