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2013-01-17 08:13:51 AM  
www.heyreverb.com
 
2013-01-17 08:26:19 AM  
Gleason said he asked fellow inmate Aaron A. Cooper, 26, to try on a "religious necklace," which Gleason threaded through a wire fence separating the two while they were in solitary recreation pens.

I'm trying to imaging how this seemed like a good idea.
 
2013-01-17 08:54:45 AM  
Wow. They still use the electric chair? I did not know this.

In other news, that guy was a grade-A whack job.
 
2013-01-17 09:15:52 AM  
So, they are burying him head first?
 
2013-01-17 09:18:48 AM  
in before the anti death penalty crowd

go yiff somewhere else, this merde needed to die
 
2013-01-17 09:19:01 AM  

Sybarite: Gleason said he asked fellow inmate Aaron A. Cooper, 26, to try on a "religious necklace," which Gleason threaded through a wire fence separating the two while they were in solitary recreation pens.

I'm trying to imaging how this seemed like a good idea.


And since they have them in pens they don't feel the need to have a guard watching them?
 
2013-01-17 09:21:05 AM  
Sayonara, you twisted bastard.
 
2013-01-17 09:21:06 AM  
sounds like someone had to choke a biatch

/yeah, weak - no coffe yet, etc.
//but it seems he did like the chokin'
 
2013-01-17 09:27:13 AM  

xanadian: Wow. They still use the electric chair? I did not know this.


I knew Florida still had "Old Sparky" as an option but apparently so do Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and
South Carolina (thanks Wikipedia).

I'm somehow not shocked that Virginia still has it as well, and in this guy's case it was well deserved.
 
2013-01-17 09:29:27 AM  
I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?
 
2013-01-17 09:34:04 AM  
See, when you live a good, clean, moral life, you always get what you want in the end.
 
2013-01-17 09:37:00 AM  

whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?


My Irish Mom always pronounced it "Pogue Ma Hone" (phonetic rendering).

/I heard it a lot as a child.
 
2013-01-17 09:42:23 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?

My Irish Mom always pronounced it "Pogue Ma Hone" (phonetic rendering).

/I heard it a lot as a child.


Indeed, Irish Gaelic for kiss is Pogue (hence the picture of Shane MacGowan in the boobies), but it would be spelled póg mo thóin.
 
2013-01-17 09:49:39 AM  
ha--- by the headline I thought it was going to be a Star Trek article about Klingons.
 
2013-01-17 09:51:04 AM  

natas6.0: in before the anti death penalty crowd

go yiff somewhere else, this merde needed to die


Still, it's a shame Virginia had to do the deed. You'd think they could have found some prisoner who would gladly serve as this guy's last cellmate.
 
2013-01-17 09:57:09 AM  

Wile_E._Quixote: DjangoStonereaver: whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?

My Irish Mom always pronounced it "Pogue Ma Hone" (phonetic rendering).

/I heard it a lot as a child.

Indeed, Irish Gaelic for kiss is Pogue (hence the picture of Shane MacGowan in the boobies), but it would be spelled póg mo thóin.


I have a cousin named Niamh.

Its pronounced "Neve", to rhyme with "Eve"

And the name "Michael" is pronounced "Me-haul"

I guess its the danger of trying to map a spoken language onto a written script system, but still.
 
2013-01-17 09:58:00 AM  

Wile_E._Quixote: DjangoStonereaver: whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?

My Irish Mom always pronounced it "Pogue Ma Hone" (phonetic rendering).

/I heard it a lot as a child.

Indeed, Irish Gaelic for kiss is Pogue (hence the picture of Shane MacGowan in the boobies), but it would be spelled póg mo thóin.


Indeed, and the article made the usual error. Gaelic (unqualified) is the Scottish Celtic language. Irish is the one from Ireland.

Slainte!
 
2013-01-17 10:01:44 AM  
The thoin is actually the area between the thigh and the groin.
 
2013-01-17 10:09:09 AM  
I would've been more impressed if he had said Téigh trasna ort féin
 
2013-01-17 10:21:11 AM  
What a dumb idea to execute the guy. He was saving the taxpayers a lot of money. They should have given him freer access to other death row inmates.
Hell, we could use a guy like that in Albany, NY.
 
2013-01-17 10:27:19 AM  
Failte hospitality?
 
