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Now–it’s Tuesday–juror B-37 claims she’s withdrawn her plans because she didn’t know how much the public cared about the George Zimmerman trial or the verdict that exonerated him from any responsibility in the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.


Gabrielle Giffords: Dem Congresswoman Shot In Arizona

You’ll read four people’s words here, and three of them are serious. It’s the first one who gives me hope, and the last one who pulls most of it away. Not all of it, though. I still hope, and I’ll share some hope with you. Let’s be hopeful that we’ve reached a turning point in hate-politics, and work on turning that corner.

My thoughts are with all of the victims in this horrible situation.

Emphasis mine. 

The sheriff blamed the vitriolic political rhetoric that has consumed the country, much of it centered in Arizona.

“When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous,” he said. “And unfortunately, Arizona, I think, has become the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”

Giffords expressed similar concern, even before the shooting. In an interview after her office was vandalized, she referred to the animosity against her by conservatives, including Sarah Palin’s decision to list Giffords’ seat as one of the top “targets” in the midterm elections.

“For example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list, but the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have to realize that there are consequences to that action,” Giffords said in an interview with MSNBC.

In the hours after the shooting, Palin issued a statement in which she expressed her “sincere condolences” to the family of Giffords and the other victims. [NOTE from ccDiane: Sarah Palin endorsed Jesse Kelly, who we hear from next.]

During his campaign effort to unseat Giffords in November, Republican challenger Jesse Kelly held fundraisers where he urged supporters to help remove Giffords from office by joining him to shoot a fully loaded M-16 rifle. Kelly is a former Marine who served in Iraq and was pictured on his website in military gear holding his automatic weapon and promoting the event.

“I don’t see the connection,” between the fundraisers featuring weapons and Saturday’s shooting, said John Ellinwood, Kelly’s spokesman. “I don’t know this person, we cannot find any records that he was associated with the campaign in any way. I just don’t see the connection.

Stupidity is NOT  an American value. Hate is NOT an American value. None of the people who want to be our Founding Father would have liked the job. Other than Washington, who was in the military, they were a  bunch of eggheads and peaceniks. They’d have enjoyed meeting Barack Obama. And they wouldn’t have killed him.

Gabrielle Giffords Shot: Congresswoman Shot In Arizona (LIVE UPDATES)

Nigeria Drops Bribery Charges Against Cheney: Halliburton pays $250M Bribe

Nigeria’s government has reportedly dropped bribery charges against former Vice President Dick Cheney and Halliburton, the energy firm he once headed, after the company agreed to pay a hefty settlement.

“Hefty settlement”, huh? [cough, cough] Bribe!

…the country’s government accepted a $250 million offer by Halliburton — an offer made within days of Nigeria filing a lawsuit against Cheney and Halliburton ….

“$250 million offer”?  [cough, cough] Bribe!

The charges stem from a case involving as much as $180 million allegedly paid in bribes to Nigerian officials.

Ante up, boys! That’s $180 million, plus an extra $70 million for the people who didn’t get theirs.

Bribery is alive and well, heart surgery and all.

Nigeria Drops Bribery Charges Against Cheney, Halliburton After $250M Deal Struck – FoxNews.com

Rand supporter Tim Profitt stomps on woman’s head, wants an apology

Tim Profitt, who was campaign coordinator in Kentucky’s Bourbon county, has been denounced by Buddha Paul after he–Profitt, not Paul–stomped on a young woman’s head while someone else held her down. (She frightened them.)

Profitt has done some deep thinking about his actions, and has come to this conclusion:

“I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” Profitt said.

The police will be determining, in their own way, how big of a deal it was. It seems unlikely Profitt will get his apology, however.

According to the comments section of The Daily Caller, 99.9% of the time it is okay for a man to snatch off a left-wing woman’s wig, tackle her to the pavement, pin her down, and shout at her. However, it is only acceptable for another man to stomp on the left-wing woman’s head 75% of the time. And there is a slim chance that “leftards”–their words, not mine–did their own stomping.

The stomp was odd looking to say the least.

*(No real numbers were harmed in the making of the above paragraph. All numbers belong to me, except in so much that they also belong to you, and everyone else you think deserves to have numbers.)

UPDATED: 27 October 2012

Profitt was not given an apology, but he was given charges for his actions.


GOP’s West assaulted Iraqi, got retirement benefits

Lt. Colonel Allen West was the quickest retired military commander to take the microphone and state–with presumed authority–that Major Hasan proved that Muslims have “infiltrated our military“. West commanded an Army battalion in Iraq, leading people to believe he speaks from experience. Perhaps, though, West just speaks from hate.

During his period of command in Iraq, Allen West was charged with assaulting an Iraqi suspect during an interrogation. (West backs up his rhetoric with violence.) He faced eleven years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. And, yes, he was guilty. (Details after the jump.) Continue reading

Don Imus wants to bomb Scotland

This morning I was listening to talk radio (don’t judge–it wakes me up and tells me who not to buy from). I tuned in to Don Imus was asking someone (I tuned in too late to get the name) why President Obama didn’t do more to stop Scotland from releasing the Lockerbie bomber. The guest pointed out that Scotland is a sovereign nation, and expressing his viewpoint was all Obama could do. "What do you want him to do?", he asked Imus. "Bomb Scotland?"

Imus:  "Yes."


These are the "conservatives" who claim Obama’s administration is Socialist/Communist/Fascist (depending on the day) because they support Americans getting medical treatment. To them, that’s an unconstitutional interference in our private lives, done for one reason–to control us and/or bankrupt us.

However, if Obama tells another nation what he wants them to do, and their legal system doesn’t do it, he should order a bombing run? That’s what Imus thinks.

Here is more precise wording: Scotland’s infrastructure should be destroyed, Scotland’s buildings should be set on fire, and Scottish people should be murdered (that’s what bombs do, Don). Because their court made a decision that most people (including the Scots) disagree with.

Hey, Don? You are aware that Scotland is part of Great Britain, right? And the UK might not take kindly to us attacking them. Just a thought. It’s not like the U.S. and Israel; it’s unlikely we’d get the same free pass for killing their citizens as we gave Israel for killing ours. And bombing Scotland for something a Libyan did is passe’. It’s like bombing Afghanistan for something a Saudi did.


NOTE: Don Imus is one of the very few radio hosts who was offensive enough to get fired by FOX News. KKAR has seen fit to hire him to insult people in the Omaha, NE market, bless their black-hearted souls. I asked KKAR how it feels about bombing Scotland. I’ll let you when they respond.

Conservative opportunity: Fill-in-the-blank objection

While conservatives say they know they have little chance of defeating Mr. Obama’s choice because Democrats control the Senate, they say they hope to mount a fight that could help refill depleted coffers and galvanize a movement demoralized by Republican electoral defeats.

It’s an immense opportunity to build the conservative movement and identify the troops out there”, said Richard A. Viguerie, a conservative fund-raiser. “It’s a massive teaching moment for America. We’ve got the packages written. We’re waiting right now to put a name in.”

This is the quintessence of the “Party of No”: Fill-in-the-blank objections. I can see Republicans getting people to sign petitions: Continue reading