June 28, 2013

Prosecution Witness: Pretty Much Everything Zimmerman Claimed Is Correct
— Ace

This is a prosecution witness?

(Whoops, I knew I saw this story from somewhere; turns out I got it from @drewmtips' open thread from just 90 minutes ago. Ah well, it's important.)

Here's what eyewitness John Good said: The man in the hoodie, who he identified as Trayvon when shown a picture, was on top of the other man (Zimmerman). Further, the man on top was doing a "ground and pound" on the man on the bottom. When asked if he would describe Trayvon has having "rained blows" down onto Zimmerman, he agreed.

Furthermore, rebutting a key prosecution claim, he says that all the screams for help were coming from the man on the bottom. The prosecution has called a witness to claim the screams sounded like a "boy's" voice. Yeah, a man crying out desperately for his life will tend to sound a little callow and maybe a little feminine.

The prosecution earlier sought to bring in experts to say that George Zimmerman's speaking voice is inconsistent with the screams heard in 9/11 call recordings. The judge refused because the weight of scientific evidence is that such a determination can't be made -- people sound different when they're screaming in terror, and there is no scientific basis for saying that this scream couldn't have come from this man.

So this is a key prosecution suggestion, that it was Trayvon screaming for help as he rained blows down on Zimmerman's head (what?), and their own witness says it's false.

This would be a farce if it weren't so vicious and actually criminal.

Posted by: Ace at 08:44 AM | Comments (571)
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1 First? Really?

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 08:45 AM (HVOxM)

2 This post is real retarded, sir.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at June 28, 2013 08:45 AM (da5Wo)

3 In before Troy says that Zimmerman is at fault.

Posted by: GMan at June 28, 2013 08:45 AM (sxq57)

4 Speaking as a defense attorney for more than 100 criminal trials in FL, such outrageous conduct is entirely common for prosecutions in Florida.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at June 28, 2013 08:45 AM (wyHbU)

5 Well, at least something went right today.

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 08:45 AM (HVOxM)

6 I can't read pixel

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 08:45 AM (8sCoq)

7 Hey, Trayvon's knuckles might have been hurt on Zimmerman's head. He's the victim here.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon once again. at June 28, 2013 08:46 AM (+/C3g)

8 I'm glad this post isn't in cursive.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 28, 2013 08:46 AM (qLYdI)

9 LA style race riots coming soon to a town near you.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 08:46 AM (xmcEQ)

10 That's some good lawyering. Jackie Childs would be proud.

Posted by: dananjcon at June 28, 2013 08:46 AM (jvd3N)

11 Trayvon Martin was found face down after he was shot. Now if he was the guy on the bottom why would he roll over after being fatally shot in the chest? It appears much more likely that he fell forward indicating that he was on top.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 08:46 AM (g1DWB)

12 Yeah, a man crying out desperately for his life will tend to sound a little callow and maybe a little feminine. WAR ON WOMEN!!!!!!

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 08:47 AM (xmcEQ)

13 outrageous, loquacious, mendacious!

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 08:47 AM (8sCoq)

14 Why hasn't the judge dismissed yet?  Is he part of the FL lynch mob?

The AG should be fired and disbarred.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2013 08:47 AM (lZvxr)

15 Comments from the LIVs are...disturbing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 28, 2013 08:47 AM (lVPtV)

16 The city will sue Zimmerman for defacing the sidewalk.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 28, 2013 08:47 AM (qLYdI)

17 Is the prosecution throwing the case? Or is their case really that bad?

Posted by: joncelli at June 28, 2013 08:47 AM (RD7QR)

18 Attacking from a prone position with the victim astride is a traditional feature of racially-motivated hate crimes committed by white Hispanics against black people.

Posted by: Expert Witnesses R Us at June 28, 2013 08:48 AM (8ZskC)

19 Legals Beagles?

Posted by: dananjcon at June 28, 2013 08:48 AM (jvd3N)

20 Where's Matlock when you need him

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 08:49 AM (8sCoq)

21 They call me the comeback kid! Give me a shot.

Posted by: Mike Nifong at June 28, 2013 08:49 AM (l3vZN)

22 #18

White hispanics

- fixed it for you

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 08:49 AM (El+h4)

23 The only reason I could imagine the prosecution wouldn't call him is that it would look worse if the defense called him. Makes it look like they were hiding something (which they would have been).

Posted by: TenthJustice at June 28, 2013 08:49 AM (c+CmU)

24 Is the prosecution trying to throw the trial/

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 28, 2013 08:49 AM (BLAfs)

25 As I've said, this testimony was interesting in getting to the bottom of things, but not nearly as entertaining as Skeletor cross examining Beastman.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at June 28, 2013 08:50 AM (tWmgi)

26 According to some fool talking head at the channel 9 feed, the witness opened up a can of worms so that the prosecution can show that from the ground, being pummeled, Zim could have simply punched back, and that he didn't need to shoot.

Posted by: Fact Guy at June 28, 2013 08:50 AM (r98SZ)

27 Prosecutor got the guy to admit that he didn't actually see the blows landing,so there's that in his column.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 08:50 AM (9XBK2)

28 Legals Beagles?

Posted by: dananjcon


Great nosh. Try the lox.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at June 28, 2013 08:50 AM (XS/b3)

29 Trayvon Martin was found face down after he was shot. Now if he was the guy on the bottom why would he roll over after being fatally shot in the chest? It appears much more likely that he fell forward indicating that he was on top. Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 01:46 PM (g1DWB) Or, when shot in the chest, he recoiled and twisted... I want a CSI investigation where they test with real humans on how they react when shot in the chest while beating the shit out of someone. Volunteers can be likely found in any Occupy camp. Offer $1,000 to any survi.....takers.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 08:50 AM (xmcEQ)

30 I suspect that Organizing for Action is already organizing for action.

Posted by: Mallfly at June 28, 2013 08:51 AM (bJm7W)

31 Has anyone sweeped the grassy wet knoll for evidence as of yet?


Posted by: dananjcon at June 28, 2013 08:52 AM (jvd3N)

32 Trayvon was gunned down in the street like a DOG

Posted by: Bigby's Gavel-Pounding Fist at June 28, 2013 08:52 AM (3ZtZW)

33 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 08:52 AM (/PCJa)

34 the prosecution can show that from the ground, being pummeled, Zim could have simply punched back, and that he didn't need to shoot. Posted by: Fact Guy at June 28, 2013 01:50 PM (r98SZ) Cuz, yeah....that's the first thing I think of as my head is being repeatedly bounced off a chunk of concrete.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 08:52 AM (xmcEQ)

35 Did Florida find this prosecution team under Inept Shysters-R-Us?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 28, 2013 08:52 AM (dV6An)

36 Burn it down. Scatter the stones. Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 08:52 AM (/PCJa)

37 Sure, Zimmerman's high-pitched vocalizations could have been screams of terror, but more likely they were war cries in the characteristic Apache-Sioux tradition.

Posted by: Expert Witnesses R Us at June 28, 2013 08:52 AM (8ZskC)

38 Is the judge phoning it in yet?  Has anybody checked under her robes for a massive ill-tempered marsupial?

Posted by: Fritz at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (UzPAd)

39 But... but... troyriser tells me that Zimmerman was *asking* for it by getting out of his truck!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (/PCJa)

40 Nearly as I can figure, the prosecution is either trying to claim: a) Zimmerman picked the fight and he remains culpable for any use of deadly force thereafter, or b) They're just trying to play things along trying to make things look bad enough for Zimmerman that he gets bulldozed into a voluntary-manslaughter plea.

Posted by: JEM at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (o+SC1)

41 This whole case was brought to win Florida for Obama. Whole point was to stoke race hate, boost the black vote, depress the white vote, and win Florida.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (ZPrif)

42 The prosecution is going to move to change the charges against Zimmerman. Instead of murder, it'll be war crimes, because he used a disproportionate amount of force.

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (HVOxM)

43 Ace it gets even better than that. Nancy Grace and the Trayvon apologenzia are atempting to say Zimmerman had mounted and was ground and pounding TM. When confronted by their owm ME saying that the visible stippling on Trayvon's chest Cavity showed there had to be a 4 inch gap or fabric particulates would have interfered with the stippling Grace postulated that GZ mus have grabbed TMs shirt or TM had created the gap trying to block. Lucky GZ has what 4 arms? This iis a show trial, so bad for the case the prosecution is impelaching its own witnesses.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (0U7QO)

44 Sure sounds like the prosecution is thro . . trying to cover their ass for bringing up charges in the first place.

Posted by: Infidel at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (O/fK8)

45 OT: but I hope Rick Perry runs again without his meds. If not him, at least Scott Walker. We need a normal person running next time, not SOPA big gov Santorum please.

Posted by: NWConservative at June 28, 2013 08:53 AM (+TSDq)

46 so is the football player who was arrested for murder a Hispanic or a White Hispanic?

Posted by: Mallfly at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (bJm7W)

47 37 Sure, Zimmerman's high-pitched vocalizations could have been screams of terror, but more likely they were war cries in the characteristic Apache-Sioux tradition.

Posted by: Expert Witnesses R Us at June 28, 2013 01:52 PM (8ZskC)


Yes, and chemical analysis shows that it wasn't blood on his head at all, but the traditional tribal warpaint.


Because Skittles.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (tWmgi)

48 Is the judge phoning it in yet? Has anybody checked under her robes for a massive ill-tempered marsupial? Posted by: Fritz at June 28, 2013 01:53 PM (UzPAd) No, but there is this strange buzzing sound coming from in there somewhere.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (xmcEQ)

49 Sweeped=Swept...does grammar really matter in a Trayvon thread? 

Posted by: dananjcon at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (jvd3N)

50 copied from the end of the other thread: I'll again wonder aloud why Miss Utah or Miss South Carolina don't get the same support when they make silly statements under pressure. I guess illiteracy is the ultimate defense. Bigotry of lowered expectations. For people who find racism in every nook and cranny, you'd think this might be one that they're interested in. Also, Dr. Phil sucks as a prosecutor.

Posted by: yomomma at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (DKLl9)

51 May as well brace for the race riots now, as an acquittal is surely coming (if not a directed verdict). Worst. prosecution. ever. And that includes Marcia Clark's performance in the OJ trial.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (8/DeP)

52 I wonder if the Judge has one of the wymens pump things under her robe?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (jsWA8)

53 Don't they ask the witness what their story is before they put them on the witness list? If not, maybe that would be a good thing to start. But, hey, I'm not a lawyer.

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 08:54 AM (MMC8r)

54 Important lesson for the ensuing riots- DO NOT STOP YOUR CAR! Your friends will tell you that it won't hurt. Trust me... it HURTS!

Posted by: Reginald Denny at June 28, 2013 08:55 AM (a3iAA)

55 4 JewishOdysseus, I've had Floridian contacts in the Army tell me that, I finally believe it.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 28, 2013 08:55 AM (0U7QO)

56

Is the judge phoning it in yet? Has anybody checked under her robes for a massive ill-tempered marsupial?

 

0_0

Demon 'possum? What is this in reference to?

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 08:55 AM (fh2Ny)

57 In before Troy says that Zimmerman is at fault.

I laughed out loud, which is sad because I like Troy.  His weapons knowledge has helped me immensely.

He's just dead wrong on this.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 08:55 AM (codCi)

58 I assumed Trayvon was screaming for help holding Zimmerman down so he could get some good kicks in.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 28, 2013 08:55 AM (VLifP)

59 that it was Trayvon screaming for help as he rained blows down on Zimmerman's head Actually it was Trayvon's repressed feminine -and lesbian!- side that was screaming out for help.

Posted by: t-bird at June 28, 2013 08:55 AM (FcR7P)

60 Sir. (I wanted to show how respectful I am)

Posted by: yomomma at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (DKLl9)

61 " This whole case was brought to win Florida for Obama. Whole point was to stoke race hate, boost the black vote, depress the white vote, and win Florida." Stop the world and let me off.

Posted by: Lauren at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (wsGWu)

62 I predict George Zimmerman will take the stand and blow everyone away, so to speak.

Posted by: Craig Poe at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (BVkEs)

63 Comments from the LIVs are...disturbing. And they're all in our jury pools.

Posted by: t-bird at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (FcR7P)

64 Tray's mom will be selling ground and pound T-shirts in the hood.

Posted by: tony redenzo at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (LwRkC)

65 so is the football player who was arrested for murder a Hispanic or a White Hispanic? Posted by: Mallfly at June 28, 2013 01:54 PM (bJm7W) He murdered black people. Definitely white.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (xmcEQ)

66 Uh.... didn't we already talk about this a couple of threads ago?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (lZBBB)

67 According to some fool talking head at the channel 9 feed, the witness opened up a can of worms so that the prosecution can show that from the ground, being pummeled, Zim could have simply punched back, and that he didn't need to shoot.

Yeah, anyone who believes that hasn't seen many MMA fights.  The guy who is straddled with blows raining down on him rarely has much of a chance to do anything but try to escape / contain the attack by trapping the arms.

Good thing all the jurors are women!  Not a whole lot of potential they're MMA fans.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (8ifMA)

68

Here's what eyewitness John Good said: The man in the hoodie, who he identified as Trayvon when shown a picture, was on top of the other man (Zimmerman). Further, the man on top was doing a "ground and pound" on the man on the bottom. When asked if he would describe Trayvon has having "rained blows" down onto Zimmerman, he agreed.

 

Ah, but can the guy read cursive?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/b][/u][/i] at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (4df7R)

69 Important lesson for the ensuing riots-

DO NOT STOP YOUR CAR!


...but not stopping is rayciss.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (/kI1Q)

70

12Yeah, a man crying out desperately for his life will tend to sound a little callow and maybe a little feminine.

 

Two words:  Ned Flanders

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 28, 2013 08:56 AM (VLifP)

71 Drudge had link to an "essay" as to why Rachel Jenteal is such a sympathetic character in the Black community. The comments were....interesting. There are at least two Americas, maybe three or four. The idiotic rationalizations as to why Rachel couldn't read her own writing are, to put it mildly, bizarre, yet consistent. The point that no one wanted to make, was that obviously she didn't write this, and it is all perjury. The total evasion of the simplest truth requires the construction of a bizarre and alternate reality.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (RFeQD)

72 Officer making his way to the stand.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (tWmgi)

73 Test.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (LDRYG)

74 I predict George Zimmerman will take the stand and blow everyone away, so to speak. Based on what I'm seeing, that would be a bad idea. The prosecution is doing the defense's job for it, no reason to insert the possibility of an own-goal.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (/PCJa)

75

cursive = RACIST

Posted by: The Chicken at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (Pr6hk)

76 40 Nearly as I can figure, the prosecution is either trying to claim: a) Zimmerman picked the fight and he remains culpable for any use of deadly force thereafter, or Posted by: JEM at June 28, 2013 01:53 PM (o+SC1) I'm pulling on old law school knowledge here, but I don't believe that would work. Typically, no, you can't claim self dense when you initiate the confrontation. But, again,I believe, that if the other party escalates the confrontation to the point where you are in legitimate fear for your life, you are allowed to use deadly force to defend yourself.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (da5Wo)

77 Officer Donut in the houuuuuuuuuse!

Posted by: yomomma at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (DKLl9)

78 Could we get this translated into Cracka, please?

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (MMC8r)

79 >>>Demon 'possum? What is this in reference to?<<<

Kangaroo court.

Posted by: Fritz at June 28, 2013 08:57 AM (UzPAd)

80 Good thing all the jurors are women! Not a whole lot of potential they're MMA fans.

AHA.  Now that jury selection makes sense.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at June 28, 2013 08:58 AM (/kI1Q)

81 But... but... troyriser tells me that Zimmerman was *asking* for it by getting out of his truck!

NEVER ENGAGE!

Posted by: troyErector at June 28, 2013 08:58 AM (8ifMA)

82 In case Jean moved to this thread, here's my answer from the last one:

I'm still working my way through a report published in Space Weather, but just by what we know of the documented effects of the Carrington Event, it's pretty easy to extrapolate the effects on current technology. I'm also wending my way through the EMP report that largely went ignored because it was released the same day as the 9/11 report. I've been looking at this stuff for years, as it falls peripherally into the scope of my job.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 28, 2013 08:58 AM (L8r/r)

83 No way the prosecution is throwing the case.Nobody wants to look like an idiot in from of a national audience.They must truly be this incompetent.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 08:58 AM (9XBK2)

84 62 I predict George Zimmerman will take the stand and blow everyone away, so to speak.  
 

Posted by: Craig Poe at June 28, 2013 01:56 PM (BVkEs)

 

 

I predict that the Defense will move to Dismiss, as the Prosecution has NO evidence of murder.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 08:58 AM (lZBBB)

85 Look, it's obvious what happened here. Zimmerman grabbed TM and pulled him down on top of him, and then went to pummeling the poor lad's hands with his nose. Then after beating the back of his head on the ground a few times, GZ shot the god-child as he cried for help while straddling atop him just as Zimmerman planned all along. QED.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 08:58 AM (8/DeP)

86 so is the football player who was arrested for murder a Hispanic or a White Hispanic? We're awaiting the ruling from the White House.

Posted by: The MFM at June 28, 2013 08:58 AM (FcR7P)

87 Just wait until the prosecution springs their surprise eyewitness on everyone -- OJ.
 
That's about the only farcical element NOT present in this sham trial.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 28, 2013 08:59 AM (cHZB7)

88

Posted by: Lauren at June 28, 2013 01:56 PM (wsGWu)

 

Hi Lauren.

 

 

Saw your question   from    earlier. I'm class of '67, Nolan (Catholic)   in east Ft. Worth.

 

Had  friends at AHS though since I lived in west Arlington.

 

Think Fielder Park.

Posted by: Meremortal at June 28, 2013 08:59 AM (jTKU5)

89 I'll have you know I have plenty of black friends! And gay friends! Ok, black gay friends. Who else will go with me to all the art shows!?

Posted by: Cursive at June 28, 2013 08:59 AM (El+h4)

90 According to some fool talking head at the channel 9 feed, the witness opened up a can of worms so that the prosecution can show that from the ground, being pummeled, Zim could have simply punched back, and that he didn't need to shoot. Anybody who has ever been in a schoolyard fight knows that the guy on top generally kneels on his victim's arms so he can't do that.

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 08:59 AM (MMC8r)

91 17Is the prosecution throwing the case? Or is their case really that bad?

Posted by: joncelli

 

No case to throw.  They had to try the case to forstall the riots, despite the fact they knew they couldn't win. 

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 28, 2013 08:59 AM (VLifP)

92 All criticism of black people is racist.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (ZPrif)

93 Yo witness so fat, that when she sit around da house, she sit AROUND da house!

Posted by: Defense to Prosecution at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (Kkt/i)

94 She was toooootally asking for it, officer. Did you see how short her skirt was? I mean, come on. It would be a crime if I DIDN'T try to hit that.

Posted by: RoyTrector at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (DKLl9)

95 You wingnuts wouldn't know an innocent victim if you drove over one.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (8ZskC)

96 Prosecutor: "So, you had no inkling whether this was self defense or not." Neighborhood Watch DUH Witness: "No." /Liar, he'd already taken pictures, evidence that there'd been a struggle, himself just bearing witness that Zimmerman was bloody, injured, winded and having difficulty catching his breath. If this had not been a self defense shooting, this biased witness too apathetic to join the neighborhood watch, too apathetic to make the 911 call that he claimed was his understanding as a good neighbor to make when he first heard the fighting going on outside, this witness wouldn't have felt safe enough to approach Zimmerman if he thought Zimmerman was the shooter.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (MhA4j)

97

Kangaroo court.

 

Oh, right. Oh course.

 

Demon 'possum would be a good name for a band, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (fh2Ny)

98 Hey, what did I miss? What's with all the cursive jokes?

Posted by: Eaton Cox at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (q177U)

99

Posted by: BCochran1981 at June 28, 2013 01:57 PM (da5Wo)

 

But simply walking up to someone and talking to them is NOT starting a confrontation.

 

Its who does the first beligerant act isn't it?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (lZBBB)

100 This is all explained by it being Florida.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:00 AM (El+h4)

101 First rule of attorneying, never ask a question you don't know the answer to.

Posted by: Infidel at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (O/fK8)

102 Regarding Mr. Martin and Ms. Jaentel-- Something that would be moderately plausible is if Mr. Martin had been talking to Ms. about findng a place to smoke weed (would explain being out in rain, looking around), and if Zimmerman had said "you need to wait here for the cops"--without realizing what Martin had just been up to. That might have instituted a panic reaction on Martin's part. It would certainly explain Rachel's actions. Completely.

Posted by: T. at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (yAbrW)

103

Its my understanding that Good was listed as a defense witness but was called by the state because....    I have no fucking idea and apparently, either does the state.

 

I did hear a comment by a legal expert from a new station that said Goods testimony that Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman and beating the crap out of him was in fact good for the state because it proved Jeantel's testimony that she heard grass sounds.

 

I shit you not.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (C2//T)

104 > so is the football player who was arrested for murder a Hispanic or a White Hispanic? Posted by: Mallfly at June 28, 2013 01:54 PM (bJm7W) depends on the skin color of the victim(s)

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (8sCoq)

105 I didn't see Good on the stand. Was he fit, generally speaking? I think ( and I kinda know from personal experience) that I would've run out to the confrontation when I heard the cries for help. Not as a hero or anything, just the same instinct that makes me want to stop two dogs fighting in the park, even if they're not mine.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (ZshNr)

106 ...witness sensing that this was NOT a murder.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (MhA4j)

107 I predict that the Defense will move to Dismiss, as the Prosecution has NO evidence of murder.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 01:58 PM (lZBBB)


-----


Motion denied.   And the jury has been instructed to return a verdict of "guilty" because..... social justice.   And riots.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (nELVU)

108 Damn...gotta get back to work.  Just as the thread was gittin goooooood..

Posted by: dananjcon at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (jvd3N)

109 All criticism of black people is racist. That would be news.

Posted by: Clarence Thomas at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (FcR7P)

110 [78] LMAO.

Posted by: tony redenzo at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (LwRkC)

111 Wonder if Zimmerman is taking notes in cursive.

Posted by: Craig Poe at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (BVkEs)

112 I feel sorry for George Zimmerman.  No matter what happens, his life is ruined.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at June 28, 2013 09:01 AM (vg8iE)

113 so is the football player who was arrested for murder a Hispanic or a White Hispanic? We'll know when the MSM declares whether his lady friend is a ballerina or a pole dancer.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 09:02 AM (8/DeP)

114 Aaron Hernandez targeted because he was a patriot swidt?

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:02 AM (8sCoq)

115 You know, I'm thinking everything that guy just said is bullshit should be the sum total of the defense's case.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at June 28, 2013 09:02 AM (VtjlW)

116 O hey, has there been a Law and Order out yet where a [white/black] guy was beating the crap out of a [black/gay] guy and screaming for help yet?

Posted by: Bigby's Gavel-Pounding Fist at June 28, 2013 09:02 AM (3ZtZW)

117 Hey, what did I miss? What's with all the cursive jokes?

Jeantel Neckfatroll said she couldn't read the letter she'd previously claimed to have written because "I don't read cursive".

Posted by: Ian S. at June 28, 2013 09:02 AM (B/VB5)

118

38 Is the judge phoning it in yet? Has anybody checked under her robes for a massive ill-tempered marsupial?

 

 

 

 

 

Mmmmm. I've got a sugar-glider under my robes for u, baby.

Posted by: Helen Thomas' wheel-barrow toted labia at June 28, 2013 09:02 AM (qLYdI)

119 "27 Prosecutor got the guy to admit that he didn't actually see the blows landing,so there's that in his column."

But he spent the last few days trying to convince the jury that Zimmerman was on top, now he wants them to believe the guy on top wasn't landing any blows. So in summary, Zimmerman was on top, whaling away MMA style but not hitting anything, so he shot him. Good luck selling that.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (Fz2C7)

120 Trayvon on top of George Zimmerman, and then he is shot? Gay sex gone bad. What does Paula Deen have to say?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense ...... at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (RFeQD)

121 Cop: "Yes. I believe it was a joint." WTF?

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (MhA4j)

122

Then after beating the back of his head on the ground a few times, GZ shot the god-child as he cried for help while straddling atop him just as Zimmerman planned all along.

 



QED.

 

 

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 01:58 PM (8/DeP)

 

This!!! and the wounds on the back of his head were exacerbated by the Tinfoil hat he was wearing!  and the FlatEarth he was lie'n on...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (lZBBB)

123 This would be a farce if it weren't so vicious and actually criminal. Posted by: Ace at 01:44 PM It's still a farce.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (bb5+k)

124 26 According to some fool talking head at the channel 9 feed, the witness opened up a can of worms so that the prosecution can show that from the ground, being pummeled, Zim could have simply punched back, and that he didn't need to shoot.

Posted by: Fact Guy at June 28, 2013 01:50 PM (r98SZ)

Was his name Troy, by chance?

Posted by: platija de asalto now using BING and duckduckgo instead of google at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (Kkt/i)

125 I think the point is for Black people to riot so they are shown to be incapable of being civilized thus leaving open the door for the Hispanic Zeitogusto.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (El+h4)

126

But Ace, we HAVE to convict Zimmerman, because if we don't, race riots!

 

 

 

http://tinyurl.com/oyd3gk3


 

 

Warning - comes from InfoWars, but was linked to through Drudge, and let's face - we know it'll probably be true, regardless of the credibility of the source itself...

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (YYJjz)

127

I'm assuming the person prosecuting the case is not the same idiot female state attorney who filed the charges???

Perhaps throwing the case...

Posted by: The Chicken at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (Pr6hk)

128 Nobody wants to look like an idiot in from of a national audience.

Pays better'n couponin'.

Posted by: Honey Boo Boo's Mama at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (/kI1Q)

129 63 T-bird, Which means from a gametheory standpoint the only sane answer is to engage in reciprocal jury games. Fun isn't it? This nation's an insane asylum

Posted by: sven10077 at June 28, 2013 09:03 AM (0U7QO)

130 I was looking for this post to link with that Egyptian banner saying Gaylord supports terrorism.  I thought this billboard was very pointed.  But still many refused to wake up.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/10/pointed.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (dV6An)

131 I wonder if George Zimmerman understands what this is. He's a political pawn in the democrat party's plan for racial unrest. He was painted as a white man and charged to fit a narrative that was needed by the democrat party.

Posted by: Reality Man at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (obXkJ)

132 I feel sorry for George Zimmerman. No matter what happens, his life is ruined. Posted by: bicentennialguy at June 28, 2013 02:01 PM (vg8iE) Yes, but he should be talking to attorneys about this lawsuit he needs to file against all news outlets and Baroke Owebama for slandering him in the beginning.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (xmcEQ)

133 Guys, you can stop hammering Troy now. I think he gets the point.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (El+h4)

134 45 OT: but I hope Rick Perry runs again without his meds. If not him, at least Scott Walker. We need a normal person running next time, not SOPA big gov Santorum please.

Posted by: NWConservative at June 28, 2013 01:53 PM (+TSDq)


Perry is an amnestophile, at least as much as Rubio.  Better plan on tearing him to shreds too.

Posted by: CausticConservative at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (gT3jF)

135 Like me, this witness is RAAAAAAAAAACIST

Posted by: Cursive Handwriting at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (RGgMp)

136 Sorry, all criticism of *authentic* black people is racist. Just as all criticism of *real* women is sexist. As the media and Democrats tell us, being a Republican means you cannot be authentically black or a real woman.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (ZPrif)

137 38 Is the judge phoning it in yet? Has anybody checked under her robes for a massive ill-tempered marsupial? I didn't see any.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (MMC8r)

138 119 I know,was being facetious.That was he best the asshole could salvage,from his own witness!

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (9XBK2)

139

Hey, what did I miss? What's with all the cursive jokes?

 

Jenteal can't read the cursive despite the fact that the letter she "wrote" (dictated) was written in cursive.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (fh2Ny)

140 He   was screaming in cursive. Who can understand that?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (0HooB)

141 But Ace, we HAVE to convict Zimmerman, because if we don't, race riots!

Insty has a better, more plausible conspiracy theory: Obama wants him to be acquitted so there are race riots and higher black turnout in the 2014 midterms.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 28, 2013 09:04 AM (B/VB5)

142 #135

Wrong number of 'a's. Penalty. In the box.

Posted by: Cursive Handwringing at June 28, 2013 09:05 AM (El+h4)

143 I ain't read curses

Posted by: Genteel at June 28, 2013 09:05 AM (kVfSG)

144 Refusing to allow oneself to be beaten to death is racist.

Posted by: Stu-22 at June 28, 2013 09:05 AM (AiYlm)

145 In before troy demonstrates he's a willfully ignorant jackass again.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 28, 2013 09:05 AM (TPtxP)

146 A long long time ago, I was lying in Zimmerman's position, with a guy on top punching the living crap out of me. I had both forearms in front of my face, protecting it. Punching back was out of the question. I'd have had my face smashed before I landed a punch.

Posted by: Gerard Harbison at June 28, 2013 09:05 AM (oiiqn)

147 Wrong number of 'a's. Penalty. In the box. Is the box better or worse than the barrel?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (/PCJa)

148 This cop on the witness stand is wearing his shoulder phone sticking up his face. Why does a cop wear that while on the witness stand under oath? Waiting to hear Obama on the shoulder?

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (MhA4j)

149 Your Honor, ladies and gentlemen of the... of the audience? I don't think it's fair to call my witness a fraud. Sure, this event was a big problem for everybody. But I don't blame Trayvon. Because one time I turned into a dog and he helped me. Thank you.

Posted by: the next argument for the prosecution at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (Ypdxv)

150 Cursive is racist.

Posted by: Gerard Harbison at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (oiiqn)

151 Prosecuting a murderer - Criminal Murdering a kid walking back from a store - Not Criminal Ahhhh. And you wonder why people call you crazy.

Posted by: palooka at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (4fmVf)

152 Boy howdy, this post is a dog whistle to beat all dog whistles!

Posted by: jakeman at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (96M6e)

153 so is the football player who was arrested for murder a Hispanic or a White Hispanic? How wet is he? 1-5 = White Hispanic 6-10 = Hispanic Witness Zimmerman. Hispanics bailed because he wasn't "hispanic" enough.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (ix+5k)

154 The box is like the barrel but involves re-education instead of solitary confinement.

Mostly writing stuff on the chalkboard over and over again.

Posted by: Cursive Handwringing at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (El+h4)

155 Put me in, Coach!

Posted by: Marcia Clark at June 28, 2013 09:06 AM (vAiDn)

156 24 Is the prosecution trying to throw the trial/

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 28, 2013 01:49 PM (BLAfs)


That's what I think, ever since GZ turned himself in to authorities for protection after being originally released on bail.  He was charged to prevent a riot, why not have a show trial to prevent one?

Posted by: CausticConservative at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (gT3jF)

157 I hope all you white folk are ready for some serious payback.   We's planning it now.  Joan Walsh said it be O , she  and her bitchez will "get it.", not like you creepy crackers

Posted by: Free Stuff Army at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (Vv4Go)

158 This trial is unbelievable.  Reading comments from the stories about this on drudge are beyond depressing.

Reality is obviously a protean concept to people on the left.  I just cannot believe some of the crap being passed off as credible commentary.

This situation cannot continue in perpetuity.  With the constant assault our country is under.. I mean really folks.. Beyond this insanely racial trial, we've got IRS targeting us for our beliefs, Obama's gov't cronies spying on our every move like we are enemies of the state, and now an immigration bill is being passed by people we once trusted that will absolutely CRUSH our society.  This is just whats going on in June.

The constant assault is beyond anything i've ever seen or thought was possible.  It cannot continue.  No wonder Romney lost because people stayed home.  They probably had enough and have unplugged altogether.  I had to cancel cable tv just to maintain my blood pressure

Posted by: Steve Halogen at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (iVRW7)

159 Is the box better or worse than the barrel? Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 02:06 PM (/PCJa) In the box, you feel shame.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (xmcEQ)

160 Is the box better or worse than the barrel? Some box is always better than a barrel.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (8/DeP)

161 I posted these links from Drudge late in the open thread, just before it turned into a flame war: http://tinyurl.com/o9axluz http://tinyurl.com/orvzdyu These are great examples of the sort of post-modern sociological "white privilege" garbage that is being taught in universities by leftists. We truly are two different nations (or three or four, as C.J. said). Time for a divorce.

Posted by: rickl at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (zoehZ)

162

"OT: but I hope Rick Perry runs again without his meds. If not him, at
least Scott Walker."

 

 

Walker-Perry 2016?

 

 

And if the Texas Rangers could be convinced to make Perry an honorary member, then it'd be Walker-Texas Ranger 2016!

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (YYJjz)

163 "Stop hittin' my fists wit yo face, cracka!"

Posted by: Travon Martin at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (Hx2XA)

164 #153

We're yet to get into intra-hispanic racism. It's a beautiful horror in and of itself.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:07 AM (El+h4)

165 49 Sweeped=Swept...does grammar really matter in a Trayvon thread?

Posted by: dananjcon at June 28, 2013 01:54 PM (jvd3N)


At this point, what difference does it make?

Posted by: Facts, logic, and reason at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (Kkt/i)

166 > Obama wants him to be acquitted so there are race riots and higher black turnout in the 2014 midterms

I'm trying to square the circle of higher turnout with dead rioters voting.  Suppose the old Commies running the polls can juice it even more.


