Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 17, 2013 by Allahpundit

New statement from Juror B37:

Thank you for the opportunity to vent some of the anguish which has been in me since the trial began. For reasons of my own, I needed to speak alone. There will be no other interviews. My prayers are with all those who have the influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option other than “not guilty” in order to remain within the instructions. No other family should be forced to endure what the Martin family has endured.

As for the alleged “book deal,” there is not one at this time. There was an agreement with a literary agent to explore the concept of a book which discussed the impact of sequestration on my perceptions of this serious case, while being compared to the perceptions of an attorney who was closely following the trial from outside the “bubble”. The relationship with the agent ceased the moment I realized what had been occurring in the world during the weeks of my sequestration. My prayers are with Travon’s parents for their loss, as they have always been. I now wish for me and my family to recover from being selected for this jury and return to a normal life. God bless.

***

According to the instructions given to the jury, Zimmerman had “no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force” if he reasonably feared for his life or great bodily harm…

[Juror B37] said a holdout juror switched her vote to “not guilty” after half an hour of agonizing over the law.

“She wanted to find him guilty of something but couldn’t because of the law. The way the law was written, he wasn’t responsible for (negligent) things that he had done leading up to that point,” she said.

“I wanted to find him guilty of not using his senses but … you can’t charge him with anything because he didn’t do anything unlawful,” said juror B-37, who also said she believed Martin attacked Zimmerman.

***

Juror B37: After hours and hours and hours of deliberating over the law, and reading it over and over and over again, we decided there’s just no way … because of the heat of the moment and the Stand Your Ground …
Cooper: Even though it’s he [Zimmerman] who had gotten out of the car, followed Trayvon Martin, that didn’t matter in the deliberations? What mattered was those final seconds, minutes, when there was an altercation, and … in your mind the most important thing was whether or not George Zimmerman felt his life was in danger?
Juror: That’s how we read the law. That’s how we got to the point of everybody being “not guilty.”
Cooper: So that was the belief of the jury, that you had to zero in on those final minutes/seconds, about the threat that George Zimmerman believed he faced?
Juror: That’s exactly what had happened.

That narrowing of the timeline—not race—seems to have been the biggest factor in the acquittal. Zimmerman’s provocations or poor judgments leading to the confrontation were removed from the jury’s calculus. The prosecution was doomed by the law of self-defense as the jury understood it, based on the judge’s instructions. Zimmerman’s attorneys didn’t invoke Florida’s formal proceedings for a “Stand Your Ground” defense. And the case was about much more than that defense, or about race. But the “Stand Your Ground” doctrine, as cited by this juror, plainly influenced the verdict.

***

One thing we can all agree upon without much strain is that this incident — this senseless, heartbreaking death — never should have happened. Zimmerman, who began acting as a watchman in 2004 and had made more than 40 calls to authorities over the years, never should have left his car once he notified police, who told him to stay put.

We also can surmise that Zimmerman would not have followed Martin if Zimmerman weren’t carrying a gun. If Martin were perceived as dangerous, wouldn’t an unarmed individual keep his distance until police arrived?

Thus, we conclude that Zimmerman’s actions led to the confrontation that ultimately resulted in a fight that ended with the fatal shooting.

It never should have happened. And it didn’t have to.

***

Jeantel expounded on her thoughts on what occurred when Zimmerman and Martin met face to face. “I believe Trayvon hit first,” she said. She went on to describe how she believed that Trayvon throwing the first punch was likely caused by Zimmerman attempting to grab and detain Martin.

While it is impossible to confirm Jeantel’s speculation, this revelation coincides with the testimony she gave during the Zimmerman trial. On the stand, Jeantel indicated that she could hear Martin saying “get off, get off” before the phone call they were on disconnected. It also expands upon the account she gave earlier this week, during an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” The 19-year-old described to Morgan how she told Martin that Zimmerman might be a “pervert” or “rapist.” She believed that Martin’s fear led him to flee the older man, but not head straight to the home where he had been staying because the 12-year-old son of his father’s fiancee was there.

***

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it clear again on Wednesday that he has no plans to call a special session to have legislators address the state’s self-defense laws in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial.

But Scott’s words so far having little effect on the small group of protesters upset that Zimmerman was acquitted over the weekend of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death last year of Trayvon Martin…

Protester Steven Pargett said the group would “wait” until their demands – which includes changing the state’s “stand your ground law” – were met.

***

Florida Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland, who helped draft the 2005 law — the nation’s first — said Holder hadn’t done enough research before calling to overturn “stand your ground.”

“The U.S. Supreme Court adopted ‘stand your ground’ 90 years ago [on federal lands] … I found it inappropriate for him to make inappropriate criticism of any law,” said Simmons, a lawyer of 36 years. “The attorney general is simply inaccurate. This is common-sense legislation that protects the innocent.”

Simmons said the possibility of the law being overturned in Florida was “exceedingly limited, somewhere between zero and 1 percent.”

Kareem K. Jordan, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, also doubted the current makeup of Florida legislators would repeal the law.

***

African Americans benefit from Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law at a rate far out of proportion to their presence in the state’s population, despite an assertion by Attorney General Eric Holder that repealing “Stand Your Ground” would help African Americans.

Black Floridians have made about a third of the state’s total “Stand Your Ground” claims in homicide cases, a rate nearly double the black percentage of Florida’s population. The majority of those claims have been successful, a success rate that exceeds that for Florida whites…

Forty four African Americans in the state of Florida have claimed a “Stand Your Ground” defense. Of these claims, 24 were considered “justified” (55 percent), while 11 resulted in convictions and nine cases are still pending.

***

The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Wednesday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of exploiting the death of Trayvon Martin to push the Obama administration’s gun control agenda.

NRA Executive Director Chris Cox blasted Holder’s calls for states to review “stand your ground” laws, which allow the use of deadly force for self-defense. Those statutes received scrutiny during the Florida trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted Saturday on charges of murder and manslaughter in the shooting of Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

“The attorney general fails to understand that self-defense is not a concept, it’s a fundamental human right,” Cox said in a statement. “To send a message that legitimate self-defense is to blame is unconscionable and demonstrates once again that this administration will exploit tragedies to push their political agenda.”

***

“This was not a victory for gun rights,” argues Jeffrey Swartz, a former Miami-Dade judge who’s now a law professor at Cooley Law School in Tampa, Fla. “I think the opposite is true: After seeing what happened to George Zimmerman … and how his family has been completely uprooted by this, and how the Sanford community has been uprooted by all of this, if I’m an average citizen I’m going to keep the gun in the holster. I’m going to make the call [to 911], but I’m not getting out of my car.”…

Self-defense laws like Florida’s “represent our rejection of a state where the government has a monopoly on instruments of violence [and where only the government] gets to decide who is authorized to take life, and under what circumstance,” says Brannon Denning, a law professor at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and co-author of “Gun Control and Gun Rights: A Reader and Guide.” In that way, he adds, guns and self-defense ideals “are in our DNA – this is part of who we are, for better or worse.”

***

This is all a transparent pretext, of course, for undermining a plethora of state laws enacted by pro-Second Amendment legislatures. (Never mind that eight of 15 states that adopted Stand Your Ground legislation were helmed by Democratic governors at the time of passage.) Even more insidiously, left-wing groups have exploited the Martin case to launch broader attacks on the political speech and activities of limited-government groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council, which supported Stand Your Ground.

The Obama administration’s cynical campaign against Stand Your Ground laws is a racially charged weapon of mass distraction. The goal isn’t public safety or community harmony. The goal is for conservative political opponents to Surrender Your Ground. Silence, as always, is complicity. Political self-defense, as with physical self-defense, begins with self-assertion.

***

“Florida will be the battleground of a new civil rights movement,” Sharpton said during a news conference with other clergy outside the Justice Department headquarters.

“We are not having a two- or three-day anger fit,” said Sharpton,who is president of the National Action Network and also hosts a show on MSNBC. “This is a movement for social justice.”

Sharpton said the nationwide action has two goals: urging the Justice Department to move forward with a civil-rights probe of Zimmerman and repealing “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws that some say made it difficult to win a conviction in the case.

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First!

vegconservative on July 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

B9!!!!!!

KCB on July 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Second!!!

KCB on July 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Blackberry!

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

H E L L O !

KOOLAID2 on July 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

3rd 1937th!

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

1937: Ladies, If Your Marriage Is On The Rocks, It’s Because You Don’t Undress Sexily Enough For Your Man! (PHOTO ESSAY)

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

…can I help the lady in the third picture?….PLEASE!

