Friday, September 27, 2013

Headbutting Sleep

Just found this video showing me headbutting sleep, slowly, again, and again, and again, then…sleep.

Think of this next time you find yourself counting sheep.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Absorb This: Florida AG Delays Execution So It Doesn't Conflict With Her Re-Election Campaign Kickoff

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
You may have heard this from a few weeks ago: convicted killer Marshall Lee Gore was scheduled to be executed in Florida on September 10 of this year. That didn't fit into Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's schedule: that was the same night as her re-election campaign kickoff! So what did she do? She got the execution delayed for three weeks:
Basically, Bondi told the families of victims who had been grieving for 25 years that they needed to grieve another three weeks so she could break out the champagne flutes and rake in the campaign checks.
Tuesday's event was billed as a "hometown campaign kickoff" at Bondi's waterfront home, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
And, as everyone knows, lethal injection can cast quite a pall on a party. So a few weeks ago, Bondi quietly decided to reschedule … the execution.
What special state of depravity do you have to molt to to even comprehend doing such a thing? For it even to cross your mind, much less to actually follow through and make the phone calls and speak the words and actually get it to happen? To delay by weeks the execution of a human being - so it doesn't conflict with the glitzy campaign kickoff fundraiser for your law enforcement position?

I didn't just throw up a little in my mouth—I threw up a little in my soul.

Bondi has apologized. As smarmily as you might expect.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was a staunch supporter of Gov. Rick Scott's Timely Justice Act, a controversial law that speeds up executions in the state by restricting "frivolous" appeals by inmates.
Isn't she special?


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

We Need a National DNA META-Database

Proposal: We should immediately begin collecting DNA samples from every single American citizen. We should use those samples to produce DNA identification profiles, and those profiles should be kept in a secure database indefinitely. A National DNA META-database. There wouldn't be any names or any other personal information attached to the profiles...unless we needed it. 

Legal Justicfication: People voluntarily allow bits of their DNA to be spread outside of their bodies and into the wider, public world - via a third party - every single day. DNA is therefore and obviously not private, as concerns constitutional protections of privacy. This is supported by long establised law.

Important Notes:

• It's just metadata!

• Haystack!

• Terror! (Extra Editor's Note: "Terror" does require a link. Terror is the link.)

• Just think how interesting a DNA META-database would make the "three-hop" system!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Dead Blog Revived By Zappa

This blog has been dead for some weeks while I recover from quitting smoking after 32 years and dabble in some arthritis. Get it? Cuz "arthritis" starts with "art"?

Anyway,  Zappa. A short one. An excerpt, actually, but holy Jesus: