He could have tried to make peace with the family or at least not have been cruel. He went with cruel.
Rest in peace, Terri. You are free now.
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Terri Schiavo is dead at 41. Her legal husband acted like a fucker at the end. Her family pleaded with him to allow them to be with her, at the time of death, and he had them removed by police 10 minutes before.
He could have tried to make peace with the family or at least not have been cruel. He went with cruel.
Rest in peace, Terri. You are free now.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Women Are Clever
A married couple is driving along a highway doing a steady 40 miles per hour. The wife is behind the wheel. Her husband suddenly looks across at her and speaks in a clear voice. "I know we've been married for twenty years, but I want a divorce."
The wife says nothing, keeps looking at the road ahead but slowly increases her speed to 45mph. The husband speaks again. "I don't want you to try and talk me out of it," he says, "because I've been having an affair with your best friend, and she's a far better lover than you are."
Again the wife stays quiet, but grips the steering wheel more tightly and slowly increases the speed to 55. He pushes his luck. "I want the house," he says insistently. Up to 60. "I want the car, too," he continues. 65 mph. "And," he says, "I'll have the bank accounts, all the credit cards and the boat!"
The car slowly starts veering towards a massive concrete bridge. This makes him nervous, so he asks her, "Isn't there anything you want?"
The wife at last replies in a quiet and controlled voice. "No, I've got everything I need," she says. "Oh, really," he inquires, "so what have you got?"
Just before they slam into the wall at 65 mph, the wife turns to him and smiles. "The airbag."
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Johnnie Cochran Dies at 67
Johnnie Cochran died of a brain tumor today.
The Shiavo Divide
Cox and Forkum weigh in.
Here is more from Donald Sensing and here:
"I don't agree with those who say the new bill is unconstitutional, since the Constitution specifies that the Congress sets the jurisdiction of the federal courts. The newly-born advocates of states' rights are transparently insincere since they're several decades too late raising their voices.
Exactly. That is exactly where I'm coming from as well as many others.
A little more from Glenn Reynolds:
I'm quite astonished to hear people who call themselves conservatives arguing, in effect, that Congress and the federal courts have a free-ranging charter to correct any injustice, anywhere, regardless of the Constitution.
Okay, point taken. I concede defeat and I will stop trying, in vain, to defend the lawmakers. They were wrong, I am wrong for trying to justify it. (I just hate it when that happens)
Remember Your Childhood?
Jacob was calling Draco, trying to get the babe's attention, and it sounded like he was singing Draco's name. I had an instant flashback to my childhood and I started to wonder.
When you went to your friend's house, did you call them out**? or Knock on the door?
Is calling someone out an old Midwest tradition? The kids don't do it here anymore, I miss hearing it.
** calling someone out is a process of going to someone's door and singing their name until they answer?
To me it sounded like: Roooooo - sieeeeeeeeeee!, Roooooo - sieeeeeeeeeee!
Jacob calling his brother sounded similar: Draaaaaaaa - Cooooooooo! Draaaaaa - Cooooooo!
Monday, March 28, 2005
Here is a must have product for every computer owner.
Via: Alice, 'Lil Sis Of All Evil
Will Gov Bush Defy The Courts, Just Like Clinton and Reno Did?
The Executive branch (Clinton and Reno) of the Federal government stomped all over the State of Florida and defied the Court of Appeals to snatch little Elian.
If a state court had been allowed to hear the custody case, INS officials would not have been able to testify as to what Mr. Gonzalez told them to support his claim because it would have been hearsay. He would have had to come to the U.S. to testify on his own, subject to cross-examination. Even if the state court had granted him custody, it would have had to decide whether it was in the child's best interest to be returned to Cuba.
Yes, there are differences in the cases but one thing is for certain. The people that are, right now, screaming about the government intervention in this private family matter (Adam, Don, and many others), are the same people that I guarantee cheered when the Feds busted down the doors with guns blazing to snatch a 6 year old back to Cuba, defying court orders and State rulings.
I guess everyone's a hypocrite sometime, eh?
