#Trayvon Martin Was A Thug; George #Zimmerman Is A Slug; Big Media Is A Drudge; Barack Obama Is A Creep

Update: Forget Snarknado. The reality TV star famous for such hits as “bald headed dude” and “that’s real retarded… sir” is back. Piers Morgan. CNN. Tonight, 9:00 p.m. ET.

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Let everybody hate us for writing the truth as we see it. Here it goes:

We’re happy George Zimmerman got the sh*t beat out of him by Trayvon Martin. We’re pretty sure that Trayvon Martin would eventually wind up getting killed at the scene of a crime – quite possibly a crime he was committing. Travyon Martin’s parents should also shut up and think about their child rearing techniques. Big Media deserves a fate worse than George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin combined. Ditto the race-baiters that still call Trayvon Martin an innocent child and seek to persecute George Zimmerman with more federal level phony charges.

Angry yet baby?

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George Zimmerman is an Obama voter. For that alone he deserves repeated kicking and beatings. George Zimmerman is a stupid oaf who deserved the beating he got. The idiot believed and voted for Barack Obama. Barack Obama! Barack Obama the race-baiter! The creature George Zimmerman voted for said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Barack Obama did not vote for George Zimmerman. Barack Obama voted, like George Zimmerman did, based on skin color. George Zimmerman voted for Barack Obama because he wanted to end the “club of white men” then he got clubbed by Barack Obama. We’re happy George Zimmerman got the sh*t beat out of him by thug Trayvon Martin.

As to Saint Skittles and his parents, we’ll do the beat down. For well over a year now we have seen pictures of sweet little Trayvon Martin and all his defenders calling him a “child”. The problem with this narrative is that if Trayvon Martin was a “child” then his parents are miserable parents.

The “child” Saint Skittles needed parenting. He needed his parents to discipline him and discipline him hard. But Trayvon Martin’s dad was too busy partying with his own girlfriend to parent his very troubled and troubling “child”.

Trayvon Martin was a pothead. That’s not considered very much of a problem these days but there is also the possibility (and evidence (via Trayvon’s social media communications) that
Trayvon was into Robotrippin’ much worse and dangerous drugs). Trayvon Martin’s diet consisted of a twisted form of “lean cuisine”.

You don’t need evidence of drug use however to score a card for Trayvon Martin. He was suspended from school. That should have been a big red flag for his parents. Indeed, his mother had enough of Trayvon. She threw him out of the house. It wasn’t pretty as Trayvon relates the story via text messages. Trayvon Martin was in trouble, headed for a violent death, and his parents were in absentia:

As his social media accounts show, Martin was a student of mixed martial arts. The fight followed the MMA format. A day later, he would tell a friend that his opponent “got mo hits cause in da 1st round he had me on da ground nd I couldn’t do ntn.” As his girlfriend complained, Martin was “always” fighting. He was also something of a sadist. His opponent, after all, did not bleed enough. [snip]

Martin was not the innocent little boy that the media relentlessly and corruptly portrayed him to be. [snip]

Before leaving for Orlando on February 21, 2012, Martin had already missed 53 days of school that year and been suspended three times, most recently for possessing drug paraphernalia, the time before that for getting caught with women’s jewelry and a burglary tool. [snip]

Had the school district police not been ordered to suppress crime statistics, especially for black males, Martin would likely have been arrested at least twice, and that might have snapped his parents out of their fog. Instead, as the new evidence reveals, he was allowed to live out his increasingly angry, aberrant life as though he were merely a bit mischievous.

On November 22, the day after the MMA-style fight, Martin told a friend that his mother “just kicked me out” and that he had to move in with his father. When the friend asked why, Martin answered, “Da police caught me outta skool.”

“U a hoodlum,” said the friend. “Naw,” said Martin. “I’m a gangsta.

There was no “tough love” for this “child”. This is the “child” that was given a wad of cash and left to fend for himself while “daddy” went off to Miami to be with his own girlfriend. Mommy cared for her son but mostly “prayed” for his well being instead of getting tough with her growing thug. Daddy did not parent and the “child” did what he usually did:

“On December 21, 2011, Martin told a friend, “dam I just got in trouble 4 sum sh** I aint even do.” His mother, Sybrina Fulton, was dismayed. “Pack up your clothes now,” she texted him. “I love u but I think u being w/ ur Dad is best.” [snip]

On the day before Christmas, Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, texted him: “I’m concerned about u but I’m praying for u and I want U to pray for yourself EVERYDAY, ok.” She was texting the son she used to know. The Trayvon who was about to turn seventeen, she knew next to nothing about.

On January 6, 2012, Martin got into trouble at school again. When asked why, he told a friend, “Caus I was watcn a fight nd a teacher say I hit em.” Said the friend, “Idk how u be getting in trouble an sh**.” By this time, Martin’s mother had thrown him out of the house for “fightn,” and he had moved in with his aunt and uncle.

The multiple texts about “weed” and the photos of marijuana plants confirmed his interests in drugs — a friend called him “weedhead” — but the new photos pointed to an even more dangerous new hobby — namely, guns. Indeed, one of the photos of Martin’s showed a hand, likely Martin’s own, on a pistol.

On February 21, 2012, Martin took the bus for Orlando to stay with his father’s girlfriend, Brandy Green. He was free to travel because his school had suspended him for marijuana. The bust did little to sober him up. “I hid m weed,” he confided to a female friend, afraid that they might have searched him on the bus. He texted later that day, “I got weed nd I get money Friday.”

The saddest messages among these texts come from the parents who indulged him. They had all but lost control of their son but chose not to see how far out of control he had spun. Like so many divorced parents, they were torn between punishing him and appeasing him. [snip]

In between these texts, Martin was negotiating to buy a handgun with a friend. “U wanna share a .380?” he asked. Guns excited him. “U got heat??” he enthused earlier upon learning that a friend had access to a gun.

Upon leaving Miami, Martin seemed to be growing angrier. [snip]

Two days later on February 23, a friend tried to warn Martin off some behavior that troubled even the friend. “I ain’t ya parent,” he texted him, “but gsh** thro it away.” Martin was not in the mood to be lectured to. “Y u gotta knock my hustle??” he shot back.”

Trayvon Martin’s parents loved him dearly. That cannot be disputed.

What also cannot be disputed is that teenagers, especially ones like Trayvon Martin about to hit adulthood are especially difficult. Those of us who have either been the troublesome children (say “guilty” everybody) know what a miserable pain we have been. Those of us with children that age must appreciate and have a deep level of grief for the parents of Trayvon Martin. But that does not absolve the fact that Trayvon Martin’s parents failed him. They failed him miserably.

As much as the parents of Trayvon Martin failed him, the professional race-baiters such as Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson have failed Trayvon Martin even more. Today at the NAACP the incitement continued with veiled promises to persecute Obama voter George Zimmerman with a federal prosecution. Eric Holder to audience: “I share your concern” about the Zimmerman case. This case like the last one would go nowhere but it encourages victim-hood, delusions, lies, as well as rejects self reliance and education.

Instead of encouraging better parenting in the black community the race-baiters are demeaning their own. The black community used to be one of the great exemplars of family and community. A strong family and strong churches and community is how black America survived and thrived even during the most oppressive periods of black American history. But now the message is victim-hood. “Walking while black” race-baiting slogans are a way to evade responsibility for what must be done.

Some black Americans don’t fall into the race-baiting trap. Dr. Ben Carson had a very poor upbringing and an uneducated mother who worked cleaning other peoples houses. Dr. Ben Carson’s mother could not even read. She married at the age of 13. She left school after the 3rd grade. But when she got back home after cleaning houses she realized that the white families in those houses did not have the TV on until the school homework was done. She pretended to read so that she could review the troubled and troubling young Ben’s homework:

“Younger son Ben had never done well in school. Now, he was deeply saddened by the absence of his beloved father. Convinced he was the “dumbest kid in the fifth grade,” Ben brought home test grades and report cards that seemed to confirm his opinion of himself. His older brother wasn’t doing well with his studies, either. [snip]

She also paid attention to the habits of the high achievers she worked for. She made some decisions and told her sons about them: they were to choose and read two library books per week and hand in book reports to her (they didn’t know she couldn’t read), and they were to limit TV to two pre-selected programs per week, watchable only after homework was done.

Two books per week! Benny thought, alarmed. He had never read a book in his life. And how would he live with almost no TV?

To top it off, Ben had a terrible temper that even he realized would land him in jail one day if he didn’t learn to control it. [snip]

She always had faith in them, and she never accepted excuses. She made none for herself, and would accept none from them–for their own good.

That’s parenting. That’s the example the black community needs to get back to. But instead Al Sharpton and the race-baiters are killing the black community.

In our last article we predicted that the race-baiters would immediately begin to denounce the fact that there were no black men or blacks at all on the jury. We wrote that the first black man ready for jury duty in the George Zimmerman trial was black-balled by the prosecutors, not the defense. As predicted Jesse Jackson ignored that fact and went straight to the racebaiting.

There’s all sorts of race-baiting going on. Big Media conducted a public lynching of George Zimmerman. Big Media lied. Big Media deserves a fate worse than Trayvon Martin:

“The trial was marred by numerous incidents of sloppy and deliberately unfair reporting. NBC News is currently being sued by Zimmerman for editing the audio of a telephone call that Zimmerman made to 911 during the night of the altercation with Martin. In the NBC-edited recording, Zimmerman is made to sound as if he was following Martin because he was black. [snip]

CNN embarrassed itself by falsely claiming that on the 911 call, Zimmerman had used an archaic racial slur to describe black Americans. [snip]

One of the other persistent flaws in the media’s coverage of the case against Zimmerman were reports claiming he was “white” when in fact, he is Hispanic, white, and also part black. For months on end, Zimmerman was repeatedly described as a “white Hispanic” even though other people of mixed race such as President Obama are never described as “white blacks.” [snip]

Additionally, viewers and readers were repeatedly subjected to hours on end of speculation and hypotheticals about how the fatal confrontation could have been avoided–but only if Zimmerman had acted differently. The speculators never discussed how Martin’s father was providing almost no supervision to him, never talked about how the situation would have been prevented if Martin had not been suspended from school due to his own behavior. They also never discussed how the telephone evidence in the trial clearly indicated that Martin had more than enough time to return to his father’s girlfriend’s residence if he truly had been in fear of his life. Most Americans also likely were unaware of Martin’s admitted love of fighting. [snip]

In the end, it is regrettable that Trayvon Martin died that fateful night. What is also regrettable is how America’s elite news media willingly went along with a smear campaign designed by racist frauds like Al Sharpton who were looking to boost their own fortunes at the expense of an innocent man.”

We are glad that the Zimmerman lawsuit against NBC “to start in earnest ASAP”. NBC in particular needs a good beating. NBC turned Trayvon Martin into a deceptive practice and commercialized entertainment. NBC is not alone. For many, wearing hoodies or t-shirts saying “I am Trayvon Martin” is a way to communicate their racial “tolerance”. For most white liberals this is all entertainment. These messages about “walking while black” or “open season” on black boys hurt the black community. The right message comes from Sonya Carson, not Sybrina Fulton.

If Barack Obama was not such a creep he would not race-bait and not blame whitey. Instead Gangster Barack Obama pulls the trigger. This could have been a moment for telling the black community to educate and take care of the young.

Racism in America is not the problem. The problems is race hustlers like Barack Obama and Big Media.

