Archives for March 2005
The award for the most over the top assessment of the Terri Schiavo issue, replete with crucifixion analogies and hysterical predictions, goes to Cal Thomas. Enjoy the references to the Holocaust and slavery, but ‘conservatives’ can still take comfort in the fact that fags are not mentioned, and should probably be considered fair game.
I actually saw this Saturday night after the WVU game and had to wait for the transcript. Here it is, in all its glory:
It’s Easter weekend and those who believe Easter is about something other than bunny rabbits, dyed eggs and marshmallow chickens, will find it eerie that a type of passion play is playing out in Florida.
Terry Schiavo has been sentenced to death.
One does not wish to push the analogy too far. Easter remains a unique event, but it will not be lost on the millions, who observe it as the death of an innocent man for guilty men and women, that Terri Schiavo does not deserve to die.
Those Catholics and evangelical Protestants who voted for President Bush in large numbers will be heartened that he and a republican Congress came to the aid of this Catholic woman in her time of distress. Beyond the politics, though, is something more important.
Our “evolving standards,” as Justice Kennedy recently called them in a death penalty case, means all of us are potentially at risk of euthanasia if we do not measure-up to cultural and arbitrary whims imposed by unaccountable judges. Do you see where this is headed?
Today, it’s Terri Schiavo. Tomorrow it could be you or me.
As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security, pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and infirm to “free-up” more money for the “fit” and those who contribute more than they take from society.
Events like this should not be seen in a vacuum. When one category of life is deemed unworthy of protection
This is distressing:
A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island late Monday, and officials issued a tsunami warning for as far away as Sri Lanka. Residents of Banda Aceh fled their homes in panic.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor, which occurred at 11:09 p.m. local time (11:09 a.m. EST), measured a magnitude of 8.2. It was described by one of the agency’s geologists as an aftershock of the devastating Dec. 26 quake.
In Banda Aceh, the Sumatran city that was hit hardest by December’s tsunami, the quake cut electricity and thousands poured into the streets, most getting into vehicles to flee low-lying areas.
Tsunami warnings were issued in Thailand, Japan and Sri Lanka. Authorities said it could take several hours to know whether the quake had generated a devastating tsunami.
Sirens blared along Sri Lanka’s devastated east coast as the government warned seaside residents to evacuate immediately.
I hope the alarms are successful.
Many are beginning to recognize that pandering to lunatics like Randall Terry and his supporters was a bad idea:
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has joined fellow Republicans in shameless grandstanding on this case, at least has refused to be pressured by the Schindlers and others to take extraordinary
Woke up this morning and the ceiling in my kitchen had partially collapsed and the entire kitchen was a wet soggy mess. Fortunately, it was from the water heater upstairs, and not their commode.
The, I went outside to the car to run some errands, and the battery was dead.