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(ABC)   TX Governor has "think to about" whether to stay an inmate's execution even though the judge and prosecutor had an affair AND the inmates appeal hearing is scheduled after his execution date. God Bless Texas   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 205
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2008-09-04 02:37:01 PM  
Is Texas trying for its own tag?
 
2008-09-04 02:44:50 PM  
...and people wonder why I had to rethink my views on capital punishment?

As an idea, I can accept the basic premise of capital punishment. Get the folks out of the gene pool, toot sweet, and be done with it.

The problem is the fairness of the current application. Not for how cruel it is. Not for how barbaric it is. But with the fairness that the courts apply it. Until that issue can be resolved, a thinking and fair society should stop with the executions, fix the system, see to addressing the issues that plague the system, and THEN get back to it. Not continue to limp along, and apply a biased and often flawed system with aplomb, and congratulate ourselves on being "tough" on crime.

China is tough on crime too. So is Singapore. Doesn't mean they are fair or right. If we want to take the moral high ground, we have to actually occupy that territory first...
 
2008-09-04 02:49:41 PM  
jesus. h. farking. christ.

is texas run by the taliban or what?
 
2008-09-04 02:52:27 PM  
FlashHarry: jesus. h. farking. christ.

is texas run by the taliban or what?


In all fairness. You have to cut Rick Perry some slack. His hair is bigger and better taken care of than his brain, after all.
 
2008-09-04 02:55:35 PM  
Summa Crapologica: FlashHarry: jesus. h. farking. christ.

is texas run by the taliban or what?

In all fairness. You have to cut Rick Perry some slack. His hair is bigger and better taken care of than his brain, after all.


it's like a whole other coontry.
 
2008-09-04 03:04:45 PM  
Ok, I'm torn.

Is subby an idiot because they submitted a link to the second page of the article?

Is subby a moron because they "quote" a phrase that "is not in the story"?

Or is subby just a retard because they mangled the phrase 'to think about' into something that Yoda would probably dismiss as nonsensical?

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/don't see any reason why it can't be all of the above
 
2008-09-04 03:08:06 PM  
Humean_Nature: Ok, I'm torn.

Is subby an idiot because they submitted a link to the second page of the article?

Is subby a moron because they "quote" a phrase that "is not in the story"?

Or is subby just a retard because they mangled the phrase 'to think about' into something that Yoda would probably dismiss as nonsensical?



/don't see any reason why it can't be all of the above


FTFA: "A Governor's Office spokeswoman said Perry had received the letter but had not yet made a decision in the case."

yeah, i guess you're right. there's no guarantee the guy is actually thinking.
 
2008-09-04 03:11:18 PM  
Wow, a capital punishment thread and no "rrrrarrrgh shoot everyone in the head with nail guns RAAARRRR" comments?

hubiestubert: As an idea, I can accept the basic premise of capital punishment. Get the folks out of the gene pool, toot sweet, and be done with it.

The problem is the fairness of the current application. Not for how cruel it is. Not for how barbaric it is. But with the fairness that the courts apply it. Until that issue can be resolved, a thinking and fair society should stop with the executions, fix the system, see to addressing the issues that plague the system, and THEN get back to it. Not continue to limp along, and apply a biased and often flawed system with aplomb, and congratulate ourselves on being "tough" on crime.


I think you've phrased it well, and it's almost exactly how I feel on the subject as well.

The only disagreement I would have is that the current lethal injection protocols need to be updated to prevent mistakes, which can lead to unnecessary side effects while trying to kill someone. It wouldn't be very hard to devise an injection administered by professionals that would off someone with little to no complications every time.

Of course, that's a moot point while we're administering what is currently an unjust system.
 
2008-09-04 03:24:07 PM  
FlashHarry: Humean_Nature:
Or is subby just a retard because they mangled the phrase 'to think about' into something that Yoda would probably dismiss as nonsensical?

FTFA: "A Governor's Office spokeswoman said Perry had received the letter but had not yet made a decision in the case."

yeah, i guess you're right. there's no guarantee the guy is actually thinking.


In fairness, we must ask the question, Do governors think at all? (points to Palin) I cite a classic example as evidence
 
2008-09-04 03:31:36 PM  
Cagey B: Wow, a capital punishment thread and no "rrrrarrrgh shoot everyone in the head with nail guns RAAARRRR" comments?

hubiestubert: As an idea, I can accept the basic premise of capital punishment. Get the folks out of the gene pool, toot sweet, and be done with it.

The problem is the fairness of the current application. Not for how cruel it is. Not for how barbaric it is. But with the fairness that the courts apply it. Until that issue can be resolved, a thinking and fair society should stop with the executions, fix the system, see to addressing the issues that plague the system, and THEN get back to it. Not continue to limp along, and apply a biased and often flawed system with aplomb, and congratulate ourselves on being "tough" on crime.

