Death Row And Salted Peanuts

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A killer named James Comer was executed in Arizona yesterday, and his last words were: “Go Raiders!” My feeling after the initial amusement was, What an asshole.

The sports reference was done better by James Filiaggi, who was executed last month in Ohio. His last words were: “We all got to go sometime, some sooner than others. I’m going to be busy getting the Browns to the Super Bowl. Working magic. I love you guys.”   Now those are some final words! Comer is such a wannabe.

In February, James Jackson’s last words were:   “See you all on the other side. Warden, murder me … I’m ready to roll. Time to get this party started.”   I like his attitude! You can probably tell he was black.

I also like this, from George Harris in 2000: “Someone needs to kill my trial attorney.”

Death Row is just a huge source of fascination and entertainment for me. Whenever I’m bored or restless or trying to avoid my own life, it’s a wonderful distraction. I used to love reading about the last meals, and I still would if I could find a website that’s up to date.

I have had many arguments with friends who want to convince me that the death penalty is barbaric. I’m a knee-jerk liberal except for this one issue. Sorry! If you want to read some more last words, go here. It’s actually kind of poignant to see the faces along with the quotes. And once you start, it’s like salted peanuts.

6 Responses to “Death Row And Salted Peanuts”

  1. Suebob Says:

    Innocent people are sent to death row all the time. No big deal. Til it happens to someone you know.

    http://www.exonerate.org/facts

  2. Sister Wolf Says:

    I’m sorry, I know you’re right.

  3. Bum with a knife Says:

    Keep the death penalty safe and legal.

  4. Mark Poirier Says:

    What you wear, if you could choose, for your execution?

    I’d go far Junya Watanabe spring 2006 re-interpretations of American workwear–the collection looks sort prison-ish, but still sporty and expensively tailored.

  5. Mark Poirier Says:

    I meant, “What WOULD you wear?”

  6. Mark Poirier Says:

    Also, if I’m ever senselessly murdered, I hope it’s not by some guy with teardrop tattoos on his face.

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