Tuesday, November 25, 2014

REPUBLICAN OUTREACH TO MINORITIES CONTINUES.

Some online conservatives, who haven't had proper media training,  express their feelings thus:


The better-trained ones mostly settle on the notion that the simple-minded black folk of Ferguson would not be angry but for the Liberal Media, who have riled them to violence so they can Smash the State. Radio shouter Mark Levin:
Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups.
Missing from this list is "a white cop getting away with killing an unarmed black kid." To Levin, of course Brown got what was coming -- fired upon, he raced away from and then back toward the source of the gunfire, which makes perfect sense. Levin demands that we now  turn our attention to the real victims:
What we are witnessing now is the left's war on the civil society. It's time to speak out in defense of law enforcement and others trying to protect the community and uphold the rule law.
Well, so much for that GOP Libertarian Moment, huh? I expect a lot of conservatives who made meek objections to "militarized police" last summer will now return to their previous tut-tutting over obstreperous people of color.

Breitbart.com's Ben Shapiro also condemns "the media’s attempted racial assassination of Officer Darren Wilson." But even though Wilson got off, Shapiro remains so terrified of black people that he perceives President Obama's after-verdict speech, universally acknowledged as milquetoast, as having "fueled the flames for future racial conflagrations... Obama doesn't want to prevent crime," etc. And the column is topped by the most ooga-booga picture of Obama Breitbart.com could find. I expect if Obama sneezed Shapiro would consider it biological warfare against Caucasians.

It's almost worse when they make a feeble pretense of caring. "I am trying to see this through the eyes of those I disagree with," claims Jonah Goldberg, by which he means allowing as how it's too bad Michael Brown's family lost their boy before starting this rhetorical pee-dance:
Beyond that, I think critics who see Robert McCulloch as too pro-police have a point. Or at least I can see where they are coming from. His statement tonight was very powerful and very persuasive, but not what you would expect from a prosecutor in other circumstances. If McCulloch wanted an indictment, I think he could have gotten one (prosecutors and ham sandwiches and all that). Whether he should have gotten one is open to debate. I certainly think you could make the case that the country would be better off in the long run if there was an open and transparent public trial. On the other hand, we don’t have trials of innocent men simply for appearances’ sake. Having a trial just for show is too close to a show trial as far as I’m concerned.
That's it. Goldberg's prose reminds me of how, when you toss a coin on a hard surface, it rattles side-to-side with increasing speed before coming to a dead stop. (Later Goldberg makes fun of a guy who felt sorry for the kids who mugged him. Must've been a relief for him to drop the brief pretense of empathy.)

I should also mention National Review's Andrew C. McCarthy, who thinks Republican Administrations can torture suspects if they like and who insists that you can impeach Obama for spitting on the sidewalk, suddenly arguing for prosecutorial restraint now that it appears a rare instance of it got Wilson off.

But really, it's no better or worse than what they usually come up with when a white guy gets away with killing a black guy. And there's no reason why it would change, so long as there's a political upside to it.

UPDATE. Good for some grim laughs: The comments thread on a riot post at Reason, flagship publication of conservatives who identify as libertarians. The consensus at present is that it's all Al Sharpton's fault ("This is certainly one of those issues that reasonable people can agree upon....that is, it's being pumped up by the race baiters and media and others who make a buck off tragedy").

UPDATE 2. Speaking of which, a Republican Senator appears in Time, blames Ferguson on the War on Poverty, and peddles the traditional marriage-makes-you-rich bullshit...
The link between poverty, lack of education, and children outside of marriage is staggering and cuts across all racial groups. Statistics uniformly show that waiting to have children in marriage and obtaining an education are an invaluable part of escaping poverty. 
...as well as bootstrap philosophy...
While a hand-up can be part of the plan, if the plan doesn’t include the self-discovery of education, work, and the self-esteem that comes with work, the cycle of poverty will continue.
But in an exciting twist, he mixes this ancient bunk with promises to end the drug war -- aw yeah, you caught on, it's Rand Paul, trying to maintain his libertarian USP in the GOP while talking traditional culture-scold rot. Well, what the hell, it's all just marketing anyway -- you might even say it's Uber for social conservatism!

272 comments:

  1. coozledad11:41 AM

    we don’t have trials of innocent men simply for appearances’ sake

    Fuck you, Goldberg, you illiterate piece of jumped-up trash.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/ricky-jackson-free-40-years

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  2. lawguy11:41 AM

    I'm not so sure that there needs to be a political upside to the racism.

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  3. Let's face it, these guys won't be happy until blacks are fully segregated and living in tin shack villages on the edge of town, stripped of any meaningful rights, living in poverty and scrambling to survive - you know, like they do now in many places, just with more visible shame and satisfying humiliation. Hell, I think the only reason there isn't a whites-only Twitter is that the current setup allows Cletus and Billy Bob to safely bark and threaten at their perceived inferiors from behind the fence.

    Ffor the Fox News neo-confederate, South African apartheid is a utopian wet dream.

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  4. gocart mozart11:45 AM

    As an attorney, I have a lot of sympathy for Robert McCulloch because of the situation he was put into. It must have been very difficult for a defense attorney to also have to play the role of a prosecuting attorney for the benefit of public perception. On the one hand, he had to pretend to want an indictment and at the same time, he had to vigorously defend the rights of his client, Darren Wilson. There is a reason why this dual role procedure is rarely performed any more.

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  5. On the one hand, it is interesting to see how much restraint the cons are showing. On the other hand, I can't help but feel that this restraint is because they've finally figured out that the system is on their side. Well-off white conservatives don't need to yell to get the powers that be to listen to them. Polite discourse is a privilege, after all. Hopping up and down and screaming about "race pimps" is just a bit of fun.

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  6. Ted the slacker11:47 AM

    Let me aim for an ultra-anodyne take.

    The law sets a very low bar for police officers who use deadly force. The police force in ferguson is overwhelmingly white, the populace overwhelmingly black. So shit is inherently biased.

    I look forward to a family dinner on Thursday where no one manages to even agree on this. So fucking depressing.

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  7. Saw some commentators who said that they assumed that the grand jury would choose to indict. It would be cynicism if those people weren't right so often.

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  8. Mr. Wonderful11:58 AM

    "On the other hand, we don’t have trials of innocent men simply for appearances’ sake."


    All trials are trials of "innocent men," Jonah. Until the verdict arrives. I'm under deadline and don't want to get into the weeds on this, so I'm going to ask other commenters here to tell you to go fuck yourself.

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  9. LookWhosInTheFreezer12:08 PM

    Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups.

    I'm sure: having their ancestors brought here in chains, separate drinking fountains, the worst possible education/job opportunities, disproportionate representation in our prisons, having every govt program aimed to give them a slightly tastier shit-sandwich deemed unfair/racist and rescinded by the white majority, suffering everyday racism from their fellow citizens, being constantly harrassed/jailed by the police, enduring 40 years (and counting) of dogwhistle comments and depictions of them as lazy/moocher/thugs/sluts, being lectured to pull their pants up by their peers and seeing the lecturers praised by white America for their brave truth-telling, not to mention having in 20-fucking-14 the SCOTUS declare that their voting rights are not worth protecting (and possibly soon, no more affirmative action) because racism is over etc...none of these have any role in the rage that has built up in the 13% of the population who are STILL the scapegoats of America. Nope, nothing to see here. It's all the fault of Al Sharpton or something.

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  10. KatWillow12:11 PM

    Ironic how proud evil-doers are of their actions. They boast of comitting racist murders to the entire world.

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  11. Jay B.12:14 PM

    Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless
    liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder)
    exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation,
    phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical
    hate groups.


    Yes. Blacks are SOOOO touchy! I'm sure the good people of the conservative movement would stand solidly on the thin blue line when a black cop shoots an unarmed white...Oh, hey, how's Cliven Bundy doing?

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  12. Megalon12:15 PM

    I read the second linked Goldberg and I'm starting to understand why he spends so much inflating his columns with verbal flatulence until he can reach his word quota without actually saying any opinions on the subject he's supposed to be writing about. Whenever he DOES say what he really thinks, he shows what a completely reprehensible asshole he is. See also him chortling at the victims of Hurricane Katrina and hypocritically piling on "pajama boy".

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  13. mortimer200012:15 PM

    Needless to say, Jonah's commenters display vehement WTF?! disagreement with his moment of pretend-empathy. (As wingers did with Trayvon Martin, they scree of the obvious guilt of Michael Brown's monstrous blackness, and his height and weight keep growing as the thread goes on.)
    The top-voted comment is typical:Let me get this straight...a 291 lb gigantic black man, robs a store, is about to get arrested knowing he is facing prison, assaults a police officer, grabs for the officers gun, is shot dead by the officer after he demonstrated the intent to use deadly force, and this country would be better off if we prosecuted that officer just to appease an angry mob that is totally unconcerned about the facts of the case????

    No thanks. That's not a country I want to be living in.

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  14. gocart mozart12:20 PM

    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,

    We're finally on our own.

    This summer I hear the drumming,

    One dead in Ferguson.



    Gotta get down to it

    Police are cutting us down

    Should have been done long ago.

    What if you knew him

    And found him dead on the ground

    How can you run when you know?



    Gotta get down to it

    Police are cutting us down

    Should have been done long ago.

    What if you knew him

    And found him dead on the ground

    How can you run when you know?



    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,

    We're finally on our own.

    This Autumn I hear the drumming,

    More dead in Ferguson.

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  15. Megalon12:20 PM

    If that's not the country you want to be living in, you could try Russia or China or Iran or Islamic State.

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  16. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3RBT1VCUAIA4eT.jpg:large

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  17. Or the Occupied Territories, where Palestinians are allowed into Israel to work (probably for shit wages) after a several-hour stop at multiple checkpoints.

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  18. Shorter conservatives: "Hey, all you Black people! We really and truly care about you and your so-called civil rights! If only you would just shut the fuck up, get out of our schools, stop being so violent and poor, and stick to drinking from the separate fountains we so thoughtfully provide for you, you'd see us working hard to restore you to the glory days of 1861, when a Republican president did everything you could have asked for!"

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  19. mortimer200012:28 PM

    To be fair, I've seen the photos released of Officer Wilson's injuries, and during the struggle Michael Brown apparently managed to give Officer Wilson a shockingly bad haircut. I can understand why white people are upset.

