I really tried to stay out of this. I was trying to just leave it at a few tweets but last night’s episode of Anderson Cooper 360 that featured one of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman, Juror B37, was so outrageous I just had to say something because my tweets weren’t getting it done.
Now this video ended up being an entire commercial free show so allow me to note the time code points of note for you to view first….then from there watch the complete video at your leisure.
:30-3:14 Title question posed: “Can We Live?” and review of the Trayvon Martin situation/Zimmerman Case
3:15-12:35 The verdict. My Reaction and thoughts on the verdict and case
12:38- 40:00 Enter Juror B37 on Anderson Cooper 360 and her Shenanigans- key quotes and foolish points from Juror b37 -and my thoughts.
20:20-21:55 Racism, someone accused me of being “racists” in my twitter mentions for tweeting how this case IS in fact about Race
22:46 Enter Anderson’s Legal Panel Weighs in
25:50-31:12 Not every black person is always trying to make every situation racial but this case is about race via Sonny, Mark Geragos and my points.
26:11-27:37 My initial thoughts when I heard about this Trayvon Martin story on Michael Baisden. “What was he doing?”
30:27-30:50 I discuss David Leonard’ “Dear White Folks” piece on Ebony.com more
31:15- 35:00 The Jury quote that TOOK IT ALL. Question: “Does Juror B37 feel sorry for Trayvon Martin?”; She’s scared of Trayvon and Sympathizes with Zimmerman.
34:13-35:30 Jeffery Toobin took the words out of the mouth of everybody watching in America. Zimmerman was merely “inconvenienced.”
So, I’m not going to spend too much time on this because bigots are not really worth my energy. But this bombshell about Paula Deen and her racist jokes and comments is truly a trip. Well it’s a trip to America, i’ll get to why i’m not surprised in a second.
I must admit that at first I took this info with a grain of salt because the story originated on RadarOnline which I hardly count as a viable source after the blatant lie they spread about Casey Anthony appearing on The Jerry Springer Show back in my days as a Jr. Publicist there, summer 2011 (Note: They eventually called us and tried to get it right but the damage of their reliable news judgement was already done for me…but I digress).
Since today’s salacious story came from a deposition that The National Enquirer scooped up, I’ll take it to be true. So with that I say: I’m NOT surprised by any of this information.
Once the story of her Diabetes came out and her publicist quit because she was hypocritically switching sides (selling fatty food, to now pushing diabetes medication) I was DONE with Paula Deen. #Fraud
Although I was never really a super fan of hers to begin with, the bridge is safely burnt down now. While I did secretly want to go to her restaurant if and when I ever visited Savannah, Georgia as classmates and friends RAVED about the food, i’m good. I’m not into cooking shows or cooking personalities, so I was never going to have any interaction with Paula Deen or her products; which further makes this information of her “White Only Pies” tendencies as useless to me as the weather forecast in Alaska.
But the real story to me is the reaction on twitter and the comedy that has ensued at the creation of catchy hashtag #PaulasBestDishes.
Shoutout to blogger @Luvvie of AwesomelyLuvvie.com for the photo at the top and this brilliant post capturing the hilarity this brilliant hashtag.
Caught Out There seems like an accurate theme: