Especially in Texas.
Writing at Newsbusters, Brent Bozell remarks on the passing of Noel Sheppard. He will be sorely missed.
Our Noel Sheppard passed away yesterday (Friday) morning at about 5:00 AM. Say a prayer for the soul of a man we’ll all miss professionally, and many, many of us will miss personally as well. Noel was not just a force of nature, he was a very good man.
How quickly this all happened. Just two months ago, Noel wrote about suddenly getting cancer at 53 called “Cancer’s Ray of Hope.” Nine days ago, he wrote us and said he was interested in writing about his “progress” — and he put “progress” in quotes. We were all wishing for better news, and really couldn’t imagine this was a battle that would end this way.
Noel joined us and was introduced to us by Matt Sheffield at the founding of NewsBusters in 2005, and he became our Associate Editor. It must be said that no blogger here was more prolific and more popular. We’ll have more to say in the coming days.
Requiescat in pace.
The World Famous Friday Open Thread, Bigger and Badder than EVAR!!
And, Back with a Vengeance.
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I hear them thar zooKeenee’s are mighty tasty. Might fry up a mess of ’em for supper.
WFFOT: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied. But, last evening in Texas, Justice Was Served.
Have a great weekend y’all.
*Thug: Anthony Dewayne Doyle (18 at time of crime)
*Date of execution: 27 Mar 14
*Victim: Hyun Mi Cho (female, age 37)
*Last meal: TBD, same shit salad served other inmates.*UPDATE* For his last meal, Doyle had a chicken patty, mashed potatoes with country gravy, navy beans, mixed vegetables, sliced bread, and he had a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink.(per Last Suppers)
*Final Words: TBD. In an undated comment Doyle stated “Everyone messes up from time to time but it takes a real man to admit his wrong doings and accept the consequences.” We shall see if he owns up to his alleged manliness.***UPDATE***: Anthony Doyle shook his head and said nothing inside the death chamber in Huntsville when a warden asked if he had a statement to make.(per Pro-Death Penalty)
No words and no remorse.
This scheduled execution has me thoroughly perplexed due to the fact that I can find no images or personal history of Hyun Cho. Including Doyle’s image and history is a disservice to the victim with the absence of her story. I can’t show her image, I can’t disclose if she was married or not, if she had children or any information about her parents or possible siblings.
*UPDATE* A shred of info on Ms. Cho is mentioned in a Grazyck piece from yesterday:”Cho, 37, had been in the U.S. about two years and was earning money to care for her ill parents in South Korea, according to Cho’s sister, who operated two doughnut shops.”
**UPDATE** Found an image of Hyun Mi Cho.
I can only discuss the brutal murder of an innocent woman who was simply working for a living when she had the misfortune of encountering Doyle.
Ms. Cho was delivering a dozen donuts and a dozen breakfast burritos to Doyle’s mother’s house, where Doyle was waiting with an aluminum baseball bat to rob Cho. When Cho informed Doyle she had no money, he struck her twice in the head with the bat and with assistance, stuffed her body in a large rolling trash can. Doyle made an attempt to hide the blood stains and splatters from his crime then proceeded to take Cho’s car, cellphone and credit cards.
The above hyperlink on Doyle’s name gives a brief synopsis of the crime, but in a ten page statement from Doyle we get a better idea of the brutality, callousness and perverse nature of Doyle.
When Cho informed Doyle that she did not have any money, Doyle writes, “I struck her in the head two times… after the second strike, I realized what I was doing and that I had really screwed up badly, so I dropped the bat and started to clean up the blood.”
Doyle told police that a friend arrived shortly after the attack. That friend, Doyle says, helped him remove the body from the house. “He then went outside and got our big green trash bin,” Doyle admits, “(he) brought it into the kitchen area and turned it on its side and shoved the lady into the bin. I then helped him sit the garbage bin upright. When I looked into the bin, the woman looked as if she were breathing, and she also moved her arms as if she were trying to get up.”
Doyle deserves the ‘tortures of the damned’ for his actions.
All of Doyle’s appeals appear to have been used up all the way to the USSC, though an attorney issued another motion to the U.S. 5th CCA on 21 Mar. I expect that Doyle will have his manliness tested come 6p.m. 27 Mar 14.
I do regret to you the readers for being unable to find any information or an image for Ms. Cho. She deserves recognition and to be acknowledged as more than a footnote to Doyle’s criminal behavior.
In a recently completed study from Texas A&M University, President Barack Obama has been rated as the 5th best in history.
“After only 5 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best in history.”
Here are the Results:
Have a great weekend, y’all.
*Thug: Ray Jasper (19 at time of offense)
*Date of Execution:March 19, 2014
*Date of Crime: November 29, 1998
*Victim: David Alejandro(33)
*Last Meal: Same shit salad served to inmates that day. *UPDATE*: For his last meal, Jasper had baked chicken, roasted potatoes, a vegetable blend, navy beans, and sliced bread. He was given a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink.(per Last Suppers Book)
*Final Words: TBD. I expect them to be self-serving. *UPDATE*: Before being put to death, Jasper spoke quietly, asking his family to “take care of each other, stay strong and faithful to God.” He also thanked his supporters and told his daughter that he loved her, adding that she “be strong, be positive, have a great life.” Jasper then asked that the “Lord God almighty in heaven Jesus Christ see my spirit.”(per Pro-Death Penalty)
No mention of the victim or remorse for his crime.
Now comes one Ray Jasper, a murderer that claims he isn’t because his cutting the throat of the victim wasn’t declared the cause of death, his accomplices twenty stab wounds were deemed the cause. A truly pathetic defense that has been lapped up by the bowl full from the hand-wringing thug lovers. He planned the crime, initiated it, offered no assistance to the man whose throat he slashed, then covered the victim so he wouldn’t have to look at him as he carried out his planned robbery.
The death penalty is intended for creatures such as this and come this Wednesday evening, Jasper will become Satan’s newest chew toy.
Jasper got some recent attention for a narcissistic, pathetic, self-serving and remorseless long winded letter which was published at numerous blogs and websites. I won’t give it a direct link here, nor to the response from the brother of David Alejandro(Steven). I will link to an interesting article I found in the Dallas Morning News yesterday, Stop turning death row inmates into tragic celebrities. The author isn’t my newest hero, nor is Steven Alejandro, but they are certainly more clear and direct than Jasper.
Jasper is fully and solely responsible for his pending execution, not the State of Texas.
As we noted previously, the real loser after CPAC actually won the presidential straw poll. So, who was the big winner? The junior senator from the Lone Star Republic.
via the cube …
– When Al Gore invented the Internet, his inbox already contained three unread emails from Ted Cruz.
– Ted Cruz has a quadruple citizenship in the U.S., Canada, Middle-earth and Westeros.
– If you superimpose Ted Cruz’s fingerprints, the resulting image will be the Seal of the President of the United States.
– When Ted Cruz got bit by a rattle snake, the snake had to sign up for Obamacare but couldn’t get through the login screen and died after a week of pain and agony in front of the computer.
– Ted Cruz has already won the presidential election in 2016 with a roundhouse kick in the polls; the pollsters just haven’t developed the technology to look that far into the future.
update: Mike sez, “The first rule of Ted Cruz is: You do not talk about Ted Cruz.”