Scoot: Does the death penalty diminish us as a society?
by Scoot,posted Apr 30 2014 8:00PM
On the death gurney, last night, Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett was described as writhing uncontrollably and clenching his teeth in apparent agony after he was injected with the death drugs. Lockett ultimately died from a heart attack about 45 minutes after the first injection.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has ordered an investigation into the botched execution, along with a 14-day stay of execution for a second death row inmate, Charles Warner, who was scheduled to be executed shortly after Lockett.
The execution-gone-bad, combined with a growing controversy over lethal drugs used to execute inmates and a new study showing that 1 out of 25 death row inmates is innocent brings new attention to the debate over the death penalty.
The assumption is that the death penalty is the ultimate punishment and prevents a convicted criminal from committing another crime, but there are conflicting studies about whether death penalty as punishment actually deters crime in America.
The United States is 1 or 22 countries that reported executions in 2013 and is the only country in the Americas to execute a prisoner.
New statistics from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that about 4% of death sentences are based on erroneous evidence – that’s about 1 out of 25 prisoners or about 120 of the approximately 3,000 death row inmates in America.
For the longest time – I was a strong supporter of the death penalty. But after watching the documentary “Execution,” which followed a Louisiana death row inmate to his execution, my support of the death penalty changed. Even the prison warden admitted that he reluctantly oversaw the execution.
My opinion of the death penalty changed because I realized that killing a person during a crime or in defense of life or property was different from the calculated killing at the hands of the human beings in charge of a civilized society.
I understand the argument that a person convicted of a vicious murder deserves the fate of his victim. However, there should be something humanely unsettling about the methodical killing of another human being in a sterile environment. I also understand that argument that horrible killings are not erased when a prisoner changes or “discovers God” while sitting in prison.
Dr. Keith Ablow – Fox News contributor – writes in his article at FoxNews.com, “God was in the execution changer with Clayton Lockett. He pulled back the curtain and let America see, at least this once, the ugliness and defeatism and sadism of the death penalty.” As a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Ablow argues that “When a society has a person under lock and key and can keep him under lock and key, but decides that it wishes, instead, to kill that person, the society diminishes itself. Every time.”
And that is the epiphany I reached in my soul searching about the death penalty.
Because the act of murder in our civilized society is so horrific and senseless - it is extremely difficult to forgive those who commit that act and those human struggles to forgive are forgivable. Anyone found guilty of murder no longer deserves to be part of that civilized society, but the death penalty is, in fact, the premeditated act of taking a human life in a controlled setting.
Dr. Ablow says, that “no doctor who attends an execution and administers a lethal dose of ‘medication’ is someone I am willing to address as ‘Doctor.’” He also points out that if we “kill killers,” we do not separate ourselves from the killers.
Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1977, the debate over executions in the United States has escalated. Is the death penalty punishment that deters crime or is it punishment that manifests society’s revenge?
Since there is not consensus that the death penalty deters crime – then support of the death penalty is based on revenge. Should a civilized society allow revenge killing?
If it is estimated that 120 of the nearly 3,000 currently on death row in America is innocent – wouldn’t it be better to make certain that no innocent person dies – even if it means the guilty do not face the ultimate fate of death?
Scoot: Does the death penalty diminish us as a society?
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Many in America claim proudly the mantle of "pro life" when it comes to abortion, but are eager to see execution via the death penalty. This is a hypocritical stance - if mankind does not have the right to end a life, then that applies equally to the death penalty. Also, can anyone point to an instance where someone bound and determined, caught in the craze of committing a murder, pauses to think they might get caught and executed and stops pursuing the commission of a crime? It's highly unlikely the vague threat of apprehension or execution stops a madman.
The blood of a thousand guilty men would not redeem the tragic loss and injustice of ONE innocent soul. Man is not God and shouldn't play at being so.
The two clowns above would be calling for an execution if there close
relative was murdered ... such a self-righteous bunch.
Actually the debate has NOT escalated. Scoot is delusional as usual.
Liberals murder the innocent ... at least conservatives wait
until an heinous crime has been committed before considering it. Liberals kill children and celebrate it. They also celebrate criminals and insist we understand and excuse their behavior. This is just another trash blog by Scooter.
try to get some rest. Staying up all night watching reruns of Obama speeches is not good. An eréction lasting longer than four hours is not healthy.
They need to pass a law establishing an Obama Zombie hunting season ...
the herd needs to be thinned out a bit.
