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Harry Belafonte joins with Fla. Capitol protesters
ocala.com ^ | July 26, 2013

Posted on 07/26/2013 7:48:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte on Friday called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who are asking for a special legislative session to examine the state's self-defense laws after the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Protesters have occupied the Capitol since July 15 - or three days after a jury cleared Zimmerman of charges in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The group wants Scott to call a special session so legislators can change the state's contentious "stand your ground" law but Scott has steadfastly refused.

Belafonte - who had never been to Tallahassee previously - joined the protest on Friday afternoon. The 86-year-old celebrity said the sight of the protesters "makes my autumn heart dance like it was spring."

Belafonte said Scott still has a chance to act before the protests intensify and the situation becomes "ungovernable."

"At the moment all of this is governable, all of this is in a place where it can be debated and analyzed and discussed in a very peaceful, calm, productive way," said Belafonte, who first rose to fame during the 1950s.

Belafonte - who has had a history of civic activism for several decades - said he was not predicting violence but said the amount of protests of the state could mount and make the state come to a "grinding halt."

(Excerpt) Read more at ocala.com ...


TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: trayvonstroops; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/26/2013 7:48:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I certainly hope the jackass stays out of Florida. I want to keep riff raff out of the state.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 7:50:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Nobody would even notice if he visited Florida. LOL!


3 posted on 07/26/2013 7:52:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Scott still has a chance to act before . . . the situation becomes "ungovernable"

The country right now is ungovernable, so this "situation" will fit in perfectly.

4 posted on 07/26/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who?


5 posted on 07/26/2013 7:54:30 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Harry, just Die-O


6 posted on 07/26/2013 7:58:42 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Belafonte - who has had a history of civic activism for several decades

LOL, but sarcastically. Buttafonte is a communist. Haven't heard from him lately, but the man is pretty full of hate, spews it.

7 posted on 07/26/2013 7:59:52 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Scott brought it all upon himself. He caved to the mob instead of standing for the law.


8 posted on 07/26/2013 8:00:41 PM PDT by sport
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To: Libloather

I think he used to be a third baseman for the Mets.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 8:02:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: sport

Yeah, absolutely correct. He’s reaping what he sowed. I hope he sucks that Bondi chick down with him. (I’ll regret losing her, she’s cute, but damn what a lousy decision this was!)

None of this chit would have happened if they’d stood up for the law at the time, instead of passing the buck down.


10 posted on 07/26/2013 8:05:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

The Banana Boat song Has been berry berry good to me!

oh thats Baseuhball....yes


11 posted on 07/26/2013 8:05:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I think he used to be a third baseman for the Mets.

"Et tu, Chico?"

12 posted on 07/26/2013 8:07:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tailgunner Joe
O O O O O Obaaaaama daylight come and me want go home




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13 posted on 07/26/2013 8:09:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sit down you old fool.


14 posted on 07/26/2013 8:14:00 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I hope when he visits he carries in a bunch of bananas — and we need pictures.


15 posted on 07/26/2013 8:15:09 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Washed-up, old racist fool.
Very sad that Harry Belafonte needs attention...lol.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 8:18:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Anyone appearing with bellaphony is embracing an outright anti American communist... he was best buds with the now dead chavez.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 8:22:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
feh...
18 posted on 07/26/2013 8:22:59 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Scott should have had them removed as soon as they took over his office.

Now they feel entitled to stay. The longer he allows this the weaker he looks.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 8:29:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Harry...

When daylight come,

take your ass home


20 posted on 07/26/2013 8:37:45 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When day light comes, he will want to go home.

He said it not I. I’m not sure if he will even wait for day light. He’s a tool!


21 posted on 07/26/2013 8:44:21 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Ayy-hole, an aaa-aaa-aaaayyy hole...”


22 posted on 07/26/2013 8:50:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Belefonte’s there........... EVIL IS AFOOTE’


23 posted on 07/26/2013 10:59:05 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Someone should stuff a couple of bananas in Harry’s communist pie hole!


24 posted on 07/26/2013 11:13:09 PM PDT by octex
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To: LibLieSlayer
"Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte"

WHEN is the last time he "sang" or "entertained"?

1962?

25 posted on 07/26/2013 11:13:11 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Daylight come and I wanna go home"
26 posted on 07/26/2013 11:47:12 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: boop

harry buttfullaphony was never anything more than a rabble rousing black communist activist.

LLS


27 posted on 07/27/2013 4:10:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Apparently they are running out of celebrities to protest the Zimmerman verdict so now they are dragging out corpses?


28 posted on 07/27/2013 6:47:48 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh boy,I hope this makes the lines at Disney World shorter,maybe I won’t need any fast passes!


29 posted on 07/27/2013 7:55:14 AM PDT by ballplayer
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