Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Terri Schiavo watch: Day 5,621.

Man, some folks never give up, do they? Over here at WingNutDaily, they just won't let it go:

Challenging the assumptions of many analysts and news reports [Ed: and competent physicians and, well, pretty much anyone who isn't a total moron], an attorney who specializes in medical ethics cases points out the autopsy report of Terri Schiavo indicates the brain-injured woman might have been cognizant of her surroundings as her family insisted...

"It is very possible that she remained cognizant of sounds and other things without being able to communicate," Ward said. "It's possible Terri was aware of everything being done to her -- yet could do little to make people aware that she was there."

A bit of advice to the right-wing wankersphere: Let. It. Go. Please, for God's sake, just let it go. One can only fantasize that you folks showed one-tenth this amount of compassion for the prisoners who were tortured and, in some cases, beaten to death in Abu Ghraib and Gitmo. Ah, but I forget -- they weren't white. Sorry, what was I thinking?

BONUS IDIOCY: Just in case you needed any more proof of the intellectual bankruptcy of these people, feast your eyes on this delightful morsel of illogic:

[Jerri Lynn] Ward also challenges analysts who insist there was no abuse, pointing out the report does not rule out that possibility.

The autopsy report says, rather, that the medical examiner could not detect any evidence.

In other words, despite the fact that there was no evidence of abuse whatsoever, well, you can't prove that it didn't happen, can you? The mind just reels, doesn't it?


Anonymous said...

I remember watching the Brain Damaged Florida Woman, or "Terri Schiavo" as ignorant rightwingers called her. I kept on shrieking at the TV - while furiously using a cheese grater on the inside of my thighs to protest 2000 years of white male hegemony - "die, Die, DIE! Die with Dignity, you Brain Damaged Florida Woman!"

The ignorant reichwingers even claimed that dehydrating and starving a Brain Damaged Florida Woman to death is not dignified!

But typical of the rightwing nuts to claim that this thing was a real "human." Next thing you know, they will be calling a fetus a "human."

Oh I forgot. They DO say that. Neocons are so fucking unenlightened.

And good on you for claiming that the innocent civilians at Gitmo have been tortured and beaten to death. So what if it is untrue. We must fight the right's lies with our own lies!

Progressive Paul

CC said...

Dear PP:

While I appreciate the positive feedback, please rein it in just a bit, OK? There's enthusiastic, and then there's just plain shrill.