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Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now

Posted on | November 6, 2013 | 49 Comments

Jackie Wellfonder explains how some wretched young scoundrel evidently tried to blackmail Jeff Quinton in a fight that began over a 2014 Republican primary in Maryland. This is unacceptable.

Jeff Quinton is one of my oldest friends in online politics. I knew Jeff via the Internet for more than a decade before I ever met him in person in 2006 and, basically, Jeff was a blogger before anybody had ever thought of the word “blogger.” His extensive experience in South Carolina Republican politics has made him a valuable resource (Jeff could tell you everything he knows, but then he’d have to kill you) and he was getting links from Michelle Malkin and Instapundit way back in the misty dawn of the conservative blogosphere.

That anyone would try to smear a guy like Jeff — a married Catholic with a year-old baby daughter — is as evil as it is foolish. Jeff has too many friends who owe him favors. We’ve got his back.

Please go hit Jeff’s tip jar now — I just did.

 

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49 Responses to “Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now”

  1. CHideout
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now: Jackie Wellfonder explains how some wretched young scoundrel evidently tried … http://t.co/cTDEeAnsPR

  2. jwbrown1969
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now: Jackie Wellfonder explains how some wretched young scoundrel evidently tried … http://t.co/xlI0cWFg89

  3. Lockestep1776
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now: Jackie Wellfonder explains how some wretched young scoundrel evidently tried … http://t.co/RnaVEE3Lky

  4. Resista38176897
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now: Jackie Wellfonder explains how some wretched young scoundrel evidently tried … http://t.co/HMwrUXUUZG

  5. Citzcom
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now: Jackie Wellfonder explains how some wretched young scoundrel evidently tried … http://t.co/fV0paRorIN

  6. rsmccain
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

    > @JeffQuinton “is one of my oldest friends in online politics.” http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok | | @AmPowerBlog @Wellfonder @ali @DaTechGuyblog

  7. Wellfonder
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    RT @rsmccain: > @JeffQuinton “is one of my oldest friends in online politics.” http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok | | @AmPowerBlog @Wellfonder @ali @Da…

  8. rsmccain
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    RALLY ON @JeffQuinton! HIT HIS TIP JAR, NOW! http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok #prolife #tcot

  9. Wellfonder
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

    LOVE me some @rsmccain! The #JustABlogger family protects our own! We got your back @JeffQuinton! http://t.co/tvZSPjAESD

  10. vermontaigne
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    RT @rsmccain: RALLY ON @JeffQuinton! HIT HIS TIP JAR, NOW! http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok #prolife #tcot

  11. rsmccain
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    [email protected] < a blogger before anybody had ever thought of the word blogger http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok PLZ RT @LadyLiberty1885 @sistertoldjah

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  13. rsmccain
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

    RT @Wellfonder: LOVE me some @rsmccain! The #JustABlogger family protects our own! We got your back @JeffQuinton! http://t.co/tvZSPjAESD

  14. billmurphy
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    RT @rsmccain: [email protected] < a blogger before anybody had ever thought of the word blogger http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok PLZ RT @LadyLiberty1885 …

  15. Jeanette_Runyon
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now http://t.co/x5LlaU2nAe

  16. AmPowerBlog
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    RT @rsmccain: > @JeffQuinton “is one of my oldest friends in online politics.” http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok | | @AmPowerBlog @Wellfonder @ali @Da…

  17. southsalem
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    RT @rsmccain: [email protected] < a blogger before anybody had ever thought of the word blogger http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok PLZ RT @LadyLiberty1885 …

  18. southsalem
    November 6th, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    RT @Wellfonder: LOVE me some @rsmccain! The #JustABlogger family protects our own! We got your back @JeffQuinton! http://t.co/tvZSPjAESD

  19. sistertoldjah
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    Via @rsmccain –> Please Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now – some delusional dirtbag is trying to blackmail him. Jerk! http://t.co/iCg1w7d2uC

  20. conservativelez
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    RT @rsmccain: RALLY ON @JeffQuinton! HIT HIS TIP JAR, NOW! http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok #prolife #tcot

  21. thatMrGguy
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now http://t.co/TjOtskxlRk

  22. Wellfonder
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    RT @sistertoldjah: Via @rsmccain –> Please Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now – some delusional dirtbag is trying to blackmail him. Jerk! htt…

  23. rsmccain
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    RT @sistertoldjah: Via @rsmccain –> Please Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now – some delusional dirtbag is trying to blackmail him. Jerk! htt…

  24. vermontaigne
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    RT @sistertoldjah: Via @rsmccain –> Please Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now – some delusional dirtbag is trying to blackmail him. Jerk! htt…

  25. Ali A. Akbar
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    Yeah: Game. On.

  26. Mike G.
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    It’s only gonna get worse as we get closer to the 2014 elections and beyond.

  27. BeccaJLower
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

    RT @Wellfonder: LOVE me some @rsmccain! The #JustABlogger family protects our own! We got your back @JeffQuinton! http://t.co/tvZSPjAESD

  28. MarkNewgent
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    RT @sistertoldjah: Via @rsmccain –> Please Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now – some delusional dirtbag is trying to blackmail him. Jerk! htt…

  29. jslconsulting
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    RT @Wellfonder: LOVE me some @rsmccain! The #JustABlogger family protects our own! We got your back @JeffQuinton! http://t.co/tvZSPjAESD

  30. jslconsulting
    November 6th, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    RT @rsmccain: RALLY ON @JeffQuinton! HIT HIS TIP JAR, NOW! http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok #prolife #tcot

  31. loritootle
    November 7th, 2013 @ 12:01 am

    RT @rsmccain: RALLY ON @JeffQuinton! HIT HIS TIP JAR, NOW! http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok #prolife #tcot

  32. loritootle
    November 7th, 2013 @ 12:01 am

    RT @rsmccain: [email protected] < a blogger before anybody had ever thought of the word blogger http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok PLZ RT @LadyLiberty1885 …

  33. jimmiebjr
    November 7th, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now : The Other McCain http://t.co/AckaciXnAC

  34. Augieboy
    November 7th, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    RT @jimmiebjr: Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now : The Other McCain http://t.co/AckaciXnAC

  35. loritootle
    November 7th, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    RT @sistertoldjah: Via @rsmccain –> Please Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now – some delusional dirtbag is trying to blackmail him. Jerk! htt…

  36. DanRiehl
    November 7th, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now http://t.co/Z4h3mKgeWL

  37. Finrod Felagund
    November 7th, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    As the saying goes, it’s darkest just before the dawn.

  38. ChandlersGhost
    November 7th, 2013 @ 1:56 am

    Or before everything goes black.

  39. Adjoran
    November 7th, 2013 @ 2:05 am

    So exactly how is this anonymous threat related to the Lollar campaign? Wellfonder makes that overt claim.

    There is a Lollar staffer or volunteer who is a student at UMBC, and the threat was apparently traced to a UMBC computer. There are over 13,000 students at UMBC, over 800 faculty and nearly 1200 staff members. So from the start you have over 15,000 people who might have had access, more if the computer was in the library or other public access location.

    All of which would certainly favor contacting the university and complaining, and perhaps finding out where the given IP is located and who might have access to it. If this is all the evidence he has, it hardly justifies naming the student he suspects.

  40. Jason Boisvert
    November 7th, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    Quinton actually did the same thing to me, over minor charges, simply because I’m affiliated with the Lollar campaign. (You’ve never heard of me because I’m a nobody)

    I, myself, was about to start digging into his past.

    I’m sorry (and I am, no sarcasm, you’re kicking BK’s ass all across the Internet), Mr. McCain, but your friend is a bully.

  41. Wellfonder
    November 7th, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    RT @jimmiebjr: Hit @JeffQuinton’s Tip Jar, Now : The Other McCain http://t.co/AckaciXnAC

  42. DaTechGuyblog
    November 7th, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    RT @rsmccain: > @JeffQuinton “is one of my oldest friends in online politics.” http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok | | @AmPowerBlog @Wellfonder @ali @Da…

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  44. LadyLiberty1885
    November 7th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    RT @rsmccain: [email protected] < a blogger before anybody had ever thought of the word blogger http://t.co/UX3PQjQvok PLZ RT @LadyLiberty1885 …

  45. Jackie Wellfonder
    November 7th, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    To anyone reading Mr. Boisvert’s comment, please read Quinton’s reply to this ridiculous accusation on my blog. Jeff did no such thing.

  46. Jackie Wellfonder
    November 7th, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Adjoran, Jeff details what happened in his post, you can read it there.

  47. Jackie Wellfonder
    November 7th, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    Thank you again for posting this Stacy. Much appreciated. We protect our own.

  48. Adjoran
    November 8th, 2013 @ 4:43 am

    I read his post. He says outright he has no evidence other than what I stated. For all he knows another Lollar supporter goes to UMBC and posted that crap completely unbeknownst to the fellow he names.

    I’m all for outing and prosecuting those who attempt blackmail, but suspicions are not proof.

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