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  • 'A Sense of Dread' for Civil Servants Shaken by Trump Transition

    02/11/2017 9:49:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | Michael D. Shear and Eric Lichtblau
    Across the vast federal bureaucracy, Donald J. Trump's arrival in the White House has spread anxiety, frustration, fear and resistance among many of the two million nonpolitical civil servants who say they work for the public, not a particular president. At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President Trump’s environmental orders without being fired. At the Treasury Department, civil servants are quietly gathering information about whistle-blower protections as they polish their resumes. At the United States Digital Service - the youthful cadre of employees who left jobs at Google, Facebook...
  • Great-Grandmother Rides $53 Winner At Tampa Bay Downs

    01/29/2017 5:25:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | January 29, 2017
    A devout woman, she credits her personal relationship with Jesus Christ for enabling her to keep competing. “The Lord keeps putting me together – I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm,” she said. “I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient.” And, she added with a smile, “I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze of Fire).”
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-16, M, St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

    11/10/2016 8:39:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 11-11-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 11, 2016 Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen Lady:]I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truthjust as we were commanded by the Father.But now, Lady, I ask you,not as though I were writing a new commandmentbut the one we have had from the beginning:let us love one another.For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,in which you should walk. Many deceivers have gone out into the world,those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as...
  • Clinton Emails Could Help ex-NSA Contractor Who Took Terabytes Home, Attorneys Say

    11/01/2016 1:49:19 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Copyright 2016 © U.S. News & World Report L.P. ^ | Nov. 1, 2016, at 3:38 p.m. | By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer
    In the four years Hillary Clinton sent and received State Department correspondence using a private and insecure email system, Harold T. Martin III allegedly stockpiled classified information inside his Maryland home and an unlocked shed. Martin faces charges for alleged theft of government documents and mishandling classified information that carry up to 11 years in prison, and he’s been behind bars since his August arrest.... Defense attorneys for prominent whistleblowers, accused leakers and careless clearance-holders say that unless more damning evidence emerges they could see Martin making a successful plea for leniency by pointing to the Justice Department’s decision this...
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillary’s Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the “Gentle Giant” who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • Roland Martin To Bill O'Reilly: "Shut The Hell Up" On Black Lives Matter

    09/02/2015 5:15:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on TV One’s “News One,” host Roland Martin went on a rant against Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for calling the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group because Minnesota Black Lives Matter protesters chanted “pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” after the execution style murder of a Texas deputy this weekend.
  • Game of Thrones Quiz Alive or Dead

    04/11/2015 6:45:04 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | April 10, 2015 | Chris Kirk
    The fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is upon us. Winter is still coming. Millions will tune in for more of Tyrion’s witty ripostes and for some more smoldering romance between Jon Snow and his Wildling paramour Ygritte. Wait, Ygritte is still alive, right? Honestly there’s been so much carnage on this show I don’t even remember. What ever happened to that hunk who befriended Arya? Didn’t Bran have a younger brother? Where did we leave off on the Hound, exactly? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Where We Left Off

    04/11/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by dennisw · 10 replies
    /artsbeat.blogs.nytimes ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jeremy Egner
    “Game of Thrones” is returning for its fifth season on Sunday, you might have heard, riding a wave of the kind of intense anticipation usually reserved for royal offspring and new Apple products. Potential snag: It’s been 10 months since the last episode and this story is complicated, overstuffed with oddly named characters and labyrinthine alliances that shift from week to week. So below, in the name of service journalism, we offer a primer on where things currently stand with most of the show’s major characters. Tyrion Lannister Last seen: Crated in King’s Landing. A lifetime of cruelty from his...
  • Clarke: Trayvon Martin,Michael Brown As Civil Rights Figures Desecrate Legacy Of MLK

    03/02/2015 5:11:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas published on Sunday, Milwaukee Co., WI Sheriff David Clarke cautioned against making the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into civil rights figures, arguing doing so desecrates the legacy of figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Trayvon’s parents ‘disappointed’ in feds’ decision not to charge Zimmerman

    02/26/2015 6:21:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | CARLI TEPROFF -
    Even though the shooter who gunned down Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin won’t face federal hate crime charges, the teenager’s parents vowed to keep his memory alive Wednesday through the foundation set up in his namesake. “I will continue to fight for my son, for your son,’’ said Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother. “We here in the United States are under a crisis when our young people cannot walk the street, cannot play their music, cannot stand in front of stores or go to the store without being threatened, without being followed, chased, pursued, profiled or murdered. I just feel we...
  • DOJ announces it will not file charges against Zimmerman in Martin shooting

    02/24/2015 1:31:31 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 20 replies ^ | February 24, 2015 | Jake Gibson
    <p>The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.</p> <p>“Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in written statement. “We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.”</p>
  • John Hancock considering run for chairman of the Missouri GOP (against Cochran nemesis)

    12/13/2014 8:39:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Politico MO ^ | Eli Yokley
    From 1997 to 2004, Republican political strategist John Hancock was the executive director of the Missouri Republican Party. A decade after leaving that full-time role, Hancock is considering a return to the organization. This time, he wants to be chairman. Early last month, Republicans supporting Hancock’s candidacy began informally polling members of the Missouri Republican State Committee about the possibility of a run and even challenging the incumbent chairman, Ed Martin. Their findings were apparently positive, as Hancock has quietly began personally working members of the state committee.
  • Berkeley Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train

    12/09/2014 12:36:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/9/14 | Evann Gastaldo
    rotests against the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner continued for a third consecutive night in Berkeley, Calif., yesterday, with more than 1,000 people blocking traffic. Protesters thronged both sides of Interstate 80 as well as train tracks in the city, forcing an Amtrak train to halt, the AP reports. The protests had started as a peaceful march earlier in the day; the group chanted, "Who do you protect? Peaceful protest!" at the Berkeley Police Department as officers in riot gear kept them from getting near. Then protesters sat outside...
  • Report: Troops, vets to get checked for chemical exposure in Iraq

    10/30/2014 9:32:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 30, 2014
    The Pentagon will offer medical examinations and long-term health monitoring to servicemembers and veterans exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq as part of a review of how the military handled encounters with chemical munitions during the American occupation, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An Oct. 15 Times story found that while the United States had gone to war looking for an active weapons of mass destruction program, troops instead quietly found and suffered from the remnants of the long abandoned arsenal. Since that article, which detailed instances of exposure that the military kept secret in some cases for...
  • Lefty Rock Critic: Killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Result of ‘Hatred’ for Obama

    10/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tom Johnson
    I’m not a psychiatrist, I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown, I don’t know what their motives are, I don’t know what kind of people they are, what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.
  • Slay Leads St. Louis Into Obama’s Chaos

    08/02/2014 9:01:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Today, the Missouri Republican Party issued the following statement on the announcement by local mayor to seek care in St. Louis for unaccompanied minors in the US illegally: “Apparently failure is an option for St. Louis area Democrat leaders. Not only has St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay willingly ignored our state Constitution, in marrying same sex couples, he is now mirroring actions taken by radical Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with his recent announcement that Mayor Slay is welcoming illegal immigrants to St. Louis area locations where state and federal tax dollars will pay for failed federal policy,” Chairman Ed Martin...
  • George Zimmerman 'patrolling' Central Florida shop after gun theft

    07/29/2014 8:40:02 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    WKMG ^ | 07/29/2014 | WKMG Staff
    Although he's not a hired security officer, George Zimmerman has been "patrolling" outside a Volusia County gun shop after it was recently robbed, according to the store owner. Pat Johnson told Local 6 that Zimmerman is not an employee of his DeLand store Pompano Pat's, which sells firearms, ammunition and motorcycles. Johnson said that Zimmerman, on his own accord, has been spotted outside the store since the robbery earlier this month. The thieves stole rifles worth up to $5,000 and two mini-bikes, according to Johnson. Johnson added that although he knows Zimmerman, he has not hired him as a security...
  • Semi Satire: Metaphors for Israel and Islam

    07/24/2014 11:45:46 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The media, which have favorites and enemies, report accordingly. The UN Human Rights Council is much the same.IntroductionThis is a re-posting of a satirical article from May 23, 2012. It mocked media coverage of the death of Trayvon Martin (the Religion of Peace personified) at the hands of George Zimmerman (Zionism personified). It also mocked and compared media coverage of Israel and "Palestine" as of that date. With few exceptions, the media coverage of Israel, particularly in connection with her current operations in Gaza, has not substantially improved since then. Mr. Zimmerman was tried and convicted in the media. However, when relevant and admissible evidence was presented in a court...
  • Tea Party Group Slams Ingraham: ‘When Did She Become Chris Matthews?’

    06/23/2014 3:12:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Evan McMurry
    Conservative radio host — and, recently, ABC News political contributor — Laura Ingraham had some harsh words for national tea party groups that ignored long-shot challenger Dave Brat, the Virginia GOP candidate who unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in an historic upset. Ingraham singled out Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and leader of the Tea Party Patriots, for shunning Brat in favor of more marquee races. In an article by the Washington Post’s Ben Terris, Martin fired back.
  • 93-year-old WWII paratrooper marks D-Day with encore jump

    06/06/2014 12:11:53 PM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    CBSnews ^ | 5 Jun 2014
    NORMANDY, France -- On Monday, the "CBS Evening News" met Jim Martin of Xenia, Ohio. On D-Day in 1944, he parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division. On Thursday, he performed an encore. Martin, now 93, joined daredevils from all over the world to commemorate the D-Day anniversary. He landed on the same patch of land as he did 70 years ago, just behind Utah Beach...
  • Has Jenny Beth Martin become a Tea Party Patriot for profit?

    04/29/2014 5:52:35 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 12 replies
    4-29-14 | johnwk
    .SEE: Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates Martin, the super PAC’s chairwoman, oversees all its expenditures, according to Broughton, meaning she sets her own $15,000 monthly fee for strategic consulting — payments that have totaled $120,000 since July. She also draws a salary as president of the Tea Party Patriots’ nonprofit arm — getting more than $272,000 in the 2012 fiscal year, according to the group’s most recent tax filing. Her twin salaries put her on track to make more than $450,000 this year, a dramatic change in lifestyle for the tea party...
  • Jenny Beth Martin repeats the big myth, pushes useless remedy!

    04/23/2014 6:50:49 PM PDT · by JOHN W K
    4/23/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Amending an Amendment By Jenny Beth Martin April 23, 2014, 5 a.m. Jenny asserts in her article that the 16th Amendment “gave Congress the authority to collect income tax beginning in 1913”. She goes on to write: We agree with the millions of Americans who seek fundamental reform to make taxes fairer and flatter, grow jobs and the economy, and put an end to abuses of power by the Internal Revenue Service. However, serious consideration of fundamental tax reform won’t happen until Congress’s constitutional authority to levy an income tax and fund the IRS is removed. That’s why we’re...
  • Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots disappoints constitutionalists!

    04/23/2014 4:35:12 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 13 replies
    4-22-2014 | johnwk
      SEE: Tea Party Patriots Use Elections to Push 'Flat' or 'Fair' Tax Monday, 14 Apr 2014 06:05 PM The Tea Party Patriots are pushing a "flat tax" or a "fair tax" rate in the coming elections to stop the endless hiking of taxes on Americans, group President Jenny Beth Martin says. "A flat tax, a fair tax — either one is better than what we have now," Martin told Ed Berliner and Diane Dimond, guests hosts of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "The tax code has grown and grown and grown. It's time to address the fact that...
  • Senator Larry Martin, South Carolina

    03/04/2014 12:00:11 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 3-3-2014 | Herschel Smith
    Senator Larry Martin was responsible for heading the effort to kill the legislative efforts in support of open carry in South Carolina. During this effort, he said the following. “If the 2nd amendment has been as you interpret it, why hasn’t SC law reflected that for the last 140 years? I’m sorry but you are describing an ‘unlimited’ right that has never been the case with the 2nd Amendment. My view of the 2nd Amendment has always been the right to own guns and keep them in our homes, business, and property and not to wear a gun whenever to...
  • Walt Disney Company to cut funding to Boy Scouts of America over gay policy

    03/03/2014 6:53:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3-2-2014 | Associated Press in Los Angeles
    The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America, beginning in 2015, because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organisation. In December the defence and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin said it would no longer donate to the Boy Scouts, because of the same policy. Last May, the California Senate voted to revoke the organisation’s charitable status. The Boy Scouts organisation said it was “disappointed” by Disney’s decision, which will affect its ability to serve children, Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a statement on Sunday. Disney does not provide direct...
  • UK police release Guantanamo four

    01/26/2005 1:46:29 PM PST · by Cornpone · 117 replies · 2,604+ views
    BBC World News ^ | 26 Jan 2005 | BBC News
    The four British men who returned home from Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday have been released without charge by police. Moazzam Begg, Martin Mubanga, Feroz Abbasi and Richard Belmar were due to leave Paddington Green police station on Wednesday night, Scotland Yard said. They had been questioned by anti-terrorist officers in the UK after being held at the camp in Cuba for three years. The men had been accused by the US of having links to al-Qaeda. Family reunion They are now being reunited with their families at a location of their choice, police said. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Shortly...
  • Richie Incognito: White Scapegoat For NFL Culture of Bullying

    02/20/2014 10:34:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | February 20, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Richie Incognito, an NFL Miami Dolphin, is a clubhouse bully who was suspended for traumatizing teammate Jonathan Martin. A new NFL investigative report found that Richie, a white, soon-to-be free agent veteran, abused Martin, a black player then in his rookie season. The report accuses Incognito and two other players of using racially charged abusive language and engaging in abusive conduct directed toward the black rookie. Incognito, according the to investigation, was the ringleader. Richie Incognito, meet former Los Angeles City firefighter Tennie Pierce. Or more precisely, meet Pierce's firefighter "friends" -- who stand accused of bullying the black LAFD...
  • Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?

    02/17/2014 7:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Root ^ | February 17, 2014 | Travis L. Gosa, Ph.D.
    A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and, history says, the violence is likely to continue. Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry? Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap music—but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incident—provides some answers. Like Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, Dunn’s case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America. During his...
  • Martin Luther King's daughter defiant after estate sues for Bible, Nobel prize

    02/06/2014 3:47:44 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jason Hanna
    The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that her brothers won't take King's Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible from her without a fight. Bernice King alleges her brothers Dexter King and Martin Luther King III want to sell the objects, and she told reporters that she won't stand by to let it happen. The slain civil rights icon's estate -- controlled by his sons -- filed a complaint in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta last week to force Bernice King to turn over the items. "Not on my watch," she said at Atlanta's Ebenezer...
  • George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX in celebrity boxing bout

    02/05/2014 10:09:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-5-2014 | Saeed Ahmed
    <p>As in, what now, George Zimmerman?</p> <p>Seems like the former neighborhood watchman has found yet another way to remain in the public limelight.</p> <p>This time, he'll be stepping into a boxing ring to fight rapper DMX.</p> <p>Zimmerman said the celebrity boxing match was his idea. Boxing was his hobby, he told Radar Online last month, even prior to the "incident."</p>
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman {CSPAN video}

    12/15/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies ^ | 15 Dec 2013 | Jack Cashill
    "The latest book by Jack Cashill uses the Zimmerman case to explain how the left gins up a story in order to serve the narrative they need to create at the time." CSPAN2 --1hr:19min video
  • US Indicts 4 Colombia ELN Rebels for 2000 Kidnapping

    11/13/2013 1:45:17 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    LATIN AMERICA HERALD TRIBUNE ^ | November 8, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON – Four members of a violent guerilla organization were indicted on Friday on conspiracy and hostage-taking charges stemming from the kidnapping of more than 60 people in Colombia in 2000, including three United States nationals."
  • A Great Panel Discussion (Vanity)

    11/10/2013 9:58:08 AM PST · by JennysCool · 19 replies
    Fox Sports | 11/10/13 | Fox NFL Sunday
    I'm usually the first to give grief to the media, so I thought I'd give kudos to the Fox NFL Sunday team for an intelligent, heartfelt, and just plain good panel discussion about the Rickie Incognito - Johnathan Martin mess. Strange that one of the best panel discussions I've seen in a long time is on an NFL pregame show, but these are pretty smart guys. Well done. Good. Now I can go back to media-bashing! :)
  • (Jonathan) Martin walked into twisted world

    11/08/2013 11:38:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013 | Jason Whitlock
    Mass incarceration has turned segments of Black America so upside down that a tatted-up, N-word-tossing white goon is more respected and accepted than a soft-spoken, highly intelligent black Stanford graduate. According to a story in the Miami Herald, black Dolphins players granted Richie Incognito "honorary" status as a black man while feeling little connection to Jonathan Martin.
  • NFLPA to 'insist on fair investigation' in Dolphins hazing matter

    11/05/2013 8:09:44 AM PST · by rawhide · 19 replies
    CBSsportsline ^ | 11-5-13 | By Will Brinson
    The NFL is investigating the situation in Miami involving Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin and some serious hazing gone wrong. The Dolphins said Monday they'll comply with that investigation. On Tuesday the NFLPA weighed in as well. The union said that it would monitor the proceedings and "will insist on a fair investigation for all involved." "We expect that the NFL and its clubs create a safe and professional workplace for all players and that owners, executives, coaches and players should set the best standards and examples," the union said in a statement. "It is the duty of this union to...
  • Richie Incognito suspended by team (Miami Dolphins bully)

    11/04/2013 2:52:32 AM PST · by rawhide · 64 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-4-13 | By James Walker
    The Miami Dolphins have suspended starting guard Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team. Incognito was being reviewed by the Dolphins, the NFL and the NFL Players Association for harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week following a lunchroom incident. "The Miami Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team," the team said in a statement released late Sunday night. "We believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another and as a result we believe this decision is in the best interest of the organization at this time. Incognito, who...
  • Did Obama’s divisive racial Rhetoric over Travon Martin motivate the Aaron Alexis shooting?

    09/16/2013 9:09:13 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 42 replies
    SOL | 9/17/2013 | SOL of course
    It’s an obvious question. After George Zimmerman was acquitted Obama got on TV and gave a very racially divisive speech condemning the law, the legal system and America’s treatment of blacks. He made it clear he believes that blacks are treated almost as bad as they were in the 1950s, in spite of his four years in charge making progress. And Dividing America into opposition groups against one another is how Obama won two elections. And now this Navy Yard mass shooting After all as liberals endlessly lecture us : ‘words mean things’ and 'they have consequences'. After all they...
  • Report: Medical Examiner Shiping Bao Claims George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin In The Back

    09/15/2013 3:16:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Newsone ^ | Sep 13, 2013
    UPDATE 1:38 PM EST, 9/14/13: In response to our inquiry, Alternet reporter Rod Bastanmehr apologized for the “potential inaccuracy” in his report which alleged that Dr. Shiping Bao claimed George Zimmerman shot Trayvon in the back. —————————————– Dr. Shiping Bao, the recently fired Florida medical examiner who performed Trayvon Martin‘s autopsy, is allegedly claiming that George Zimmerman shot Martin through the back, reports Alternet’s Rod Bastanmehr. “According to the former assistant coroner, the results of Martin’s autopsy clearly showed that, despite Zimmerman’s statements regarding their altercation, there was no feasible way for Martin to have been on top of Zimmerman...

    09/13/2013 6:32:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 12 September, 2013 | Massad Ayoob
    There was much for us all to learn from this case. For anyone who came in late, let me refer you here for a summary.  It ends with one such lesson. Let’s pick up from there. In this society, the person who moves toward danger in any respect is seen as “having gone looking for trouble,” and widely blamed accordingly if it does not end well. I’ve explained earlier why I don’t think anything Zimmerman did within the totality of the circumstances was the proximate cause of the death, but there’s a reason for the saying “It’s not about...

    09/11/2013 1:05:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 8 September, 2013 | Massad Ayoob
    There was no winner of the fight that dark, rainy night in Sanford. Only degrees of losing. When the President and the galaxy of movie stars extended their condolences to the Martin family after the verdict, we heard from them no sympathy for the defendant and his family. George Zimmerman’s life has been horribly and irreparably changed. We learn that a divorce is in progress, something not uncommon after traumas like what he and his family were put through. His loved ones at various times have been in hiding, subjected to the same death threats as George Zimmerman. The guy...

    09/04/2013 10:06:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Massad Ayoob
    In the first installment of this series, I mentioned that the cops were among those to thank for justice having been done in this case. Let’s look at that. Every commentator has noted that it was the police witnesses called by the state – civilian dispatcher and community watch coordinator and evidence technicians, as well as the responding and investigating officers – who cut the legs out from under the prosecution’s weak case before it could ever get to its feet. Fewer commentators have spoken of the price paid by many of those honest members of the criminal justice system....
  • The True Martin Luther King, Jr.

    08/29/2013 12:24:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 79 replies ^ | 8-29-2013 | Jack Kerwick
    Michael Eric Dyson, a King admirer and hard leftist himself, makes this point unmistakably clear in his, I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. Blasting away at the “the conservative misappropriation” of King, Dyson shows, not that King would have supported much of the left’s agenda, but that he in fact did do so. For starters, King resoundingly endorsed what is today called “affirmative action.” King insisted that “the nation must not only radically readjust its attitude toward the Negro in the compelling present, but must incorporate in its planning some compensatory compensation from...
  • Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr.

    08/28/2013 3:06:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8-28-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    The depth to which the “civil rights” movement has fallen in one image.
  • March on Washington's 50th anniversary commemoration draws tens of thousands

    08/25/2013 7:02:50 AM PDT · by libstripper · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | Aug. 24, 2013 | Jake Miller
    Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington, listening as political and civil rights leaders reflected on the legacy of racial progress over the last half-century and urged Americans to press forward in pursuit of King's dream of equality.
  • 'Paula Deen SHOOTS Trayvon Martin' in new SVU that wraps both scandals into one controversial episod

    08/23/2013 7:04:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies ^ | 8-22-2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Paula Deen SHOOTS Trayvon Martin' in new SVU that wraps both scandals into one controversial episode... and Cybill Shepard plays gun-wielding TV chef. --Cybill Shepard plays Jolene Castille, a famous southern chef who guns down an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen in New York. --Castille claims she killed the teen in an act of self-defense because she knew police were chasing a rapist of the same description. --On Wednesday, pictures emerged from the SVU set, sparking rumors the show was taking on the George Zimmerman trial. --'Can self-defense involve racial profiling? We're diving right into that,' the TV show's executive producer...
  • Don’t Ignore Race In Christopher Lane’s Murder

    08/22/2013 6:48:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies
    Time Ideas ^ | August 22, 2013 | John McWhorter
    Australian Christopher Lane was killed on Monday in Oklahoma by three teens, one of whom has said they were just “bored.” The right is complaining that the media is making nothing of the fact that two of the teens were black whereas Lane was white, as opposed to the massive alarm sounded in cases such as white (or white-ish) George Zimmerman killing black Trayvon Martin.
  • Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle

    08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/12/13
    The King County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday morning that a shooting occurred on a Metro bus in downtown Seattle. The suspect, who was shot by officers, is now in custody. The Seattle Police Department tweeted that the shooter fired at a Metro driver....
  • Letter: Self-defense was not Zimmerman

    08/12/2013 8:13:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Albany Times-Union ^ | August 11, 2013 | Pete Nye
    Of course, it was self-defense, but not by George Zimmerman. Let's forget blackness, racism, neighborhood watches and location for a moment and simplify the story. Let's say a person spots someone he has a perceived beef with; maybe this person doesn't like the way the other guy looks, or the way the other guy looked at someone else, or doesn't want him around his neighborhood, or this person is just out for trouble. Now this person follows the other guy slowly in his car for a while, ultimately getting out and confronting him. Maybe he even pushes the other guy...
  • Students go back to school with ‘Trayvon Martin dialogues’

    08/09/2013 11:52:48 AM PDT · by celmak · 66 replies
    The daily Caller ^ | 08/09/2013 | Robby Soave
    Middle and high school students in San Diego, California will be encouraged to vent their frustration that the world lacks justice when they return to school and participate in the “Trayvon Martin dialogues” this fall. The board of San Diego Unified Schools unanimously approved a proposal recently to establish classroom forums to discuss the death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was shot during an altercation with a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman, in Florida last year. A jury recently acquitted Zimmerman, who claimed that Martin struck first and shot him in self-defense. The sponsors of San Diego’s Trayvon Martin...