I think you've phrased it well, and it's almost exactly how I feel on the subject as well.

The only disagreement I would have is that the current lethal injection protocols need to be updated to prevent mistakes, which can lead to unnecessary side effects while trying to kill someone. It wouldn't be very hard to devise an injection administered by professionals that would off someone with little to no complications every time.

Of course, that's a moot point while we're administering what is currently an unjust system.


To be honest, I am worried least about how humane the system is. From a logical standpoint, at the point of the decision that execution is a go, the cheapest thing would be the gallows or two in the back of the head.

The idea of the electric chair, the guillotine, lethal injection, all of these are ways supposedly to "humanize" the act of killing a person for their crimes. To remove folks from the act--and thus, as the agents of society, remove us from the act.

That is, I think, a mistake. If we can't accept the idea that we as a society are pulling the trigger, then maybe we shouldn't be doing it in the first place. These are dodges to make people feel better. It's not a person, our agent, who is doing it, but a device. A machine. We push the button, but it's a less personal way of doing it, and that remove I think insulates folks from the decision to kill.

And if we cannot handle that decision, then maybe we shouldn't do it.
 
2008-09-04 03:50:24 PM  
hubiestubert: If we can't accept the idea that we as a society are pulling the trigger, then maybe we shouldn't be doing it in the first place. These are dodges to make people feel better. It's not a person, our agent, who is doing it, but a device. A machine. We push the button, but it's a less personal way of doing it, and that remove I think insulates folks from the decision to kill.

Call me crazy, but I don't think we live in a society that has a big problem with people being killed on our behalf.
 
2008-09-04 04:06:20 PM  

FTFA: Hood was convicted of the 1989 fatal shooting of his boss Ronald Williamson and Williamson's girlfriend, Traci Wallace. Hood was arrested in Indiana a day after the killing. He had Williamson's car, jewelry, camera, wallet, credit cards and clothing on him at the time of the arrest, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.

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2008-09-04 04:07:18 PM  
Cagey B: hubiestubert: If we can't accept the idea that we as a society are pulling the trigger, then maybe we shouldn't be doing it in the first place. These are dodges to make people feel better. It's not a person, our agent, who is doing it, but a device. A machine. We push the button, but it's a less personal way of doing it, and that remove I think insulates folks from the decision to kill.

Call me crazy, but I don't think we live in a society that has a big problem with people being killed on our behalf.


Cagey B: hubiestubert: If we can't accept the idea that we as a society are pulling the trigger, then maybe we shouldn't be doing it in the first place. These are dodges to make people feel better. It's not a person, our agent, who is doing it, but a device. A machine. We push the button, but it's a less personal way of doing it, and that remove I think insulates folks from the decision to kill.

Call me crazy, but I don't think we live in a society that has a big problem with people being killed on our behalf.


So long as there is a far enough remove. Soldiers killing for us are fine--so long as it's done off camera and we don't have to see the results. The police killing, that's fine, so long as it's off camera. The same can be said for executions. Off scene, and we're good with it.

There's a reason that the Vietnam war came to such a screeching end. When people actually saw what was going on, then they started to get a little antsy. We've handled news coverage very well since then of our conflicts. Much more managed, because if people actually knew what their troops faced every day, their sons and daughters dealt with day to day, then they might just lose their stomach for sending them off.
 
2008-09-04 04:13:45 PM  
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2008-09-04 04:35:41 PM  
FlashHarry: yeah, i guess you're right. there's no guarantee the guy is actually thinking.

Uh, this is Rick Perry. He's not capable of thinking.
 
2008-09-04 04:36:22 PM  
Texas is chock full 'o morans.
 
2008-09-04 04:37:48 PM  
As messed up as it is, it must be awesome to be the Governor of Texas.

"Will I stay his execution??? Let me think about it, now watch this drive!"
 
2008-09-04 04:38:09 PM  
Cagey B: Wow, a capital punishment thread and no "rrrrarrrgh shoot everyone in the head with nail guns RAAARRRR" comments?

All the ITG's are over in one of the brazillion Sarah Palin threads defending her honor, give it a sec, they'll get here.
 
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2008-09-04 04:38:45 PM  
Ah, yes, Texas. The place where the judges were, until about five years ago, permitted to solicit campaign donations from parties and counsel who had active cases before the judge. The practice for experienced counsel, as I understood it, was to get together with the other side, set up a meeting with the judge and confirm that both sides made the same contribution to the judge - to ensure a fair trial. The rumor was that extra donations were made from time to time without the other side's knowledge...
 
