I think one of her friends must have access to it and decided that Annette wouldn't have wanted her personal writings tied in with her blogging at Democratic Underground.
I am retracting my theory that she took her own life. I think another possibility is she had a chronic disease and knew her time was limited. Nonetheless, the cat is out of the bag. She most certainly was OldLeftieLawyer. I think whoever her friend is did the right thing. Annette's blog included pictures of her family and fond anectdotes about her dad. While others had no qualms picking at Theresa Duncan after her tragic death, this person seems to realise that Annette wouldn't have wanted the same thing done to her. But in regards to her DU blogging, I bet Annette would have loved for folks to read and appreciate her efforts.
I think this person has linked to DFQ2, because Annette would have wanted the truth known how she had kicked troll arse at Democratic Underground. I doubt she was ashamed of blogging having been a big part of her later life. It seems she would have liked the all this doting and sticking up for her honour. To any of ye out there, her friends, God bless you.
Annette clearly admitted to being OldLeftieLawyer at the Comservative Cave. She spoke of how she had been attacked for pointing out the crazy lies put out by Leopold, Will Pitt, and the others concerning the "Rove indicted" scam. That's not all. At this link, Annette wrote as OldLeftieLawyer, "I went to school in Springvale."
That diary had pertained to Maine. Annette Appollo graduated from Nasson in 1970. That college is in Springvale, Maine.
Look, she was brilliant at OldLeftieLawyer and would probably at this point call down from Heaven, "Ok, I was OldLeftieLawyer. Sue me." Check out her posts. She was hot shite. Here are 12,800 google hits. She was all that and a bag of chips.
Here are 50,800 results for Tangerine LaBamba. I'm just saying she was a major blogger. Anyone who knew her and wants to link to her best stuff or share any stories about her DU blogging, please do. I can somewhat relate to what she was up to. There are a bunch of us who simply fell in love with making posts until becoming disillusioned with the major forums. For her, it obviously went much further in terms of building many special relationships.
I've just got a few more loose ends to tie from the previous entry. I'm not going to turn this into a cottage industry. Nonetheless, I sincerely believe her work as a blogger at DU deserves this sort of salute that has spontaneoulsy emerged at DU and by my humble self. That's all this has been, nothing more, nothing less. An ode to Annette's spirit.
One of her internet friends wrote, "I'm not much of a DU poster, although I know Annette was crazy about it. I think she'd like her friends reminiscing a little about her. She said it wasn't fun anymore. I too, hope she's found peace now."
That woman had soul!
As for the fake sister showing up to spit on her grave, truly wtf was that all about?
I found this Conservative Cave thread in which Frank Solich was involved with other freepers in astroturfing convolution. One poster wrote, "That's it. This hoax is going tooooooooooo far. (have you dropped this stinky turd at DU yet, Frank?)" Another wrote, "Check and see if Andy Stephenson was in that class as well." Why no responses from Frank?
Then a poster named Zeitgeist wrote, "This gets more interesting, I happen to have a 1970 Nasson Yearbook in my posession. There is no Annette Appollo listed. Any theories about a maiden name?"
These are disinformation writers, imho. He didn't have a copy of that college's yearbook from that specific year. No fricken way. Anyone else see My Cousin Vinnie? No one could put anything over the Gambini. Annette would have been a great consultant for that movie. These people at the Conservative Cave aren't fooling me. Frank Solich was one of the people behind a website called Scamdy.com. He's had a website called DUmmie Funnies. I'm talking controlled opposition. These are convolution makers. They were trying to spin something that wasn't there. One of them said that Appollo was her pen name. Uhm, no. That was her real name.
Here's a post that was made by a real life friend named sprouse27. He was trying to speak truth to convolution.
...I've been in touch with someone involved in settling her estate and it was her wish, as expressed in her legal will, that no obituary be done on her. So I wouldn't expect you to ever see that. DU is just about the only obituary you'll ever see for her, which is kind of why I'm here now. I've seen a few threads asking about it, and saw yours again and decided to respond to it. Annette never spoke with me about her wishes after death. So I could only speculate as to why she wanted no obituary. She was a very unique woman.
I'm not even going to quote that fake sister. I have emailed sprouse27. Maybe he can get the person in charge of her estate to sue "Wabansia" for libel. Nothing too fancy. Just to try to find out Wabansia's true identity. Or maybe find out if there is a real sister who could press charges for identity theft. Just enough to pin down who Wabansia is in real life. These are the only ways we are ever going to bust this astroturfing racket. I think it can be done.