Again, romping through the past has made me find lots of situations where Bill Schmalfeldt’s actions make you think “Who actually BELIEVES this sort of thing???!?!???”
This one can be found in the LOLSuit that was a counterclaim against WJJ Hoge and . . . . someone by the name of Chris Heather.
So. Just to get this straight. Bill Schmalfeldt looked up this guy Chris Heather for whatever reason (he doesn’t explain why in the lawsuit). He found that Heather had filed a domestic abuse case against a woman. And then contacted the Twitter entity @EmbryRiddleAlum, asking if it was true that ERA got beat up by a girl.
(As a side note – it appears that Bill Schmalfeldt thinks that it is shameful that a man would seek a legal remedy against a woman who is possibly physically abusing him. That is just *so* progressive of him, isn’t it? I mean, isn’t abuse, abuse? Guess it’s not in Bill’s world…)
Now, if it was me who was ERA, and some guy that I obviously thought was worthy of ridicule (as it seems ERA thought of Schmalfeldt) I could see making some sort of snappy comeback to that ridiculous kind of a question. And answering “So, you can talk to ghosts now?” would be a good way to subtly say “you are SUCH a whack-a-loon!”
But such subtlety is lost on Bill, who then instantaneously latched onto this being PROOF!!!11!!!ELEVENTY!!! that Chris Heather was ERA. Because the girl that was charged? Yeah, she’s dead. And since Bill was looking for information about Chris and this girl that is dead, that means that ERA = CHRIS HEATHER! ZOMG!
I mean, who DOES this sort of thing? Unfortunately I can say that I KNOW who does this sort of thing. And actually believes it is real, honest-to-God truth and is a GREAT way to prove whatever whack-a-loon theory he believes is real.
It’s a pattern, you see. Bill Schmalfeldt thinks something. Bill Schmalfeldt seeks out information that conforms with that something. Bill Schmalfeldt then inappropriately probes someone with that information. And then, NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY, you have confirmed to Bill Schmalfeldt that what he believes is true is ACTUALLY TRUE.
It’s been seen time and time again. And it always leads him back to the same place. Which is actually not where he thinks it is.