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(Gawker)   Online following grows around black-clad woman walking from Georgia to Ohio, with "fans" waiting to listen to her yell about the masons, the pentagon, and Jesus   ( gawker.com) divider line
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2014-07-30 02:10:10 PM  
I thought she already had her 10 minutes ...

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2014-07-30 02:12:46 PM  
Needs "amusing" tag.
 
2014-07-30 02:30:20 PM  
I have a ball arguing about masons.
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2014-07-30 02:49:00 PM  
So mentally disturbed vet woman shaves her head stops going to church and, more importantly, her sessions at the VA, then she clothes herself all in black and just starts walking.

And now she has a facebook page dedicated to her and some nutbags think she is divinely inspired somehow.

A Youtube video of her arguing in a parking lot and talking about masons now has over 200K views.

I feel sorry for her, hope she gets better soon and find the fact that I'm reading about this in an article on Gawker more than a little appropriate.
 
2014-07-30 02:56:03 PM  
Mom?
 
2014-07-30 03:08:31 PM  

quatchi: So mentally disturbed vet woman shaves her head stops going to church and, more importantly, her sessions at the VA, then she clothes herself all in black and just starts walking.

And now she has a facebook page dedicated to her and some nutbags think she is divinely inspired somehow.

A Youtube video of her arguing in a parking lot and talking about masons now has over 200K views.

I feel sorry for her, hope she gets better soon and find the fact that I'm reading about this in an article on Gawker more than a little appropriate.


In fairness, her story mirrors St. Francis of Assisi in many ways.

I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab".
 
2014-07-30 03:20:32 PM  
Stupid is as stupid does.

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2014-07-30 03:29:21 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.
 
2014-07-30 03:39:10 PM  

quatchi: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.


She's created a habit for herself, but it's a really interesting one - at least from the monastic perspective.  Each part of a habit is designed a certain way and has symbolism or tradition behind it.  Even some Franciscans have given up the traditional habit in favour of polyester work dresses like maids and servants wear, because their habit was meant to be what poor people wear (and was, in the 13th century).  She just saw black robe and veil and decided to go for that... and ended up with, basically something between a Christmas Play costume and a burkha.  She does it for the attention, of course - no truly saintly person would dress in such a conspicuous manner without being part of an order.

And of course, this lady is obviously mentally ill.
 
2014-07-30 03:41:50 PM  

quatchi: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.


Not everyone in the Appalachian region is a paranoid, trigger-happy bumpkin, you know.
 
2014-07-30 03:54:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: basically something between a Christmas Play costume and a burkha.


I LOL'd and then I felt bad about LOLing cos...

And of course, this lady is obviously mentally ill.

Nabb1: quatchi: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.

Not everyone in the Appalachian region is a paranoid, trigger-happy bumpkin, you know.


Only takes one, Bro.
 
2014-07-30 03:59:21 PM  

Nabb1: quatchi: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.

Not everyone in the Appalachian region is a paranoid, trigger-happy bumpkin, you know.


But enough are to make it statistically probable.  As said - it only takes one.
 
2014-07-30 04:11:16 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: But enough are to make it statistically probable.  As said - it only takes one.


"Probable"? Well, bless your heart.
 
2014-07-30 04:22:05 PM  

Nabb1: Benevolent Misanthrope: But enough are to make it statistically probable.  As said - it only takes one.

"Probable"? Well, bless your heart.


Yes, how nice for you.
 
2014-07-30 04:53:27 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: She's created a habit for herself, but it's a really interesting one - at least from the monastic perspective. Each part of a habit is designed a certain way and has symbolism or tradition behind it. Even some Franciscans have given up the traditional habit in favour of polyester work dresses like maids and servants wear, because their habit was meant to be what poor people wear (and was, in the 13th century). She just saw black robe and veil and decided to go for that... and ended up with, basically something between a Christmas Play costume and a burkha. She does it for the attention, of course - no truly saintly person would dress in such a conspicuous manner without being part of an order.


 What's odd is that when I saw the headline. I thought of a lady that was in Auburn, AL in the early 80's when I went to college. She was dressed in black much like that...walked everywhere mumbling to her self and kept her arms out in front her palms up. People just called her the "Witch".
The lady in the article is too young for that...but she could have been at Auburn at the time; as she's from Alabama.
...and a quick google on other articles shows she was being treated in Columbus---right across the border from Auburn. Hummm. I wonder if their IS a connection?
 
