B-37 Claims She Didn’t Know How Much People Cared About Zimmerman Verdict

Juror’s long-planned book plans fall through

Juror B-37 has lost her publisher. A juror in the Zimmerman trial, she states she planned from the beginning to write a book. Her ex-publisher says that B-37 contacted her within 24 hours of the verdict.

She planned to write a book before the trial even began.

She contacted the publisher on a Sunday afternoon.

She appeared on Anderson Cooper on Monday night. (Anderson, I’m disappointed in you. I know it’s your job, but still…)

Now–it’s Tuesday–juror B-37 claims she’s withdrawn her plans because she didn’t know how much the public cared about the George Zimmerman trial or the verdict that exonerated him from any responsibility in the shooting/killing of Trayvon Martin. If she didn’t know how much people cared, she wouldn’t be writing a book. She wouldn’t have contacted the publisher within 24 hours.

B-37 wanted to get in first, because she evidently believes the five other jurors are also chomping at the bit to earn money and fame from the murder trial of a 17-year-old boy.

How can anyone believe she didn’t know what kind of uproar there was over this case?

B-37 “didn’t know”. Bullshit. She had plenty of time to find out how much attention people were paying, how much press the verdict was getting, and to decide to ask for her book deal ASAP. 37 didn’t call this publisher first, though–she was “recommended” by a “high-ranking producer of one of the morning shows”.

As an added bonus, and to get ever more press and hurt even more people (to get even more press), she let the public know (via Anderson Cooper) that George is “a man whose heart was in the right place”.

His heart was in the right place when he killed a 17-year-old boy. His heart was in “the right place” when he followed him, late at night, through the streets. While I’m not certain how that applies to the verdict, which isn’t about the location of his heart, I see “publicity” written all over it. Maybe a guilty verdict wouldn’t have garnered as much media attention, since there wouldn’t be the same level of anger or disbelief, and Zimmerman would be behind bars. That’s not such a good place for your main character to be, publicity-wise–you need him front and center.

She’s done a great job, however, of making a bad situation even worse. It was vicious when OJ wanted to write a book called “If I Did It” (same publisher, by the way), years after he “did it” (yes, my opinion). But for a juror to plan her book before a murder trial even began? Is there any way she didn’t have a plot line in mind through the whole damn thing? No.

The juror was planning to write it with the help of her attorney husband.

The publisher has withdrawn her offer. She never should have made it.

 

Westboro Baptist Now Hates Racing

Jael Phelps picketing Trinity Episcopal Church...

Jael Phelps picketing Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Westboro Baptist Church has a new event to picketFormula 1 racing. This evidently has something to do with the military. (No, I don’t know what it is…I’m not a freak!) If you’re not familiar with Westboro Baptist, it’s a church that is so far to the right that not even Rick Santorum will agree with them in public. (He may not agree with them at all, but I’ve never seen Santorum denigrate Christian theocracy.)

Westboro Baptist Church has not come out against incorrect spelling or grammar. Fred Phelps, the lemming’s leader, probably thinks spell check is the devil’s work. Or maybe he had his 8 y.o. grandson write the website.

Misspelled words (even typos, because the WBC has a zero-tolerance policy) are bold red; incorrect words are bold blue.

Fred Phelps, the leader of the small and crazy Kansas-based church, is going to be in Austin for the Formula One race to protest it. According to the church’s diplomatically named website, godhatesfags.com, this is why they are protesting the race:

WBC will picket Formula 1 racing at The Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX to remind this nation that God hates the vwicked people of this land of vain idolaters and that they shall be turned into Hell. These sporting events resemble the patriotic worship-the-flag pep rallies masquerading as sodlier’s funerals in that this Bible-ignorant fools worship these race car drivers like they are little gods! Shame on these people for worshipping these athletes instead of following the plain commandments of their God. They ought to obey today before it is too late. WBC knows they will not, never the less, we will kindly warn them to flee the wrath to come. These are the last days of all, Doomed america. Wake up before you find yourselves cast into the deep pit of endless fire!

Racism Has Grown Since 2008

Disappointing, but not surprising. 

Racism is alive and well–and it’s gotten worse. Explicit and implicit surveys showed 51% to 56% of Americans showed prejudice against blacks. The jump in explicit racism was 3%; implicit racism was seven percentage points higher than in 2008–nearly 2% growth per year. (Hispanics fared even worse, with 57% of Americans biased against them, but there are no previous survey results for the group.)

Implicit Racism

The same respondents were also administered a survey designed to measure implicit racism, in which a photo of a black, Hispanic or white male flashed on the screen before a neutral image of a Chinese character. The respondents were then asked to rate their feelings toward the Chinese character. Previous research has shown that people transfer their feelings about the photo onto the character, allowing researchers to measure racist feelings even if a respondent does not acknowledge them.

