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Rick Perry executes justice, Texas-style
The Guardian UK ^ | 9-13-2011 | Amanda Marcotte

Posted on 09/13/2011 9:19:31 AM PDT by humblegunner

When Rick Perry threw his hat into the ring for the Republican presidential nomination, it set off such a collective cringe among liberal Texans that it likely scored on the Richter scale. Being a native Texan with basic respect for modern civilisation means living in a constant state of low-grade humiliation, as the state's size provides an interrupted stream of news stories highlighting the cranks and Bible-thumpers who win state and local offices – but a presidential campaign means exponentially expanding the amount of national and international attention paid to the streak of mean-spirited ignorance that rules Texas politics. With Rick Perry, this means a whole lot more coverage of the fact that Texas is the "killingest" state in the entire union, having executed more than four times as many prisoners as the next contender in this gruesome contest.

Of course, we of the non-barbaric sort do hope that all this attention paid to Rick Perry's willingness to execute anyone on death row – no matter how obviously screwed over by an imperfect and often unjust judicial system – could somehow provoke enough national shame that we actually do away with the death penalty. Which we really need to do, not because we have any great love for vicious murderers, but because the death penalty is a known destroyer of a fair and sober-minded justice system.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: execution; texas
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This is a hit piece from the UK, but it's so biased it's funny.

Personally I think it's GREAT that Texas executes so many criminals.

Per the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Offender information is as follows, in part:

Woods, Jr., Steven Michael

On 05/02/2001, in The Colony, Texas, Woods and 1 co-defendant used a 380 caliber pistol, a 45 caliber pistol, and a knife to kill a 21 year old white male victim by shooting the victim 6 times in the head and cutting his neck 4 times. A 19 year old white female victim was also killed by receiving 2 shots to the head, 1 shot in the knee, and cutting her throat. Woods and the co-defendant took property from the victims which included their car keys, backpacks, a cell phone and other personal items.

1 posted on 09/13/2011 9:19:35 AM PDT by humblegunner
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice site:

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/woodssteven.htm


2 posted on 09/13/2011 9:20:13 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

Oh God, the ludicrous Amanda Marcotte strikes again. I had hoped the Guardian had fired her for stupidity. The comment section should be fun.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 9:22:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: humblegunner

Different subject- article from a site i can’t post from- Pa judge struck down individual mandate clause in Obamacare.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 9:22:22 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: humblegunner

It is silly they try to claim a Texas Governor has the power to stop the executions. By himself, he is not able.

Only the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has that power, provided the Governor then approves it. Alone, he can only postpone it once for 30 days.


5 posted on 09/13/2011 9:28:46 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: miss marmelstein

Too bad the scumbag won’t be able to read the article.

He’s being put down this evening.


6 posted on 09/13/2011 9:29:51 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

Amanda is so full of hate. Wow! I guess a hater’s gonna hate.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 9:30:06 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: thackney

There was similar nonsense in the last execution thread I posted.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 9:31:28 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

I wonder if Amanda finds it hard to breathe with her head up her @$$ all the time...


9 posted on 09/13/2011 9:32:28 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: humblegunner

Karla Faye Tucker. Nuff said.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 9:35:30 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: humblegunner
This is the correct headline: Texas executes justice, Texans-style
11 posted on 09/13/2011 9:36:54 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: humblegunner
Ron White makes me laugh:


12 posted on 09/13/2011 9:37:56 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: shield

Not according to the author, but I get your point.

We were “helping along” bad guys long before Rick Perry was
Governor and I figure we’ll be helping them along after he’s gone.

The interesting part is the anti-Perry spin by the slitch who wrote this.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 9:42:59 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

The way they talk you’d think he was Judge Roy Bean. Texas may be the leader in U.S. executions, but they’re hardly prolific, especially considering some of the material they’ve got to work with.

By the way, if Perry were a Democrat you wouldn’t be reading any of this tripe.


14 posted on 09/13/2011 9:43:33 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: humblegunner

Personally I think it’s GREAT that Texas executes so many criminals.
Agree electric bleachers would save a lot of time and money.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 9:45:09 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: humblegunner

it may have been intended as a hit piece, but I’m sure it’ll have the opposite effect on us bitter clingers.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 9:46:02 AM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: humblegunner
The sub title to the piece:

Perry may have lost no sleep over Texas's 234 executions during his tenure, but the death penalty panders to crude bloodlust

Blow it out your @$$ Amanda. You are a Leftist Commie Pinko.

Amanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte blogs every day at Pandagon.net, and contributes a weekly podcast to RH Reality Check. She lives in Austin, TX with her two cats, boyfriend, and environmentally correct commuter bicycle.

I can just imagine what type of wimpy, cuckold, Alan Alda type the boyfriend is.

17 posted on 09/13/2011 9:46:41 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: humblegunner

So Amanda Smanda would have the justice system operate like O’jaad would operate it...

Ohhh, so you murdered 3 people...Put a $MILLION in ObamaPak and I’ll see you get a cushy life in the federal pen, then down the line I’ll get old Bill Clinton to manage a pardon for ya. Better yet, buy the Hawaii White House for me...

Rick Perry has enough respect to trust Texans as they meet out justice. I ceratinly wouldn’t want him to be continually stepping into that process.


18 posted on 09/13/2011 9:47:08 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: humblegunner

Outlaw Abortion and we will outlaw the death penalty. Of course all the money that is currently going to Planned Anti-Parenthood will be taken away to pay for meals and housing for all those currently on death row.

At least when you execute people on death row they are statisitcally 99.99% Guilty as opposed to those who are 100% innocent when they are killed before they are born.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 9:47:31 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: humblegunner
It seems to me that most anti-death penalty types are also wont to wail about overpopulation. You sometimes hear them saying the world would be better off is a virus, or something, were to kill off most humans. You'd think they'd be in favour of the death penalty — if there are too many people, wouldn't it be best to start by removing the ones who've proven to be severely defective?
20 posted on 09/13/2011 9:48:16 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: humblegunner
news stories highlighting the cranks and Bible-thumpers who win state and local offices

For you stooges at the "Guardian" your elitist contempt for our freedom is the very reason we had a little thing called the "American Revolution". It is amazing to me that anyone in England or Europe can look down their noses at the "Bible thumpers" who saved England from invasion and freed most of Europe from Hitler. But I guess we should not expect anything more from a Leftie wrag like the Guardian. (wonder what they are guarding? hee hee hee)

21 posted on 09/13/2011 9:48:34 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: humblegunner

I say Texas should send the next in line for execution to live with Amanda Marcotte. He/she will probably be BEGGING to be executed after about a week.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 9:49:06 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The site were good ol’ Amanda is said to be a regular blogger. It would make Chairman Mao and Marx proud.

Pandagon.net


23 posted on 09/13/2011 9:51:43 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: humblegunner
Sorry, I missed the author and where she was from.

Amanda Marcotte from Austin, TX (Austin is one of our embarrassments)

24 posted on 09/13/2011 9:52:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: humblegunner

A Post from His Humbleness? LOL

All I did was look at the publisher and knew it was going to be a hit piece.

I’m glad the British wore red as their uniform so we could identify them and kick their limey azz out of our country.

Still, they have been good friends and Rick Perry would have a considerably better, No, stronger relationship with the British.


25 posted on 09/13/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“I can just imagine what type of wimpy, cuckold, Alan Alda type the boyfriend is.”

Insert picture of Chas Bono here.


26 posted on 09/13/2011 9:58:33 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: Vendome
The author claims to live in Texas. I guess she had to
shop around for someone to publish her cheeky lil' "article".

Amanda Marcotte blogs every day at Pandagon.net, and
contributes a weekly podcast to RH Reality Check. She
lives in Austin, TX with her two cats, boyfriend, and
environmentally correct commuter bicycle

Sounds like quite a piece of work, she does.

27 posted on 09/13/2011 10:00:42 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner
Anytime I see the phrase "bible-thumper" , I stop reading right there.
That tells enough about the TWIT.
28 posted on 09/13/2011 10:03:37 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Vendome
A Post from His Humbleness?

Dadblastit Vendome, you literally made me choke on my coffee! Shame on you.

29 posted on 09/13/2011 10:09:30 AM PDT by houeto
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To: humblegunner

Ooops! Didn’t realize the writer was European Idealist who probably spends her time extoholing the viritues of European Morals, which in my mind are pretty dang’d weak.

Further, the Europeans are manipulative Plicks. They use our military, our men and women as tools for their avarice, international policy and enforcement.

If Libya is damn important to the French and Germans they should be the sole aggressors and crow they are the leader in destroying Mo’s reign.

But, nope, it will be a US military operation, which was armed and directed by American munitions.

We should never fight for the French again. They have screwed us on so many things like espionage, Vietnam and now Libya, which will become a hell hole for Moslem extremist.

They have replaced the bad with horrible.


30 posted on 09/13/2011 10:09:54 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MichaelCorleone

How does a woman like that manage to avoid drowning in the shower her whole life?


31 posted on 09/13/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: humblegunner

I thought leftists believed that all cultures are equally valid and should be respected? I guess that doesn’t include Texas.


32 posted on 09/13/2011 10:12:13 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: All

Sorry, but I don’t heed the political advice of slaves.


33 posted on 09/13/2011 10:13:32 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: All

I’m assuming this wench loves the idea of Govt. run Healthcare which gives the govt. the power of life and death she claims to fear.


34 posted on 09/13/2011 10:15:03 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: houeto

Should have seen what happened to my Diet Coke as I smiled and then thought “No!!??” and then I started laughing.

Not good with a mouth fool of fizzy water.


35 posted on 09/13/2011 10:16:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: miss marmelstein

The vast bulk of the comments agree with the silly Amanda Marcotte


36 posted on 09/13/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Vendome
Should have seen what happened to my Diet Coke as I smiled and then thought “No!!??” and then I started laughing.

LMAO!

37 posted on 09/13/2011 10:20:04 AM PDT by houeto
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To: miss marmelstein
. . . The comment section should be fun.

Yup, I looked at some and found this one a little over the top.

"Texas is still very much a frontier (mentality) state and I think Americans should be ashamed to be lumped with the likes of Saudi Arabia, Iran and China."

38 posted on 09/13/2011 10:22:55 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Haven’t been over there yet. There are usually a few Americans (OK, well ME, mostly) who enjoy zinging the very stupid Ms. Marcotte. Sadly, she recently relocated to NYC and continually spouts off ignorantly about my fellow residents. Stupid in two states. Drives me nuts.

P.S.: She was very sad to see Anthony Weiner leave office.


39 posted on 09/13/2011 10:24:55 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

That’s a good one! Some of them are so ignorant you can only laugh. She brings out the stupidest Brits.


40 posted on 09/13/2011 10:27:24 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Vendome

Amanda Marcotte is a feminist Texan who has horribly relocated to my state. She is famous for being one of the leaders of the lynch mob against the Duke Lacrosse team. Her Wikipedia entry is a horror story.


41 posted on 09/13/2011 10:30:23 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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We watch the news in our shop every morning before work and at lunch. Executions are one of the top stories, and one of the guys (black guy) usually says, “Bet he don’t do that again”. Cracks me up every time.


42 posted on 09/13/2011 10:43:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: miss marmelstein
The comment section should be fun.

To wit: Go for it Amanda ...the death penalty is more ghastly than murder. I can understand murder. How a civilised society calmly puts to death a fit , unwilling person ...this escapes me.

What is ghastly is that this person probably votes...

43 posted on 09/13/2011 11:09:43 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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See what I mean? The fun never stops at The Guardian. I love the remark: “...unwilling person...” How dare we put to death an UNWILLING kind of brutal, vile murderer. Seriously, they have some of the stupidest people over there. Brits AND Americans.


44 posted on 09/13/2011 11:13:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: humblegunner

Does this idiot woman and the meatheads who agree with her in the comments section, seriously believe that Rick Perry himself is executing people in Texas? Or is not stopping an execution the same as killing in their minds?

Did these people complain when Bill KKKlinton made a special trip to Arkansas to oversee the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, a man who was intellectually impaired?


45 posted on 09/13/2011 11:33:07 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: Hacklehead
Does this idiot woman and the meatheads who agree with her in the comments section, seriously believe that Rick Perry himself is executing people in Texas? Or is not stopping an execution the same as killing in their minds?

Apparently.

Perry is personally gunning them down like dogs.

Actually, Perry can only postpone for 30 days.

He doesn't hardly ever do it. Why should he?

46 posted on 09/13/2011 11:40:40 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: miss marmelstein

Really!

She is whacked but that’s Austin. Same as San Jose or San Francisco, where I am from.

But, I will say, a good number of O supporters are completely disillusioned with him and I don’t think he is going to find the amount of support or turnout required to hold the White House.

He’s toast.


47 posted on 09/13/2011 12:47:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Unfortunately, she is now NEW YORK. And she just loved Anthony Weiner during the scandal. This from a woman who had just relocated and knew next to nothing about my home town. Infuriating!!


48 posted on 09/13/2011 12:54:43 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Mase

Ron White was one of the funniest commedians to come along in quite a while.....I heard him say to the audience one time that a lot of parents have brought their children and he said his routines are not for children...he can be a little raw for children....


49 posted on 09/13/2011 1:08:11 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
Yes, Ron White is not for children, but he is one of the funniest stand up acts out there. I was looking for the quote I posted and came across some of his best lines. Gave me a good laugh this morning. I love the story about how he got the name "tater salad". Check it out.

Ron White Wikiquote

50 posted on 09/13/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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