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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Secret Execution Chamber

Posted on May 9, 2007

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his previous life as an actor, here portraying the unstoppable “Terminator.”

Democratic legislators in California are upset over a new execution chamber to be built in San Quentin Prison. Some lawmakers have accused Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of trying to “bypass the Legislature” by concealing details of the project.

San Francisco Chronicle:

Democratic lawmakers accused Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of hiding from the public his plans to build a new execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison in a legislative hearing Tuesday in which the governor’s top prison official admitted the controversial project would cost twice as much as first estimated.

While a Schwarzenegger spokesman and corrections secretary Jim Tilton said the administration wanted to quickly build a new execution chamber to meet a federal judge’s concerns, lawmakers suggested [there was] a deliberate attempt to keep the project secret. Corrections officials originally estimated a new lethal injection facility would cost $399,000, just under the amount that would have required legislative approval.

Tilton said Tuesday that the project—which was halted last month after lawmakers learned about it as construction was nearing completion—would cost $800,000 and the administration would not continue its work until lawmakers agreed to fund it.

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By Luca Brazzi, May 13, 2007 at 10:33 am Link to this comment
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Frauline Dawn

You are taking this too personally.  Absolute power corrupts absolutely.  We just seem to be on a steroid induced binge of cronies and corruption these days.  As Herr Schwarzenegger used to say, “Ninety nine percent of the people are sheep and want to be led”.  We are fortunate to have such beloved leaders.  (Sounds almost like that vertically challenged leader in North Korea.)

As we have such blind faith in the goodness of our betters in high office, we should just let them get on with helping their rich friends rape the country and the rest of the world.  After all, we have cheap game shows, Paris Hilton and Reality TV to occupy us.

What is interesting is how much the Democrats are complicit in The Mighty Bush riding rough shod over the rest of humanity?

As the great Bill Hicks once said, “Go back to Sleep America. Your Government is in Control”.
Bill, we could have really used you in this fight.

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By Dawn, May 12, 2007 at 2:28 am Link to this comment

Arnie’s use of public money to fund a killing machine - this fits right in with this administrations penchant for torture and murder. I wonder what company got the cantract to build this thing.

Schwarzenegger is not a big muscled dummy. He is very well connected politically. He is a protege of George Shultz. George Shultz was the Secretary of State under President Reagan. Even before that he was the Director of Office of Management and Budget for Nixon. In 1971, it was George Shultz that pushed to remove the dollar from the gold standard. This was Milton Friedman’s idea. (Freidman was an economist from Chicago University that espoused fascist free trade agendas that have collopsed our manufacturing base here in the USA)

George Shultz was the man who put together the team behind the George W. Bush presidency. They held meetings back in 1998 to plan for the Bush White House. Dick Cheney was there as well as Condoleeza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove.

George Shultz would like to figure a way to change the laws to allow Schwarzenegger to be president. Look for that in the future.

Cheney is the muscle in the White House that stocks cabinet positions with Republican cronies, pressures senators to do his bidding and holds secret meetings with BIG OIL to secure a place for them at the feast. However, Cheney is just the thug for the masterminds….like George Shultz and Henry Kissinger (why that guy hasn’t been run out of town on a rail I don’t know) who are really running the show. Bush takes their phone calls on a regular basis. God knows he doesn’t listen to any one else.

So be careful about Arnie. He is one of the “Chicago Boys” for sure. His slips about not caving in to special interests like “nurses and teachers” let you know his true colors. He has in mind a fascist agenda of austerity budgets for California residents and caviar parties for himself. He is using the “global warming” hoax as a way to allign himself with democrats and greenies.

It is an act. And he is an actor just like Reagan that can pull off the “nice guy” routine while ordering death squads to murder babies while their mothers are forced to watch (Reagan supported the Contras in Nicaragua while sleeping peacefully at night.)So many of the people involved in the Iran Contra scandal of the 1980’s using drug money to fund terrorists to overthrow a leftists government in Nicaragua are back in our government today. Robert Gates is back. Negroponte is back. It is amazing how these people get pardoned and recycled right back into power.

Anyway, Arnie is their new agent for corruption. California is the size of a country all on its own. So do not underestimate his reach. Schwarzenegger is already working with Tony Blair on global warming schemes of carbon caps which is just a racist genocidal policy dressed up in environmental flowery language to make people work against their own best interests. Google environmentalism and the Third Reich and research that topic if you think I am off base on that subject.

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By Douglas Chalmers, May 10, 2007 at 9:32 am Link to this comment

#69134 by Fadel Abdallah on 5/10 at 7:47 am: “...This is what you get when a stupid ignorant majority elects a much more stupid Rambo-like mental case to the highest office….!”

Hey, Fadel Abdallah, they could have voted for Sylvester Stallone - and then we all really would have been in trouble!!!

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By Luca Brazzi, May 10, 2007 at 9:02 am Link to this comment
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re: Teutonic Twat

Steady on.  Not everyone worships Der Furher; der steroid enhanced cult of Thulsa Doom on der Mountain of Power. 

Just becasue Grey Davis took the fall for Enron’s machinations, no need to hold all Californians responsible for the “FULDA GAP” now sitting in the Governour’s Manson smoking himself to death.

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By Fadel Abdallah, May 10, 2007 at 8:47 am Link to this comment

This is what you get when a stupid ignorant majority elects a much more stupid Rambo-like mental case to the highest office!
Californians have not learned their lesson from the grave mistake of electing a low-thinking, second-rate actor like Ronald Reagan to the high post of governor; thus paving the way to the disastrous Teflon president that he was, and also paving the way to the more disastrous all-evil Bush that is sitting in the White House for seven years now.

Californians! You deserve what you got for the evil you brought to all America. You harvest what you sowed! Even honey bees are not happy with the environment over there and are abandoning their dwellings in the millions.

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By Douglas Chalmers, May 10, 2007 at 4:44 am Link to this comment

Uhh, disappeared off the front page already - ppl mustn’t have appreciated his face!?!? Don’t ppl care what happens in their own country?

And TruthDig was too lazy to run the blog on the Mayday Immigration Reform Demonstration on the front page for more than a day, either.

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By Dumb Kopf, May 10, 2007 at 4:10 am Link to this comment
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Mein Furher I…Excuse Mr President but “The Riddle Of Steel” - We will be using LIQUID METAL; not lethal injection.

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By mojo, May 9, 2007 at 10:56 pm Link to this comment
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AHnald . .  . is it possible that you are married to a woman named Maria ?  I’m incredulous.  How does Kalifor____ni_____aaaaa tolerate such a fascist concept as to spend mucho money on a secret murder chamber. The idea is reminiscent of Abu Graib and Guantanamo.  Ya ya mein fuher.

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By RAE, May 9, 2007 at 9:00 pm Link to this comment

May aggressive humanoids like Arnie be amongst the FIRST to test the chamber.

What has our society become when we’re prepared to spend a HALF MILLION DOLLARS to build a room to MURDER people?

Disgusting. The whole damned bunch of you. And stupid too. You’d think by now you’d have received and understood the message that the DEATH PENALTY DOESN’T ACT AS A DETERRENT AND DOESN’T PREVENT MURDERS.

So if you have a punishment that doesn’t act as a deterrent, WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO USE IT?

Oh, I see. REVENGE.

That’s adult of you.

Call me when you grow up.

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By Dumb Kopf, May 9, 2007 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment
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Reich Marshall of Californa

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By Outraged, May 9, 2007 at 2:15 pm Link to this comment

Schwartzenegger is vile example and incarnate of his leaders Bush/Cheney.  I imagine he gets some sick facist sexual gratification from putting people to death.  His hidden “agendas” would fill a book I’m sure.  Would someone please “terminate” this flasher.  Hey Arnie, think with your other head.

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By QuyTran, May 9, 2007 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment

Hey, brainless governor, this is no film for bottom rate actor like you !

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By Douglas Chalmers, May 9, 2007 at 8:39 am Link to this comment

Will people be able to bring their cell phones???

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By Verne Arnold, May 9, 2007 at 8:28 am Link to this comment

The Terminator lives!!!!

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