KOOLAID2 on July 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM

“I wanted to find him guilty of not using his senses but …

If that were the case, honey, then 75% of the population would never see daylight.

kim roy on July 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

…can I help the lady in the third picture?….PLEASE!

KOOLAID2 on July 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Absolutely. I thought that you’d focus in on the cheek!

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Some people will always see racism no matter what:

Dry asparagus prompts allegations of racism against Missouri grocery store

According to Stephen Deere, David Olander, a local resident who serves on the city’s human relations commission, noticed the asparagus was not sitting in any water while shopping in May.

“It was just sitting there dried out,” he said.

Olander asked an assistant manager if the quality of the asparagus had any relationship to the store’s location in a black neighborhood.

“I certainly hope not,” the assistant manager reportedly said.

But Olander was so concerned about the asparagus he wrote a letter to CEO Scott Schnuck. That letter prompted a meeting with employees Deere said was “tinged with allegations that the St. Louis area’s largest grocery chain was discriminating against minority communities.”

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

never should have left his car once he notified police, who told him to stay put.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Can no one actually deal with a fact?? THIS IS NOT A FACT.

kim roy on July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Ho Lee Fuk!

Electrongod on July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

So what temperature do you consider perfect for you?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Where is juror B52?

Electrongod on July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

So what temperature do you consider perfect for you?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM

A/C? 68-70

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Where is juror B52?

Electrongod on July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

In the love shack eating rock lobsters, silly.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

“She wanted to find him guilty of something but couldn’t because of the law. The way the law was written, he wasn’t responsible for (negligent) things that he had done leading up to that point,” she said.

Not sure I’ve seen a parenthetical insertion of that kind into quoted, spoken speech before. At least never into anything not technical or dogmatic.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

“She wanted to find him guilty of something but couldn’t because of the law. The way the law was written, he wasn’t responsible for (negligent) things that he had done leading up to that point,” she said.

And that is the nature of the beast, which the race hustlers don’t want to grasp.

In the meantime, a gang of ‘protesting’ thugs stopped a family from getting a sick seven year old to the hospital, refusing to let them pass.

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I guess they would have rioted if the store had been selling white asparagus.

lol

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

In the love shack eating rock lobsters, silly.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

:)

Electrongod on July 17, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Kathleen Parker just doesn’t “get it.”

Trying to bring in that whole gun thing…a legally owned gun…how else is a neighborhood watchman supposed to defend themselves next to a neighborhood harboring a people who had no problem going after what they thought was a gay crazy “ass-cracker” and child rapist…according to Trayvon’s girlfriend’s comment and testimony in court and with Piers Morgan.

Trayvon put himself in that dangerous position…nobody else made him put himself there. No one. Period. He made a choice. A bad choice. His last choice. But, think about this…in the commission of a hate crime, Trayvon was shot by his intended victim.

That whole thing about using the words “crazy-ass cracker” being a racial epithet…wasn’t. It was gay bashing, or attempted gay-bashing…and if Trayvon had killed Zimmerman…ain’t no thang…jus’ out there representin.’

coldwarrior on July 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I am SO sick of the phrase “social justice”…

PointnClick on July 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Wow!

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM

We also can surmise that Zimmerman would not have followed Martin if Zimmerman weren’t carrying a gun.

Bull

If Martin were perceived as dangerous, wouldn’t an unarmed individual keep his distance until police arrived?

George kept his distant but Martin was hiding and ran up and cold cocked him.

Blake on July 17, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I guess they would have rioted if the store had been selling white asparagus.

lol

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Especially if it were sitting in a lovely, fresh bath and the asparagus of color were just sitting there, slowly petrifying….
BTW

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Now I’m just being nosy. Heat setting in winter?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….

Politico – which is The Media Arm of The Democratic Party has an article with a headline that reads:

“Liz Cheney Is No Sure Thing”….

Does THIS surprise ANYONE?

….THIS BlogCelebrates this kind of Behavior and Gives Oxygen to this kind of CONTEMPT….

….WHO is THIS kind of behavior HELPING?…….and WHY is HA helping them?

williamg on July 17, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Any decent German chef will attest that white asparagus is better by far than the darker varieties.

coldwarrior on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Where is the full Jeantel/Sharpton interview? It was hilarious.

