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Rob Crawford

One might well ask, who cares? Is looking like an adult now grounds for death?

No, but putting an armed man in fear of grievous bodily harm or death can be.

daddy

Clarice,

Thank you for the link to The 4 Best Legal Arguments Against ObamaCare. Very helpful and informative for us non-Lawyers.

Clarice

You're welcome. Of course if you are laid up in bed with nothing better to do I am sure that all the briefs of all the parties are available somewhere on line.

Gmax

Charles Blow is the classic unarmed man in a intellectual fight.

Clarice

As for the topic at hand on another one of these threads I've linked to Dan Riehl who establishes that most media are using not only three year old photos, but ones that have as well been photoshopped to make Trayvon look much younger,much more angelic (and whiter).

podesta

You are correct Tom, it's right and good that this young American was murdered. Wow, I'm so disgusted and upset I cannot even even be cynical about your post. Sleep well.

Ignatz

--Posted by: podesta | March 24, 2012 at 09:55 PM--

John is that you?
You're usually this weaselly, but usually not this stupid.

Gmax

It appears that podesta shares that same twin gifts as the real John Podesta, turning on faux outrage at a blink and two being often wrong but NEVER in doubt.

boris

"I'm so disgusted and upset I cannot even even ... "

... type a coherent sentence.

daddy

Guess who else this week was a Youth with 'the face of an angel'?

If you guessed the murderer of these victims, who were not described as having cutesy faces, you are correct.

The French Islamic murderer "charmed many with his good looks (and) loved football..."

"polite and courteous" with "the face of an archangel", said his Lawyer.

IIRC, Dorian Gray also had a cute, boyish face.

Clarice

And from the genius Piers Morgan:
61 new Tweets
23 Mar Piers Morgan ‏ @piersmorgan Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
What kind of legal system arrests a man for flour-bombing Kim Kardashian - but not a man who pursues & kills an unarmed teenager? #Trayvon

reliapundit

did u c this photo of trayvon?

http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2012/03/apparently-trayvon-martin-self.html

from his facebook page.

and note the gangsta writing.

Rob Crawford

Jesus, podesta, you're as stupid as your namesake.

The left is doing its best to stir up anger over this -- a tragic case but one that was settled a month ago -- and you're pissed at the people who are trying to stop the lynch mob.

From time to time I've asked if the left has any idea of the world they're creating. Apparently they don't -- because they're creating the world they claim to despise. Race-based "justice", lynch mobs, trial in the press, the presumption of guilt without a trial -- the stuff the left claims were the hallmarks of the benighted, to-be-condemned racist south, all brought back by the left.

Because, apparently, their lust for power overwhelms whatever ideals they have. They would gladly see cities burn to boost turnout next November. They'd gladly see a man lynched for the same end.

Gmax

Someone tweet that photo the Charles Blowhard...

Rob Crawford

Reliapundit -- I saw that pic over at mypetjawa; they've since pulled it because it doesn't appear to be the same kid.

Clarice

It seriously doubt that urban riots will "boost turnout" in Obama's favor. Just saying.

Rick Ballard

No sale on that pic. FB is so full of fantasy trash that even if it was the right kid it would be absolutely meaningless.

Rob Crawford

It seriously doubt that urban riots will "boost turnout" in Obama's favor.

Perhaps -- but outrage just short of that will. So they're willing to see how close they can get.

Or they're too stupid to realize what their rhetoric is doing. Which isn't any more comforting.

Threadkiller

Podesta, and clowns like him, believe this would have been prevented if the right to be left alone prevailed.

I wonder if being left alone pertains to health insurance?

daddy

"So they're willing to see how close they can get."

And they are always hoping that it will provide an opportunity for Obama to come out at some critical pre-election moment and diffuse the roiling situation with an MLK variety Teleprompter speech, thus making us all realize why we have to reelect this indispensable Nobel Peace prize winner as Prez for a second term.

Threadkiller

Cigarettes? Seat belts? Helmets? What other things can we be left alone on?

Ignatz

There's gotta be something better to do than speculate about this idiocy anymore.
Think I'll start with ice cream and from there who knows?