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123 thoughts on “#Trayvon Martin Was A Thug; George #Zimmerman Is A Slug; Big Media Is A Drudge; Barack Obama Is A Creep

  1. had just posted this bottom of last thread…fits in…
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    July 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    foxyladi14
    July 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

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    foxi, I saw an segment earlier today on CNN and they were discussing ‘if is is possible to profile someone without being racist’ ironically, the only voice of reason i heard was the man mentioned above, David Webb…(btw…no one will ever hear about the situation you cited above…that would be balance…the media and the race baiters do not want to hear or talk about that…they can’t even talk about the reality of Chicago)

    everyone else is falling over themselves to fit everything into the racism against AA category…there is one younger AA woman, don’t know her name she is on CNN alot as a pundit (not the former prosecutor Sunny)…anyway…she is so, so angry…so mad, so bursting with hate and vengence and lashing out…no one can reason with her…

    …when I hear all of this all being pigeonholed into everything and it is directed solely towards black males I want to ask…’Is is possible for AA to be racist?” ‘Is it possible for AA males to be racist” ‘Do you know any AA that are racist?’ ‘Is it ok for AA to be racist against white people? (as in they can use very derogatory words even in an insulting way and it is ok, but anyone else then immediately they are big racists) Do AA’s get a pass on bad behavior…or mirror behavior of what they are claiming against others?

    If you look at comments on the internet or some of these interviews in the media…there is a lot of racism by AA towards others…but it seems ok…no one calls them on it…

    Is it ok for young black males to kill white people? or is it equally bad for all sides to be doing these evil things?

    they is enough blame to go around for everyone…not just for one side…

    …imho…that would be an honest discussion…what we are hearing now is very one sided and it is get hyped to a frenzy…the media is not representing balance and they are encouraging unrest at the same time…and making the divide wider…if we all were faced to look at all sides of what is really going maybe each side would start to see the other’s POV…

    but one gets the feeling that the media and mentioning what some AA’s do to
    the other side is forbidden…it must be ignored…like it is not happening…

  2. OT, but noteworthy…

    http://rt.com/news/snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-099/

    ‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’: Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
    Get short URL Published time: July 15, 2013 12:10

    A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to give the 2009 award to Barack Obama.

    In his letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Stefan Svallfors praised Snowden for his “heroic effort at great personal cost.” He stated that by revealing the existence and the scale of the US surveillance programs, Snowden showed “individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms.”

  3. ADMIN: thank you for yet another superb article.

    As you say: “Racism in America is not the problem. The problems is race hustlers like Barack Obama and Big Media”

    And thank you as well for posting the above video.

    Mark, to his credit, lays it on the line—the truth with the bark off.

    As you may have noticed, Howie Kurtz has weighed in, and has given his casper milk toast analysis, as he always does.

    CNN setting up the narrative as a white man killing a black child was nothing more than a point of view?

    Is that all it was?

    NBC editing the tape was . . . a mistake.

    Is that what it was? A mere mistake??

    MSNBC hiring the Reverend Al Sharpton a forum to incite was. . . unfortunate.

    Howie, you do not need to carry the big media water any longer, you are at FOX.

    So wake up?

    Have you considered the possibility that they may be a pattern, which is political?

    Political in the sense that big media is in bed with the Obama Administration, and–

    Big media first presented this in tandum with Obama shortly before the 2012 election, and-

    They knew that in order to win they would have to rally the minority basis of the party, and-

    The head of MSNBC has freely admitted that his network is an “insider (his word, not mine) in the Obama Administration.”

    And now with all the scandals in the air, Obama care about to hit like a ton of bricks, and immigration deform unlikely to pass, that the race baiting strategy of big media is not random and episodic, but political?

    Because Howie, that is the bottom line here. That and nothing more. And you need to know that, Howie, because the race baiting will not stop here, but will move quickly to other forums.

    If you are going to be effective, you need to recognize that this is all political, so that you can point your finger at people like Griffin, etc, and say: j’accuse, like a journalist named Zola did more than a century ago.

    Otherwise, you will be a media critic in name only.

  4. Race, race-bait, Piers Morgan. CNN. Tonight, 9:00 p.m. ET.

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    Did I die and end up in Hell?

    Did the hoods burn down last night?

    I am so done with race, racists and anything related to race.
    Burnout.

  5. http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/justice/zimmerman-juror-book/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin said she believed Martin threw the first punch in their confrontation and that Zimmerman probably feared for his life before shooting Martin. The juror spoke to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Monday.

    The juror also said she believed Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” the night he killed Martin, but didn’t use “good judgment” in confronting him.

    (CNN) — One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman says she believed it was Zimmerman’s voice that was heard screaming for help in 911 calls.

    The juror, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, talked to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Monday.

    “I think it was George Zimmerman’s (voice),” she said, adding that she thought everyone on the jury, with the possible exception of one person, believed the same.

  6. I am so done with race, racists and anything related to race.
    Burnout.
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    Well, shadow, so am I, as of five years ago. But that will NOT stop the Obama/big media cartel. They have found that race baiting is the one surefire way to turn out the base—when you have nothing else to sell. To cynical, conniving scumbags, race baiting is the ideal tool. It is both a catalyst, a source of money and a wonderful distraction from the thievery afoot. And for those who say it ain’t right, the cartel responds, right or wrong, what does it matter? Half the country approve of the job he is doing, ergo nothing else matters. Or, as Dirty Harry said, to big media thug, David Gregory, this is not over. Now who do you suppose told him to say that? Right. The same one who said publicly the jury has spoken, so he can have plausible deniability for whatever follows. After all, there are more elections to be stolen.

  7. Admin, the anger that sizzles from that article is felt by so many of us. Thanks for expressing it.

    Thanks also, for nailing the president for not using the opportunity to challenge the black parents and the black community. How much more appropriate and presidential that response would have been than to issue an absurd statement, referring to Treyvon being his son. Why do Barack, Holder, and the media want to make all blacks victims – rather than empower them? Obama supposedly has such influence with all youth, especially black youth, why not use that clout to encourage, challenge, and uplift them? Why teach them by example to be duplicitous, sleazy, and just plain sorry as hell. The answers to that are: 1) Barack has no character, and his life is not constructed on principles or ethics – but on bamboozling, schmoozing, double-talking – in general, getting his way by whatever means necessary. Great lesson for America’s youth. 2) Barack wants to exploit and use his own (half) community for his own purposes. And, his purposes are better served by racial division than by racial harmony.

  8. admin
    July 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Hannity has Zimmerman lawyers on.

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    I wish I had a television. Please let us know if we learn anything further.

    In the meantime, Dubs Morris agrees with me that Holder/big media were foursquare behind this improvident, and unsuccessful prosecution. Which means that Holder’s sudden interest in retrying the case is not to be taken lightly.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/justice-dept-pressed-for-zimmerman-arrest-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/?utm_source=dmreports&utm_medium=dmreports&utm_campaign=dmreports

  9. Check out who wrote this:

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/opinion/thernstrom-trayvon-martin-obama/index.html?hpt=op_t1

    Editor’s note: Abigail Thernstrom is the vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author, most recently, of “Voting Rights — and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections.”

    (CNN) — Every American can make their own judgment about whether justice was served by the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial but one thing we should all recognize: President Obama’s interference in a local law enforcement matter was unprecedented and inappropriate, and he comes away from the case looking badly tarnished by his poor judgment.

    “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” the president said when asked about the case in the Rose Garden on March 23, 2012, after many had called for Zimmerman’s arrest but several weeks before he was charged. “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids.”

    In fact, if the president had a son, he would have been born to extraordinary privilege and raised with all the advantages of two very affluent and highly educated parents. He would have gone to tony private schools. His path in life would have been almost as dissimilar from Trayvon’s as one could imagine.

    Yes, Obama’s hypothetical son and Trayvon would have shared the same brown skin color. Would that have made them interchangeable? Not unless all brown-skinned boys are the same. Does the president really believe that?

    The president’s remarks created a clear impression that he was motivated by one of two factors, and we can only guess as to which, or what combination of the two, was at work here. One possibility is that this is merely another manifestation of the president’s well-known narcissism: No matter what the situation may be, it’s all about him.

    The other, more troubling possibility is that the president surrendered to his political instincts. He wants disadvantaged Americans to believe that he and his family are one of them — despite their life of unparalleled privilege — and he wanted the prosecutors, judge and jury to believe that this was a case about race where justice demanded a guilty verdict.

    If that was his motivation — and we cannot know, but reasonable people certainly may suspect — then Obama should be ashamed of his effort to stir America’s turbulent, dangerous racial waters. The president’s role is not to be a racial agitator, and the mark of a great civil rights leader has been a determination to reject the temptations of that approach. [snip]

    But if his Justice Department brings civil rights charges against Zimmerman, as the NAACP has urged and which it is reportedly still considering, the ugly racial politics of this prosecution will be undeniable.

    Let us hope it never comes to that, for at that point a double tragedy will have occurred. Trayvon Martin will be dead, and our hopes for a president whose judgment is unaffected by his race will have been thoroughly and irreparably dashed.

  10. Martin family lawyer Jasmine Rand is attacking the jury. Greta Van Susteren is denouncing her for disrespecting the jury. Greta points out that the prosecution picked the jury and presented all the evidence it wanted. Jasmine Rand calls herself a “social engineer”.

  11. ADMIN: “The trial was marred by numerous incidents of sloppy and deliberately unfair reporting. NBC News is currently being sued by Zimmerman for editing the audio of a telephone call that Zimmerman made to 911 during the night of the altercation with Martin. In the NBC-edited recording, Zimmerman is made to sound as if he was following Martin because he was black. [snip]”
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    Admin: history repeats itself. In 1993, NBC fraudulently rigged a GE truck to explode on impact, whereas in this case, NBC fraudulently rigged an audio to create a different kind of explosion. Nunc pro tunc. Then as now.

    NBC vs. GM: The Peacock Stumbles
    HOWARD ROSENBERG
    Los Angeles Times
    February 11, 1993

    It was a General Motors pickup that exploded in flames. But it’s the reputation of NBC News that’s up in smoke.

    In a statement read by “Dateline NBC” co-anchors Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips Tuesday night, the network ate humble peacock, acknowledging that its unscientific crash testing of two GM pickups in a Nov. 16 segment of the weekly news program was “inappropriate and does not support the position that GMC trucks are defective.”

    The statement admitted, in effect, that “Dateline NBC” had made numerous errors of fact and, even worse, had engaged in a form of news staging, an inexcusable act that violated a tenet of journalism ethics virtually carved in granite.

    Pauley said that reading the statement was part of the network’s settlement of a defamation lawsuit that General Motors Corp. had filed against NBC Monday, charging that the TESTS WERE RIGGED in an effort to portray the line of trucks as vulnerable to fiery explosions in side-impact collisions.

    Under pressure, NBC News earlier this week ADMITTED that remote-controlled INCENDIARY DEVICES had been mounted under the trucks, something “Dateline NBC” shamefully DID NOT DISCLOSE to viewers.

    On Monday, NBC News President Michael Gartner was defiant, defending the “Dateline NBC” story as “fair and accurate” when “taken in its entirety.” On Tuesday, however–after realizing that GM had NBC by the throat–contrition and humility set in.

    NBC “personnel” had known that the testing firm had mounted igniters under the trucks to “ensure there would be a fire if gasoline were released from the trucks,” the statement said.

    ENSURE . . . A FIRE???? That is staging.

    Viewers weren’t informed, the statement said, “because consultants at the scene told us the devices did not start the fire.” NBC now agrees that using the incendiary devices “was a bad idea from start to finish” and that viewers should have been told about them, the statement added.

    NBC also agreed with GM that “Dateline NBC” had MISREPRESENTED THE SPEED of the trucks, incorrectly reported that a GAS TANK HAD BEEN PUNCTURED and given an erroneous reason for gas leakage.

    And in the process, shot others as well, for it’s dark episodes like this that further chip away the credibility of the media. The dishonest behavior of “Dateline NBC” on this story is disturbing, to say the least, for when one ethical line is crossed, it’s that much easier to cross another. And then another and another.

    A better case scenario is that NBC News will now be the wiser. “We have . . . concluded,” the statement said, “that unscientific demonstrations should have no place in hard news stories at NBC.” Finally, they got something right.

  12. From USAToday:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/14/zimmerman-trayvon-martin-nbc-news-column-rieder/2516251/

    The story of their tragic confrontation on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, was framed early on. Zimmerman, then 28, was the neighborhood watch captain/”wannabe cop” who racially profiled and ultimately killed Trayvon, an unarmed, hoodie-clad black teenager out on the streets of the gated community Retreat at Twin Lakes simply because he wanted some Skittles.

    The storyline quickly took root, amplified by the nearly ubiquitous images of the two: a sweet-looking photo of a several-years-younger Trayvon released by his family, and a mug shot of Zimmerman from a previous arrest in which he looks puffy and downcast. The contrasting images powerfully reinforced the images of the menacing bully and the innocent victim.

    Some of the media’s major mistakes stemmed from stories that fit neatly into that widely accepted narrative. NBC News edited Zimmerman’s comments during a phone call to inaccurately suggest that he volunteered that Trayvon seemed suspicious because he was black. In fact, Zimmerman was responding to a question when he mentioned the teenager’s race. The network apologized for the error.

    Similarly, ABC News broadcast a story reporting that a police surveillance video showed no evidence that Zimmerman suffered abrasions or bled during the confrontation with Trayvon. Shortly thereafter, it “clarified” the situation, reporting that an enhanced version of the video showed Zimmerman with “an injury to the back of his head.”

    When it emerged that Zimmerman’s mother was Peruvian, some news outlets took to referring to him with the rarely used phrase “white Hispanic,” which is kind of like calling President Obama “white black.”

    Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s lawyer, was brutal in his post-acquittal comments about the press’ treatment of his client. Hard to blame him.

    After the Sanford police originally declined to prosecute Zimmerman, State Attorney Angela Corey charged him with second-degree murder in the wake of the flurry of news coverage, street protests and a powerful campaign on social media.

    But there was much more to the story, as the obvious weakness of the prosecution’s case against Zimmerman and the jury’s not-guilty verdict make abundantly clear. There was evidence that Zimmerman decidedly got the worst of it during the struggle before he shot Trayvon. Trayvon was an athletic 17-year-old, not necessarily a helpless victim. Zimmerman may well have been acting in self-defense. [snip]

    Back in 2006, the nation’s media gave huge play to a saga in which three Duke University lacrosse players were charged with raping a stripper at a team party. But the case collapsed, the prosecutor was disbarred and many news organizations looked seriously foolish.

    Asked what had gone wrong by journalist Rachel Smolkin for a reconstruction of the episode in American Journalism Review, Daniel Okrent, a former New York Times public editor, responded: “It was too delicious a story.”

    Sound familiar?

    The article includes the usual humbug about ‘it wouldn’t have happened if Zimmerman stayed in his car”. That’s been debunked by the juror who notes that the dispatcher kept asking Zimmerman about the location of the then unknown Trayvon Martin. What if Trayvon had gone home or what if Trayvon’s father was supervising Trayvon? does not occur to the writer.

    The article also has the usual humbug about how the media ‘just loves a good story and can’t resist embellishment’. That’s nonsense. This was a politically motivated narrative which aided Barack Obama in his reelection because it helped mobilize his dumb base.

  13. admin
    July 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    From USAToday:
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    Yes. I agree. In addition, I would say this”

    Caught yet again with their pants down, big media can do all the self analysis they want and it will change things not a farthing. The fact that NBC could alter the evidence, twenty years ago, get their ass sued, settle, and publish all their mea culpas, and then do the same sort of thing a year ago, proves that they have learned nothing, and will do it again, if the situation presents itself.

  14. The meaning of “cracka”:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/15/jeantel_the_jury_they_old_thats_old_school_people_we_in_a_new_school_our_generation.html

    RACHEL JEANTEL, FRIEND OF TRAYVON: Well, the jury, they see their facts. My thoughts of the jury, they old, that’s old school people. We in a new school, our generation, my generation. So —

    PIERS MORGAN: Let’s talk about ‘creepy ass cracka.’ People have said that that is a phrase used by black people, cracka, to describe a white person. Is that true?

    JEANTEL: No! Like I said —

    MORGAN: How do you spell it, first of all?

    JEANTEL: Cracka.

    MORGAN: There’s no ‘e-r,’ right?

    JEANTEL: No, it’s an ‘a’ at the end.

    MORGAN: C-r-a-c-k-a.

    JEANTEL: Yeah. And that’s a person who act like they’re a police [officer], who, like a security guard who acting like — that’s what I said to them. Trayvon said creepy ass cracka.

    MORGAN: It means he thought it was a police or a security guard?

    JEANTEL: Yeah, he acting like the police. And then he keep telling me that the man is still watching him. So, if it was a security guard or a policeman, they would come up to Trayvon and say, ‘Do you have a problem? Do you need help?’ You know, like normal people.

  15. The erudite Ms Jeantel:

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rachel-jeantel-explains-the-difference-between-ngga-and-ngger-to-piers-morgan/

    Rachel Jeantel Explains The Difference Between ‘N*gga’ And ‘N*gger’ To Piers Morgan

    In the third part of Piers Morgan‘s extensive, exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel about her testimony in the George Zimmerman trial, the host asked his guest if there was anything she wished she’d said on the stand. Jeantel answered with one word: “Nigga.”

    Jeantel explained to Morgan that “the whole world say it’s a racist word” but the version of the word that she testified Martin had used in reference to Zimmerman, spelled “n-i-g-g-a” doesn’t mean what most people think it means. It doesn’t mean a “black male” as Morgan assumed, she said, but rather any kind of man, including “Chinese” for example. Morgan helpfully pointed out that that’s the version rappers use in their music.

    “But nigger,” Jeantel said, stressing the “-er.,” is a “racist word.” She said “I’d advise you not to be by black people” when you say that word, Jeantel explained, “because they’re not going to have it like that.” And this is not just in her community as Morgan posited but in the entire “generation.”

    Jeantel was clearly attempting to illuminate a conundrum that has plagued media coverage of race, not just during the Zimmerman trial but for decades, begging the question, does America need another CNN special on the “n-word?”

    We’re sure if people start using Jeantel’s version of the “n” word no one will mind. Right???

  16. http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/07/15/labor-leaders-obamacare-will-shatter-their-health-benefits-cause-nightmare-scenarios/

    Labor Unions: Obamacare Will ‘Shatter’ Our Health Benefits, Cause ‘Nightmare Scenarios’

    Labor unions are among the key institutions responsible for the passage of Obamacare. They spent tons of money electing Democrats to Congress in 2006 and 2008, and fought hard to push the health law through the legislature in 2009 and 2010. But now, unions are waking up to the fact that Obamacare is heavily disruptive to the health benefits of their members.

    Last Thursday, representatives of three of the nation’s largest unions fired off a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, warning that Obamacare would “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

    The letter was penned by James P. Hoffa, general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Joseph Hansen, international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and Donald “D.” Taylor, president of UNITE-HERE, a union representing hotel, airport, food service, gaming, and textile workers.

    “When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act,” they begin, “you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat…We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.”

    ‘Unintended consequences’ causing ‘nightmare scenarios’

    The union leaders are concerned that Obamacare’s employer mandate incentivizes smaller companies to shift their workers to part-time status, because employers are not required to provide health coverage to part-time workers. “We have a problem,” they write, and “you need to fix it.”

    “The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe,” they continue. “Perverse incentives are causing nightmare scenarios. First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.”

    What surprises me about this is that union leaders are pretty strategic when it comes to employee benefits. It was obvious in 2009 that Obamacare’s employer mandate would incentivize this shift. Why didn’t labor unions fight it back then?

    Regulations will ‘destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members’

    The labor bosses are also unhappy, because of the way Obamacare affects multi-employer health plans. Multi-employer plans, also called Taft-Hartley plans, are health insurance benefits typically arranged between a labor union in a particular industry, such as restaurants, and small employers in that industry. About 20 million workers are covered by these plans; 800,000 of Joseph Hansen’s 1.3 million UFCW members are covered this way.

    Taft-Hartley plans…snip

  17. wbboei
    July 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    I am so done with race, racists and anything related to race.
    Burnout.
    ————–
    Well, shadow, so am I, as of five years ago. But that will NOT stop the Obama/big media cartel. They have found that race baiting is the one surefire way to turn out the base

    ———
    I just can’t muster up the interest to get into this subject. Seems like there is way too much interest by the media on this trial while all the real issues just get pushed into the closet.

    -Snooping on American citizens and others

    -Hunting down Snowden the whistle-blower

    -Fast and Furious gun running

    -Benghazi

    -IRA bs with political groups that are not proBarry

    -Obama putting America smack dab in the cross hairs of our ever growing enemies

    -Obama dissing Israel as Iran near the ‘red line’

    -Obama doesn’t know how to, nor care to fix our economy…and the media has lost interest in reporting it.

    And the list goes on.

    In the big picture, Zimmerman and Barry’s son is small potatoes, even for the racebaiters.

    IMHO 😉

  18. S
    July 16, 2013 at 1:15 am
    ————————–
    Fascinating. I expect that they are getting a little worried over at 25 Louisiana Avenue, i.e. the marble palace, i.e. the Teamster Building, which faces the capitol building. Jim’s concerns are legitimate. Obamacare will create all kinds of incentives for union employers to convert fulltime employees into parttime status, and the Taft Hartley Plans which are already seriously underfunded may collapse over this.

    As head of a million member union, he has put his own reputation on the line with his members, when he supported Obama from the 2008 primary forward (to my complete disgust), because Obama promised to lift the 1988 trusteeship, and has failed to do it.)

    Undoubtedly, Jim promised his members what Obama promised him, namely that they could keep their own coverage, and that taxpayer dollars would be used to bail out the beleaguered funds, at a cost of a trillion dollars. Maybe he is trying to pressure Dirty Fucking Harry to push bailout legislation which has been languishing in limbo, if it even exists. Then again, he has a lot of influence with Harry because Las Vegas is a union city, wall-to-wall, and has been ever since inception. Bugsey Siegal saw to that.

    Trust me, this is a huge problem, unless Obama gives the unions a permanent waiver from the provisions of Obamacare. He can do that of course, because he is the Messiah and has divine powers, but if the does that, he will have hell to pay with everyone else. But no matter what happens, big media has his back (and his zipper)>

  19. Krauthammer sees the same problem that we do with these ex post facto attacks upon the jury, the verdict and white man’s justice. But ex malo bono. But for the heroic attempts of the race baiters to hide the truth and turn this whole tragedy into a high tech lynching, we would never have known the linguistic and dialetic difference between a cracker and a cracka, a nigger and a nigga, or that trial by jury of Zimmerman is equivalent of the execution of Emmett Terrell, or that we are free to disregard jury verdicts, call ourselves social engineers and take to the street. I expect that the “major historian” of the NAACP had a hand in constructing that false analogy.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/15/krauthammer_on_absurdity_of_media_labeling_zimmerman_a_white_hispanic_is_obama_a_white_african-american.html

    Meanwhile . . .

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday July 15 shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

  20. “In the big picture, Zimmerman and Barry’s son is small potatoes, even for the racebaiters.

    IMHO.”
    _____

    wbb, I totally agree with that statement, as I’m sure most reasonable people do. Who then, decided that the Zimmerman trial was the “Trial of the century?” And, on what did they base this assertion? Media have repeatedly used that phrase in describing the tragedy. The more they say it, the more they all get worked up. If Barack or one of his thugs makes a statement about it, they really get wound up, and the “trial of the century” becomes even more important, the travesty even greater, Treyvon gets more innocent and Zimmerman gets more racist.

    There is absolutely nothing about this that would justify characterizing it as the “trial of the century.” That description was created for effect,and repeated. The notion that it was about race a creation of the left’s need for it to be about race. MSM, along with Barack and his peeps fabricated the racism narrative, then declared that it was the (fabricated) racism that made the story so important – leading to the trial of the century.
    It’s mind boggling.

  21. MSNBC host Al Sharpton announcing vigils in 100 cities on Sat. to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges v Zimmerman…..should’nt he be removed off MSNBC for this sort of politicking?

    What a dick.

  22. moononpluto
    July 16, 2013 at 8:06 am
    ——————-
    He also has a quasi-official connection to Obama White House.

  23. This case was won on jury selection. How? Jury consultant extraordinaire Robert Hirschhhorn knew to pick anyone who said that they avoided main stream media because it is crap. Not all of jurors were of this mind but enough were. The media is used to run “narratives” which are made up stories with very little truth or facts. If the media could not get George Zimmerman convicted of anything, after a year and a half of non stop libel and character assassination their power over people is broken. All of the yelling and screaming they are doing now is an attempt to get it back. Not going to happen. Now they need to pay Zimmerman and his legal teams (one for criminal defense and one who is just getting going for character assassination).

  24. jeswezey
    July 16, 2013 at 5:55 am
    Brent Budowsky is dreaming. All of the Clinton Democrats I know (outside of Keep Austin Weird) are now moderate Republicans and independents. There is no Clinton machine in Texas anymore except for a few trial lawyers and lobbyists who would switch sides if you threw nickels at them.

  25. And the race-baiting fallout ratchets up:

    **************

    Zimmerman protesters raid LA store, stop freeway

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters ran through Los Angeles streets Monday night, breaking windows, attacking people on sidewalks and at one point raiding a Wal-Mart store, while others blocked a major freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area in the third night of demonstrations in California over George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

    Thirteen people were arrested after multiple acts of vandalism and several assaults in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw District, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference.

    Garcetti and Beck didn’t elaborate on the assaults or any injuries, but at least one man could be seen in the street with a head injury.

    More than 300 officers were called to the scene and were at first slow to directly engage protesters in an attempt to allow a peaceful end to the demonstration, Beck said. But the chief said police would take a much stricter posture in the coming nights.

    http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-protesters-raid-la-store-075210080.html

  26. The reaction to Zimmerman verdict was predictable after the atrocious actions of DOJ and the WH.

    First president in the history of America to deliberately provoked race riots?

  27. House Republicans will vote this week to delay the part of ObamaCare requiring Americans to buy health insurance by next year, arguing that President Obama recently delaying the part of the law requiring employers to offer health insurance is a corporate favor that slights struggling, average Americans.

    In announcing the vote last week, House Speaker John Boehner said the Republican-controlled chamber also will vote to delay the so-called employer mandate because such decisions require congressional authority, then rattled off a list of reasons why delaying only the employer mandate is unfair.

    “If you’re a software company making billions in profits, you’re exempt from ObamaCare next year,” he said Friday. “But if you’re a 28-year-old struggling to pay-off your student loans, you’re not. … Is it fair for the president to give American businesses an exemption from his health law’s mandates without giving the same break to the rest of America? Hell no.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/14/house-republicans-to-vote-on-obamacare-say-obamas-delay-employer-mandate-unfair/#ixzz2ZDVjUI9C

  28. Take a bow NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Barack, Eric, and the usual contingent of tired old-ass race baiters. Be proud. You accomplished the goal – which never was to ensure justice for Martin. Indeed, no doubt many were thrilled with the verdict, which confirmed in their minds their status as victims.

    No doubt Barack and his back-up singers in the media, “The Bros and Hos and Echos” the will figure it’s no big deal that a man from MS was victimized in the name of Trayvon. After all, MS, AL, AR, TN, and FL are the only states of the union in which racism has ever occurred.
    *****************
    From weaselzippers

    Mississippi: White Man Beaten By Three Black Men In Retaliation For Zimmerman Verdict, “This Is For Trayvon”…
    Via Fox News:

    A man jogging alongside a Mississippi highway was abducted and beaten by three African-American men allegedly in retaliation of the George Zimmerman verdict, police told Fox News.
    Senatobia Police Chief Steve Holt told Fox News the victim, who is white, was jogging Sunday night along Highway 51 when the suspects pulled over and ordered him to get inside their car.
    “One of them asked, ‘Do you know who Trayvon Martin was?’” Holt said. At that point, the men in the vehicle attacked the victim.

    Memphis television station WREG reported the assailants told the victim, “This is for Trayvon.” The television station and The Democrat newspaper reported the jogger was badly beaten and later dropped off on a road between Senatobia and Coldwater, Miss.

    The victim, who the chief described as a young man who lives in the area, was treated at a local hospital. He refused to elaborate on the extent of the victim’s injuries or whether he was hospitalized.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/07/15/mississippi-white-man-beaten-by-three-black-men-in-retaliation-for-zimmerman-verdict-this-is-for-trayvon/

  29. So why would anybody care?

    Stevie Wonder Boycotting Florida Following Zimmerman Verdict (Video)
    In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.” He also said he would not be performing in any other state that recognizes the law, which some say contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stevie-wonder-boycotting-florida-zimmerman-585760

  30. Mormaer
    July 16, 2013 at 8:37 am

    This case was won on jury selection. How? Jury consultant extraordinaire Robert Hirschhhorn knew to pick anyone who said that they avoided main stream media because it is crap. Not all of jurors were of this mind but enough were. The media is used to run “narratives” which are made up stories with very little truth or facts. If the media could not get George Zimmerman convicted of anything, after a year and a half of non stop libel and character assassination their power over people is broken. All of the yelling and screaming they are doing now is an attempt to get it back. Not going to happen. Now they need to pay Zimmerman and his legal teams (one for criminal defense and one who is just getting going for character assassination).
    ————————-
    Very well said, Mormaer. Mainstream media has but one goal in these matters and that is to turn ever conceivable tragedy into a rehash of the civil rights movement, and when the actors and the events do not fit that script, they fabricate a new script which serves that objective.

  31. Alveda King: NAACP Is ‘Race-Baiting’ Against Zimmerman

    Monday, 15 Jul 2013 05:42 PM

    By Bill Hoffmann

    The niece of Martin Luther King believes the NAACP and other groups are race-baiting with their call for a federal civil-rights case to be lodged against George Zimmerman, and believes they may be getting paid to do so.

    “It is not helpful to race-bait,” Dr. Alveda King told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

    “[The] NAACP and all of the organizations … We need to wonder why they’re doing that, what kind of checks and money they’re getting behind the scenes to stir us up into racial anarchy.

    Editor’s Note: Weird Trick Adds $1,000 to Your Social Security Checks

    “We should be speaking nonviolence, justice, peace, and love as Trayvon’s parents are doing, by the way. So we need to ask why they’re race baiting, because they are.”

    King’s remarks come following the acquittal of Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, on second-degree and manslaughter charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    The conclusion of the racially-charged trial in Sanford, Fla., has set off a nationwide string of protests by groups who believe justice was not done.

    King said she doesn’t believe the NAACP’s argument that the Zimmerman case is a race issue.

    “I don’t defend their … ‘Oh, this is a race problem. It’s all of that.’ No, this is a human heart problem,” she said. “We need to approach this in prayer. We need to be nonviolent.”

    King — pastoral associate and director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, and a Newsmax contributor — said she admires the Martin family’s handling of the tragedy.

    “I’m praying with them. I admire their insistence on peaceful, nonviolent resolution as they move forward. They’ve always asked for peace, they’ve always asked people not to riot,” she said.

    King said her uncle, the beloved civil-rights leader, had always called on the world to live together as brothers — or perish as fools.

    “There’s no black race, white race, yellow race and red race,” King told Steve Malzberg.

    “The other thing is, Mr. Zimmerman is not a Caucasian. He’s a Hispanic. The media is somehow forgetting that, so [there are] all of these nuances, all of the race-baiting, all of the pain.”

    “He was not thinking rationally. It was very tragic that Trayvon was dead. Trayvon never should have been shot,” she said.

    “[But] stop thinking that this is a race thing between separate races. This is all human beings here. If we’re still feeling that one part of our community is better than the other because of skin color, that’s got to change right now.”

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newswidget/alveda-king-naacp-zimmerman/2013/07/15/id/515158?promo_code=11550-1&utm_source=11550Breitbart&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

  32. Also in Oakland: Trayvon Martin vigilantes assaulted a waiter with a hammer, attacked media and smashed up a Men’s Wearhouse (founded by George Zimmer, not George Zimmerman).

    Yes…the clever element is out there. It would be almost worth these geniuses getting removed from the gene pool to improve the intelligence quota.

    Now will the DOJ be busy bringing these obvious racial hatred crimes to court….no, crickets, thought so.

  33. Yes…the clever element is out there. It would be almost worth these geniuses getting removed from the gene pool to improve the intelligence quota.
    ————————–
    Eugenics anyone? Or, three generations of idiots is enough? Or, wild animals belong in cages.

    But then again, think of how they are raised, and think of what they are exposed to by NBC and CNN.

    1. They shoehorn this tragedy into the false context of a hate crime.

    2. They cast the clear aggressor as a helpless black child.

    3. They give the microphone to race baiters.

    4. They falsify the evidence–just as they rigged the gm trucks 20 years ago.

    5. They fail to give a fair accounting of the trial, and the weakness of the prosecution case.

    6. They glorify the life of street punks.

    7. They act in concert with the dimocrat party to pollute the cultural software.

    8. Their goal is to keep black people on the plantation. That is what they want–a docile, credulous audience.

    If we are going to hang someone, lets start with big media executives like Phil Griffin.

    The harm these miscreants wreak on this society is so vast and pervasive as to be incalculable.

    If the time ever comes that they are confronted for all this in a very personal way, perhaps things will change.

  34. If I had to bring it all down to one truism, it would be this: Phil Griffin needs to go. He is destroying this nation. He needs to be terminated with extreme prejudice. That is the moral responsibility, and solemn duty of the owner of MSNBC— COMCAST. The fact that he has survived as long as he has makes one nostalgic for the good old days of don Vito Corleone.

  35. moononpluto
    July 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The Thug stupidity strikes again….as i said they would burn down their things because they aint got the brains or the forethought, only thuggery and mindless violence.

    ——

    Anger and stupidity just looking for someone or something to take it out on.

  36. Shaw did a play called Major Barbara. There is a character in that play named Undershaft. He is a munitions dealer, so consumed with profits as to be behaviorally blind the the great harm and suffering which his business endeavors inflict upon society. The heroine of that play, is a major in the Salvation Army, who marches to an entirely different drum, as you would expect. Consequently, she points out to him the errors of his ways, but he is completely unresponsive, because his perverse actions have no consequences for him. If Shaw were writing that play today, he could not pick a better villain than Phil Griffin. If it were nothing more than selling snake oil, there would be little cause for concern. But is is a different situation when a network which has the power to control public perceptions of events, and in some cases, the practical equivalent of mind control, adopts a strategy to disrupt society itself though repeated lies and propaganda. Since the remedy at law is inadequate, Griffin should be subjected to intense social condemnation. The same kind which attaches to war criminals, and pedophiles. This will seem harsh and excessive to those who have not studied what this man is up to. It is only after you have studied his actions, including the eight points listed above that a public relations campaign directed at one man will be seen as justified. From what I have seen thus far, COMCAST is unwilling to deal with the problem.

