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Police not ruling out possibility hate crime was staged (Nebraska Fairy Tale Begins to Unravel)
Lincoln Journal Star ^ | July 25, 2012 | JONATHAN EDWARDS

Posted on 07/25/2012 6:20:51 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Police continue to investigate Sunday’s reported hate crime but say they haven’t ruled out the possibility that the 33-year-old woman staged the attack.

Chief Jim Peschong told the Journal Star investigators were not certain an attack took place, but he said Tuesday it was too early to tell whether the attack was a hoax. Police have no suspects, the chief said.

Capt. Jim Davidsaver said later the FBI had joined the investigation, and an agent was at the department Tuesday.

A 33-year-old Near South woman told police three masked men burst into her house Sunday morning, bound her with zip ties, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light her house on fire, according to the woman’s friend, who spoke to the Journal Star on Sunday.

Lincoln attorney Megan Mikolajczyk told the Journal Star she was representing the woman who reported the crime, but she said her client did not wish to make a statement Tuesday evening.

“When she first told me about it, it seemed far-fetched and hard to believe,” said Dawn Thorfinnson, another friend who said she met the victim of the reported crime two months ago.

“It’s entirely understandable (police) are not ready to believe something this horrid would happen, and it would actually be almost better if it never did,” she added. “I would hate to find out anything that she said wasn’t actually real.”

Thorfinnson said she thought her friend was telling the truth. She is a good person and staging a brutal attack and then lying about it to an entire community would be out of character, Thorfinnson said.

“That would shock me. I know enough about (her) that I know this is not at all something she’d be capable of doing.”

According to Thorfinnson, the woman’s attackers told her they targeted her after watching her perform with a 5-year-old girl during Omaha’s Gay Pride Parade on June 30. The woman lip-synced Elton John’s “Your Song” while the child danced in a tutu.

During the festivities, the woman was named to a position of prominence, Thorfinnson said. She wanted to champion tolerance and make the world a better place for future generations of gays and lesbians.

“It’s really sad she was attacked for being with kids when it’s the children she’s really focused on,” Thorfinnson said. “That’s why she wanted to do any event during Pride where we’re raising kids in a world of acceptance and tolerance instead of hate.”

Supporters have set up several fundraisers to help the woman, and well-wishers donated money for the woman’s recovery in various ways, Thorfinnson said. They include donation jars at several Lincoln Blockbuster stores; a fundraiser at The Q, a Lincoln gay bar; and websites of such LGBT organizations as Outlinc, Star City Pride and Heartland Pride.

“It’s absolutely fantastic so many people have stepped up,” said Tyler Richard, president of Outlinc. Richard declined to give a dollar figure, instead referring the Journal Star to Mikolajczyk.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hatecrime; hoax; homosexualagenda
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I thought this "hate crime" story would begin to unravel by the end of next week so it is a bit ahead of schedule. Please, don't send me any kudos for predicting this since this outcome was about as tough to foretell and predicting that a rock tossed in the air would eventually come falling back to earth.

The only thing really surprising about these "hate crime" stories is that the perpetrators continue to think they can get away with faking it and they NEVER do. The Lincoln cops probably already know this is a complete hoax and are just now going through the motions of investigating it as a real "hate crime."

1 posted on 07/25/2012 6:21:01 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Faked “hate” crime perpetrators should get double the penalty.


2 posted on 07/25/2012 6:26:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: PJ-Comix

A shocking and unexpected development.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 6:29:26 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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Lincoln attorney Megan Mikolajczyk told the Journal Star she was representing the woman who reported the crime, but she said her client did not wish to make a statement Tuesday evening.

aka clamming up. Anything you say might be used AGAINST you.

4 posted on 07/25/2012 6:29:26 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe their first clue was the fact that the carving could be read without a mirror.


5 posted on 07/25/2012 6:30:31 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: PJ-Comix
"She wanted to champion tolerance and make the world a better place for future generations of gays and lesbians."

Oxymoron much?
6 posted on 07/25/2012 6:30:41 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ann Coulter said it best several years ago- There is not a rise in hate crimes against liberals, but there is a rise in HOAXES by liberals claiming hate crimes.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 6:32:13 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: PJ-Comix

The funny thing is that gays constantly make these fake attacks so elaborate that cops easily debunk them in days.

