Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Fat And Happy Mob

Though I refuse to link to any of them, there's a slew of online petitions signed by constitutionally illiterate Americans who wish to "retry Casey Anthony" because they dislike the verdict from her first trial. Of course, the constitution's fifth amendment bans re-trying a defendant because you didn't like the first verdict; among other things, it says "nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb." That clause was done primarily to prevent an out-of-control government (or judicial lynch mob) from jury-shopping, trying the same defendant over and over and over again until somebody, somewhere, agrees to find said defendant guilty.

Conventional wisdom says "Civilization is only three missed meals away from mob rule." Nancy Grace fans and the signers of those anti-Anthony petitions say "Why wait to skip three meals first? Lynching's no fun on an empty stomach."


Blogger rhhardin said...

It went wrong when women were allowed to vote.

That aligned the MSM interests (soap opera news) with political interests (voter sound bites).

Even the 60% of women who vote like men recognize the need to eliminate women's vote. It's too big a bloc of stupidity.

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they try the four officers twice (the ones who beat Rodney King)??

8:31 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Abel said...

Ron, I continue to wish whatever girl broke your heart in high school would've made a sacrifice and just gone to the freaking malt shop with you one afternoon, for the sake of the rest of humanity. I also look forward to your explanation of the ridiculous Spanish-American War was all the fault of foolish emotional women.

8:53 AM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

The MSM business model wasn't soap opera women until about the 70s.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Abel said...

O for those glorious halcyon days when voting booths and newsrooms were exclusively male domains, and instead of feminine soap operas, the media did manly things like blow up the Maine so they could sell papers (and a war) reminding people to remember it.

1:07 PM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

The country apparently survived the Maine; it isn't going to survive soap opera women voting.

It might have been manly virtue, which was more in line with what made the country.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Abel said...

I continue to be amazed that you grace me with your sanctified XY presence. You do know I'm a Vagino-American rather than a Person of Penis, right?

2:55 PM  
Anonymous A Moose said...

You do know I'm a Vagino-American rather than a Person of Penis, right?
I love it when I show up just when it's gettin good

3:02 PM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

You make allowences for women in life.

You just don't want them voting.

3:21 PM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

I'd propose that women are allowed to hold office, just not vote in elections.

The problem is the 40% bloc that votes MSM soap opera sound bites.

Women that get voted in would be from the 60%, or very good looking.

3:23 PM  
Blogger The Atomic Fruitbat said...

I think it really went wrong when rhhardin was allowed to comment on blog posts.

That aligned the whackaloon interests (creating "just-so stories" with no factual foundation) with Ron Hardin interests (actively alienating potential sexual partners).

Even the 60% of Internet trolls who can sometimes argue like rational humans recognize the need to eliminate Ron's posting rights. It's too big a bloc of stupidity.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Russ 2000 said...

Men have their soap operas too, only we call it "sports". Same idiocy no matter how you look at it. Not to mention the other moronic television shows men watch like "24.

I might be led to believe that it all went wrong when people who did not own land were given the right to vote, but by this time I'm sure there would have been some push to subdivide some city lots into half-inch square properties so that a large portion of idiots would be voting anyway.

12:44 PM  

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