James's blog Comments Dear Lord A, Have you contacted the authorities about this? How is your wife doing? No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. She can handle anything. She seems to go back and forth between mad, amused, worried and flat out ready to take to the streets. She's amazing - and eternally optimistic. Anglico Can you talk more about this? Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us This is a response to a letter Jane sent to the N&0. It was a very short letter (I'm unable to find it, even online) saying that ABC, as a company entrusted with public airwaves, should provide fair and balanced programming. And that she was dismayed by their behavior. That's it. All the rest of this stuff sounds like delusions of some pervert stalker. Maybe it's a Congressman from the Party of Torture. O.K. - let me try again Now that I've read your post about this, I have some questions: 1. How much would it cost us to find out who this person is? 2. If the person turned out to be tied to Pope, what would the ramifications be? 3. Only rock stars get hate mail. How does feel to be such a badass? 4. Is a press conference/press release in order to get our journalist friends involved in this? It's not many bloggers who get vicious hate mail, so the event is newsworthy, especially in the light of the influence of bloggers on this year's elections. Thanks for posting this. When all the rage regarding Bush/Rather AWOL scandal hit the internets, we all suddenly became experts on typewriters, kerning, and other esoteric areas relevant only to the situation at hand. Count me in for $100 bucks and ten hours of research towards finding out who this guy is. Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us I can't imagine any tie to Pope. Those guys aren't this stupid, are they? Sure someone's drinking their kool-aid, but this isn't their style. I honestly think it's some wanna be Puppet who's fired up by the Foley Follies and couldn't get tenure somewhere. Which might make him even more scary. PS Jane is definitely a rock star. We hadn't even thought about calling the police. Should we? Police I don't think it rises to the level of a crime, and there's no intent to pursue any further encounters. You've become a very public person revealing the damning facts about Art's Puppetshow for ages now. It's weird that you bot some hate mail, but not that weird. Did this person find your address on their own, or was is given to them by someone else? Someone tell me what to do. I think there's the off chance we might find the writer, and then there's the very off chance that the writer has a relationship to Art Pope's apparatus. Ideally, the writer will see this comment thread and simply identify herself. Simply own his/her words. Am I making too much of this? Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us confusion the letter was to A's wife, who wrote the letter to the N&O and who teaches sex & the media at UNC. So, while it could be revenge at A or aimed at A, there is also a good chance it is just a nutbag that lashes out. As for the how, if she signed the LTE and gave her position at UNC, it would be really easy to track her down. CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog. Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over. -me This is right. Thanks for 'splainin' me, Robert. :) Ed Cone, Do y'all have a working relationship with him? Or, what about someone over at the N&O. I think this kind of hatred needs to be addressed. The DTH? I agree with SH that we should consider finding out who did this if possible. At least find out the postoffice of origin and write a letter to the citizens that use that site. CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog. Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over. -me Ran it up at Kos. What the hell. Feels like there might be safety in numbers. Link says it has been moved or deleted I have web space if we need it. Photobucket is owned by Republicans I think. :)Click on the hat to see all Citizen Journalist files *************************** Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own. Try again I have noticed that some browsers have problems with image files with a hyphen in the file name. A, have you checked the post mark? Because there is no threat in this letter, the police will probably do nothing. Keep the letter on file. This sort of sounds like a certain vermin we know....maybe even Aw Shucks. Absolutely republican scare and intimidation tactics at their worse! Cowards like this love to brag, could even be a colleague, just be vigilant! They will probably reveal themselves eventually. They are probably reading your comments about it at BlueNC, while they chuckle about the control