The dissonance is freakin amazing.......
Quote:The dissonance is freakin amazing.......
As one who is well versed in dissonance, Snood, we'll certainly take your word for it.
But the cognitive dissonance on this issue can't even begin to compare, it's not even in the same solar system, with the dissonance that you and your fellow brain wanderers regularly display on all manner of US terrorism, war crimes, the acceptance of the phantasmagorical 9-11 official report, ... .
Isn't your inability to recognize your incredible hypocrisy another example of this same dissonance?
And your signature line,
"...one lie is as good as another to someone who can't admit a mistake . . ."
coming from, of all people, Setanta. Jaysus keeerist!
Really, Snood, ask yourself - what is freakin' amazing?
But on Friday, a new judge in the second degree murder case against George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old volunteer watchman accused of profiling, accosting, and then murdering an unarmed Martin on Feb. 26, made a major ruling that could alter that image.
Circuit Court Judge Debra Nelson allowed, with limitations, defense attorneys to dig deep into Martin’s social media scribblings and school records to determine whether the boy had a violent streak that may have put Zimmerman into a self-defense stance.
Whether any evidence dug up by Zimmerman’s defense team ever makes it to the media or the public will be up to Judge Nelson. But the ruling opens up a major new break in what’s shaping up to be an emotional, heart-wrenching trial that will explore not just Zimmerman’s guilt, but the extent to which race played into both Zimmerman’s actions and decisions by police in the aftermath.
“I have had anecdotal evidence that there were videos out there suggesting that [Martin] involved himself in MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting, he had an experience level with that,” Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s attorney, said after Friday’s court hearing. “I think the judge hit it on head … that reputation for violence is an issue in this case.”
Zimmerman has confessed to shooting Trayvon Martin. That means Zimmerman has to show that he did so in self defense or that he's protected by the stand-your-ground law.
George Zimmerman's attorneys stunned court observers Tuesday when they waived their client's right to a "Stand Your Ground" hearing slated for April that might have led to a dismissal of the charges in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin a year ago.
However, the defense lawyers didn't say whether they would waive the immunity hearing outright. They left open the possibility for that hearing to be rolled into Zimmerman's second degree murder trial. Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain in his Florida subdivision, shot and killed the teen, who was visiting a house in the area.
The move allows the defense more time to prepare for the trial this summer, but also raises the stakes.
Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law entitles a person to use deadly force if he believes his life is threatened, and absolves them of an obligation to retreat from a confrontation, even if retreat is possible.
In recent weeks, the Zimmerman defense has suffered several legal setbacks. Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of the state that Zimmerman's bail conditions should not be loosened, and that Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump was not required to sit for a deposition about his interactions with the state's most important witness, a young woman who was the last known person to speak with Trayvon Martin before his death on February 26 2012.
It was the defense's legal maneuvering which put Judge Nelson on the bench in this murder trial. Last summer Zimmerman's team successfully argued that the previous judge, Kenneth Lester, was unfit to preside over the trial after a caustic bail ruling where he blasted Zimmerman for misleading the court about his financial situation.