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Sunday, February 16, 2014

George Zimmerman, the 30-year-old Floridian who was acquitted of murder after shooting unarmed teen Trayvon Martin to death in 2012, has given a Spanish-language interview with Univision in which he said he is homeless, jobless and struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. "In my mind and between God and me, I know that if I didn't act, act the way I did, I wouldn't be here," Zimmerman said, and later added, "I mean, he wasn't playing around."

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Karma's a bitch.

#1 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-02-16 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

He blames everyone but himself, and expresses no remorse.

When that changes, so might his life.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-16 12:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Serial victim

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-16 12:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Won't he be paid for that boxing gig with the rapper?

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2014-02-16 12:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

No Zed apparently the promoter lives in a cave a didn't know who Zimmerman was. When he found out he called of the match.

#5 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-02-16 12:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

He says he never realized that Martin was unarmed, but that Martin was clearly trying to grab the gun from him.

A scenario that is impossible given the incident as Zimmerman described it. If Martin was sitting on Zimmerman punching him, he wouldn't have access to a holstered gun at his hip. But if Martin got off after neighbor John Good saw them and yelled, "What's going on? Stop it!", Zimmerman could have pulled out the gun and shot him in anger.

#6 | Posted by rcade at 2014-02-16 01:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#2 I agree with Corky.

#6 Good luck trying to revive the Zimmerman cash cow with that weak straw man.

#7 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-16 01:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

Uh, congratulations on being a common killer and not a completely remorseless psychopath?

Complete concurrence with Corky's #2. Zimmerman will accept responsibility for what he did and then be able to grow or keep making excuses in his own head until he can't take it anymore and exits stage gun-in-mouth.

I think option two is more likely.

#8 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-02-16 02:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Whatever the rest of us pretend to know, only Zimmerman does. I am a big believer that things even out over the years for most people but the really evil ones seem immune to that.

#10 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-16 03:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't believe for a moment Zimmerman was guilty of murder 1. But I absolutely believe by setting up a situation that never needed to have happened, he was at least guilty of negligent homicide. And the more he tries to deny responsibility, the fact he wasn't convicted, the more likely he is to end in a very dark place.

At some moment in time for him, the Mission Impossible sound track had to have died in his head and left him with nothing but the unnecessary blood of a kid on his hands. I don't envy him. But I certainly have no sympathy.

#12 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-02-16 03:19 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Interesting thing is that Zimmerman is a lefty that had the misfortune to successful defend himself against the wrong perp.

#13 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-02-16 04:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why isn't Zimmerman selling autographs?

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-16 04:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

#13 | POSTED BY USAF242

What evidence is there of Zimmerman being a "lefty"?

#16 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2014-02-16 06:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

Whatever Mr Zimmerman did, the MSM used it and turned it into a divisive profitable circus while pumping the propaganda machine with typical lies and distortions. For example why would they use a photo of a cute 10 year old Trayvon instead of a grown gangsta look alike that Zimmerman saw. The media should not have an agenda.

My point is not to convince others that Zimmerman did right or did wrong, but to illustrate that the MSM itself has been on a long term mission to harm the cultural fabric and cohesiveness of the USA, while profiting enormously in the process. Divide makes the MSM money. Those that are politically objective and tuned-in have seen it, such as their march to accept the Bush rationale to involve us in Iraq, or coverup other acts.

To those with an interest outside of the propaganda machine, I offer food for thought. Robert Reich in his "Inequality for All" documentary discussed how the economic decline of the USA for most began in the 1960s. He's right but he missed some very big catalysts and influences that have led the average Americans to the slaughter.

If it isn't obvious, it should be that Wall Street got rich and most Americans got screwed both in loss of political power (most Americans are not represented on the SCOTUS) and in the redistribution of wealth to a very select few. It all began with the trade sellouts of our USA market, and expansion of financier power, and our co-opted leadership that put us 2nd and sold us out while they kowtow to lobbyists, and go on sabbaticals intended to give away the family jewels and fight wars for our special friends.

The MSM been dividing us Americans along ethnic, racial, gender, political, ideological lines even before we allowed them to consolidate their propaganda, under an unrestricted but racist ethno centric umbrella. America once had a "Daily Planet" like media that broadly represented all Americans and it kept us objectively informed on politics, corruption, foreign policy (regardless of their ethnic background). The new media has kept society distracted and infighting while other divide us. They continue to do so.

#17 | Posted by Robson at 2014-02-16 06:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

That's an excellent post Robson, and I wholeheartedly concur, but for the quibble of having no problem with their younger pictures of Trayvon. I bet you that's how his mom still saw him. His family lost the one who had been that kid that night. And you claim he looked "gangsta" at the actual time, but the later pics I saw just looked like a scrawny teenager. Kid was no 50Cent. And owned as the media is, sometimes it's just a case of if it bleeds it leads.

#18 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-02-16 08:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

America once had a "Daily Planet" like media that broadly represented all Americans and it kept us objectively informed on politics, corruption, foreign policy (regardless of their ethnic background).

#17 | POSTED BY ROBSON

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

*sigh*

Link please.

#20 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-16 09:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

How many fire fights has this poser been in? How many years has he spent in a combat zone? I have had the mess off PTSD. It sucks. One night does not make you a battle rattled veteran. This only illustrates how weak this guy is.

