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New York Times, Krugman: BANG! You’re Dead law brought to you by the fine people at…

Lobbyists, Guns and Money

Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, sounds crazy — and it is. And it’s tempting to dismiss this law as the work of ignorant yahoos. But similar laws have been pushed across the nation, not by ignorant yahoos but by big corporations.


Politics Daily:

Jimmy Carter Leaves Church Over Treatment of Women

After more than 60 years together, Jimmy Carter has announced himself at odds with the Southern Baptist Church — and he’s decided it’s time they go their separate ways. Via Feministing, the former president called the decision “unavoidable” after church leaders prohibited women from being ordained and insisted women be “subservient to their husbands.”

The Hill:

Senate Dems to set tax day vote on ‘Buffett Rule’ legislation

The third ranking Democrat in the Senate said lawmakers will debate legislation on “tax day” in mid-April, on the filing deadline for personal tax returns, that would ensure millionaires pay at least a 30 percent rate.

Associated Press:

What makes NC different in gay marriage debate?

North Carolina, which likes to distinguish itself as a “vale of humility” surrounded by more bombastic neighbors, is the last state in the region without such an amendment. That fact is repeated constantly in the debate over a May 8 referendum when voters will have a chance to change the situation. But while it’s bandied about by both sides, it’s less clear what the distinction means.


Comments

  1. Dixiegirlz says:

    Geez, what took Jimmy Carter so long to see the light? I dropped out of organized patriarchial religions back in my mid teens…over just this very thing.

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  2. NW says:

    I’m surprised this hasn’t had more traffic…Let me see what I can do…

    First off, it is not a Bang! You’re dead law! According to police reports and witness testimony (read here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46859676 ) Zimmerman was getting his butt kicked by Trayvon. Thats not to say Zimmerman didn’t deserve it. Also, according to official reports he was walking away back to his vehicle when, for whatever reason, a vebal altercation began between the 2 resulting in the butt kicking of Zimmer as previously stated in police report.

    Now we can all speculate on why and what, but this has been turned into a circus by the left. This Trayvon kid, absent of any due process, is being used as a cause for outrage, but outrage against what? Everything that so far has nothing to do with the actual case.

    Stand your ground? No-The law may have been misapplied by the police, but thats a police issue not the law and it has not even gone to the Grand Jury yet. Charges most likely will be brought.

    Real quickly, let me ask this If a hooded white man was following a African American would you want the African American to be able to turn around and drop the guy with a .45? I would want him to stand his ground and drop the guy.

    Racism? No-Trayvon is black. Zimmerman is Hispanic. Wait for it, yes it is racism according to MSNBC he’s a WHITE Hispanic. Funny, they don’t refer to our President as a White African-American…Hmmm…Still I say NOPE to what Jesse and his possey want to make issue of. Afterall, what the hell would Jesse do without flames to fan?

    I’m going with vigilante that probably got in over his head and deserves time for his actions. Following, chasing, scaring (maybe) the kid and when teh kid decided to retaliate the vigilante made teh wrong decision.

    But alas here we are, absent of a Grand Jury investigation, Jesse and his Black Panthers putting out a bounty on Zimmermans head (no outrage), no due process, and acting only on what some media outlets feed us (WHITE Hispanic).

    I say to hell with Innocent unitl proven guilty. Let’s exploit this tragedy for everything that it has not yet been proven. We need an issue for outrage…

    Seriously though, My prayers are with your family Trayvon.

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  3. Hazelite says:

    What’s a “vale of humility” and where did it come from?

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  4. Davyne Dial says:

    Ostensibly Zeb Vance said it….
    “A vale of humility between two mountains of conceit.”
    Supposedly said by Vance about North Carolina. The two mountains of conceit are Virginia and South Carolina. This is also attributed to Alexander Hamilton, but probably predates both Hamilton and Vance.”

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  5. TJ says:

    “Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, sounds crazy”

    Sounds like the Tom Cruise movie, “Minority Report.” Being convicted of a future crime one might commit…”he looks like he might be on drugs.”

    “let me ask this If a hooded white man was following a African American would you want the African American to be able to turn around and drop the guy with a .45? I would want him to stand his ground and drop the guy.”

    Ummmm, hhhmmmm, well, no.

    Actually, the report says on the 911 call that he was following Trayvon, and, the police told him to not follow him.

    I wonder who the hell FOLLOWS someone if they feel the person are “threatening??!!”

    Whatever the race, gender, etc…

    Not knowing(as in, not witnessing it)what happened exactly, if I – as a juror – heard that he followed someone, it rules out any sympathy of his feeling potentially victimized.

    “he’s a WHITE Hispanic. Funny, they don’t refer to our President as a White African-American”

    Actually, I was just telling someone tonight, I am Mexican and Jewish (tagged as “white” on forms).

    Regardless, if it were an African American shooting a white boy, this conversation would be completely different…IF there were one at all.

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  6. TJ says:

    “the two exchanged words and then Trayvon punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him”

    Wow, all in that one minute time span police didn’t have contact…and with his tea and skittles in hand. He should have been training our “special forces.”

    “no due process, and acting only on what some media outlets feed us.”

    The same media feeding you the information that he was beaten? Doesn’t seem Trayvon got his due process, either (not promoting violence on violence here). If I were THAT badly injured, I don’t think I would have turned down offers of medical help. You’ve never heard of someone staging the scene to justify their crimes?
    (okay, so, I won’t go there…but, I have).

    It seems like if you’re going to pick someone to defend in some racially dividing claim, it would be good to pick someone more defensable.

    Oh, and there’s a difference between a “hooded” man and a “hoodie.”

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