Originally Posted by nyjunc
http://news.yahoo.com/gay-pride-rall...125900788.htmlThousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with stinging nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there.
Police in Tbilisi guarded several dozen gay activists and bused them out of the city center shortly after they arrived at the gathering. Those occupying the street held posters reading "We don't need Sodom and Gomorrah!" and "Democracy does not equal immorality!"
Police, however, failed to prevent scuffles, which resulted in 16 people getting injured, the ambulance service said.
So I've been doing some research on prisons and the prison system in general, and I just ran across the forum prisontalk (because of course, there's a prisontalk). I guess I expected a bunch of true crime hounds mixed with some pro and anti death penalty people.
But no. It's women. All women. Mods, administrators, posters. And they're ****ing bananas, all of 'em (figuratively and literally, now that I think about it).
A sample thread: http://www.prisontalk.com/showthread.php?t=69114
I mean, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I've read about this ****. I've seen Werner Herzog's documentary Into the Abyss. But still, to see this post and know that this person lives...
My goodness. I honestly believe if we had every woman who met and married a man who was in prison switch places with a death row psychopath... the insanity quotient of the general population would not move an inch. Not a micron.Sorry Dan, I feel your pain but I'm very happily married to a federal inmate. As a matter of fact, I met him there and we've been married for 2 1/2 years! He is the center of my universe and I'm praying that LERA and/or H.R. 4036 are/is passed!!!
Here's another one, not atypical for the thread (which I'm still as of this post reading):
Am I the one who's dumb... for being floored by this ****? I must be. That's the only explanation. Because I truly can't fathom the kind of person whose empathy goes out only to someone who is clearly a murderer and then throws pity parties for themselves, presumably for being dumb enough to marry a dumbass one shot cockhitler before his 18th birthday! Your window to make a bad decision there was very small! Yet you found it! Congrats!I have been affected every day for 13 years ... and I have LIFE w/o parole to go. I throw many pitty parties but the one who really suffers is my husband. Every day since his arrest (one month after his 18th birthday) he has had to wake up knowing his life was over. I can't imagine that. I am asked every day why I stay. How can I leave? I wouldn't leave my dog alone to deal with this.
There are some remote possibilities ... Blakely and parole (if they change the exemption for life w/o parole). I'm not counting on these because there have been things in the past 13 years that have come and gone. The crush that comes after that let-down is too much for me to go through again so I just wait and see. I don't get excited about anything anymore. I almost lost control over the Blakely thing but my husband was kind enough to burst my bubble before too much damage was done. :-)
Overall, I'm bitter and angry and it gets worse every year. Thanks for listening.
At least he got locked up before he managed to figure out how dicks and vags work enough to bring a baby into the situation. Not so with many of the posters in that thread, bemoaning the fact their husbands won't see their kids grow up nevermind the people who's kids or parents or friends don't get a chance to live at all.
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