Check out this short starring my awesome IRL friend Danielle Cloutier aka @ReelSmartCookie on the Twitters:
First, white supremacists hacked into Trayvon Martin’s email account and posted some of the information on 4chan.
A slide titled “Trayvon Martin Used Marijuana Habitually,” features an exchange between Trayvon and a friend about getting high. Another slide, “Trayvon Martin was a Drug Dealer” features Facebook messages and photos that supposedly prove Martin dealt drugs, including a picture of Martin posing “aggressively with a large amount of cash in his hand.” It’s impossible to verify the hacked messages’ authenticity—like other anti-Trayvon Martin propaganda, they’re probably a mix of real and fake content— but they are now being passed around as gospel among the racist underbelly of the internet, including message boards like the neo-Nazi hive Stormfront, which Klanklannon apparently frequents.
The saddest bit of Gawker’s story is that Trayvon’s email demonstrated that he was a focused young man trying to get into college:
I’m not a fan of Nancy Grace, but this is worth watching for further insight into the depths of the cover-up that is going on down in Florida:
Clearly, the video released by ABC News yesterday destroys Zimmerman’s claim that Trayvon attacked him.
Additionally, the funeral director has stated that there was no signs on Trayvon’s body that would indicate that he had been in a fight. So we have a video of Zimmerman where he’s unbloodied, unbruised, not wincing in pain, and wearing clean clothes, and we have Trayvon Martin with no cuts or bruises on his hands; but somehow we’re supposed to believe that Trayvon punched Zimmerman in the nose hard enough to break it, then slammed Zimmerman’s head into the ground, and began beating him?
No. That did not happen. It makes no damn sense.
Rachel Maddow had a great segment last night on how batshit crazy the Republican party has become over the last thirty years when it comes to reproductive rights and family planning.
Example Numero Uno? When Papa Bush was UN Ambassador, he sent a letter to the director of Planned Parenthood at the time, Alan Guttmacher, congratulating Planned Parenthood on the issuance of an eight cent “family planning” stamp, and stating he was “deeply appreciative of the dedication it symbolizes.”
Forty years later, George H.W. Bush has thrown his support behind Mitt “We’re gonna get rid of Planned Parenthood” Romney.
Capitalizing on HoodieGate, the NRA demonstrates yet again that they have no shame, and won’t rest until every man, woman, child, and zygote is armed to the teeth:
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They’ve found the oil reserves in Kenya. I repeat, they found the oil reserves in Kenya. Commencing emergency shutdown in
The wingnuts just creamed their collective twinkie.
[via New Fuelist]
[cross-posted at ABLC]
Over the weekend, a picture began circulating that claimed to show Martin in a less-than-flattering light: shirtless, sagging pants, and giving the finger to the camera.
The image quickly circulated across blogs and websites, with many claiming it as evidence that Martin was not as innocent as family and supporters claimed, as well as alleging media bias.
There is one problem to that claim: the picture is not Trayvon Martin.
As I pointed out on Saturday, these images are coming straight from the Breitbrats via Stormfront.
Upon looking at this Photoshop image, perhaps Newt Gingrich wants to explain what it is about President Obama’s comments that were so racially divisive? Oh wait, nevermind he can’t — because he’s an asshole who panders to the lowest life-forms in Wingnutopia.