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Friday, March 25, 2005
Even More on Terri Schiavo (Jerry K)
Adam, from the comments, provided another interesting link to Captain Normal's debunking of myths with the Schiavo case. While reviewing the Captain's page I saw a picture of Terri's CT scan. I thought it was junk, so I did what most everybody would do: I Googled it. While Googling I found an interesting write-up on the CT scan from
Code Blue Blogs. It directly refutes peoples assertions that the cortex is dead. I won't pretend to know all what the Doctor there was saying but its a very very interesting read. The fact that he is displaying a 2004 weblog award and a Medical Blog award tells me the doc must know his stuff. Go check it out.
(Hey Queen, teach me how to do trackbacks so I can link things proper.. Thanks)
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Why did no one ever tell me about the ecstasy contained inside a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food?
More On Terri Schiavo
Adam, from our comments, gave a really important URL.
The allegation that Michael Schiavo ,"refused to allow Terri any therapy" is a lie. It's clear that they tried whatever they thought would help, for years, until it became clear that nothing would.Here are some things to add to the timeline:
March 5, 1991. As Terri’s guardian, Michael Schiavo denied her family access to Terri’s records, the results of which were not made available until November, 2002. This scan indicated numerous broken bones in various stages of healing, including compressions fractures, a broken back, pelvis, ankle, bone bruises and ossifications.
On October 24, 2003, renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden disclosed that with low potassium and no elevated enzymes, it would be extremely rare for a young woman to collapse as Terri did from a heart attack. When asked what the bone injuries suggest to him, Dr. Baden replied, “Some kind of trauma. The trauma can be from a fall, or the trauma can be from some kind of beating that she obtained from somebody somewhere. It’s something that should have been investigated in 1991 when these findings were found.”
With all that known, why is Michael Schiavo insisting that "his wife" be immediately cremated and no autopsy? Doesn't he want to know what happened to his wife?
One more question about Michael. When did he find his new woman? Perhaps 8 years after Terri's disability, right around the time he "remembered" her desire not to be on life support?
It is all too suspicious to be so loving, ya know? Either that or I watch way too much Law and Order and CSI. I love a good mystery but these are real people. Michael could be a monster or he could be a guy that is getting smeared in a really ugly way. Terri could be getting her wishes fulfilled by her loving husband or she could be getting murdered and cremated by a monster that wants to get away with something evil. This situation is so sad and scary and very, very real.
I also don't find this a partisan issue. I've heard many prominent liberals speak out in favor of keeping Terri alive. This is a slippery slope issue. None of us want to be Terri and we are scared that we could be one day. What then?
LIVING WILLS. Get one, please.
I don't need to hate Michael Schiavo to see the horror of this situation or to understand her parents point of view. I'm a mother AND a wife. This situation is a horror from both ends and neither party has to be evil for a disagreement to happen.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Moment of Zen
Could I Pull The Plug?
In keeping with the story of the week, Terri Schiavo, I have some personal thoughts to add.
I was asked the following question:
What if it was your spouse, and they had told you they didn't want to be kept alive this way? What would you do to make sure their wishes were carried out?
"This way" could mean an awful lot. Dean and I have had this conversation because we both, at different times, underwent some pretty risky surgery. Neither of us want to be kept alive by artificial means if our brains are gone. I thought I knew what he meant by that and I hope that he knows what I mean. But this case has really muddied everything.
If Dean had stroke and was, like Schiavo, needing only a feeding tube to be kept alive. I'd keep him alive. I'd probably have him at home and care for him there with the help of a part-time nurse or something. I'd get him therapy and whatever he needed to improve the quality of his life, if it was at all possible. I would never pull the feeding tube and risk causing him pain by starvation or dehydration. Dean would have to be very, very clear that he would not want to live as a menatlly impaired person. To me, "that way" means BRAIN DEAD. No function other than what the machines do to keep you alive. Dean would have to give me all possible senarios because I wouldn't treat Dean worse than we did our dog. I would never have starved the dog, we put him down humanely.
If my husband told me that he wouldn't want to live if he were mentally impaired, in a vegatative state or whatever and the only way to keep my promise was to starve him, I'd find another way. Where is Jack Kevorkian when you need him?
If Dean were clear, I would do everything in my power to see his wishes fulfilled but not before I exhausted every method of helping cure or improve his condition first because I love him. I would always rather err on the side of life first.
Monday, March 21, 2005
Why Bush Won and Kerry Didn't
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, here are 64,000 words explaining Bush's appeal. Kerry really does look like a dork. Seriously, click the above link. It is so worth it!
