Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the benefits of following The Saga of Team Kimberlin has been the friendships that I have developed with my various codefendants, some of whom I got to know before we were sued and I was simply covering the First-Amendment-related story of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s use of lawfare to punish people who told the truth about him. Stacy McCain is one of those friends, and the TKPOTD from four years ago today dealt with TDPK’s foolish attempts to out-crazy Stacy.

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Back in June of 2014, Judge Hazel ordered The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin to serve copies of the Second Amended Complaint in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness on all the defendants. He never bothered to serve Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, the National Bloggers Club, or me during the 120 days allowed for service.

Aaron and I have been proactively engaging with TPDK and his court filings. Stacy elected to wait until he was served with the intention of responding within the 14 day window after service. TDPK never served him, so Stacy never responded.

popcorn4bkBrett Kimberlin tired to outcrazy Stacy McCain while he had him on the witness stand during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial. He failed miserably, but he didn’t learn his lesson.

He’s now seeking a default judgment against Stacy when, as Stacy so ably put it “Plaintiff hasn’t even bothered to provide a bad forgery of such alleged service.” Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) failure to serve within 120 day is grounds for mandatory dismissal. Also, TDPK was ordered by the Court to effect service. Failure to obey that order is grounds for dismissal under Rule 41(b).

All TDPK had to do was mail Stacy a copy of the SAC.

All Stacy had to do was wait.

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Going after Stacy was clearly more that Kimberlin could handle, and TDPK dropped Stacy as a defendant in Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II), the state RICO Retread LOLsuit.

Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Skipped the “Debate”


I was working overtime on a new project last night, so I skipped watching the CNN-sponsored Democrat news event in Detroit last night. Now that I’ve read some of the coverage, it appears that I may have missed something interesting. One thing that stands out is which candidate generated the most Google searches during the debate.My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has been following the Williamson campaign since March. When he covered Williamson’s campaigning in South Carolina last March, he was the only national reporter on the story. If you’re not reading The Other McCain, you should be.

Rule 5 Squared


Left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky’s Rule 5 states that “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” Kamala Harris set herself up for a dose of ridicule by allowing this obviously staged picture to be tweeted.Pro Tip #1: Experienced cooks don’t leave the packaging for raw chicken lying on a kitchen counter.

Pro Tip # 2: If you want an article of clothing to appear to be something used everyday, wash it at least once in order to remove the “just out of the box” creases.

Stacy McCain’s Rule 5 states that “Everybody loves a pretty girl.” Here’s a picture that ran in the Carroll County Times several years ago when Mrs. Hoge was running a personal cheffing business.

Dead Naming


I’ve been informed that my podcasting partner Stacy McCain has received a seven day suspension of his Twitter account because he engaged in “dead naming,” i.e., referring to a person presenting as the opposite sex of his or her biological sex by that person’s birth name.

Explaining Twitter Safety’s aversion to inconvenient truth might be easier if one could refer to Twitter Safety by its birth name, but the outfit’s exact origin is unclear. Cheka? Gestapo? Stasi? Savak? Miniluv? …

Stacy McCain and The SPLC


My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has a post up at The Other McCain about a nice turn of events for the Southern Poverty Law Center and one of its lawyers. The SPLC is facing yet another lawsuit that seeks to hold it accountable for lying. As part of his post, Stacy briefly describes that organizations foolish attempt to paint him as a white supremacist.

Over the years, the SPLC’s smear against me has been endlessly recycled, despite its self-evident falsehood. Anyone who actually knows me knows that I am not a “white supremacist,” and if I were concealing a crypto-Nazi agenda, you might think there would be substantial evidence of this. The paucity of evidence — beyond guilt-by-association smears and what I’ve called the “Ransom Note Method” of assembling parts of disparate statements to create a sort of word-collage — is particularly remarkable, given that I’ve been an independent blogger for 11 years now. How can anyone believe that it is my desire to incite hatred or advocate racial oppression, when I’ve published so many thousands of posts here, with no editor to filter my entirely candid expressions, but never once written anything that would justify the “white supremacist” label?

Read the whole thing.

One rather dangerous trend over the past year or so has been the reliance on the SPLC by certain tech and social media companies for advice on determining who should be allowed on their platforms. We can hope that the truth will catch up to them before too much damage is done.

Oh, one more thing …

Writing this post reminded me of a failed attempt by a SJW to use the SPLC to go after a blogger. When Brett Kimberlin sued Aaron Walker, Ali Akbar, Stacy McCain, and me, he made the mistake of calling us as his witnesses. BTW, Eric Johnson, the judge presiding in the trial, is black.

Q: So do you know what the Southern Poverty Law Center is?

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection Your Honor.

THE COURT: What does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well Mr. McCain has —

THE COURT: The Southern Poverty Law Center, what does that have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Mr. McCain is considered a neo-confederate — is one —

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Well —

MR. KIMBERLIN: And the Southern Poverty Law Center —

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Hold on a second. Counsel I appreciate you objecting to my question but I’m not going to overrule myself. That’s not something I do. So what does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case? I’m not asking you about Mr. McCain, I’m asking you about why are you asking him about the Southern Poverty Law Center?

MR. KIMBERLIN: I’m asking him the Southern Poverty Law Center is the leading, one of the leading civil rights organizations in the —

THE COURT: I understand all of that but what does it have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Because —

THE COURT: And the claim that you are making against these gentlemen?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Because Southern Poverty Law Center regularly outs racists –

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.

THE COURT: So what if they do. What does that have to do with this case? This case isn’t about racists or racism.

MR. KIMBERLIN: It’s about hate. It’s about hate. These people hate me and they do anything to destroy me.

THE COURT: Well but why are you asking this witness about the Southern Poverty Law Center? First of all he couldn’t testify as to anything they said or did because it wouldn’t be an exception to any hearsay rule. So you would never be able to get that in evidence anyway.

MR. KIMBERLIN: All right.

BY MR. KIMBERLIN:

Q: Mr.–

THE COURT: Your objection’s sustained.

BY MR. KIMBERLIN:

Q: Mr. McCain, do you have a blog?

The direct examination of the witness went downhill for the plaintiff from there.

A Podcast


Stacy McCain and I have been kicking around the idea of doing a podcast together, and if things go as planned, we’ll be presenting Episode 1 this evening at 7 pm ET. We’re calling it The Other Podcast, and the URL is http://blogtalkradio.com/mccainandhoge.

UPDATE—We plan to be taking calls. The active number to dial in should be posted on the podcast’s web page.

UPDATE 2—Podcast link http://tobtr.com/s/10619255
Call In Number (646) 668-2541

About That Fatal SWATting


SWATting has always been a foolishly dangerous prank. Indeed, there have been times when it appears to have been used as an attempt to kill or seriously injure a targeted person. Last week, what is alleged to be a SWATting prank gone wrong killed a man in Wichita. The LAPD have a suspect in custody.

I wasn’t SWATted, but I did receive a threat that was taken seriously by law enforcement. Stacy McCain was SWATted back in 2013 and has some comments here.

Fun With Gunpowder


Yesterday afternoon, I got a phone call from my good friend and occasional co-defendant Stacy McCain. He invited me out to an undisclosed location for a fireworks display that he was putting together. It turned out to be an impressive show, in large part because of Stacy’s expertise in the use of timed fusing to program the fireworks.Here are a few photos from the display—

A good time was had by all, and no Tovex was used in any of the fireworks.

UPDATE—Be sure to scroll down through the comment section for the video.

UPDATE 2—Videos.

Stacy McCain, Andrew Jackson, and David Brooks Walk Into a Bar …


… and Stacy winds up explaining how folks like David Brooks created the need for politicians like Donald Trump.

Why do I hate David Brooks so much? Because I am a populist, a Jacksonian who believes that the American people deserve a government that serves their interests, and not the interests of a decadent elite.

Read the whole thing.

#FreeStacy


This blog will observe a 24 hour period of Twitter silence beginning at 6 am this morning in protest to Twitter’s arbitrary suspension of Stacy McCain’s @rsmccain and @SexTroubleBook accounts.

When Stacy was being stalked and harassed by the likes of Barrett Brown (who wound up in Federal prison for his antics), Twitter did nothing to protect Stacy. Stacy has not abused anyone via Twitter. He certainly has not engaged in targeted abuse as Twitter claims. But he has been suspended anyway—pour encourager les autres. It seems that they want to encourage the conservative and libertarian riffraff to simply be quiet and be an audience for sponsored tweets. That may not be a wise business plan.

Trust and Safety? Bullshit! Based on my experience, I find Twitter is untrustworthy to do business with and an unsafe environment for free speech.

#FreeStacy


stacy_gaggedThere was a chance that when the grownups came to work this morning that the suspension of Stacy McCain’s @rsmccain Twitter account would be undone and the junior-grade SJW who suspended the account would have been counseled concerning Twitter’s commitment to free speech.

OK, it was a long shot.

Now, Twitter has suspended Stacy’s @SexTroubleBook account that he was using to promote his latest book. That seems to be an indication of a corporate commitment by Twitter to left-wing politics at the expense of fair dealing with a substantial portion of their customer base. I don’t like that.

This may be a empty gesture in the grand scheme of things, but beginning tomorrow morning at 6 am ET, my personal and business Twitter accounts will go silent for 24 hours in support of #FreeStacy and in protest to Twitter’s untrustworthy and unsafe customer service policies. Feel free to join with me in a day of Twitter silence.

#FreeStacy Book Review


Sex TroubleSince having his @rsmccain account suspended by Twitter, Stacy McCain has been tweeting using his @SexTroubleBook account. That account was created to promote his latest book, which is available at Amazon. The full title is Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature. I got a copy the day it came out. Mrs. Hoge read it, and has been lending it to her friends. She describes it as “a well-researched chronicle of some of the ways society is going to Hell in a hand basket.”

Buy a copy and be better informed about radical feminism. And annoy a Social Justice Warrior.

@Popehat on #FreeStacy


stacy_gaggedKen White is one of the bloggers who I most admire, and I am deeply indebted to him for his assistance in finding pro bono counsel to represent me in the state lawsuits Brett Kimberlin has filed against me. While I don’t share his personal feelings about Stacy McCain—

You should regard anything I say about Robert Stacy McCain with skepticism, because I hate him.

My loathing for him is sincere and entire. My revulsion for him is both conscious and subconscious, like a Donald Trump perforated with asymmetrical holes

—I count Stacy as a good friend—I do agree with his assessment of Twitter‘s suspension of the @rsmccain account.

In other words, rather than indulging in cries that Twitter is engaged in fascism, or book-burning, or Nazism, or totalitarianism (all of which I’ve seen said today), I’m saying that Twitter is engaging in a mix of private speech and product development that I don’t like, and demonstrating that its marketing patter about free expression has traveled beyond the realm of acceptable sales puffery into the noisome Kingdom of Bullshit.

So, will I say #FreeStacy? Absolutely! For every hour McCain is gone, some feminist remains unfrothed-at. For every absent moment, there’s a dead black kid whose Facebook page hasn’t been thoroughly vetted. So #FreeStacy. By which I mean: free him from your foolish marketing decision to adopt a suspension system that predictably leads to arbitrary suspensions, because it’s bad business and I’m a customer who doesn’t like it. Free him by repenting your ill-considered and destructive expression in the form of a “Trust and Safety Council” that looks like a bad SNL skit. Free him from a system that — whether it’s a marketing tool or a sincere gesture of opposition to harassment — will lead inevitably to button-mashing abuse of your report systems and endless (and unprofitable) internecine warfare amongst your very worst customers (or products, whatever). While you’re at it, if you can, free him and his supporters from the Bernie-Sanderseque delusion implied by their rhetoric: that they have a right to speak on your platform that supersedes your right to run it the way you want. If you convince enough of them, maybe one will invent a good alternative I can seek out the day you suspend me.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE—Broken link fixed.

#FreeStacy


Da Tech Guy has an update on Twitter’s suspension of Stacy McCain.

Glenn Reynolds says he’s losing patience with Twitter. Professor, I lost a whole lot more than patience with ’em last year when I was suspended based on lies from Brett Kimberlin. Twitter is clearly an untrustworthy business partner. The only reason I use their service is the lack of a viable competitor. As soon as one appears, I will be an early adopter.

#FreeStacy


Twitter has suspended Stacy McCain’s @rsmccain account.

I’m not surprised that this would happen within days of Twitter forming a “safety” posse with a membership heavily biased toward social justice warriors and completely lacking in free speech advocates.

@SexTroubleBook, the account he had been using to promote his latest book Sex Trouble, is still active.