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2005-03-28 08:23:40 AM  
Is our children learning?
 
2005-03-28 08:29:33 AM  
I'd like to think most of the parents would keep their kids home anyway. How do you explain the three-ring-circus of protesters and media to a 7 year old?
 
2005-03-28 08:32:35 AM  
Terri who?
 
2005-03-28 08:32:50 AM  
Is our children learning?


They're learning that vegetables are an essential part of a balanced media diet...
 
2005-03-28 08:35:05 AM  
Some of those protesters are scary. In a brainwashed zombie type of way. But real and stuff.....

*shivers*

/Shoot the zombies....
 
2005-03-28 08:43:16 AM  
I like the protesters who are claiming their god's wrath is going to fall upon all of America for this Schiavo thing. Nothing like scaring a bunch of kids by telling them a so-called "loving" god is going to kill them.


"Blah, blah, blah..."

Dude, STFU!
 
2005-03-28 08:54:24 AM  
Maybe if they were in school, they would learn to properly spell "Schiavo" in their headlines.
 
2005-03-28 08:55:45 AM  
Meanwhile, a plane cruised overhead towing a banner that read, "Gov.: Terri needs you now."

A message from on high!!!!
 
2005-03-28 08:57:54 AM  
Even though this sorry episode has not finished, it really shows what a sorry state America is in.

So much concern for a brain-dead patient, but a criminal..... fry 'em.

You have the christian doctrine of keeping someone alive at all costs (apart from Tom DeLay's father.... and the head of the Roman Empire catholic church), yet no quarms about having the state execute someone. And we all know the state never makes a mistake.....

I don't see the outrage from the christian right about this.

Next will be an assasination attempt on her husband from one of those who holds life so sacred.

America Jebusland, home of the 21st century taliban.
 
2005-03-28 08:59:38 AM  
This is shocking, as fundies are so into education and lurning.
 
2005-03-28 09:01:25 AM  
This is the pic I liked....



Reminds me of The Haiti Lady from The PJ's...

/siwy cwistchuns...
 
2005-03-28 09:07:21 AM  
Isn't she dead yet?

 
2005-03-28 09:07:42 AM  
zappaisfrank: siwy cwistchuns...

I can't remember which Farker it was, but someone pointed out that you don't see this kind of protest outside court rooms where people get divorced.

It seems like they aren't even able to stick to defending their core commandments, so they go for gays and veggies.
 
2005-03-28 09:20:40 AM  
I already told my parents to not be selfish like Teri's mom and dad. Let me die, don't keep me alive for your benefit.
 
2005-03-28 09:23:21 AM  
Half Man Half Biscuit [TotalFark]

zappaisfrank: siwy cwistchuns...

I can't remember which Farker it was, but someone pointed out that you don't see this kind of protest outside court rooms where people get divorced.

It seems like they aren't even able to stick to defending their core commandments, so they go for gays and veggies.
____________________________

You also don't see them outside of prisons during executions (only godless libruls protest capital punishment) or when the flag draped caskets come back from Iraq, either.

Plus, you'll never get one of them to give you their view on the Sun Hudson case, either!

/again....siwy cwistchuns!
 
2005-03-28 09:30:23 AM  
NICU8697: don't keep me alive for your benefit

Actually, by signing a living will to allow you to die of you become brain-dead and allowing for your organs to be donated you are capable of the ultimate selfless act.

Strange that christians can't see that this act can be the gift of life to others..... I guess this is too human for them.
 
2005-03-28 09:33:03 AM  
zappaisfrank:

You also don't see them outside of prisons during executions (only godless libruls protest capital punishment) or when the flag draped caskets come back from Iraq, either.

Just wanted to repeat this.
 
2005-03-28 10:10:47 AM  
"It seems like they aren't even able to stick to defending their core commandments, so they go for gays and veggies."

I guess you could say they only things that get these people stirred up are fruits and veggies.
 
2005-03-28 10:18:25 AM  
I guess you could say they only things that get these people stirred up are fruits and veggies.

Add in the up coming flame war and we have stir fry.
 
2005-03-28 10:22:42 AM  
this is sad and stupid, mostly stupid, and i just want to say that this is not representative of all christians. unfortunately, darwin has yet to weed the ignorant ones out.

thank you and good night. tip your waitress.



/prochoice, anti-abortion, anti-death penalty, anti-divorce, pro-gay marriage, pro not being an idiot with my head up my ass, etc and so on.
 
2005-03-28 10:22:44 AM  
So let me get this straight.

They're separating the brats and wieners?
 
2005-03-28 10:30:29 AM  
cheshirecatsmileyface [TotalFark]

this is sad and stupid, mostly stupid, and i just want to say that this is not representative of all christians. unfortunately, darwin has yet to weed the ignorant ones out.
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Most of us know that, but it just takes a vocal minority to make the whole bunch look like doofuses. Kinda like the way Hollywood likes to make everyone non-conservative look like morans, too.

Unfortunately, the vocal minority seems to have quite a bit of influence with government, which is kinda scary. That is what riles up the left and concerns those who are centerists, like me.

What offends me, I guess, is that this woman is dying, not in private, but with a vocal mob outside the building, creating disruptions and incidents involving police daily. That is very disrespectful, in my opinion, to Ms. Schiavo.
 
2005-03-28 10:43:25 AM  
cheshirecatsmileyface: this is not representative of all christians.

Sort of like Americans in general.

The decent, honest, "actually I do give a fark" ones are drowned out by the "America, fark yeah!, Rah Rah Rah, go USA!" ones..... In other words the vocal ass minority.

But all we hear is the fundies like this mob, and such wonderful christians like Fred Phelps.
 
2005-03-28 10:48:46 AM  
zappais
and
Half Man

i agree. it's scary and annoying. very, very, very, very annoying.

very very.
 
2005-03-28 11:00:57 AM  
I wish that a Schiavo protest would shut down my office. That would be farking sweet.
 
2005-03-28 11:01:59 AM  
This farking case is going to start World War III. Mark my words.
 
2005-03-28 11:02:54 AM  
I saw a protester in the background on CNN last night comparing Jeb Bush to Pontius Pilate.

That's right, Schiavo is Jesus.

I also heard a guy call her husband a Nazi.
 
2005-03-28 11:03:25 AM  
These people are now getting desparate. They realize that their chance to get on TV will soon be over when she passes on.
 
2005-03-28 11:03:38 AM  
Wait...Her name is pronounced "SHY-voh"?
I've been calling her "she-AH-voh".
AAAAAhhhh! I feel like an IDIOT!
 
2005-03-28 11:03:54 AM  
I don't get these protestors. The Bushes have done everything (legal and otherwise, as determined by various courts) of attempting to stop the removal of the feeding tube. What more do these people want them to do? Send in the national guard and kidnap her? Anything else would be blatantly illegal/unconstitutional. I just don't get it.
 
2005-03-28 11:04:33 AM  
This has officially gotten out of hand
 
2005-03-28 11:04:36 AM  
yeah, but pilate and the nazis were the ones that killed jesus, right?
 
2005-03-28 11:04:57 AM  
This shiat is nuts.

My violently anti-abortion, anti-evolution, anti-right-to-die Southern-Texas-Baptist think this much life support is ridiculous.

Her family needs to MAKE PEACE WITH THE FACT THAT THEIR DAUGHTER ISNT THERE ANYMORE AND SPEND AS MUCH TIME WITH HER AS THEY CAN BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!!!!!

//wonders what she looks like now, the pics the news shows are years old....
 
2005-03-28 11:05:45 AM  
Half Man Half Biscuit:

allowing for your organs to be donated you are capable of the ultimate selfless act.

thank you! I was wondering why no one has made this point more (and yes, I know that EVERY angle has been made on this)

by donating organs that are still good and healthy, she'll be savings lives? right?
 
2005-03-28 11:05:45 AM  
This case also seems to be turning people against each other in a big way. