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moriah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 08:09 PM
Response to Reply #76
98. The "sick bullshit" of being glad he's dead?
"I am not shedding any tears," the girl's grandmother, Ruth Lunsford, said on Wednesday. "I don't feel sorry for him. I think God said, 'John Couey, it's time to go.' "

"I don't feel sorry for him that he had to suffer," she said. "He didn't have any mercy on my granddaughter when he murdered her. I'm glad we didn't have to wait years and years for his appeals and execution, and the taxpayers no longer have to pay for him. I'm glad that God took a hand in it."

The "sick bullshit" of feeling that dying of natural causes was kinder than what he deserved?

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, who led the investigation into the girl's death, told reporters he wished Couey could have faced the death sentence handed down by the jury.

"I know he didn't suffer the way Jessie did when he killed her," Dawsy said. "I'm sorry I won't get to look him in the eyes as he died, but I'm relieved to know he'll never hurt another child again."

The "sick bullshit" of saying that the appeals process made it where their wounds couldn't heal, but now that he's dead maybe they can?

"I never dreamed it would happen like this," Jessica's father, Mark Lunsford, told CNN. He said he never thought he would live long enough to see Couey put to death because of the lengthy appeals process.

He said he was sad when he heard the news of Couey's death. "To me, death is sad," he said. "But her death, Jessie's death, has been redeemed ... I'm relieved. I'm glad it's over with."


