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RIP Jon Swift

Found this during a google search for something..don’t remember what exactly. I have missed Jon Swift and wondered what was up with his lack of blogging over the last year. From the FireDogLake link:

Jon Swift’s mother broke the news to us in the only way she knew how to: Buried deeply in the comments section of her son’s last, tragically brief post on the death of another friend. In it, she said,

 I don’t know how else to tell you all who love this blog. I am Jon Swift’s Mom and I guess I’m going to OUT him. He was Al Weisel, my beloved son. Al was on his way to his father’s funeral in VA when he suffered 2 aortic aneurysms, a leaky aortic valve and an aortic artery dissection from his heart to his pelvis. He had 3 major surgeries within 24 hours and sometime during those surgeries also suffered a severe stroke. We, his 2 sisters, his brother, his partner and his best friend since he was 9 years old were with him as he took his last breath. We have all lost a shining start who warmed our hearts, tormented us and made us laugh as he giggled at our pulling something over on us. He passed away on February 27, 2010. My beloved child will live on in so many hearts. I miss him more than I can say. If you are on Facebook, go to organizations and join “Friends of Al Weisel, Unite!” It will give you just a taste of how special he was. Farewell, Jon (Al)

He always answered emails I sent him, and occasionally put in a good word for my blog with the ‘big blogs’, thus getting a post of mine linked to by the big guns in the blogosphere. He was a good human and a great blogger. His humor was magnificent and usually the rightwing nutters that happened onto his site never got ‘the joke’, thinking he was truly a neocon…which of course couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Here is a personal blog post from a close friend..it contains more information on Jon/Al and explains why some of us really loved him and his humor.

My heart is heavy today..You will be missed Jon… ;(

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Update your bookmarks people!!!

My bud, Big Fella, has his own domain now for his blog. Please update your bookmarks…and if you don’t have him bookmarked..shame on you!

http://thebfdblog.com

He is a man on a mission..his mission..making the world aware of PTSD and the bullshittery of the Bush administration among other things. 🙂 He also writes at Sirens Chronicles!

Check her out…

I don’t get by Dizzy’s blog enough. Hell, I barely have time to visit ANY blogs anymore, with starting up Sirens Chronicles and all..its hard work keeping 10 women happy and writing..lemme tell ya, not to mention when site problems arise w/the template I want to stick my head in the toilet and flush..

But Dizzy is a good person with a lot on her plate..and she don’t bitch about it..you know I would for the love of Pete..but this isn’t about moi. Dizzy is an Army wife that homeschools her two youngest children. She is sassy, funny and sometimes..very good at ripping someone a new asshole.

She’s my kinda women. She has a good outlook on life and the bullshit that comes with it.

So..what are you waiting for? Go check her out, we don’t have enough good people like her around in our lives.