After a long Saturday of deliberations, the six women on the George Zimmerman trial delivered a verdict of not guilty on all counts at nearly 10 PM local time. Justice has been done, in a case that never should have been brought. I join with law professor William Sullivan´s call: It´s not too early to demand an inquiry into the prosecution of this case. Angela Corey should resign. Al Sharpton, with blood still on his hands from the Freddy´s Fashion Mart fire he instigated, is fulminating:
We used to have a constitutional protection against double jeopardy, but thanks to "federal civil rights prosecutions," the "progressives" have destroyed that, the way they have so many other aspects of the Constitution.
As for the "lies" that Al "Tawana Brawley" Sharpton has the brass clangers to accuse Zimmerman of telling, what are they?
Why, he claimed he didn´t know the name of the street, and then, after being shown a map, he DID know the name of the street!
Being called a racist liar by Al Sharpton is like being anointed a Jedi by Yoda himself.
Please note the spectacle of the entire "progressive" half of the nation, the MSM, the White House, and every elected official with a D after their name - hoping for and encouraging the lynching of an innocent Hispanic man, and (here comes the important part, GOP!) no one expects this to affect the pro-Democrat Hispanic vote. Got that, GOP? If you´re a Democrat you can lynch Hispanics, but (here it comes again) it will not - not! - hurt your chances with Hispanics at the ballot box! Do you understand what´s going on here, GOP? Think real hard now...
The Justice Department, and the Administration, rather obviously prejudged the situation against Zimmerman.
Post-decision rioting could be a useful distraction for something the Administration wants to slip in with little notice.
Or...it could be a ready-made excuse to activate Obama´s "Civilian Army"...to put down "nationwide unrest"...and set the stage for a perpetual Presidency.
I think the Jury knew what they were going to do long before late Saturday evening decision. They waited that long in order to minimize potential rioting and to allow Zimmerman to go someplace safe with little notice. Not to mention that they´d like a discreet exit themselves. Smart ladies.
I was shocked by Angela Corey´s unprofessional statements after the verdict. She started out on an even keel, but then professionalism got the better of her. It was outrageous for her to minimize Zimmerman´s injuries or his possible fear of additional injuries. She compared him a child who gets a boo-boo and a parent kisses it, then sends him back into the game. She should be fired for that uncalled for, incendiary remark alone.
There IS still some justice in this world. The persecutors, angela corey in particular should ALL be disbarred and up on charges of corruption for putting this travesty on display for more than a year. Bless George Zimmerman and his family and I pray they will be safe. Thank heaven for Mr. O´Mara and Mr. West! BTW, I agree with #1.
Angela Corey´s news conference after the verdict was pathetic. She was all gussied up, obviously ready for the cameras. She NEVER looked that good in court! She stood there and sweetly (dripping with southern charm)answered questions and basically re-tried Zimmerman in one breath while saying that they accept the Jury´s verdict. I agree, she should be fired! She is an embarrassment here in Florida!
The Trayvon is an angel spin makes me sick. He was living • Suppressing exculpatory evidence recovered from the (double-password-protected) cell phone of Trayvon Martin that reveal deleted texts of the 17-year-old bragging about street-fighting with friends and relatives and photos showing him brandishing guns, gangsta-style. This evidence supports Zimmerman´s claim he feared Martin and shot in self-defense. • Disallowing Martin´s criminal background, including arrests by Miami-Dade school district police for drugs, theft, graffiti and other delinquent behavior. (Martin, in fact, had been suspended from school the week he jumped Zimmerman inside his gated townhouse complex, after police found stolen jewelry and burglary tools inside his backpack.) with his father and his girlfriend due to his mother kicking him out of her house for after being expelled from school for having burglary tools and stolen jewelry in his possession..
Tell the facts of this case without any mention of race and see what response you will get. It is pretty cut and dried. Obama, the media, and entertainment industry stuck their noses in and created this whole mess. They lied. Ommitted facts. Ginned up racial division. And now they are in full throttle outrage mode.
