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Hilarious Sock Puppet FAIL at Pro-Kimberlin Site “Breitbart Unmasked”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:47 pm

“Breitbart Unmasked” is a cheap little site that runs blatant propaganda for Brett Kimberlin. If anyone is trying to hide the relationship, they’re either not trying very hard, or really bad at it; Kimberlin often provides the site with exclusive information that could not have come from any source — such as the photographs of Aaron Walker and his wife that Kimberlin took while skulking around their car in a courthouse parking lot.

One laughable shtick the site consistently employs: comments by people who claim to be “in the know” or have a “friend” with expertise or special knowledge in a certain area. Typically, the expertise shows that Brett Kimberlin is about to win — and WIN BIG! A fellow named “Texas Tim,” for example — with a writing style that sounds an awwwwwwwful lot like Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser — will tell the very small and extraordinarily gullible readership that his Very Special Source who Knows What’s What has told him that Very Bad Things are Just Around the Corner for those who have criticized mighty Brett.

These comments are laughable enough on their face . . . but sometimes, painfully obvious astroturfing becomes, quite simply, pathetic.

And that is where I come in, to tell you about it — so that you, the readership, can point and laugh.

Because I’m a giver.

One of the cast of little transparent sock puppets at Breitbart Unmasked is a fellow who goes by the handle “Roger S.” This “Roger S” was recently on the site talking up the high quality of Kimberlin’s recent RICO lawsuit. My God, Roger S says, the defendants ought to be scared. And Roger S should know! He himself is a lawyer who has handled RICO lawsuits himself! With devastating results!

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Oh, no! An anonymous Breitbart Unmasked commenter calling himself “Roger S” asserts that he has handled many many RICO lawsuits, and Brett Kimberlin’s is super awesome and is going to make him a lot of money! Honey, where did I put the checkbook? Looks like it’s time to write a big fat settlement check to Mr. Convicted Bomber, because he is going to kick my ass in court! Experienced RICO Lawsuit Expert “Roger S” says so!

Except . . .

Except, this:

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Yes: Experienced RICO Attorney “Roger S” just suggested that Brett Kimberlin remove his own lawsuit to federal court.

Uh, guys?

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Sock puppet FAIL.

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148 Responses to “Hilarious Sock Puppet FAIL at Pro-Kimberlin Site “Breitbart Unmasked””

  1. I have a friend who works at the Onion, and knows all the top comedy experts in the country. He says that on a slow day, when nobody in the room can come up with anything funny, someone will break out a copy of one of Kimberlin’s lawsuits and just start reading out loud. He says that the laughter in the room equals the laughter over their funniest story about Barack Obama or that one about the Area Man with persistent jock itch and a speech impediment.

    /Texas Tim

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. before we get carried away, what does Paul Lemmen think about all this?


    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  3. I don’t know anything about law but my mother-in-law is a Seventh Circle Magistrix and I saw this fail-proof spell in her grimoire.

    Kimberlin must take his completed complaint and form it into a comfortable shape to fit in his underwear. On the first new moon he must insert it in his underwear and wear it at all times until the next new moon. It must never leave contact with his skin, even when he is performing his bodily functions, and he must not bathe, shave, or cut his hair or fingernails during that time. On the next new moon, he must take the complaint and bury it in a cemetery equidistant between the graves of a Spanish War veteran and a dentist while singing selections from the current Top Forty. He is then certain to prevail in court without even presenting a case.

    /Mordred Pendragon

    nk (dbc370)

  4. This blog is great. Never stop! I love it!

    Gil (aad53d)

  5. Roger S. works for Acme, Acme & Acme Attorneys at Law.

    Meep Meep

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  6. Love the “dumb rule about perjury witnesses” comment.

    Yea, because it makes perfect sense to treat someone with a perjury conviction as someone who can be assumed to tell the truth.

    scrubone (2f74d8)

  7. The looney incompetence never ends, does it?

    SPQR (768505)

  8. There’s a special place in Hell for handicapped people. It’s mandated by the ADA.

    — Robb Allen

    SPQR (768505)

  9. SPQR:

    They answer to a lower authority, though.

    Unix-Jedi (2ea8a6)

  10. Don’t you do a Hebrew National joke on my ADA joke.

    SPQR (768505)

  11. The clowns in this comedy keeps sinking.

    After a while, will judges bar BK from filing more frivolous suits?

    Kevin P. (1df29c)

  12. What is necessary for someone to be declared a vexatious litigant? Is there such thing on the Federal level? Or does each State need to rule individually?

    Pious Agnostic (7eb3b0)

  13. There are mechanisms on the federal level for declaring someone a vexatious litigant, and those will be explored. I would think refusing to pay a wrongful death judgment would demonstrate contempt for courts’ orders and be relevant. Possibly also relevant: circumstantial evidence that one has violated a court order in releasing discovery to PR flacks. All this and more may well be the subject of motions.

    Patterico (3ff87e)

  14. The pic is great. Suspenders. Who wears suspenders?

    Speaking as somebody who’s worn pants and/or shorts without neither belt nor suspenders I can authoritatively state that when sized right they just don’t fall down.

    That said belts are not mere fashion accessories. They’re great for hanging things off of like guns, ammo, and key rings.

    But suspenders? Don’t get it.

    Steve57 (022c57)

  15. Steve57 It’s the aspirational mediocre middle manager look of the early 90s.

    Check out the beehive tie.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  16. Comment by Unix-Jedi (2ea8a6) — 10/25/2013 @ 5:48 am

    From the link, my favorite line.

    “God’s universe is not like the American legal system. You do something, you pay for it”.

    IMO, the Stone line was an allusion to the Hebrew National line. A win-win for both of yous guys.

    felipe (6100bc)

  17. Sarah, when did sansabelt slacks go out of style?

    So. Confused.

    Steve57 (022c57)

  18. The pic is great. Suspenders. Who wears suspenders?

    I like to wear braces (only young boys who are still growing should wear suspenders) with a full suit and with a tuxedo. But I also believe that when you wear them you should avoid taking your jacket off, unless you are getting into a fistfight.

    JVW (709bc7)

  19. Steve57, when life – and one’s body shape – have gone pear shaped, they fall down.

    SPQR (2939bb)

  20. Suspenders are functional necessities for men who do hard physical labor, like farmers and miners. Men with paperwork jobs often affect suspenders as visual symbols for the diligence and effort they may have performed but otherwise can’t show.

    ropelight (decacc)

  21. ropelight, us chubby country lawyers use suspenders as props when we delight the jury with our rural charm … and to hold up our pants.

    SPQR (2939bb)

  22. #20, SPQR is correct. When the belly is the biggest part (think bowling pins) gravity acting in concert with miscellaneous motion tends to disrupt and eventually overcome equatorial contact resistance, and in the absence of opposing structural restraints the combined dead weight of pants and pockets allows vertical forces to prevail.

    ropelight (decacc)

  23. F*ckin’ A!!!

    Colonel Haiku (0ccd7a)

  24. Patterico, you seem like a nice guy, but I hope we can end this codefendant relationship fairly soon.

    W. J. J. Hoge (9c4b9d)

  25. Looks like RogerS is at it again. And he is even funnier this time around. For example;

    “So here is my advice to Kimberlin: make an appointment to see both the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland and the FBI and hand them copies of the lawsuit. Tell them that you want a criminal RICO investigation of the defendants, and include Popehat because he has now crossed an ethical line by urging people to donate money to a felon in the hope that some of that money will line the pockets of him and his lawyer friends. “

    I would love to see Kimberlin amend his complain to include Ken. I would buy an airline ticket to watch the proceedings. It would be that entertaining to see Ken shred that little man.

    Frankie (9006d1)

  26. And, it’s a bit strange for someone who uses SPQR to claim he labors in the provinces. Just sayin’

    ropelight (decacc)

  27. Frankie, the infuriating part is that any of the Brett Kimberlin Crime Family uses the word “ethics” without bursting into flames.

    SPQR (2939bb)

  28. ropelight, Cincinnatus is my hero.

    SPQR (2939bb)

  29. “Yeah, I’m just gonna go ahead and move this case to Federal Court, cause I just figured out I screwed up. Yeah, just gonna go ahead and do that…”

    ukuleledave (c59551)

  30. Of course, The Dread Pirate Kimberlin has already filed an amended complaint. IANAL, but I believe that uses up the one allowed without court permission under Rule 15.

    OTOH, the possibility of watching Ken White go after Kimberlin …

    W. J. J. Hoge (9c4b9d)

  31. 19. …unless you are getting into a fistfight.

    Comment by JVW (709bc7) — 10/25/2013 @ 8:23 am

    Precisely why I’ve never seen the utility of them. Dude, I’m a sailor. Since when am I not getting into a fistfight?

