Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lethal Shortages

It seems there is a critical shortage of sodium thiopental in this country. Sodium thiopental, you may be curious to learn, is one of the main drugs used in lethal injection cocktails administered by state governments to condemned convicts. So unfortunate. Now we won't be able to continue with the barbaric task of state-sponsored executions in this country. Well, at least in some states. I'm sure Texas and Nevada are dusting off their hangman's scaffolds and electric chairs as we speak.

And why is there such a shortage of sodium thiopental, you ask? Because the American company that produces it actually makes it at a plant in Italy and the Italian government prohibits export of the drug if its intended purpose is for capital punishment. What, are you surprised by this? You thought the rest of the world also strapped their murder convicts to gurneys and pumped life sucking chemicals into their systems? Actually, no; most of western civilization has banned it. It's just the United States and other paragons of liberal democracy such as China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, North Korea, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, and Uganda.

Besides, trial by jury is a 100% infallible method of determining guilt, right?

3 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

Talk about Cruel and Unusual...
Did you watch any of Michigan State/Alabama??? And I know you beat Arkansas with your players who'll be suspended next year, YAY!!! Seriously, when was the LAST time you beat an SEC team???...
Or the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers, Jee-sus, there almost as bad as the Indians I mean Browns, I mean aren't you glad you don't have a Hockey Team...Your lucky Lebron didnt hang himself while he was serving his time I mean playing there...
And wasn't it a little racist of y'all not to tell Lebron he couldn't leave Ohio?? Talk about racists...
and while your choosin up sides, you forgot India and Japan in the list of places where if you kill somebody, they'll kill you right back...
I've been to Japan, pretty nice place, you can smoke and look at porn on the Subway.
And they have Capital Punishment in Israel,but they have hot Mossad Executrixes do the dirty deed, just ask Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Frank

Anonymous said...

Hey Buckeye surgeon - glad to see you're back blogging.....I've missed you (no homo) - Midwest MS-IV

Health Train Express said...

Buckeye, you have arrived if Frankie is posting comments on your blog. Look for "cutting throught the c-p next....GML