October 25, 2006

Eternity

Today justice was served.

We spoke of it today at work. Articles were read. Mr. Magoo said at 6PM he was going to toast to it.

I suggested that someone should play sizzling bacon on the radio as they did all those years ago when it was resurrected in our state.

But... sizzling bacon wouldn't have worked now as Ol' Sparky isn't around anymore.

Lethal injection is the choice nowadays.

We spoke of firing squad today. It seemed fitting.

Slow and painful seemed fitting as well.

Danny Rolling is dead. May he rot in hell for eternity.

Posted by Boudicca at October 25, 2006 09:27 PM | TrackBack
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so say we all.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at October 25, 2006 09:43 PM

It would have been much more satisfying for me if he had died yesterday of starvation after years of hard labor on bread and water with a whipping with a cat of nine tails every Sunday just to remind him that he was being punished.

Posted by: GUYK at October 26, 2006 08:35 AM

Instead he consumed every bite of his last meal consisting of: lobster tail, butterfly shrimp, baked potato, strawberry cheesecake and sweet tea. And to think how many meals, over the years, his victims' families couldn't even share a breath with their loved ones because of his heinous acts.

Posted by: h~ at October 26, 2006 12:40 PM

Just to see one of the victim's mother on the news talking about how humane it was for him to die of lethal injection and how her daughter did not get the luxury of that choice made me sick to my stomach. His head should have been cut off and put on a stick and displayed outside the jail.

Posted by: Napster at October 26, 2006 02:35 PM

A much too easy way out for such a heinous human being. I just don't understand the people who don't support the death penalty for people like this. Then again those are usually the same people who support abortion. I don't get it. But I will stay off my soapbox & just say good riddance.

Posted by: Jody at October 26, 2006 04:34 PM

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

That being said, I can't say I would support keeping a man like this alive for the sake of our own conscience. Is this justice? Or just revenge? in the end, does it matter? Those poor women are still dead; their poor families are still living with it. Does this give them a sense of closure? I hope so.

There is something inherently screwed up with the way we handle the death penatly now. It used to be a spectacle. Everybody would gather to the town gallows to see the panic in the convicted's face as he realizes that he is about to pay for his crime. And though their morbid curiosity and desire for justice/revenge would drive them there, it would also serve the useful purpose of showing them what the penalty is for the most evil of acts. that's gone now. We fatten them up with the dinner of their choosing and give them an injection that makes them drift off into eternal slumber. Maybe they go to Hell. Maybe they've repented and have been redeemed in the eyes of the lord and he takes them to His breast. Who knows? It just seems like the worst of both worlds. State sponsored euthenasia lacking the useful social lesson for all.

Well, at any rate, the world has one scumbag less, so happy day.

Posted by: Scott at October 26, 2006 05:14 PM

It's a shame the taxpayers had to spend so much money keeping this waste of oxygen alive, fed, doctored and lawyered for something like 19 years, when he admitted guilt for his savage crimes.

He died way too easy.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at October 26, 2006 07:59 PM

Doesn't bother me if its justice or revenge. A combination of both? Irrelevant to me. He needed to be gone.

In my world, he would have been gone as soon as the DNA showed it was him. Single bullet to the brain... I thought perhaps the guillotine for him would have been nice. No last supper. I care not whether he has repented. Public execution at that, would suit me fine.

I am glad he is gone. I hope he rots in hell. If there is even. One can hope.

And Jody... there are many people who are pro choice who are staunch advocates of execution. I know many many many.

Posted by: Bou at October 26, 2006 08:01 PM

I kinda agree with Scott, in some ways, I say we hang the bastards on the day of conviction.. before they have the chance to sit and think and repent, therefore depriving them of the ability to be redeemed by the creator.

Perhaps not in all cases, but when it is cut and dry, as this evidence was, I say day of or day after conviction at most.

Furthermore, no last meal, go out hungry, or at best an MRE, if it's good enough for our soldiers in the desert its plenty enough for you!

Suffer in Hell MF'r

PT

Posted by: P'cola Titan at October 26, 2006 08:16 PM

"Up, sword; and know thou a more horrid hent:
When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage,
Or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed;
At game, a-swearing, or about some act (95)
That has no relish of salvation in't;
Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven,
And that his soul may be as damn'd and black
As hell, whereto it goes."

Posted by: Scott at October 27, 2006 08:35 AM

Now if Florida would just get around to doing the same for William Happ, I would be happy.

Posted by: Raging Mom at October 27, 2006 09:25 AM