Obama needs to be tried, convicted, and executed for getting his ambassador
killed and lying about it.
On the afternoon of 6 May 1993,
West Memphis was rocked by the news of the discovery of the mutilated bodies of three eight-year-old boys. Rumors regarding the nature of the murders spread like wildfire through the town. It was soon well known that the boys had been cut with a knife, raped and at least one of the boy's genitals had been cut ... liberals get off on this stuff and make celebrities about those that commit such crimes
more for liberals to celebrate ...
JULIE SCHENECKER: Tampa police say the 50-year-old New Tampa mother was sick of her teenagers talking back at her. So, they say, on Jan. 27, 2010, she fatally shot her son Beau, 13, when they got home from soccer practice and her daughter Calyx, 16, as she did her homework.
more for liberals to celebrate ...
JOVANY EDGARDO RIVERA: He ended an acrimonious dispute between his pregnant sister and their mother by killing them, according to Hillsborough deputies. Yesenia Rivera, 18, and her 50-year-old mother Sara Rivera were found dead in August 2009.
more for liberals to celebrate ...
DWARD ALLEN COVINGTON: Covington faces the death penalty for the 2008 Mother's Day massacre of his live-in girlfriend, Lisa Freiberg, 26, and her two children, Zachary, 7, and Heather Savannah, 2. Covington is accused of choking, beating, stabbing,dismembering and mutilating the family and their dog on May 11, 2008.
liberals tell us we must understand ,..
LUC PIERRE-CHARLES AND TYREE JENKINS: Wesley Chapel High School students Derek Pieper, 17, and Raymond Veluz, 18, were forced to kneel along a Trilby road and beg for their lives on July 28, 2006. Then they were executed.
liberals tell us we must understand ,..
JOHN COUEY: He was already a sex offender when he kidnapped, raped and killed 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford in 2005. She disappeared from her Citrus County home on Feb. 24. Couey lured his neighbor out of her home, hid her and then buried her alive.
liberals tell us we must understand ,..
JOSEPH P. SMITH: Carlie Brucia was walking home from a sleepover when the 11-year-old Sarasota girl was kidnapped by Joseph P. Smith on Feb. 1, 2004. The nation was horrified and captivated by the surveillance video showing Smith grabbing her arm and leading the child away to her death.
this one will get Scoot in a rage ...
STEVEN LORENZO AND SCOTT SCHWEICKERT: Lorenzo and Schweickert fantasized about terrorizing gay men in Tampa — then went out and did it. In 2005 Lorenzo sexually tortured nine men.
no big deal to leftists ...
PEDRO HERNANDEZ-ALBERTO: He doted on his 2-year-old daughter but couldn't stand his stepdaughters. He blamed them for his failing marriage, and Hillsborough deputies say that's why he killed them in 1999. He shot and killed 11-year-old Donna Berezovsky at home, then killed 29-year-old Isela Gonzalez where she worked.
KRISTINA GAIME: The Land O'Lakes mother was in the midst of a custody dispute with ex-husband Stephen Rotell when she drugged their young sons with morphine, loaded them into the minivan in the garage, started the engine and piped carbon monoxide fumes into the vehicle on April 12, 1999.
more fun ...
WILLIE CRAIN SR.: The crabber was sentenced to die for killing 7-year-old Amanda Brown, who disappeared on Sept. 9, 1998. Crain spent the night with her mother, kidnapped the daughter, and is suspected of putting her body in a crab trap in Tampa Bay. Blood was found on his underwear and his toilet.
on a roll ...
HANK EARL CARR: The deadliest day in Tampa Bay law enforcement history was May 1,1998. Carr was taken in for questioning after he fatally shot his girlfriend's 4-year-old son, Joey Bennett. But Carr hid his identity, and his violent record, from police. His hands cuffed in the front, Carr used a hidden handcuff key to escape and kill Tampa Detectives Rick Childers, 46, and Randy Bell, 44. Then he fled north, killing Florida Highway Patrol Trooper James "Brad" Crooks, 23, in Land O'Lakes.
Teens we can all learn from ..
NATHAN RAMIREZ AND JONATHAN GRIMSHAW: The two teens said they wanted to steal Mildred Boroski's birthday presents. But Ramirez, 17, and Grimshaw, 18, did much more than that to the 71-year-old widow on March 10, 1995. They cut her phone lines and broke into her home. They tied her up and raped her. They beat her poodle, Chippy, to death with a crowbar. Then they drove Boroski to a field and executed her with her husband's own gun.
