Daily Archives: November 6, 2011

Well, we like our Internet slow, okay? We can turn it on, walk around, dance, make a sandwich. With DSL, there’s no dancing, no walking, and we’d starve. It’d be all work and no play. Have you not seen The Shining, Mom? Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls (1×02 – “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton”)

Sue: I miss my sister. Every night at 10 or so, she used to call me on the phone, and when I asked her why…she’d tell me her body told her…she wanted to hear my voice. [Sue begins to cry] Will: [gets up and takes Sue’s paper] Here, I’ll read it. [begins to read] I miss my sister. The smell of her shampoo. The way she could always convince me to read her another book. When you love some like I loved her they’re a part of you it’s like you’re attached by this invisible tether and no matter how far away you are you can always feel them and now every time I reach for that tether I know there’s no one on the other end and I feel like I’m falling into nothingness and then I remember Jean. I remember a life lead with no enemies, no resentments, no regrets and I’m inspired to get up out of bed and go on. I miss my sister so much it feels like piece of me has been ripped off. Just one more time I want to hold her. Just ten more seconds— is that too much to ask? For ten more seconds to hold her? But I can’t and I won’t and the only thing keeping me from being swallowed whole by sadness is that Jean would kill me if I did. So for now I’m just going to miss her. I love you, Jeannie. Rest in peace.

Sue’s eulogy for her sister in Glee: 2×21 – Funeral

“If I’m innocent, I go home. If I’m guilty, I die. What’s so hard about that?” So says Hank Skinner, a Texas inmate who is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Wednesday. He maintains that he is innocent, untested DNA evidence might exonerate him, but officials in Texas are fighting his request for DNA testing. Why are don’t they want to test the evidence? Let’s ask them: [Gray County District Attorney Lynn] Switzer’s office refused comment on the case to CNN on Thursday. [Governor Rick] Perry’s office referred questions to the attorney general’s office, which also denied comment. In court, “Texas state attorneys argued … that the testing should not be conducted because there was not a reasonable probability the trial jury would have found Skinner innocent if the testing had been done for his trial.” In other words, if DNA testing put someone else at the scene of the crime, as Skinner has maintained for years, these attorneys believe that the jury would still have found him guilty of the murders and sentenced him to death. Why would they have done that? A female friend of Skinner’s who lived four blocks away testified at his trial that he walked to her mobile home and told her that he may have kicked Twila Busby to death. Pretty compelling. Except that “evidence did not show she had been kicked.” And “The neighbor has since recanted parts of her testimony.” So … less compelling, then. By the way, Skinner and opponents of the death penalty aren’t the only ones who want the evidence tested: [The victims’] family has also pressed state officials to do the forensic testing, saying it would end the years-long delay while Skinner has pressed his legal claims. The family, including Busby’s surviving daughter, believes Skinner is guilty. Petition Governor Perry to withdraw Skinner’s execution warrant and order DNA testing here. Much more here, here, and here. (via kohenari)