  37. Zimmerman Protesters Take Over FL Gov’s Office

    A coalition put together by Dream Defenders took over Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office in Tallahassee on Tuesday to demand a special legislative session that they say will address “the issues at the center of the Trayvon Martin tragedy.” The coalition contends that “stand your ground vigilantism, racial profiling and a war on youth that paints us as criminals and funnels us out of schools and funnels us out of schools and into prison” is part of the culture that lead to the tragedy. Governor Scott was out of the office and not expected to return today. Dream Defenders says it plans to occupy the office as long as needed. The group has engaged in sit-ins in the past that have lasted three days.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/07/16/Zimmerman-Protesters-Take-Over-FL-Govs-Office

  38. If anything is vindicating the suspicions of Zimmerman about Martin its this idiotic behaviour thats going on…..it illicits no sympathy and shows them as exactly what some people are afraid of in certain elements today on the streets.

  39. Oh the irony of a dem from illinois calling for this is hilarious…you might wanna take a look at your own state first….

    House Dem calls for Trayvon Martin hearings

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/16/house-dem-calls-for-trayvon-martin-hearings/

    Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is calling for Judiciary Committee hearings on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

    In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Gutierrez wrote that the committee must hold hearings on the matter “as soon as possible.”

    “When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done, whether the underlying law is just, and whether federal legislation could help avoid another tragic death like the death of Trayvon Martin,” Gutierrez wrote.

    George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges on Saturday in the death of Martin, after his attorneys argued self-defense.

    According to Gutierrez, a member of the Judiciary Committee, Martin’s shooting death “undermines the rule of law, erodes community trust in law enforcement, and exemplify just how dangerous the combination of rampant fear and easily available guns can be,” he wrote. “Even as crime has gone down across the nation, fear of crime, fear of violence, and fear of fellow Americans seems to be ever increasing.”

    Gutierrez went on in his letter to address the distrust he says working-class communities have toward law enforcement, pointing out that it took two months for law enforcement to make an arrest in Martin’s death.

    He also criticized Goodlatte and the Judiciary Committee for passing the SAFE Act through committee, which would allow states and localities to enforce federal immigration laws as a means to improve interior immigration enforcement.

    “There is a widespread feeling in many poor and working-class communities that the police are not there to serve them. The Judiciary Committee recently passed legislation you co-authored to drive an even greater wedge between local police and the communities they serve by turning all police into immigration enforcement officers and criminalizing millions of immigrants and their families,” Gutierrez wrote.

    The Illinois Democrat further pointed to guns and the gun industry as another issue the committee should take on but “scarcely has anything to say about it.”

    “I note with great sadness that Mr. Martin was just one of hundreds and hundreds of children we have lost to guns,” Gutierrez wrote. “There is no reason in a modern society to accept the sale, marketing, and widespread proliferation of guns as a means for killing other human beings and our laws should reflect that fact.”

    Gutierrez’s goal, he concluded is to examine “the panoply of questions left unanswered as George Zimmerman goes free and the Trayvon Martin family mourns.”

  40. Seriously, they are gunning each other down in Chicago and this gets judicial attention….sure why not, heard it all now.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/16/chicago-man-stabs-runs-over-inflatable-union-rat-is-now-held-on-100k-bond-but-that-might-not-be-the-best-part-of-the-story/

    A 43-year-old Chicago man is being held on a $100,000 bond for allegedly stabbing and running over an eight-foot-tall inflatable rat. That, however, might not be the craziest part of the story (you’ll have to scroll down for more pictures for that).

    “The incident occurred on April 29,” CBS Chicago reports, citing Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Lisa Gordon. “That’s when some Teamsters were picketing in the area of 50 S. Clark St., and blowing up an inflatable rat.”

    “Scabby” is regularly deployed by union organizers as a tool to “shame companies that use nonunion workers,” the DNAinfo Chicago notes.

    But George Koukos was in no mood for Teamster antics that day.

    Koukos became agitated when the rat blocked him from exiting a building where he had a moving job and protesters refused to move it, according to prosecutors.

    “Koukos tried to leave work, but got into an argument with a Local 705 organizer about whether he was a union member,” the DNAinfo Chicago report continues.

    “Koukos tried to leave, but the giant rat was blocking his exit,” it adds. “When the union organizer refused to move the rat, Koukos pulled out a box cutter and stuck it into Scabby.”

    Okay, so the story is pretty funny so far. But here’s where it takes a weird and serious turn.

    Protesters immediately got the Chicago Police involved and Koukos was arrested.

    He was “originally charged with a misdemeanor, but that was later upgraded to felonies,” CBS reports.

    “He is charged with one felony count of criminal damage to property and one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault on public property,” according to Chicago Police.

    Koukos’ bond was set at $100,000 at a hearing last Wednesday by Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. The 43-year-old man’s next court day is scheduled for July 16.

    And all that over an eight-foot-tall rat.

    …………………..

    You can bet the unions got him done for this……

  41. Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden today applied for asylum in Russia and, as a condition, agreed to stop harming the U.S., according to a Russian lawyer who is advising him, but that doesn’t necessarily mean headline-grabbing stories about the U.S. government’s vast foreign and domestic spying programs will stop.

    The lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told ABC News by phone that he met Snowden inside the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on Tuesday to finalize the asylum application. Kucherena said Snowden called him for advice because he was unfamiliar with Russian law.

    A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said the president was aware Snowden had submitted an asylum application, but “does not have any reaction,” saying the decision up to Russia’s Federal Migration Service.

    Putin has said that Snowden can stay in Russia, but only if he stops “harming” the United States by releasing more intelligence secrets. Speaking with Russia’s Interfax news agency, Kucherena said that he asked if Snowden would “abide by the conditions” imposed by Putin and said that Snowden replied, “I will fulfill his condition.”

    But while Snowden agreed to stop leaking secrets, it could prove a technicality since he has already said that he gave all of his classified information — thousands of documents — to several journalists. The most prominent of which, The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, told ABC News Friday that he’s not even half done with the stories he plans to write based on the secret information.

    Kucherena was among a group of human rights activists and prominent Russians who met with Snowden at the airport on Friday, the first time Snowden had been seen since arriving in Russia nearly a month ago. Snowden remains stuck inside the transit zone because he does not have a Russian visa that would allow him to leave the airport and the United States annulled his passport so he cannot fly somewhere else.

    At Friday’s meeting, Snowden announced he would revive his bid for asylum in Russia because he did not feel he could safely travel to asylum offers in Latin America. There are no direct flights from Moscow to Venezuela, Bolivia, or Nicaragua and the United States has pressured countries along his route to hand him over.

    On Monday, Putin likened Snowden to an unwanted Christmas gift.

    “He arrived on our territory without an invitation. Russia was not his destination. He was a transit passenger flying to other countries. The moment news arrived that he was in midair, our American partners actually blocked his further movement,” Putin said.

    Putin said that his asylum application is “unclear” because of the conditions he has set forth and suggested that Snowden’s stay in Russia would not be long.

    “As soon as he has the chance to leave obviously he will do it,” Putin said.

    Kucherena told ABC News a preliminary decision about the temporary asylum request could be reached within a few days, but a final decision could take months. He was unaware of any plans Snowden has to travel beyond Russia if he receives asylum here.

    Earlier today, Russia’s state owned RIA Novosti reported that Snowden could receive a temporary permit within a few days of submitting his application that would allow him to leave the airport and enter Russia while his application is being considered. If his application is rejected, Snowden could appeal but would not be expelled during that process.

    The Snowden situation has hung over U.S.-Russian relations, with President Obama expected to arrive in Moscow for a summit meeting with Putin in less than two months. But despite early warnings from the Americans, both sides have suggested they do not want the matter to divide them further.

    Asked what will happen to Snowden, Putin replied: “Why should I know? It’s his life. His fate.”

  42. oh and look, was there any doubt another Trayvon in the making…….

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/boy-6-accused-trying-steal-bicycle-attacking-polic/nYrB3/

    PITTSBURGH —

    According to police, three young juveniles were detained Friday after they were caught trying to steal bicycles in the city’s Troy Hill neighborhood.

    Officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Straubs Lane just before 7 p.m. for the report of an attempted bike theft.

    Upon arrival, police reported that two adults were standing over three juveniles, accusing them of trying to steal their children’s’ bikes from their back yard.

    A responding officer reported that one of the accused children, later identified as a 6-year-old Chalais Ramey, walked toward him and grabbed his gun with both hands in an attempt to remove it from the holster.

    “I tried to take the cop’s gun,” Ramey admitted to Channel 11’s Jennifer Tomazic.

    According to police, the officer lifted the boy away from his body and the boy began kicking and screaming as he held onto the gun.

    Once the officer gained control of the boy, he placed him in the back of another officer’s patrol car.

    The police report said the boy then caused a commotion in the back of the police car and when he was told that his mother would soon be there, he lunged at an officer and bit him.

    “When I was in the back of the car I was kicking the window and he slammed me, and he put the handcuffs on me and he choked me, and that’s when he put me back in the car,” said Ramey.

    “I’m not going to make excuses. It was not right for him to reach for the gun, but it was not right for a cop to do what he did to my son. He’s only 6. He didn’t have to do that,” said Ramey’s mother, Lisa Miller.

    “I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. They weren’t getting rough on him. The kid was only so big,” said Michael Chernosky, who witnessed the incident.

    Ramey suffered some cuts on his face and was checked out at UPMC Children’s Hospital and UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute.

    “I’m grateful that’s all it was, was a bruise,” said Cmdr. RaShall Brackney. “As you can imagine, going for an officer’s gun, you could have resulted in a much more serious physical interaction with that young child.”

    Ramey was with his 5- and 10-year-old brothers when the incident happened.

    ……………………….

    oh look Mamma making excuses for him, yes it was right for the cop to protect himself, in fact shame the cop didnt whallop him into next week but i guess this sorry excuse for a mother will sue anyway, you watch.

  43. Koukos’ bond was set at $100,000 at a hearing last Wednesday by Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. The 43-year-old man’s next court day is scheduled for July 16.
    —————————————————
    Local 705 has 7000 members, ergo 7000 voters in Judge Bourgeois’s jurisdiction, he will want their votes in the next election AND IT IS AFTER ALL COOK COUNTRY–a cesspool of corruption.

    Question: how many votes does Koukos have?

    Here is one example of how the game works:

    “Asked why he decided in 2000 to seal a dispute over rent money between Elliott Muse Jr. and Adam Bourgeois Jr., Cook County judges at the time, then-Judge Wayne Rhine explained, “I didn’t want two sitting judges hanging out their dirty laundry. If they run for retention or for another office, this could come back to haunt them. I did it as an accommodation for fellow judges.”

    Want another?

    No prosecutions against corrupt city officials will be entertained in Cook County. Cook County is to Daley as Cicero was to Capone. If you want to bring such a case, you need to go to federal court, but these days even there you have to look for Republican appointed judges, of which there are few. Otherwise, don’t waste your money.

    Why is this relevant? Because this is the system of patronage that the Messiah wants to extend to all corners of federal government. Patronage as opposed to the rule of law.

    There’s Exhibit A in the case for open records. Rhine’s courtesy to two judges was an affront to voters, denying them information that might weigh on a decision whether to retain the judges. Such backroom deals and blatant favoritism erode public confidence in the court system.

  44. Hilarious…..ignorance at its best…..for years they ranted about whites telling them to go back to Africa and what does this clown do

    Hip-Hop Singer Akon: “Every African American Need to Move Their Money, Family, Knowledge to Africa”

    “Every African American in the United States need to move their money, family, knowledge back to Africa were u will be treated like the royalty you are. You don’t deserve this treatment. This is not your country!!”

    Really Akon?

    So where is Akon suggesting the blacks move to?
    Nigeria? Zimbabwe? Egypt?

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/rapper-akon-every-african-american-need-to-move-their-money-family-knowledge-to-africa/#disqus_thread

  45. ooooh interesting.

    ILGOV goes from leans D to toss-up after AG Lisa Madigan (D) takes pass on race

  46. hmmm notice the wording…..

    Microsoft says it does not provide any government with direct access to emails or instant messages

    direct? what about indirect then? its all in the parsing of words.

  47. admin
    July 16, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Rather than let Jasmine Rand represent me, I would just beg the judge to send me to jail. I’m very worried about the fact the she doesn’t know what court procedures are. She is definately bad advertising for her law school….

    Hillary 2016

  48. What a waste of a talented young man…..

    Breaking : Coroner’s office: ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith died from mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol

  49. Will the FBI be visiting them…..i bet not.

    http://www.punditpress.com/2013/07/dozens-call-for-beheading-of-george.html

    The same people who are calling George Zimmerman a vigilante and a racist are calling for vigilante justice of their own, as dozens of mentally disturbed people have urged the decapitation of Mr. Zimmerman.

    The fact that these people clearly haven’t actually followed the trial or learned any of the facts is immediately obvious. Also extremely obvious is that there is something very, very wrong with each of them.

    Here is a small sample (obscenities obscured).

  50. Holy Crap….fight…..

    BREAKING: Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, will primary challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.

  51. Liz Cheney move clearly intended to push Enzi into retirement ala Booker/Lautenberg. Will it work, who knows but was very unexpected.

  52. Link dump (mostly OT)

    A nice story out of PA….

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/justice/pennsylvania-teen-heroes/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    Rand Paul securing his ‘working across party lines’ chops…..

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/rand-paul-ted-cruz-kirsten-gillibrand-sexual-assault-push-94244.html?ml=tb

    If you know or meet anyone that thinks for a minute that the Russians aren’t laughing at us daily, give them the number to the local looney bin. It’s so funny now it’s just sad…

    http://news.yahoo.com/u-s–to-russia–turn-over-snowden-or-risk–long-term-problems–185119239.html

    Your president in action. I have noticed that his most vocal supporters that I know tend to chnge the subject when he comes up these days. I would like to believe that it is as a result of my terrific arguments against him. I actually think he has just disappointed them so much, they are in mourning. Either way, f^%k ’em…

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/obama-keeps-quiet-on-race-again-94250.html?ml=tb

    Hillary 2016

  53. Admin- Superb job! I have been a long time reader but I comment rarely since so many others just sum up my thinking. The hypocrisy of the fact that NO Obama voter is safe from the mechanism of the Obamacrats is the real message we should take heed. All those people who believed that they would somehow maintain their cool liberal creds by voting for him just got a huge slap up side the head, again. Zimmerman had all the marks on the checklist: hispanic, multi-cultural family and extended life (friends, acquaintances, etc.) democrat, Obama voter community activist (Sherman Ware). None of that mattered because he was inconvenient to the continuing narrative at a politically opportune time.

    A friend passed along this blog to me which contains a timeline and insight into the corruption that surrounds the Zimmerman trial. Could you please comment on this? If this is true, it would prove a level of collaboration/collusion/corruption/willing deceit that I’ve never seen in my lifetime. Indeed, its beyond anything I believed possible even from the Chicago thuggery:

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/07/14/a-nation-of-george-zimmermans-awakened-understand-the-fraud-post-verdict-of-acquittal/

  54. Obama caught popping his Nicorrete gum. 🙂

    Fortunately, the eagle-eyed producers at the Fox News Channel transitioned to a presidential split-screen at that very moment.

    In a mere instant, the president exhibited the requisite sleight of hand of a world class Nicorette consumer.

    The president apparently never looked down while his hand shed the single unit of gum from its tinfoil and plastic casing and approached his mouth as if to touch his face in thoughtful contemplation.

    The square piece of sweet release with its comfortably rounded corners earned a mere split second of Fox

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/15/obama-casually-pops-nicorette-during-white-house-ceremony-video/#ixzz2ZFRGaJcl

  55. Hillary the diplomat as always….

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/16/hillary-clinton-steers-clear-of-zimmerman-case/?wprss=rss_election-2012&clsrd

    Hillary Clinton expressed sympathy Tuesday for those disappointed by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, but she stopped short of weighing in on it.

    “In a week that I know has brought heartache – deep, painful heartache to many across our country, the solidarity and solace you find here is all the more important,” the former secretary of state said at a conference hosted by the African American Delta Sigma Theta sorority in Washington, D.C. “My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who has lost someone to violence. No mother, no father should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States.”

    Clinton made only passing mention of potential civil rights charges being brought against Zimmerman, as many on the political left and in the black community are calling for. She did not weigh in on so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws, which Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against Tuesday.

    read on.

  56. fembotsforobama
    July 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    ——————–
    Very few people understand what really went on here. Admin probably does, but I didn’t. And neither did Howie Kurtz. His conventional critique of what big media did here rings especially hollow to anyone who has followed the case. I will endeavor to send him a copy.

    This is a lengthy article and I am still wading through it. But what I have read so far is enough to convince me what really happened here. As the saying goes to understand the real game you need to have a rooster, and this writer gives us one. A rooster of time, dates, tactics, photos, which allows us to see the entire corrupt scheme that was afoot.

    The state had no case because there was no case to begin with. Only a political agenda, a get rich quick scheme and a willingness by the media to promote a destructive, false narrative. The case fell apart in a courtroom, so the next step by the conspirators is what? To Mau Mau the flack cathers, for power and profit. It is another way for criminals to loot the American taxpayer.

    Thank you so much for posting it.

    There is a Reichstag fire aspect to this whole Martin Zimmerman affair. Frankly, this is something that Howard Kurtz needs to read, because his explanation of what happened here, and what went wrong, do not even begin to scratch the surface.

    This is a lengthy article and it takes some time to get through it, but it is well worth the effort. Anyone with any common sense, or just a good bullshit detector, realizes that something is very wrong and very troubling about the entire res gestae. The conspiracy here touches the highest levels, and it is monstrous.

    This article, plus admin’s posting shows the reader what is really going on here–the alli

    Wow! This article does a better job of peeling away the layers of the onion in re.

  57. Go to Drudge: HILLARY TELLS ‘SISTERHOOD’ OF HEARTACHE FROM VERDICT

    I am sick, SICK of these racebaiters and race hustlers. I am waiting for someone, anyone from black, white, yellow, brown color/race, don’t care what or who to slap the collective conscience of America and wake them up. Very disappointed in Hillary. What the hell is this country coming to?

    How about if Martin had walked up to Z to say ‘howdy’ and introduce himself and shake hands with him instead of punching him in the face? Zimmerman’s family seems so together, the brother is fantastic in those interviews and the parents seem so mild mannered and wise. Who are all these classless creatures on the other side of this fence? The parents of Martin look so dysfunctional. They could not even give that young man a stable and healthy home life to make him a productive citizen and now they demand justice? Shame on all of them, Obama/Holder and now Hillary, not to mention all those fxxking creatures like Sharpton and his ilk, the whole bunch.

  58. Feds want Zimmerman, any way they can get him

    Posted by William A. Jacobson Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:02pm

    This no longer is about George Zimmerman, it’s about a Department of Justice serving political interests.

    There’s a reason we stand up for the rights of individuals like George Zimmerman against an overreaching State.

    It’s not just about the individual. It’s about all of us, and the reality that there but for fortune go you or I.

    The highly politicized Department of Justice desperately wants to bring federal charges TO PLACATE (AND VINDICATE) THE RACE AGITATORS, and has joined in the WITCH HUNT.

    Via The Orlando Sentinel, DOJ solicits email tips in Zimmerman civil rights probe (h/t readers and commenters):

    The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.

    The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation.

    Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – who earlier in the day joined calls for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, said that later in the afternoon, she joined a U.S. Department of Justice conference call to discuss the prospects.

    “They were calling on us to actively refer anyone who had any information,” that might build a case against Zimmerman for either a civil rights violation or a hate crime, Arnwine said. “They said they would very aggressively investigate this case.”

    Arnwine said the call was convened at about 3:30 p.m. by Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and included representatives from the FBI, and several federal prosecutors, she said. DOJ officials also said they would open a public email address so people could send in tips on the case.

    That email address, which is now in operation, is Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov.

    In addition to Arnwine’s group, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Laura Murphy, Washington Chapter head of the ACLU; and several national, Florida and Sanford-based “human relations” groups participated, Arnwine said.

    During the call, DOJ officials announced they had set up a way for people to send email tips that could help aid in their investigation. The email address will be operational later this week.

    This no longer is about George Zimmerman.

    It’s about a Department of Justice which does not deserve our trust and is a threat to our liberties.

  59. Follow Jeralyn’s fantastic work on Zimmerman’s trial on talkleft. In this post below she makes the point I made in my previous comment. Why were prosecutors afraid to talk about TM? Tavis Smiley was raving like a lunatic on O’Reilly about the absence of empathy, and humanity toward TM — the humanity toward TM died long ago and from his own parents, community, the Smileys, the Sharptons and so on that prosecutors didn’t dare tell what the guy was like.

    http://www.talkleft.com/story/2013/7/16/183017/109/crimenews/Zimmerman-The-State-s-Failure-to-Humanize-Trayvon-Martin

  60. We need to push back these race hustling bastards.

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2013/07/holder-blasts-stand-your-ground-after.html

    “Holder blasts ‘stand your ground’ after Zimmerman verdict.”
    What nonsense! Let me translate: Holder wants relief from the pressure to prosecute Zimmerman, so he’s shifting to a topic that has nothing to do with Zimmerman but that low-information people think has to do with Zimmerman. (Zimmerman was pinned down before he decided his life was on the line, and he had no route of escape.)

    And, yes, I know Holder is also talking about investigating the Zimmerman matter. But “investigating” is code. As we saw with Benghazi, it means: We’re hoping that if enough time passes, you’ll forget about it.

    This is all so thoroughly lame. But at the same time: It’s a very powerful person speaking dishonestly and threateningly about the exercise of power. What a disgusting combination.

  61. Who Is A Racist?
    by Thomas Sowell

    I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.

    Apparently other Americans also recognize that the sources of racism are different today from what they were in the past. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 31 percent of blacks think that most blacks are racists, while 24 percent of blacks think that most whites are racist.

    The difference between these percentages is not great, but it is remarkable nevertheless. After all, generations of blacks fought the white racism from which they suffered for so long. If many blacks themselves now think that most other blacks are racist, that is startling.

    The moral claims advanced by generations of black leaders — claims that eventually touched the conscience of the nation and turned the tide toward civil rights for all — have now been cheapened by today’s generation of black “leaders,” who act as if it is all just a matter of whose ox is gored.

    Even in legal cases involving terrible crimes — the O.J. Simpson murder trial or the charges of gang rape against Duke University students — many black “leaders” and their followers have not waited for facts about who was guilty and who was not, but have immediately taken sides, based on who was black and who was white.

    Among whites, according to the same Rasmussen poll, 38 percent consider most blacks racist and 10 percent consider most whites racist.

    Broken down by politics, the same poll showed that 49 percent of Republicans consider most blacks racist, as do 36 percent of independents and 29 percent of Democrats.

    Perhaps most disturbing of all, just 29 percent of Americans as a whole think race relations are getting better, while 32 percent think race relations are getting worse. The difference is too close to call, but the fact that it is so close is itself painful — and perhaps a warning sign for where we are heading.