    Like the time I was leaving the Norfolk O’ club and somebody called me a wop. And I’m thinking, “thank God this time he didn’t call me the equivalent derogatory term for a Mexican.”

    Such as the time after the truck pull in Bakersfield.

    MAMBO ITALIANO-rosemary clooney

    OK. Not all that flashed through my head at the moment. Definitely not in such polite language. I was still dealing with the after effects of the sucker punch. It was still kinda sorta nice the guy who sucker punched me got the ethnic slurs right for once (not that I mind being called a Mexican; there’s nothing wrong with that I’m just not a Mexican although when I get a tan I can pass and when I’m hanging with a bunch of Mexicans at a Bakersfield truck pull as far as I’m concerned I’m one of them).

    Steve57 (022c57)

  32. “Steve57 It’s the aspirational mediocre middle manager look of the early 90s.”

    Sarahw – Straps were also a popular Wall Street Masters of the Universe look in the 1980s, especially with french cuffs and the collar and cuffs of the shirt a different color than the body of the shirt. I have several pairs of very decorative suspenders I rarely break out these days from that era.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  33. before we get carried away, what does Paul Lemmen think about all this?


    Comment by redc1c4 (abd49e) — 10/24/2013 @ 11:16 pm

    I have no comment other than to express my hope that this suit is diemissed with prejudice and BK be found to be a Vexatious Litigant.

    Paul H. Lemmen (1010bf)

  34. Steve, I assume you know how the term “wop” came about.
    At Ellis Island, when immigrants had no papers from their homeland, the clerk would write, “W.O.P.” on that immigrant’s file, which stood for, without papers.
    Apparently, many Italians, particularly from Sicily, had no papers to bring with them, so it became a common term for them.

    I believe there’s a scene in “The Godfather Part 2” that even shows this.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  35. 33. …I have several pairs of very decorative suspenders I rarely break out these days from that era.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 10/25/2013 @ 9:45 am


    Just kidding, in case there was any doubt.

    Steve57 (022c57)

  36. RICO strikes fear into the heart of lawyers and defendants everywhere.

    Really? That’s not what the earlier-mentioned Real Life Lawyer of Popehat says. And the reaction was akin to eyerolling, rather than quaking in his boots.

    As far as advice to the defendants, I want to be frank, RICO cases are very difficult to defend against

    Funny, that’s the exact opposite of what the aforementioned Real Life Lawyer says. I remember reading that RICO cases, because of abuses (like this one!) are incredibly difficult to pursue. Oh, and that goes for cases with better documentation than Kimberlin’s hand-scrawled rantings.

    La Pucelle (dfd4b9)

  37. BTW, isn’t there a fair chance “Roger S” is that horrible Roger Schuler from Legal Schnauzer?

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  38. Sarahw – Straps were also a popular Wall Street Masters of the Universe look in the 1980s, especially with french cuffs and the collar and cuffs of the shirt a different color than the body of the shirt….
    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 10/25/2013 @ 9:45 am

    Oh yes, hence the link to Gordon Gecko, whom Lumbergh
    The “Office Space” was(played by Gary Cole) was aping, as that breed of middle manager dressing for somewhat dated success. Hair, suspenders, shirt, the whole deal.


    Sarahw (b0e533)

  39. “character who was played by” got snipped out.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  40. Patrick, I believe you are ignoring the holding in the seminal case U.S. v. DERP.

    Ken (2e87a6)

  41. “Hair, suspenders, shirt, the whole deal.”

    Sarahw – Wayfarer sunglasses optional.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  42. I confess to liking suspenders on guys. Especially when wearing well-made pants – the lack of cinching at the waist keeps the fine line from being interrupted.

    Though I know one gentleman who wears both a belt and suspenders.

    Dianna (b7aa4f)

  43. If you like your pants up, you can keep your pants up.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  44. Straps were also a popular Wall Street Masters of the Universe look in the 1980s, especially with french cuffs and the collar and cuffs of the shirt a different color than the body of the shirt.

    Well, I apologize because I think it is largely my fault that we have diverted to a debate about men’s sartorial choices, but I think French cuffs are very elegant and that cufflinks are just about the only acceptable jewelry that men can wear (apart from a wedding ring and maybe a Service Academy class ring). But shirts with collars and cuffs colored differently from the rest of the shirt should be publicly burned and their designers exiled to an island that only has 3-star resort hotels.

    JVW (aa050c)

  45. Yeah, as a trial lawyer, I always like to be in federal court, because there are no dumb rules about perjury witnesses there.

