Wednesday Open Thread [2.5.14]

Filed in National, Open Thread by on February 5, 2014

What fresh hell is this? Teen killer George Zimmerman is boxing rapper DMX in some celebrity thing. Seriously, I don’t get it. Zimmerman has already told the world that he was powerless against a teenager who weighed less than he did, and was armed with only Skittles. Now he wants to fight a rapper. I guess he thinks there is more money and more notoriety at stake, but who does he expect to actually root for him here? There’s a petition to stop the fight, but frankly I hope DMX kicks his ass.

Today, Trayvon Martin would have been 19 years old, and today one more Stand Your Ground case starts in Florida where a white software developer shot a black 17-year old because he had loud music in his car. Stand Your Ground needs to be renamed to Protecting What’s White.

In Hillary News, Media Matters takes a look at the press surrounding her Campaign-In-Waiting and compares it to that surrounding BushCo. Any guesses at the difference? Bush was a rock star and Hillary is all conspiracies and issues. Wonder how that happened? Seriously, there’s no doubt that there are real questions about a Hillary candidacy, but this kind of advance narrative building is just journalistic malpractice.

According to endless Beltway commentary regarding her non-candidacy, Clinton’s overseeing an ominous “shadow campaign” that features a “political hit list” to keep track of “treacherous” foes. She’s linked “to a culture of payback and bare-knuckles politics.” Her non-candidacy is peaking too soon and it lacks “transparency”; it’s a “predestined” “train wreck.” “Indecision” is becoming a trademark. She’s taking a “wrong turn” and repeating her mistakes from 2008. Her presence “unsettles” Democrats, she doesn’t stand for anything, and her campaign needs a better manager!

This weather is driving everyone nuts, but there is no excuse for just ignoring the bridge clearance rules. Whoever was driving this truck, has gotten himself wedged under the railroad bridge over on Lovering Ave by Augustine. And this wasn’t even a close call. So if you are planning on being in that are, be sure to work out a detour first.

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  1. Aoine says:

    just let the air out of the tires and drag the truck out…

    but……hey, don’t let common sense get in the way of a good drama

  2. Joanne Christian says:

    Question for the attorney folk out there? If you give your DNA sample as part of an investigation or paternity filings, and you have none on record—does your DNA combo now enter the whole system? Or if you aren’t the guilty one, does your DNA sample get deleted?

    ID Addict here.

  3. LeBay says:

    Thank you, Aoine. This used to happen all the time at the old Stanton and Avon underpasses. The fix was to let the air out of the tires & drag it out. Still works!

  4. Jason330 says:

    Good question Joanne. Until we know for sure – I’m going to guess that all tested DNA goes into the database, regardless of the purpose of he test.

  5. AGovernor says:

    Is the clearance posted on the bridge?