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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin slaying verdict 'questionable' but not sure it has staying power
Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | August 25, 2013

Posted on 08/25/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness.

Speaking on CBS's Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin's "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; racist; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 08/25/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I predict that this is one lesson that will not soon be forgotten. And it’s being reinforced every single day.


2 posted on 08/25/2013 5:36:58 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This man has gone way down hill...


3 posted on 08/25/2013 5:37:11 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten.

Kind of like Semi-Colin Powell himself, actually.

4 posted on 08/25/2013 5:38:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He is gutless or stupid.


5 posted on 08/25/2013 5:38:06 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

“He is gutless or stupid.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Why can’t he be both?


6 posted on 08/25/2013 5:40:01 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

For Colin Powell like most blacks and ALL blackafricanmericanperzonsofcolor race trumps


7 posted on 08/25/2013 5:41:00 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s like most all of those who rise to positions of authority: all of a sudden he thinks he’s an expert on everything. He should stick to his field of expertise.

A shining example of the Peter Principle in action. Powell has risen WAY BEYOND his level of competence.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 5:47:14 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Questionable”?
Not if you have been paying attention, Colin ‘ol buddy.

Colin is just being Colin—AGAIN!


9 posted on 08/25/2013 5:47:41 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Colin Powell is another race baiter that can't see beyond the color of his own skin !
Home schooling is the ONLY way to go.

Start with teaching your children the FACTS that liberals despise.

Its like "Holy Water" against these "life-sucking", "life-destroying" vampires.

First show them that
Then show your children these links:
That should be a good start , and that should drive those VILE teachers into insanity, and RACE BAITER Colin Powell too.
10 posted on 08/25/2013 5:48:00 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And so Mr. Colin Powell every white person is to just ‘take the beating’ and not defend themselves. Every white person is to look away from a suspicious acting black person and not observe them?


11 posted on 08/25/2013 5:48:50 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We are truly living in an insane world. A drunk at a bar saying such a thing I can see. This man is educated.

This will not end well.


12 posted on 08/25/2013 5:49:12 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Tupelo

“For Colin Powell like most blacks and ALL
blackafricanmericanperzonsofcolor race trumps”

Yeah, and Powell, because of his prior political affiliations, job assignments, accent, light skin and features, his “blackness” has always been questioned by “real blacks”. Sooo, he has been on a quest to prove his blackness to them. Expect to see him rapping and break dancing during the run up to the 2014 elections....


13 posted on 08/25/2013 5:50:37 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: maddog55

it’s called a token


14 posted on 08/25/2013 5:51:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He advanced all his career because he was clean and articulate black man ...... sort of like Obama.

After the 1st Gulf War, there were a lot of heros. The MEDIA found the need to have a black hero. Colin was in the right position to be the media’s hero. Truth is that Colin was against everything that proved successful in that war.


15 posted on 08/25/2013 5:52:19 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

How about commenting about the following cases that just “blazed across the sky”: the Newsome murder, the Lane Murder, the “Delbert the Veteran” murder, and many hundreds of others that do not get any publicity at all all. No comments from Powell, just crickets.


16 posted on 08/25/2013 5:53:52 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Restoration of the Republic)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The verdict was only questioned by race baiters and those who don’t let facts get in the way


17 posted on 08/25/2013 5:54:17 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seriously, I think Powell is suffering from senility.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 5:55:30 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is Colin Powell a traitor? He was the one who used the term “You broke it, you own it,” about Iraq. That strategy turned the military victory into a disastrous attempt at rebuilding. The Iraqi’s should just have been left to their own devices. The US State Department deliberately took over from the Military and created a new “Vietnam” designed to bleed the USA and prevent its military intervention anywhere else, thereby leaving the field free for the Communists and Muslims.

Is it true that he was selected for advancement by the left way back and rose to the top as a result of affirmative action, and despite never having seen combat? His war wounds limited to “While on patrol in a Viet Cong-held area, he was wounded by stepping on a punji stake.”