    /facepalm /snort

    Beldar (9d4d3f)

  46. “But shirts with collars and cuffs colored differently from the rest of the shirt should be publicly burned and their designers exiled to an island that only has 3-star resort hotels.”

    JVW – I was not particularly fond of that look either. Only had a few shirts like that.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  47. You are libel. So say we all.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  48. Steve, I assume you know how the term “wop” came about.
    At Ellis Island, when immigrants had no papers from their homeland, the clerk would write, “W.O.P.” on that immigrant’s file, which stood for, without papers.

    Um, no.

    In general, any etymology based on acronyms, for a word that is older than WW2, is guaranteed to be false. People just did not coin words that way. Ever.

    Milhouse (b95258)

  49. I guess the female equivalent is one of those Norma Kamali dresses with the shoulder pads.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  50. I thought that term came from an italian word for a spanish word for”fop”. (Guappo = showy, bold)

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  51. Sarahw, exactly

    Milhouse (b95258)

  52. I second Milhouse’s and Sarahw’s comments:

    You’ll find a lot of etymological bologna if you google the word “wop.” Supposedly it’s an acronym for “without papers” or “without passport” or “works on pavement.” Nope, nope, and nope.

    “Wop,” which originated in the United States, has been a derogatory term for an Italian since 1908. But it’s not an acronym and it has nothing to do with immigration documents.

    As we point out in Origins of the Specious, our book about language myths, immigration documents weren’t even required of newcomers until 1918.

    The word comes from guappo, a word in Sicilian and Neapolitan dialects that means a swaggering thug. It’s ultimately derived from the Latin vappa, or “sour wine,” a word the Romans used figuratively for a worthless guy.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  53. Cufflinks are not jewelry. Like tie pins and tie clips, they are an accessory to hold parts of your attire in place – sort of like a belt or suspenders.
    And I say this as someone who despises them.

    Ni (a11bb6)

  54. It’s like they don’t remember that this latest bit of harassment comes on the tail of years of harassment and decades of wrongdoing.

    Sure, Kimberlin boasted he’s filed over 100 lawsuits, but each round becomes harder for him because his misdeeds are more numerous and more extreme. Refusing to pay judgments and apparent leaking of discovery (against court orders) are Patterico’s examples, and they are excellent examples, but it’s also a matter of volume. legitimate lawsuits as he has filed frivolously.

    Kimberlin’s victims don’t even have to defend themselves in the court of public opinion anymore. Everyone just knows what’s up and rallies together to mock the smears.

    Dustin (303dca)

  55. legitimate lawsuits as he has filed frivolously.

    I meant to say it isn’t hard to imagine Brett facing as many legit lawsuits as he’s filed friviously. In my opinion and personal experience, Brett and his associates have victimized a lot of good people, many of them smart and patient.

    Dustin (303dca)

  56. Milhouse, SarahW, and DRJ,

    I apologize if I offended you with my understanding of the etymology of the Italian slur, “wop.”
    I wasn’t trying to step on anyone’s toes.

    I’ve heard from many sources that “wop” really does emanate from Ellis Island.
    While people may not have been required to have papers prior to 1918, they were still asked for them.
    If my etymology is contradicted by some people on the interwebs, then so be it.

    It’s really nothing to get too animated over.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  57. E-stone

    I’ve heard from many sources that “wop” really does emanate from Ellis Island.


    what were they – can you tell us who they were???

    Cause – they seem to be the only one’s who know


    You see – its easy to challenge people’s credibility – but in your case – you were – not shockingly – wrong again

    EPWJ (016f5f)

  58. This seems to be like other after-the-fact acronym myths. Golf for gentlemen only ladies forbidden; or you know, fornicating under consent of king. BTW, the Greek slur for Italians is macaronades, the etymology is obvious.

    nk (dbc370)

  59. BTW, guapo or guapa in Spanish is not an insult. It just means good-looking. It’s a familiarity like “Hi, beautiful” or “Hey, cutie” so it may be impolite sometimes.

    nk (dbc370)

  60. Yes, this whole thing has gone zoolander;

    narciso (3fec35)

  61. I have several pairs of paisley braces from decades ago, with matching ties or bow ties.

    French cuffs I love. The weight of the cuff and cufflink helps keep the edge of the cuff from creeping into the coat sleeve. I don’t wear ties often these days, and when I do, it’s a tie-it-yourself bow tie. I can’t afford $200 bibs.

