Leon Harrison

Portsmouth, OH

#1 Mar 2, 2012
Leon Harrison
West Carrollton, Ohio
Friday, March 2, 2012

To: The Editor

Subject: Shriner/Whiner aftermath of recent Chardon, Ohio, school shooting

"Before you go to Chardon, Ohio…”

Personally, I have never gone to someone else's event to either disrupt it or to simply show my ass. Nor, have I traveled far in a bus or a car to take advantage of bad, sad or tragic accidents or events; unlike too many members of The Brady Bunch, The Bloomturd Herd or their other or similar empathetic, sympathetic teligenic photogenic sisters and brothers (with obvious or hidden agendas), who cry and lie and whine with the “shriners”, to try and advance and promote themselves and their own partisan personal prestigious political profitable agendas with publicity. During the past twenty or so years, or at least since the deaths of Princess Di and those students at Columbine High [and cable TV?], I have seen predictable patterns of public-performance-art participation, people competing in compassion and patriotism contests for media attention.
I have yet to hear or read about this, but I am sure that, during the aftermath of such and similar bad sad tragic events, many if not most of the local folks have thought, asked or said, "Who are these people and what are they doing here?" Many of the local folks without a doubt hope and pray that such and similar strangers stay the hell away and get out of their way; especially the people who have to clean up the mess after they quit grieving and start leaving.
Okay, real simple and slow, like ya know: The "GENUINE $19.99 MAKESHIFT SHRINE" is insensitive sensational outrageous satire, an extreme exaggerated example based on and rooted in truth...as we have seen on newspaper pages, in magazines and on TV screens. Many of those true real honest survivors and victims [family, friends and kin] will and would agree with me, considering what and who they likewise hear and see. To show that I really care for those Chardon, Ohio, folks, I will stay away at home and leave them the hell alone.

Leon Harrison
West Carrollton, Ohio

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#2 Mar 8, 2012
Thanks for that. The people that have come here to take advantage or gawk are just sick in my eyes. For example, today was Russell King Jr.'s funeral. The family asked the media to respect their wishes and NOT show up. People from our community and surrounding went to form the human barricade in the event that disgusting hateful cult WBC showed up, but ended up fighting off reporters and camera men! Some were verbally assaulted for "blocking the shot!" It was ridiculous and an insult to this family on the worst day of their lives. No one should have been there except to show LOVE, SUPPORT, AND RESPECT! I appreciate those like you who aren't treating us like some form of sick entertainment! Thank you again!
Leon Harrison

Portsmouth, OH

#3 Mar 9, 2012
TheBossLady07 wrote:
Thanks for that. The people that have come here to take advantage or gawk are just sick in my eyes. For example, today was Russell King Jr.'s funeral. The family asked the media to respect their wishes and NOT show up. People from our community and surrounding went to form the human barricade in the event that disgusting hateful cult WBC showed up, but ended up fighting off reporters and camera men! Some were verbally assaulted for "blocking the shot!" It was ridiculous and an insult to this family on the worst day of their lives. No one should have been there except to show LOVE, SUPPORT, AND RESPECT! I appreciate those like you who aren't treating us like some form of sick entertainment! Thank you again!
Thank you very much. I appreciate it. I do not go to these "shows" because I personally detest people who compete in compassion and patriotism contests, especially the outsider stanger professional ones who have too much time on their hands, and who do it for fun, the shriners and whiners who we see on our newspaper pages and TV screens. It is okay to pray and stay out of the way. I will not try and lie and claim that I feel your pain, because most of you local folks have probably got brains.

Since: Dec 11

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#4 Mar 9, 2012
Leon Harrison wrote:
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Thank you very much. I appreciate it. I do not go to these "shows" because I personally detest people who compete in compassion and patriotism contests, especially the outsider stanger professional ones who have too much time on their hands, and who do it for fun, the shriners and whiners who we see on our newspaper pages and TV screens. It is okay to pray and stay out of the way. I will not try and lie and claim that I feel your pain, because most of you local folks have probably got brains.
Thanks =) I like to think we locals do have some brains lol! But seriously, the circus is just crazy. There seems to be no respect for the families or students that are experiencing this firsthand. There's nothing wrong with feeling bad or praying (I think empathy is wonderful) but some take it too far. We are a small town. We lost 3 students and hundreds more are traumatized whether physically or mentally. Families are in shambles. If people want to help, go to the fundraisers, volunteer to set them up, donate your time or money. But please DO NOT COME HERE AND PRETEND YOU KNOW HOW DEVASTATED OUR TOWN IS UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT! AND DON'T COME HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR PAIN!(That's not to you but the vultures!) I know some of these people and I grew up here. But, I don't even tell the parent's that I know how they feel. All you can do is say you're heart is breaking for them and show support. Ok, sorry for ranting but I'm sick of the way some are handling this. There have been numerous "groups" collecting money "for the victims' families" and pocketing it! Really? Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for doing what you're doing!!

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