Explicit Racism

The explicit racism measures asked respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with a series of statements about black and Hispanic people. In addition, the surveys asked how well respondents thought certain words, such as “friendly,” “hardworking,” “violent” and “lazy,” described blacks, whites and Hispanics.

The surveys used males for each race; no females were shown. I would like to see this test given to measure explicit and implicit sexism, although I dread the results, which I fear would be even higher. Sexism is not only alive and well, it’s a revered–even celebrated–conservative political stance.

Racist Anti-Obama Sticker Makes Rounds On Facebook

Racist Anti-Obama Sticker Makes Rounds On Facebook.

Of course, no one who makes, sells, or purchases these items is a racist.

Not everyone who does not support President Obama is racist…but there are enough of them to support several cottage industries.

Should Bigotry Be Approved by Majority Rule?

Appeals court upholds federal block of Oklahoma ban on Islamic law – The Washington Post.

 

 

Appeals court upholds federal block of Oklahoma ban on Islamic law (AP)

 

 

 

“The federal appeals court in Denver attempted to silence the voice of 70 percent of Oklahoma voters,” Sykes said in a statement. “At some point we have to decide whether this is a country of by and for the judges, or of by and for the people. How far will the people let them go? This ruling is right along with legalizing abortion and forced busing of school children.”

Legalizing abortion vs Banning an individual’s right to have his will honored.

I’m a big Roe v Wade supporter, but my right to choose doesn’t rest on my religion. By the way, Mr. Senator, in the United States, the majority should never get to approve prejudice. Damn Constitution, forcing South Carolina to let them darkies go…and that damn Alabama bullshit: Making white kids sit by colored kids! Ain’t no learning goin’ on while our kids gotta be afraid of germs.

America: land of the free Christian man. Doesn’t have the same ring as it did in the 1700’s. Except to bigots. Right, Mr. Sykes?

Sarah Palin is Jesus Christ?

I’m confused, and if anyone can help me figure this out, I’d appreciate it. It’s just a comment on Representative Keith Ellison’s statement that Palin should have admitted to having used overblown rhetoric. The idea of Sarah Palin not being perfect—and a Muslim pointing it out—infuriates this group, but “she will be raised up”?

Is Sarah Palin now Jesus in disguise? Wow…that’s the best damn disguise I’ve ever seen. Too bad this guy really IS an ignorant wingnut.

debrobeaudean says:

January 14, 2011 at 7:47 am

when talking about the peace plan between Israel and Palestine, Obama actually said “7 years”.. now they are claiming “miracles” in this congress womans’ healingIf Sarah is shot.. she will be raised up….their fear of this woman shows me who she might be..
these are the times… it is amazing that they actually say the words written so many years ago in prophesy of the end times…
there is no excuse for anyone in America, anyone free to practice any religion they choose, to not see that God and his word is coming true right now.
God is peace, God is love.. why would anyone turn against him?

I thought it was good to use the word “miracle”. Congresswoman Giffords’ healing is beyond any expectations.

As for Obama actually saying—GASP—“7 years”…that is important? Really?

the new world order that Soros and even the Bushes worked on is going to be the kingdom of satan on Earth…
if you need to, watch the shows made before Obama was even thought about , called Left Behind….
God is warning us, he does not want us to be fooled by the deceitful one.

Yeah, go watch those shows—the ones made before Obama was even thought of. (Does anyone else only use that term to refer to actions that were nine months plus your age from now?) I wonder if this dude knows that the shows were all based on the series of novels. He can’t write, and they are good-size books, so my guess is not.

Sarah Palin equals Jesus and the return of the kingdom? Ugh.

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Ailes Tells Fox Anchors to Tone it Down

Roger Ailes, like so many of the right, is pointing fingers at the left, claiming the innocence of the right, all while polishing his halo. That’s how he makes the big bucks.

Mr. Ailes said that his network would try to cool the heated rhetoric.

“I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually,” Mr. Ailes said. “You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that.”

While the FOX Newsies spun faster and faster, weaving one-liners from the left and explanations of the innocent-sounding terms which were really coded calls for violent revolutions, they also wove in bitter complaints that their non-coded violent rhetoric was taken out of context.

Mr. Ailes, however, came up with proof:

“We looked at the Internet and the first thing we found in 2007, the Democrat Party had a targeted map with targets on it for the Palin district,” Mr. Ailes said.

The “Palin district”?? WTF? In 2007, Palin was Governor of Alaska. She wasn’t up for re-election. And she certainly wasn’t representing a district.

So, Mr. Ailes, tell us where the Palin district was in 2007. And please, show us the map. NYTimes.com doesn’t have a link.

Ailes Tells Fox Anchors to ‘Tone it Down’ – NYTimes.com