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This is one of the greatest spoofs of the left that I have ever seen.

Wait a second, that’s not a spoof. These people are deadly serious, as their website would indicate. Although the video is not nearly as unintentionally hilarious as the open letter attached to the video.

Amazingly, they aren’t even up to the standards of the previous time this was tried four years ago (h/t: Blackadder).

Anyway, my deepest apologies for inflicting those videos upon you. Here’s a classic rock song to cleanse the palate. 

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  1. Two thoughts:

    “‘Getting Gay With Kids’ is here!”


    You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at that.

  2. The “Stand Your Ground -Trayvon” reference is bewildering. I assume the point is that the GOP is ultimately responsible for the actions of a wanna-be-cop who jumped out of his car looking for trouble and got more than he bargained for. I’m guessing that, by supporting a less restrictive reading of the Second Amendment, we created the conditions for Athe shooting and, therefore, are responsible for the outcome.

    That is as far into the video as I could stand so I can’t say if it gets better or worse.

  3. I had to stop at “contraception’s now a sin.”

    Yeah, we just invented that one, just to stick it to women. We used to be fine with it until we decided, recently and arbitrarily, that we weren’t.

  4. The “Stand Your Ground -Trayvon” reference is bewildering. I assume the point is that the GOP is ultimately responsible for the actions of a wanna-be-cop who jumped out of his car looking for trouble and got more than he bargained for.

    The man worked in an insurance office. He got out of his car to keep track of a local youth behaving peculiarly and to check an address. He was not demonstrably looking for trouble, just walking around his own neighborhood. Eyewitnesses and his injuries demonstrate he was attacked by said youth. You don’t know what you are talking about.

  5. With respect, the facts suggest, as they often do, that there is plenty of blame to go around.

    From what I see, it looks like it was a good shoot – hence his defense shift from “hold your ground” to self defense. However, if he had followed the 911 dispatcher’s instructions, he would have stayed in the car and would never have been assaulted. My guess is that he asks himself dozens of times a day why he didn’t stay in the car.

    The drive to be a cop, for those who think of being cops, can be quite strong and can lead to dumb hero stunts. I think this was one of those that went awry.

    I understand your visceral reaction to my comments. I was responding to the misuse of a tragedy to score cheep political points and my flippedness about the tragedy was uncalled for. For that I am sorry.

  6. I think this was one of those that went awry.

    You are not doing much informed thinking. He got out of his truck, went down a walkway, checked an address on the next block, walked around a bit, and was headed back to his truck. The recording of his entire conversation with the police dispatcher is available online. It is perfectly banal. Nothing heroic in either his acts or his conversation.

  7. I went back and re-read the timelines and reviewed the articles. I do not agree and it is unfair to suggest that my views of the matter is unreasonable.

    There is insufficient information released to state anything with certainty.

    It is clear that the first 911 call includes specific instructions by the didpatcher to stay in the car and that he decided to strike out on his own and follow the boy. The girlfriend’s testimony suggests that Martin knew he was being followed immediately before the shooting.

    My analysis is as reasonable as yours.

    We’ll know more when we have all of the evidence. I’m willing to be proved wrong with evidence.

  8. Well, the seas stopped rising, a trillion jobs were saved and the most transparent administration in history is in power, so why not four more years…?

    I think the parallels are enlightening considering that the June Rebellion that Les Mis was based upon was caused by by harvest failures, food shortages, and increases in the cost of living which created malcontent through all classes.

    Missed by these bright academic types in this “parody” is that the June rebellion was a rebellion against those in power, by the “Republicans…”

  9. It is clear that the first 911 call includes specific instructions by the didpatcher to stay in the car and that he decided to strike out on his own and follow the boy

    No, that is not clear, and you have not listened to the recording properly. He was given no instruction to remain in his vehicle, and, in any case, the dispatcher had no authority to instruct him to do anything. He was advised while jogging along a particular pathway attempting to get Martin back in eyeshot that “we don’t need you to do that”, to which he replied “OK”. The call concluded with a discussion of how the police officer dispatched to the complex was to make contact with Zimmerman at the time he arrived. He never caught site of Martin again during the duration of the call.

