Monday, 08 July 2013

THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL - DURING JULY 8

Ken Berwitz

I just turned on the TV to find out what is happening with the Zimmerman trial; specifically I tuned in to CNN's show, hosted by Ashley Banfield.

She is pathetic.

One of the guests dared to mention that Zimmerman making a reference to "fucking punks" (he didn't use that word on air, but it is what he said) is nothing more than the way police, and even the DA's people, characterize perps all the time.

Banfield's response was to angrily admonish him with the reminder that Trayvon Martin was not a criminal.  She then declined to discuss the guest's point.

Thanks Ashley, for informing us of Trayvon Martin's state of mind, and intentions, on that fateful day. 

Wasn't this the same Trayvon Martin who was suspended from school when they found women's jewelry and a burglar's tool in his backpack, and he could not explain where they came from?  Knowing this, how can Ashley Banfield, or anyone else, state with certainty what Trayvon Martin was up to...as he meandered through the neighborhood in a way that aroused George Zimmerman's suspicion?

Don't you hate it when so-called newspeople, instead of accepting and discussing the points of view offered by their guests, instead censor out the parts which don't fit their personal narrative?

Well, that's what Ashley Banfield did.  Some helluva "journalist" she is.


THE OBAMA "RECOVERY": REALITY UPDATE

Ken Berwitz

This very short blog is dedicated to anyone who actually believes the left wing spin that we are in a serious recovery.

Excerpted from Ashe Schow's article for washingtonexaminer.com:

Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider.

Friday's disappointing jobs report showed that part-time jobs are at an all-time high, with 28 million Americans now working part-time. The report also showed another disturbing fact: There are now a record number of Americans with temporary jobs.

...nearly one-fifth of all jobs gained since the recession ended have been temporary.

 While part-time and temp jobs reached highs last month, full-time jobs decreased by another 240,000.  

Any questions?

 

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz

Today's quote comes to us from former President George Bush, who was commenting on the legalization of same-sex marriage, after ABC News's Jonathan Karl asked him about his apparent evolution on the issue (at one time Mr. Bush proposed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, but now he professes to be more accepting of it:

"I'm not gonna wade back into those kinds of issues. I'm out of politics.  The only way I can really make news is either criticize the President, which I don't want to do, criticize my own party, or wade in on a controversial issue"

Mr. Bush wins Quote Of The Day honors for being gracious enough to remind Karl - who, like so many other of his media cohorts can't seem to grasp the concept - that he will not criticize a sitting President...even one who has done nothing but make him a whipping boy for the last 5 years. 

Oh, one other thing, mostly for those of you who are into unbridled hatred.  I pulled the above quote from a blog at the hard-left web site crooksandliars.com.  If you click here, and read the comments about what Mr. Bush said, you will find a mountain of it.


THE WEINER/SPITZER TEAM

Ken Berwitz

You're not going to believe this, but....

...Eliot Spitzer, that nice fellow who resigned as Governor of New York after it became public knowledge that he was a prolific purchaser of the services of various high-priced hookers, has decided to jump into the race for for New York City Comptroller. 

He joins Anthony Weiner, that nice fellow who resigned as a member of the House of Representatives after it became public knowledge that he was a prolific texter of pictures of his genital area to various women on the internet.

What will they call a Spitzer/Weiner ticket?  The John and The Johnson?  That could work.

But wait.  They still need a slogan.

Here's an idea:  during Herbert Hoover's 1928 Presidential campaign, Republicans resurrected a quote originally attributed to French King Henry IV, and promised "A chicken in every pot".  Democrats Spitzer and Weiner can change that to...

A _______ in every _______. 

See if you can fill in the blanks and come up with something relevant.  I've already done one, and  it is making me laugh out loud.

Too bad I can't print it here....

Zeke .... .... ..... "Women for Weiner" ...... ..... "Sluts for Spitzer" ...... ..... (07/08/13)


BARACK MORSI?

Ken Berwitz

mohamed morsi is the legally elected President of Egypt.  But he no longer functions that capacity because he was removed from office by the military.  This occurred because, after a year of morsi ignoring Egypt's constitution and running the government by simply dictating what he wanted to have happen and expecting it would be carried out regardless of Egypt's laws, the people decided to get rid of him.

Can someone explain to me how this is different, in any substantive way, from how Barack Obama operates as President of the United States?

