November 6, 2015
Crazies and the Media

My local paper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, published a letter this morning from a mentally unhinged man, Jim Long of Shell Beach. Personally, I oppose the death penalty for even the most heinous crimes. However I would support the public hanging of the so-called Freedom Caucus of Republicans, which I consider guilty of high treason […]

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April 7, 2011
Pain at the pump

My gas tank is nearing empty and only one thing’s for sure: The next time I fill up I’ll be paying more than $4 a gallon. At an appearance earlier this week at a foreign-owned wind turbine plant in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama was asked about high gas prices. In an AP report that has […]

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July 3, 2008
Interesting, but irrelevant

When our benevolent rulers on the Supreme Court decided last week that we had evolved past the point of punishing child rapists with the death penalty, part of the justification was the fact that so few jurisdictions had passed laws making the crime death penalty worthy. This ignored the convenient fact that the Court itself […]

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June 26, 2008
Evolving standards of decency

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court Legislature took an impromptu survey of the states and decided that since a bunch of them hadn't rushed to extend the death penalty to child rapists in the past few years, that the nation's "evolving standards of decency" prohibits the death penalty for those most despicable people. [PDF of the […]

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January 7, 2008
Define "unconstitutional"

If this is how they "think," then I wouldn't trust any of the members of The New York Times editorial board to edit an eye chart. Check out today's editorial on a Supreme Court case to determine whether or not lethal injection is a cruel and unusual punishment, banned by the Eighth Amendment. (Orin Kerr […]

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May 3, 2006
Moussaoui gets life

The jury in Alexandria, Va., couldn't come to a unanimous verdict on so-called 20th hijacker Zaccharias Moussaoui, so he will get life without the possibility of parole. I can live with this, but I have just one question: Does this mean he gets put in the general prison population? I know it's generally frowned upon […]

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March 11, 2006
Milosevic dead

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was found dead in his cell earlier today. Good riddance to bad rubbish. The point I wanted to make in regard to this was how the international "justice" system works -- or rather, how it doesn't. Slobodan Milosevic has been on trial since February 2002, defending himself against 66 counts […]

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February 23, 2006
More on Michael Morales

It looks like convicted murderer Michael Morales will live at least a year or two more thanks to judges who believe that the constitution's prohibition on "cruel and unusual punishment" prohibits the causation of any pain before, during or after the execution procedure. I've already pointed out that I believe the judge was acting as […]

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February 21, 2006
Meddling judges

The case I mentioned last week regarding a judge unilaterally changing California's procedures for administering the death penalty has borne fruit -- now the state can't execute convicted rapist and murderer Michael Morales [PDF Format]. California officials postponed indefinitely the execution of convicted killer Michael Morales on Tuesday after notifying a federal court they could […]

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February 14, 2006
Legislating from the bench

Federal Judge Jeremy Fogel apparently didn't like the idea of invalidating California's death penalty -- and possibly that of 36 other states, so he did a little legislating to get the result he was looking for. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that California must change its lethal injection method for the execution of Michael Morales […]

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Turns out, @NYTimes @gailcollins is an idiot and garbage journalist who can't be bothered to learn *anything* about the subject she's writing about.

All "assault weapons" are semi-automatic. Not all semi-automatics are assault weapons. We didn't *ban* semiautomatic rifles in '94

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