Friday, April 06, 2012

Faith for this Friday

Ten Reasons Why I believe in the Resurrection

Do The Media Want A Race War?

April 6, 2012 by
Do The Media Want A Race War?
While video of George Zimmerman played, ABC News reporter Matt Gutman said: "Take a closer look at this video. We slow it down. No visible blood on his head or his nose or his clothes. We know he never went to the emergency room that night."
I have had it with all of the irresponsible, sensationalistic comments about the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
It’s no surprise that Al Sharpton and his fellow rabble-rouser, Jesse Jackson, are doing everything they can to stir passions to the boiling point. That’s been their modus operandi for more than 20 years. Does anybody remember Tawana Brawley, the fake rape victim Sharpton used as his first stepping-stone to national fame (or should I say infamy)?
But I can’t remember a time when the media were so eager to give nationwide publicity to every vicious lie and racist accusation. Forget about trying to get calmer heads to prevail or any of that nonsense about not rushing to judgment. The media want someone’s head on a platter (or at least George Zimmerman’s body in jail). And they want it now.
If they have to doctor the facts a bit to get it, so what? They’re willing to use some incredibly dishonest means to see that “justice” is done.
Do The Media Want A Race War? : Personal Liberty Alerts

When the question implies an answer that is wrong

This Blogger asks a loaded question,

Mississippi: Why is the Poorest State the Most Conservative State?

I want to answer him...

Corruption. Third world countries are third world because of corruption. Look at oil rich countries with a few wealthy and masses of dire poverty. Corruption. This is not a matter of conservative or liberal policies. This is at the core a problem with SEVEN linchpins:

First, MS residents get 2.10 from the government (US) for every dollar they send to Washington. We as a nation POUR money into MS. Mississippi politicians are not willing to change if we keep sanctioning their activities by throwing money at them.

Second, there is too little economic activity... and too many people for the level of economic activity there is. Mississippi is an economic desert. It would be like moving 2 million people to Nevada. There's nothing there there. Most of the state is forested. 2.1 million people and no economic reason to stay there. Many should leave the state for better opportunities. I know that sounds cruel, but the fact is some places can't support the population and MS is one of those. I left North Dakota when I could no longer make a decent living there. Sometimes the grapes of wrath are important.

Third, most of the people live along the Mississippi river. Like a rolling ghetto. The rest of the state is very rural and not in as much poverty. This concentration of people has become part of the problem. Too many people with no economic reason to be there.

Fourth. MS is one of the top three most corrupt states in the union. That is not a fault of conservatism, that is the fault of a lack of outrage. IN a soft way, MS corrupt like the City of Chicago..except it's spread out more. The poverty is the same. When a few own and control everything, poverty results. This is not the fault of conservatives, this is the fault of a lack of wisdom. Like in Chicago, right wing or left wing, corruption depends on uninformed voters easily swayed by empty promises. This has been going on in poverty centers for a long time.

Fifth...the human capital quotient is pitiful. EVEN IF a job provider wanted to come, the human capital is not there. The same problem we have in Chicago. Lots of people unqualified and unable to do what needs to be done in the economy. It's not about education, People get diplomas but can't read. People get degrees but have no skills. I am constantly trying to hire people to do important work, but find a lack of capable qualified people everywhere.

Sixth. The culture. The high rate of out-of-wedlock births is the state’s single biggest challenge, because children born in such circumstances often are more likely to live in poverty and are more likely to drop out of school. The state ranks at or near the top of lists for bad health indicators — infant mortality, high blood pressure, tobacco use and obesity. High blood pressure, illnesses from smoking and side effects of obesity can be expensive to treat, and they can hamper people’s productivity. Less healthy people than other states, a very high rate of unwed motherhood are part of a self destructive culture that feeds poverty.

Seventh. Policies (not conservative) are sanctioning stasis. Mississippi has a higher-than-average dependence on government transfer payments as a source of income. The transfers are government payments to individuals through Social Security, disability, welfare or unemployment. It's a drug they can't get away from. Even if economic activity was somewhere else, they can't afford to go.

With cotton at an all time high, Soybeans at an all time high, High Chicken consumption and forest products being produced there is some hope. Yet modern agriculture doesn't employ as many as it used to. And people don't like to work on farms.

There is a hangover from days past. MS will never really be a great economic engine. States with less corruption and better human capital like Georgia will outbid the state for investment. As long as the good old boys have their hands in everyone's pocket...I'm not going there.

Don't blame conservative policies, they are the only hope. We just have to remove some of the things that keep things the way they are. Truth needs to be told. I have a heart to help the city of Chicago out of it's poverty trap by exposing the lies and liars that keep people in chains. They are in MS as well... just a different political party...

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Are we on the edge of an evil takeover? This bothers me

Thomas turned to Bill Gwatney, the chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party and a close personal friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, to pick a super-delegate from the Arkansas delegation to introduce her petition at the convention.
On Aug. 13, 2008, a gunman entered the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters, walked down the hallway to Gwatney’s office and fired several shots at him, killing him instantly. The assailant, identified as Timothy D. Johnson, was fatally wounded by the police after a long car chase.
The Democratic National Convention began in Denver less than two weeks later.
Thomas said she also had approached former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones from Ohio, “an African-American woman who had been campaigning for Hillary from the beginning to the end, and who never wavered in her support even though she had major threats from the Obama campaign and from the black community that she had better change her support.”
“Unfortunately, Stephanie Tubbs Jones died of a supposed brain aneurysm just before the Democratic National Convention,” Thomas recalled.
On Aug. 20, 2008, Fox News reported that Tubbs Jones, 58, “one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters during the Democratic primaries,” suffered a brain hemorrhage while driving her car in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and died after being rushed to the hospital.
“We found it quite a coincidence that Bill Gwatney was killed the day after we talked with him,” Thomas said. “And just a few days later that Tubbs Jones died suddenly of an aneurysm, after she had agreed to introduce our petition.”
Hillary supporter’s untold Obama horror stories

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Why are the left wing such Mormon Haters or is it convenient bigotry?
Kevin D. Williamson writes on NRO: I am announcing the creation of a new award, which I will call the Golden Ass, to be presented to those who resort to anti-Mormon bigotry in their campaign against Mitt Romney. Today’s Golden Ass is Lawrence O’Donnell, an asinus aureus if ever there was one, an ass...
Why do these things bring out the nutcases? She is so over the top. I'm surprised she could hold down a job at McD.
The wacky Baltimore woman who claims to have one of three winning Mega Millions tickets now says it’s hidden somewhere in the McDonald’s restaurant where she works.
I sometimes think that HATE is someone who doesn't agree with you. It's true some Christians are vile in they way they deal with people. I know kind atheists. Yet, this doesn't tell the whole truth. Is it possible to be a Hateful Christian or is that an oxymoronic statement? Is kindness a virtue exclusive to Christians or Atheists? This sign seems to indicate that the pattern is: Christian Hateful...Atheists Kind. Of course this is a Methodist church. Wait...was that hateful??
Christians and atheists are typically at odds, at least when it comes to theology. So when a church posted a sign that praised “kind atheists” over “hateful Christians,” it’s no surprise the message gained a great deal of attention. While some were offended, many more were supportive of the sentimen...
Every man, woman, and child in this world has a god. Even atheists have gods. It may not be the actual risen Lord, but everyone has a god. People need gods. It may be a job. It may be a drug. It may be family. It may be a hobby. Each person’s god may be different and it may even be yourself. But everyone puts their faith in something and it becomes their god whether they believe it or not.
It is the start of Holy Week. Two Thousand years ago, Christ entered Jerusalem on his way to Calvary. As we start the week, our nation finds itself in an
Just when I was starting to think flying couldn't get any more unpleasant
Uh oh, travelers, this might be turning into a trend. Starting tomorrow, Allegiant Air will begin charging passengers up to $35 for their carry-on bags, MSNBC reports. Passengers can bring one carry-on... Travel News Summaries. | Newser
I think we as Christians must be more tolerant..right? Right? Right?
Atheists have ramped up their efforts to gain greater respect and prominence in American society. While there are some non-believing organizations and groups that seek to have respectful debates with religious peoples, there are others that simply seek to poke fun at and incite the faith community. ...
If you knew that you could live in luxury for the rest of your life but that by doing so it would absolutely destroy the future for your children, your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren would you do it? We are doing it. Aren't we proud of this?
If you knew that you could live in luxury for the rest of your life but that by doing so it would absolutely destroy the future for your children, your
If all the money we have wasted on fairy dust alternative energy "solutions" and other foolishness from our government at "Fixing" things had been funneled into drilling for oil and building nuclear plants Gasoline would now be under three bucks a gallon and electricity would be cheaper than it is now. AND if we stopped subsidizing the foolish wind towers and ethanol, we would have actual solutions. Government messes up everything they touch. Government has the antiMidas touch.
Solyndra was just the appetizer. Earlier today, in what will come as a surprise only to members of the administration, the company which proudly held the rights to the world's largest solar power project, the hilariously named Solar Trust of America ("STA"), filed for bankruptcy. And while one could...
then you've handed control over your happiness to the gatekeepers, built a system that doesn't scale and prevented yourself from the brave work that leads to a quantum leap. The industrial system (and the marketing regime) adore the mindset of...
รข I think if President Obama came out as gay, he wouldn't lose the black vote," a cheerful Van Jones told MSNBC this afternoon. "President Obama is not going to lose the black vote no matter what he does," he added.
There is no escape from Student Loans until they lay you in your coffin....HMMM...I guess when you reach a certain age, Free at last, Free at last, thank God Almighty, I'm free at last begins to ring true.
America's student debt woes are battering a surprising demographic: seniors. In fact, Americans 60 years of age and older still owe $36 billion in student loans—and more than 10% of those loans... Money News Summaries. | Newser

Another Historic First for President Obama

 Barack Obama, America’s greatest president in his own mind, had this to say about the Republicans’ budget:
the Republicans running Congress right now* have doubled down, and proposed a budget so far to the right it makes the Contract with America look like the New Deal.
Really? Could it just be that from your perspective, Mr. President, your own budget was so far to the Left that it made the New Deal look like the Contract with America?
In the history of the Republic, has there ever been a president who submitted a budget that not a single member even of his own party would vote for? Zero. None. Nada. Zilch. 414-0 Another historic first for President Obama!
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Does Obama Know How the Supreme Court Voted?

The storm that erupted yesterday when Barack Obama woke up and discovered the Supreme Court of the United States was not only not elected but it could overturn “duly passed” laws, even those passed in the dead of the night by the barest of purchased majorities, has been more than adequately covered on these pages and others by actual lawyers and those who think they are.

I’m pretty sure Obama knows what Marbury v. Madison is, even though yesterday he gave a darned good impression of being a total goober in regards to our Constitution. The simplest explanation is that he knows how the vote went on Friday and is working to change that vote, failing that he is setting the predicate for running against the Supreme Court in November.
Does Obama Know How the Supreme Court Voted? | RedState

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

“You will recall the incident of the beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer. The beating sparked outrage in the community but there were very few that stepped up to do anything about it. I would presume the inaction was because of the fact that he was homeless not because he was black. Do you know the individual who stepped up when no one else in the black community would? Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church-goers to get out of church so that he could hand them flyers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8, 2011 at Sanford City Hall?? That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.”

5 Reasons Liberals Are Such Unpleasant People To Be Around

Don't get me wrong. Not every conservative has a winning personality and not every liberal is a toothache in search of a mouth to inhabit. In fact, one of the single nicest people I know is a liberal (Hi, Julie Joyce!) Yet and still, it's not a reach to say that most liberals, especially the ones that are politically active, are just generally difficult to get along with.

It's not just me saying that either. I've interviewed more than one big name conservative who has told me that they moved over to the right in large part because the other liberals they were around were such insufferable human beings.

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Cultural Drift

Our culture is in trouble because we have made Sin an American virtue. Look around you, We are in big trouble because people no longer have discipline.

Pride (Too much self esteem) Everybody gets an A in School. No one Flunks. Everybody gets a trophy who plays

Envy (Wanting what others have) Lottery, lawsuits, theft, robbery, divorce

Greed (The love of material things, particularly over God) watch the TV Commercials

Gluttony (love of physical pleasure, particularly with food and drink) walk the street, go to a buffet restaurant

Lust (disordered love of sexual pleasure) PORN-O-RAMA and most TV. Last night I watched Castle on TV and found myself laughing at fornication. I repented.

Wrath (unjust anger) listen to talk radio (left and right), look at the recent anger over Trayvon.

Sloth (laziness, particularly the desire to be provided for without productive work) look at the people who demand financial bailouts by riot,

There's a reason these are called the seven deadly sins. They are murdering our culture.

To do list:

• Wear shirt thats says "Life." Hand out lemons on street corner.
• Hire two private investigators. Get them to follow eachother other.
• Major in philosophy. Ask people WHY they would like fries with that.
• Go into a crowded elevator and say, "I bet you're all wondering why I gathered you here," with a straight face.
• Make vanilla pudding. Put into mayo jar. Eat in public.
• Become a teacher. Make a test where every answer is "C." Enjoy the show.
• Run into a store, ask what year it is. When someone answers, yellow "It worked!" And run out cheering.
• Buy a horse, name it "Oscar Takes the Lead," enter it in horse races.
• Invite someone into your office, turn around in office chair and say, "I've been expecting you..." • Change name to Simon. Speak in third person.
• Buy a parrot. Teach the parrot to say, "Help! I've been turned into a parrot."
• Follow joggers around in a car blasting "Eye of the Tiger" for encouragement.

Monday, April 02, 2012

President Flexible

The NY Times Quietly Takes Its Thumb Off The Scale Of Justice

Either the NY Times needs to tear out the front page or they have just delivered an epic fail.  In either case, they have delivered a tilt to the scales of justice.
In a long attempt to detail the night of the Trayvon Martin killing they include this description of the fatal scuffle:
However it started, witnesses described to the 911 dispatcher what resulted: the neighborhood watch coordinator, 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, and the visitor, 6-foot-1 and 150, wrestling on the ground.
To my knowledge nobody anywhere has ever suggested that Zimmerman weighed 170 pounds [His friend did on March 27!].  I would say that the low bid I have seen is 220, although some people did remark that he looked smaller than they expected in the infamous ABC video taken the night he was brought in.
Trayvon Martin is consistently described as 140 lbs, although the police report had him at 160.  The Sanford PD initial police report listed a weight for Martin but not Zimmerman; in retrospect, that will rank as one of the biggest blunders of their investigation.
I am serious - if the Times is correctly telling us that Zimmerman was roughly Martin's size, that changes the whole theme of the scary large man stalking the overmatched boy.  Do I need links to document how widespread that meme is?  If the Times doesn't correct this I'll link up [See below].
And needless to say, there has been a certain puzzlement about why a 140 pounder would initiate an assault on a 240 pounder.  Somehow, a surprise attack by a 150 pounder on a 170 pounder seems a lot more plausible.  Similarly, there has been skepticism abut how such a large man could really have feared for his life in a scuffle with the much smaller Martin.  Again, one has a newfound sympathy for the notion that Zimmerman may really have been in trouble.

JustOneMinute: The NY Times Quietly Takes Its Thumb Off The Scale Of Justice

Sunday, April 01, 2012

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Those Inciting Violence Over Martin Tragedy Must be Prosecuted

imageThe recent tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin understandably stirred up great debate over self-defense laws, citizen patrols, gun rights, and racial profiling. But despite the fact that the actual details of the case are still in dispute, several celebrities have called for a vigilante response. The question here is whether the right of Free Speech would protect these actions. The answer, according to the US Supreme Court in the seminal case Brandenburg v. Ohio, is Free Speech rights do not protect persons from words bringing harm to others. This is the topic of this essay, which suggests the USDOJ consider prosecuting these persons before the innocent are hunted down and murdered in the name of celebrity justice.
Those Inciting Violence Over Martin Tragedy Must be Prosecuted

Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

Yahoo is going to be laying off thousands of workers starting next work.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

Best Buy has just announced plans to close 50 stores.

Don't worry about a thing - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says everything is going to be alright.

The mayor of Los Angeles has announced that the city will be laying off "a large number of employees".

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

Baltimore is so broke that it has decided to look into selling off some of the most famous historical landmarks in the city.

Don't worry about a thing - the mainstream media says everything is going to be alright.

The city of Costa Mesa, California is so broke that is has decided to sell off its police helicopters.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

The city of Trenton, New Jersey is so broke that it has decided to indefinitely postpone buying more toilet paper for city buildings.

Don't worry about a thing - Joe Biden says everything is going to be alright.

The capital city of Pennsylvania is so broke that it has decided to start skipping debt payments.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

The state of Nevada has a 12.3 percent unemployment rate.

Don't worry about a thing - the pretty people on television say everything is going to be alright.

Total student loan debt in America has now passed the 1 trillion dollar mark, and about 270 billion dollars of those loans are at least 30 days delinquent.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

The savings rate in the United States has fallen back to pre-financial crisis levels.

Don't worry about a thing - Harry Reid says everything is going to be alright.

Home prices in the United States hit a 10 year low in the month of January. They are now down 34.4 percent from the peak in 2006.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is rapidly approaching the $4.00 mark.

Don't worry about a thing - Anderson Cooper says everything is going to be alright.

Median household income in the United States is down 7.8 percent since December 2007 after adjusting for inflation.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

When Barack Obama first took office, the number of "long-term unemployed workers" in the United States was approximately 2.6 million. Today, that number is sitting at 5.6 million.

Don't worry about a thing - Nancy Pelosi says everything is going to be alright.

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are publicly declaring that it is time to move away from the U.S. dollar as the primary reserve currency of the world.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

One out of every five Americans will be 65 or older by 2030 and nobody has any idea where all the money is going to come from to pay them the benefits that they have been promised.

Don't worry about a thing - Rachel Maddow says everything is going to be alright.

More Americans are dependent on the government right now than at any other time in all of U.S. history.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

The number of Americans on food stamps has increased by 14 million since Barack Obama became president and is sitting at an all-time record high.

Don't worry about a thing - Hillary Clinton says everything is going to be alright.

The U.S. government will add more to the national debt in 2012 than it did from the time that George Washington became president to the time that Ronald Reagan became president.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

The U.S. national debt is currently increasing by about 150 million dollars every single hour.

Don't worry about a thing - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says everything is going to be alright.

The Federal Reserve bought approximately 61 percent of all government debt issued by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2011. This is a Ponzi scheme that will completely collapse at some point.

Don't worry about a thing - Barack Obama says everything is going to be alright.

Just for Today

Bet you didn't know this----
Film maker and writer Terry Jones discovers a colony of penguins, which are unlike any other penguins in the world. Making of:
Now this is something people need to take to the streets over. Public education doesn't work. Close all the schools. Let faith based schools supported by vouchers educate our children. Teachers unions have destroyed our youth. Where are the race hustlers? I've been railing against this mess for years. Chicago is just as bad. Yes there are good teachers, but the unions are a destructive force and an accepting populace of inferior education keeps people from achieving...
About 50 students were suspended Thursday from the all-boys Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit, Mich. for walking out of classes in protest, demanding "an education." Among their complaints: a lack of consistent teachers, the reassignment of the school principal, educators who abuse sick time and...
This is how the Media Fuels the Fire. This is why I never believe anything the media says on first reading or hearing. I make the immediate assumption that they Lie and Distort. Just to be clear, this isn't about Zimmerman, this is about media. Zimmerman was still wrong. We have to understand what drives our outrage and the lies of a mob mentality media is at the heart. Don't be driven to and fro by every wind that blows. Ephesians 4:14 "Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won't be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth". NLT
This has been a hectic week. Push, Pull, Run without rest. One week ago we conducted the wake for my father in law. Funeral the next day. Not a time of grief. It was a celebration of a life. The next day I stopped to see a dear friend who has ALS, my age, Trapped. Saying goodbye was painful..for him and for me. He can no longer talk. Wednesday returning 7 hours I was thrust back into work. Thursday and Friday planting with a crew. Working hard. Physical. AND I had to get a truck out. That was another can of worms. Friday night I served as part of a Prophetic Presbytery we started at 7:30PM and ended (with a lunch break) at 2AM. Everyone was prophesied to. BUT...that was a bridge too far. I was exhausted. Then Sat AM I directed a crew to do clean up, fix up at the church. Ending about noon I laid down for a nap. Then last night a previously scheduled opera concert in the city. Getting home near midnight, finally, I got a full nights sleep. This is too much in one week and I need a Sabbath Rest.
Cooler heads beginning to prevail
The Rev. Al Sharpton says his National Action Network will "move to the next level" if George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
I guess if you want a job, you have to move to a state that votes consistently republican. At least that's how it washed out in this Gallup survey.
Oklahoma City, Okla., had the highest score on Gallup's Job Creation Index among the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. in 2011, followed by Pittsburgh, Pa., and several Southern metros. Providence, R.I., had the lowest score.
Every Time I'm in North Dakota and see this sign it makes me smile. Of course, the exit is for a little town called Buffalo and another called Alice. BUT always makes me feel just a little country....
To see how fast the Federal Government is spending money, divide the budget for 2011 by 8760 hours in a year you get over $400 million per hour. Now, here’s a perspective on how much 1 trillion is: If you spent $1 million every day since the time Christ was born until now, you will have spent approx...
I have often thought that God does this over and over and over again. The list is long. Not out of anger, but that there are no graven images. I once went to Topeka to find that house. It's not there. I went to Asuza. Nope. A plaque. I went to Wittenberg. Not much to see. God is a Spirit, and we must worship him in Spirit and in Truth and not in a memorial. IF a church is a memorial building, probably the Spirit (God) isn't. That's not universally true, He does visit, but He doesn't seem to put down roots. Buying or building is dangerous.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (The Blaze/AP) — For years starting in the mid-1990s, millions from around the globe visited a humble church in Florida’s Panhandle for lively Pentecostal revival services where believers flocked on stage to be healed by God for cancer, addiction and broken hearts. At its height, the...
This is why I almost NEVER go to movies any more. I haven't seen any of the top ten films of 2011. We really are in cultural and creative freefall
I just made the comparison, and it's absolutely shocking. Here are the top 10 box office films of 1968, domestically, in...
Remember the outrage in the media when this happened a few days after Trayvon was killed? Remember Sharpton and Jesse railing over this? Do you recall the NB Panthers anger? Do you recall seeing stories on CNN, MSNBC or ABC about this event? Do you remember all the pictures of this 13 year old? Do you remember the Hoodie protests about what the attackers were wearing? You don't? NO? That's right because it never happened. It wasn't convenient and didn't fit the racist dialogue. We have a double standard in this country.

(CBS/KCTV) KANSAS CITY, MO - A 13-year-old high school student suffered first-degree burns after two teens poured gasoline on him and set him on fire as he was walking home from school. CBS affiliate KCTV reports the teenager was rushed to Children's Mercy Hospital after the flames ignited. Police say his hair and face were burned. The boy was walking home from East High School when he was attacked by two other boys around 3 p.m. Feb 28. ABC affiliate KMBC reports that Melissa Coon said her son turned from the school's stadium onto Quincy Avenue and noticed two teenagers following him. She said the teens followed her son home and attacked him outside his front door. "They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open," she said. "(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.'" The second teen then used a lighter to ignite the gasoline, which "produced a large fireball burning the face and hair" of the victim, according to a Kansas City Police Department report. "You could smell the burned skin," said Coon. "You could smell the burned hair. It was just horrible." Her son lost some of his eyelashes, eyebrows, and some of the hair around his face was singed. Coon said she knows her son is lucky - but also can't believe someone would do that to her child. The teen's father, 36, said he wants to prosecute the suspects. The boy is white, and the two suspects are black. Police are investigating whether this was a hate crime. Police are asking for the public's help in locating the two suspects who are described as being around 16-years- old. One was wearing a blue beanie, blue jacket and blue-green Nike Air Jordans with #23 written on the shoes. The second suspect was wearing a black hoodie and black sunglasses with silver on the side.
The man may in fact have an ounce of decency. I would sue him. That might be the source of his repentance.
SANFORD, Fla. -- Spike Lee has apologized to a Florida couple who say they were forced to leave their home when a Twitter posting that the director helped spread listed their address as that of a man who shot an unarmed teenager. Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son name...