Here in the literary but not erudite offices of The Curmudgeon, we come across news items every day that are quite simply screwed up. They can illustrate not only the wacky society we live in, but how certain freedoms and rights have utterly run amok. Such is the case with today’s item, which is that Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols is suing over bad prison food.
This is so Fu**ed up it hardly needs my attention. The food he gets in Colorado’s federal Supermax Prison apparently doesn’t meet his high standards, and he wants a court appointed lawyer to represent his case. You and I will pay for that as well. According the the AP, who reported on this disgusting matter, Nichols claims the food is causing him to “sin against God” because he doesn’t get enough whole grains and fresh food. Um…what kind of sin are we talking about here? Doing the nasty in prison or murdering 168 people?
I would make a joke here about maybe if I got more whole grain foods I would sin less too, but frankly, I’m not feeling funny. There isn’t much information yet available and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver did not immediately return calls to the AP.
Here’s about all I have to say: I know of 168 people should have it as good as you. Your room and board is paid for with three hots a day, and apparently you get to sin too. I’m not going to turn this into an argument for the death penalty (although I could), but at the very least, you should spend your days tied to a chain in the hot sun smashing rocks with a sledge hammer, and for dinner, rancid, rotten, maggot-infested meat is too good for you.
Let’s stop this nonsense now. Every prisoner thinks they can use the system which they have already rejected.
Punish this guy Nichols for his outrageous arrogance. Make any prisoner who brings an absurd lawsuit shake with fear every time they think about doing it again, and thereby provide an example to other prisoners who are readying their stupid lawsuits even as I write this.
As my favorite lawman, Barney Fife would say, “We’ve got to nip it! Nip it in the bud!”