Scoot panders to blacks so this one will get him ...
MARK KOHUT AND CHARLES ROURK: The two white laborers and roommates kidnapped black tourist Christopher Wilson of New York City from a Valrico shopping center, doused him with gasoline and them set him on fire while laughing and yelling racial slurs on New Year's Day 1993.
The younger the better ...
LVIN MORTON, BOBBY GARNER AND TIM KANE: Morton, the ringleader of the infamous "pinkie finger murders," has twice been sentenced to death for his role in the Jan. 26, 1992 slaying of a son and mother in Hudson. Morton was 20 when he put a sawed-off shotgun to the back of 55-year-old John Bowers' head and killed him. Accomplice Bobby Garner was 17 when he nearly severed the head of Bowers' 75-year-old mother, Madeline Weisser. The third suspect, Tim Kane, was just 14. The murders became infamous because the killers severed Bowers' little finger and kept it as a trophy.
no big deal ...
PATRICK HANNON AND JAMES ACKER: Hannon was sentenced to die for the Jan. 10, 1991, murder of two men near USF: roommates Brandon Snider, 27, and Robert Carter, 28, were found dead in their Cambridge Woods Apartment. Snider was stabbed 14 times and his throat was cut open; Carter was shot six times after he begged for his life and tried to hide in an upstairs bedroom.
they were old anyway ...
BRIAN ROSENFELD: The sadistic nurse spent years going from nursing home to nursing home poisoning patients. He may be the most prolific serial killer in Tampa Bay history. Authorities discovered that 29 people died under his care and a jailhouse snitch said he admitted to 23 murders.
liberals love human debris ...
NEWTON "NEWT" SLAWSON: As a child he dreamed of mutilation. Then on the night of April 11, 1989, Slawson fulfill his fantasies. He fatally shot Gerald Wood, 23, and his pregnant wife Peggy, 21, with a .357-caliber Magnum. Then he executed their children, Jennifer, 4 and Glendon, 3. He also cut out the pregnant mother's 8-month-old fetus. Peggy Wood crawled to her brother's house next door. "Newt done it. Newt done it," she said as she died in her mother's arms. Slawson never showed remorse and was annoyed when his lawyers delayed his execution.
Well liberals to support killing children ...
JOSEPH FREDRICK GLOVER: The neighborhood kids said they always stayed away from Glover. He said evil spirits controlled him, and he legally changed his name to "Learn Soul." Then a mother came home on April 21, 1986 and found the bodies of her two children in the bathtub. Michelle Norris, 14, and her 12-year-old brother, Eddie, were nearly decapitated, their home stained with blood. Glover.
Perhaps Larry should lecture at leftist universities ...
LARRY EUGENE MANN: He kidnapped 10-year-old Elisa Vera Nelson as she rode her bicycle to Palm Harbor Middle School on Nov. 4, 1980. He drove her to an orange grove to rape her, then crushed her skull and cut her throat.
While black youth continue to slaughter each other in the streets ...
most without a real dad ... you see white liberals and black race baiters soil themselves over sensitive, wealthy NBA players getting their feelings hurt by an old goat. The reality of liberalism is devastating to the black community, but blacks continuein their ignorance to bow to it and suffer greatly. Very sad.
Stano could be elected to Congress in New Orleans or Los Angeles ...
GERALD STANO: Once deemed "unadoptable" as a child by the state, Stano would go on to become one of the nation's most prolific serial killers. On April Fool's Day 1980 he confessed to 25 murders, including 15 women from the Tampa Bay area.
Obama spent more time
congratulating Jason Collins for being homosexual than he did trying to save his ambassador in Benghazi. Leftists, aka Democrats get worked up over nonsense and celebrating deviant behavior rather than real issues. It is no wonder that Obama has been a massive failure. Pandering to criminals, deviants, and race baiters is all they have and what they spend most of their time soiling themselves over.
Video: Black Teens Assault White Student on School Bus ...
of course Obama says we must understand this behavior ...
The black community creates its own problems by excusing bad behavior.
Sad that most black children grow up without any real role models. They have no real dads and sports stars and politicians are mostly clowns behaving badly themselves. Those blacks that do turn away from the hip hop, rebellion, leftist lifestyle are trashed by other blacks and white liberals who seek to keep blacks down.
Dr. Alveda King Tells Students of Modern Day Black Genocide ...
