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Gingrich says Fla. shooter found "dangerous" hobby
Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES

Posted on 03/23/2012 12:41:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich calls the shooting death of a black Florida teen "a tragedy" and describes the man responsible as "a guy who'd found a hobby that's very dangerous."

George Zimmerman was part of a neighborhood watch group.

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1 posted on 03/23/2012 12:41:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never bring skittles to a gun fight


2 posted on 03/23/2012 12:46:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear Newt,

Love you man, but you really need to learn when to shut the hell up.

Lurker


3 posted on 03/23/2012 12:47:28 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tread lightly, Newt. Care you expound upon your statement?

If you’re referring to gun ownership, I’ve never seen a single unsafe gun owner at any range I’ve ever been to, and you’d be careful with your words lest you incite the ire of a few million gun owners in this country.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 12:47:28 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt has never been big on guns.

Little Newt Ricky. LOL


5 posted on 03/23/2012 12:49:05 PM PDT by dforest
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Sounds like Newt may have pulled a “Santorum”.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is what Newt thinks of people who carry concealed weapons to protect themselves.

"dangerous hobby."

No way in hell I vote for this out-of-touch Washington pimp, whose anti-freedom statist impulses were just confirmed to me.

7 posted on 03/23/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think the “hobby” that the Newt is referring to is being an active member of a neighborhood watch.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rarestia

>> If you’re referring to gun ownership

I think Newt is referring to vigilantism as the “hobby”, not gun ownership.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 12:55:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Correct. Shooting aside, it looks like the Zimmster had become a Suburban Cowboy. Very dangerous indeed.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 12:56:45 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That is what I took from it also. Never said guns were the guys hobby.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think he was referring to pretend LEO


12 posted on 03/23/2012 12:57:53 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt/West 2016


13 posted on 03/23/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I did not care for Al Sharpton trying this guy in the media, and Newt shouldn’t do it either.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 12:59:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The gun community has a problem with Newt.

http://www.nationalgunrights.org/the-inconvenient-truth-about-newt/


15 posted on 03/23/2012 12:59:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Nervous Tick

When seconds count the cops are only minutes away.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 1:02:46 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lurker

Newt need not worry, I would never vote for him in the first place.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 1:02:55 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: paul51
I think he was referring to pretend LEO

Pretend LEO? You mean neighborhood watch? Like in the common law neighborhood watches that kept the peace and raise the alarm for the last thousand years?

And by LEO, you mean the corporate police that stand by when someone is drowning because it's not in the statutes to save them?

Tellya what - get rid of your guns. They make your LEOs nervous, because you're just a civilian. And if you look it up, you will find that a huge number of police chiefs are anti-gun. You gonna argue with them, or play pretend LEO?

But don't worry - you can call 911 instead.

18 posted on 03/23/2012 1:03:36 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Nervous Tick

No he is not. Newt is not liked by the gun owners.

See post #15. Could be why he is losing.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 1:04:04 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Lurker

Dear Newt,

Love you man, but you really need to learn when to shut the hell up.

Lurker


You got that right man. Neighborhood watches arise because concerned citizens care about their neighborhoods. And as far as Sanford Florida goes. Well let’s just say that the last time I HAD to go there I saw guys running out into the streets to stop cars and offer to sell them drugs. And in broad daylight too.

I’m totally grateful to be long gone from that area.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 1:06:29 PM PDT by The Working Man (No child left behind should be: No Child left a dime.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Newt piling on along with Obama and Santorum. There is no need to get involved with this case except to say that we should allow our legal system to sort things out. The presumption of innocence is a pillar of our democracy. Let the facts and evidence decide the issue and not the court of public opinion. Newt should be decrying the rabble led by Sharpton who has a history of introducing race into such incidents.

Zimmerman was not on duty as part of his Neighborhood Watch duties, which should not be considered a "hobby," but rather, concerned citizens getting involved in protecting their property and that of their neighbors. Why does Newt consider it to be "dangerous?"

21 posted on 03/23/2012 1:06:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: dforest

>> Newt is not liked by the gun owners.

I’m one of “the gun owners”, and I like Newt. So that right there makes your statement false.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 1:07:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Lurker

What’s he care? The retards in Florida already voted for Romney, and the retards in the rest of the country look to be doing the same.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 1:07:40 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
While Geraldo blames the tragic death of Trayvon Martin on his mode of dress, I believe there is another element that the MSM will studiously ignore.

Barack Obama has done more to divide this nation along racial lines than anything I can remember. “African Americans for Obama”, “Hispanics for Obama,” “Martians for Obama”, etc., etc... are just part of it. This guy's efforts to take us the rest of the way to communism have angered many of those who may already harbor latent or outright racist tendencies. While Obama’s anti-American behavior has little to do with his race, there are unbalanced folks out here who DO read race into that behavior. Once they cross that threshold, their warped minds can justify nearly any act, up to and including the killing of an unarmed black boy walking through his neighborhood. I fear there is more — and worse — to come.

Barack, some of Trayvon Martin's blood — and the blood of future black and white victims of your racism — is on YOUR hands.

24 posted on 03/23/2012 1:08:18 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Newt was just saying that confronting people in that context is dangerous.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I agree with your assessment.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 1:10:39 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Wrong, check the link at post #15.

That is Newt on guns.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by dforest
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To: paul51

You nailed it, the wantabe cop made call after call after call to the cops.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 1:14:18 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: dforest

Now I have a problem - no one to vote for in Nov.

Zilch, zip, zero. Not one of those pretenders will get my vote.

