A Tweet Or Two










57 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. April 29, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    “Pity the modern executioner. The Supreme Court has burdened him with obligations that reflect considerable ambivalence about his profession. (States generally do not release the names of executioners, but they appear to be almost all men.) The underlying task has remained unchanged throughout history, but over the years the Court has mandated that executions be conducted with some finesse. In 1890, the Justices said that the process could not include “torture or a lingering death.” Accordingly, in 2008, the Court rejected a challenge to execution by lethal injection—the prevailing method in the thirty-five states with prisoners on death row—because, as Chief Justice John Roberts noted in his opinion, the procedure did not present a “substantial risk of serious harm.” In other words, death is required, but harm is forbidden. Clear?…..

  2. 9 No Child Left Behind
    April 29, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Congrats LovelyPlains!

    Thanks for the post, NW.

  3. 10 amk for obama
    April 29, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  4. April 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you SO much Nerdy, this execution story is just too much.

  5. April 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    She did everyone a service by witnessing and reporting on this torture……. her tweets were after leaving the chamber FYI

    “The dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil.” – John Paul II, who was canonized yesterday

    • 18 amk for obama
      April 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      He should have added (red states) after united states.

      Axis of evil. Nice company they have got.

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      April 29, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you for mentioning the former Pope, since the Catholic church is against the death penalty and speaks out often on it.

      Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

      All of us – with or without being part of an organized religion (it’s a matter of conscience) – should be against it, if for no other reason than sometimes people on death row are found to be INNOCENT, before they are put to death, and released. Aren’t we supposed to be a civilized society? When does that start?

  6. April 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    As usual, I am too late to post on the last thread, but here’s my comment on the outstanding PSA on the previous thread (I actually posted on that thread instead of this one…)

    This is the most mind-blowing and effective PSA I’ve ever seen (as I recall, perhaps I’m forgetting another PSA) and seems inspired by Will.i.am’s 2008 “Yes We Can” campaign video for Senator Obama, only with famous faces.

    Proof that Campaign 2014 is well underway by the Obama Administration. This calibre of work takes time to script, produce and edit. Valerie Jarrett talked to Zach Galifinakis six months before “Between Two Ferns” aired.

    The Obama Administration has to be the most disciplined and strategic ever. No question they are the best at planning and executing action to fulfill promises which Joe Biden and Barack Obama have made to this country.

    The despicable MSM/Koch attempt to shame OUR PRESIDENT on foreign soil (taboo before a Black man became President, a man who actually gets his goals accomplished despite roadblocks by the incompetent and fractured GOP) and the pathetic GOP are left with nothing to campaign on except for #Benghazi!, a successful ACA and, of course, their ace in their sleeve, bigotry.

    MSM and GOP have no clue how far behind the Obama team they truly are.

    This PSA also reminds me of the “Brother’s Keeper” initiative which was ignored (right?) by the MSM and emoprogs, an initiative that NO OTHER PRESIDENT in US history could have done.

    Yet MSM have nothing but criticism for the most successful Administration

  7. 24 anniebella
    April 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Sorry POTUS the Chicago Bulls season is over.

  8. April 29, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Since congress is back and we have a *news* void looks like this weeks faux outrage coverage will encompass the rest of the week……

    A sitting GOP congressman/former FBI agent just got indicted on 20 counts of federal crimes…….and was not forced to resign…..how many stories?

  9. 26 anniebella
    April 29, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    The WHCD will be Saturday night May 3rd.

  10. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    April 29, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    In addition to the torture of the two prisoners tonight, what I picture are the faces of the Lockett and Warner families when they heard about the botched executions. Picture if it were your relative or mine involved. Unbelievable.

  11. April 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    OK I need to be uplifted……… Clippers game is about to tip off on TNT for those interested.

  12. 29 amk for obama
    April 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm

  13. 30 vcprezofan2
    April 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    To clean my mental palate before signing out for the night

  14. 34 amk for obama
    April 29, 2014 at 11:05 pm

  15. 35 carolyn
    April 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Our local NBC channel is doing a good job on the awful execution story. A local reporter was one of the eyewitnesses. She put up a minute by minute diary of the actions and reactions of the victim. She looked totally stunned, and really had a hard time reporting.
    This may have a profound effect on the state. I pray so.

  16. April 29, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Ok all, I have a piece on the death penalty coming up tomorrow.

  17. April 29, 2014 at 11:42 pm

  18. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2014 at 12:37 am


  19. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2014 at 1:07 am


  20. 51 Betsy
    April 30, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Glad the Clippers won tonight!

  21. April 30, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Urge all of you to view the entirety of the #UNSC meeting that’s linked in this tweet ….

  22. 54 globalcitizenlinda
    April 30, 2014 at 6:03 am

    morning everyone!

  23. 56 Anjo
    April 30, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I have been too busy to post but lurking almost everyday although just to look at photos and headlines most of the time, just checking in to wish everyone who celebrated during April many blessings (I celebrated on the 15th) and received my first age pension check, recovering from a bad cold didnt eat anything solid from Friday until yesterday afternoon, cold refuses to move but the horrible feeling has left. Off to another busy day at work, everyone have a great day especially GoBrooklyn, BTs and anyone feeling under the weather, will be busy at work until at least next Friday, will continue to enjoy the pictures and headlines, will eat some leftover birthday cake and a sip of rum to all April celebrants when I feel up to it again. Have a lovely day all

    • 57 jackiegrumbacher
      April 30, 2014 at 7:45 am

      Anjo, happy belated birthday. Hope you feel better soon. Let us all know when you feel up to the leftover cake. We’ll all share.

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