Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Why I am for the death penalty

So, I was reading the newspaper (Yes, I know; how very 1950's. Deal with it. I still have dial-up, too.) and there was an interesting story in there that I thought I might share with you....

Killer who wouldn't appeal is executed

A condemned killer who fought for seven years to drop his appeals, saying he owed it to his victims, was executed Tuesday by injection in Florence, Arizona.

Robert Charles Comer, 50, had been convicted of a 1987 crime wave in which he killed a camper east of Phoenix and raped a woman in front of her boyfriend.

Comer was mostly quiet as he lay strapped to a gurney before his execution. When the warden asked whether he had any last words, the California native replied: "Yes, go Raiders."

I am so morally conflicted.... Here we have a criminal who seems to understand the concept of justice, who seems to feel remorse for his crimes, who may even have partially reformed himself in prison, yet he still supports the Raiders.

Fuck it. Juice him up, Warden.

Fat Sparrow

P.S. -- Translation for all you Brit/Irish-type people out there who have no clue as to what is going on: The Raiders are a really lousy American football team, and their fans are chavs and hooligans.


Old Knudsen said...

Maybe he had a team of crack commandos he nicknamed the Comer Raiders and was giving orders to start the rescue, or maybe he really wants the Raiders to go.

Philip said...

I hear American jails are full of crack commandos. They are just arse-bandits with the law on their side.

The Little Cheese said...

Ha ha Old K...Maybe he was hoping the executer was a Raiders fan too? "You're a raiders fan? Godammit I ain't gonna kill you, there are not enough of us out there!"

Sassy Sundry said...

Well, I'm against the death penalty, but then again, perhaps fans of the Raiders and Bruce Springsteen deserve a different kind of justice...

Manuel said...

Conflicted, very conflicted. Yes do em, but no cause it aint quite right, seems to me that life meaning life is the better way to go.

If the raiders are like Liverpool then i say fuck em, hang him high!

whyioughtta said...

What's this "football" you speak of? It's Stanley Cup playoff season and my team's in the FINALS...Go Sens Go!!!! All the way to the Cup!!!!! Woo HOOOOOOO!!!!

p.s. There's a post waiting for you on my blog. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

This post is in incredibly poor taste.

Do you know how many lives are lost to the death penalty EACH YEAR?

Do you have ANY IDEA what it feels like to be dragged into that room to have the needle stuck in your arm while jeering, blood-hungry spectators watch boggle-eyed through two-way glass? And masturbate, probably?

Trivialising the taking of a human life in this way is disgusting and repellent. You have the morals of a... of a...

Oh, bugger it, I can't keep this shit up. It's Foot Eater here.

Lord Milky said...

I live in an area where Chelsea fans roam the streets like litter. I understand completely.

matt lobster said...

I think the Raiders will win 4 - 0.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I knew that was Eater as soon as I go to the word "masturbate."

Before that the second line made me think it might have been Brittney Spears banging on about her tattoo again.

Fat Sparrow said...

Old Knudsen -- Now see, I didn't think of it that way. I just saw "Raiders" and snapped.

Philip -- You can hear me groaning, right?

TLC -- Unfortunately there are all too many of them out there.

Sassy -- I knew you'd see it my way. Death for Raiders fans just sells itself.

I am not allowed to comment on the death to Springsteen fans, due to the Spouse Sparrow, and me knowing which side my bed is buttered on.

Manuel -- "If the raiders are like Liverpool then i say fuck em, hang him high!"

They are worse.

Whyioughtta -- Good grief, don't make me get the hose.

And thank you for the post. I loved it!

Footie -- You fucking wanker, you really had me going! Damn you, you evil genius! (shakes fist) Do you have any idea how much hate mail I've gotten?!

Lord Milky -- Thank you for your understanding.

Matt -- Them's fightin' words, son.

Sam -- You are truly twisted. I admire that in a person.

Foot Eater said...

Eh? I haven't posted a comment here yet.

Is the death penalty what happens after both teams reach a draw in the World Cup?

Fat Sparrow said...

Footie -- "Eh? I haven't posted a comment here yet."

Deny all you want, I have the Site Meter of truth.

Conortje said...

You know you've made it when you start getting hate mail. I only get hate mail from myself so far but some of them are incredibly vicious!


I believe in killing anyone who fucks syou over in any maner, big or small. I am against the death epnalty thoguht because I a am not prepared to give any goverment the power of life or death over anyone. GIven your earlier post, and lack of trust in governments, I am suprised that you would allow them even further power.
Great posts though- loved the " kiss my petuna"

savannah said...

there's areason why la doesn't have a football team anymore...fuckin raiders and their fans* ruined the whole damn city, if not the entire state...they are, in fact, responsible for the total lack of civilized behavior in america..additionally, it's their fault dubya was elected the first time and allowed to thug his way in to a second term...

death to the bastids!

*with the exception of mr savmarshpapa who had to have a silver vw van in their honor, but that was long ago and he regrets supporting them now.

Fat Sparrow said...

Conortje -- "I only get hate mail from myself so far but some of them are incredibly vicious!"

I just can't picture you with a vicious side.

Ubermouth -- Well, if they'd only make it legal for me to do it, we wouldn't have these issues.

Savannah -- It's worse than you know. Raiders fans are responsible for global warming, AIDS, and kicking puppies, too.

Bock the Robber said...

Here we have a criminal who understands the concept of revenge. It's what motivates his sort and he'd take revenge too, on anyone who trespassed against him.

Good. Burn the motherfucker.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

"You are truly twisted. I admire that in a person."

Shucks, Sparra - you're making me blush.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! too funny all around. i laughed so hard at conjorte. he only gets hate mail from himself. ha! too cute!

p.s. too bad the dude didn't:
a. live in texas. he'd been executed 5 minutes after being sentenced.

b. convince scott peterson of the same thing, and then volunteer to let scott have his spot.

Fat Sparrow said...

Bock -- Well, we've got to reduce the population somehow, so what the hell.

Sam -- It really puts a crimp in my style, not being a guy, because if I was a guy I could come back with "That's not all I'll make you," but as a girl, I got nuthin'.

PD -- "a. live in texas. he'd been executed 5 minutes after being sentenced."

Whether he was guilty or not. Texas scares me.

"b. convince scott peterson of the same thing, and then volunteer to let scott have his spot."

Have you heard the latest? Scott wants his boat back, so he can channel the spirit of his dead wife, to proclaim him innocent of course, and so he can take pictures of himself in it, so send to all his female fans.