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It seems Pope Francis needs to brush up on his Tertullian!

It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nooooooo...he's not an anti-semitic commie killer, he's just in over his head.

I wonder how he's going to pin the vaporization of millions of more Jews on Bush...

From ABC via Yahoo! News:

Israelis suspect Obama media leaks to prevent strike on Iran


Two reports today about Iran's nuclear program and the possibility of an Israeli military strike have analysts in Israel accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran and for Iran to reach a compromise in upcoming nuclear talks.

The first report in Foreign Policy quotes anonymous American officials saying that Israel has been given access to airbases by Iran's northern neighbor Azerbaijan from which Israel could launch air strikes or at least drones and search and rescue aircraft.

The second report from Bloomberg, based on a leaked congressional report, said that Iran's nuclear facilities are so dispersed that it is "unclear what the ultimate effect of a strike would be…" A strike could delay Iran as little as six months, a former official told the researchers.

"It seems like a big campaign to prevent Israel from attacking," analyst Yoel Guzansky at the Institute for National Security Studies told ABC News. "I think the [Obama] administration is really worried Jerusalem will attack and attack soon. They're trying hard to prevent it in so many ways."

The Foreign Policy report by Mark Perry quotes an intelligence officer saying, "We're watching what Iran does closely…But we're now watching what Israel is doing in Azerbaijan. And we're not happy about it."

If true, the deal with Azerbaijan "totally changes the whole picture," says Guzansky, making it far easier for Israel to strike faster and harder, rather than having to fly 2,200 miles to Iran and back over Iraqi airspace.

Thursday's reports come a week after the results of a classified war game was leaked to the New York Times which predicted that an Israeli strike could lead to a wider regional war and result in hundreds of American deaths. In a column this afternoon titled "Obama Betraying Israel?" longtime defense commentator Ron Ben-Yishai at Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper angrily denounced the leaks as a "targeted assassination campaign."

"In recent weeks the administration shifted from persuasion efforts vis-à-vis decision-makers and Israel's public opinion to a practical, targeted assassination of potential Israeli operations in Iran," Ben-Yishai writes. "The campaign's aims are fully operational: To make it more difficult for Israeli decision-makers to order the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] to carry out a strike, and what's even graver, to erode the IDF's capacity to launch such strike with minimal casualties."

Ben-Yishai says much of the information in the reports has either been published or is simply wrong, but in the case of the Bloomberg report on American knowledge of Iran's nuclear facilities, "instead of forcing the Iranians to piece together all the assessments themselves, the Congress report offers them everything in one place."

The reports pressure both Israel and Iran, fellow Yedioth columnist and military analyst Alex Fishman told ABC News, but he doesn't buy into the theory that Azerbaijan will be a base for potential Israeli operations.

"I don't believe that there's news behind this story because it doesn't make sense. It's very romantic, very John le Carre, but less practical," he says, explaining that the airstrips as they are now are far too basic for a "huge wing of airplanes."

The report's purpose is "to show the Iranians that something is going on, to make them much more suspicious, much more nervous. You need this pressure in order to put them in a lower position when negotiations start."
Iran has agreed to international nuclear talks next month, negotiations that the U.S. hopes will help avert a conflict but that Israel dismisses as a stalling tactic by Iran. Asked whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees the reports as pressure from the Obama administration, an Israeli official indicated that they fall into the very category of "loose talk" of war that President Obama recently criticized.

"When we [Netanyahu's office] were in Washington [in early March], President Obama called publicly for people to tone down the rhetoric," said the official. "The prime minister has called on ministers not to talk. We agree with Obama that loose talk is not doing anyone any favors."

A ray of hope?

Our parish is finishing up a succesful mission with Mass tonight. Each service has been better attended than those of the last few years.

Last night we celebrated the sacrament of Penance and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who waited in line for Confession. I have never seen that many penitents in our church at one time.

I wonder how many of them confessed to using contraception...

Befogging minds with the power of headline writing.

Try reading this story with this headline atop it:

Study: Conservatives are smart enough to discern a political agenda masquerading as science

From The Lookout, a blog at Yahoo! News:

Study: Trust in science among educated conservatives plunges

Conservatives, particularly those with college educations, have become dramatically more skeptical of science over the past four decades, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review. Fewer than 35 percent of conservatives say they have a "great deal" of trust in the scientific community now, compared to nearly half in 1974. 

