An Irony Supplement...

For the humor-anemic. As Instapundit noted, "SOMETIMES A PICTURE really is worth a thousand words."

The linked Volokh.com story is about Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge, who ruled that Ohio's lethal injection death penalty must be changed because two of the three drugs used "might cause pain." Now, regardless of whether you favor or oppose the death penalty, the picture in the USA Today story is absolutely priceless!

The caption says "Lourain [sic] County Common Pleas Judge James Burge speaks in his office in Lorain, Ohio as posters of Che Guevara and Barack Obama hang on his wall."

Che Guevara, of course, is the favorite poster and T-shirt subject of trust fund revolutionaries everywhere. Unlike the poseurs who just sit around and talk about revolution and try to pick up patchouli-smelling hippie chicks, Guevara went out and did it. And knowing that you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, he had hundreds of his political enemies executed, only the lethal injection method he favored was the lethal injection of a lead bullet to the back of the head.

So here's a picture of a judge who doesn't want death row inmates to feel any pain when justice is meted out to them, who has a poster on his office wall of a bloodthirsty Communist revolutionary who was responsible for the violent deaths of hundreds of people.

It's as if the judge is completely ignorant of who Che Guevara was and what he really stood for. He's not the only one, of course. If the trust fund liberals walking around in Che T-shirts had any idea who he really was, they'd probably be wearing a Stalin or Mao or Pol Pot T-shirt instead, since those guys were much more efficient at what they did and managed to murder millions of people. Guevara was a piker.

I'm not even going to go into the symbolism of the judge having an Obama "Hope" poster next to Guevera on his wall, except to say that Che was, indeed, an "agent of change." If that's what "Hope and Change" means, then all I can say is: