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Oakland has more than its share of Trayvon Martins
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/30/12 | Chip Johnson

Posted on 03/30/2012 8:10:19 AM PDT by SmithL

The slaying of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has jolted the American public from its apathy, and there is righteous public outrage from coast to coast.

Martin's death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., has become a national issue that has drawn comment from President Obama and other national leaders. In California, state lawmakers Thursday donned hoodies to demand justice in the case.

Much closer to home, Oakland residents have held rallies to demand action in the Florida case, which has raised multiple troubling issues, including the question of whether Martin was deemed "suspicious" by his shooter because he was an African American youth wearing a hoodie. The admitted shooter, George Zimmerman, is a white Hispanic.

Meanwhile, Lakisha Hill of Hayward wondered if anyone will speak up for her boy.

Charles Hill III, 16, was gunned down in East Oakland after an argument outside a party one week ago. He is one of 28 homicide victims in Oakland this year.

Lakisha Hill, his mother, was one of several people who have lost a son to violence in Oakland and contacted Marilyn Washington Harris, seeking answers, comfort and support. Harris began an antiviolence foundation soon after the death of her own son, Khadafy, in 2000.

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1 posted on 03/30/2012 8:10:25 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

If Zimmerman was “black”, nobody would care and the moronic politicians wouldn’t be wearing their hoodies. The commie libs are just trying to kick off a race war before the elections.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 8:14:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: SmithL

Selective outraged by the racebaters....


3 posted on 03/30/2012 8:14:26 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I presented THAT scenario on Facebook....that WHAT IF Z had been black, and M had been MexAmerican? Haven’t gone back to see the responses.....should be interesting.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: SmithL

http://i39.tinypic.com/mbspc2.jpg

5 posted on 03/30/2012 8:16:34 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: SmithL
Trayvon Martins

Mutant Zombie Trayvons (MZT's) are seemingly everywhere!

6 posted on 03/30/2012 8:18:46 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: SmithL
Trayvon Martins

Mutant Zombie Trayvons (MZT's) are seemingly everywhere!

7 posted on 03/30/2012 8:19:09 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: SmithL
You have to start shaking your head when you reach this part:
"I tell them there is no difference, it's just that some people choose to follow what the in-crowd is working on instead of working on the problem right in front of them," she said. "I tell them it's not personal."
As long as African Americans keep shoveling bull residue like this and accepting it, the problem will never get any better.
8 posted on 03/30/2012 8:19:22 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: RedMonqey
Sorry, they thought Zimmerman was a white Anglo-American Republican campaign worker living in an expensive gated community with uniformed liverymen and toney garden parties.

Last thing they'd imagine was a "brown" (well, he tans, I don't) Hispano-American Democrat, living in an inexpensive theoretically gated community without enough money to hire a guard, and the top entertainment is either the community swimming pool or drinking beer in front of a TV watching a sports event.

Democrats have their prejudices and simply do not have the mental capacity to think of other possibilities.

9 posted on 03/30/2012 8:20:33 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SmithL


10 posted on 03/30/2012 8:23:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: SmithL

Too bad there is not this kind of outrage over black men killing other black men for such things as really cool jackets.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 8:24:38 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: SmithL
Hoodie guys are far more likely to murder non-hoodie guys than vice-versa.

But let's not allow facts to interfere with demagoguery.

12 posted on 03/30/2012 8:27:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: muawiyah
Sorry, they thought Zimmerman was a white Anglo-American Republican campaign worker living in an expensive gated community with uniformed liverymen and toney garden parties.

Facts be damned . That's STILL the narrative among the racebaiting LSM and its mob in the streets.

These mothers' whose sons were killed by other blacks must shake their heads at their "leaders" noninterest...
13 posted on 03/30/2012 8:27:33 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Mutant Zombie Trayvons (MZT’s) are seemingly everywhere!
And, since his mommy will be capatalizing on his name we will see it everywhere.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 8:28:41 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: chickadee; SmithL

>>>”Harris began an antiviolence foundation soon after the death of her own son, Khadafy, in 2000.”

