|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Sunday, October 13, 2002
editorial condemning the death penalty. I don't have a high opinion of the Merc, especially since Joanne Jacobs left. This muddled editorial is a good example why.
So, the Mercury News wants Stayner to be decapitated? Or tortured maybe?
Thanks for clearing that up. If I ever read a death penalty advocate say "The death penalty is just because it makes victims rise from their graves," I'll send 'em your way.
Mercury News penal theory: Aggravated murder should be punished by detention. Will there be a blackboard where Stayner can write "I will not murder" over and over?
The Mercury News: Combining stoner dorm room philosophy with propaganda for euthenasia. That last sentence is the only coherent statement in the entire editorial, and it appears to have been cribbed from a 1940-ish Nazi policy statement on what to do with the retarded.
I don't really think the Merc is full of Nazis. Just idiots.
For maximum effect, this should have been translated into Latin.
You can scratch your crotch and grunt about how death is too good for him, or you can simper that death penalty advocates are meanies. But please, not both.
A few paras up, y'all wanted to keep Stayner breathing so he could reflect on his crimes. The retarded aren't good at introspection and by Mercury News logic should be the only murderers who do get whacked.
Stayner is white, so by Mercury News logic we need him on death row to keep Jackson and Sharpton happy.
This is just fucking amazing. You work in a newsroom, with access to wire reports about what goes on in the world, and it's a revelation that men commit much more violent crimes than women. What next? "Hey Yost, you ever notice something funny about those wedding photos? The one in a suit is almost always male! And the one in the frilly white dress is overwhelmingly female!"
And this is relevant to Stayner's case how? He has admitted his guilt.
Check with the obits department re: Bird, Rose. She's not on the bench anymore.
Ever see people in hospitals? They're like sick and stuff. Why would anyone go there? Their value as a cure is doubtful.
First the Merc wants to put Stayner in detention. Next they will take his picture out of the yearbook. Oh, the humanity!
This is relevant to Stayner's case how?
There's Heinrich Himmler-on-a-bong again. What next, federal funding for known day of death for all citizens?