Zimmerman was about all there was out of news outlets these past few weeks. I didn’t follow play-by-play trial recaps, figuring to learn all about it when the verdict came down.
I wasn’t disinterested in the events surrounding the trial because a boy died, which spreads a pall over all else. Death of any child is never a good thing (or shouldn’t be) and worthy of remorse.
But when Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson showed up, my interest in the trial abruptly ended. I know the name of the song they sing, and therefore, knew they’d muck up as much racial unrest as possible. That’s what they do; it’s their business.
With these two, absolutely everything is about race. Without racial strife, they’d both starve. I understand vultures have to eat too, but I don’t enjoy watching them feed. Click.
People of every ilk would’ve chosen a "do-over" of that night if they could, but investing in wishes leaves an empty hand. I’m sure everybody is familiar with the biological exercise supporting that postulate.
According to some legal sources, Zimmerman was "over-charged." Solid evidence never existed for murder and local law enforcement folks knew it.
Weeks after the shooting, enough political pressure was brought to bear to have Zimmerman arrested. There was no grand jury indictment because prosecutors knew they couldn’t successfully make a case. So — in this new normal — politics trumped law.
Maybe Zimmerman could’ve been convicted of something, but that wasn’t possible because of overzealous prosecution. The jury decided exactly as it was charged to do.
But that won’t be good enough with the current White House crowd. You can bet the president’s guy running the Justice Department will do what he can to feed Obama’s support base. Eric Holder is nothing but a political hack, but that’s what he was appointed to be.
The events since the verdict were clearly predictable. It isn’t as if we haven’t been here before. T-shirts are everywhere.
A couple of bright spots emerge from the media fog and clamor surrounding the verdict’s aftermath. The first good thing is purely personal. Anytime liberals have hissy-fits, it’s a good day for me, and they’re vibrating like tuning-forks.
Secondly, NBC screwed up when it edited Zimmerman’s 911 conversation recording to manufacture the appearance of racial bias and then re-broadcast it as news. Zimmerman will sue, and by all accounts NBC will end up writing some very large checks.
I’m generally not a big fan of attorneys, but in this case, I hope they strip the NBC peacock feather-naked. That "news" organization has become nothing more than a surrogate for the Democratic Party, and I won’t mind one little bit if their political spittle disguised as news gets them royally plucked.
After Al and Jesse squeeze all the dissent they can out of this tragedy, they might turn their attention skyward. Astronomy is grossly insensitive, peppered with color-specific terms like black holes, red planets, yellow giants and white dwarfs.
I think they should look into it. I’d love to see them demonstrate in spacesuits. No sound.
Otis Gardner’s column appears weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org,