Chuckle Of The Day

Well, ok, feel free to castigate me for finding this humorous, but one can not but laugh when confronted by the sheer absurdity of this

Duty’s attorneys argued that pentobarbital was risky and unsafe.

Ok, some guy was given a drug that his attorneys thought potentially harmful. Perhaps there is cause for concern. Was he ill? Was he sick?

Why yes, he was

(CNN) — An Oklahoma death row inmate received a drug commonly used to euthanize animals Thursday because of a nationwide shortage of sodium thiopental, the drug usually used as the sedative in its three-drug execution cocktail.

John David Duty was convicted and sentenced to die for strangling his 22-year-old cellmate, Curtis Wise, with shoe laces in 2001. At the time, he was serving three life sentences for rape, robbery and shooting with intent to kill from a 1978 conviction.

So, this guy was serving three life sentences for rape, robbery and shooting; he strangles his cellmate with shoelaces…and his attorneys are worried that the drug used to execute him might be…risky and unsafe?

Pentobarbital is used in a similar manner for animal euthanizations.

That sort of sums it up, doesn’t it?

12 Responses to “Chuckle Of The Day”

  1. major dad says:

    A bullet to the head would be easier as would hanging him from the gallows. But, that would be cruel wouldn’t it?

  2. JeffS says:

    Jeez. Grasping at straws seems to be the new legal trend.

  3. Rob says:

    If it’s good enough for animals …

  4. Yojimbo says:

    I’m thinking the guy should have the very best just for offing his cellmate. I’d use a shoelace since he seems so comfortable with that. We had the same thing happen in Arizona a few months back.

    I don’t think Mr. Bingley should face anymore than the the normal amount of castigation. I think that spammer got it just about right. I think he was just having one of those “utter adjacent withy totalthe way” moments. Happens to everyone.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    I always try to be adjacent to an utter, Yojimbo.

    I knew you’d understand.

  6. Skyler says:

    The Supreme Court said the three cocktail mix was approved but said others were likely also okay. By even mentioning the three cocktail mix, they guaranteed that any state wishing to use another method would face years of litigation to get them to approve it as well.

    I had to put my dog down a couple months ago and was astounded at how fast it worked. If we can do the same for people on death row, it will be better than they deserve.

  7. mojo says:

    A bullet to the medulla is completely painless. Just ask the Russkies.

  8. Teresa says:

    We could let them try it on these attorneys first… just sayin’…

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    It takes more than a mix of three cocktails to put me down.

    Sorry about your dog, Skyler, but I’m glad he/she was put to peace quickly.

  10. Julie says:

    We could eliminate the national debt if they had raffles to pull the switch on guys like that.

  11. Yojimbo says:

    Lever Lotto! I like it!

  12. greg newsom says:

    In death penalty cases the attorney fees are guaranteed to be paid by the state, so
    the attorneys just rack up the billable hours..

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