Friday, March 25, 2005

A fairly cogent summary/overview of the Terri Schiavo case can be downloaded and read here, if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader. For me, this is a really frustrating situation, watching the government and president get very publically involved in a situation that the courts have already decided time and time and time again, just because they don't like the results. As I've said before, it's embarrassing, shameful political grandstanding at the expense of the dignity of this woman and her family, and that's pathetic. (The president will fly back to Washington from one of his many vacations to get involved in this, but not for any other issues? What an @$$.) Fortunately, the country in general, Red and Blue states alike, if you subscribe to that sort of thing, seem to be seeing through that crap for what it is. But just when I start to calm down, I read something like this:

Yahoo! News - Schiavo's Health Wanes As Parents Appeal
: "A perimeter around the federal courthouse was evacuated during the hearing after a suspicious backpack was found outside. The hearing was not interrupted, and the package was safely detonated using a remote device."

Because, of course, nothing says Right to Life like planning to blow people up.

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