Jim Henley Needs a Hand by John Cole| May 7, 20144:39 pm| 20 CommentsThis post is in: Excellent LinksFacebookTweetEmailHe’s a good guy, so if you feel the urge to help, do so.
I always heard Charlie McCarthy was a good guy.
Jenny McCarthy, on the other hand…
@catclub: Cue the speculation on the shadowy Edgar John Bergen of the rabid Interwebs!
@Xantar: How about her cousin, Melissa, instead?
I always had you pegged as a RINGO.
henley has actually stopped accepting donations, but good on JC for trying.
I went on the link and found this note from Jim:
“Updated posted by Jim Henley 17 hours ago
Everyone, I am supremely grateful. At not quite $4K I must surely now be good for any conceivable consultation expenses plus transportation to and from Chicago for my wife and me. So I am closing the campaign. That this all happened in less than 12 hours touches me. Whatever happens, that this mattered so much to so many of you will remain with me.”
For all you other “objectively despicable people” from BJ and LGM who beat me to it, my hat is off to you, my fellow McCarthyites.
Eugene, also, too.
OMG. May this gamble pay off for him.
Is he the Muppet guy or the one from the Eagles?
I have a bit of a grudge against that Eugene guy from before he worked to get Nixon elected – that second thing did not endear him to me any more.
I hope this works for Jim.
Damn it, I couldn’t contribute, but great to hear that he hit his goal. Henley really is one of the good guys and I hope he gets this treatment and it works for him.
Villago Delenda Est
Yes, what this country really needs are more “objectively despicable people” like these. And fewer whining babies like the whining baby who shall not be named.
Sorry to go OT but I’ve been on the go in my role as caregiver for my dad and am sort of out of the loop. I’ve been glancing at my phone and see there’s some kind of kerfuffle involved Freddie DeBoer. Is there some summary of what happened? Could someone link if something’s already been written? I have no idea what the whole thing is about.
I don’t know why I should , but I’m always amazed at how kind and generous people can be, just at the drop of a hat, for someone who could be a total stranger. People really do want to help others when they can, and good on the Interwebs for making this easier.
It’s Freddie. People are still wading through the jargon to try and figure out why his panties got twisted. Once someone figures it out, we’ll let you know, but right now it’s “something something Donald Sterling liberals are the real racists.”
@Roger Moore: Clean 4 Cole?
@Mnemosyne: Thanks. I saw John Cole’s post and thought there had to be more to the story. Liberals are the real racists. Good to know.
Villago Delenda Est
@Violet: DougJ trolled Freddie in a way that no one with more than four operating synapses can discern.
Well, we are, of course, but that’s not what Freddie was on about. (Disclaimer: it’s somewhat difficult to parse out what Freddie’s really saying, because he seems to use 47.8 words when 3 well-chosen words would cover it. If Leo deBoer wrote War and Peace, it would be longer than Encyclopedia Brittanica, without saying as much as “Dick and Jane.” But I digress.)
Freddie was attempting to claim that liberals less-pure-than-he are for free speech, except when it says things we don’t like. His examples were Eich and Sterling, and how liberals hounded those poor, persecuted SOBs out of their jobs, or some such.
Macbeth and Faulkner had him pegged pretty damn well.
ETA: Also, since I know you want to be aware of all Intertoobz traditions: the commenters here, and at LGM, are all “objectively despicable” people, according to the thin-skinned Mr. deBoer. In my case, he wuz right, but he obviously doesn’t know you.