they have over you/us. Don't know if we could trace it, don't know if the po could. But it's a damn good representation of how low that party stoops when they feel they are loosing control! No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. Sex fanatasies with children I know several people and about many more people who engage in "sex fanatasies with children" and I can't think of one of them who doesn't call themselves conservative and Republican. This one, if you will recall, involved high-level Reagan/Bush folk. “All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” So enjoy the Drama. Return to sender This person is so wound up they merge the title of Moore's movie (Fahrenheit 9/11) and Bradbury's book (Fahrenheit 451). I had some hate mail in school once. I figured out who it came from but it didn't make sense until I figured out who manipulated that person into writing it. A teacher read it out loud at my request and I never had any more trouble even though no names were revealed. This kind of thing leaves a bad taste but it's a desparate cry for help from someone who can't abide the tidal rhythms of the democratic process. -A- I wouldn't worry about it unless Mrs. -A- continues to get letters and they become threatening. It's a little disturbing that a non-return addressed letter was delivered, after the anthrax attacks a few years ago, the USPS is not supposed to deliver those letters. File the letter. Keep your eyes open. If you notice anything strange, call the police. Thomas S. Brockwww.brocknet.netwww.brocknet.net/WordPress/ OnslowCountyPolitics@gmail.comhttp://onslowcountypolitics.brocknet.net Thomas What have YOU done today to make the world a better place? Hi Thomas! Been missing you. Thanks for the good advice. Sorry for the Absence, Between illness and a 6 year old girl's birthday party, I've been a little pre-occupied. Since this is an open thread, I'll go ahead and toss this in... I spoke with Glenn Downs, Congressman Jones, Jr's Chief of Staff in Washington today. The topic, of course, was Mr. Foley's antics and the leadership's performance. Mr. Downs said that Jones, Jr. hasn't made an official statement but he's pretty shocked (as I imagine a lot of the members of Congress should be. He mentioned that Mr. Foley's attempt at using alcoholism as an excuse is pretty lame and not reasonable. He also said that they were reserving judgement on the leadership's lack of pre-emptive action. He did say that if the investigation reveals that Hastert, Reynolds or Shimkus knew about the worst of the emails and instant messages that Congressman Jones would demand their resignation. Gosh, I hope that last bit doesn't get out onto the internets... Thomas S. Brockwww.brocknet.netwww.brocknet.net/WordPress/ OnslowCountyPolitics@gmail.comhttp://onslowcountypolitics.brocknet.net Thomas What have YOU done today to make the world a better place? Jone's is already speaking out. Can't remember where I saw it . . . Wapo or NYT . . . but it was a pretty strong statement. Hmmm... I just Googled, searched WaPo and the NYT...Didn't find anything. If you see it again, please send a link :) Thomas S. Brockwww.brocknet.netwww.brocknet.net/WordPress/ OnslowCountyPolitics@gmail.comhttp://onslowcountypolitics.brocknet.net Thomas What have YOU done today to make the world a better place? Here it is. Scroll down a bit. Thanks! n/t Thomas S. Brockwww.brocknet.netwww.brocknet.net/WordPress/ OnslowCountyPolitics@gmail.comhttp://onslowcountypolitics.brocknet.net Thomas What have YOU done today to make the world a better place? A great and inspiring diary up at Daily Kos about the end of an error. Definitely worth the read. A PS All is well. What a nutcase I'm just speechless.....and you all know it takes a lot to render me speechless. What a friggin' nutcase.Click on the hat to see all Citizen Journalist files *************************** Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own. You know you're in deep doo-doo when even George Will thinks you're a moron. George Will may be conservative, but he's consistent, at least. He's never struck me as a neo-con political hack/shill like Ann Coulter. He's educated and erudite, and his columns in Newsweek aren't full of groundless accusations and mudflinging. He seems more of a conservative in the older sense: small government. I find myself agreeing with his conclusions on occasion -- that GWB isn't a conservative president, for example. And I'm surprised. "OMG, I'm agreeing with *george will.* Help?" Wow I'm very impressed with Mrs. A and Mr. A's bravery. Posting this kind of crap online for the record is important. Putting your private life out there is hard. But these are desperate times. Be safe and know we're proud of you both. FIGHT!