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Bill Schmalfeldt’s Very Bad Idea
UPDATE: Maryland Resident Brandishes AR-15, Recently Banned in Maryland UPDATE: Schmalfeldt’s Gun Is a Toy UPDATE: No, Says Schmalfeldt, He’s Actually Armed; Dangerous? Maybe

Posted on | April 6, 2013 | 28 Comments

Bill Schmalfeldt never gets any good ideas, so it takes a particularly bad idea for me even to bother noticing. Remember, Schmalfeldt is the guy who got banned from Daily Kos for his grossly offensive writings about anal sex. Schmalfeldt is habitually dishonest, and one of his most heinous lies involved a vicious attack on Andrew Breitbart’s memory:

In July, Schmalfeldt created a Web site called “Big Damnation” which he promoted with a Twitter account called @DeadAndrew that mocked Breitbart as supposedly repenting his conservative “sins” (and denouncing his former colleagues) while suffering in Hell.
Bill Schmalfeldt is a remorseless liar and, after this vile project was exposed, Schmalfeldt deceptively used his phony “Bill Matthews” alias at the Examiner to promote his dishonest (anti-Breitbart) version of this controversy. In doing so, Schmalfeldt (a) defended Brett Kimberlin and (b) pretended that he wasn’t responsible for the “Big Damnation”/@DeadAndrew atrocity, as Lee Stranahan has explained.

As I said, Schmalfeldt never gets any good ideas, but this latest one is particularly bad: “Team Kimberlin” T-shirts!

For obvious reasons, no decent human being would link any site run by Bill Schmalfeldt, and I can’t help but wonder: How much do would-be members of “Team Kimberlin” know about the man with whom they would be associating themselves by buying those T-shirts?

Brett Kimberlin, the “Speedway Bomber” — what do they know about him? Do they know about Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong, whose leg got blown off by one of Kimberlin’s bombs? And do those “Team Kimberlin” members know about the little girl whose grandmother got shot to death in what investigators believed was a murder-for-hire plot?

“For three consecutive summers, 1974 through 1976, they took vacations of a week or longer in Disney World, Mexico, and Hawaii. Sandi couldn’t get time off from work, so on these summer trips it was just the two of them — Brett and Jessica.
“Eyebrows levitated. A drug-dealing colleague had memories of conversations with Kimberlin that struck him as odd: ‘We’d see a girl, who was pubescent or prepubescent, and Brett would get this smile and say, “Hey, what do you think? Isn’t she great?” It made me very uncomfortable.’ Another recalled Kimberlin introducing Jessica as ‘my girlfriend,’ and if irony was intended, it was too subtle to register. To a coworker . . . Sandi confided that Kimberlin was ‘grooming Jessica to be his wife.’ To another, Sandi explained that although Kimberlin’s relationship with Jessica was chaste, he intended ‘to wait for her and would marry her.’”

Mark Singer, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin, Page 78

There’s just so much to learn about Brett Kimberlin:

As thoroughly despicable as Brett Kimberlin is, it takes an especially depraved character to admire Brett Kimberlin.

And few characters are more depraved than Bill Schmalfeldt.

UPDATE: Schmalfeldt would be easier to hate, if he weren’t so hopelessly stupid that you almost feel sorry for him:

Almost, I said . . .

UPDATE II: Well, if Che Guevara gets a T-shirt . . .

UPDATE III: Further scrutiny of the photo in which Schmalfeldt appears to brandish an AR-15 reveals that the gun is, in fact, a toy.

UPDATE IV: OK, so Schmalfeldt’s been all up in my timeline on Twitter this morning, accusing me of “libel” and insisting that indeed he was brandishing a genuine AR-15 rifle in that photo he posted to the Internet. Therefore, I apologize for my mistake in correcting what I previously thought was a mistake, and hereby correct the record by stating that Bill Schmalfeldt is in possession of a semi-automatic weapon with a high-capacity magazine and, probably, lots of ammunition.

Also, he’s crazy as hell. But there’s never been any doubt about that.







28 Responses to “Bill Schmalfeldt’s Very Bad Idea
UPDATE: Maryland Resident Brandishes AR-15, Recently Banned in Maryland UPDATE: Schmalfeldt’s Gun Is a Toy UPDATE: No, Says Schmalfeldt, He’s Actually Armed; Dangerous? Maybe”

  1. Phineas T. Barnum
    April 6th, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    Clearly, Mr. Schmalfeldt has taken David Hannum’s advice to heart: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

    No, I didn’t say that. Hannum did.

