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Trayvon Martin’s parents join Obama for launch of minority initiative (‘My Brother’s Keeper’)
The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 02/28/2014 8:22:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Two years and a day after their son’s death, the parents of Trayvon Martin visited the White House on Thursday and were in the audience as President Obama announced a new initiative designed to keep young minority men on the right path.

The president mentioned Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, during his speech, drawing applause from a crowd gathered in the East Room of the White House.

The man who shot and killed Trayvon, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty of murder in a Florida trial last year. The prosecution contended that Mr. Zimmerman singled out Trayvon because of the color of his skin and followed him, resulting in the altercation that claimed the 17-year-old’s life.

A jury found that Mr. Zimmerman acted in self defense — a verdict that spawned protests across the nation.

“In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict, with all the emotions and controversy it sparked, I spoke about the need to bolster and reinforce our young men and give them the sense their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them,” Mr. Obama said....

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacks; cainandabel; obama; tracymartin; trayvon; zimmerman
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1 posted on 02/28/2014 8:22:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comment number two Also self-deleted. Why waste everyone’s time ?


2 posted on 02/28/2014 8:24:07 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see Obama was really worried about Soviet expansion today. Of course, there is is no cold war chess game. Obama can’t even play checkers.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 8:25:27 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

skittles


4 posted on 02/28/2014 8:26:12 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since Saint Tayvon's unfortunate demise the stock of Robitussin Industries has fallen by 90%.

5 posted on 02/28/2014 8:26:46 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More racism from the Racist in Chief.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 8:28:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
" I spoke about the need to bolster and reinforce our young men and give them the sense their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them,”

Too bad St. Trayvons parents didn't feel the need to show him they valued him and were willing to invest in him.

After all, that's what Government is for.

7 posted on 02/28/2014 8:29:08 PM PST by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dancing on their son’s grave to push an agenda. Some people just shouldn’t be parents.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 8:32:20 PM PST by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Who knows why you just had to make that lean,
who knows why you became part of the gangsta scene,
who knows who sold you all them blunts,
who understood your whistles and your grunts,
who made you assault the neighborhood watch,
whose jewelry was that you were caught with at school
who made you act the ghetto fool?

Why didn’t your Crip daddy stick around,
whose head on the pavement did you pound,
who had to make a decision that fateful night,
when you left him no escape and picked a fight,
who made the choice to mock and sass,
an armed watchman (you called “creepy ass”),
who could’ve gone home but didn’t there go,
instead walked towards a six foot deep hole.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 8:34:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Saint Skittles’ parents have spent more time together with Zero than they ever did with their own son.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 8:35:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do these Einsteins realize that the first person who used the phrase, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” had murdered his brother?


11 posted on 02/28/2014 8:35:50 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Got to stir up the base in an election year don’t you


12 posted on 02/28/2014 8:37:12 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: wastedyears
push an agenda

No, to profit financially.

The didn't give a crap about the kid until he died, now they care?

13 posted on 02/28/2014 8:38:01 PM PST by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Present, I too am concerned for the young men of America.

When thugs like "Skittles" force them to kill while defending their lives, I worry that they might become so traumatized,they might embark on a path of self destruction. Things like drinking and speeding around the country, or beating on their girlfriends, or God knows what.

We have to do more to help them cope.

14 posted on 02/28/2014 8:46:12 PM PST by snowtigger
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To: Sybeck1

How else can they get 140% of black voters to cast a ballot?


15 posted on 02/28/2014 8:47:00 PM PST by digger48
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Do these Einsteins realize that the first person who used the phrase, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” had murdered his brother?

Best not to bring up that little fact lest Bronco decrees that you shall make bricks with no straw or power with only the four winds.
16 posted on 02/28/2014 8:47:36 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The criminals will stay together until it’s in one of their interests not to do so.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 8:50:39 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: snowtigger

If he “beat” his girlfriend and/or wife, why didn’t either one of them press charges? Because of his nationwide popularity?


18 posted on 02/28/2014 8:50:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess I should have added the /s tag after all...


19 posted on 02/28/2014 8:55:57 PM PST by snowtigger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racist Negro.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 8:59:01 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

That pretty much sums it up.

I guess one should be thankful he doesn’t focus that help on the white young men, everything he touches turns to crap.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 9:02:36 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did she bring the Purple Drank?


22 posted on 02/28/2014 9:03:32 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

I’m thinking Reggie already had some poppers.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 9:04:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: wastedyears

“Dancing on their son’s grave to push an agenda.”

You’re right on. Shameful. Reprehensible. Not to mention irresponsible.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 9:09:18 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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HOW ‘BOUT KEEPIN’ AN EYE ON YO KEEEDS?


