Week in Review: Miami Heat, Zimmerman & the KKK Adopting a Highway

Week in Review: Miami Heat, Zimmerman & the KKK Adopting a Highway

So I'm starting a new re-occurring blog segment called Week in Review. Every Friday I will post the top three instances, happenings, news headlines, etc. along that made me think along with my analysis. Enough introductions, let's get down to the inaugural list of events.

The Miami Heat Will Mostly Be Hated, No Matter What They Do

We're in the mist of the NBA Finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder. Labeled the underdogs. The good guys. The boys who should win. For the Miami Heat it's a different story and LeBron James is mostly to thank for that. I would venture to say that he's the most hated and hated on player in the league these days. More than Kobe and that's pretty damn bad."The Decision" solidified his place in eternal damnation and he's been paying for it ever since. And for what? For making a business decision that set him up to come out better in the long run? For setting himself up to be successful in the best possible way? In the grand scheme of things, the only person who truly has to live with "the decision" is Lebron James. Yes we may be upset that he left the Midwest and joined the 3 headed monster that is Bosh and Wade. Yes the teams that we love so much may be faced with an unfair advantage, but at the end of the day it's all business; and he has a family and career to look out for. Now back to my original point. Last night's game. Tons of commentary about how the refs unfairly judged the game in Miami's favor. I have a theory. There will always be some type of "thing" that the refs or whoever did unfairly. Why? Because people don't just hate the Heat, they love hating them. Especially the Midwest. So even if the Heat played fairly; even if the refs called every call and they won fair and square it still wouldn't be enough no matter what they do. So admit it. The Heat is the team that everyone loves to hate and they'll do it by any means necessary.

At First I Thought The Zimmermans Were Afraid, but They're Just Plain Dumb

I hate to break it to you Shellie, but paper trails get you caught up every time. George Zimmerman  faces 2nd-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.For more time than most liked, he enjoyed the luxury of being out on bond but now he's back in jail for lying to the jury about his finances. His wife Shellie joined him for a little while earlier this week. She was charged with perjury; a crime punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The amount a person has to pay for bail depends on how much money they have. Days before the bond hearing, Shellie Zimmerman transferred $74,000 in 8 smaller amounts which ranged from $7,500 to $9,990 from George Zimmerman's account to her own. Then she tossed $47,000 from his account to his sister's. According to an affidavit After Zimmerman's release, Shellie again transferred more than $85,500 from her account into her husband's. Add in the secret lingo the couple was speaking during jail calls and you have a good ole-fashioned bowl of lies. The fact that banks are required by law to disclose transfers $10,000 or greater makes Shellie's actions appear to be even more suspicious. A high profile murder case is already something where you constantly have to maintain credibility. The Zimmerman's all but destroyed theirs. I pray for their attorney Mark O'Mara in his representation of clients who are less than bright.

The KKK Should Be Able to Adopt-A-Highway

Every organization has their "thing." The cause that they work to actively call attention to. Adopt-a-highway is an excellent program for those that like to beautify the roads and get a little recognition for doing so. Unfortunately for the KKK, that's not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of their group. Recently the International Keystone Knights, a chapter of the KKK in Georgia was rejected when they applied for the program. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that "promoting an organization with a history of inciting civil disturbance and social unrest would present a grave concern"  & could negatively impact the state's quality of life. Which makes absolute sense. No state in their right mind would joyfully push to include a historically known terrorist group in such a public way. Unfortunately for those of us who strongly dislike the KKK, this doesn't take away from the fact that their entitled to constitutional rights and Georgia's Transportation Department may have violated those. A similar instance happened in Missouri in 2005. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state could not reject a group due to their political beliefs. What makes this issue so complicated is that everyone is entitled to free speech protection. Even those who do more harm to the country by spreading more hate than good. They're so entitled to this right that the ACLU is considering acting on the Klan's behalf in court. At least I'm able to take comfort in the fact that they're doing so in the name of free speech and that alone.


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