Bill Maher got really fired up on his show last night over the Trayvon Martin shooting, and tore into George Zimmerman for his pithy defense of his actions that night, bluntly calling him a “big fucking liar.” Maher showed the tape of Zimmerman, which proves the claim that Martin didn't have broke his nose and severely gashed head. Maher thought Zimmerman’s claim was completely ridiculous, and asked if the tape was definitive proof that Zimmerman was lying about the struggle.
There's never been any doubt at NFTOS about the guilt of this schmuck named George Zimmerman.
Where is the justice Florida? Indict this man NOW!
- News From The Other Side
- When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
|Republican Teabaggers Are An Ignorant Bunch!|
"Quit making such a stink over the Trayvon Martin case", says Faux News contributor.
While the controversy over the killing of Trayvon Martin largely skirted partisan politics in its first month, some conservative media outlets apparently saw an opportunity in the case and have spent the latter part of the week alternately smearing Martin, defending Zimmerman, or screaming about the dangers of viewing the case through a racial lens.
The conservative Daily Caller, a purportedly reported and fact-based news outlet, published parts of Martin’s life on social media, but only “selected [items that] reinforce the argument that the victim of the fatal shooting was a menacing figure who might plausibly have been mistaken for a criminal,” the New York Times’ Robert Mackey noted. They skipped over pictures from prom night or of Martin’s friends, cherry-picking shots of Martin flipping the bird or wearing fake gold teeth.
Former Republican congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough called the posthumous vilification of Martin “beneath contempt” and “disgusting.” “I guess it’s because the President actually said something to comfort the parents, and I guess they just can’t handle that,” he said this morning.
Meanwhile, the Daily Caller did their best to defend Zimmerman’s account that Martin had beat him up, even when new surveillance footage cast doubt on that claim. But perhaps one shouldn’t expect better from an outlet whose top editors stood by a blatantly false report it published last year.
At the late Andrew Breitbart’s website attacked Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) for wearing a hoodie on the House floor in solidarity with Trayvon, writing a cynical story today headlined, “HOODIE-WEARING GUNMEN KILL 1, WOUND 5 IN BOBBY RUSH’S CHICAGO DISTRICT.”
On Faux News, host Sean Hannity and conservative media critic Brent Bozell, like many in the conservative echo chamber, have dwelled on the fact that the fringe New Black Panthers, who have been condemned by everyone, offered a “bounty” on Zimmerman’s head. And Hannity and Bozell found the real scandal here — that NBC News edited a 911 tape in a way that portrayed Zimmerman in a poor light.
Overall, the message seems to be, as Faux contributor Tamara Holder told Hannity:
“The blacks are also making this more of a racial issue than it should be.”
If one believes professional provocateur Ann Coulter, we may soon see black “lynch mobs” on the streets out to get “random white people.”
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
|NFTOS HAS TRAYVON MARTIN QUESTIONS|
ABC News' video footage of Zimmerman arriving at the police station. The video depicts a cleanly-shaven man who “shows no blood or bruises” on his body.
This video was taken 45 minutes after the "tussle, broken nose, had smashing to the concrete". Where the hell is the damage done by Trayvon?
While media coverage of the case has been intense, there are several key questions that have yet to be answered about the case. Here are five of the most important:
1. What was the purported “conflict” that required the initial prosecutor to step down?
On March 22 — after several weeks on the job — state attorney Norm Wolfinger stepped down from his role as prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case. Wolfinger relinquished his post after meeting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi. He said it was necessary for him to step aside to preserve “the integrity of this investigation,” adding he wanted to avoid “the appearance of a conflict of interest.” He did not explain why his continued involvement would damage the integrity of the case or explain the potential conflict he was seeking to avoid. Did anyone at the prosecutor’s office know Zimmerman or his family? [Orlando Sentinel]
2. Why did the prosecutor ignore the recommendations of the lead homicide investigator?
ABC News reported that Chris Serino, the lead homicide investigator on the Trayvon Martin case, recommended that Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter on the night of the shooting. Serino filed an affidavit that night stating “he was unconvinced Zimmerman’s version of events.” As the lead homicide investigator, Serino was: 1. In the best position to evaluate Zimmerman’s credibility, and 2. Intimately familiar with Florida law. Why was he ignored? [ABC News]
3. Why did then-Police Chief Bill Lee make public statements directly contradicting the official recommendations of the police department?
On the day the Sanford Police concluded their investigation and handed over the case to the prosecutor, then-Police Chief Bill Lee stated publicly that there was no “probable cause” to arrest or charge Zimmerman. (Lee has subsequently “temporarily” stepped down from his post.) But the Miami Herald reports that on the same day the Sanford Police formally requested that the prosecutor charge Zimmerman, something known as a “capias” request.
4. Who leaked Trayvon Martin’s school records?
As public outrage increased, Zimmerman’s sympathizers launched a smear campaign against Trayvon Martin. This included details of several occasions where Martin was suspended for minor infractions (defacing a locker, possessing an empty “marijuana baggie.”) None of the information seemed to have any particular relevance to the night Trayvon Martin was shot to death. Was this a ham-handed attempt by the police or the prosecutor to defend their lack of action against Zimmerman? The Sanford City Manager announced he would launch an independent investigation into the source of the leak. [Miami Herald; NBC12]
5. Why was Trayvon Martin’s body tagged as a John Doe?
The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart notes a police report “that was completed at 3:07 a.m. on Feb. 27 lists Trayvon’s full name, city of birth, address and phone number.” But yet, Trayvon’s body was reportedly “tagged as a John Doe” and his father wasn’t informed of his death until after he filed a missing person report later on the 27th. Why weren’t Trayvon Martin’s parents contacted immediately after the police confirmed his identity? [Washington Post]
Special prosecutor Angela Corey has promised to release additional information about the case once she makes a decision about whether to charge Zimmerman, something that could happen at any time.
These are the questions that need to be answered immediately!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
BREAKING VIDEO: 28-Mar-12 19:45
The story just isn't adding up for murderer George Zimmerman.
This video is on Sanford P.D. surveillance tape being lead into jail....where is the bloody broken nose or the bleeding gash from the back of his head? Where are the blood stains on his shirt?
This video is a witness and what police said and did after murder.
The story just isn't adding up for murderer George Zimmerman.
This video is on Sanford P.D. surveillance tape being lead into jail....where is the bloody broken nose or the bleeding gash from the back of his head? Where are the blood stains on his shirt?
This video is a witness and what police said and did after murder.
|Jon Meyer Dawning A Hoodie|
Illinois’ Rep. Bobby Rush (D) was removed from the House floor this morning after donning the hood of his sweater — and thus, according to Rep. Gregg Harper (R) — violating a rule against wearing hats:
“The chair will ask the Sargent of Arms to enforce the prohibition on decorum,” said Harper, acting as speaker. “Members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.”Rush sought to make an impassioned speech on the floor of the Republican controlled House of Representatives. Rush wanted to plea with America to stop profiling African-American men. Towards that end, Rush employed a bit of theatrics - he donned a hooded sweatshirt to make the point that our society needs to stop “assuming” that articles of clothing suggest anything nefarious about people: “Racial profiling has to stop,” Rush said.
Harper was having none of this. He continually interrupted Rush:
“The chair must remind members that clause 5 of rule 17 prohibits the wearing of hats in the chamber when the House is in session,” Harper said after Rush left. “The chair finds that the donning of a hood is not consistent with this rule. Members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.”Rush Dawning a Hoodie On House Floor
Rush had donned the hood to commemorate Trayvon Martin, whose hoodie has been the topic of recent public discourse, particularly in light of Geraldo Rivera‘s assertion that the teen’s clothing had been a major contributing factor in his death. “Just because someone wears a hoodie,” said Rush, “does not make them a hoodlum.”
Was Rep. Rush showing disrespect for the policies and practices of the American congress, or, was he utilizing props to make a dramatic point? No doubt, the fact that Bobby Rush happens to be an elder black Democrat and Harper is a white teapublican from Mississippi - didn’t escape observers of this sad spectacle taking place in the “peoples house.”
Wake up America, stop profiling African-Americans!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|The Smear Campaign of Trayvon Martin|
Over the last 48 hours, there has been a sustained effort to smear Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old African-American who was shot dead by George Zimmerman a month ago. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said, “They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.”
Thus far these attacks have fallen into two categories: false and irrelevant. Much of this leaked information seems intended to play into stereotypes about young African-American males. Here’s what everyone should know:
1. Prominent conservative websites published fake photos of Martin. Twitchy, a new website run by prominent conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, promoted a photo — purportedly from Martin’s Facebook page — that shows Martin in saggy pants and flipping the bird. The photo, which spread quickly on conservative websites and Twitter, is intended to paint Martin as a thug. As Twitchy later acknowledged, it is not a photo of Trayvon Martin. [Examiner]
2. The Sanford Police selectively leaked irrelevant, negative information about Martin. The authorities told the Orlando Sentinel this morning that Trayvon was suspended from school for ten days “after being found with an empty marijuana baggie.” There is no evidence that Martin was under the influence of drugs at the time of his death, nor would prior possession of marijuana be a reason for killing him. It’s unclear what the relevance of the leak was, other than to smear Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]
3. On Fox News, Geraldo said that Martin was dressed “like a wannabe gangster.” Bill O’Reilly agreed with him. The sole evidence is that Martin was wearing a hoodie. Geraldo added that “everyone that ever stuck up a convenience store” was wearing a hoodie. [The Blaze]
4. Without any evidence, prominent right-wing bloggers suggested that Martin was a drug dealer. Right-wing blogger Dan Riehl advances the theory, also advanced in a widely linked peice on a site called Wagist. There does not appear to be any evidence to support this claim whatsoever. [Riehl World View]
5. Without any evidence, a right-wing columnist alleged that Martin assaulted a bus driver. Unlike Zimmerman, Trayvon has no documented history of violence. This allegation continues to be advanced by a blogger on the Examiner even after the real reason was leaked to the police and confirmed by the family. [Miami Herald; Examiner]
6. Zimmerman’s friend says Martin was to blame because he was disrespectful to Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s friend Joe Oliver said that Martin would not have been shot to death if Trayvon had just said “I’m staying with my parents.” Of course, Zimmerman was not a police officer, and Trayvon had no duty to tell him who he was or where he was going. [NBC News]
The final part of the effort to smear Trayvon Martin is to link him and his supporters to irresponsible fringe groups like the New Black Panthers and marginal provocateurs like Louis Farrakhan. Threats by these groups are serious and should be investigated, but they have nothing to do with Martin or his supporters. The leader of the effort to associate Martin with these groups is Matt Drudge. You can see how he is framing the story today here.
Ultimately, whether Martin was a perfect person is irrelevant to whether Zimmerman’s conduct that night was justified. Clearly, there are two different versions of the events that transpired on February 26, the night Trayvon was killed. There are conflicting statements by witnesses and conflicting evidence as to who was the aggressor. Zimmerman has the right to tell his side of the story. But his opportunity to do this will come in a court of law after he is charged and arrested. In the meantime, Zimmerman’s supporters should stop trying to smear the reputation of a dead, 17-year-old boy.
I thought these right wing tea baggers where at an all time low prior to this instance, but this smear campaign shows what slimy pieces of pig shit these folks really are.
Monday, March 26, 2012
|Employer Wants Your Facebool Password?|
Want a Job? Employers Want Your Facebook Password First.
Maybe Facebook doesn’t have your most private secrets but your private information and password are pretty private. Lately, some employers and recruiters have started asking job applicants for their Facebook usernames and passwords as part of the interviewing process.
Facebook has become public domain and if you leave your privacy settings open, recruiters and your future bosses can look through your profile to get a better feel for you. This is even more true if you friend them. They feel that people share more with their virtual networks than they do with their real life family and friends and by snooping around, they will get a better feel for you. Where I would draw the line is when a recruiter or potential boss asks for your username and password so that they can snoop around. NEVER FREIND YOUR BOSS period!
YES, this is happening and No, you should not give up your password.
First of all, it is against the Facebook Terms of Service to give anyone your password so if a company is asking you to do that, it’s probably not a place that you want to be working in the first place. Apparently it is legal to ask an interviewee to log in for your and shoulder surf while you scroll through your “friends only” posts. Besides the legalities, a recruiter or potential boss has no right to request access to any information that is “private”. If they are worried about how you will represent the company, which is a valid concern, they can look through your public profile and see what everyone else in the world sees. They can also get references from your past boss, co-workers, friends, neighbors and old professors. They already do criminal checks at many companies but once again, this is all public information. If you start getting into private information, they will want to look around your house, have access to your previous browsing history and private files on your personal computer. They’ll want to hook you up to a polygraph and interrogate you on your deepest secrets.
WAVY 10 ON EMPLOYERS WANTING FACEBOOK PASSWORDS
From the recruiter’s perspective, they are trying to make sure that you will not only fit in with the company but that you will also represent the company. Although you won’t be on the clock 24/7, you will be in some ways representing the company at all times in one form or another. If you do something stupid that gets you on the news, in jail or both, the company that you work for can be mentioned. That said, there is always a risk in hiring anyone but public is public and private is private and that line should not be crossed.
As a job applicant or an employee, you always have to be careful about what you post in your public timeline or even your private timeline that is open to friends of friends (or friends if you choose to connect with your boss or recruiter). There have been many cases of people who lost their jobs, got denied insurance claims or got passed over for jobs because of their Facebook activity. There have also been people who have been helped by their obsession of posting everything to their profile such as Rodney Bradford, who got off of a crime because he updated his status while the crime in question was taking place.
To sum it up, if the recruiter or potential boss asks you for your private information, it’s probably not the job of your dreams anyway. Its a ballsy move by the employer to ask for this information, and personally I wouldn't allow them to view it!
Thankfully, Facebook issued an announcement that employers should not ask for passwords.
Employers want your Facebook password
Facebook Doesn't Want Employers Asking For Users' Passwords
Sunday, March 25, 2012
|MARINE SGT GARY STEIN|
Marine Sergeant Gary Stein landed himself in legal and administrative hot water recently, a result of his creating the Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page. The site includes statements critical of President Obama and his policies, including a controversial statement by Stein that he would refuse to follow any orders from the Commander-in-Chief which the sergeant found to be illegal. Stein faces a possible discharge for his activities, which his commanders claim are in violation of several Department of Defense Directives and Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) articles. Stein asserts he is within his First Amendment rights in creating the Facebook page.
THE REALITY FOR GARY STEIN
Maybe this tea bagger missed this in Military 101:
The military has had a policy since the Civil War limiting the free speech of service members, including criticizing the commander in chief.
"The military has a very strong interest and appropriately so to remaining neutral," he said. "The last thing we want is our military taking side on political issues."
Former Navy officer David Glazier, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, agreed.
"He's really rubbing the government's nose in it," he said. "It's really hard to have sympathy for him."
Stein said he is not swayed. He said he received hundreds of emails from service members and the public in support of him.
"They're entitled to their opinions but I still think this is a freedom of speech issue," Stein said. "I'm standing up for the Constitution."
Stein, a nine-year member of the Corps, said he started the page to encourage fellow service members to exercise their free speech rights. [See below Article 82 definition]
The Marine Corps said in a statement that it decided to take administrative action after Stein declared on Facebook that he would not follow unlawful orders from Obama. He later criticized the comments of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
According to Pentagon directives, military personnel in uniform cannot sponsor a political club; participate in any TV or radio program or group discussion that advocates for or against a political party, candidate or cause; or speak at any event promoting a political movement. Commissioned officers also may not use contemptuous words against senior officials, including the defense secretary or the president.
Stein was first cautioned by his superiors at Camp Pendleton in 2010, after he launched his Facebook page and criticized Obama's health care overhaul. Stein volunteered to take down the page while he reviewed the rules at the request of his superiors.
THE FACTS ARE:
Article 88 of the UCMJ makes it illegal for commissioned officers to use “contemptuous words” against a number of high level government officials:
Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.Sergeant Stein is not a commissioned officer. But he could still be held culpable for his statements under the General Punitive Article 134. Under clauses 1 and 2 of that article, a member of the armed forces may be disciplined for any offense not otherwise covered in the UCMJ, but which is found “to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces,” or “of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.” The prosecution in Stein’s will likely argue that some of the sergeant’s public comments, particularly of those criticizing the Commander-in-Chief, were in violation of Article 134.
Two other UCMJ Articles also limit the free speech rights of military personnel. Article 117 prohibits “provoking or reproachful words or gestures” toward another military member, and Article 82 makes it illegal to encourage fellow service members to desert or mutiny.
The hell with the lesser charge of Article 134, Mr. Stein is in violation of Article 82 which is mutiny!
Which is defined in UCMJ:
The United States' Uniform Code of Military Justice defines mutiny thus:
Art. 94. (§ 894.) 2004 Mutiny or Sedition. (a) Any person subject to this code (chapter) who— (1) with intent to usurp or override lawful military authority, refuses, in concert with any other person, to obey orders or otherwise do his duty or creates any violence or disturbance is guilty of mutiny; (2) with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of lawful civil authority, creates, in concert with any other person, revolt, violence, or other disturbance against that authority is guilty of sedition; (3) fails to do his utmost to prevent and suppress a mutiny or sedition being committed in his presence, or fails to take all reasonable means to inform his superior commissioned officer or commanding officer of a mutiny or sedition which he knows or has reason to believe is taking place, is guilty of a failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition. (b) A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.Stein originally declared he wouldn’t follow orders from the President, but later “softened his statement to say he wouldn’t follow ‘unlawful orders.’”
Kick the tea bagger to the curb! He is a disgrace to both the country and more importantly the uniform! When he signed the dotted line to serve his country he took and oath to obey the orders of all Commanders - In - Chief, not just POTUS' that align with his FUBAR menatlity!
Stein is instigating a confrontation with the Marines "to get notoriety." So let's set an example for this tea bagger, let's give this asshat the attention that mommy and daddy failed to do.
Nothing less than a court-martial is acceptable!
I would say to asshat Gary Stein, even Napoleon Bonaparte thought he was being "Patriotic"!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
|VA GOV. TRANSVAGINAL BOB McDONNELL|
You would think that choosing one of the most popular governors in America as your running mate would help you win that governor's home state.
Not so in the case of Governor Ultrasound Bob McDonnell and Virginia, according to a poll released this morning by Quinnipiac University.
MADDOW ON TRANSVAGINAL BOB
The poll shows a Romney/McDonnell ticket would lose to an Obama/Biden ticket, 50 to 43 percent in the Old Dominion state.
Mr. Romney is perceived as the most likely candidate to win the nomination, and the Obama re-election campaign has recently focused its efforts on criticizing him.
The non-partisan Quinnipiac pollsters found that President Obama would also defeat former House Speaker Newt Gingrich 54 to 35 percent, and 49 to 40 percent over former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.
In addition, the poll finds that the president would defeat Texas Congressman Ron Paul, 49 to 39 percent.
Those results are interesting, considering Mr. Gingrich finishes the lowest against the president in the state where his McLean, Virginia, homes is located.
“President Barack Obama has opened up some daylight in Virginia against his Republican challengers,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a press release. “His margin over Romney, in the state where Obama has been struggling after his win in 2008, compares to a slight 47 – 43 percent lead in February.”
Governor McDonnell endorsed Mr. Romney in January, prior to the South Carolina primary election where Mr. Gingrich won by a wide margin. The poll results are likely a reaction to the Virginia governor’s recent ultrasound bills, which were not well received by many Republican and Democratic female political figures nationwide.
The poll also found that former Virginia Democratic Governor Tim Kaine has a three percentage point lead over former Virginia Republican Governor George Allen at 47-44 percent.
President Obama also finished higher than Mr. Romney among Virginia voters on a question regarding which candidate would perform better at restoring the U.S. economy.
The numbers are an improvement for the Democrats in Virginia, which is considered a crucial swing state for both parties in the fall. Super Tuesday was a disappointment to many Republican voters in Virginia as well, where only two candidates, Mr. Paul and Mr. Romney, appeared on the ballot. That coupled with the recent unpopular ultrasound bills could damage the Republican candidate in Virginia in the fall.
The poll was conducted between March 13 and March 18, among 1,034 registered Virginia voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Steve "Damn Nazi Liberal" Chevapravatdumrong
Friday, March 23, 2012
|Miami Heat Pays Tribute With Hoodie To Trayvon Martin|
We can't say we weren't warned.
Back in 2005, opponents of Florida's first-of-its-kind "stand your ground" law said it wouldn't be long before we'd see shootouts in the streets — all in the name of self-defense.
Arguments over something as trivial as exceeding the 10-item limit in a grocery store's express lane could escalate to deadly violence, or in Tryavon Martin's case a small bag of skittles.
Prodded by their NRA masters, lawmakers waved off those predictions as exaggerations. Then they overwhelmingly passed a bill that took the "castle doctrine" to infinity and beyond. The "castle doctrine" used to mean you could use deadly force if someone attacked you in your home. "Stand your ground" not only absolved the homeowner of any obligation to retreat, it extended that concept outside the home.