"The scientific community ... has been concerned about this growing distrust in the public with science. And what I found in the study is basically that's really not the problem. The growing distrust of science is entirely focused in two groups—conservatives and people who frequently attend church," says the study's author, University of North Carolina postdoctoral fellow Gordon Gauchat.

In fact, in 1974, people who identified as conservatives were among the most confident in science as an institution, with liberals trailing slightly behind, and moderates bringing up the rear. Liberals have remained fairly steady in their opinion of the scientific community over the interim, while conservative trust in science has plummeted.

Interestingly, the most educated conservatives have led that charge. Conservatives with college degrees began distrusting science earlier and more forcefully than other conservatives, upending assumptions that less educated people on the whole are more distrustful of science.

Gauchat attributes the changes to two forces: Both science and conservatives have changed a lot in 40 years. In the post-WWII period, research was largely wedded to the Defense Department and NASA—think the space race and the development of the atomic bomb. Now the scientific institution "has come out from behind those institutions and been its own cultural force." That has meant it is increasingly viewed as a catalyst of government regulation, as in the failed Democratic proposal to institute cap-and-trade as a way to reduce carbon emissions and stave off climate change.

"People are now viewing science as part of government regulation," Gauchat says.

Previous studies have shown that climate change, the widely-accepted theory that man-made carbon emissions are causing the world to grow warmer, is very unpopular among conservatives, and especially white conservative males. In 2008, half of all conservatives believed in climate change. By 2010, only a third did, compared to more than 70 percent of liberals, according to a Gallup poll.

The issue has caused a bit of a hubbub in the Republican primary. Failed candidate Jon Huntsman wrote in August, "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy," before later walking that back and saying there were still doubts. Newt Gingrich has been pounded repeatedly by rival Rick Santorum—who says global warming is a "hoax"—for appearing in an anti-climate change ad with Nancy Pelosi in 2006. (He's since said there is evidence "on both sides of the issue.") And Mitt Romney says he believes the Earth is getting warmer, but isn't sure how much humans are contributing to that.

The study was based on answers to the General Social Survey, which began asking people about their level of trust in various public institutions, 

including Congress and the Supreme Court, in the 1970s. The dip in trust toward the scientific community didn't correlate to a decrease in trust for all political institutions, since conservatives showed increased trust in political institutions during the Bush presidency, but still found science suspicious.

Gauchat says he's done other analyses that show in Europe, the trend is flipped on its head. Liberals show a greater distrust of the scientific community. "It's which debates are salient in the public. Maybe this is a trend that will reverse if genetically modified foods becomes a big deal in the U.S." he said.

Ain't it funny how the respective races of the victim and the perps in this case are hidden from you?

See if you can find the respective skin colors of the actors in this tragedy anywhere, kiddies.

From the selectively colorblind AP via Yahoo! News:

2nd suspect arrested in Miss. State University shooting

Two men have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a Mississippi State University student outside a campus dorm room. The search continued for a third suspect.

Dontae Harvey surrendered to U.S. marshals at 7:30 p.m. Monday at a residence in Jackson. Supervisory inspector Rick Griffin said in a statement that marshals developed information on his whereabouts and gained cooperation from his family. Harvey was being held at the Raymond detention center and awaiting transport to Starkville, Griffin said.

Mason Perry Jones, 21, of Jackson was arrested Sunday and charged Monday with capital murder in the case.

The possible motive in the killing "will come once the investigation is complete," said Bill Kibler, vice president of student affairs. "Police do have some clues but nothing that is releasable information."

MSU spokeswoman Maridith Geuder said the underlying charge that kicks in the capital murder charge is the sale of a controlled substance. She didn't elaborate on the charges.

She said Jones, who wasn't an MSU student, has requested an attorney.

A 1997 law passed in the wake of the Pearl High School shooting also makes a homicide on educational property a capital crime.

Sanderson, who had transferred from Holmes Community College, was shot multiple times outside a dorm room on the first floor of Evans Hall.

Kibler said Sanderson lived in Rice Hall, not Evans Hall. When asked why Sanderson was in Evans Hall on the night of the shooting, Kibler said he was "probably visiting."

The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Jones on Sunday in Memphis, Tenn., on an unrelated, outstanding robbery warrant from Jackson. Griffin said Jones was traveling north on a bus from Jackson under an assumed name.

Marshals were acting on a tip when they arrested him after the bus stopped in Memphis. Griffin said he wasn't sure if Jones had planned to travel beyond there.

Geuder has previously said police received a call about the shooting at Evans Hall around 10 p.m. Saturday and police were on the scene within a minute. Sanderson was taken to Oktibbeha County Hospital, where he died.

Three men fled the building in a blue Crown Victoria, officials said.

The four-story Evans Hall holds about 300 male students and is located on the north side of campus. The campus of about 20,000 students is located in a rural area in the northeastern part of the state, about 125 miles northeast of Jackson.

More white on black crime.

I'll bet nobody ever fouls this.little girl again.

From Yahoo! Sports:

Teen's brutal attack on soccer field

It seemed to come out of nowhere. In the midst of a tight South Carolina girls soccer match between two area rivals, a player fell after a seemingly innocuous foul. While most anticipated that she would calmly restart play, what she did instead has sparked a criminal investigation.

The player who is now the subject of local law enforcement is Lewisville (S.C.) High senior Annette McCullough, who brutally attacked an unnamed Chester (S.C.) High opponent during a Monday match. While there is no video showcasing prior incidents between the two players, McCullough reacted viciously to a small trip that sent her tumbling to the ground.

The attack, which you can see above, featured hair pulling, punches being rained down on the Chester player -- South Carolina NBC affiliate WBTV counted 11 different punches -- and a frantic attempt to halt the attack before it reached even more dangerous levels.

Fittingly, McCullough was immediately sent off with a red card, escorted away from the field with the aid of an assistant referee. Shortly thereafter Chester County deputies were called to the scene and McCullough -- who is 18 years old -- was charged with simple assault.

[More: President Obama opens up about coaching role on daughter's hoops team]

Alan Parker, the referee of the match, made perfectly clear that this incident invoked a sense of violence that made it much more troubling than other girls soccer skirmishes.

"Some incidental contact ended in one girl going down and she just got up and started pummeling," Parker told WBTV. "It's unfortunate, it really is. Contact is a part of soccer, but when you retaliate like that, obviously, there is no place in the game for that.

"Occasionally you have players that go at it, on the field together, but in this case it was just one girl pummeling the other girl. And she didn't stop which is even more egregious."

It's hard to watch the incident without thinking back to New Mexico defender Elizabeth Lambert, whose hair pulling and general dirty play in a game against BYU received massive internet attention and eventually landed her a lengthy suspension. One could argue that Lambert's fouls may have been worse because she was more level-headed when committing them, but they certainly weren't as violent as McCullough's attack.

Now the senior is likely to receive a significant penalty -- the mother of the victim insisted that she will push to have McCullough prosecuted to the fullest possible extent and be banned from any further soccer action -- and doesn't appear to be receiving any support from his school, either.

"I know it will not be tolerated on this team and here in Lewisville," Lewisville assistant girls soccer coach Paul Atkerson told WBTV. "This is something that should not have happened, it should not have happened at all."

Sports Memorabilia Update.

From AP via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Honus Wagner card could fetch $1.5 million

A suburban St. Louis man who has been in the collectibles business for a quarter of a century, said the 102-year-old baseball card he's putting up for auction Tuesday is about as good as it gets.

Bill Goodwin expects the 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card — one of the most sought-after sports collectibles in the world — to fetch at least $1 million, and perhaps as much as $1.5 million, in the online auction.

"We deal with nice products, vintage stuff, but this is the ultimate," Goodwin, 64, of Sunset Hills, Mo., said. "I can't see topping this, ever."

The card is owned by a Houston businessman who has declined to be identified. The auction continues through April 19.

The 2 1/2-inch by 1 1/2-inch baseball card was released in cigarette packs sold by the American Tobacco Co. from 1909-11. Wagner is a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest players of his era. Nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman," he spent most of his 21-year career with the Pirates, winning eight batting titles and hitting a career .327.

But what makes the card special is that it was pulled from circulation after about 200 were issued. For years, the consensus was that Wagner didn't want to encourage smoking, especially to children. Goodwin noted, though, that Wagner was photographed with chewing tobacco in his mouth and did advertisements for tobacco companies.

"I, and some other people, think he just wanted to be paid," Goodwin said.

Historians believe about 60 of the 1909 Wagner cards still exist, but many are in poor condition. Based on a rating system by Sportscard Guarantee Corp., the quality of the card Goodwin is auctioning is better than all but five of the Wagner cards in existence, he said.

