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Obama gets personal over killing of black Florida teenager

There are 1061 comments on the WSBT story from Mar 24, 2012, titled Obama gets personal over killing of black Florida teenager. In it, WSBT reports that:

President Barack Obama weighed into the controversial killing of a black teenager in Florida in very personal terms on Friday, comparing the boy to a son he doesn't have and calling for American "soul searching" over how the incident occurred.

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“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#182 Mar 26, 2012
hammer time wrote:
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Trayvon wasn't smoking anything the nite he died. Skittles and tea is hardly smokable you moron. Just keep your momma from selling the weed to the local T'brats, got that son.
Seen that new picture of Trayvon that was released? The one with the gold teeth? What 17yo gets gold teeth. The only ones I see are the ones portraying thugs in the movies.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#183 Mar 26, 2012
Somebody is gonna have egg on their face after the facts all come out. "Little" Trayvon might not have been the goody two shoes we keep hearing.

“Liberals are Ruining America”

Since: May 11

District of Columbia

#184 Mar 26, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
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Obviously un-American? You friggin' moron.
I've never heard President Obama ever speak in any manner that lacked "dignity, honor, and for all the country." Can you point out one I missed?
I don't care what wildassed illogical or erroneous assumptions you make. But FYI I am just an old White grandfather, veteran, enthusiastically practicing heterosexual whose been married to the same great foxy while gal for 45 years.
I thought the President's remarks about his grandmother were very respectful. He simply spoke the truth.
Well then you're both un-American. I pray daily every time he opens his trap he develops a rare and permanent disease that makes his lower jaw fall off his head. I will not do your homework. If you don't see a problem with the way the piece of shit speaks down to others, denigrates, divisively separates the population based on economics, race, class, etc, then you're already full of obama goo.

I am capable of making my assessments and do not need nor want input from the likes of you. I see it one way and you are too blinded to see anything.

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#185 Mar 26, 2012
wee honeybee wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama could also have said Zimmerman could be his brother. The biggest killers of black youth are other black youth but Obama hasn't said this much there. It's because of the shooters race. Would Obama be involved if the shooter was black like usually the case?
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. acted badly but was defended over a white police officer because he's black. Obama condemned the police before getting all the facts. Twice now is disturbing for me.
The President NEVER has condemned the Cambridge Police. Stating a FACT that the police '[acted stupidly' damn sure isn't condemning the police.

The President's quote concerning Professor Gates,:
"OBAMA: Well, I -- I should say at the outset that Skip Gates is a friend, so I may be a little biased here.

I don't know all the facts. What's been reported, though, is that the guy forgot his keys, jimmied his way to get into the house; there was a report called into the police station that there might be a burglary taking place.[snip]

"Now, I've -- I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.

"And number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcing disproportionately. That's just a fact...." http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/us/politics...

Since: Jan 12

Barboursville, WV

#186 Mar 26, 2012
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmerman the Hispanic shooter is now in fear of Islamic Justice.
The WH needs to fast track a beer summit.
Some people in the black community almost seem to want the discrimination of the 60's to fight today. It doesn't exist and this is not racial. Zimmerman deserves an investigation before any arrest. If a black neighborhood watcher killed a suspicious white person I think everyone would want it investigated first. Whites didn't riot after a black OJ jury set him free. There shouldn't be any trouble now. The truth will come and if guilty Zimmerman will be convicted.

All this outrage would save more lives if applied to the black communities where children and young black males are murdered by blacks so often. This is what is common. The tragedy that happened to Treyvon is a rare incident.

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#187 Mar 26, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Seen that new picture of Trayvon that was released? The one with the gold teeth? What 17yo gets gold teeth. The only ones I see are the ones portraying thugs in the movies.
Is that the photo-shopped one that LYING BITCH Michelle Malkin posted?

PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE WEBSITES PUBLISHED FAKE PHOTOS OF MARTIN. Twitchy, a new website run by prominent conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, promoted a photo — purportedly from Martin’s Facebook page — that shows Martin in saggy pants and flipping the bird. The photo, which spread quickly on conservative websites and Twitter, is intended to paint Martin as a thug. As Twitchy later acknowledged, it is not a photo of Trayvon Martin."

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/26/4...

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#188 Mar 26, 2012
The Reich-wing SICK and LYING BASTARDS are out in force.

WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST TRAYVON MARTIN (1995-2012)
Thus far these attacks have fallen into two categories: false and irrelevant. Much of this leaked information seems intended to play into stereotypes about young African-American males. Here’s what everyone should know:

1. PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE WEBSITES PUBLISHED FAKE PHOTOS OF MARTIN....

2. THE SANFORD POLICE SELECTIVELY LEAKED IRRELEVANT, NEGATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT MARTIN. The authorities told the Orlando Sentinel this morning that Trayvon was suspended from school for ten days “after being found with an empty marijuana baggie.” There is no evidence that Martin was under the influence of drugs at the time of his death, nor would prior possession of marijuana be a reason for killing him. It’s unclear what the relevance of the leak was, other than to smear Martin.[Orlando Sentinel]

3. ON FOX NEWS, GERALDO SAID THAT MARTIN WAS DRESSED “LIKE A WANNABE GANGSTER.” Bill O’Reilly agreed with him. The sole evidence is that Martin was wearing a hoodie. Geraldo added that “everyone that ever stuck up a convenience store” was wearing a hoodie.[ThinkProgress; The Blaze]

4. WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE, PROMINENT RIGHT-WING BLOGGERS SUGGESTED THAT MARTIN WAS A DRUG DEALER. Right-wing blogger Dan Riehl advances the theory, also advanced in a widely linked peice on a site called Wagist. There does not appear to be any evidence to support this claim whatsoever.[Riehl World View]

5. WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE, A RIGHT-WING COLUMNIST ALLEGED THAT MARTIN ASSAULTED A BUS DRIVER. Unlike Zimmerman, Trayvon has no documented history of violence. This allegation continues to be advanced by a blogger on the Examiner even after the real reason was leaked to the police and confirmed by the family.[Miami Herald; Examiner]

6. ZIMMERMAN’S FRIEND SAYS MARTIN WAS TO BLAME BECAUSE HE WAS DISRESPECTFUL TO ZIMMERMAN. Zimmerman’s friend Joe Oliver said that Martin would not have been shot to death if Trayvon had just said “I’m staying with my parents.” Of course, Zimmerman was not a police officer, and Trayvon had no duty to tell him who he was or where he was going.[NBC News]

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#189 Mar 26, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
<quoted text>Is that the photo-shopped one that LYING BITCH Michelle Malkin posted?
PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE WEBSITES PUBLISHED FAKE PHOTOS OF MARTIN. Twitchy, a new website run by prominent conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, promoted a photo — purportedly from Martin’s Facebook page — that shows Martin in saggy pants and flipping the bird. The photo, which spread quickly on conservative websites and Twitter, is intended to paint Martin as a thug. As Twitchy later acknowledged, it is not a photo of Trayvon Martin."
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/26/4...
Nope. He is not flipping the bird, but he does have some nice gold teeth.

Since: Jan 12

Barboursville, WV

#190 Mar 26, 2012
Demorrhoids in Action wrote:
<quoted text>I "might not" vote at all...
Code for: I'll change my mind in ten minutes and vote for Obama.
Man up, whoops, woman up, don't pretend you're serious about holding Obama accountable for anything. You're not.
I liked Obama partly because I thought he could bring us together. I didn't expect him to take sides after we all supported him.

The economy is turning around and Obama deserves 4 more for that. I trust Obama on the economy more than any republican candidate so you could be right.However I won't be as proud of my vote this time.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#191 Mar 26, 2012
What difference does it make that the Trayvon would have looked like the president? Sometimes he makes the presidential job look like any idiot could do it.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#192 Mar 26, 2012
Odumbo wrote:
Do any of you remember the Tawana Brawley case ????

Sharpton was right on there too wasn't he ???
Good point !

