The Clock Is Ticking

I know that it has to be another world experience to be POTUS or any politician for that matter. Juggling between spouting off idealistic policy you never plan to follow through on. Figuring out which lobbyist pays the best so you can push their policies thru. Oh, and lets not forget glad handing constituents along every stop to show just how focused he is to get the absolute minimal accomplished.

Let me be clear; I voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I was in tears when she spoke on inauguration day because it should young women that they could hold the most important position in the country (having the final say as Senate Majority leader on legislation your outfit looks to pass is far more important than being puppeted by speech writers and fellow staffers). Joe has been through some extraordinarily tough times, and I commend him for his resilience, but actions, dammit. Actions of the most important kind are still missing.  

Another preface so to speak, I despise Donald Trump with every ounce of my being. I’m not a religious man, but if I was, I would be certain that he is the Antichrist. His hate speech and incoherent rhetoric divide this country in ways I didn’t think it could be further divided. As a matter of fact, if he was on fire, I wouldn’t piss on him to put it out. How’s that for a dose of your own, Donnie boy. C’mon, the guy bankrupted not one, but two casinos. It takes a special kind of ineptitude to pull that off. Seriously. 

Sorry, when the spirit moves me, I tend to get carried away. 

What I came here to say today is that one of Joe’s promises was to put into effect legislation to abolish the death penalty. Five people were executed leading up to the January 20th Inauguration day- breaking a one-hundred and thirty year old precedent of pausing executions amid a presidential transition.

Since 1988 when the federal death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court, executions remained rare, just like the pounds of undigested red meat in the tubby pricks colon. Before he took office, only three executions had taken place in this period. Considering that four of these were of people requesting stays because of falsified evidence, I’d say there is a problem. Wouldn’t you?

I say this because the POTUS doesn’t need congressional approval on this matter. He can make the change almost instantaneously. Granted, the next POTUS can come in and change it back, but at least this buys you time to create legislation to make lasting change on this matter. 

Hell, if you’re going to lollygag on this matter, I have a novel idea; Why don’t we throw some of the Domestic Terrorists, AKA, white supremacists on the gurney to get the needle, or whatever inhumane process they use these days. We can start with the Asian Spa terrorist. That’s what I’ll call him, but I refuse to say his name until the Louisville police officer admits to the killing of a sleeping woman named Breonna Taylor. We can give the electric chair one last hurrah and start with the Vegas concert shooter, Orlando nightclub shooter, the Dallas police officer shooter, I could keep going, but I have to be to bed soon. By the way, did I mention that we have a gun problem in this country? Screw it, I’ll save that for another time.

With all do respect, Mr President, you’re making grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka look like a spry twenty something. Get your collective shit together, and have the courage to make some real change.

One Love.

Joshua

6 thoughts on “The Clock Is Ticking

  1. Biden has been in office less than two months, and Merrick Garland was confirmed as attorney general less than two weeks ago. Biden can’t “put into effect laws.” I suspect we’d need a constitutional amendment to prohibit capital punishment. The Trump executions were for federal crimes, not state crimes. I suspect there will be no executions of federal prisoners under Biden.

    As far as doing stuff, Biden has done quite a lot already, including getting the vaccine rollout speeded up, passage of the American Recovery Act, myriad executive orders reversing Trump’s draconian policies, and taking steps to restore our standing w/ allies.

    I am vehemently opposed to Capital punishment. Period. But I also know much is happening, and it’s not visible to all.

    BTW: I wanted Elizabeth Warren. I’ve had it up to my eyeballs w/ old white guys—except for my husband and a few others. I want women in charge.

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    1. You are correct on everything, except Biden can guarantee no federal executions during his presidency by simply telling the Justice Department never to schedule any. But that would not prevent a future president who supports capital punishment from restarting them. It’s a stop gap, but one that needs to happen yesterday.

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