Blake on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

There’s other news. Obama has just frozen the debt clock (can’t find link). FBI still not investigating IRS scandal. Come on.

Jackalope on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

“I wanted to find him guilty of not using his senses but … you can’t charge him with anything because he didn’t do anything unlawful,”

If people could be arrested for just being ‘stupid’, what percentage of the public voted for Obama? Is there that much prison space available?

Again, as for ‘stand your ground’ – since the libs keep wanting to push it – what else did they expect Zimmerman to do – seeing as he was flat on his back with Martin on top of him?

BTW – anyone else REALLY GETTING TIRED of hearing about this case?

GarandFan on July 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Now I’m just being nosy. Heat setting in winter?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The same.

Any decent German chef will attest that white asparagus is better by far than the darker varieties.

coldwarrior on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Exactly.

Especially if it were sitting in a lovely, fresh bath and the asparagus of color were just sitting there, slowly petrifying….
BTW

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

:-)

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM

There’s other news. Obama has just frozen the debt clock (can’t find link). FBI still not investigating IRS scandal. Come on.

Jackalope on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

For that matter, there are other trials…

Federal prosecutors are polling Boston Marathon bombing victims on whether to seek the death penalty against surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, posing the difficult and deeply personal question in a lengthy survey being distributed this week, the Herald has learned.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM

I’m sorry.

No link to the most important story of the day?

Abby Huntsman Replace SE Cupp on “The Cycle”

What’s worse? That Huntsman is the replacement for the “conservative…

…or that Cupp is such a social prog, they could replace her with Huntsman and think it’s equal trade?

budfox on July 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Where is the full Jeantel/Sharpton interview? It was hilarious.

Blake on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

The imagination reels!

KCB on July 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

<blockquote>“She wanted to find him guilty of something but couldn’t because of the law.
Still trying to wrap my head around this

burrata on July 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Looks like Juror B37, like everyone else involved in this damned circus, could take about one day of punishment before dashing off with her tail between her legs. Dummy shouldn’t have said anything to begin with.

Her silly cowardice makes me appreciate just how brave George Zimmerman has been through all this. The guy knows he’s not a racist, and he’s not seeking validation from anyone.

KingGold on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Now I’m just being nosy. Heat setting in winter?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Obviously missed something today. :)

Not going to go look for it though. Just enjoying the weird.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

‘I am educated. Trust me, I have a 3.0.’

- Rachel Jeantel

I’ve heard of grading on a curve, but when did they start grading on the Richter Scale?

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Ho Lee Fuk!

Electrongod on July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Do you mean Lee Ho Fook’s?

williamg on July 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Obama has just frozen the debt clock (can’t find link).

Jackalope on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

How does that work?

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

; ) You might want to have your AC serviced while your at it.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Her silly cowardice makes me appreciate just how brave George Zimmerman has been through all this. The guy knows he’s not a racist, and he’s not seeking validation from anyone.

KingGold on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Supposedly, he claimed black people should apologize to him. I haven’t seen a headline for it, though, except a blurb a liberal friend posted from a site I would never trust for accurate truthful news.

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

As for all those celebs and such still singing the praises of Trayvon…

Boycott them…all of them. Springsteen, Katy Perry, Ray Charles, and a host of others…any and all who are still hanging on to the chew toy of racism, trying to nail Zimmerman well after a legal and proper verdict had been returned.

Not one penny, nor one minute of time…for any of them.

coldwarrior on July 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM

How does that work?

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Oh, it’s so brilliant and so easy! We keep amassing huge amounts of debt (duh!) but now people who mention it or keep track of it publicly will face federal charges!

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM

; ) You might want to have your AC serviced while your at it.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

You’re talking in metaphors again, aren’t you?

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I’ve heard of grading on a curve, but when did they start grading on the Richter Scale?

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

For Jeantel to get a 3.0 GPA, her teachers probably had to invent a new kind of algebra.

