Friday Nite Lite: Listening in on everyone…Posted: June 14, 2013 | |
It is Friday, right? All day it has felt like a Saturday…before we get to the cartoons I wanted to post two quick links on Zimmerman.
This one if from last week, but with all the NSA leaks, it got buried: Fox News host: Zimmerman ‘has already been punished’ with weight gain
Fox News host Gregg Jarrett says that George Zimmerman “has already been punished” for the killing of Trayvon Martin because he “looks like he’s put on a hundred pounds.”
During Monday’s coverage of jury selection, Jarrett and Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle observed that Zimmerman had gained weight since his arrest in April 2012.
“He does look like a different guy,” Jarrett remarked. “It looks like he’s put on a hundred pounds. Look, he has been in hiding and he fears for his life, and there have been all kinds of death threats. And, you know, he can’t go anywhere, can’t get out and get exercise.”
“Probably suffering from stress and anxiety,” Guilfoyle added.
“You eat when you’re under stress and pressure and stuff like that,” Jarrett agreed. “So, you know, he’s already been punished to some extent. We’ll wait and see whether a Jury punishes him further.”
“This is an individual that was trying to do some civic duty by being on the community watch,” Guilfoyle opined. “That was the purpose of why he was there that night.”
“Sure, let’s not forget there’s a reason for a community watch,” Jarrett replied. “Because that’s a community with a need for a watch. Because they’d had problems like this in the past.”
Of course we should feel the sadness and grief at the “punishment” of Zimmerman’s living conditions and the effects on his waistline…but then obesity is not the only thing this “unjust” trial has caused. According to George Zimmerman’s father, this trial is also responsible for the Boston Bombing. Yes, can you believe this shit? Robert Zimmerman Sr. Blames Boston Bombings On Eric Holder’s Decision To Investigate Trayvon’s Death
Honestly, WTF is it with this asshole family? Anyway, this is what Daddy Zimmerman had to say:
With the first week of his son George Zimmerman‘s trial coming to a close and Father’s Day just around the corner, the defendant’s father Robert Zimmerman Sr. must have thought now was the perfect time to release his new e-book, “Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of my Son, George.” The controversial text contains the bold claim that April’s Boston Marathon bombing never would have happened had the FBI not been spending so much time investigating the death of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman directs most of the blame to Attorney General Eric Holder, who he says “shamelessly” hyped his son’s alleged murder case “to obtain great advantage in the African-American community.” He goes on to claim that Holder’s decision to investigate whether Martin’s death constituted a federal civil rights violation led to the FBI to not have “adequate resources to investigate clearly identified potential terrorist” threat in Boston. “Tragically,” Zimmerman writes, “we have suffered the consequences of Mr. Holder’s politically motivated decisions.”
In addition to the accusations against Holder, the e-book contains a chapter called “Who Are The True Racists,” which includes a list of black leaders and organizations that Zimmerman has deemed “racist,”
Then Mediate cites a Think Progress article as follows: George Zimmerman’s Father Says The ‘True Racists’ Are African-American | ThinkProgress
Congressional Black Caucus. “[A] pathetic, self-serving group of racists… advancing their purely racist agenda.” He later adds that “all members of Congress should be ashamed of the Congressional Black Caucus, as should be their constituents.” And finally: “They are truly a disgrace to all Americans.”
The NAACP. “[S]imply promotes racism and hatred for their own, primarily finical, interests” and “without prejudice and racial divide, the NAACP would simply cease to exist.”
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. “[W]hat I would expect of a racist.”
Trayvon Martin’s funeral director. A “racial activist and former head of the local NAACP.”
Benjamin Crump, Natialie Jackson and Darrly Parks, attorneys for Travyon Martin’s family. “The scheme team.”
The National Basketball Players Association.
Black Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers.
National Black United Fund.
United Negro College Fund.
While stopping short of explicitly calling President Obama a racist, Zimmerman Sr. does say that Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have “shamelessly” sought to exploit his son’s case “to obtain great advantage in the African-American community.”
Zimmerman Sr. says that because of Holder’s decision to investigate whether Trayvon Martin’s death violated federal civil rights laws, the FBI did not have “adequate resources to investigate clearly identified potential terrorist [sic] in the Boston area.” Now, “tragically, we have suffered the consequences of Mr. Holder’s politically motivated decisions.”
Wow. The only thing I can bring up about this is apples and trees and gravity.
So on with the cartoons. Take a look at this op/ed about the importance of cartoon editorials in newspapers, and the editors who support the cartoonist.
It is time to blow the whistle on newspaper editors who claim that they rid themselves of their editorial cartoonist for “budgetary” reasons. It is a dishonest, disingenuous and duplicitous assault on the truth. That is not to say that there are not budgetary problems facing newspapers across America, just that it is not the reason they are laying-off their cartoonists. The sad truth of journalism today is that there are editors who “lack the guts”, the politest way I can express it, to have a cartoonist.
The public accepts their “budgetary’”excuse because they know newspapers are having a tough time, unknowingly buying into these editors’ falsehoods. It is their cover letter to shield themselves and thus be forgiven the sad decision “they had to make”. Baloney.
Before we get to the NSA cartoons, a few on different topics.
Alright, now we can get to the NSA leak cartoons.
Those eyes sure do freak me out.
(Love that one…can you hear Dubya saying that word “controlify?” I can!)
That cartoon made me laugh like hell…just look at that image again.
Bwahahahaha….yup don’t need no spy game for a discovery like that do we?
This is an open thread.