Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Execution of Innocent Man Troy Davis & Christians Retaking America : Boykin: Church Called To Occupy America & Alan Grayson On The Sadistic Nature of the Tea Party Gang

Troy Davis execution streaming DemocracyNow!

Democracy Now! 2-Hour Special Broadcast: Scheduled Execution of Troy Davis
Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman will host a 2-hour live special broadcast on Wednesday, September 21 from 6pm to 8pm EDT from outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled to be executed at 7pm EDT.

Davis was convicted in 1989 of killing of off-duty white police officer, Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine non-police witnesses who fingered Davis have recanted their testimony, and there is no physical evidence that ties Davis to the crime scene.
Visit the Democracy Now! archive for our Troy Davis coverage, which includes complete transcripts:

UPDATE: 4:05 PM Sept. 21, 2011.

The Execution/Murder of Troy Davis in Georgia 
More shame for America its justice system fails once again.
No justice in America for the innocent-Troy Davis to be executed today and Americans see nothing wrong in executing an innocent man especially if he is not White.

Troy Davis execution: the Georgia Board of Pardons and

 Parole rejected his request for clemency after hearing 

hours of testimony. Photographs: Gettty Images

If it is shown after a trial that an individual convicted of murder who is to be executed is in fact innocent or that there are serious substantive doubts about the individuals guilt or innocence this is ignored by US authorities and they seem to be rather callous and dismissive of an individuals death.

Troy Davis execution: Georgia pardons board denies plea for clemency Georgia man who insists he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989 set to be executed on Wednesday by Ed Pilkington The Guardian , Sept. 20, 2011

One of the most hotly contested death row cases in recent years looks set to go ahead with the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia on Wednesday.
Davis lost his final bid for clemency despite overwhelming evidence indicating that his conviction for murder is unreliable.
He will be put on a gurney at the state prison in Jackson and administered a cocktail of lethal drugs at 7pm local time on Wednesday, barring a last-minute intervention by the US supreme court which few observers expect to take place.

The Tea Party Republicans are supposedly the pro-life party but they do like those government executions and have no time for those who want to make sure those being executed are in fact guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt.

 Good old bay Rick Perry as governor of Texas executed an innocent man and has refused to reopen the case because it might look bad for him.
Rick Perry in order to protect his own record as governor of Texas refuses to reopen case.
And this callous Christian Nationalist may end up the president of the US.

Rick Perry Executed Innocent Man? TYT
The Young Turks

Uploaded by  on Sep 15, 2011

2012 Republican Presidential Candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry appears to have covered-up evidence showing that the now executed Cameron Todd Willingham was innocent.

Racism Fuels Death Row Sentence? TYT

The Young Turks 
Uploaded by  on Sep 15, 2011
Texas inmate Duane Buck faced the death penalty in Texas. The Young Turks guest host Ben Mankiewicz explains why the fact that he was black may be relevant to the case. UPDATE:

The Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land explains the key differences between George W. Bush and Rick Perry - basically, Perry is Bush without the education, compassion, intellect, or fancy East Coast-upbringing:

[The] "Don't Mess with Texas" mindset is embraced by both men, but Perry, the Aggie, had neither Bush's parents nor Yale or Harvard to tone it down.

Quote from: " The Most Terrifying Thing You Will Read All Day " by Kyle Mantyla at Right Wing Watch /People For The American Way September 15, 2011

Boykin: Church Called To Occupy
From: RWWBlog | Sep 19, 2011 | 772 views
Jerry Boykin calls for activists to make the Church "the dominant influence in America"

*Countdown with Keith ...: Alan Grayson condemns Tea Party for "sadistic" response to uninsured

Published on Sep 16, 2011 by Current
Angered by the "Let Him Die" chant at the Tea Party debate Monday evening, Keith and former congressman Alan Grayson discuss the appropriate response to this outrage.

          David Shuster On Anti-Intellectualism In The GOP 
Sep 20, 2011 by Current
"Countdown" guest host David Shuster decries the proud anti-intellectualism of popular Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann, former president George W. Bush, and GOP rabble-rouser Sarah Palin.

Kyle Mantyla at Right Wing watch finds Rick Perry a bit scary as possibly becoming America's President . Rick Perry could be ten times worse than President George W. Bush - he's the American Rick Perry sounds more and more like the Christian Taliban candidate

The Most Terrifying Thing You Will Read All Day Submitted by Kyle Mantyla on September 15, 2011

The Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land explains the key differences between George W. Bush and Rick Perry - basically, Perry is Bush without the education, compassion, intellect, or fancy East Coast-upbringing:

[The] "Don't Mess with Texas" mindset is embraced by both men, but Perry, the Aggie, had neither Bush's parents nor Yale or Harvard to tone it down.

It is clear to those who know former President George W. Bush that he has great respect and affection for the average man and tremendous appreciation for those who have risen through the meritocracy from humble beginnings. However, as one of those "up from the ranks" individuals, I don't believe George W. Bush or any such son of privilege can as fully identify with the average family that lives from paycheck to paycheck as Perry can. Bush loves and appreciates them, Perry is them.

Their different backgrounds make them different men. Perry is less subtle. While both are men of genuine faith, Perry (life-long evangelical) is going to be more overtly Christian in his faith statements than the former president, who became a Methodist but was raised by New England Episcopalians. Perry is more conservative than Bush. He would be the most conservative president since Calvin Coolidge both fiscally and in foreign policy. He would be less interventionist in the latter and far more frugal than "compassionate" in the former. Perry also has a well-deserved reputation in Texas as being a less-forgiving political opponent than Bush. If you cross Perry, he will get even.

It would be a mistake to underestimate the appeal of this candidate's conservative populism. Perry has never lost an election and while he would be offended if you called him an intellectual, Perry is far more shrewd than people assume.

So if your problem with George W. Bush was that he just wasn't "overtly Christian" enough and was too well-educated, well-bred, and compassionate ... then Rick Perry is your man.

While many supporters of President Obama are disappointed in Obama because his policies are too conservative Rick Perry and the Tea Party Republicans still erroneously characterize Obama as being on the far left and and call him a socialist or communist.

Perry Engages in Ridiculous "Red Scare" Politics By Steve Benen, Washington Monthly via, Posted at September 15, 2011

In far-right circles, it's practically a verbal tic -- policies conservatives consider liberal are immediately and reflexively labeled "socialist." It doesn't matter if this is incoherent; it's simply standard GOP rhetoric.

Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry, for example, sat down with Time magazine for this week's cover story. This exchange, in particular, stood out for me.

TIME: Now that you've been in the race for while, do you feel pressure to temper some of your rhetoric, like calling the Obama administration socialist?

PERRY: No, I still believe they are socialist. Their policies prove that almost daily. Look, when all the answers emanate from Washington D.C., one size fits all, whether it's education policy or whether it's healthcare policy, that is, on its face, socialism.

and so it goes,

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