Popcorn Logistics

Here is a street view of the Courthouse Annex where John Hoge will attend a hearing Sept. 27th — and I suppose some others might show up if they know what’s good for them:

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The Craigslist ad says it will fit in a standard parking spot, but I’m not sure:



I think it might be a bit much.

Writing ABOUT Someone is NOT the Same as Writing TO Someone

So says the Florida District Court of Appeal, and Eugene Volokh.  In the case described below, a man made a documentary based upon online documents and pictures from social media.  The documentary was about a former girlfriend.

So said the Florida District Court of Appeal, in O’Neill v. Goodwin(decided late last month):

In this case, the trial court placed a premade stamp on the final order stating that Appellant “shall not ‘post’ on the internet regarding” Appellee. As seen in David v. Textor, 41 Fla. L. Weekly D131 (Fla. 4th DCA Jan. 6, 2016), and Neptune v. Lanoue, 178 So. 3d 520 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015), such a restriction “prevents not only communications to [the petitioner], but also communications about [the petitioner].” David, 41 Fla. L. Weekly at D132. “Such prohibition by prior restraint violates the Constitution.” Id.

There is a level of creepy in the story which apparently the court was able to overlook.

[O’Neill] met [Goodwin] three years prior to the allegations at issue. [Goodwin] briefly worked with [O’Neill] until she began to believe he was romantically interested in her. At that point, [Goodwin] informed [O’Neill] she wanted no further contact with him. [O’Neill] complied and two years passed without contact between the parties.

During this two-year period, [O’Neill] attended film school and began to make a documentary exploring subcultures on social media. This documentary prominently featured [Goodwin] and made use of photographs she had posted on her Instagram page. Although [Goodwin] had previously blocked [O’Neill] from viewing her Instagram profile, she admitted that she had accepted anonymous friend requests that allowed these unnamed persons access to her photos.  

[Volokh is now being paid by the bracket, and has doubled his income! — Dave]

The young man tried to contact the subject of the documentary, and the judges stated that this wasn’t harassment.  From the opinion:

In this case, both Appellant and Appellee agree the purpose of Appellant’s communication with Appellee was to inform her of the pending documentary. While the creation of this documentary certainly appears to be unwelcome, alerting Appellee to its existence was a legitimate reason for contact.

Oddly, the the communication TO the young woman was also considered protected, since it served a purpose.  

Still, this relates directly to Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt, who claim harassment over things said about, but no to them.  In most cases, the comments about them are restatements of fact and/or opinions based upon the facts.  They demand that the courts act as censors of these comments.  That’s Shutuppery.

Let’s hope that more courts and legislatures support the First Amendment.

Are You at War?

From TheLocal:

1 in 3 Danes believe Denmark is at war with Islam

The survey found that 33 percent of Danes believe that Denmark is at war with Islam, while 56 percent disagree with that view.

The survey asked respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement that “Denmark, together with the rest of the Western world, is at war with the religion of Islam and not just radicalised Muslims”.

11 percent of the 1,045 respondents answered that they did not know.

The findings were published in the wake of a string of attacks on civilian targets across Europe and the United States in recent weeks, many of which the Middle Eastern terrorist organisation Isis has taken credit for.


The statement in the poll was very direct.  A third of Danes thing the Western world is at war with the religion of Islam.  How would you vote?  I actually can’t say “yes” to the poll question, but I can answer “yes” to my followup question in green above.


Everything You’ve Been Told Is Wrong



Democrats are the bigots.

Own it, Dems.  Your party leadership took sides in the primaries, and conspired to smear Bernie Sanders about his atheism.


PHILADELPHIA—A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state.



This Summer, Bill Schmalfeldt Will Be Rebroadcasting Attempted Intimidation From Last Summer

July 2015

Bill Schmalfeldt, Comment at BillySez:

My personal life is none of your business. You could close down your little hate site and walk away from it. Yoou can’t name a single person who has been permanently damaged by me. Not one. And in the case where I have been wrong about identifying someone, it’s because one of you morons fed me misinformation — for the LULZ as you morons say. You have been fucking with me for years, and it’s time for you to stop. So, go fuck YOURSELF, Sarah. You don’t scare me either, and I will be more than happy to devote as much website time to you — on a brand new website — as you are devoting to me. So ask yourself, how much does Bill know, and how long will you deny it if I choose to make up stuff about you like you and your clowns have made up about me? This can stop right now, or it can continue, and it’s ENTIRELY your call, Sarah A. ENTIRELY up to you.


July 2016

Bill Schmalfeldt, Twitter:


From this blog last summer:

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, let me offer this quote by the defendant Bill Schmalfeldt to demonstrate his commitment to honesty and integrity. In it he promises to make things up about people who he dislikes. He is pretty specific about planning to create fictitious stories about his enemies, and publishing them on the internet.

This man who has been emotionally scarred by words on the internet has decided that his most potent weapons are lies. No matter how hard he cried in this court. No matter what tales of woe he spun from the witness box, remember: He is out for revenge, and he has already said that he can’t be trusted.”

The kids over at BillySez are thrashing him about.  In a metaphorical sense.

(I updated this with the entire quote from last summer, because it is so great! – Dave)


If I Could Superimpose Upon the Court…

Bill Schmalfeldt is making noise again about pursuing legal action against John Hoge and two other men over a subject which might be new to folks who have not been following the story for a long time.

In January of 2015, John Hoge received a piece of mail which appeared to be from Bill Schmalfeldt.  This was significant at the time since Bill Schmalfeldt was the subject of a Peace Order which barred him from contacting Mr. Hoge.  Additionally there was already a court date over previous violations.  Sending a letter would have been an example of reckless stupidity.

Bill Schmalfeldt claimed he did not send it, and the letter was in fact a forgery.

Bill Schmalfeldt proved this with geometric logic which included the following graphic:


I’m going to only write this once or twice, but go ahead and reread it if necessary.  

Bill claims that he has proven that the document is a forgery since the signature appears to be too similar to a previous example of his signature.


Justice Justice

Beg pardon?


Yes.  The forged signature is too similar to his signature, and since he never signs his signature the same way twice, then this must be a forgery, your honor.  The signature must have been traced from another document, said Bill. 

I would suggest that before another member of Team Knucklehead gets involved with malicious prosecution, that cooler heads prevail.  Dredging up this odd bit of debris from a previous case can only be a waste of people’s time, not to mention the court’s time.