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Bill Schmalfeldt Axed by Examiner (Again) Vows Retaliation on His Enemies

Posted on | September 23, 2013 | 81 Comments

Bill Schmalfeldt ranting, 2011. (Image via Thomas Anderson at Vimeo)

“Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have principles. Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have values. Bill Schmalfeldt doesn’t have beliefs. Bill Schmalfeldt has enemies, and then nothing, a black and dank and empty void of sullenness.”
Ken White, Popehat, Aug. 6

Sunday, I reported that Bill Schmalfeldt was bragging that he had been re-hired by the Examiner, where he’d already been fired twice. I predicted this would be short-lived, given his past history. Turns out, the Examiner kiboshed his plan to write as “Lester Klemper”:

I got an e-mail telling me they were withdrawing their invitation to re-hire me.

Notice it was “their invitation,” according to Bill Schmalfeldt, as opposed to his attempting to weasel back in under a pseudonym. Predictably, Schmalfeldt reacts by externalizing blame:

“Just wait until you see what an angry Bill Schmalfeldt is capable of” — as if the guy who has been harassing Brett Kimberlin’s targets since last June has never before been angry. Fantasizing the violent death of Patrick Frey and Ken White? That was just fun and games.

So he wrote a blog post about this:

Blah, blah, blah. Bill Schmalfeldt is always entirely innocent when his schemes fail, and everyone else is always to blame. Remember that the first time Schmalfeldt was banned from the Examiner was in December 2011, fully six months before I’d ever heard of him. At that time, the editor who banned him (Kevin Staunton) said it was because of “personal” nature of Schmalfeldt’s attacks on his targets (Wisconsin supporters of Gov. Scott Walker) and Schmalfeldt’s “continued disregard for projecting yourself in a professional manner.”

He was subsequently fired again by the Examiner after perpetrating the “Dead Breitbart” smear, about which he lied, because dishonesty is just intrinsic to his warped personality. And despite the obvious fact that his latest hope of reincarnating himself as “Lester Klemper” at the Examiner was doomed to fail from the start, notice how Schmalfeldt threatens vengeance on those he insists are responsible for his failure:

I said, you’re not going to like what happens if you continue.
They continued.
Therefore, I am not responsible for what is going to happen next.
Aaron Walker? Ali Akbar? R. Stacy McCain? WJJ Hoge?
You won’t know when. You won’t know where. You won’t know how.
But you sure as FUCK will know why.

Typical Bill Schamfleldt: The Dire Warning of Terrible Consequences. Notice that the targets of this threat are four of the five defendants in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et. al., lawsuit. This is not an accident:

Bill Schmalfeldt long ago made clear the purpose of his trolling of Kimberlin’s “Enemies List,” and he cannot deny it now.

As for his Dire Warning of Terrible Consequences, how can Schmalfeldt claim he is “not responsible for what is going to happen next,” seeing as how he asserts advance knowledge of these Terrible Consequences?

Bad things are going to happen to us — Bill says he knows this — but he is “not responsible” for it? Of course, there are those who believe Bill Schmalfeldt is quite literally insane, so in a sense, he isn’t responsible. But I don’t think he meant it that way.



81 Responses to “Bill Schmalfeldt Axed by Examiner (Again) Vows Retaliation on His Enemies”

  1. Adjoran
    September 24th, 2013 @ 2:29 am

    Why do you think he keeps so closely shaved?

  2. Adjoran
    September 24th, 2013 @ 2:30 am

    Well, he was eight, and the fights were over his candy bars, which the bullies took.

  3. rsmccain
    September 24th, 2013 @ 6:22 am

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  4. Frankie
    September 24th, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    “Who needs the extra income I could have earned without bothering you?” That is a strange thing to say. Is he admitting to being paid to bother people? Hmmmmmm.

  5. Matthew W
    September 24th, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    That’s what I don’t understand.
    What kind of legitimate news outlet hires a person with a fake name to write insane political diatribes???

  6. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    He would have to be 59 or older to have been able to get to Vietnam. The Vietnam Era thing is really something of a fiction as the cut off was after I got out in ’74. When I got out of QM ‘A’ school in Sep ’72, the Navy wasn’t sending anyone else. There were a couple of guys in transit barracks at Newport who were being held there waiting on the Tripp. They weren’t even going to fly them out to join the ship which had been sent to ‘Nam about 4 months earlier.
    I was standing watch on the Courtney in the med listening to the radio because the Squadron dawg was trying to keep up with the peace talks, when the announcement the treaty was being signed to betray South Vietnam came through. That was early 1973 and I had just turned 18 the previous September.

