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Update Jurisdiction has been transferred to 4th Circuit's special prosecutor re:Trayvon Martin

GottaLaff (@GottaLaff)
3/23/12 1:45 PM
RT @MLK_STL: Update Jurisdiction has been transferred to 4th Circuit's special prosecutor, 904-630-2493 in Trayvon Martin case. Call them!

They are putting everything under federal jurisdiction apparently.



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:32 PM (4 replies)

10 plagues Pat Robertson believes will befall the Broncos because they traded Tebow:

Plagues that Pat Robertson believes will befall the Broncos now that they have signed Peyton Manning and traded Tim Tebow:

1. A Plague of Gayness

Men will be fornicating with other men in the streets!

Everywhere.

Plus, gayness will become airborne in the Mile High City.

Airborne gayness!

2. Tsunami

When it was pointed out to Robertson that Denver was not on the coast, Robertson nodded and replied, "God spared them because of prayer."

3. Bibles will turn in to Korans.

And the Korans will explode when they are opened.

And the explosions will make people gay.

Exploding gayness!

4. Nuclear assault.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un has become quite the Tim Tebow fan. And if there's one thing that Kim Jong-Un doesn't like -- aside from being a chubby short man presiding over a country where millions are dying of famine -- it's Tim Tebow being disrespected. 
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more: http://outkickthecoverage.com/pat-robertson-prophesies-peyton-manning-injury-after-tebow-trade.php

Heh!
Add your own plague.




 
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:21 PM (4 replies)

Zakaria: Incarceration Nation. (the shame.....)

“Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today,” writes the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik. “Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America - more than 6 million - than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.”
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This wide gap between the U.S. and the rest of the world is relatively recent. In 1980 the U.S.’s prison population was about 150 per 100,000 adults. It has more than quadrupled since then. So something has happened in the past 30 years to push millions of Americans into prison.

That something, of course, is the war on drugs. Drug convictions went from 15 inmates per 100,000 adults in 1980 to 148 in 1996, an almost tenfold increase. More than half of America’s federal inmates today are in prison on drug convictions. In 2009 alone, 1.66 million Americans were arrested on drug charges, more than were arrested on assault or larceny charges. And 4 of 5 of those arrests were simply for possession....
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Partly as a result, the money that states spend on prisons has risen at six times the rate of spending on higher education in the past 20 years. In 2011, California spent $9.6 billion on prisons vs. $5.7 billion on the UC system and state colleges. Since 1980, California has built one college campus and 21 prisons. A college student costs the state $8,667 per year; a prisoner costs it $45,006 a year.
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http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/22/zakaria-incarceration-nation/

It's way past time to end the war on drugs. Soon everybody in the US will either be in jail or working for the DoD or DHS.



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:00 PM (3 replies)

X-Rated campaign bus: (LOL-**snort**)


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/wildrose-partys-bust-bus-gaffe-causes-social-media-uproar/article2374405/

Campaign Buses Go Wild.....



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:14 PM (20 replies)

Mr. Wu is painting the town red in New Orleans these days.(afternoon laugh)

 
This is Mr. Wu, frequenter of Molly’s Bar in New Orleans.

Once Mr. Wu was an ordinary house cat, but after the hurricane “Katrina”, he was left without an owner, and now wanders around the city. But every evening he returns to the bar, where he has his seat and glass or two of whipped cream.
(email)

Heh!
 



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:50 AM (5 replies)

Haley Pollster: SC Governor Unlikely To Win Reelection

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s pollster has been privately predicting what most people living in South Carolina already knew – that the scandal-scarred first term “Republican” is highly unlikely to win reelection in 2014.

In fact, multiple sources tell FITS that Haley’s consultant Jon Lerner has reached the conclusion that – barring some miraculous turnaround – his “rising star” won’t even make it out of the 2014 GOP primary (hence this sort of speculation).

Lerner – who previously advised former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford – is accordingly attempting to position Haley as a prospective nominee in the cabinet of a Mitt Romney administration (or even a lowly ambassador).

“Everything she’s doing now is geared toward getting to D.C.,” a well-placed Washington insider tells FITS. “She doesn’t give a f*ck about being governor of South Carolina anymore.”
More: http://www.fitsnews.com/2012/03/23/haley-pollster-sc-governor-unlikely-to-win-reelection/

Everybody knows that's why she endorsed Romney. People are already lining up to oppose her in a Republican primary.





Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:43 AM (5 replies)

No charges filed against homeowner accused of shooting Bo Morrison

SLINGER — Washington County District Attorney Mark Bensen announced Wednesday that no charges will be filed in the shooting of 20-year-old Bo Morrison in Slinger on March 3rd.

Morrison was shot by a homeowner on the homeowner’s porch, as he was allegedly hiding from police after attending an underage drinking party in the neighborhood.

The District Attorney’s Office says their investigation determined that the homeowner who shot Morrison acted lawfully in self-defense.
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The investigation report in this case says law enforcement was called to a noise complaint involving an underage drinking party that Morrison was attending. The report says Morrison’s BAC was .19 – over twice the legal limit for driving, and Morrison left the party, and entered the homeowner’s enclosed porch.
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The report says the homeowner “acted reasonably in his use of force, based on the facts and circumstances of which he was aware when he encountered an unknown intruder in his residence at 2:00 a.m. March 3rd.” The report says the requirements of the recently passed Castle Doctrine were met in this case based on factors including: time of day of the shooting, location of the shooting, small size of the room where the shooting took place, lighting conditions of the room (dark), dark clothing Morrison was wearing, the fact that the homeowner’s wife and three young children were in the home at the time, etc.
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More: http://fox6now.com/2012/03/21/district-attorney-issues-no-charges-in-slinger-shooting/

The 'castle doctrine'......



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:18 AM (159 replies)

Why we have to protest.

"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
-Frederick Douglass

I was trying to explain to someone why I believed the protests were not only justified but necessary. I mushed around at it for several paragraphs. Douglass sums it up neatly and elegantly.

The PTB will keep pushing us back as far as we will let them. They have to know when there will be no more quiet acquiescence. We still may get pushed back some, but they will have to exert a lot of effort to do so. In addition, because we have dug our heels in if we are pushed back, there will be a trail of how far we did go. Those marks will serve as a warning to them and a positive reminder for us.

When racism occurs, I have zero tolerance for it. My heels have been dug in about that and I've pushing forward for as long as I remember. I don't think that will change in my lifetime. As far as I am concerned, the Sanford police and other authorities had a crack at doing the right thing. They knew they should have thoroughly investigated it and not swept it under the rug.

People know that bigotry and racism is wrong. We have been through this fight and we are not going back. If it occurs, people know to correct it and to demand better. Some people don't care,and I have no use for them. I have less use for the Romneys and Boehners of the world who pander to those who use it because they want their votes. That is the height of cowardice.

After living in SC, I get up pushing back. I do it in my sleep. Others who have not seen the nasty side and what people will do have a little more rope to give at times. Most people learn to stop giving it out. Some never seem to learn and they run out of rope and get stuck.

So wear hoodies, Skittles and other items to show solidarity and resolve. The PTB will see them. Everybody wears a figurative hoodie. None of us wants to be followed and considered suspect if we wear the wrong color to some or pull it up. All of us could be in somebody's line of fire.



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:55 AM (0 replies)

Girl Depends On Goldendoodle For Oxygen



The three-year-old Georgia girl, who has a rare lung disease called neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy, or NEHI, breathes through a tube most of the time, attached to an oxygen tank, which is attached to her dog.

Her goldendoodle, Mr. Gibbs has been specially trained to tote the 6-pound tank, and to stay at Alida’s side.

Alida started having breathing problems by the time she was 6 months old, according to an MSNBC report. One day she turned blue and her parents, Aaron and Debbie Knobloch, rushed her to the hospital. Doctors stabilized her, but were baffled as to what her problem was.

Eventually, a specialist diagnosed NEHI, a condition that was only discovered in 2005,  There have been only 500 confirmed cases.

With the help of a small portable oxygen tank, Alida’s health improved, but cumbersome and limiting as that was for a toddler, her parents started looking for ways to make her life more normal.
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http://www.ohmidog.com/









Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 04:19 AM (17 replies)

For a smile: Doggies and Kittehs together














http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/four-legs-good/6623128/Cats-and-dogs-a-special-relationship

Pals!




Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 23, 2012, 04:14 AM (6 replies)
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