    (Apologies. I'm reduced to the lamest of ridicule because everything about this case is all too sadly predictable. Again.)

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  20. John Wesley Hardin12:33 PM

    "Radio Shouter Mark Levin..." Radio squealer Mark Levin is more like it; he sounds like a herniated terrier. You've heard of "a great face for radio?" Levin has a great voice for newsprint. That he has a career in radio is only a testament to the how the medium has degraded. And that's without noting the vitriolic hate and hyperbole of his "show," forever teetering on the edge of openly advocating the extermination of people who disagree with Mark Levin.

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  21. "All we did was kidnap them, force them to work for us, grudgingly release them, treat them like shit for the next 100 years and excuse extra-legal killings! Gaaawww! What's their PROBLEM?"

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  22. I'm old enough to remember Kent State. And to remember the civil rights struggles that went on before it. Back then, the power of the images on the TV of Black protestors being beaten, fire-hosed, dog-bit, and arrested was enough to galvanize much (perhaps even most) of White America into supporting their cause. Back then, the power of the images of students being gunned down on campus was enough to make most of the country question what was happening.

    Today, with images of atrocity so immediate and ubiquitous, I fear there's not much that can shock us into unity, much less move us to action.

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  23. mortimer200012:40 PM

    Israel seems about to legislate apartheid permanently (Chaim Crow laws?) Also, gotta love the Times' Israel Narrows Its Democracy hed.

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  24. i have to admit, i find the four question marks very persuasive.

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  25. The lying shit's GJ testimony:
    WILSON: I felt that another one of those punches in my face [from Brown]
    could knock me out or worse. I mean it was, he's obviously bigger than I
    was, and the stronger and I've already taken two to the face and I
    didn't think I would, the third one could be fatal if he hit me right.


    Yeah. Obviously.

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  26. Radio piss'n'bitcher.

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  27. I never realized it before, but look how much Wilson looks like Tim McVeigh in that picture - that slack-jawed white boy look.

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  28. John Wesley Hardin12:45 PM

    I would like to get far, far into the weeds with this comment.

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  29. John Wesley Hardin12:47 PM

    #OnTheNose

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  30. John Wesley Hardin12:47 PM

    If only the Fashion Police had been there to intervene.

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  31. John Wesley Hardin12:48 PM

    "Some folks'lll never eat a skunkBut then again, some folks'll
    Like Cletus, the slack-jawed yokel"

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  32. coozledad12:51 PM

    And that's a white pride haircut. A local Klan candidate for the state house wore the same pencil sharpener buzz.
    http://rantnc.com/2014/04/08/state-house-candidates-fb-page-chock-full-of-racism/

    It simplifies matters for them. They don't need the complicated handshakes or code to establish their tribal identity.

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  33. I eagerly await some of the more gullible and vicious of the bretheren demanding that an actual show trial be held of Michael Brown himself, like the Cadaver Synod, in which he can be retroactively charged with the crime of being a "demon" whose angry "charge" put innocent, dumbo eared,(not going to link to the picture but I assure you that its out there) Darren Wilson in fear for his little life. And they will insist, no doubt, that Brown's parents and family foot the bill for the grand jury and the show trial because if they don't have any "skin in the game" how will they ever learn.


    Oh I can't even, today, with this shit. The father of a two teenage girls I know, who are close to my daughter, died unexpectedly during surgery last night so: happy thanksgiving everyone. In the midst of life, we are in death.

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  34. Gromet12:54 PM

    Shapiro: Obama opened by stating that America was a “nation built on the rule of law.” When millions of Americans stopped guffawing at the irony of
    President Executive Amnesty glowing over the value of process...



    Another sailor on the HMS Immediate Guffaw. What is it with these loons? When something isn't being shoved down their throats, they use 'em to guffaw. Conservative throats seem to be conduits through which things are always being forced.

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  35. As meaningless as it may be, here's my hope for you and those you love to have a peaceful holiday, and much happier days ahead.

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  36. My condolences, Aimai. Take some time off. The snark can wait, and, *sigh*, it's not like this shit is going anywhere any time soon.

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  37. <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a6CfpxHenAw/TcJrqg79NJI/AAAAAAAAASE/gA5grVi3idU/s1600/87c3b4f6.gif>.</a>

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  38. coozledad12:56 PM

    Hit himself in the face with the car door and pissed himself off.
    Once he starts fucking with the whites who'll have to hide him, they won't hesitate to leave his ass open to the shooting that's waiting for him.

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  39. Conservative throats seem to be conduits through which things are always being forced.

    Hmmm.... Foie Gross?

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  40. susanoftexas12:57 PM

    I see that Fighting The Man was going along wonderfully at Reason until those black "people" ruined everything.

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  41. Also, gotta love the Times' Israel Narrows Its Democracy hed.Ha ha, yes, how utterly absurd.

    [Backs towards door with obviously feigned nonchalance]

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I have an appointment with the RNC on an entirely unrelated matter.

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  42. Struck speechless?

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  43. Gromet1:00 PM

    we don’t have trials of innocent men simply for appearances’ sake.


    I see what you're saying, Goldberg -- if someone is on trial, they must be guilty. (Funny, isn't it, how so many more minorities go to trial than lawyered-up white dudes.)

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  44. I would like to use this comment to replace my set of Ginsu knives.

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  45. The William Benett (sp?) School of Law - "police never arrest people who haven't done anything illegal".

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  46. susanoftexas1:03 PM

    I thought it was the William Bennett Casino College.

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  47. John Wesley Hardin1:03 PM

    "Make him darker."

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  48. Gromet1:04 PM

    I mean COME ON.
    "What are you laughing at?"
    "Irony."
    "Huh. That's usually good for a smile or ch--"
    "Not in this case! President Executive Amnesty said we're a nation built on law -- him! I had to guffaw!"
    Real words conservatives use to describe how they experience life, apparently.

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  49. susanoftexas1:04 PM

    Ok.

    http://arenaxlsm.wikia.com/wiki/The_Grim_Reaper?file=Grim_reaper.jpg

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  50. John Wesley Hardin1:07 PM

    "...there isn't a whites-only Twitter..."

    Michelle Malkin would like you to know about Twitchy.

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  51. Gromet1:07 PM

    "We can't beat him! We need to withdraw to the Keep on the Borderlands to regroup!"

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  52. gocart mozart1:11 PM

    We gave them their own water fountains, and still they complain.

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  53. Back when I listened to Limbaugh, I heard him guffaw routinely. "uh-HAW! uh-HAW!" *rustle rustle*

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  54. The Nimon be praised!

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  55. We gave 'em free garden implements, rags to wear, all-expense-paid trans-Atlantic trips, and hand-crafted iron chains to exercise with, and all they did was complain.

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  56. gocart mozart1:16 PM

    I think that was Ed Meese, one of us is getting our fascist douche-bags mixed up.

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  57. redoubtagain1:16 PM

    George Corley Wallace, Jr. would like a word.

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  58. What we are witnessing now is the left's war on the civil society.

    Nothing says "civil society" to me quite like the bullet-ridden body of a teenager lying in the street for four hours.

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  59. Could be, rabbit, could be.



    They tend to run together after a while like diarrhea.

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  60. redoubtagain1:21 PM

    It is a "civil society"-- if your name is Augusto Pinochet (for example).

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  61. Never got an explanation for Putzeutor McCulloch about why that happened, either.

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  62. synykyl1:24 PM

    I've heard Levin's show a few times. It's like listening to recordings of Hitler. He's got the same rhythm and dynamics, the simmering anger boiling up into spittle flecked rage. All the little prick needs is an armband and some cheering crowds.

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  63. redoubtagain1:27 PM

    That's 'cause to them, the only good black is a dead black. (And not all of those.)

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  64. Well they loved that guy, so yeah... If the only tool you have is a gun, every problem looks like a target, and every solution, a corpse.

    Watch all your problems disappear.

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  65. Libertarianism is for affluent white guys who know how to use it responsibly.

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  66. Freedom's just another word for folks with blood so blue.

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  67. gocart mozart1:32 PM

    Odd that I only had to change a couple of words in order to update the lyrics. There's even a Nixon in charge.

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  68. He'll defend a racist officer shooting a kid like an animal in the street, but a woman in a hijab is both some sort of national crisis and deep personal affront to him.

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  69. DN Nation1:34 PM

    "Beyond that, I think critics who see Robert McCulloch as too pro-police
    have a point. Or at least I can see where they are coming from. His
    statement tonight was very powerful and very persuasive, but not what
    you would expect from a prosecutor in other circumstances. If McCulloch
    wanted an indictment, I think he could have gotten one (prosecutors and
    ham sandwiches and all that). Whether he should have gotten one is open
    to debate. I certainly think you could make the case that the country
    would be better off in the long run if there was an open and transparent
    public trial. On the other hand, we don’t have trials of innocent men
    simply for appearances’ sake. Having a trial just for show is too close
    to a show trial as far as I’m concerned."

    Critics may have had a point, or maybe not, about this thing which I thought was interesting, but maybe not, and there's a debate about this thing, but maybe not, and maybe it's bad, but maybe not.

    I, uh, "like" Jonah better when he's being jiggly-offensive or lazy-as-shit. This....this is nothing. In the great book of Pantload farts, this one's silent *and* undeadly.

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  70. We gave them a whole new language to speak, and a whole new culture to replace their old ones, and yet they complain!

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  71. If McCulloch wanted an indictment, I think he could have gotten one (prosecutors and ham sandwiches and all that).

    You know he sent an intern out to pick up some ham sandwiches after he wrote this.

    "I find you guilty of aggravated deliciousness and I sentence you to imprisonment in mah belly!"
    "Are you talking to sandwiches, Mr Goldberg?"

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  72. John Wesley Hardin1:43 PM

    "Again."

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  73. Glock H. Palin, Esq.1:43 PM

    Having seventeen bajillion Benghazi investigations for appearances’ sake, on the other hand, is totally reasonable...

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  74. BG, still irked1:48 PM

    Yeah, here's proof of how the "liberal media" was fanning the flames. Salon:

    It wasn’t long before Fox News was pushing a new narrative:
    Michael Brown wasn’t just the latest in a depressingly long line of
    unarmed young black men to be gunned down by a white cop. He was a thug, they suggested, a criminal who deserved what he got, because he posed a deadly threat to Officer Wilson.

    This was proven, Fox News reported with an unnamed source, because “the officer had sustained a fractured eye socket in the incident.” Ann Coulter even suggested, incorrectly, that we’d seen X-rays of the fracture. Fox went on to claim “solid proof” of a battle between Wilson and Brown for the officer’s handgun.

    It was not long, of course, before CNN and others disproved such bogus claims. But how did such fiction make it all the way to an outlet as major, if intellectually challenged, as Fox News?

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  75. DN Nation1:51 PM

    Does Cartman-voice Levin even listen to his show? (I mean, I can't blame him; I can only listen to about 30 seconds of endless, vapid "GREAT ONE!!!" self-promotion and that impotent squeal-shriek of his.) It's nothing *but* exploiting and race-baiting and demagoguery. Two fucking weeks into Obama's term and he was already Stalin who needed to be overthrown via wink wink nudge nudge any means necessary.

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  76. Yeah, "fractured eye socket", to the point where they stole a picture of (what was it?) a skateboarder I think, and labeled it "Officer Wilson".

    Meanwhile, we can see that he's got a red cheek in the GJ photos. But the lie was out there for the public for three months, and evidently the picture was good enough for the GJ because shut up.

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  77. susanoftexas1:52 PM

    Hey, where's there's smoke, there's fire.

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  78. DN Nation1:52 PM

    hypocritically piling on "pajama boy'"


    Poor Pajama Boy, crushed from all that weight.

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  79. Rosebud... Henri... With mustard

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  80. susanoftexas1:54 PM

    "Do you know what it feels like to have COPD?"

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  81. MIKE BROWN: Gigantic humanoid, 50d8 HP, 100d10 slam, move infinite, Chaotic Evil

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  82. glennisw1:59 PM

    Indeed.

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  83. Because what you always want to see with democracy is narrowing of rights.

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  84. Pere&#39;s Parrot2:01 PM

    Sadly, both sides do this.

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  85. OH HAI Dennis

    got your trollish shit-encrusted ass kicked off of Crooks & Liars, eh?

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  86. gocart mozart2:07 PM

    Fox used the stupidest man on the internet as a source. This does not surprise.

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  87. gocart mozart2:08 PM

    Self awareness has a well known liberal bias.

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  88. This was the same group that insisted that the ACA emphasis on screening and preventative care was pointless because it's a waste of money to test people for conditions they don't have.

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  89. DARREN WILSON: Human paladin, 36 HP, Lawful Good. Special Attack: Onslaught of 2d6 speeding bullets every round. Special Defenses: Cop, County Attorney ally. Special Weaknesses: Unarmed attacks do triple damage; the truth.

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  90. Well, let's bring on the shitball responses: The news director for the AFA says that Michael Brown was "entitled" and therefore he deserved "consequences." I love the passive voice these pricks all use, not to mention the presumption that petty theft is now a deathworthy offense. You know, there were plenty of middle-class white kids in my hometown who shoplifted just for fun, and I don't think there would have been a lot of yammering about "consequences" if a police officer shot one of them.

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  91. LookWhosInTheFreezer2:16 PM

    Don't forget free room and board!

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  92. He deserved to be killed because he didn't have "morals".

    Well.

    Then again, these are people who want folks to be tortured for eternity for not following their religion, so...

    Now
    no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one could
    speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not steal,
    he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.umIjHXeM.dpuf
    Now
    no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one could
    speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not steal,
    he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.umIjHXeM.dpuf
    Now
    no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one could
    speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not steal,
    he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.umIjHXeM.dpuf
    Now
    no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one could
    speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not steal,
    he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.umIjHXeM.dpuf
    Now
    no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one could
    speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not steal,
    he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.umIjHXeM.dpuf

    Now no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one
    could speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not
    steal, he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more
    at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.InRX4lL1.dpuf

    Now no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one
    could speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not
    steal, he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more
    at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.InRX4lL1.dpuf

    Now no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one
    could speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not
    steal, he was above getting any consequences for his actions. - See more
    at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-spox-says-entitled-michael-brown-received-justice-god-says-there-will-be-consequences#sthash.InRX4lL1.dpuf

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  93. Oh, those HI-larious folks at Reason!

    CNN foolishly opened the comments section on their top article.
    The comments are actually pretty funny. Plenty of jokes about an
    early thanksgiving sale on TVs and liquor, or Black Monday.


    b'HAW! b'HAW!

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  94. Oh, it's even better than that. Shorter Lindsey Graham: "Six separate investigations conducted by hyper-partisan Republicans desperate for anything they can find with which to smear or impeach the president--are part of Obama's great coverup of the greatest crime against humanity in the recorded history of mankind."

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  95. TomParmenter2:34 PM

    And, in return, they gave *us* a whole new culture of jazz and rock&roll and country music.

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  96. gocart mozart2:37 PM

    The fact that they can't find any evidence of wrongdoing, just proves how deep the conspiracy goes.

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  97. Concern troll is very concerned:

    If the race hustlers actually gave a shit about black people being shot by police then they wouldn't make it always about fucking race.

    If they really cared then they would do everything in their power to try to convince the average white suburbanite soccer mom that the exactly same thing could happen to their special little snowflake too.



    Translation: "How dare those people try to make us believe that they're people, too! Why does it always have to be about RACE when an unarmed black guy gets arbitrarily shot? Why can't the statist jackboots shoot a white kid occasionally so we'll be obliged to give a shit?"

