I just finished yet another long Facebook battle with someone who thinks Obama is a race-baiter, Trayvon was a thug who deserved what he got, there should never have even been a trial, and the whole thing was never about race. The latest theologian even claimed that the specific drink Trayvon purchased, "together with Skittles are 2 of 3 ingredients of "Lean" (AKA Sizzurp) a recreational drug popular in the hip-hop community that can also lead to feelings of agitation and paranoia." Seriously. I had not heard that one before.
Anyway, after explaining that we really do not have to argue about how old Trayvon looked on the night in questions since we actually know exactly what he looked like. http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/... I finished on a positive and constructive note:
Since you believe in gun rights and the right to stand ones own ground, would you please sign the petition to Governor Scott for him to grant clemency to a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. I think it is a cause that Conservatives and Libertarians should really be able to get behind. Her husband had an extensive criminal record, she had no record whatsoever, and was a contributing member of society and a mother. She even has a Master's degree http://www.change.org/.... Here is a news story about it: http://www.cbsnews.com/...The pessimist in me knows that once he sees her mugshot it is all over. But the optimist within me hopes that some Republican somewhere will get the idea that this would be a great way to pretend that they really are not racist after all. Feel free to spread it around anyway.