So This Blog’s Best Buddy Bill Schmalfeldt posted an odd twit yesterday. Take a look.
Taken at face value, Schmalfeldt is right. It is an odd response.
So I reached out to Paul Lemmen, who readily admits that he is a convicted felon currently living under the intense scrutiny of probation. I asked him if he’d ever, prior to this communication, asked Schmalfeldt to not contact him. He emphatically informed me that he does it at least once a month. Lemmen told me he routinely blocks Schmalfeldt on Twitter, but since he changes his twitter account so often, blocking doesn’t always work. (Next time you hear Schmalfeldt claim Hoge should have blocked him over the peace order issue, remember that.)
I asked Lemmen if he had any screen caps of the insulting and harassing communication that Schmalfeldt sent him, and unfortunately he didn’t. I asked if he had any recollection of the harassing names he was called, and I appreciate his response…
His names mean nothing to me as they relate to my criminal past, that I have admitted, been in prison for and have repented.
Paul Lemmen in a Direct Message to me on Twitter
Now I can’t prove that Schmalfeldt harassed Lemmen online, since I don’t have any screen caps. And Lemmen is a convicted felon. So why am I picking to trust the felon over the adjudicated harasser? Because it fits the trend and the truth of Schmalfeldt. As a commenter over at Hogewash put it…
The way he attacked Stranahan and his family, and told anybody who asked how horrible he was, only to become his “buddy” when circumstances changed and he could get a sliver of info, then change back to his worst nightmare, was one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.
Perry Mason in a comment at Hogewash.
And that’s something I’ve witnessed with Schmalfeldt on my own. When he thinks you’ve no value to him, he will make the most vile and disgusting comments about you. The minute you seem to have something he needs, you are his best friend, up to or until you give him what he needs or you refuse outright to cooperate. Then, it is back to vile and disgusting.
So really, it isn’t all that odd of a response. If Schmalfeldt had a little more human dignity, perhaps it would be odd. But that’s not the case.