Texas prepares for first US execution...

Texas prepares for first US execution since botched Oklahoma procedure; inmate appeals pending

There are 102 comments on the Brandon Sun story from May 13, 2014, titled Texas prepares for first US execution since botched Oklahoma procedure; inmate appeals pending. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

Texas on Tuesday plans to execute a convicted murderer whose hopes are pinned to two appeals, including one that challenges the state's planned use of a secretly-made drug like those used in Oklahoma's botched execution two weeks ago.

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#42 May 16, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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Yeah, we get it. You hate our country and everything it stands for. Well guess what? We're going to fight you traitors ever step of the way as well. My country has proven time and again that we the good guys, always win, and stomp on this country's enemies. Prepare to get stomped.
I rarely respond to earlier life forms, but just this once, ingest fecal matter.

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#43 May 16, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>So much verbiage and still no reply to my statement that life without parole serves the same purpose as capital punishment.
Look, you and I couldn't be further apart philosophically or ideologically. I completely disagree with virtually everything you say. We have vastly differing ideas about what kind of place America should be.
I've seen too many people hurt by your worldview. My beliefs are strongly heartfelt and I will fight you guys every inch of the way.
Incidentally, I don't think you should pin your hopes on the outcomes of the next couple of elections.
Thank you for both the decent reply and understanding our differences. What your side represents has enabled those with a dependency mindset to rely on others to provide what THEY feel they are entitled to. I'VE seen it in members of my own family,frrom ABLE BODIED slackers who believed that by status of being born in America the Government OWED them their daily bread,sans working for it.... Far too many believe that IF you wantg to eat... Sweat. DO something to justify the reason "I" should supportg slakers..

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#44 May 16, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I rarely respond to earlier life forms, but just this once, ingest fecal matter.
I suspect you're better than this,deviate from the script.....

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#45 May 16, 2014
who="okimar"]<quo ted text>Thank you for both the decent reply and understanding our differences. What your side represents has enabled those with a dependency mindset to rely on others to provide what THEY feel they are entitled to. I'VE seen it in members of my own family,frrom ABLE BODIED slackers who believed that by status of being born in America the Government OWED them their daily bread,sans working for it.... Far too many believe that IF you wantg to eat... Sweat. DO something to justify the reason "I" should supportg slakers..
I think one of your major problems is that you buy into the big lie that the other side are mostly slackers and un-American. You are referring to mainly hard-working people, often people who are desperate to make ends meet. There are always the few who try to game the system, on both sides. But the toughest thing to get across to people on your side is that the stereotype of the lazy person who's happy being dependent is essentially a myth.
Those of us on the left love this country at least as much as you guys do, and we want everyone to get a fair chance to enjoy its benefits.
I believe you are being fed distorted information from very unreliable sources, with their own axes to grind. Most of us on the left try our best to be caring, decent human beings, who are willing to lend a helping hand when the need arises. I'm willing to bet the same is true of those on the right. The problem is that some of them are tuned in to the wrong voices.

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#46 May 16, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>I suspect you're better than this,deviate from the script.....
I thought it was a pretty good insult. Well, ya can't please 'em all.

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#47 May 16, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>This explains a lot..... So,what were you locked up for? "DRUGS",you have a choice.... To use/abuse and run the risk of incarceration or do the smart thing and pass them by. PERSONALLY.... If you are CAUGHT,red handed with an active,working,in progress meth lab,the police needn't bother with arrest,trial and jail. An Ad Hoc onsite commitee draws lots to see who gets to SHOOT the SOB and call the coroner to come pick-up the trash. If you are CAUGHT,red handed,with large amounts of meth on your person,in your home,or car with the OBVIOUS intent to distribute call the committee. Heroine or cocaine can be treatable addictions. Meth is a stone cold killer and so are the folks that traffic in it or use.
Okimar are you a Nazi or a "Gestapo" agent?
Your type seem to create victims then blame the victims for being victims, Then you profit from all the victims you've created.

I would have more respect for a Capitalistic Nazi scumbag jerk that would just admit their faults and corporate greed rather than trying to justify it by blaming the victims.
Ok fine you're a corporatis and I'm a Liberal conservative.

