For the mainstream media there is no story more critical than the George Zimmerman trial
In one regard it’s no surprise. Anything that can provide 24 hour cable networks with a steady stream of content is of value. The MSM’s obsession with the case and the continuous coverage has been dangerous to their credibility. For a year the people have been told by them that George Zimmerman was a murderer who killed Travon Martin and walked because of race, unfortunately for them the state of Florida’s case has been so weak that their own people can’t see how Mr. Zimmerman can be convicted. Even more amazingly they’ve been saying this prior to the defense presenting its case.
If there is any consolation for the left, the probable acquittal of Mr. Zimmerman can and will be used as a political football in 2014 in the same way that the case itself was used to help re-elect Barack Obama in 2012
One thought. George Zimmerman’s parents are Robert Zimmerman and Gladys Mesa.
I submit that if George’s parents had been Robert Mesa and Gladys Zimmerman and if he looked more like his mother than his father, the media and the race hustlers would not have made a peep and the case would not have progressed beyond the initial police investigation.
There was an interesting moment on Morning Joe this week where both Elliot Spitzer, the former NY governor who was hiring hookers and Anthony Weiner who was tweeting out his junk to young women appeared for interview on the same day concerning their campaigns in NYC for Comptroller and Mayor receptively.
Mika Brizenski was raising the question of how New Yorkers, particularly women could vote for either man given what they had done but the answer to that question didn’t come from the interviews, it came from what might be considered a throw away segment on the very same show.
With the news that Governor Rick Perry is not running for a 4th term in Texas and is obviously (although he has not announced it) running for president in 2016 A segment comically hitting Texas’ governor was aired.
That’s really says it all. Rick Perry failures on the campaign trail were pretty much of style and may have been induced by the medication from an operation, while Spitzer’s & Weiner’s failures were of character, honesty and in Spitzer’s case law. Yet who is openly mocked?
I submit that if Governor of Texas who has, during one of the worst financial times in the last 100 years, made his state a success choose to run for either of the Comptroller or Mayor of NY his chances of winning the votes of the people of New York in General and Mika in particular over Spitzer & Weiner would be less that winning the Powerball jackpot with the purchase of a single ticket.
As any person who watched voters in Massachusetts return Gary Studds repeatedly to congress after his issues with 17 year old male congressional pages let me tell you this. One a location becomes left leaning enough, it reaches a point where nothing a liberal can do will make them less acceptable as a candidate for office than a conservative, nothing!
Mickey Kaus doesn’t trust John Boehner when he says he will not bring the Senate immigration bill up for a vote in the House. I share his distrust. The only way to assure he doesn’t give in to the left and the large moneyed interests who want cheap labor pressuring the leadership of the GOP on this issue is for votes to express themselves loudly through 2014.
The 2nd Egyptian Revolution has been most clarifying in many ways. It established, for example the willingness of the media to side with Islamists when the chips are down, but the thing that has been the most dramatic has been how it has proven Michael Totten’s 2005 prediction correct:
“I’ve had this theory for a while now,” I said. “It looks like some, if not most, Middle East countries are going to have to live under an Islamic state for a while and get it out of their system.”
Big Pharaoh laughed grimly.
“Sorry,” I said. “That’s just how it looks.”
Lucky for Egypt they got it out of their system faster than most, even more lucky for them unlike Iran the military had not been compromised to the degree that they were willing to stop the people.
In Turkey removing islamists is proving a whole lot harder. That Islamist leader was a lot more deliberate in his actions.
I wonder if the Hillary 2016 campaign is adding Egypt to her resume as secretary of state to go along with Russia, Syria and Libya?
One of the characteristics of Arab democracy, Islamic or no , has been danger to the Christian community. Christians have been fleeing for their lives in droves. This has produced an interesting side effect in Israel, Christian Arabs openly and proudly joining the Israeli defense forces:
Khaloul said that until now, many in the community had been too afraid to speak out, but that was going to change. Many are now even referring to themselves openly as “Israeli Christians.”
Ali, an organizer for the forum, noted that local Arabs see what is happening across the Middle East and realize that Israel is the only place in the region where Christians can feel safe and belong. “That’s why more and more of us are realizing that there is no other country here that is worth fighting for,” he added.
Arab Christians have resisted siding with Israel for three generations. It really speaks to the current crop of Islamists that they could produce such a result.
A little culture? Have you heard the latest trend in “empowering women” Taking group shots naked.
Designed to empower women, they are used to celebrate everything from upcoming nuptials to milestone 30th and 40th birthdays, with professional shutterbugs like Catherine Leonard — who shot Richards and her pal Amy Blair’s joint bachelorette bash in Manhattan last month — capturing the spirit of friendship with carefree portraits celebrating the female form.
Because nothing empowers you as something other than a sex object than a group photo naked that men will stare at.
I’m telling you right now, guys we won the sexual revolution, hands down.
The Doctor Who 6th Doctor special was on last week. All during it I got the feeling those appearing were apologizing for the series without much to say good about it. That’s not a surprise as this was the era that began the path to decline and cancellation
Considering that the series was cancelled during the 7th doctor’s run and the 8th doctor only had the movie, the next two special should be interesting, unless they bring in the Big Finish Audios.
Sports: In Baseball the Red Sox continue to not only win but as of this writing the Sox have the best record in baseball.
If anyone had predicted this in April they would have been called out of their minds. That’s the great thing about baseball 162 games really fleshes out reality from prognostication.
I’ll wager nobody was betting on a Brit winning Wimbledon either.
Finally The Lone Ranger has turned into yet another summer Box office bust as even Johnny Depp could not draw people to see it. The Atlantic while not meaning to provides a clue as to why:
It comes across like a Western as told by Howard Zinn
And while the world according to Howard Zinn might be attractive to Hollywood sensibilities it just isn’t attractive to the folks who actually pay to see this, the Atlantic again:
You can learn a lot about a film’s values from examining the motivations of its villains, and you can learn a lot about a society–or at least what Hollywood thinks society want to hear–when it produces three mainstream movies in a few months that gives its villains the exact same motivation.
Actually you can’t tell anything about what Hollywood thinks society wants to hear, but you can tell a lot about what Hollywood wants people to think.