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Dinner celebrates life of Trayvon Martin
Miami Herald [FL], by Janey Tate

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/24/2013 6:08:20 PM

The parents of Trayvon Martin entered the room to a standing ovation. The waves of applause marked the bittersweet beginning of the inaugural "We Remember Trayvon" dinner, held in honor of the 17-year-old who was killed last Feb. 26. The Feb. 10 event was a fundraiser for the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation, launched by his parents. (Snip) This unwanted job began a year ago when Fulton’s son was shot in the chest by George Zimmerman, a Sanford neighborhood watch member. Trayvon was visiting his father, Tracy Martin, who lived in the townhouse community with his girlfriend.

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Posted under "Bizarro World," or "Black History Month." The truth is out there, but it doesn´t fit the talking points 0bama put out.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 2/24/2013 6:14:20 PM     (No. 9193988)

This is sick.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tucker, 2/24/2013 6:16:49 PM     (No. 9193990)

The know every once in a while the truth would be nice.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noddy, 2/24/2013 6:19:06 PM     (No. 9193993)

Will Obama be present to celebrate the life of he-could-be-my-son-if-I-had-a-son?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/24/2013 6:23:07 PM     (No. 9193996)

Just think...if Trayvon were alive today, he would probably be on his way to prison. It wasn´t that great a life he had chosen for himself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RussVet, 2/24/2013 6:23:19 PM     (No. 9193997)

Everybody knows the truth but they cant handle the truth... His school history and facebook before the event says it all

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/24/2013 6:28:20 PM     (No. 9194000)

This whole article is one big barf alert! What makes my blood boil is how the author wrote, ´Zimmerman would later claim it was self defense.´ No, he ALWAYS said it was self-defense. NOT "later".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/24/2013 6:29:43 PM     (No. 9194001)

How could any normal human being stomach eating food knowing this young man purposely and willfully chose to end his own life by being an agressive thug?

Surprize! I have a gun and I shoot people who agressively attack me like thugs! Boom! Theres your "justice", all you corrupt media liars, and you too Mister Kenyan half-white skinny liar!

Parents in such denial need counseling, and need it fast! Wake up! Dont be such liars.

ps to "Janey" Tate...I would be so ashamed of you if I was your father! Grow up, wise up, get out of that phony journalism gig and start contributing something to society!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: clw54, 2/24/2013 6:30:35 PM     (No. 9194002)

Trayvon was a punk.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oldsfc, 2/24/2013 6:36:29 PM     (No. 9194010)

Just another way for the "parents" to make few dollars. Welcome to da hood.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/24/2013 6:37:49 PM     (No. 9194013)

#8 it was those chicken wings that were stolen in Atlanta a month ago probably. Reynaldo Jackson provided the catering.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/24/2013 6:38:17 PM     (No. 9194015)

#9

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dante, 2/24/2013 6:38:37 PM     (No. 9194017)

The self-described "No Limit N****" found out he was wrong, nothing much to ´celebrate´ there.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sooznews, 2/24/2013 6:39:39 PM     (No. 9194019)

Saint Trayvon. Yikes.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/24/2013 6:40:34 PM     (No. 9194021)

Only in our depraved society can the parents of a thug gain celebrity status and make money by claiming victim status! Disgraceful to the max!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: RussVet, 2/24/2013 6:41:42 PM     (No. 9194022)

Everybody knows the truth but they cant handle the truth... His school history and his own facebook before the event says it all

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/24/2013 6:41:51 PM     (No. 9194024)

And the public STILL does not know what really happened. How long will it take? Years? Decades? What is taking so long?

The same incredible sloth is encountered in every high profile, socially and politically explosive case, from Gabby Giffords to Newtown. The delays are inexcusable and profoundly damaging. They permit "burn in" of every conceivable narrative. When the facts finally emerge -assuming they ever do- it is too late. False narratives have done their work. They are permanently encoded in the public DNA, to be transmitted forever, hardened and impervious to correction.

The slowness of the justice system in the 21st century digital age is neither necessary nor acceptable. There is no need for these unconscionable, business-as-usual, snail´s pace bureaucratic, legalistic delays in cases of obvious national significance. Some means must be devised to expedite the public dissemination of verified information, instead of deliberately keeping it concealed for months or even years pending trial. There should certainly be a way of doing this that preserves the rights of the accused -if they are still alive. Depriving the public of the facts, while sensationalizing and politicizing the story 24/7 for weeks and months on end, is toxic and damaging to the social fabric and can lead to unhealthy political reactions.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/24/2013 6:45:24 PM     (No. 9194030)

Let´s not forget - Al Sharpton ´rose to fame´ on the back of a *female* version of Trayvon...

