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SIMMONS: Bill Cosby weighs in on Trayvon Martin case
The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2012 | Deborah Simmons

Posted on 04/07/2012 12:30:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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To: tommix2
Zimmerman did not need to be carrying a gun.

First off, it's his right to carry one, you weren't there so I don't know where you get off saying he did not "need" to be carrying a gun. Secondly, there's a reason why there is a "neighborhood watch" - a lot of apartment complexes, and other residential areas have neighborhood watches and most people who are part of the watch have a license to carry a gun or carry some other kind of weapon. It's stunning to me how ignorant people can be.

103 posted on 04/07/2012 3:19:22 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does Mr. Cosby know by un arming America it will give thugs more power to do this kind of thing. People like this will always get weapons. We the people will not give up our 2nd amendment.


104 posted on 04/07/2012 3:26:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
he's JAF0V...
105 posted on 04/07/2012 3:33:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Cosby’s reasoning is flawed. Maybe he’s tired of bucking the tide.


106 posted on 04/07/2012 3:38:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: mylife

107 posted on 04/07/2012 3:39:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We’ve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch,” said Mr. Cosby, whose remarks were the first he has made publicly about the case.


We’ve got to get the THUGS out of the NEIGHBORHOOD. Then we wouldn’t need a neighborhood watch.

Get back to me after you solve that problem, Billy.


108 posted on 04/07/2012 3:44:53 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Free ThinkerNY; mickie
"Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry....I'm berry, berry happy to be back working with Jello", said Bill Cosby.

We must remember, his brain's in a blender....it's Jell-O.....

Leni

109 posted on 04/07/2012 3:46:12 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, Bill. Let’s start with the government and your bodyguards.


110 posted on 04/07/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Cosby, what if Martin approached Zimmerman? Methinks he did.

A few more questions: Cosby, what would you do it Martin sucker punched you in the nose? Would you cry like a little girl while you let him bash your little remains of brain in?


111 posted on 04/07/2012 4:06:44 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: tommix2

From different articles I’ve read both the elderly man and his wife were just getting over food poisoning, and were still sick and very weak. They were due to be admitted into a rest home the next day. I doubt that they were able to defend themselves even if a gun was available.

They said more feral blacks were involved, but so far not a word if they’ve been captured or not.


112 posted on 04/07/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think a better answer, instead of removing all the guns, would be to remove all of the drugs. Let all of our cities be drug free zones.

Of course, the illegal drug industry gives an income to a huge segment of our population who can’t find employment the legal way—thanks to Obama’s economy. It is the associated crime from this industry that causes the rest of us to arm ourselves and monitor our communities with block watches. Of course, Bill Cosby, living in the secured luxury of his Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts estate, probably thinks a block watch is something you use to tell time.


113 posted on 04/07/2012 4:22:18 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, I am glad to see him self-destruct like this, as for the past 30 years I thought I was the only person in America who disliked him.

Enjoyed his performances in the old “I Spy” days and that Bon Homme carried over to his other shows - until I attended one of the “Solid Gold” show tapings. He had a cameo there and came out on stage and sat on a stool and started promoting some book of his. Everybody was clapping and cheering. As the applause died down, in a very disdainful manner, he looked at the audience and said “Yeah, yeah, just buy the book.” Boy, my deflectors went up and stayed up after that.

Later on I had to bite my lip whenever his name came up as the few times I disparaged him, people looked at me as if I had defiled a god.


114 posted on 04/07/2012 5:00:50 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican
The "Great Society" programs promulgated by LBJ and his liberal minions created a mass of feral young men raised by women and therefore unschooled in the teachings a male needs to become a man, not just a two-legged dog.

The gangsta culture is just a ersatz father figure that these Lord-of-the-Flies raised boys of all races have adopted to fill the void.

Coincidentally, today I just reviewed my scout manual to write a letter of recommendation for a young man to be awarded Eagle. It reminded me how lucky I was to be raised in an era when boys were taught how to grow up to be men.

I fear we may need to violently end the lives of many of these animals.

115 posted on 04/07/2012 5:22:28 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Nothing can disguise the sad reality that the British Commonwealth is now disarmed and that they voted for it.

As for Bammy Boy, he is:
1. America’s greatest arms and ammo salesman.
2. The best incentive to Constitutional studies since King George.


