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  The Incredible Gurney

Conservatives Oppose Executing Mentally Ill Texas Man, For Good Of Death Penalty

We have to be civilized about this
Here’s a story for your “Wait, conservative Christians said what?” files. Back in October, we mentioned the case of Scott Pannetti, a Texas inmate who is severely schizophrenic and believes he had to kill his in-laws as part of his ongoing battle against Satan. Texas authorities believe he has been faking mental illness — not just at the time of the 1992 murders, but all his life, apparently. The case is a typical Texas fuck-tussle of injustice, complete with a “mental health evaluation” by a state-paid psychiatrist who never used a single psychiatric test to assess Panetti before determining that he was definitely faking. Go read Stephanie Mencimer’s excellent piece in Mother Jones if you’d like a refresher course in why no one should ever trust death penalty verdicts in Texas. Read more on Conservatives Oppose Executing Mentally Ill Texas Man, For Good Of Death Penalty…
  party of personal responsibility

Tea Party Learns Its Painful Electoral Lesson: That Mitt Romney Was Too Moderate

It is so much fun to watch the Party of Personal Responsibility point fingers and self-implode, isn’t it? It certainly is! Today’s finger-pointing blame-game session comes courtesy the Tea Party, which has engaged in about a week of sober reflection and concluded that the GOP lost because Mitt was too moderate. No, really: Tea party supporters are angry at the GOP for embracing as its presidential nominee a “moderate” like Romney. For undermining “true conservative” candidates. And for “choosing to ignore” the conservative agenda. Read more on Tea Party Learns Its Painful Electoral Lesson: That Mitt Romney Was Too Moderate…