Brittney – Still on My Mind

by on July 22, 2022 · 7 comments

in From the Soul

by Ernie McCray           

My mind stays
with thoughts
of Brittney Grinder spending her days
in a Russian prison faraway
and it breaks my heart
that so many folks are fixated
on how, on her part,
having a weed product
in her traveling bag
wasn’t very smart
which is true
but what good does it do
to throw shade

on her misguided misadventure

involving a

cannabis concentrate?

How is she helped

by claims that just because she’s a celebrity

she’s no more deserving

of being released than others are,

or by speculations

that White basketball stars

would get more publicity

if they were in the situation

she is in?

That’s so much idle chatter

blowing in a directionless wind,

especially when

one considers that what she did

has no dignified reason

to even be considered a crime,

unless possession of a

packet of aspirins

would qualify as one too.


So the task at hand

is for us to,

rather than pontificate

and debate

aspects of this case,

place BG,

and any others in a similar state,

in our

thoughts and prayers

and see to it

that our powers-that-be

fervently and continuously

work to set her free…


And we will see

a woman

who will make many more mistakes

in life,

but none, ever again, like

this one

that landed her in prison –

that’s a guarantee!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Joni Halpern July 24, 2022 at 10:37 pm

Ernie, this was nicely expressed. I think Brittney Grinder’s exemplary conduct during her arrest and imprisonment has placed her far above her captors in moral authority. She is bearing the cross of Putin’s evil with strength and courage, just as the Ukrainian people are. But we should all be writing our congresspersons, our President, and our media to demand that she be set free. She deserves action as well as prayers.


sealintheselkirks July 27, 2022 at 3:38 pm
Thomas L Gayton July 27, 2022 at 8:31 pm



sealintheselkirks August 1, 2022 at 12:31 am

Yep TLG, just like Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Stabb who was kidnapped off a jetliner in an airport to be ‘renditioned’ to a prison in the US for ‘trial’ for…doing the job a diplomat does who BROKE NO LAWS.

I guess the US no longer pays attention to the concept of ‘Diplomatic Immunity.’ Except of course when our diplomats do something wrong like run over someone… I do wonder just how fast the US would bomb the crap out of some country that snatched a US diplomat? The screams of ‘diplomatic immunity’ would scrap the clouds I bet! Or maybe the missile attacks would…

Maybe this finally buries the stinking lie of Julian Assange/Wikileaks being a Russian spy? Notice Putin doesn’t say one word about trading her for him, eh? Putin doesn’t like whistleblowers any more than the US politicians do it seems. Telling the truth on war crimes committed is just a big no-no it seems. Look at how many the US has put in prison the last 20 years!


As for Brittney, this seems to apply:

A Panicking Biden Administration Seeks Talks With Russia



sealintheselkirks August 1, 2022 at 2:29 am

Here is a very good idea:

Get Brittney Griner Back? Sure, But Release Her Counterparts in America, Too
600,000 pot busts a year in the US. Tens of thousands in jail at any one time. So tell me, just exactly what is Russia doing that is so different from the US?



sealintheselkirks August 3, 2022 at 10:19 pm

Here’s a new take on this due to the GOP drug warriors (including Biden by the way) all suddenly being so shaming of Russia… Hypocrisy is alive and well in the US.

Conservative Hypocrisy Over Brittney Griner

The rank hypocrisy among conservatives in the Brittney Griner case continues apace.

End the Drug War. And while we’re at it, hang in effigy Harry Anslinger.



sealintheselkirks August 5, 2022 at 3:05 pm

I guess Brittany should be GRATEFUL that she wasn’t caught in this state with that nasty devil’s drug, yes? All those Rethuglicans acting so upset over awful Russia doing this to OUR citizen when they are doing this every day:

High court upholds life sentence for Mississippi man convicted of marijuana possession

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – A man sentenced to life in prison on a marijuana possession charge has lost his appeal in the state’s highest court.

Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that Allen Russell’s life sentence was not a violation of the Eighth Amendment and was in line with state statute.

Russell was given life without parole in 2019 after he was found guilty of being in possession of 43.71 grams of marijuana. continued at link…

1.6 ounce of weed. Life sentence upheld.

Russia is MORE LENIENT than many US States. Obviously Mississippi and the other slave states haven’t changed much, eh? What a surprise…



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