  7. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    The Carriers off N. Vietnam, the “brown water Navy,” the Market Time pickets (also included USCG), and SEALs were the major contributions to the effort. Except for the SEALs, all units were crew served and didn’t have the demands of, say, an infantry battalion, or even an Arty battery.
    There was probably more than a 3 figure number of those born after ’52 who served in the SE Asia resort. I was acquainted with more then 100 while in the TNARNG who were that young. The overwhelming majority who did, however, are older than me, and none, that I know of, younger.

  8. Jeanette_Runyon
    September 24th, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    RT @OwainPenllyn: Bill Schmalfeldt Axed by Examiner-Vows Retaliation on His Enemies via @rsmccain #tcot #tgdn #ctot

  9. Jeanette_Runyon
    September 24th, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    RT @rsmccain: Bill Schmalfeldt Axed by Examiner (Again) Vows Retaliation on His Enemies @AaronWorthing @jnewby1956 @…

  10. bet0001970
    September 24th, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Actually, BS went there first. I don’t believe anyone has said that except him. But he’s trying to imply that everyone did. It’s probably why he chose that name. Just so he could say that people were calling him that. Unfortunately, nobody took the bait. So he had to put it out there himself.

    What kind of person calls himself “moLester” just so he can imply that others think that about him?


  11. Frankly Bored
    September 24th, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Wait…are you saying that you found my monkey?

  12. WJJ Hoge
    September 24th, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    There was a Navy helicopter company based in Phu Loi flying in support of the SEALs and the brown water boats while I was in country. They were operating Hueys in the same manner as an Army assault helicopter company.

  13. richard mcenroe
    September 24th, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Because a chrome dome looks tough and advanced male pattern baldness just reminds us of our own imminent mortality? Except for Agent Coulson, of course.

  14. Frankie
    September 24th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    He says he pulled Marines out of the Beirut Marine Barracks after the bombing while he was a Navy corpsman. That had to be his first enlistment and the bombing was in 1983. If he is a Vietnam Era vet (’61 – ’75) that would mean he was in for at a min of 8 years, got out, drove a truck, etc, re-inlisted a writer and spent how many years? How does that stack up with his claims of his years in Radio and as a hack for the NIH?

  15. Laree Lee
    September 24th, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    Well that didn’t last long LOL!

  16. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    I’m aware of that. There were also some Navy squadrons flying Cobras supporting Marines. They were very few, however.

  17. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    No, it doesn’t add up. Surprised?

  18. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    His physiognomy presents a problem when we finally get to hang him. It would appear the noose would simply slip off. Oh, what to do, what to do?

  19. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    He might as well since that what he’s doing. It may not pay well, but, I suppose, it makes a pretty good hobby for someone like him.

  20. rmnixondeceased
    September 24th, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Vat of water and a 220 volt three phase cable?

  21. ali
    September 24th, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Bill Schmalfeldt Axed by Examiner (Again) Vows Retaliation on His Enemies @AaronWorthing @jnewby1956 @…

  22. OwainPenllyn
    September 24th, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    @Blair_CaEagle @wjjjhoge is sockpuppet mouth piece for the terrorist #BrettKimberlin cc @rsmccain

  23. DocWashburn
    September 24th, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Bill Schmalfeldt Axed by Examiner (Again) Vows Retaliation on His Enemies @AaronWorthing @jnewby1956 @…

  24. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    Use 480V and you won’t need the vat. 480 V is not enough to allow the body to pull away and you just sit and cook.

  25. rmnixondeceased
    September 24th, 2013 @ 5:19 pm


  26. Art Deco
    September 24th, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    I think there were fewer than 2,000 American troops deployed to Lebanon in 1982-84 (out of 2,000,000 on active duty and 1.7 million in the Guard and Reserves). They were drawn from the Marines. If he was ever there, he was real unusual. I think there was a Navy diver murdered around there in 1985, but IIRC he was on a commercial airliner.

    It is the sort of thing you would recall having read about in the newspaper, however.

  27. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    I think the Diver’s name was Stedham (or something similar), and his flight was hijacked. They took up all the passports and, iirc, he didn’t have one (Military Personnel often traveled in the region with just leave orders and an their ID card) and they killed him quick. I think they killed several with Israeli passports as well.

  28. Quartermaster
    September 24th, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Yeppers! Just freezes the muscles when the current begins to flow.

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