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An Unfortunate T-Shirt Hits Florida Streets In Wake Of Trayvon Martin Killing
The Smoking Gun ^ | 3-26-12 | TSG

Posted on 03/26/2012 2:06:37 PM PDT by bigbob

Expanding the definition of “cracker,” a t-shirt featuring the photo of the man who shot Trayvon Martin is now available for purchase.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigotry; travonmartin; trayvon; trayvonmartin; tshirt
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To: N. Theknow

I like it. I like it a lot.


51 posted on 03/26/2012 3:13:29 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: bigbob
...in Florida, “cracker” refers to original colonial-era English and American pioneer settlers of what is now the U.S. state of Florida, and their descendants.

Many of these settlers raised cattle. "Cracker" is said to have originally applied to Florida cowboys who drove cattle by cracking bullwhips.

52 posted on 03/26/2012 3:14:09 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: bigbob
These folks need to get their history straight. The term cracker was applied to black house slaves who did the whipping of the black field hands, thus the term cracker from the cracking of the whip.

A good book on this subject is black crackers and white liberals.

53 posted on 03/26/2012 3:17:42 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Trayvon Martin is what the American Left has long wanted. Their very own Horst Wessel

Or at least their latest Horst Wessel. They've created a number of martyrs over the years, including Joe Hill (executed for murder in 1915), Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (executed for murder in 1927), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (executed for espionage in 1953), etc.

54 posted on 03/26/2012 3:22:05 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Darren McCarty

Of course, as you probably know, lots of Jews have names that are the same for Gentiles. Was his father or mother Jewish?


55 posted on 03/26/2012 3:27:39 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: IronJack
I was taught it meant "hosteler," as in "innkeeper." "Zimmer" is German for "room," so a Zimmer-mann would be a "room-man," or one who keeps rooms for let.

A Zimmermann makes rooms. If he's a master at this trade, he's a Zimmermeister (master carpenter).

56 posted on 03/26/2012 3:30:43 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Darren McCarty
Sometimes the name is Jewish, sometimes it isn't.

Ethel Merman's name was originally Zimmermann--it appears that she was not Jewish. (She played the mother-in-law in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.)

57 posted on 03/26/2012 3:33:59 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: bigbob
And I always thought that 'zimmer' meant tailor?!


58 posted on 03/26/2012 3:38:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Fiji Hill; yefragetuwrabrumuy

Or at least their latest Horst Wessel. They’ve created a number of martyrs over the years, including Joe Hill (executed for murder in 1915), Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (executed for murder in 1927), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (executed for espionage in 1953), etc.


True but all those examples predated Twitter!


59 posted on 03/26/2012 3:43:15 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: bigbob

Quick - Someone trademark “P.... A.. C......” We don’t want to be exploited now.


60 posted on 03/26/2012 3:46:27 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: elhombrelibre

It’s his father’s name-Hid mother is hispanic.


61 posted on 03/26/2012 3:47:35 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Fiji Hill

The online German translator agrees with you. My German teacher must have been an idiot. Or I was paying too much attention to the frauleins ...


62 posted on 03/26/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: bigbob

Sorry for the obvious plug.... The US Government trained me to kill Radical Mooslims and Communists... now THAT is irOnic.


63 posted on 03/26/2012 3:59:29 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Amberdawn

My question was who was Jewish. There could be Peruvian Jews and German Jews, German-named American Jews, or neither of them might be a Jew. Also, it really has no bearing on this shooting in my view.


64 posted on 03/26/2012 4:00:39 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Revolting cat!

> And I always thought that ‘zimmer’ meant tailor?! [photo of Men’s Warehouse Zimmer]

I see that you’re joking. “Schneider” means tailor for those who are curious. “Zimmer” means room, and according to the German Wikipedia, “Der Familienname Zimmermann ist abgeleitet von dem Beruf des Zimmermanns” [The surname Zimmermann is derived from the occupation of carpenter]. It’s possible, of course, for someone to have that name and be Jewish, but it’s a common German name (the 20th most common according to Wikipedia), so there’s no reason to assume it. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmermann_%28Familienname%29

Whatever his ancestry it’s outrageous the way racist panderers are condemning him without hearing his side of the story.


65 posted on 03/26/2012 4:01:40 PM PDT by GJones2 (Zimmermann name)
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To: GJones2

Someone suggested to me that there may be an undercurrent of anti-semitism in this case. It’s quite possible, I think.


