'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate

Oct 1, 2010 | Posted by: Top Mod2 | Full story: thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com

"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).

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Communist China wrote:
<quoted text>Repukes pass stupid Bills that get thrown in the trash.
The name calling and the terms used explain your position, not much reading of anything , nor doing anything to help the Country there.
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BTW/ are you aware the rich Senators are the ones avoiding taxes? Kerry , for instance, swift boating again with his big boat??
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<quoted text> You are correct. Someone does need to take responsibility. And that somebody is us. The people that live here in America. This is our fault. We all have lived beyond our means. And now it's coming back on us. Everyone of us have created this illusion that we are wealthy. But a illusion is all it is. The only thing that is keeping our country floating? Is our ability to barrow money. But that's coming to an end. And sure Obama has not helped things. But it would not matter who is in there. They probly would have done the same thing he has done. But I don't know. All I do know is this is our fault. We made it this way. We have all created a lifestyle that is no longer sustainable. And like I said. There are gonna be big changes coming. Whoever gets in there next has got some hard choices to make. People all over the country need to get ready for a future where there is gonna be the same or less every year. And not expect there to be more and more. And get this foolish idea out of their head that America's destiny is to reign supreme forever. It's not gonna happen.....
Well said. We should have paid more attention to the stories our parents and grandparents told about living through the Depression, and taken them to heart.

Our basic principles and work ethic have degraded over the years to this ridiculous sense of entitlement that pervades the country. Instead of standing up for ourselves when we're ripped off by mega-corporations, we just sigh and shake our heads and pay the bill. Instead of refusing to let our environment become a cesspool, we just shrug and waste more resources.

This particular issue has no party lines, because all the politicians are counting on our apathy to keep them in office, maintain the status quo until it all goes to hell in a handbasket. They won't be hurting because they've got plenty of money stashed away. It's the general public that's going to be up a creek. Then again, like you said, we've done it to ourselves.

Okay, I'll climb down off my soapbox now...lol. Didn't mean to get so long-winded, but I completely agree with your perspective. Thanks for posting it - hopefully I'm not the only one who sees the truth in your words.
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If our currency is down graded again, if our currency is taken down to where it is not used by other Countries, then this Country will find it is broke. Oil is now bought with American dollars. If, as has happened, China, Russia agree to use other than American dollars to exchange goods , if the oil Countries ,stop using our worthless money, then it is useless for America to keep printing dollars, and we are bankrupt.
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democrats were in total control for 4 years nothing got better, democrats have been in control of the state of ky since the civil war ended , name one thing they have done to make life better, you cant all you can do is sit around and try and blame republicans for the failures of the kenyan national you call Obama, democrats controlled the house senate and whitehouse the frst two years of the Kenyans term, what did they do to correct the travesty , nothng, but hey they passed obozocare, remember the so called healthcare bill that has been delayed another year trying to buy more democrap votes , the lies of you hypocrite leftwingwhackadoodles is nothing but bullshit
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All house Bills no matter what there subject had the repeal of Obama Care in them. That's why they were turned down.
The spending under Obama is half of what it was under Bush. Obama has spent less than any President in over 50 years.
WOW! Are you serious? That is how we have a debt of twice what it was when Bush was there?$ 9 trillion vs- almost 18 trillion????

That is why we have all the scandals now? Except Benghazi, that was sheer stupidity and lack of caring by Hillary.
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Simply, the neo-radicals as hypocrites don't like freedom and would do every contempt of subversion OF freedom of this globe, for their mentor Bush started the PATRIOT ACT.

And from that, EXPANDED INTO THE NSA PRISM PROGRAMS, BY WHICH are BEING CARRIED OUT BY YOUR NEO-CON RADICAL OBAMA & CO., BY using the falsified concept of false ideas where they base on, in their doing of such INHUMANE acts in obsessing into causing constraints to freedom.

Snowden has not given anything to China nor Russia, because both of them don't want the US snooping programs as so do many countries, as Putin says he can leave any time.

