This is the threatening letter link:
And here is a link to comments at Althouse:
The man in question is, it seems, Jim Shankman. Photos, links, and info here;
At the Althouse link, commenter Jane, 3/17/11 8:01 PM, writes: "The letter writer's mother is the Dean of the College at Benedictine College."
Her son, the letter writer, is now crying about being picked on. You can follow as you like. The point I hope to make is that this fellow, Jim Shankman, is a goofy loser who has suddenly become known in certain circles as a -- goofy looser. What about his mother? How must she feel? She's obviously successful at her career, which must be some compensation for having a goofy loser of a kid.
Benedictine College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts school that provides instruction to nearly 1,200 students. It offers bachelor's degrees in nearly 40 major fields, as well as three graduate degree programs. The school's Atchison, Kansas campus overlooks the Missouri River. The college, which opened its doors in 1859, is sponsored by brothers and sisters of the Benedictine monastic order.
VP and Dean of the College: Kimberly C. Shankman
Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/
But I feel sorry for this lady. If I had a mother, I'd want her to feel something other than humiliation at my antics. I'd feel better if she could hold up her head when she went to work at the salt mine, everyone knowing she's the mother of the worst "mother" in the world, someone no one laughs at. I'd feel better if my mother were the Mother of Stalin. I'd be kind of sick of myself if I were just a goofy loser. But, as I note, I don't have a mother, so it could well be that I won't make the extra effort to redeem myself in anyone's eyes. Even so, I would hope never to be such a goof as this guy above.
I like to think that in some small way this is helpful.
More on the goofy Wisconsin loser who threatened blogger Althouse.by Dan Riehl
Shankman is currently unemployed, claims to not be a member of a union and says he most often works as a dishwasher when employed. He insists that he does not advocate for violence and in some ways sought to distance himself from his “manifesto,” while also acknowledging authorship. He says he’s done with the issue and was simply giving voice to thoughts and rhetoric he “regularly hears in the street.”
Up-date with some comments from Althouse:
William said... As slackers go, he [Shankman] sets new depths for underachievement. Pressing thirty and a dilettante dishwasher....
3/18/11 11:11 AM