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An important message from John Case, re: racial inequality and the law…

 

I received this from my friend John Case this morning and I felt it was important to pass on to you.

 

John Case <jcase4218@gmail.com> Aug 24 08:43PM  

Hello,
 
I’m going to tell you a story, then I need your help.
 
In self-defense, John McNeil, a successful African American businessman and father of two, shot and killed a Caucasian man. The deceased was a former builder who worked on John’s property and had threatened John and his son with a weapon.
 
His case should have been covered under Georgia’s Castle Doctrine, but John McNeil is sitting in jail serving a life sentence for murder.
 
John’s case is currently being reviewed in Georgia courts. We hope that the decision is a just one and that Attorney General Sam Olens does what is in his power to see that justice is served and John returns home to his family.
 
NAACP President Ben Jealous is heading to Georgia to personally deliver a petition in support of John’s case, please add your name to it today:
 
http://action.naacp.org/justice-for-john
 
John’s case is even more egregious when you consider the circumstances of his arrest. The District Attorney, who was running for re-election, brought charges 274 days after the incident. The police believed John McNeil acted in self-defense and did not commit a crime. Two officers who responded to the incident testified to this point at trial.
 
This is a clear-cut case of self-defense. Please sign the petition asking the Georgia attorney general to support justice for John McNeil:
 
http://action.naacp.org/justice-for-john
 
Thank you.

I hope you will review this and take action. Had it been a white man who exercised self-protection on his property, we would never see that man in this position.

 

Queen of the Fat Diet May Announce She has Type 2 Diabetes…

Speaking as an overweight diabetic who is desperately trying to take the weight off and has gone Vegan in his diet, seeing this news about Paula Deen. the pork fat queen, was revealing.

According to The Daily:

The Georgia-born chef — a Food Network star who has written five best-selling cookbooks — has been trying to keep her condition a secret, even after the National Enquirer reported in April that she has Type 2 diabetes, which is often associated with fatty foods and obesity.

Sources say Deen, 64, who never addressed the diabetes question, has worked out a multimillion-dollar deal to be the spokeswoman for a pharmaceutical company and endorse the drug she is taking.

Novartis, the drug company she is said to be working for, declined to respond to Flash’s questions, as did Deen’s agent and Deen herself.

“Paula Deen is going to have to reposition herself now that she has diabetes,” said one source. “She’s going to have to start cooking healthier recipes. She can’t keep pushing mac and cheese and deep-fried Twinkies when she is hawking a diabetes drug.”

I’ve been watching her on The Food Channel and wondering how someone could eat like that and be so heavy and not be at death’s door. I only wish Novartis, whose products co0st me and my insurance company a fortune, would pay to let me endorse their products.

 

Republican Humor Pops Up In Georgia…

Well, we know Republicans don’t want Affordable Health Care, don’t want Social Security, don’t want Medicare or Medicaid, don’t want Income taxes, etc., etc,.etc. Is it possible that they can go a step further?

Well…it seems they can. Take a look at Georgia:

State Rep. Bobby Franklin (R) is seeking legislation to stop Georgia from issuing driver’s licenses. His bill, called the “Right to Travel Act,” states that “the government, by requiring the people to obtain drivers’ licenses, is restricting, and therefore violating, the people’s common law and constitutional right to travel.”

So, all of a sudden there would be no age minimums, no requirements that drivers with bad vision need to wear glasses, nothing to take away for violation of any number of laws that can be broken while driving a car.

Now you’re thinking this is probably a joke. Rebekka Schramm on CBS News in Atlanta got more out of Franklin in an interview:

Franklin’s name is on the first 21 bills of the legislative session, including one that would require the exclusive use of gold and silver as tender in payment of debts by or to the state, as required in the Georgia Constitution.“Can the state really pay in gold and silver?” Schramm asked.

“Sure, and they can write checks on it,” Franklin said. “They can use a debit card as long as what’s denominated behind it is gold and silver.

”Franklin is also behind House Bill 11, which would repeal the authority of the governor to issue mandatory vaccination orders.

“I’m a firm believer that no person should be subjected to an invasive medical procedure without their consent,” he said.“Have you ever had critics say, ‘Look, some of these bills are a waste of paper?’” Schramm asked.“I can’t speak for what other people think,” Franklin said.

“I just know I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

It seems to be time to work on the commitment of many Republicans for intelligence testing.