Just another blog, created on the spur of the moment; may or may not contain earth-shattering epiphanies, boring personal observations, or various and sundry trivialities...

...oh, and once in a while, some politics...

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Dear Terri...
...so the vigil for your final hours has begun in earnest-I can't believe no one beside your family and those keeping watch in Florida have truly spoken for you. Food and water are basic human rights, not 'medical treatment', so depriving you of nutrition and hydration is truly appalling, and nothing but torture and murder. I am a person who believes in the right of a woman to control what happens to her own body, I support the validity of written living wills and advance directives, and I even think it's a person's right to decide when it's time to leave this world, as long as he/she doesn't take anyone else with him. Michael Schiavo's actions through the years of his wife's incapacitation stink to high heaven.

Rest in peace, Terri.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Peace Be to Terri Schiavo
Maybe I'm watching too much news, but all the crap that's going on in the world is really bugging me right now. Terri Schiavo is being murdered, and people with some sense are trying to help her, it seems right now to no avail. Normally, I am in agreement with those that have written living wills, preventing them from receiving extraordinary care keeping them alive, when they don't want that. Terri doesn't have that, but what her husband is having done to her is being done through something he says that Terri told him. I think he has ulterior motives, whether they be money or whatever, my opinion is that he may be trying to cover something up. Possibility of abuse, perhaps?

I just don't understand, really, all the cruelty visited upon people, by other people. Are we getting like rats that are so overcrowded that they start turning on each other? I think so, sometimes. Tonight, the news was busy covering the school massacre in Minnesota-"Death! Mayhem! Violence!. The creator of that violence, a 16 year old boy Jeff Weise,is being vilified by the media. Of course, he caused much suffering, and the needless deaths of a number of innocent people. But we, as a country, need to take a deeper look at what's behind such horrific actions. One of the news reports stated that Jeff's dad had committed suicide four years ago, and that his mother was long in a nursing home with injuries sustained in an automobile accident. I'm not being an apologist for Jeff, but my God, didn't anyone see what he was dealing with, and try to help? Obviously not. So many people suffering, especially our children, and we are still too busy chasing the almight dollar or trying to keep a roof over our heads and food in our stomachs, to pay the needed attention to the young people who, in their own often misguided way, are screaming out for our help.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Giuliana Sgrena
Yet another occurence in Iraq that is blowing up in this administration's face. Who knows if it is true that Sgrena and her entourage were targeted, but enough is known about the screw-ups of the folks in charge in Washington that it does give one pause to think it may be true. As is usually true, the truth is somwhere in between the Bushies' claim of a 'tragic accident' and others' opinions that it was a targeted assassination. In either case, it was something that never should have happened.

When are we going to realize that our presence in Iraq (and other places in the world) is not wanted, or appreciated, and that the best thing our country could do right now is to back off and let other countries take care of themselves? Then maybe we here in the U.S. can concentrate on making this country better for ALL of its citizens, not just the wealthy few?

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Excuse me?!?
While visiting Google News, I read a short article that sent a chill down my spine. The U.S. seems to just keep heading toward a more and more repressive way of doing things. Blogs have become a whole new way of getting news of all types out, news one would not normally see on any mainstream 'news' site.

Now, this. I think bloggers SHOULD have the very same rights (and responsibilities) as professional journalists. This situation just illustrates how far we as a country have gotten from our original intentions as a place where people can live, work, worship, and express themselves as they see fit, within reason.

If all we have to refer to as 'news' are the mainstream organizations we have here now, we'll never really know what's going on, or what is truth or lies. What with the GOP paying off journalists and radio personalities to sell their high-risk schemes being the norm, where do we really stand, as a country?

I'm afraid to ask.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A Short Joke
John was having computer problems, and was trying everything he knew to fix the thing, to no avail. So finally he took it to a computer shop to let a professional take care of it. When he got it back, repaired, the invoice from the computer shop had the notation 'ID ten T error'. Curiosity piqued, John asked the technician what kind of error 'ID ten T' was, so he could be familiar with the problem if it happened again. The tech said, 'You don't know what a ID ten T error is? Just get a piece of paper and write the phrase down, and it'll explain itself'.

ID ten T?

ID 10 T?



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