Would like you to read the above and buy MORE GUNS - so that they can later be used in commission of more violent crimes. Arm up and freak out everyone! Sincerely, Wayne (the well paid spokesmodel) LaPierre.
Four people in Benghazi vs how many in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts? To conservatives, that loss of life was an acceptable patriotic duty, but 4 (tragically) in Benghazi is suddenly a bridge too far. Unfortunately, it's part of the risk of service in the foreign countries - conservatives are only locked onto it not because of the degree of tragedy, but in an attempt to create a scandal - despite Stevens refusing additional protection, and Congress (led by the GOP) not wanting to increase funding. Conservative defense experts have admitted there was very little Clinton, Obama, or anyone else could do in time to defend that embassy. Sad yes. Scandal, no. Convenient meme for ignorant people who dont understand the full story - obviously. I'm aware this will be followed up by incoherent gibberish from our resident troll, but hey. I try.
The clown above ....
spends way too much time dancing naked around trash can fires chanting praises to his Lord and Savior Obama.
Obama is a walking load of feces. It is no wonder that the Secret Service carries shovels and wears
so true ...
The danger to America is not Barrack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with no accomplishment or qualification to give any hint that he would or could execute the duties of the world,s most important job..
It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of this President than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved uneducated electorate looking for handouts thus willing to elect such unqualified men for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The Republic can survive a Barrack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.
I see the Scoot Liberal Troll has been spewing nonsense again.
Poor fellow cannot get his head out of his àss.
DemWit record ...
Let's look at the Democrat's successes:
1.We're still in Afghanistan (broken promise)
2.Gitmo is still open (broken promise)
3.Healthcare premiums are more expensive (broken promise)?
4.Many have lost their policies (broken promise)
5.Many have lost their doctors (broken promise)
6.Record food stamp participation
7.Record high poverty levels
8.The five highest deficits in American history
9.First credit rating downgrade in American history
10.Sustained high unemployment
11.Historically low labor participation
12.Stagnant middle class income
13.Fastest increase in upper class income in history?
14. Blamed Benghazi on a youtube video and then said
the deaths "didn't matter"
15.Most divisive president in American history (broken promise)
He was a four time felon, when a 19 yr. women came home to a home he was robbing, he shot her with a shotgun, and helped bury her alive.Really does he deserve any sympathy.
Obama is human debris.
There is nothing to respect about this lying àsswipe.
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The Marxist agitator Hussein Obama is nothing more than a skid mark in the underwear of these united
Obama will end up on the trash heap of history ... he can only hope he goes the way of Kennedy, if he hopes to remain a somewhat sympathetic figure. I would rather he end up in the trash where he belongs.
Obama has set blacks back a hundred years ... such an incompetent clown ...
Just ObamaCare alone
37 Major Delays (many unconstitutional) and attempted fixes
877 million to build a site that still does not work well
Over six million and counting lost plans
Obama lies and corruption have done great harm to his party and more so the
nation. Obama has zero credibility. He is only popular with those looking for a government handout whether individual welfare or corporate welfare. Obama has brought great shame to the office and disrespect for America around the world. He is a joke and that is sad for America.
I post a credible remark about perspectives on military conflict and loss and you respond with a bunch of psych ward yodeling. Proof you don't want to debate issues, just toss cliches around. Have fun talking to yourself.
Amazing that there are people like the guy above who believe whatever Obama says
and then say they are credible. Funny indeed.
Obama’s entire polticial career has been spent slandering and trashing others.
He cannot debate the issues or say what he would actually do. He has to lie, or be rejected. He won his first election by publishing his opponent's divorce records. The country has learned a hard lesson. Electing a president based solely on skin color is a bad idea.
Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.
Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.
The best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percent of the population that is black and Hispanic.
Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.
Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.
The black family in the USA has been broken for over 40 years, now.
But white liberals and black activists only get worked over NBA players getting insulted or some other not so important nonsense. Democrats broke up the black family with their failed welfare state and as Colin Powell said, “You break it. You own it.”
The death penalty is about punishment not preventing crime.
Feminists have no moral problem with supporting the killing of the results (the innocent child) of irresponsible sexual behavior so why the upset over killing the guilty?
If a black president brings out that much hate and racist lunacy, imagine the cave men that will come out of the woodwork when Hillary runs and is elected. It's nice to know who the regressive thugs are. Stay proud, Louisiana.
Yep, all the liberal trolls here can do is repeat their Messiah’s propaganda.
Guess welfare now includes a library card.
