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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Gain Weight, Live Longer

I'm disgusted by the death penalty. I'm also disgusted by obese people. So my disgusting sensibilities are really confused when an obese person tries to use his weight as an excuse to keep himself from being executed.
A federal judge on Tuesday delayed next week's execution of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren to allow him to join a lawsuit by five other death row inmates challenging the state's use of lethal injection.

In his request to join the lawsuit, Lundgren, 56, said he is at even greater risk of experiencing pain and suffering during the procedure than other inmates because he is overweight and diabetic.

Similar lawsuits filed in several states have led to the halting of executions in Missouri, Delaware and New Jersey.
This case really bothers me. Not because it may mean that a piece-of-shit child-killer could avoid execution. But because it could mean that a fat Britney Spears could never be executed. And that's a society that should be ashamed of itself. Like making out with your mother ashamed. Unless your mother is Jessica Simpson, in which case incest is hot. Pictures of Jessica Simpson busting out of her shirt here. (Via Superficial of course).

Hat tip to Jenny who thinks diabetes is a disease even though it's really an evil spirit.