This is some pretty messed up stuff. No, I’m not talking about how Troy Davis was in a group that was assaulting a homeless man in the first place. I’m talking about how he was just executed (click for NYtimes article).
The death penalty is extremely problematic. I’m pretty sure if I knew someone who had killed a relative, I would want that person dead. And so, since the state won’t let me do it, they should take care of it. That would be the logic of someone who doesn’t think about anyone but themselves, and has trouble thinking about political economy. Counterargument: Government is prone to corruption when there are not enough checks on its power. Blah blah blah. Nobody cares.
Most people are just going to believe what their parents believed. Do not let the state kill people is what I’ll tell my kids. That’s as much as I can do about racism in the south. Although, maybe things are changing because of twitter….
… (Troy Davis was executed at 11:08 pm last night)
Let’s get to football.
I just watched the Bears game shortcuts via DirectTV, and it was really hard to watch. The Bears D is great. But they get tired. Because our quarterback does not wear Uggs. Without those Uggs, Jay “Diabetes” Cutler himself doesn’t think he’ll last the ’11 season (click for ESPN article).
Here is a recent conversation I heard between Jay Cutler and Brian Urlacher:
Brian: “Please wear Uggs. I’m not going to my mother’s funeral if you don’t. We need to win.”
Jay: “No, Brian. I will not wear Uggs. That said, I was very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, and I hope the funeral helps you reflect on what I hope was a life as great as her son’s achievements.”
Brian: “I hate you, Jay!”
Jay: “You don’t mean that.”
Brian: “You’re right. I’m sorry.”
–They hugg it out –
Lovie Smith enters with a shit-eating grin: “How about that Ryan Fitzpatrick!”
–Lovie trips over himself and falls onto Mike Martz who accidentally pushes Mike Tice over a cliff –
No one cares, because Mike Tice is a terrible O-line coach, and probably is continuing to be a corrupt ticket scalper. Worthless. He should be executed.
I said to my son.
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