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Trayvon Martin – The Court of Public Opinion

Or media, social and otherwise – gone wild.

When did the hate become so strong?

What divides us is beyond the color of our skin, the dogma of our religions, the oreintation of our sexuality, what divides us has become how we even define being Americans.

Is this the enemy within?

Is this our ‘United We Stand or Divided We Fall’?

Common Decency – ‘The state or quality of being decent; propriety. Conformity to prevailing standards of propriety or modesty’.

The once, if not respected at least given it’s due credit, Court of Public Opinion, is now seeing what happens, when personal promotion trumps principles.

Has THIS become our ‘prevailing standards of propriety or modesty’?

A crime has been committed. That much we know. On whom, by whom is to be determined by our justice system.

Not on the parents of one involved.

Not on the social media of a dead young man.

Not on a wanna be politican.

‘A white supremacist hacker says he’s broken into Martin’s email and social networking accounts, and leaked his private Facebook messages’.

‘In addition to the Facebook messages, Klanklannon posted a list of usernames and passwords for Martin’s social media and email accounts as proof of his exploits. All of the passwords had been changed to racist slurs. (Gmail: “niggerniggernigger” Twitter: “coontrayvonnigger”)’.
From : http://gawker.com/5897485
‘The comedian Roseanne Barr last night tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman’s parents to her 110,000-plus Twitter followers, only to delete the posting after “not fully understanding that it was private not public.”
From : http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/29/Roseanne-Tweets-Zimmerman-Address

And of course we couldn’t do without you-know-who chimming in –

Former half term Governor (who quit to make more money rather then complete the term she’d sowrn an oath to serve) Sarah Palin

“It’s not going to do anybody any good to ratchet up the rhetoric based on speculation,” Palin told Fox News.

She then promply added regarding President Obama’s remarks –

“I think it was orchestrated,” Palin said. “I’m going to get clobbered for even suggesting this, but it is what I believe.”
From : http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/palin-believes-obama-orchestrated-martin-remarks.html

Dear Ms. Palin – your comments are the precise definition OF 
‘ratchet up the rhetoric based on speculation’.

There is an investigation going on. Both of the attack/killing AND of the police department and prosecuting attorneys handling of this tragedy.

Commenting on THAT is the Court of Public Opinion.

Giving an address? Hacking E-mail/Facebook accounts? No

‘Prevailing standards of propriety or modesty’. Indeed.

Our society – ‘This is the way the world ends,
Not with a bang but a whimper’.
From : http://www.artofeurope.com/eliot/eli2.htm

 

One of the darling’s of the tea bag movement – Indictment coming?


‘Yesterday, Palmetto Public Record exclusively reported that the Internal Revenue Service has been investigating since March of 2011 the Sikh worship center run by Gov. Haley’s father. At least five lawsuits have been filed against the Sikh Society of South Carolina since 2010, alleging that the group bilked contractors out of nearly $130,000 for the construction of a new temple’.

‘Gov. Haley is reported to have managed the temple’s finances as late as 2003, and our sources believe any indictment would center on what happened to the missing money’.
From : http://palmettopublicrecord.org/2012/03/29/haley-indictment-imminent-stay-tuned/

 

Thankfully Dorothy we AREN’T in Kansas

‘The Kansas House on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that supporters said was needed to protect religious beliefs, but opponents said legalized discrimination against gays’.

‘State Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, said the measure was needed to protect religious freedoms in an environment of changing court rulings’.

During debate Wednesday on the bill, House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, asked Kinzer if under Kinzer’s bill an apartment owner could cite his religious beliefs to fight a complaint if he refused to rent to a same-sex couple’.

“That is generally correct,” Kinzer said’.
From : http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/mar/29/statehouse-live-house-gives-final-approval-bill-op/

Next week it’ll be all those people who are living in sin and aren’t married. And then all those who aren’t ‘real’ Christians.

And then……..Ah. The ‘good old days’.

 

Show House Majority Leader Eric Cantor THE MONEY!!!

Do Republicans still use the term ‘job creators’ for all these tax breaks for the wealthy or did they get tired of not being able to answer the question – ‘where’s the jobs’?

‘Earlier today ThinkProgress reported that the House Ways and Means Committee is expected to approve a proposal by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) that is misleadingly entitled the Small Business Tax Cut Act’.

‘The Tax Policy Center has now estimated who benefits from Cantor’s bill. Among TPC’s findings’:

– ‘The top 1 percent would receive an average tax cut that is 1000 times bigger than the average tax cut for people in the middle quintile ($23 vs. $23,000)’.
‘The top 0.1 percent would receive an average tax cut of more than $130,000’.

– ‘Half of the tax benefits would go to millionaires, who comprise less than one-half of one percent of all taxpayers and only 4 percent of actual small business owners according to a recent Treasury study. Millionaires, on average, would get a tax cut of $45,000 — almost as much as median household income in 2010’.

– ‘Business owners with annual income of $200,000 or less — who comprise more than 75 percent of small business owners — would receive only 16 percent of the benefit from Cantor’s bill’.

‘The Cantor bill would cost $46 billion and is not paid for. More debt-financed tax cuts for the rich’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/28/453936/cantor-small-business-millionaires/

 

What a ‘Rush’ – In the end, money, not the message was all that mattered

The voice of Conservatives has weathered the storm it seems. And taking him off the air would have been a mistake. He would have been a martyr and had more influence then even now.

No having Rush and others like him, those just spewing hate, need to be heard.

