Monday, December 26, 2005

Schwarzenegger Loses Stadium Name Thanks To Good Move

This MSNBC article tells of Arnold's hometown's decision to take his name off their soccer stadium because he wouldn't block the execution of Tookie Williams. All I can say I can appreciate the fact that Austria doesn't have the dealth penalty and even that they don't particularly like it. Ol' BC does and this guy deserved it. The reason I believe in it is predominantly fiscal. It costs way too much dough to keep the guys alive, fed, clothed, medical care, guarded, etc. for life. What amazes me is the number of condemned folks who find religion "after" their fate is sealed, but that's another issue. I just hope Arnold isn't losing any sleep for doing what he was sworn to do.

Schwarzenegger had written to the mayor of Graz a week ago asking that his
name be removed after local activists called for the stadium to be renamed
because of Schwarzenegger’s refusal to block the Dec. 13 execution of Stanley
Tookie Williams.

Way to go Arnold. I think it's nice that the mayor of Graz asked him to reconsider. Most people in Austria probably still admire the guy, but why would he subject himself to the mouthy criticism of a few when his silence in Austria may be very loud?

Just a thought.


At 12:56 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...


We oughta build a stadium somewhere here in the good ol' USA and send a message.


At 9:44 AM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

The new name: The Tookie Williams Memorial Arena.


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