Bill Schmalfeldt is a pest. He put my picture on Twitter, mentioned my Chapter 13 filing, and even threatened my employment. Today I mentioned that he might need to take a road trip to North Carolina about a Peace Order. He’s all sad about that. Mostly he wants me to keep my head down.
Schmalfeldt has been hinting about contacting my employer to inform them that I am harassing him on their time and/or computers. Now he says a judge could sign a subpoena to compel a search of my work computers. I’m not so sure my work really needs a suboena to search their own computers. In fact, every time I talk with them about this, they say how much they are concerned with my safety. Because they did the one thing I always suggest: They Googled Bill Schmalfeldt.
I don’t harass. I don’t ever contact Bill Schmalfeldt. Other than my email to him saying that he was to stop contact with me, he has NEVER heard from me. I never contact him at all. Apparently, he wants me to cut off my contact with the people who comment at hogewash.com and thinkingmanszombie.wordpress.com. Schmalfeldt, I’ll talk to anyone I want.
People keep asking me why I’m not angry about this, or scared. There are several reasons. Bill ain’t got nothin’. Zip. I have never harassed him, although I was pretty rough on his comedy sketch about the two Cub Scouts having anal sex. Yup, he thinks that’s funny. I’m pretty sure I commented about one of his lousy books. He’s a writer and self-styled comedian. He’s got to take the good reviews with the bad. OK, so far they’ve all been bad. I will continue to comment about his online harassment of others. I’ll talk about anything I want, Schmalfeldt.
The other reason is that this all centers around the First Amendment, and the rights of rabble like me to speak our minds. If I let this two bit bully push me around, then I’ve given up my right to speak my mind. Keep my head down? Not at your command, and not on your advice.