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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:19 PM

Obama is one smart and cookie. By claiming Treyvon Martin could be his son he has claimed that

Last edited Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:50 PM - Edit history (1)

poor kid for all of us. Now justice can happen and a discussion on 'stand your ground' laws and what it is like to be walking or driving while black with all of our hearts. I was previously outraged by what happened to the 17 year old but, Obama brought it totally home for me.

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Reply Obama is one smart and cookie. By claiming Treyvon Martin could be his son he has claimed that (Original post)
applegrove Mar 2012 OP
brewens Mar 2012 #1
FarPoint Mar 2012 #2
Loudly Mar 2012 #3
CakeGrrl Mar 2012 #5
Estevan Mar 2012 #6
Loudly Mar 2012 #11
izquierdista Mar 2012 #4
blue neen Mar 2012 #7
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #8
baldguy Mar 2012 #9
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #10
FarPoint Mar 2012 #13
JI7 Mar 2012 #12

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:26 PM

2. Stop it...Just stop

This is not acceptable ...not now...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:27 PM

3. It was empathy and compassion and humanity on a very moving scale.

 

And not lashing out at the shooter like he did in the Gates / Cambridge police officer case.

Learning, learning, learning.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:11 PM

5. Who lashed out? And how?

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:50 PM

6. seriously...wtf??

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 05:37 AM

11. Criticized then. Making the controvery more controversial.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:09 PM

4. His son could also look like this

 



Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:30 PM

7. Why?

I'm missing your point somehow.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:16 PM

9. So, walking down an American street carying a bag of Skittles

is the same as being a student intern with al Qaeda in Yemen?

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Response to baldguy (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:34 PM

10. I'm pretty sure you get the point. Maybe you can point me to information that he was an "intern".

The point, if you really need help in understanding, is to juxtapose the killing of an innocent black kid by an idiot cop wannabe with the killing of another innocent (until proven guilty... at least that's how it USED to be) kid by the American Government. One provokes hyperbole-filled outrage while the other hardly seems to matter.

The kid below looks no more like a terrorist than Trayvon looks like a burglar or worse. He look like a member of al-qaeda to you?

Personally? I disagree with the OP's point of view. "Now justice can happen..." because President Obama claimed Trayvon for "all of us"? Please.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 06:53 AM

13. Did you know that you can actually start a new thread and become the OP.

That way we who wish to engage in healthy discussion of your thoughts and feelings about this other young man can be explored.

You see, you are getting off topic from the the current OP. It borders on disruptiveness. It's called hijacking a thread.

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 06:16 AM

12. too bad his dad didn't give a shit about his life

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