19 posted on 08/25/2013 5:57:19 AM PDT by ABrit
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To: Yosemitest

BTTT !!

Perfect...

Stay safe !


20 posted on 08/25/2013 6:00:58 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He will go down in history as a race baiter instead of a general and secretary of state.


21 posted on 08/25/2013 6:02:02 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am embarrassed to admit I once had respect for this person.

I am.

And, every single time he opens his mouth, I am even more embarrassed.


22 posted on 08/25/2013 6:03:37 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Powell is a coward. He knew the person who outed Valerie Plamm was one of his subordinates, but was afraid to tell President Bush.

Coward.


23 posted on 08/25/2013 6:05:57 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Powell said cases like Martin’s ‘blaze across the midnight sky’ and are forgotten.”

—a race-baiting remark


24 posted on 08/25/2013 6:06:27 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m starting to think old CP was part of the syphilis experiments way back when...either that or a lot of Blacks are just plain mentally defective. Col West is so far above Powell in so many ways that it shows that it’s all the wrong people being promoted and idolized...


25 posted on 08/25/2013 6:13:43 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Colin has gone from respected to a full out race pimp but he will stay in DC and never associate with Sharpton because he knows he is better than him. Slime bag Colin.


26 posted on 08/25/2013 6:17:38 AM PDT by DCmarcher-976453
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It will be forgotten because there is no more nation play for pay in it. The Martins already collected a buttload and got some good deals on selling T-shirts, too.

They won’t get squat in a civil trial and they and their ignorant lawyer know it, just as squeaky Holder knows he doesn’t have shit for a Civil Rights trial.

Further, with each Spokane, each Oklahoma, each Georgia, each weekly wherever where blacks committing hate crimes on whites is ignored by the media, the government and local law enforcement and justices, more white people are growing a seething, burning backlash against all this crap.


27 posted on 08/25/2013 6:22:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No more Progressives appointed to high office.

This political general has been a thorn in the side of this Republic his entire sordid career.


28 posted on 08/25/2013 6:23:08 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess Powell has to retain some cred with the black leadership class. What a golden opportunity this man had if he just had the guts to denounce the civil rights charlatans like Jackson and Sharpton and rose above all of this race baiting nonsense. Alas, he took the easy way out, and joined up with Rev. Jackson and Sharpton. He’s another left wing enabler and not someone I would want to emulate.


29 posted on 08/25/2013 6:23:59 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: boycott

If only his pants were ‘creased’. Who knows how much farther he could have gone.


30 posted on 08/25/2013 6:24:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Real Cynic No More

Colon had a field of expertise?

Whatever this political hack of a general had surely wasn’t expertise.

My son-in-law’s office in the Pentagon was situated just across the hall from this cretin for several years. The son-in-law, a uniformed military personnel, said this haughty asshat would erupt into tirades against junior officers and aides that would curl your hair.

Powell was the model for the 4 star who was selected to greet the Martian ambassador in Mars Attacks.


31 posted on 08/25/2013 6:27:13 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Yosemitest
"Fulton abandoned the kid when he was 3. His step-mother brought him up. The father moved on to woman 3. 12 years later she dumped him back on Fulton.

Great post! One minor correction on the use of the word "dumped" in the bolded part above. Step mom was no blood relation to Trayvon, and probably had not adopted him. When Tracy Martin moved on from #2 (Trayvon's step mom), she had no legal choice but to send Trayvon back to whichever bio parent would take him.

32 posted on 08/25/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
"He is gutless or stupid."

Boff. . . . . .
When Deon Sanders graduated from FSU they asked him weather he would play football or baseball.
He said Boff. . .

33 posted on 08/25/2013 6:30:33 AM PDT by DeaconRed (White SOBS are dangerous, especially those of US that pack Heat. . . .)
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To: rlmorel
I am embarrassed to admit I once had respect for this person.

I am.

And, every single time he opens his mouth, I am even more embarrassed.

