Category: ‘Political’

Recent letter to the editor re: State Senator Art Linares

October 22, 2014 Posted by suefairview

Here is a recent letter to the editor that I wrote about CT State Senator Art Linares:

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AN OPEN LETTER TO REPUBLICAN WOMEN ON ELECTION DAY

I am a fellow Republican woman who always wanted to be married, but I wanted a career instead of children. Thankfully, when I headed to college in 1974, I had access to birth control and due to Roe v. Wade I also had access to what could be a very excruciating choice. [Thankfully I never had to make that choice.] So it was time travel for me to hear Art Linares’ answer to this question at the debate held on October 8 at the Valley Regional High School: “Where do you stand on the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision?” Linares only stated that “he was raised Catholic and isn’t up for appointment as a Supreme Court Justice.” In other words, Linares is against a woman’s right to choose even birth control!

Haven’t we already dealt with this issue 40 years ago? This extremely right-wing view could have totally changed my life and taken my choice to have a career away from me. Also, I would note that extremist views such as Linares’ are not a fit with his own district’s constituency.

Birthing a child sometimes can be life-threatening. Linares doesn’t care: “No exceptions.” I have had a colleague who died from a brain hemorrhage while she was trying to have a child.

I may have wanted to hear more on Linares’ stances, but it seems he doesn’t like to show up to debates.

Please, if you value your choices as a woman, do not vote for Art Linares.

Sue Huybensz

Deep River

So far it has been published in valleynewsnow.com and Lymeline.net.

Did Rick Perry Have An Innocent Man Executed? YES HE DID!

August 4, 2014 Posted by suefairview

From Joe.My.God.:

“Even though 41 inmates have been exonerated by DNA evidence since he took office, Rick Perry says he has no trouble sleeping.”

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas in 2004 for allegedly setting a fire that killed his three young daughters 13 years earlier. He always claimed his innocence, and the arson investigation used to convict him was questioned by leading experts before Willingham was executed. Since 2004, further evidence in the case has led to the inescapable conclusion that Willingham did not set the fire for which he was executed. The Texas Forensic Science Commission issued its report on the convictions of Cameron Todd Willingham and Ernest Willis on April 15, 2011 recommending more education and training for fire investigators and implementing procedures to review old cases.

NEWS BROKE YESTERDAY THAT THE JAILHOUSE SNITCH WAS COERCED INTO GIVING DAMNING TESTIMONY AGAINST CAMERON TODD WILLINGHAM.

TEXAS EXECUTED AN INNOCENT MAN.

Read about it here.

Mississippi may execute an innocent woman this week.

March 24, 2014 Posted by suefairview

Michelle_Byrom_courtesy_MDOC_t670Here we go again:

From the Jackson Free Press:

“I sit in my room for a good 1 1/2-2 hours, and dad comes in my room, and goes off on me, calling me bastard, nogood, mistake, and telling me I’m inconciderate [sic] and just care about my self, and he slaps me, then goes back to his room.

“As I sat on my bed, tears of rage flowing, remembering my childhood my anger kept building and building, and I went to my car, got the 9mm, and walked to his room, peeked in, and he was asleep. I walked about 2 steps in the door, and screamed, and shut my eyes, when I heard him move, I started firing. When I opened my eyes again, I freaked! I grabbed what casings I saw, and threw them into the bushes, grabbed the gun, and went to town.”

Edward Byrom Jr. confessed to murdering his father, Edward Byrom Sr., on June 4, 1999, in a letter to his mother, excerpted above. One of at least four known confessions—there are two additional letters and a statement to his court-appointed psychologist—it might have been evidence to convict “Junior” for murder.

Instead, Tishomingo County deputies arrested Junior as part of a murder-for-hire conspiracy. Junior’s friend Joey Gillis was the shooter, they said, and his mother, Michelle Byrom, was the mastermind.

Junior led police to the murder weapon, though. And only Junior had gunpowder residue on his hands.

He made a deal. Junior testified against his mother in return for a reduced sentence.

The prosecutor’s theory, based on Junior’s statements (which police subsequently lost) was that Michelle planned to pay Gillis $15,000 for the hit from the proceeds of Edward Sr.’s life insurance.

Read the rest of the article here.

This poor woman. Michele was abused by her father and ran away from home at age 15, right into the arms of her abusive husband. Three years later, she gave birth to Junior. Continuing what her stepfather began, Edward Sr. verbally and physically abused Michelle. He forced her to have sex with other men, which he videotaped. Michelle now suffers from borderline personality disorder, depression, alcoholism and Muenchausen syndrome, a serious mental illness that caused her to ingest rat poison to make herself ill; as well as lupus, anemia, chronic pain from a dog attack and numerous surgeries, fibromyalgia and severe hypertension. She was on at least nine medications to treat her ailments. She had double pneumonia and was in the hospital at the time of the murder. She has been through numerous appeals, but the confessions and letters from her son admitting that he committed the crime have not be sumitted to the court first, because her attorneys’ were trying their first capital case and made a misjudgement, thinking they could bring up the evidence on appeal. But this appeal was denied. Unfortunately, on the stand, her son Junior denied everything.

So, the execution is set for March 27th. If she is executed, this will really be a stain on Governor Phil Bryant‘s record and a serious mark against the death penalty, as this is an innocent person who is going to be executed. And seemingly, nobody cares!

Sport Report – From Russian With Love (But No Gay Stuff) – Buddy Cole Undercover

February 21, 2014 Posted by suefairview

Sport Report – From Russia With Love (But No Gay Stuff) – U.S. Speedskating Team

February 16, 2014 Posted by suefairview