  2. WJJ Hoge
    April 6th, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    I wonder: How many members of Team Kimberlin know that one of the reasons their fearless leader had his parole revoked because he refused to make any attempt to pay the wrongful death judgment he owed the DeLong family?

  3. wjjhoge
    April 6th, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Bill Schmalfeldt’s Very Bad Idea #TCOT

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  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 6th, 2013 @ 11:19 pm


  6. MrPaulRevere
    April 6th, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    This grotesque buffoon claims to be a navy veteran and yet cradles a loaded weapon with his finger on the trigger ? Sounds about right for that crew. Oh and by the way Bill Carl DeLong was a fellow vet…as if that matters to you. It obviously does not.

  7. bet0001970
    April 6th, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    One question: Why isn’t that photo cropped?

  8. Adjoran
    April 7th, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    I’m sure there are a lot of reasons a person might buy a “TeamKimberlin” tee shirt.

    • They were all out of “TeamJohnWayneGacy” tee shirts

    • Toilet overflowed, out of old towels

    • Need to scare the bejesus out of meddling mother-in-law

  9. Adjoran
    April 7th, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    The way Bill sucks up to Kimberlin, it’s as if he thinks the Streisand money is still coming in.

  10. JeffS
    April 7th, 2013 @ 1:29 am

    I’d guess that’s not his weapon — the accessories are well chosen, and I doubt this clown would know a Pmag from his penis. Especially given how he’s handling it, the doofus.

    More likely it belongs to a friend (if he has any), or an associate. Maybe even……BK. Or NR.

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  12. Foo Barr
    April 7th, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    I’m surprised no one has pointed out the “crunchy” tissue wadded up near the mic. And the book about himself (his favorite fap material) behind the keyboard. That room just cries out for a black light inspection.

  13. jsn2
    April 7th, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    This Schmalfeldt character appears to be Kimberlins’ personal bootlicking useful idiot. The shrimpy cyberstalking pedophile/bomber and his gang should be behind bars.

  14. Wombat_socho
    April 7th, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    It is mentioned that DeLong was a veteran.

  15. JeffS
    April 7th, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    RE Update III: Just how do you figure it’s a toy, Stacy? It’s looks to be an optics ready carbine. That’s a Pmag in the magazine well, and Aimpoint Pro Optic on the picatinny rail.

    Unless toy manufacturers have abandoned convention and law, and are making toy guns look like real guns again.

  16. G Joubert
    April 7th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    I believe he means if it matters to Schmalfeldt, who claims to be a veteran.

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  18. Libby Grouch
    April 7th, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    If I am, in fact, allowed to leave a reply here, I believe to qualify as a “deranged cyberstalker”, that means you have to stop yanking my chain. I only respond when my chain is yanked, Stace. Stop yanking my chain, I never say a word about you because you are not important. Keep writing columns about me, you are inviting my response. and if I am not allowed to respond here, I have to use Twitter. We understand that, yes? Good. Let’s move on.

  19. JeffS
    April 7th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    RE Update IV: Let the crazy dude hang himself, Stacy.

  20. Adjoran
    April 7th, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    It could be true – they still do psych discharges, don’t they?

  21. Quartermaster
    April 7th, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Projects much. Another excuse ridden pathetic libtard.

    Deranged cyberstalker is actually a charitable description of you.

  22. Wombat_socho
    April 7th, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    BS claims lots of things. Some of them may actually be true.

  23. Pommie Hoarse
    April 8th, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    Charles Johnson liked him well enough to invite him over to Little Green Footballs as a guest writer.


  24. Wombat_socho
    April 8th, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    Like calls to like.

  25. Rob Crawford
    April 8th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Like Kimberlin, Gacy was/is protected by the Democrat party. Sexually deviant serial killers are apparently in high demand with them.

  26. Rob Crawford
    April 8th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Nut calls to nut, more like it.

  27. Rob Crawford
    April 8th, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    What makes you think it’s not sexual?

  28. K-Bob
    April 9th, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    By a fully suited hazardous waste team