Apparently he keeps getting banned on Twitter, so…
Bill Schmalfeldt commented here the other day, and it bears repeating here for those of us who don’tLook into the comments. You might not have seen it. He starts by quoting me:
“Talk about these guys online at your own peril. One might sue you, the other will call your boss. You might get your face photoshopped onto porn, or onto the back end of a dog. You spouses friends might hear from one of them. Each of them wear the black hats in this thing.”
As opposed to the white hats claiming without proof that I am faking my illness? The pure souls who created any number of websites containing necrophiliac-type images using my late wife as inspiration? The gentle spirits who stalked my apartment complex, posting overhead pictures of the place, photos of my car in the parking lot? The innocent folks who tried to get me thrown out of the apartment by falsely claiming I was a child pornographer? The people who can barely let a day go by without posting further bits of false, defamatory nonsense about me?
I invite you to post a single example of my attempting to get anyone to stop expressing their opinion about Kimberlin. You have the right to state your OPINION about anything you want. Nobody has the right to make false, defamatory claims as statements of fact. You have been more-or-less moderate in that regard. But, like WJJ Hoge III, you provide a platform for others to make these outrageous statements. You haven’t crossed the line into outright defamation like Patrick Grady does every day on his Thinking Man’s Zombie blog or like Marvin J. Rodriguez does on his Sonoran Conservative blog, but you do toe that line from time to time.
For the record, I do not care what you say about Kimberlin. He can take care of himself. I do care what’s being said about me, especially when it is false and defamatory.
I really want to move on with my life and leave all this unpleasantness behind me. That is impossible as long as people with an agenda other than getting to the truth continue to publish lies about me. I will do nothing more than just defend myself, and I will do no less.
Nor, should anyone expect me to.
When Bill Schmalfeldt says the following:
“You have the right to state your OPINION about anything you want. Nobody has the right to make false, defamatory claims as statements of fact…”
Please take this as a general admonition to back up your claims with verifiable facts. For example, if you wish to state that Mr. Schmalfeldt does or does not have a chronic, irreversible neurological disorder, you can simple describe his public writings in which he has fully described his symptoms. Because of Mr. Schmalfeldt’s decades of writing about his favorite subject, there still exist mountains of his own testimony regarding this.
If you state something about live-blogging a death, please back this up by searching the archives of BillySez.
Is it fair to mention his health history at all? Mr. Schmalfeldt has used his Parkinson’s diagnosis withing court documents to elicit sympathy, to accuse others of harassment and in some cases to attend court hearings by remote video link. As Mr. Schmalfeldt improperly recorded himself while testifying remotely, there exists a record of his recent, steady-handed, clear-voiced testimony.
I have asked that widows be left out of these discussions.
If John Hoge is serious that “I’m not through with him yet,” so be it. Bill Schmalfeldt does not get to pick the day and time for John Hoge to stop. It must be terribly frustrating.