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.

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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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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

The people on my blogroll could use some traffic.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM

With a suitcase nuke.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Do you get an opportunity to take them out? You know with a full size nuke?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:29 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

Well that explains why they lost the war. Tasteless barbarians!

Oldnuke on July 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:19 PM

If they are going start moderating grammar and spelling error I am deep dodo.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:29 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

“I just fired my publicist…she old and creepy…thanks ya’ll”

Rachel

workingclass artist on July 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Joke that was forwarded to me today:

The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback.

He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn’t find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.

Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in the West Bank. In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Israeli soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away.

KABOOM!

He threw another hand-grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney.

KA-BLOOEY!

Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph.

BULLS-EYE!

“I’ve got to get this guy!” Coach said to himself. “He has the perfect arm!”

So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And the Bears go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young man is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.

“Mom,” he says into the phone, “I just won the Super Bowl!”

“I don’t want to talk to you, the old woman says.”You are not my son!”

“I don’t think you understand, Mother,” the young man pleads. “I’ve won the greatest sporting event in the world. I’m here among thousands of my adoring fans.”

“No! Let me tell you!” his mother retorts. “At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn’t get raped!” The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says,……….

“I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago!!!”

portlandon on July 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM

So…… if you are being beat’n to a pulp and told “Tonight ya gonna Die”…. you should do what…..??????? leave your weapon holstered and wait for the GubRmint clowns to arrive… to zip you up in the body bag!!!!!

The same GubRmint that promotes the slice’n and dice’n of 3,000 humans in abortion clinics every day……

yeah…. that sounds like a good idea

roflmmfao

donabernathy on July 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM

cozmo on July 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

cozmo, Aren’t you going to post the stats thingy you posted earlier?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Golly BMore and Munford are here. It’s an honor to honor them.

Cheeto_Os powder is Axe’s skittle porn. RWM wuvs his yellow nose.

Schad is a master Jedi yogi.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:30 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

Oooh, I can feel another Axie’s Dreams And Nightmares coming on…

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I didn’t read the comments, I just thought that the remark about the closed caption guy was great. I just love snark.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Test (post missing)

wolly4321 on July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Dats New School.

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

Heard this yesterday; it put me in of this;

“When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to meanneither more nor less. The question is, said Alice, whether you can make words mean so many different things. The question is, said Humpty Dumpty, which is to be master, thats all.”

Changing the language in order to redefine the argument is the ultimate power.

massrighty on July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Wow, what a weird thread…

OmahaConservative on July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Gosh. Moderation limbo is no fun. We want to see her limbo with the pants cozmo wears on the weekends, which is none.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM

“I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago!!!”

portlandon on July 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM

ROFL!!! I know a Bears fan that will scream over this one….

PointnClick on July 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM

If they are going start moderating grammar and spelling error I am deep dodo.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Brilliant, madam!

massrighty on July 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Do you get an opportunity to take them out? You know with a full size nuke?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Whoa no! No thank you!

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Wow, what a weird thread…

OmahaConservative on July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

^ This.

Move slowly and deliberately, but not fearfully.

Just let the weird.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Jeantel was a pretty important witness, tho and is a gift that keeps on giving. The defense was able to construct the time line because of her cell phone conversations with TM, figuring out hat there was about 4 minutes of no contact between GZ and TM, Learned that TM got back to his Dad’s place, and because she knew TM he probably threw the first punch; they both thought GZ was a gay rapist that was looking to pick TM and his little brother up…hence the reason for the bad beat down of George and on and on.
Liam was right. Let’s keep her talking. She’s only helped our understanding and she’s pretty harmless.

gracie on July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

OmahaConservative on July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Yep. Weird indeed. No one is talking about beavers or woodchucks. Must be a full moon or something.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

OmahaConservative on July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Its cold and rainy. OC I had to really tip my hat to ya on that Guy thread the other day. Well played as they say. ; )

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

HEADLINE: OBAMA DECLARES 1 + ! = 3!! TEACHERS UNION AGREES!!

williamg on July 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I didn’t read the comments, I just thought that the remark about the closed caption guy was great. I just love snark.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

LOL You’re right! I should be more specific that it’s the commenters who are the scary ones, not so much the contributors! :D

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

G’nite, Twerp. All.