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-02-16 10:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

re: the picture used for martin

no matter how "thug" like martin looked, in the end it was zimmerman who had the gun and it was zimmerman who did the shooting.

#22 | Posted by klifferd at 2014-02-16 10:51 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Sounds like Robson misses "de good ol' days" when black folk knew their place, gays were in the closet, women didn't vote, and cops let drunks drive home.

#23 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-02-16 11:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Zimmerman doesn't seem to know when his 15 minutes is up.

How many times have we seen this?

Some low life gets a brief taste of name recognition and can't stop trying to milk the cash cow. Now he's trying the sympathy bit . . . anything just to keep the ball rolling.

He was too stupid to turn his little bit of fame into something positive. Now he's nothing more than a whimpering loser begging for pity.

He'll probably be applying for Social Security disability soon with that PTSD scam.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-02-16 11:24 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

"Now he's nothing more than a whimpering loser begging for pity."

Kinda rules out NRA speaking engagements, or being a poster boy for Kel-Tec.

#25 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-02-16 11:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

#23 | POSTED BY HARRY_POWELL

So, not one bit of the 50/60/70's have any positive merit because the negative ones cancel them out?

#26 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-02-16 11:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

REDIAL

If donations from his pity-party don't come rollin' in, he'll have to start knocking off convenient stores just to get three hots and a cot.

Sooner or later this idiot is going to end up in prison.

It's already been written.

#27 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-02-16 11:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

"It's already been written."

You mean the "O.J. Simpson Story"?

:-)

#28 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-02-17 12:01 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

REDIAL

Yes, exactly.

#29 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-02-17 12:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

He is confusing PTSD with a guilty conscious.

#30 | Posted by ron81 at 2014-02-17 03:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

We'll see how long that confusion lasts when he tries to fool a psychiatrist to collect disability.

#31 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-02-17 03:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

A scenario that is impossible given the incident as Zimmerman described it. If Martin was sitting on Zimmerman punching him, he wouldn't have access to a holstered gun at his hip.

#6 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2014-02-16 01:13 PM | FLAG:

You are not the first person to say this on here. You are also very wrong. If you would like to understand who wrong you are just go to one of the many good gyms in Florida teaching brazilian jiu jitsu. You will spend time mounted... way more than you want for the first few years. You will learn what is and isn't possible off your back. Accessing your hip is not hard unless somebody far technically superior is on top of you. Even a schlub like Zimmerman could do it.

#32 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-02-17 07:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

Whatever the rest of us pretend to know, only Zimmerman does. I am a big believer that things even out over the years for most people but the really evil ones seem immune to that.

#10 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-16 03:08 PM |

While Karma really does work, smart axxholes, one of whom George Zimmerman is most definitively not, can evade their deserved futures for a long time. In the end, though, everybody dies.

#33 | Posted by john47 at 2014-02-17 09:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why doesn't he start another online fund? "The libruls done bankrupted me and want to see me done for good. Give me money so that I may keep being a thorn in their side!"

He may not get as much as the first time but certainly some of his donors are stupid enough to be milked for a while.

#34 | Posted by Sully at 2014-02-17 09:42 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

George Zimmerman was an Obama Democrat.

"He and a black friend opened up an insurance office in a Florida…"
"He'd engaged in notably un-racist behaviour such as taking a black girl to his high-school prom…"
"Not only does he have black relatives, he has reportedly donated his time to tutor black children."
"He launched a campaign to help a homeless black man who was beaten up by a white kid."

www.thegatewaypundit.com

#35 | Posted by tontonmacoute at 2014-02-17 11:27 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

It seems that the only racists here are those who hate Zimmerman.

#36 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-02-17 12:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

It seems that the only racists here are those who hate Zimmerman.

#36 | POSTED BY LASTAMERICAN AT 2014-02-17 12:51 PM | FLAG:

Man, when did disliking murderers fall under the category of racism? I know English is a "living language," but I must be falling behind.

#37 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-02-17 12:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

"Zimmerman: I'm Homeless and Have PTSD"

PTSD: pistol trigger sudden discharge.

#38 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-17 02:58 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

It seems that the only racists here are those who hate Zimmerman.
#36 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-02-17 12:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

Gee, now I'm a racist. I didn't know those who disdain murderers were racists, but thanks for conflating.

E1G1: Johnny, tell our contestant what he's won!
Johnny: some lovely parting gifts!

#39 | Posted by e1g1 at 2014-02-17 05:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

Kinda rules out NRA speaking engagements, or being a poster boy for Kel-Tec.
#25 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-02-16 11:31 PM

BOOM! Oops, hehe, I mean: right!

#40 | Posted by e1g1 at 2014-02-17 05:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah, thats nice but what did he have for lunch and what is his favorite color? Does he like Justin Beiber? Boxers or briefs? Stones or Beatles?

After he gets into law school....Bwahahahahahahahah, no after he gets into law school...BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

#41 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-02-17 06:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

You'd think the NRA would prop up this turd at least a little longer since The SYG law is THEIR law.

#42 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2014-02-17 08:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Zimmerman wants to become a lawyer (credit to Mysterytoy for the link):

www.drudge.com

#43 | Posted by rcade at 2014-02-17 10:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Zimmerman wants to become a lawyer..."

When I was five I wanted to be a fire truck.

#44 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-02-17 11:02 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

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