Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Mr. Killerman's lawyers are dropping him, and they swear they don't know where he is.
Well gentlemen, if you want to find someone who shot an unarmed black man to death, you might want to start looking over at FOX NEWS.
Yes folks, it seems that Mr. Killerman has reached out to his FOX friends. Apparently he believes that getting favorable publicity is better than good legal representation. Maybe the folks over at FOX will get him a very expensive lawyer. Apparently they are already raising money for him on their website.
"The two attorneys made a strange case even stranger. The official basis for their withdrawing from the case seemed to be the news that Zimmerman had contacted special prosecutor Angela Corey and offered to come in, and told her he wasn’t represented by counsel, calling Sonner and Uhrig “special advisors.” (Corey said she couldn’t speak to him without counsel.) But their move came the same day Zimmerman revealed a bizarre, flag-bedecked website raising money for his defense that looks like it was designed by the folks at Fox Nation, which the lawyers said they hadn’t been told about.
So an armed man who shot an unarmed teenager and who may be emotionally unstable has stopped talking to his attorneys, but will communicate with a conservative talk show host? Could this case get any weirder?"
Yes, it could.
Finally, let's talk about racism here in A-merry-ca. According to a new poll from Newsweek Magazine, many of you Negroes are not very optimistic about our future when it comes to race. White folks, as usual, don't see a problem. Yes people stereotype you, but that doesn't affect you when you try to buy a home or move up in business. ?????
"At the heart of America’s persistent racial divide is a fundamental disagreement over the frequency and severity of discrimination against African-Americans. When asked, vast majorities—89 percent of blacks and 80 percent of whites—agree that racial stereotyping still occurs in America today. But ask how racial stereotyping actually affects people’s lives, and blacks and whites no longer see eye to eye. Seventy percent of whites, for example, think that blacks have an equal shot at affordable housing; only 35 percent of blacks say the same. Seventy percent of whites believe that the two races receive equal treatment in the job market; a mere 25 percent of blacks concur. And while more than 80 percent of white people say the cops and courts usually or always treat blacks the same as whites, that number doesn’t even clear 50 percent among African-Americans. It’s no wonder, then, that blacks are twice as likely as whites (82 percent versus 38 percent) to say that race played a role in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. They are simply more likely than whites to still see race as a factor in how people are treated, period." [Source]
Michael Medved was saying today that Obama has caused racism to be worse because he promised to be a uniter and racism has actually gotten worse under his watch. That logic is seriously flawed. Yes, racism has gotten worse under Obama, but you can blame the "color aroused" tea party folks and other wingnuts for that. (BTW, racism is not exclusive to the right wingnut) Not him. Obama's presidency just brought out emotions that they couldn't hold in anymore. Having a real HNIC only made them bitter and angry. And, true to form, they acted on their fears and resentment.
Still, all is not lost in A-merry-ca. Some of you really do get it:
"When I speak publicly about systemic racism and analyze incidents like the Martin killing from that lens, I know that meanings and beliefs about who I am and what compels my actions will be mapped onto me – with or without my approval. To be sure, sometimes they are positive. I’m keenly aware that I’m often privileged to speak critically about race and have my voice and perspectives valued in ways that my friends and colleagues of color can rarely assume. To many, I’m a curiosity – a white person speaking frankly and passionately about race – how about that? And, I’ve been rewarded to be embraced as a sister, friend and ally in the struggle for racial and social justice, freedom and self-determination.
Nonetheless, I know too, there’s a flipside.
I mark myself when I speak critically about Racism. White Supremacy. Whiteness. And yes, White People.
And, I will pay costs for doing so. Certainly, I will pay less of the direct, material costs that people of color pay for their activism; let alone their simply “being non-white” in the world – costs they don’t choose but which have been chosen for them. But at a bare minimum I can count on paying psychic and personal ones." [Source]
Remember Negroes, if you see George just leave him alone. Please follow him, though. We need to know where he is. Some people might be looking for him soon.