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  • George Zimmerman Is Destined for a Hung Jury

    04/21/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 21, 2012 | Mansfield Frazier
    Not only will it be impossible to find a jury without preconceived opinions in the Trayvon Martin case—it will be impossible to find one that will convict, says Mansfield Frazier. An editor I used to work for had a favorite saying: “Predicting the future is usually as easy as stating the obvious.” In the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman, the “obvious” is this: there’s little, if any, chance to avoid not only a mistrial, but a series of them if the state continues to reindict him, which it has the right to do and no doubt will, but with the...
  • Protect Your Right To Refuse To Be A Victim -- Gov. Task Force

    04/21/2012 2:20:35 PM PDT · by Joe Brower · 8 replies
    This is an email response I received regarding the predictable anti-gun hysteria following the sensationalization of the Trayvon Martin shooting, not to mention the hollow attacks against Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' laws. The United Sportsmen of Florida, led by the indomitable Marion Hammer, have provided here a rich source of information and facts regarding these current events, which I have transcribed.*** *** *** ALERT --- Protect Your Right To Refuse To Be A Victim -- Gov. Task Force DATE: April 20, 2012 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer, USF Executive Director, NRA Past President Florida...
  • Victoria Jackson's journey from SNL to conservative balladeer

    04/21/2012 10:27:30 AM PDT · by DBeers · 9 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2012 | Anthony Man
    A quarter-century after her debut as a regular on TV's "Saturday Night Live," Victoria Jackson is back entertaining audiences in South Florida. The crowds are minuscule compared with the millions who saw her, often portraying a ditsy blonde, during six seasons on SNL. But this is entertainment with a purpose. With a small American flag stuck in her pulled-back hair at one event, playing a ukulele and singing at the next, Jackson is out to spread her conservative worldview and alert the uninformed to the threats she sees facing America. "There's an urgency in the air," she said during a...
  • Zimmerman's apology rings hollow because of human history (More idiocy)

    04/21/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 21, 2012 | John Guzzardo
    George Zimmerman apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin in court a few days ago. The killing of a young African American male by a white male has raised not only questions about the “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida, but also questions about race relations nationally. What Zimmerman felt in his heart is anyone’s guess; the apology seemed heartfelt. Unfortunately, to many, it already rings hollow. At issue here isn’t whether or not Zimmerman is really guilty or innocent, whether he had malicious intent or was defending himself against what he perceived as imminent danger to his own life....
  • Mark Levin livid over evidence not submitted with Zimmerman affidavit...

    04/21/2012 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 57 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 21st, 2012
    Mark Levin says that his jaw dropped when finding out that Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey left out vital evidence in her affidavit that favors Zimmerman’s side of the story, the photos of his bleeding head wounds. Corey clearly had access to all of the evidence as she pushed for a 2nd degree murder charge and still left it out. Looking at everything public to date, including Florida law, Levin says this doesn’t even come close to a 2nd degree murder case and that Angela Corey is a disgrace for pushing for it in her affidavit while leaving out vital...
  • Suspect: I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case

    04/21/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT · by traumer · 53 replies
    <p>Maywood, Ill. - Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.</p> <p>Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”</p>
  • Bill Maher Curses Out Audience for Not Laughing at Racist Joke

    04/21/2012 8:15:59 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 86 replies
    Bill Maher on Friday cursed out his audience for not laughing at a racist joke about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. When his HBO Real Time attendees fell totally silent after the host said the judge in Florida gave Zimmerman bail under the condition that he only shoot "those kids," Maher raised both middle fingers at the crowd saying, "F--k you...You can get the stick out of your a--. It's just a joke" (video follows with transcript and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):
  • Black Students Beat Piñata Shaped Like White Woman (at the University of Memphis)

    04/21/2012 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    A piñata shaped like a white woman was strung up to a tree at the University of Memphis, then African-American students took turns beating it with a stick. Where is Al Sharpton when you need him? Isn’t this a shocking case of racism? No, actually it isn’t. Turns out the students involved were mere grade school kids, brought on campus for a special “Luau” party sponsored by the university. The piñata was supposed to represent a hula dancer. “We want to assure our community that no racial or gender animosity was intended,” said a university spokesperson. At worst, this...
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting “DeeDee” Reveals The False “Truths”[Martin lawyers lying about girlfriend]

