August 19, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

AN AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH

The Symbol of Justice is being redesigned today and here’s the updated version.


The Troy Davis execution is scheduled for 7PM tonight.  The Georgia parole board, clearly a group of  high moral certitude is able to take the life of a man about who’s conviction there is extreme doubt, with no physical evidence in the case, with testimony recanted by almost all witnesses, with calls from the Pope, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter and over 600,000 letter and petitions. As of this writing he has been refused to take a polygraph test this afternoon.

Mr. Davis is quickly becoming a symbol for the all the reasons we can’t have a death penalty in this country.  Even if you had no moral misgivings with the penalty you must still agree, based on overwhelming evidence (over 130 exonerations so far) that the death penalty cannot be administered competently.  You must ask yourself if it is possible for one innocent person to be put to death.  If there answer is yes, which it most certainly is, then you must say whether or not you are fine with that.  Then ask if you would be fine with 2.  Or 3. Or 130. or 1000.  Next question: what’s your number?  If you have a good number that’s not zero, you would then have to say why that would be your cut off and not the next number up. Unless an unlimited number of innocent deaths is fine with you, you cannot be in favor of one. It is time for some decent human beings in positions of power in Georgia to make noise and spare Davis.  And it is past time for all of us to make noise about this disgraceful blot on our country.

NY TIMES TODAY

 

 

MEAT THE CANDIDATES

This today from the AP. Bachmann and meat in Des Moines. Your own caption here. Mine: Bachmann confers with campaign staff.

TOO MANY MANSHINS

Sen. Joe Manshin (D WV), is seen here pondering the new jobs bill from Pres. Obama. Manshin: “I have serious questions about the level of spending that President Obama proposed.” Turns out the War on America Gang in the House has a powerful ally in the Senate . . . DEMOCRATS. So-called “Blue Dogs”, “centrists”, etc. They not only mimic Republican talking points but adopt their philosophy, that tax increases are always wrong, no matter how unequal the deal. Obama is weak and in a box. The Congress is owned and operated by corporate interests who are outlawing the truth. What the overwhelming consensus of economists of all stripes is (that we need more stimulus) doesn’t matter when it is surrounded by media, the Republican Party and here, Democrats who want to live in what they think is a safe pre-recession fantasyland.

Obama never really sized up his enemies.  Now we see he doesn’t even understand his friends.

 

DR. DEATH

If we ever wondered why the GOP obsessed about imaginary “death panels” in 2010, we can get a glimpse of the answer in the debate the other night when the AUDIENCE at the GOP Tea Party Debate howled, “Let Him Die!” when the question was put to Ron Paul about an indigent coma patient.  They, obviously hate the idea of “death panels”  because they have a larger Death Agenda.  For patients, children, people in trouble of all kinds. The Pro-Life party, parties hard for the unborn to hook the boobs into the tent.  And then, too late, they are seen for what they are, the Party of Death.  Like this perfect and perfectly apPAULling moment with the good doctor.

What’s Up with Weiner?

Polls tell us that the run-off tomorrow for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat will go to the Republican, Bob Turner, famous for creating the Jerry Springer Show!  For such a person to go to Congress from the 9th District, NY, he would need a kind of unique springboard. As they say.