Schaivo was indeed a Veggie

Maybe it’s the SouthPark episode on the issue seeping into people’s collective reasoning, but it’s an odd day when I agree with Niel Boortz as he so succinctly kicks the Terry Schiavo pro-feeding-tubers to the curb:

It’s tough to admit that you were wrong. Been there many times. You believe something so strongly, only to find out that you were profoundly mistaken. You find out that Terri Schiavo’s brain was reduced to half its normal size. She had no cognitive abilities. She was not aware of her own existence. She didn’t even know she was alive, and therefore couldn’t know that death was a possibility. She wasn’t there. All that was left was the remains of the body that once had been Terri Schiavo .. clinging to the last threads of life.

I have an idea, how about instead of getting Congress to legislate bills for a single person in a case that’s blown out of proportion because the religious fundamantalists want to get their 15 minutes on TV, we remove the religious right-wing propaganda feeding tube from their small, uncognitive and blindered little brains.

UPDATE: Don’t forget about Doctor and Congressman Bill “I can diagnose your illness after watching some tapes on TV” Frist.

» South Park takes on Schiavo Case [DailyKos]
» The Schiavo Matter [boortz.com]
» Christian Groups Rally Support for Terri Schindler Schiavo [CNSNews]
» Frist Responsive to Factual Stimuli [Wonkette]

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

5 Comments
  1. Terri Schaivo Comment

    I have to rebut to your comment, Mr. VanDick. First of all let me start by saying that this has nothing to do with politics, or right wing policies. If you watched the news, which you probably didn’t because you are so uninformed, you might recall that Rev. Jesse Jackson (a left-wing liberal) was at the protest and asked them to reinsert her feeding tube. Thumbs up Jesse!!!!

    Additionally, the supreme court needs a reality check, and that is an understatement! I find it appalling that they said that: “keeping Terri alive is ‘unconstitutional'”. First of all, they are saying the complete opposite of the reality. The constitution clearly states that everyone is entitled to: 1.LIFE 2.LIBERTY 3.HAPPINESS.

    Terri wasn’t entitled to any of the above.

    What does this show society?
    That’s right, the Supreme Court disregards the constitution of the United States and makes up any little laws they want to without input from the public, which is truly a crying shame.

    So when you idiots say that her starvation was painless, I’d like you to try starving yourself sometime. Just try going two weeks without eating anything. If you’re still alive, tell us just how painless starvation is.

  2. P.S.
    Just a few additional comments:

    A) How can prisoners on death row get a last
    meal before execution?
    But an innocent woman who committed no
    crime whatsoever is refused food and water!

    B) What does this say about society? Is this
    Nazi, Germany? Do we believe that the
    handicapped are useless in society. Is this
    your “final solution”, Mr.VanDick?

    C) Watch who you call a vegetable, Mr.VanDick!
    It seems that you have to much time on your
    hands to create blogs like this one.

    D) Why did the police hinder protestors from
    giving Terri food and water?
    Were they afraid she might choke to death?!
    She was going to die from starvation anyway!
    Any bit of food would have helped.

    E) I’ve heard of force-feeding, but never
    forced-starvation.

    F) Next in America: Concentration camps for the
    handicapped.

    G) If America didn’t protect Terri, they
    surely won’t protect anyone!

    H) The Supreme Court is runned by a bunch of
    goofballs! (and that is putting it nicely)

  3. How’s about we ratchet down the rhetoric for a sec and consider two things: SCOTUS is full of wingnut ideologues who are voting very disturbingly these days, no debate; And, Terri was a fucking braindead vegetable.

    1) How can anyone from a religious Christian argument cast stones at a marriage pact where the partner has watched their loved one wither after such a tragedy. May he burn in brimstone according to those folks, surely.

    2) Perhaps you should realize that while I didn’t specify SCOTUS in my commentary, I think it’s egregious to pass laws or rulings for individuals when there are such more pressing issues going on (One death is a tragedy, 1500 is a statistic?). Of course, then again I think there should be a law giving me loads of cash at my front door every day, but yet I still end up having to work, what a damn shame.

    3) When you are a fucking vegetable, with the pain and sensory receptors in your brain in a lovely liquid suspension of Jell-O pudding pops, the difference between shitting on yourself and eating a ham sandwich essentially becomes a lesson in semantics. Ever wonder why you see the guy in the wheelchair not give a shit when he gets stabbed in the leg? It’s because he can’t feel a damn thing.

    4) You are a moron and have no excuse for living in civilized society, kill yourself now. You are the scum of the earth and the dirge on this great country. Your inane rantings with only soundbites and regurgitated talk radio quotes is the reason I wake up every day and curse the motherfuckers running this country, because they try to cater to idiots like you instead of getting their shit together and being responsible to the people because they fear the shit out of us calling them on it.

    Wake up, and stop being a douche.

  4. If you were a vegetable what would you want to be?
    Let me guess, a Mary-J plant?