food fight!
To see what happens when good comment threads go bad, go visit Ace. Holy crap, what a shitstorm. And of course, I have to read the whole thing; it's like a trainwreck, I just can't look away.

The sad part is that there's some great discussion and funny stuff buried in there amongst the blah-blah-ASSHOLE!-blah.

I have a lot thoughts, but I'll keep it limited:

1. Legally speaking, Michael is still Terri's wife. Realisitically speaking, he is either married to her, and is bound by everything that entails; or he isn't, and is free to do whatever he wants. After 15 years, I don't fault the guy a bit for, in essence, leaving his wife and finding someone else. But still insisting that he is married to her when he is living with and producing children with another woman is silly. It is either one or the other. Dosen't make a bit of differance as long as he retains that marriage certificate, but it's still silly.

2. Bill from INDC has a knack for pissing people off.

3. I am firmly convinced Michael Schaivo is an asshole. Maybe not so much of an asshole that he actively wants to kill his wife, but an asshole none the less.

4. Personally, I'm not convinced that Terri should die, or more exactly, wants to die. I know that the courts have more info than I and have decided that she should, but based on what I've seen, I'm not convinced.

5. I completely fail to understand why, if she should die, we can't at least give her the curtosey of a lethal injection, or a gun to the face, or something. I don't buy that death by dehydration is in any way pleasant or peaceful; rather, it seems to me to be the very definition of "Cruel and unusual".

6. Politicians of all types disgust me; it makes me wonder why I follow politics so much. They are all the worst aspects of a greasy lawyer and a grandstanding celebrity rolled into one slimy, smelly ball.

6. Finally, and most importantly, none of that matters a damn bit. Terri has had every benefit the law provides; what is happening precisely what the law lays out. I don't pretend to know much about law, but I've read alot of stuff on this angle over the past few days from people that do know and this much seems clear. Must reads on this subject: Steve H., Skippy, an excellent essay at Football Fans for Truth, and a lawyer who has been following the case for years.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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