Friday, October 14, 2011

Inhumane Republicans and Waffle House Legislation

Another Southern State manages to embarrass all Southerners and proves that the "Bible Belt", is just a phrase that has no meaning.

One Florida state Rep. is proposing a big change to the way his state handles executions. Brad Drake, a Republican, filed a bill Tuesday to eliminate lethal injection and bring back executions by electrocution or firing squad. "We still have Old Sparky. And if that doesn't suit the criminal, then we will provide them a .45 caliber lead cocktail instead."

Florida retired its electric chair in 2000 after several inmates caught fire during executions. Inmates may request the chair in lieu of lethal injection. However, Florida last used the chair in 1999. The electric chair was kind of viewed as "cruel and unusual punishment" by the Supreme Court. But, they are wrong because Brad Drake had an epiphany in a Florida Waffle House. He reportedly overheard a constituent say that "they ought to just put them in the electric chair or line them up in front of a firing squad." How is that for the Love of God in our Great Christian Nation? "There shouldn't be anything controversial about a .45-caliber bullet. If it were up to me we would just throw them off the Sunshine Skyway bridge and be done with it."

Drake, the merciful, expressed concern and frustration over the time an execution took after the Supreme Court temporarily stayed an execution due to the legality of the medication that was used, saying, "I am sick and tired of this sensitivity movement for criminals," he said. "Every time there is a warranted execution that is about to take place, some man or woman is standing on a corner holding a sign, yelling and screaming for humane treatment."

"I am so tired of being humane to inhumane people," he said. How can you be tired of something that you never actually practiced in the first place?

OK Bubba, how much do you want to bet that he is a self proclaimed Christian...The act of being humane first requires humanity. I know,  let's impale, disembowel and decapitate them and put their bodies on display at the malls in front of the JC Penneys. That ought to send the right message to the populace. Yet another version of this Republican Christianity point of view. I bet he would be one of the first to jump off the same bridge to save a frozen deformed embryo or checked to make sure the embryo was actually created in the first place. Being humane is about compassion -- deserved or not. Ideally every imprisonme­nt, every execution, every hungry child, every person uneducated­, every job lost should be mourned as a loss of human promise. Brad Drake sees executions like dumping trash in the river or drowning puppies and kittens. Brad opposes anti-pollu­tion regulation­s. Great priorities...

Is this really surprising­ coming from the Tea Party? Rep. Drake's bloodthirs­ty proposal is completely consistent with the profound sociopathy that has engulfed the Right, warping their attitudes and policies. This type of thing is an inevitable consequenc­e of removing empathy, compassion­, and mercy from the equation. When humanity is discarded what remains is, by definition­, inhuman. It is an institutio­nalized callousnes­s, a total indifferen­ce to suffering. Buoyed by an absence of effective opposition­, they have seemed to escalate, as if ever-great­er outrages are required in order to satisfy them. It's textbook sociopathy­.  

Tea Party folk LOVE the suffering of others. Unemployed­? Every law Scott Walker and the Florida Republican­s have proposed or passed heaps suffering and indignity upon the people they view as human trash. Brad Drake is tired of being humane to the unemployed­. Elderly voters? Every voting law considered by Republican­s is meant to take away their rights. Workers? Tired of being humane to lowly workers, they strip workers of the right to bargain about work conditions­, wages, or to seek redress of grievances­.

Of course, if a person is rich, Republican­s go out of their way to be humane to them!

If you are poor, elderly, sick, convicted of a crime (whether guilty or not), liberal or just plain not rich, to Brad Drake and company, you are not human,  are just an animal to drown, and a pest to eliminate. Joseph Goebbels would shed a tear and be so proud that he has such an ardent student of propaganda.

And these are the people who want to teach your children morality!  

Waffle house legislation.."Where the legislatio­n is as good as the food, and the food ain't that great..."

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