116 posted on 04/07/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe that w/o that gun, Zimmerman would have been murdered or seriously injured.

The fact that Sanford police refuse to arrest Zimmerman tells me Zimmerman is innocent in the eyes of the law. That is good enough for me.


117 posted on 04/07/2012 5:42:45 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
“When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody,”

This is easy to disprove. Cosby needs to put a gun in his pocket & walk around town. I seriously doubt that Cosby will have the urge to kill somebody. But, I'll bet his sense of security would increase.

118 posted on 04/07/2012 5:52:22 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bill Cosby,as a American who (I assume) has never been convicted of a felony and doesn't have any kind of dangerous mental illness,is specifically entitled to carry a firearm himself under our Constitution,as recently confirmed by out Supreme Court.And being a *very* famous and *very* wealthy guy he'd probably be very *wise* to do so...or have someone do it for him.

Nobody,other than Zimmerman,can be certain of what happened at this point.But various press agencies having altered "evidence"...all having made Zimmerman look worse than he should...is *very* telling indeed.

119 posted on 04/07/2012 6:12:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: patriot08
I’ve read both the elderly man and his wife were just getting over food poisoning, and were still sick and very weak.Thank you . I didn't know that. Too bad they didn't have friends staying with them who might have protected them. May they rest in peace.
120 posted on 04/07/2012 7:00:06 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what position Cosby would take on the 78 year old white man that was beaten by a group of 11-17 year old kids some black and some white, that said, “This is for Trayvon”? Even if the 78 year old man shot one of the kids, which he didn’t would he still be anti gun?


121 posted on 04/07/2012 7:15:12 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: mylife

Bill’s been eating to many pudding pops.
His brain has turned to pudding

This post just begs for the old cliche’ “You are what you eat”


122 posted on 04/07/2012 7:20:05 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: tommix2
I'm sorry folks, but I must agree with Bill Cosby on this. Zimmerman did not need to be carrying a gun.

So, a person responsible for policing the neighbor hood and with the all to real possibility of running into violent thugs(which Zimmerman did)shouldn't be armed? Since when do you get to tell people whether they can be armed or not? Oh, that's right, you don't get to tell them.

Zimmerman would most likely be dead right now or a brain dead vegetable if he had not been armed, or are you forgetting the part about Zimmerman being the one who was attacked by TM, not the other way around?

123 posted on 04/07/2012 10:27:13 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s not enough information in this snippet to draw conclusions. I didn’t read that Bill Cosby was advocating gun control.

It’s possible that the situation may have ended better if Zimmerman didn’t feel empowered by his gun and had called for backup. Any good ccw instructor will tell you to avoid dangerous situations, even (or especially) when carrying. Perhaps Zimmerman wasn’t trained properly.

However, I do wonder if Mr. Cosby’s personal security is armed.


124 posted on 04/07/2012 10:41:10 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: MV=PY

Mr. Cosby was at a convenience store frequented by my husband about a year ago. Hubby recognized him right away, but didn’t say anything. Hubby then went outside and was headed across the street when Mr. Cosby started talking to him about basketball. He was alone. He was on his way to a March Madness game all by himself. He looked like a nobody. I doubt he carried a weapon since he was headed to a weapons free zone. Hubby says no one else even recognized him.


125 posted on 04/07/2012 10:51:04 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Thanks for the info. I have always respected Mr. Cosby and the way he has helped the black community. His tough rhetoric reminds me of Thomas Sowell’s logic.

I hope he is not advocating gun control now.


126 posted on 04/07/2012 10:59:29 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: freedumb2003
I have great respect for Mr. Cosby and his Sisyphean attempt to bring honor and self-respect to the Black Community, but he can't help but be a liberal.

So true. It's a disease. And its such a shame here - he's done so much, and now he's thrown it all away and played right into Obama's race-baiting hands.

127 posted on 04/07/2012 11:37:14 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have carried a gun everyday for 4 years now and have never killed anyone.....what can one say about these types of comments except they are patently idiotic.


128 posted on 04/08/2012 5:00:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Mainly automatics and semi-autos and pump action shotguns. You basically can only own a pisol and a single ation rife or shotgun.

Mel


129 posted on 04/08/2012 5:32:04 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: GladesGuru

Fairly accurate statements allround. Other than for hunting purposes I have never felt the need to own a gun in this country.
‘The times they are a changin’ as the old song goes. Still the amount of illegal guns in Aus is reasonably low - I suppose that is one of the good things about being an island continent - it’s not so easy to smuggle them across a border.

Mel


130 posted on 04/08/2012 8:56:34 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody,” he said (Bill Cosby)

Are you speaking for yourself Bill?

You are not speaking for me Billy. When I carry it is to defend, not looking to harm somebody or kill somebody.

Is it time for Bill to head for The Old Folks Home? Unarmed of course.

131 posted on 04/08/2012 8:57:18 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: melsec
Is it true that in the ten years preceding Mr Howard's Law that the number of Ruger 10/22’s alone was twice the number of firearms turned in and destroyed?

Sorry I can't give the source of that story.

132 posted on 04/08/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

I heard these figures at the time but would hazard a guess they are wildly inflated. Still I know a few farmers and they assure me that many they knew would find a way to hold onto a few guns for vermin shooting purposes.

What we do hear about more nowadays are semi-automatic hand guns being used by bikie gangs to shoot at each other. These are either 1) Guns that were secreted during the buy back scheme or 2) Smuggled guns. I think the later may be more true as these guys have connections everywhere. In reality we do not have a lot of gun crime and that which we do have is pasted all over the newspapers.

Of course if you’re a thug it’s easy to replace a gun with a knife, machette or baseball bat and commit the same crimes.

Mel


133 posted on 04/08/2012 9:41:39 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So Cosby would rather see the watchpeople die than the thugs?

Got it.


134 posted on 04/08/2012 9:46:41 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now why is it Cos that we have these neighborhood watch groups in the first place?


135 posted on 04/08/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr Cosby, why do we need neighborhood watch in the first place? Who watches your place? Neighborhood watch are our bodyguards. Guns? Who commits the crimes with guns? Neighborhood watch? The stats show gun crimes are mostly gang related. If you live in Florida, you will see that many homes are seasonal and seasonal homes are easy break ins. Unfortunately some of theses seasonal homes may appear empty but are not. Whoa be to anyone who may break into one of those homes. Cops call for backup, but so did Zimmerman with a 911 call before the shots were fired. Lets see what the Polygraph showed before we condemn an armed citizen.


136 posted on 04/08/2012 10:00:23 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was just trying to get “the jello pudding pops” when he was gunned-down by an histerical, white-hispanic-—what ever that is means-—racist who’s the news peeps couldn’t even remotely get right(firing of sacrificial liberal non-reporting propogandist who got caught.) I never, for one minute believed the Chucks’unstable familie’s PC BS for one minute , never met a person of color anywhere who remotely resembled that family, although they are out there-— even the Obama family has it’s demons. His family’s history (O, that is) are as disfunctional as any disfunctional family could possible be——it’s his own history(every family has their crazy uncle; Obama’s happens to be Bill Ayers) not quite the terrorist I’d prefer to hand-out with.) Most of the Blacks I was unfortunate enough to meet were the vile in their manner and quite racist toward anyone of non-color-—in their eyes anyway. Except that color being yellow, those people are the ‘New Verbotten Jew” according to Marion Barry and his district of losers who will encite violence agaisnt them by a miscreant, drud-using-whore-lapping-representitive of even more vile constituents.


137 posted on 04/08/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: melsec
Thanks for the information.

Another "story" that was making the rounds about the same time was that 10" plastic sewer pipe was in short supply in Australia.

It is the same story with the media here.

138 posted on 04/08/2012 10:48:14 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

“Another “story” that was making the rounds about the same time was that 10” plastic sewer pipe was in short supply in Australia.”

Now that one may be true! LOL - My son is a plumber - I will have to ask haha.

Mel


139 posted on 04/08/2012 11:27:40 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: GreatOne

having a bad experience with a bad person doing bad things with a gun and thereby hating all guns makes as much sense
as having a bad experiece with a person of another race and thereby hating all people of that race.


140 posted on 04/15/2012 6:37:43 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Not trying to say Cosby is right, just giving a sense of his where his perspective is coming from. I do think he has a point that people act differently when they’re armed than when they’re unarmed. That’s not attacking our 2nd Amendment rights, just simple reality.


141 posted on 04/15/2012 7:07:44 PM PDT by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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