Monday, July 30, 2012
Billboard goes too far, Jesse Jackson Jr., Zimmerman's Parents & Paying Funeral Bills
A billboard goes too far. Comparing President Barak Obama to the Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes.
The giant sign in Idaho features a photo of Holmes with the words, "Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out." Next to it is a photo of President Obama with the words, "Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize."
Now the community is outraged, calling it "offensive," and "pathetic."The message is sponsored by the supporters of the late activist for libertarian causes in Idaho and they have stated the billboard is a response to the president's 'broken promise' to bring home the troops.
New questions are starting to arise after Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was transfered to a clinic in Minnesota. The Chicago Democrat and son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, is being treated for depression and gastrointestinal issues. The timing of Jackson's medical leave has raised questions though. In part because Jackson is facing an ethics investigation in the U.S. House connected to an imprisoned former Illinois Governor.
George Zimmerman's parents are looking to gain money with their new website.
Following in their son's footsteps the site, robertandgladys.com, is intended to tell people the parents side of the Trayvon Martin shooting and ask for donations for their relocation. Robert Zimmerman, the father of George Zimmerman, stated the relocation was necessitated by threats the family has received.
The movie theater in Colorado is offering to pay victims funeral bills. The company that owns the Century 16 theater where suspected gunman James Holmes opened fire has quietly stepped up and offered to cover the expenses for the funerals of all 12 victims.
It was confirmed by the owner of the chapel where the most recent funeral was held, when he received a phone call from Cinemark.