2008-09-04 04:39:05 PM  
FlashHarry: Summa Crapologica: FlashHarry: jesus. h. farking. christ.

is texas run by the taliban or what?

In all fairness. You have to cut Rick Perry some slack. His hair is bigger and better taken care of than his brain, after all.

it's like a whole other coontry.


if only it were a whole other country.
 
2008-09-04 04:39:42 PM  
The guy is obviously guilty - he was caught next to redhanded. Just do it.
 
2008-09-04 04:40:02 PM  
Guilty. Throw the switch.
 
2008-09-04 04:40:17 PM  
I miss this chick. F' Perry.
www.truthdig.com
 
2008-09-04 04:40:29 PM  
People, people......

"think to about"??????????
 
2008-09-04 04:40:47 PM  
Hood was convicted of the 1989 fatal shooting of his boss Ronald Williamson and Williamson's girlfriend, Traci Wallace. Hood was arrested in Indiana a day after the killing. He had Williamson's car, jewelry, camera, wallet, credit cards and clothing on him at the time of the arrest,

Well, sounds like he was due for something, someday anyway.
Maybe this is a Pre-crime problem.
 
2008-09-04 04:41:05 PM  
Cagey B: The only disagreement I would have is that the current lethal injection protocols need to be updated to prevent mistakes, which can lead to unnecessary side effects while trying to kill someone. It wouldn't be very hard to devise an injection administered by professionals that would off someone with little to no complications every time.

Might be better if we just had a tank run over their head. This would still allow for a machine to carry out the execution and I would expect that it is rather fool proof. Seriously doubt there would be any botched attempts using this method.

/should also consider putting this on pay per view.
 
2008-09-04 04:41:36 PM  
LosinMySenses: Is Texas trying for its own tag?

those farkers have been since 1845.
 
2008-09-04 04:41:50 PM  
veedeevadeevoodee: FTFA: Hood was convicted of the 1989 fatal shooting of his boss Ronald Williamson and Williamson's girlfriend, Traci Wallace. Hood was arrested in Indiana a day after the killing. He had Williamson's car, jewelry, camera, wallet, credit cards and clothing on him at the time of the arrest, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.

And he'll probably get reconvicted if given a new trial. Just because he's probably guilty doesn't mean his trial was fair, or that he didn't deserve a fair trial. If your trial renders the right verdict for the wrong reasons, it's still a miscarriage of justice.
 
2008-09-04 04:42:20 PM  
If I owned Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas.
 
2008-09-04 04:42:41 PM  
hubiestubert: So long as there is a far enough remove. Soldiers killing for us are fine--so long as it's done off camera and we don't have to see the results. The police killing, that's fine, so long as it's off camera. The same can be said for executions. Off scene, and we're good with it.

So, are you calling for public executions?

Not being snarky- but by your rationale, if there wasn't a sense of public removal from the execution, then we as a society would take one of two approaches- either, society would stand up and demand an end to capital punishment, or the spectacle would be a mad scene of exuberant celebration.

Quite frankly, I don't know if the better angels of humanity would win out.
 
2008-09-04 04:44:19 PM  
Gonz: hubiestubert: So long as there is a far enough remove. Soldiers killing for us are fine--so long as it's done off camera and we don't have to see the results. The police killing, that's fine, so long as it's off camera. The same can be said for executions. Off scene, and we're good with it.

So, are you calling for public executions?

Not being snarky- but by your rationale, if there wasn't a sense of public removal from the execution, then we as a society would take one of two approaches- either, society would stand up and demand an end to capital punishment, or the spectacle would be a mad scene of exuberant celebration.

Quite frankly, I don't know if the better angels of humanity would win out.


It would, however, finally get the debate out in the open and end the posturing and the gesticulation from both sides of the debate.
 
2008-09-04 04:45:04 PM  
veedeevadeevoodee: FTFA: Hood was convicted of the 1989 fatal shooting of his boss Ronald Williamson and Williamson's girlfriend, Traci Wallace. Hood was arrested in Indiana a day after the killing. He had Williamson's car, jewelry, camera, wallet, credit cards and clothing on him at the time of the arrest, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.

No matter how damning the some of the evidence may appear, no one should have to give up their life without a fair trial where all the evidence can be evaluated.

He probably got a fair trial. But with the judge an prosecutor sleeping with each other, we can not be sure the judge did not show favoritism toward the prosecution. So give him a new trial

We don't need to be so quick to kill that we skip making sure the trial was fair.
 
2008-09-04 04:45:11 PM  
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MAIN: TX Governor has "think to about" whether to stay an inmate's execution


Is Fark taking headlines from people who comment on YouTube?
 
