Thursday, March 24, 2005

Reviving Terri Schiavo

I didn't think I had much more to say about this one, but these people are going fucking nuts. Oliver Willis has some quotes from right-wingers. Ann Coulter (the craziest woman alive) wants Bush to send in an armed force to reinsert the feeding tube into Schiavo's mindless body. Pat Buchanan agrees, wanting federal marshalls to keep it alive.

William J. Bennett and Brian T. Kennedy (The Claremont Instutute):
It is time . . . for Governor Bush to execute the law and protect her rights, and, in turn, he should take responsibility for his actions. Using the state police powers, Governor Bush can order the feeding tube reinserted.

John Gibson (FOX News):
I think Jeb Bush should give serious thought to storming the Bastille.

By that I mean he should think about telling his cops to go over to Terri Schiavo's hospice, go inside, put her on a gurney and load her into an ambulance. They could take her to a hospital, revive her, and reattach her feeding tube.

Excuse me, revive her? Did lacking a cerebral cortex suddently become something one could be revived out of? Smelling salts, maybe? Her mindless body can't be revived, dumbass, that's why her husband doesn't want it sitting around in a hospital bed anymore.

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  1. A little ammonia sniffing packet should clear that right up.

  2. I thought I said I was tired of hearing about this shit!! :)

  3. This case has SO many disturbing issues:

    The rabid anti-intellectuallism of unreasonable whackos who refuse to "believe" that she is both practically brain-less AND that with-drawing the tube is NOT a painful death.

    The total contempt for law, order, and the courts. The way the right has circled wagons around a breathing corpse (Coulter is satan-spawn, no doubt about it).

    There's the actual threat that an American governor might send in armed officials to presumabley battle other armed officials already guarding the hospice.

    The list goes on and on.

    Yesterday I saw Schiavo's brother on CNN call hospices "warehouses." WTF? Where have these people been living for the last 5 decades?