    The (multi-)colored shirt with white collar and cuffs … ABOMINATION!

    htom (412a17)

  62. htom, yep. Ghey.

    SPQR (768505)

  63. BTW, isn’t there a fair chance “Roger S” is that horrible Roger Schuler from Legal Schnauzer?

    I suppose, if that horrible Roger Schuler from Legal Schnauzer has no idea how federal jurisdiction works, and pretends to litigate RICO suits while lacking legal knowledge most learn in the first year of law school.

    I know nothing of that horrible Roger Schuler from Legal Schnauzer, so I don’t know if that description fits him.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  64. I would assume it is equally likely that it’s a made up name. But if there really is an actual lawyer that clueless?


    Patterico (9c670f)

  65. “I know nothing of that horrible Roger Schuler from Legal Schnauzer, so I don’t know if that description fits him.”

    Patterico – Calling him a loon would be way more than kind.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  66. “I don’t wear ties often these days”

    I feel the same way about underwear

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  67. Wow, that’s a whole five minutes I’m never getting back,

    narciso (3fec35)

  68. Suspenders are useful if you have an over sixty shape and hang a couple of pounds of hardware on your belt. It is much more comfortable and secure than trying to cinch up the belt enough. For comfort an undershirt is worn under them and an outer shirt covers them. If they are worn over a dress shirt then a vest or jacket is worm over them. I regard them like underwear and can’t imagine wearing them exposed like that. But I have been called a prig and old fashioned. I have no idea what is proper but this works for me. It beats constantly pulling up the belt and pants.

    Machinist (b6f7da)

  69. BTW, isn’t there a fair chance “Roger S” is that horrible Roger Schuler from Legal Schnauzer?

    No because Roger Schuler from Legal Schnauzer is in JAIL.

    gbm (cd49e9)

  70. “Wow, that’s a whole five minutes I’m never getting back,

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 10/25/2013 @ 8:57 pm”

    It was a good thread, I never heard of Brimstone and now I have downloaded the first episode to try. One never knows when a program will grab one.

    Machinist (b6f7da)

  71. gbm,

    He was not in jail when Roger S was making those stupid comments.

    Patterico (eb4f5f)

  72. gbm – The comments Patterico lifted are from 10/16 and 10/19. Isn’t the alleged beating and arrest date a little later?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  73. Plus isn’t the Schnauzer dude one of Matt Osborne’s go to conspiracytards?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  74. Nancy Pelosi married a guappo and he’s really corrupt and stanxious and I think sometimes she tells herself this is not my beautiful house this is not my beautiful guappo

    but nope baby you totally own this

    this is because you are a fascist skank

    got a lil boom in my big truck nancy but not for you

    go away

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  75. One of these days it’s going to be made public that Nancy Pelosi has Alzheimer’s and also chronic botox poisoning, and then you’re going to feel bad you said these things about her, happyfeet.

    nk (dbc370)

  76. nancy does not add value she’s like that guy that runs starbuck’s just less pretentious

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  77. *starbucks* I mean

    I always get that wrong

    it’s a sign of apathy towards the brand on my part I fear, cause of it stands for twat

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  78. One of Roger Schuler’s contempt charges is for writing that the judge in one of his pending cases is corrupt.

    That’s some sharp legal mind right there, I don’t care who ya are.

    Estragon (19fa04)

  79. she’s one of those characters from Grimm, I think,
    the Wesen queen, it’s interesting how Schuler,

    narciso (3fec35)

  80. I was speaking about Schuler’s site, which encourages all sort of Southern fried mischief,
    it’s akin to the Alaskan nutroots,

    Peter (the guy who was on Thirty Something) is rather an unsympathetic schlub, Glover as usual,
    is a more interesting character,

    narciso (3fec35)

  81. Comment by Machinist (b6f7da) — 10/25/2013 @ 9:23 pm

    I resemble resent something that comment. I’m not over sixty and I have that problem. Unless one’s waste waist is adequately thinner than below the waist, my heavy-duty firehouse canvass fleece-lined work pants from Duluth Trading Co. will not stay up even before I start stuffing the pockets with tools.

    And yes I wear a belt, also; one of those heavy army ones, so the metal teeth of the suspenders (industrial strength) can sink into it instead of the cloth of the pants, ripping them up.

    So there.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  82. I spelled his name wrong, BTW. It’s Roger Shuler.

