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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    I so totally agree. I hate this sort of political posturing even back when idiots dressed up like the Founders and carried blood of tyrant posters, screamed about taking their country back or stirred the pot with 'death panels'. It is sad to say it seems to be the way Congress operates.

    The debate is getting very hot, but one thing I see as helping fan this is Zimmerman wasn't held after fatally shooting a teenager HE pursued. I can't help but think if a black man had shoot a white kid, or white on white the shooter would have been held 72 hours and been subjected to some rather intense questioning. Zimmerman never was piss tested, it is as if most the police believed Zimmerman's account without much question.

    If there wasn't a heated public outcry I doubt this shooting would get a second thought by the vast majority of America because it would be easy to write it off as poor 'white' guy attacked by thugger black teen and the teen got what he deserved.

    A civil debate would be better but there wouldn't be any debate if the outcry wasn't so strong.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I so totally agree. I hate this sort of political posturing even back when idiots dressed up like the Founders and carried blood of tyrant posters, screamed about taking their country back or stirred the pot with 'death panels'. It is sad to say it seems to be the way Congress operates.

    The debate is getting very hot, but one thing I see as helping fan this is Zimmerman wasn't held after fatally shooting a teenager HE pursued. I can't help but think if a black man had shoot a white kid, or white on white the shooter would have been held 72 hours and been subjected to some rather intense questioning. Zimmerman never was piss tested, it is as if most the police believed Zimmerman's account without much question.

    If there wasn't a heated public outcry I doubt this shooting would get a second thought by the vast majority of America because it would be easy to write it off as poor 'white' guy attacked by thugger black teen and the teen got what he deserved.

    A civil debate would be better but there wouldn't be any debate if the outcry wasn't so strong.
    The emotionally challenged race baiters on both sides squawking and frothing are funny as hell. They'll pretty much try to convince themselves of anything as long as it works with their own narrative. The rest just want to see the facts... I have to say I'm really not personally involved in either side and could go either way. If Zimmerman is found to have lied, or even stretched the truth I can support him being strung up by the short hairs for as long as the State can get.... if it turns out Zimmerman was not only justified but all the noise about race and Obama and the other media circus simply shows how racist a society we still are - and the kid just picked on the wrong guy to show how tough he was.
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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I so totally agree. I hate this sort of political posturing even back when idiots dressed up like the Founders and carried blood of tyrant posters, screamed about taking their country back or stirred the pot with 'death panels'. It is sad to say it seems to be the way Congress operates.

    The debate is getting very hot, but one thing I see as helping fan this is Zimmerman wasn't held after fatally shooting a teenager HE pursued. I can't help but think if a black man had shoot a white kid, or white on white the shooter would have been held 72 hours and been subjected to some rather intense questioning. Zimmerman never was piss tested, it is as if most the police believed Zimmerman's account without much question.

    If there wasn't a heated public outcry I doubt this shooting would get a second thought by the vast majority of America because it would be easy to write it off as poor 'white' guy attacked by thugger black teen and the teen got what he deserved.

    A civil debate would be better but there wouldn't be any debate if the outcry wasn't so strong.
    No matter how this fleshes out, I will always blame Zimmerman.

    His actions completely contradicted neighborhood watch protocol...likely his gun gave him the courage to do so...and sans his getting out of his car instead of waiting for the patrol car that had already been dispatched, Trayvon Martin would still be alive.

    There is no winner here.
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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    This is how sick the Democrats are these days.

    Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush's Chicago District

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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    This is how sick the Democrats are these days.

    Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush's Chicago District
    Yes they are very "sick" and republicans are just the good little innocent boys right?


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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes they are very "sick" and republicans are just the good little innocent boys right?
    Face reality. It's part of growing up.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Neil- that is a more propaganda that doesn't help the debate but rather fans the flames. Reminds me of angry old men who sit around and find crap to complain about. You invite counter crap using fat old white dudes carrying racist posters and frothing over violence to 'take the country back' at Tea Party rallies and taking over town hall meetings.

    Maggie- I totally agree, Zimmerman violated almost all the neighborhood watch rules but it appears he wasn't 'on duty' when he noticed and followed Trayvon.

    Ockham- I don't believe we needed this to show us our nation still has a strong racially bitter undertone. I see it a lot on political posters.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    Face reality. It's part of growing up.
    I believe you need to face reality if you actually believe Republicans are innocent....
    You also need to face reality on how a 2 party political system works...


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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    The goal is to spin it out of control because it gets ratings.
    TBH, as a nation we need to take some responsibility for that. They can't get ratings unless we tune it.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin controversy is spinning out of control

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I believe you need to face reality if you actually believe Republicans are innocent....
    You also need to face reality on how a 2 party political system works...
    You seem to be the only one claiming Republicans are innocent here.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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