    Is this what so many Americans, both black and white, struggled for, over the decades and generations, to try to put the curse of racism behind us — only to reach a point where retrogression in race relations now seems at least equally likely as progress?

    What went wrong? Perhaps no single factor can be blamed for all the things that went wrong. Insurgent movements of all sorts, in countries around the world, have for centuries soured in the aftermath of their own success. “The revolution betrayed” is a theme that goes back at least as far as 18th century France.

    The civil rights movement in 20th century America attracted many people who put everything on the line for the sake of fighting against racial oppression. But the eventual success of that movement attracted opportunists, and even turned some idealists into opportunists.

    Over the generations, black leaders have ranged from noble souls to shameless charlatans. After the success of the civil rights insurgency, the latter have come into their own, gaining money, power and fame by promoting racial attitudes and actions that are counterproductive to the interests of those they lead.

    None of this is unique to blacks or to the United States. In various countries and times, leaders of groups that lagged behind, economically and educationally, have taught their followers to blame all their problems on other people — and to hate those other people.

    This was the history of anti-Semitic movements in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars, anti-Ibo movements in Nigeria in the 1960s, and anti-Tamil movements that turned Sri Lanka from a peaceful nation into a scene of lethal mob violence and then decades-long civil war, both marked by unspeakable atrocities.

    Groups that rose from poverty to prosperity seldom did so by having racial or ethnic leaders. While most Americans can easily name a number of black leaders, current or past, how many can name Asian American ethnic leaders or Jewish ethnic leaders?

    The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders. Such leaders have too many incentives to promote polarizing attitudes and actions that are counterproductive for minorities and disastrous for the country.

  62. Excellent article by Sowell, wbb. So many cogent points, reflecting extraordinary insight, imo. Sowell poses a very relevant question regarding race relations in America. For decades, blacks and whites have worked to improve race relations, and indeed, appeared to have made real progress. Recent evidence that progress has slowed significantly is obvious in the increasing tension and disagreement regarding the Zimmerman verdict. MSM has played a role in this through its obsessive reporting, echoing the attitudes that Barack, Holder, Sharpton and other non-thinkers have expressed regarding the Zimmerman verdict. MSM, the White House, and the black leadership establishment have totally lost sight of the forest, while gazing intently and exclusively at the trees. They are outraged, I tell you, outraged. They have all had a hand in the cessation of progress in race relations.

    Sowell asks the question, “what went wrong?”. As we know, deterioration of race relations between blacks and whites became woefully obvious in 2008, as Obama played his race card over and over, inciting tension and resentment. During that time, and since, the White House, and MSM have incited growing intolerance by characterizing any disagreement with Obama’s views racism against the Obama.

    Obviously, factors other than Obama are to blame for the current sorry state of affairs, but he definitely bears some of the blame. You really do have to wonder though, just how much progress actually had been made. It almost seems that as the racism of whites toward blacks decreased over the years, the racist attitudes of blacks toward whites increased. Had we ever progressed to the point that both races wanted to buy each other a coke and live in perfect harmony? was there not a point at which both races felt increased respect and concern toward each other, or was it an illusion. Did the extreme animosity and anger of blacks toward whites, now so apparent, ever really diminish, as civil rights gains were made, or were those feelings just seething, under the surface, ready to bubble up and spill over when America elected the first (half) black president, whose primary talent was stirring the pot. Shit stirrer in chief.

    I’m not sure what the true picture was and is with regard to black/white relations. Obviously we all have and enjoy enduring relationships with other individuals of differing races, religious beliefs, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc. I’m sure we all have friends from both the black and white community. One on one, it’s easy. It just gets hard when we relate to a group, rather than a person. It becomes “We” against “Them”.

    I wonder whether the racial divide would be as great as it is today had Barack, the shit stirrer not been elected. Did those hateful, destructive, racist feelings lie just below the surface, waiting for the right time to erupt? Were they bound to erupt – regardless of whether Barack had been elected, or not.

    I don’t know. But, I’ll be seeing several of my African American friends and colleagues later in the week, and I plan to ask what they think. Because, if after the strides that have been made in terms of civil rights for blacks (granted, some problems still exist), they, as a group, lack the ability and/or will to move forward, actively seeking to put their resentment (deserved as it was) behind them, then what the hell do we do next?

  63. True so true :

    18 different 17 y/o black males shot dead in Chicago since 2/16/12. You don’t know their names because they don’t serve a political end.

  64. and it got worse for the Zimm Prosecutors…

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/16/us-usa-florida-shooting-lawsuit-idUSBRE96F1EL20130716

    Exclusive: Fired employee to file lawsuit against Zimmerman prosecutors

    A former employee of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s office plans to file a whistleblower lawsuit against George Zimmerman’s prosecutors, his attorney told Reuters on Tuesday.

    The action will put pressure on Corey, who already faces criticism from some legal experts for the unsuccessful prosecution of the case, which led to the acquittal of Zimmerman for shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s defense has also called for sanctions against her and her prosecution team.

    Ben Kruidbos, Corey’s former director of information technology, was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws.

    “We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,” said Kruidbos’ attorney Wesley White, himself a former prosecutor who was hired by Corey but resigned in December because he disagreed with her prosecutorial priorities. He said the suit will be filed within the next 30 days.

    Corey and lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda declined to comment. A spokeswoman for Corey referred Reuters to Kruidbos’ termination letter, previously made public, in which Corey’s office accused him of hacking confidential information from state computers.

    The six-page letter, dated July 11, charges Kruidbos with “deliberate, willful and unscrupulous actions” that make him untrustworthy and calls his questioning of de la Rionda’s actions regarding the cell phone evidence “a shallow, but obvious, attempt to cloak yourself in the protection of the whistleblower law.”

    BRADY DISPUTE

    Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday following a five-week trial that riveted America and relaunched debates on race and guns. The verdict sparked demonstrations in some cities by those angered by the decision.

    On Monday, Corey told Reuters, “Our office adhered to the highest standards of ethical behavior.”

    Trial law requires prosecutors to share evidence with defense attorneys, especially if it helps exonerate defendants. The requirement is known as the Brady disclosure.

    Kruidbos testified last month in a pre-trial hearing that he found photos on Martin’s phone that included pictures of a pile of jewelry on a bed, underage nude females, marijuana plants and a hand holding a semi-automatic pistol.

    The Martin family lawyer, Benjamin Crump, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Kruidbos had emailed de la Rionda in late January and attached a report containing the text messages and images he had retrieved from Martin’s cell phone, his lawyer said.

    Zimmerman’s chief defense attorney Mark O’Mara has said he didn’t receive the material until June, shortly before the murder trial began.

    Judge Debra Nelson ruled that pictures and texts from Martin’s cell phone were inadmissible, after prosecutors argued that it couldn’t be proven Martin actually took the pictures and wrote the texts on his phone.

    The judge has yet to rule on whether the prosecution committed any Brady violations by not handing over evidence, as alleged by Zimmerman’s defense team.

    ………………………………

    This comment nails it on the head :

    So according to the judge and prosecution they could not prove that Treyvon took the pictures or wrote the tweets, would that mean that all future cell phone evidence is inadmissible unless law enforcement witnessed the action taking place?

    Me thinks it blew their whole case apart and they colluded to hide it, in which case thye just got worse.

  65. and it got worse for the Zimm Prosecutors…

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/16/us-usa-florida-shooting-lawsuit-idUSBRE96F1EL20130716

    A former employee of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s office plans to file a whistleblower lawsuit against George Zimmerman’s prosecutors, his attorney told Reuters on Tuesday.

    The action will put pressure on Corey, who already faces criticism from some legal experts for the unsuccessful prosecution of the case, which led to the acquittal of Zimmerman for shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s defense has also called for sanctions against her and her prosecution team.

    Ben Kruidbos, Corey’s former director of information technology, was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws.

    “We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,” said Kruidbos’ attorney Wesley White, himself a former prosecutor who was hired by Corey but resigned in December because he disagreed with her prosecutorial priorities. He said the suit will be filed within the next 30 days.

    Corey and lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda declined to comment. A spokeswoman for Corey referred Reuters to Kruidbos’ termination letter, previously made public, in which Corey’s office accused him of hacking confidential information from state computers.

    The six-page letter, dated July 11, charges Kruidbos with “deliberate, willful and unscrupulous actions” that make him untrustworthy and calls his questioning of de la Rionda’s actions regarding the cell phone evidence “a shallow, but obvious, attempt to cloak yourself in the protection of the whistleblower law.”

    BRADY DISPUTE

    Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday following a five-week trial that riveted America and relaunched debates on race and guns. The verdict sparked demonstrations in some cities by those angered by the decision.

    On Monday, Corey told Reuters, “Our office adhered to the highest standards of ethical behavior.”

    Trial law requires prosecutors to share evidence with defense attorneys, especially if it helps exonerate defendants. The requirement is known as the Brady disclosure.

    Kruidbos testified last month in a pre-trial hearing that he found photos on Martin’s phone that included pictures of a pile of jewelry on a bed, underage nude females, marijuana plants and a hand holding a semi-automatic pistol.

    The Martin family lawyer, Benjamin Crump, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Kruidbos had emailed de la Rionda in late January and attached a report containing the text messages and images he had retrieved from Martin’s cell phone, his lawyer said.

    Zimmerman’s chief defense attorney Mark O’Mara has said he didn’t receive the material until June, shortly before the murder trial began.

    Judge Debra Nelson ruled that pictures and texts from Martin’s cell phone were inadmissible, after prosecutors argued that it couldn’t be proven Martin actually took the pictures and wrote the texts on his phone.

    The judge has yet to rule on whether the prosecution committed any Brady violations by not handing over evidence, as alleged by Zimmerman’s defense team.

    ………………………………

    This comment nails it on the head :

    So according to the judge and prosecution they could not prove that Treyvon took the pictures or wrote the tweets, would that mean that all future cell phone evidence is inadmissible unless law enforcement witnessed the action taking place?

    Me thinks it blew their whole case apart and they colluded to hide it, in which case thye just got worse.

  66. Confirmed: DOJ Helped Bogus Student Group Linked to ACORN Target George Zimmerman (Video)

    And, here we thought the Obama Administration was going to focus on jobs!… Boy were we wrong.

    The following video documents how the U.S. Dept. of Justice helped the Dream Defenders ­ a bogus “student group” run by paid activists with links to ACORN and Occupy ­ target George Zimmerman and the Sanford police chief in April, 2012.

    The video includes excerpts from an 82-minute audio recording of an April 19, 2012, meeting headed up by the DOJ official.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/confirmed-doj-helped-bogus-student-group-linked-to-acorn-target-george-zimmerman-video/

  67. This is getting ridiculous. Well, I suppose Dinkins sees a good excuse for his own failure, so he might as well make use of it.

    Dinkins, in Book, Blames Racism for Re-election Loss

    Delivering his most explicit and candid appraisal yet, David N. Dinkins says in a forthcoming memoir that he barely won the New York City mayoral election in 1989 and lost four years later for one reason: because he is black.

    “I think it was just racism, pure and simple,” Mr. Dinkins writes.

    In the memoir, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” which is to be published in September by PublicAffairs, Mr. Dinkins tiptoes out of his courtly public persona to berate Rudolph W. Giuliani, the Republican who defeated him in 1993, and to take a swipe at a fellow Democrat, former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/nyregion/dinkins-in-book-blames-racism-for-re-election-loss.html?smid=tw-nytmetro&_r=1&

  68. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/civil-rights-prosecution-angela-corey-united-states-department-justice-she-deliberately-withheld/pGTglGG2#thank-you=p

    Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for She Deliberately Withheld Evidence
    Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for the unlawful Prosecution of George Zimmerman for depriving him of his Constitutional Rights of Life and Liberty by the United States Department of Justice, Eric Holder, United States Attorney General in United States District Court as swiftly and expeditiously as is possible

  69. “I think the jury made the right decision based on the evidence presented, because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard so high that the jury had to be convinced that it was a deliberate act by Zimmerman that he was not at all defending himself, and so forth,” Carter told Atlanta news channel WXIA. “It’s not a moral question, it’s a legal question and the American law requires that the jury listens to the evidence presented.”
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/jimmy-carter-george-zimmerman-verdict-94320.html#ixzz2ZIzUTdi3

    Laws are not morals. Morals are not laws. Finally an adult who knows the difference says something rationale.

  70. freespirit: July 17, 2013 at 1:55 am

    ….It just gets hard when we relate to a group, rather than a person. It becomes “We” against “Them”….

    This is true not just in race relations, but in everything I can think of. It is true in all wars and belligerent situations, it is true in corporate competition, it is true in religious thought. It is true wherever groupthink is encouraged or tolerated rather than feared or scorned.

    “Social networks” like Facebook encourage groupthink because they allow like-minded people to find themselves far beyond the bounds of the local neighborhood.

    Blogs generally have the same effect – not this one, imo, because divergent opinions are often expressed and people are not thrown off the blog or hammered for their beliefs. But sometimes I come across blogs pursuant to news articles, for example, where the bloggers throw vitriol at anyone who disagrees with them. Sarcasm abounds, no one’s mind is ever changed. I think “we” against “them” has been exacerbated since the invention and pervasiveness of the Internet. The Internet may in fact be “what went wrong”.

  71. Leanora July 17, 2013 at 5:44 am

    “I think it was just racism, pure and simple,” Mr. Dinkins writes.

    Racism got him elected, but he got dumped because he was a lousy mayor. NYC has elected Republican mayors ever since (that makes 20 yrs now).

  72. This is awful! It’s so hot! I hope nobody here lives in this county.

    Prince George’s water outage like a ‘natural disaster’

    WASHINGTON – Life over the next three to five days will be one where southern Prince George’s County residents will have to adjust to no water.

    More than 150,000 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission customers are affected, but the impact is much greater since a customer may be an individual home or business.

    “This is an unprecedented situation in terms of the scope and size,” said Scott Petersen, a spokesman for Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, on WTOP.

    “It is the equivalent of a natural disaster hitting the county,” said Petersen.

    Residents and businesses are urged to conserve water as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission repairs a 54-inch water line, a huge project in a remote area.

    Mandatory water restrictions went into effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

    More @
    http://www.wtop.com/58/3389798/Prince-Georges-water-outage-like-a-natural-disaster

  73. Of the big media cabal who are corrupting the culture, and wrecking the country, so they can have a nice house and an even nicer 401 K to lord over the rest of all, the following can be said, and is said in substance, in the article below. To his credit he captures the zeigeist and the essence of it . . . .

    For all their supposed intellect and sophistication, big media clones are ignorant as swans. Many of them were born on third base, were sent to Harvard, and Harvard educated the common sense out of them. To repeat, education is no substitute for common sense.

    They hate Glenn Greenwald because he is not part of their club, is not constrained by their narrative and he scooped them with the biggest story of the decade, as opposed to this warmed over faux civil rights mini drama, which they insist on presenting in installments, until we all crash over in boredom or a snorting sporting spree of violence ensues, so the can have a “national dialogue”. Well, fuck their national dialogue on race. Give us jobs.

    But I digress.

    The real reason big media seat sniffers like David Gregory hate Greenwald is simpler than all that. They hate him beca because they know in their heart that he is a journalist and they are not. They hate him because their ego refuses to concede that he is better than they are. He has rejected the stall fed existence big media jouralists revel in, and he is not interested in simply repeating the big lie, which is the secret handshake in their club: Obama is god.

    The lust for celebrity, the desire for the house on the hill, and the avarice for a big 401K speak to them in a voice so loud as to drown out the truth. The club they belong to has much in common with the Mafia. The only way you get out is through death. Dishonor is perfectly acceptable, whereas objectivity about Obama is contra bonus mores.

    —————————————–
    Journalism Beneath Contempt
    July 16th, 2013 – 2:46 pm
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    The Democratic Party is a machine for inciting grievances in order to consolidate its power. The Republican Party is also just such a machine, but poorly run. Incompetence and stupidity are its only saving graces. Journalists who cast a hostile and suspicious eye equally on both would be… well, they would be journalists, wouldn’t they? How can you suspect the stratagems of those who seek power and go far wrong?

    Instead, what we have in our news media is a cabal of over-educated but under-smart elites under the hilarious impression that one power-hungry party is out for the good of mankind and the other staunchly opposed. It’s such a stupid thing to think — such a blitheringly naive proposition — that reacting to them with outrage seems almost unkind, like slapping a child for believing in Santa Claus.

    This is not a political problem, it’s a cultural one. Leftist journalists trained by leftist professors and encouraged by leftist entertainers to slavishly serve the aims of leftist politicians. This circle will not be broken by the cowards and hapless fools on the other side of the political aisle, but only by new educators and new journalists and new culture makers who refuse to conform, rebels who respond to the ceaseless barrage of cynical and racist distortions with facts and moral truths. They can be liberals or conservatives as long as they’re honest. They just can’t be liars and clowns as most journalists seem to be today.

    It better happen fast — it better happen now — because jurors like the ones in the Zimmerman trial, jurors who serve the truth above all, will be ever harder to find in a culture shaped by the current set of miscreants.

    This has been a shameful affair and America’s newsrooms — and the people who create and encourage them — are to blame.

    And yet one feels one has to say something. Take a look at the mighty John Nolte’s timeline of journalistic lies about the Zimmerman-Martin affair. From CNN falsely attributing a racial slur to Zimmerman, to NBC’s actionable editing of audio to make Zimmerman seem racist, to the New York Times‘ invention of a unique racial category (white Hispanic) useful for nothing but the ginning up of public hostility, there is a childlike insistence that the world be as Democrats claim it is, rather than as it really is, a willing suspension of disbelief in a political distortion. It really is so infantile that it would be kind of sweet and silly if it weren’t so dangerous. I mean, it’s all fun and games until somebody puts out an eye — or burns down a city.

  74. Finally !!!! :_

    FORT HOOD, TEXAS — A jury was selected Tuesday to hear the case against an Army psychiatrist accused in the Fort Hood shooting, whose long-awaited murder trial is set to begin next month.

    The panel comprising 13 officers will hear the case against Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the November 2009 attack at the Central Texas Army post.

    There are nine colonels, three lieutenant colonels and one major on the panel, the Killeen Daily Herald reported. They were brought in from Army posts nationwide for questioning.

    Two officers on the panel have said they are skeptical about the death penalty, the Austin American-Statesman reported. They did not appear to feel as strongly about capital punishment as two other officers who were dismissed Tuesday.

    http://ow.ly/n2XEj

  75. What kind of country we are living in?

    A court acquitted a citizen of any wrong doing and the country’s justice dept in stead of supporting the court’s verdict asks the citizens to help it in incriminating the innocent citizen in stead of coming to his aid.

    A whole gang of thugs want to kill him.

    No body bothers to come out in support of the poor innocent guy.

    What happened to the millions of hispanics who overwhelmingly vote democratic? Do not they have any bones? What are they afraid of? Why are not they saying ” The court has spoken. Let us move on. Leave the poor guy. Let him live in peace”

    What happened to ACLU or other human rights organizations? Why are they in bed with this gangster govt?

    What happened to republicans? What are they afraid of? Are they thinking it does not concern them because between two groups of supporters of the boob?

  76. Baracko Bama is the Anti-MLK.

    He has destroyed all the racial goodwill accomplished by a peaceful Martin Luther King, and Barry has given the hood, a new platform to spread violence and hatred. (Like Hampsterdam on The Wire)

    The Obama’s have THAT as their legacy.

    Plastic Peace Prize and all.

    Whadda disgusting joke.

  77. gonzotx
    July 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Very disappointed in Hillary….Very.

    Pandering for the AA vote.

    ———————–
    I completely agree.

    It does not sit well with me either.

    Consider what she could have said to that audience:

    1. It is a tragedy that a young man was shot dead.

    2. It is a tragedy that another young man had his head bashed into the cement, and the NBP has put a bounty on him.

    3. It is a bad thing that several black men lost their jobs to other black men in the Blood Crip drug war.

    4. It is a bad thing that we had a prosecutor who overcharged the defendant, did not have the facts & withheld evidence

    5. It is a bad thing that black street gangs have attacked innocent white people over this matter.

    6. It is a bad thing that big media did everything they could to turn this into a Bonfire of the Vanities.

    7. It is a better that we have a legal system, even an imperfect one, than to have mob rule.

    8. It is a very good thing that we have trials which separate fact from emotion, truth from falsehood.

    9. The jury did its job.

    By focusing on the jury verdict and implying that it was wrong, she overlooked all the other things that went wrong in this case and twisted it all into an indictment of the only people who stood tall, and did their duty: the jury.

    What are we to make, then, of Hillary’s comment? As Mark Anthony said, after inciting the mob, “mischief thou art afoot”. Pandering to the AA’s? No. Pandering to their worst instincts. And aiding and abetting the race baiters.

    Question: when she says she was heartbroken over the jury verdict, what exactly is she saying? Is she saying that she wishes they had convicted Zimmerman based on bad evidence, because of his race? Or because of the race of the decedent? Would she have us march with trumpets and banners back to the glorious days when juries in the south ignored the facts, and decides criminal cases on the basis of race? There is name for that: juror nullification.

    Be careful Hillary. Please. This is a slippery slope you are treading upon.

  78. Correction: black men lost their LIVES to other black men.

    This Blood Crip war has been going on for a generation. Since the police have not been able to solve it, perhaps we should bring in the only force equal to the task of shutting them down: the drug cartels of Columbia. The cure might be worse than the disease, but that is always the risk when you blindly embrace hope and change.

  79. Hillary is really missing the boat here, if her intention is to run in 2016. Like the Navy perhaps, she is fighting the last war. In the last war, she positioned herself in the center, with an eye toward the general election. Fuckhead Obama positioned himself to the left of her, and the predominantly black base of the party ate it up. This time, she is starting on the far left, so no one gets to the left of her. But there is no one on the left who can beat her in the primary this time, so this is not only unnecessary, but counter productive. Why? Because, by the time this bonfire of the vanities runs its course, I predict that the electorate as a whole will be looking for someone who can calm the situation down, rather than someone who throws more gasoline on the fire, and demands a national dialogue. I will tell you a little secret about national dialogues. As in marriage, there are some things that neither side really wants to discuss, because it will open up old wounds and create problems. The left wants a dialogue, because they want trouble, and they want trouble because they want power, and they want power so they can engage in the “social engineering” that idiot Jackson referred to in a telling slip of the tongue, and they want social engineering for the reason described by Orwell:

    “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”

  80. I was thinking about the societal reaction to the Martin Zimmerman affair in terms of archetypes of Jungian psychology.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_archetypes

    One archetype is that of a black thug committing a crime. Even Jessee Jackson has shown some appreciation of this portion of our collective consciousness.

    The other archetype is the legacy of slavery, and the fear that innocent black people can profiled.

    It is the solemn obligation of responsible leadership to navigate between those two shoals, and to help those on one side of the channel understand the concerns and fears of other.

    I had hoped Hillary would do that.

    I am saddened that she failed to do so.

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