March 24, 2005


The word of the day is compromise. This nation was founded on it, blah blah blah . . . compromise!

Schiavo acknowledges that some might find the test to be excessive. "Hey, I know it's a lot of food. It's still a lot cheaper than an MRI. If I can't finish it all, I'll box up the rest to take it home for my girlfriend."
Compromise. Posted by Ilyka at March 24, 2005 04:10 PM in hell is other people

Oh, come on! This is totally mean-spirited. Hating euthanasia is a principle. Hating on Michael Schiavo isn't.

The article is only funny to the 33% who oppose his right to see to his wife's wishes. Look, I don't have a living will, and I'm not even married. But my girlfriend does know me and my wishes better than my family. So if Michael says he knows Terri's wishes, I find that very easy to believe.

The smears on Michael is the worst of what never should have been a national ideological issue.

Posted by: jdc at March 24, 2005 08:34 PM

This is totally mean-spirited.

I certainly hope so. And when did I ever claim to stand on principle?

I think I'm allowed to think that Michael Schiavo is kind of a dickhead. As Terri's ex-guardian ad litem (who, of course, found no evidence of abuse and also agreed with the PVS diagnosis) put it: "Michael is not a warm and fuzzy man."

Posted by: Hubris at March 24, 2005 08:43 PM

"Michael is not a warm and fuzzy man."

Nor am I warm and fuzzy. Nor is Ilyka, nor our mom. We're perfectly GOOD people, but we're not the ones everybody wants to cuddle up with as soon as they meet us.

So what's your point?

Oh, yeah: "This guy I don't know, who got dragged into a national partisan issue against his wishes, who is standing on his rights to ensure his wife's wishes? Well, I think that guy's a dickhead."

Not terribly impressive.

Posted by: jdc at March 24, 2005 09:19 PM

Not terribly impressive.

Gosh, jdc, I guess I'll have to curl up into a little shamed ball. I was extremely concerned about impressing you in particular. I am saddened yet will abide by your ruling, O Arbiter of Funny.

This guy I don't know...blah blah...

Yep, that's satire for ya - she's a cruel bitch, isn't she? Perhaps I'm not very warm and fuzzy either.

Posted by: Hubris at March 24, 2005 09:24 PM

FOOL! You'd BETTER impress us, or we'll CRUSH you!

(To paraphrase Dogbert -- he said "please us")

Which is my way of saying, I'm not into a pointless snark-war -- and your response made me smile, anyway. I thought this piece of yours sucked, but maybe I'd like some other one.

Posted by: jdc at March 24, 2005 10:28 PM

No hard feelings--not everyone can enjoy the zing of comedy caviar. To quote Raising Arizona:

ED: We finally go out with some decent people and you break his nose. That ain't too funny, Hi.

HI: His kids seemed to think it was funny.

Posted by: Hubris at March 24, 2005 10:33 PM