This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

The Death Penalty

for being so slow

In the U.S. it takes 20-25 years to implement the death penalty. Upon being convicted and sentenced to death, there are years and years and years of appeals. This is just in case the accused was innocent. Why should it take 20-25 years to do all this? And if an occasional innocent person gets put to death, so what?

The 20-25 years cost the taxpayers about 1 million dollars to keep the sentenced-to- death scumbag alive. Meals, medical care, overhead, etc. for 20-25 years, at $40,000-$50,000 a year. A million dollars. Why? Can we taxpayers afford it? No.

The Chinese, upon finding someone guilty and sentenced to death, take him out back and put him in front of a firing squad. Then, afterwards, they send the bill for the bullets to the dead guy's family. Time frame from trial to execution? 30 days. Cost? $25 for 5 bullets.

Now that makes sense!

Taking 20-25 years and a million dollars to execute someone convicted and sentenced to death does NOT make sense. What makes sense in the U.S. is one trial, within one year, and one appeal. The appeal should take place in 30 days after the trial conviction. Then, if he loses the appeal, within 24 hours, execute the sucker. Total time frame: 1 year. Total taxpayer cost: $50,000.

Is this 1-year-1-appeal implementation of the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment? No. Is it efficient? Yes. Is it cost effective? Very.

Congratulations to all the U.S states who have the death penalty, this week, for your politically correct - and slow - death penalty execution, you earned the Stu Pitt award.


This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

The U.S. federal government

for their groin groping

Regarding groin groping by the U.S. federal government and its Transportation Security Agency (TSA) here is a direct quote from the U.S. Constitution, The Bill Of Rights section, which I got from the U.S. House of Representatives web site ...

"Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Regarding groin groping of commercial airline passengers it seems to me the federal goverment and the TSA is in direct and obvious violation of the U.S. Constitution and The Bill Of Rights. Groin groping in advance of boarding a commercial aircraft would seem to clearly violate the right of the people to be secure in their persons. And this groin groping is done without probable cause. A potential genital bomb or buttocks bomb is not a reasonable or even a remotely probable cause.

Congratulations, TSA, this week, for your unconstitutional groin groping, you earned the Stu Pitt award.


This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

Campbell Soup Company

for their misleading labeling
of chicken noodle soup

I went to my local supermarket the other day to buy some soup for lunch. I was looking for a the lower sodium “healthy choice” flavor. On the shelf I spied a Campbell’s soup can. It read lower sodium and the flavor said chicken noodle, in big letters. Perfect. Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. Lower sodium. A large can, And on sale too! Just what I wanted. I bought it, took it home, opened the can and starting pouring the contents into a pan to heat up on the stove. I saw plenty of chicken chunks, plenty of carrots and peas and plenty of noodles. Short fat curved noodles. Short fat curved noodles? Chicken soup has long thin noodles. I wanted long thin noodles not fat short noodles. What the hell? Did Campbell’s put the wrong noodles into this chicken noodle can? I fished the empty can out of the garbage. The can read Chicken Noodle soup. I was confused. Chicken Noodle soup has long thin noodles not these short fat noodles. I looked at the can again. I looked at the picture of the can and, upon closer inspection, saw a picture of short fat noodles. Chicken noodle soup with short fat noodles? Never heard of it. Is no such thing. Chicken noodle soup has long thin noodles. And has for like 100 years. I’m Jewish, and, if it’s one thing I know, it’s chicken noodle soup! Chicken noodle soup does NOT have short fat curved noodles. At least not in America.


If Campbell’s is going to sell a soup with chicken in it and short fat noodles they shouldn’t be calling it chicken noodle soup. They should call it Chicken Pasta Noodle Soup or maybe Italian Chicken Noodle Soup but not Chicken Noodle Soup. You can’t call it Chicken Noodle Soup. Chicken noodle soup does not have short fat noodles!

Congratulations! For misleading consumers, who thought they were buying the age old standard chicken noodle soup, because that’s what the label on the can said it was, this week’s Stu Pitt Award goes to the Campbell’s Soup Company.

Los Angeles City Council

This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

The Los Angeles City Council

for their new Anti-Smoking study

Today, Novemeber 10, 2010, the L.A. city council voted, 13-0, to commission a new study that would ban smoking anywhere in Los Angeles "where people congregate" and in all apartment building "common areas", which includes outside on the apartment property and on your own private outdoor balcony.

It's bad enough that the State of California treats smokers like lepers. Or worse, like environmental murderers.

It's bad enough that California discriminates against smokers and taxes them to death.

It's bad enough that in many California cities smoking is banned totally.

Now, the L.A. city council voted to study making it against the law to smoke in Los Angeles "wherever people congregate"? Now they want to make it against the law in Los Angeles to smoke on my own outdoor apartment balcony???

Well, guess what? I've lived in Los Angeles for 23 years. And I can move to Nevada! Fast. Anytime I wish. And take my money, AND my cigarettes, with me.

Keep it up, California. Keep driving people and businesses out of the state with your uber high taxes and outrageous anti-freedom regulations. Soon there'll be no one left in the state ... or at least no one earning enough money to pay taxes ... and policicians salaries. Congratulations, L.A., you just commissioned a study for new anti-freedom anti-smoking restrictions which will help to kill even more businesses and jobs. And drive even more people out of California. All in the name of the Nanny state. Because some people in L.A. are offended by the smell of smoke! And you did it at a time of record high unemployment and the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

Atta boy, Los Angeles city council. You, and the state, continue to keep going down the socialistic "government-knows-best" road and see where it ends up. It ends up with California becoming a third-world politically and bureaucratically run economic disaster.

Hey, city council, did you ever hear the saying, "Nero fiddled while Rome burned"? You chose to focus your time and efforts on banning smoking while the City of Los Angeles is going totally broke, has severe gang and drug problems, has no jobs, and has the worst traffic congestion in the nation. In spending the time and effort in voting to commission a stupid overly-restrictive new anti-smoking study you, the Los Angeles city council, are fiddling while your city burns.

Congratulations, L.A. city council, this week, for your new anti-freedom anti-smoking governmental study, paid for by us 500,000 smoking L.A. taxpayers, you earned the Stu Pitt award.

P.S. You'll all FIRED!