Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: This is news?

  1. #1
    SG Enthusiast Leatherneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    The Great Midwest
    Posts
    3,578

    This is news?

    From Yahoo news page. Whoopty damn doo

    George Zimmerman buys $79.84 worth of items from jail store

    By Mike Krumboltz


    George Zimmerman is cooling his heals in jail, where he recently purchased a collection of items from the Seminole County jail store to help pass the time.

    The Miami Herald recently tweeted a photo of a receipt from Zimmerman's $79.84 purchases that included playing cards, puzzle books, and Jolly Rancher candy.

    Zimmerman also bought socks, a debit card for phone calls, Ivory soap, underwear, beef sticks, t-shirts, deodorant, chocolate cookies, and one orange. The purchase left $41.36 on Zimmerman's account.
    USMC RETIRED

    Steve

    Tacoma Guitar Forum

  2. #2
    SG Enthusiast Easto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    So. California
    Posts
    4,493
    I know what you mean. I consider about 90% of what is supposed to be news to be laughable. I refuse to watch local new at all. A total waste of time.

  3. #3
    Elite Member blebs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    North Canton, Ohio
    Posts
    12,857
    If they are going to report something about him, how about the actual, live court proceedings? Unless they do, I will not feel he got a fair trial.
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

  4. #4
    SG Enthusiast Leatherneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    The Great Midwest
    Posts
    3,578
    Is it likely to be a fair trial? You can sense the pressure to crucify this guy. I'll reserve any opinion until we hear some facts.
    USMC RETIRED

    Steve

    Tacoma Guitar Forum

  5. #5
    SG Enthusiast RaisinCain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,732
    Don't pay attention to the distraction from all of the other BS that is going on.

  6. #6
    Court Jester RoundEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    In a dry but moldy New Orleans, Louisiana
    Posts
    18,295
    Arenít you curious about what our prisoners are purchasing?


    Sliding down the banister of life ..........................

  7. #7
    Michigander BMED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Sesamoid
    Posts
    5,763
    peanut butter jelly and a baseball bat!

  8. #8
    Elite Member blebs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    North Canton, Ohio
    Posts
    12,857
    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    Is it likely to be a fair trial? You can sense the pressure to crucify this guy. I'll reserve any opinion until we hear some facts.
    I want to hear some facts myself. I would have loved to see the case before the Grand Jury. Perhaps there wasn't even enough evidence to indict, so that's why it was bypassed.
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

  9. #9
    Administrator Philip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    Posts
    8,296
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    I want to hear some facts myself.
    I totally agree with you and Easto, the news nowadays feels too much like a talk show, or a soap opera to be useful - I want the facts, not interested in listening to the opinions of five self-proclaimed pseudo-experts for an hour so they can stuff 20 minutes of commercials in there.

  10. #10
    SG MVP Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    SG Tavern
    Posts
    18,680
    I only put the local news on at 8 minutes after the hour. Get my weather and outa there.

  11. #11
    SG Enthusiast Leatherneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    The Great Midwest
    Posts
    3,578
    **update - George Zimmerman farted from gaseous jail food.
    USMC RETIRED

    Steve

    Tacoma Guitar Forum

  12. #12
    Moderator David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Nova Caesarea
    Posts
    9,346
    Blog Entries
    1
    I hate to admit squandering time on this unfolding disaster.

    This is a news media f*** up of the highest order. NBC should be held responsible for turning this into the mess it has become.

    Hell_Yes

    Luck is where preparation meets opportunity - Seneca

    "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" - Isaac Asimov

    It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche

  13. #13
    Elite Member blebs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    North Canton, Ohio
    Posts
    12,857
    Not to fuel the racial fires, but just where was Sharpton, Jackson, and the media when this one occured?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders...stopher_Newsom
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

  14. #14
    Moderator David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Nova Caesarea
    Posts
    9,346
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    Not to fuel the racial fires, but just where was Sharpton, Jackson, and the media when this one occured?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders...stopher_Newsom

    We can argue the racial divides that existed in the youth of these gentlemen are no longer. The internet..... the internet in its coarse, unexpurgated manner, has aired our private thoughts for all to see. Racism is alive and well. The question remains, do people act upon their sentiments.
    I once argued the other side, however it is painfully obvious that a culture of self destruction lurks in the parts of the black community. Pounding one's chest in adolescent fervor is expected, but overplaying the teen bad ass is often a preparation for disaster.

    Hell_Yes

    Luck is where preparation meets opportunity - Seneca

    "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" - Isaac Asimov

    It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche

  15. #15
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,930
    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I hate to admit squandering time on this unfolding disaster.

    This is a news media f*** up of the highest order. NBC should be held responsible for turning this into the mess it has become.
    They should be although it's far from limited to them. Still their handling of this whole thing takes douchebaggery to a whole new level.

  16. #16
    Moderator David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Nova Caesarea
    Posts
    9,346
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    They should be although it's far from limited to them. Still their handling of this whole thing takes douchebaggery to a whole new level.
    Leaning a story toward your sensibility is one thing, but deliberately editing a 911 call is another.

    Let's hear it from Jon Stewart...

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sh...it-you-screwed

    Hell_Yes

    Luck is where preparation meets opportunity - Seneca

    "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" - Isaac Asimov

    It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche

  17. #17
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,930
    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Leaning a story toward your sensibility is one thing, but deliberately editing a 911 call is another.

    Let's hear it from Jon Stewart...

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sh...it-you-screwed
    It's corrupt. I agree.

  18. #18
    Court Jester RoundEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    In a dry but moldy New Orleans, Louisiana
    Posts
    18,295
    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    **update - George Zimmerman farted from gaseous jail food.
    Insted of makig that pppttttt sound from his ass cheeks slapping together all you probably hear is the sound of a breeze blowing through a cave. I bet his ass cheeks are no where near each other.
    Last edited by RoundEye; 04-17-12 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Because a ravioli beat me at a game of checkers
    Sliding down the banister of life ..........................

  19. #19
    Resident Atheist Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Sacramento,Ca
    Posts
    18,345
    Last edited by Dan; 04-18-12 at 08:27 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-19-11, 05:50 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-15-10, 11:30 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-06-10, 09:10 AM
  4. Good News For People Who Love Bad News
    By WhoNut in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-02-04, 06:14 PM
  5. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-14-04, 12:20 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •