Tom Degan: Trayvon was a no-good troublemaker, the right-wing screamers say. The proof? He was once caught with an empty bag of marijuana. Really? Would someone please explain to me what constitutes an “empty” bag of grass?
Tom Degan: Had this been a hundred-or-so tea partiers picketing the offices of the ACLU it would have been a different story; the coverage would have been round the clock.
Tom Degan: there he was the other day out in the Rose Garden, saying what was screaming to be said; that this nation’s economic burden shall no longer be placed solely on the backs of the poor.
Tom Degan: Tyell, if you’re reading this I have a message for you: In a twisted, convoluted sort of way, this horrible episode might very well turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you. Your life is a reality series waiting to happen, pal. You need to hire yourself an agent pronto. I’m available.