2013-01-17 10:46:46 AM  

JackieRabbit: See, when you live a good, clean, moral life, you always get what you want in the end.


Like the flaming religious zealot flung by a catapult in Jabberwocky.
/thud...oohhh
 
2013-01-17 10:47:21 AM  
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Bhuel, fo
 
2013-01-17 10:52:49 AM  

ParaHandy: Wile_E._Quixote: DjangoStonereaver: whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?

My Irish Mom always pronounced it "Pogue Ma Hone" (phonetic rendering).

/I heard it a lot as a child.

Indeed, Irish Gaelic for kiss is Pogue (hence the picture of Shane MacGowan in the boobies), but it would be spelled póg mo thóin.

Indeed, and the article made the usual error. Gaelic (unqualified) is the Scottish Celtic language. Irish is the one from Ireland.

Slainte!


Interesting.

The Irish refer to their language as just Gaelic; at least, my Mom and all my family there does and always
has.

I've only ever heard the Scottish dialect referred to as Scots Gaelic.
 
2013-01-17 10:53:36 AM  
Gacy did it.
 
2013-01-17 10:55:36 AM  

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Bhuel, fo


Came here to post that pic. Golf clap for the caption
 
2013-01-17 10:59:20 AM  

Sybarite: Gleason said he asked fellow inmate Aaron A. Cooper, 26, to try on a "religious necklace," which Gleason threaded through a wire fence separating the two while they were in solitary recreation pens.

I'm trying to imaging how this seemed like a good idea.


He was in prison; obviously, a lack of good judgement resulted in him being incarcerated in the first place.

/ he's nothing but consistent
 
2013-01-17 10:59:31 AM  
I assumed it was how you say "plug me in" when you have a rubber bit strapped in your mouth.

I was wrong.
 
2013-01-17 11:20:43 AM  

whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?


Nope. Mo.
 
2013-01-17 11:21:18 AM  
Ahem. "Mo" is the proper Irish. My fingers aren't awake.
 
2013-01-17 11:38:03 AM  
Sick bastard's dead and, hopefully, burning in hell. Who's laughing now?
 
2013-01-17 11:46:33 AM  

xanadian: Wow. They still use the electric chair? I did not know this.


That explains why the all electric trains in NJ slow down every once in a while. You'd think they'd get their own circuit.
 
2013-01-17 11:48:51 AM  
Solitary confinement melts minds.
 
2013-01-17 11:50:39 AM  
And you can stick the ad hominum crap where it belongs. The civilized world manages to get along without the dp.
 
2013-01-17 11:50:48 AM  

ParaHandy: Wile_E._Quixote: DjangoStonereaver: whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?

My Irish Mom always pronounced it "Pogue Ma Hone" (phonetic rendering).

/I heard it a lot as a child.

Indeed, Irish Gaelic for kiss is Pogue (hence the picture of Shane MacGowan in the boobies), but it would be spelled póg mo thóin.

Indeed, and the article made the usual error. Gaelic (unqualified) is the Scottish Celtic language. Irish is the one from Ireland.

Slainte!


Actually, there are six Geilic languages: Irish, Scots (Erse), Manx, Welsh Cornish, and Breton.
 
2013-01-17 11:54:19 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: ParaHandy: Wile_E._Quixote: DjangoStonereaver: whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?

My Irish Mom always pronounced it "Pogue Ma Hone" (phonetic rendering).

/I heard it a lot as a child.

Indeed, Irish Gaelic for kiss is Pogue (hence the picture of Shane MacGowan in the boobies), but it would be spelled póg mo thóin.

Indeed, and the article made the usual error. Gaelic (unqualified) is the Scottish Celtic language. Irish is the one from Ireland.

Slainte!

Interesting.

The Irish refer to their language as just Gaelic; at least, my Mom and all my family there does and always
has.

I've only ever heard the Scottish dialect referred to as Scots Gaelic.


Calling Irish Gaelic is the older way of doing it. But the proper name of the language has been Irish since the writing of the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland, if not earlier. And Scots Gaelic is a language, not a dialect.
 
2013-01-17 11:55:57 AM  
That's a hard 42. Maybe he wanted to get the chair before he died of old age at 50.
 
2013-01-17 12:25:27 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: The thoin is actually the area between the thigh and the groin.


I thought Thoin was one of the dwarves from The Hobbit.
 
