Executions Take a Rain Check

“Some executions in the US are being delayed because of a nationwide shortage of sodium thiopental, one of the drugs used in lethal injections… Officials in California are pressing for its first execution in over four years to go ahead on Thursday evening as scheduled, because the state’s last remaining batch of sodium thiopental expires on Friday.” [BBC]


No expiration dates on ropes. Just sayin’.

CA Supremes just unanimously stopped the execution, saying it was the state’s own damn fault for scheduling the execution so close to the expiration date of the sodium thiopental.


And what of Dr. Guillotine’s neat little device? Painless, yes? And never gets too old to use…

@Tommmcatt Thinks Masturbation Can Also Involve The Mainstream Media: They could taser him a bunch. Law of averages says he’ll croak at some point.

@Tommmcatt Thinks Masturbation Can Also Involve The Mainstream Media: Such a subjective standard, like knowing pron when you see it.

@SanFranLefty: Boneheads.

tj/ Just got my materials to be a voter protection lawyer on election day. Beats sitting at HQ and calling people who have been called six times already.

@SanFranLefty: Because it’s OK to kill a man, but FSM forbid we use a drug that expired the day before. Meanwhile, uninsured Americans like myself are using expired sample packs of medications we’ve begged from our doctors, because we can’t afford the prescriptions.

@rml — I’ve always thought that hanging was the way to go. Gives the victim’s family something visceral, while being relatively painless and quick.

If I weren’t so opposed to the death penalty, I might actually endorse it.

@Mistress Cynica: We could try that shit out on those two assholes from Rutgers.

/flatlines . . . .

“OK – it works!”

@chicago bureau: Not always so painless or quick, and there’s a hell of a visual history in this country of lynching.

Yeah, there’s a raft of pretty good reasons we don’t do hangings any more. If not done right, the victim strangulates to death, which takes a while. No one could reasonably watch that and call it good under the cruel and unusual clause.

Some little cousins of mine beat a man to death for some insignificant reason maybe about 20 years ago. They were minors at the time and not tried as adults, so they only did a few years in juvie. I couldn’t stop thinking of their crime and the victim leaving a smeary trail of blood on a wall as he staggered and fell when I saw one of the kids at a family gathering a couple of summers ago. I sold those guys my ’67 Buick Special the year before the killing.

/ off until tomorrow evening. Going back to the ancestral homeland for groovy Indian stuff tomorrow. Son of RML has too many missing assignments and two tests on Friday so he has to stay, unfortunately.

Speaking of rain, we’ve had rain, thunder and lightning here in Santa Monica tonight. Two days ago it was sunny and 103 degrees. Don’t ask me what’s going on.

@Dodgerblue: It’s the end of the world, most likely. Beautiful sunset, though. Plus, Mr. Catt and I saw a rainbow coming home from Burbank.

@Tommmcatt Thinks Masturbation Can Also Involve The Mainstream Media: A friend posted to FB a shot of a double rainbow over Silverlake. That’s Hipsterville, for you out of towners.

@SanFranLefty: Good for the CA Supremes. (Would it be illegal to execute someone with a poison past its expiration date? Who’s gonna sue? This is a very strange world we live in.)

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