In 2011, Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick paid a record $2.8 million for the highest-graded Wagner card in existence.

Goodwin will start the bidding for his card at $300,000 but expects it to bring far more than that.

"I believe it will bring between $1.2 million and $1.5 million," Goodwin said.

Experts agree.

"Every time a Wagner goes up for auction it seems to go higher and higher and higher," said Bob Snyder of Dave and Adam's Card World in Buffalo, N.Y., which claims to be the world's largest baseball card dealer.

Frank Ceresi, a baseball historian whose FC Associates provides appraisals of sports collectibles, said the value of vintage sports memorabilia remains strong.

"Because of the Wagner mystique, you can never overestimate the value in the market," Ceresi said. "When you get into the real rare, cool old stuff like a Wagner card, they come up so infrequently that you never know where that price might go."

Goodwin is auctioning other rare 1909 baseball cards that also may bring in big dollars. That includes an Eddie Plank card that was also pulled from circulation, apparently because Plank wanted to be paid for his image. Plank is a Hall of Fame pitcher who won 326 games, mostly with the Philadelphia A's, in a 17-year career that ended in 1917.

Goodwin estimates the Plank card could be worth $300,000 to $500,000.

He is also auctioning a Sherry Magee "error" card. Magee was a good but not great player who hit .291 over 16 careers from 1904-19, mostly with the Philadelphia Phillies. What made the card more valuable is the mistaken spelling of Magee's name as "Magie." That card could bring up to $50,000.

Hooded sweatshirts are the American vuvuzela.*

The fascist left continues to celebrate Melanin-American kultur. George Washington Carver? Jackie Robinson? Bass Reeves ?

Nope. Guess again...

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Student walkouts planned at some schools on 'Hoodie Day'

Several Pittsburgh Public Schools will allow student walk-outs and demonstrations Friday to protest the shooting death of a Florida teenager.

The schools, including Pittsburgh Stevens K-8 in Elliot and the Creative and Performing Arts high school, Downtown, will hold "Hoodie Day" in response to the Feb. 26 death of Trayvon Martin, 17, said schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh.

"The students asked principals if they could do this, and anytime students want to organize and use their voices, we support that," Pugh said.

She said students can choose whether to participate in the demonstrations. The district will release details on the events later today, Pugh said. Martin, who was black, was shot by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, a suburb of Orlando, while walking back to his father's house after buying a package of Skittles candy and some iced tea at a convenience store. He was unarmed.

George Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic, was patrolling the community when he called 911 and reported a man acting suspiciously, police said. A confrontation ensued, during which Zimmerman shot the teenager once. Agencies including the Department of Justice are reviewing the incident. President Obama has urged a close investigation of the case.

The Carnegie Mellon University Black Graduate Student Organization held a demonstration this week, and similar protests have popped up across the country in the past two weeks.

* Huh? Look here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bolshevik The Clown [The oiliest clown around!] stars in "How Green Is My Dictatorship"

Obama OKs oil exploration on Atlantic, but not drilling



Obama OKs oil exploration on Atlantic, but not drilling


Obama OKs oil exploration on Atlantic, but not drilling



Americans angry with Obama as gas nears $4 a gallon



Americans angry with Obama as gas nears $4 a gallon


Americans angry with Obama as gas nears $4 a gallon


All that decent people can do is pray that Justice Kennedy remembers he is an American and a Catholic.

If you have trouble believing the freedom and future of the greatest country the world has ever seen hinges on the goodness or evil of a majority of nine unelected and unaccountable judges-for-life, you just might be a dumbass...or naive...or a left-fascist mass-murderer in waiting.

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Whitey continues to hate on Melanin-American kultur.

It's obviously time to take this senile old commie terrorist to the dog track.

From AP via Yahoo! News:

Lawmaker chastised for wearing hoodie in House

Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.

The Illinois Democrat spoke out against racial profiling and, as he removed his suit coat and pulled the hood on the sweatshirt he was wearing underneath over his head, saying "just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum."

Rush was interrupted by the presiding officer, Mississippi Republican Gregg Harper, who reminded him that the wearing of hats was not allowed and "members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor."

On Tuesday the 17-year-old Martin's parents spoke on Capitol Hill at a Democratic-sponsored panel on racial profiling.

