The random thoughts of Massabama conservative. Nekkid Repugs -- with pictures.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
And the Big Wheel Keeps on Turnin'
But it seems as though her father has been through this before. Read it here. But, given the vehemence with which he has been fighting to prolong Terri's life, it is a little surprising to learn that Robert decided to turn off the life-support system for his mother. She was 79 at the time, and had been ill with pneumonia for a week, when her kidneys gave out. "I can remember like yesterday the doctors said she had a good life. I asked, 'If you put her on a ventilator does she have a chance of surviving, of coming out of this thing?'" Robert says. "I was very angry with God because I didn't want to make those decisions."
The Pfat Pfool Pfalwell has been pretty much a veggie for about 30 years. I can now call him a turnip without fear of contradiction. He might even make a good turnip and rhubarb pie. Read about it here. Imagine the Goodyear Blimp on a water bed ... you get the idea. The family has told the hospital to pull the plug at the earliest opportune time. The TV Tellatubby, who is covering the death watch for Rush, reports that his wife is sick and tired of that two-bit berb of Lynchburg anyway, where she can't even buy a shot of Jack Daniels, and is ready to take off to Gay Paris (Gay Paris -- get it) and kick up her heels with some French landscape painter. The pfat pfool hasn't been able to tell anyone of his wishes, but it doesn't matter anyway. Note to the pfat pfool Pfalwell .... there are no panty raids in heaven to get you kicked out of school. Too bad, so sad.
Cop: Excuse me sir, where are you going? Man: I am going inside to give Terri communion. Cop: Are you a priest? Man: Well, no.... Caop: Are you a member of the family? Man: No ... not that either.... Cop: Are you a Catholic? Man: Hell, no ... I am a pround member of the Westboro Baptist Church and Gawd Hates 'dem Commies like Eyeties --- beside did you ever smell their breath? -- I hate anchovies almost as much as much as I hate coons, fags, spics, hebes and Japs. But I love Terri. Cop: Sir, why are you here? Man: The Bugman (R-107256 Leavenworth) and his houseboy (R-Billy'sBoyToyRoy) told me to come down here and try to deflect attention from his troubles. My 56 Ford pick-um-up almost didn't make it. Cop: Sir, Why don't you just go home and try to find a life? Man: Can my oldest boy, Clyde, he's the youngster here with his mouth taped shut, go in and try to drown Terri with this here plastic cup of water. Cop: No. And get the hell out of here before I run your red ass off to jail for child abuse. Man: What are you? Some sort of Agiest? VOICE FROM HEAVEN: Throw his ass in jail. I'll make sure he stays there.
The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience Why don't Christians live what they preach? By Ronald J. Sider
Scandalous behavior is rapidly destroying American Christianity. By their daily activity, most "Christians" regularly commit treason. With their mouths they claim that Jesus is Lord, but with their actions they demonstrate allegiance to money, sex, and self-fulfillment.
The findings in numerous national polls conducted by highly respected pollsters like The Gallup Organization and The Barna Group are simply shocking. "Gallup and Barna," laments evangelical theologian Michael Horton, "Hand us survey after survey demonstrating that evangelical Christians are as likely to embrace lifestyles every bit as hedonistic, materialistic, self-centered, and sexually immoral as the world in general." Divorce is more common among "born-again" Christians than in the general American population. Only 6 percent of evangelicals tithe. White evangelicals are the most likely people to object to neighbors of another race. Josh McDowell has pointed out that the sexual promiscuityof evangelical youth is only a little less outrageous than that of their nonevangelical peers.
Well, now the truth is coming out for Po'George. Poor Terri Shiavo. She has no cerebral cortex. It has been replaced with fluid. Those incredibly disgusting Repugs, like the Bugman and the BoyToyRoy, issued some talking points. But no one has the courage to admit they did it. Typical cowards. The talking points said that this poor woman would make a great issue to get Bill Nelson of Florida unelected in 1996. And the great hyprocrisy of all from these "pro-life" cretins? In 1999, George Bush signed a law in Texas that gave the hospitals the right to pull the plug on a patient if they couldn't pay their bill. Wishes of anybody in the family be damned. Never happen you say? Well, wrongo, bubula. It happened Saturday. A six month old boy at Texas Children's Hospital was taken off life support over the objections of his mother .. on the decision of the hospital alone ... no court action ... no nothing necessary. His mother was so poor she had never had any prenatal care before the child was born severely disabled .... thanks to the Smirking Chimp who had cut prenatal services in Texas. I am really happy to hear that the crocodile tears of George Bush, the Bugman and The BoyToy are not flying with the American public of any stripe. They look like the opportunistic, hypocritical fools that they are ... and finally, even the Repugs can see it.
