Archive for March, 2005

schiavo-watch!

March 24, 2005

Actually saw footage of a priest compare her to Jesus Christ today.

These are strange times — and as a friend (landruc) said today “If Schiavo dies on Easter, the Constitution will be repealed within a year.” Maybe not too far off, we’re well on our way!

Some other interesting thoughts on the subject:

  • oh how funny would it be for this to be the accidental start of a new world religion” — pyrimid
  • If she dies at 3:00 pm on Friday, this could get way messier than it is even now.” — chicobangs
  • If Christ had died in a hallway we might pray in hallways or wear little hallways around our necks” -David Berman, “I, for one, welcome the new feeding tube iconography.“ — cottoncandyhammer
  • “silver lining – regular folks at least are seeing how fucking insane these people are. I hope the Bush voters who aren’t fundie wackjobs are proud.” — monobrau

get on the waiting list for your own t-rex…

March 24, 2005

I don’t know how there could be 70,000,000 year-old tissue, but this appears to be the real deal and apparently many of the fossil skeletons at the various museums may be filled with their own tissuey goodness. We’re only a few years away from seeing a living dinosaur.

schiavo! schiavo! schiavo!

March 24, 2005

Enough already! How much more assinine could this whole thing be? All of the money and time wasted over this is unbelievable. All of these christian-right wackos standing in front of the hospice, sending — this is the truly hilarious part — DEATH THREATS to the the judges and doctors involved make me fear for the future of this civilization, especially when we have one of these jackasses in the White House.James Wolcott wrote a great rant the other day on this.

Seriously. Read it — it’s short so you can get back to the Schiavo watch pronto.

Sigh.

geocaching

March 16, 2005

So, I want to start geocaching. I need a GPS unit. I like this one (especially at the price that Circuit City has it at — $115 less than even Amazon!).

Has anyone who reads this tried geocaching? I think it would be a great way to get outdoors and in the woods with the kids. Who doesn’t like a treasure hunt?

This seems like a wonderful activity.

one last schiavo post for the day…

March 15, 2005

You must read this.An excerpt:
“Glassy eyed, no cognitive ability, persistent vegetative state. Poor Terri Schiavo – the unwitting personification of the Christian right. Except she’s not a disgusting hypocrite.” “My New Filing/Fighting Technique is Unstoppable” kicks ass — almost every day.