My advantage is when it all turns too Shtt, I'll survive because I don't use people.
When it turns to shtt for you you'll kill your whole family and then yourself.
Was it worth it?

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#50 May 19, 2014
LRDII wrote:
<quoted text>A liberal conservative? No such animal exists. I'll just refer to you as a lying progressive hack with the obligatory verbal diarrhea. Please carry on.
WOW, so you can use a 'spell checker", so can Lab monkey's, there's a lot of things that exist that don't need your approval.
I guess you're on topix because you're constipated..... Whatever blows your skirt up...

By the way when you speak to me you don't have to read from a dictionary, I know if you're on topix talking that way you're only trying pretend you're not a "loser" LOL, don't be so obvious next time....Please carry on with your empty life.
lucky liberal

Conroe, TX

#51 May 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I think one of your major problems is that you buy into the big lie that the other side are mostly slackers and un-American. You are referring to mainly hard-working people, often people who are desperate to make ends meet. There are always the few who try to game the system, on both sides. But the toughest thing to get across to people on your side is that the stereotype of the lazy person who's happy being dependent is essentially a myth.
Those of us on the left love this country at least as much as you guys do, and we want everyone to get a fair chance to enjoy its benefits.
I believe you are being fed distorted information from very unreliable sources, with their own axes to grind. Most of us on the left try our best to be caring, decent human beings, who are willing to lend a helping hand when the need arises. I'm willing to bet the same is true of those on the right. The problem is that some of them are tuned in to the wrong voices.
Your post is noted, however, it is difficult to sway anyone's beliefs from left to right or right to left. Left wing beliefs are usually progressive in nature, they look to the future, aim to support those who cannot support themselves, are idealist and believe in equality. People who are left wing believe in taxation to redistribute opportunity and wealth - things like a national health service, and job seeker’s allowance are fundamentally left wing ideas. They believe in equality over the freedom to fail.

Right wing beliefs value tradition, they are about equity, survival of the fittest, and they believe in economic freedom. They typically believe that business shouldn’t be regulated, and that we should all look after ourselves. Right wing people tend believe they shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s education or health service. They believe in freedom to succeed over equality.

We're all Americans who are free to believe what we want. Hate should not be in the equation.

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#52 May 19, 2014
lucky liberal wrote:
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Your post is noted, however, it is difficult to sway anyone's beliefs from left to right or right to left. Left wing beliefs are usually progressive in nature, they look to the future, aim to support those who cannot support themselves, are idealist and believe in equality. People who are left wing believe in taxation to redistribute opportunity and wealth - things like a national health service, and job seeker’s allowance are fundamentally left wing ideas. They believe in equality over the freedom to fail.
Right wing beliefs value tradition, they are about equity, survival of the fittest, and they believe in economic freedom. They typically believe that business shouldn’t be regulated, and that we should all look after ourselves. Right wing people tend believe they shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s education or health service. They believe in freedom to succeed over equality.
We're all Americans who are free to believe what we want. Hate should not be in the equation.
You've pretty much nailed it,with a caveate.... Conservatives can and do believe there should be means to assist the unfortunate. UNFORTUNATELY the criteria for qualifying for these programs have been loosened to the point that if you're still breathing and don't care to toil for your daily bread a benevolent gov't will levy others to support you. As a society we've subsidized bastardy to the point that the family structure of two parents is almost extinct in some sectors. We've seen runaway spending on shrimp on treadmills,bridges to no where,fruitless foriegn adventures and buildings to honor dead and live politicians that serve to remind the taxpayers of how great these people were. Who can say what a dollar is worth today? The gov't still claims it's worth a dollar. I doubt it. Gas is competing with a gallon of milk to see which costs more..... Bologna is considered a luxury meat in places,can you say 1929? I don't doubt liberalism HAS produced some good results but after 50 years of increasing inluence it has become detrimental to America.

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#54 May 19, 2014
LRDII wrote:
<quoted text>As I said, keep up the good work, bumblefoot. You can lie with the best of them. All my love.
Just curious; what is it that I lied about and when?