There's a lot of that going around. Powell did not impress me greatly back in the Gulf War, but I still gave him the benefit of the doubt - albeit on a diminishing basis - until he facilitated Scooter Libby's personal and political flaying. He pretty much dropped off my Christmas card list from that point on.

Mr. niteowl77

34 posted on 08/25/2013 6:30:41 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("There's nothing a vulture hates more than biting into a glass eye.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mickie
Thank God he wasn't a general in WW2 !

Leni

35 posted on 08/25/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

colon bowel should be forgotten. This insufferable affirmative-action, equal-opportunity loser of a general should fade away now.


36 posted on 08/25/2013 6:33:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It used to be questionable whether Colon Bowel was a vicious, dim-witted, race-baiting political hustler, but now he has mercifully removed all doubt.


37 posted on 08/25/2013 6:34:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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38 posted on 08/25/2013 6:36:12 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: RipSawyer
I have long thought Powell to be long on selling himself (charm if you will) and short on conservatism. He is an opportunist who took from the Bushes and never embraced even the convenient conservatism of the Bushes.

Still, he would have done better than Obama as President. I think he has the same trouble as Obama in identifying with whites, and embraces most of the black prejudices.

I believe he has done some good with children .

vaudine

39 posted on 08/25/2013 6:42:08 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder what, in the General’s mind, makes the verdict questionable. I watched the whole trial and I thought it was beyond question.

What makes black people of intelligence look at the world so differently that they cannot see testimony in the same way - even uncontroverted testimony?

I think this is the question we must all face if we are to learn to live in peace together.


40 posted on 08/25/2013 6:42:39 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

It is Black Ku Klux Klan Racist to not accurately state what happened between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.

Martin attacked Zimmerman, and Zimmerman capped him in self-defense. Anything else is Black KKK Racist

You are a Racist, Colin Powell


41 posted on 08/25/2013 6:48:34 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: Yosemitest

Yeah but null and void be old- that old...

They be new skool [applause]

cracka


42 posted on 08/25/2013 6:49:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: IbJensen

I never stated what his level of expertise was. Surely he had one at some time, as everyone does. I did not concede it was as a four star either. Maybe he’s just expert at being black and using his race to get promoted.


43 posted on 08/25/2013 6:49:32 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bush, the Elder’s Sec’y of State.

Publicly questioning our legal system.

And that’s all you need to know


44 posted on 08/25/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
At least he didn't say that “Trayvon was denied a jury of his peers.”
45 posted on 08/25/2013 6:50:34 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: maddog55

Powell should have been kicked out of the Army a long time ago for having written a phony after-action report to the commanding general of Americal Division on the massacre at My Lai.


46 posted on 08/25/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: boycott

His very vocal reticence about finishing the job just encouraged other wannabe Husseins to continue inflicting on the world unnecessary deaths, destruction, and mayhem.


47 posted on 08/25/2013 6:53:31 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Colin, sadly you couldn't be more wrong on both items. The verdict isn't questionable at all. By all that is right and proper the trial never should have happened in the first place. GZ was unquestionably defending himself from what he (correctly) believed to be a life threatening attack. The only question was would justice prevail or would the jurors be swayed by emotional arguments over facts. Fortunately facts and the law won the day.

That is also why this has staying power. The race hustlers were beaten, failed at their game. They don't like that. They are going to keep pushing to try to recover some semblance of credibility. The rest of us are not soon going to forget it either. People's reaction to the case and verdict makes for a wonderful litmus test on where someone stands on the emotional reaction vs facts continuum. I know i learned a thing or two about a couple of people, towards both sides.

48 posted on 08/25/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Colon bowel is an execrable piece of globalist crap. If/when the shooting war comes, I’d imagine that he would be on the top of the list.


49 posted on 08/25/2013 6:54:08 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Tupelo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CUNUVhzFAQ


50 posted on 08/25/2013 6:54:53 AM PDT by chasio649
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