My point was that the reaction of posters on here mirrors the reaction of parents who have lost their children, instead of being incongruous. If posters on here are guilty of "sick bullshit" for feeling that way, you're also saying the same of the parents.
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  -Sick Fuck Dies, Leaves his last abode in a box. Stinky The Clown  Sep-30-09 04:40 PM   #0 
  - I hope he thought of Jessica.  lpbk2713   Sep-30-09 04:43 PM   #1 
  - Oh, I imagine that he did...  mitchum   Sep-30-09 05:33 PM   #22 
  - Here is her picture.  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 04:48 PM   #2 
  - he should have lived a long miserable suffering life  katkat   Sep-30-09 04:48 PM   #3 
  - Yeah no shit. Instead he gets the easy way out.  Initech   Sep-30-09 04:52 PM   #5 
  - an awful thing all around. poor little girl. I heard he was so simple  roguevalley   Sep-30-09 05:03 PM   #8 
  - Considering the coloring books only showed up...  moriah   Sep-30-09 08:52 PM   #104 
  - Christ, indeed.  redqueen   Sep-30-09 05:05 PM   #10 
  - Sparky should have been taken out of retirement just for him. n/t  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 12:03 AM   #121 
  - Shame he died so young, having suffered so shortly in prison.  flvegan   Sep-30-09 04:49 PM   #4 
  - +1  Maru Kitteh   Oct-01-09 01:43 AM   #141 
  - We should go stand at his grave and judge him.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 04:58 PM   #6 
  - Oh for fuck's sake  eissa   Sep-30-09 05:02 PM   #7 
  - He's dead.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:04 PM   #9 
  - I never met Pol Pot  eissa   Sep-30-09 05:10 PM   #11 
  - I did meet Paul Paught, though!  madinmaryland   Sep-30-09 05:26 PM   #16 
  - Get over yourself.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:27 PM   #17 
     - "The defender"?  REP   Sep-30-09 05:45 PM   #28 
     - Typo  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:46 PM   #30 
        - Freudian slip much?  REP   Sep-30-09 05:49 PM   #34 
        - That's not a typo  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 06:45 PM   #49 
           - A typo is a typographical error...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:03 PM   #60 
              - You typed it, not me... eom  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 07:04 PM   #61 
                 - In other news, when you throw an object into the air it falls back to earth.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:06 PM   #63 
     - "If you have such a problem with my views, go away. "  Forkboy   Sep-30-09 08:09 PM   #97 
     - It had to do with the person complaining that they don't like being in GD...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:31 PM   #109 
     - "If you have such a problem with my views, go away."  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 12:07 AM   #123 
     - This is what I was referencing...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 12:56 AM   #129 
        - repulsive  katkat   Oct-01-09 01:55 AM   #149 
           - "I have no opinion about you personally, but your views are repulsive."  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:59 AM   #150 
     - And along those very same lines...  LanternWaste   Oct-01-09 07:13 AM   #177 
     - Well aren't you Special. eom  uppityperson   Oct-01-09 03:03 PM   #185 
  - What the fuck?  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 05:18 PM   #13 
  - The guy was slime  Treo   Sep-30-09 05:21 PM   #14 
  - Some people don't want to let this rest in peace. They love reopening the wound...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:31 PM   #20 
  - Some people like closure  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 06:42 PM   #46 
  - Closure  Treo   Sep-30-09 06:44 PM   #47 
  - Some people didn't get a chance to kick him in the face because police  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 12:12 AM   #124 
     - You do what you gotta do  Treo   Oct-01-09 09:45 AM   #179 
  - But...  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 07:00 PM   #57 
     - +1....n/t  Hepburn   Oct-01-09 03:08 PM   #186 
  - Can the wound caused by losing a child ever truly be healed?  moriah   Sep-30-09 07:26 PM   #73 
     - Please just stop...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:32 PM   #76 
     - Well, if you're not sure then why are you even in this thread?  Blue Diadem   Sep-30-09 08:06 PM   #95 
     - I know the story. I watched it on the news as the events unfolded...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:36 PM   #111 
     - The "sick bullshit" of being glad he's dead?  moriah   Sep-30-09 08:09 PM   #98 
     - The sick bullshit was you taking advantage of those stories to add more emotion...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:34 PM   #110 
        - Who the hell is "we" whom you've decided doesn't need any more emotion? n/t  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 12:19 AM   #126 
        - "We" as in all of us. We all need calm, rational thought.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 12:57 AM   #130 
           - Couey was convicted of a horrific crime against Jessica Lunsford.  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 09:22 PM   #195 
        - Uh, read what you wrote again.  moriah   Oct-01-09 01:51 AM   #148 