2008-09-04 04:46:26 PM  
Lets be honest...the main problem is that Perry is an Aggie, and, therefore, by definition, an idiot.
 
2008-09-04 04:46:34 PM  
Humean_Nature: Ok, I'm torn.

Is subby an idiot because they submitted a link to the second page of the article?

Is subby a moron because they "quote" a phrase that "is not in the story"?

Or is subby just a retard because they mangled the phrase 'to think about' into something that Yoda would probably dismiss as nonsensical?



/don't see any reason why it can't be all of the above


1. an accident.
2. "A Governor's Office spokeswoman said Perry had received the letter but had not yet made a decision in the case." pretty much the same thing you god damn apologist ninny hammer.
3. an accident.
 
2008-09-04 04:47:30 PM  
Being a bitter, white male that is clinging to his gun and religion (although not currently), I'm glad I live in Texas.

As with the USA as a whole, not all citizens voted for and support the current politican in office. As with the USA, the current leader in office does not make the state itself as stupid as he is.

In reference to the execution, guilty or not, that is the only question.

I close with all praise to Obamamessiah and his loyal servant Oprah. Amen.
 
2008-09-04 04:47:41 PM  
Must be nice to be white in America. I don't recall Texas Governors even "thinking about" appeals for innocent black inmates in the past.
 
2008-09-04 04:47:42 PM  
Unavailable for comment.

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2008-09-04 04:48:15 PM  
Oh goody , another bash Texas thread.

Mod + Subby + xenophobic idiot trolling troika lives on......
 
2008-09-04 04:48:25 PM  
what the fark

that guy had the victims clothing, wallets and jewelry of coarse he farking did it.

why do we waste so many resources on stupid bullshiat like this. the guy is guilty. get it over with.
 
2008-09-04 04:49:30 PM  
therealpope: Being a bitter, white male that is clinging to his gun and religion (although not currently), I'm glad I live in Texas. I am confused and attracted to the mexican boy who cleans my pool.


its okay man. let it out. we won't judge you
 
2008-09-04 04:49:32 PM  
All your base, etc. and so forth.
 
2008-09-04 04:50:05 PM  
farm machine: Cagey B: The only disagreement I would have is that the current lethal injection protocols need to be updated to prevent mistakes, which can lead to unnecessary side effects while trying to kill someone. It wouldn't be very hard to devise an injection administered by professionals that would off someone with little to no complications every time.

Might be better if we just had a tank run over their head. This would still allow for a machine to carry out the execution and I would expect that it is rather fool proof. Seriously doubt there would be any botched attempts using this method.

/should also consider putting this on pay per view.



Why PPV? Put it on CSPAN. This is your gov't in action. Schedule the executions right after Ow My Balls! finishes.
 
2008-09-04 04:50:25 PM  
hubiestubert: ...and people wonder why I had to rethink my views on capital punishment?

As an idea, I can accept the basic premise of capital punishment. Get the folks out of the gene pool, toot sweet, and be done with it.

The problem is the fairness of the current application. Not for how cruel it is. Not for how barbaric it is. But with the fairness that the courts apply it. Until that issue can be resolved, a thinking and fair society should stop with the executions, fix the system, see to addressing the issues that plague the system, and THEN get back to it. Not continue to limp along, and apply a biased and often flawed system with aplomb, and congratulate ourselves on being "tough" on crime.

China is tough on crime too. So is Singapore. Doesn't mean they are fair or right. If we want to take the moral high ground, we have to actually occupy that territory first...


That's exactly the way I feel. Illinois had to accept this problem a few years ago. Texas is a long way from doing it.
 
2008-09-04 04:50:55 PM  
Dear Gov. Perry.

GET THE FARK OUT OF MY BELOVED STATE.

Love

Baka.
 
2008-09-04 04:51:01 PM  
holiday_inn_in_cambodia: I am confused and attracted to the mexican boy who cleans my pool.

You confuse me with the priests, and perhaps a few Bishops.
 
2008-09-04 04:51:03 PM  
hubiestubert: It would, however, finally get the debate out in the open and end the posturing and the gesticulation from both sides of the debate.

Interesting point.

Ponder this, I will.
 
2008-09-04 04:52:19 PM  
Is this the guy who was on trial?

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/not too obscure
 
2008-09-04 04:52:28 PM  
Nothing like a good smoke after sex
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2008-09-04 04:52:39 PM  
phallus: what the fark

that guy had the victims clothing, wallets and jewelry of coarse he farking did it.

why do we waste so many resources on stupid bullshiat like this. the guy is guilty. get it over with.


Many innocent people have been killed based on thinking like this.
 
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