Friday, January 25, 2008

He Who Laughs Last

What do you get when you're driving drunk on a suspended license because of a DUI arrest - - so drunk in fact that your blood-alcohol level is DOUBLE that of the legal limit - - and you drive your car into and kill a man on a bicycle?

Well, if you're on the phone with a friend after it happens and if you laugh when that friend says that you should be given a medal and a parade for "taking out a tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a gay guy all in one shot" - - well, in that circumstance you get 10 and a half years in prison.

That's what happened to this woman - - Melissa Arrington, age 27.

Pretty, ain't she? Yeah, pretty fuckin' haggard.

Melissa here - - and you just KNOW that she was one of those girls in middle school who dotted the "i" in "Melissa" with a little heart, don't you? - - was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 death of Paul L'Ecuyer.

And when the judge heard a tape of the phone call where Melissa's friend commended her for "taking out... a gay guy," where Melissa laughed and then her friend said that he knew that was terrible thing to say and Melissa replied, "No, it's not," the judge gave her just one year shy of the maximum penalty for her crimes.

But don't worry, Melissa. You won't be around any "gay guys" in a maximum security women's prison.

That's ok, though. I mean, we gay men, when you piss us off, we just hold you down and fuck with your hair.

But the lesbians in prison? They're our sisters and I'm sure they're none too pleased that you laughed about "taking out... a gay guy."

Here's a tip: Sister Spike likes it when you use your tongue to spell out the alphabet when you're "down there."

Don't know what I'm talking about? You will... very soon...

6 comments:

Aaron said...

Boy, that's one ugly bitch! She evidently doesn't realize that she's one of the reasons we thank God every day for making us gay...

Hope she enjoys banging (her tin cup against the bars, that is)...

Shirley Heezgay! said...

oooh, how about "Women From Cell Block H"? or was that just in Canada.

All I remember is that they were some tough mamas and my dad watched it every week.

hmmmmmmmm.....

TigerYogiji said...

It's too bad that the judge couldn't have added more years by calling it a hate crime...

Thomas MacEntee said...

While some snarky comments about this gal are tempting, a story like this frustrates me as much as angers me.

On Christmas Eve last month, I found out that a friend of ours was struck and killed by a woman in SF who then left the scene. The police said he was on the hood of her Jeep for at least 50 feet. They caught up with her 20 minutes later (I'd like to think my friend Greg grabbed the license plate as his last act against this hearless bitch). By that time I supposed she called her father, a SFPD officer so the cover up could begin. Read more here: http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=2574

We see this all the time in many types of accidents: the value placed on lives of LGBT people is much less than others. Insurance companies take this stand as well as offenders.

Aaron said...

Thomas' story is tragic and terrible. And our comments may be snarky, but they are not purely for "snark's sake." Stories like this show that these people who place less value on OUR lives are, in the end, shown to be worth little THEMSELVES. And that picture makes me wonder how a person like her can actually consider herself better than ANYONE.

Frustrating? Yes. But more INFURIATING to me. "Snarky comments" are the BEST thing these people can expect if I ever come across them...

Stephen Rader said...

aaron - Ugly on the outside as she is on the inside. Definitely.

shirley - I've never seen that. Putting it on my "To Watch List" now!!!

tiger - True. Very true.

thomas - So sorry to hear about your friend. Very true about the insurance companies take on gay and lesbian lives.

aaron - Amen!!! They deserve much more than snark from us!!