Posted by: Lemmenkainen, Freelance Warlord at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (K1JW0)

167 Unfortunately, the prosecution is not trying to throw it. The charges were filed and the case is being tried by narcissistic wanna-be celebrities and future candidates for higher office. 15 minutes of fame and all that. And I've been a prosecutor for over 20 years. This is sickening.

Posted by: Cowboy Bob at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (P85Pz)

168 > A long long time ago, I was lying in Zimmerman's position, with a guy on top punching the living crap out of me. do like Travis Bickle and tape a KaBar to your ankle

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (8sCoq)

169 Palooka bringing teh funneh

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (8ZskC)

170 Punching back while laying on the ground?
That's retarded, sir. Will u demonstrate that for me? Where does ur elbow go? In the wet ground beneath the wet grass?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (qLYdI)

171 Unless there is an emu in the box with you.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (dV6An)

172 Zimmerman is less white than Obama but more black than Homer Plessy and still can't catch a break with the race mongers.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (8/DeP)

173 Yeah, you can't punch back when pinned and being punched. It's kind of the whole point of the pinning. Once you've done that you've almost always won the fight. GZ probably realized that he was in danger of his life the second he understood the position he was in, thus the gunshot.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (ZshNr)

174 I like the barrel inside the box.  It's quiet.

Posted by: Dang at June 28, 2013 09:08 AM (Hx2XA)

175 Ahhhh. And you wonder why people call you crazy. Posted by: palooka at June 28, 2013 02:06 PM (4fmVf) No. YOU call us crazy. And we know exactly who YOU are, so we DON'T CARE. It must be nice not having to let evidence and facts cloud your vision.......

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 09:09 AM (xmcEQ)

176

Posted by: palooka at June 28, 2013 02:06 PM (4fmVf)

 

Ever heard the term "begging the question?"

 

Ever heard of "facts?"

 

I suggest that you read an improving book on these subjects.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:09 AM (fh2Ny)

177

The PA's know it's a trainwreck. They're just throwing it up, so that when a acquittal comes, they can blame the jury. What a travesty, facilitated by a media more interested in fomenting a race story. And they wonder why no one respects the law anymore. Truly, I weep for this country.

Posted by: RS at June 28, 2013 09:09 AM (YAGV/)

178 "regardless of the credibility of the source itself..." ... meaning of the middle man reporting the twitter messaging, or the credibility of those themselves via twitter threatening to be in riots

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:10 AM (MhA4j)

179 Box = OPP where I'm from

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 09:10 AM (8/DeP)

180 A long long time ago, I was lying in Zimmerman's position, with a guy on top punching the living crap out of me. I had both forearms in front of my face, protecting it.

Punching back was out of the question. I'd have had my face smashed before I landed a punch.


Yep.  Your only hope is to clinch, and scream like a girl for help.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:10 AM (codCi)

181 #170

Exactly. You can only slap the person around a bit. You need bodily force to make punches work. Usually, you step with your blows, but when you're on top of someone you just use gravity.

These people are so soft its pathetic. I grew up in the 'burbs and know about fighting. Where did they live? In a glass bubble?

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:10 AM (El+h4)

182 Prosecuting a murderer - Criminal So much for the concept of 'presumed innocent' to our limited-thinking trolls, eh?

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 09:10 AM (MMC8r)

183 Best part was on cross when O'Mara had to object to BDLR improperly impeaching his own witness. O'Mara was so flabbergasted that he wasn't quite sure how to do it.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 28, 2013 09:11 AM (Fz2C7)

184 What exactly is the prosecution's version of events? That Zimmerman was on top of Martin pounding him and then decided to pull out his gun and shoot him? It belies reason.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at June 28, 2013 09:11 AM (MSrqi)

185 Speaking as a defense attorney for more than 100 criminal trials in FL, such outrageous conduct is entirely common for prosecutions in Florida.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at June 28, 2013 01:45 PM (wyHbU)

 

--- But is the outcome also outrageous?

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at June 28, 2013 09:11 AM (R8hU8)

186 As  I  learned from the links at Drudge this morning, explaining why white people don't understand Rachel Jenteal,  the words ni**ah and cra**cka are just slang, and in fact ni**ah is a "term of endearment" among  the black youths.    Next I expect we will learn that doing a "ground pound" with a man's head is a form of  frolicking and is a way to greet a new friend. 

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 28, 2013 09:11 AM (mvenn)

187 So what are the networks saying/spinning?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 28, 2013 09:11 AM (QLNHI)

188 So much for the concept of 'presumed innocent' to our limited-thinking trolls, eh?


Hey, that's a member of the Reality-Based Community you're talking to there.  Don't be disrepsecting it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 28, 2013 09:11 AM (8ZskC)

189

I feel sorry for George Zimmerman. No matter what happens, his life is ruined.

 

THIS^^^

Posted by: Infidel at June 28, 2013 09:11 AM (O/fK8)

190 Yep. Your only hope is to clinch, and scream like a girl for help. Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 02:10 PM (codCi) WAR ON WOMEN!!!!!

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (xmcEQ)

191 Posted by: palooka at June 28, 2013 02:06 PM (4fmVf) Tell us why you don't give a fuck about the piles of bodies every week in Chicago. Can't play the race card?

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (MMC8r)

192 I'm trying to square the circle of higher turnout with dead rioters voting. Suppose the old Commies running the polls can juice it even more. They believe what most of Imperial Japan believed about the US before WWII- that the fact we *hadn't* gotten violent meant we wouldn't. They believe that when the race riots start, we'll board up our homes and just *hope* the police come save us. They're not expecting (despite our warnings- veiled and otherwise) for us to defend ourselves with violence.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (/PCJa)

193 1st officer on the scene, after cuffing Zimmerman, made no further contact with him.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (MhA4j)

194 I predict that the Defense will move to Dismiss --- It would be malpractice not to do that automatically when the prosecution rests.

Posted by: Fact Guy at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (r98SZ)

195

Yep. Your only hope is to clinch, and scream like a girl for help.


 

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 02:10 PM (codCi)

 

Depends on how free your legs are... and if you know anything about how to use them...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (lZBBB)

196 49 Sweeped=Swept...does grammar really matter in a Trayvon thread?

No, SIR.


Posted by: Jeantel My Belle at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (ndlFj)

197 If GZ is acquitted, I feel for the jurors.  Hell hath no fury like a bunch of yoots.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (lVPtV)

198 My only hope was my friend, who landed a kick on the guy's head like a soccer goalie. I thought 'crap, he killed the guy', but he just got up, shook himself, and ran away. No brain, no pain.

Posted by: Gerard Harbison at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (oiiqn)

199 Trayvon chose to attack the short, chubby white guy who's ass he figured he could easily kick. Trayvon chose ... poorly.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (ZPrif)

200 I'm not going to wear my knuckles out on some guy's face- I'm just going to get him down and put my knee on his larynx with 300 pounds behind it

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (8sCoq)

201
Your only hope is to clinch, and scream like a girl for help.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 02:10 PM (codCi)


I sometimes scream for Reg.


Posted by: Bronco Bama at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (uPdH6)

202 "May as well brace for the race riots now, as an acquittal is surely coming (if not a directed verdict). "


You sure about that? Absolutely sure? Because I can absolutely see the jury handing down the politically correct verdict of guilty of Murder. Those jurors have lives and families of their ow. You think any one of them want to be forever known as the bitch who voted against justice for Trayvon? I don't know, man. Gun to my head, I'm predicting a guilty verdict regardless of what happens from here on out.

Posted by: holygoat at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (vAiDn)

203 Good thing O'Mara got his phone back.

Posted by: Maloderous at June 28, 2013 09:12 AM (p2s4o)

204 Walker Perry 2016 sounds cool, except being Governor of the greatest state in this country is a much cooler job than being VP. Texas should just get started with negotiating for a peaceful secession. It's probably the only way to get a real border control here, and thus pretty essential to saving Texas from the fate of the USA. Imagine the hordes of refuges Texas would get! I wouldn't even have a problem with them so long as they agree to zero welfare, and speak English and have no criminal record. Texas could be what America was supposed to be. anyway, who cares about the Presidential election? They aren't going to get the budget under control, so does it make any difference? The federalist union is a failure, thanks to Wickard, and it's time to think outside the box.

Posted by: Dustin at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (0a/7L)

205 133 Guys, you can stop hammering Troy now. I think he gets the point.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 02:04 PM (El+h4)


Does he? Several of us here don't "think he gets the point." If he wanted to make a valid "point," he should probably brush up on the facts of the case before opining on the case.

Posted by: Slappy at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (LTbLf)

206 #180

If the guy is dumb, you can get a knee into his groin several times.

But that all depends on body size and position. If he's sitting on your chest, the most you can do is give him some lower back problems.

If it's a tackle, you could get the knee in and eject the guy off of you. But that all assumes you're not ambushed and/or you practice these moves regularly.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (El+h4)

207 Wow.... enormous donut lovin' cop.  You'd never want to run from that guy..

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (/jHWN)

208 151 Palooka, Tel you what sport you come t he Parish I lived in and see if you'd enjoy a "witness" being deposed with the victim's mom, civil atty, and whom else there. I've been deposed it was by a detective and 2 months later a DA's office Atty. There were no other people present but my dad sitting silently across the room I was 12. If you think what Jenteal did is ethical it explains a lot.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (0U7QO)

209 Next the  prosecution will revise their theory and present their next prosecution witness who is an MMA expert who will testify that  Zimmerman,  while on his back,  had full control of Martin  with a  kimura  lock.  

Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (m2CN7)

210 AllenG, we are all South Koreans then.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (dV6An)

211 Based on quite a few posts in this thread, we''ll have plenty of folks to choose from to compete in the stand up comedy routine when we get placed in Camp for Conservatives and/or Christians.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (Ur+CA)

212 Depends on how free your legs are... and if you know anything about how to use them...


I've been using my legs since I was five.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (8ZskC)

213 What exactly is the prosecution's version of events? That Zimmerman was on top of Martin pounding him and then decided to pull out his gun and shoot him? It belies reason. Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at June 28, 2013 02:11 PM (MSrqi) Yeah, and being as there was very little bruising or "signs of a struggle" on Trayvon, he was obviously the aggressor in the fight, I think.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 09:13 AM (xmcEQ)

214 192 that's been how things go To respond otherwise would be unprecedented. /another feather for bozo's Great Divider war bonnet>

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:14 AM (MhA4j)

215 I'd like a nice Hawaiian Punch!

Posted by: Dang at June 28, 2013 09:14 AM (Hx2XA)

216 Anybody got a bloody shirt I can borrow?

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at June 28, 2013 09:14 AM (l3vZN)

217 So much for the concept of 'presumed innocent' to our limited-thinking trolls, eh? It's only a quite small step from "Zimmerman was a wanna be cop" to "Zimmerman started the fight." In fact, most people who believe the former also believe the latter.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:14 AM (/PCJa)

218 Dick Jones -

Well, the missing assumption is that Zimmerman, being a white hispanic, was acting out of the just barely contained hate and anger toward blacks that all white people have. Hence, he tracked him down, beat the shit out of him, and then shot him.

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 09:14 AM (HVOxM)

219

Hmm.... interesting thought...

 

All Women jury.... all women who don't know SQUAT about fighting... who have probably never been in a fight in their lives...

 

Good or BAD for the Defense?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:14 AM (lZBBB)

220 Prosecution Witness: Pretty Much Everything Zimmerman Claimed Is Correct **facepalm**

Posted by: Vinny Gambini at June 28, 2013 09:15 AM (YCYyi)

221 Reveruhnd Jackson, I think you can get one of those at Freddy's Fashion Mart. They're made on site!

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 09:15 AM (HVOxM)

222 Yes, the jurors are in need of prayers for protection if their consciences informed by evidence indicated GZ should be freed. I am glad that I am not on that jury.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 28, 2013 09:15 AM (Ur+CA)

223 Depends on how free your legs are...

I'm assuming the full straddle was on.  That's what the testimony implied.  You can mostly protect yourself and run out the clock for help to arrive by clinching chest to chest with your forehead buried in the opponents neck, but it's a 100% defensive position.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:15 AM (codCi)

224 "Trayvon chose ... poorly." "He acted stupidly."

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:15 AM (MhA4j)

225 Zimmerman is less white than Obama but more black than Homer Plessy and still can't catch a break with the race mongers. It's because of the name "Zimmerman". Ok folks, I've tee'd it up...

Posted by: rickb223 at June 28, 2013 09:15 AM (ix+5k)

226 42 The prosecution is going to move to change the charges against Zimmerman. Instead of murder, it'll be war crimes, because he used a disproportionate amount of force.

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 01:53 PM (HVOxM)


I've never understood that whole " disproportionate use of force" thing. The idea always seems pointless. You get in a fight, you don't stop until the other guy can't fight back. THEN you can walk away. I guess I'm a caveman.

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at June 28, 2013 09:15 AM (MnSla)

227 > interesting thought... All Women jury.... how is an all-vaginal jury a jury of Zimmerman's peers?

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:16 AM (8sCoq)

228 Walker Perry 2016 sounds cool Certainly sounds cooler than Wiener-Holder 2016

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2013 09:16 AM (8/DeP)

229 Forget Troy's position. It's a regurgitated list of false assumptions and complaints that have no bearing on the Zimmerman case. I weep for Richard Jewell's memory.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 28, 2013 09:16 AM (ZshNr)

230 >It's because of the name "Zimmerman". Ok folks, I've tee'd it up... are you implying the name 'Zimmerman' sounds (gasp!) Jewish?

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:17 AM (8sCoq)

231 I still think that in a rational world, the  verdict would hinge on the question of who initiated the physical confrontation.  From what I have learned of the evidence, it looks like Trayvon doubled back and therefore probably confronted Zimmerman.   The prosecution hopes to convince the jury that Zimmerman closed in on Martin and was thus the instigator.  They will try to spin all the other evidence as irrelevant to the self-defense plea.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 28, 2013 09:17 AM (mvenn)

232 Joe -

I dunno, I guess it's just another code word for Israel and America are mean and suck. The only time we're allowed to do anything is if a) they hit us first, and b) they hit us hard enough for the libs to get scared.

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 09:17 AM (HVOxM)

233 Whenever I get in a fight I go all Jazz Hands and it really seems to disorient the attacker.  Then we all have a good laugh and I get raped.

Posted by: Dang at June 28, 2013 09:18 AM (Hx2XA)

234 #223

Wrestling is the best self defense sport, since it teaches you how to use your body weight and leverage naturally rather than through some specific 'attitude' or 'technique'.

Everyone thinks martial arts are cool until (inevitably) the guy gets you on the ground. Everything that isn't ended by a weapon ends up in a grapple. This is true of longsword fighting as well, which is why you half-sword when you can't swing (why real longswords have only half-sharp blades.)

Knowing pressure points is of course the ultimate trump card, but counting on remembering them during a fight... is not a good bet.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:18 AM (El+h4)

235 Here we go....Tea and skittles.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 28, 2013 09:18 AM (X6akg)

236 Gun to my head, I'm predicting a guilty verdict regardless of what happens from here on out.

Sentenced to time served.

S'been my prediction since this began

Posted by: wiserbud at June 28, 2013 09:18 AM (WCe8r)

237 184 What exactly is the prosecution's version of events?

That Zimmerman was on top of Martin pounding him and then decided to pull out his gun and shoot him? It belies reason.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at June 28, 2013 02:11 PM (MSrqi)


Yep. The prosecution's version makes no sense nor does it explain how Zimmerman was the one with all of the injuries (not counting the bullet wound). With the injuries Zimmerman had, he was probably seconds from being knocked out and/or losing the gun he had in his possession. Would Trayvon have shot and executed Zimmerman if he got control of the gun? I'm not 100% sure what he would have done but there is every reason to believe that Zimmerman would have been the one shot to death that night in that scenario. For doing his job as a member of the Neighborhood Watch and wondering why a teenager who didn't live in the community was wandering around the complex in the rain.

Posted by: Slappy at June 28, 2013 09:18 AM (LTbLf)

238 Of course the all female jury hurts the defense.Not only the lack of knowledge about fighting(unless they are female action movie stars!) but also the "oh,poor kid,what if he was my son" reflex that is strong in women.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:19 AM (9XBK2)

239 I've never understood that whole "disproportionate use of force" thing. The idea always seems pointless. You get in a fight, you don't stop until the other guy can't fight back.


The definition of "disproportionate use of force" is anytime Israel tries to defend itself from terrorists.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 28, 2013 09:19 AM (8ZskC)

240 I would be embarrassed for my family and my community if they favored the kind of upbringing the leads too creating dysfunctional individuals like Rachel Jeantel. She is a victim, not because of how her ancestors were treated, but by how her ancestor's descendents have treated her.

