Zimmerman’s contention all along has been that Martin was bashing his head against the pavement, which is why he was forced to shoot him. The media – especially ABC News — initially attempted to discount that story completely, releasing video of his booking at the Sanford police station that were not well-pixellated, and thus did not show the gashes on the back of his head. It took several days for ABC News to release an enhanced version of the video that showed that there were gashes on Zimmerman’s head. In the meantime, the media had a field day reporting that Zimmerman had shot Martin essentially in cold blood; Martin’s family claimed that Zimmerman was not injured; members of Congress, without any evidence, attempted to pass a resolution labeling the killing a racially-motivated crime.
ABC News reports that the source of the new photo was a witness to the aftermath of the event, and that Zimmerman asked the source to call his wife for him after the shooting.
Well, as I predicted he has a good case and a chance in Florida to go scott free. They were in a big scuffle and somebody screamed.
- ABC News: Photo Shows George Zimmerman Had Bloodied Head (npr.org)
- New graphic bloody pics of Zimmerman’s head (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
see video for confirmation. I predict that Zimmerman will not be convicted of anything.
They will discount that GZ started it but look at how it ended with TM attacking and being shot by George Zimmerman in self defense. This will happen mostly because he was let go from the getgo.
- It’s Trayvon Martin’s voice you hear on that 911 call screaming for help – not Zimmerman’s (bonjupatten.com)
- George Zimmerman, After the Shooting (newyorker.com)
Even Breitbart.com got it wrong. George is a white man. And yes Hispanics are white. I think they are Asians who are mixed with European and Indian blood making them Eurasians but I have no say in the matter.
In case you missed it Hispanic is not a race but an ethnicity, an ethnic group. The person from south of the border can be Hispanic and black or white. In Zimmerman’s case, even with the fat jowls, he is a white man first and of Hispanic origin.
The federal government for some time now has classified Hispanics who look white and don’t have African roots or parents who are AA as white. Even in cases here where the student clearly looks mixed with black they are still labeled as “white.”
Move over white people you have the whole entire Hispanic ethnic group, who are not black, or don’t look black properly or improperly labeled “WHITE.” So get over it.
The Trayvon killing was a white on black crime.
- Two-sides to a story! Media covering only the dead victim. (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)
- Breitbart.com Says: Hispanics Are Not ‘White’ (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- NYT: George Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic crime watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. (lukeford.net)
- Race and Privilege in Trayvon Martin’s Death (theroot.com)
If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said, underscoring how the issue affected him on a personal, and not just a political or legal, level. “I think [Trayvon’s parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/obama-trayvon-martin_n_1375083.html
Some comments are suggesting that Obama has waded in because this kid was black but had nothing to say when a white kid was set afire by two black teens.: http://www.kctv5.com/story/17048649/teens-set-13-year-old-student-on-fire
To be fair the white kid did not lose his life but he was burned up pretty badly as they poured gasoline on him and threw a BIC lighter at him. They were all teens and it was not a case of a grown man chasing down a kid and killing him…lots of differences here but both may be hate crimes as the black boys said “that’s what you get white boy.” Hate crime writ large.
What about the horrible case in NJ where some Mexican thugs executed four teens in cold blood.
Today, this is on my mind because I first, accidently, called my one black student in class “Trayvon” and his name is similar to Tryavon. I quickly corrected myself before the kids realized what I said. But not sure these youngsters are aware of the media and its impact on this case.
- Obama: “If I Had A Son He’d Look Like Trayvon” (alan.com)
- Obama Speaks Out On Trayvon Martin ‘If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon’ (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- I Do Have a Son Who Looks Like Trayvon (slog.thestranger.com)
Did Martin call Trayvon an “F….ing coon?” see below from Huffpo:
Once again walking while black with a bag of skittles and lemonade is just cause to kill a young black boy named Trayvon Martin. A Jewish-Mexican, George Zimmerman, has shot and killed this boy with a 9mm with no freakin questions asked. He has gone scott free but the liberal media is hot on his trail. In fact Morning Joe suggested that the whole police department should investigate the red necks in Florida and its stand your ground law.
The officials made the admission to ABC News after revealing that Zimmerman can be heard on a recording of one of the 911 calls made on the night of the shooting saying what some people think sounds like “f***ing coons” under his breath.
Moments later Zimmerman confronted Martin and shot him dead after a brief
My take so much for a post-racial America.
- Trayvon Martin’s death — society’s reflex problem (thegrio.com)
- Help to Bring Justice for Late Trayvon Martin: African Immigrants in America Racial Murder Doesn’t Wait to Hear Your Nice Accent … (yoknyamdabale.wordpress.com)
- Trayvon Martin Was A Victim of Racial Profiling (readsela.com)
- FBI, DOJ to launch investigation in murder of Trayvon Martin (twitchy.com)
Mitt is expected to speak shortly after being declared the winner of the Florida primary. Does he have 15 million to spend in every state he competes in ?