As far as Benghazi there is nothing to debate. All the Obama Zombies can do is spin
as their Lord and Savior Obama did. Hillary and Bam needed to win an election and when the events on the ground did not fit their campaign talking points, they lied to the American people. Some folks just have a hard time admitting they voted for such a corrupt man.
You'll admit you voted for a man who sent hundreds of young people in a questionable war in the middle east? Like that's somehow BETTER than four people in Benghazi? Conservatives are hypocrites.
But still has his head up his ànus .... he prays to Obama seven times a day.
poor feel eats his own feces.
Well, But admits Obama got his ambassador killed.
that some progress.
Perhaps we will find that ObamaCare makes late term abortions legal thus,
we can just abortion all adult DemWits—better late than never.
The nation is 17 trillion in debt,
the government spies on its citizens, Putin runs a muck in Ukraine, the economy has never recovered, Obamacare is not worth the paper it's written on, four Americans are murdered in Benghazi, and what difference did it really make. The Attorney General does not want to enforce immigration or drug crimes, marriage between a man and a woman is meaningless, Christians are regarded as despicable, guns and the constitution are under assault, congress and legislation means nothing to the president, but golf and basketball is a top priority, the IRS is the jack booted enforcement wing of the administration against all political enemies. And the Democrats expect this president to draw a line in the sand. Get Real, Pitiful!
Well, Obama needs to announce he is a homosexual in order to get his poll numbérs up and possibly g
Obama is too busy at war with the middle class to commit his henchmen overseas.
Do not trash Barack Obama’s Presidential accomplishments
as he has more than any other President before him.
Here is a brief and yet incredibly impressive list of of those accomplishments:
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number belonging to another man, from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 (many more by now) to date.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent ”insult our friends” tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
hen he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.*
First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs. Arizona).
-> How is Obama’s “hope and change” working out for you?
People have the freedom to speak and vote as liberals, moderates or conservatives. Sorry, but you can't "abort" people just because you don't agree with their politics. The Constitution gives people the freedom to vote for a more liberal USA if they so desire - doesn't entitle you to dispose of them for not being "real 'mericans."
lets not kill convicted murderers on death row but....
its perfectly fine to murder innocent life through abortion, says the liberals
Hey, "Idiôt" ...
try to get some rest. Staying up all night watching reruns of Obama speeches is not good. An ëréction lasting longer than four hours is not healthy.
As each page of the book is turned,
we're finding out slowly that a proud Chicago bathhouse member and racist Community Agitator isn't smart enough to be president without looking like a fool on the world state of politics.
Obama hates over half the country ...
and yes, more than half the country hates him. ENJOY!
Consistent Life Ethic
Google it. It is possible to be against abortion AND the death penalty. But I admit it's hard for people with your obsessive one-note rants to grasp nuance.
Consistent Life Ethic .... you make us laugh ...
try not to fall down ... you seem to already suffer from brain damage ...
Léftists are délusionàl so nothing is cléar to them.
No LSU Baseball .... just the Scooter Homosexual Comedy Show tonight.
Tune in Friday!
Of the actual philosophy of the Consistent Life Ethic. It's one thing I enjoy about your posts, their on topic and insightful nature that make for spirited but intelligent debate.
It is now a FACT that Obama allowed his ambassador to be killed.
Obama did NOTHING. Obama deserves to be tried, convicted, and executed for treason... would love to see this àsshole convicted.
Reality is blacks are not held to the same standards of excellence as whites
by white liberals. If Obama had white skin he would be in a heap of a lot more trouble than he is. Liberals think blacks are inferior and should be given a break and not be expected to perform at a competent level.
So you support executing the president for every failed military or diplomatic mission that results in loss of life? That's basically all of them.
Anti-free speech Dems spanked for constitutional amendment plan ...
The DemWITS are the ones show oppose free speech. The Senate will vote on an amendment sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Who are these STUPID people who believe anything Obama says?
Gee, no wonder America is in major decline.
Black racism and hate ....
"I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street." -- Spike Lee
Lee works for the NBA
Some here cannot handle the truth about the left ...
"Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness." -- Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights
Leftist racism ...
"We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go." -- Marion Barry
Jenny Beth Martin
Leader of so called "non profit" Tea Party Patriots went from cleaning houses to making over half a million dollars a year - subsidized by Koch Brothers. There's big money in fear, paranoia and revolutionary bullshizit.
Libby wants to meet scoot for a candy conversation