Zimmerman Flap: No Gun Found

Right wing sites are doing cartwheels. Zimmerman’s wife now says she’s not pressing charges.

via Joe. My. God. http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/09/zimmerman-flap-no-gun-found.html

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13-Year-Old Arrested for Attack on Cleveland Gay Bar, Possibly its Patrons: VIDEO

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Last week we reported on a gay man beaten by a group of youth outside the Cocktails Lounge gay bar in Cleveland. Jared Fox was sliced by his glasses, his eardrum ruptured, and his face bloodied and bruised.

CocktailsNow, a 13-year-old boy is under arrest after the bar released surveillance video showing a large group of youths targeting the bar by throwing rocks, some the size of small canteloupes, over the fence at its patrons, FOX8 reports:

“I kicked open the gate and I ran out when I ran out all the kids scattered,” [bar patron Ric] Scardino said.
He said two kids came back and confronted him.

“The one with the white shirt had a broom in his hand and he told me what he was gonna do with; he was gonna beat me with the broom and what he was gonna do to me with the broom afterwards,” he said.
That’s when Scardino pulled out his mace.

“They thought this was a gun. They saw the black and they said the (bleep)’s got a gun and they took off running,” he said.

Police are trying to determine if the 13-year-old was involved in both incidents. However, Scardino says there have been at least three other attacks.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

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NORTH CAROLINA: Orson Scott Card Appointed To Board Of PBS Affiliate

Anti-gay science fiction author and former NOM board member Orson Scott Card has been appointed to the board of trustees for UNC-TV, the University of North Carolina’s PBS affiliate that broadcasts over 12 stations into four states.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Card to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees,” said Robb Teer, chairman of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, in a written statement. “We are grateful for his willingness to serve and look forward to working with him to continue providing the people of our state with enriching, life-changing television in these challenging times.” Not mentioned is recent controversy around Card’s political writings, published in Greensboro’s Rhinoceros Times. A May 2013 column compared President Barack Obama to Hitler and Stalin. “Obama is, by character and preference, a dictator. He hates the very idea of compromise; he demonizes his critics and despises even his own toadies in the liberal press,” Card wrote.

Card was appointed by North Carolina state Senate President Phil Berger, who this week hinted that he will challenge Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagen in 2014. Berger is notoriously anti-gay.  NOM, for its part, has never announced or explained Card’s departure from their board. (Tipped by JMG reader Gary)

via Joe. My. God. http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/09/north-carolina-orson-scott-card.html