The Legend of Mike Lindell is something that should be set to music as a ballad. Maybe it could start like this: (to the tune of Beverly Hillbillies)
“Come and listen to my story of the man Lindell, pretty much a crackpot, blew his whole life all to Hell. Made millions selling pillows, you would think that was enough, but he had to screw it all up by betting on Donald Trump — Stupid is as stupid does, Mike sure proved that.”
I’ll cogitate on the rest of the lyrics and publish the ballad later. (And it goes without saying, any of you lyricists here, chime right in. We’ll make this a group collaboration.) Right now I want to share with you Mike Lindell’s latest blustering. He better enjoy himself now. As you saw from an earlier post today, Smartmatic has sued OAN and Newsmax. The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind surely and exceedingly fine. Lindell doesn’t understand that. He thinks because there’s been some delay and the wolf hasn’t eaten him yet, that it’s not at the door. It’s there are right, and the Smartmatic suit today basically reveals that it’s slathering as well.
But Lindell is hell bent on self destruction, so I doubt if there’s anything that anyone can tell him.
Do you recall that wonderful quote of Chuang Tsu’s in Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Lathe Of Heaven? “To let understanding stop at what cannot be understood is a high attainment. Those who cannot do it will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven.” Think about that a moment. That’s a philosophical way, elegantly expressed, of saying, “quit while you’re at your level of competence. If you can’t do so, you will blow yourself up.” In common vernacular, the Peter Principle.
A cautionary note from Ursula the literary giant, via her admirer Ursula the blogger, for Mike Lindell to ponder. But he won’t listen to us, he can’t pronounce our name.
Here’s his latest stupidity.
“I’m the one that asked them to sue me,” Lindell told Insider on Wednesday, repeating false claims of election fraud. “I don’t care if it’s a scrillion, a billion, whatever. It’s all just a joke.”
Lindell said he was “not worried” about Dominion’s “frivolous” lawsuits. Dominion wanted to suppress his voice “by trying to bankrupt Mike Lindell,” he said, switching to third-person. […]
Dominion has justified its $1.3 billion damages claim by arguing that Lindell’s conspiracy theories have made it lose out on future contracts and generated death threats against its employees.
A jury will ultimately decide how much to award in damages if the case goes to trial. If a jury agrees with Dominion’s assessments, the damages will almost certainly exceed MyPillow’s value and Lindell’s net worth. […]
Once the judge enters the jury’s judgment — and assuming MyPillow loses on appeal, or fails in arguing the damages down to a manageable sum — Dominion will have an opportunity to seize MyPillow’s assets.
Dominion could go to Minnesota, where MyPillow is based, and file what’s called a “writ of execution” to the local courts. From there, the local sheriffs or courts will be able to freeze assets like bank accounts and hand over Lindell’s MyPillow shares and the keys to his pillow warehouses. […]
Of course, Lindell can always decide to settle the lawsuit on his and his company’s behalf. But it’s hard to see that happening: Lindell has full control of the company, he told Insider. And he has refused to concede that Biden fairly won the 2020 election and Trump won’t be reinstated as president.
He emphatically will not admit that Trump lost or isn’t coming back to the White House. That’s what his crusade slash advertising campaign depends upon, is adherence to just that fable. And this doesn’t help matters.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said tonight that the promo code "Dominion" will now be an active code for deep discounts on his products. In doing so, Lindell undermines legal arguments made by his own legal team.
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) September 16, 2021
It’s speculated that Dominion will try to own MyPillow at bankruptcy auction.
Dominion could try to acquire MyPillow’s assets as a bidder. And any judgment it may be awarded would be as good as money.
“They can place what’s called a credit bid, which basically means they bid not with money, but with what’s owed them,” Adams said. “It’s effectively money.”
With a massive judgment, Dominion would almost certainly be able to win any auction and own the pillow company.
“Maybe some competitor wants to buy MyPillow and they’re willing to pay a hundred million,” Adams said. “If their credit is $1.3 billion — I mean, they’re going to win.”
I sincerely doubt that Dominion wants a manufacturing company. But here’s a buyer who would be interested and there’s a certain poetic justice about this.
Hey dominion voting systems:
When you own my pillow after the lawsuit let me and @williamlegate know if you are interested in selling
We're going to make an actually good pillow and wouldn't use the companies name but would love to employ those laid off due to Mikes actions
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 5, 2021
Interesting that David Hogg is more concerned what happens to Lindell’s employees than he is. No, he’s too busy puffing smoke.
In his interview with Insider, Lindell made the bold prediction that state attorneys general would file a lawsuit later this month that will result in the Supreme Court overturning the 2020 election results and getting rid of all voting machines in the United States.
“I want to take Dominion, the company, melt down the machines and use the metal for prison bars, and the plastic for the little trays they served breakfast on in prison, for all the Dominion people that were involved in this, and all the other criminals like Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, the CCP, everyone that was part of the biggest crime in the history of the world,” he told Insider, referring to the Chinese Communist Party, which he baselessly claims was involved in hacking election results.
Asked if he was worried about Dominion’s lawsuit succeeding, Lindell said Insider was “wasting my time” and speculated Dominion’s executives would go to prison.
This is ramping up to be landmark litigation. The amount of money involved is staggering. And are you ready for this?
If a jury awarded Dominion $1.3 billion, it would almost certainly be the biggest-ever verdict in US history for a defamation case. It would be far beyond the $177 million Disney had to pay in the “pink slime” case, which is believed to be the biggest award in recent years and involved an NBC News story that misled viewers about a beef company’s products.
The beef company in that lawsuit hired Tom Clare, a famed defamation attorney, to represent them in the litigation, which ended in 2017.
Clare is now representing Dominion.
Lindell doesn’t have a prayer. And I think that Dominion and Smartmatic are going to have a seismic effect on defamation law at the end of the day. Stay tuned.