2014-07-30 05:20:09 PM  
Greenbow, Alabama?
 
2014-07-30 05:21:30 PM  
Life of Brian was a documentary apparently.
 
2014-07-30 05:22:37 PM  

SundaesChild: Mom?


No, darling.
/But it might be Grandma - a few months ago the doc told her to walk three miles a day and now we don't know WHERE she is.
 
2014-07-30 05:23:05 PM  
She needs to hurry...

It's too hot to wear black in Georgia in August.
 
2014-07-30 05:27:53 PM  
demotivators.despair.com
 
2014-07-30 05:27:58 PM  

quatchi: So mentally disturbed vet woman shaves her head stops going to church and, more importantly, her sessions at the VA, then she clothes herself all in black and just starts walking.

And now she has a facebook page dedicated to her and some nutbags think she is divinely inspired somehow.

A Youtube video of her arguing in a parking lot and talking about masons now has over 200K views.

I feel sorry for her, hope she gets better soon and find the fact that I'm reading about this in an article on Gawker more than a little appropriate.


And a new religion is born. In 2000 years this woman will be worshiped/reviled around the solar system.
 
2014-07-30 05:29:21 PM  

optikeye: Benevolent Misanthrope: She's created a habit for herself, but it's a really interesting one - at least from the monastic perspective. Each part of a habit is designed a certain way and has symbolism or tradition behind it. Even some Franciscans have given up the traditional habit in favour of polyester work dresses like maids and servants wear, because their habit was meant to be what poor people wear (and was, in the 13th century). She just saw black robe and veil and decided to go for that... and ended up with, basically something between a Christmas Play costume and a burkha. She does it for the attention, of course - no truly saintly person would dress in such a conspicuous manner without being part of an order.

 What's odd is that when I saw the headline. I thought of a lady that was in Auburn, AL in the early 80's when I went to college. She was dressed in black much like that...walked everywhere mumbling to her self and kept her arms out in front her palms up. People just called her the "Witch".
The lady in the article is too young for that...but she could have been at Auburn at the time; as she's from Alabama.
...and a quick google on other articles shows she was being treated in Columbus---right across the border from Auburn. Hummm. I wonder if their IS a connection?


The South breeds crazy?
 
2014-07-30 05:30:19 PM  
Already bindun

and done much better too

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2014-07-30 05:30:34 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: quatchi: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.

Not everyone in the Appalachian region is a paranoid, trigger-happy bumpkin, you know.

But enough are to make it statistically probable.  As said - it only takes one.


Have you ever lived in or traveled extensively through Appalachia?
 
2014-07-30 05:30:39 PM  
I was hoping for a clever activist making a statement about religious tolerance.
Turns out it's a mentally ill woman from Alabama.
I hope she has a moment of clarity and seeks help.
 
2014-07-30 05:33:35 PM  

GardenWeasel: The South breeds crazy?


Have you seen our Governors...this woman is mild in comparison.
 
2014-07-30 05:34:20 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: quatchi: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.

Not everyone in the Appalachian region is a paranoid, trigger-happy bumpkin, you know.

But enough are to make it statistically probable.  As said - it only takes one.

Have you ever lived in or traveled extensively through Appalachia?


I think the answer is a fairly obvious "no."
 
2014-07-30 05:35:40 PM  

optikeye: GardenWeasel: The South breeds crazy?

Have you seen our Governors...this woman is mild in comparison.



"Like an urban legend sprung to life, a quiet, mysterious woman shrouded entirely in flowing black clothing has been spotted walking on roadsides all along the Appalachian U.S. in recent weeks. "

Sounds like she's hiking the Appalachian Trail, too.
 
2014-07-30 05:35:47 PM  
Nike is really getting desperate.
 
2014-07-30 05:36:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Have you ever lived in or traveled extensively through Appalachia?


only by canoe
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2014-07-30 05:38:38 PM  
What about yelling at clouds? Or is that just an old man thing?
 
2014-07-30 05:40:42 PM  

Headso: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Have you ever lived in or traveled extensively through Appalachia?

only by canoe
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That movie was completely unrealistic. Why would anyone choose Ned Batty for rape instead of Young Jon Voight. It's insulting.
 
2014-07-30 05:41:27 PM  
While on a road trip to the Grand Canyon last April, I met a man and his wife who were walking from L.A. to New York city.  They were pushing heavily loaded carts.

I do not agree with their religious beliefs, but they are very nice people.

They are about at the border between Kansas and Missouri right now.

To follow them, go to Facebook and key in:  "Walk 3000 miles in their shoes."
 
2014-07-30 05:44:40 PM  
Her Mountain Dew's getting flat.
 
2014-07-30 05:45:11 PM  

RobertBruce: Needs "amusing" tag.


I thought Sad tag. YMMV.
 
2014-07-30 05:46:04 PM  

quatchi: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm frankly surprised some peckerwood hasn't already shot her for "bein' a Arab"

I saw the way she was dressed and thought the same thing.


She's probably safer out in the boonies than in the peaceful and tolerant utopias of New York or Chicago.
 
2014-07-30 05:46:49 PM  

slayer199: Stupid is as stupid does.


Amazed this wasn't the boobie post. Glad someone did it.
 
2014-07-30 05:46:51 PM  

WeenerGord: Already bindun

and done much better too

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I met the  "Peace Pilgrim" in Tucson in 1966.  Anybody know what became of her?
 
2014-07-30 05:50:52 PM  

quatchi: And now she has a facebook page dedicated to her and some nutbags think she is divinely inspired somehow.


Son, you're looking at this the wrong way. Entirely the wrong way. What a glorious opportunity to turn Georgia into a southern version of the Burned Over District.  This is an opportunity, I'm telling you. The start of something big. Humongous, gigantic...awesome. I call smell opportunity in the air, I swear to it like my name is George Babbitt.
 
2014-07-30 05:57:45 PM  
I used to see a guy SW of Houston hauling a 10 ft cross along I-59.  He had a wheel on the bottom of it.

I found that to be extremely uninteresting.  It really rekindled my lack of interest.
 
2014-07-30 06:04:24 PM  

Snarfangel: I have a ball arguing about masons.
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2014-07-30 06:04:43 PM  
GardenWeasel:

The South breeds crazy?

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2014-07-30 06:06:08 PM  
So this hasn't caught the attention of /b/?
 
2014-07-30 06:06:29 PM  
If she were telling everyone what she was up to, this wouldn't be news.  No one would care.  Her silence leaves her intentions up to everyone else's imagination.  The less she says, the bigger she will get.
 
2014-07-30 06:07:09 PM  
I hope authorities are watching this woman. From the description of her, emotional ups and downs, dark negativity, and babbling about Jesus and God, who knows when she will finally snap. Someday she could go out armed to the teeth packed under all those clothes.

Then everyone will act surprised. "She was such a nice, quiet woman".
 
2014-07-30 06:07:57 PM  
FTFA: "One woman wrote that Poles showed people "God is real," and as the Daily Dot points out, another said she had a "sparkle/glow" about her, and gave her daughters a "peaceful feeling."

Maybe she can become their village witch doctor once her trip is finished. They deserve her.
 
2014-07-30 06:11:52 PM  

slayer199: Stupid is as stupid does.


I see that's been taken care of.
 
2014-07-30 06:12:53 PM  

quatchi: So mentally disturbed vet woman shaves her head stops going to church and, more importantly, her sessions at the VA, then she clothes herself all in black and just starts walking.

And now she has a facebook page dedicated to her and some nutbags think she is divinely inspired somehow.

A Youtube video of her arguing in a parking lot and talking about masons now has over 200K views.

I feel sorry for her, hope she gets better soon and find the fact that I'm reading about this in an article on Gawker more than a little appropriate.


How is this not like any other inspired person throughout history? Are they not all a little nuts?
 
2014-07-30 06:13:51 PM  

quatchi: So mentally disturbed vet woman shaves her head stops going to church and, more importantly, her sessions at the VA, then she clothes herself all in black and just starts walking.

And now she has a facebook page dedicated to her and some nutbags think she is divinely inspired somehow.


"Mentally disturbed" and "divinely inspired" are not mutually exclusive categories, you know.
 
2014-07-30 06:18:49 PM  

optikeye: Headso: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Have you ever lived in or traveled extensively through Appalachia?

only by canoe
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That movie was completely unrealistic. Why would anyone choose Ned Batty for rape instead of Young Jon Voight. It's insulting.


Cuz he got a purty mouth.
 
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