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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:35 PM

You know, when Andy Stephenson death was hastened by the hold up of funds to his paypal

account it really pissed me off, to think that George Zimmerman is now receiving funds to offset his living and legal bills and
that money comes so freely for an act of calculated fear.....
Andy was still so brave until the end

sometimes justice is never served in the manner deserved

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:42 PM

1. A rather depressing comparison but yes. Sometimes justice gets very screwed up.

Totally forgot about that part- boy that sure feels like it was a million years ago. Ah sweet Andy. And Ballot. Sigh.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:59 PM

2. I remember that. Many of us tried to help when the bullshit delayed help.

I don't see what it is that people admire about a killer.

I also don't understand the attacks on Andy (who tried to help clean up elections) that were so nasty and vehement, even on DU.

Lately I have decided that most people suck, and those that don't are attacked for not sucking.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:37 PM

4. This is about bullyism. Bob Altemeyer calls them authoritarians, I call them bullies.

Some think bullies are the Dick Cheney's, but there are more follower bullies. The leader bullies would be nothing without followers. All bullies are cowards.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:25 PM

3. I won't have a paypal account because of the absolutely heinous bullshit done to Andy. nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:26 PM

10. I won't either. nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:28 PM

12. it wasn't Paypal that went after Andy.

It was Fred Grady and his thugs.

Paypal was used and abused by thugs.

Someone probably could do the same thing to Zimmerman's account. Especially considering the fact that the family apparently lied to the judge about George's finances, not mentioning the donations.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:56 PM

13. I never knew Andy, but just hearing his story makes me furious that people with nothing

better to do than cause sh* would purposefully hamper the desperate fight for life for a man who obviously was very loved and had much to offer. Those people are the scum of the earth. I can't believe they even belong to the same species.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #13)

Tue May 1, 2012, 12:48 AM

16. thanks Polly, It was a very sad chapter for DU at the time

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Response to grasswire (Reply #12)

Wed May 2, 2012, 12:48 AM

18. I consider them complicit. nt

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:09 PM

5. Andy called me from outside of Johns Hopkins

to give me info on Sequoia Advantage voting machines, while he was hanging out trying to get a room.

Actually pacing on the sidewalk talking on his cell......

I have a Andy Stephenson for Secretary of State button, LOL. PRICELESS !

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Response to FogerRox (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:26 PM

6. +1000

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Response to FogerRox (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:35 PM

7. I have one of those too!

...it is precious to me. Were you at his wake? I was there and hung out with Andy's partner, Will and others. It was one of the most sad/funny wakes I have ever been to.

Yesterday I was at the local caucus and missing Andy as he had the BEST political gossip EVEH. He and I used to go outside and smoke and he would make me giggle about all the dirt with the political dog and pony shows going on. He would make it all sound so absurd and ridiculous we would be snorting we would laugh so hard.

While it is always good to be with other Dems, yesterday did not even come CLOSE to what I used learn from him. Oh I loved that guy!

Cat in Seattle

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Response to mntleo2 (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:50 PM

14. No I'm in NJ, didnt get out for the wake.

And its funny I dont remember who sent me the button, but to me it represents the old ER group 7 yrs ago, and is an irreplaceable momento.

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Response to FogerRox (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:04 AM

11. I still have four of them

Wouldn't give them up for the world.

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Response to eridani (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:53 PM

15. Exactly, I have a McGovern button, RFK, and some other more recent political buttons

but Andys is right up there.

Those the days, eh, the ER group here @ DU.

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Response to FogerRox (Reply #15)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:05 AM

17. And mu 1972 bumperstickers.

Don't change Dicks in the middle of a screw
Vote Nixon in '72.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:00 PM

8. The justice system in this country is rotten to the core...along with half of the people.

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Response to Demonaut (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:53 PM

9. yup...sometimes it seems that way but....

we remember andy because we loved him and loved him what he was doing.

his justice is our remembering him as a just man who thought not of himself but of others.

in the case of george and the woman that we will not speak of, justice has been served.

they will live the rest of their lives with a coal black shadow following them till the day they die....

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