@dado Those poor lost soles.
the best: http://youtu.be/ba7O12J-zcw - "I'd Rather Go Blind", live, with Eddie Vinson. So, so good.
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: "Lo Yo Yo Stuff"
I can live with that.
Fantastic post. Also gives me a chance to give a plug for a great book - One Time Fits All: The Campaigns for Global Uniformity, by Ian Bartsky. Hard to find, but a very readable history on all the false starts and failed attempts at a (mostly) uniform global time system.
Jesus Christ! Did she try wearing a poisoned ring?
My understanding is that at this point the only possibility for legal intervention would be emergency legislation that would repeal the previous law restricting the governor from granting clemancy. With that law undone, the governor could (if he chose) stop the execution. Of course, the governor's statements thus far have largely been of the "my hands are tied" sort that makes him the enemy of no one. Who knows what he would do if he were actually put on the spot? And, of course, the likelihood of the Georgia legislature passing such a repeal in the next few hours is hopelessly slim.
@major disaster This comment struck me because it is a fascinating account of revisionist theology! It's nearly on-par with Southern explanations of slavery as an institution of choice by the slaves.
The Israelites didn't mourn the (necessary?) deaths of the Egyptians: they celebrated it! Exodus 15 is an entire chapter of song praising God for the slaughter of the Egyptians.
"Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, while all the women went out after her with tambourines, dancing; and she responded to them:
Sing to the LORD, for he is gloriously triumphant;
horse and chariot he has cast into the sea."