While all the actual attacks by blacks on gays never make the news.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 6:32:27 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: PJ-Comix

What is it with these hate crime fakers? They are so grotesquely incompetent. It has to have something to do with living in the liberal echo chamber, where one reflexively believes that everyone shares your idoitic world view that makes them blind to how blazingly obvious these hoaxes are to anyone with one ounce of common sense.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: PJ-Comix
“It’s really sad she was attacked for being with kids when it’s the children she’s really focused on,” Thorfinnson said. “That’s why she wanted to do any event during Pride where we’re raising kids in a world of acceptance and tolerance instead of hate.”

NAWGLA?

It's the women's section of NAMBLA.

3 men.....break in....tie her with zip ties....carve anti-lesbo(I don't use the word gay)things into...wait for it....her arms and stomach(say, you don't suppose those are places where she could reach herself do you?)....then she miraculously escapes from the zip ties(pffft, yeah, right)...

This story has more holes in it than a bagel factory.

10 posted on 07/25/2012 6:36:44 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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Yeah. It’s like they are completely IGNORANT of the many MANY times “hate crimes” have been attempted and EXPOSED ever since the Kerri DUnn(ce) fake “hate crime” about 6 years ago in CA. I have a feeling that there will be a plethora of “hate crimes” breaking out this October with demands from the left that conservatives condemn them. Watch and see. An outbreak of October Surprise “hate crimes.”


11 posted on 07/25/2012 6:38:34 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix
According to Thorfinnson, the woman’s attackers told her they targeted her after watching her perform with a 5-year-old girl during Omaha’s Gay Pride Parade on June 30. The woman lip-synced Elton John’s “Your Song” while the child danced in a tutu.

She should be charged with child abuse. That poor child will be scarred for the rest of her life.

12 posted on 07/25/2012 6:40:42 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: N. Theknow

You left out the part where gasoline was supposedly poured on her walls and set afire causing...only $200 worth of damage.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 6:40:42 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix; major-pelham; scottjewell; cloudmountain; Tax-chick

There was a thread yesterday about this case. Most Freepers suspected hoax. Personally, I believe that people who invent these type of “hate crimes” for attention, to get a message across, or whether they are a few fries short of a happy meal.. should get prosecuted to the fullest. IMHO.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 6:43:16 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The ONLy types that would perp a hate crime on “virgin women” are the like of Fluke who attack catholic nuns for refusing sex condom clap trap, or islamists who would rape them assunder.

Otherwise, this country has little or no problem with lesbians, and only lesbians would have jealousy problems with lesbians.


15 posted on 07/25/2012 6:43:16 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: N. Theknow
This story has more holes in it than a bagel factory.

That analogy is way off-base...I would have used "donut factory". ;^)

16 posted on 07/25/2012 6:43:16 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Here is what the cops should tell her: “Here’s the deal. We will investigate your ‘hate crime.’ However, if it turns out that it is a HOAX, we will charge you $1000 per hour for every hour we spend investigating this. So do you want to tell us the TRUTH know or do you have very deep pockets?”


17 posted on 07/25/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix
When I read this earlier this week, I also was skeptical. This is what gays wish would happen so they can be the victim. They are always comparing themselves to what blacks went through decades ago. It would be nice if the media reported that homosexuals are to blame for anywhere from 29-??? children being raped. I would imagine, many who rape these poor kids won't admit to be homosexual. A few weeks ago a prominent SF homosexual guy was got caught with child porn. He said he was gay, but not a pedophile. No one needs a PHD to see why homosexuals are so intent being allowed into the Boys Scouts. God protect them and all our children. I know I am not perfect and a sinner, but many times I wish God would openly cast judgment on these people. I know I should not think that, but when innocent children are hurt it makes my blood boil.
18 posted on 07/25/2012 6:46:13 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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You left out the part where gasoline was supposedly poured on her walls and set afire causing...only $200 worth of damage.

I had heard that part of the story as well.

And it didn't make it into some other news articles on the "hate crime."

It made me wonder why she didn't also claim the 3 masked men were all carrying AK-47's with "thousand-round-clips" and sporting anti-Obama bumper stickers on their pick-up truck.