Gov. Jeb Bush couldn't sign the bill fast enough.
Seven years later, those warnings so casually dismissed by Bush and the Legislature are taking shape.
Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin is dead, and Central Florida is the focus of an international spectacle, quite possibly a result of Florida's politicians deciding to become the 21st century's Wild West.
Tea bagger radical ideology and laws - the likes of this extreme OK Corral style mentality, comes with severe consequences.
Trayvon is not be the only victim here.
I haven't heard of any fatal disputes over the grocery check-out line, but in 2010 an unarmed man was shot and killed at a park near Tampa in a dispute over skateboarding rules. The victim's 10-year-old daughter watched her father die.
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer wouldn't comment about the Trayvon Martin case when contacted Monday. I don't blame her. There is no good way for gun proponents to spin the death of an unarmed teenager.
Justifiable murder law tripled when this bill passed!
Self-defense has always been an acceptable reason for police and prosecutors to dismiss charges or not bring any in the first place. Nobody wants to see someone who was genuinely in fear for their life end up in jail because they took action to protect themselves or others.
Florida is among 21 states with a "Stand Your Ground Law," which gives people wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat during a fight.
I had a disagreement with a fellow Facebook'er this evening.
"If the kid had been white":
If this kid had been white would this had happen? Do I really need to explain this?
The 911 tapes clearly depict Zimmerman [shooter] saying to dispatcher "fucking coons"!
The shooter was also told that if he was chasing the perp to stand down [I guess perp to Floridians and Zimmerman means black kid with hoodie toting skittles].
Lets be clear readers, if the kid was white this story would never exist, as the white kid would be home today using the bathroom to "unload" his skittles in the toilet, Trayvon Martin had to deposit his skittles in a diaper at the morgue!
This law, this unwarranted death, these police, are all encapsulated in a nasty stench! This entire story makes me angry, sick, and ashamed to say that this is the country I defend everyday!
The Castle Doctrine has to be addressed! This will not be the only case of horrible death attributed to the Stand Your Ground law. [which, by the way, was heavily promoted by the NRA to get passed - you know - the “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” freaks.]
This law at best is very vague, this law takes America back to the days of the OK Corral, or the times of the old Wild West. Nothing good can come from shoot first and ask questions later.
In the name of justice, arrest this asshat vigilante named George Zimmerman!
RELATED: Man lives to tell of Florida "Shoot First" horror
Thursday, March 22, 2012
|LIFE UNDER TEA BAGGER RULE|
Conservatives aren’t even bothering to cover up the real reasons why they want to ban abortion anymore. Now they’re just admitting that they want to force women to be submissive to men. A male teapublican lawmaker in Alaska has let the cat out of the bag.
According to The Mudflats, Rep. Alan Dick (most apropos name) “said in a House Health and Social Services Committee Hearing last week that he doesn’t believe that when a woman is pregnant, it’s really “her pregnancy.” As a matter of fact, he would advocate for criminalizing women who have an abortion without the permission via written signature from the man who impregnated her. He stated:
“If I thought that the man’s signature was required… required, in order for a woman to have an abortion, I’d have a little more peace about it…”
He didn’t say whether a rapist would be able to send his signature by fax from prison, or not.
Rep. Dick’s sexist comments aside, Alaska teapublicans are also seeking to pass legislation that would violate the privacy and personal liberty of women, and would even misinform them.
Despite the fact that the state Supreme Court in Alaska has ruled that women should have access to abortion without being burdened, teapublicans in the state are waging war against women’s rights. In the state Senate, teapublicans are pushing SB 191, which forces women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. In the House, the GOP is trying to pass HB 363, which forces state employees to lie to women about their pregnancy options and bans them from referring women to abortion providers and other abortion services.
Clearly, this war against women is all about forcing women to be completely submissive to men. Mr. Dick said as much. These conservative males want to turn back the clock on women’s rights in America and go back to a time when women were property and were restricted to carrying babies and cooking in the kitchen. Many of today’s conservatives even believe that women shouldn’t be allowed to have jobs and should be punished for having pre-marital sex. It won’t be too much longer before teapublicans try to repeal women’s voting rights out of some sick belief that women can’t be involved in politics.
|HELP! THERE"S AN ELEPHANT IN MY UTERUS!|
The teapublican party has become the monkeyshine of America. It is a party that belongs in 18th century America or perhaps even further back. It certainly doesn’t belong in this century. At any rate, the tea baggers are full of raving sexist chauvinist pigs and since women make up over half of the American population, teapublicans are basically committing political self-immolation by attacking their rights, their privacy, their health, and their independence.
RELATED: Arizona Teapublican Wants To Force Women To Witness An Abortion Before Having One
Idaho House tables forced ultrasound bill, for now
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|RACIST BUMBER STICKER BY TEABAGGERS|
Putting a bumper sticker on your car is a great, and annoying way, to alert the world about your political views. Apparently, it’s also a great way to declare that you’re racist.
A photograph of a racist Obama bumper sticker has been making its way around the internet this week. The bumper sticker shows the Obama campaign logo crossed out next to the words “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012.”
The bumper sticker is a play on the word renege, which means to go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract. It’s also an incredibly hateful slogan that basically says don’t elect Obama because he’s black.
