It’s not a baseball question. It’s an argument in favor of it as criminal incarceration. Tale this little litany of offenses committed by one Donald Robertson over in Britishland:
Two things come to mind:
- The medical incompetence shown by various doctors doesn’t just border on negligence, it shouts out for prosecution or at least loss of license to practice.
- The way I see it, two or more rapes could have been avoided if this scumbag had been behind bars, either through a 3-strikes system OR a system which denies bail after the first offense.
Also: “jailed for life with a minimum of eight years” does not compute — “life imprisonment” does not in any way have any relation to “eight years”. Life is more on the lines of twenty years (at minimum), with no bail possible.
So why am I rabbiting on about British laws and the inanity thereof?
Because this is precisely what the “Soros prosecutors” have in mind for our own legal system.
Here’s how to be merciful:
A DeKalb County, Indiana, homeowner opened fire on four alleged robbers around 6 a.m. Sunday, killing two of them.
WPTA reports that the homeowner was asleep in his house when his dog’s barking awoke him. He then “saw three people in his home, later identified as 42-year-old Tabitha L. Johnson, Dylan Morefield…[and Rameica Moore].”
The homeowner claimed two of the people threatened him, allegedly holding a gun to his head.
After allegedly gathering a number of things to steal from the homeowner the robbers demanded money. He wrote them a check and was then able to get his hands on a shotgun and open fire.
His shotgun blasts killed Morefield and Moore.
He then walked Johnson outside the home at gunpoint, where he found a fourth alleged robber and held that individual at gunpoint as well.
Of course, he should have been able to whack all four; but hey, I’ll take felony murder for the surviving goblins.
LOL looks as though you need more than four people to rob a house in rural Indiana…
I’m really going to miss the writer John Leo. Here’s an example of his wonderful prose, here are some memories of the man, and finally, his obit.
Read all three, and join me in my regret at his passing.
…and possibly for the ages, from Reader Preussenotto:
“Governmenting the problem only escalates the assholery.”
As any fule kno, I’m not into “verbing”; but I’ll certainly make an exception in this case.
As I have no good or indeed any news about the Comments / No Comments debacle, here are a couple pics of women showing off their respective superstructures.
Someone named Toni Garrn (no, I don’t know, either):
And Lana del Ray:
I hope this makes up for the lack of Commentary…
Florence Welch (minus The Machine), that is. Here she is at some awards thing:
However, that’s not what I wanted to write about at all, but my train of thought was shunted onto a branch line by her rather striking appearance (and the red hair).
If you go to the article which features her and read all the way down to the category winners, however, I have this to say: apart from Adele and (I think) Ed Sheeran, and apart from the obvious oldies, I have not heard a single one of the contemporary songs, nor even any song by the nominated artists. Not one. (I tried to listen to a Taylor Swift song once, but I quit before the end of the first chorus.)
Now, the songs may have been playing as background music at the mall or blasting from some lowered Honda Civic at the traffic light, but I certainly did not identify them with any of the listed singers/bands.
I think I’ll go and listen to a Soundgarden or Chopin album, or something.