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

“This was not a victory for gun rights,” argues Jeffrey Swartz, a former Miami-Dade judge who’s now a law professor at Cooley Law School in Tampa, Fla. “I think the opposite is true: After seeing what happened to George Zimmerman … and how his family has been completely uprooted by this, and how the Sanford community has been uprooted by all of this, if I’m an average citizen I’m going to keep the gun in the holster. I’m going to make the call [to 911], but I’m not getting out of my car.”…

and this is precisely the goal. Obama/Left are nudging the country one crisis at a time. Better not do that…we’ll come down on your hard.

you are a Christian and want to make a movie?..’bout what???…better be careful out there.

you want to be a whistle blower?…well…better be very very careful..you wouldn’t want to wind up damaged goods, would you

i’ll point out that the various actions against Snowden have been, i think, unusually harsh. Diverting a plane with a sovereign head of government seems unusual to me

i would also point out that we really don’t know anything about what Snowden has…this has all be given to us by our obama.media. The very same that has been cheer leading the zimmerman show trial. The very ones that were pretty gung ho on the inflammatory video

not justifying Snowden…just sayin

r keller on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Lol!

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Hey, Axe, remember when you noticed that I hit 200,000? Another milestone is imminent.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

; ) You might want to have your AC serviced while your at it.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

*nods knowingly*

Maybe the weird rules the half-moon.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I may end up getting thwacked here directly.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:09 PM

For Jeantel to get a 3.0 GPA, her teachers probably had to invent a new kind of algebra.

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Dats New School.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Dats New School.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Spot on.

coldwarrior on July 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Hey, Axe, remember when you noticed that I hit 200,000? Another milestone is imminent.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Where are we? :)

Well, that was lazy. I could just click something.

(PS. Wrote you official bidness email. Also, please note I didn’t say anything about it for four whole comments.)

*clicks something*

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:11 PM

399,667

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:11 PM

‘I am educated. Trust me, I have a 3.0.’

- Rachel Jeantel

3.0 is her IQ

burrata on July 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Hey, Axe, remember when you noticed that I hit 200,000? Another milestone is imminent.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

U rock, you know. :)

Gotta love exponential math. Hm. Maybe I can kill Twitter now . . .

\m/

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Is CNS.com blocked or something? It’s part of the Media Research Center, so I don’t see why it would be?

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Oh, it’s so brilliant and so easy! We keep amassing huge amounts of debt (duh!) but now people who mention it or keep track of it publicly will face federal charges!

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM

You know, I take my day job seriously for about a week, and the country goes to hell in a hand-basket. I don’t know what half of these references mean. :) And I don’t even want to know what this reference means!

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I just have to post this from Ace. It is hilarious.

Much See TV: Al Sharpton will interview Rachel Jeantel tonight.

The closed captioning guy just hanged himself. He left this note: “Avenge me.”
Posted by Ace at 04:47 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Obama has just frozen the debt clock (can’t find link).

Jackalope on July 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Anyway, there’s an item at CNS.com about the debt clock being the same for 56 days in a row, but this site is blocking my comment with the actual link. The author’s name is Terence P. Jeffrey.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM

See, that right there is funny!

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Much See TV: Al Sharpton will interview Rachel Jeantel tonight.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I think blood would SHOOT out of my eyes.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM

This site is odd. It doesn’t like salt water without a space either.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

And an homage to David Draiman for coming out so strong on Rolling Stone.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

You know, I take my day job seriously for about a week, and the country goes to hell in a hand-basket. I don’t know what half of these references mean. :) And I don’t even want to know what this reference means!

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

*choke!* *cough!* *splutter!* You mean you found my comment to be inscrutablé?!?

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

+1 “Mostly present”
+1 “Sometimes trying”
+1 “Disadvantaged”

3.0 :)

(+1 for cursive, alas — so close)

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

never should have left his car once he notified police, who told him to stay put.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Can no one actually deal with a fact?? THIS IS NOT A FACT.

kim roy on July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Thanks, Kim Roy. I already knew this, but for those who don’t:

Soap in a sponge: The enduring myth that George Zimmerman was told not to get out of his car
Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1:33pm

GrannyDee on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

‘I am educated. Trust me, I have a 3.0.’

- Rachel Jeantel

Of course you do. They old Mensa. You new Mensa.

Ronnie on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Thread winner in my book.

tngmv on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

U rock, you know. :)

Gotta love exponential math. Hm. Maybe I can kill Twitter now . . .

\m/

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Smooch.

Let’s hit 4 with The #Axecott Eye.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

You think they can post salt water without the space over there at Ace’s place?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Anyway, there’s an item at CNS.com about the debt clock being the same for 56 days in a row, but this site is blocking my comment with the actual link. The author’s name is Terence P. Jeffrey.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Their server appears to be down. More specifically, it appears to be fragged.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM

This is kind of worth the 7 minutes….

