Shocking News of the Day

Via the BBC:  Charles Manson is denied parole.

The parole board ruled that the 77-year-old did not appear to have made any efforts to rehabilitate himself.

Shocking, I know.

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  1. I’m no expert but it may have something to do with that swastika carved in his forehead.

    And the fact that he’s nuts.

  2. @Doug Mataconis: You may be onto something.

  3. Jim Henley says:

    This shows that a white man can’t get a break in this country.

  4. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    Well the swastika is part of it. The other part may have to do with the fact that he doesn’t perceive the need to reform himself.

    It’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect.