Quote of the Day

“George Zimmerman decided Trayvon Martin’s fate on Feb. 26, 2012, and now a jury will decide his. A jury that, by the way, is part of a justice system that is not supposed to exclusively serve the best educated and most articulate of our citizenry. So now would be a good time to point out that Jeantel’s weight, her nails, her sex, her color – these things have precisely jack to do with her account of what happened the night Travyon Martin died. Justice is supposed to serve teenagers too, and people who party and who don’t hide it when they’re angry or flustered, and women who can’t read cursive. It’s supposed to serve people whose dialogue wasn’t written for them by David E. Kelley. Remember that. Remember that Rachel Jeantel is not the one on trial.”

Mary Elizabeth Williams, “The smearing of Rachel Jeantel,” Salon

George Zimmerman Wants Your Money

George Zimmerman has set up a web site with a Paypal button, asking for donations for his living expenses and legal defense.  That’s one Paypal button I’m never going to click.

He writes, “I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life.”

Well, boo hoo.  He should have thought about that before he went driving around with a gun looking for trouble.  Because I believe that if you go looking for trouble, you will definitely find it.  Especially if you take a gun along with you.

As for being forced to leave his life,  I think that accurately describes Trayvon Martin, not George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman’s legal team say they are no longing working for him.