Teh Squeaky Wheel
Iiiiiiiit’s Sunday here in Happy Larryville and teh “monsoon” weather continues apace.
I must commend the Zimmerman jury for their strength of character in reaching what I believe was the only fair verdict. And surprisingly quickly. (Well, perhaps not so surprising given the, I dunno, utter lack of a case.)
Well done, ladies.
Angela Corey’s presser last night was seriously fvcking wee-yurd; it’s like she was a contestant in the Miss Carpy Prosecutor Pageant. (She was smiling so much, I wonder if she Vaselined her teeth.)
Corey is yet another poster child for the elimination of all immunity for public officials; in a just country, Zimmerman would be able to go after every asset she owns, including her no-doubt generous pension as well as home(s), vehicle(s), bank and investment accounts, etc.
I insufflated kawfee after reading your most recent Tweets in teh sidebar; ow…quit it!
Your household’s been in my thoughts all weekend; hope all o’ ya’ll [sic] are bearing-up as well as possible.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
I see that most of the nation is not in flames -- at least not yet, although the AP is reporting that about 100 protesters in Oakland broke windows and set small fires.
The sad -- if completely predictable -- reaction of race-and-grievance-mongering media personalities is reprehensible. Ditto their “dog whistles” calling for civil unrest.
The fvcking important civil rights battles were won a half-century ago; I wish more people who understand that would be militant about pointing it out. Loudly and repeatedly.
And when they don’t riot, they want a pat on the pack for being so civilized and to slam you for thinking that they might-all after they were the ones that put it out there in the first place.
Was flipping through the channels catching reactions this morning. Nothing unexpected; the same lies that were told from the beginning are being repeated; Zimmerman wasnt found innocent-he was found not guilty; America is still a racist country; etc. My feeling is that the pundits and activists that spent the last 18 months creating the narrative, forgot that it was a ‘narrative’, fooled themselves into thinking it was the truth, but are now seriously shocked that no one believes their story.
And now the calls for a national conversation on race when this incident had little to nothing to do with race. They did the same thing after Sandy Hook. Of course, the conversation will have to be on their terms-just like with gun control.
Sorry, not interested.
Barack Obama-what a complete tool:
“The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.”
Pardon me while I lose my lunch.
So he honors criminals like Martin? Interesting.
Gotta keep that narrative going-it’s who they are. I’m surprised that Obama didnt link the sequester to the shooting as well.
I’m glad that at the end of his press conference, Mark O’Mara turned to the media:
At the very end of the press conference, O’Mara asserted that George Zimmerman had two foes for the past 16 months during which he may have been the most hated man in America: “Two systems went against George Zimmerman that he can’t understand. You guys, the media… he was like a patient [on] an operating table where a mad scientist was committing experiments on him and he had no anesthesia. He didn’t know why he was turned into this monster but quite honestly you guys had a lot to do with it… you took a story that was fed to you and you ran with it and you ran right over him. And that was horrid to him. Then he comes into a system that he trusts — let’s not forget, six voluntary statements, voluntary surrender, and he believes in the system that he really wanted to be part of… and then he gets prosecutors that charged him with a crime that they could never, ever prove… those two systems failed him.”
George Zimmerman’s father has also made a few statements, and he doesnt sound like he’s willing to let bygones be bygones.
A very good day. A jury under great pressure followed the law, refused to give the state instead of the defendant the benefit of the doubt, and confounded the “women judge on emotion” asshats all in one day.
In other good day news, KFH&BBQ held its first Wedding Expo. 26 vendors maybe 40 brides. A/C and electricity issues, but I am still, well, not standing ’cause I’m sitting, but I wasn’t hauled off by the police or the men in the white suits; we didn’t lose money; no vendors asked for their money back; and I can make payroll in the morning.
I agree with you, Kate. For one instance at least, American values held fast-now maybe it will become a trend….
Congrats on the successful Wedding Expo!
Hopefully this is something you can build on, now that you’ve got one under your belt.