25 posted on 02/28/2014 9:09:56 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is a great poem. You should do a “spoken word” performance of it with bongo music and put it on YouTube. Don’t forget to wear your best Kente Cloth for the presentation, to really tie the presentation together.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 9:17:10 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Captainpaintball

Don’t give me any ideas. Should the “audience” snap their fingers afterwards, instead of clapping? And what kind of fedora do you recommend?


27 posted on 02/28/2014 9:19:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Given the high incidence of black on black crime, shouldn’t it be “My Brother’s Killer”?


28 posted on 02/28/2014 9:32:50 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: digger48

Agreed. If they’d spent a little more time with him, he might not have been out buying ingredients for “purple drank” and casing his father’s neighbors’ houses.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 9:39:38 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Is Clown Prince nobama only the King of the Negroes? What about all the other US Citizens who should have access to this so-called “program”? Racist, I’d say. Probably, unconstitutional.


30 posted on 02/28/2014 10:05:29 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Values them and is willing to invest in them?

Not so much. You can’t even drive your car on some of the busy streets in the town of Murfreesboro because these thugs step into the road and dare you to hit them. Gang violence is out of control and the city’s newspaper barely mentions it. My husband and I can’t even visit the mall with my grandchildren when my daughter and son-in-law come to town to visit because of the filthy language these thugs use. They are disgusting and that includes the women.

As for investing in them, enough money already pours into the pockets of these entitled, lazy, foul mouthed whores, their children and their violent, lazy men.

I have had it. I work my ass off and so does my husband and the food prices are rising every time we grocery shop and that cow in the White House thinks I’m too stupid to read a label. I’m just extremely angry with the state of this country and there is not a damn thing I can do about it.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 10:05:53 PM PST by MOMinTN
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“...had murdered his brother?”

Thank you for stating the obvious! I told this to my son who thinks that Obama is being just his racist self!


32 posted on 02/28/2014 10:06:04 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
as President Obama announced a new initiative designed to keep young minority men on the right path.

And the rest of you can go to hell - oh, but keep working, paying your taxes, and don't pay any attention to your eroding income due to Gov't debt monetization and inflation.

33 posted on 02/28/2014 10:15:28 PM PST by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Race pimps be hangin' together.

Trayvon Martin

" We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin." - President of the United States Barack Hussein 0bama

Makes ya feel like beatin' yer head on a concrete sidewalk doesn't it?

34 posted on 02/28/2014 10:44:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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“Mr. Zimmerman singled out Trayvon because of the color of his skin”

How did he do that when he wasn’t even sure what color he was?

Did he single him out from among the many people darting around and acting suspiciously? Because I never realized there were a multitude of people out when this event occurred.

Zimmerman made the mistake of being white. (At least we are told he is white.) If Zimmerman used the good judgment of being black then the fatal shooting would have been buried in the local news if reported at all. Being black allows a person to use the N word and murder black people without any consequences. Black people cannot kill other black people for racial reasons because black people always love their own ethnic identity and love all other black people. White people cannot shoot a black person in self defense because whites always have racial animosity toward blacks to some degree or another. Therefore, if you are attacked by a black person be sure not to be white.

Obviously Zimmerman has a lot to learn.


35 posted on 02/28/2014 10:52:16 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: unlearner

George Zimmerman’s Black Ancestry is Revealed
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876811/posts

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2876518/posts


36 posted on 02/28/2014 10:53:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile, Obama’s real brother lives in a 9 X 12 hut on $24 a year. I guess Obama gets a pass on being HIS brother’s keeper.


37 posted on 02/28/2014 11:11:12 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: digger48

Obama, initiative for young African-American folks going nowhere. The only thing Obama does for all African-Americans, is hold them down in economic slavery, so...they are beholden to him and his low life Democrat Party for their survival. And....what a joke about Trayvon Martin’s parents supporting the Obama program....they were not there for their son when he needed them most....growing!!! Another total “Obama” farce!!!


38 posted on 03/01/2014 2:03:32 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trays parents would know first hand about letting black boys fail.


39 posted on 03/01/2014 2:46:05 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racist program for blacks only? what about poor whites, women, asians, indians, haitians, mexicans? A jackson sharpton extortion scam on corporations, set up a few no show jobs for 40 grand a year promote it in the scumbag media and vwalla! we have a miracle on main street.


40 posted on 03/01/2014 3:16:05 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has a ring to it - I wonder where they intend to keep all them Brothers ... penitentiaries are getting full with the past few crops of them maligned Brothers.


41 posted on 03/01/2014 5:32:30 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin’s parents join Obama for launch of minority initiative (‘My Brother’s Keeper’)

One sweet mini-family reunion.

42 posted on 03/04/2014 4:57:40 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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