66 posted on 03/26/2012 4:11:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: bigbob
This supposedly unbiased reporting is getting out of hand. First the NBP putting up a $10k Dead or Alive poster out on Zimmerman and now this T-Shirt of “Pussy Ass Cracker” with a photo of Zimmerman. How would the media and the racist blacks out there handle themselves if a T-Shirt was made with a the photo of Travon with the gold teeth and tattoos along with a 3 word statement using Trayvon's twitter name “Dirt Napping Nigga”, after all his self appointed twitter account name was Martin tweeted under the handle “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA”.

The leftist liberals and the tolerant blacks would go berserk.

I apologize to any conservative that was offended with with above but it is a question I feel needs to asked. As for any bleeding heart liberal my suggestion would involve doing something with SAND.

67 posted on 03/26/2012 4:16:43 PM PDT by SledgeCS (I will vote for Obama when he says "The F'ing MUSLIMS attacked the USA and are the enemy")
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To: GJones2

” “Zimmer” means room, and according to the German Wikipedia”

Wrong dictionary. According to the MSM dictionary, a Zimmerman is a latino who is whitewashed with cracker Photoshop, and he may or may not eat bagels.


68 posted on 03/26/2012 4:17:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: bigbob
Trayvon's mom seeks trademark on his name.
69 posted on 03/26/2012 4:23:05 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Amberdawn
It’s his father’s name-his mother is Hispanic.

Hispanics with non-Hispanic names have risen to prominence from time to time. In the 1890's, the Spanish general Don Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau gained notoriety when his unsuccessful effort to put down the rebellion in Cuba led to many deaths. In the 1980's, Mexico had an oil minister named Juan Eibenscutz. In Chile, General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte overthrew the Red regime headed by Salvador Allende in 1973, while a couple years later, Leopoldo Galtieri led a coup d'etat in neighboring Argentina. At about the same time, Guatemala had a president named Kjell Laugerud Garcia.

70 posted on 03/26/2012 4:28:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: bigbob
crac
71 posted on 03/26/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The Coast Guard Training ship, a tall ship, named “Eagle” was originally named the “Horst Wessel” after a “martyr” in the Nazi cause.


72 posted on 03/26/2012 5:07:29 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: bigbob

“unfortunate” is the liberals word they use when they don’t have the guts to criticize another liberal group/demographic group doing something awful that they’d never let conservatives get away with.


73 posted on 03/26/2012 5:45:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: txhurl; dead
Dead drew it.

Good job on that one!!

74 posted on 03/26/2012 6:13:45 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Don’t forget Alberto Fujimori.


75 posted on 03/26/2012 6:56:25 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: bigbob

This guy couldn’t get a fair trial in Tibet.


76 posted on 03/26/2012 7:20:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: txhurl

LOL -thanks!


77 posted on 03/26/2012 8:02:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: bigbob
I guess the public schools need to spend more time teaching racial hatred and bigotry so these sign-makers can get their references correct /sarc

Ummm, 'teachers' are union members - and the kid in the picture is a product of our school system ... what can you expect?

78 posted on 03/26/2012 8:04:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: bigbob

Nothing unfortunate about it. It readily identifies the wearer as stupid and of little societal worth.


79 posted on 03/26/2012 8:12:57 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Don’t know who said it but they hit the nail on the head ,of course you have to know who Horst Wessel was.


80 posted on 03/26/2012 10:58:22 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Molon Labbie

Wannabet that he has family & friends standing watch quietly & that they are armed to the teeth . All it will take is for somebody to get stupid & before you can say OH SHIT!! You have a major fire fight in the streets in front of his house with dead & dying on both sides.


81 posted on 03/26/2012 11:02:12 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: elhombrelibre
I’ve been wondering too where people are coming up with the idea that Zimmerman is a Jewish name. A person could be Jewish and have that name, but not all, and probably not many, Zimmermans are Jewish. Hence, to call it a Jewish name makes no sense.

Exactly right. George Zimmerman was a Catholic altar boy back in Virginia. His father was a judge, and his Peruvian mother worked as a courthouse translator and performed civil marriages in Español.

82 posted on 03/26/2012 11:13:21 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Fiji Hill
Hispanics with non-Hispanic names have risen to prominence from time to time. In the 1890's, the Spanish general Don Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau gained notoriety when his unsuccessful effort to put down the rebellion in Cuba led to many deaths.

And then there was the krautisch Alfredo Strößner, who ruled Paraguay from 1954 to 1989.


83 posted on 03/26/2012 11:20:01 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Nebr FAL owner

His is one of those memorable names that never seems to fade away, long after far more notorious or capable villains have been long forgotten.


84 posted on 03/27/2012 6:41:17 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Shouldn’t it be a picture of Obama when he was 12?


85 posted on 03/27/2012 6:50:13 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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