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Why George Zimmerman Will Be Acquitted

Reblogged from other-stuff

letterstomycountry:

[8 dense, irrelevant paragraphs deleted. You’re welcome. - PostSatire]

But with the evidence as we know it, I think an honest jury will have to acquit Zimmerman of Second Degree Murder.  Purely as a matter of law, he’s been overcharged, and there’s not enough evidence to prove each of the elements of the crime he’s been charged with beyond a reasonable doubt.

I said this before he was charged. I don’t get any special prizes for stating the obvious, but I was accused of being a “white supremacist” for doing so in at least two Asks.

I guess we’ll see.

"Supreme Court keeps church job-bias disputes out of court, but leaves unanswered questions"

Reblogged from dealsanddevos

dealsanddevos:

This is HUGE!

That’s not “HUGE”. That’s precisely what you’d expect, and it will have almost no real-world affect at all.

Unless you can point me to a legal case where a woman sued the Catholic Church because women are barred from becoming priests.

The ACLU is decidedly lukewarm on this, but I’m fine with anything like this. I think the Ku Klux Klan should be allowed to have their marches wherever they like, too. Because there comes a point where “freedom of speech” means something, and you either agree with it or you don’t. And there comes a point where “separation of church and state” means something, and you either agree with it or you don’t.

And, like my opinion on Klan marches, the hope would be that the more the public is exposed to this sort of gibberish, the more they will realise that religion is a storehouse for bankrupt ideas.

akagoldfish:

straightwiththatheater:

illuminati

there is nothing remotely weird or rare about that girl.

In addition, that phrase was originally used about Dr. Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas who, while fictional, was so heavily based on the extraordinarily weird Chicano rights lawyer Oscar Acosta that Thompson’s publishing company (Random House) refused to print the book without a signed waiver from Acosta.
When  they eventually managed to track his Mexican ass down, he wasn’t  bothered about signing the waiver, but he was very upset that not enough  had been done to identify him as Dr. Gonzo. (Thompson had changed his  race and his name to protect him as he was still active in law, and he  reasoned that Acosta would probably object to being identified as one of  the most depraved characters in American literature.) As the whole book could not then be re-written to reflect the reality, a compromise was struck where a photo of the author and his friend, Oscar Acosta, was place on the back without comment.

tl;dr - Oscar Acosta was too weird to live and too rare to die, not that girl.

Reblogged from sinsecretosestaves

akagoldfish:

straightwiththatheater:

illuminati

there is nothing remotely weird or rare about that girl.

In addition, that phrase was originally used about Dr. Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas who, while fictional, was so heavily based on the extraordinarily weird Chicano rights lawyer Oscar Acosta that Thompson’s publishing company (Random House) refused to print the book without a signed waiver from Acosta.

When they eventually managed to track his Mexican ass down, he wasn’t bothered about signing the waiver, but he was very upset that not enough had been done to identify him as Dr. Gonzo. (Thompson had changed his race and his name to protect him as he was still active in law, and he reasoned that Acosta would probably object to being identified as one of the most depraved characters in American literature.) As the whole book could not then be re-written to reflect the reality, a compromise was struck where a photo of the author and his friend, Oscar Acosta, was place on the back without comment.

tl;dr - Oscar Acosta was too weird to live and too rare to die, not that girl.

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Fred Phelps does not believe what he is doing. This is a scam. It’s a business. They travel the country, set up websites telling you exactly when they’ll be there, and using the most inflammatory statements all over the place, just to get someone to violate their rights for profit. Then they sue the military, the police force that was to protect them, and everyone that is around them for money.

This is a sham, and it is a trap to get people sued. Every member of his family is an attorney. Phelps does not break the law. What he does is try to make you break the law by trying to punch your sensibilities about everything you hold dear, and then sue you and everyone municipality around him to the max. This is a scam.

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Reblogged from pieceinthepuzzlehumanity-deacti

Yeah.

tl;dr Whatever you’re planning to do when these people roll their shit circus into your town, make sure it’s 100% legal.

(Source: kanewj.com)