$200 worth of damage?

Her domicile must have been furnished in an Early Goodwill motif.

19 posted on 07/25/2012 6:48:32 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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. . .after watching her perform with a 5-year-old girl during Omaha’s Gay Pride Parade on June 30

So IF it did happen, it didn't really have anything to do with her private life. It had to do with her involving a 5 year old child in her perversion - publically no less.

20 posted on 07/25/2012 6:48:35 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’d prefer a law which requires the perpetrator of such a hoax get double the prison sentence that a person found guilty of the claimed hate crime would receive.


21 posted on 07/25/2012 6:52:55 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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it’s the children she’s really focused on

Of that I have no doubt.

22 posted on 07/25/2012 6:53:03 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: PJ-Comix

Looking forward to the DUmmie reaction to this.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 6:55:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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“You left out the part where gasoline was supposedly poured on her walls and set afire causing...only $200 worth of damage.”

Luckily for her, the fire just happened to miss anything that she wasn’t going to get rid of anyway.


24 posted on 07/25/2012 6:59:53 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: N. Theknow; Nick Danger

Or, as Nick once put it, “Her story had more holes in it than Albert Hall.”


25 posted on 07/25/2012 7:05:20 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: PJ-Comix

Thanks so much for posting this!
There were SO many red flags from the first moment:

1. Tied up with zip ties on the wrists only, allowing quick freedom.
2. 3 masked men but no forced entry
3. fire put out immediately with little damage
4. Overly neat spray paint in the basement

I hope she pays for wasting the time of the police and the FBI, not to mention 911 and her neighbor at 4 am, plus the hundreds who attended vigil and the national support and donations. What a scammer.


26 posted on 07/25/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: cripplecreek

There were some at DU urging caution about believing this story. I guess if they get burned often enough, even DU’ers learn to not touch the hot stove.


27 posted on 07/25/2012 7:06:43 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: MEGoody

I agree. Now THAT would be justice.


28 posted on 07/25/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT by scottjewell
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The only thing really surprising about these "hate crime" stories is that the perpetrators continue to think they can get away with faking it and they NEVER do.

They never get away with it, true. But they never pay the price that they are trying to make someone else pay, or that someone would pay who stole the amount of money that these useless and wasted investigations cost would.

Until they do, they will continue to happen.

29 posted on 07/25/2012 7:08:46 AM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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I read your DUmmies post about this yesterday. You were completely on target. (I still don't know how you can read their drivel. I like to laugh at liberal's musings, too, but I need to shower afterwards. Twice after visiting DU!) Your editing them and adding commentary, then posting it here helps a lot, so I thank you immensely for your service!

Faking a hate crime should be a hate crime.

30 posted on 07/25/2012 7:14:34 AM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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The newspaper headline could also read: “POLICE NOT RULING OUT COMPLETE IDIOCY.”


31 posted on 07/25/2012 7:17:13 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: N. Theknow

I wonder how long anesthetics stay in the blood stream? I wonder if the cops have thought to do a complete blood/tissue check for foreign substances?


32 posted on 07/25/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: PJ-Comix
“It’s really sad she was attacked for being with kids when it’s the children she’s really focused on,” Thorfinnson said. “That’s why she wanted to do any event during Pride where we’re raising kids in a world of acceptance and tolerance instead of hate.”

Since when is intolerance the equivalent of hate?

33 posted on 07/25/2012 7:21:28 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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“It’s really sad she was attacked for being with kids when it’s the children she’s really focused on,”

I'll be she is.

34 posted on 07/25/2012 7:27:25 AM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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I would think that males would be much more likely to attack male homosexuals.

Lesbos, meh.

35 posted on 07/25/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: PJ-Comix

Homosexuals are mentally retarded. This, as you say, was easily predicted the day the story broke.


36 posted on 07/25/2012 7:37:07 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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If she takes even one cent of the money that’s being raised to help her then I hope they will be able to add some sort of fraud charges to whatever else they hit her with.


37 posted on 07/25/2012 7:37:30 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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This reminded me of a story from a couple of months ago that I saw here on FR....

‘Kill the Gay’: Lesbian Couple Charged After Allegedly Faking Hate Crime

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2885969/posts

I never saw any follow-up so I decided to look, and voila:

“A gay couple accused of staging a hate crime they blamed on neighbors has pleaded guilty to one of the charges against them......pleaded guilty to one count of false reporting and were sentenced to 12 months of probation...”

http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/parker/news/couple-pleads-guilty-to-faking-hate-crime/article_5e3bdaba-c226-11e1-bc6a-001a4bcf887a.html


38 posted on 07/25/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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I would think a real hate crime would be simpler and less elaborate. A simple beating or simply killing her would be more believable. I am not really sure who would have it in for lesbians that much, I have read of gay men who have been beaten up but never a woman. There was a kid in my high school who was openly gay 40 years ago, long before it became acceptable. He got in fights all the time with some of the jocks, I figure by the time he graduated he was one of the toughest fighters around. Aside from that one individual while I have read of the occasional assault of a gay they seem more like the targeting of easy marks for robbery.
39 posted on 07/25/2012 7:52:57 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: PJ-Comix

soon as i read the headline I thought fake.


40 posted on 07/25/2012 7:56:11 AM PDT by huldah1776
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The only thing really surprising about these "hate crime" stories is that the perpetrators continue to think they can get away with faking it and they NEVER do.

Not surprising. The hate-crime story goes on page 1. The news that it was a hoax gets buried on page 18, so most people never find out it was a hoax. The hoaxster generally faces no penalty.

The net effect is to create a perception in the public mind that hate crimes are rampant, and SOMETHING MUST BE DONE, like passing more legislation. Net win for the Left.

41 posted on 07/25/2012 8:02:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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But ...


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Thorfinnson knew the 'victim' only 2 months but knows the 'victim' was not capable of staging a hoax. Yeah, right.
42 posted on 07/25/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by TomGuy
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While the jury is still out if this is a hoax, in any event regardless of outcome it is a HATE CRIME.

It is either a hate crime against perverts or a hate crime against straight people.

Should this, or other crimes of this nature be determined to be a hoax, the punishment should be EXACTLY the same as if it were not a hoax.


43 posted on 07/25/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: N. Theknow
This story has more holes in it than a bagel factory.

I liked the part from a previous article [link here] that said the 3 men douced the house with gasoline and set the house on fire. But when police arrived, there was only a small puddle burned, and it only did an estimated $200.00 worth of damage.


44 posted on 07/25/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Night Hides Not

I would say the story has more holes than a box of Dunkin’ Muhckins, but, then again, I happen to like Dunkin’ Munchkins.


45 posted on 07/25/2012 8:36:44 AM PDT by Kanrok
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To: Kanrok

LOL! Don’t tell Moochelle or Mika...they’ll send the food police after you!


46 posted on 07/25/2012 8:42:19 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Wurlitzer

Wholly agreed.


47 posted on 07/25/2012 8:48:28 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: TomGuy

Right. Who put out the fire, which was intended to burn house and “victim”? I hope this hoaxer pays to the fullest extent of the law. Hopefully the FBI will make her sing like a canary.


48 posted on 07/25/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Faked “hate” crime perpetrators should get double the penalty.

You've got to be kidding. In the name of "reparations," this criminal dyke will get a pass on any false report charge and still smell like a rose to the homosexual colony of America.

It's all about "equality," you know.

49 posted on 07/25/2012 9:26:49 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: momtothree

“Not ruling out a hoax” is cop-speak for “completely certain she staged it, and what a dimwit she is, too.”

Someone on thread yesterday perceptively observed that cutting the skin is NOT a factor in crime at almost any time, but is highly typical of psychologically disturbed girls and young women.

“Tolerance” and even “pride” do not make people with sexual disorders (often related to abuse) happy or stable people. Some need so desperately to believe that their misery is caused by “prejudice” or “intolerance” that they have to stage the incidents themselves. She needs to believe she’s really a victim, and she needs the outpouring of attention and support she’s receiving ... because she didn’t have a loving and secure family, with a mother and father, when that was what she most needed.


50 posted on 07/25/2012 10:14:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You have all been given written notice of my mid-life crisis. You have, understand?)
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