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  98. one more - Mr. Concern Troll is also ready to go all Alex Jones because this looks so suspicious:

    I'm almost ready to jump on the conspiracy bandwagon too. It's always cases like this that get picked, and not 12 year old with the airsoft gun, or the black guy at Walmart holding a pellet gun in the aisle of Walmart where they fucking sell pellet guns.

    I mean, why can't we get outraged at what THEY want us outraged at?

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  99. Good point, but it's hardly compensation, really...

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  100. How does the Stupidest and Most Unethical
    Man on the Internet react? By going back to that original post and
    completely wiping it out, even changing the title: UPDATE:
    Officer Darren Wilson Suffered Severe Facial Contusions After Severe
    Beating During Mike Brown Attack


    Down the memory hole, as usual!

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  101. BigHank532:57 PM

    Sooner or later people notice that the state keeps shooting its enemies but none of the problems are going away...

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  102. tigrismus2:58 PM

    Wait, has he missed the outrage at the Walmart killing? Because I sure heard a lot.

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  103. Black people didn't riot over it, so he can't be properly outraged.

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  104. coozledad3:03 PM

    Frequently heard from cons during the eighties:"Jimmy Carter din't dress right. Reagan dresses right. The president is our king!"


    Of course this was from the holocaust denying puke drunk Episcopalian wing of the party, but...


    What am I saying? That's pretty much their party.

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  105. tigrismus3:03 PM

    ALL trials are for the sake of appearances, otherwise you'd just kill folks without a trial or let them go without even bothering... HEY WAIT A MINUTE.

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  106. ROBERT MCCULLOCH: Enormous shitslug, 1-12 HP (chosen by Grand Jury with no additional guidance), Lawful Evil. Special Attacks: Media scolding; witness-smearing ooze. Special Defenses: Transparent screen of crude legalism; feces-laced mucus coating. Special Weaknesses: Darkies ('cause one killed his dad); lacks awareness of the concept of recusal; the truth.

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  107. BigHank533:03 PM

    What isn't a personal affront to Mark Levin?

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  108. coozledad3:05 PM

    The scent of his index finger, shoved up his ass and drawn across his upper lip.

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  109. "Nobody wants a king, Ignatius!"

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  110. tigrismus3:10 PM

    Grabs the officer's gun? What, now he shot himself?

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  111. coozledad3:14 PM

    Not a Brazilian Minotaur, obvs.

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  112. tigrismus3:17 PM

    OK, I take it all back, Michael Brown was OBVIOUSLY armed: I know the results of an ugly-stick beating when I see them.

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  113. Another cutting remark. But I bet this comment can still slice a tomato paper-thin!

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  114. mgmonklewis3:18 PM

    It was like having a pallet of Mallomars dropped upon him from great height.

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  115. Cause and effect are communist constructs, comrade!

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  116. tigrismus3:20 PM

    Breitbart.com's Ben Shapiro also condemns "the media’s attempted racial assassination of Officer Darren Wilson."

    And absolutely nothing will happen to them for leaving his bleeding racial on the road for hours.

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  117. mgmonklewis3:22 PM

    Agreed. I wasn't quite sold with merely three.

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  118. Too bad we used the board to beat them.

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  119. John Wesley Hardin3:24 PM

    That puts the "ass" in "mustache."

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  120. Isn't that in the Urban Dictionary as a Dirty Levin? If not, it should be.

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  121. He's so injured, for having gotten away with murder.

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  122. "Yes. And by this time tomorrow, those sandwiches will be talking back!"

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  123. I wouldn't bet on that.

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  124. gocart mozart3:31 PM

    Upvote for Toole reference. Winguts are a confederacy of dunces after all.

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  125. gocart mozart3:33 PM

    At the hospital Wilson was quoted as saying "You should have seen the other guy."

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  126. DN Nation3:37 PM

    Jim Hoft is such a raving, creepy weirdo, I have no idea how even the true believers want to read his spew unless they themselves are ravi...ahhhh, I see.

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  127. Provider_UNE3:58 PM

    After this comment waxes my floor, enhances my after dinner treat, I would like to lavish it with pealed grapes and massage it to many happiest of endings...

    ...

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  128. Provider_UNE3:59 PM

    You win the Alliterati of the day award, a plaque in your honor will be hung on a wall.
    ...

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  129. Provider_UNE4:03 PM

    Hey now!!!!

    Actually favorite lyric of all time.
    ...

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  130. Jimcima4:27 PM

    Personally, I always go to Breitbart when I'm looking for some good old-fashioned race-baiting flame-fanning:



    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/11/24/Report-Officer-Shot-Amid-Ferguson-Havoc


    The shooting in question happened 5 miles away from Ferguson and came as result of a home burglary gone wrong; police report that it had nothing to do with the grand jury decision but 178 (and counting) racist Breitbart commenters simply don't care.

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  131. AngryWarthogBreath4:34 PM

    The most recent Monstrous Manual still classifies him as a "prosecutor", when it's been known for years that the intended rule patch was to classify him under "defence attorney".

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  132. Thousands of Julienne fries in seconds!!
    Cold cuts so thin your in-laws will never come back!!

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  133. AngryWarthogBreath4:41 PM

    Didn't you read Wilson's testimony? Brown wasn't humanoid, he was a demon. Present him as a humanoid and you'll have the clerics thinking their Rebuke Demon spells won't work against him, when they're casting them as hard as they can.


    (And, to get off the snark train for a moment, people heard "when a black man is angry, he actually looks to me like a supernatural figure of unmitigated evil", and thought "well, that certainly doesn't sound like someone who would commit an unjustified murder on racist grounds!", which is... advanced.)

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  134. No indeed. That's why we allow the cops to shoot them dead in the street.

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  135. So, the Venn Diagram of fuckbuckets who have been giving handjobs to the Brave Patriot Freedom Fighters who will protect their cornstitootshunal rights from government overreach by any means necessary/Drooping lilies who are simply a-ppalled by the way those horrible negros are behaving.

    A perfect circle or a slight oval?

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  136. "We don't have trials of innocent men simply for appearances' sake." Nice to know Jonah's already figured out that Wilson is innocent; having an actual trial would've been nice but I guess in his eyes it would've been a waste of money.


    Not to mention: all those witnesses! They'd just disagree with each other and we'd still never know what really happened.

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  137. Funny, a trial might have brought out what really happened. Too bad for everybody, except Wilson of course.

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  138. AngryWarthogBreath4:58 PM

    Ann Coulter, Ted Nugent, and Brit Hume, says the URL.


    Hmm.


    If that's not "how nature says 'do not touch'", then I don't know what is.

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  139. Underprivileged members of society who Fight the Man directly are deplorable because they steal the thunder of concerned Libertarians. Plus, they have the gall to express their own views about the best way to FtM when everyone knows that you just have to decriminalize drug use.

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  140. I wonder if C. Johnson ever looks back on his days with the wingeratti and shudders?

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  141. It seems he may have some remorse... it's a lot of karma to work off, though.

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  142. Well, certainly "Fuck you, nigger!" is the very height of enlightened discourse and the hallmark of civil society worldwide.

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  143. The comments over there are a rotten mango swamp, as well:

    Bill in Texas 32 minutes ago

    @Not a hater Some guy outweighing me by 100 lb. reaches into my car & hits me, I'll shoot him, too. Wilson had no other choice, seems to me.

    durhonka 3 hours ago
    Yeah, sorry, Salon. None of these tweets were that bad. In fact, this
    was probably the most exposure to conservative views that most of your readers have encountered in years. You might have inadvertantly been helping the right-wingers here.

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  144. John Wesley Hardin5:24 PM

    And why are the "race hustlers" always black? Are there no white race hustlers? Perhaps there's a white race shuffle that's easier to do with a stick up your ass.

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  145. They covered up the cover-up!!!

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  146. In all fairness to that ovine-looking murderer, that may only be a Male Pattern Baldness buzzcut.

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  147. "And you can, because he's still there!"

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  148. I got me this awesome tax lawyer. I'm really gonna stick it to the man!

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  149. adorable sheepies squeeeee!

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  150. Also Wilson had no knowledge of shoplifting as he was perforating Michael Brown.

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  151. And the ME never testified about finding the CIGARILLOS OF DOOM on Brown's body, even though the Putzecutor's speech last night had Wilson seeing them on Brown's person.

    Folks, they just didn't care.

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  152. satch6:02 PM

    Unfortunately, snark seems to be all we've got left.

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  153. Up to 182 now, so I guess it's not fun anymore.

    The first comment, out of the gate, though, with 98 upvotes?
    B&cakes •16 hours ago

    Maybe now the cops can put away the riot shields and billy clubs and bring out the automatic weapons and armored vehicles like they should'vedone in the first place?



    Pardon me while I go drink out of the toilet and rinse the taste of that out of my mouth.

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  154. If your lynching boner lasts more than four centuries, seek professional help.

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  155. susanoftexas6:16 PM

    Since the libertarians placed us under their protection a couple of decades ago we have seen a huge jump in the police state. They are just as good at Fighting the Man as they are at Wooing the Woman or Solving the Problem.

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  156. Speaking of "Republican outreach", we all really wanted to hear what Rand Paul had to say, right?

    (CNN) -- Sen. Rand Paul is blaming politicians for the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, arguing that the criminal justice system fuels racial tension by disproportionately targeting African-Americans.

    The so-called war on drugs has created a culture of violence and put police in a nearly impossible situation," Paul said in an op-ed published for TIME.

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  157. but but but it's all the liberal's fault for not decriminalizing pot so affluent white stoners can smoke it in peace!

    Oh, and, aherm aherm black people something something. Pull up your pants!

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  158. gocart mozart6:37 PM

    The lawyers are in on it. I know this guy that says that the I.R.S. is illegal and can't do nothing to you because something something. Go with that guy.
    -Wesley Snipes

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  159. synykyl6:48 PM

    ... I guess even Jonah has some sense of shame. ...

    You guess wrong ;-)

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  160. ken_lov7:51 PM

    The official state rhetoric for the last few days has almost been begging for a riot. "Now look you boys, the jury's gonna be releasing its decision soon, and y'all behave you hear? Not that we have any idea what the decision is but y'all keep calm anyway, y'hear?" They might just as well have said "Look the jury's gonna find him innocent so you just STFU and don't make any trouble."

