Many people are up in arms about Britney Griner receiving a nine year jail sentence for smuggling marijuana into Russia. The most numerous claim I have seen is that the sentence is out of line with the crime she committed, or that the sentence was politically motivated. That is immaterial, as the nine year sentence was not out of line with what other people in Russia have received for the same crime.

Griner also complained in court that no one read her her Miranda rights. That is just class A stupidity. A person has no rights in Russia, and even if they did, Miranda is a US court decision under US law and wouldn’t apply in Russia. Griner is supposedly a college graduate, even though I could find no mention of her major. Every article I could find only talked about her accomplishments as a college athlete and not as a scholar. With her applying logic like this, it had to be a degree in something inane and easy so that she could qualify for sports.

What makes her claimed defense under Miranda even worse is that the MSM then ran with that, claiming that this raised “procedural questions about her arrest.”

All of those defenses became moot when she pled guilty. Admitting guilt would mean that she was going to face the full wrath of the court. A court, I would add, that she denigrated in the press every chance she got. I am sure that they were not inclined to go easy on her after that.

People need to understand that the rest of the world isn’t the United States. These morons take a knee to protest the US, claiming that it is fundamentally unjust without stopping to consider what the rest of the world is like. You think 9 years for drug smuggling is harsh?

Do you remember the teenager who got caned in Singapore back in 1994 because he stole some traffic signs and vandalized 18 cars? Americans thought that was harsh, but sentence was carried out.

In Iran, you can be executed for being of any religion except Muslim.

Speaking of Iran, it is one of the ten countries that officially allow executions for being homosexual. There are other countries that executed homosexuals, but it is unofficially carried out. Saudi Arabia has executed people for that offense as recently as three years ago.

Try going to North Korea and saying that Kim Jong-Il was lying when he claimed to have played golf once, where he got 5 holes in one, and finished with a 34 before he declared that the game was too easy and resolved never to play again. You will get life in prison if you are lucky.

Go to China and protest against the government. Take a knee during the Chinese National Anthem before declaring that the government is oppressing you. See what happens.

So Griner, who spent years taking a knee during the National Anthem because she believed that the US was unjustly treating blacks, has an all new perspective on what justice means. Or she should, but I am betting that this self important knucklehead hasn’t learned a thing from all of this.

Well, she has nine years to think about it.


It's just Boris · August 5, 2022 at 7:18 am

If she hadn’t denigrated her home country I would feel a little sympathy for her, such as you might for any idiot who gets themselves into a mess of her own making.

However … denigrating her home, and then demanding the same protections and treatment she would have gotten there? Enjoy your not-the-US real-world adventure! I just hope we don’t spend resources to try to get her out.

TechieDude · August 5, 2022 at 7:48 am

As you said, there are places way worse.

I think the worst of the commentary I’ve heard has been from Joe Rogan “She only had CBD vape pens. They aren’t illegal”

They are there.

There was a series called “Locked up Abroad”. Nearly every one was some idiot that fooled with drugs and found out suddenly they weren’t in Kansas anymore.

One of the best ones was when some fool was trying to bring weed into Korea to sell. Fool had someone mail it to him.

WDS · August 5, 2022 at 9:07 am

Apparently nothing is Lurch’s fault. I’m sure its been this way since she was a toddler. My favorite is her blaming the possession of the illegal drug cartridges on the fact she had to “hurry while packing”. Did she make it all the way to the WBA by not paying attention?

Mark · August 5, 2022 at 9:15 am

She will get exchanged for a Russian spy or two that we are holding in prison. If Russia wants her, I say, let them keep her. Siberia is nice this time of year.

    Elrod · August 5, 2022 at 9:46 am

    “She will get exchanged for a Russian spy or two that we are holding in prison.”

    Yeah, about that…..I suppose it’s expecting too much that we send them the Russian spies back only on the condition that they keep Griner.

Beans · August 5, 2022 at 11:41 am

Am I the only one who views “Midnight Express” as a comedy?

What’s that phrase? “Copulate around and find out”

Severe case of FAFO, especially since ethnic Russians really really don’t like those from sub-Saharan Africa, or the descendants of sub-Saharan Africans.


Steve S · August 5, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Now tell me the team didn’t get a “safety brief” on behaving in Russia.
F*cked around and found out.
Actually the standard sentence is 10 years from what I’ve seen. Got one less.
Keep her.

BobF · August 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm

I’m not up in arms about her being arrested, tried, convicted, jailed. I’m up in arms about the number of people who think we should give a damn about her.

Don Curton · August 5, 2022 at 4:54 pm

Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid. And she’s a class A moron.

Aesop · August 5, 2022 at 5:52 pm

Griner attended college.
There is no evidence whatsoever that she ever graduated from one.

Everything that happened to her in Russia being proof of that observation.

She got what she deserved. Proof, IMHO, that there is a God, and that He has quite a sense of humor.

    nones · August 6, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Griner is a dude. I surely hope that he gets his brown eye popped often and with great enthusiasm in the gulag.

    Divemedic · August 7, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    After researching, I found that she graduated from Baylor with a BS in Outdoor Recreation with a minor in Physical Education.

Slow Joe Crow · August 7, 2022 at 2:49 pm

Two thoughts, would we see the same media attention in Brittney Griner had busted at Toronto Airport? Second, if you want to make?wokesters seethe. tell them the Russians offered Whelan in exchange for Bout and threw in Griner as a freebie. There’s a long history of Russians grabbing foreigners on “espionage” charges to trigger prisoner exchanges.

TRX · August 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

> Miranda warning

The Supremes pretty much blew away the Miranda warnings In Vega b. Tekoh earlier this year. Some PDs no longer bother.

“Welcome to 2022.”

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