Survived by brothers Amin and Mugabe and sister Winnie-Mandela.

And they all look like Obama.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Happens everday over and over here in Memphis!


16 posted on 03/30/2012 8:28:54 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: gaijin; Oztrich Boy

Gaijin has posted a few more for you. Note they are up to date and not years old.
Trayvon apparently was two sided.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 8:30:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: RedMonqey

How about ole Oprah getting involved in this?

The WH is pulling in all their chits but they be messing it up bad. Witness Spike Lee, heh....stupid RoseAnn who’s not much liked by anybody.

Now Oprah throws away all her credibility because of what I believe was probably a plea by Moochelle.

Just a hunch.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 8:30:53 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: SmithL
(Thanks for posting this article)

"Meanwhile, Lakisha Hill of Hayward wondered if anyone will speak up for her boy. "

Well, Lakisha, we conservatives, of all colors, have been speaking up about the black on black violence level, but the President, the Justice Department, the CBC, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Black Panthers, Rosie O'Donnell, the MSM, and libs of all colors DO NOT WANT TO LISTEN, and use their power to ruin (or kill) anyone who does speak up.

19 posted on 03/30/2012 8:32:02 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: RedMonqey
Selective outraged by the racebaters...

Yep, it gins up the black vote... helps elect white liberal elites who PROMISE to fight for and 'HELP' blacks get justice sometime in...well ... the future. ( A 'future' when an angry 90% of black voters aren't needed to elect white elite dems)

20 posted on 03/30/2012 8:34:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Don’t forget the shoes.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 8:34:54 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: SmithL

There they go with that “white Hispanic” description again.

Truly if Zimmerman was considered “just Hispanic” instead of “white Hispanic”, there would be no outrage by the “progressive” [spit] community.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 8:40:09 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: FlingWingFlyer
. . .George Zimmerman, is a white Hispanic.

So, if Zimmerman is a white hispanic, is the pretender in chief a white black man?

23 posted on 03/30/2012 8:53:40 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: JoeProBono

1. Shift your body quickly to his right while pushing upward and backward with your right hand under his gun while at the same time applying downward pressure on his elbow joint with your left arm.

2. Once his trigger finger is bent back and rendered useless, snatch the gun from his grip, turn it, and empty the clip.

3. Leave the country as fast as you can.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 8:54:30 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SmithL

Chip Johnson, the writer of this drivel, had a very difficult editing job.

Here he was assigned to fill up a portion of a page of a news rag, and tried to make it news related the gangsta Trayvon, yet he never made that connection because he wasn’t allowed to tell anyone the color of the shooter who offed these black kids.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 8:56:23 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You nailed it...


26 posted on 03/30/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: SmithL

I think some of us have been jolted from apathy as the article states. These are the takeaways: 1. Don’t call 911, it will only lead a trail back to you if things go sideways. 2. Youth culture among certain demographics can turn petty criminals into violent aggressors on the slightest provocation, so be ready to defend your life should you encounter someone in a hoodie casing a neighborhood. 3. Have a safe house to retreat to if the Black Panthers decide to put a price on your head.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 9:11:47 AM PDT by JTHomes (A lot of injustice is done under the cover of law.)
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To: SmithL
Harris began an antiviolence foundation soon after the death of her own son, Khadafy

BWWAHAHAHAHA

28 posted on 03/30/2012 9:37:06 AM PDT by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: SmithL
Meanwhile, Lakisha Hill of Hayward wondered if anyone will speak up for her boy.

You mean to say he wasn't killed by a white person? You funny, lady.

29 posted on 03/30/2012 9:40:10 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Fishtalk
Since her channel “O” hopes is disappearing faster than the food with her at an “all you can eat buffet.” Ole Oprah has to curry favor to her “base” now that she alienated half her audience(Hillary fans, white suburban housewives)by picking Obama.

Rosie is just bitter dike with no creditability. She stuck her snout just to get attention....

30 posted on 03/30/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: SmithL

There’s a big gaping hole in this story.

Almost every day you can look at the San Francisco Chronicle and find a story of homicide in Oakland (or Richmond). It’s become a joke to the readers, who say the Chronicle just needs to post a template and change the date and numbers of the dead.

The race of the victim(s) and suspect(s) is never mentioned, but again, all readers agree that if the race (physical description) is not mentioned, it can be only one race, and they all know what it is.

The picture that emerges is that of a certain demographic holding life as being very cheap.

There is a church (I remember it as being the First African Methodist Episcopal Church at 37th and Telegraph, Oakland) that had a banner poster over its front doorway: “Stop Black on Black Violence.” I went by there a week or so ago and the banner was gone.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 9:58:51 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Fishtalk
Since her channel “O” hopes is disappearing faster than the food with her at an “all you can eat buffet.” Ole Oprah has to curry favor to her “base” now that she alienated half her audience(Hillary fans, white suburban housewives)by picking Obama.

Rosie is just bitter dike with no creditability. She stuck her snout just to get attention....

32 posted on 03/30/2012 9:59:05 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: SmithL
>"the question of whether Martin was deemed "suspicious"

Closed Gated Private Community of which Tray was NOT a resident.

There is yer suspicion.

None of us have any control over what color we are, nor what color anyone else is. Grow Up!

33 posted on 03/30/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little children murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: misharu
So, if Zimmerman is a white hispanic, is the pretender in chief a white black man?

He would be if he was a black conservative....
34 posted on 03/30/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: GOPJ
Yep, it gins up the black vote...Yet the White House and the LSM pretends its the REps that are "making hay" out of this travesty... Go figure...


36 posted on 03/30/2012 10:06:33 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: RedMonqey

Well first. all the folks down in Sanford trying to get free plublisity are democrats - panthers, poverty pimps, MSM enablers... NO Tea Party folks - none. It’s a dem three ring circus.

Second, the President injected himself into the mess by his ‘looks likes my son’ comment.

Third, liberals are liars. If they say it’s not them, it’s them.

If Democrats lost the angry black vote (90+% go dem) they wouldn’t be able to elect a dog catcher. Dems know how to gin up the rage vote - it’s poking a hornet’s nest with a big ugly stick.


37 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:04 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: RedMonqey
Well first. all the folks down in Sanford trying to get free publicity are democrats - panthers, poverty pimps, MSM enablers... NO Tea Party folks - none. It's a dem three ring circus.

Second, the President injected himself into the mess by his ‘looks likes my son’ comment.

Third, liberals are liars. If they say it's not them, it's them.

If Democrats lost the angry black vote (90+% go dem) they wouldn't be able to elect a dog catcher. Dems know how to gin up the rage vote - it's poking a hornet's nest with a big ugly stick.

38 posted on 03/30/2012 10:56:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: GOPJ

If in earlier times this question was asked , the Left would HOWL in self righteous indignation about privacy invaded . . .

Yep! A usual suspects, three ring circus all around. . .


39 posted on 03/30/2012 11:08:20 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: GOPJ

Yep! A usual suspects, three ring circus all around. . .


40 posted on 03/30/2012 11:08:46 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: chris37
"...empty the clip."

What does that mean? Do you remove the magazine? What about the round in the chamber? Are you aware that some pistols will fire without a magazine?

41 posted on 03/30/2012 11:09:36 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: rawcatslyentist

He wasn’t walking on the side walk or street but was dodging in and out of doorways....


42 posted on 03/30/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

He wasn’t walking on the side walk or street but was dodging in and out of entry ways of condos....


43 posted on 03/30/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama
He wasn’t walking on the side walk or street but was dodging in and out of doorways....

This is odd behavior. Why not walk on the sidewalk or street?

The only explanation (for me) is that someone had informed him that the neighborhood (closed gated community) was peppered with security cameras, thus he'd be less visible if he ducked in and out of doorways, plus the hoodie would offer some means of concealing his identity.

44 posted on 03/30/2012 12:29:58 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Girl friend said it was because it was raining. However, the young man walking dog and others indicated heavy rain did not start untill after fight started.

Z reported him standing and staring at him (twice) Once with his hand in his belt.


45 posted on 03/30/2012 12:32:54 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama
Girl friend said it was because it was raining. However, the young man walking dog and others indicated heavy rain did not start untill after fight started.

I've never noticed my neighborhood's "hoodie wearing" population ducking in and out of doorways when it's raining. They'd be carrying umbrellas instead.

As an aside, I'm hearing a helicopter hovering nearby. I wonder what's going on.

46 posted on 03/30/2012 12:37:20 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Pull the hood up and head on home. None are so sweet they’d melt in the rain.


47 posted on 03/30/2012 12:45:42 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: RedMonqey; nobamanomore; Mozilla; USS Alaska; forbushalltheway; Quix; magritte; Kimmers; ...

Reasons dems are running from this story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2865973/posts

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When they heard the name George Zimmerman of Florida the Left immediately thought they had an eighty year old retired Jewish Democrat accountant originally from Queens New York. They thought maybe George Zimmerman was a runaway from the Democrat’s Jewish plantation (Bob Dylan’s real name is Zimmerman after all) who had gone NRA gun toting Republican TEA partier on them.

They were wrong. George Zimmerman is a 28 year old self identified brown skinned Hispanic Democrat who they wish was an NRA member. He tutors Black children in his home and is not a TEA partier.

They looked at the picture of Trayvon Martin and fooled themselves into believing he was an angelic youth headed for Harvard someday. Instead they got a budding thug who had a series of scrapes with authorities that included possession of burglary tools and drug possession.

They thought they could find evidence that Zimmerman was on top of Martin punching him and calling him the “N” word. Instead they have an eye witness backing up Zimmerman’s claim of self defense and the “N” charge is just a dream.

They thought his neighbors would tell reporters Zimmerman hated Blacks. Instead they have a Black character witness for Zimmerman and his Black friends and family.

They thought they would have a White Police Chief who would kiss their feet to keep peace – and his job. They lost that on day two. They now have Black Chief so that angle is gone.

They thought they would have two justifiably shell shocked parents who would do whatever they were told. Instead they got a pair of opportunists who have even less shame than would be Puppet Masters Sharpton and Jackson. They have copyrighted their son’s name and quit their jobs to promote the sale of “Trayvon” merchandise.

They thought they could bring in the Black Panthers to scare White people then go away. Instead they got the Panthers putting a bounty on Zimmerman and threatening to burn down Detroit.

They thought Zimmerman would be living in a “Lilly White” gated fortress that screamed “Minorities keep out.” Instead they got a community that is more than half non White.

They thought they could get Black celebrities to jump in and add strength and lust to their circus of lies. Instead they got a dimwitted Spike Lee tweeting a wrong address for the lynch mob to descend upon ,and Lee is now on his way to a nasty losing lawsuit.

They thought they could get a bunch of Black high school kids to peacefully march to protest what had happened to “Brother Trayvon.” What they got was a pack of wilding animals who ransacked a Walgreens after their march.

Now they are all so eager to wear hoodies to show they are “down for the struggle.” Do you want to bet the hoodies end up being made in non union sweatshops in some third world country?

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48 posted on 03/30/2012 1:08:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: OldEagle

It means what it says.

You’ll have to take in in context and use your imagination.

Yes I am aware that some pistols fire without a magazine.

I didn’t say remove the clip.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 1:23:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SmithL

I don’t know why we’re all supposed to believe a smaller guy couldn’t make a big guy fear for his life. Anyone that’s ever watched an Angelina Jolie movie knows even a little skinny woman can go ninja and take down a whole crowd of big fellers faster than a cow can lick’er lips.


50 posted on 03/30/2012 1:39:00 PM PDT by Texas Gal (Yay shariah. It's as great as diarrhea.)
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