    He’s an awful crazy person with ties to the usual supsects. He isn’t a lawyer at all but has plenty of nutty lawsuits in his past.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  83. MD, are you still worried about the FBI coming around. Maybe this will help.

    nk (dbc370)

  84. I am taking down an update suggesting Roger S could be Shuler, because SarahW says he is not a lawyer.

    Patterico (8b1040)

  85. Daleyrocks new nick is: Commando daleyrocks.

    SPQR (768505)

  86. TMI, daley!

    Colonel Haiku (cefabd)

  87. SPQR – TMI?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  88. lol

    Colonel Haiku (cefabd)

  89. SPQR–I was kinda hoping we would all just walk on past that earlier comment by daleyrocks. It is considered a courtesy and a kindness to otherwise good people who occasionally post comments while apparently under the influence.

    elissa (6d04d9)

  90. mos def

    Colonel Haiku (cefabd)

  91. full lock powerslide
    twig n’berries in teh breeze
    he’s born to be wild

    Colonel Haiku (cefabd)

  92. schnitzel und kartoffeln

    Colonel Haiku (cefabd)

  93. And because of you we’re prolly going to have Mark here detecting in a few minutes.

    elissa (6d04d9)

  94. Does he ever declare himself a lawyer at BU? RogerS talks about “our firm” of course. Which I suppose could mean some guy he works for, or some firm he uses.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  95. Is it’ Dewey Cheathem and Howe?

    narciso (3fec35)

  96. Epics, sadly I am not “good people”.

    SPQR (768505)

  97. Darn auto correct. That last addressed to elissa.

    SPQR (768505)

  98. Speedos can do double duty if required.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  99. I’ll just pick on the people who wear suspenders with a belt.

    nk (dbc370)

  100. Narcisco – does Frum or Mediaite ever say why this was a fake or staged photo?

    JD (5c1832)

  101. No. why do you ask, in other examples of fail, consider this site;

    What jumps out at you;

    narciso (3fec35)

  102. The bear died because styrofoam colums fell on him.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  103. Ay, Chinita que si ….

    nk (dbc370)

  104. Is he an attorney or not? McCain quotes a report describing him as an “attorney/blogger.”

    Patterico (9c670f)

  105. Not in Alabama, anyway, Patterico.

    nk (dbc370)

  106. And the Legal Schnauzer Robert Shuler only claims a BA in journalism in his Blogger profile.

    nk (dbc370)

  107. So he’s uneducated, nk?

    SPQR (95c543)

  108. More evidence: Journalist, not an attorney.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  109. ohhhhh-oh Alabama… you got teh Kimberlin what’s breakin’ yer back…

    Colonel Haiku (cefabd)

  110. My original theory holds: bad sock puppet.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  111. But Patterico, isn’t the mug shot the icing on the cake?

    SPQR (95c543)

  112. If he was an attorney, which I’m sure he’s not for so many reasons …, I’m reminded of the inane genre of attorney advertising:

    “I’m John “Bulldog” Moore and I fight for you!”

    It would be hilarious for some slimy plaintiff’s attorney to put a mugshot of himself with a swollen eye on the billboard.

    SPQR (95c543)

  113. But isn’t this the model of that fellow, years after the speedway he fed that bogus line about Quayle, and that started the avalanche that would set him free. the fellow who slagged Cruz last month in the GQ profile, had a red flag on him.

    narciso (3fec35)

  114. Sorry for the confusion. The Legal Schnauzer *Roger Shuler*. I don’t know why I said Robert.

    Nope, there is no evidence that he is an attorney.

    nk (dbc370)

  115. …but he did sleep at a Holiday Inn®

    Colonel Haiku (cefabd)

  116. ‘Facts not evidence,’ how is this difference from crazy Brad Friedman, and Raw Story, and other ventures into insanity.

    narciso (3fec35)

  117. EPWJ,

    Ha, ha, there’s no reason for you to go nuclear about it. If you simply do a search for “wop,” combined with “Italian slur” or something like that, you’ll only get a gazillion entries about how it is believed to emanate from “with out papers” at Ellis Island. You’ll also get a gazillion entries from people saying the word “wop” doesn’t emanate from “with out papers.” Either way, my explanation is still mentioned—so how could you be so silly to claim that I was making it up ?

    Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo seem to think the etymology of the word emanates from Ellis Island—that’s why they showed it when the little boy passes thru Ellis Island in “The Godfather, Part II.”
    And if you ask some elderly Italian people, chances are a number of them are under the impression that the slur “wop” emanates from Ellis Island.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  118. Good Allah, is one of the more unhinged blogs out there on the interwebs.
    They’re now portraying poor little Bill Schmalfeldt as a sick elderly man who is being victimized by right wing extremists. Or something.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  119. Sure you were, of course you were….

    See this is how you responded to me and now you claim its nuclear?

    Its a lesson in discourse..

    EPWJ (1cedce)

  120. “poor little Bill Schmalfeldt as a sick elderly man…”

    FIFY, Stones…

    Colonel Haiku (c205fb)

  121. “Comment by MD in Philly (f9371b) — 10/26/2013 @ 8:01 am”

    I switched to suspenders that have flat plastic hooks that hook on the bottom of the belt. No more chew marks on the belts and much less trouble with the jaws being brushed off the belt when sitting down or brushing against something (So I’m clumsy.)

    Machinist (b6f7da)

  122. EPWJ,

    Are you really still still seething at me for challenging your grandiose chest-thumping claims that you have secret “inside sources” at Fox News Channel who tell you all the juicy behind-the-scenes gossip of Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, et al—your claim which I’ll remind you was believed by absolutely nobody.

    EPWJ, it is like you are totally detached from reality.
    My understanding of the etymology of the word “wop” was not created by me.
    Do a Google search. It is asserted (and disputed) by gazillions of people on the internet—as well as included as a scene in an Oscar winning movie, not to mention an explanation that has been passed down thru the generations of Italian-Americans.

    By the way, EPWJ, what is your opinion of the pudding at the cafeteria Fox News Studios in NYC ? Is the tapioca really ‘all that’ ?!

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  123. Colonel,

    Yes ! That strike about Schmalfeldt “sick elderly man” is much more clarifying.

    Besides, Schmalfeldt deserves a strike, doesn’t he ?
    Figuratively, of course !

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  124. So, I’m in Chinatown when among all the signs in Chinese I see one that says “Hans Olafson Laundry”. Curious, I go in and there’s an old Chinese man behind the counter. I ask him, “Can you please tell me why this is named the ‘Hans Olafson Laundry’?” He says, “Of course, it’s named after the proprietor”. I say, “Who’s the proprietor?” He says, “Me, I’m Hans Olafson”. I say, “How could that be?” He says, “When I come to America I stand behind this Swede. Big blond guy. The immigration officer asks him, ‘What’s your name’ and he says “Hans Olafson’. Then it’s my turn. The immigration officer asks me, “What’s your name’. And I say, ‘Sem Ting'”.

    nk (dbc370)

  125. nk, that’s hilarious !

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  126. Bad sockpuppet, and/or nutty guy whose opinion is bigger than his expertise.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  127. Below is an older post byTexas Tim on the the BrietbartUnmasked site. Note the outrageous claims and complete lack of knowledge regarding law enforcement standard operating procedures.

    Texas Tim
    May 30, 2012

    Incredible. I have been reading on Twitter that Law Enforcement authorities have had taps on Kimberlin’s phones and email for the past two weeks and that this was shown to the judge. Can you confirm this. If so, the LE surely also had Walker’s phones and emails tapped. I am sure that there is something a lot bigger than a mere blogger violating a peace order. This sounds like the feds are trying to roll Walker to cooperate against all the bloggers who instigated the mob attack on Kimberlin. I think that we will probably be seeing more people arrested shortly. Anyone who continues to communicate with Walker better understand that he is a real liability now. He is a prime candidate to be the next Hal Turner feeding a steady stream of intel to LE on right wing and Islamic hating extremism. He reminds me of Sabu.

    Seriously, that entire post is beyond stupid.

    As someone with friends in law enforcement as well as significant knowledge of electronic surveillance technologies and procedures, I can assure you that based on his comment, Texas Tim hasn’t got a freaking clue as to how phone and email taps work. . . .obviously.

    Additionally, Law Enforcement is hardly in the practice of posting on Twitter that they are tapping a specific persons phones and/or emails much less investigating someone. Anyone in Law Enforcement engaging in such activity would jeopardize the investigation and would be immediately fired.

    Lastly, note “Texas Tims” veiled threats of trying to get others to not communicate with or support Walker by alluding they will somehow be arrested. His statements are ludicrous and completely untrue.

    Captain Obvious (737d2f)

  128. “I’m John “Bulldog” Moore and I fight for you!”

    We have a local guy who is infamous for getting into fistfights who has used that slogan.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  129. Mob attack? What was that – bloggers telling the true story of his crimes?

