…about the whole ad hominem thing. You might recall that I was urging everyone to back off on the “out of court” stuff? Well, something, or rather someone, changed my mind.
Yep, you guessed it. Bill Schmalfeldt.
A number of you are aware that, over a decade ago, my wife and I adopted two extraordinarily mentally and emotionally challenged boys- brothers. We have had the privilege of raising them over the years- one to adulthood and the other almost there. I won’t glamorize the experience. It has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and the tangible rewards have been very few and far between. Think “Rain Man” times two absent Tom Cruise and with no Hollywood ending. Neither boy will ever live independently as an adult. Neither can read or do math at any functional level. Neither will ever drive a car, date without a chaperone, or work in anything other than the most menial job.
About a year ago Bill Schmalfeldt posted a picture of one of them on his blog du jour along with some text where he indicated that I had abused my son along with other scurrilous and completely false things. In July, 2015, he doubled down on stupid by reposting the same things along with new content. Bill Schmalfedlt has done a lot of foolish and awful things but, as far as I am concerned, he can sink no lower than these instances. I was beyond furious, and came within a hairsbreadth of hiring an attorney to represent my son and pursue what we would call in the law “solid gold” claims. I am convinced today that this state of affairs had a great deal to do with the abrupt end of last year’s LOLsuit (not everything- Bill did not help himself with the “information” he filed in support of his in forma pauperis application to the court- he got called on that, and was headed for, in my opinion, a very hard time with an enraged federal judge when he suddenly dismissed his case with prejudice and fled Maryland for Wisconsin). Suffice it to say that I have made it clear to him the consequences that will ensue if he ever screws with my family again.
So last night during an one of my due diligence trips into the sewer that is Bill Schmalfeldt’s depraved mind I read the following.
Don’t you get it, Mr. Schmalfeldt? Don’t you understand that there are just some places you shouldn’t go? Don’t you understand why a grown man of even the most ordinary intelligence should never, ever make fun of disabled children? Does it make you feel good, you son of a bitch, to use your bullying language to denigrate and demean the weakest among us? You are a coward, Bill Schmalfeldt. A degenerate. A pathetic whining loser.
I have more to say, but Bill Schmalfeldt, as I said last night, just makes me want to vomit.