The Curmudgeon


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Making Sacrifices

In spite of its president's Nobel peace prize (remember that, hopers 'n' dreamers?), the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and World Cop by the grace of God may soon fall behind in yet another of its major industries, leaving the premier league to less harried moralists in China, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Texas, which is to judicial murder what Wall Street is to corporate theft, is running low on one of the three drugs which protocol decrees are necessary to administer a lethal injection. The manufacturers, Lundbeck, have restricted the drug's distribution to the kind of death-panel Democrats who think it should be used to keep people alive; so Texas only has enough left for 6.75 executions, while Georgia has only enough for four. It is as yet unclear whether the authorities intend to allow themselves to be forced unto the un-American and un-Christian expedient of a moratorium, or whether they plan to become drug smugglers instead. Perhaps the Obama administration would care to step in and relax the rules: a temporary dispensation in favour of executing minors would at least ensure that the 0.75 would not be wasted, and it is after all an election year.

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  • At 7:33 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    That, or return to Old Sparky or the firing squad. Or maybe some dogs at the shelter will get a reprieve.

  • At 8:46 am , Anonymous Ian said...

    It's always seemed to me that if you are of the sort that approves of judicial murder, then a rather efficient solution would be to simply duct-tape a grenade to the side of the perp's head, and retire quickly. Objections along the lines of "oh, but it would make a bit of a mess" can be responded to with the phrase: "you just killed a human being, and now you're worried about the mess? Interesting set of priorities you have there."

  • At 9:50 am , Blogger Philip said...

    But would that method not occasion a certain painlessness? What about the element of punishment? There are victims to think of too, you know.

  • At 10:03 am , Anonymous Ian said...

    Interesting thought. Presumably some sort of variable timer might be employed, in order to increase the suspense.

    Alternatively, perhaps members of the perp's family, or at a pinch, members of the their social peer group could be tasked with the clean-up. This has the added bonus of appealing to fans of The Big Society.


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