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Thursday, July 30, 2015

cue elton john - goodbye firedoglake

jane is calling it quits

jane hamsher was an early supporter of this blog, and we of hers.  jane and skippy shared some intense political discussions over a couple of lunches back in the jurassic period of blogging, and she was always there when we needed her.

we remember when we attended the first netroots nation (back when it was called yearly kos).  aside from the marvelous firedoglake breakfast that jane and her staff hosted for attendees who wished to eat that day, jane was on a panel of speakers in the main hall.  she was gracious enough to allow skippy to get past the bouncer who was making sure no hoi-polloi approached the likes of glenn greenwald (less they make him defend his aburdities in person) and chat nicely with her for a few before the program began.  that's how much of a mensch jane is.

we were honored to have a few articles published at firedoglake.  and tho it had its detractors, no one can deny its importance and the influence that blog had on the tenor and direction of discussions in blogtopia, and yes, we coined that phrase.

we wish nothing but the best for jane in the next chapter of her life.
posted by skippy at 11:05 AM |

1 Comments:

I have to agree. I used to read her blog, alot, back in 2006, when I was still rooting for the Democrats.

Dang... time moves on... :-(
commented by Blogger Patrick Adkins, 5:42 PM PDT  

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