Republicans will vote for Republicans.

Democrats will vote for Democrats.

It’s the Independents and Modedrates of both parties that will and need to hear from Rush and the like.

Because reasoned, intelligent people, upon hearing (or reading blogs) what they have to say, will conclude – ‘Holy crap. That person is crazy’.

‘Exactly one month after the conservative radio host sparked outrage by calling Georgetown law-school student Sandra Fluke “a slut” and “a prostitute” in a three-day diatribe, stations are standing by him, advertisers are trickling back to his program and the news media have moved on’.

“The objective has been to show that there are real consequences when someone like Mr. Limbaugh or his company shows no accountability for his actions,” says Angelo Carusone, who has been leading the anti-Limbaugh efforts for Media Matters for America, a Washington organization. “That is continuing.”

‘On Monday, the 600 or so radio stations that air Limbaugh’s program were told by his syndicator, Premiere Radio Networks, to resume running “barter” ads during his program’.

‘Clear Channel’s chief executive, Robert Pittman, in an interview with the Associated Press, called Limbaugh “the king” of radio and said outrage over his comments was “part of the normal day-to-day of talk radio.” The controversy, he added, has not had a major financial impact on his company.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/limbaugh-sees-heat-over-comments-turn-down-to-a-simmer/2012/03/28/gIQAspEKhS_story.html

 

Government Of the People, By the People and It’s None Of Our Business What They Do People

Why is it that members of our Government, those who represent us, pass legislation BLOCKING us from actually seeing what their supporters are doing?

All that money and no transparent trail to follow.

‘The House of Representatives rejected an amendment last night that would have required that sponsors of independent political expenditure television and radio ads disclose the identity of donors whose contribute $10,000 or more to their efforts. The amendment to a Federal Communications Commission reform bill, offered by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), was defeated on a mostly party-line vote of 179 for to 238 against’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/28/453971/house-rejects-disclosure-for-secret-campaign-money/

Under The LobsterScope

… forwarded to me this morning from my friend Tom Weisshaus:

This is amusing!

Did you know that, the words “race car” spelled backwards still spells “race car”?

And that “eat” is the only word that, if you take the first letter and move it to the last, spells its own past tense, “ate”?

And if you rearrange the letters in “Tea Party Republicans,” and add just a few more letters, it spells: “Shut the fuck up you free-loading, progress-blocking, benefit-grabbing, resource-sucking, violent hypocrites, and deal with the fact that you nearly wrecked the country under Bush and that our president is black, so get over it.”

Isn’t that interesting?
 

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The Republican War On Women – For Republicans It’s about sex, For Women it’s about health

‘Furthermore,  that a great many American women rely on birth control for noncontraceptive reasons and can’t afford it should also entered into the debate’.

‘For example, 4% of pill users—1.5 million women—rely on them exclusively for noncontraceptive purposes, according to an expert study on birth control issues’.

‘The same study concluded women using birth control to reduce menstrual pain (31%);’

‘menstrual regulation, which for some women may help prevent migraines and other painful “side effects” of menstruation (28%);’

‘treatment of acne (14%);’

‘and treatment of endometriosis (4%)’.

‘Additionally, it found that some 762,000 women who have never had sex use the pill, and they do so almost exclusively (99%) for noncontraceptive reasons’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/28/wi-senator-wants-women-who-cant-afford-birth-control-to-google-what-if-i-cant-afford-birth-control-video/

Who does the Government really work for?

‘James Carville told CNN a Supreme Court ruling invalidating President Obama’s health care law may not be such a bad thing — at least politically’.

‘Said Carville: “I think this will be the best thing that has ever happened to the Democratic Party.”

‘He added: “Then the Republican Party will own the healthcare system for the foreseeable future. And I really believe that. That is not spin.”
From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/03/27/will_supreme_court_loss_help_democrats.html

I’m actually an advocate of a single payer system. Taking Medicare and expanding it. Means test, sliding scale premiums and a few other adjustments. And then have the choice of either entering that of purchasing insurance form a for profit company.

But while everyone is so focued on ‘forcing me to buy insurance’, far too many don’t even think of the consequences.

Health care is not a right but it is a responsibility of a society – and we aren’t even talking about how to cover health care but instead IF we should.

 

Mitt Romney – ‘Elevators for ME but not for Thee’

Dear Mr. Romney,

I can count on ONE finger (and you can guess which finger I’m using) the number of people I know that have an elevator for their cars, know of someone who has an elevator for their cars, has plans to build an elevator for their cars, even have an elevator of their cars in the top 100 things they would do if they won the lottery.

I don’t begruge you have made a lot of money. I really don’t.
What scares/worries me is that this along with other statements you have made points to you having no idea how I live.

Wearing a pair of blue jeans hoping to be like the ‘common man’ and then having an elevator built for your cars?

Your actions explain this : ‘with a record 50 percent of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll now rating Romney unfavorably overall’.
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/record-number-see-romney-negatively-obama-outpaces-him-in-popularity/

And this : ‘On June 26, 2006 Romney vetoed an improvement project with the price tag of $40,000 with his line item veto. The project would have allocated the money to Woburn Development Authority for improvements to an elevator to meet the standards set in the ADA’.

‘Also on that day Romney vetoed an additional $25,000 to the Braintree, Massachusetts Council on Aging. The money was again proposed to meet improvements with the ADA’.
From : http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/mitt-romney-vetoed-human-elevator-bill

 

 

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