Gmax

Black turnout will not equal 2008 and the percentage for Zero will drop as well. The only demographic that may hold serve, is the Idiot Prog Demographic ( see podesta ).

Gus

This is part of the LEFTS' GAME PLAN.

Only HATEFUL GOP RACIST RED NECKS would be against lynching the WHITE DUDE that shot Trayvon, the lovely baby faced skittles kid!!!!
If you don't give women free contraceptives, you must be a HATEFUL RED NECK WOMAN HATER.
If you ask for VOTER I.D. you must hate BLACKS.
If you don't want unfettered invasion from across our southern border, you are a xyz.

Threadkiller

Light bulbs, ,I would like to be left alone on light bulbs.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

The most racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic people in the country are the so-called black leaders. The hate whitey, the despise Hispanics, and really hate Jews.

Gus

Sara, I stopped reading the trolls posts here, because we've all seen and heard it all before. They are miserable and psychologically damaged. The biggest problem with LIBTARDS, is that they want to believe that which, they know in the minds is not true. They lie to themselves and are intellectually dishonest and stupid.
They seek to gain advantage by USING tragedy to their advantage.
Zimmerman was obviously a doofus. He didn't break his own nose and cut his own head. And he was himself a minority.

Rick Ballard

TK,

You're just like that damned Filburn. Now shut up and pay attention to your CO2 monitor - you're exhaling way over quota again and you haven't paid last month's fines. Uncle Sugar is gonna have to cut off your production.

Rick Ballard

TK,

You're just like that damned Filburn. Now shut up and pay attention to your CO2 monitor - you're exhaling way over quota again and you haven't paid last month's fines. Uncle Sugar is gonna have to cut off your production.

podesta

threadkiller, we kicked your ass in the civil war. Don't make us have to do it again.

DrJ

threadkiller, we kicked your ass in the civil war.

Southern California was in the Civil War? Who knew?

narciso

Charles Blow, getting some fact or premise, wrong, 'the deuce you say'

hit and run

Happy Birthday R. Lee Ermey!

And...I'm out.

If anything happens while I'm gone that I caused and is unpleasant...I'm sorry. I didn't mean to.

Threadkiller

Maybe he ment border war.

podesta

It's a state of mind, and you're losing, and if need be, we'll exhibit your loserdom, which will be quick and easy.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Anyone else get a different impression from the updated pics? Martin was a 6'3" football player BTW.

Gus

Sara, you need to post a picture of a bag of SKITTLES riding on the back of a beautiful TECHNICOLOR UNICORN.

Threadkiller

Fast food meddling. If I don't get my fries, I am going to beat the shit out of somebody; it's my right!

CO2 Monitor!! I was told it was a free toaster oven. That explains a lot.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Sara, you need to post a picture of a bag of SKITTLES riding on the back of a beautiful TECHNICOLOR UNICORN.

Why would I want to do something stupid like that?

Gus

Imagine the next LEFTIST FAUX OUTRAGE!!!

!!!!!Baby-faced, lovely church going College Honor Roll girl/woman, arrested for shoplifting birth control devices!!!!!!!!

and of course, she'd be poor and on food stamps.

boatbuilder

Sara--where's the evil white guy everyone keeps talking about? Did he shoot both of them?

podesta

I think the photo of Zimmerman in orange is very flattering.

simply stupid

New York got fed up with Dinkins after the Crown Heights affair. Do not want the republican candidates to wade deeply into this but they have to go the no broken windows route that Guiliani employed when he took over from dinkins. Would appreciate if Guiliani pipe up now on this and rally defuse this meme/kerfuffle.

narciso

Tom Wolfe, wrote about this in 'Bonfire of the Vanities,' which prefigured Al Sharpton
as the Reverend Bacon, about a year before his debut, the notion of the 'Great White
Defendant' that had to be tweeked, in order to fit the narrative, Henry Lamb, the 'honor
student' because the tragic circumstances, in the prior case, weren't glaring enough, for
the templates sake,

narciso

This is the book I mentioned on a previous thread;


http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Our-Minds-Western-Elites/dp/1451659032

simply stupid

Critical race theory and the feminist view to law obscure the main purpose of the law which is to protect the rights mainly the property rights of the individual. The holocaust besides killing of the six million jews confiscated all their property rights. The unchecked expansion of governmental power such as Obamacare or the ruling in Kelo are the first salvo inreducing individual property rights.

Gmax

Jim Treacher full of snark nails it:

Go ahead and say it, President Obama: The Hispanic guy acted stupidly

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/23/get-ready-for-beer-summit-2/#ixzz1q5vKEkms

narciso

Rush has called them, 'the drive by media,' but in light of this, they should be called
the strigoi or voordalak ones, Romanian and Russian vampires, for those without the Rosetta.

Gus

Trayvon Martin, certainly should not have been killed. He was a kid. He deserved a long happy life. Whitey Zimmerman, did not set out to kill Trayvon Martin, and there is LESS THAN ZERO EVIDENCE that Whitey Zimmerman, man of the Orange Jumpsuit, set out to KILL, BABY FACE, SKITTLE BOY, HAPPY GO LUCKY, NICE NICE NICE NICE, TRAYVON MARTIN.
Zimmerman was doing a block watch type patrol of his community, and the rest is history. The COMMITTED STATIST/LIBTARD/MARXIST LEFT, are stoking RACIAL DIVISION.
What in this TRAGEDY, has any racial component to it??? NOTHING.
A BLACK TEEN'S DEATH, whether justified, legal, right or wrong, is BEING USED by LEFTISTS. And of course RACE BAITERS.
The MEDIA cannot help themselves. RACE is RED MEAT to LIBTARDS.

Gus

but but but but GMAX, Trayvon Skittles Martin looks like Obama's make believe much smaller eared son!!!!!

And Henry Gates, looked like Obama's not quite so dark, and not quite so drunk, and not quite so Kenyan Daddy!!!

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

More food for thought.

Buford Gooch

This "Gus" character is as annoying as Ben Franklin and podesta. Are we dealing with one, two, or three separate people here?

jimmyk

Another baby face:


Ralph L

Still sound like a thin happy go lucky skittles eating teen out for a lark?
So if the lucky skittles ate a teen, the lark was just dessert?

Ignatz

--This "Gus" character is as annoying as Ben Franklin and podesta.--

Come on, Buford. Gus is just a little EMPHATIC at times.

Ignatz

In direct contradistinction, podesta is just a little stupid all the time.

Gus

Ig, who is this Buford chap, and why do I care??

Jim Ryan

Wendy Davis's molotov cocktails didn't turn out to be of Tea Party origin.

Congressman Gifford's attacker didn't turn out to be Tea Party.

There were no n-bombs on the many tapes of Tea Party protesters, despite Breitbart's $100K reward.

Progressivism turned out after 100 years to be a nothing more than black hole into which to pour human beings, leaving nothing more than a bill for 100% of GDP.

JFK's killer turned out to be a commie.

Tawanay Brawley turned out to be lying.

Etc. On and on and on. The list is very long.

And now Zimmerman turns out not to be white and maybe not even guilty of anything.

It must be exquisitely painful to be compelled to believe there to be a chronic injustice in American society but to be perpetually unable to find evidence to prove its existence. One can only imagine the frustration. Year after year. A scowl gets worn into the face.

The only cure for this malady is to get a grasp on the crucial importance of individual responsibility and other character virtues to the American civil society and political system (recall John Adams's warning about what sort of people our political system is designed for.) Then you stop obeying Marx's command to look for the ever ephemeral and non-existent social or economic systemic causes of evil and start developing the habit of seeking in the first instance for who is at fault, who has done right, and who deserves what. As justice is getting what one deserves, this habit is the tendency to try to discern justice amidst the noise.

A healthy society would place great importance and heavy sanctions on personal responsibility. A society which cast its lot on the spreading of responsibility onto large groups would see a gradual eroding of individual responsibility and an increasing public debt accrued by freeloading and corruption.