White privilege is the willingness to use common sense when making decisions about your own and your family's life. It is the willingness to look out for your future instead of dwelling on someone else's past. It's having the self-confidence to ignore your detractors when they try to pull you down.

If you are a black person with these attributes, then you are an Oreo or Uncle Tom.


Posted by: fawkes at June 28, 2013 09:19 AM (Djwm9)

241 This just in: George Zimmerman will be indicted for attempting to sway Mexico to join with Germany against the U.S.  Also, for being a creepy ass cracka.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 28, 2013 09:19 AM (L8r/r)

242 Guys, you can stop hammering Troy now. I think he gets the point.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 02:04 PM (El+h4)

We already have a few too many nanny commenters.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 28, 2013 09:19 AM (WW8xK)

243 So, are there any lawyer types that can explain this shit? Because I'm a bit confused.

Posted by: rayj at June 28, 2013 09:19 AM (s5Y8K)

244 Second police car responder, female officer on the witness stand. "We didn't take over CPR but we took over assessing him." ...No pulse. I lifted his shirt. I found something. I know what it is now, a cane. Tossing it aside, I also found a small bag making a crinkling noise. And I found an gunshot wound to his chest. I put on the cardiac monitor to assess the heart rhythm and found it incompatible with life. /!/

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:20 AM (MhA4j)

245 Hey wiser, how they hanging?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 09:20 AM (g1DWB)

246

>>>Obama wants him to be acquitted so there are race riots and higher black turnout in the 2014 midterms

 

Allz I know is, if Zimmerman is convicted I'mma vote for the most openly racist candidates becoz its all over anyway and Lets.Do.This.Shit.

 

Of course, I'd hafta kill off half my family but whatever eggs/omelets, man. We'll all have beers and laffs after.

Posted by: Bigby's Gavel-Pounding Fist at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (3ZtZW)

247 Sentenced to time served. S'been my prediction since this began Posted by: wiserbud at June 28, 2013 02:18 PM (WCe8r) Florida has mandatory minimum sentencing where gun crimes are concerned.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (da5Wo)

248 If you are a black person with these attributes, then you are an Oreo or Uncle Tom.

Posted by: fawkes at June 28, 2013 02:19 PM (Djwm9)

And the worst part is that before the Great Society created a permanent underclass, Blacks in America were well on their way to becoming successful.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (WW8xK)

249 I had no idea there were so many experienced street fighters that posted here, though I'm not sure how the proper/improper technique of Zimmerman or Martin is of any relevance.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (MSrqi)

250

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 28, 2013 02:17 PM (mvenn)

 

If a mall cop or store security approach a suspicious person,  are they now considered the instigator?   I believe as a member of the neighborhood watch, Zimmerman is well within reason to approach anyone not a resident of the neighborhood to  make a non threatening inquiry.   Its done probably a thousand times a day across the Country. 

Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (m2CN7)

251

Race hustlers like Al Sharpton are quietly conducting local minority outreach to stoke the flames of a riot once the not guilty verdict is heard.

I'm sure on the other hand Al Sharpton and race hustlers like him are reaching out to Orlando-area authorities, telling them they can dissuade any riots...for a price.

Posted by: MacGruber at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (xvtYZ)

252 Everyone thinks martial arts are cool until (inevitably) the guy gets you on the ground.

Yep.  That why the MMA/UltimateFighter rules were changed.  The Argentinian grapplers were winning everything.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (codCi)

253 Anybody got a bloody shirt I can borrow? Posted by: Jesse Jackson at June 28, 2013 02:14 PM (l3vZN) I'm sure you can find one in any back alley in Himeytown.....

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 09:21 AM (xmcEQ)

254 Second police car responder, female officer on the witness stand. I'm not sure what that's supposed to prove, other than Z shot St. Trayvon of Martin, and T was pronounced dead at the scene. Which we already knew. (Though, I guess it *does* technically have to be entered into the court record).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:22 AM (/PCJa)

255

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 02:18 PM (El+h4)

 

Its also why rapiers Quillons were often sharpened... and why many historical blades have 'square' vice round metal making up the Hilt (pointy edge out, so it creates an edge to cut with when you hit)...

 

Western Martial Arts Assoc???

Kyle GreyWolf

Band of Black Tigers...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:22 AM (lZBBB)

256 Maybe someone has already brought this up but I wonder if the state brought the case despite knowing that they cannot win just to try and stave off racial unrest. Certain communities have a history of rioting in Florida.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at June 28, 2013 09:22 AM (kEebW)

257 You know,  sometimes when a person gets shot, all the injuries from a fight will disappear.  Has something to do with shock waves or something.

Posted by: Dang - I watch a lot of TV so I know things at June 28, 2013 09:22 AM (Hx2XA)

258 She is a victim, not because of how her ancestors were treated, but by how her ancestor's descendents have treated her. It's also her own fault, as well. People choose to party over study. They choose slang over language. They choose to feel over think. Whatever her IQ is, she can choose whether or not to be uneducated and idiotic.

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 09:22 AM (MMC8r)

259

@241 Outstanding reference! Well done.

Posted by: RS at June 28, 2013 09:22 AM (YAGV/)

260 #249

Just trying to point out that Zimmerman's situation was desperate, and he was genuinely threatened by TM and rendered almost completely defenseless.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:23 AM (El+h4)

261 The definition of "disproportionate use of force" is anytime Israel tries to defend itself from terrorists.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 28, 2013 02:19 PM (8ZskC)

Incorrect, you Jew-loving Zionist pig-dog.

Disproportionate use of force is when Israel isn't destroyed.

Posted by: The European Left at June 28, 2013 09:23 AM (WW8xK)

262 As has been noted, the professional race-baiters want an acquittal. Great for business.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at June 28, 2013 09:23 AM (MSrqi)

263 "Second police car responder, female officer on the witness stand." Not to pick nits but she's from the FD, EMT.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 28, 2013 09:23 AM (X6akg)

264
232 WolfinNC
239 Cicero

I wasn't even thinking about Israel.

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (MnSla)

265 Disproportionate use of force:  When the Cracka wins.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (codCi)

266

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 02:20 PM (MhA4j)

 

Because a healthy young black male always carries a Cane to go buy his skittles!

 

/looks confused...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (lZBBB)

267 Based on what I'm seeing, that would be a bad idea. The prosecution is doing the defense's job for it, no reason to insert the possibility of an own-goal. Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 01:57 PM (/PCJa) Wasn't it Napoleon who said "If you find your enemy making a mistake, don't interfere! " OWTTE

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (bb5+k)

268 #255

Kunst Des Fechtens, in MD

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (El+h4)

269 Zimmerman lost sight of Martin at some point, correct? Well, that begs the question, why didn't Martin take off from there? Why did he circle back? Because he WANTED The confrontation and the chance to kick "his cracka ass." This is a race trial, just not in the way the media and the Owebama government portray it.

Posted by: © Sponge at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (xmcEQ)

270

240...She is a victim, not because of how her ancestors
were treated, but by how her ancestor's descendents have treated her...

 

The Dems want them slave to welfare crack. They dehumanize people for power. They are truly evil, and those stupid 14 want to give Mexicans jobs but leave the Rachels to become even angrier.

Posted by: madamex at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (1zsKV)

271

>>>are you implying the name 'Zimmerman' sounds (gasp!) Jewish?

 

Yeah, he was telegramming that one

Posted by: Bigby's Gavel-Pounding Fist at June 28, 2013 09:24 AM (3ZtZW)

272 I've not been watching the trial today.  Has the judge continued being a bitch to the defense?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 28, 2013 09:25 AM (lVPtV)

273 This is probably true because I just read a story a few minutes ago that said: Prosecution Witness: Pretty Much Everything Zimmerman Claimed Is Correct. I don't remember where I read it but it jibes perfectly with Ace's story.

Posted by: Daybrother at June 28, 2013 09:25 AM (yD3P6)

274 If a mall cop or store security approach a suspicious person, are they now considered the instigator? I believe as a member of the neighborhood watch, Zimmerman is well within reason to approach anyone not a resident of the neighborhood to make a non threatening inquiry. Its done probably a thousand times a day across the Country.

NEVER ENGAGE!

Posted by: troyErector at June 28, 2013 09:25 AM (A0glY)

275 I want to know who the 3 cracka ass white blonde babes sitting behind Zimmerman are. I wouldn't mind a little grappling with that trio.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 09:25 AM (g1DWB)

276 Wow his head was messed up in the back.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:25 AM (El+h4)

277 After watching today's tesitmony and then watching the media coverage of that testimony, it would seem to me that the media would gleefully create another Rodney King debacle if they could successfully instigate one.

Posted by: MrObvious at June 28, 2013 09:25 AM (jgcLl)

278 Something to consider  - Zimmerman called the police before anything happened because he believed Trayvon was acting suspicious and prior burglaries had been committed in the neighborhood. Trayvon called Jeantel because . . .  culture? Jeantel didn't call anyone because . . . they don't do that on the First 48, you retard, Sir.

Posted by: MWTexas at June 28, 2013 09:26 AM (N05oL)

279 Because a healthy young black male always carries a Cane to go buy his skittles! I don't know whether the cane is relevant or not. It does seem odd, but sometimes people do odd things. Wasn't it Napoleon who said "If you find your enemy making a mistake, don't interfere! " I think most successful strategists have said something similar. I certainly remember it from Art of War.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:26 AM (/PCJa)

280 I suggest that you read an improving book on these subjects.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 02:09 PM (fh2Ny)

 

You think it knows how to READ?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/b][/u][/i] at June 28, 2013 09:26 AM (4df7R)

281 With the injuries Zimmerman had, he was probably seconds from being knocked out and/or losing the gun he had in his possession. IIRC, in his written statement to the cops, Zimmerman said the gun was free, That Little Angel saw it, screamed something about killing him and that if he didn't shoot, That Precious Little Boy was going to grab the gun and kill him.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at June 28, 2013 09:26 AM (VtjlW)

282

The pieces of shit at MSNBC are now trying to conflate the testimony of Good, saying it is in direct disagreement with a certain large titted Latina.

 

Because she identified Zimmerman as being on top of Little Trayvon after the shooting, the genius anchors think that that conflicts with Good saying Trayvon was on top prior to the shot.

 

 

Posted by: jwest at June 28, 2013 09:26 AM (u2a4R)

283 I've not been watching the trial today. Has the judge continued being a bitch to the defense?

She wouldn't allow a written witness statement to police from the night of the incident in as evidence.  Odd, I think.


Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:26 AM (codCi)

284 62 I predict George Zimmerman will take the stand and blow everyone away, so to speak.


After the lineup of fail the prosecution has trotted out if his defense team puts him on the stand they should be tarred and feathered.

IMHO - this is about as open and shut as it it gets.

I think that when the defense can present it will just say the defense rests - the prosecution has done all of our work already.


BTW - then Florida will burn.  It's gonna make LA look like a joke

Posted by: voice of reason at June 28, 2013 09:26 AM (DVC2D)

285 Social justice requires that Zimmerman go to jail even if found innocent.

Posted by: Eric Holder at June 28, 2013 09:27 AM (r7HIE)

286 Hey wiser, how they hanging?

Not bad, JS.  Having fun whenever I can.  working when I have to.

You?  Still traveling the world?

Posted by: wiserbud at June 28, 2013 09:27 AM (WCe8r)

287 If Zimmerman walks, he's a dead man walking.

Posted by: L, elle at June 28, 2013 09:27 AM (0PiQ4)

288 Jeantel didn't call anyone because . . . they don't do that on the First 48, you retard, Sir.



Also, because it wasn't unusual for St. Trayvon to get into fights.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 28, 2013 09:27 AM (lVPtV)

289 Because a healthy young black male always carries a Cane to go buy his skittles! /looks confused... Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 02:24 PM (lZBBB) I think panzernashorn had a typo, cane=can.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 28, 2013 09:27 AM (X6akg)

290 I didn't know Zimmerman is a Jewish name. Unless the name ends in -stein I really have no idea which names are supposed to be Jewish.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at June 28, 2013 09:28 AM (ZPrif)

291 Something to consider - Zimmerman called the police before anything happened because he believed Trayvon was acting suspicious and prior burglaries had been committed in the neighborhood. Which is another good indication Zimmerman wasn't "looking for a confrontation." He knew the cops were on the way. If he had started a confrontation, there was no way it would end well for him.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:28 AM (/PCJa)

292 If this were boxing, the ref would step in and stop the fight.

Posted by: SurferDoc at June 28, 2013 09:28 AM (F+av1)

293 Because a healthy young black male always carries a Cane to go buy his skittles! Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks, puttin' on the Ritz.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 28, 2013 09:28 AM (l3vZN)

294 So the officers cuffed Zimmerman, threw him in the back of a squad car, failed to have further contact with him until long after the second squad arrived. The second squad immediately went to the corpse and applied mechanical devices to prove Martin was dead. Then the woman officer approached Zimmerman, witnesses his injuries, did nothing but tidy them in order to see if he was dying. He wasn't, so that was that. The arriving medics also did not apply ice to Zimmerman's injuries, nor did they medically cleanse the head lacerations.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:28 AM (MhA4j)

295 >>You? Still traveling the world? Yea, too much. But I moved this spring down to RI. We should do a meet up over this way this summer/fall.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 09:29 AM (g1DWB)

296

BTW - then Florida will burn. It's gonna make LA look like a joke

 

Nope.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 28, 2013 09:29 AM (0HooB)

297 I'd like to hear more from the reluctant Jeantel. Her authenticness is a treasure, and gives voice to a million victims of a de facto capitalist apartheid, and is proof we aren't investing enough in education and healthcare. Her testimony should burden the conscious of any white.

Or white-hispanic

Posted by: Piers Morgan at June 28, 2013 09:29 AM (9sjmH)

298

I think the state of FL wanted to throw this case within  a few weeks of arraigning Zimmerman.  Their prosecution evidence is so weak I can't help but feel this is so.  They only want to show the black community that  they care enough for it to bring the clusterfuck to trial.  It won't work. 

 

The racial divide in the majority of this country is becoming way too wide to repair.  It's going to be a long, hot summer.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2013 09:30 AM (s0z2y)

299
Well, I just got here and I'm already sick of this thread and everyone in it.

Posted by: soothsayer at June 28, 2013 09:30 AM (LPRBM)

300 Unless the name ends in -stein I really have no idea which names are supposed to be Jewish.

You and me both.  I never have lived in a place with a significant concentration of Jews, so I don't even have much of a feel for a Jewish "look" that some people do.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 28, 2013 09:30 AM (A0glY)

301 Jeantel didn't call anyone because . . . they don't do that on the First 48, you retard, Sir. Ok, let me call it first. This is now a meme here at the HQ. You listenin'??!??!

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:30 AM (GQ8sn)

302 I could see a hung jury, OR a conviction and then in a year after Z spends more time in jail, the conviction overturned on appeal.  I will be shocked if he is acquitted.

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 09:30 AM (/jHWN)

303 Ace: The prosecution has called a witness to claim the screams sounded like a "boy's" voice. Yeah, a man crying out desperately for his life will tend to sound a little callow and maybe a little feminine. Plus Trayvon was not a "boy".

Posted by: Chique at June 28, 2013 09:30 AM (r+7wo)

304

Everyone thinks martial arts are cool until (inevitably) the guy gets you on the ground. Everything that isn't ended by a weapon ends up in a grapple. This is true of longsword fighting as well, which is why you half-sword when you can't swing (why real longswords have only half-sharp blades.)

 

Being a medieval-stuff geek, I can't help but point out that it is quite easy to grasp a sharp blade with your bare hand without getting cut if you do it the right way - I have done it myself (yeah, dumb, I know) - and I am not sure that half-sharp blades were all that common.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:30 AM (fh2Ny)

305 A panelist on CNN (or HLN) last night said Jeantel was telling the truth because "she's real and from the 'hood."

*sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (lVPtV)

306 Of course the all female jury hurts the defense.Not only the lack of knowledge about fighting(unless they are female action movie stars!) but also the "oh,poor kid,what if he was my son" reflex that is strong in women.

I'm not so sure.

I have to imagine that- right or wrong- at least some of them get a bit suspicious themselves when they see a young black male in a hoodie roaming their neighborhood.

Who would they rather encounter in a dark alley?

Racist, I know.  But human nature doesn't play by the rules of Political Correctness.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (SY2Kh)

307 Ifa mall cop or store security approach a suspicious person, are they now considered the instigator? I believe as a member of the neighborhood watch, Zimmerman is well within reason to approach anyone not a resident of the neighborhood to make a non threatening inquiry. Its done probably a thousand times a day across the Country.

Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 02:21 PM (m2CN7)

 

*****

 

Sure, I'm just saying that is the only way the prosecution makes this case, is by trying to paint Zimmerman as the instigator.  Looking at the layout of the subdivision, the time line and where the physical encounter happened, I believe that Trayvon doubled back on Zimmerman.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (mvenn)

308 291 Something to consider - Zimmerman called the police before anything happened because he believed Trayvon was acting suspicious and prior burglaries had been committed in the neighborhood.

