Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

So how effective is Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt’s hate blog, lordofsatire dot com?

Not very.

Around 3 pm ET yesterday afternoon, I found this posted on his blog.LoS_Count201308281910Z

Notice that he had 33 visitors day before yesterday (27 August), and he’s only averaged 42 per day during his on-again/off-again use of the domain. Note, too, that he has had only 313 visitors in the last week since he reactivated the domain.


Here the page view stats for Hogewash! for 27 August.HogewashCount20130827

OK, Hogewash! is a fairly inconsequential blog, but one post, the ConLaw 101 item, had over 3X the number of direct inbound hits than the Cabin Boy’s total traffic for the day. Indeed, the 27th was a slowish day, but Hogewash!‘s traffic that day was almost 7X as much as lordofsatire dot com has had since its reboot.

(BTW, these numbers show the relative success of two approaches to blogging. They have nothing to do with the relative size of anyone’s body parts.)

I suspect that in spite of repeated failures we will see more of the same from Schmalfeldt. He will continue to spew vile lies about those he has chosen to hate. He will continue to spout hallucinatory legal theories and will continue to attempt to try his peace order appeal on the Internet. (That’s to my advantage. Each off-the-wall post helps to make my case for me.) And he will continue to have an ever-decreasing cadre of supporters.

And the definition of continuing to do the same thing, over and over, expecting a different result is …

Have You No Decency?

You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

—Joseph N. Welch to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, 9 June, 1954

Decency is the quality of conforming to social standards. Shame is the emotion associated with genuine dishonor.

What sort of man hounds a family over a thousand miles away about the death of a stillborn child? What sort of man does that for months on end? What sort of man goes so far in his invasion of that family’s privacy that he searches out and finds a link to the child’s birth records and then publishes the link? What sort of man starts an alleged campaign to raise funds for a memorial to the child that he knows won’t ever be created? What sort of man takes pride in such behavior?

I’d say a man without decency or shame.