I applaud the women of the jury. They got it right. Hopefully, their lives won´t be ruined by this and they can move on. George Zimmerman and his family deserve peace and I hope he sues the networks for the false accusations and omissions they made. I pray that Obama and Holder don´t do what they have threatened to do if he was found not guilty, and that is to charge him with civil rights violations. That would be a further travesty of justice, but nothing new from this vile administration.
Tawana Brawley all over again - I lived in the Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie area and the media and blacks all wanting to hang various officials of the town up to and including the sheriff. There should be severe punishment for cases like this one and charges brought against any official, including the judge who acted so unprofessionally. Thank God that the ladies on the jury saw through the lies.
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Bad Dog, 7/14/2013 7:55:32 AM (No. 9422933)
Some validation, as well, for the poor I.T. whistleblower guy who got fired just a day ago from his job in the Angela Corey´s State Attorney´s Office. And why? For alerting the defense team that this critical cell phone information and photos were being withheld BY theState Attorney´s Office.
Illegally withheld. Honest people are punished in this Land Throuh the Lookingglass.
Victor Cruz ought to watch what comes out of his mouth. As for GZ, this is the correct outcome for a case that never should have come to trial in the first place.
Now the real criminal investigation - GZ vs. the msm should start. The msm talking heads (they know who they are) should now get the chance to defend their fabrications and try out a pair of hand cuffs for the one-way trip to the local penn. We just have one problem - who would report the proceedings for the always great L.com et al to post?
I hope these jury members are left alone and their privacy respected if they don´t want to come forward. There is still a danger for them and GZ from racist revenge. The judge who has disgraced herself should extend the privacy order indefinitely. If Sharpton, Jackson et all are against racism let them help calm the tensions. The same goes for the networks who edited tapes early on to fit their racist template.
Regarding Eric Holder - he has set the precedent with the Black Panther case that crimes perpetrated by Blacks can be excused. This sets up a dangerous atmosphere for not only GZ, but the entire country if that is interpreted as "we´re free to do anything we want"
Thank Heaven, that the jury stood as a bulwark against state oppression and mob media mentality. Those jurors were all that stood between Zimmerman and the lynch mob.
I found absolutely delightful that defense lawyer West, when asked his opinion about the judge´s evenhandedness, stated that he would demur, and that he planned on keeping his bar license for a few more years. He was subtly referring to bar rules about showing disrespect to the judge. Absolutely priceless.
Congratulations to West and O´Meara for their defense of this man, George Zimmerman. West tore the media up in his last comment! That Corey woman was a stereotype of a southern woman in looks and dress (bless her heart!), that good southern women never duplicate and her words were so wrong! They lost the case, thank God! Now, I hope Zimmerman´s attorneys bring civil suits against the State of Florida, the DOJ for transporting rioters across state lines to protest, the city commissioner, Sharpton and Jackson and anyone else they think ginned up hatred or hid evidence.
I doubt Obama via Eric Holder will file federal charges against Zimmerman because mid-term elections are coming up fairly soon, and Obama doesn´t want extra animosity towards himself, Holder, and the Dem Party by proxy to rub off on all of them before the elections.
I still believe that St. Trayvon was part of the farm-team reconnaissance efforts of a bigger STG.
The article didn´t say what Sharpton thinks the ´´next step in terms of the federal government´´ should be but I´m sure Obama will sign some sort of Executive Order in the next few weeks to take away more freedom.
Nevermind the prosecution, just doing what they were told. Rather, listen to what Levin said about the judge. A liberal hack ( appointed by a Bush) who was as unproffesional as possible. What hasn´t been pointed out is that a gun was used, and where´s there a gun, you´ll find O´Bummer and his sidekick. Wait, watch and see.
Attorney Mark O´Mara was not exaggerating when he described the Zimmerman case as a David-Goliath confrontation. The MSM tried and convicted Zimmerman on the first day and never stopped presenting him as a monster and Trayvon as an angel. The race industry apparatchiks, led by Rev, Sharpton, did all they could to rouse racial tensions. As soon as he could, our president picked his side by saying, "If I had had a son, he would have looked just like Trayvon Martin. Then the politicians, from the Florida Governor on down, decided to interfere with the police investigation and, then, to take it over entirely. The state´s lawyers, showing themselves to be an especially sleazy lot in how they manipulated and twisted the evidence to fit their increasingly improbable monster-angel theory, were finally reduced to shouting and purely emotional argument. Yet to be resolved are allegations that the state knowingly withheld evidence from the defense. And, last but not least, we find that AG Holder sent a DOJ crew down to Sanford to help organize anti-Zimmerman rallies. In spite of all this, the jury looked at all the evidence, considered it carefully and, then, by declaring Zimmerman "not guilty." rendered some real justice.
I felt from the beginning that the jury would never find him guilty of Second Decree, but when the "judge" allowed manslaughter in, I figured the jury would split the difference in an effort to give both sides something --not knowing that a manslaughter conviction actually carried a heavier sentence than second degree.
I have to say, I was stunned when the verdict came in last night. The jury did the right thing.
I´m heartened to see that Sanford and all of Florida has not erupted in violence. That´s a good sign.
Ardent fan of Thomas Lifson´s American Thinker - and he´s correct.
However - it will never happen and the Obama Administration will double down by crushing Zimmerman under assorted Civil Rights charges and other specious, ex-officio, bureaucratic ways to harass the man and his family until he takes his own life.
I was reading the comments over at http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=743725, the Most Read from yesterday. Comment #62 had points I´d never heard:
The judge barred autopsy results that "showed evidence of -extensive- long term heavy drug use. The liver of a 40 year old, and brain lesions due to Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide use. DXM is the active ingredient in some cough syrups, and is known for causing violent, psychotic behavior."
The judge barred evidence of Trayvon´s possession of "stolen property (Women’s jewelry, you know the sort of thing a house burglerer might steal?) and possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphenalia, possession of marijuana, Multiple suspensions from school for criminal behavior, most of it violent."
There is at least some reason to believe that Trayvon really was acting like he was on drugs, that he was casing the neighborhood and that he attacked GZ, not the other way around. But the defense was not allowed to present it.
I am waiting to see what the Mara family does about their "thoroughly confused" wide receiver Victor Cruz sending out a death threat against George Zimmerman. The news article about it can be found on Breitbart Sports.
The loser Prez set race relations back 30 years...race relations (except for the "Justice Bros" was a non issue until that racist President played the race card on every issue - a real leader & healer, hu?
Do you suppose the time will ever come that the media --FOX included, will ever stop parroting all of the lies put forth by the Prosecution and Race Baiters? Some blond bimbo commentator on FOX just a few minutes ago, still trumpeting the "Zimmerman was pursuing Trayvon" meme. Will ever they stop with the "Zimmerman got out of his vehicle and pursued Taryvon"?
Don´t these idiots pay attention? Don´t they listen to anything. Are they incapable of --if not reading, at least listening, to the facts?
Robert Zimmerman, Sr., George´s father has thanked The Conservative Treehouse for all of their research and investigation, and their standing by George throughout this long ordeal.
This case is not over by a long shot. The maggoty entity that is the Florida legal system needs to have some sunlight. IT Tech Robert Kruidbos tried to let some in and, after being lauded for excellent performance only two months ago, has been fired by Angela Corey for "poor performance". It´s not over, folks:
State Attorney Angela Corey fires information technology director who raised concerns in Trayvon Martin case http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=743777
As for anyone who thinks this verdict does not affect them, that this case was just about two guys in little town in Florida who got into a tussle that went bad, you are not seeing the forest for the trees. This could happen anywhere that malicious prosecution is fostered and grows like a cancer. And is enhanced by the race hustlers who are ready to go when race is involved. It could get you or someone close to you. It is not our American way.
I´ve mentioned this before. Last night there was mention of the 2005 Florida Stand Your Ground Law which should have exonerated Zimmerman with the evidence. It became a problem when the law was tested in a teenage black thug being shot by a ´white´ Hispanic and evidence of Zimmerman being attacked and standing his ground. If the very same situation and evidence been the same and Zimmerman defended himself against a white teenage skate boarder who acted like Trayvon ´Skittles´ Martin there wouldn´t have been a trial. Florida would have said the law worked.
I have absolutely NO sympathy for Trayvon’s parents. If they were pawns of the race baiting industry, they were willing pawns. The mother has done everything possible to cash in on the mess. If the two of them had put their efforts into parenting a young Trayvon instead of being welfare pimps and training him to be a thug, they might not have lost that son, almost certainly they would not have lost him in the way they did. Who taught Trayvon to think of whites as “creepy-assed crackers”? Who made excuses for Trayvon to steal and fight? The grieving parents, that’s who. No, I do not have sympathy for those two.
It might be kind of difficult for Angela Nifong to run for any political office if she´s in the middle of a lawsuit, and in the process of being disbarred by the Florida State Bar for violations of the law in persecuting George Zimmerman.
That fat, ugly, sorry excuse for a woman is a real piece of work. On television last night, still trumpeting lie after lie after lie.
Typical Liberal. If you tell the lie often enough, people will believe it --which obviously, the media did. All of the media, the vast majority of the Talking Heads at FOX included it seems.
There are federal laws against someone taking action against anyone who blows the whistle on an illegal action. That person who blew the whistle against Corey needs to lawyer up and file charges against Corey for just that. It would not look too great to have an employee lauded for excellent performance and shortly after, fire that person for poor performance.
And like many others here, I´m glad to see Zimmerman acquitted of all charges, but I will withhold any celebration until I learn that the federal DOJ is NOT going to pursue charges of violating Martin´s "civil rights". And why is it that it seems that only blacks can have their "civil rights" violated?
Yeah, yeah, the private needs to go to prison for following an immoral, unethical, illegal order ... now about the general who issued that order? This came from well above Corey, Nelson, and Holder. Who was it that said that´s my son?
Memo to Al Sharpton, Grand Kleagle of the Black Klan: Shut up. Please, would you and your followers (including most of the MSM and your teammate BHO) fold up your bedsheets and hoods and slink off over the horizon?
All my admiration is for the six women jurors, who exhibited the courage and clearheadedness to deliver the verdict they did.
Personally, I enjoyed last night´s post-verdict performance of "A RaceCrime Named Desire," by Angela "Blanche DuBois" Corey and her supporting cast. For a moment there in her black-laced decolletage I thought she might get the vapors thanking every one of her co-conspirators.
Saved by the jury. And I see no upside at all in anyone on that jury going public. If they are as wise as their deliberation and decision, they will get on with their lives and not look back. But Florida gave us a judge, prosecutors and a State Attorney truly worthy of our corrupt news media. They all deserve each other. And thankfully, they can all go pound sand on this one. After they´re done whining.
1. Angela Corey should be fired first thing tomorrow morning. 2. If common sense were to be used, most people would have dropped this by asking WHO drew first blood. 3. Very serious problem we have in America. Each of us must think about this long and hard. The President of the United States (he´s black) needed all the help he could get to stay in office. His base was not as enthused as it was the first time. Obama USED this event to rile up his base, and sock it to whitey. A win-win for him. In every city of every State in America, a sub-culture has been growing. Fatherless wolf cubs of teen aged mothers, who have created their own language, their own music, their own twisted sense of right and wrong, and their focus of blame on the miserable world they live in (it´s the whites). This culture fights against anything done to assist these kids, such as education and the myriad programs and outreach costing billions over the last 40 years. I would bet my last dollar that elderly blacks who grew up segregated are better educated than the typical 17 year old today. They married and stayed married and kept their families together. The problem today is not skin color, it is their culture. How do we really help the Rachel Jeantels of today?
I have had a broken nose several times and know that a blow there completely immobiles you. I have also hit my head on a hard surface more than once. You could get your head slammed a number of times without causing a compression wound like Z suffered. A blow to the head that knocks you out, does not have to bleed. I would love for someone to punch these liar liberals straight in the nose and slam their heads several times on concrete and see how minor they felt the assault was, after the fact.
For those who question the dual prosecution, former jeopardy ("double jeopardy" as its known)does not apply. The U.S. and Florida are two sovereigns. In any event, while possible and entirely wished for by the left and Holder,et al,the civil rights criminal statutes may not apply to a private citizen not acting under color of law (think Rodney King.)
The real heroes in this mess are the six ladies who had the collective courage to do the right thing under enormous pressure.
During the press interview after the verdict, Angela Cory refused to answer a question regarding her firing of an investigator on her staff. of course, we know that he found additional data on Trayvon Martin´s cell phone which showed the young man´s interest in matters that would be damaging to the Prosecution´s case. The judge allowed Mr Zimmerman´s background into the trial ( the negative aspects ) but refused to allow Trayvon Martin´s background to be entered as evidence, which would have been very damaging .The judge was not impartial and she should be sanctioned along with the state attorney´s who did not turn over evidence to the defense, which is mandated by law. This case was poisoned by the Government , the Media, and activists who wanted persecution, not prosecution. After the President´ statement last year, this trial should not even have been held in the U.S. (In my opinion). Looks like the jury believed the evidence and disregarded the racial hysteria, which had nothing to do with this case. Monday we will see how many people were killed\wounded in Chicago over the weekend and we´ll expect a statement from the President on THAT matter. Hopefully there will be no one killed and no statement required.
#38, when George Zimmerman´s attorney was asked if that information being barred was a loss for Zimmerman´s defense, this was his answer:
“No!” O’Mara said. “I like the idea that we’re limiting the evidence to what it should be. It was five to six minutes that happened from the time of the non-emergency call to the time of the gunshot and afterwards with the emergency call. If we limit it to that, whatever that jury decides has to be the proper verdict, as long as they follow the evidence and the law, and then we’re done.”
My hope is that some of the anguish, outrage, hostility and hatred caused by the manipulation of this case can be dispelled by a full airing of facts.
My heart breaks for what the Left has done and are doing to decent people of all skin colors (Americans) in this country. Look at the genuine anguish on the faces of this woman and her children: http://col.stb01.s-msn.com/i/3E/50EDE6F07E918B0FA4CCE6EE2EB86.jpg .
The emotions surrounding this case came as much, or more, from a result of the lies and manipulation by those with their own evil purposes as from the events that brought about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin.
I pray that God, who has power to bring good results from bad deeds, will bless us to overcome the evil efforts to divide us. May He help us to love Him and our country enough to love one another as we should. May He be merciful to us and give us understanding that we may be merciful to each other.
"The system has failed: Hundreds demonstrators voice their disappointment and anger over not guilty verdict in George Zimmerman trial."
The above headline illustrates the unbridgeable gulf that exists between mindless emotionalism and the rule of law. I agree with the majority that the system worked and I am cheered that justice prevailed. In general whites and blacks, liberals and conservatives live in two mutually incomprehensible worlds.
Amen #4 and let those who make sport of slandering the people of Florida detail for us how the people of their state would have gotten this right after 16 hours of deliberation. The people of NY, CA, CT, VT, RI, ME, MD and on and on ... would they have gotten this right? Who knows, but these ladies did and I salute them.
#46, Angela Corey on a ballot? more likely (by all appearances last night) a bordello.
I do wish the "stupid ...and ignant (sic)" Al Sharpton and his ilk would go away. But they won´t go away until and unless the Beast --known as the MSM-- stops encouraging them to rile and instigate and aggravate.
In this case as in so many others BO has poured gasoline on the flames, not sought healing. There´s something really evil about him.
Last night when Sharpton gave his statement and summation of events leading up to Martin being killed he omitted the most important factor of all, that Martin clearly assaulted Zimmerman by punching Zimmerman in the face thus breaking his nose, knocking Zimmerman to the ground, and then slamming Zimmerman´s head against the concrete sidewalk. Clearly that was a criminal assault perpetrated by Martin that could have resulted in serious bodily injury to Zimmerman.
Only after that happened, and with the assault still in progress, did Zimmerman produce his legally concealed handgun and shoot Martin. By any measure Zimmerman shooting Martin at that point was an act of self-defense on the part of Zimmerman, fully in accordance with Florida law. The jury followed also the law and reached the correct decision in keeping with Florida law.
No doubt the liberal and progressives clearly peeved at all the concealed carry laws coming into existence all over the country, that are a real danger to thugs who at any opportunity assault law abiding people with their fists, would have liked a jury decision to the affect that it is some degree of murder if a person with a concealed carry permit being assaulted by a thug with fists is guilty if the law abiding person defended himself or herself by utilizing a concealed firearm.
Mark O´Mara stated emphatically last night that any attempts at civil suits would result in the attorneys asking for, and getting injunctions against them. And to the poster that mentioned GZ taking his own life, there are enough drama queens in Hollywood.
I believe that the DOJ will almost certainly bring civil action against GZ. It´s a win-win. Satisfies the racists, keeps the country divided, and assures that the Obama scandals remain off the front page.
Not sure why that "homeowners association" gave those two black grifters a MILLION DOLLARS but now they should demand it back!!!
Give it to the true victim, Zimmerman!
And if ever a public lynching needed to be carried out, it is that ugly black racist idiot Al "Tawana Bradley" Sharpton!!!
I am so sick of the left-wing corrupt enemedia playing favorites with this case and choosing to indoctrinate their dumbass viewers with so many lies about that teenage tramp who was destined to die for being such a thug!
And that female Florida prosecutor is such a lunatic! She needs to be in a mental institution immediately!
God bless that all-woman jury, they saved our very reputation as a fair and balanced country, regardless of all the dirty lies from NBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, and all the newspooper lies printed daily for months, a POX on you all!
Here´s hoping that they leave you alone, George Zimmerman, and you can resume your everyday life without being so repeatedly attacked any more.
As is typical of the black community at large, NO ONE is taking responsibility for the fact that Trayvon was well on his way to being arrested. Sybina, the Mother, abandoned Trayvon when Tracy, the Dad, took up with another woman. Sybrina already had a child from a previous relationship. Dad´s new wife had 2 daughters by a previous relationship, but she raised Trayvon apparently very well for 12+ years. Then Dad leaves Wife #2 for "fiance" and ships Trayvon back to Sybrina in Miami, away from the only "real" Mother he has known. Dad has yet another child with fiance. Sybrina ships Trayvon back to Dad and the new main squeeze when he gets suspended from school for having burglary tools and stolen jewelry in his back pack at school. Suspended AGAIN. Trayvon post pictures of his junior thug status including a gold grill in his mouth, marijuana plants, a handgun, him "inhaling", and the stolen jewelery. And the black community has the nerve to say a "defenseless child" was gunned down by a crazed wanna-be cop just out scoutin´ to kill a black child. It is absolutely beyond bizarre that the black community cannot see that they are reaping what they have sown. But no, it is the white man´s fault.
Obama´s son is a dumbshit! What kind of teenager is still eating skittles at 17 and takes wrong and long way home at night? Where were his parents -- Obama and Mooche? Perhaps too busy having parties themselves to care that their little dumbshit son was MIA.
I haven´t read through the posts, so if I´m repeating someone else´s observation, I am sorry. Does anyone else believe, as I do, that both sides knew the verdict before it was read? Martin´s parents were not in the courtroom and the lack of reaction on the Zimmerman side of the table was just too obvious. Bailiffs can be very good at leaking the verdict when possible.
(Cont´d) #78 pretty well sums up what happened with Trayvon. He was a throwaway kid with two irresponsible parents (Geraldo notwithstanding). But that is no excuse for circling and lying in wait to attack a man rather then just going home.
According to Rachel he HAD reached home. Then the line went dead for four long minutes. We know the rest. Anyone who has seen the distance from his Sanford "home" (Brandi´s) and the place where he assaulted George know that he travelled back intending to teach the cracka a lesson.
Re #79, go and read around. The Skittles, like some other fruit flavored candie, are an essential ingredient - along with watermelon drink - of a drug concoction known as Lean. The active ingredient is DXM or Trayvon´s preferred codeine, found in cough syrup.
Re #80, anyone who watched the trial knew that the prosecution had no case. No theory. No evidence to support the charge of 2nd degree homicide. The defense used prosecution witnesses to prove that George was innocent. (In some countries "innocent" is another possibility. We stop at "not guilty".)
The Martins´ attorneys apparently advised them to go home to Miami "so that they could go to church" today. Being lawyers, they may have reasonably surmised that the case was lost.
The Zimmermans were in shock. And a young man was still dead. It would have been classless to celebrate, and they are pretty classy folks.
#83, Right you are. Yet more kudos to the corrupt news media for their news blackout on Trayvon´s ´´Lean´´concoction. Described at 6 and 22 minutes in timeline in this article... http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/what_the_media_choose_not_to_know_about_trayvon.html
A young boy and his Skittles, my foot. Incredible.
At least now in this country if you are a women or a man being attacked by a African American or what ever term they are using to keep themselves separate from the rest of the citizens of American. We still have the right to defend ourselves. It is obvious to me if Zimmerman would have been found guilty and a white person was attacked by a African American they would have to either run or just stand and let themselves be beat up or raped.
#61 Yes they are sisters, but Loretta´s name is Bixby (?) which she wouldn´t use because it would have cost her the Mexican votes in Anaheim. Their house was in Pacific Palisades and she rented an address in Anaheim for the residency requirements. I almost threw up when she was dedicating the Senior Center in Anaheim and pretended she was a true Anaheim resident. A phony free loader all the way around.
I think O´Riot has overplayed his hand this time... big time. Demonstrations by Black people who are bused around by the InJustice Department against an innocent Hispanic man. This while trying to pass an idiotic immigration law for criminals. I guess if you are Hispanic and born here, you aren´t politically correct.
This is the most incompetent and crooked President and Administration ever.
#78 - Thank you for the info on the broken Martin family. Yes, T. was a bad boy (no, not child). But I can see why now and am sorry that his parents were not there for him, that he didn´t receive the love that most kids do and went off the tracks. RIP...
Yes, of course I wish Z the best as well and am concerned for him and his family.
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DOHA, Qatar -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there. Hagel approved the order after speaking with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian Monday night from Afghanistan where he was visiting troops. Le Drian asked the U.S. to help get African troops quickly into the country to prevent the violence there from spreading, said Pentagon spokesman Carl Woog. There are more than 1,000 French troops in the Central African Republic, where Christian armed fighters launched an attack
RUSH: Do you know, folks, that you can keep your doctor after all if you´re willing to pay more? That´s from Zeke Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, who´s one of the architects of Obamacare. And you can. If you´re willing to pay more, you can keep your doctor, and nobody ever said anything else. "Obama didn´t lie to you," he said. "It´s just a matter of choice." No, no, it´s not. We´re losing choice. I was thinking about something. Those of you that were not alive in the 1950s hear a lot about it and how the old fuddy-duddies want
RUSH: I kid you not, the Daily Caller: "Liberals Want to Stop Men From Checking Out Women." Liberals want to make it a crime for men to ogle or otherwise look at or otherwise admire or otherwise dream about or otherwise fantasize about or otherwise look at and laugh, whatever, women. "In the progressive future, men will not be able to look at women´s bodies because that is a terrible thing to do -- and science says so. "Researchers have offered a definitive report into the science of the male ´objectifying gaze,´" and that is in quotes, "in the December
RUSH: There´s a fascinating couple of stories on wealth. Do you know, folks, one of the things, talking about wealth and poverty, the poor, the rich, when I endeavor to explain American exceptionalism -- and, by the way, if I may be a little Obama-like here. In the foreword that I wrote for Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims -- remember that book written for children 10 to 13, primarily for everybody. I wrote my definition of American exceptionalism in a way that young people can understand it. At least I tried to. My uncle read that portion at our
RUSH: Well, they tried to make me the villain in the soap opera about the pope, but it just didn´t take off this time. They´re still out there trying. There´s a left-wing Catholic group with 6,000 signatures to a petition. They´re a left-wing, pro-abortion bunch of Catholics, which means they´re not really Catholic. Anyway, they´re trying to raise all kinds of problems with this, but they´ve not been able to. I have a column here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers by Shikha Dalmia at Reason.com. It´s entitled, "The Pope´s Self-Defeating Anti-Capitalist Rant." The piece does not mention me, but it
President Obama has found someone to blame for the Affordable Care Act´s rolling failures besides Republicans. ObamaCare is the government´s fault, not his. On Thursday, Mr. Obama dropped by American University for a heart to heart with Chris Matthews, and the MSNBC host wondered who in the executive branch is responsible for the botched health-care rollout. Mr. Obama listed a few impersonal culprits including "cynicism," "Washington gridlock" and "the management of government," but he then drifted into another classic. "The challenge, I think, that we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around White House
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
A veteran Washington adviser who has worked for four Presidents on both sides of the political aisle said that the stunning Government Accountability Report report that found President Barack Obama has not had a one-on-one meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius since the passage of Obamacare over three years ago is an indictment of the entire White House operation and shows that the Obama administration has bordered on "malfeasance." "I have no doubt the White House is right, that Secretary Sebelius was in several group meetings with the president about health care," Gergen caveated, "but the whole
President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The picture barely fits the name of the Arizona Memorial so it can frame Obama in the foreground. The post´s statement reads: Today, with solemn pride and reverence, let us remember those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, acknowledge everyone who carried their legacy forward, and reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served. President Obama The Obama Administration´s current shipbuilding plan shrinks the size of
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack,
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the hapless, goalpost-shifting so-called "architect" of Obamacare, told Fox News´ Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that President Barack Obama´s promise "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was absolutely true--with one important caveat: if you like your doctor, "you can pay for it." Wallace grilled Dr. Emanuel, challenging his false claims that California´s enrollment was keeping pace with the percentage of the young population necessary to keep the system afloat, and pointing out that the president´s promise on doctors would collapse once people lost their insurance or their
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I
The U.S. isn´t called "America the Beautiful" for nothing. Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country´s majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty. But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont´s Ben & Jerry´s Factory and Tennessee´s Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley. From California to New York and everywhere in between, the country is chock-full of incredible attractions that keep luring in visitors. Here are the best tourist attractions in every state.
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry opened her program over the weekend with a commentary about the Affordable Care Act’s colloquial moniker: “Obamacare.” She said that the word was originally created as a “derogatory term,” designed by white men as a way to delegitimize President Barack Obama and his achievement. However, she said that the term will soon be synonymous with all of Obama’s accomplishments and she urged her audience to use the term with pride. “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years, and like it or not, it’s indelibly
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last minute decision not to participate in a memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela, despite having notified the South African government that he would attend the event. The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and the security required for the prime minister in Johannesburg. The Prime Minister’s Office found that the trip would have cost roughly 7 million shekels ($2.4 million) – 2.8 million shekels for chartering a private El Al plane and a further 3.2 million shekels for
President Obama, former president George W. Bush and their wives departed Washington Monday morning on Air Force One on their way to a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela. The president and first lady Michelle Obama are being accompanied by Mr. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the flight to Johannesburg. A four-hour memorial service will be held on Tuesday for South Africa’s first black president. Mr. Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary, died on Thursday at age 95. Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are traveling separately to South Africa. Former President
President Obama will make remarks on Nelson Mandela´s legacy during a memorial service Tuesday for the late South African freedom fighter, officials said Monday. "We do expect President Obama to speak as part of the program," said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The president and first lady Michelle Obama departed Monday for Johannesburg, where a Mandela memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium. Obama, who will also spend time with the Mandela family, is not scheduled to hold any bilateral meetings with foreign leaders while in South Africa, Rhodes said. Rhodes also said the
All three networks on Monday morning highlighted the appearance of the Obamas at the Kennedy Center Honors, but only ABC fawned over "fashion win" of First Lady. Lara Spencer enthused that " one of the stars of the show was Michelle Obama." An excited Spencer explained that Mrs. Obama looked "absolutely ravishing in a flowing teal gown as she accompanied President Obama." The co-host declared, "Another big fashion win for the First Lady. CBS This Morning offered a full report on the various performers who were honored, but co-anchor Charlie Rose avoided ABC´s superlatives.