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If The Strategy Was Always Propaganda, Why Is A Charging Instrument That Sounds Like The Squawk Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask A Surprise?

Posted on | April 13, 2012 | 33 Comments

by Smitty

Allahpundit is confused, probably because he’s screwing up and attempting rational analysis of a Lefty ploy again:

I don’t understand Corey’s strategy in charging him with murder two. Maybe she thinks Zimmerman will plead to a lesser charge, but if it’s anything less than manslaughter she’s going to take tremendous heat for having gone too easy on him. That’s a weird predicament for a politically-minded prosecutor to put herself in. She’ll take some heat even if she gets him to cop to manslaughter, in fact, since manslaughter is a crime of simple negligence and people who want him prosecuted believe Zimmerman’s far more morally culpable than that. (This is all assuming he’d be willing to make a deal, which, given the weakness of the charging instrument, he probably isn’t.) In fact, I also don’t get why she insisted on filing an affidavit of probable cause instead of taking the case to a grand jury. If they refused to indict him, she could have blamed them for him getting off and claimed she’d given it her best effort. As it is, if Dershowitz is right, her own affidavit’s about to be tossed by a judge and then she’ll have to answer for why she couldn’t even get to first base on a conviction.

Allah, Allah, Allah. If the Left had facts, they’d pound the facts. If they had law, they’d pound the law. Having neither, they’re setting up to pound the courts.

Law is based upon reason, and a reasonable person sees through the farce at work, as the truly sad death of a little boy is molded, claylike, into something completely different. The judge is going to apply reason, and reject this, and the Left is going to cry foul. And there will be an appeal. And it will fail upward, rolling up to the SCOTUS, if possible.

The Left will blame the courts, and try to use this as a rallying point to whip up the troops about these ‘activist’ judges who are denying ‘justice’ to Trayvon. What a despicable, evil act that will be, if it unfolds that way. I’d like to be wrong, but the patter of the last three years is nothing if not consistent in its diabolical, omnidirectional attack on all we hold dear.

The interesting question, after all this, will be George Zimmerman’s take. He’s being crucified on the false cross of the Left’s quest for power. Does he break, and blame himself, or does he realize what a sick, Satanic scam the Left is running?

Admittedly obscure title reference:


33 Responses to “If The Strategy Was Always Propaganda, Why Is A Charging Instrument That Sounds Like The Squawk Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask A Surprise?”

  1. richard mcenroe
    April 13th, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    Smitty you owe everyone who reads this blog five minutes of their life back for watching that video.  Pony up.

  2. smitty
    April 13th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    So, are you saying the Zappa cut is or is not a fair comparison with the charging instrument?

  3. Bob Belvedere
    April 13th, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    Smitty wrote [emphasis mine]: as the truly sad death of a little boy is molded, claylike, into something completely different.

    I hope you were being sarcastic there Admiral: Martin was a young man.

    As for ‘boy’: Why are you such a raaaaacist!!!?

    Related: I’m quite disappointed in the New York Post for continuing to use the picture of Martin when he was a pre-teen in it’s reports.  This was a young man who dressed like a gangsta, complete with tattoos and bling.

  4. Adjoran
    April 13th, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    The problem is the judge has to live there.  It would take an act of tremendous courage – and possibly foolhardiness – to throw out the indictment at this stage.  She would become a target instantly, also her family, and co-workers at the courthouse would also be endangered.  Nothing’s been done about the NBPP’s “dead or alive” bounty, who is going to protect her?

    I have heard that a partner in her old law firm is going to be a CNN expert for the trial, so that may give her the excuse to recuse herself.

    Step one is a change of venue.  No fair trial is possible with the angry mob around.

    The state of Florida has made a calculated decision to overcharge GZ and let his life be ruined to save potential loss of life and property to a raging, rioting mob.  I think we can scratch Rick Scott from the list of up-and-coming GOP Governors with potential national futures.

  5. Adjoran
    April 13th, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

     You know what those gold “grills” cost?  Where did this child – barely a toddler – get the money for that?

  6. Mike G.
    April 13th, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

     Well, Zappa was always a proponent of using anything to make “music.” Perhaps you might remember his appearance on the Tonight Show back inthe early 60’s where he used a bicycle turned upside down and some sticks to make music?

  7. Mike G.
    April 13th, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

     Does sound kinda like they’re trippin’ on Acid, though.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 13th, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    Any day is a good day for Zappa!  

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 13th, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Why Rick Scott?  I do not think the governor of any state gets to interfere in a criminal prosecution (other than suing tobacco companies and revenue generating activities like that).  You appoint the prosecutor and they make the call.  

  10. richard mcenroe
    April 13th, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

     The judge has recused herself already.

  11. richard mcenroe
    April 13th, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

     The squawk of a sexually aroused gas mask ends pretty quickly, since you tend to pass out from your own CO2.  Uh, someone told me that.  But this just went on and on…

  12. Adobe_Walls
    April 13th, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    In what way are Mothers of Invention referrences obscure? As a matter of fact I was looking at that album cover just the other day, have no idea where the actual record is.