Tom DeLay (R-104536 Leavenworth), the Majority Leader Bugman, needs something else to take away attention from his problems. He found it in a dead woman. First, he passes a budget for the US that is the most cruel budget in history ... cutting things like education, health care for the poor, food stamps, cops, firemen ... the list goes on. All at the same time giving a $130 billion dollar windfall to the rich, and making sure that corporations don't have to pay taxes at all - if they don't want to. (My guess is, they won't want to.) But he needed some cover for this rape of America. So, Thursday, we had the juiced-up baseball players who made fools of themselves by declaring that they were still heros to kids who want to play sports. And Friday ... oh, man ... what we got on Friday just buggers the imagination. Bugman, along with his houseboy Roy Blunt of Missouri, (R-Billy'sBoyToyRoy), managed to almost suponea a dead woman to something in Congress -- I am not sure what. Make no mistake. Terry Shiavo is dead -- DEAD -- has been for a long time now. Get over it. She is no more alive than the cell culture in the incubator. Get over it again. It reminds me of the insane, religious, seriously-whacked-out nutballs, and inbreds who surrounded the case of Nancy Cruzan. In one memorable tape, a crazy man approached her father, Joe Cruzan, a truly decent and caring man, on the steps of the hospital and held out a paper cup and tearfully begged him to give Nancy a drink of water. It was the most disgusting display of inhumanity I have ever seen. They hounded poor old Joe until he finally committed suicide a few years later. Joe is in heaven. His tormenters on earth will spend the rest of their time slowly roasting and having the demons of Hell give them in abundance exactly what they gave to Joe.
I can wish no less for the Bugman and Billy'sBoyToyRoy.
Oh -- did I mention that on one bitterly cold winter day, Joe Cruzan brought hot coffee to all those less-than-human cretins, who were making his life, and the life of the rest of the members of the family, hell on earth. What better comparison could you have. What better example of a man who acted like Jesus would act to those whose nailed him to the cross?
Tom Delay (R-Bugman) is in some hot water. The Repug Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, and the boss of our own Roy Blunt (R-Billy'sBoyToyRoy) from the 7th District of Missouri (who has hitched his star to the Bugman). He is under investigation for the commission of felonies -- multiple felonies -- the Grand Jury is about an inch away from the indictment. He has been issued letter oc censure (boy, that's an impressive punishment) from the House Ethics Committee three, that's THREE, times. So what does this vile politician do? He changes the rules of the Ethics Committee. And then he fires the Repugs that voted against him and appointed Repugs who support him, in fact, they take money from him!!!!! Ethics ??? Republicans in charge???? HAHAHAHAHA What a joke on the American people. Maybe he can take BoyToyRoy down with him.
As another note to my jury duty this week, there was a demonstration of something I had read about, but never seen before. The Plaintiffs lawyer took 2 1/2 hours to voir dire the jury pool of 42 people. The hour was getting late and the Judge had promised to pick the jury that day. Plaintiff and defense lawers do not cooperate in something as important as picking a jury so I was wondering what was the deal with the defense? Particularly since the defense lawyer was not taking a single note (his assistant was). I found out what he was doing when he started his part of the voir dire and started calling, without error, every juror by their name. It was impressive as hell. I wonder how many juries he can just blow over with that ability? As our judge was talking with us about settling the case I asked him why he allowed lawyers to be wired in his courtroom and why didn't the other side object to it. He said that another local Judge, Dan Conklin, (an old friend incidentally), had mastered the same technique. I will have to ask Dan how many cases he thought he won just with that ability.
Massabama, the State that is a cross between Ancient Mongolia, and North Korea, has passed a law to protect it's citizens. OK, wize ass, you tell me. So what's so wrong with that, that you would defame the memory of those great Americans from a Repug State, like George Wallace and Strom Thurmon? They are going to protect you from dildos. Yep those things made out of plastic or rubber, or elephant tusks, that you -- well --er -- use for some fun with a special friend. They are sometimes filled with air, some even have motors attached (the bigger the motor, the better, in my book -- speed counts with me.) The Lege, in it's infinite wisdom of what Gawd said in the beloved Ten Commandments, has outlawed what we used to call "marital aids." They did not mention if the dual use products, such as cucumbers, were also outlawed. Massabama, which is in sore need of jobs for it's people, has just wrecked the battery industry. Not mentioned in the law were items such as gearshift levers, whisk brooms, hairbrushes, fingers, or doorknobs. Enterprising entrepreneurs might cross the State Line to Florida where there is planning to open Walmart-sized outlets selling Vaseline, KY Jelly, Crisco cooking oil, and Pam. Of course, these are modern times and we don't call them "marital aids" anymore. We have a new word -- pharmaceuticals. Advertised on TV at the superbowl games, by dried up former Senators, and even blaspheming the Lawd Gawd hisself, by appearing on the hood of a NASCAR racer. And I thought the knuckledrags in the Missouri Lege were nutcases.
I was called for Jury Duty this week. I served once before, many years ago. It was an enlightning experience to how juries do their business. That case was a crappy-assed little criminal trial involving a $60 forged check. The defendant was so obviously guilty that the jury could have deliberated no longer than it took to vote to convict her. Instead, we at least tried to give her side of the case some credit. There was no way. I wondered why she took the chance on a two year conviction, when any judge in the world would have her pay restitution and be on probation for that kind of offense. Only after the trial I learned that there were things coming down the road for her that meant she at least had to give it a shot. Same thing with this jury. It was a fairly straightforward slip and fall in a eatery. I could see just from the voir dire of the jurors that the jury would probably wind up assigning percentage liabilities to the parties and the only thing to really decide would be the money issues. But I did wonder why in the world it had gotten this far -- why hadn't they settled this long ago? What really worried me was that the resturant was going to claim that the plaintiff was faking it. That would put a huge responsibility on the jury and I for one did not welcome the thought. As it happened, they settled in the middle of the night before the trial started. But in talking with the others that were picked for the jury, I found that they were very thoughtful people, who had gone home after voir dire and started asking themselves questions, about the answers that they wanted to hear during the trial. As long as we have good people on juries, the system is intact, no matter how shaky and dysfunctional other parts of it may be.