Wednesday, October 21, 2009

No Soup For You

Dear Victims of Sex Offenses:
Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Do you suffer from issues of self esteem? Have you ever tried to commit suicide? Have you ever taken chemicals to dull the pain?

Well, before you start feeling too sorry for yourselves, please remember the fine human beings that have caused these feelings within you. They suffer too. As a matter of fact, they won't be able to watch their favorite television shows on their brand new 50 inch flat screen tv's at the Pedo Summer Camp, which is my pleasant euphamism for the Moose Lake Correctional Facility where my daughter's offender and perhaps your offender is currently residing.

They are suffering folks. Please feel their pain.

What, you don't have a 50 inch flat screen tv? Why, you don't even have health insurance to cover the cost of the anxiety medications that you need to quiet the demons in your head? And that restitution that your offender is supposed to be making that currently doesn't exist? All of that pales in comparison to the suffering that these offenders must currently endure.

Personally, I'd like to see who had their signature on the purchase order for these tv's. Just curious.

And me, siding with ANYTHING Governor Pawlenty does? Yeah, I am TOTALLY uncomfortable with that...


Marty said...

I heard the exact same story and thought very similar things. I'm from Minnesota. Is Pawlenty stepping back from being a sell-out? I doubt it, but I still applaud this decision. A long-time family friend of mine is the warden at a big MN prison so I generally side with him on these things.

And before people accuse me of being a fascist, I am a liberal who expects ALL the laws to be applied, and if a person in power breaks the law (like railroading someone into prison) then the person in power should be prosecuted just like anyone else.

I'm not a bleeding heart liberal, I'm a law and order liberal.

superiorfan said...

Other then 3 hots and a cot its more important they pay the restitution ordered then having cable TV. Those hours spent watching TV could be put to better use.