While people were questioning the authenticity of the photograph showing the bumper sticker on someone's car, we were able to track down a website selling the sticker along with several other controversial items.
Writing for Forbes, Roger Friedman interviews the site's owner, Paula Smith. Ms. Smith, who hails from Hinesville, Georgia, insists that neither she nor the sticker are racist. Who knows what Smith really believes, but her logic is a stretch, to put it gently.
"I do find it amazing and entertaining that one of our stickers has become a racist thing," Ms. Smith told Forbes.She even tried arguing that the dictionary does not define the "N-Word" as racist. Wisely, Friedman posted the actual definition from dictionary.com, which says the word, "is now probably the most offensive word in English. Its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly in recent years, although it has been used in a derogatory manner since at least the Revolutionary War. Definitions 1a, 1b, and 2 represent meanings that are deeply disparaging and are used when the speaker deliberately wishes to cause great offense."
Her protestations aside, Ms. Smith appears to have removed the bumper sticker from her site. Under the "Anti-Obama" section of the site (advertised as her No. 3 bestseller), you'll now only find a sticker reading, "I was Anti-Obama Before It Was Cool."
In what may be a reference to the controversy her other bumper sticker has caused, the description below reads, "Show the world how you feel! (but be careful, you may hurt someone's feelings)."
Ms. Smith then goes on to argue that President Obama is "not even black," but rather, "a mixture of race." When Friedman asks Smith if she thinks the N-Word is offensive or derogatory, she says no, but then claims that she herself does not even use the word.
"I have kids here around me that are black kids. I call them my own kids. I've helped black families…to guide them in the right direction," Smith told Forbes. "We like to laugh and have a good time. That's our way of life."
Yes the ole "my college roommate was black so this makes me a non-racist", or “I can’t be a racist, because some of my best friends are Black.” ideology. Most often invoked by a Southern teapublcian.
Ms. Smith can call it what she wants, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck......I hate to be the first to inform you lady, but your the worst type of racist there is - ignorance in the anatomy of a unlettered southern belle is still a racist!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Walking down the street in America while being black appears to be a crime. Laws are created to protect citizens, not to keep murders free.
On February 26, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.
Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering Martin.
Trayvon was a hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.
When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.
It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.
Teen calls girlfriend prior to death
This phone call from the slain Trayvon Martin to his girlfriend seconds before he was shot dead by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain - "blows out of the water" the shooter's self-defense claim and he should be arrested "right now"!
Treyvon Martin, another senseless death by the right to tote vigilantes! Vigilante justice is never justified. How obvious does murder have to be? At 17, what did this young man do to deserve death - he was black walking the streets of America.
They say the deck of an aircraft carrier is the most dangerous place to be, I say bullshit, be black and walk the streets of white suburbia, now that's dangerous! A self-deputized armed block watcher follows an unarmed 17 year old black kid, who was walking home from the store after purchasing a bag of skittles, and winds up shooting the kid in the chest, killing him. Where the hell is justice?
Monday, March 19, 2012
|MAP OF RIGHT TO WORK STATES|
The below story is why you should stand for your right to unionize! The below is what happens when you work in a State that is a "right to work" State. You'll soon see that in right to work states...you have no rights!
They weren't wearing sagging pants or revealing clothing. But dressing in an orange shirt is apparently enough to get fired at one Florida law firm, where 14 workers were unceremoniously let go last Friday.
In an interview with the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, several of the fired workers say they wore the matching colors so they would be identified as a group when heading out for a happy hour event after work. They say the executive who fired them initially accused them of wearing the matching color as a form of protest against management.
Orange is widely considered to be one of the most visible colors to the human eye. Orange vests are worn by most hunters as a safety precaution and by school crossing guards. Most prisoners are required to wear orange jump suits.
The color orange is arguably Florida's defining color. The self-described "Sunshine State" is widely known for its orange juice exports.
The law offices of Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. offered "no comment" to Sun-Sentinel reporter Doreen Hemlock, but four ex-employees tell the paper they were simply wearing their orange shirts to celebrate "pay day" and the upcoming Friday group happy hour.
"There is no office policy against wearing orange shirts. We had no warning. We got no severance, no package, no nothing," Lou Erik Ambert told the paper. "I feel so violated."Ironically, had the employees been wearing orange as a form of protest, it would have been illegal to fire them, ABC News reports.
After the 14 employees were fired, an executive said anyone wearing orange for an "innocent reason" should speak up. At least one employee immediately denied any involvement or knowledge of a protest and explained the happy hour color coordination. Nonetheless, they were still fire.
"I'm a single mom with four kids, and I'm out of a job just because I wore orange today," Meloney McLeod told the paper.
And there's nothing anyone can do about the terminations since Florida is an at-will state, meaning employers can fire an employee who doesn't have a contract "for a good reason, for a bad reason or even for the wrong reason, as long as it's not an unlawful reason," Eric K. Gabrielle, a labor and employment lawyer at Stearns Weaver, told the Sun-Sentinel. Gabrielle said there was no apparent violation of the law in this case.
This is why it's important for Wisconsinites and other States undergoing union busting ideology to get out and VOTE, for if not, you truly get what you deserve!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|Tea Bagger Rapist Michael John Kobulnicky|
San Diego tea bagger shows the true colors that he flies, and it isn't the Gadsden flag [don't tread on me"]
Where the hell is Andrew Breitbart now, or better yet, why isn't one of the living troglodytes left at Breitbart dot com talking about this!? Well Andy's dead of coarse , but, funny how things often turn full circle.