Want an explanation of why I make this comparison?  No problem at all:

-To cite one example, the President is not allowed by law to engage in a military activity for more than 90 days without an act of congress.  But President Obama ordered the bombing of Libya, which was carried out for over 6 months, without any congressional act.  By contrast, with all the attacks on President Bush, as if he started wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by personal fiat, the truth remains that he got congressional authorization for both.  President Obama, by contrast, apparently felt no such need to do the same.

-A second example is Mr. Obama's penchant for making recess appointments when the senate is not in recess.  This attempt to bypass the law was shut down and then some by the District of Columbia Circuit Court, which ruled, in no uncertain terms that four such Presidential recess appointments were null and void.

-A third, very recent, example, is President Obama's executive order to hold off on ObamaCare employer mandates for a year (read that as "until the 2014 election has been held, so the sucke...er, voters can't see what it will do to the economy"). 

ObamaCare, like it or not (and I must assuredly do not) exists by act of congress.  Act of congress.  I do not know of any way that a President overrides an act of congress by simply saying "I don't like that, so don't do it".  Do you?

And, beyond these three, there are many other examples of President Obama acting outside his constitutional boundaries.  Just Google "President Obama unconstitutional executive orders" and you will find a bunch of them....be prepared to do a lot of reading.

The bottom line is that President Obama has no problem running his presidency like a tinhorn dictatorship. 

Asking again:  when it comes to ignoring the law of the land to rule by dictatorial fiat, how exactly is Barack Obama acting differently than morsi did?


BARACK MORSI?

Ken Berwitz

mohamed morsi is the legally elected President of Egypt.  But he no longer functions that capacity because he was removed from office by the military.  This occurred because, after a year of morsi ignoring Egypt's constitution and running the government by simply dictating what he wanted to have happen and expecting it would be carried out regardless of Egypt's laws, the people decided to get rid of him.

Can someone explain to me how this is different, in any substantive way, from how Barack Obama operates as President of the United States?

Want an explanation of why I make this comparison?  No problem at all:

-To cite one example, the President is not allowed by law to engage in a military activity for more than 90 days without an act of congress.  But President Obama ordered the bombing of Libya, which was carried out for over 6 months, without any congressional act.  By contrast, with all the attacks on President Bush, as if he started wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by personal fiat, the truth remains that he got congressional authorization for both.  President Obama, by contrast, apparently felt no such need to do the same.

-A second example is Mr. Obama's penchant for making recess appointments when the senate is not in recess.  This attempt to bypass the law was shut down and then some by the District of Columbia Circuit Court, which ruled, in no uncertain terms that four such Presidential recess appointments were null and void.

-A third, very recent, example, is President Obama's executive order to hold off on ObamaCare employer mandates for a year (read that as "until the 2014 election has been held, so the sucke...er, voters can't see what it will do to the economy"). 

ObamaCare, like it or not (and I must assuredly do not) exists by act of congress.  Act of congress.  I do not know of any way that a President overrides an act of congress by simply saying "I don't like that, so don't do it".  Do you?

And, beyond these three, there are many other examples of President Obama acting outside his constitutional boundaries.  Just Google "President Obama unconstitutional executive orders" and you will find a bunch of them....be prepared to do a lot of reading.

The bottom line is that President Obama has no problem running his presidency like a tinhorn dictatorship. 

Asking again:  when it comes to ignoring the law of the land to rule by dictatorial fiat, how exactly is Barack Obama acting differently than morsi did?


THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz

Today's quote comes to us from former President George Bush, who was commenting on the legalization of same-sex marriage, after ABC News's Jonathan Karl asked him about his apparent evolution on the issue (at one time Mr. Bush proposed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, but now he professes to be more accepting of it:

"I'm not gonna wade back into those kinds of issues. I'm out of politics.  The only way I can really make news is either criticize the President, which I don't want to do, criticize my own party, or wade in on a controversial issue"

Mr. Bush wins Quote Of The Day honors for being gracious enough to remind Karl - who, like so many other of his media cohorts can't seem to grasp the concept - that he will not criticize a sitting President...even one who has done nothing but make him a whipping boy for the last 5 years. 

Oh, one other thing, mostly for those of you who are into unbridled hatred.  I pulled the above quote from a blog at the hard-left web site crooksandliars.com.  If you click here, and read the comments about what Mr. Bush said, you will find a mountain of it.


THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL - DURING JULY 8

Ken Berwitz

I just turned on the TV to find out what is happening with the Zimmerman trial; specifically I tuned in to CNN's show, hosted by Ashley Banfield.

She is pathetic.

