Friday, August 02, 2013

Crisis in Texas, and the miracle of public assistance

This from the Associated Press ...

Texas is running out of execution drugs, again. After switching to pentobarbital when its former lethal drug became hard to get, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says it only has enough of the lethal sedative to last to September and no alternatives have been found. The state has killed 11 people this year, and at least seven more have execution dates in coming weeks. None of their executions have been delayed because of the shortage. States that practice capital punishment have been hard pressed to come up with enough lethal drugs in recent years, as manufacturers have come under pressure from death-penalty opponents. 

 This from me, with considerable public assistance ...

 

Actually, I take that back.  No public assistance at this point.  This is the Inverted Perry prior to public comment.  The only things you see on the painting are my rather large annotation at the two o'clock mark, and a quote from Bill Clinton on the lower left edge.

I have some anxiety about the use of the word 'retarded' -- an epithet just as vicious as some of the better known ones that can cost you your job if you say them in the wrong place -- but I was trying to channel the Texas good ole boy spirit.  So forgive me in the name of poetic license.

This is the same painting with considerable public assistance.  I love the horns.




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