Monday, September 26, 2011

Doing Laundry in Troy Davis' Pictures

April, May, June, July, August...September...wow, 5 months. I knew I was bad, but that long surprises even me. I did contribute on my buddy Sofia's blog Doing Laundry In Heels in which we discuss her favorite subject, other than baseball, guys. Go and check it out, leave a comment, then come back here for something completely different...

5 days ago, Wednesday September 21, 2011, Troy Davis was possibly murdered by the State of Georgia. For the last two decades Troy Davis had been on death row in Georgia for the murder of a white, off duty police officer. Since he was first found guilty, 7 of the 9 witnesses have recanted their testimonies, one of the others is now believed to be the gunman. No gun was ever found. Ballistics are inconsistent. And he has proclaimed his innocence the entire time. Despite all of this doubt, nobody in Georgia, nor the Supreme Court, stopped this killing of a potentially innocent man. The same state that 3 years earlier commuted the sentence of a white man who had already admitted to a murder. Before hearing about this case, I was a bit on the fence about capital punishment. I felt that maybe it was necessary in certain cases, Charles Manson is still alive in prison, and was ok with the punishment. But following this case over the last year helped me realize that it doesn't matter how many times they're right. Being wrong once means it shouldn't be there. Consider this, in 1997, Illinois halted executions when DNA testing found 52% of their deathrow inmates were innocent. 52% were innocent! MORE than half of the people were innocent. It baffles me how, knowing innocent people are killed based of the numbers from the past and the actions of the present, anyone can support this. They'll say, "I'm for it if they're 'truly guilty'", but didn't we think all of these guys were "truly guilty" in the first place? Hence the death penalty...? We.Need.To.Get.Rid.Of.It! Period!

And now for something completely different...

Pouty Lips...what dumb actress started doing this to make chicks think it's ok? You know what I'm talking about, the girl with pencil thin lips sticking them out like a platypus whenever she takes a picture. As if someone looking at the photo will just think, "Wow, she has such full, luscious lips. Man would I love to..." (you can finish off that sentence however it applies to you). Not happening. When we look at that picture we're thinking, are your lips trying to jump off your face? Now let me clarify what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about girls who make a kissy face in pictures, that's ok. And you since they don't always do it, it looks normal. I'm talking about these girls that look like they're a half step from your zipper...ifyanowwadimean. Not a good look, girls. You're almost as bad as the girls that paint on bigger lips than they actually ave. These ones are a bit more rare, but I'm talking about the girls that actually draw red paint on their mustache in the shape of lips...so it looks like lips. It's kinda scary...unless you're a geisha.