Wow. This Zimmerman guy shooting the black kid sure has brought a lot of racists out of the Florida woodwork. Take a look at this story the Bradenton Herald, my local newspaper. The story is just plain facts, but the comments? Yech. Ditto the comments on this letter to the editor. If I'd even suspected there were this many closet racists in Florida 10 years ago, we wouldn't have moved here.
It's too late for us, but if you're thinking about moving to Florida, you might want to think again. The legislator is controlled by nasty, criminal Republicans, and now the racists are coming out of the closet and being open about what they are -- behind anonymous screen names, anyway. The one bright side is that I believe the racists, while loud and nasty, are once a small part of the population. But a dangerous one. I keep saying I'm going to get a concealed weapons permit, but now that we're seeing that a bigoted loon can plead self-defense on a gun-him-down killing, I don't want to be defenseless, but apparently need to carry a gun at all times. And to shoot first if I feel scared or threatened. :(