Can a too-tight hatband cut off circulation to the brain, causing the wearer to babble stupid things uncontrollably? Two influential wingnut race-baiters may need to adjust the fit of their trademark fedoras. Here’s a screen shot of the current front page of The Drudge Report:
These assholes have such a boner for racially tinged violence that they’ll just flat make shit up if protests are mostly peaceful, and from what I gather on legitimate news sites, they were, aside from a handful of arrests here and there. It’s hardly “America in Flames!”—to the palpable disappointment of many.
Here is Roger L. Simon, another fedora-sporting douche-barge:
By injecting himself in a minor Florida criminal case by implying Martin could be his son, the president of the United States — a onetime law lecturer, of all things — disgraced himself and his office, made a mockery of our legal system and exacerbated racial tensions in our country, making them worse than they have been in years. This is the work of a reactionary, someone who consciously/unconsciously wants to push our nation back to the 1950s.
Yeah, I’m sure Barack Obama wants to go back to the 1950s so his parents can get arrested for miscegenation, he can use the separate bathroom facilities and not eat at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. Simon probably tries to fit the fedora on his ass and elbows every morning before remembering that it goes on his empty head.
[X-posted at Balloon Juice]
Posted by Betty Cracker on 07/15/13 at 11:51 AM • Permalink
an interesting feature that I have not heard anywhere involves the huge number of Spanish-speaking television and radio stations.
While black and white opinions have been tested, for some reason the conversation that goes on based on Spanish-speaking outlets has been neglected by both left and right exponents.
I live in a small town in the southwest, and here the Hispanic population is significant. As best as I can tell, the opinion of Spanish speakers is entirely supportive of Zimmerman. The television and radio outlets are largely supportive of Zimmerman.
It is peculiar when all of this ideological, inflammatory rhetoric is spewed, Hispanic opinion is neglected.
Personally, my view is that Florida law being what it is, the jury basically had little choice but to find him not guilty. Having served on a jury in a high-profile murder trial, I can tell you that very few will have subjected the matter to as much rigorous scrutiny as the jurors have.
I also feel that it is unfortunate that President Obama decided to comment publicly on a trial before a verdict was reached.
Comment by Formerly Amherst on 07/15/13 at 09:52 PM
@D Johnson, you make a lot of sound points.
When this tragic event unfolded, I was in the dark like everyone.
Since that time things have come to light. Zimmerman dated a black girl at one point and took her to the prom. He was mentoring a couple of black kids whose father was in prison. Even after the subsidy was cut off, they continued to live with the Zimmerman family, and George Zimmerman tried to help them break the cycle that had led their father to prison.
The FBI thoroughly investigated this case and found no suggestion of racially based thought or action.
The liberal side of the spectrum has been taken on a ride that ultimately can lead nowhere. Thank God there are still some liberals with integrity, like Alan Dershowitz, who insist that the truth be the basis for decision making regardless of where the chips fall.
There may be a number of reasons to be dissatisfied with our society, but this case is not one of them.
Comment by Formerly Amherst on 07/16/13 at 06:11 PM
I’m going about my business and doing nothing wrong. But you—despite instructions from the police to do nothing—stalk and challenge me. You are not a cop. You act toward me in a menacing, hostile way.
I’m supposed to wait until you actually assault me before I can respond? When I’ve been minding my own business and the entire interaction has been initiated by you, a hostile stranger? And then you have the “right” to pull a gun and kill me?
If that is not insane, what is? If that is not a legal, open invitation for gun-wielding racists, paranoids, thugs, pretend-heroes, and jerkoffs to provoke and then kill whomever they want, what is?
Comment by Mr. Wonderful on 07/17/13 at 09:27 AM
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