           - ahhhh okay...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:29 AM   #154 
              - Please understand, then, how you may be perceived....  moriah   Oct-01-09 05:47 PM   #193 
     - If you have such a problem with moriah's views, go away. n/t  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 12:14 AM   #125 
        - Still stuck on that?  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:08 AM   #132 
        - ...  redqueen   Oct-01-09 11:22 AM   #182 
     - John Walsh built a fine organization on the death of his son...  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 07:48 PM   #87 
        - As did Tim Miller.  moriah   Sep-30-09 08:27 PM   #102 
           - You just gave me chills...  JuniperLea   Oct-01-09 11:18 AM   #180 
              - Thank you for checking out the site.  moriah   Oct-01-09 06:23 PM   #194 
  - How is commenting on DU throwing it in the family's face?  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 06:41 PM   #44 
  - Straw man galore. You guys are acting absolutely insane...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:30 PM   #19 
     - He wasn't a "defendant."  Codeine   Sep-30-09 05:53 PM   #37 
     - There is always doubt. That's why it's beyond a "reasonable" doubt and not beyond all doubt.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 06:19 PM   #41 
     - Why not "convict" or "child-murderer"?  Codeine   Sep-30-09 06:42 PM   #45 
     - Not a "defendant" since the trial was concluded...  mitchum   Sep-30-09 06:47 PM   #50 
     - He confessed, and in his confession revealed details that the police did not know yet.  moriah   Sep-30-09 07:59 PM   #89 
     - Defendant is the correct legalese ~~ whether convicted or not. n/t  Hepburn   Oct-01-09 03:11 PM   #187 
     - So your "holier than thou" dance on people in this thread...  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 08:14 PM   #100 
        - I'm a vampire.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:29 PM   #108 
           - No actually. You're better than this.  Maru Kitteh   Oct-01-09 02:08 AM   #151 
              - I find nothing noble, enlightened or responsible in wishing harm on another human...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:36 AM   #157 
              - That is your shortcoming...  JuniperLea   Oct-01-09 11:26 AM   #183 
              - So very well said... eom  JuniperLea   Oct-01-09 11:22 AM   #181 
  - Human survival requires judging, of the dead it's called history,  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 05:38 PM   #23 
  - You'd be right if that was what people were doing. But there is no "critical thinking" taking place.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:40 PM   #26 
     - I said judging of the living was critical thinking, this man is dead so now as a part of history,  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 05:47 PM   #31 
     - Uhm...  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 06:02 PM   #38 
     - You are correct,  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 06:27 PM   #42 
        - Yes  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 06:54 PM   #53 
           - I agree in part however as I posted above,  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 07:02 PM   #59 
           - I disagree  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 07:10 PM   #69 
           - If the person is dead, you're emotional wishes make no difference, however  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 07:26 PM   #74 
              - "emotional public wrath has a logical and ethical place. "  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:34 PM   #78 
                 - You can just call me Uncle Joe, Joe or UJ, I'm not Jesus Christ, but thanks for the complement. n/t  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 07:40 PM   #81 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-30-09 07:41 PM   #82 
                       - Life if full of amazing things and I believe you will be amazed many times over.  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 07:45 PM   #85 
           - "then those emotional actions are logical "..NO.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:22 PM   #72 
           - "Schadenfreude is chocolate for the soul."  moriah   Sep-30-09 09:46 PM   #105 
     - I wasn't aware that we are instinctual animals living in the wild.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 06:17 PM   #40 
        - Yes we are capable of reasoning but we haven't reached Vulcan status yet.  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 06:36 PM   #43 
           - And you are playing the same bullshit game that the corporations and ad agencies are playing.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 06:56 PM   #55 
              - I never said not to appeal to reason, that's your emotion or instinct speaking.  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 07:08 PM   #66 
                 - If you believe that appealing to instinct is good...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:14 PM   #71 
                    - I never said appealing to instinct was good but I will repost my sentence for your reading pleasure  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 07:38 PM   #80 
                       - "to deny either is to deny humanity"  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:45 PM   #84 
                          - pearls before swine, dude  subcomhd   Sep-30-09 08:01 PM   #91 
     - "I feel so proud of my liberal brethren. "  Forkboy   Sep-30-09 08:12 PM   #99 
        - "Brethren" implies brotherhood or equal importance in the community.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:38 PM   #112 
           - You have got a lot to learn about life kid  obliviously   Sep-30-09 11:46 PM   #116 
              - I am currently in the middle of reading "A Theory of Justice" by Rawls...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:48 PM   #117 
                 - Honestly I'm not trying to put  obliviously   Sep-30-09 11:56 PM   #118 
                 - So you are telling me that only victims are capable of fully understanding situations like this?  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:06 AM   #131 
                    - I'm sorry! What I said went right over your head  obliviously   Oct-01-09 08:25 AM   #178 
                    - Hobbes  Mixopterus   Oct-01-09 04:26 PM   #190 
                 - Rawls is an excellent philosopher  Mixopterus   Oct-01-09 04:24 PM   #189 
  - It is times like this  ampad   Sep-30-09 07:06 PM   #62 
  - To each his own!  Carni   Sep-30-09 08:04 PM   #94 
  - Are you God? nt  Selatius   Sep-30-09 07:09 PM   #67 
     - I'm not the person you were speaking to, but no, I'm not God.  moriah   Sep-30-09 07:33 PM   #77 
        - I am also not religious. But that does not negate the fact that you do not know all...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:36 PM   #79 
           - If you noticed, which I guess you didn't, I said I felt comfortable judging what he did to be wrong.  moriah   Sep-30-09 08:35 PM   #103 
  - Nice personal mantra  Carni   Sep-30-09 08:03 PM   #93 
  - LOL  Forkboy   Sep-30-09 08:08 PM   #96 
  - There are some crimes that cannot be forgiven.  mamaleah   Sep-30-09 09:50 PM   #107 
  - If there is no such thing as infinite truth, there is not such thing as "unforgivable" crimes.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:46 PM   #115 
     - The only person who could forgive him, he killed.  mamaleah   Sep-30-09 11:59 PM   #120 
        - Are you saying that we cannot forgive him now that he's dead?  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:10 AM   #133 
           - I do not agree with that. 1) I would never forgive a child rapist/murderer  mamaleah   Oct-01-09 01:14 AM   #134 
           - ...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:20 AM   #136 
           - You can.  Forkboy   Oct-01-09 01:47 AM   #144 
              - Well I'm asking what you think...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:50 AM   #146 
                 - Of course you can, so it's more than theoretically possible.  Forkboy   Oct-01-09 02:10 AM   #152 
                    - I never asked you to forgive him. So please stop implying that I did.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:59 AM   #163 
                       - I never said you did. You asked ABOUT forgiveness though, and that's what I commented on.  Forkboy   Oct-01-09 03:35 AM   #170 
  - And piss on it.  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 12:05 AM   #122 
  - Right on time.  proteus_lives   Oct-01-09 12:23 AM   #127 
  - You are also right on time...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:16 AM   #135 
     - Again, stop smearing yourself.  proteus_lives   Oct-01-09 04:13 AM   #173 
        - Your premise is weak at best. I do not embrace monsters...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 04:15 AM   #174 
  - You're right  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Oct-01-09 03:06 AM   #164 
  - Yes. I'm glad that someone finally understands my superiority.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 04:44 AM   #176 
  - You know something - your lack of empathy is disgusting.  closeupready   Oct-01-09 04:32 PM   #192 
  - Damn, that sucks  City of Mills   Sep-30-09 05:14 PM   #12 
  - Gloating about being a better person than someone who has done something truly horrible  DefenseLawyer   Sep-30-09 05:24 PM   #15 
  - I can say with utmost certainty  eissa   Sep-30-09 05:30 PM   #18 
  - What is your intent?  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 05:32 PM   #21 
  - To annoy those who constantly  eissa   Sep-30-09 05:38 PM   #24 
     - We aren't defending them. We are countering your barbarism...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:43 PM   #27 
     - The irony is delicious  REP   Sep-30-09 05:47 PM   #33 
     - Nice post, Spock.  Forkboy   Sep-30-09 08:15 PM   #101 
     - They've been listening to too much hate radio  depakid   Oct-01-09 01:46 AM   #143 
     - And this accomplishes what?  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 05:45 PM   #29 
     - "portrayed as a villain"?  Zebedeo   Sep-30-09 07:51 PM   #88 
        - I think the point is that "villain" is such an absolute term that no one should be classified as one  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:41 PM   #113 
           - Villains exist.  Zebedeo   Oct-01-09 01:31 AM   #138 
              - Well maybe I'm not understanding your definition of evil or villain...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:36 AM   #139 
                 - A villain is a cruelly malicious person  Zebedeo   Oct-01-09 01:41 AM   #140 
                    - What is your definition of good?  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:45 AM   #142 
                       - Good is doing God's will.  Zebedeo   Oct-01-09 01:49 AM   #145 
                          - Do we know that God exists?  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:54 AM   #161 
                             - Yes.  Zebedeo   Oct-01-09 03:07 AM   #165 
                                - We do not know that God exists. You may have faith that God exists...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 03:19 AM   #167 
                                   - I know God exists  Zebedeo   Oct-01-09 03:37 AM   #171 
                                      - There is a fallacy in your argument.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 04:13 AM   #172 
     - Coming from a dysfunctional family with molestation in the lives of  Obamanaut   Sep-30-09 06:44 PM   #48 
        - I'd hug you if I could  eissa   Sep-30-09 06:49 PM   #51 
        - More like several decades for me and my sister (who recently  Obamanaut   Sep-30-09 06:55 PM   #54 
        - Then I feel  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 06:50 PM   #52 
           - My intent was to find no fault in the sentiments (or actions) of a person  Obamanaut   Sep-30-09 06:58 PM   #56 
              - Hm  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 07:01 PM   #58 
                 - I do not like pedophiles, child molesters, etc. I do not agree with  Obamanaut   Sep-30-09 07:07 PM   #64 
                    - Actually, I agree with you.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 07:09 PM   #68 
                       - Indeed  Mixopterus   Sep-30-09 07:13 PM   #70 
  - Knock yourself out.  DefenseLawyer   Sep-30-09 06:10 PM   #39 
  - +1 nt  Thickasabrick   Sep-30-09 08:00 PM   #90 
  - Goodbye, good riddance, and may he suffer in Hell for an eternity.  BreweryYardRat   Sep-30-09 05:40 PM   #25 
  - +1  Zebedeo   Sep-30-09 07:46 PM   #86 
  - Little Jessica would be about 13 now.  Blue Diadem   Sep-30-09 05:47 PM   #32 
  - I'm glad I've never heard of that sick fuck before.  ThatsMyBarack   Sep-30-09 05:51 PM   #35 
  - There's less vengeance fetishism in that story than I would have expected to find.  Orsino   Sep-30-09 05:52 PM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-30-09 07:08 PM   #65 
  - Too bad it was from natural causes.  rd_kent   Sep-30-09 07:28 PM   #75 
  - Hey, I'm downtown. Anyone know where I can take a dump?  Beer on a stick   Sep-30-09 07:41 PM   #83 
  - What's disgusting is that piece of shit had health insurance  Carni   Sep-30-09 08:01 PM   #92 
  - I hope his last hours were pain filled.  mamaleah   Sep-30-09 09:48 PM   #106 
  - I have a question. And this is an honest question that I really want an honest answer for...  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 11:44 PM   #114 
     - That's easy.  mamaleah   Sep-30-09 11:56 PM   #119 
        - Okay, I could understand how you would believe that he does not deserve sympathy...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 01:26 AM   #137 
           - Being a good human doesn't require sympathy for bad people.  Forkboy   Oct-01-09 01:51 AM   #147 
           - It's not that I care about the lack of sympathy...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:33 AM   #156 
           - Yes I have nothing but ill will towards child rapists and murderers.  mamaleah   Oct-01-09 02:13 AM   #153 
              - That's what I was looking for.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:31 AM   #155 
                 - Well, enjoy life in your ivory tower. n/t  mamaleah   Oct-01-09 02:39 AM   #158 
                    - I will.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:43 AM   #159 
                    - It's not you holding that position, it's your looking down on those that don't.  Forkboy   Oct-01-09 02:46 AM   #160 
                       - If you think my language has been bad, go check out everyone who's been attacking me.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 02:56 AM   #162 
                          - Looking down on others simply means placing yourself above them.  Forkboy   Oct-01-09 03:31 AM   # 
                          - I never said that anyone in here was barbaric, insane or primitive...  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 04:24 AM   #175 
                          - Looking down on others simply means placing yourself above them.  Forkboy   Oct-01-09 03:31 AM   #169 
                    - He better hope it has a good alarm system for him and anyone he cares about  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Oct-01-09 03:19 AM   #166 
                       - You don't know what I have experienced.  armyowalgreens   Oct-01-09 03:22 AM   #168 
  - If there's a hell, he's there.  proteus_lives   Oct-01-09 12:27 AM   #128 
  - george bush is dead? oh, i see, a guy who killed *one* person is dead.  Hannah Bell   Oct-01-09 11:29 AM   #184 
  - I am so glad her family does not have to face any of the appeals...  Hepburn   Oct-01-09 03:15 PM   #188 
  - I hope her family can now try to reach some kind of resolution with her being gone.  closeupready   Oct-01-09 04:29 PM   #191 

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