George Zimmerman / DMX fight cancelled. Liberals take victory lap

posted at 11:01 am on February 9, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

In case you missed it, celebrity fight promoter Damon Feldman recently set up another of these pay per view boxing events between George Zimmerman and DMX (who is apparently a musician fallen on hard times). These celebrity boxing events are not a new thing. They’ve been held before, featuring various B list actors, failed childhood stars and other media figures. Danny Bonaduce went through a lot of this as an adult when his career fizzled after the Partridge Family years. But back to Zimmerman…

The proceeds from the show were slated to go to charity. But there is still a very large, vocal cohort of people in the media and the liberal chat circuit who are unimpressed with America’s system of trial by jury and become highly exercised over the thought of anything happening to Zimmerman that doesn’t involve him being run down by a car. It didn’t take long for them reach for the digital ink and protest Zimmerman being seen anywhere on the planet.

Welcome to the world of 21st Century gladiators, where virtually any spectacle is acceptable as long as it rakes in big crowds and bigger bucks – the bloodier, the more outrageous, the more offensive, the better.

In one corner, you’ve got Zimmerman, who says that even before “the incident” – that would be that time he killed Trayvon Martin two years ago – he’d been doing “boxing-type training for weight loss” and is therefore really ready to lace up his gloves. And in the other corner, you’ve got DMX, whose most memorable work of late was performing an impromptu Christmas rap for Rudolph.

Their efforts in this case proved effective, with Feldman announcing last night that the fight was off.

The much hyped and even more divisive bout between DMX and acquitted Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman has been called off, according to the promoter.

“This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing,” Damon Feldman said Saturday on Twitter, referring to Zimmerman. He said he was scrapping plans because “I’d rather be happy and make people happy.”

I first heard of the cancellation on CNN, where one of the anchors took to Twitter with the announcement and what certainly looked like a celebratory strut.

The celebrations on the Left were predictable, of course, because the message had been the same all along. The real “rationale” for protesting this event are possibly best summed up in this piece by Dean Obeidallah at The Daily Beast.

This event is truly despicable. I can’t even imagine the pain that the media reports of this boxing match must be causing the parents of Trayvon Martin. First, they lose their son. And now the man who killed him, will be starring in a TV special where he’s considered a “celebrity.”

Let’s be clear: this is far from the typical celebrity boxing match that Feldman has set up in the past which featured the likes of Tanya Harding, Jose Canseco and Michael Lohan. This match showcases a man who shot and killed someone. That is the sole reason we know the name George Zimmerman and why he is considered a “celebrity.” …

Simply put: Zimmerman—with the help of DMX and Feldman—are seeking to profit off the killing a black teenager.

This is the load of hogwash – for lack of a better term – which underlies each and every protestation of the fact that George Zimmerman still dares to exist and breath the air on their planet. And it’s based on fiction. The new line of attack on Zimmerman is that he is someone who wanted to be “a celebrity” and to “profit off the death of Trayvon Martin.” And of course, since we all know he’s guilty (American judicial system be damned) we need to make sure that his life is as miserable as possible. They didn’t get what they wanted in a court of law, so now they will seek to exact vigilante justice through the power of the liberal media.

Here’s a tip for Obeidallah and the rest of the media contingent unable to find a clue; there was nothing in Zimmerman’s past before he encountered Martin that indicated any interest in being “a celebrity.” And after the trial, the only reason that Zimmerman became any sort of celebrity was that people like Dean and the rest of his ilk kept Zimmerman’s name on the little screen – in the worst light possible – as often as they could. Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding and released with a warning. That was front page news on CNN. He and his wife split up. It was on every nightly newscast. Really? Traffic violation warnings and divorces are national news?

That’s why George Zimmerman is “a celebrity” who might attract the attention of a pay per view fight event. Because you in the media made it happen. It’s also why there is such outrage if Zimmerman sells a painting that he creates or does anything else which might generate some funds. At last count, he had more than two million dollars in legal bills awaiting payment. (Bills which he ran up defending himself in a case which the prosecutors didn’t even want to take to trial because it looked so shaky.) And thanks to his unsought “celebrity” it’s not as if he can just go apply for a regular job. But Obeidallah and the rest don’t want Zimmerman to have a job. They don’t want him to earn a living in any fashion. They want to make sure that they can punish him because they can’t stand the idea of a jury agreeing that he was found not guilty. And they plan to bring on the pain as much as is inhumanly possible.

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DMX chickened out.

Flange on February 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Probably for the best. This would have been a pointless spectacle.

ConstantineXI on February 9, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Zimmerman Vs. Eric holder…

What?

It got cancelled too?

Electrongod on February 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

If trial by jury didn’t produce an acceptable verdict, you’ think the limbs would welcome trial by combat.

Racistanyway on February 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Stupid iPad… Limbs should read libs.

Racistanyway on February 9, 2014 at 11:11 AM

I want to box that fat b*stard, “Rev” William Barber, who is the head of the North Carolina NAACP.

SouthernGent on February 9, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Danny Bonaduce went through a lot of this as an adult when his career fizzled after the Partridge Family years.

Tragic..

SparkPlug on February 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM

If trial by jury didn’t produce an acceptable verdict, you’ think the limbs would welcome trial by combat.

Racistanyway on February 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

No.

Liberal “combat skills” are limited to hurling insults and accusations. They have no actual ability.

ConstantineXI on February 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

If this fight had been allowed to go through the loser would have been the American People who once again were forced to pay a higher psychic price due to the ignorance and stupidity of others.

Its a good thing the fight was cancelled and any nonsensical political hay that some on the left AND the right may make is more or less worthless.

Mr.Mark on February 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I though the libs would all be for Zimmerman getting his? Maybe they finally agree with the verdict? I know this whole boxing match is pointless, but now all of a sudden they are NOT out for blood?

Brock Robamney on February 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Libs tell you what they fear.

Racists are racists. More concerned with the skin color of the mugger(Martin) rather than the well being of the victim(Zimmerman.)

ProfShadow on February 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM

George would have crippled DMX.

Truth Gun on February 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM

But there is still a very large, vocal cohort of people in the media and the liberal chat circuit who are unimpressed with America’s system of trial by jury

I’m in that group. There was no excuse for that trial. The state could not get an indictment through the grand jury process so they changed the rules. Why? Because blacks were out there openly threatening to riot if Zimmerman were not convicted in the death of a worthless street on his way back from buying the ingredients for a particular type of ghetto brew. So, there was a trial. The verdict was not guilty. Yet, that doesn’t really seem to matter to the very same people who were praising the justice of OJ Simpson’s verdict.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 11:18 AM

zimmerman is self destructing. I think he is carrying a lot of guilt over what he HAD to do (as would I) and its showing.
he never should have even agreed to this.
IMO his family needs to get him some help.
of course, according to some, he should have just let his head get repeatedly bashed against the concrete by the little angel….

dmacleo on February 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM

I wanted the fight to happen. This is America where capitalism can thrive and stupid people can be separated from their money; if a promoter can convince people to pay to watch such an event then more power to him.

Zimmerman would have beaten the bling out of DMX who is a thug POS for real.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I wanted the fight to occur, for the record.

libfreeordie on February 9, 2014 at 11:25 AM

zimmerman is self destructing. I think he is carrying a lot of guilt over what he HAD to do (as would I) and its showing.

dmacleo on February 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM

I’m not sure I would go quite that far but he’d be well advised to do two things. First, move the hell out of Florida and start a new life elsewhere. Secondly, to stay out of the media spotlight.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Gotta love GZ. The dude knows how to promote. And he makes Liberals’ heads explode. More please.

WhatSlushfund on February 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM

The left put an innocent man at grave risk for the rest of his life because they wanted a show trial for one of their political client groups. Now that they’ve ruined his life, they’re upset that he’s capitalizing on the celebrity status that they trust upon him?

crrr6 on February 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM

of course, according to some, he should have just let his head get repeatedly bashed against the concrete by the little angel….

dmacleo on February 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Remember Jeantel’s interview after the trial…

Zimmerman should have accepted the ass woopin’..
‘Cause he was labeled a Ghey Rapist…or something…

Creepy ass-craka..

Not cracker…

It’s all in the language…

Electrongod on February 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I wanted the fight to occur, for the record.

libfreeordie on February 9, 2014 at 11:25 AM

So DMX could enact some justice for a black church that was burned down back in 1843?

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

What Libs feared most was the white hispanic knocking out DMX. Imagine that.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Sarah Palin vs Nancy Pelosi?

The more I imagine that fight the funnier it gets. Man, I’d pay good money to see that….

Fathom on February 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

In case you missed it
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I wish!

boxing
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Promoter tells @ABC that the planned boxing match between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX has been canceled – @ABC
see original on twitter.com
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canopfor on February 9, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Zimmerman Vs. Eric holder…

What?

