Before getting on to lesser unimportant things I just want to extend the sympathies of my entire family to Jane at Firedoglake on the passing of her mother. In conversations that I have had with Jane the topic of her mother came up several times and I was always struck, not only by her affection for her mother, but by the pride and respect that she had for her. You don’t hear too much of that when people are discussing their parents.
Jane’s mom must have been a hell of a woman because she raised a hell of a daughter. I think we will all miss her in some way.