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#193 Mar 26, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
The Reich-wing SICK and LYING BASTARDS are out in force.
WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST TRAYVON MARTIN (1995-2012)
Thus far these attacks have fallen into two categories: false and irrelevant. Much of this leaked information seems intended to play into stereotypes about young African-American males. Here’s what everyone should know:
1. PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE WEBSITES PUBLISHED FAKE PHOTOS OF MARTIN....
2. THE SANFORD POLICE SELECTIVELY LEAKED IRRELEVANT, NEGATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT MARTIN. The authorities told the Orlando Sentinel this morning that Trayvon was suspended from school for ten days “after being found with an empty marijuana baggie.” There is no evidence that Martin was under the influence of drugs at the time of his death, nor would prior possession of marijuana be a reason for killing him. It’s unclear what the relevance of the leak was, other than to smear Martin.[Orlando Sentinel]
3. ON FOX NEWS, GERALDO SAID THAT MARTIN WAS DRESSED “LIKE A WANNABE GANGSTER.” Bill O’Reilly agreed with him. The sole evidence is that Martin was wearing a hoodie. Geraldo added that “everyone that ever stuck up a convenience store” was wearing a hoodie.[ThinkProgress; The Blaze]
4. WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE, PROMINENT RIGHT-WING BLOGGERS SUGGESTED THAT MARTIN WAS A DRUG DEALER. Right-wing blogger Dan Riehl advances the theory, also advanced in a widely linked peice on a site called Wagist. There does not appear to be any evidence to support this claim whatsoever.[Riehl World View]
5. WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE, A RIGHT-WING COLUMNIST ALLEGED THAT MARTIN ASSAULTED A BUS DRIVER. Unlike Zimmerman, Trayvon has no documented history of violence. This allegation continues to be advanced by a blogger on the Examiner even after the real reason was leaked to the police and confirmed by the family.[Miami Herald; Examiner]
6. ZIMMERMAN’S FRIEND SAYS MARTIN WAS TO BLAME BECAUSE HE WAS DISRESPECTFUL TO ZIMMERMAN. Zimmerman’s friend Joe Oliver said that Martin would not have been shot to death if Trayvon had just said “I’m staying with my parents.” Of course, Zimmerman was not a police officer, and Trayvon had no duty to tell him who he was or where he was going.[NBC News]
Look slick, there is some new damning evidence coming out about your boy Trayvon. Not my fault. Stay thirsty my friend.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#194 Mar 26, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
Somebody is gonna have egg on their face after the facts all come out. "Little" Trayvon might not have been the goody two shoes we keep hearing.
That is 'Obama's boy' you are talking about.
Phil McCracken

Trenton, NJ

#195 Mar 26, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Look slick, there is some new damning evidence coming out about your boy Trayvon. Not my fault. Stay thirsty my friend.
I agree. Zimmerman apparently had wounds on the back of his head when police showed up, and now there is a witness stating that Martin was going for Zimmerman's gun. I'm sensing another OJ-like trial in the future. Whoopee...
Edgar

Spring, TX

#196 Mar 26, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Look slick, there is some new damning evidence coming out about your boy Trayvon. Not my fault. Stay thirsty my friend.
One contradictory witness to the scene, who won't show his face.

The officer followed Trayvon after being specifically told not to. Already abuse of authority.

Guess you didn't catch that part.

Since: Jan 12

Barboursville, WV

#197 Mar 26, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
<quoted text>
The President NEVER has condemned the Cambridge Police. Stating a FACT that the police '[acted stupidly' damn sure isn't condemning the police.
The President's quote concerning Professor Gates,:
"OBAMA: Well, I -- I should say at the outset that Skip Gates is a friend, so I may be a little biased here.
I don't know all the facts. What's been reported, though, is that the guy forgot his keys, jimmied his way to get into the house; there was a report called into the police station that there might be a burglary taking place.[snip]
"Now, I've -- I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.
"And number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcing disproportionately. That's just a fact...." http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/us/politics...
An officer is always in charge even if it's a mistake.If an officer doesn't pursue something suspicious he's not protecting us.A professor should remain calm and not act guilty.

As totally unfair as it is why not face up to why more latinos and blacks are stopped by police.Asians, seniors, and women,aren't.
scooter

El Dorado Springs, MO

#199 Mar 26, 2012
malcolm wrote:
its not personal....he's the leader of this great nation and he's trying to lead by example.
that fucktard could not lead a thirsty horse to water.
scooter

El Dorado Springs, MO

#200 Mar 26, 2012
hammer time wrote:
<quoted text>
WOn't be so bad when hell becomes your home either!!!!!!!!!!
bring it you stupid bastard,and bring friends to pick up the dead trash I will pile up.
scooter

El Dorado Springs, MO

#201 Mar 26, 2012
hammer time wrote:
<quoted text>
Trayvon wasn't smoking anything the nite he died. Skittles and tea is hardly smokable you moron. Just keep your momma from selling the weed to the local T'brats, got that son.
you stupid fucktard

“Common Sense Has Left America”

Since: Oct 07

Maryville, TN

#202 Mar 26, 2012
Obama has a uncannily way of making everything about him. He truly believes government has the answer to all problems, except gas prices. The Trayvon story is tragic and I pray for his family. But all the facts are not known and people should refrain from premature opinions.

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