Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Neighbors, capital punishment and capitalism

My girlfriend's dad is in the TV business. He has a satellite truck, and folks like CNN and ESPN and Fox call him to feed news reports from places where ladies kill their preacher-husband or where tornadoes rip towns apart or NFL coaches give interviews, things like that. Today, he is in Nashville, I don't know who he is working for, feeding reports on the executions sceduled out at Riverbend Maximum Security Prision.

I vividly remember the Paul Reid case. At the time, I was living on Ordway Place in East Nashville. So was he. We were neighbors. We didn't know each other, in fact, I don't think I ever saw him, but it's not often that one has a serial killer arrested on one's street.

So the State of Tennessee is planning to kill him and another guy tonight. The GF's dad and crew can't leave, once they get in for security reasons. I guess, like a Titan's game, there is "no re-entry" at executions. Well, he and his crew are a crew of big ol' BBQ loving Tennessee guys. So we are sending a bunch of BBQ from my BBQ restaurant over to the death chamber for the guys to eat.

I have mentioned several times that I don't really talk about politics here. Especially hot topic issues like capital punishment. However, this is going to be a pretty good sale. Today, I am pro-capital punishment.


At 10:47 PM , Blogger SistaSmiff said...

Senor Q-Ferd,

A lady I worked with at the time all the Reid stuff went down also lived on Ordway Pl. Another guy on our floor, at the time, coulda been that guy's twin.

Like you, I avoid the political blogging. I avoid it because I'm not articulate enough to convey my political opinions. I'm a middle of the road kinda gal, having some opinions that go rightwards and then some things I run more towards our leftside friends. However, on this one, I'm with you. Nothing to do with BBQ sales..although I think it's grand you can make some cash off it.

I think he's slime and gave up his right to suck air.

At 1:58 AM , Blogger Kat Coble said...

Like the both of you I never write about politics.

In fact, I don't think anyone even knows my political affiliation.

Congrats on the Q sale.

At 10:03 AM , Blogger Blake Wylie said...

Capitalism works in strange and mysterious ways.

At 11:10 AM , Blogger KellyKline said...

I lived on Bonnabrook in Hermitage at the time of the murders - the McDonald's where he killed several people was at the end of my street. The 16 year old girl he killed there lived a block from me. I will never forget that day. So while I, too, do not blog politically, I am with you on this one.
And I need to come get some Q myself!


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