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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Whitey Bulger to Use Stand your Ground Defense

Lawyers for Whitey Bulger, criminal
mastermind and gangster, being tried for 19 murders, say that after the success of George Zimmermans use of the "stand your ground defense" in his shooting of an unarmed teenager in FLA,  they have decided to switch to this defense for Bulger.
"Its the same principal. You kill your victim, and if there are no witnesses, you say you were losing a fight, got scared, and killed your victim." Said Bulger.
Bulger's attorney's say it might be more difficult to use this defense to justify killing white people, and women, but Bulger said, "Hey, Zimmerman snuffed an unarmed child, I didn't kill no kids, but like Zimmerman, I stood my ground.
I got that right."
A reporter mentioned that neighbors heard one of Bulger's female victims screaming for help before he killed her.
With a twinkle in his eye, Bulger chuckled, "Uh, no. That was me screaming."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Racism Alive and Well

Last week the increasingly conservative SCOTUS struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, this week George Zimmerman was aquitted in the brutal murder of an unarmed black youth in South Florida. It is sad to see this trend, officially condoned racism, particularly at a time when cohesion between disparate groups of poor and working class people is so important. We would just say that all of us need to remember that the bigotry of some, the conservatives on the SCOTUS, and the jury in South Florida, for example, does not change the feelings of acceptance that many people, perhaps most people, hold towards their fellow Americans.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bush Praises President Obama

Could it be the beginning of a new era of inter-partylove? Former President George W. Bushwas caught praising current President Obama's approach to immigrationreform inan interview with ABC's The Week Sunday. "It's very important to fix a broken system," he said, "totreat people with respect and have confidence in our capacity to assimilate people." He's also a fan of Obama's decision to hold onto counterterrorism policies put in place during his own administration. Can the love last?

Read it at New York Daily News Jul 7

Friday, July 5, 2013

Arab leaders happy to see Morsi gone

Arab leaders happy to see Morsi gone

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These events may prove to be the beginning of the Muslim world's realization that radical Islam is harmful to all. The Egyptian military should outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood.