You think death by lethal injection is "cruel and unusual" punishment? I've got news for you, Skippy ! I, personally, would put your sorry ass to death in the same manner that you put your victim(s) to death !
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court halted and stayed the execution of convicted killer, Mark Dean Schwab. He was due to be executed at 6:00 p.m., this evening, and the Court stayed the execution because of a pending Kentucky case against lethal injection, claiming that it it is "cruel and unusual punishment".
Schwab, who had been released from prison for sexual assault prior to the incident, kidnapped, raped and murdered 11 year old Junny Rios-Martinez in 1991.
At a certain point in time, it is necessary to "thin the herds" of society of these foul, un-Godly, people and I can assure you, if I was in charge, I would make sure that Schwab died a slow, agonizing death. It's high time that the government think about the victims and not the dregs of society.
The foul-cryers are coming out of the woodwork over the governor of Georgia's prayer for rain at a venue out of and away from any government building. Georgia is in a severe drought which is dramatically affecting many states in the southeast. I am in favor of the separation of church and state, but at a certain point in time, if the Ayatollah Khomeni can pray and make it rain, then go for it.
From The Poetic Justice Department: Baseball player Barry Bonds has just been federally indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice stemming from the "FALCO Case" involving his alleged use of steroids and association with that case. Life is good !
The Pictures: (or lack thereof) ; As I make today's entry, AOL pictures seems to be in a bit of a snit. I am getting a graphic that says "Oops, AOL cannot locate your pictures" Methinks the problem lies with AOL Journals, which has just made a change in the journals schematic, which, as usual, has a few "bugs". If, for some reason, the "bug" has been dosed with a shot of Black Flag, I will attempt to repost today's pictures.
This Date In History: 1777; The American Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation and sends them to the states for ratification. 1965; Craig Breedlove reaches a speed of over 600 miles pre hour in his jet-powered Spirit on America, setting a new land speed record.
Birthdays: Erwin Rommel, German field marshall (1891), W. Averill Harriman, American financier (1891).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to My Perfect Martini and my pal, Victor !
Husband (a doctor) and his wife are having a fight at the breakfast
table. Husband gets up in a rage and says, "And you are no
good in bed either," and storms out of the house.
After some time he realizes he was nasty and decides to make amends and rings her up. She comes to the phone after many rings, and the irritated husband says,"What took you so long to answer to the phone?"
She says, "I was in bed." He says, "In bed this early, doing what?" She says "Getting a second opinion!"
A VOICE FROM THE BACK PEW:
There was a preacher whose wife was expecting ababy so he went before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher's family expanded, so would his paycheck.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher's salary. There was much yelling and bickering about how much the clergyman's additional children were costing the church. Finally, the Preacher got up and spoke to the crowd.
"Children are a gift from God," he said.
Silence fell on the congregation. In the back pew, a little old lady stood up and in her frail voice said: "Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers."
And the congregation said, "Amen."
That's it for today, my little raisinettes. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !