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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

There are 66318 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Mar 22, 2012, titled Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

Social media has put the spotlight on the story Trayvon Martin , an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.

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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#17722 May 7, 2012
TheWhiteRanger wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, most Tea Party members have a desire for a dramatically smaller Federal government structure which is less involved in the day to day lives of the American people. I think you'll find this to be quite different than the socialist agenda.
The problem here is no longer a left-vs-right issue, the problem is that the entire Federal structure of our government is an abomination of the intent of the Constitution. The United States was founded as a REPUBLIC....the burden of laws and governance was intended to be on the individual states. The Federal government was primarily for the regulation of interactions between the states. Seems that a President by the name of Lincoln decided that the Federal government should have the authority to oversee the laws of individual states, declaring Federal superiority over the duly elected legislators of those states. Pretty sure a bit of a tussle insued.....followed by the first ever federal income tax which was intended to pay off debt incurred from that disagreement. Next thing you know the politicians in Washington decided they liked having that money come in and we have seen the unending, unrestricted growth of the parasite in Washington ever since.
Yes they do. They're also older and have no problems reducing the size of government, so long as SS, medicare and other benefits are not reduced.

In other words, they have their agenda as well.

The TP'ers are so unstructured, there really aren't two groups that can totally agree on anything. And they've gone from being a movement, to being a radical movement that's been taken over.

The Constitution gave the federal government the right to oversee not other transactions between states, but also with foreign countries, thereby dictating foreign policy.

And if you check the Constitution, it gives the federal government the right to tax. Funny thing is, states do EXACTLY the same thing. So if people want to complain, they should complain about ALL government.

Many cons don't believe the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I think it is. Otherwise, there's no need for the USSC.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#17723 May 7, 2012
I guess we have nothing to fear from BO and his added trillions to the deficit?

Greece, here we come.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#17724 May 7, 2012
Common Sence 789 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're silly and you're ignorant but at least you have guts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =KhLDyolExAoXX
lol! You're just an idiot son.

And an uneducated one to boot.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#17725 May 7, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Buddy Ebsen was from Orlando.
Not Deltona? You sound just like him. What wine do you prefer with "possum?
Common Sence 789

Spring Hill, FL

#17726 May 7, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Son, you can post youTube stuff all day long.
I won't watch them. They're pretty useless... like you.
If it wasn't for dickheads like you there wouldn't be any racism or favoritism in this world.

&fe ature=related
higgans

Marion, IN

#17727 May 7, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Yeah, right. The TP'ers are socialists too.
The difference is they just want what they feel they're "owed", son.
did u break wind,'mudd?
sure smells like it! Phew-EEE, swamp gas...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#17728 May 7, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Bad example. When the cops tell OWS to move along and they don't then the cops either arrest them or pepper spray them. The authority of the cops does not change the fact that Zimmerman chased after Martin. PS.You need to make out your mind. Did Zimmrman stop following Martin 13 seconds after he got out of his truck when the cops requested he not follow or did he keep on following Martin?
I see, now, according to you, the "cops" REQUESTED GZ not follow, perhaps you need to adjust your terminology. Despite your confusion with words, the fact remains TM violently and unlawfully committed the crime of attempted murder on GZ who was lawfully walking about his neighborhood performing neighborhood watch duties.

If your head is being pounded into the cement, and you can't "man up", a suggestion from some retard on here, will you pull you gun and shoot the person pounding your head into the concrete.

please try to stay on subject.
I don't think I know how to "make out my mind", but just for you, I'll try. Will flowers and candy help me do it?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#17729 May 7, 2012
Common Sence 789 wrote:
<quoted text>
If it wasn't for dickheads like you there wouldn't be any racism or favoritism in this world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5DgQ7t5yVPYXX&feature=rel ated
lol! And there's that race card again! The option of last resort when idiots like you have nothing else to say.

Amazing!

.... no

.... typical

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#17731 May 7, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Great. Then you can shoot anybody you want and claim self defense because they had a gun.
No, because they're pounding your head into the sidewalk, remember? That's what TM was doing when GZ defended himself and shot his dumbass.

As I know you were there with Teddy and the Rough Riders at San Juan hill and your mind is going, I'll try and be patient with you.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#17732 May 7, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
<quoted text>
That's already the law. Has been for many hundreds of years. Only the kind of gun changes to a subtle force that is institutionalized but the effect is the same. Whites with their privilege are locked and loaded always against blacks.
Would you like to hazard a guess as to why that is? And "racism" is not an acceptable answer, it's so trite and untrue.
higgans

Marion, IN

#17733 May 7, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you like breathing polluted air and drinking polluted water and raising a generation of uneducated idiots. You must be completely Limbaughtomized.
Limbaughtomized? typical Prog SCUM comeback, eh? u get ur talking points from some central point and anturally assume everybody does too.
pity, u seemed so above the norm... my bad.
pollution, huh? so, the States themselves would NEVER had taken care of THEIR own air and water, right?
the third leg of ur BS is already proven that SINCE the Fed's Dept of Ed, our LOCAL pub ed schools have gone straight to hell. now, under Federal socialism, instead of just a few 'bad' schools, ALL of our schools have been Federalized DOWNward. oh, weel, that's how socialism and communism work... ask the former USSR or the current Cuba. or keep on denying the obvious truth and evidence, BOTH modern and historical...
less IS better
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#17734 May 7, 2012
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
No, because they're pounding your head into the sidewalk, remember? That's what TM was doing when GZ defended himself and shot his dumbass.
As I know you were there with Teddy and the Rough Riders at San Juan hill and your mind is going, I'll try and be patient with you.
lol! It's amazing how you keep "pounding" that figment of your imagination as some sort of fact son.