However, the legal asylum process cannot be in the hands of Putin, thus US is useless by issuing dialogue to Putin then.

Snowden is only one noble man when the world needs more of that sort of value of glorious characters OF NOBLE PEOPLE.

The whole world of global people will do their jobs so that the whole lots of freedom and liberty rights will come true for the entire freedom lovers.

IF they take governments AS kings for entitlement , they think they can act as big brother police everywhere to cover their own acts of deceit, corruption and wrong doings, to tell you what you should do in your lives as what time to sleep, or wake up, or when to get married, so that the world is made backward by making slaves of NO FREEDOM FOR THE CURRENT CRITICAL FREE WORLD NEEDS,SINCE THEY INTRUDE, HINDER AND OBSTRUCT consumers using emails, telephones, as well as doing leisure in the parks and malls.

IT IS A RIDICULOUS, MAD, MAD WORLD FROM BREACHING BY NEO-EXTREMISTS UNDERMINING THE FREEDOM PLANET.

BUT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHO HAD MADE IT SO BAD, ONLY YOU DO KNOW WHO THE BAD NEO-CON RADICAL EXTREMISTS ARE.
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Repubs helping America?
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Washington (CNN)-- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
Repeating the lie ad nauseam doesn't change the reality these very same people chased business out of the country in the first place.

Typical liberal lip service after they create the very damage they espouse to loathe.
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<quoted text> You are correct. Someone does need to take responsibility. And that somebody is us. The people that live here in America. This is our fault. We all have lived beyond our means. And now it's coming back on us. Everyone of us have created this illusion that we are wealthy. But a illusion is all it is. The only thing that is keeping our country floating? Is our ability to barrow money. But that's coming to an end. And sure Obama has not helped things. But it would not matter who is in there. They probly would have done the same thing he has done. But I don't know. All I do know is this is our fault. We made it this way. We have all created a lifestyle that is no longer sustainable. And like I said. There are gonna be big changes coming. Whoever gets in there next has got some hard choices to make. People all over the country need to get ready for a future where there is gonna be the same or less every year. And not expect there to be more and more. And get this foolish idea out of their head that America's destiny is to reign supreme forever. It's not gonna happen.....
The Americans needing to hear you are the able bodied people on welfare who are depleting the system, with Obama's blessing. Obama is buying their votes so HE will be the one who makes those "hard choices" He and the Muslim brotherhood will be setting the standards for Americans whom they hate and want to kill all "infidels,"[US] Obama is making it easy for them.
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Do you believe everything you are told (programmed) to believe? lol
The Lundergan's have been pouring millions and millions of their personal money into campaigns for years trying to beat Mitch. The democrat party wouldn't and didn't waste their campaign dollars on the wannabe Lundergans because they knew Mitch would be re-elected. And guess what Einstein? He was re-elected...AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN...
You are one of those idiots that will be dumbfounded when Mitch is re-elected AGAIN! Rachael Madcow assured you that the ditch Mitch thingie is working AGAIN!
You are funny. A little pathetic but funny as hell. Your posts ooze with fear. LMAO
Speakup fake wtf, I don't believe ANYTHING I hear and only half of what I see. I worked for 35 years for the gov't so I know better. Unlike you repuke lemmings I don't watch one fauxbox propaganda station and no others. I watch them all, read them all, research and come to my OWN decision. You losers should try it and you wouldn't be the ones FEARFUL with all your gloom and doom and distortions of facts. I don't watch Rachael, I have told you that before dumbass and I am not Uncle Tabby. YOU know that as well since we have been here since debating KENTUCKY's election in 2010. I know your pea brain can't comprehend that, let alone remember it. I don't fear anything. Looks like you do though. FACTS are your biggest fear, like President Obama winning a second term after being in denial over his first, and DEMS winning elections. Suck it up. You two parties are cancelling each other out while you try to "RE-INVENT" your Grand Parties of NO. You are nothing but an ignorant old man still hanging on your birther BS. You have nothing else. Get ready for that first WOMAN PRESIDENT. It's coming. Allison will be the biggest threat old turtleman has had in awhile. AND he is the most hated CONGRESSMAN in the country. hahaha Sounds like you are scared asshole. Now go make you some tea Speakup and read your leaves carefully. The only doom is coming to your parties. RIP GOP

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<quoted text>Because after a certain point of wealth greed takes over all other thinking. The love of money over comes the concern of others.
Example: The Richest man in America, Bill Gates, at $150 Billion sent almost all the American jobs to China. Instead of him just being satisfied with being maybe only worth $100 Billion he would rather screw American workers and hire teen salve girls to build his products. The Rich is what destroyed America. No middle class worker ever said let's shut this American factory down and ship it to China. It was the Rich CEOs that made that call. No poor person ever came up with the idea to make bad home loans to anyone with a heart beat. It was the Rich Bankers that had that idea. No middle class worker ever came up with the scam to sell those bad home loans to the world on Wall St. It was the millionaires and billionaires called Hedge Fund Brokers.
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The Rich have done more to destroy the American middle class and America in general than any welfare non-working person could have ever done.
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The problem with the Repubs is they have fought for years to protect the Rich in allowing them to do it. Trickle Down Economics was just the Rich pissing on America. Since Reagan announced that plan the top have gained an average of 287% in income. The middle class have gained 18%.
Correct, you could put it in braille and this blind lemmings wouldn't believe it. Rich as the repukes are they still couldn't buy the election. And then one of their owners has this ignorant comment to make in an ad.

Charles Koch:$34,000 puts you in the top 1%

The billionaire businessman airs ads slamming the minimum wage and insisting that people on it are still relatively wealthy.

http://money.msn.com/now/post--charles-koch-d ...

Blind lemmings leading the blind...bunch of dumbasses.

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Mitch McConnell’s “influence” for Kentucky, past and present

Last week’s groundbreaking at the final phase of The Parklands at Floyd’s Fork in Louisville was both an informative look at how Sen. Mitch McConnell has used his “influence” in the past, and how tricky this will be for him going forward in the next two years as he runs for re-election to his sixth term.

The timeline for the $38 million earmark Kentucky’s senior senator delivered to the park is vintage McConnell. In 2004, park mastermind and Humana founder David Jones Sr. donated $1 million to the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center. The next year, after Jones and his son Daniel requested $10 million of federal funds for the park, McConnell delivered the $38 million earmark. Two years later, as McConnell was gearing up for a tough re-election fight, David, Daniel and their wives contributed $97,800 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee to lend a hand — on one day.

The examples of this kind of behavior — using his powerful position to direct earmarks to his allies, with ensuing financial backscratching — in McConnell’s past is breathtaking. McConnell openly based most of his 2008 campaign on his ability to use his “clout” to bring home all kind of pork throughout Kentucky, though he assuredly couched this in terms of selfless benevolence.(Much of this federal money indeed helped create jobs and spurred economic development, though McConnell has spent much of the last four years arguing that government can do no such thing.)

But after McConnell reluctantly lost the fight to protect earmarks after the 2010 Tea party wave into Washington, this type of tactic has become much more difficult — and with the knives out on his right flank, more politically dangerous. Not that this hasn’t ended McConnell’s ability to look after his wealthy contributor friends on Wall Street, as the Amgen fiscal cliff giveaway of $500 million shows, as well as his abuse of the filibuster.

Nevertheless, McConnell made clear at the park groundbreaking last week that his biggest advantage over Alison Lundergan Grimes in next year’s election is his powerful “influence” that he can use for Kentucky.

But since McConnell can’t bring Kentucky earmarks like he used to, what else is he able and willing to do for Kentucky?

Can he prevent student loan interest rates from doubling? Can he engineer the passing of the Farm Bill to help struggling Kentucky farmers and those in poverty struggling to feed their kids? Can he prevent the mass layoffs and furloughs at Ft. Knox, brought about by his beloved sequestration that he thinks is “modest?” Can he use his influence to bring billions of dollars to Kentucky for research into new technologies to make the burning of coal cleaner and extend the industry’s lifespan? Can he do anything to improve the shameful poverty rate and health rankings of Kentucky, which haven’t budged over his 28-year career in Washington?

McConnell certainly has the “influence” to affect each of these and help Kentuckians, but the argument could easily be made that he’s using this “influence” to make things worse. If most Kentuckians believe the latter next year, such influence could be more of a weight around his neck than a feather in his cap.

http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2013/07/11/mitch-...

He ceased representing KENTUCKY a long time ago. Time for turtleman to GO.

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Republican Who Can Save the Party in 2016

#1 Chris Christie
#2 Condoleezza Rice
#3 Marco Rubio
#4 Paul Ryan
#5 Susana Martinez
#6 Kelly Ayotte
#7 Rand Paul
#8 Rob Portman
#9 Nikki Haley
#10 Scott Walker
#11 Bobby Jindal
#12 Donald Trump
#13 Mike Pence
#14 Jeb Bush
#15 Michele Bachmann
http://likes.com/politics/republican-candidat...

Bachmann wants to 'spank' Obama
(CNN)– She tried to run against President Barack Obama as last year's GOP nominee.
But with that dream dashed, Rep. Michele Bachmann has another idea.

"He has a perpetual magic wand, and nobody's given him a spanking yet and taken it out of his hand," the Minnesota Republican told WorldNetDaily.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/...

Bachmann, WND, batshit crazy loon...what a combination. hahaha

HAHAHAHA, what a list, all of them combined don't have the experience and world admiration as HILLARY. But you repukes get an E for Effort on the diversity attem0pt. hahaha RIP GOP

HILLARY 2016

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Zimmerman verdict spotlights 2012 'stand your ground' case

Like George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander claimed self-defense. But she was found guilty and got 20 years in prison.

&#65279;Zimmerman case spotlights 'Stand Your Ground' case: Marissa AlexanderPolice handout

George Zimmerman's acquittal has brought attention to another Florida shooting case.

George Zimmerman’s acquittal has given new life to another controversial Florida shooting case.



Scroll down to see: Your state and 'stand your ground' law

In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a bullet at a wall in 2010 to scare off her husband, who she believed was threatening her, reported The Associated Press. Nobody was hurt.

The 31-year-old African-American mother tried to claim self-defense and invoked Florida's "stand your ground" law, but the judge would not allow it. A jury found Alexander guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

After the Zimmerman verdict was announced, her much-debated case began to receive a lot of attention once again on social media.

Gallery: Reaction to Zimmerman verdict grows

According to Reuters, under the stand-your-ground law, which was approved in 2005 and has been copied in some form by about 30 other states, people fearing for their lives can use deadly force without having to retreat from a confrontation, even when it is possible.

The statute was central to Zimmerman's defense because police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman based on his self-defense argument for shooting Trayvon Martin and right to use deadly force under Florida law, reported Reuters.

Alexander said she feared for her life during an argument with her estranged husband, Rico Gray, against whom she had a restraining order. According to The Associated Press, she went out to her vehicle to retrieve the gun she legally owned, came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling.

State Attorney Angela Corey, who also oversaw the prosecution of Zimmerman in the Martin case, stood by the handling of Alexander's case, AP reported. Corey said she believed Alexander aimed the gun at the man and his two sons, and the bullet she fired could have ricocheted and hit any of them.

Related: Dozens arrested at Trayvon Martin rallies in LA, NYC

A judge threw out Alexander's stand-your-ground self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside.

Because Alexander fired a gun while committing a felony, the state’s mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sentence, AP said.

The state's "10-20-life" law was implemented in 1999 and is credited with helping to lower the violent-crime rate. Anyone who shows a gun in the commission of certain felonies gets an automatic 10 years in prison. Fire the gun, and it's an automatic 20 years. Shoot and wound someone, and it's 25 years to life.

