True Crime Has Gone Tits Up

I’ve blogged about true crime for years and have watched with much dismay, as those who follow cases have become increasingly more aggressive in how they “follow” cases.  There aren’t many of us left who still write about true crime or follow them from the sidelines.  For me, it’s become a chore to get involved with (as in blogging) about some of the cases, and the high profile ones I tend to avoid because of the rabid followers.  Long gone are the days of civil discussion.  Today “discussing” the case means victim blaming, harassing grieving families, stalking and harassing commenters who have a different opinion than the crime groupies.  It’s very disheartening, and probably one of the reasons that I haven’t blogged much for awhile.  I ask myself if the aggravation of dealing with these folks is worth it, and most of the time it isn’t.  I’ve even thought that … Continue reading →

Meadow Bridge High School

I realize I haven’t really been blogging that much here, and most of it is because I’ve been busy and/or having massive writer’s block or…just don’t have it in me to be passionate about some of the crazy stuff going on in our world, but something was brought to my attention the other day on Facebook and I wanted to share this story for a few reasons.  One, because I really don’t talk much about my past and two because I am proud of my hometown and the drive and determination of what amounts to a little mountain town in the hills of Southern West Virginia. In 2010, the population was 379.  It’s very small but very laid out geographically because it’s country.  And when I say country I mean one gas station and the nearest grocery store is almost an hours drive or more.  It’s rugged but beautiful, and … Continue reading →

“I thought it was funny”

Beckley, West Virginia police had been trying to identify the person who recorded a vicious fight and posted it to Facebook.  After identifying  him as Timothy Gibbs, local news WVNS spoke with him to ask why he would record the fight and not intervene. ” I mean, what do they expect me to do? I was just sitting there waiting on the bus, I seen the fight, I thought it was funny. There’s a lot of fight videos on Facebook, I don’t see why everybody is on my case now.” Beckley, Bluefield Anyone who stands by and watches someone get his head stomped into the pavement is an asshole.  So, there’s your answer Timothy Gibbs.  You are an asshole and a coward. … Continue reading →

Battered Wife Needs Financial Assistance

A few months ago a woman contacted me on my Facebook page to reach out to me for help.  She is a victim of domestic violence and what broke my heart is the terror she felt for her pets.  She didn’t want to go into a shelter situation because she would not leave her pets behind.  Honestly, knowing how much I love my own pets – I could understand her desperation.  Given the choice what would you do when faced with shelter or the possibility of your pets being abused as well by leaving them behind? I reached out to some resources for her and hoped for the best.  She created an exit plan and has recently filed for divorce.  After being granted a restraining order against her husband, she appeared in court today and the Judge ordered her out of the house by May 8th.  Again, she is in … Continue reading →

Congress Wants to Sell Off Our U.S. Law to Foreign Investors…Stop TPP!

Next month is the anniversary of Fukushima…an ONGOING nuclear power plant disaster http://enenews.com/ that has harmed–and continues to harm–people in Japan and around the globe.Indeed, even our U.S. ‪#‎Navy‬ was poisoned by Fukushima http://enenews.com/?s=Navy. Today, the TPP trade deal may allow corporations to change laws so that we import tainted radioactive foods, without us knowing what is on our shelves https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152410410889431&set=gm.456720797805365&type=1&theater. TPP may also permit energy companies to sue nations for shutting down nuclear power plants (see 4 min. 14 sec. mark: http://youtu.be/FkOEFPxTN5I). TPP is a trade deal that allows corporations to EXTORT us. We will be bullied onto changing our laws or face national bankruptcy http://youtu.be/_ppKO9WX-Ec. These are just a FEW of the MANY horrors that TPP will exact upon us. TPP may overturn ANY local or national law…and will cause a loss of sovereignty in ALL 12 participating nations–the U.S. and Japan, included http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/conservatives-liberals-ag_b…. I URGE YOU TO … Continue reading →

Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women

Last year I was asked to contribute an essay to an anthology focusing on stories of the “breakup” of friendships between women.  We all know and talk about male/female breakups and the grieving process (or not) of those.  I am honored to be a part of this project. I wrote a piece about being betrayed by a friend because of my involvement in the Steubenville case.  There were others who turned their backs on me for whatever reasons, but this particular person was one that to this day I don’t understand, and honestly don’t think I ever will understand it. The essay is about the emotions of dealing with the betrayal and the  breaches of confidence that were used as leverage to either try to shame or humiliate me.  I don’t know…it’s still hard to dissect how the heck it even all started.  I usually don’t share personal information about … Continue reading →

Alleged Kicking Grounds for Suspension…but RAPE? PLAY BALL #STEUBENVILLE!!

Post by WTRF 7News. CAMERON –The Cameron High School community is questioning a controversial call made at a Friday night game that resulted in a senior football player being ejected from the game and suspended for two games, with one of those games being “Senior Night.”Senior Dalton Wood was ejected from the Cameron-Beallsville game after a referee accused him of kicking an opposing player who was laying on the ground. However, due to a video of the alleged incident circulating on social media, many say they fail to see the supposed kick. Making some residents even more upset is that there is no appeals process for ejections from games in West Virginia and Ohio. For starters, I’m not an avid football watcher but to me – it doesn’t look like a kick. What it looks like is that he was trying to push himself up by pushing his leg out … Continue reading →

Deborah Still Reaches for the Sky

Since being outed Deborah Still aka Jordan_Renee91 has pulled the “I was h4x0r3d” excuse and continues to dig her hole a little deeper on Twitter.  I am going to update this post and continue to post screenshots of all the Shrew Crew on the forum because it is important for people to realize that the kids behaved badly for a reason…the adults in their lives.  These people are bullies, liars, and victim blamers. She has already alerted her work but she’s “not Deb”.  She has no desire to make anyone jobless, but she and her crew of hateful pals have not only threatened to contact employers, identified employers of those who they disagree with and have tweeted to employers…BUT she is worried about her own conduct at her employer? REALLY?  It sure hasn’t stopped her from Tweeting to my business account or others and maligning me and my business.  In … Continue reading →

Welcome to Rapeville

I’m going to continue updating this throughout the day in an effort to highlight why people are so disgusted with residents of Steubenville, Ohio.  Read for yourself how some of the locals talk about this case.  Down right shameful. https://www.facebook.com/WTOV9/posts/10152155144916887 Jonta’ Lucas Mary Kay Tost  Valerie Hughes Reda Cornell Birden Mike Cunningham Sean Daly  Pat Hannan Timmy Lawrence Tina Baker-Walulik Bryan R. Saylor Funny, I didn’t see any of you tough talking big red haters at the game protesting! Talking loud and saying nothing! Just like I thought!   Correctional Officer Sergeant at Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Matthew Moore Because nothing matters more than Big Red football…even rape. … Continue reading →

Public Warning: Scammer Mac McQuown At It Again

A few months ago I did a blog piece on Leonard Dale “Mac” McQuown, a man from Florida who had been walking across the United States claiming that his good deed was being done for the benefit of homeless veterans.  In 2011 McQuown allegedly founded a charitable organization called Operation Walk America.  McQuown used the “organization” as a ruse to solicit funds and convert them to personal use when no legally registered 501(c)(3) organization existed.  During the course of his “walk” and not so charitable fundraiser he defrauded many, including being at the center of romance scams along the way. McQuown has no boundaries where his fraud is concerned.  If using the plight of homeless veterans is not bad enough, he has also played on the sympathies of individuals who he deceived into believing were donating an Apple iPad to a wounded veteran who was in a wheelchair and paraplegic.  … Continue reading →