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Google ‘Bill Schmalfeldt’

Posted on | September 16, 2013 | 62 Comments

“Arrogant sociopathic punks think they can go around threatening people and if you dare say a word back to them, you’re the bad guy.
“Speaking of punks, an obscure talentless assclown named Bill Schmalfeldt is threatening to sue Aaron Walker.”

Robert Stacy McCain, Sept. 4, 2012

It’s important to remember where this all began, eh?

That post from last September was the first time the name “Bill Schmalfeldt” appeared on this blog, and it had nothing to do with me or Lee Stranahan or John Hoge or Ali Akbar. No, it was because Bill Schmalfeldt was threatening to sue Aaron Walker, and Patterico was encouraging contributions to Aaron’s legal defense fund.

By that point Schmalfeldt had already been cyberstalking Walker for three months, because of Walker’s conflict with Brett Kimberlin.

For reasons that I’ve never entirely understood, Schmalfeldt subsequently shifted his focus, targeting Stranahan with absolutely vile attacks, until Stranahan pursued harassment charges. And then there were the bizarre ruminations described by Ken White of Popehat:

Last year, between Christmas and New Years, Bill Schmalfeldt posted a fantasy about mob violence and murder, enthusiastically imagining the death of Patrick Frey and me.

Go read the whole thing and ask yourself: How can someone like Bill Schmalfeldt claim to be a victim of harassment?

“Yes , Billy is a few cans short of a six pack. . . . Bill is just not smart. In fact we would rank him up there as one of the dumbest liberal douchebags we’ve ever come across on the interwebz.”
Gary Gnu, March 1, 2013

It’s important for anyone attacked by Bill Schmalfeldt to remember that the attack is never actually about you or whatever reason Bill offers for why he is angry at you. It’s always about Bill. Consider his response to a Facebook group of Wisconsin activists:

“Any time I’ve been in a bar fight, I’m generally the guy standing. I can’t do it physically any more, but if you dipshits really want to go to court with me, BRING IT. And send me pictures of your homes, because they will be mine. And your wives. They’ll be mine, too. Everything you own. Mine. Anything else you want to talk about, dickface?”

You stay classy, Bill Schmalfeldt!

That particular episode began with Schmalfeldt’s beef against a group of conservatives who opposed the union-backed recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans. But it turned into a ridiculous drama because Schmalfeldt’s deranged habits: “Billy is well known for harassment of others on social networking.”

See? This problem was “well-known” before I’d ever heard of Bill Schmalfeldt. Which brings us to today’s eruption of Schmalfeldtian madness.  There is an anonymous Tumblr blog that chronicles Schmalfeldt’s craziness. Schimalfeldt filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint. This was the counter-notice:

My name is Ali A. Akbar. I’m the President of the National Bloggers Club. Part of my duty as President is to protect bloggers, including anonymous ones.
It was brought to my attention that Mr. Schmalfeldt has submitted a false DMCA notice against the blog
He’s a repeat offender at this. At least four of our members have been targeted by Mr. Schmalfeldt in the past. 100% of his DMCA takedown notices have resulted in zero court action. He’s simply trying to suppress free speech and keep citizen-journalists from writing about him.
In fact, DreamHost recently dropped him for copyright infringement. WordPress has dropped several images he’s uploaded too. This character has been banned from Twitter, Facebook,, over a dozen times.
One blogger has a restraining order against Mr. Schmalfeldt as he is an adjudicated harasser according to the Maryland courts. His harassment of bloggers is that bad.
You’ll notice that this deranged cyberstalker uses my image on his Twitter profile:
His attempt to terrorize my members isn’t working. . . .
Please make sure your legal department is aware of Mr. Schmalfeldt’s continued [misbehavior]. If they need anymore information about him — they need to go no further than typing his name into a Yahoo! search or even “Bill Schmalfeldt DMCA.”

That’s just it, see? Type the name “Bill Schmalfeldt” into any search engine, and you immediately realize he’s nuts.

There’s only one person on the planet who doesn’t realize this.

His name? Bill Schmalfeldt.



62 Responses to “Google ‘Bill Schmalfeldt’”

  1. rsmccain
    September 17th, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    ICYMI: Google ‘Bill Schmalfeldt’

  2. IsraeliVeteran
    September 17th, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    RT @rsmccain: ICYMI: Google ‘Bill Schmalfeldt’

  3. John
    September 17th, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    just wow.

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  5. Devil Dog 1985
    September 17th, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    He reminds me of Strax from Dr. Who

  6. Devil Dog 1985
    September 17th, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    It’s a trap!

  7. K-Bob
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Is that still around?

  8. K-Bob
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    Everyone knows that by the time fights break out in a bar, “standing” rarely applies to any of the participants, even before the first punch is thrown.

    That’s why I’ve seen little guys and even small women — the sober people working the shift — back big, angry MoFo’s up the stairs and out into the street.

    (It’s amazing to watch a twenty-something waitress who weighs about 98lbs make a three-hundred pound goomer trip his way backwards up a set of stairs.)

  9. K-Bob
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    Sadly true.

  10. Cmate
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    Yep, there was so much false bravado in his rant that my wife giggled when I showed it to her.

  11. ali
    September 18th, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    RT @yidwithlid: RT @ali: Google ‘Bill Schmalfeldt’ via @rsmccain:

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