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I would imagine the closed-captioning guy should be able to keep up. He won’t be needing to use verbs.

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

You think they can post salt water without the space over there at Ace’s place?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Dis you know “swims” looks like “swims,” even upside down?

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Rachel Jeantel has signed a book deal.

The potential title will be…We are the New School…

The book will include chapters on underage drinking tips, cell phone etiquette,fashion, and how to spot a Creepy ass-cracka.

A Bonus chapter will include Rachel’s ideas/tips for public appearances and is expected to be inspirational for teenagers everywhere.

Rachel hopes to be signed to a cable reality show soon…which will follow her exciting senior year(s) as she maintains her 3.0 average, ponders college offers and decides if she wants to tackle the tougher challenge of learning cursive.

Thanks for all your support and look forward to Rachel’s exciting new look as she turns to a sunny future. – Publicist

workingclass artist on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I’ve heard of grading on a curve, but when did they start grading on the Richter Scale?

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Maybe the Metric System?

Someone…ANYONE…should remind this…child…that if you can’t even read a written statement that *you* wrote does NOT give one much credibility in the “I is Smarts” department.

I still shudder thinking about that statement: For her sake I hope she marries well OR decides that education IS important.

But cynic that I am…sigh.

But good news! Beyonce’ & Jay Z! Kardashi-Mania! Obama is President!.. Squirrel!

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I wan’t to whoop ass gpa, is creep. I mean blood.

Yo.

wolly4321 on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I would imagine the closed-captioning guy should be able to keep up. He won’t be needing to use verbs.

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Well, if they ever need a replacement

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

You think they can post salt water without the space over there at Ace’s place?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

It’s post-apocalyptic over there, Bmore. It’s like a pirate ship that’s stuck in the Sargasso Sea and there’s an escaped serial killer on board. With a suitcase nuke.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I can’t believe nobody has posted this.

Artist who used to want to be there are PO’ed.

Heard from ALyT. She is still effectively banned as I thought. They hold her comments for so long that the thread has moved on by the time her posts show up.

She figures, what’s the point.

Any way, y’all carry on. I got better things to do than give this place traffic.

cozmo on July 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Yeah but they can be very funny.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

The potential title will be…We are

the New School…

workingclass artist on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Rach no verbs.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

But good news! Beyonce’ & Jay Z! Kardashi-Mania! Obama is President!.. Squirrel!

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

In all fairness, I thought the memo was dictated by the young lady to a friend and that it was the friend’s cursive writing she could not read.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

New statement from Juror B9.

“I don’t have foot fungus. But if I did Sparky says it would look like Belinda Carlisles foot fungus.”

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The potential title will be…We are the New School…

workingclass artist on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Rach no verbs.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The potential title will be…We are the New School…

workingclass artist on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

No verbs. It’ll be “We New School”.

I wonder — if the closed-captioning guy for the Sharpton quotes her exactly (Dat retarded, man”), will he be considered a racist?

Or, on the other hand, is spelling everything properly the ‘racist’ way?

I confyoozed…

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Yeah but they can be very funny.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Yes, but sometimes you have to wade through a lot of the other to find the funny! :D

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM

But good news! Beyonce’ & Jay Z! Kardashi-Mania! Obama is President!.. Squirrel!

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

You forgot ‘The Magic of Valerie!’

Snicker.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Well, if they ever need a replacement…

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

lol — not . . .

*sigh* Speechless is normal for a man in my condition. I can feel my verbs slipping away even now. You are totally drawing my verbs out.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM

cozmo on July 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I saw her make a chain of about four continuous comments on a headline thread earlier. I didn’t check the timestamps however. Maybe they just looked continuous. I’ll try to go back and look.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

New statement from Juror B9.

“I don’t have foot fungus. But if I did Sparky says it would look like Belinda Carlisles foot fungus.”

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM

That reminds me: Twerp is still stuck in Moderation Limbo.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I’ve heard of grading on a curve, but when did they start grading on the Richter Scale?

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Maybe the Metric System?

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

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cozmo on July 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Much See TV: Al Sharpton will interview Rachel Jeantel tonight.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Happy to oblige.

Al Sharpton interviews Rachel Jeantel
Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9:55pm

GrannyDee on July 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM

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