- - -


29 posted on 03/23/2012 1:14:21 PM PDT by Tomato lover (Jesus is the way, the truth and the light)
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To: Nervous Tick

Newt even appeared in a gun control ad with Nancy Pelosi. Stick your head in the sand all you like, or if you decide to check out post 15, you might get some truth.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 1:16:08 PM PDT by dforest
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To: All

Well duh everybody... Newt is not talking about GUNS he is talking about this guy’s “Neighborhood Watch” obsession. If you have heard anything about the story you would know that Zimmerman has made scores of false alarm 911 calls. Sounds like he was a cop/badbutt (I know it doesn’t work but I don’t cuss!) wanna-be.

Newt actually has this just right, as usual.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 1:22:42 PM PDT by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: kabar
Why does Newt consider it to be "dangerous?"

Chasing down criminals on the street isn't like playing tiddly winks.

James Woods in "The Hard Way":

"You’re not gonna learn what it means to be a cop by eating hot dogs and picking your teeth and asking stupid questions. We live this job. It’s something we are, not something we do! Every time a cop walks up to a car and has to give a speeding ticket, he knows he may have to kill someone...or be killed himself. That’s not something you step into by strapping on a rubber gun and riding around all day. You get to go back to your million dollar beach house and your bimbos and your b*** j*** and you get 17 takes to get it right. We get one take. It lasts our whole lives. We mess it up...and we’re dead."

32 posted on 03/23/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Talisker
Don't you think mr wanabee cop took the ‘watch’ in neighborhood watch a little too far?
33 posted on 03/23/2012 1:24:59 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: backwoods-engineer

As always Newt’s default position is International Progressive, a true little Fabian Prick is the Newster. Note his contorting positions on Global Warming, UN/IMF/FRS and just about everything else. The only thing Newt is capable of is the occasional meaningful sound bite.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 1:26:33 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: dforest

Uh, really???

Newt is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, and speaks regularly at the NRA’s Annual Meeting. He received an A or A-plus rating from the NRA all ten terms that he served in the House of Representatives, and received the NRA’s Defender of the Second Amendment award in 2010.

Why don’t you watch the 2010 NRA video:
http://www.newt.org/solutions/second-amendment/


35 posted on 03/23/2012 1:27:24 PM PDT by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: iopscusa

Newt is a big government progressive, It is good the voters already knew that.


36 posted on 03/23/2012 1:30:27 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, being in a neighborhood watch group can be dangerous — kinda like the active-duty military that Gingrich never served in.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 1:31:08 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: dforest

I don’t know the ins and outs of every issue and vote dforest. All I am saying is that based on this article it seems to me that “dangerous hobby” refers to Zimmerman’s participation in the communitie’s neighborhood watch program, and his willingness to confront people (before anyone flames me I am not passing judgement as to who started the fight, but it appears to me that Zimmerman left his truck to pursue Martin with the intention of questioning him; that is all I mean by confronting). What is the role of a neighborhood watchmen anyway? I’ve always thought of it as reporting suspicious behavior to the police.


38 posted on 03/23/2012 1:31:48 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt…As much as I admire you and love you, you should have kept our yap shut. There is no verdict in so shut up.

If you are looking for the black vote, which seems to be apparent, forget it; and therefore, shame on you because you are not going to get their vote anyway. But maybe you were also looking for the Hispanic vote since he was referred to as an “Hispanic.” Never the less, SHUT UP!!!

You just may have made some other folks angry at you for this stupidity in trying to get votes.

In the end, this is being made into a racist thing. Period!!!!

JUST SHUT THE HECK UP ON THIS SUBJECT!!!!!


39 posted on 03/23/2012 1:32:20 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: iopscusa

Newt is a big government guy doing his smoke and mirrors act, it is good the voters already knew that.


40 posted on 03/23/2012 1:33:23 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In 2016 or 2020 when Newt decides to run again, he'll be reminded of this remark and say he was really stupid to have made the comment and that he fully supports neighborhood watch programs.
41 posted on 03/23/2012 1:34:20 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

since he was referred to as an “Hispanic.”


“He” meaning the shooter although the shooter does not carry a Spanish last name.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 1:36:50 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

NRA has lost a lot of credibility. Anyone can join for affect. Newt doesn’t have a good history on guns.

It is out there and the other side knows it too.


43 posted on 03/23/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newts right. Zim sucked at fighting and was ill equipped to deal with the trouble that he went looking for and found.


44 posted on 03/23/2012 1:44:12 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt, I voted for you and love you to death but you probably should butt out of this one. Let the local cops hand it and stick with bashing Barky.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 1:48:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dforest

Newt is not a threat to Santorum anymore. So why don’t you knock it off with your hyperbole and innuendo about Gingrich. The only one that can hurt Santorum is Santorum, and he’s doing a pretty good job of it.


46 posted on 03/23/2012 1:48:58 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


47 posted on 03/23/2012 1:50:50 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: dforest

Why don’t you provide me with some PROOF of his “bad history” on guns instead of just saying “people say”.

http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/House/Georgia/Newt_Gingrich/Views/The_Second_Amendment/

The two bills that he voted on, Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban and the Gun Free School Zone Act, were actually attached to Omnibus Spending Bills, much like the funding for Planned Parenthood attachment that Santorum voted for. But actually, as a gun owner and carrier, I have no problem with either one of these votes.


48 posted on 03/23/2012 1:55:55 PM PDT by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Nervous Tick

Exactly. Good God...FReepers are SO knee-jerk these days.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

I already did. And...it is out there. Look for yourself. I did.


50 posted on 03/23/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by dforest
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