Hence the adage, ´Racism $ells´. Ask MSNBC.

We all knew we were in bizarro world when the Democrats almost ran Sharpton for president. Maybe Trayvon´s parents are next?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stymie82, 2/24/2013 6:47:14 PM     (No. 9194031)

Trayvon lived as a punk and died as a punk. I wonder how many folks the punk attacked before he decided to attack GZ.

The parents, Crump, and the rest of the race-baiters should be jailed for fraud.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/24/2013 6:49:17 PM     (No. 9194034)

The dinner affair was catered by "Kentucky Fried Chicken" which had been on Trayvon´s "Bucket List".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/24/2013 7:00:23 PM     (No. 9194045)

Poor little Travon.....I hope they served fried chicken in his honor.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/24/2013 7:03:01 PM     (No. 9194047)

Never read anything about the coroner testing for pot in his system either.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/24/2013 7:04:09 PM     (No. 9194051)

Justice was done when Zimmerman shot T in self defense. The little punk was higher than a kite, totally paranoid and a racist that died as a result of HIS OWN VIOLENT ACTIONS.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/24/2013 7:04:54 PM     (No. 9194052)

FTA- - - - - - - -

“We are here locally to help keep that fire burning with the people,” the comedian said. “We were all fired up about it when it first happened; we want that energy, that same zest.’’

It must be the German sounding last name of Zimmerman. If he was a Hernandez or a Gonzalez I just don´t think it would have become the cause celeb / outrage du jur that we now have.

Why is this type of behavior only racist if white people were to try it ???


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/24/2013 7:06:32 PM     (No. 9194054)

What supermarket or fast food joint did the flash mob trash and rob to fill out the menu?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: uno, 2/24/2013 7:06:38 PM     (No. 9194055)

A dinner celebrating the life of Trayvon Martin would involve assault as the main course with multiple suspensions on the side and drugs for desert, Oh and gold teeth for party favors. Afterwards you discover your car radio and GPS are gone then go home to a ransacked house.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/24/2013 7:14:34 PM     (No. 9194061)

Good riddance, Buckwheat...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/24/2013 7:15:28 PM     (No. 9194062)

This is really heartbreaking.

What a shame Zimmerman had a gun. Otherwise Trayvon would´ve cracked that cracker´s head open like a walnut. And Trayvon would still be here - - to walk among us and inspire us all.

And, oh yeah - - to bust into a few more condos, fence the swag he grabbed, and buy himself an even bigger gold grill.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 2/24/2013 8:03:57 PM     (No. 9194110)

This is what the depraved mainstream media has come to. Celebrating the life of a gangsta-style thug who thought he was beating up an unarmed victim, then Bang, reality hit and his life of crime and thuggery was over in a flash. But he is a hero to the depraved media.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 2/24/2013 8:11:56 PM     (No. 9194117)

Family trying to extend their 15 minutes of fame

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Reply 30 - Posted by: beancounter, 2/24/2013 8:29:20 PM     (No. 9194133)

Obvious question for Jamie Foxx:"Do you ever carry a gun or have armed security guards with you? If so, isn´t that contrary to your statement about putting the law in anyone´s hands?"

Ironically, he had a HBO special called "I Might Need Security"

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 2/24/2013 8:33:52 PM     (No. 9194139)

Only during Black History Month (or is it Year now?). Give ´em an inch and they´ve got a mile. My BP is going way up so I had best stop now, before I get censored.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/24/2013 8:39:34 PM     (No. 9194144)

And what, exactly, is the mission of the "Justice for Trayvon Martin´ Foundation? Were the donations used to buy the expensive clothes his parents were wearing to the dinner? Clothes that they never would have had if not for the death of their son and their cashing in on it? Next will come the book no one will read about a kid no one knew. Enough already.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: uno, 2/24/2013 8:43:05 PM     (No. 9194148)

Relax #32 - Black History Month will be over this week. Then we can get back to doing more normal things like celebrating One-Eyed Hunchback Lithuanian Lesbian History Month...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: zahbudda, 2/24/2013 9:17:04 PM     (No. 9194167)

What number 28 said! And i might add... " Movie Stars" Cedric and Jamie are Django racists and like Cedric said in the Movie Barbershop".."f**k Jessie Jackson"...and his sidekick...the "star" of MSNBC...and the leader of the Murderous Mob on Freddy´s Clothing mart...and Tawana Brawley fraud..

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Reply 35 - Posted by: navybrat, 2/24/2013 11:23:17 PM     (No. 9194273)

If his parents had done the job of parenting, Trayvon would have been a better person and alive today.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/24/2013 11:24:43 PM     (No. 9194275)

What next? A postage stamp? Another paid holiday for public service employees?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Twiggy, 2/25/2013 1:06:03 AM     (No. 9194334)

This whole incident is so political it makes me sick every time I hear about it. Why have they from the beginning been using a picture of an innocent 10 year old boy to portray this thug? Why don´t they show the actual picture of what he looked like when it happened? Zimmerman will never get a fair trial with all these race baitors running the show. He had every right to defend himself from this druggie thug.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/25/2013 1:13:16 AM     (No. 9194341)

Enough already with these Barry´s son stories.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 2/25/2013 2:58:27 AM     (No. 9194406)

Menu:

Chicken
Watermelon
Cocaine

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/25/2013 5:04:19 AM     (No. 9194431)

This family is very angry they don´t have anybody to sue fo rwrongful death so this dinner is a way to weasel money out of sympathizers.Who´s in charge of the foundation and what are it´s goals?

Not one person has ever asked why this neighborhood needed a watch captain to begin with. There had to be a history of break ins,car theft or something.If Tray was simply going to a 7-11 for a bag of Skittles,why did he lurk and parade around this neighborhood. Didn´t he have breaking and entering tools in his locker?

The prosecutor has already sent out warnings to not attack the victim and are blocking his juvenile records from Zimmerman´s defense team.

The other lie the media started was this was a white neighborhood when it´s been proven since,it´s a racially balanced one.NBC edited the 911 calls to frame Zimmerman in the public´s mind and they should have to pay millions in damages.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: provide, 2/25/2013 6:41:19 AM     (No. 9194471)

And the Bammy and Mooch couldn´t attend because....

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Reply 42 - Posted by: broken01, 2/25/2013 7:19:44 AM     (No. 9194517)

Poster 40 you forgot the macaroni and cheese, collared greens and grape koolaid.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/25/2013 9:11:12 AM     (No. 9194688)

Canabalism is alive and well in this perverted community.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/25/2013 9:27:55 AM     (No. 9194715)

Moms has gone very Moochelle.

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final Obamacare sign-up deadline, Obama
administration unveils new ´honor system´ *

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/26/2014 12:51:26 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is prepared to give prospective Obamacare enrollees another half-month to signup for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare.gov, treating the law´s March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality for Americans who claim they tried in earnest to sign up in time. During a March 12 congressional hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady that there would be no such extensions. ´Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?´ Brady asked. ´No, sir,´ she replied. On the same day, Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the

It´s time for White House to start sweating
over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 5:25:58 AM     Post Reply
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama´s health care law. And if the oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are any indication, it’s time for the White House to start sweating over a lawsuit that up until now has flown relatively below the radar. At issue in the case are the subsidies that the federal government provides for individuals purchasing insurance through Obamacare. Though the text

Andrea Mitchell Slams Hobby
Lobby: ´What Right Do They Have
to Interfere With Medical
Decisions by Women?´

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Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:21:26 PM     Post Reply
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: "What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women´s health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Rienzi pushed back: "No one´s discriminating against women, Andrea, all they´re saying is that, you´re right, these are personal decisions,

Harry Reid: Obamacare Delayed
Because ‘People Are Not Educated
About How to Use the Internet’

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2014 1:47:46 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax. Asked about this “delay” in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay. He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because “people are not educated about how to use the internet.” “There’s no hiccup or delay,” Reid insisted. “We had hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up and

President Obama got elected
on competency. Now people
are starting to wonder.

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/26/2014 4:57:05 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday night two things happened. 1. A trio of Secret Service agents were sent home from Amsterdam after one was found passed out drunk in a hotel hallway. 2. The Obama Administration announced (another) extension of the enrollment deadline for Obamacare signups. At first glance, these two events have little in common with one another. But, modern politics is all about narratives and storylines. And, both of these events confirm a growing concern from the public about President Obama: That he´s just not up to governing his administration and, by extension, the country, effectively.

Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should
Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let
Employees Use Exchange

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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 3:43:04 PM     Post Reply
During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees. “But isn´t there another choice nobody talks about, which is paying the tax, which is a lot less than a penalty and a lot less than -- than the cost of health insurance at all?” Sotomayor said during the presentation by attorney Paul Clement, who represents Hobby Lobby Stores

Northwestern University football players
can unionize, federal agency says

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/26/2014 3:40:31 PM     Post Reply
Chicago - In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize. Wednesday´s landmark ruling by a regional director of National Labor Relations Board means the players are deemed employees under federal law and so can create the nation´s first college athletes´ union. Union lawyers argued the Big Ten school´s football players are part of a commercial enterprise that generates hefty profits through their labor. The NCAA, Big Ten Conference and the private school vehemently opposed the union drive. Northwestern argued that college athletes are


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