SUNDAY ROAST, July 14, 2013: COMFORT ZONED

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Paul Jamiol
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In other gnus, George Zimmerman is a free man. I wonder if he is comforatble with his actions?

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95 thoughts on “SUNDAY ROAST, July 14, 2013: COMFORT ZONED

  1. I have a hunch Mr Zimmerman will be dealing with some inner demons in the future.
    I can’t imagine having something like that on my conscience.
    In my lifetime I have chosen to walk away from situations that would not have ended well.
    Ego and ignorance are often companions.
    I can sleep well at night.

    • “I have a hunch Mr Zimmerman will be dealing with some inner demons in the future.”

      I kinda doubt it. You tell yourself a lie often enough and you come to believe it’s the truth. What will slap him back to reality is a civil penalty.

    • I see Zimmerman as a future suicide. Not because of guilt over murdering a child, but because at some point it’s going to sink in that he’s never going to have his life again. He will forever be dogged by massive legal bills, civil judgments, and society looking at him sideways.

      This is a man who arrested for pushing his girlfriend when he got frustrated, and chased down and killed a young man because “these assholes always get away.” George Zimmerman simply isn’t capable of living the life waiting for him.

      • Don’t forget to include the child molestation that Zimmerman is accused of doing. He is was and will remain a loser. Zimmerman will never have a job that pays a living wage. No one will trust him.

        My guess is that Zimmerman is a sociopath and has no conscience.

    • “I can’t imagine having something like that on my conscience.”

      And I’m still wondering how the young woman who killed our Adam lives with what she did. To my knowledge, nothing ever happened to her. There was a hearing a few months ago, but our family did not go to it, as they would have had to sit and listen to all of the gory details of Adam’s last moment of life. My brother would not allow me to go, and it’s too difficult to ask (our lawyer was supposed to have provided my brother and Wayne’s sister with a transcript, but they haven’t conveyed anything to me.) Wayne and I have no closure, nothing. We live every day with a huge hole in our hearts, so I can only imagine how much worse it is for Trayvon’s parents.

    • Oh fucking jebus, the comments on that story from USA Today are amazing. They are actually arguing about whether the airline should be insulted by the “joke” or not. No clue about the real issue here. Fuck me in the heart.

      • My step-mother’s daughter insists that levity is necessary in life. As if the fake Asian-sounding names are just part of some stupid facebook meme, rather than names reported as fact, on a news program, where the real families of real people killed and injured in the wreck could hear it.

        Ha ha ha, levity!

  2. I was really hoping to wake up this morning to the news that George Zimmerman, after partying hard last night, had met with a “tragic” deadly accident.

  3. Congressman Blames Obama For Zimmerman Having To Stand Trial For Killing Trayvon Martin

    Congressman Steve King (R-IA) suggested Sunday that George Zimmerman should never have even had to stand trial for killing Trayvon Martin, blaming President Obama and his Department of Justice for the case.

    [. . .] The evidence didn’t support prosecution and the Justice Department engaged in this, the President engaged in this and turned it into a political issue that should have been handled exclusively with law and order. I regret that this all happened. I’m sorry that it was turned into a race issue by the media.

    So: in King’s mind, the murder by gun of a completely innocent and unarmed black kid in a hoodie by a guy who has long professed that black kids in hoodies are bad, bad, bad, is neither a crime nor is it a race issue.

    What an asshole.

    • As a Republican from Iowa, he believes the attention he receives from satan’s invasive corncob means he’s doing a great job…

  4. Bad: Corey Monteith, 31, of Glee fame, is found dead in a Vancouver hotel.

    It doesn’t get better: Jane Lynch of Glee announces divorce from her wife.

    Worse: Apparently Jane Lynch’s divorce has just ruined my marriage.

  5. I got suspended on Twitter. SOmeone apparently complained that I was mentioning them too much in my tweets, so without even getting a chance to challenge teh suspension, I had to check off two boxes promising I would follow the rules.

    My account has been unsuspended, but if they don’t tell me who complained (so I can make sure I never mention them again), I’m never going back. If all it takes is someone complaining to Twitter and they automatically suspend you, well that’s a fucked up way to run a website.

    This is more serious than being in Twitter jail. If someone else does that to me, I could get suspended permanently without a trial (so to speak.)

    • Apparently there is no leeway – they can’t warn you before shutting a tweeterer down?
      Isn’t replying and retweeting part of the romance of the twitters?

    • That is fucked up. It seems that the way to shut someone up on Twitter is to merely make a complaint. They sure as hell won’t actually investigate.

    • Thank you for the support. I’m serious about this. I have to know who complained because otherwise the first time I accidentally include their name in a tweet, I could be suspended for good. And until they tell me, I’m not tweeting anymore.

  6. The Justice Department released a statement today on the Zimmerman verdict:

    “As the Department first acknowledged last year, we have an open investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. The Department of Justice’s Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to evaluate the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial. Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance with the Department’s policy governing successive federal prosecution following a state trial.”

    • How about by George Zimmerman’s own hand and admission, Trayvon Martin was deprived of his life without due process of law. (The Constitution does not specify who is not allowed to do the depriving. It’s in the passive voice, so that means I can’t do it to you and you can’t do it to me.)

    • Tucker: “I am positive that people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not deserve to be called civil rights leaders. They are not. They are hustlers and pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions.”

      “I see those six ladies in the jury putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger is in the immediate housing complex. How would the ladies of that jury have reacted? I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did. This is self-defense,” – Geraldo Rivera, Fox News.

      Fox has been race-baiting in hysterical, reckless fashion. It’s their metier.

  7. QOTD:

    “We humans are one among millions of separate species who live in a world burgeoning, overflowing with life. And yet, most species that ever were are no more. After flourishing for one hundred fifty million years, the dinosaurs became extinct. Every last one. No species is guaranteed its tenure on this planet. And humans, the first beings to devise the means for their own destruction, have been here for only several million years.

    We are rare and precious because we are alive, because we can think. We are privileged to influence and perhaps control our future. We have an obligation to fight for life on Earth — not just for ourselves but for all those, humans and others, who came before us and to whom we are beholden, and for all those who, if we are wise enough, will come after. There is no cause more urgent than to survive to eliminate on a global basis the growing threats of nuclear war, environmental catastrophe, economic collapse and mass starvation. These problems were created by humans and can only be solved by humans. No social convention, no political system, no economic hypothesis, no religious dogma is more important.

    The hard truth seems to be this: We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. The significance of our lives and our fragile realm derives from our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We would prefer it to be otherwise, of course, but there is no compelling evidence for a cosmic Parent who will care for us and save us from ourselves. It is up to us,” – Carl Sagan.

    I really miss Carl Sagan.

    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/08/carl-sagan-meaning-of-life/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+brainpickings%2Frss+%28Brain+Pickings%29

    • And to think this fellow procreated – twice (his sons are 11&15)

      The stupidity that he thought anyone would believe this explanation:

      According to the criminal complaint, Myers initially claimed he had been cleaning hair dye from the sink and had spilled nail polish remover on the boy. He told Halliwell that her son had then walked into Myers’ son’s room, where a lit cigarette fell onto his shirt, causing it to ignite.

  8. From MSN:

    “Apparently reporters aren’t learning from KTVU’s embarrassing phony-name pratfall. Another prankster was hard at work in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman murder trial in Sanford, Fla., where the media was trawling for reaction outside the courthouse. One resident happily told USA Today the not-guilty verdict meant that “justice was rendered. That’s why we have trials instead of public opinion.” The speaker? None other than noted jurisprudence expert Howie Felterbush, who’s probably a cousin of Hugh Janus. Interestingly, Howie wouldn’t let himself be interviewed on video, saying he was uncomfortable with the “state of things.” Like perhaps his name.”

  9. This guy follows back about 30,000 of the 100,000 (roughly) followers he has. I still don’t know why he follows me back, except that maybe he gets an arrogant person’s kick out of my tweaking him. So, I’ll just tweak him some more because, you know, First Amendment.

  10. This is wonderful. There is hope for the future. These kids know what’s important!

    via LGF:

    Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial

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