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#55 May 19, 2014
lucky liberal wrote:
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Your post is noted, however, it is difficult to sway anyone's beliefs from left to right or right to left. Left wing beliefs are usually progressive in nature, they look to the future, aim to support those who cannot support themselves, are idealist and believe in equality. People who are left wing believe in taxation to redistribute opportunity and wealth - things like a national health service, and job seeker’s allowance are fundamentally left wing ideas. They believe in equality over the freedom to fail.
Right wing beliefs value tradition, they are about equity, survival of the fittest, and they believe in economic freedom. They typically believe that business shouldn’t be regulated, and that we should all look after ourselves. Right wing people tend believe they shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s education or health service. They believe in freedom to succeed over equality.
We're all Americans who are free to believe what we want. Hate should not be in the equation.
I agree that hate should not be in the equation. But that is how I would describe "survival of the fittest". It evokes a time and and a place where millions died to satisfy that philosophical goal.

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#56 May 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that hate should not be in the equation. But that is how I would describe "survival of the fittest". It evokes a time and and a place where millions died to satisfy that philosophical goal.
Survival of the fittest is a biological/natural fact. Whether it is in a physical or mental adroitness sense it remains the deciding factor whether a speciman of a species copes with situations placed on them by circumstance or competition for resources. Leaders of 20th century China tried to create a society based on equality. Millions died as a result of those examples becoming a test of the fittest after all. North Korea is a society based on equality. Such noble ideals start with good intentions but soon become what they replaced. Only the faces in charge change......

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#58 May 20, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Survival of the fittest is a biological/natural fact. Whether it is in a physical or mental adroitness sense it remains the deciding factor whether a speciman of a species copes with situations placed on them by circumstance or competition for resources. Leaders of 20th century China tried to create a society based on equality. Millions died as a result of those examples becoming a test of the fittest after all. North Korea is a society based on equality. Such noble ideals start with good intentions but soon become what they replaced. Only the faces in charge change......
My response is very simple. I think it is the obligation of the strong to protect the weak.
lucky liberal

Conroe, TX

#60 May 20, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>My response is very simple. I think it is the obligation of the strong to protect the weak.
Do you mean to protect the weak is to provide for them??

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#61 May 20, 2014
lucky liberal wrote:
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Do you mean to protect the weak is to provide for them??
If necessary. At the least, give them a fighting chance to provide for themselves. We are remiss in both these efforts.

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#62 May 20, 2014
Boy, another execution inTexas! Rick Perry must be drooling with anticipation!
Donny Brook

Bastrop, TX

#63 May 20, 2014
Serves no purpose wrote:
The death penalty serves no good at all. It does not deter, it does not bring back the murder victim, it does not do anything other than exact revenge.
It does cost more money to go through the appeals process on death row than it does to house someone for life.
And then there are the mistakes. One mistaken execution is one too many.
Life without parole is sufficient to take the violent offender out of society.
Revenge is okay for me. Getting some AH off the planet is okay with me too. I don't care what anyone in MA thinks. You think you are so intelligent, but you kept electing a drunk and murderer for nearly 40 years and then you elected another lying POS for nearly as long even though you knew what he was. And then you elect a liar even though she was caught lying b/4 the election. Don't you freaks start with ethics and morality lessons, because you don't have them in that dump you call a state. This guy is way past his expiration date is way past due.

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#64 May 20, 2014
Donny Brook wrote:
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Revenge is okay for me. Getting some AH off the planet is okay with me too. I don't care what anyone in MA thinks. You think you are so intelligent, but you kept electing a drunk and murderer for nearly 40 years and then you elected another lying POS for nearly as long even though you knew what he was. And then you elect a liar even though she was caught lying b/4 the election. Don't you freaks start with ethics and morality lessons, because you don't have them in that dump you call a state. This guy is way past his expiration date is way past due.
Sometimes we discover that we have executed someone who we later learned was innocent of the crime. Do they matter, or are they just collateral damage?
wade morgan

Huntington Station, NY

#65 May 20, 2014
What do you expect from a state stuck in the middle ages?
Damsel

Hempstead, TX

#66 May 20, 2014
Evidently it has taken pin-head Campbell and his team of bleeding heart lawyers 12 years to come up with this lame "mental retardation" excuse for his actions. It's nothing but BS. Funny how these criminals act like big men when they commit the crime but turn into cowardly "retards" when they have to face the consequences. Campbell deserves the same appeals he allowed his victim. NONE! Fry the worthless piece of crap and move on!

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