From Bil's post about the passing of Betsie Gallardo: RIP: Betsie Gallardo 1983-2011.
Projector Rick Sutton wrote movingly of his reaction to Betsie's passing, and of his feelings towards the State of Florida's 5-year sentence for battery with a "deadly weapon" for spitting on a police officer while being HIV positive, despite the scientific evidence that HIV cannot be transmitted that way, and its decision to refuse her IV nutrition after she developed cancer, saying, "She's going to die sooner or later.":
Betsy's late life was an inspiration to me and many folks in my prayer circle--and not a one of us knew her. That's power.
Her troubles also illuminated some pretty disgusting behavior within the government of the state of Florida. Those folks are paid with taxpayer dollars, and because Florida has no income tax, they rely on sales taxes. Thus, tens of millions of us who visit the state are direct supporters of that ridiculous conduct.
Which is why I wrote the governor. As a customer. To tell him to learn from this too-short life.
RIP, Betsy. Godspeed, to her family.
Projectors, what are your feelings on the passing of Betsie Gallardo?