Which is another good indication Zimmerman wasn't "looking for a confrontation." He knew the cops were on the way. If he had started a confrontation, there was no way it would end well for him.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 02:28 PM (/PCJa)


Exactly. That's a logical analysis of the facts. Too bad some people are doing their best to ignore the facts and logic when comments on this case in order to defend Trayvon and attack Zimmerman.

Posted by: Slappy at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (LTbLf)

309

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 02:26 PM (/PCJa)

 

No, but the Cane being in the mix, if Trayvons... escalates this to an ARMED assault.

 

"I lifted his shirt. I found something. I know what it is now, a cane. Tossing it aside"

 

Trying to figure out how the Cane could still be on the body, under the shirt... and why it would be there...

 

Hmmm... Concealed Weapon? one of those collapsible canes like my Mom has?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (lZBBB)

310 The second squad immediately went to the corpse and applied mechanical devices to prove Martin was dead. Then the woman officer approached Zimmerman, witnesses his injuries, did nothing but tidy them in order to see if he was dying. He wasn't, so that was that. The arriving medics also did not apply ice to Zimmerman's injuries, nor did they medically cleanse the head lacerations. Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 02:28 PM (MhA4j) She is the medic....and she did clean them off.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (X6akg)

311 Unless the name ends in -stein I really have no idea which names are supposed to be Jewish.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at June 28, 2013 02:28 PM (ZPrif)

And you call yourself Flatbush?

A groyser tzuleyger.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (WW8xK)

312 later folks

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (MnSla)

313 the screams sounded like a "boy's" voice

Raaaaacist!

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:31 AM (codCi)

314 Dumb EMT is dumb.

Posted by: Yomomma at June 28, 2013 09:32 AM (DKLl9)

315 Fucking hell, one of these days I'll remember to change my sock back.

However, today is not that day.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 28, 2013 09:32 AM (SY2Kh)

316 Fucking hell, one of these days I'll remember to change my sock back. That's real retarded, sir!

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:32 AM (GQ8sn)

317 "This would be a farce if it weren't so vicious and actually criminal."

In a world where justice were actually served, we would see the disbarment of Ben Crump, Bernie de la Rionda, and Angela Corey for gross misconduct unbefitting officers of the court.

There probably isn't enough by way of grounds to justify disbarring Pam Bondi, but she should be driven out of public life in disgrace and never again trusted with office.

Rick Scott should have any ambitions of further advancement within the GOP promptly quashed. (As though he hadn't already done that by embracing the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in his state.)

Posted by: torquewrench at June 28, 2013 09:32 AM (gqT4g)

318 26 According to some fool talking head at the channel 9 feed, the witness opened up a can of worms so that the prosecution can show that from the ground, being pummeled, Zim could have simply punched back, and that he didn't need to shoot. Yeah, just to confirm what has been said, as an MMA and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner, if you are on bottom mount position, you are in no position to punch back, as the man on top can control the distance. He can rain down punches on you, and can easily posture up, removing his head from any retaliation. Furthermore, with your hips and back being pinned to the ground, you are incapable of generating any sort of force with your punches, even if you did manage to connect.

Posted by: bob_oso at June 28, 2013 09:32 AM (lHTEq)

319 you know, John Simon (the arts critic) wrote a piece years ago about a woman who was a professor at Harvard: she claimed that grammar and syntax were invented by white people to keep black people oppressed. I do know the article was in his book "Paradigms Lost".

Posted by: Mallfly at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (bJm7W)

320 Insty has a better, more plausible conspiracy theory: Obama wants him to be acquitted so there are race riots and higher black turnout in the 2014 midterms. Posted by: Ian S. at June 28, 2013 02:04 PM (B/VB5) Barack Obama is a lucky bastard. He is NOT playing three dimensional chess, he's an idiot. His timing is lucky. His timing has always been lucky. Some think his luck is supernaturally (read that forces of darkness) Lucky.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (bb5+k)

321 Oh, and prediction: "That's real retarded, sir!" t-shirts by Monday morning. You saw it here, first.

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (GQ8sn)

322 He's just a crazy ass cracka. Why believe him and not the flawless testimony of a yoot.

Posted by: RWC at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (fWAjv)

323 He knew the cops were on the way. If he had started a confrontation, there was no way it would end well for him. This is the part idiots always sidestep: You don't 1)Call the COPS, then 2)Go Kill A Guy For Shits.

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (MMC8r)

324 Nah, you put an exclamation mark on that, that's wrong.

It's more like, "Thaats real retaaarded sirrr."

Posted by: bonhomme at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (A0glY)

325 #304

Longswords, not broad or shortswords. Longswords require room to swing with any accuracy or force; you can't swing them without opening your guard in close melee.

Gauntlets would usually have a thick palm plate (IIRC) which would allow you to grab a smaller, even sharp, weapon.

Martial arts other than wrestling do not work on armored opponents.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (El+h4)

326 This trial is playing out like a Bizarro world version of "To Kill a Mockingbird". With featured players: St. Skittles = Mayella Ewell President Barack Hussein Obama = Bob Ewell George Zimmerman = Tom Robinson The MSM = lynch mob Like TKAM, I expect GZ to to be unjustly found guilty. Unlike TKAM, I don't expect GZ to be shot trying to escape. I expect GZ to be shanked in prison for justice for Train Station. Then, in a surprise twist, Bob Ewell, er, I mean President Barack Hussein Obama will give a "we must all come together to heal"- moral equivalence speech in a stadium. all the while his hands are dripping with blood...

Posted by: Somewhat Sorry To Offend You at June 28, 2013 09:33 AM (ZR4Xh)

327 I hope Jeantel and the rest of her ilk are exposed as the illiterate, race-baiting scum that they are, and the DA and the prosecution end up disbarred. Oh, and Zimmerman ought to end up owning a couple of news networks by the end of this. Maybe if race riots break out some news people will get to reap the fruits of their labor up close and personal.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 28, 2013 09:34 AM (57bzg)

328 316 Fucking hell, one of these days I'll remember to change my sock back.


That's real retarded, sir!

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:32 PM (GQ8sn)




*golf clap*  Excellent use of the new meme.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 28, 2013 09:34 AM (lVPtV)

329 We should do a meet up over this way this summer/fall.

I'm up for it.  In fact, 1st weekend in August works great for me.


Posted by: wiserbud at June 28, 2013 09:34 AM (WCe8r)

330 puttin' on the Ritz. Oh. Thank you for that earworm.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:34 AM (/PCJa)

331 After much reading and thoughtful meditation the only conclusion I can accept is :

all in all it's just another brick in the wall

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at June 28, 2013 09:34 AM (HxdT8)

332 Ahem, Natasha Richardson. She, too, didn't want to go to a hospital.

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 09:34 AM (RZwdH)

333 307

Sure, I'm just saying that is the only way the prosecution makes this case, is by trying to paint Zimmerman as the instigator. Looking at the layout of the subdivision, the time line and where the physical encounter happened, I believe that Trayvon doubled back on Zimmerman.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 28, 2013 02:31 PM (mvenn)


Trayvon had to have doubled back since he had a clear path to his father's girlfriend's place based on the maps of the subdivision that I have seen. Zimmerman and him never would have even bumped into each other if Trayvon had simply kept  walking.

Posted by: Slappy at June 28, 2013 09:34 AM (LTbLf)

334 Just for the record, I fucking hate 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' It's like every lefty's jerk-off fantasy, and they all see themselves as Atticus Finch.

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 09:35 AM (MMC8r)

335 Daniel Patrick Moynihan - "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts." Troll should like that one, the quote coming from a Lefty.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at June 28, 2013 09:35 AM (7ObY1)

336 With featured players:

----

The State of Florida - Brian Dennehy

Posted by: fixerupper at June 28, 2013 09:35 AM (nELVU)

337 Posted by: bonhomme at June 28, 2013 02:30 PM (A0glY)

Well hung, handsome, with lots of money from fleecing the gentiles.

[somebody has to pay retail]


Posted by: CharlieBrownstein'sDildo at June 28, 2013 09:35 AM (WW8xK)

338

While looking at this  unfair prosecution there is a 19 year old who has been locked up for a month in  Texas  pending trial regard to a  perceived online threat of violence to school children during a multi player Fantasy game.  He could   get  up to eight years.   It was reported by a woman in Canada.    He claims it was a sarcastic response to someone calling him insane.   He even ended the comment with jk (just kidding). 

 

That is just,  if not more scary to me than the malicious prosecution of Zimmerman.

Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 09:35 AM (m2CN7)

339 Narrative.......failing. Must....reset.....narrative!

Next up: a tape from a 5-year-old George Zimmerman playing with and talking to his stuffed tiger 'Tigger' ; hey, audio 'analysis' has to pay off sometime!

Posted by: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, et. al. at June 28, 2013 09:36 AM (DLu2s)

340

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 02:30 PM (fh2Ny)

 

They were not 'sharp sharp' in Europe, because a sharp blade that hits METAL armor can shatter... (which is why Samurais got away with it, they were not usually fighting folks in metal plate)...

 

And you ALWAYS wear gloves...

 

Looking at my Bastard sword... About 1/3 of  the blade, near the hilt, is wider than the rest, and 'squared off' so its easy to choke up the grip...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:36 AM (lZBBB)

341 I'm just stunned by this whole thing. I always thought it was absurd, but the prosecution is actually proving it. And Zimmerman faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years under Florida's 10-20-Life law. Un. Real.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at June 28, 2013 09:36 AM (da5Wo)

342 Yes,a heart that is not beating is certainly "incompatible with life".

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:36 AM (9XBK2)

343 I didn't know Zimmerman is a Jewish name. Unless the name ends in -stein I really have no idea which names are supposed to be Jewish. It didn't end in Rodriguez or Gonzales. Any idea why hispanics washed their hands & walked away from GZ. BTW, I never insinuated "Jew". I simply said Zimmerman. <<< That doesn't sound barrio or ghetto enough. What is a "White Hispanic"?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 28, 2013 09:36 AM (ix+5k)

344 338 While looking at this unfair prosecution there is a 19 year old who has been locked up for a month in Texas pending trial regard to a perceived online threat of violence to school children during a multi player Fantasy game. He could get up to eight years. It was reported by a woman in Canada. He claims it was a sarcastic response to someone calling him insane. He even ended the comment with jk (just kidding).

That is just, if not more scary to me than the malicious prosecution of Zimmerman.




Actually, I thought he'd been locked up since March.  And yeah, scary stuff.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (lVPtV)

345 Defense Attorney: So, officer, you were only interested in the concern for medical safety to Zimmerman, who complained of dizziness, after you'd "cleaned" the injuries which could be signs of brain injury or at least concussion. Officer: Yes. After the interrogation on the scene, we finally offered to transport him. Officer Smith aided the seated and cuffed Zimmerman in obeying her command to stand up after Zimmerman complained of being dizzy to her question if he'd lost consciousness. The lady cop is fudging.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (MhA4j)

346 Martial arts other than wrestling do not work on armored opponents.

Posted by: RiverC, White Chocolate Emancipator at June 28, 2013 02:33 PM (El+h4)

Wrong.

Akido. Designed specifically to counter armor and cavalry.

Posted by: CharlieBrownstein'sDildo at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (WW8xK)

347 Looking at my Bastard sword... About 1/3 of the blade, near the hilt, is wider than the rest, and 'squared off' so its easy to choke up the grip... Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 02:36 PM (lZBBB) There can be only One.

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (GQ8sn)

348 338 Lots and lots of scary shit going on in America recently.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (9XBK2)

349 "I believe so. I don't know." WTF

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (MhA4j)

350 319 you know, John Simon (the arts critic) wrote a piece years ago about a woman who was a professor at Harvard: she claimed that grammar and syntax were invented by white people to keep black people oppressed. I do know the article was in his book "Paradigms Lost". Posted by: Mallfly at June 28, 2013 02:33 PM (bJm7W) Grammar iz Cracka!, Cracka! Wut!

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (RZwdH)

351

Oh. Thank you for that earworm.

 

At least my earworm is  the Young Frankenstein version  of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 28, 2013 09:37 AM (0HooB)

352 >>I'm up for it. In fact, 1st weekend in August works great for me. Not me, unfortunately. That whole travel the world thing. But late in August and September looks good right now. And for those that want to spend the night September is way better for hotels in this neck of the woods. Most tourists have departed. I'll host if you want to put the hunchback on notice. She's good at organizing and stuff.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 09:38 AM (g1DWB)

353 Akido. Designed specifically to counter armor and cavalry. How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:38 AM (GQ8sn)

354 In honor of Jenteal, maybe we should change the line from Idiocracy to: You talk like a fag and your shit's real retarded, sir. I kinda miss Jenteal. She grew on me. Aaaaaand, I denounce myself

Posted by: L, elle at June 28, 2013 09:38 AM (0PiQ4)

355 Officer Smith...witness stand.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:38 AM (MhA4j)

356 Apparently the prosecution thinks Zimmerman should have lost consciousness while being beaten before he used force.

Posted by: Kelgair at June 28, 2013 09:38 AM (38XPd)

357 Battle axe and trebouchets are my weapons of choice.

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 09:38 AM (RZwdH)

358 This is the part idiots always sidestep: You don't 1)Call the COPS, then 2)Go Kill A Guy For Shits. Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 02:33 PM (MMC8r) I'm still trying to figure out the logic of "Hey, I wanna murderate this guy in a car but I don't want it to be my car because duh what am I an idiot so I'll just go rent one using my very own driver's license and Amex Black". Speaking of real retarded, sir.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at June 28, 2013 09:39 AM (VtjlW)

359

Longswords, not broad or shortswords. Longswords require room to swing with any accuracy or force; you can't swing them without opening your guard in close melee.

Gauntlets would usually have a thick palm plate (IIRC) which would allow you to grab a smaller, even sharp, weapon.

Martial arts other than wrestling do not work on armored opponents.

 

 

I was talking about longswords used with the half-sword technique. Incidentally, they can also be used to thrust - the German schools use thrusting quite a bit IIRC.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:39 AM (fh2Ny)

360 "Something to consider - Zimmerman called the police before anything happened because he believed Trayvon was acting suspicious and prior burglaries had been committed in the neighborhood."

Knock it off with that Trayvon v. Zimmerman shit.

It's Martin v. Zimmerman.

A consistent use of first names is diminutive. It's something that we do when talking to or about children.

Trayvon Martin was physically way beyond childhood. A grown young man capable of inflicting serious physical harm in a fight, to include killing someone.

(As in fact two black Florida teens roughly TM's age did to a British tourist that same year, beating him to death in an alleyway.)

The media are absolutely intent on trying to elide that reality by any means to hand, and one of those means is the resolute use of the childlike first name in all references to Trayvon Martin. Whereas Zimmerman receives no such favor.

(You also see it in the avoidance of accurate photos of the fully grown TM, in favor of ones from years earlier of a much smaller boy with cherubic baby fat.)

They're trying to shape a narrative here in dishonest ways, including this misleading nomenclature. Don't pick up their bad habit.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 28, 2013 09:39 AM (gqT4g)

361 >Just for the record, I fucking hate 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' I never read it. Is that rayciss of me?

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:40 AM (8sCoq)

362 Ow! My thorax hurts.

Posted by: platija de asalto now using BING and duckduckgo instead of google at June 28, 2013 09:40 AM (Kkt/i)

363

"He's incompatible with life, Jim."

 

 

Nah, it doesn't roll off the tongue as well.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 28, 2013 09:40 AM (0HooB)

364 I never read it. Is that rayciss of me? Takeaway: White people are racist crackas. Lawyers are awesome.

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:41 AM (GQ8sn)

365 The racial divide in the majority of this country is becoming way too wide to repair. It's going to be a long, hot summer.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2013 02:30 PM (s0z2y)

 

That's the plan.

Posted by: madamex at June 28, 2013 09:41 AM (1zsKV)

366 Ridiculous! Lots of police in the courtroom, accompanying the officers being sworn in to testify. The only two police officers wearing their should phones stuck up their ear (practically) are the two in the first police squad car (unmarked?). Why, but for distraction or cued whispers, would a witness on the stand be wearing near the ear a mobile phone?

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:41 AM (MhA4j)

367 "How the hell do you counter a charging horse?" You could have asked the Polish Calvary charging at machine guns during WWII - if any had survived.

Posted by: MWTexas at June 28, 2013 09:41 AM (N05oL)

368 How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

Long pointed sticks, and caltrops.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:41 AM (codCi)

369 How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

Trenches?  Footmen bearing pikes?  Other men on charging horses?  Hellfire missiles?

Posted by: bonhomme at June 28, 2013 09:41 AM (A0glY)

370 Never read it,saw the movie.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:42 AM (9XBK2)

371 Climb a tree.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 28, 2013 09:42 AM (ZshNr)

372 Speaking of outrage, where's the outrage about the litte Martin being blown to bits.

Posted by: madamex at June 28, 2013 09:42 AM (1zsKV)

373 "He's incompatible with life, Jim." Nah, it doesn't roll off the tongue as well. /Nonetheless, it's vogue now.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:42 AM (MhA4j)

374 How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

Candy-gram for Mongo!

Posted by: WolfinNC at June 28, 2013 09:42 AM (HVOxM)

375 How the hell do you counter a charging horse? Long pointed sticks, and caltrops. Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 02:41 PM (codCi) 369 How the hell do you counter a charging horse? Trenches? Footmen bearing pikes? Other men on charging horses? Hellfire missiles? Posted by: bonhomme at June 28, 2013 02:41 PM (A0glY) With akido, I mean. I know the bit about the pikes and opening up pockets to draw them into.

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:42 AM (GQ8sn)

376 There can be only One.

 

 

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:37 PM (GQ8sn)

 

 

Nah... there's a bunch of us...

 

oh... wait... whys that ugly guy looking at me that way?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:43 AM (lZBBB)

377 German schools use thrusting quite a bit IIRC.

Giggity!

Posted by: Quagmire at June 28, 2013 09:43 AM (A0glY)

378 How the hell do you counter a charging horse? Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:38 PM (GQ8sn) Pikes

Posted by: BCochran1981 at June 28, 2013 09:43 AM (da5Wo)

379

How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

 

Take away his credit card.

Posted by: Moron in a Creepy Ass Snuggie at June 28, 2013 09:43 AM (Ks4nX)

380 367 not to mention Panzer tanks.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:43 AM (MhA4j)

381 Just for the record, I fucking hate 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' That's real retarded, son.

Posted by: Atticus "Jeantel" Finch at June 28, 2013 09:44 AM (ZR4Xh)

382 You could have asked the Polish Calvary charging at machine guns during WWII- if any had survived.

Interesting fact though, Polish Lancers charged and broke a German machine gun line in WWI, mostly from the psychological shock of hundreds of horses coming out of the morning fog at a full gallop, keening Poles with lances on their backs.

People have an irrational fear of being trampled to death, especially if they had never faced such a thing before.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:45 AM (codCi)

383 At least my earworm is the Young Frankenstein version of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 28, 2013 02:37 PM (0HooB)

 

*****

 

Urrggh.  Boo-in ah da Rizzzzzzz!!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 28, 2013 09:45 AM (mvenn)

384 Are they still claiming that obama will racially heal this country? That was the meme both before and after the news about his racist church hit the fan. Race relations are worse than ever.

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 09:45 AM (RZwdH)

385 If there is a white riot, will there be a shared lunch? Who'll bring the jello salad?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 28, 2013 09:45 AM (BLAfs)

386 How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:38 PM (GQ8sn)

Pikes

A wall of pikes. There was also a thing, (name escapes me, think the kids game of jacks only much bigger) as a barricade against cavalry also used to slow infantry. You set them up to channel cavalry into a killing zone.

Also a thing like those 'jacks' (from the kids game) that when stepped on caused the horse to go lame, even throw the rider.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at June 28, 2013 09:46 AM (HxdT8)

387 I saw that the "media" was trying the"The White Hispanic guy could have gotten away" story.... Riiiiiight...

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at June 28, 2013 09:46 AM (9+ccr)

388 How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:38 PM (GQ8sn)

 

***

 

Cancel his credit card.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 28, 2013 09:46 AM (mvenn)

389 382 Not to mention getting a lance through the chest.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:46 AM (9XBK2)

390 They were not 'sharp sharp' in Europe, because a sharp blade that hits METAL armor can shatter... (which is why Samurais got away with it, they were not usually fighting folks in metal plate)... Incorrect (though this is a fairly new discovery- hah! Historians and Archeologists are good for something!). It turns out that European blacksmiths were every bit as good with their metalwork as Japanese blacksmiths, and used many of the same techniques. So, it turns out, that swords really were sharp. They might not have been razor sharp, but they were definitely sharp by any normal definition of the term.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:46 AM (/PCJa)

391

Akido. Designed specifically to counter armor and cavalry.

 




How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

 

 

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:38 PM (GQ8sn)

 

Uhhhh... Akido was created in the early 1900's... so WHAT armored and mounted opponents?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:46 AM (lZBBB)

392 386 Caltrops.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:47 AM (9XBK2)

393

How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

 

-------------------------------------------------

 

 

A few barrels of ball-bearings.  Stops them in their tracks, plus it's funnier than shit watching those horses slide around.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2013 09:47 AM (s0z2y)

394 Go to Higgins Armory website for all your medieval weapon needs.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 28, 2013 09:47 AM (ZshNr)

395 I never read it. Is that rayciss of me?


Takeaway:

White people are racist crackas. Lawyers are awesome.

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:41 PM (GQ8sn)

 

I didn't get that take away from the books point of view but if you are talking the movie,  when combined with every other Hollywood movie with white and black interaction,  the saturation of white guy bad, black man good can definitely sway your opinion of  To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

I like the Clff Clavin trivia fact that the weak  little neighbor boy was based on Truman Capote.   

Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 09:47 AM (m2CN7)

396

388-  thread winner

 

Posted by: The Garbone at June 28, 2013 09:47 AM (hZyOq)

397 How the hell do you counter a charging horse?


Pikes and claymores.  The William Wallace kind.

Posted by: grognard at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (/29Nl)

398 Sooner or later this thread is gong to devolve into longbows vs crossbows. It is inevitable.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (g1DWB)

399 “Pass the damn ham, please.”

Posted by: Great Lines From To Kill a Mockingbird at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (9PrpA)

400 I like the ClffClavin trivia fact that theweak little neighbor boy was based on Truman Capote.

Yeah, Bulldog.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (codCi)

401 How the hell do you counter a charging horse? Posted by: EC Japanese and Chinese weapons range from longer swords (longer than a Katana) to large blades mounted on a staff. Cut the horse's leg(s) and force the rider to dismount. Those are just the edged weapons. Spears (yari) were used to impale the horse and slings designed to entrap the horse's legs were also used as were nets cast from pairs of fighters.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (57bzg)

402 390 White me,just as good as Asians!?!

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (9XBK2)

403 <i> I'll host if you want to put the hunchback on notice. She's good at organizing and stuff.</i>

I'll talk to her, but her weekends are pretty much shot right now, what with the new job and stuff.

She has your e-mail, I assume?

Posted by: wiserbud at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (WCe8r)

404 Also a thing like those 'jacks' (from the kids game) that when stepped on caused the horse to go lame, even throw the rider. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at June 28, 2013 02:46 PM (HxdT They came in handy during WW2 against tanks, too. One of the problems with horses during he 100 years war, the horse goes down with the rider, more horses go down on top of them, and then you have a big healing pile of horse and human flesh.

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (RZwdH)

405 this thread is about to turn into a discussion of medieval warfare techniques

Posted by: Jones in CO says our forefathers would be shooting people by now at June 28, 2013 09:48 AM (8sCoq)

406

They were not 'sharp sharp' in Europe, because a sharp blade that hits METAL armor can shatter... (which is why Samurais got away with it, they were not usually fighting folks in metal plate)...

 

Eh, that has nothing to do with sharp - it is a function of edge geometry and the hardness that the sword is tempered. Since you aren't trying to cut through armor anyway - you cut where the armor isn't or stab through joints -  I am not sure why you think that is relevant. Also the samurai had metal armor too (no, they did not use bamboo, as some believe).



And you ALWAYS wear gloves...

Sure. I was just pointing out that they aren't necessary.



Looking at my Bastard sword... About 1/3 of the blade, near the hilt, is wider than the rest, and 'squared off' so its easy to choke up the grip...

 

Who made it?

 

 

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:49 AM (fh2Ny)

407 Go to Higgins Armory website for all your medieval weapon needs.

Do they also sell paired Dobermans and Ferrari 308s?

Posted by: Waterhouse at June 28, 2013 09:49 AM (Kppp9)

408 Has anyone tore apart that it was not that she could not read cursive the note it was that she did not write it at all. Sure you can't read your writing sometime but you could at least get it close it you wrote it.

Posted by: Trevor (@TJexcite) at June 28, 2013 09:49 AM (I1ABg)

409 >>She has your e-mail, I assume? Indeed she do.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2013 09:49 AM (g1DWB)

410 Stealing someone's comment is real retarded, sir.

Posted by: Moron in a Creepy Ass Snuggie at June 28, 2013 09:49 AM (Ks4nX)

411 "Things are never as bad as they seem."

Posted by: Great Lines From To Kill a Mockingbird at June 28, 2013 09:49 AM (9PrpA)

412 With akido, I mean. Japanese (and Chinese, for that matter) cavalry were not nearly as fond of the lance as their European (and Mongolian) counterparts. But even then: you didn't counter a *charging* horse with akido. You countered a *charging* horse with bows and pole-arms. You counted a horse which was already engaged in combat with akido; mostly through flying jump-kicks.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:50 AM (/PCJa)

413 CBD said akido was specifically invented to counter cavalry and armoured opponents. I'm asking how akido can counter a charging horse?

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 09:50 AM (GQ8sn)

414 this thread is about to turn into a discussion of medieval warfare techniques Crossbows FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 28, 2013 09:50 AM (ix+5k)

415 “Nothin’s real scary except in books.”

Posted by: Great Lines From To Kill a Mockingbird at June 28, 2013 09:51 AM (9PrpA)

416 How the hell do you counter a charging horse?

Posted by: EC at June 28, 2013 02:38 PM (GQ8sn)

Ideally you sidestep at the last moment, and describe a large circle with your arms, your right hand grasping the sword arm and your left hand assisting. You use the momentum of the horse and rider to remove him from the saddle.

Or....you die quickly from massive blood loss after getting those arms chopped off.

Posted by: CharlieBrownstein'sDildo at June 28, 2013 09:52 AM (WW8xK)

417 consider ... After taking self defense actions in fear of your own life, the only witnesses who show up after the fact have a chip on the shoulder and are using their opportunity to twist circumstances into their prejudicial version of the story. The police who show up on the scene also have a predetermined agenda which is to prove your guilt, and to remove evidence that would prove your innocence, or fabricate evidence via how reports are written in order to prove your guilt. Were a mob to break into your home, were you to survive, you would be prosecuted for you not becoming incompatible with life on the spot.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:52 AM (MhA4j)

418 And the worst part is that before the Great Society created a permanent underclass, Blacks in America were well on their way to becoming successful. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 28, 2013 02:21 PM (WW8xK) Many people have pointed out (Walter Williams for one) that Black people were better off in the Racist past than they are in the multicultural present. Families were stronger, People were independent and successful, and they worked together for their advancement. Yes, there was oppression, but more importantly their was the will to overcome it. Nowadays, many have lost the will to better themselves, and the knowledge of how to do so. Government money is simply a drug for people who are now addicted to it. LBJ fucked us all, but he wrecked black families first.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 09:52 AM (bb5+k)

419 For!

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 09:53 AM (MhA4j)

420

"Things are never as bad as they seem."

 

 

True. Usually they are  worse.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:53 AM (fh2Ny)

421 I like the ClffClavin trivia fact that theweak little neighbor boy was based on Truman Capote. Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 02:47 PM (m2CN7) Truman Capote was a little perv. His family lived in a hotel next to Carol Saroyan Matthau, nee Marcus) he use to spy on the naked and lovely Carol dressing.

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 09:53 AM (RZwdH)

422 I'm asking how akido can counter a charging horse? It doesn't. Do you think that the only way cavalry engages in combat is the charge, and once they've "charged" they either pull back for another one, or just sit there not doing anything? And for whoever said "Akido was created in the 1900s"... so were most of our modern martial arts. The forms and techniques were taken from older "martial arts" that didn't have cool names, but were really good for killing people.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:53 AM (/PCJa)

423 Don't be anywhere near a major city when the verdict goes down. Stock up on food, water, gasoline.

Posted by: Skip at June 28, 2013 09:54 AM (+EVcO)

424 "Also the samurai had metal armor too (no, they did not use bamboo, as some believe)." Grey Fox....Really?! o-0 Ever seen real Yori?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 28, 2013 09:55 AM (57bzg)

425 Stock up on food, water, gasoline. You misspelled "ammunition."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 09:55 AM (/PCJa)

426 They might not have been razor sharp, but they were definitely sharp by any normal definition of the term.

 

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 02:46 PM (/PCJa)

 

Western swords were sharp like an Axe... not sharp like a knife... its a difference of the angle made to create the edge.

 

The would also re-edge depending on who they thought they would be fighting... Full up metal armor, or (as the vast majority wore)  leather.

 

They were not dummies... and a LOT of the Wests Writings have been rediscovered and published the last few years...

 

 

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 09:56 AM (lZBBB)

427 361 >Just for the record, I fucking hate 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'

Seconded...my wife got hit with it in her reading club.  It was the third book in a row about how terrible blacks are treated.  She got sick of it and quit the club.

Actually she makes me read the books to so she can discuss them with me.  I drew the line after Mockingbird.

She still likes the process tho, so she handed me a preacher/marshal old west book last night.  She's big on preachers.

Posted by: trainer says HI to the NSA at June 28, 2013 09:56 AM (K5X44)

428 mostly through flying jump-kicks.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 02:50 PM (/PCJa)

Eh? First I've heard of that. They don't kick in any Aikido I have ever seen.

Aikido is a new martial art, but derived from jujitsu, which is a older than dirt. The techniques are similar, but less damaging in Aikido, which is highly ritualized and sanitized.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 28, 2013 09:56 AM (WW8xK)

429 tim smith just confirmed again zim was on his back\ground as back of jacket and pants were much wetter then then front.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 09:58 AM (7mQyC)

430 425 Stock up on food, water, gasoline.

You misspelled "ammunition."


I got a classical education in my mis-spent youth.  Everything spells "ammunition".

Posted by: trainer says HI to the NSA at June 28, 2013 09:59 AM (K5X44)

431

Grey Fox....Really?! o-0 Ever seen real Yori?

 

A very long time ago. If you have any examples of actual combat armor* made of bamboo, please let me know - the most knowledgeable people I know on the subject don't seem to think they ever existed, and have been asking for examples for years.

 

 

*there may be some late Tokugawa ceremonial armor made from bamboo, like there are wooden sword-blades deigned to display hilt mountings, but I am not even sure of that.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 09:59 AM (fh2Ny)

432 No dobies, but the inflatable flails make great gifts.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 28, 2013 09:59 AM (ZshNr)

433 416 ... at least, that's how Mel Gibson portrayed William Wallace demounting a charging knight in successful battle. FREEDOM!

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:00 AM (MhA4j)

434 Generally I don't have any problem with Aikido except for the fact that the grips and pressure point holds have to be very exact to be effective.  That said, Aikido demonstrations are ridiculous.  They always have one guy in the middle with people running will-nilly at him, and being thrown eight feet by the guy in the middle who barely moves.

Yeah, I'd like to see that same guy in the middle try it with a professional boxer.  Then we really have a demonstration.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 28, 2013 10:01 AM (9PrpA)

435

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 28, 2013 02:55 PM (57bzg)

 

I think the problem is that we always think of a period of combat as all having the Best armor or equipment...

 

when the vast majority of folks on the battlefield wore crap...

 

So there were Rich Samurai... and Western Knights... who would line up in battle... and sometimes fought each other... but most of the time were busy killing each others peasants....

 

That and we are talking about a thousand years plus of military technology, which not only changed over time, but was different from region to region...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 10:02 AM (lZBBB)

436

Posted by: trainer says HI to the NSA at June 28, 2013 02:56 PM (K5X44)

 

You don't think blacks were treated badly in the South when Harper Lee was growing up?  I understand being defensive about the exagerrations and continued false cries of racism but To Kill A Mockingbird wasn't some out of place fiction.  Its part of our history and  many died and sacrificed before and since then to uphold that all men are created equal.   We should be proud of those strides and fight against today's false racism allegations but we can't ignore part of our past.

Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 10:03 AM (m2CN7)

437 282
The pieces of shit at MSNBC are now trying to conflate the testimony of Good, saying it is in direct disagreement with a certain large titted Latina.

Because she identified Zimmerman as being on top of Little Trayvon after the shooting, the genius anchors think that that conflicts with Good saying Trayvon was on top prior to the shot.

Posted by: jwest at June 28, 2013 02:26 PM (u2a4R)


Remember that this agitprop is paid by GE.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at June 28, 2013 10:03 AM (AWmfW)

438  Don't be anywhere near a major city when the verdict goes down. Stock up on food, water, gasoline.

Posted by: Skip at June 28, 2013 02:54 PM (+EVcO)

 

 

----------------------------------------

 

 

I don't think there'll be actual race riots here in OKC.  The main threat  will be from the  white, ignorant, gangsta'-wannabe hipsters.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2013 10:03 AM (s0z2y)

439 If they are smart, and they are not, when they get notice that a verdict is reached, they will keep it quiet until troops move into Sanford and other FL cities where rioting may occur.

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 10:04 AM (RZwdH)

440 434 Generally I don't have any problem with Aikido except for the fact that the grips and pressure point holds have to be very exact to be effective. That said, Aikido demonstrations are ridiculous. They always have one guy in the middle with people running will-nilly at him, and being thrown eight feet by the guy in the middle who barely moves. Yeah, I'd like to see that same guy in the middle try it with a professional boxer. Then we really have a demonstration. Yeah, that is the main problem with Aikido, no sparring, and overly complicit ukes(guy you are demonstrating technique on) necessary to do the moves. That being said, Aikido is viewed as not an art unto itself, but a learning tool to supplement an already experienced martial artist. Just there to learn some new concepts on balance, redirection etc.

Posted by: bob_oso at June 28, 2013 10:05 AM (lHTEq)

441 And for whoever said "Akido was created in the 1900s"... so were most of our modern martial arts. The forms and techniques were taken from older "martial arts" that didn't have cool names, but were really good for killing people.

 

 

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at June 28, 2013 02:53 PM (/PCJa)

 

 

I posted that because it was proposed that Akido was created to combat armored opponents on horseback... and while it 'could' be effective in some instances... I don't see that as the driving force behind the creation of that Martial Art...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 28, 2013 10:05 AM (lZBBB)

442 Here is the real deal core truth of the matter. Most, not all, but most black people feel that if they are "dissed" in a racial way, they have a "right" to start a physical fight with you. Most, not all but most black people think that simply by being suspicious of young Trayvon and following him at a distance was the impermissible sin of RACIAL PROFILING, and a racial diss. So, young Trayvon was within his "rights" (by this sensibility to start a physical fight with GZ, and therefore the fact that he happened to be winning that fight did not give GZ justification for shooting him. The fact that young Travyon could be killed in this scenario strikes most, not all, black people as "unfair" and profoundly disturbing, because they could see themselves in the same scenario (my God I could be shot while beating up some white MF who dissed me racially!) I really think this is the thought process, mostly subliminal and not even fully realized in a conscious way by most, not all black people.

Posted by: NYC Parent at June 28, 2013 10:06 AM (HEo6y)

443 Just for the record, I fucking hate 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' It's like every lefty's jerk-off fantasy, and they all see themselves as Atticus Finch. Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 02:35 PM (MMC8r) I am a fan of old movies, and I recently watched "The Day the Earth Stood Still". (among others.) I noticed it was full of Liberal propaganda, which I hadn't noticed when I had watched it years ago. I began to notice that a LOT of old movies are full of liberal propaganda.

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 10:06 AM (bb5+k)

444
I began to notice that a LOT of old movies are full of liberal propaganda.


Yup. McCarthy was *right*.

Posted by: grognard at June 28, 2013 10:07 AM (/29Nl)

445 <i>Indeed she do.</i>

Then let's make this thing happen!

Posted by: wiserbud at June 28, 2013 10:08 AM (WCe8r)

446 423. Just be sensible. If you live in Baltimore or the slums of Washington D.C. or (imported from) Detroit, for example, then your advice is sensible. As for national riots over an acquittal by due process of law for a man innocent of murder, I'm not buying it. Should there be disturbances of the peace, we'll see how the authoritarian trained law enforcement officers respond. City lock downs? Door to door searches without warrants? Such would make the entire prosecution against Zimmerman a crumby and unbelievable "reason" to terrorize everyone, as if "justice" requires terrorism of the citizenry. So, no. I don't anticipate such. However, I would not put it past the officials running our government to be consistent, fabricating hell and selling it as necessary for THEIR security while abusing us.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:08 AM (MhA4j)

447 Phased plasma rifle in a 40 watt range usually works wonders.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/s]akula_51 at June 28, 2013 10:08 AM (Vgn84)

448 The Day the Earth Stood Still was explicitly made as an anti-A bomb movie.

Posted by: polynikes at June 28, 2013 10:10 AM (m2CN7)

449

Western swords were sharp like an Axe... not sharp like a knife... its a difference of the angle made to create the edge.

 


That is edge angle then, not sharpness, and swords generally have a very different cross-section than axes, so you can't directly compare the two. (Incidentally, Japanese swords have about the same edge angle as western blades, according to Peter Johnsson, the guy who designed Albion's line)

 


The would also re-edge depending on who they thought they would be fighting... Full up metal armor, or (as the vast majority wore) leather.

 

 I am not aware of any leather used as armor except for kneecap protectors and suchlike (apart from some cavalry and light infantry caps from the 18th century). Padded cloth, yes. Leather as such, know, although it was used a backing for coats of plates.

They were not dummies... and a LOT of the Wests Writings have been rediscovered and published the last few years...

 

 

Yeah, I know. I have a dozen or so books on the subject and have been reading the online discussions over at myarmoury.com and swordforum for the last thirteen years or so.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 10:10 AM (fh2Ny)

450 PikesA wall of pikes. There was also a thing, (name escapes me, think the kids game of jacks only much bigger) as a barricade against cavalry also used to slow infantry. You set them up to channel cavalry into a killing zone. Also a thing like those 'jacks' (from the kids game) that when stepped on caused the horse to go lame, even throw the rider. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at June 28, 2013 02:46 PM (HxdT Caltrops?

Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 10:12 AM (bb5+k)

451 Ow! My thorax hurts.
Posted by: platija de asalto now using BING and duckduckgo instead of google

It's a hammer,  it's mine and give it back.

Posted by: Thor at June 28, 2013 10:14 AM (Hx2XA)

452 Zimmerman will be found guilty anyway, because if he isn't something will happen, something that starts with an "R" and ends with "iots."

The Race Circus demands the fireworks display go on as scheduled.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 28, 2013 10:14 AM (DuH+r)

453 I began to notice that a LOT of old movies are full of liberal propaganda. Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 03:06 PM (bb5+k) A lot of the screenwriters were card carrying dues paying members of the communist party. They had handler from stalin who told them what to write, what to include, what to edit out, and reviewed their work before they were allowed to submit it. Albert Maltz was a big offender. Budd Schulberg took exception to being told what to write and quit the party.

Posted by: waldo at June 28, 2013 10:16 AM (RZwdH)

454

If Zimmerman is found guilty after this trial, there will be some rioting going on - and I'll be one of those rioting.

 

Hell, I could use some new TVs.

Posted by: jwest at June 28, 2013 10:17 AM (u2a4R)

455 Just found out "Akido" is Chinese for "23 Skidoo",  whatever that means.

Posted by: Dang, all out of breath from a quick trip to the local library at June 28, 2013 10:17 AM (Hx2XA)

456 Grey Fox; Yori was made individually for a samurai and therefore the material(s) used were subject to his ability to pay for them. True, there are metal parts in the overall suit, or yori. Most samurai were equipped with metal kabuto (helmets) but the remainder of the yori was made from leather, scaled and lacquered woods (including bamboo) and tortise shell. You can find yori for sale but its usually replica. Morisaki is a good place to start looking for authentic stuff, otherwise you're best bet is to do some research and travel to Japan on the introduction of a reputable collector.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 28, 2013 10:17 AM (57bzg)

457 To Kill A Mockingbird wasn't some out of place fiction.

It was an over-rated piece of crap.  Every character, every group, and every motive was exaggerated for effect.  OK for a novel, but should not be used to paint the South with a broad brush.  It was worse for blacks in the North.

Posted by: trainer says HI to the NSA at June 28, 2013 10:21 AM (K5X44)

458 436. Personally, I liked reading To Kill a Mockingbird after seeing the movie as a child. Your reminder opens a barrel of worms ...the only good one is a dead one hate-speech mentality was the official policy of the US Army, so long as we cry rivers for our native indigenous "Amerindian" tribes whose lands were forcibly stolen after they failed the slavery test, to accommodate the demands of their immigrant "betters". Then don't forget the settlers identifying themselves authentically rather than assimilating into British Colonies or American territories after conquest, whether Dutch New Amsterdam, French, Spaniards, and Mexicans. Then there are EVERY population from various nations that immigrated LEGALLY to the USA who each suffered the indignities of prejudice from the established American population. Our sensibilities have been drowned in the wallowing of 'that was then' without moving on with what is now. Chips on shoulders need knocking off. Better to rid ourselves of such vanities than wait for someone else to knock us down to size according to THEIR assessment. But you see, we've already 'leveled the playing field." The only work done now is digging holes, setting up stumbling blocks. "Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come." Luke 17:1

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:23 AM (MhA4j)

459

Yori was made individually for a samurai and therefore the material(s) used were subject to his ability to pay for them. True, there are metal parts in the overall suit, or yori. Most samurai were equipped with metal kabuto (helmets) but the remainder of the yori was made from leather, scaled and lacquered woods (including bamboo) and tortise shell.

 

 

The only reference I can find to anything other than iron for the armor is in Robinson's Oriental Armor In which he suggests that some Heian (pre-samurai) period armor may have used lacquered rawhide. Everything else I have read says it was iron or steel all the way.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 28, 2013 10:25 AM (fh2Ny)

460 EX-PROSECUTA' HEYA:  MY GUESS AS TO WHY THEY CALLED THESE NOT SO GREAT WITNESSES IS THAT THE PROSECUTOR KNEW DEFENSE COULD CALL THESE WITNESSES AND THE JURY WOULD HEAR THAT THE COPS INTERVIEWED THESE PEOPLE, BUT THAT DA DIDNT CALL THEM. THIS WOULD LEAD JURY TO SURMISE THE PEOPLE WERE HIDING UNFAVORABLE WITNESSES.  SO, THEY THINK PUTTING IT ALL OUT THERE WILL NIP THIS INFERENCE IN THE BUD.

Posted by: Slade at June 28, 2013 10:27 AM (UPfud)

461 SO, THEY THINK PUTTING IT ALL OUT THERE WILL NIP THIS INFERENCE IN THE BUD.

Posted by: Slade at June 28, 2013 03:27 PM (UPfud)


Good point, but a bit loud.

Posted by: trainer says HI to the NSA at June 28, 2013 10:30 AM (K5X44)

462

The pieces of shit at MSNBC are now trying to conflate the testimony
of Good, saying it is in direct disagreement with a certain large
titted Latina.
_________________________     

 

Hmmm.  If only there was some way to tell which one of them is more likely to be telling the truth.

We have a neighbor/eyewitness who didn't know either Zimmerman or Martin and had no reason to lie about what he saw and who has consistently told the same story

 vs.

a friend of Martin, who was not an eyewitness, who had plenty of reason to lie (and, in fact, has been caught out in a number of lies), and whose story has morphed through several variations.

You'd think even the rocket scientists at MSNBC would be able to figure this one out.

Posted by: enraged citizen at June 28, 2013 10:34 AM (/sohm)

463 457 It was worse for blacks in the North. Life was tough all over, we could say. I'd say things were worse in the North than the South for everyone who wasn't well off. Child labor, inhumane working conditions, polluted air the left workers with deathly illness, no safety from injurious required body positioning on looms, entire families working in factories to earn enough for "subsistence" as if a 'living wage' in the city slums... Sheriff, Police, National Guard and Pinkerton thugs murdered any laborer who got "uppity" or had the idea that there were such a thing as Inalienable Rights for American Citizens... "Southern Hospitality" up North? That hospitality is still associated with the good manners taught at home in the South is a credit to note.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:34 AM (MhA4j)

464 460 /put your name in all caps if those appeal to you, but refrain from blaring the comment on the eyes.

Posted by: "My Eyes!" The Sandman at June 28, 2013 10:37 AM (MhA4j)

465 Jeebus Feeding the Witness

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:38 AM (MhA4j)

466 Everyone report to the vagina thread, stat.

Posted by: platija de asalto now using BING and duckduckgo instead of google at June 28, 2013 10:39 AM (Kkt/i)

467 enraged citizen - don't watch the TV coverage it'll just frustrate you. I don't even think most if any of the msm commentators (any outlet) are even watching the full thing live, that or they are all straight up pushing an agenda despite knowing the facts don't support it. Either way it's beyond reckless.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 10:42 AM (7mQyC)

468 Whenever somebody tries to kill me I always scream like a bitch.

Posted by: Dave Sirota at June 28, 2013 10:43 AM (5fSr7)

469 O'Mara great on cross again, not that the state had much if anything on direct in the first place, I assume they called Smith just to try and minimize the injuries which what little attempt they made is being undone on cross.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 10:44 AM (7mQyC)

470 Who leaked the video of him entering the police station that the MSM went on to doctor so it looked like he had no injuries?

Posted by: Waldo at June 28, 2013 10:47 AM (RZwdH)

471 188 Is it too early to start drinking tequila? Posted by: Fritz at June 23, 2013 03:20 PM (G9Mmf) Look for "stars in my crown"

Posted by: Weimar Republican at June 28, 2013 10:47 AM (Cnqmv)

472 Officer Scott dismissed Net: another state witness called that supports the defenses version of events.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 10:50 AM (7mQyC)

473 Next UP: PA who saw zimmerman the next day (i think)

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 10:52 AM (7mQyC)

474 She just slammed nurses! I know many nurses with BSNs, MSNs, and nurses with PhDs.

Posted by: Waldo at June 28, 2013 10:53 AM (RZwdH)

475 to repeat Legal Insurrection has the link to live streaming the court http://tinyurl.com/og7nw46

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:54 AM (MhA4j)

476 Under obamacare, she will be performing surgery.

Posted by: Waldo at June 28, 2013 10:55 AM (RZwdH)

477 23 Skiddoo refers to a 23 mile long aqueduct/water line to the mining town of Skiddoo in the Death Valley area around 1900.  Even though the work was much harder than expected it was finished with remarkable speed. 23 Skiddoo was loosely a reference to doing something quickly then getting out of there.

Posted by: SurferDoc at June 28, 2013 10:55 AM (F+av1)

478 475 - I recommend the "no commentary" version of the feed...avoid the 2 idiot talking heads during brief recesses.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 10:55 AM (7mQyC)

479 476 - Assuming she bothers to stay in the field.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 10:56 AM (7mQyC)

480 I find it odd that both officers testified that they couldn't recall if anyone else was standing around upon arrival, ie, the neighbor with flashlight taking pictures.. they didn't immediately secure the scene and determine who was who .   First officer didn't round the corner with weapon drawn UNTIL Z announced that he'd shot M.  Really?

Maybe he didn't know shots fired yet?   Sloppy it seems.  Also, make since to allow person with head trauma, the known shooter , to self determine whether he felt he required medical attention?  Really?  "I feel dizzy" would seem to me to say, have him checked for concussion... 

Case of small-town cops?   Why not ask how many shootings either of these officers had been involved in?  How many civilian on civilian shootings?  Was this a odd situation based on their service?   Hmmm.

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 10:58 AM (/jHWN)

481 yes, no commentary is the point

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:58 AM (MhA4j)

482 wtf, jury sent back to the jury room, ordered to leave behind their not pads face down.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 10:59 AM (MhA4j)

483 makes sense....

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:00 AM (/jHWN)

484 " so she won't be tainted ".... heh

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:00 AM (/jHWN)

485 This prosecutor, witness after witness, feeds them with his own "I think" narrative. The judge likes story time? Asking Officer Smith to tell the jury what Z was thinking before Officer Smith arrived, and the judge argued with the Defense objection!

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:01 AM (MhA4j)

486 Ah. Like our Congress, this Judge can't read. She needs the attorneys to read out loud for her.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:03 AM (MhA4j)

487 Well, clearly the whole trial is a set-up and shouldn't even be going on except for the political environment.  This judge seems to me to be out of her comfort zone and has made several questionable decisions, almost all favoring the prosecution

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:03 AM (/jHWN)

488 480 -"First officer didn't round the corner with weapon drawn UNTIL Z announced that he'd shot M. Really?" -- Yes really, I wouldn't think it was crazy if they were but I wouldn't think it odd that they didn't, I'm bets they get shots fired calls often that turn out not to be shots fired. I did find it a bit strange neither really remembered anyone else standing around (upon arrival), at least not till a bit later after having secured GZ, particularly Smith - but then again their focus initially was on GZ and TM. It's not like either said there wasn't anyone just that they don't recall any specifically.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:05 AM (7mQyC)

489 487 - There is no "almost" about it, she's been favoring the State, and yes she seems at times uncomfortable - unsure of her own remarks.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:06 AM (7mQyC)

490 487 SHAM ordered from the White House, enabled by AG Holder. Never waste the chance to make it illegal to survive an imposed crisis. bunch of weenies in on the roast ...a teaching moment

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:06 AM (MhA4j)

491 I would have assumed that arriving cops would have no idea who was who with what intent upon arrival and would have observed everyone and accounted for same...  Z self identifies , M on the ground and neighbor taking pics with flashlight walking around shooting scene.  Seems really odd they wouldn't remember him , who he was and what he was doing there, knowing they had a shoot and quickly it was going to be a BFD...

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:09 AM (/jHWN)

492 I was trying to leave a little room for the judge, you are right @489... she is biased for the prosecution...  and I think she is really not up to this.

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:10 AM (/jHWN)

493 I did find it a bit strange neither really remembered anyone else standing around (upon arrival), remove the "bit" because the first impression is a lasting impression. You arrive on the scene of shots fired, split apart!, senses are peaked in the dark, you're intensely looking out for any body because anyone could be THE threat... Anyone who was outside in the rain, in the sidewalk where the flashlights shone the way around the bldg., would have been seen and noticed. To say they can't remember is a lame excuse for not admitting what else they saw. "I don't recall" works every time a politician lies under oath.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:11 AM (MhA4j)

494 the dog that doesn't bark ....   very odd

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:12 AM (/jHWN)

495 489 She's been told from on high the fore-ordained verdict against Zimmerman, but she fears implicating herself with the obvious corruption of justice that she's causing Zimmerman's trial. Fair by no standard.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:13 AM (MhA4j)

496 Defense had said only two possible sentences on the first page could be relevant given the witness and the report in question... the judge can't quite figure ...waiting

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:17 AM (MhA4j)

497

I find this incredibly scary. Sure, some of us might have handled things differently than Zimmerman ( or not), some of us might not have been on Neighborhood Watch patrols, some of us don't carry guns, some might not have used the gun, yada, yada.

 

But is there anyone on this thread who can't honestly say in a kind of way, "Wow, it might be due to totally different circumstances, but there for the grace of God go I." 

Posted by: RM at June 28, 2013 11:20 AM (/Frlf)

498 " M on the ground and neighbor taking pics with flashlight walking around shooting scene" -- That back of the head photo was taken before officers arrived. Those other scene shoots were take later.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:21 AM (7mQyC)

499 Andrew Branca, LOSD ‏@LawSelfDefense 17m #Zimmerman Trial Day 5: BDLR doesn't want medical evidence limited to what is relevant, wants whole medical history.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:21 AM (MhA4j)

500 497 I curse every ob.apologist who refused to take a stand against the PC constitution burnings as if no hill worth defending, launching denial tinfoil hats in derision of the increasing threat. what rule of law -- waiting for the wildfire to burn down your own door before responding, no excuse

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:27 AM (MhA4j)

501 ...she's back

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:27 AM (MhA4j)

502 jeebus, all her eye contact and smirking. That's comforting to see how impartial she is to impartiality...

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:28 AM (MhA4j)

503 magic markers

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:29 AM (MhA4j)

504 Bathroom break...what was the outcome of the medical history fight?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:32 AM (7mQyC)

505 So I guess whole history was let in by the judge...real shocker.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:35 AM (7mQyC)

506 Ah, prosecute on the basis that on a medical history form, Zimmerman identified himself as "White."

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:36 AM (MhA4j)

507 505...highlighted portions selected for her questioning

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:36 AM (MhA4j)

508 Media gonna have a field day.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:37 AM (7mQyC)

509 506 - White and exercised via MMA (we already knew this from prior testimony)... must be guilty.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:37 AM (7mQyC)

510 how is this relevant?  the MMA of Z?   Would the defense now be able to introduce all the MMA fighting that M did?

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:38 AM (/jHWN)

511 Did they just cut the feeds?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:38 AM (7mQyC)

512 "Cracker" is not a racist word, because there is only room in this trial for ONE racist, and clearly it's the White/Mexican with the Jew-name!

Posted by: Tommy Christopher at June 28, 2013 11:39 AM (zWMG0)

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Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:39 AM (MhA4j)

514 Never mind it was just the no-commentary feed, other one is working still.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:40 AM (7mQyC)

515 49 Sweeped=Swept...does grammar really matter in a Trayvon thread? Only if it's in cursive, or said by some creepy ass cracker.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at June 28, 2013 11:41 AM (/+EhN)

516 512 that formula includes black blood as well

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:41 AM (MhA4j)

517 panzernashorn - oh are you Andrew? If so nice coverage via LI so far.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:42 AM (7mQyC)

518 512 "Cracker" is not a racist word, because there is only room in this trial for ONE racist, and clearly it's the White/Mexican with the Jew-name! Right. What's racist is being a cracker.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at June 28, 2013 11:42 AM (/+EhN)

519 Sure. Z complained previously of nasal pain. So getting it bust up in combat by Martin never happened.../as if

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:43 AM (MhA4j)

520 yeah nothing racist or homophobic about "ass cracker".

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:45 AM (7mQyC)

521 Nausea experienced during recall was not from a physical but from a psychological factor...rich.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:45 AM (MhA4j)

522 If the ears didn't ring, you must convict!

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:46 AM (7mQyC)

523 No tinnitus complaint, so ignore the head injury, pfft

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:47 AM (MhA4j)

524 according to the STORY he's telling me

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:47 AM (MhA4j)

525 she just won't admit that there would be any concern for Zimmerman's head injuries, even if he'd responded "yes" to black-outs, etc. inquiry

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:49 AM (MhA4j)

526 Could she get any more bubbly?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:50 AM (7mQyC)

527 204 POUNDS, you stated that he's OBESE. Yes, obesity. (He failed to buy two tickets.) Use the BIG WORDS THERE!

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:51 AM (MhA4j)

528 Nothing like asking her to include hand signals in her body language...smirk.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:52 AM (MhA4j)

529 The Left knows the math on this always works in their favor. Either way this trial goes, the goal is always to get minorities mad and gin up votes. The silent majority USED to not tolerate this kind of shit, like Nixon winning 49 states. democrats would be running for the hills. Now whites just roll over, they're afraid to even say they don't like Michelle Obama to a pollster.

Posted by: Crayle at June 28, 2013 11:53 AM (ritXo)

530 On visual inspection (not tactile, no x-ray) his nose was straight. /So the swelling, pain and blood never happened.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:55 AM (MhA4j)

531 Oh, now she's saying the nose was "likely broken."

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:56 AM (MhA4j)

532 labia swelling...she's turning me on.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:56 AM (7mQyC)

533 maddening..... so the prosecution is attempting to say these were very minor injuries and no big deal really....  pay no attention to the photos cause they're all dramatic and stuff... 

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 11:57 AM (/jHWN)

534 531 - Yeah it sounded like the state was not fully expecting that.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 11:58 AM (7mQyC)

535 (When my dad's nose was broken in a football game, it wasn't still straight.) She refuses to treat him, and said if he wanted to be treated, he'd have to go pay for an ENT specialist. Since he decided not to pay for another put off, he had no injury. This lady is just waiting for a malpractice suit. /btw, I'm bald, tell us about a head cut.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 11:59 AM (MhA4j)

536 .... pay no attention to the photos cause they're all dramatic and stuff... yip, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:00 PM (MhA4j)

537 Yeah... a good time for point on healthcare.  This guy is complaining of all this after an obvious violet beating and the PA suggests he go to a specialist.  Good grief.  She is pathetic.

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 12:01 PM (/jHWN)

538 violent... heh

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 12:02 PM (/jHWN)

539 Damn this testimony. Specialist appointments "discover" nothing, and require follow-up visits while the doctor strings you along. And as often as not, if not most often, in my own experience, a patient gets screwed (worse) in medical malpractice by a specialist as from any other medical practitioner. OH! Now the prosecutor objects that his witness would "speculate" if answering the defense questions.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:04 PM (MhA4j)

540 476 Under obamacare, she will be performing surgery. Surgeons don't need to know cursive writing. Or English.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at June 28, 2013 12:05 PM (/+EhN)

541 UNLESS TESTS ARE RUN, ...Specialist appointments "discover" nothing, and require follow-up visits while the doctor strings you along. The doctor "looks" without getting close enough to touch an injury, and leaves the room before you can say what happened. You're dismissed by the nurse.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:07 PM (MhA4j)

542 538, black 'n blue and violet

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:07 PM (MhA4j)

543 I think the right to a speedy trial needs a serious lookover. How long has it been since Treyvon was actually shot? A speedy trial would've saved George Zimmerman a whole lot of trouble.

Posted by: chaz at June 28, 2013 12:12 PM (sSNkG)

544 543 - pff...how about the correct move which the PD investigation and DA originally made in a decent time frame to not charge him at all.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 12:15 PM (7mQyC)

545 She failed to note and refuses to admit the jaw laceration happened before her medical inspection, though the photo was taken the night before Z's appt. with her.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:17 PM (MhA4j)

546 443 Just for the record, I fucking hate 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' It's like every lefty's jerk-off fantasy, and they all see themselves as Atticus Finch.

Posted by: zsasz at June 28, 2013 02:35 PM (MMC8r)


I am a fan of old movies, and I recently watched "The Day the Earth Stood Still". (among others.)


I noticed it was full of Liberal propaganda, which I hadn't noticed when I had watched it years ago.


I began to notice that a LOT of old movies are full of liberal propaganda.


Posted by: Diogenes' Lamp at June 28, 2013 03:06 PM (bb5+k)


That's because you watch the wrong era's. I love movies from the 30's & 40's and DETEST those made in the 60's & 70's. Everything in between is hit or miss.

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at June 28, 2013 12:21 PM (bdged)

547 Defense had to pull her teeth to get her to admit that Z's injuries were consistent with his "story" that his attacker was repeatedly bashing his head on the concrete sidewalk. As if that wouldn't elicit Z yelling for help.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:23 PM (MhA4j)

548 I thought poor Tom Ewell was misunderstood He was probably a life-long Democrat I used to live in Mississippi back years and Id bet my life on it

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at June 28, 2013 12:28 PM (B2fm1)

549 "to document what you could not document" because her clinic doesn't treat injuries that they don't document it won't do anything but refer patients WHAT A WASTE! and she's evading the fact that Z said he didn't have the funds to go to a specialist to DOCUMENT his injuries but she's quick to blab Z "admitted" he was seeing a psychologist

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:29 PM (MhA4j)

550 Defense got her to admit that his eyes WERE black at his appt. when he complained to her of the possible broken nose. Now she's "failing to recall" that Z asked for her to verify/document his right to return to work following the injuries.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:31 PM (MhA4j)

551 HER clinic does not necessarily bandage an open wound after cleaning. Again, she's setting herself up for medical malpractice down the road. Such stingy belligerence, sick. Defense has caught her in another lie...about whether she asked Z if he'd cut his hair in the past 48 hours.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:33 PM (MhA4j)

552 CNN puts up headline opposite of Good's testimony - http://i.imgur.com/hojkl1I.jpg

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 12:34 PM (7mQyC)

553 sorry: http://tinyurl.com/ozkzkcw Why is baldy always yelling?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at June 28, 2013 12:35 PM (7mQyC)

554 HER clinic only provides "minor cleaning" to open wounds subsequent to impact on concrete. Infection ready, 3 2 1... THAT speck of dirt was too insignificant. Besides, I told him to go see a specialist to verify whether I did my job right or not.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:41 PM (MhA4j)

555 Why is baldy always yelling? Because he's just a creepy-ass cracka?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 28, 2013 12:42 PM (Ur+CA)

556 On misshaped skulls, nothing to see there. ///another potential law suit... yes, I didn't notice the swelling because everyone's head shape is normally misshapen.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:43 PM (MhA4j)

557 His act of self defense COULD HAVE prevented his death. You are excused. RECESS and play, but STFU.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:44 PM (MhA4j)

558 Holy crap... what a pathetic physician's assistant.   Color me not impressed with the medical care Z got on his own, or even from the cops/FD.  Pathetic all around. 

Posted by: Yip at June 28, 2013 12:47 PM (/jHWN)

559 Our fire fighters wear brown, Brown Santa compete with Blue Santa every Christmas fund drives. The female fire fighter wore the right badge, but then, who's to say what the badge shape per police dept. municipality. Lady in Blue.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:57 PM (MhA4j)

560 So the cops wear black, and fire fighters wear blue. Got it.

Posted by: panzernashorn at June 28, 2013 12:57 PM (MhA4j)

561 I keep reading comments about how the all female jury is not capable of understanding MMA fighting, and have had male friends tell me that Z is screwed because the women will convict because of sweet little Trayvon and his parents crying in the front row. Sorry, guys, you sadly underestimate womens' ability to intellectually understand the testimony they are hearing. I didn't listen to the jury selection process...were jurors weeded out if they had CPLs? If not, then you might be surprised at the women on this jury that might carry. Women have an instinctual fear of having happen to them EXACTLY what happened to Zimmerman, namely, a large framed, older teenager attacking them for everything from a purse , a cell phone, or to be raped. Z's attorney's don't seem to be tremendously stupid and I think he approved the jurists because I believe they realize that women are going to understand needing to kill the SOB even more so than some guy who thinks that maybe Z should have been able to get the better of St.Trayvon in a fight and probably pulled the gun too soon. (Most guys will think, "shit, I could have taken that asshole", women will think, I"d have done the same thing sooner) I can empathize with Zimmerman far more than I can with Trayvon. The evidence is as plain as can be that Zimmerman was getting the @%& beat out of him and was likely to get killed. And most women will think, "who cares who started it", Trayvon was obviously trying to kill Z and Z did what he had to do. I might not decide to spend an evening watching cage fighting, but I sure as hell have seen it, and I can certainly understand that being on your back with someone pounding your face doesn't bode well for your health.

Posted by: Jen at June 28, 2013 01:04 PM (xSCem)

562 Branca over at LI is maybe a little too much of a GZ cheerleader, he gets a little annoying at times. That said, the prosecution's case seems to be based purely on the theory that (a) Zimmerman made an effort to put himself in the vicinity of Martin (b) he used deadly force (c) he's guilty and nothing that happened in between matters. Either that or they figured they'd get Z to plead to something. I think we can safely assume, though, that had a young black man named George Zimmerman (I know, but it could happen) been shot in self-defense by a half-Peruvian, one-quarter-black man named something like, oh, Trayvon Martin, the shooter would have never been charged.

Posted by: JEM at June 28, 2013 01:07 PM (o+SC1)

563 _______________________________

@561:

I tend to agree, Jen, most if not all the women on the jury will realize the mortal danger that Zimmerman was in.

The only real question is whether the prosecution will luck out and have managed to get at least one woman impaneled who was already on a mission to convict Zimmerman. This could be from an anti-gun motivation or from an anti-racial-profiling motivation.
It seems unlikely enough that such a bad egg would have slipped through into the jury pool. But if one did, she could conceivably hold out against the other five and refuse to vote for acquittal. - Though the psychological pressure (even if you're on an ideological mission) would be huge. She would know that in post trial interviews the other jury members would be pointing to her and her bad reasons as to why she hung the jury.

I still say a hung jury is the best the prosecution dare hope for - and it would be easier to fill an Inside Straight draw with one card to come.




Posted by: _Dave_ at June 28, 2013 01:14 PM (J+Q+d)

564 yeah the 158 pounder who was 17.04 years old attacked the 200 pound 28 year old.

Posted by: occam at June 28, 2013 01:23 PM (DAHhf)

565 They'll never re-try this dogshit case on a hung jury

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz, creepy assed Florida Cowboy at June 28, 2013 02:06 PM (r1T+Y)

566 "Or, when shot in the chest, he recoiled and twisted... " Assuming Zimmerman is right handed, the shot should have caused Martin's body to jerk back and to the left ... back, and to the left...

Posted by: En Raged at June 28, 2013 03:08 PM (NeyVI)

567 Simple could have punched up to fight him off? Of course,...that's why you see all those knockouts in MMA from the bottom half guard position.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at June 28, 2013 03:57 PM (dxZgK)

568 Things appear to be going downhill except for the judge pushing uphill with the media and St. Rachael's fluent three languages as a 19yr old HS junior scholar.

Posted by: Jimmy Crack Corn at June 28, 2013 04:13 PM (baL2B)

569

Were there any toxicology tests done on Martin?

 

Posted by: Alix at June 28, 2013 10:18 PM (oMP1o)

570 555 Why is baldy always yelling? Because he's just a creepy-ass cracka? - Thass right. And you callin him that ain't rayciss. But him bein that? That rayciss for sure.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at June 28, 2013 11:30 PM (/+EhN)

571 "The pieces of shit at MSNBC are now trying to conflate the testimony
of Good, saying it is in direct disagreement with a certain large
titted Latina."   Would that be the one who said she thougt it was Zimmerman on top because she was later shown a picture of 12 year-old Martin and decided he was too small to have been the person on top?  I'm sure MSNBC forgot to mention that little detail.

Posted by: Landru at June 29, 2013 07:03 AM (x8l09)

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