Gus

Jim, this is all LIBTARDS have left. Division, race and class warfare.

Gus

Goooonion VS Companies and normal folks.
Occupoop VS the SUCCESSFUL,
Fluke et al vs. Corps and churches.
And to many RACE incidents to count.

Captain Hate

podesta == Jared Loughner gets internet access

Why do the trolls want to lynch Hispanics?

Gus

Capn, within the next week, the LEFTARDS will try to spin a PRO-HISPANIC angle.
The MEDIA will nod in agreement.

narciso

Yes, that's always a concern, anybody notice
this effect those British scientists came up with.

Jim Ryan

Only hope is Martin turns out to be entirely at fault and to have had more white ancestry than Zimmerman. Then maybe Sharpton can stand down and let La Raza have a whack at this thing.

narciso

No, not crazy enough, no quibbles about grammar as a tool of mind control to start with,

narciso

No, it's just another one of those heart breaking tragic occurrences that we've seen of late, like I mentioned before;

jimmyk

Only hope is Martin turns out to be entirely at fault and to have had more white ancestry than Zimmerman.

The race-baiters have too much invested in this now to let it go. Even if the evidence supports Zimmerman overwhelmingly, this will end up being like Mumia Jamal or Rodney King. Facts won't matter. When has the left ever pulled a Roseanne Roseannadanna and said "Never mind." It takes a Tawana Brawley level of fraud.

bgates

Only hope is Martin turns out to be entirely at fault and to have had more white ancestry than Zimmerman.

You mean, "only hope is Martin turns out to have had more white ancestry than Zimmerman, and therefore be entirely at fault".

daddy

Liars, damn Liars, and the people teaching Statistics.

Suspicious test scores in roughly 200 school districts resemble those that entangled Atlanta in the biggest cheating scandal in American history, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows.

Bah, back in my day it was the students who were doing the cheating in school, not the Teachers and Administrator's.

From the story:

---196 of the nation’s 3,125 largest school districts had enough suspect tests that the odds of the results occurring by chance alone were worse than one in 1,000.

---For 33 of those districts, the odds were worse than one in a million.

---In nine districts, scores careened so unpredictably that the odds of such dramatic shifts occurring without an intervention such as tampering were worse than one in 10 billion.

---in 2010 alone, the grade-wide reading scores of 24,618 children nationwide swung so improbably that the odds of it happening by chance were less than one in 10,000.

---Analyzing Detroit’s scores from 2008 and 2009, the AJC found suspicious swings in 14 percent of classes. The statistical probability: zero.


So perhaps that's why Trayvon was suspended from School --- The baby-faced scholar refused to go along with a Teacher mandated Test Cheating Program.

“The big picture is: Are we seeing apparent gains in student achievement that are bogus?” Koretz, the Harvard expert, asked."

Jane (Bad says Obama sucks)

Great Pieces Clarice!

Sheriff Joe does too.  Maybe it is.

Heh, & Lord Monckton believes the birth certificate posted @ the White House website is a forgery.
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scott

I don't know the full extent of Zimmermans statement but I postulate :) somemore. Zimmermans attorneys will argue the "he's f***ing close" comment indicates a mindset not of wanting to confront Martin, but keep an eye on from a safe distance, especially after Martin crossed in front of the truck with his hand in his waistband.

The Plot thickens as it chills.

Nice, C; Tom Nelson has picked up your article, and he's one of the finest aggregators of skeptical news. Top of his page right now(it will scroll rapidly through the day since he's so prolific) is a whinefest by Noam Chomsky from Slate, repeating the progressive delusion that climate skepticism is funded by big business and anti-science Republicans. The cognitive dissonance is a particularly fine vintage.
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Jack is Back!

Another Sunday off to a heady start reading Clarice's Pieces.

My one comment on recent theories of Presidential influence on prices is that percection of inaction in favor of a magic Green Wand can cause more anxiety in the market than a drill baby drill scenario. I still hold that its the decompression of the dollar but increasing domestic production and reducing imports would seem to me to strengthen the dollar.

More reason for drill, baby, drill. Plus you get jobs and high paying skilled ones at that.

peter

Just stopping by to say hello to my JOM chums. Great pieces Clarice. I've been busy with work, so my internet time has been extremely low lately.
I have a bleg--went to a family party last night, saw my lovely 20 something niece, whom I love dearly. She is a bright kid, but has been thoroughly brainwashed by her professors and coworkers (she's a teacher.) What is a good book I could recommend to her that would help her see the conservative side of things?
I was thinking of Liberty and Tyranny, but Mark Levin's radio persona is a little too over the top to sell to someone you are trying to gently bring into the fold.

Jack is Back!

As I noted when this first broke, don't be surprised that the HOA, for whom Zimmerman was a watch captain, would move to protect themselves from liability.

I wonder if this is what prompted the above critique?

BTW, funny how the Sanford police are being critized so much considering they work for a black mayor. He is now quoted as saying the "trust that was there is now broken". Who broke that? The Hispanic guy, the White guy, the race baiting interlopers?

Angela Corey has her hands full trying to get an answer but I don't see any resolution that will get everone's acceptance. This is a mortal wound to that community and maybe even national trust in a "post-racial" society.

Clarice

Thanks, peter, I'd say anything by Thomas Sowell is a good start.

Jack is Back!

In Wisconsin they have a different POV of what "fair and balanced" in the media means.

25 Gannett journalists in Wisconsin signed the Recall Walker petition.

peter

Excellent suggestion, Clarice. Tom Sowell rocks.

By the way, I do
believe that sitting in the first two rows of burlesque shows causes men to go bald, which is why I usually sit in the third or fourth row.


Gmax

Thanks Clarice. If I had not read you, I no doubt would not have been lead to Pulliam's article and I would have missed something astonishing.

BTW the arrogance of the professor which he had little if anything to be arrogant about, is similarly on display here nearly daily by a certain other professor. Why do these guys persist in beclowning themselves? Surely there is a logical answer?

Clarice

Thank you all. Gmax, I think there's a strain of neurotic behavior that is not uncommon in academia--not universal, but not uncommon. One of my law professors said he thought that's why so many of his colleagues loved the socratic method. No matter how bright his students and no matter how well prepared, the professor had the advantage of years preparation and review of the same materials and could always "win".

Janet

peter,
Maybe "What's So Great About America" by D'Souza or one of Thomas Sowell books that are a collection of his columns (Controversial Essays).
Good to hear from you!

Jack is Back!

How long does it take for a big piece of the Japanese Tsunami to reach Canada? A little over a year.

Japanese Fishing Vessel Sent Adrift from Tsumani Reaches Canada.

Jane

OT: I watched the Chris Matthews show this morning, which is a panel of 4 liberals he assembles every week to talk about the week's political issues.

This week he started with Obamacare and the SC. His premise: SInce the law was pretty much written by Romney any repeal would hurt him. That moron from Politico, (Hildeman?) chimed in that after the SC helped Bush steal the election it would have no credibility if they ruled against Obamacare. Expect both of those memes to emerge.

Next issue: Madmen, which I guess is a TV show. That's right, Chris could find no other issues to discuss - not gas prices or Iran or even the Florida incident. All that was left in the political world to w talk about was a TV show. I guess that is why the show is on at 5:30 AM on a remote station.

Gmax

NY POst says Brooklyn Republican still leading in the special election for a NY Senate seat. Sea change or anomaly, you pick:

Hold on to your hats, folks: Brooklyn — or at least a small slice of it — may actually be turning red, politically speaking.

Officials this week may formally crown Republican attorney David Storobin the winner in last week’s special election for ex-Sen. Carl Kruger’s seat in the borough’s 27th Senate District. (Kruger was convicted of corruption and forced to step down.)

After last Tuesday’s polling, Storobin, a political novice, holds a slim 118-vote lead over City Councilman Lew Fidler, a longtime Democratic machine pol. The final tally hinges on this week’s count of absentee ballots.