Breitbart Prior To Death Screaming "Stop Raping The People:
This is one of those instances where one should probable practice what they preach!
San Diego resident Michael John Kobulnicky, 50, a leader in the San Diego Tea Party and former regional director of the Southern California Conservative Party, is under arrest for allegedly kidnapping and raping a local woman on Fiesta Island.
“He dragged her out of the car and sexually assaulted her pretty brutally,” San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown told ECM news partner 10 News in late February, shortly after the February 25 assault occurred.
On his website, http://www.michaelkobulnickyusa.com, Kobulnicky lists his leadership roles as “currently the co-organizer and public relations representative for the San Diego Tea Party.”
After Kobulnicky’s arrest, the San Diego Tea Party issued a statement indicating that Kobulnicky took leave the group in January for personal reasons and had not been in touch since then, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He has been removed from his position while the legal process runs its course, the statement said, adding that “"Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the victim.”
The suspect previously identified himself with the Conservative Party USA. In 2009, he was listed as regional director of the Southern California Conservative Party, according to http://conservativepartyusa.org/bios/kobulnicky.html
According to his website, Kobulnicky supports Christian values, is a father of five sons, and is co-founder and president of the National Council of Americans, Inc, a nonprofit that helps youths.
He also lists prior employment as faculty at California Miramar University, teacher and coach at Val Verde Unified School District, manager of a landscape design company, and more.
His Facebook page indicates he became engaged in early March and planned to be married in April. Kobulnicky, who is divorced, was accused of domestic violence in 2008, San Diego Superior Court records indicate. The report:
According to police, Kobulnicky offered a ride to a woman walking on Linda Vista Road around 7 p.m. on February 25. But instead of taking her home, he drove to Fiesta Island. There, the 205-pound, 6 ft. 3-inch tall suspect is accused of pulling the victim out of the vehicle and sexually assaulted the 56-year-old woman, then leaving her on the island.
He is charged with rape, kidnapping, and forcible sex with a foreign object. Evidence includes surveillance video shot at a local convenience store shortly before the kidnapping occurred. Kobulnicky is being held without bail pending arraignment on Monday.
DOUBLE RAPE: According to tea bagger rule - if the victim is pregnant she'll have to endure yet another rape - the transvaginal probe/ ultrasound probe if she wishes to abort her fetus -that is if should she be pregnant by this slimy piece of pig shit. Not only is she abused by the tea bagger, but by her local government as well. How's that for justice?
HEY TEA BAGGERS, STOP RAPING THE PEOPLE!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
|YOU WANT TO DEBATE ME?!|
According to reports, America’s most infamous Hockey Mom said of President Obama, and I quote from the article in today’s DailyBeast, “Our sitting president was not vetted,” referring to the 2008 election.
“How could you of all people level that accusation?” How could the dumbest human to ever occupy a governors office [the half governor] or a Vice Presidential candidate claim such lunacy...enter the asshat named Saranoya Palin.
This " Vetting" process started with the now dead Andy Breitbart. The dead man claimed to have videos that was to vet POTUS - and that these videos would rock the world to how bad POTUS was - a man living a double life if you will. Well the bomb shell never surfaced. At the end of the day Breitbart and company never looked more stupid - but then again that's what Breitbart et al manufactures.
What is Palin talking about? Was she not following the bruising Democratic Primary that went a heck of a lot longer than the current Republican Presidential Primary has gone? Did she follow the series of debates, which aided in the vetting process? Oh yeah, I forgot, she was busy watching Russia from her house in Alaska and must have missed all that.
REV AL's VETTING PROCESS VIDEO
Let's be real here readers, most all videos that contain Palin depict stupid at it's best. In case we forgot how stupid:
Couric asking Palin tough question.
Magazines Plain reads.
Now this buffoon wants to debate POTUS. While it's hard to contain my laughter, here is a statement from Saranoya:
"I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s 'enemy of the week' if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about," Palin wrote in a note on her Facebook page, posted late Monday. Palin was responding to a Web video fundraising for Obama that uses recent footage of Palin criticizing the president.The part time governor suggested that:
"I’m willing and free to discuss these issues with the President anywhere, anytime,"
"Obama could also debate any of "the four patriots currently running for the GOP nomination" — Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul — on the issues."
Beside the fact that the President of the United States is too busy to respond to self-serving challenges from addled, egotistical reality TV characters (who’s next? Snooki?) whom would be the one schooled and vetted during this debate? The Harvard Law Grad, or the unlettered half governor?
Caribou Barbie is, once again, attempting to float the false claim that Barack Obama is some sort of radical, and doing so in the immediate wake of an HBO movie that made a point of her husband’s membership in a secessionist political party in Alaska and her eagerness to lie about it. The hypocrisy of accusing the president of palling around with radicals.
Palin challenged the media to re-open a discussion about the president’s “radical past”. This from a woman whose theology involves speaking in tongues, casting out witches, and the power of “Prayer Warriors; whose simplistic ignorance of the oil market permits her to assert that “Drill, baby, drill!” will result in lower gasoline prices despite the opinion of every serious oil and gas expert saying otherwise…a truth even Bill O’Reilly admits.
