Another almost non-lethal execution last night. The mope lied there for 2-hours gasping and moaning, waiting for his last ride to never-ever land. The usual chorus of concerned conservatives wailed, “What about the victims’ suffering?” Yah but torturing people to death isn’t in our Constitution – and there have been a lot of botched jobs lately. Convicted murderers should be dispatched with the same efficiency with which we drone-kill suspected Arab terrorists from 10,000 miles away.
America is the last “civilized” country in the world which still executes criminals. It’s not a big issue for me. I’ll let you religious folks toss your Bible quotes at each other and try to figure it all out. But as long as we still carry out death sentences, let’s do it with some good old American efficacy. I suggest: anesthesia + a guillotine.
We already have the drugs for anesthesia and there are no secrets about how to use them. The guillotine? It’s fast, efficient, guaranteed, and painless (at least no one has complained so far.) We could make new ones out of stainless steel to give them that clean, modern look. Of course no one would have to hold up the severed head and proclaim, “Justice has been served!” This isn’t the French Revolution – it’s modern America, 2014. Because of budget cuts we could also eliminate the position of Attending Physician. Anybody could sign the death certificate.
I know I’m sticking my neck out here on a controversial issue but what the hell? If you were a murderer, how would you like to say, ‘Goodbye?’
Sally Ride was a lesbian who lived in a 27-year, committed, monogamous relationship with Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy. You probably don’t have that immediate image of a gay person, right? When you think of someone who’s gay, you imagine a painted, wild screamer with pink flamingo feathers in his hair and purple butt cheeks, dancing in the San Francisco Gay Pride parade.
But stereotypes are short cuts to ignorance. They’re like visual clichés – no thought involved.
I have a problem with stereotyping too. Whenever I see a nun, my blood pressure shoots into a negative abyss. Slowly, I give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she was just kidnapped as a child and forced into a convent.
I read somewhere about a guy who would HATE for his daughter to use Sally Ride for a role model. Don’t worry about it, buddy. First of all, you’d have little to say about it anyway. More important, Ride was chosen from 8,000 applicants to be a NASA astronaut. Something tells me any kid of yours wouldn’t even be allowed to load the rocket with Tang.
“LUAP DEIRUB I”
Strawberry Fields Forever
Paul is dead hoax: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=I+Buried+paul
… a terrorist attack which does not involve Muslims.
Passenger Airline Attack Update: www.google.com/
Dads’ involvement with kids: /www.google.com/