Last Friday, two elected congressional Democrats, Reps. Cori Bush and Emanuel Cleaver II, wrote to Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri demanding that he pardon a triple-murderer on death row because, I quote:

“Like slavery and lynching did before it, the death penalty perpetuates cycles of trauma, violence and state-sanctioned murder in Black and brown communities.”

Two sitting members of Congress say the reason a heinous murderer was on death row is because of white supremacy -- and they are not denounced by their party. They ought to be censured. Why aren’t they getting the Steve King treatment? This deranged letter didn’t even make the news.

Could the Democratic Party tell us: Under what circumstances may a convicted murderer who is black be put to death?

The murderer in this case -- or victim of slavery, as per the Democrats -- Ernest Lee Johnson, savagely killed three employees of a local convenience store in 1994. Mary Bratcher, 46, had been stabbed in the hand 10 times with a screwdriver, eight of the wounds going clear through her hand, and smashed on the head with a hammer a dozen times. Fred Jones, 58, had been shot in the face, nonfatally, then hit on the head with a claw hammer nearly a dozen times, including the claw-side, collapsing his eyeball into his skull. Mabel Scruggs, 57, had been bashed on the head 10 times with the claw hammer.

Johnson was a regular customer at Casey’s General Store. He had to have known his victims -- seen them, talked to them. But instead of just taking the money and running, he butchered them.

I’m guessing that when two separate juries sentenced Johnson to death, they were thinking more about Jones’ collapsed eye socket than affirming white supremacy.

The convenience store bloodbath occurred 27 long years ago. All that time, Johnson has been on death row, not being executed. Luckily for the law-abiding citizens of Missouri, their governor is a Republican, so the Democrats’ insane request was denied and Johnson was executed on Tuesday this week. We would not be so fortunate if the governor were a Democrat.

Even barely Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, as governor of California, ignored the pleas of celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx and denied clemency to Stanley “Tookie” Williams, the founder of the Crips gang, who’d been given a death sentence for four murders.

The Democratic Party believes there should be no death penalty for criminals, however depraved their crimes, if they happen to be black. Or, as the letter adorably put it, those in the “black and brown communities.” That was a nice touch. But it’s a lie. Whatever problems Mexican immigrants have, one thing they do not do is make heroes of their criminals.

No, there’s only one ethnic group that sacralizes its criminals. See if you can guess which one:

O.J. Simpson (The Congressional Black Caucus gave O.J.’s lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, a standing ovation the weekend before his closing argument in a double murder case, in which Nicole Brown Simpson was nearly decapitated.)

George Floyd (Eight convictions, including a prison sentence for an armed home invasion. He has more statues and murals than Thurgood Marshall, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan combined.)

Breonna Taylor (Full partner for a major crack cocaine and fentanyl ring in Louisville, Kentucky.)

The main problem facing the black community isn’t that a sizable number celebrate its criminals, though that’s bad. It’s that there’s such a sizable number of criminals to celebrate. Why won’t the party that gets 90% of the black vote mention that?

Au contraire! White journalists and academics, the black leadership and people like George Soros have taken up the cause of the black criminal underclass.

Liberals have so elevated black people as our moral betters that they have fully adopted the values of disaffected urban youth.

The left firmly believes that African Americans should never suffer the consequences of their actions — even when the act is murder. Whatever America owes black people for slavery and Jim Crow, it doesn’t owe them a Get-Out-of-Jail Free card.

Thank God there are still plenty of African Americans who hate criminals and respect the police — who are the police — and who thank the police, like the lovely Coretta James of Queens, who is writing handwritten thank-you notes to all 4,000 New York City police officers.

Too bad the same can’t be said about the Democratic Party.


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... and here's Ann... The death penalty debate in the US speaks more so to an individual's personal moral convictions. There are plenty on both sides of the political

spectrum that are both for it and against it. It's true that Republicans are more inclined to be for it, and Democrats are more likely to be against it, but this is one issue that doesn't clearly follow political lines. But leave it to Ann to make it all about those evil Democrats, complete with her special knack for race baiting. Attacking liberal Democrats and amplifying division is how she makes her living. For those who would like to get a more accurate view on the death penalty debate in America, I have provided a link. Of course, for those who are fine accepting Ann's perspective?... Well let's just say... It's too bad you allow her to exploit your ignorance so she can make a living.


It’s Monday, time for more phony outrage from a soon to be former local resident, BigBob, about Ann Colter’s column! Have you got that one room trailer house all fixed up for move BB? I hear Ludlow is nice this time of year? Heck, you can stroll up and down one of the last remaining miles of your beloved “Route 66”, that is left in California! Hope they have “internet” service so you can keep us updated here in the “comments”? “Vaya con Dios” BigBob [thumbup][tongue][love][beam] Deaton


More of the usual trash from this insane woman. So sad out normally excellent newspaper pays to print this garbage,


Bigbob speaking of trash, how's your day going, Oscar?


walker - who is "Oscar?"


Who's walker? Is that a little voice rattling around in that cavernous cranial cavity between your ears Bozo?

X Ray

I believe that would be the Sesame Street character, Oscar the Grouch, who lives in a trash can. I could be wrong, though.

Too old for this

This was one of her most truthful articles, Bob. Sometimes you should just disagree silently in your basement.


Twosie – And again you lie. I do not have a basement. Why do you lie about the most stupid things – all of the time?

Now as to Ms (?) Coulter’s rant about the death penalty. Why don’t we see her (?) advocating death to the traitors who attacked our seat of government on 6 January? There should be no question as to their guilt – if you see them on video or read their traitorous crap on-line then they are guilty and deserve to hanged, preferably in the public square as a deterrent to those who might consider over-throwing our government in the future. And of course, the most public of executions that would be carried live on every network in the land would be that of the twice-impeached, lying, traitor who egged on the morons while, as usual, hiding.

“§2381. Treason - Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.” Of course, DEATH is the preferable course of action against these scum.

Vince Gors

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Too old for this

I have seen the videos of people walking aimlessly within the building. I have seen the videos of thousands standing outside. I have seen the video of a hundred or more trying to force their way into the chambers, and I have seen video where they are walking around the empty chambers.

I have not seen video of them being armed. You would think that if you were going to overthrow a government, any government, you would take a few guns along with you. The news media has not reported finding any such weapons on anyone. This seems to negate the charge of treason.

When you compare the damage caused at the Capitol to that caused by a year of riots and protests over the killing of a druggie, it is not even close. Dozens of Americans were killed in the BLM protests. Over a billion dollars in damages. What does our government do about it? They allowed the VP to set up a fund to post bail for those few that were actually arrested.

There was no honor in what was done on January 6. I don't think I have heard anyone support that fiasco. The Feds, allegedly, infiltrated the protests and knew what to expect, yet did nothing to prepare for it. They have arrested, jailed and convicted quite a few participants already. How many BLM and Antifa members have been charged? How much damage was done in January compared to the damage caused by the Democratic wackos who set off a bomb in the chambers in the mid-80s?

Go back to your basement and troll again tomorrow.

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