One of the guests dared to mention that Zimmerman making a reference to "fucking punks" (he didn't use that word on air, but it is what he said) is nothing more than the way police, and even the DA's people, characterize perps all the time.

Banfield's response was to angrily admonish him with the reminder that Trayvon Martin was not a criminal.  She then declined to discuss the guest's point.

Thanks Ashley, for informing us of Trayvon Martin's state of mind, and intentions, on that fateful day. 

Wasn't this the same Trayvon Martin who was suspended from school when they found women's jewelry and a burglar's tool in his backpack, and he could not explain where they came from?  Knowing this, how can Ashley Banfield, or anyone else, state with certainty what Trayvon Martin was up to...as he meandered through the neighborhood in a way that aroused George Zimmerman's suspicion?

Don't you hate it when so-called newspeople, instead of accepting and discussing the points of view offered by their guests, instead censor out the parts which don't fit their personal narrative?

Well, that's what Ashley Banfield did.  Some helluva "journalist" she is.


THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL- END OF JULY 8

Ken Berwitz

It probably doesn't mean a thing, but the defense had a stellar day today. 

It put up witness after witness who assured jurors the voice screaming for help was George Zimmerman's, not Trayvon Martin's. 

And, remarkably, the defense called up Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, who tried - unsuccessfully - to bypass the fact that, when the tape was originally played, he himself could not definitively identify the voice as Trayvon's.  Mr. Martin wound up claiming that he didn't specIfically say it wasn't, but had trouble telling.  Then, after hearing the tape "about 20 times", he became convinced the voice was his son's.

The net result?  A succession of witnesses stating definitively Zimmerman was the one calling for help, and Trayvon Martin's own father admitting the voice was not immediately clear.

So why doesn't it mean a thing? 

Because....

...since the prosecution has provided no viable case for a second degree murder conviction coming into today, this new testimony doesn't change the status quo...

...and if the jury is going to convict based on racial intimidation - literally the only thing the prosecution has going for it - then no testimony, whether from today or any other day, is relevant.

Sad commentary, isn't it?  But things are as they are.  And that is how they are.

The defense says it can wrap its case up in the next two or three days.  I hope so.

Zeke ..... .... ..... .... The circumstances are becoming clearer and clearer -- Racial Arsonists (Crump, Sharpton, the Media, etc) have cowed the politicians and feel they can railroad anyone. .... .... Ruin their lives, convict them falsely, threaten them. .... .... The Sanford police chief retired early in this saga, the investigator was demoted to beat cop, Zimmerman's address was tweeted by Spike Lee (wrong address -- an elderly couple was terrorized, as a result) .... .... The prosecution in this case has been a carnival of histrionics, but very short on facts and evidence. ..... ..... (07/09/13)


THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL- END OF JULY 8

Ken Berwitz

It probably doesn't mean a thing, but the defense had a stellar day today. 

It put up witness after witness who assured jurors the voice screaming for help was George Zimmerman's, not Trayvon Martin's. 

And, remarkably, the defense called up Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, who tried - unsuccessfully - to bypass the fact that, when the tape was originally played, he himself could not definitively identify the voice as Trayvon's.  Mr. Martin wound up claiming that he didn't specIfically say it wasn't, but had trouble telling.  Then, after hearing the tape "about 20 times", he became convinced the voice was his son's.

The net result?  A succession of witnesses stating definitively Zimmerman was the one calling for help, and Trayvon Martin's own father admitting the voice was not immediately clear.

So why doesn't it mean a thing? 

Because....

...since the prosecution has provided no viable case for a second degree murder conviction coming into today, this new testimony doesn't change the status quo...

...and if the jury is going to convict based on racial intimidation - literally the only thing the prosecution has going for it - then no testimony, whether from today or any other day, is relevant.

Sad commentary, isn't it?  But things are as they are.  And that is how they are.

The defense says it can wrap its case up in the next two or three days.  I hope so.

Zeke ..... .... ..... .... The circumstances are becoming clearer and clearer -- Racial Arsonists (Crump, Sharpton, the Media, etc) have cowed the politicians and feel they can railroad anyone. .... .... Ruin their lives, convict them falsely, threaten them. .... .... The Sanford police chief retired early in this saga, the investigator was demoted to beat cop, Zimmerman's address was tweeted by Spike Lee (wrong address -- an elderly couple was terrorized, as a result) .... .... The prosecution in this case has been a carnival of histrionics, but very short on facts and evidence. ..... ..... (07/09/13)


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