A New Bill Proposed
Florida State Representative Brad Drake has proposed a bill to eliminate lethal injection as a means for capital punishment. Why would do he that? He must be an enlightened anti-capital punishment advocate. Not exactly. Controversy over lethal injections erupted in Florida last month when the state executed Manuel Valle. Valle’s lawyers argued that a new lethal drug cocktail would cause him pain and therefore constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Boo Hoo for him. He’s been on death row almost 33 years for killing a police officer & wounding another. That’s 33 years longer than he deserved.
Rep. Drake proposes replacing lethal injection with…….wait for it……..firing squads. The Electric Chair, known affectionately as “Old Sparky”, would be the primary method. An inmate may, however, choose the firing squad option. Drake said, “If the chair doesn’t suit the criminal, then we will provide them a .45 caliber lead cocktail instead.” Drake added, “There shouldn’t be anything controversial about a .45-caliber bullet. If it were up to me we would just throw them off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and be done with it”.
Rush disses Mitt
Limbaugh says, “Romney is not a conservative”. Speaking on his radio show Thursday, he said although he likes Mitt very much personally, he just isn’t a conservative. He describes Romney’s strategy as the “ I’m not Obama” angle.
“The Republican base doesn’t want Romney,” Rush said. “I don’t how many people in the Republican establishment are aware of that.” I might add the Republican establishment doesn’t care what the base wants. They never have, why start now.
Cain gets Backing
Herman Cain is beginning to collect some heavyweight backers for his 9-9-9 tax plan. House budget committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Ronald Reagan’s economic guru Art Laffer both expressed their support for the plan which would replace the current tax code. The Club for Growth has also endorsed Cain’s plan.
“I love the 9-9-9 plan, it’s a great first step,” Laffer told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “This is a lot better than our current tax laws that are filled with all sorts of ducks, chickens, pigs and turkeys. They’ve just got to be cleaned out and we’ve got to completely revamp the codes.” Eventually the Cain plan calls for the complete elimination of income taxes – and the IRS – and the introduction of what he calls the Fair Tax, in which the all Federal revenue would come from a sales tax.