Saturday, February 21, 2015

Farewell NMC.

Damn, this hurts. Tom Freeland, the blogger known as NMissCommentor, died. The cause of death is said to be post-surgery complications. Despite our online ribbing of each other, he was a friend of this website and helped quite a bit over the years. He will be missed very much.  

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Anonymous said...

Sad news........I enjoyed reading his blog.

Anonymous said...

Very sad and indeed shocking news. I enjoyed especially reading his insightful commentary during the court proceedings over the McDaniel election challenge.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed his blog. Prayers and hugs.

randywallace said...

Sad sad news. Hate to hear that. He was a good fellow. So hate to hear of his demise.

Anonymous said...

Man, this sucks. Did not know him personally but read and enjoyed his blog immensely.

Anonymous said...

What a shock, he was a great guy.

Anonymous said...

Sad news. Prayers for his friends and family

Anonymous said...

What happened?

KaptKangaroo said...

Safe travels Tom. You will be missed.


Anonymous said...

Don't know if it has anything relevant, but he had been posting fewer and farther apart on his blog. I had wondered if health problems were a factor in that. His blog was very interesting during the Scruggs scandals; the Barbour pardons and subsequent lawsuit; and the McDaniel circus.

Jim Craig said...

I knew Tom as a friend, lawyer and blogger. He loved Mississippi: its music, food, and political heroism, and was himself an example of the best the state has to offer. Like many of you, I miss his insight and humor already. Goodbye, old friend.

Anonymous said...

Oxford Citizen on Freeland passing.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Happy trials, NMC, from your old pal, Floyd Pink.

Anonymous said...

I loved his travels down the back roads he often blogged about. He loved to try out the local cuisine when ever he could from no where to New Orleans. I often wondered if he attended the Dickie and Diane Scruggs residence open house that was actually a fundraiser for Ole Ms. He knew more about the Scruggs than most. RIP Tom.

Anonymous said...

One of the three great and prodigious Mississippi bloggers who didn't run away and hide from active reader commentary. The loss of his voice and reader dialog creates a great disturbance in the force of Mississippi free speech.

Time to put up and fill the void Anderson.


-- The other two are Kingfish and Handshoe --

Anonymous said...

This is a huge loss to the blogging community, the legal community, and Mississippi as a whole. NMC was smart, thoughtful, interesting and his blog was a joy to read. I didn't always agree with him but he was an example of the best in our state. He will be greatly missed.

Charlie Ali said...

Tom was very generous as a blogger to intellectual freedom and political sentiments. He came from an ancient planter family, but he was not proud. Peace be upon his soul if he was of Christ.

Anonymous said...

A shocking loss. What a terrible shame if his complications were in any way HA-MRSA related. God rest his soul.

Anonymous said...

Sam Hall pays more attention to Alan Lange than anyone else in Mississippi besides Frank Corder.

Anonymous said...

Tom's watermark in blogging will not soon fade. He will be missed.

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