December 12, 2005

Killing Tookie

Via CNN:

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution Monday of convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, clearing the way for him to die by injection shortly after midnight.

The high court was the former gang leader's last chance to avoid death by injection after California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied him clemency earlier Monday and a federal appeals court panel rejected a request to stay his execution.

On the upside, all those death row push-ups gave Tookie great veins.

Update: Apparently that wasn't even true. According to ABC News, it took more than 20 minutes to insert the needles. In any event, at 12:35 AM he became an ex-Tookie.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 12, 2005 10:51 PM | TrackBack

All is not in vein. Some is in artery.

Posted by: Fish at December 12, 2005 11:46 PM

I think that race war is on the verge

Posted by: kevin at December 13, 2005 12:25 AM

Well Tookie will be the best kind of murderer soon....A DEAD ONE!!! GET THE NEEDLE FLOWING!!!

Posted by: Mark at December 13, 2005 12:48 AM

It is very sad.......

Posted by: eva at December 13, 2005 01:15 AM

Ding! Dong! The Crip is dead!
Which old Crip?
The wicked Crip!
Ding! Dong! The wicked Crip is dead!

Posted by: SicSemperTyrannus at December 13, 2005 08:06 AM

Arnold missed a chance to push back against the parasitic demogogues. The death penalty is a solemn democratic exercise (not that I didn't like the jokes), whereby we reaffirm the value of innocent human life by delivering the ultimate punishment to those who took such life in the most horrible of ways.

But who will stand up and say so? Not Arnold.

Posted by: jeremy at December 13, 2005 10:17 AM

In regards to the violence (or lack thereof) it's interesting to note the mild response to the execution. Proof that after the curtain is drawn, the apathetic masses go back to their bread and circuses.

In this case however, it's a good thing, as such violence could never serve any constructive purpose.

Has anyone ever checked to see if those acclaimed books had any discernable impact on anyone?


Posted by: Marshall Neal at December 13, 2005 12:14 PM

For there to be any impact, I think that people have to read his books, correct? I don't have his exact totals, but I think his total number of books sold, for everything he had written, was exceedingly small... as low as single digits for one book, and never getting to the hundreds on the other.

I may very well be wrong, however, so if someone can offer up numbers from a reliable source, I'd be interested in seeing them.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at December 13, 2005 12:44 PM

You mean the books with a combined publishing run of 300? Yeah, I'd say that had a tremendous impact on people. 300 frickin' copies? Are you kidding me?

Posted by: lawhawk at December 13, 2005 12:47 PM

And the argument that he wrote books affecting society is a bogus one at that - and that his books formed the basis of his nominations for the Nobel Prize. Well, my blog has been read by more people than ever got their hands on the Tookie books - so does that mean I should be nominated? I don't think so (though you might feel differently after reading through my blog). After all, the nomination process is exceedingly simple - just go to the Nobel Prize nominations page and see for yourself. And that Hitler, Stalin, and Arafat were all nominated (Arafat won) should explain everything you need to know about that prize.

Posted by: lawhawk at December 13, 2005 12:50 PM

I raised my cup of coffee this am when I read that Tookie had gone to answer for his crimes. What is sad in all of this is the msm totally ignoring the four people he murdered in cold blood. God rest their souls.


Posted by: scgeecheegirl at December 13, 2005 03:00 PM

I just wonder if pro-life catholics will pressure to excommunicate Arnold and other pro-death penalty Catholics who publicly oppose the Church in their belief.

Posted by: Sam at December 16, 2005 03:30 PM
I just wonder if pro-life catholics will pressure to excommunicate Arnold and other pro-death penalty Catholics who publicly oppose the Church in their belief.

What do you think, Sam?

Posted by: Elephant Man at December 17, 2005 03:16 AM