…as I said at the time, the shootings were an atrocity, free speech should be sacrosanct, but I don’t have to be a supporter of Charlie Hebdo. Here’s their “oh so clever” view of the refugee drownings.
Who are the adult human beings who think this is funny? Who are the people who pay money for this?
Turns out some folks started a Twitter #MariaWStewart a while back. Shall we bring it back to life? Add your favorite quotes, your thoughts, research discoveries. Other ideas, suggestions? And maybe we can also get enough people in on the search to actually find a documented picture of her!
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Churchgoer Tries to Hide Gun After Accidentally Shooting
AS if getting up out of the damn grave weren’t hard enough, some “Christian” follower shows up with this thing! WWJD?
“Hallelujah! He has risen!
WTF?! Who are these people who see this as *necessary* legislation? I’m beginning to think there is a mass rightwing mania of some sort. Dare I say it– a sort of Christian death cult? Their own toddlers are already shooting themselves and their parents. Now adults can bypass training, even licenses (!), and just walk around armed to the damned teeth.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is bleeping insane. I find myself trying to read these faces. What is going on in their minds? Am I encountering people every day who think this way?
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It really is sad to imagine the world henceforth without the great journalist, activist, thinker, teacher, filmmaker, writer, blogger, TV producer — on and on.
He was brilliant, fearless, kind, funny, generous. A man in full — devoted father and reliable friend. I had the privilege of being interviewed by him a couple of times, mostly in connection with Free South Africa work. But I remember his early days back to WBCN in Boston.
He was a force for integrity, fairness, human rights, and justice every moment of his life. And he had a lot more living, working and dancing to do.
I have a hard time getting beyond the awful fear Martese Johnson must have endured. How many of us have said “Thank God they didn’t kill him”?
He was guilty of nothing. He was across the way from his campus, but from the moment they smashed his face into the pavement, he knew with certainty that his life could end there. And that the officers could make up any story they wanted to explain why they had to kill him — or how he brought about his own death.
It appears to me that this picture shows his ankles shackled: