Jul 152013
 

Writing early for day 31, it’s a muggy morning on what promises to be a very hot day.  I’m tired from doing laundry.  I still HATE laundry.  Time to go bury myself in my box.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:08 (average 5:03).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Huffington Post: Martin family lawyer Ben Crump told reporters:

"The whole world was looking at this case for a reason, and what people wanted to see, as we all said, was how far we had come in America in matters of equal justice. It would be intellectually dishonest if we didn’t acknowledge the racial undertones of this case. … We have to have very responsible conversations about how we get better as a country and move forward from this tragedy and learn from it."

Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said in a statement:

"We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict. We stand with Trayvon’s family and we are called to act. We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed."

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson said in a tweet:

"Find a way for self construction not deconstruction in this time of despair. Avoid violence, it will lead to more tragedies."

Civil rights activist and TV host Al Sharpton said in a statement:

"The acquittal of George Zimmerman is a slap in the face to the American people but it is only the first round in the pursuit of justice."

I agree with these people. Hopefully a federal civil rights trial, if Holder does the right thing, and a civil suit may be just.

From MSNBC: NTSB and TV Station Go Republican

 

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KTVU may not be overtly racist, but I label them Republican for parroting the story without thought. I do hope that the Republican intern at NTSB was fired.

From Think Progress: Congressman Steve King (R-IA) suggested Sunday that George Zimmerman should never have even had to stand trial for killing Trayvon Martin, blaming President Obama and his Department of Justice for the case.

 

Faux Noise and King are, as always, lying. Obama had nothing to do with this.

Cartoon:

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And now they want out again!

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  20 Responses to “Open Thread–7/15/2013”

  1. Oh my goodness me!  How can anyone have fallen for the list of fake aircrew names?!  24 hour rolling news, with its pressure to be first with the news – no matter how erroneous or embarrassing – has to take some of the blame, but as for the intern at NTSB who issued the list….. they must have been crying with laughter right up until their sacking – and I hope they were sacked.  I hope KTVU have grown a few brain cells since this happened.  Unbelievable! 

     

  2. 4:12 Doors keep slamming in my face.

  3. It will be in the 90's again here too. We only had a one day break from the oppressiveness.  At least all the rain stopped for a while. The flooded people have a small chance to recoup, but the rain will return. Stay coo!

    Huff-Po ~ A travesty of justice. I hope the people don't react violently. Sign the petition to Eric Holder telling him to seek justice. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/open-a-civil-rights-case/?source=search

    MSNBC ~ Just look at the names of the pilots. The news department had to be comprised of idiots.                      Something Wrong, We Too Low, Holy $*#% and the last one is from the old Batman series during a fight sequence.

    Think Progress ~ The RepublicanTs should be ecstatic about the verdict. They apparently just like to hear themselves talk trash about Pres. Obama. Any reason is as good as another.

    Cartoon ~ Let them go! See how long they last.

     

     

     

  4. I'm losing hope for a Wrongful Death civil suit.  Given the Section on Immunity of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law (776.032) I'm starting to think that Zimmerman's lawyer may be right when he says he'll seek immunity – and be granted it – if a civil suit is filed.

    That leaves the DOJ – and I have my doubts there, also.

    Not trying to be a Cassandra – just girding myself for further disappointment.

  5. I wonder if this acquittal might be beneficial in the long run.   Which is better – having voters angry at the acquittal?   or having voters angry at a conviction?

    When we see Fox broadcasters declaring "Halleluliah", we see them as they are.   Or at least how they are paid to be (and when you play a role enough, those become the same thing).

  6. Puzzle — 3:34  What a beautiful blue door!  It opened just fine for me!

    Huffington Post — I wasn't in the court room but I certainly hoped for a guilty conviction. Zimmerman's lawyer, O'Mara, commented that had Zimmerman been black, he would never have been charged with a crime, which is just plain BS.  He would have been charged and convicted.  The reaction to the verdict is understandable, but I hope that the verdict is a launching pad to justice.  I like what Jesse Jackson said: 

    "Find a way for self construction not deconstruction in this time of despair. Avoid violence, it will lead to more tragedies."

    MSNBC — That is so offensive and ridiculous, and in my mind, very obvious.  There is an intern that should be an out-turn!

    Think Progress — If King and Faux Noise are going to make statements about Mr Obama and the DOJ being involved, essentially politicising the murder of Trayvon Martin, they'd better anti up with their evidence, if they have any.  I hope that the DOJ does come forth with a civil suit so that a light can be shone on "stand your ground" laws.

    Cartoon — July 15, 1870.  Another day that shall live in infamy!  Let Georgia, and the rest of the bellyaching south go, but they have to find their own place to go.  The land stays with the country.

  7. Any third grader would have known that those names were false.  Maybe the broadcaster was one of the millenials that  the Republicans are pursuing.