"The Florida criminal justice system has sent two clear messages today," Rep. Corinne Brown, D-Fla., who had been an advocate for Alexander, said after the sentencing. "One is that if women who are victims of domestic violence try to protect themselves, the stand-your-ground law will not apply to them.... The second message is that if you are black, the system will treat you differently."

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/zimmerman-v...

Looks like Florida needs to take a look at how their courts work eh? Pretty sad. Maybe they just want old white people living there. hahaha Like the teabaggers.

Early swim, great lunch, lots of laughs here, what to do with the rest of my day that keeps me cool. Oh, the Mall. Off to go shop. Sure love my retirement. You clowns have fun and my fellow DEMS or anti-crazy loon circus will be along soon I am sure to try to explain to you why you can't buy an election. hahaha GOP RIP

See ya later. hahaha

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Like George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander claimed self-defense. But she was found guilty and got 20 years in prison.

&#65279;Zimmerman case spotlights 'Stand Your Ground' case: Marissa AlexanderPolice handout

George Zimmerman's acquittal has brought attention to another Florida shooting case.

George Zimmerman’s acquittal has given new life to another controversial Florida shooting case.

Scroll down to see: Your state and 'stand your ground' law

In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a bullet at a wall in 2010 to scare off her husband, who she believed was threatening her, reported The Associated Press. Nobody was hurt.

The 31-year-old African-American mother tried to claim self-defense and invoked Florida's "stand your ground" law, but the judge would not allow it. A jury found Alexander guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

After the Zimmerman verdict was announced, her much-debated case began to receive a lot of attention once again on social media.

According to Reuters, under the stand-your-ground law, which was approved in 2005 and has been copied in some form by about 30 other states, people fearing for their lives can use deadly force without having to retreat from a confrontation, even when it is possible.

The statute was central to Zimmerman's defense because police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman based on his self-defense argument for shooting Trayvon Martin and right to use deadly force under Florida law, reported Reuters.

Alexander said she feared for her life during an argument with her estranged husband, Rico Gray, against whom she had a restraining order. According to The Associated Press, she went out to her vehicle to retrieve the gun she legally owned, came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling.

State Attorney Angela Corey, who also oversaw the prosecution of Zimmerman in the Martin case, stood by the handling of Alexander's case, AP reported. Corey said she believed Alexander aimed the gun at the man and his two sons, and the bullet she fired could have ricocheted and hit any of them.

A judge threw out Alexander's stand-your-ground self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside.

Because Alexander fired a gun while committing a felony, the state’s mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sentence, AP said.

The state's "10-20-life" law was implemented in 1999 and is credited with helping to lower the violent-crime rate. Anyone who shows a gun in the commission of certain felonies gets an automatic 10 years in prison. Fire the gun, and it's an automatic 20 years. Shoot and wound someone, and it's 25 years to life.

"The Florida criminal justice system has sent two clear messages today," Rep. Corinne Brown, D-Fla., who had been an advocate for Alexander, said after the sentencing. "One is that if women who are victims of domestic violence try to protect themselves, the stand-your-ground law will not apply to them.... The second message is that if you are black, the system will treat you differently."

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/zimmerman-v...

Trying to post this again then outta here. Nice early swim, great lunch, lots of laughs, now what to do on this hot day, oh yeah, the cool Mall, off to shop. Sure loving that retirement. Eat your heart out losers who hate. Try to figure out why Florida has this yo yo court system. Do they just want old white people living there like you teabaggers. hahaha Sad this woman got 20 years just for firing the gun huh? Sad misjustice too. You will probably love it being the racist bigots you demonstrate daily. See ya, be back later for some more laughs.

RIP GOP

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RepubliCONS wrote:
Republican Who Can Save the Party in 2016
#1 Chris Christie
#2 Condoleezza Rice
#3 Marco Rubio
#4 Paul Ryan
#5 Susana Martinez
#6 Kelly Ayotte
#7 Rand Paul
#8 Rob Portman
#9 Nikki Haley
#10 Scott Walker
#11 Bobby Jindal
#12 Donald Trump
#13 Mike Pence
#14 Jeb Bush
#15 Michele Bachmann
http://likes.com/politics/republican-candidat...
Bachmann wants to 'spank' Obama
(CNN)– She tried to run against President Barack Obama as last year's GOP nominee.
But with that dream dashed, Rep. Michele Bachmann has another idea.
"He has a perpetual magic wand, and nobody's given him a spanking yet and taken it out of his hand," the Minnesota Republican told WorldNetDaily.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/...
Bachmann, WND, batshit crazy loon...what a combination. hahaha
HAHAHAHA, what a list, all of them combined don't have the experience and world admiration as HILLARY. But you repukes get an E for Effort on the diversity attem0pt. hahaha RIP GOP
HILLARY 2016
DITCH MITCH
Most of what you printed will not be the one to save any Party. But believe that Hillary that let Benghazi happen will never be any one either.
Ditch Mitch? You just printed what all he has done! Now it really makes sense for the Repubs to keep him as Harry`s replacement
We are not just on different views but the difference seems to be conservative, not liberalism. Have people that can lead with leadership , not people that just follow the road to destruction and can not even lead with leadership. In other words. Bah-Humbug__

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RepubliCONS wrote:
Like George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander claimed self-defense. But she was found guilty and got 20 years in prison.
&#65279;Zimmerman case spotlights 'Stand Your Ground' case: Marissa AlexanderPolice handout
George Zimmerman's acquittal has brought attention to another Florida shooting case.
George Zimmerman’s acquittal has given new life to another controversial Florida shooting case.
Scroll down to see: Your state and 'stand your ground' law
In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a bullet at a wall in 2010 to scare off her husband, who she believed was threatening her, reported The Associated Press. Nobody was hurt.
The 31-year-old African-American mother tried to claim self-defense and invoked Florida's "stand your ground" law, but the judge would not allow it. A jury found Alexander guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
After the Zimmerman verdict was announced, her much-debated case began to receive a lot of attention once again on social media.
According to Reuters, under the stand-your-ground law, which was approved in 2005 and has been copied in some form by about 30 other states, people fearing for their lives can use deadly force without having to retreat from a confrontation, even when it is possible.
The statute was central to Zimmerman's defense because police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman based on his self-defense argument for shooting Trayvon Martin and right to use deadly force under Florida law, reported Reuters.
Alexander said she feared for her life during an argument with her estranged husband, Rico Gray, against whom she had a restraining order. According to The Associated Press, she went out to her vehicle to retrieve the gun she legally owned, came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling.
State Attorney Angela Corey, who also oversaw the prosecution of Zimmerman in the Martin case, stood by the handling of Alexander's case, AP reported. Corey said she believed Alexander aimed the gun at the man and his two sons, and the bullet she fired could have ricocheted and hit any of them.
A judge threw out Alexander's stand-your-ground self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside.
Because Alexander fired a gun while committing a felony, the state’s mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sentence, AP said.
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/zimmerman-v...
Trying to post this again then outta here. Nice early swim, great lunch, lots of laughs, now what to do on this hot day, oh yeah, the cool Mall, off to shop. Sure loving that retirement. Eat your heart out losers who hate. Try to figure out why Florida has this yo yo court system. Do they just want old white people living there like you teabaggers. hahaha Sad this woman got 20 years just for firing the gun huh? Sad misjustice too. You will probably love it being the racist bigots you demonstrate daily. See ya, be back later for some more laughs.
RIP GOP
DITCH MITCH
Don't know this case; I will offer some common sense advice, IF you are actually in fear for your life, DO NOT shoot at wall!
1. It demonstrates that you do not actually "fear for your life".
2. Do not walk away from a dangerous situation to retrieve a weapon and then voluntarily return.
3. Don't endanger innocent bystanders by firing into walls!
Finally; Zimmerman found not guilty by due process...NBC & MSNBC (LSM) tried the case in the court of popular opinion based upon lies, misinformation and manipulations!
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Like George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander claimed self-defense. But she was found guilty and got 20 years in prison.
&#65279;Zimmerman case spotlights 'Stand Your Ground' case: Marissa AlexanderPolice handout
George Zimmerman's acquittal has brought attention to another Florida shooting case.
George Zimmerman’s acquittal has given new life to another controversial Florida shooting case.
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In May 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a bullet at a wall in 2010 to scare off her husband, who she believed was threatening her, reported The Associated Press. Nobody was hurt.
The 31-year-old African-American mother tried to claim self-defense and invoked Florida's "stand your ground" law, but the judge would not allow it. A jury found Alexander guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
After the Zimmerman verdict was announced, her much-debated case began to receive a lot of attention once again on social media.
According to Reuters, under the stand-your-ground law, which was approved in 2005 and has been copied in some form by about 30 other states, people fearing for their lives can use deadly force without having to retreat from a confrontation, even when it is possible.
The statute was central to Zimmerman's defense because police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman based on his self-defense argument for shooting Trayvon Martin and right to use deadly force under Florida law, reported Reuters.
Alexander said she feared for her life during an argument with her estranged husband, Rico Gray, against whom she had a restraining order. According to The Associated Press, she went out to her vehicle to retrieve the gun she legally owned, came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling.
State Attorney Angela Corey, who also oversaw the prosecution of Zimmerman in the Martin case, stood by the handling of Alexander's case, AP reported. Corey said she believed Alexander aimed the gun at the man and his two sons, and the bullet she fired could have ricocheted and hit any of them.
A judge threw out Alexander's stand-your-ground self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside.
Because Alexander fired a gun while committing a felony, the state’s mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sentence, AP said.
The state's "10-20-life" law was implemented in 1999 and is credited with helping to lower the violent-crime rate. Anyone who shows a gun in the commission of certain felonies gets an automatic 10 years in prison. Fire the gun, and it's an automatic 20 years. Shoot and wound someone, and it's 25 years to life.
"The Florida criminal justice system has sent two clear messages today," Rep. Corinne Brown, D-Fla., who had been an advocate for Alexander, said after the sentencing. "One is that if women who are victims of domestic violence try to protect themselves, the stand-your-ground law will not apply to them.... The second message is that if you are black, the system will treat you differently."
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/zimmerman-v...
Trying to post this again then outta here. Nice early swim, great lunch, lots of laughs, now what to do on this hot day, oh yeah, the cool Mall, off to shop. Sure loving that retirement. Eat your heart out losers who hate. Try to figure out why Florida has this yo yo court system. Do they just want old white people living there like you teabaggers. hahaha Sad this woman got 20 years just for firing the gun huh? Sad misjustice too. You will probably love it being the racist bigots you demonstrate daily. See ya, be back later for some more laughs.
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The Zimmerman case had nothing to do with SYG.

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<quoted text>LMAO!!! Why waste the gas, Mexico is moving to us one illegal at a time.
Oh, Mexico has an unemployment rate of 5%
I wonder if they have a way to track illegally employed in America?
How much cash to they send back to Mexico?
How much in Money wires and cashiers checks?
Did you know they can send from $,3000.00 to $10,000.00 at a time via Western Union!

I wonder if phone cards count as income in Mexico?

How much is the drug trade gross income?

When they are smuggling tons of drugs it means millions of dollars!

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<quoted text>Based on the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic (CRT), TIAS 2487, published in 3
UST 3008, aliens with a foreign driver’s license issued by a country party to the CRT are allowed to drive in the
United States. But, according to legal advisors at the Consular Affairs Office at the U.S. Department of State,
some conditions apply:
• This treaty does not apply to illegal aliens –only aliens who have been lawfully admitted
to the U.S. Illegal aliens do not have the right to drive in the U.S. even if they have a
valid license from their country of origin.
...and it sure as hell does not give them rights to vote! Motor voter was Janet Reno's FU to America!

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