So yesterday, Bill Schmalfeldt helped to perpetrate a fraud/forgery/identity theft at http://threepercenter.org. I thought I’d do a little amateur gumshoeing and see what that was all about. I’m going to retrace the timeline of events below the jump:
I clicked on that link and WHOOSH! the magic of Intertoobz technology took me here:
And right there in front of my eyes is a forum called “Introduce Yourself.” How convenient and friendly! Let’s click that link and check the place out, lurk a little bit, and get the lay of the land.
“Sorry, only registered users may read this forum?”
Huh. So much for convenient and friendly…now I have to decide if I want to register and log in.
Dig, dig dig…ah! My lucky Wisconsin state quarter! Heads or tails? Tails. Never fails. Flip spinspinspinspinspinspinspinspin catch, and it’s tails! See?
A short registration and login later, and what do I see?
Topics in the Introduce Yourself forum! Cool beans!
But before I do that, I think I’ll check out some user profiles and get acquainted. Shall I go alphabetically? Oh, why not?
Here’s another new user, arizonafree. He or she registered on January 19, 2016 at 2:11 PM, and has posted all of two times in three hours. Okay. Let’s keep looking…
Ah! Here’s a familiar name!
wjjhogeiii! MY PAL! I didn’t know he was a member here! Since January 19, 2016 (same day as arizonafree, what a COINCIDENCE! SHOCKED FACE!), but he registered at 12:34 PM, about 90 minutes before arizonafree. And like the friendly and considerate fellow my friend wjjhogeiii is, he immediately (and by immediately I mean TWO MINUTES LATER at 12:36 PM) Introduced Himself! He started a new thread called Maryland Salutes You.
Here’s his first post:
You know, I’m a regular reader of Hogewash! and I have read a lot of WJJ Hoge III’s writing. This is a different writing style. I don’t think this is my friend. In fact, it seems an awful lot (and when I say “awful lot” I mean EXACTLY) like the particular retired, disabled, widowed, PDD and JWR-addled GS-13 writing style of a certain DUMBFUCK of my acquaintance.
Four minutes later, at 12:40 PM, an established member named Pastor Mike (1436 posts) welcomes wjjhogeiii.
A half hour later at 1:10 PM, another longtime poster, badday (10,962 posts) chimes in.
Five minutes after that at 1:15 PM, wjjhogeiii makes his second post, in which for no particular reason I can see, he offers up his ham radio call sign, which I think could be reasonably construed to be personal identifying information. Just my opinion.
One minute later, his third post notes that his son also has a license.
I don’t know why my friend would do that. Generally speaking, he doesn’t share much more information than he is obligated to share. What difference does it make if his son has a ham radio license?
It’s the sort of thing a projecting, drunken narcissistic sociopath would say. If there were a projecting, drunken narcissistic sociopath involved here. I’m not saying there is, but…well, sometimes you just have to draw your own conclusions.
At 1:24 PM, Pastor Mike asks an interesting question:
Ten minutes later at 1:34 PM (now, I know WJJ Hoge III – the real one – has a day job. But this response turnaround time seems a lot more like there’s an obsessed, retired cyberstalker F5ing this site like a crazy man running a false flag operation! I wonder if we could find out if WJJ Hoge III is really posting this stuff from his office? I understand he has a very good relationship with the IG at Goddard, thanks to a lot of stupidity of this sort by an army of stupid people led by an idiot in Wisconsin who keeps saying he wants nothing to do with WJJ Hoge III but somehow always winds up in the middle of this sort of chicanery), suddenly wjjhogeiii is playing cagey in post number 4:
Share information about family? Sure, why not! Note that he fights every parking ticket in court, even though he’s never gotten one? ABSOLUTELY! Does he know how to build siege weapons? Shhhhhhh….
Someone’s trying too hard.
At 1:42 PM, another new-ish member named Redfox (48 posts…I’m comin’ Elizabeth!) posts something, but edits it away three minutes later.
At 2:04 PM Pastor Mike responds with a compliment for wjjhogeiii’s apparent discretion.
Fourteen minutes after that, at 2:18 PM, our friend arizonafree pops up. Just seven minutes after signing up, he notes that on WJJ Hoge III’s blog, the real WJJ Hoge III is claiming that user wjjhogeiii is a forged account.
And that gem is arizonafree’s first post on the forum. Pretty fucking bold.
Or stupidly transparent. Your call.
About a half an hour later at 2:45 PM, wjjhogeiii, who must have had some work to do or some fresh footlongs to boil in Johnnie Walker and suck down with some creamy, gooey mayonnaise, makes this fifth post his response:
Sounds quite reasonable, if you’re not used to reading the smooth tones of a practiced liar like your
friendly creepy neighborhood sociopathic DUMBFUCK.
At 2:51 PM, arizonafree (who, you will recall, registered on the site just 40 short minutes before) seems placated:
“Just a longtime lurker,” he says, in his second of TWO career forum posts.
If you consider 40 minutes on a forum site that you can’t view until you register A LONG TIME…
“The whole thing smelt kind of stinky,” he says.
You mean like your adult diaper pail, Bill? That kind of stinky?
And “smelt?” That’s the kind of vocabulary you would expect from a guy who uses the word “methinks.”
Four short minutes later (about the time it takes to log out of one account and into another, you might say. I wouldn’t…but you might) at 2:55 PM wjjjhogeiii is again…oh, what’s the right word to use here? How about…OVERSHARING:
And DUMBFUCK? Try looking up the difference between the words “judicious” and “judicial.” You idiot. The WJJ Hoge III I know would never make that mistake. But you would.
Say, how about a break for a totally unrelated trivia question? GREAT!
If you, no matter where you are on Earth, go to Twitter and click on a random Tweet, like this one:
does the date/timestamp of the Tweet show the time zone of the author’s computer or the time zone of the viewer’s computer?
(cue Jeopardy! theme, fast forward 30 seconds)
What is the author’s computer, Alex?
Now, back to our post.
Okay, I’m a liar. The trivia question is TOTALLY RELATED.
Let’s review our timeline. It’s 2:55 PM. By the way, that’s Central Standard Time. In Greenwich Mean Time (which is 6 hours ahead of CST) it’s 8:55 PM. In military format, it’s 20:55.
Twelve minutes ago, at 20:43 GMT, according to twdocs.com, the following Tweet was published.
That tweet, from a certain retired, disabled, widowed, PDD and JWR-addled DUMBFUCK of my acquaintance, is timestamped 11:43 AM. According to twdocs.com guess whose computer is set to the Pacific time zone, even though it’s located St. Francis, Wisconsin?
And it’s got a link to a blog post (safe archive link, of course) in it.
That blog post has a couple of screen caps embedded. Here’s one:
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And here’s the other:
http:// i2.wp.com/ thepontificator.com/ wp-content/ uploads/ 2016/ 01/ Screen-Shot-2016-01-19-at-1.39.51-PM.png?resize=820%2C1024
If you look at the first one, you’ll notice a difference between Bill Schmalfeldt’s version and the version I collected Tuesday night.
The post count.
I captured that post when wjjhogeiii’s post count was 6. Bill Schmalfeldt claims to have received an email from an “anonymous source” containing a capture that COULD ONLY HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY THE PERSON LOGGED IN AS wjjhogeiii, when wjjhogeiii’s post count was 1.
And that had to have occurred in the 39 minute window between 12:36 PM CST when the first post was published, and 1:15 PM CST, when the second post was published.
But I’m sure our intrepid jerkmalist friend has an alternate universe explanation involving a TARDIS, a pony, and a tub of shit. Can’t wait to hear it.
In the meantime, there’s this Tweet, published at 21:25 GMT or 3:25 PM CST, where Bill notes that “at least one member on the forum has already called that into question.”
Say, aren’t journalists supposed to be naturally skeptical? Or is that just the ones whose daddies didn’t throw them against the wall for sport when they were babies?
It’s worth noting again that arizonafree’s post count at the time of the screen cap that Bill put in the tweet is…1.
Proving beyond any doubt that this capture was taken sometime between arizonafree’s first post at 2:18 PM CST and his second at 2:51 PM CST. Thirty three minutes. It’s also worth noting that Bill published the tweet with these screen caps within 67 minutes of the post being made.
That’s not a lot of time for an intrepid internet journalist to check his sources…
And then there’s this Tweet, published at 21:29 GMT, or 3:29 PM CST.
It contains an image of an email received by Bill (hey do you know what that “Block or report abuse” link does? I do…heh heh heh.) at 12:45 PM CST.
Post count? 1. AGAIN! Wow, Bill’s got good sources. So did Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair and Janet Cooke. (Look ’em up) Nine minutes after post 1 by wjjhogeiii, and thirty minutes before post 2.
Fits like a glove.
And I notice in the post above at his blog, he made this comment:
He just checked on the forum! The forum that you must register in order to see!
Here, in numerical order, are all the users who joined the threepercenter forums on January 19th:
I blacked out my own user name and that of the first person to join today because we’re private citizens and not interested in publicity the way an intrepid internet journalist is.
there are only three users who joined.
One is me, and the other two are BillyBlob and SimonDermott.
Remembering again that you MUST REGISTER if you want to “check on the forum,” in Bill’s FAT FUCKING LYING WORDS, he must be either Billy Blob or SimonDermott. Or it could be (don’t laugh) that he was ALREADY SIGNED UP AT THREEPERCENTER.ORG!
But it’s far more likely that he’s once again a FAT FUCKING DUMBFUCK LIAR WHO HAS JUST BEEN CAUGHT OUT YET AGAIN.
Have we reached a million times yet? Boy, it sure feels like it.
He wasn’t at all shy about publishing the email containing wjjhogeiii’s first post. I can’t think of a reason why he wouldn’t be able to quickly whip up a forged email containing a nice, sharp copy of arizonafree’s first post as well.
And a simple screen shot of his threepercenter homepage with his member name proudly displayed.
This post drops at 8:00 PM your time.
Shall we say 30 minutes for your proof, Bill?
Or shall we, to paraphrase you, “just stay on this story until someone disproves it’s a sham,” you godforsaken lying crusty bearded cum dumpster?
And a new pair of these: