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so if you don't like election results and the prez is getting somewhat authoritarian, protect and get the army to do a coup!

this is a great way to build democracy, right?
Posted by Latin America Tried It on July 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Happy Nazi Spying Agency (NSA) Day, America!

Oh, events at Gas Works are free 12-7 today and 10:15 for fireworks. Don't litter, at least try to get it near the trash cans, pack out what you bring in.
Posted by Will in Seattle on July 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM · Report this
George Zimmerman will be free by Labor Day.
Posted by Should have charged him with manslaughter 2 on July 4, 2013 at 9:53 AM · Report this
Of all the people in Alabama who have threatened to kill the President, how come the only person they've put in jail is some black kid?
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on July 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM · Report this
stinkbug 5
Trivia: the first wife of that computer mouse inventor was named Ballard Fish.
Posted by stinkbug on July 4, 2013 at 10:05 AM · Report this

The Zimmerman case is sounding more like pre-mediated murder by a psychopath, laid out months in advance.

He created the perfect crime.

By studying self-defense and the Stand Your Ground law, then picking the stereotype that would rally most people (racists) to his side, Zimmerman turned himself from a killer to a victim.

Not content to simply kill, he also stalked, and pummeled Martin and then had the temerity to say that he was somehow attacked (by a child that was screaming, why are you following me...what do you want).

Only Zimmerman had martial arts training, and several witnesses described the martial-arts style blows being delivered. None of Martin's DNA on the gun, yet Zimmerman says they wrestled for it.

A central trait of a psychopath is blaming the victim. They twist the truth so that it appears they are innocent meanwhile shoving the blame on their path of victims.

For Zimmerman, this had nothing to do with race except that he could count on an army of hateful people to back him up as his willing dupes so the he could unleash his urge to kill.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on July 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM · Report this
seatackled 7
@2 For the Godwin.
Posted by seatackled on July 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 8
I know this makes me anathema to some here, but today I'm going to think about how incredibly lucky and grateful I am to live in this great country. Viva America!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM · Report this
raindrop 9
One month in jail and 11 months probation & community service. No need for the expense for long prison sentences for Twitter trash.
Posted by raindrop on July 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM · Report this
You realize, of course, that Obama did explain why he's spying on US citizens. You can accept or reject the argument (I reject it), but don't pretend you haven't heard the case made. I'm tired of this bad faith bullshit. If you don't like it, campaign against it, vote for candidates that don't support it, write your elected officials, etc., but for the love of god, drop the babe in the woods routine.
Posted by Jizzlobber on July 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM · Report this
Dr. Z 11
Flying several flags today: the 48-starred World War version of Old Glory, the 33-starred Civil War version, and the Rainbow Flag.

Happy 4th everyone! We truly live in a great country that gets it right in the end.
Posted by Dr. Z on July 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
Don't forget the Fourth Amendment either!
Posted by Will in Seattle on July 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM · Report this
Breaking News . . . .Breaking News

In a stunning and deft diplomatic move, President Obama decides not to send Wall Street/CIA stooge, Frank Wisner, Jr. ***, to Egypt to stand by Egyptian President Morsi, the way he did before, when Wisner declared that Mubarak should remain in the presidency (and Joey Biden declared that Mubarak wasn't a dictator and WikiLeaks' Julian Assange was an international terrorist!).

***Frank Wisner, Jr., is the son of Frank Wisner, Sr., one of the founding fathers of the CIA who was poisoned with mind-altering drugs by Richard Helms and Sidney Gottlieb. His son, Junior, is the only one still on the Planet Earth who has yet to figure this out!
Posted by sgt_doom on July 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM · Report this
#4 - Maybe because he was the only one stupid enough to make a second round of threats after he was already warned by the Secret Service?
Posted by catsnbanjos on July 4, 2013 at 4:24 PM · Report this
"Obama Will Explain Why He's Spying on European Allies: He'll meet with officials to "discuss intelligence and privacy issues." I wonder when he'll explain domestic spying to us?"

When the Patriot Act passed in 2006, the surveillance that we see now was authorized and made legal. Perhaps Americans should have been vocal right after it was passed instead of waiting for an administration to use its provisions to act shocked.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on July 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM · Report this
venomlash 16
@15: The Bush Administration used the Patriot Act too. IOKIYAR
Posted by venomlash on July 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM · Report this

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