Early morn.

wolly4321 on July 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

HEADLINE: OBAMA DECLARES 1 + 1 = 3!! TEACHERS UNION AGREES!!

williamg on July 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I knew AP would get Creepy Kathleen Parker into a QOTD. If only she could work Gov. Palin into her whine there would be so many comments he could take the rest of the week off.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Gosh. Moderation limbo is no fun. We want to see her limbo with the pants cozmo wears on the weekends, which is none.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM

LOL *waves at Twerpy*

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Is it pirate night or scary eyeball night?

Oh it’s scary eyeball night. H/t RWM

Last night was gopher night I think.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:39 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

I’m sorry, but ‘Nutz’ to that excuse. Script is not that hard to translate, EVEN taking into account the different writing styles of people.

And if that was the case, why the heck didn’t she just say “I didn’t write it, but I dictated…”

No. IF i had to be a cynical SOB, I’d say the young lady doesn’t have the capacity to do so…or at least at a level that she should be at her age.

No shame in that, but don’t sit there and tell me you have a “3.0″ Average, because that dog won’t hunt.

This kind of excuse making is what’s killing/has Killed almost 2 generations of Black Americans…and i’m G-damned tired of the excuses from BOTH Black & White Liberals….Wake the F**k up you, you inane drones!

:spit:

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

massrighty on July 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

‘If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.’

- Thomas Jefferson

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

oops, my time is up! Good night all! :D

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Obama must get something big out of all this as after all he lost his Only Begotten Son and how could such a sacrifice be in vain? Well, maybe not actually his son but his future Begotten Son In Law. Obviously since he wanted him as the son he never had, Obama would have soon introduced this nice wonderful young man to one of his own daughters and then introduced his brother to his other daughter. When we lost Trayvon, we may have lost a future President.

VorDaj on July 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

This kind of excuse making is what’s killing/has Killed almost 2 generations of Black Americans…and i’m G-damned tired of the excuses from BOTH Black & White Liberals….Wake the F**k up you, you inane drones!

:spit:

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I absolutely agree and that poor young girl is the end result, the victim and the perpetrator of those ideas.

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Is it just me or do you get the feeling b9 is watching us and laughing?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Oooh, I can feel another Axie’s Dreams And Nightmares coming on…

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I’m going to install WordPerfect. Give myself something to do until this warm . . .

I’m going to install WordPerfect.

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Good Night Cyndy, Pleasant Dreams

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

gracie on July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Yeah, I heard she said that everyone can say N–ga until Rush got in on the act. Back to racist. Because he is an “adult”. This just in chickster, so are you.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Obama must get something big out of all this as after all he lost his Only Begotten Son and how could such a sacrifice be in vain? Well, maybe not actually his son but his future Begotten Son In Law. Obviously since he wanted him as the son he never had, Obama would have soon introduced this nice wonderful young man to one of his own daughters and then introduced his brother to his other daughter. When we lost Trayvon, we may have lost a future President.

VorDaj on July 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

roflol

GrannyDee on July 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

VorDaj on July 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

And lost that possibility of one of the daughters being “punished” with a baby.

coldwarrior on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Urgent message to MG.

Please conjure up SWalkers evil laugh. I need to insert it in several places up thread.

BTW, how do you edit other people’s posts? It must be in the control panel somewhere. Thanks in advance for your answer. If you could make a how to video and put it on YouTube with a link that would be great.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Mint Julips

2 cups water
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
32 fluid ounces Kentucky bourbon
8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish

Directions:
1. Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves
2. Fill eight cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice and pour 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. (Proportions can be adjusted depending on each person’s sweet tooth). Top each cup with a mint sprig and a straw. Trim straws to just barely protrude from the top of the cups. Serve juleps on a silver platter.

portlandon on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

How is your time up? Coin operated computer?

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

And lost that possibility of one of the daughters being “punished” with a baby.

coldwarrior on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Not to worry. Prezzie probably has PP on speed dial.

GrannyDee on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

The Ultimate #FreakAxeEyes

Yum!

Axe, you really don’t want to open it.

BWWWHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Poor Axe.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM

What was the Poe story with the eye called Axe?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

You forgot ‘The Magic of Valerie!’

Snicker.

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

No chance on that.

I mean, I love good cringe humor as much as the next adolescent male, but some things, even I can’t make fun of.

That young lady (she’s to old to be called a girl) doesn’t EVEN realize how pathetically sad she sounded on the stand, or when she earnestly tries to explain the “Creepy Ass Craka” remark.

The *only* thing sadder is the way the Libtards are willing to use her for as long the narrative and subject lasts …and how quickly she will be forgotten.

Someone needs to give her Cindy Sheenans phone number as a reminder how fast the worm can turn.

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

How is your time up? Coin operated computer?

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM</blockquote

That's a good one Mun. Insert 10 cents for the next three minutes.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:47 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

I read a short article the other day which says that the debt is $25billion shy of the debt ceiling – and has been for 56 days.

Sort of as though the entire government has been working for free. lol

I don’t recall whether d’ohbama ordered this, but it’s hard to believe our government hasn’t been able to spend a mere $25Bn in 56 days.

You don’t think that they’d try to pull a fast one on us, do you?

Solaratov on July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Bmore, was it the vulture eye in The Tell-Tale Heart?

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

My times up.

Good Night All.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM

You don’t think that they’d try to pull a fast one on us, do you?

Solaratov on July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Nooooo, I am sure it’s all the savings from the sequester.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

; ) The eye with the pale blue film over it. Lol!

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I don’t recall whether d’ohbama ordered this, but it’s hard to believe our government hasn’t been able to spend a mere $25Bn in 56 days.

You don’t think that they’d try to pull a fast one on us, do you?

Solaratov on July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

They’re lying. Every minute, interest accrues on the debt to the tune of millions of dollars. Even if Washington stayed within budget, the national debt would still increase because of the interest.

Liam on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

‘The Magic of Valerie’ refers to a memo created by Valerie Jarrett’s office about how s’wonderful, s’marvahlous she is with ‘(provide examples).’

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

You are dominatrixly dastardly, dashingly devious, deliciously demonic and delightfully diabolical.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

What was the Poe story with the eye called Axe?

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Do you mean H.P. Lovecraft?

williamg on July 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Pale blue with a film over it rather. ; )

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I think Jeantel really was between Zimmerman and 25 years in the slammer. And I really don’t see her as devious. I just think she’s kind of simple like a child.

gracie on July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM

cynccook on July 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I won’t try to keep ya CC, but just wanted to respond…

Just by interaction with others in our society she WON’T be the only victim, that’s what upsets me.

Just like the Borg Collective, she’ll help push the narrative into that direction she herself has already been cocooned in…and that’s something, sadly we may not be able to change for her, but her lack of intellectual preparedness & honesty will just make it worse for those that follow behind her.

I mean would you want HER being the one to teach YOUR kids, take care of your elderly parents….build your car or even serve you your food?

This isn’t how societies are MADE, this is how they are eradicated.

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Yellow mattered custard
Dripping from a dead dogs eye
I am the axeman
I am the axeman
I am the walrus
Coo coo CA chew

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

America, Meet Mr Roderick Scott

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

.You know I am an admirer of yours but the article includes one part that is particularly VILE

I say this as no fan of George Zimmerman. I think Zimmerman behaved foolishly. Looking at the situation from Trayvon Martin’s perspective, he was being followed first by vehicle then by foot — after dark — by a strange man who is neither law enforcement nor obviously a member of a uniformed security force. That’s unsettling at best, terrifying at worst — and leaves the Martin with few good options. Should he presume Zimmerman’s good will and approach him for conversation? Should he keep his head down and walk as quickly as possible home? Should he try to hide? Should he run? Or should he take the worst of the series of bad options and turn and fight — even before Zimmerman makes an overtly threatening move? Some courses of action were safer than others, but all carried a degree of risk.

