Saturday, March 21, 2009

You have GOT to be kidding

A FORMER nunnery that has been converted into a comfortable modern prison is expected to be chosen by Josef Fritzl as the place in which to serve his life sentence.

Fritzl, 73, who was jailed last week for murder, rape, enslavement, coercion and incest after locking his daughter in his cellar for 24 years and fathering seven children by her, six of whom survived, is free under Austrian law to choose from three prisons that offer special sections for “psychologically abnormal” convicts.

According to his lawyer, Rudolf Mayer, he will select Garsten, a former Benedictine convent about 30 minutes’ drive from the house in the provincial town of Amstetten, where he held his daughter Elisabeth prisoner from the age of 18 and sexually abused her an estimated 3,000 times.

In Garsten he will be able to improve his English or study other foreign languages, as well as singing in the choir or training in a gym that is better-equipped than those of many hotels. As an inmate, he will be offered a wide variety of hobbies and entertainment, including tennis, darts and art classes.

The prison, set in woodland in the foothills of the Alps and considered one of the best in Austria, provides inmates with the light and fresh air that Fritzl’s victims were deprived of in their dank cellar.

Fritzl, an engineer who could in theory be released on parole after 15 years, will be able to indulge his passion for reading, as Garsten has one of the largest prison libraries in the country.

That is ridiculous. What that disgusting animal deserves is to be shot, or locked away in a dungeon somewhere and the key thrown away. Instead, after all those crimes he gets to go to a resort.


It's been nice seeing some spring around here for a couple of days. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain, then Sunday night the snow will hit through Monday morning, and we'll be back to winter. This is normal around here; spring is primarily a calendar event. Usually we get winter up into April and then it turns warm. I miss gardening and I'm looking forward to it when spring/summer finally hits.


Plenty of old stuff.

"Lawyers, Guns and Money" by Warren Zevon
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" by The Lovin' Spoonful
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Alice Cooper
"I Can Make It With You" by The Pozo-Seco Singers
"Heart of Glass" by Blondie
"Black Blade" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight" by Buddy Holly
"Lili Marlene" by Dave Brubeck
"I Drink Alone" by George Thorogood
"In the Pay of Spain" by Ian Anderson

The Pozo-Seco singers may be unfamiliar to anyone under 55; they were a folk/rock band that was somewhat popular back in the early to middle sixties. Here is the one that is in the list:


AlanDP said...

Never heard of them before, so I looked them up on Wikipedia. Wow, Don Williams was in that group! I'll have to keep an eye open for some of that.

terri said...

That is considered justice? You've got to be kidding me!

the pistolero said...

"I Drink Alone"
...yeaaahhhhh, with nobody else...My favorite George Thorogood tune, and probably a favorite tune from any genre, period.

Hammer said...

They need to stick that sick SOB down in the same dungeon that his victims lived in.

Kenny said...

Josef Fritzl should be put to death in my opinon. But even in death his daughter will suffer for the rest of her life. Dads are suppose to protect daughters.

Anonymous said...

This man is pure evil,thus the should recieve a Biblical punishment.

Ballpean hammer to his privates,and thrown into a hole full of hunger rats.

skipper said...

Bob - I am right there with you - except I would do a few other things that should not be posted to the Mr. Fritzl.

I too am a George Thorogood fan. I have the whole collection...

BobG said...

AlanDP: like I said, before your time. Don Williams isn't even remembered by a lot of people.

Terri: makes you wonder what you have to do to get in a BAD prison.

Pistolero: one of my favorites also.

Hammer: my feelings exactly.

Kenny: the SOB is a sad excuse for a man, a father, and a human being.

Conservative Scalawag: evil is the only way to describe him.

Skipper: my wife and I have been fans of George for some time; we even went to a concert here for his 30th anniversary concert.

The Localmalcontent said...

Agree with Kenny, above-
but that's Austria for you.

On constant display in a zoo, could be an alternative as well, with other animals.

I never heard of the Pozo-Seco Singers until now, Bob-

Anonymous said...

Fritzl sounds like a psychopath. His poor daughter, wish she'd had a gun...

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