    And you are forgetting the context. The geography of the complex was such that Martin had ample time to return home at an ordinary loping pace during the interval in which Zimmerman was conversing with the dispatcher. Martin had abruptly run out of sight a propos of nothing in particular and could have arrived at the back door of where he was staying in an interval measured in seconds. That he was wandering around the complex several minutes later suggests he had other objects in mind than returning home from the convenience store, but what these objects were has not been properly identified.

  10. Well, I’m not sure how to respond.

    I have conceeded that your analysis may be proved right and have stated that I am willing to be persuaded by the evidence when it is released. What will satisfy you in this discussion?

    I maintain that my analysis is reasonable, given the facts available. Yours is too. The dispute between us, as I see it, is not about which analysis is right but about whether my analysis is unreasonable. I maintain that it is not, that there are enough facts to demonstrate my view of the affair is reasonable.

    You offer an analysis of the calls and seem to suggest that there is no other reasonable view. Were that true, the State would be violating the rules of ehics in prosecuting him. Now prosecutors ave one such foolish things on high profile cases in the past – the Duke rape case comes immediately to mind – but I see nothing here to suggest that the charges are groundless.

    If you are looking for an admission that you are right and that I am wrong, you will have to wit for the evidence to be released and then make our case. I promise that I will humbly admit my error if you call me on it then. Perhaps we can kick the can down the street until then?

  11. Were that true, the State would be violating the rules of ehics in prosecuting him.

    It has been remarked by Alan Dershowitz, Jerilyn Merritt, and others.

    Your analysis is not reasonable.

  12. We shall see. Call me on it when we have evidence. In the meantime, God Bless.

    Just about all the salient evidence has been released to the public – recordings of the phone calls, witness statements, Zimmerman’s interrogation, Martin’s autopsy report, photographs and treatment records documenting Zimmerman’s injuries, the security camera footage at the convenience store Martin patronized, &c. Maps of the complex are also available online. There have been some redactions so the names of local residents who called the police and gave statements were not published.

  13. I really hoped we could just let this rest until we knew more but, since you called me out:

    The most readable summary that I was able to find is here:

    This is a sample of the kind of documented behavior that suggests to me that George Zimmerman behaved unreasonably in his conduct that night. (Note what I am not saying. I am NOT saying that he intended to shoot Trayvon Martin or that there was any other motive than self defense for his shooting Mr. Martin. I have said before that it seems like it was a good shoot.)

    It is merely my opinion that the most likely explanation for Mr. Zimmerman’s behavior that night was a latent desire to act like a cop. He certainly took his neighborhood watch duties quite seriously and, without any training or authority, followed Mr. Martin that night. It may be that Mr. Zimmerman is just a good guy out to help his community. If so, I’m sorry that it ended as it did. However, it is reasonable to question the propriety and the ethics of his actions that night. I offer this:

    as some evidence that neighborhood watches are not some willy-nilly, do as you please, kind of thing. George Zimmerman took this burden on himself and he got burned. Again, had he done as the 911 dispatcher advised – stayed in the car and waited for the police – he wouldn’t be facing a trial for killing Trayvon Martin and that messed-up youth would be alive.

    I don’t claim any expertise in these matters. I am not a prosecutor and have no coursework in crime scene investigation but the lead investigator, Chris Serino, spared no kind words for Mr. Zimmerman’s behavior.

    One last thing: I listened to the tapes and viewed the video. Nothing there does more than flesh out the matter. We see a youth buying stuff from a store, nothing more. We hear a neighborhood watchman being told that he ought to stop following a kid and refusing to do so. We then hear cries for help.

    There are no known witnesses of the moments leading up to the altercation. There is no evidence I can see that supports or refutes Mr. Zimmerman’s version of the story. His story is “reasonable.” I concede the point. However, I maintain that the prosecution’s case is substantial and am unable to share your confidence that this was an entirely one-sided affair in which George Zimmerman behaved like a good citizen should have and that Trayvon Martin was wholly responsible for what happened.

    Trayvon Martin may have caused George Zimmerman to shoot him but Zimmerman should have stayed in the car. This was an avoidable tragedy.

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