Zimmerman put Trayvon Martin in a difficult situation, and the fact there was strong evidence that Martin took the worst possible course of action — attacking Zimmerman — doesn’t vindicate Zimmerman’s foolishness.


Once again, the villain is made the victim

Trayvon Martin had an established track record of making bad choices.

George Zimmerman lost track of Trayvon Martin and was returning to his car.

Trayvon Martin, in the meantime, STALKED George Zimmerman.

Trayvon Martin made his FINAL bad choice by assaulting George Zimmerman.

Outside of these United States, there are a lot of places I have traveled to where making bad choices like Trayvon Martin did will result in you ending up DEAD like Trayvon Martin.

The difference is … outside of these United States … no one but NO ONE will give a tinker’s damn if you end up dead as a result of YOUR bad choices.

Those other places, by the way, call that outlook on life REALITY.

PolAgnostic on July 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

.

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

When we lost Trayvon, we may have lost a future President.

VorDaj on July 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

If Obama had a daughter-in-law for his son,
she would look like Jeantel
:O

burrata on July 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

You are dominatrixly dastardly, dashingly devious, deliciously demonic and delightfully diabolical.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Best.
Girlfriend.
Ever.

The Ultimate #FreakAxeEyes

Yum!

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

#HORRORCOTT

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

PolAgnostic on July 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

That’s from David French.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM

‘The Magic of Valerie’ refers to a memo created by Valerie Jarrett’s office about how s’wonderful, s’marvahlous she is with ‘(provide examples).’

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Let’s not EVEN get me started on THAT dolt….lol

The only “Magic” she knows is to pull her head out of her ass-uming you know where…:o)

BlaxPac on July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM

gracie on July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I agree, she was just looking out for her friend. It was stupid of the prosecution to put her on, no matter what she thought, she didn’t know much more than anyone else.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:43 PM

You are dominatrixly dastardly, dashingly devious, deliciously demonic and delightfully diabolical.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I so try. lol

Axe on July 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Smooch.

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Coo coo CA chew

SparkPlug on July 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

You mean “Goo-Goo-gaa-Joob”?

williamg on July 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Axie, Baby! 99 more.

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

PolAgnostic on July 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

It’s kind of amazing how many parts of the story get left out. It has to be because people are just getting the information in drips and drabs so they aren’t getting the full story. Every time I start to say something about a certain aspect of it, I have to go try to find something that backs up what I think happened because I’m not really sure what is accurate anymore.

Cindy Munford on July 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Axie, Baby! 99 more.

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Not over 100 more? Only 99?

SparkPlug on July 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

MSNBC Sets Out To Lynch A Hispanic Man…So Typically Progressive

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Nothing typical about Progressives…

Vile, maybe…

BlaxPac on July 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I caught my first sight of ALyT earlier today:

Way back in my ‘yoot’,when MTV actually played music videos, I used to read RS. That was a loooon time ago.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 17, 2013 at 12:35 PM

“Dang! That old school. We new school. Read off paper? Who got time for dat?”

First post of yours I’ve seen since the …. ‘discontinuity’

Nice to have you back ALT.

PolAgnostic on July 17, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I’m not totally back-still going through moderation-but it’s ‘their’ blog and I’m trying to prove myself to be a good ‘citizen’ worthy of parole.
*not whining-just a statement of fact*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

PolAgnostic on July 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Well Folks, tomorrow is my looong day at work so I will be calling it a night. It was great “seeing” everyone again. Hang in there, Twerp, they’ll get tired up moderating you eventually. Although I must say given the record of Twerp compared to others, it seems pretty stupid to begin with.

Cindy Munford on July 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I have to go try to find something that backs up what I think happened because I’m not really sure what is accurate anymore.

Cindy Munford on July 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

That’s what the media wanted, all with the aim to confuse the entire issue. They dug in for a narrative, but when the facts came out they found themselves in a hole. So, they have done everything to keep the narrative. Hell, they might start out a story with the truth, but then throw in what Sharpton is saying at greater length. By the time a reader is done, he knows best what Sharpton said.

This is called ‘creative writing’. In a word, fiction.

Liam on July 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Ok when trees shed their cones the squirrels gather the honey nodules into their musk glands, this, combined with global warming can make some threads go off topic and veer into the weird and sublime.

SparkPlug on July 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Axie, Baby! 99 more.

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I’m watching it. :) I was just about to get a congratulations post cued. :)

Axe on July 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Nothing typical about Progressives…

Vile, maybe…

BlaxPac on July 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Oh, it is typical…typically vile.

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

That’s from David French. Lynch

Resist We Much on July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM


;->

Freudian slip of the fingers

PolAgnostic on July 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Check it out, guys. :)

Sophie Ro’s Predictable History, Unpredictable Past is about to flip 400,000 views.

Purty cool.

Axe on July 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

You mean “Goo-Goo-gaa-Joob”?

williamg on July 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM

No wonder I couldn’t figure out that song. I thought it was coo coo hachew.

SparkPlug on July 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

I’m watching it. :) I was just about to get a congratulations post cued. :)

Axe on July 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

None needed. I just remember how ‘excited’ you were when it hit 2. Now, it is about to hit 4. It’s your moment.

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

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

Bmore on July 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The same.

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

Dear God, woman! I put on a sweater just reading that.

katy the mean old lady on July 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

400,000 views is 800,000 eyeballs. Just think.

SparkPlug on July 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

PolAgnostic on July 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

French from National Review. :-)

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Dear God, woman! I put on a sweater just reading that.

katy the mean old lady on July 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Why? Don’t you like the same temperature all the year round?

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

None needed. I just remember how ‘excited’ you were when it hit 2. Now, it is about to hit 4. It’s your moment.

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

.
You are SUCH a Zen goddess …

… most people would flip out over Axe having made over 200,000 clicks on their site all on his own.

;)

PolAgnostic on July 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Bmore you are right. B9 is laughing at us.

SparkPlug on July 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

None needed. I just remember how ‘excited’ you were when it hit 2. Now, it is about to hit 4. It’s your moment.

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

You are the one who wants to change the world. :) Ever wuved a woman who had a vested interest in a particular project? Trying to accomplish something weird?

I haven’t. It’s cool. I love to watch you win.

(PS: Er, if you actually have, put it in an email and be very specific.)

Axe on July 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

If Obama had a daughter-in-law for his son,
she would look like Jeantel
:O

burrata on July 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Every time I see a picture of her I lose my lunch and for a fleeting moment consider becoming gay.

VorDaj on July 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Liam on July 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

I wonder why Zimmerman isn’t suing CNN or Nancy Grace. Apparently on the night of the verdict Grace said that Zimmerman called Martin “a f**king coon”. Originally that was CNN’s interpretation but they latter walked it back saying he said “f**king cold” but she still said it with no bleeps on Saturday.

Cindy Munford on July 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

;)

PolAgnostic on July 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM

rotf

Axe on July 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

I think Jeantel really was between Zimmerman and 25 years in the slammer. And I really don’t see her as devious. I just think she’s kind of simple like a child.

gracie on July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I agree, she was just looking out for her friend. It was stupid of the prosecution to put her on, no matter what she thought, she didn’t know much more than anyone else.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM

But now she keeps embroidering the story as she does the rounds of public interviews. She keeps adding details and seems to be emphasizing her connection to the events.

Last thing I read that she said was she heard a struggle and Trayvon say “Get off me” then she confirms that she thought Trayvon threw the first punch, but seems to imply it was because Zimmerman grabbed Trayvon.

Did she say that at the trial when she was on the stand?

I didn’t hear it.

She seems determined to justify her and Trayvon’s judgment that Zimmerman was a potential rapist…or racist.

It’s character assassination of Zimmerman…and in this case it’s dangerous…imho

workingclass artist on July 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Do I see a man with a Fedora approaching?

BTW,
MG is a bombshell and Scrumpy is bootilicious.

SparkPlug on July 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

You are SUCH a Zen goddess …

… most people would flip out over Axe having made over 200,000 clicks on their site all on his own.

;)

PolAgnostic on July 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM

LOL!

Resist We Much on July 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM

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