HT: Puppy Boogers
Terri Schiavo (Jerry K)
I'll be honest, I haven't really paid too close attention to this case until recently. I heard about the actions by Congress and the President, so I thought it must be big, so I caught up to date on it. I read the timeline on Terri's parents site. After reading the timeline I had tears in my eyes. I believe that there is no choice in the matter. They should do whatever they can to keep her alive. Taking the feeding tube away is cruel and inhumane.
If the QOAE or lil sis of QOAE decided not to feed their newborn sons, they'd both be jailed for murder. So tell me how is that different than taking a feeding tube away from an adult who can't reattach it? Right now, both my nephews have to rely on their mothers to bring them food. They aren't old/strong enough to get it on there own. At this point we don't know if Terri could or would reattach it. All we have to go on is a husband who swears that she wants to die, meanwhile he has two children with another woman while he is trying to get Terri to die. Why? It appears that he wants to move on with his life, Terri's parents are ready to take on the responsibility. Why does he want her dead? Could it be the money that she has from past settlements?
God forbid this would ever happen to someone in my family, but I strongly feel that it should be up to the blood relatives and NOT the spouse. Especially if there is no prewritten will. As much as people believe there is a bond between a husband and wife, nothing comes close to the bond of a blood relative. Lets say, I get bashed in the head and I'm in a PVS. Because I'm a slacker, I probably didn't write a will. However, I do have a juicy life insurance policy. That puts my wife in one hell of a spot. Let me die and live on easy street with my daughter or let me live and hope some day I come through. The ultimate decision of my life or death shouldn't be up to her alone. My blood relatives should have a say in it.
This is why I think something is seriously wrong with Michael Schiavo. He swears up and down that Terri wants to die, yet his ex-girlfriend says he is lying. When it came time for her to testify in court, she backed off for fear of what Michael would do to her. Which leads me to believe he has something to hide. Instead of moving on with his life, he needs to make sure the one person that can incriminate him is dead.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Ooooh, Look At My Muffin!
This is my nephew Aidan. He is 7 days older than Draco and in this picture he is the spitting image of his Momma, my sister Al, when she was a baby.
Isn't he a little doll?
Today is Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Lent. Yesterday, I went to my Mom's and we watched The Passion of The Christ. Great movie. Did I think it was too violent? No, because I don't believe that 2000 years ago, in the Middle East, the Roman overlords were too concerned about hurting someone. Hell, in this day and age we are more enlightened and look at what goes on in the Middle East. I also believe that it put in vivid perspective what it means that Jesus suffered and died for us. It was hard to watch but I think that Gibson really did a great job relaying the love Jesus showed for humanity. This is my belief and I realize that many people don't believe but I do.
I think that this was an important movie for believers to see and I let Jake watch it. I did make him leave the room during the most painful part. Jake likes scary movies and he has seen some pretty gory ones. He's okay with scary movies because he knows that they aren't real or even a depiction of reality, Bride of Chucky anyone. This movie is, to us and our faith, a depiction of reality and that would have been too hard on him. He is too young to see that type of reality and he doesn't need it to believe. For Jake, seeing Jesus die on the cross and rise again was enough. Perhaps it is enough for most people but there are some that don't think what he did was a big deal.
Anyway, I'm preparing to take the boys to Church, with my Mom, where we will be reading the Passion and preparing for Holy week.
What's on your plate today?
Friday, March 18, 2005
It's redneck weekend on Comedy Central. I've been laughing my ass off since 8:30 this evening. Ron "Tater Salad" White is so funny, you'd better empty your bladder before watching him.
I'll be spending my evenings watching Foxworthy and gang tomorrow night and Sunday. 'Course, I'll have to Tivo it Sunday because my favorite shows all air on Sunday. My favorite shows are Deadwood, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal and The L Word.
I tape all of it and watch it overnight while nursing the baby. When did Sunday become the best T.V. night? When I was a kid it was Friday.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
The Longevity Game
Take this test to see how long you are estimated to live.
My longevity is 91 years. Pretty darned excited about that!
How long will you live?
Why It Is Important To Pay Attention...
First-year students at Med School were receiving their first anatomy class with a real dead human body They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet.
The professor started the class by telling them, "In medicine, it is necessary to have 2 important qualities as a doctor. The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving the human body."
For an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the butt of the corpse, withdrew it and stuck his finger in his mouth.
"Go ahead and do the same thing," he told his students. The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the butt of the dead body and sucking on it.
When everyone had finished, the Professor looked at them and told them, "The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my middle finger and sucked on my index finger. Now learn to pay attention!"
Hey John Kerry.. (Jerry K)
Read my lips:
Nobody cares about you anymore.
You think because you have 260,000 sign your roll call petition, you still matter?
Get a freaking clue. 95% of the people who signed the roll call hate Bush rather than give a crap about some wildlife refuge that no one outside Alaska has heard about until it was suggested that we drill for oil there.
Do us a favor, close down your website and just be the lifelong senator you are destined to be.
O.J. Jury Makes A Comeback
Robert Blake Not Guilty.
Wow. I'm stunned. I guess fame allows you to be able to kill your wife without consequences. Perhaps, Scott Peterson should have thought of that sooner, eh?
So last night, I told Dean that I will never move to California with him - he's a little too famous with that blog business. Hey, ya never know, I have a unique ability to anger people beyond reason. It's a gift, really.
Yes, if we ever move out of Michigan, we'll go to Texas. I feel that Texas has the better deterrent. They'll put that needle in your arm without too much quibble.
Texas, where the wife of famous men can feel safe!
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Death Penalty Upheld (Jerry K)
A judge today upheld the Death Penalty recommendation for that jackass Scott Peterson.
Big freaking deal. I'm all for the death penalty, but I'm tired of all the appeals processing associated with it. Scott Peterson is guilty, he deserves to pay with his life. Tomorrow. Get the Supreme Court of California to hold a special hearing and get this over with. That won't happen and its sad. The defence has a chance to build a case and get it heard by the Supreme Court, but the whole process could take years. Meanwhile, a murdering scum sits in a cell "on death row" for YEARS longer than he should. Death row inmates have a better chance of dying of old age or some other complication than actually being executed.
The appeals process needs to change. It needs to be faster. There are currently 600 people on death row in California and only 10 have been executed since 1978.
Thats about a 2% execution rate. All the while, these murderous fucks sit in 8 x 10 single cells away from the general population of criminals. I say let the "death row" guys mix with the rest of the population. I guarantee the number on death row would begin to decrease as the general prison population begins to purge the really bad people..
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Monday, March 14, 2005
More Liberal Wisdom
Ara is a Republican's dream. So much ammo to play with.
"I don't have a problem with seeing things in black and white," I said. "I have a problem with Bush seeing black and saying it's white and seeing white and saying it's black."
That was a gem. Honestly, the Liberals really do have it easier than us Republicans. When a Democrat tells me that I have nothing to worry about I clench my butt cheeks so hard, I could turn a lump of coal into a diamond.
How about you?
A Plan Liberals Can Agree With
Ara states plainly:
"The Democrats have an alternative plan
Couple of points.
1. I told you the Democrats haven't had a new idea since the New Deal.
2. A plan is an action not a desire. I want a million dollars but I currently have no viable plan to get it, much like the Democrats and Social Security...
3. What's your freakin' plan, man? Are you gonna outlaw abortion, so you have some workers to pay for it?
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Draco's Baptism Pictures
The Godfather, my brother Adam.
The Godmother, my oldest and dearest friend Carol
QOAE with the Godparents
Grandma with Draco and the Godparents
Saturday, March 12, 2005
You Say It's Your Birthday...
My Best Blog Buddy Is Having A Birthday!!!
Go leave some nice comments at her comment party. (or I'll kick your ass)
Beth is the most wonderful person I've ever met. I wish she didn't live in stinky Kansas. She should live here, near me! As a matter of fact, everyone should live near me...
Friday, March 11, 2005
Tommy Chong On Bongs
"I'd like to give you some advice if you're going to sell bongs: Don't put your face on them," Chong said. "I had no defense. 'That's my bong, yes.' ... Us stoners, we're stupid."
Got that? If you plan to sell bongs, don't have your face put on them. Also, if you smoke pot and pre-roll your joints: don't use monogramed paper.
Coming soon: Cheech and Chong Reunion movie: Grumpy Old Stoners
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
The Commonly Confused Words Test
Via Ara, who, I basically tied except for that expert part, heh and Hal, who, I ground to a fine liberal paste with my score!
Take this test and see how well you do.
I'm an English Genius:
You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 94% Expert!
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
I'll Bet That Stings A Little!
The Professor has lots of details. Dean adds his $.02.
I'll just say this: Mwahahahahahhahahahahahhhahahahhahaahhahahahahhaahha
They don't call us righties for nothin'. Of course, the Dems should be wrongies instead of lefties but that is something we can work on.
The New Suffragettes
That's right folks. Kuwait's women are on the march!!! Kuwait's cabinet called for the lawmakers to hurry up with the voting rights for women already.
It may be crazy but it looks like democracy is on the march in the Middle East. Who'd a thunk it? (except for BushCo, Rove and us evil, mindless Neo-Con thugs)
HT: Publis Pundit
Draco is being Christened this Sunday. We will be having a little reception at our house after the event. My Mom and I have prepared a menu for buffet but I feel like I need another meat or something. So I'm looking for suggestions.
We will be serving:
1. Glazed ham
2. Stuffed Kluski topped with bacon and onions - (Polish style potato dumpling filled with meat) They are the size of the palm of your hand. I can't eat more than one.
3. Baked Ziti
4. Scalloped potatoes
5. Broccoli with cheese sauce
6. Relish tray (variety of olives, pickles and peppers)
8. Dessert tray (variety of baked goods like strudels, cookies and cakes)
Also, I will have chips and dips, pretzels, etc...
What am I missing? Or does that look like it is enough?
Monday, March 7, 2005
Evil Neo-Con Democrats
Wow, look out, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) looks like he's one of those Neo-Con bastards!
Hey my lefty-lib pals, you should have this guy killed. He actually thinks maybe Amerikkka isn't evil and that spreading democracy is a good idea! And he doesn't even say stupid bullshit like "we screwed the pooch!" Damn! Could we see a Hillary/Richardson ticket in '08?? Stop the madness, JUST SAY NO!
Saturday, March 5, 2005
Got Any Good Jokes?
Bill Clinton started jogging near his new home in Chappaqua, but on each run, he happened to jog past a hot looking hooker standing on the same street corner, day after day. With some apprehension he would brace himself as he approached her for what was most certainly to follow.
"Fifty dollars!" she would shout from the curb.
"No. Five dollars!" fired back Clinton.
This ritual between Bill and the hooker continued for days. He'd run by and she'd yell, "Fifty dollars!" And he'd yell back, "Five dollars!"
One day however, Hillary decided that she wanted to accompany her husband on his jog. As the jogging couple neared the problematic street corner, Bill realized the "pro" would bark her $50 offer and Hillary would wonder what he'd really been doing on all his past outings. He realized he should have a darn good explanation for the junior Senator.
As they jogged into the turn that would take them past the corner, Bill became even more apprehensive than usual. Sure enough, there was the hooker.
Bill tried to avoid the prostitute's eyes as she watched the pair jog past. Then, from the sidewalk, the hooker yelled, "See what you get for five bucks?"
Friday, March 4, 2005
The Rock Was Too Cool
The Rock played a gay bodyguard and aspiring actor in Be Cool and he was awesome. He made the film for me along with OutKast's Andre 3000 as Dabu. The movie was fun and even though the reviews aren't great, I wasn't disappointed.
I give it two snaps up in the circle formation!
Thursday, March 3, 2005
Letter From An Arab Jail
Freeing the Disenfranchised!
Marc Cooper, a journalist from Los Angeles says:
There's more. Damn. Read The Whole Thing.
I think you libs need to listen to this Lakoff guy that Cooper talks about. He'll set you all straight to the path to victory..... not! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
(By the way, I love Larry David. Too bad he's so
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
This is allegedly a true story, and if it's not, it should be. As Beth told the story...
All methods have tricked me with their promises of easy, painless removal - the Epilady, the standard razor, the scissors, the Nair, the EpilStop, and now The Wax. My night began as any other normal weekday night. I came home from work, fixed dinner for my son and we played for a while. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next couple hours: maybe I should use that wax in my medicine cabinet.
Via My Hubby
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Where I've Been...
You should bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...
Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /
Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.
Hmmm, looks like Dean needs to take me west of the Mississippi!
How Smart Is Your Right Foot?
While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with you right hand.
Your foot will change direction. And there's nothing you can do about it.
Please note: If you are left handed, use your left foot.
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