Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937)
Bessie Smith remained in an unmarked grave until August 7, 1970, when Janis Joplin helped pay for a tombstone for the late blues legend. Janis had often spoke of Bessie Smith as her inspiration. Janis would die of an overdose almost 3 months later.
Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)
Andrew Shirvell sounds like a bit of a nut job and possibly a self-hating closet case, if you know what I mean. You don’t “like” gay people? Okay, whatever. You’re a “concerned alumnus” who’s worried about an openly gay student pushing a “radical agenda”? Fine, be a concerned alumnus. But don’t stalk the guy. Standing outside his house with a video camera at 1:30 Sunday morning? Creating a blog for the sole purpose of excoriating the guy? Putting up pictures with “liar”, “racist” and a swastika crawled on them? (Very Perez Hilton, by the way. Totally high school) Calling him “Satan’s representative”? You’re a grown man going after a college kid!
You’re not a “concerned alumnus”. You’re an immature fucking scumbag. When Andrew (I can’t even call him ‘Mr. Shirvell’ because he doesn’t deserve that level of basic respect) was interviewed by Anderson Cooper, AC read the description of “cyber bully” and asked Andrew if that wasn’t him. Shirvell’s response was basically “I know you are but what am I?”
He claims he’s just exercising his First Amendment rights. You’re a stalker, a bully, a dumbass and a douche bag. (Hey – don’t get upset, I’m just exercising my first Amendment rights. But at least I’m not creating AN ENTIRE BLOG
about how much of a dangerous, psychotic head case I think you are)
Some people think he should be fired due to his bias over LGBT citizens and the possibility of him not being able to effectively protect their rights in his position as Asst. Attorney General for the State of Michigan. I think that might be best. But don’t worry Andrew; you won’t be pounding the pavement too long. I’m sure Fox ‘News’ is already thinking up opportunities for you.