Even if Storobin comes up short, Democrats have cause to worry: After all, they hold a 4-1 enrollment edge in the district; a veteran pol like Fidler should’ve been able to dispatch the Republican rookie handily.

Tom Maguire
It seriously doubt that urban riots will "boost turnout" in Obama's favor. Just saying.

On that theme, I think Obama is well aware of the dangers of these racially charged issues to his post-racial appeal. What hurts him is he is just not as smart as he thinks he is, so he thinks, and talks, and screws up.

Exhibit A - his "if I had a son" comment, clearly invoking race while promising justice to the family, was his *second* bite of the apple. Earlier in his remarks, he had shown solidarity with the family as a parent, which is race neutral.

But he just loves hearing his own voice and couldn't quit while he was ahead.

So now he has picked a side and is riding the tiger, just as with OWS. This could be some summer, as all the folks who want Obama to be the radical they hope he is take to the streets.

Gmax

I have a short editorial comment on the story.

WHOOPS!

Clarice

Yes, TM. I completely agree. So many low information voters voted for him because he projected a "post racial" image. His conduct re the Cambridge and the Trayvon incidents wipe that out.

Captain Hate

I guess that is why the show is on at 5:30 AM on a remote station.

That gibbering canary and his fellow journolists are on an hour later here; I guess they couldn't find any infomercials for that time.

David Plouffe is on FNS not doing a very good job of convincing anybody that the administration knows wtf it's doing.

Ignatz

--On that theme, I think Obama is well aware of the dangers of these racially charged issues to his post-racial appeal.--

I think his post racial appeal has always been a mask he has had great difficulty keeping in place and it has only been the three monkey performance by the MFM which has allowed him to even maintain he genuinely has any such appeal.
The Barry of Reverend Wright and Derrick Bell and the preternaturally race conscious DOJ of Eric Holder, which after all is the most visible aspect of Barry's real racial agenda, put the undeniable lie to any pretense he makes of "post racialism".
He has been the most racially divisive president certainly of my lifetime and it's impossible to read it as anything other than intentional.
It's his very essence; put a deceptive gloss of conciliation over his unresolved personal issues of race and identity and inflict and extrapolate them on the rest of us.

Captain Hate

Bingo, Igster. Il Douche's 2004 convention speech was the biggest crock of lies that established this post-racial entity in many peoples' minds and everything the community organizer in chief has done since then has revealed his true intention. I don't think he's fooling anybody including the brain damaged trolls.

Paul Ryan is slicing Plouffe with a hammer on FNS.

Ignatz

--Top of his page right now(it will scroll rapidly through the day since he's so prolific) is a whinefest by Noam Chomsky from Slate, repeating the progressive delusion that climate skepticism is funded by big business and anti-science Republicans.--

It is worth considering for a moment that after years of toiling quite properly in the wilderness of far left Marxist fever swamps, the execrable commie Chomsky finds himself every day and in every way swimming a little more comfortably in the mainstream of the Democratic party, not because he has moved one millimeter to the right but because it has become an almost wholly owned subsidiary of Far Left Inc.

AliceH

I haven't checked out plausibility of the assertion that the Press Conf question was planted, but I am absolutely convinced the answer was rehearsed. The pauses, blinking as if deeply searching for the right word, the head lowering/almost-not-quite biting the lower lip. It was a Clinton impersonation, but just not a very good one.

Gmax

Yes Ig, but as Rick Ballard has so eloquently pointed out, the accompanying parade out the door of the Democrat Party by folks who are rightly appalled by the leftward lurch has been nothing short of astounding.

Its as if the lesson they learned from the pounding that McGovern took ( i.e. lie about what you truly believe ) has been lost on the leaders of the Democrats. Go ahead and get your freak on Democrats, I applaud your efforts just redouble them.

Clarice

I hope everyone's in fighting trim for this week's lengthy SCOTUS arguments. Stock up on snacks, easily prepared food, made sure your posting clothes are ready..it's going to be one hell of a week.(The left is already doing everything it can to undermine the credibility of an unfavorable decision which suggests to me their dismissive treatment of the challenges is just a whistling past the graveyard gesture.)

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