Must be what happens when idiots like you get desperate.

Amazing.
higgans

Marion, IN

#17735 May 7, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like he's more interested in moving to China.
move THERE? why, when folks like u are bringing IT here.
sonny boy, I've been on this ol' Earth since 1952 and have NEVER had to drink or breath polluted water or air.
well, I have suffered the polluted air of Prog SCUM pols for the past 40+ years and it has never been thicker than since 2008...
let's hope the TP tsunami blows it all back across to where it originated from...
less IS better
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#17736 May 7, 2012
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you like to hazard a guess as to why that is? And "racism" is not an acceptable answer, it's so trite and untrue.
lol! You "hazard" guessing all the time son.
Such a comedy you offer.
higgans

Marion, IN

#17737 May 7, 2012
TheWhiteRanger wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, most Tea Party members have a desire for a dramatically smaller Federal government structure which is less involved in the day to day lives of the American people. I think you'll find this to be quite different than the socialist agenda.
The problem here is no longer a left-vs-right issue, the problem is that the entire Federal structure of our government is an abomination of the intent of the Constitution. The United States was founded as a REPUBLIC....the burden of laws and governance was intended to be on the individual states. The Federal government was primarily for the regulation of interactions between the states. Seems that a President by the name of Lincoln decided that the Federal government should have the authority to oversee the laws of individual states, declaring Federal superiority over the duly elected legislators of those states. Pretty sure a bit of a tussle insued.....followed by the first ever federal income tax which was intended to pay off debt incurred from that disagreement. Next thing you know the politicians in Washington decided they liked having that money come in and we have seen the unending, unrestricted growth of the parasite in Washington ever since.
VERY well said. but wasted effort on wasted souls.
less IS better

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#17738 May 7, 2012
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
Not Deltona? You sound just like him. What wine do you prefer with "possum?
Deltona did not exist back then. Don't be stupid you drink beer with possum, not wine. Wine is saved for more sophisticated dishes like coon. Dandelion wine is my recommendation. If you can’t get any then MD20/20 may be substituted.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#17739 May 7, 2012
higgans wrote:
<quoted text>
move THERE? why, when folks like u are bringing IT here.
sonny boy, I've been on this ol' Earth since 1952 and have NEVER had to drink or breath polluted water or air.
well, I have suffered the polluted air of Prog SCUM pols for the past 40+ years and it has never been thicker than since 2008...
let's hope the TP tsunami blows it all back across to where it originated from...
less IS better
Good for you son. You keep believing that.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#17740 May 7, 2012
higgans wrote:
<quoted text>
Limbaughtomized? typical Prog SCUM comeback, eh? u get ur talking points from some central point and anturally assume everybody does too.
pity, u seemed so above the norm... my bad.
pollution, huh? so, the States themselves would NEVER had taken care of THEIR own air and water, right?
the third leg of ur BS is already proven that SINCE the Fed's Dept of Ed, our LOCAL pub ed schools have gone straight to hell. now, under Federal socialism, instead of just a few 'bad' schools, ALL of our schools have been Federalized DOWNward. oh, weel, that's how socialism and communism work... ask the former USSR or the current Cuba. or keep on denying the obvious truth and evidence, BOTH modern and historical...
less IS better
Excuse but Limbaughtomized and its different derivates I invented myself. It does seem to be slowly catching on. I have not patented it and encourage everyone to use for free.
higgans

Marion, IN

#17741 May 7, 2012
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
The democrats favorite theme:
The politics of envy
the Prog SCUM theme: BOTH.
and divide and conquer.
CONCERNED citizens did to STOP aiding and abeting the ENEMY, the Government.
less IS better

Since: May 12

United States

#17742 May 7, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yes they do. They're also older and have no problems reducing the size of government, so long as SS, medicare and other benefits are not reduced.
In other words, they have their agenda as well.
The TP'ers are so unstructured, there really aren't two groups that can totally agree on anything. And they've gone from being a movement, to being a radical movement that's been taken over.
The Constitution gave the federal government the right to oversee not other transactions between states, but also with foreign countries, thereby dictating foreign policy.
And if you check the Constitution, it gives the federal government the right to tax. Funny thing is, states do EXACTLY the same thing. So if people want to complain, they should complain about ALL government.
Many cons don't believe the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I think it is. Otherwise, there's no need for the USSC.
I can't disagree with the Tea Party having an agenda, everyone does. Without an agenda you are simply going through motions with no desired goal. Not all Tea Party members are part of the AARP crowd though and even some of those who are see that the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid systems are broken.
Yes, the Tea Party movement was never very structured. That was actually due to the fact that the movement was a result of the loss of faith in both established political parties.
Sure, the Constitution grants the Federal government the authority to oversee foreign policy the same as it was intended to oversee interstate policy. My biggest gripe is the neverending usurpation of the Federal government into intrastate matters which were never intended to be dealt with on a Federal level. You are correct that the Constitution grants the right of taxation, however, prior to the Civil War ( or the War of Northern Aggression depending on where you're from, lol) there was no Federal income tax. The income tax was intended to pay off the debt incurred by financing the Union Army but instead of being a temporary taxation it became a permanent fixture which has allowed the Federal beaurocracy to grow to mind-boggling levels. Most people complain less about State taxes because they see the benefit in their own area as opposed to Federal tax dollars which are randomly thrown (by both parties) at whichever states they are needing support from at the moment.

I do agree that the Constitution is a "living document" although a feel like SCOTUS has, at times, done an awful lot of reading between the lines. They have had several HUGELY significant decisions handed down by the Supreme Court which I truly believe should have been resolved through individual State laws voted on by the electorate and passed by their respective legislators, not forced through by the Federal government.

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