After a brief delay during which the US Supreme Court considered a stay, Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia at 11:08 last night. Davis, who was convicted of murdering a Savannah police officer 22 years ago, maintained his innocence to the end — a claim made credible made by a lack of physical evidence and the recantation of seven prosecution witnesses.
With hundreds of thousands of activists pleading for clemency, the outcome was in doubt even as the clock crept past the scheduled hour for Davis's execution…
The appeal to the Supreme Court was one of several last-ditch efforts by Mr. Davis on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, an official with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said that the vote by the Georgia parole board to deny clemency to Mr. Davis was so close that he hoped there might be a chance to save him from execution.
The official, Edward O. DuBose, president of the Georgia chapter, said the group had "very reliable information from the board members directly that the board was split 3 to 2 on whether to grant clemency."
In such a controversial case, who could Americans turns to for an exegesis of the evidence and a moral examination of whether it's appropriate for man's life to hinge on a 3 to 2 vote? Ladies and gentlemen, Ann Coulter…
Oh, no! Someone's hacked into Coulter's Twitter account and impersonated a hyena cackling out morally questionable drivel! Luckily, the real Ann Coulter soon returned…
Oh… oh. Learning that this wasn't a parody account made me depressed enough that I thought about getting help from Rainbow Medical Associates and CorrectHealth, Inc., which sound like the kind of organizations that could help with my anguish. Unfortunately, they were busy helping the Georgia Department of Corrections provide execution services. A whole rainbow of execution services.
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Tags: Ann Coulter, Capital Punishment, Georgia, Judiciary, NAACP, Supreme Court
Stephen Colbert Calls on President Obama to Fire More People for Allowing Video Footage of Themselves to Be Maliciously Edited
Stephen is back from vacation with a tan, a big mouth bass, a bottle of Bud Light Lime and an opinion on the whole Shirley Sherrod thing…
I don't know. I'm usually with Stephen on these kinds of things, but something about this clip just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm not exactly sure how to express it myself, so here's some hate mail that was sent to CatsThatLookLikeHitler.com that pretty much sums up my reaction…
yo dude your site is kinda gay, no offence butthe catrs dont look enough like hitler, i saw one where the cat is in anazi uniform, more of those cuz thats funny, the rest is kinda gay
Except just replace the word "catrs" with "people who have been fired for no very good reason because the White House is filled with cowards" and it's pretty much what I'm feeling.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
Tags: Andrew Breitbart, Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, Fox, Hillary Clinton, NAACP, Newt Gingrich, Racism, Robert Gibbs, Shirley Sherrod, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Tom Vilsack, Video, White House
The American Spectator, everybody's favorite news source for classy stories, produced a piece by Jeffrey Lord, in which he pointed out that Shirley Sherrod's relative was not hanged, he was beaten to death. Sherrod, that filthy effin' liar. Lord directs us to a Supreme Court Opinion as evidence…
"1. Upon review of a judgment affirming the conviction, for violation of § 20 of the Criminal Code and conspiracy thereunto, of local law enforcement officers who arrested a negro citizen for a state offense and wrongfully beat him to death, the judgment is reversed with directions for a new trial."
Lord goes on to write that Sherrod wanted to "add 'glamour' " to the story by changing the beating to a lynching. Why? Well, obviously because she is a lying liberal political activist. And lynching just rolls off your tongue, doesn't it? Lynn– chhh– ING.
But Lord has more ammunition in store for those media elites and rationalists out there that bastardized the Sherrod story.
Apparently, Breitbart is not the racist the media has made him out to be because he had nothing to do with the editing of the speech. Lord continues…
"There is no proof — none — that Breitbart deliberately edited this tape to fashion the image of Ms. Sherrod as a government racist. Say again, not a shred of evidence."
Thus Andrew Breitbart is just a victim of a poorly edited YouTube video, and Sherrod is a big liar.
You know what? Lord is so right — Breitbart didn't personally edit the video. Because you can easily find who edited the video by checking who uploaded the video Breitbart posted. And that person is "Stage Right Show," also known as Larry O'Connor, the Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart.tv.
So, it was O'Connor who edited Sherrod's NAACP speech! And I'm sure the person he was working for had NO idea that he edited a tape out of context. Because it would be ridiculous to assume that Breitbart would have any control over his Editor-in-Chief. Good point, Lord Jeffrey.
Looks like we had the story right the first time. So, if you were at Comic-Con this past weekend and are just catching up on the Sherrod story, just know that all you need to do is read Breitbart's original post. Everything else is a LIE.
Tags: American Spectator, Andrew Breitbart, NAACP, Racism, Shirley Sherrod
Jon Stewart Discovers That Shirley Sherrod Caused Global Warming by Being Racist Against Nice Cool Weather
A newly Van Dycked Jon Stewart and the Daily Show team finally get around to reporting on that whole Shirley Sherrod incident. Like, where were they on this for the past two weeks, huh? What were they on vacation or something?
Daily Show coverage of this breaking news story, with Senior Racist Correspondent Wyatt Cenac, continues after the jump.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: Andrew Breitbart, Animals, Barack Obama, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Fox, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, NAACP, Racism, Robert Gibbs, Shirley Sherrod, The Daily Show, Tom Vilsack, Weather, Wyatt Cenac
Unfortunately, this case untreatable. It's brought on by some sort of inoperable blockage of ethics and rationality in the objective lobe. So long as Fox News is fed a steady stream of stupid from the heart of America — which, let's face it, will not be cut off anytime soon — it will continue to present symptoms of chronic assholeishness.
But the good news is that in its present condition it can live a long and extremely profitable life as a make believe news organization providing make believe news to people who just don't give a shit. Note the particularly ratings-bloated tumor named Bill O'Reilly that Rachel Maddow confronts her in this clip from last night…
The patient's history on this matter can be observed after the jump. Make sure to scrub up first. The patient's immune-to-criticism system is badly compromised.
Tags: Andrew Breitbart, Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, Brian Kilmeade, Fox, MSNBC, NAACP, Rachel Maddow, Racism, Robert Gibbs, Shirley Sherrod, Steve Doocy, Tom Vilsack, White House