2013-01-17 12:34:44 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: xanadian: Wow. They still use the electric chair? I did not know this.

I knew Florida still had "Old Sparky" as an option but apparently so do Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and
South Carolina (thanks Wikipedia).

I'm somehow not shocked


Unlike the dead guy in TFA.

AMIRITE!??!?
 
2013-01-17 12:36:15 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: The thoin is actually the area between the thigh and the groin.


No, tha taint it...
 
2013-01-17 12:40:52 PM  
Johnny_Whistle: Actually, there are six Geilic languages: Irish, Scots (Erse), Manx, Welsh Cornish, and Breton.

Erse is Irish :)

Scots (without the qualifier "Gaelic") refers to the English-like language of 18th century lowland Scotland, which used to be considered a dialect of English but is now labelled as a separate language. Think Robert Burns poetry.

/ De an Ghadlaig a h'agabh?
 
2013-01-17 12:44:19 PM  

whistleridge: I thought it was 'pog MA thoin'?

Maybe I learned it from an Irishman, and you learned it from a Scot? Or vice versa?


What does it mean?
 
2013-01-17 01:21:35 PM  

Johnny_Whistle: Actually, there are six Geilic languages: Irish, Scots (Erse), Manx, Welsh Cornish, and Breton.


While all of those are (or were) Insular Celtic languages, Welsh, Cornish and Breton are called "Brythonic" languages while Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, and Manx Gaelic are called "Goidelic languages". The Scots are Irish, whether they are willing to admit it or not. (Some clans do.) The last native speaker of Manx died in 1974, but they are trying to bring it back--a small minority of the island's population is fluent in it. Something similar has been going on with Cornish. Breton is "severely enganged", but Welsh is still plugging along.
 
2013-01-17 01:43:40 PM  

ParaHandy: / De an Ghadlaig a h'agabh?



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YOU RANG?
 
2013-01-17 02:03:32 PM  

Johnny_Whistle: Actually, there are six Geilic languages: Irish, Scots (Erse), Manx, Welsh Cornish, and Breton.


'Fraid not. Those are the six celtic languages of which the northern three are goidelic and the southern three are brythonic. Generally speaking, Irish people call the northern languages Gaelic, Scots Gaelic and Manx, the Scots call them Gaelic, Irish Gaelic and Manx and the Manx call them Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic and Manx.

Just to confuse things, the Scots word for Scots Gaelic is "Erse", because it came from Ireland.
 
2013-01-17 02:04:00 PM  

signaljammer: And you can stick the ad hominum crap where it belongs. The civilized world manages to get along without the dp.


We are the civilized world. Only in some backwater Eurotrash state would they not kill a murderous murdering murderer that's asking to be put down.

Now, your typical death penalty case I can never get behind. The State farks up too much and the criminal justice system is so skewed that it should not to be trusted with life and death decisions.

/stop it with the 'civilized' and 'enter the 21st century' BS though, please.
 
2013-01-17 02:05:46 PM  

orbister: Generally speaking, Irish people call the northern languages Gaelic, Scots Gaelic and Manx, the Scots call them Gaelic, Irish Gaelic and Manx and the Manx call them Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic and Manx.


Oh yes, and the Scots call the Scottish version gallick while the Irish call their version gaylick.
 
2013-01-17 02:10:59 PM  

xanadian: Wow. They still use the electric chair? I did not know this..


I'm going out on a limb to say the coont deserved it.
 
2013-01-17 02:12:16 PM  
One look at Robert's photograph and I'm sure he was no dummy. He wasn't psychotic, delusional, or unaware of what he had done. A quiet guy with a family who was dealt a bad hand. It would be a stretch to say he's a hero, but I don't think he's the super villain we as society make him out to be.

From the CBS article on his execution:

"I ain't saying I'm a better person for killing criminals, but I've never killed innocent people," Gleason said. "I killed people that's in the same lifestyle as me, and they know, hey, these things can happen."

Gleason says he only requested death in order to keep a promise to a loved one that he wouldn't kill again. He said doing so will allow him to teach his children, including two young sons, what can happen if they follow in his footsteps.

"I wasn't there as a father and I'm hoping that I can do one last good thing," he said. "Hopefully, this is a good thing."
 
2013-01-17 02:25:17 PM  
what are ya an eedjit?
 
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