Got the following email yesterday:
More horrible news. One 17 – year – old w*anker threw a live lamb on a bonfire to celebrate his birthday, and only got 200 hrs community service. He said ‘I was just having a laugh’. I think he should be burnt alive, see how he likes it.
Agreed: let us burn the wee bugger alive in front of family&friends! Oh, right, the UN has just voted for a moratorium on capital punishment (thanks to our Radicali friends). Don’t matter: what I am proposing isn’t for the state to try the bugger and sentence him to the electric chair. I’m just saying, let’s go pick him up; let’s round up his family&friends; let’s make a big bonfire; and then let’s throw the wee bugger in it! Jolly good fun, I would have thought.
P.S. My American friend at LiberalValuesBlog.com tells me that I was wrong, in my previous post, to accuse Barack Obama of misunderstanding ‘separation of powers’; actually, in the States ‘government’ apparently refers to all three branches of power, so that it was perfectly legitimate for Obama to claim to have had ten years experience in government even though his experience only amounts to legislative power. What this use of the word ‘government’ says about democracy in America, let’s just not comment on.