Category Archives: Faster, Troy! Kill! Kill!

Alas, poor “Troy”

Yes, “Troy King” has gone down… uh, I mean lost to Luther Strange in the GOP AG nomination race. Pretty badly, it appears. He’ll only have a few more months to execute people for the state before he has to go freelance.

Troy versus the oil company

AG: BP Trying To Get Alabamians To Give Up Right To Sue Over Spill | TPMMuckraker.

So, Alabama’s only Attorney General, Troy King, in between bouts of trying to shield bingo parlor operators from prosecution, is going after BP for the company offering lowball settlements to everyone on the Gulf Coast for how the company sort of poisoned the entire Gulf of Mexico with the oil rig fiasco. BP, meanwhile, is likely already funnelling money to Luther Strange, the Business Council candidate for the Republican AG nomination. Troy is, in this matter, right (that almost never happens) and I find myself on his side. I feel dirty.

You really don’t

In honeymoon scuba death, Australia doesn’t want to be new Aruba, Alabama attorney general says – al.com

“On my word, unleash Nancy Grace!”

This video is dedicated to Mark Sanford

“Hiking the Appalachian Trail” is the new euphemism for politicians having extramarital affairs. As in, “John Edwards was hiking the Appalachian Trail while his wife was dying of cancer.” Or, “Newt Gingrich was hiking the Appalachian Trail while his wife was being treated for cancer, then served her with divorce papers in the hospital.” Or, “Self-hating closeted gay Alabama Attorney General Troy King has been hiking the Appalachian Trail with one of his male staffers for years, and everybody knows it.” Or, “Nobody’s hiked the Appalachian Trail like Bill Clinton.” Though “Flying to Argentina” is good too. Like “John Ensign was flying to Argentina with one of his married staffers, until her husband found out and tried to get hush money.”

He is tall

Strange enters attorney general’s race | TuscaloosaNews.com | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

That’s his entire campaign. I guess it beats the last guy, whose entire campaign was based upon killing people.

Hee Hee Hee

Federal probe involves Alabama Attorney General Troy King’s office – al.com

Even better, Alice Martin — “Karl Rove’s Girl” — has to run the investigation. It’s fun when the Democrats are in charge. And even better, Stan Pate is involved. I would love for Stan to take Scrushy’s place at Talladega.

His bloodthirst must be slaked

Alabama Attorney General Troy King has asked the state Supreme Court to set new execution dates on four Death Row cases – al.com

Of course he has. That’s our Troy; four executions, no waiting.

It’ll never work

Jefferson County officials want investigation of Wall Street firms- al.com

The commission is going to ask “Troy King” to look into investigating the banks for wrongdoing in the Great Sewer Bonds Crisis. “Troy” will quickly find out that (1) the bankers are all Republicans and (2) he isn’t going to get to execute anyone, and then lose interest.

Isn’t that convenient?

Alabama Supreme Court delays execution of Thomas Arthur; state can’t find rape kit evidence- al.com

They lost potentially exculpatory evidence. Just lost it. Funny how that happens.

It never ceases to amaze me how (mostly conservative) prosecutors are so opposed to the idea of actually checking evidence to see if people are actually guilty. I mean, “Troy King” is a bloodthirsty lunatic, but you would think most people would prefer that, if we’re going to kill people, that we kill the right ones. But I guess not.

Who cares? Kill him anyway!

Convicted murderer serving life says he, not Thomas Arthur, killed Troy Wicker Jr. in 1982- al.com

Oddly, Troy King doesn’t have anything to say, but one of his assistant AGs — I don’t know if this is one of the unqualified ones or not — says that this guy “lacks credibility”. Now, seeing as he’s a murderer (killed another inmate over a carton of cigarettes), I would have to say that he does, indeed, lack credibility. However, that is not to say that he’s necessarily lying, and to accuse Arthur’s attorneys of feeding him information is way over the line. Let’s add that the AG’s office has also refused to cooperate in allowing DNA testing to confirm Arthur’s guilt, because it’s much more important to execute someone than to actually make sure that you’re doing justice. Arthur’s surely guilty of something.