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  130. Yep. Kimberlin thinks he can criminalize the reporting of his own past.

    Psychopaths don’t believe in the Streisand Effect.

    SPQR (9c5bd8)

  131. I’ve heard from many sources that “wop” really does emanate from Ellis Island.

    Well, your “many sources” are all wrong. The practise of coining words from acronyms simply did not exist until around WW2.

    Oh, and all those stories about people’s names becing changed at Ellis Island are also false. Every single one of them, no matter how many sources you will hear making such claims.

    Milhouse (b95258)

  132. My grandfather’s “Ellis Island record” from 1905 that I have is the ship’s manifest which the purser delivered to the immigration man. It has all the information immigration would seem to require including inoculations, destination, and how much cash my grandfather had on him ($58.00). It makes sense, doesn’t it? Legit ships’ captains would not take on passengers of dubious identity, nor engage in smuggling them in.

    nk (dbc370)

  133. My grandfather’s “Ellis Island record” from 1905 that I have is the ship’s manifest which the purser delivered to the immigration man

    Exactly. Nobody got to Ellis Island without documentation that included their name spelled in English. The whole idea that Ellis Island officials asked immigrants their names, and wrote down whatever they thought they heard (schon vergessen -> “Sean Ferguson”), is nonsense.

    Milhouse (b95258)

  134. I understand the general point both you and nk are making here Milhouse and I agree. But that does somewhat limit the discussion. In any discussion of centuries of immigration to America (or to the colonies) by ship, it should be remembered that many of our ancestors came from non-English speaking countries and arrived well before Ellis Island–and therefore were not necessarily processed through strict Ellis Island type rules of engagement.

    Ships’ manifests from the 1870’s or the 1840’s and before for arrivals into various American harbors favored by immigrants demonstrate this.

    elissa (ed2492)

  135. many of our ancestors came from non-English speaking countries and arrived well before Ellis Island

    Of course. Many of them came when there were no immigration formalities at all, and the ships simply docked and let them off. They spelled their names however they liked, with nobody to tell them otherwise. But nobody ever had their name changed at Ellis Island. The stories about such name changes are very specific about the location, and they are all false. Every single one of them.

    And all etymologies based on acronyms, for words older than about WW2, are false.

    Milhouse (b95258)

  136. One word. Smallpox. It had vanished in the United States by 1900, but not in all of Europe not even Margaret Sanger approved Europe, and we did not want to re-import it.

    Anyway, we’re all just talking here. And way off topic too.

    nk (dbc370)

  137. Comment by Milhouse (b95258) — 10/27/2013 @ 3:53 am

    The whole idea that Ellis Island officials asked immigrants their names, and wrote down whatever they thought they heard (schon vergessen -> “Sean Ferguson”), is nonsense.

    The name change took plae in Europe – at the latest in Hamburg, Germany, the most common departure point, when they bought their tickets.

    John Kerry’s grandfather changed his name (and converted to Catholicism) apparently while still in Bohemia. He looked at a map of Europe, it was said, and picked Kerry because of County Kerry.

    Sammy Finkelman (d960f3)

  138. News about Polio. It has suddenly (probably, the evidence must be really very strong * but they are in half-denial about it) reappeared in Syria, brought in by Jihadists who spent time in Pakistan, where it is still present in places and Islamicists oppose vaccination.

    Now the UN wants to conduct a massive vaccination camapaign in Syria.

    * I read that are 20 children that are paralyzed in one place so it probably is polio, buit is seems like they have more evidence because they talk of a strain that is known to be present in Pakistan.

    Sammy Finkelman (d960f3)

  139. Hey, elissa. Guess what my grandfather’s destination address in the United States was. 168 E. Superior, Chicago. Yeah, I wish. 😉

    nk (dbc370)

  140. Related: Roger Shuler is subjected to Brett Kimberlin style censorship that he praised when it was Kimberlin doing it to me.


    It is suspected that Roger Shuler is the Roger S who made this mistake. And really no lawyer would honestly call Kimberlin’s complaint anything but amature hour, so…

    Aaron "Worthing" Walker (23789b)

  141. narciso – The only people who get punished in this Obama world are critics and whistleblowers. Screwups, lawbreakers and incompetents have nothing to worry about.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  142. In Icy’s absence…

    R.I.P. Lou Reed…

    Colonel Haiku (2aa1d9)

  143. Now Walking on the Wild Side

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

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