I’m going to try something new today and see what readers (and I) think of it. I’m going to keep the open thread at the top and add (usually) brief items — some new, some not so new — as the day goes by. I’m going to try to keep this going for several days to clear out some items which need to be noticed and to get some feedback.
Rules are here. Possible comment fodder follows. Other topics are also fair game.
If you are on the front page, click “more” to see today’s additions, updated sporadically:
4:55 p.m.: For the “Even a stopped clock is right twice a day” file — “Jimmy Carter: Jury got it right in Zimmerman case.” I wonder what he’ll say if anyone says otherwise as his annual human rights conferences?
4:15 p.m.: At EAG News on July 8 — “Common Core gives leftist educators a backdoor for bringing activism into the classroom”
2:00 p.m.: Also not to be missed in the sore losers’ Zimmerman verdict, via Doug Ross — “Trayvon Martin, Burglary Tools, and PCP-style Drug Cocktails.” Read the whole painful thing.
1:55 p.m.: At Breitbart’s Big Journalism — John Nolte has a timeline of the press’s disgraceful coverage in the 45 days from February to April of last year leading to George Zimmerman’s arrest.
1:50 p.m.: “Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.”
1:30 p.m. (aka “Who’s the Bigot Now?”): “CNN: Zimmerman Prosecutor Excused Potential Black Juror for Being a Fox News Watcher”
1:25 p.m., for the “There Is No Voter Fraud” file: Melowese Richardson, a former poll worker in the Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati, was sentenced to five years in prison today four counts of illegal voting (five previous BizzyBlog posts are here). When first confronted with the charges, Richardson said: “I’ll fight it (the charges) for Mr. Obama and for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the United States.””
1:00 p.m.: Little-known George Zimmerman fact — “In 2010 race-related beating case, George Zimmerman pushed to discipline same officers who investigated Trayvon Martin shooting.” More: “A member of the Zimmerman family wrote that George was one of ‘very few’ in Sanford who publicly condemned the ‘beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on Dec. 4, 2010, by the son of a Sanford police officer,’ who is white.”
Update: Let’s build on that:
Zimmerman’s high school prom date- black.
Zimmerman’s business partner- black.
Zimmerman’s wife’s best friend- black.
Kids Zimmerman tutors after school for free- black.
Neighbor Zimmerman invited to stay at his house as long as she needed after being rattled by a break in to her house, black.
Homeless man killed that Zimmerman fought for justice for- black.
Fifty-one percent of the neighborhood where Zimmerman rents a house- black/brown.
Seriously, if you have spouted this nonsense (about Zimmerman being a racist), shame on you.
If you’ve spouted the nonsense about Zimmerman being a racist and you knew any of the above items, you probably have no shame.
12:10 p.m: At Zero Hedge on Monday — “America’s Undisputed Job Dynamo: Texas”
11:40 p.m.: Sharon Coolidge at the Cincinnati Enquirer has a short memory about the conduct of former First District Congressman Steve Driehaus. It is certainly true that his name doesn’t belong in the same sentence with Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, and it is obviously noble that he is currently serving in the Peace Corps. But it is NOT correct to say that “he remains a respected politician” after launching and (thank goodness) losing a sore-loser lawsuit against Susan B. Anthony’s List for telling the truth in the 2010 election about his support for ObamaCare constituting a betrayal of his alleged pro-life beliefs. SBA’s position has been vindicated many times over as we’ve seen what’s really in the Affordable Care Act. Just ask the Catholic Church, of which Driehaus is still a member, Hobby Lobby, and many others. Update: I also should remind readers that Driehaus agreed with an African-American judge that “those who are going around ‘carrying tea bags’ are ‘the modern-day version of the KKK’ when he spoke at a Cincinnati ObamaCare “celebration” event which yours truly attended in April 2010. Sorry, Sharon Coolidge: I will never “respect” that.
11:30 a.m.: COAST thinks it’s hopeless to try to stop the Cincinnati parking operations
lease fleece. Now is not the time to go wobbly, guys and gals. Believe me, I understand the frustration, but there are still plenty of moves left in the Alinsky playbook if you, Chris Smitherman, and neighborhood groups wish to use them.
11:25 a.m.: Culture of Unprecedented Corruption Update, in the Washington Times on Monday — “Feds admit improper scrutiny of candidate, donor tax records; Justice has declined to prosecute any of the cases”
11:00 a.m.: Andrew Malcolm at Investory’s Business Daily on Tuesday — “With little media notice, Obama’s poll numbers sink”