Thursday, March 24, 2005

Schiavo

I did not follow this case very closely, in large part on purpose. I just could not muster the strength to do it, and truthfully, I did not want to. Its not that I don't care, but the whole thing is a dreadful, sad mess and there is no easy answer to the situation. Seems to be there is plenty of doubt in the case (Is she really brain dead? Are the husband's motives pure? What were her wishes? etc.). While the left accuses the right of playing politics in the matter, they are too, and it is not easy to decide whose motives are pure or not. I can tell you three things I do know:

1) Mrs. Schiavo should have written her wishes down and had them put in her will.

2) Congress should not have gotten involved in the matter, although I understand the motivation.

3) Starving someone to death, no matter the motivation, just seems plain wrong to me, and nothing will change that. No, wrong is too mild a term. It seems sick and cruel and inhumane. There seems to me no way to get around that basic fact.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

*$&%$#!@

Coming from the UK's Guardian, there is always a chance for a misquote, but if this is accurate...

George Lucas is not worried whether fans will like Revenge of the Sith, the final chapter in his latest trilogy of Star Wars films.

"I never try to anticipate what the world's going to think or even worry about whether they're going to like it or not. That's not my job, to make people like my movies."


...then George is a big fat chooch who when he goes to hell will be forced to eat every single piece of Star Wars licensed crap ever produced, which conveniently, would take the rest if eternity.
Preferably, the demon feeding him would look and sound just like Jar-Jar Binks.

"Oooh, yousa still hungry?"

"No, no. Please, no more."

"Oooh, yous looksa still hungry. Me feed you Special Edition Star Wars DVD's with the Han and Greedo hug and make friends in the cantina scene. Yousa like. Uhmm-Uhmm. Dumba-Blaata Goot!"

"No, NO! AHHh-ghhghemmmph!"

Friday, March 04, 2005

US Policy and the Life of Brian

Excellent article by Gerard Baker, partly because of its Monty Python analogy.

via Instapundit.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

They Hate Us? EXCELLENT!

Art Imitates Death
"Controversial German artist Gunther von Hagens, known for his displays of preserved human corpses stripped of skin, wants to build a factory in Poland to mass-produce his art," Reuters reports from Warsaw...
The scandal around von Hagen's plans spiced up further when the Polish and German press said his 89-year-old father, Gerhard Liebchen, who represents his son's businesses in Poland, was suspected of carrying out crimes against Poles in World War Two.
"We will probe if Gerhard Liebchen cooperated in sending 60 Poles to concentration camps, which would give reasons to launch an investigation for participation in genocide," a state institute set up to examine wartime crimes said on Monday.


Okay, so someone, SOMEONE, please, PLEASE, tell me how much Europeans hate Americans so I can yawn in your face. Being despised by these morally degenerate, no void, pretentious cretins helps keep me warm at night.

And spare me the "educational value" argument over this bullshit. Mass-producing corpses for public consumption does not qualify. If you still disagree, sign your body over to him when you die, and STFU.

via Best of the Web