The Chili Defense


Bad enough that the “Twinkie Defense” was alleged to have been used by Dan White’s legal team to defend his cold-blooded murder of San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk and mayor George Moscone in 1978 in order to downplay the severity of his crime and receive a lighter sentence. (Although, I must add, it seems this is a myth, as the jury didn’t consider junk food while convicting this killer only of voluntary manslaughter.  Read more here:


Now, the heinous blabbermouth of InfoWars, the pathologically lying Alex Jones, is claiming the Chili Defense. Jones is fighting in court to retain custody of his three children, even though I can’t understand why any judge in this country would listen to Jones’ ranting, hateful denials of the Sandy Hook Massacre, among many other despicable statements, and deem him fit to parent his children. He shouldn’t be allowed to parent a family of cockroaches or plague-carrying rats. (Still, you have to wonder why his ex-wife didn’t get custody after their divorce in 2015.)


Anyway, Jones’ lawyer is getting desperate. First it was claimed that Jones is but a “performance artist” and that his ranting and raving on air is merely an act–claims Jones himself refuted a few hours later. (Guess he doesn’t want to piss off the equally deranged fans who support him.) Then, when Jones couldn’t remember how old his children are, or other basic facts about them, his lawyer said it was because  “he had a big bowl of chili for lunch.”


Figures that a vile fantasist on-air would have a vile fantasist in court, right?


What is wrong with this man? “I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” said Geraldo, former talk show host turned Fox News host said about the murder of Trayvon Martin. “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”

That’s right, blame the hoodie.

Do you think George Zimmerman would have followed and shot a white boy in a hoodie?

I don’t think so.

I don’t which was worse—the Twinkie defense used by the wretched lawyer for the deranged Dan White, who murdered Harvey Milk in cold blood, or the hoodie defense, in which a racist creep who’d been told by the police NOT to follow a teenager wearing alleged “gang” gear ignored their advice and shot Trayvon anyway.

What am I supposed to tell my little boy, who has a collection of hoodies and wears them in all kinds of weather? That some white jerks might think he’s in a gang and cross the street when they see him when he gets older?

Unfortunately, given the kind of racial profiling that exists towards non-whites in this country, this conversation must be had, no matter what your skin color.

At least Geraldo raised one of his sons right. Eldest son, Gabriel, who’s 32, told his Decrepit Old Daddy that he was “ashamed” of him. Good for Gabriel. It’s hard to stand up to idiots; it’s hard to stand up to racists; and it’s especially hard to be so blunt to a parent.

Don't worry, racist profilers, he's just a model