The world gets scammed by the Lockerbie bomber. And the difficulty of remembering all your kids’ names

**Well this pissed me off on a nice Friday night.

Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, was idiotically let out of prison one year ago, because he was dying of cancer. Doctors told the Scottish officials who released him that he had only three months to live.

And yet, I read today, al-Megrahi is still alive, and responding well to cancer treatments. Who knows how long he’ll live?

Even more repulsive, according to this story in London’s Daily Mail, is that al-Megrahi refused cancer treatments in prison, in the hopes of winning a sympathy release. Which is exactly what he got.

What a disgusting act the Scots pulled off a year ago. I don’t care if the man is dying, he killed 270 people; did they have the option of living or dying before he blew up the plane they were on? Did they get to appeal to a government for release from the plane, so they could die more comfortably?

Releasing convicted mass murderers from prison so they can live out their final days “in peace” is an incredible insult to the families of those who were killed.

Al-Megrahi deserved to rot in prison. And yet he lives happily now.
I’m a huge believer in karma, but my belief is taking a small hit today.

**I realize that as a fan of the New York Jets this year, I can’t be complaining about the character of the players they’ve signed. I know full well that after 41 years of walking through the desert of NFL mediocrity, the Jets are going all-in, and have signed some not-so-great character guys.

I know this. I accept this as the price of doing business. But Antonio Cromartie, for the love of Shawn Kemp, is it really THAT hard to name all of your children? I know you have eight, but come on, they’re YOUR KIDS!

Oy. I just hope he plays well this season. He’s got a lot of mouths to feed.

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