  13. vermontaigne
    April 13th, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I don’t think they mean to put Zimmerman or the court on trial so much as the law. Going to trial means that the facts of the case as argued will at least be available, but those aren’t going to be favorable either to the MSM or the prosecution. Instead, they’ll try to focus attention on the supposedly racist law, and people like Obama’s old professor Ogletree will be called upon to make that argument in the media, which will never get around to finding out whether blacks who’ve killed people of other ‘races’ have been exonerated on grounds of Stand Your Ground . . . which in fact they have.

  14. smitty
    April 13th, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    I was saying ‘the Court’, but the law itself is a useful target. Speaking with Dad today on the drive home, I realized that Progressivism is simply an allergy to reality, and therefore must always have something to attack.

  15. smitty
    April 13th, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    Whoops, I replied to you below, but the indentation failed.

  16. droidist
    April 13th, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    Uhhh, all (or most, anyway…) of the music references here are obscure to me ? I was born Dec 1916…
    Talk about my contemporaries, DangIt!
    … You know… Mozart & Shakespeare…
    [exceeding wide grin and letting go of your leg now….]

  17. Mike G.
    April 13th, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

     “Progressivism is simply an allergy to reality, and therefore must always have something to attack.”


  18. Adobe_Walls
    April 13th, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    I don’t think the law is the question here. As someone informed me yesterday on another blog this is a case of simple self defense duty to retreat/stand your ground isn’t really at issue here in that Zimmerman had no opportunity to retreat after he was attacked so the only law to attack is concealed carry. Maryland or one of it’s counties just lost a case last week or so where they had denied renewal of a CC permit because the applicant couldn’t establish a threat to himself. The court ruled that the “state” needed to prove why the applicant should not be allowed to carry concealed, and that the applicant had only to assert his 2nd amendment right to obtain said permit.

  19. Charles
    April 13th, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    Keep this in mind:

    (1) Angela Corey is a Republican and, before anyone starts calling her a RINO, she’s going to be the hero of this story. That’s just going to mess up the race-baiters and war-on-women wannabes something terrible.

    (2) You don’t go to the grand jury if you don’t have to because each time your witnesses testify, or tell their story to your investigators or the press, they tell it a little differently. And the defense lawyer jumps all over that.

    (3) Mark O’Mara may well be able to prove his client’s self-defense claim, in which case he’ll be the hero of this story. But, if he’s good, he doesn’t necessarily care to do that before the election.

    (4) O’Mara’s legal strategy so far seems very clearly to let the case cool off before it comes to any decision. That leaves the CNN/MSNBC army of race-baiters with nothing to show for all their bile and blather.

  20. Charles
    April 13th, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    The can’t call Charles Ogletree because he made his reputation as a public defender in Washington, DC getting men off murder charges.

  21. Adobe_Walls
    April 13th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    But they’ll be right back as soon as the trial starts and if Zimmerman isn’t crucified there will be riots.

  22. Adobe_Walls
    April 13th, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Or the governor leans on the prosecutor telling them that something must be done or the situation might explode. Which it will anyway.

  23. Adjoran
    April 14th, 2012 @ 12:16 am

     He chose the prosecutor.  In a state as big as Florida, he had many to choose from.

  24. Adjoran
    April 14th, 2012 @ 12:21 am

     Yes, but if it takes long enough, the scope will be much smaller.  It’s hard to maintain a high level of frenzy, or to whip it back up once it has subsided.

    As events are unfolding, that may have been the exact plan – to sacrifice a year of Zimmerman’s freedom even though they know he’ll never be convicted, just to minimize the damage of the mob.

    Me, I’d go with riot guns, gear, and horses.

  25. Wombat_socho
    April 14th, 2012 @ 12:25 am


  26. Adobe_Walls
    April 14th, 2012 @ 1:14 am

    You forgot bayonets.

  27. Adobe_Walls
    April 14th, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    Actually I believe in this case the AG did or at least is taking credit for it

  28. Adjoran
    April 14th, 2012 @ 1:19 am

     Yeah, technically it’s his call, but on a case this explosive, if the Governor wasn’t in on the decision, he’s not paying attention.

  29. Adjoran
    April 14th, 2012 @ 1:23 am

     “Stand your ground” did allow Zimmerman a chance to move for immunity, though.  But other than that, no, it wouldn’t come into play with the shooter on the ground being beaten.

    When people like Crump and Sharpton are involved, the motivation isn’t something so theoretical as the SYG or CC laws.  They smelled a payday.

  30. Adjoran
    April 14th, 2012 @ 1:24 am

     I left out dogs and water cannons, too, ’cause I didn’t want to be raysiss.

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    April 15th, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

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    April 15th, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

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  33. Bob Belvedere
    April 15th, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    Ah, but leaving them out makes you a siss-y.