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LIONEL PODCAST: The Source of Evil

Horror. Nothing more can be said. Eloquence isn’t required for the obvious. When something is so horrible and inexplicable words aren’t needed. In this podcast I address a number of factors that must be considered when trying to assess the causation factors of this inconceivable horror. 

Thank you for listening. And thank you for thinking.

LIONEL AUDIO: Miscellany Intented To Addict

Nothing sums up the argument for anthropogenic causation models for global warming and climate change like this: a polar bear crying for his mommy on a melting berg. I’m reminded of this imagery while I’ve been forced to endure the constipated traffic patterns of the city while the U.N. meets this week. The U.N. is the epicenter and locus of control of climate legislation. It’s the ideological ground zero of global warming. And what I emphasize herein is that the center of my suspicions as to anthropogenic causation models involves those who will benefit financially. See, if these models are incorrect, no one can carbon tax folks when humankind is not responsible for resultant CO2 causation indices as to global warming in climate change. So there you have it.

And since Virginia strapped down Teresa Lewis last night and legally killed her for having illegally killed another, I discuss the interesting point that Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes, viz. you give us grief over threatening to stone to death an Iranian woman for adultery, yet you kill an American woman for murder that others committed, the triggermen getting life. You know, he makes a hell of a point. I explain.

LIONEL AUDIO: It’s Time To Kill The Death Penalty

But maybe not for the reasons you might think. First, the facts.

Teresa Lewis, 41, is scheduled to die by injection today for providing sex and money to two men to kill her husband and stepson in October 2002 so she could collect on a quarter-million dollar insurance policy. She’ll be the first woman put to death in the Good Ol’ USA in half a decade and the first in Virginia in almost a century. Congratulations, Teresa. You made the record books. Lewis pleaded guilty to plotting the shotgun murders. But while a judge sentenced the triggermen Matthew Shallenberger and Rodney Fuller to life, he sentenced Lewis to death saying she was clearly the “head of the serpent.” Her lawyers claimed that she was borderline mentally retarded (apparently unaware of the politically incorrect phraseology of such) and in no wise could have served as the mastermind. They further allege she was used and duped by her confederates. Alas.

In a bit of irony, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West of launching a “heavy propaganda” campaign against the case of an Iranian woman who had been sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery but failing to react with outrage over Lewis’s in Virginia. Silly Mahmoud, that’s different. We’re the U.S. And you’re not.

I’m staunchly opposed to the death penalty, as I spell out most cogently (I believe), because in so many cases we’ve been dead wrong in convicting the wrong person. And remember, you can’t appeal an execution.

The danger of political labels lies here. Is this a conservative or liberal opinion? I let others figure that one out as I find the issues interesting and not the parsing of terminology and appellations.