- Early Voting Gives Romney a 21-Point Lead in Florida (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Final poll: Early voting gives Romney a leg up in Florida (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- LOOK: Real-Time Map Of Florida Primary Results (huffingtonpost.com)
Recall that this man Mitt has been running for president for like 8 years. Has only won ONE election in a state he was not born in! Where is this man from? He was born in Mexico but ain’t Mexican and thought his family was from Utah but he ends up in Boston, Mass running for senate (defeated) and Gov one term and now president. Will the GOP give it to him out of pity?
Mitt Romney has spent 15 million to defeat Newt Gingrich in Florida because it is a winner take all primary. That’s too bad that anyone has to spend that kind of money and those types of negative ads to drop the other contender.
Florida is not the end. It seems so because of all the delegates. If Newt does not have the money then how can he go on. Only in America would you get a Mitt v Newt strange first names.
http://www.breitbart.tv/morning-joe-to-howard-dean-i-dont-need-lectures-from-you/ video of the big dustup
In case you missed Morning Joe this morning: Joe is waiting in the wings in Florida for the debate tonight and the vote on 31st of January. He and Howard Dean start talking about education and Washington DC‘s failed schools. They keep talking then it erupts into a talk-over. They start talking over each other. Joe told Dean that the Dems and congress ruined education in DC. And that for the past 15 years he has been an advocate for education and that he “Did not need a lecture on education from Dean” Whoa.
Dean looked really red faced and shut up. Then the other people in the studio started talking and the commercial. Joe kinda apologized to Dean after the commercial. Joe said he was on flu meds and if he was a little more hostile than usual. He invited Dean to come on the show in New Jersey about education. Dean agreed. But it was looking really hostile for a minute.
- Rick Santorum Shares Memory Of Joe Scarborough Running Across House Floor Yelling ‘I’m Here Because Of You!’ (mediaite.com)
- Chris Christie Slams Eugene Robinson On Morning Joe: ‘Shouldn’t Have A Platform To Speak’ (mediaite.com)
- MSNBC’s Ad for ‘Morning Joe’ Stuffed With Praise from Show’s Own Guests and Deals (newsbusters.org)
Rick and Romney went at it on illegal immigration tonight. Rick attacked Romney on his illegal lawn care hires and then Mitt hit back with telling Rick to let me finish because they were talking over each other for seconds and Rick was getting really mad.
They both argued and at least three times Mitt was attacked by his other debaters. Santorum attacked Mitt on his health care in Mass and then Mitt attacked Rick on his magnet of tuition for illegals. Then the fact that Texas has more illegals coming into the state than any other state such as Florida and California. They all came to Texas because it is really easy here for them.
What about Cain’s plan to build a fence that will electrocute illegals who touch it? He said he was kidding but I think he was on to something along the lines of a moat with alligators. That will keep em out or will they make alligator tacos?
Michelle said that she will enforce English as the official language of the country. We have no official language in this country. Can you believe that?
Do we love legal immigrants? I don’t think so. The audience applauded but do they really mean it? Turn off the magnets like tuition brakes and not checking on illegals with e verify which they do not do. Employers don’t give a crap about who is here. Mitt said that illegals are up 60% in the past ten years. Hell yes, you can see it clearly here.
People are booing when Rick brought up Mitt’s illegals…again. A Mexican asked what they were going to do to get latino vote and that they are not all illegals. But if you dig deeply you will see that for every legal immigrant or born here Mexican that family has at least one illegal in their life as a relative or close friend that they are in turn helping.
Are the laws anti latino or are they anti illegal? We have laws that say we must educate the illegals along with regular kids. and if you have been in any public school here lately where it is over 50% mexican you won’t see too many white kids unless the school is in an all white enclave.
Huntsman was not in the debate.
Orlando, Florida (CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s presidential campaign was dealt a worrying blow Saturday when he finished in a distant second place to businessman Herman Cain in a closely watched straw poll in Florida.
Cain won 37% of the 2,657 votes cast in the straw poll conducted at Presidency 5, a three-day convention sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida that brought thousands of party activists to Orlando.
Perry’s campaign had courted Presidency 5 delegates for weeks and printed up glossy fliers that were distributed throughout the convention hall in Orlando, but the Texas governor captured just 410 votes, or 15.4% of the vote.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished third with 14%.
- Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll (crooksandliars.com)
- And the Winner of the Florida Straw Poll Is… (michellemalkin.com)
- ‘Cannot Be Ignored’: Cain Wins Big in Presidency Poll (abcnews.go.com)