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The Worst Woman in the World
Vote below for your favorite candidate for "Worst Woman in the World." For anyone inclined to accuse me of misogyny, I promise a future hub offering the opportunity to vote for the "Worst Man in the World."
You're welcome to submit additional women or men candidates in the comments box.
Anne Coulter had a big lead over Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller when the poll was closed and re-started in order to accommodate additional nominees, Michelle Bachman, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Phyllis Schlafly and Islamophobe, Pamela Geller.
Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller
2-1-10Judge Keller Not Removed from Office
- No Further Punishment Recommended for Presiding Judge Who Closed Door on Death Penalty Appeal | Deat
On 1-20-10, a special master who reviewed the conduct of judge Sharon Keller who would not order her court to stay open late to receive a death penalty appeal, concluded that her conduct did not merit removal from office.
8-21-09 Keller is Unrepentant, Would do nothing different.
- Trial of an Unrepentant Sharon Keller Wraps Up - Law Blog - WSJ
The seminal moment in the trial of Criminal Appeals judge Sharon Keller may have come on Wednesday, when she told a crowded courtroom in San Antonio that she would do nothing different if confronted again with a request to keep the clerk office open.
8-20-09 NYT Votes for Sharon Keller
An Unfit Judge
Judge Sharon Keller, the Texas appellate court judge who closed the clerk’s office before a death row inmate could file a last-minute appeal, is fighting to keep her job. At a hearing on Wednesday, she said in a crowded courtroom that if she had it to do again, she would do the same thing. That testimony is further proof of why Judge Keller needs to be removed from the bench.
On Sept. 25, 2007, Michael Richard’s lawyers called the court clerk’s office to say they were running late in delivering the papers for his appeal. The Supreme Court had unexpectedly issued an order in another death penalty case that they believed provided grounds for putting off his execution. When the request to keep the office open reached Judge Keller, she insisted it would close promptly at 5 p.m. The appeal was not filed, and Mr. Richard was executed hours later.
Judge Keller is now facing five counts of judicial misconduct and a possible recommendation that the state judicial system remove her from the bench.
In court this week, Judge Keller lashed out at the condemned man’s lawyers, blaming them for the controversy. She argued that Mr. Richard could still have filed his appeal by seeking out another judge, but that misses the point. She did not follow appropriate procedures. And clearly, under any interpretation of the rules, given that a life lay in the balance, the clerk’s office should have stayed open.
Judge Keller’s profound lack of appreciation for the seriousness of taking a life — and the obligations it places on the state — is similar to the disturbing dissent that Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas delivered this week in the Troy Davis case. They suggested there was no constitutional problem with executing a man who could prove he was innocent.
We believe the death penalty is in all cases wrong. But people who support it should still insist that it be carried out only after a prisoner has been given every reasonable chance to make his case. Judge Keller’s callous indifference in a case where the stakes could not have been higher makes her unfit for office.
8-18-09 Judge Sharon Keller on Trial
- Killer Keller on Trial
The highest-ranking criminal judge in Texas, the woman who presides over the most active execution chamber in the country, sat at a defense table on Monday to face charges of intentionally denying a condemned man access to the legal system.
Texas Criminal Judge Accused of Misconduct
In this morning's NY Times I found a late entry in the Worst Woman in The World contest whose evil equals and perhaps even surpasses that of the current leader, Ann Coulter.
Gretel C. Kovach in the NYTimes article linked below describes the most recent candidate for the worst woman in the world, Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller chief judge of Texas' highest criminal court.
In 1998, Keller wrote the opinion denying a new trial for Roy Criner, a mentally retarded man convicted of rape and murder, even though DNA tests conducted after his trial showed that it was not his semen in the victim. Keller said, "We can't give new trials to everyone who establishes, after conviction, that they might be innocent. We would have no finality in the criminal justice system, and finality is important."
Of course finality is more important than justice in the justice system!
In one of his few such uncharacteristic moments of mercy, Governor George W. Bush pardoned Mr. Criner.
To Judge Keller's detractors, the Criner decision highlighted what they see as her strong and habitual bias for the prosecution. Texas defense lawyers describe her as a "law-and-order" zealot who rejects most appeals out of hand. Her defenders say she's a hard worker, an "engaging conversationalist" and admire "her calm confidence and the strength of her convictions." She's someone "who never complains, never explains." Her court colleagues have nicknamed her "Mother Superior" because of her devout Roman Catholic faith.
Seventeen months ago, lawyers for a man facing execution sought extra time to file a last minute appeal. Judge Keller refused to delay the closing of her clerk's office past 5p.m. even though late filings are common on the day of a scheduled execution. The man, Michael Richard was put to death a few hours later. Based on that case the State Commission on Judicial Conduct last month charged Judge Keller with incompetence, violating her duties and casting public discredit on the judiciary. Keller could be tried and forced off the bench. Keller was elected to the bench in 1994 in a campaign in which she described herself as "pro-prosecution."
Here's a link to Gretel Kovach's article
Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller
- Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller
In 1998, Judge Keller wrote the opinion rejecting a new trial for Roy Criner, a mentally retarded man convicted of rape and murder, even though DNA tests after his trial showed that it was not his semen in the victim. “We can’t give new trials to ev
Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller, Presiding Judge of Texas' Criminal Court
"Thatcher's world was one in which people are not respected for their humanity but valued according to their usefulness to those in power. To those foolish enough to still think of Thatcher as a female version of Ronald Reagan--in other words, those who don't understand how her undisguised social Darwinism was far more ruthless than Reagan's blithe free-market cheerleading--the novels (Derek Raymond's Factory novels) might be a shock. In Raymond's novels "murder has become a perfect expression of the prevaioing political order--in this case, Margaret Thatcher's Britain. Thatcher famously claimed that there is no such thing as society. In the Factory novels, the social order can't be violated because it has already been dismantled."
[Borrowed from Charles Taylor's review of Derek Raymond's Factory novels in The Nation January 5, 2009]
Tony Benn on Thatcher
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Denny's Diner Waitress "No side orders!'
Denny's Waitress (Lorna Thayer)
Martha Graham as Clytemnestra
Lizzie Borden Song
The Worst Women in the World
Who's the worst woman in the world?
Tied for the lead--Keller and Coulter
Ann Coulter and "Killer" Keller were tied for the lead when I closed the polls in order to add Nancy Grace and Laura Ingraham. Unfortunately, adding names erases previous results. and starts the voting from zero for each candidate.
Lorena Bobbitt, by popular demand
Ann Coulter wiki
Lorena and John Bobbitt
Lizzie Borden wikibio
- Lizzie Borden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lizzie axed her father and step-mother.
- Clytemnestra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clytemnestra, legend has it, killed her husband Agamemnon, King of Greece and his concubine Cassandra.
- John and Lorena Bobbitt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lorena had a "difficult" relationship with her husband.
Michelle Bachman, Tea Bagger Queen--a write-in Candidate from Mewlhouse
We have another write-in candidate to add to the list--Michelle Bachman Republican U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th Congressional district. She may not be the most evil woman in the world, but she's clearly the dumbest and most ignorant member of Congress. Leaving her of the original list was an oversight on my part.
Bachman was born Michelle Marie Amble in 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa. She is married, and has five children. She has a J.D. degree from Oral Roberts University. When she was on the Board of a charter school in Minnesota she tried to institute classes in creatinionism and "12 Christian Principles." She resigned when she didn't succeed. In Congress she has stated her belief tha CO2 results from a beneficial natural process, she opposed the economic bailout measures, and she introduced a freedom of choice of light bulbs bill but opposes a woman's right to choose, supports the teaching of intelligent design in science classes, she believes GLBT people suffer from sexual identity disorders and wrt health care reform proposals she said
"This cannot pass. What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn't pass."
Top 10 Most Evil Women
FDR SIGNED THE HOOT SMALLEY ACT
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
- Laura Schlessinger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laura Schlessinger b.1947 is a talk radio host, socially conservative commentator and author. Her call-in radio program features monologues on social and political topics, but mostly consists of of responses to callers' requests for personal advice.
Phyllis Schlafly, Candidate for Worst Woman in the World
- Dems Call On GOPers To Renounce Phyllis Schlafly Over Remarks About \'Unmarried Women\' (AUDIO) | TP
At a Republican fundraiser, Phyllis Schlafly criticizes 'unmarried women' as welfare queens and Democrats pounce.
Pamela Geller, Teatard and Anti-Islam Hate Peddler
- Pamela Geller, Teatard, Anti-Islam Hate Peddler
Pamela Geller, who has been dubbed the "Queen of Muslim Bashers" and leads the "Stop the Islamization of America" movement, has purchased ads this summer on top of 25 Chicago cabs, the Chicago Tribune reports.