Why the name JackpineRadicals?

Jim Peterson (aka JackpineRadical) was an incredible man. A Vietnam war Veteran injured in the line of duty, fully disabled, he became a therapist for Veterans. He was a clinical psychologist who spent a good deal of his life working with people charged with crimes and those convicted in prison. 

He fought the good fight day in and day out. He was reasonable, funny, intelligent and as helpful as anyone can be. He posted on DU and Daily Kos for over a decade, had his own blog, was followed and loved by everyone who knew him. And we did know him, even if only online.