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A punishment worse than death

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New Jersey’s state Assembly has approved a measure, already given the “yay” vote from the Senate, which would get rid of the death penalty. And as Governor Jon Corzine has said that he’ll sign it into law, this means Jersey is set to become the first state in over 40 years to put the kibosh on the death penalty (not that the state was a big user of the death penalty in the first place, having last kilt someone in ‘63).

This now means that the worse sentence a criminal in Jersey can be given is life in prison. Which is really a fate worse than death because that amounts to a life in Jersey. …*shiver*



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See? This state takes advantage of its natural deterrents. That's why they call Jersey the armpit.

Which leads to one of my favorite jokes:

Q:Why are New Yorkers always so depressed?
A:Because the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey.

Bada Bing!

Don't they also call it the Garden State? Or maybe as a native Hoosier who just moved east to NJ, I just have no perspective. After all, what's worse than the Midwest? Jersey certainly isn't.