This needy bit of desperation, posted for Sarah’s moronic fan base, is a win-win for the former half-term beauty pageant grifter. In the snowball’s chance in hell the president bothers to respond to the challenge, it only lends credibility to the withering publicity hound. In the almost certain event that her attention whoring is ignored, Sarah and her band of pig people will crow that President Obama is afraid to debate her.
Someone needs to explain to Sarah the simple truth expressed so succinctly by F. Scott Fitzgerald: “There are no second acts in American life.”
Friday, March 16, 2012
|RICK "FROTHY" SANTORUM|
Teapublican candidate Rick Santorum is declaring a war on pornography. The religious conservative wants to ban and censor sexually explicit pictures and videos in an attempt to “preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography."
While one might think a war on poverty, or a war on unemployment, or a pledge to end real war, might be a more appropriate and relevant goal for a presidential hopeful, [caution this link is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC] "Frothy" Santorum obviously feels different.
The former Pennsylvania senator is advocating for a harsh crackdown on the distribution of pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, hotel/motel TV, retail shops and through the mail.
Santorum issued his declaration of war on porn via his website. The following is an excerpt from that declaration:
America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography... Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships...
Every family must now be concerned about the harm from pornography. As a parent, I am concerned about the widespread distribution of illegal obscene pornography and its profound effects on our culture...
The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws. While the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children and families, that will change under a Santorum Administration...
As the excerpt indicates, Santorum is not only concerned with the supposed harm caused to society, but he is also interested in blaming the Obama administration for said supposed harm. Santorum is, after-all, a politician. Many see this latest move as but another political stunt to ingratiate himself further with the religious right.
Santorum has made a political career out of fighting the culture wars. His declaration of war on porn is part and parcel of his on-going defense of a conservative Christian world view many find to be intolerant and hypocritical.
Recently Santorum trashed a classic speech delivered by John F. Kennedy articulating the constitutional demands for a separation between church and state. Santorum has also condemned women for working outside the home and using birth control, expressed a hatred for higher education, and declared women are too emotional for combat.
AND NOW THE REST OF THE STORY
Unfortunately for "forthy" Santorum, porn research indicates that more porn (both gay and straight) is most consumed in the 'Bible Belt' red states of America (Utah, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, North Dakota, and West Virginia) than anywhere else in the U.S.
Sometimes the story is just to good to be true, in this case I sit back while writing this blog laughing my ass off, as it appears that the tea baggers are the biggest supporters of porn in the USA. Per the statistics, "Frothy" would be cutting off the sex supply to the very base he expects to vote for him. How appropos!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
|Penn Gov says "just close your eyes".|
PA GOP Governor Defends Ultrasounds Bill.
More than 10 state legislatures are considering or have passed bills forcing women to receive an ultrasound before having an abortion. And Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering one of the most far-reaching ultrasound bills in the nation.
Gov. Tom Corbett (R) reaffirmed this week that he supports the anti-abortion measure so long as it’s not obtrusive because women could simply close their eyes during the procedure:
QUESTION: Making them watch…does that go too far in your mind?
CORBETT: I’m not making anybody watch, OK. Because you just have to close your eyes. As long as it’s on the exterior and not the interior.
Critics say Corbett’s comments show he doesn’t understand how the bill would even work. While the Pennsylvania legislation has been amended to remove references to invasive transvaginal ultrasounds, the language suggests a transvaginal ultrasound could still be required if the embryo is too small. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat running for attorney general, called for Corbett to apologize for his statement. “It’s unthinkable that he would so casually dismiss this by advising women to just close their eyes,” Murphy said.
The state House canceled a vote on the bill this week because medical associations have voiced concerns about the measure. And 48 percent of Pennsylvania voters oppose the ultrasound bill, with 42 percent supporting the measure, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. And 64 percent of voters oppose requiring transvaginal ultrasounds.
Meanwhile, Corbett’s approval rating among Pennsylvanians is dropping.
The mentaility of a radical tea bagger, its deep rooted in hate, arrogance, and ignorance.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|Arizona ratchets up birth control - control|
Arizona Senate Committee Endorses ‘Tell Your Boss Why You’re On The Pill’ Bill
Arizona has taken up yet another draconian law for women’s health – this time replicating but broadening the federal push to let employers deny women access to birth control. The bill stipulates that, unless a woman brings in a note proving she is not using it to avoid getting pregnant, an employer can deny birth control to any woman in the workplace.
By a vote of 6-2, an Arizona State Senate Judiciary committee yesterday endorsed the measure:
Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.The argument that providing birth control violates the First Amendment is bogus, debunked by a twenty year-old opinion by conservative Supreme Court Justice Scalia.
“I believe we live in America. We don’t live in the Soviet Union,” Lesko said. “So, government should not be telling the organizations or mom and pop employers to do something against their moral beliefs… My whole legislation is about our First Amendment rights and freedom of religion.”
Needless to say, many women do not feel comfortable turning over their medical records to their employers, even if they do have a condition that qualifies them under Lesko’s proposed law. Especially since, as an at-will employment state, an Arizona employer would likely be able to fire a woman if they saw anything in her gynecological history that he (or, yes, she) didn’t like. But, under the proposed law, a boss could fire the woman if the woman didn’t turn it over, too.
Aside from the obvious health benefits that lead some women to use birth control, contraceptive use has helped shrink the gender pay gap; it even benefits the economy as a whole.
Arizona is yet another red state willing to push the envelop with regards to a womens perogative to their own bodies.