Sunday, December 24, 2006
The LieStoppers Team wishes each and every one of you a blessed holiday season. Our blog posts will resume on December 26, but the discussion board will remain open for your comments and perusal. We had hoped for a brief respite from the ugliness and infamy of Michael Nifong, but the stunning machinations of Friday have made that a difficult feat. However, the almost universal comments of rebuke and derision that clung to Nifong's name on every cable channel were sweet and appropriate music to our ears. That unanimity about Nifong's egregious behavior will suffice to warm our spirits for the next several days. After the holiday, we will build anew from there.
As we celebrate the season with our own families and friends, we will be thinking of the three families we have all come to care so much about . . . the Evans, the Finnertys and the Seligmanns. We wish for them . . . as the words of the old Christmas Carol best express it . . ."tidings of comfort and joy." We will stand staunchly with them until our true celebration can begin.
To the now 410 members of the LieStoppers Forum, we extend our gratitude for joining us on our journey. We wish you a holiday filled with family, friends, and holiday festivities. Nifong and his few remaining enablers . . . the stubborn, the cynical, and the truly subversive...should not be allowed to infringe on the Peace and Joy of the Season for you. For months, you have researched and debated and deconstructed this Hoax, because you Believed. You have spent hours each day anonymously, for no recognition, no ulterior reason . . . other than this: you care about the rights of three strangers and the plight of their families. And you care about a system of justice where no one's son will ever be an election pawn or a panderers prop EVER again. Thank you for your perseverance and patience. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for being an integral part of the LieStoppers Team.
We will focus for the next few days on the old stories and traditions that renew and inspire us. And we will remember that long journey to find the Prince of Peace. Our own long journey since last Spring has continued, day by day, undeterred . . . and now our ranks are swelling, hour by hour, on this blog, on the LS discussion board, and elsewhere. We have much cause to rejoice! Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa . . . are all affirmations of Hope. We have great Hope! And we pray that Collin, Reade and Dave are enveloped in Hope this season, and that all the families find joy in what my faith calls . . . "The Peace that Passes ALL Understanding."
So...God rest ye, Merry Posters . . . let nothing you dismay. You deserve it. Thank you for sharing your expertise, your creativity, your wisdom, and your wit . . . with our LieStoppers Team. Enjoy the very best of the Season!
On Tuesday, December 26, our policy states . . . ALL RETURNS will be joyously accepted.