Gut Rumbles
 

August 12, 2004

'splain this one

If there is a God, he has a weird sense of humor. I can't help it. When I read stories such as this one, I believe that the world is too got-dam ridiculous to... BELIEVE.

The Home Office has played down a suggestion that the government could stop a convicted rapist receiving his £7m lottery win. Iorworth Hoare, nearing the end of a life term for attempted rape, bought his winning ticket on day release.

Does anyone other than ME find that paragraph absolutely insane? How the hell do you near the end of a "life sentence" without being on your death bed, gasping for your last breath? WTF is this "day release" shit? The guy is a RAPIST, for crying out loud. Good job, government.

Plus, I see the irony in those dickheads letting this piece of shit out of jail in the first place and then wanting to take away his lottery winnings. He couldn't have bought the ticket if YOU DIDN'T LET HIM OUT. Don't bitch now. He won his prize fair and square, which is more than I can say for the justice system that allowed this travesty to happen.

And people ask me why I don't believe in God.

Comments

I believe in God, but I don't believe in people, and neither does God.

Posted by: Andy on August 12, 2004 10:06 PM

I bet that ol Lorworth there sure got religion after checking his numbers.SHEEEEET.

Posted by: big al on August 13, 2004 02:21 AM

A life term in the UK is about 12 years. 8 with good behaviour.

Posted by: DaveJ on August 13, 2004 04:59 AM

You know, I've been watching that story every damn day over here and every time it comes on the news I start ranting at the TV: What the HELL was a convicted multiple rapist doing in an open prison? How does a lifer become eligible for day-release? etc etc

And I couldn't believe I actually read the words "nearing the end of a life term". It's like they've given up even pretending that it's really a "life sentence".

This f-----g country is going to the dogs. Any vacancies on your side of the pond? :)

Posted by: Dan F on August 13, 2004 06:29 AM

I second Jim, though he fails to mention that Texas also knows how to punish criminals a damn sight better than Olde Blighty.

Posted by: McGehee on August 13, 2004 11:02 AM

Jim,
All Texas has is big asses, big attitudes and big guts shaded by 20 gallon hats. Follow Horace Greeley's advice and head west right on past Texas.

(Texas ain't the west Jim)

Posted by: Drumwaster on August 13, 2004 03:15 PM

He can afford a whore now.

Posted by: texdriver on August 13, 2004 09:49 PM

Too bad. Plenty in Texas.

Posted by: Drumwaster on August 14, 2004 01:00 AM
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