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  161. Orifice Wilson says he's good with killing a kid:

    Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson told ABC he was sorry for the loss Michael Brown's life but that his conscience is clear.

    BASTARD.

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  162. satch8:08 PM

    Seems that in Missourah, a police officer is entitled to shoot a fleeing felon. Of course, things get complicated because it's tough to identify "felons" just by the way they look, and even "those people" usually aren't dumb enough to say "I just committed a felony, and I'm SO outta here!" while running away.

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  163. M. Krebs8:18 PM

    Someone with Photoshop skills needs to get to work on this:

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  164. Mr. Wonderful8:28 PM

    I query "Episcopalian." The Episkies often seem to be the most enlightened of the Xtians. Or do they have their hideous knuckle-dragging wing, too?

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  165. Mr. Wonderful8:29 PM

    By which you mean, where there's smoke from a fire some asshole sets, there's fire.

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  166. Mr. Wonderful8:32 PM

    "and now they are convinced that America agrees with everything they say"


    I don't assume that. Now are convinced that the slimiest tactics, rampant mendacity, and simple dissemination of bullshit that they've been practicing, *works.* They don't give a tinker's fuck about what America agrees with. It's how American can be manipulated that gets them hot and b.

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  167. #grandjury8:33 PM

    God Bless Ferguson Grand Jury. Justice was served

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  168. #grandjury8:34 PM

    Hey Une. Aren't you proud of your people all over the country. Looting, setting on fire, fighting. Must be proud. What a disgrace.

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  169. #grandjury8:35 PM

    You minus well be black you ugly pussy

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  170. Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps8:39 PM

    lol

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  171. #grandjury8:40 PM

    You don't deserve an explanation you dirt bag. The bro assaulted the cop and reached for his gun. Justice was served. One more thug off the streets

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  172. #grandjury8:41 PM

    It's true. The guy is a world class loser with a picture of him. From 20 years ago. He needs his taint tickled

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  173. Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps8:42 PM

    ok buddy

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  174. #grandjury8:43 PM

    Where is his butt buddy Roy Boy?

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  175. #grandjury8:43 PM

    Just shut up, you white elitist. You are a complete fookin disgrace

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  176. #grandjury8:44 PM

    Ooh. You are a real tough guy aren't you. Keep your mouth shut

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  177. #grandjury8:45 PM

    What are you? You fookin douche bag

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  178. #grandjury8:46 PM

    Wilson is a hero. Praise be Officer Wilson. Fook you and Roy

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  179. #grandjury8:47 PM

    Hey cock face. Officer Wilson is a free man. God Bless George Zimmerman and Officer Wilson. True American heros

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  180. #grandjury8:48 PM

    How's life as a black man?

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  181. #grandjury8:49 PM

    Seriously douche bag. Do you work? You ever off the Internet? You fookin douche bag

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  182. #grandjury8:53 PM

    I hope you aren't defending the Ferguson CRIMINAL faithful. They are what gives the bros a bad name

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  183. #grandjury8:55 PM

    Shut the Fook up moron

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  184. #grandjury8:58 PM

    It's called justice big boy. Justice was served

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  185. #grandjury9:00 PM

    You know the funny thing. You and all your white boys on this site are ambulance chasers. You stupid fookin couch bag

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  186. #grandjury9:01 PM

    Justice was served baby. God Bless Officer Wilson

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  187. #grandjury9:02 PM

    STFU. Justice was served

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  188. #grandjury9:03 PM

    Officer Wilson, a fine American citizen. God Bless him

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  189. #grandjury9:03 PM

    Justice was served

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  190. gocart mozart9:54 PM

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E4tPsvPhTJs/VHTXcfHKqtI/AAAAAAAAVv8/eO3knc8pJGs/s1600/unnamed%2B%281%29.jpg

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  191. gocart mozart9:58 PM

    And he's not even the crazy congressman King.



    "Rep. Peter King suggests Obama invite Darren Wilson to the White House"
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/11/25/rep-peter-king-suggests-obama-invite-darren-wilson-to-the-white-house/

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  192. gocart mozart10:00 PM

    Have you killed any kids yourself or do you just aspire to?

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  193. gocart mozart10:08 PM

    Roy! The toilet is overflowing and crap is spewing all over the place, grab a plunger STAT.

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  194. gocart mozart10:13 PM

    Dude, he's not gonna have sex with you no matter how much you praise him.

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  195. gocart mozart10:21 PM

    Since Roy has deleted the trolls, I have an unused comeback that I will just post here:



    "How's life as a dingleberry hanging from Darren Wilson's rectum?

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  196. realinterrobang10:46 PM

    Aren't they the ones who always say "An armed society is a polite society"? "Polite" is a synonym for "civil," right?

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  197. Tehanu10:53 PM

    Fred Clark at slacktivist: "Here in the United States, this confession of prejudice is, perversely, a
    legitimate and effective legal defense against the very charge being
    confessed. If a white person tells a grand jury that, to them, a black
    male “looks like a demon,”
    this is treated as confirmation of the reality of the threat, not as
    proof that this white person’s perception of black people is literally demon-izing."
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2014/11/25/the-lie-of-the-black-problem-is-not-just-immoral-its-illogical/

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