Inmate Allergic to Execution Drug: Dies from Lethal Injection

Inmate argued allergies to lethal injection drug might cause him to die before he’s killed

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Daryl Durr, a convicted serial rapist and murderer, was put to death today.  Last week, Durr’s attorneys said that according to Durr’s prison medical record, he was allergic to anesthesia. Due to these allergies, they argued he could not be executed by lethal injection because Ohio uses a large dose of anesthesia to execute inmates. They added that if injected, Durr might have a violent allergic reaction causing his blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels, and suffer obstructed breathing causing him to die.

The State’s response was that there was no proof that Durr would have an allergic reaction and die before he was already dead. The worst that could happen would be that he’d die from low blood pressure and impaired breathing before the execution drug killed him. Durr’s appeal was denied, and was injected with the execution drug and suffered no apparent complications or any noticeable adverse reaction other than death.

Most Awesomely Weird Album Covers II

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Volume 1.  Ventriloquists and the Dummies that love them

Much like a magician who performs in pitch darkness, a ventriloquist who records an album defies all logic.  When these albums were first released it caused a major backlash within the ventriloquist community. Many ventriloquists, (aka “Manipulators”) vehemently opposed having their work recorded, fearing their reputations as skilled performers would be tarnished. I think they would’ve seen it differently had they known how kick ass these album covers were going to be.

20 Signs Society is Becoming Too Safe

When Safety Measures become Unreasonably Safe

We live in a society governed by Fear. We are encouraged to fear risks that our predecessors took for granted. The result is a temptation to never leave the house and ignore the fact that any human activity involves some risk to life and limb. Safety Experts have even warned that trying to make the world 100% safe is not only impossible, but dangerous too.
Parents need to realize that kids need to fly off their bikes without helmets, get shot by a BB gun at point blank range, and narrowly escape the bite of an angry dog. Their lives will be richer because they will learn the consequences of risk-taking, how to scramble, improvise, and think for themselves. With so much to gain from experiencing life’s minor risks and dangers, why is it that today’s generation of parents are failing to pass this value on to their kids? The following pictures might provide some helpful insight.
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20. Checkmate. Sign (1) - You (0).

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19. Notice the safety string preventing anyone from walking between the cones.

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18. Contrary to what the contents might suggest, this package may contain only traces of nuts.

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Joe Biden really proud of Obama’s much improved penmanship

However, Obama still has room for improvement, says Biden- especially with his uppercase “W” and his lowercase “t” and “f”

THE BEGINNINGS  Jan.21- An unimpressed Biden looks on as Obama struggles to break the habit of writing in "chicken scratch."

(THE ROUGH BEGINNINGS) Jan.21- A disgusted Biden looks on as Obama writes his "chicken scratch."

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   When it comes to the topic of handwriting, Joe Biden calls himself “old-school” for believing good penmanship is the mark of a courteous writer who truly values his readers. Biden first took notice of Obama’s sloppy writing a few years ago while the two were still U.S. Senators. Yet, it wasn’t until late 2008, when Biden read an illegible hand-written memo from Obama that left the VP dumbfounded as to what was written, that he decided to take action.

In an effort to keep the matter internal, Biden approached Obama in private and offered to give him secret handwriting lessons. Much to Biden’s surprise, the President enthusiastically accepted Biden’s offer and the two met on a bi-weekly basis for secret handwriting lessons in the Oval Office until mid-September.

(FROM BABY STEPS TO BREAKTHROUGHS) May 27- Biden notices a marked improvement in Obama's writing.

(FROM BABY STEPS TO BREAKTHROUGHS) May 27- Biden notices improvements in Obama's writing.

Sources close to the VP say the process of transforming the President’s writing has been a monumental undertaking for Biden. The VP’s friends in the handwriting community actually tried to dissuade the VP from taking Obama on as a student, saying “coaching someone as old as Obama is impossible, he’s too foregone and entrenched in his writing style already.” Biden began to wonder if his friends were right after the initial lessons with Obama ended disastrously.

The VP started to question whether both, he and the President, were too old and if maybe they had bitten off more than they could chew in trying to change Obama’s handwriting. Despite Biden’s extensive handwriting coach experience, he had never taught a student over the age of fourteen, and more than twenty years had passed since he last gave anyone a lesson. Read more of this post

South African runner has got balls to deny genetics test results

Semenya showing off her womanly curves.

Semenya showing off her womanly curves.

The results of an investigation into the gender of South African runner Caster Semenya have been released and test shows its an … it. Concerns were raised over her his its masculine appearance following its victory in the women 800m race in the world championships last month. The tests shows that Semenya has testicles where her ovaries should be. The runner immediately rejected the claims that she has internal man parts, and says the claims are the product of jealousy over her talent to run really fast.

A source close to the genetics tests told Unreasonably Safe Observer: “This is evidence Semenya is a hermaphrodite, you know like Jaime Lee Curtis.”  The source added: “The chick has got some balls to deny the results of a genetics test which clearly show she actually has balls.”   86d47a81e32d45a18eadf994d267b9c2

In a shocking turn of events, which can only be described as a 830f77d99c1d12373stroke of marketing genius, the runner says she has signed a lucrative deal to pose for both Playboy and Playgirl magazines. Her agent Sal Goldberg said: “The magazine deals are just the beginning, Semenya has got the X factor and the Y chromosome to really take the endorsement business to the next level, she’s going to be the spokesperson for a huge segment of the population that until now has gone untapped.” Goldberg added: “Remember what Micheal Jordan did for basketball, well, Semenya is going to do the same but for chicks with balls in them.” Read more of this post

WTF! – Missing killer dolphins surface to fight Pirates?

Admiral Pafin of the Navy's Dolphin fleet

Admiral Pafin of the Navy's Dolphin fleet

Its 2005, New Orleans has just been hit by Hurricane Katrina, and you’re a Navy Commander charged with the duty of telling the President that uhh…. somehow three dozen highly trained dolphins are lost …err, went rogue.  (Yes, highly trained dolphins)  Absorb the absurdity that is now floating around in your head and imagine the awkwardness of having to brief the President on this.  Fortunately, President Bush was in office and he’ll believe just about anything…

Navy Guy:  “No, well you see…Mr. President, 36 killer dolphins abandoned their posts and escaped from the Gulf of Mexico.”

Bush:  “GODAMN!! SH*T!!!  Wait a second,  did Rummy or Condey put you up to this?”

FACT #1  – Dolphins have long been trained by the military

You call that a salute soldier?

You call that a salute soldier?

Ok back to reality, military animals have long been used by militaries all over the world.  The U.S. and Russian militaries have generally used them to find lost divers or to locate underwater mines.  Military dolphins are currently deployed all around the world, and have been used in many conflicts including the Vietnam and the First Gulf War.  Recently the use of military dolphins has expanded to include attack-and-kill missions.

The US Navy admits it has trained dolphins for “light-offensive” warfare; which I interpret to mean dolphins were trained to swim into enemy waters with with signs/flags strapped to their dorsal fin containing anti-enemy propaganda and/or ethic slurs.  During Vietnam “warrior porpoises” were the centerpiece of the “Swimmer Nullification Program”, which protected strategic Vietnamese harbors against infiltration by enemy frogmen.  After detecting an enemy, they were trained to pull off his face mask and flippers, tear the air-supply tubes, and finally “capture him for interrogation.”  I don’t know if that qualifies as “heavy-offensive” but it sounds awesome.  I contacted the Navy but they declined my request for an explanation, but they did not confirm nor deny the use of dolphins in “heavy-offensive” warfare.

FACT #2  – Dolphins kill for fun, and have killed humans before

Armed Navy dolphin on patrol

Dolphins are the only known animals other than humans that kill other species for pleasure or sport.  Scientists have unsuccessfully tried to find out why dolphins kill for fun but have narrowed it to two possible explinations- they kill to impress female dolphins, or they kill because they think its freaking hilarious.

In Vietnam, killer dolphins were actually responsible for the deaths of 40 Vietcong divers. As one former dolphin trainer for the CIA put it, they were taught to kill, initially with knives attached to their flippers and snouts.  Later many dolphins were

R.I.P. killer dolphin

R.I.P. killer dolphin

equipped with large hypodermic syringes loaded with pressurized carbon dioxide; and when the needle was rammed into an enemy frogman the rapidly expanding gas would cause the victim to literally explode.  Awesome right?  No, too much friendly fire.  Apparently an alarming number of dolphins ended up exploding by ramming each other.  Read more of this post

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