Rush founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers in 1968 and served six months in prison for illegal possession of weapons when he was in his 20s. He went on to get a political science degree from Chicago's Roosevelt University, won a seat on Chicago's city council in 1983 and was elected to Congress from Chicago's South Side in 1992. In 2000 he defeated Barack Obama, then a state senator, in a primary battle for Rush's seat.

Rush lost a son to a shooting in 1999 and has been a strong advocate for victims of gun violence.

How cool is this?


From Hammacher Schlemmer:

The Pitch Velocity And Accuracy Umpire Pitching Coach

This is the baseball-pitching trainer that measures pitch velocity, calls balls and strikes, and simulates at bats. Built-in sonic radar measures pitch speeds from 20 mph to 99 mph and as balls land inside or outside the target's nine-quadrant strike zone, pitch velocity, balls, and strikes are displayed on the integrated LED. The unit counts and displays strikeouts, walks, and total pitches for a half inning for up to two pitchers at once. The radar adjusts to accurately measure pitches from 45' or 60' 6" away, accommodating the Little League and Major League Baseball pitching distances. The frame is made from durable 16-gauge steel with stainless steel hardware and folds for transport to a baseball diamond. Also measures fast-pitch softball from 40' or 43' away. Requires four D batteries that provide up to 100 hours of power. Assembly required. 58" H x 38" W (35 lbs.)

And it's only 400 bucks!

Haile Unlikely prepares to become Emperor For Life.

From The Daily Caller via Yahoo! News::

Obama’s ‘flexibility’ remark ‘sadly’ true, says Rep. Wilson

Reacting to President Barack Obama telling outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have more “more flexibility” after the 2012 election, South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson told The Daily Caller that the president’s comments are “sadly” true.

“Sadly, that’s true and the flexibility that he was indicating has been to relax the missile defense system that we need and that was what was I believe specific in his conversation with the Russians but actually it applies to everything,” Wilson told TheDC at the Capitol Monday.

“I believe there will be unrestrained growth of big government, an infringement and a limitation on the individual freedoms of the American people and putting our security at risk at the same time.”

When asked if he thinks Obama will win re-election, Wilson said, “I have faith in 52 percent of the American people that he will be not getting a new term.”

According to ABC News, this clip of Obama’s discussion with Medvedev was picked up by a hot mic in South Korea:

OBAMA: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

MEDVEDEV: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

OBAMA: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

MEDVEDEV: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin].

This is the last time we'll hear Mittens the Pompadoured Pussy mention this bit of treason:

Romney uses Medvedev statement to smack Obama

Outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev slammed Mitt Romney on Tuesday in a move that gave the former Massachusetts Governor a second opportunity to suggest President Barack Obama is colluding with a foreign antagonist. - The Daily Caller via Yahoo! News


From Yahoo! Sports comes news of the New Puritanism stalking the land:

New bikini rules for London Olympics


Women beach volleyball players won't have to wear bikinis at the 2012 London Olympics. A new rule announced Tuesday says that participants in this summer's beach volleyball competition can wear shorts and sleeved tops.

Athletes in the event have exclusively worn bikinis since the sport was introduced at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Competitors could also wear bodysuits in cold-weather events.

The change was made to reflect cultural conventions of various participating countries.

"Shorts of a maximum length of [1.18 inches] above the knee, and sleeved or sleeveless tops," will now be allowed, according to the new IOC ruling.

Since the Beijing Olympics, most beach volleyball competitions have changed rules to allow for more modest uniforms. It's an attempt to broaden the diversity in the sport, which tends to be dominated by athletes from Europe, Brazil and the United States. Allowing shorts and shirts can encourage participation from countries with more modest cultural beliefs.

As the AP reports, the field at London's beach volleyball competition won't be dictated by world rankings, as in Olympics past. Qualifying tournaments on various continents will fill the 24-team draw.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bert Sugar, Requiescat in pace.

From AP via Yahoo! News:

Boxing writer Bert Sugar dies of cardiac arrest

Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian who was known for his trademark fedora and ever-present cigar, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 75.

Jennifer Frawley, Sugar's daughter, said his wife, Suzanne, was by his side when he died at Northern Westchester Hospital. Sugar also had been battling lung cancer.

"Just his intelligence and his wit and his sense of humor," Frawley said when asked what she will remember about her father. "He was always worried about people. He was always helping people."

Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. According to the hall's website, Sugar wrote more than 80 books, including "The 100 Greatest Boxers Of All Time." He also appeared in a handful of films, including "The Great White Hype" starring Samuel Jackson.

"Around ringside, it's not going to be the same with Bert not there," said Jack Hirsch, the president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Sugar was born in Washington, D.C., in 1936. He graduated from Maryland and went to law school at Michigan. He passed the bar in his hometown and worked in advertising in New York City before he got into writing in the 1970s.

"Bert was obviously a showman in the way he did things outwardly, very flamboyant, but in quiet moments I found him to be an extremely modest individual," Hirsch said.

Frawley said arrangements for a memorial service are still pending and anyone wishing to honor Sugar should make a donation to the boxing hall.

"He was really a brilliant man," she said.

Congratulations, "Hispanics", you're now officially "white".

This is not an isolated incidence of media racism. We'll see more of this nonsense soon.

From Yahoo! News:

The tragic story of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen who was fatally shot last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer, is now garnering national media attention. And the release last week of calls to police during the incident are bolstering demands for the shooter, George Zimmerman—who has yet to be detained by authorities—to be charged in Martin's death. Meanwhile, some are arguing that a permissive Florida gun law played a role in the tragedy. And Monday night came word that the U.S. Justice Department is probing the matter.

Here's what you need to know about where things stand:

What happened?
On Feb. 26, Martin, a 17-year-old African-American and Miami native, was visiting his father in Sanford, near Orlando. Martin was watching the NBA All-Star Game at a house in a gated Sanford community, and at halftime he stepped out to buy some Skittles and an iced tea at a local 7-Eleven.

Zimmerman, an armed neighborhood watch volunteer who was patrolling the area in an SUV, saw Martin returning to the house and became suspicious. A violent confrontation ensued, which ended with Martin being shot to death. Zimmerman was found bleeding from the nose and the back of the head, standing over Martin.

How did the police respond?
Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, [Emphasis mine. F.G.] told police he acted in self-defense, and has not been charged with a crime. "Until we can establish probable cause to dispute that, we don't have the grounds to arrest him," Sanford Police Chief Billy Lee said last Tuesday.

Roto-Reuters jumps on the bandwagon:

Justice will prevail in shooting case: Florida Governor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday cautioned against a rush to judgment in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, saying state authorities were still gathering facts. Martin, a 17-year-old African American, was killed on February 26 while walking through a gated community in an Orlando suburb. George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic [Emphasis mine. - F.G.] neighborhood watch volunteer ...
- Roto-Reuters via Yahoo! News

AFP also charges Latinospanics with being white:

A black political group offered a $10,000 reward on Saturday for the killer of an African-American teenager, amid a nationwide uproar which has prompted a rethink of America's race issues.

The New Black Panther Party (NBPP) displayed a wanted poster on its website with a picture of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, 17, last month.

"WANTED!!! For the murder of Trayvon Martin... ALIVE, not dead or harmed," the poster read...

Due to time constraints, we now move to further action...

Sanford police told AFP they were ignoring the NBPP's call to capture Zimmerman, a white Hispanic...[Mea culpa. - F.G.]

There it is again.

Of course, the level-headed left-fascists at Time magazine know the truth: White Hispanics don't kill, guns do...

Can Trayvon Martin's Death Alter Our Race and Gun Cultures?

...If that task force's findings lead to the eventual repeal of stand-your-ground in Florida and other states, then Martin's death will have served a purpose greater than just the cancellation of a lawless law. It will have helped to put a brake on the runaway train that is America's gun culture. The U.S. gun lobby is expert at pushing the outside of the statutory envelope; but stand-your-ground represented a historic rupture of that limit, a break with centuries of British and American common law that confined the deadly force response to violent invasions of one's home -- known as the "castle doctrine" -- and required citizens to walk away from perilous situations outside that domain.

Just as a 911 dispatcher instructed Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, [Ditto. - F.G.] to do the night he shot Martin.

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First of all, the word is SEX, not GENDER. If you are ever tempted to use the word GENDER, don't. The word is SEX! SEX! SEX! SEX! For example: "My sex is male." is correct. "My gender is male." means nothing. Look it up. What kind of sick neo-Puritan nonsense is this? Idiot left-fascists, get your blood-soaked paws off the English language. Hence I am choosing "male" under protest.


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