    04/21/2012 6:10:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 264 replies
    ConservativeTreeHouse ^ | April 21, 2012 | sundancecracker
    A couple of things are certain: DeeDee and Trayvon did not talk for 400 minutes on 2/26 the day he was shot. DeeDee did not go to the hospital on 3/2 and 3/3 and that was NOT the reason for not attending the viewing or memorial. DeeDee and Trayvon were not Boyfriend/Girlfriend. They were close, platonic best friends. DeeDee was not devastated, destroyed, or an emotional wreck. She was sad that her best friend was shot. She notified others, including her cousin who is also a prolific tweeter, but did not know immediately who Trayvon was. DeeDee did not miss...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...
  • New Photograph Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

    04/20/2012 9:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. -- A new photograph released by ABC News shows George Zimmerman with injuries on the back of his head. The network says it was able to verify the photo was taken in Sanford on the night of the shooting using it's embedded data. The photo was reportedly shot by an anonymous source with an iPhone three minutes after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. The source told ABC News that Zimmerman told them to call his wife and "tell her I shot someone." The picture, which shows blood trickling down Zimmerman's head, may bolster the 28-year old's claim of self-defense...
  • Jeb Bush Says He'd Consider Vice Presidency

    04/20/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2012
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he'd consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he'll ever be asked. Bush tells the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is "probably the best" choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Bush said he hopes the freshman senator is offered the No. 2 slot and accepts it. Rubio has said repeatedly that he isn't interested in leaving the Senate.
  • Zimmerman's Bond Hearing: Mark O'Mara Gets Rave Reviews for His Performance (Amateur prosecution?)

    04/20/2012 8:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 20, 2012 | Mari Fagel.
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mari-fagel/george-zimmerman-bond-hearing_b_1441261.html
  • Is GOP fear of race riots stopping any real investigation into Obama’s past

    04/17/2012 1:30:17 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 47 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | George Spelvin, staff writer
    By Congress is refusing to act on citizen demands for an investigation of Barack Obama’s Natural Born Citizenship status because of fears of race riots by Blacks across America. This appears to be the consensus arrived at by many of our country’s on line bloggers. “Obama’s failure to come up with a real, long form Birth Certificate in a timely manner and his expenditure of a vast amount of money in legal fees in my opinion is a 100% indication something is rotten in Denmark. I don’t know what that something is, but something is fishy,” states one commenter. Another...
  • Organizations Use Trayvon Martin Case to Lobby for Racial Profiling Legislation

    04/17/2012 1:30:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 17, 2012 | Janie Lorber
    Opponents of racial profiling are capitalizing on national outrage over the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, using the case to rally support for a bill banning the practice from all U.S. law enforcement agencies. More than 225 organizations, including the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza, submitted testimony in advance of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the issue today, said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who called the hearing earlier this month. A bill introduced in October by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) would ban racial profiling by law enforcement officials, including neighborhood watch groups. George...
  • Feinstein puts hold on Zimmerman bills (“George Zimmerman Armed Vigilante Acts”)

    04/18/2012 7:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Grass Valley Union ^ | April 18, 2012 | The Brady Campaign
    Washington, D.C. — Brady Campaign President Dan Gross issued the following statement in response to the hold Senator Dianne Feinstein placed on bills S 2188 and S 2213, which the Brady Campaign believes should be called the “George Zimmerman Armed Vigilante Acts.” The Senate bills, pushed by the NRA just days after Trayvon Martin's shooting death, are similar to HR 822, which passed the House late last year. They would force virtually every state to honor the concealed carry permit of every other state. "Just a day after her staff met with three gun violence victims from the California Chapters...
  • Michigan University Opens Museum of Racist Memorabilia

    04/19/2012 8:02:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News/AP ^ | April 19, 2012 | Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben
    Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, Mich., has opened a new exhibit -- the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. It is raising some eyebrows. The goal, says founder and curator David Pilgrim, is to also raise consciousness about persecution of African Americans, says the Associated Press. Here are facts about this provocative collection. * According to the AP, Pilgrim, a former sociology professor at Ferris, began collecting racist artifacts in the 1970s. Much of the memorabilia came from flea markets and antique vendors.
  • Hilarious Political Picture Making Fun of Obama

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DwJKitJ2ock/T5A60QCVuII/AAAAAAAADE8/VzmiEYfK460/s1600/DOGEATDOG.jpg
  • Zimmerman seeking release from jail on bond Friday [LIVE COVERAGE LINK]

    04/20/2012 7:19:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 185 replies
    NBC6 Miami ^ | Apr 20, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/George-Zimmerman-Due-in-Court-for-Bond-Hearing-in-Trayvon-Martin-Case-148238565.html
  • Zimmerman Granted Bail

    04/20/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 110 replies
    Drudge ^ | 20 Apr 2012
    Zimmerman granted Bail !!!