Saturday, March 26, 2005
Bill Hicks, Prophet

On pro-lifers:

You know what bugs me about them? If you're so pro-life, do me a favor -- don't lock arms and block medical clinics. If you're so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries. Let's see how committed you are to this idea.

I want to see pro-lifers with crowbars at funerals opening caskets -- "get out!" Then I'd be really impressed by their mission.

Oh Bill... if only they'd blocked the cemetery in Leakesville, Mississippi. You'd be laughing your ass off right now -- interspersed with bitter sobs, admittedly.

This is not a Schiavo post. I don't know anything about Terri Schiavo, I don't know anything about her condition, and I wouldn't presume to profess any worthwhile opinion. But I know a thing or two about fucking batshit fundamentalists, I know a thing or two about would-be fascists who parade under the label "conservative," and this whole fucked-up situation has gotten completely out of control. Blocking the cemetery, indeed -- preach, Brother Bill:

"Pro-lifers murdering people!"

A North Carolina man was charged by the FBI on Friday with offering a $250,000 bounty for the murder of Michael Schiavo, the husband of a brain-damaged Florida woman dying in a hospice after years of legal wrangling with her parents.

Richard Alan Meywes was arrested without incident at his home in Fairview, the FBI said. Tim Stutheit, an FBI spokesman in Charlotte, declined to give Meywes' age.
(source)

"It's irony on a base level, but I like it."

I advocate the use of force to rescue Terri Schiavo from being starved to death. I further advocate the killing of anyone who interferes with such rescue.

Hal Turner

"It's a hoot... it's a fuckin' hoot."

Hours after a judge ordered that Terri Schiavo was not to be removed from her hospice, a team of state agents were en route to seize her and have her feeding tube reinserted -- but they stopped short when local police told them they would enforce the judge's order, The Herald has learned.

Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement told police in Pinellas Park, the small town where Schiavo lies at Hospice Woodside, on Thursday that they were on the way to take her to a hospital to resume her feeding.

For a brief period, local police, who have officers at the hospice to keep protesters out, prepared for what sources called ``a showdown.''

(source)

Jesus Christ, conservatives, look at yourselves... intruding into the deeply personal affairs of individuals, forcing your ideals down the throats of a free citizenry, interfering in the sanctity of a church-approved marriage, some of you advocating violence against the state, going around denouncing the rule of law? I won't even mention the related issues of tearing down personal liberties, civil privacy, and the willing acceptance of torture. I'm well aware that most self-professed conservatives aren't anywhere near as radical as the batshit loons begging Jesus to fill in Terri Shciavo's jellied brain, but y'all need to realize that you're losing control of your party. You need to slap some sense into these assholes and make 'em put their pants back on and behave like civilized people. And if you don't, forgive us for assuming you must all be as crazy as they are.

Note to crazy fucking fundies: you cannot defeat death. You can believe in resurrection and an eternal afterlife in the sky if you want, but physical death comes to us all. No matter what you do, this woman will eventually die. Not even George W. Bush can prevent it. The wailing and crying and gnashing of teeth is making you all look like the nutter on the corner screaming at traffic.

Fuck it, if God wants Terri Schiavo alive that badly, let him handle it. And if he doesn't, maybe he's trying to tell us something.

PS: The Bush administration claims to promote the "culture of life," but had they been given their way ten years earlier, Terri Schiavo would've died long before now. The medicare that helped pay for her care wouldn't have been available because of budget cuts; and the lawsuit that provided the court settlement that has financed her artifically-prolonged life wouldn't have been possible because of tort reform. And I'm not even going to mention the absence of guaranteed health care.

"Culture of Life," my ass.
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