It got cancelled too?

Electrongod on February 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Electrongod: D*mmitts:0
(sarc)

canopfor on February 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Liberal “combat skills” are limited to hurling insults and accusations. They have no actual ability.

ConstantineXI on February 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

General Wesley Clark, Combat Infantryman Badge Parachutist Badge Defense Distinguished Service Medal (5) Army Distinguished Service Medal (2) Silver Star Legion of Merit (4) Bronze Star (2) Purple Heart French Ordre national du Mérite German Merit Cross of the Federal Republic (Order of Merit) British Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, noted Liberal and valedictorian of his West Point class called.

He said you are sh**-talking little bi***.

Just for confirmation, we summoned USMC Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, two Congressional Medals of Honor and noted anti-war activist, on the Ouija Board. He concurred.

GodlessCommie on February 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Sarah Palin vs Nancy Pelosi?

The more I imagine that fight the funnier it gets. Man, I’d pay good money to see that….

Fathom on February 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Where there is the age difference.

Heck I’d take a dead Margaret Thatcher over that witch any day.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Libs tell you what they fear.
Racists are racists. More concerned with the skin color of the mugger(Martin) rather than the well being of the victim(Zimmerman.)
ProfShadow on February 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Martin did not pick out, go to following, then get out of his car to charade Zimmerman. Zimmerman did that to Martin.

That’s hardly mugging someone and I daresay that if someone had been doing the same thing to you, you’d be ready to defend yourself as well.

Martin shouldn’t have just gone straight to hitting him when he realized this guy was persuing him. But Zimmerman had no real viable reason not authority to be following and chasing down a guy who had done nothing wrong and broken no law in the first place.

They’re both guilty and Zimmerman is not a victim of anything other than our sensationalist American Media.

And the only reason out media does it? Because you’ll tune in and watch.

Infotainment gets better ratings than truth. And that’s ALL that matters.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Rick Perry and Dog Eater hash it out on a 3-gun or IDPA course, I would sell my house to see that.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

It’s increasingly more difficult to put into words how despicable the left has become. There are thousands of black teenagers killed every year but I’ve not heard them go after anyone else; I’ve not heard one name mentioned. Not one.

So either every black teen killed in America over the last two-plus years was killed by Zimmerman, or every black teen killed in America over the last two-plus years deserved it. Which is it, lefties?

BKeyser on February 9, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Charade should read, “chased down”.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:36 AM

If this subject intrigues you, take a look back at a movie from 1987 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Dawson called, “The Running Man.” It is interesting in its Orwellian prediction of what they were questioning now. It was freaky then and the thought of it finally coming to being . . . well . . . it just fits in with the way society is headed NOW. Tragically!

Nat George on February 9, 2014 at 11:42 AM

And the only reason out media does it? Because you’ll tune in and watch.

Infotainment gets better ratings than truth. And that’s ALL that matters.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

That’s deep, man.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Zimmerman Vs. Eric holder…

What?

It got cancelled too?

Electrongod on February 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

…I would buy front row tickets for that one…and pay for yours!

KOOLAID2 on February 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Gotta love GZ. The dude knows how to promote. And he makes Liberals’ heads explode. More please.

WhatSlushfund on February 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM

I think Zimmerman ought to do a reality show where he becomes a deputy sheriff in, say, Detroit.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Rick Perry and Dog Eater hash it out on a 3-gun or IDPA course, I would sell my house to see that.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Sarah Palin challenged “B-Ball Barack” to a match. Woulda loved to see her clean his clock, but I think he was “too busy” at the time.

As for Zimmerman and DMX (whoever he is) or any other so-called “celebrity” match, it’s just a cut above a “bum-fight”.

tpitman on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

I wanted the fight to occur, for the record.

libfreeordie on February 9, 2014 at 11:25 AM

…m o m !…………M O M !

KOOLAID2 on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

of course, according to some, he should have just let his head get repeatedly bashed against the concrete by the little angel….
dmacleo on February 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Or, you know, he could have performed his duty the way he was supposed to and was instructed to. He could have let trained authorities investigate what was an extremely trivial concern about someone who he’d seen do no wrong or break no law.

If he hadn’t decided that he needed to go chasing down Martin so he could take the law into his own hands, Martin would still be alive and Zimmermans life wouldn’t be this track wreck of a media mess that it is today.

Zimmerman is not guiltless in his choices that evening. And neither was Martin.

But Martin had broken no law and Zimmerman escalated someone walking into a chase, Martin escalated a chase into an attack, and Zimmerman escalated an attack into a lethal confrontation.

But Zimmerman got himself into that situation. A situation where not getting his ass kicked became worth shooting the guy he’d been chasing down for no viable reason, and without any authority to be doing so whatsoever.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

That’s deep, man.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 11:42 AM

I just started snapping my fingers for some reason.

VegasRick on February 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Purple drang, man.

Dead from stupidity.

wolly4321 on February 9, 2014 at 11:50 AM

The absurdity of a publicity boxing match of this nature staggers the imagination. If Zimmerman were beaten to a pulp, does this mean that his jury made a poor choice? Conversely if DMZ, DMX ( or whatever his name is) loses, does this mean that the jury decision is vindicated?

Unfortunately, due to high debts (caused by Florida officials, for political reasons only, with totally insufficient evidence, holding a trial to please their black constituents) Zimmerman will eventually be knocked out by life. The guy doesn’t appear to be terribly bright in the first place.Compound this with no money. high debt, an entire race hoping he’ll die an excruciating death and little chance of meaningful employment. If he is not bumped off first, Zimmerman will likely turn to a life of crime and then liberals will see–”see, we told you he was no good!!”

MaiDee on February 9, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Facts are difficult for you, aren’t they? I think you’ve been thoroughly schooled on this issue before, but your prejudices apparently won’t allow you see the truth of a thing.

NotCoach on February 9, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Of course Zimmerman needs to make money, he’s alive and has bills and needs to live, but sorry, IMO, attempting to put him on a celebrity boxing match was repugnant. There is a real “Running Man” aspect at work here, as Nat George said, and it sickens me. I didn’t want Zimmerman convicted, but I never put him on a pedestal, and I do think, just based on my own intuition, that the man is a hot head and could very
Ikely end up I’m some kind of trouble in the future. He should steer clear of circus events such as these…

ellifint on February 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM

I guess when you’re American Idol Preezy is an unmitigated failure, Obamacare is circling the drain, the economy sucks thanks to your policies, and our standing in the world is in the toilet, one would have to grasp hold of the circumstances surrounding some white trash, ghetto-thrillah pay-per-view freak show in order to post one in the “win” column…

dpduq on February 9, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Holder would have probably indited Zimmerman for a hate crime if he beat a black man in a fake boxing match. Holder could not allow that to happen to one of “His People”.

BHO on February 9, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I wanted the fight to occur, for the record.

libfreeordie on February 9, 2014 at 11:25 AM

It would have been better with Kanye.

It would have the choice a lot more difficult.

lorien1973 on February 9, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I’d pay good money to see Bob Costas v. Wayne LePierre.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Gotta love GZ. The dude knows how to promote. And he makes Liberals’ heads explode. More please.

WhatSlushfund on February 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM

I think Zimmerman ought to do a reality show where he becomes a deputy sheriff in, say, Detroit.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Cha-ching! Now we’re talking. :)

WhatSlushfund on February 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

But Zimmerman had no real viable reason not authority to be following and chasing down a guy who had done nothing wrong and broken no law in the first place.
….

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Phuck up …if I suspect someone of wrong doing I can follow them…and even chase them. You’re just as stupid as ever.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 11:58 AM

I think Zimmerman ought to do a reality show where he becomes a deputy sheriff in, say, Detroit.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Cha-ching! Now we’re talking. :)

WhatSlushfund on February 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I know! People would tune in just to see the look when somebody in handcuffs realizes that he’s being arrested by George Zimmerman!

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Zimmerman’s only crime was a ThoughtCrime.

He shall receive no Respite until properly punished.

Mord on February 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I wanted the fight to occur, for the record.

libfreeordie on February 9, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Because you’re a hypocrite “violence is an answer” liberal piece of dog turd. Funny. You’d be cheering the fact he was down on his back with a man on top of him nearly beating him tom death twice.

hawkdriver on February 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I didn’t even know about this and honestly wouldn’t have cared to watch it.

That said, the totally insane hatred against George Zimmerman is a bit disturbing. And it really does irk me to see the rabid left get their way every time just by screaming and moaning. Why do the voices of a few whackos outweigh everything else?

Paperclips on February 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

I just started snapping my fingers for some reason.

VegasRick on February 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Wear tight, all black clothing, a black beret, wayfarer sunglasses, and smoke using a cigarette holder.

#HepCats.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Zimmerman’s only crime was a ThoughtCrime.

He shall receive no Respite until properly punished.

Mord on February 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM

True, Trayvon Martin’s hoodie will be on display in the new Smithsonian museum for “African Americans.” I’m sure they’ll treat Zimmerman’s role in it being there fairly. /

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

It is clear that Zimmerman is profiting off Trayvon Martin’s death. Would anyone pay a random fellow a hefty sum of money to box if they weren’t 1) a prizefighter or 2) a celebrity of some kind? Zimmerman does not fit the first category, so he must be among the second. Why would Zimmerman be a celebrity? Because he killed Trayvon Martin and is free (though the media ironically helped him achieve that level of celebrity by covering his every move). No one would care about Zimmerman if he hadn’t killed someone. It’s proper to defense Zimmerman’s acquittal in the court of law but defending Zimmerman otherwise is knee-jerk and needless.

Are we really still going to defend George Zimmerman? He’s not a conservative hero nor someone worth wasting breath on. He was acquitted, which seems about right. Still: he killed someone. Self-defense is self-defense and very valid but it is not as though Zimmerman is advancing something great in conservative governance and needs to be defended.

The Internet on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Martin escalated a chase into an attack, and Zimmerman escalated an attack into a lethal confrontation….

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

When someone that bashes somebody else’s head into the ground already I think the confrontation already went to lethal level. If you attack someone YOU don’t get to define the rules. And again …GZ needed no authority.NONE.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Many mistakes have appeared in the posts about the Zimmerman/Martin case. I get tired of trying to correct them but, first of all, Zimmerman was not “following” Martin. When Zimmerman got out of his truck it was to read a street sign. Now some think this is “silly” but if you have ever been in a housing development in FL you will understand that, especially at night, all of the houses and streets look the same and even the residents have to read the signs to know where they are (not all of us have GPS devices). Zimmerman was doing as the police asked him to do.

Zimmerman is not done with Holder. Holder is still trying to determine if there are “Hate Crime” charges to bring to Zimmerman and the family of Martin are waiting for that decision to bring a civil case against him. He is, therefore, still under a very dark cloud.

He was stopped for speeding in TX. He gets followed by press no matter where he is. He’s broke and living with family so he cannot move but, where would he go?

The painting Zimmermand sold has caused him another problem because, even though he was onsite when the prosecutor was photographed, he apparently based the painting from the photograph so the photographer is suing. I think the world needs to leave Zimmerman alone.

evie1949 on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

But Zimmerman had no real viable reason not authority to be following and chasing down a guy who had done nothing wrong and broken no law in the first place.
….

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

So as you are driving home you see a shady looking man following your daughter as she is walks home. The shady looking guy has not done anything illegal yet. So you decide to just drive on home and wait to see what happens? You are truly a Genuine Genius!

BHO on February 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

“OJ Simpson ” is the only response necessary to shut up the Zimmerman haters.

BobMbx on February 9, 2014 at 12:10 PM

It is clear that Zimmerman is profiting off Trayvon Martin’s death. ….

The Internet on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Really, how is he profiting?

(this should be good )

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Next up? Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty vs. Octomom.

John the Libertarian on February 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM

So you decide to just drive on home and wait to see what happens? You are truly a Genuine Genius!

BHO on February 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Genuine’s our village idiot.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

Though, it is clear Genuine is neither good or a man. So this rule may not apply to it.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Makes me want to buy a Kimber Master Carry Pro.

With the Crimson Trace grips.

wolly4321 on February 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Phuck up …if I suspect someone of wrong doing I can follow them…and even chase them. You’re just as stupid as ever.
CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 11:58 AM

And they can turn around and defend themselves if they feel threatened by you, you might get punched in the face. If you’re a p*ss, after chasing someone you actually saw do nothing wrong and having then react, you get scared and pull out a gun because you bit off more than you could chew?

That makes you equally culpable.

What, are people just not supposed to react? They don’t know who you are or why you’re after them. If you were walking in your neighborhood and someone started stalking you around because they arbitrarily decided you were suspicious without having seen you do a thing, my bet is you’d be ready to defend yourself.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Are we really still going to defend George Zimmerman? He’s not a conservative hero nor someone worth wasting breath on.

The Internet on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Is that the new metric? In a nation constantly beset by leftist trash who would take all your rights and everything you own in their march towards utopian sameness, I’ll defend GZ for putting a bullet hole in a guy trying to kill him.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I used to be a big defender of Zimmerman but not anymore. I still believe he was justified in defending himself. But that doesn’t change the fact that he is turning into a sleazebag. Multiple run ins with the law since then and a celebrity boxing match? Really?

Jack_Burton on February 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Your argument is always predicated on inventing a version of what happened that night. You’re just dishonest the way you post here.

hawkdriver on February 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM

I’ll defend GZ for putting a bullet hole in a guy trying to kill him.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Simple as that.

Genuine?

hawkdriver on February 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

You have absolutely ZERO knowledge of what you’re talking about.

Zimmerman had lost Trayvon Martin and was back at his truck when Trayvon Martin TRACKED ZIMMERMAN DOWN AND ATTACKED HIM.

Now we can argue forever (and we will) about what ifs… but it’d be nice if we people like you would actually have a clue as to what they were talking about.

Skywise on February 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM

And they can turn around and defend themselves if they feel threatened by you, you might get punched in the face. If you’re a p*ss, after chasing someone you actually saw do nothing wrong and having then react, you get scared and pull out a gun because you bit off more than you could chew?

That makes you equally culpable.

What, are people just not supposed to react? They don’t know who you are or why you’re after them. If you were walking in your neighborhood and someone started stalking you around because they arbitrarily decided you were suspicious without having seen you do a thing, my bet is you’d be ready to defend yourself.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

You don’t even know what you are talking about. Seriously, you’re ignorant. Quit embarrassing yourself. You’ve gone to pathetic level.

Oh and GZ did not simply pull his gun. CLown.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Zimmerman’s only crime was a ThoughtCrime.

He shall receive no Respite until properly punished.

Mord on February 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Not even that, his “crime” was self defense against a black thug when obama reelection team needed a “white racism” narrative to rally his voters. So they found a “white-hispanic” for their 2 minutes hate.

Nice piece Shaw BTW.

the_nile on February 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

How did Martin have any idea who Zimmerman was or what he wanted?

He could have been a threat. He could have been a criminal. He could have been a hard core rascist. He could have been any number of things.

Martin had a right to defend himself too.

Zimmerman bit off more than he could chew with that and ended up having to pull a gun.

If he hadn’t instigated the situation in the first place and just reported the person, kept an eye out, and acted like a reasonable person instead of vastly exceeding his neighborhood watch mandate, then none of this would have happened.

They BOTH made bad decisions. But Zimmerman’s came first.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

It has already and absurdly passed the level of a joke. Thinking critically and defending yourself is the new Lynching.

People here are Genuine about that. “If he only had obeyed a suggestion (which he did) not to follow TM, everything would have turned out perfectly and we could all link arms and sing We Are The World again.”

Political correctness IS Marxism and it is destroying our society just like it was intended to.

Mord on February 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Are we really still going to defend George Zimmerman? He’s not a conservative hero nor someone worth wasting breath on.

The Internet on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Is that the new metric? In a nation constantly beset by leftist trash who would take all your rights and everything you own in their march towards utopian sameness, I’ll defend GZ for putting a bullet hole in a guy trying to kill him.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Great response.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

I used to be a big defender of Zimmerman but not anymore. I still believe he was justified in defending himself. But that doesn’t change the fact that he is turning into a sleazebag. Multiple run ins with the law since then and a celebrity boxing match? Really?

Jack_Burton on February 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

What “crimes” has he done?

the_nile on February 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Martin had a right to defend himself too.

Zimmerman bit off more than he could chew with that and ended up having to pull a gun.

Innocent balloon-animal maker Trayvon obviously bit off more than he could chew when he decided to start bashing someone else’s head into the concrete.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

At a point, the man was being beaten to death. If you were on your back, say you had even caused the altercation as you “purport”. Do you give up and let the man kill you because, oh well I shouldn’t have been trying to stop him? My bad.

And the bigger point is it didn’t happen as you’re saying anyway. Martin was gone and came back. He could have avoided the altercation by having just kept walking.

hawkdriver on February 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM

It is clear that Zimmerman is profiting off Trayvon Martin’s death.

Really? Really!? It’s not CNN, OBAMA, the DNC, NAACP, Trayvon Martin’s PARENTS, the Racial Justice Superhero squad or any of the innumerable socialist leftist who keep the “I hate George Zimerman” club alive and well to remind us all to contribute to the socialist cause?

Are we really still going to defend George Zimmerman?

The Internet on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

F*** YES!

Yes he helped cause the scenario that led to the incident. Yes, it’s wrong and sad that Trayvon had to die that way… But let us not forget that Trayvon went back to confront George Zimmerman and attacked him. George Zimmerman’s head was being slammed into the pavement and he was in fear for his life… he had every right to pull the trigger and I’d say that of any person living in the United States regardless of race, creed, religion (and now sexuality)

Skywise on February 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM

And they can turn around and defend themselves if they feel threatened by you, you might get punched in the face. If you’re a p*ss, after chasing someone you actually saw do nothing wrong and having then react, you get scared and pull out a gun because you bit off more than you could chew?

That makes you equally culpable.

What, are people just not supposed to react? They don’t know who you are or why you’re after them. If you were walking in your neighborhood and someone started stalking you around because they arbitrarily decided you were suspicious without having seen you do a thing, my bet is you’d be ready to defend yourself.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

The hits just keep coming. I remember no testimony about Zimmerman chasing anyone. He was trying to keep an eye on where the unknown hoodie wearing “suspect” was going so he could tell the police he had called where to find him. Testimony was that Zimmerman had lost sight of the “suspect” and was heading back to his car when the “suspect” circled back and confronted Zimmerman. Get your facts straight Genuine Genius.

BHO on February 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Martin had a right to defend himself too.

Zimmerman bit off more than he could chew with that and ended up having to pull a gun.

If he hadn’t instigated the situation in the first place and just reported the person, kept an eye out, and acted like a reasonable person instead of vastly exceeding his neighborhood watch mandate, then none of this would have happened.

They BOTH made bad decisions. But Zimmerman’s came first.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Martin defended himself from what?

You just ignore the facts of the case and everything we have posted. Closing your eyes doesn’t change the truth. Seems Martin bit off more than he could chew. You’re nuts.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Well, considering that DMX said that he intended to break all of the rules, actually murder Zimmerman, and urinate on his dead body, it’s really no surprise that the match was called off.

If liberals want to side with, and praise DMX, who has a LENGTHY criminal record and who is threatening to murder someone, then more power to them.

Pork-Chop on February 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

You don’t even know what you are talking about. Seriously, you’re ignorant. Quit embarrassing yourself. You’ve gone to pathetic level.
Oh and GZ did not simply pull his gun. CLown.
CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

That sounds and awful lot like you not being able to come up with any valid response to what I said.

Soooo, looks like I win.

And I recognize he didn’t just simply pull out his gun. Martin reacted to be chased by someone with zero markings of authority or organization, no uniform, no lights, not tags on the car. When he realized GZ was chasing him, he waited in a spot, then punched Zimmerman and went to kicking his ass when he came through.

Then GZ pulled a gun because he bit off more than he could chew.

But you come stalking me while walking, do so in a manner that is clearly targeting me, and then even get out of your car to come chase after me when all I was doing was walking home from the store and had done nothing wrong? You’re gonna find ME with a gun. And justified in my pulling of it to stop you and say, “I don’t know who you are or what you think you’re doing but unless you get back into that car, there’s gonna be a problem here.”

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Innocent balloon-animal maker Trayvon obviously bit off more than he could chew when he decided to start bashing someone else’s head into the concrete.

Bishop on February 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM

The little angel was just discussing the weather with meanie zimmerman.

Jenuine

VegasRick on February 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Are we really still going to defend George Zimmerman?

The Internet on February 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Next time it might be you.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Bread and Circus

hobbit on February 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Also, when the liberals are completely in charge, do you want to see what kind of compassion they’ll be extending their old enemies? Read libfree’s comment again and think about it.

Good thing no one thought about OJ like that huh?

hawkdriver on February 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

How did Martin have any idea who Zimmerman was or what he wanted?

He could have been a threat. He could have been a criminal. He could have been a hard core rascist. He could have been any number of things.

Martin had a right to defend himself too.

By going back and attacking Zimmerman after Zimmerman had returned to his truck to wait for the police? You’ve read the police reports, right? You’ve heard the 911 call recordings, right? Or are you getting all your news from gossip on facebook?

Zimmerman bit off more than he could chew with that and ended up having to pull a gun.

So did Martin.

If he hadn’t instigated the situation in the first place and just reported the person, kept an eye out, and acted like a reasonable person instead of vastly exceeding his neighborhood watch mandate, then none of this would have happened.

Yeah if he wasn’t such a do-gooder trying to stop a stream of break-ins by following a guy on a public sidewalk (is that a crime now?), Martin (the boy) wouldn’t have felt the need to double back and attack him.

They BOTH made bad decisions. But Zimmerman’s came first.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

And Martin’s came last – Therefore he’s culpable.

Skywise on February 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM

If he hadn’t instigated the situation in the first place and just reported the person, kept an eye out, and acted like a reasonable person instead of vastly exceeding his neighborhood watch mandate, then none of this would have happened.

They BOTH made bad decisions. But Zimmerman’s came first.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

And with that right there, we all know that you DO NOT know the facts of this case, AND why Zimmerman was acquitted of Murder2 by reason of self-defense.

Everything else you post is just flying spittle, trying to rescue a dead narrative. Zimmerman lost TM in the dark and was walking back to his truck when TM jumped him. Try and keep up, and stop listening to hackily edited 911 tapes. You were lied to.

Or, you are lying to us. In that case, keep it up because it is funny.

Mord on February 9, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Phuck up …if I suspect someone of wrong doing I can follow them…and even chase them. You’re just as stupid as ever.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 11:58 AM

And they would have every right to defend themselves from you.

Tasha on February 9, 2014 at 12:29 PM

But you come stalking me while walking, do so in a manner that is clearly targeting me, and then even get out of your car to come chase after me when all I was doing was walking home from the store and had done nothing wrong? You’re gonna find ME with a gun. And justified in my pulling of it to stop you and say, “I don’t know who you are or what you think you’re doing but unless you get back into that car, there’s gonna be a problem here.”

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

If Zimmerman had jumped Martin you might have a point… But Zimmerman NEVER MADE DIRECT CONTACT with Martin.

Martin through the first punch.

Skywise on February 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Creepy, ass-craka..

Not cracker…

It’s all in the language…

Electrongod on February 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Sorry just had to FIFM! Popped in a comma, makes sense now, forgive me? :)

Scrumpy on February 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

ConstantineXI on February 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

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He said you are sh**-talking little bi***.

Just for confirmation, we summoned USMC Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, two Congressional Medals of Honor and noted anti-war activist, on the Ouija Board. He concurred.

GodlessCommie on February 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Col. David Hackworth, an actually genuine COMBAT veteran and hero,

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Just emailed me, and said, you’re an idiot, paper tiger officers opinion smell just like your waste release valve.

oscarwilde on February 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Soooo, looks like I win.

What because you ignore all of the other posts?But have at it if it makes you feel better. I am not going to go back and restate every thing I have already said.

And I recognize he didn’t just simply pull out his gun. Martin reacted to be chased by someone with zero markings of authority or organization, no uniform, no lights, not tags on the car. When he realized GZ was chasing him, he waited in a spot, then punched Zimmerman and went to kicking his ass when he came through.

Martin committed a crime and paid the price. GZ committed none. Say what crime was GZ convicted of.

Then GZ pulled a gun because he bit off more than he could chew.

Again, this time I will restate: Martin bit off more than he could chew. The obvious facts prove that.

But you come stalking me while walking, do so in a manner that is clearly targeting me, and then even get out of your car to come chase after me when all I was doing was walking home from the store and had done nothing wrong? You’re gonna find ME with a gun. And justified in my pulling of it to stop you and say, “I don’t know who you are or what you think you’re doing but unless you get back into that car, there’s gonna be a problem here.”

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

That last paragraph has want to do with any of this. I don’t think you know how to be coherent.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Martin through the first punch.

Skywise on February 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Martin THREW the first punch… dopey stupid auto-spellcheck…

Skywise on February 9, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Zimmerman’s behavior since his acquittal has been bizarre and pathetic.Total moron.

DisneyFan on February 9, 2014 at 12:32 PM

oscarwilde on February 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Could you provide a few details to support that.
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VegasRick on February 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Soooo, looks like I win.

Genuine on February 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Whenever this comes up, you avoid the key aspects of the event that other Hot Air posters point out to you and you go off on invented tangents about their altercation. For you to say “I win” to any one person you exchange with here is just laughable.

What do you think you win anyway. You’ll never change the fact that Martin turned the event into him as the pursuer of a confrontation that got him killed. He’s still dead, right? What do you win?

You’re making yourself look like an uninformed ass.

hawkdriver on February 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Genuine – I do have to laugh the most hearty laugh at you. Your little comment about your ‘win’. What are you a child? Or Obama? Nut job.

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM

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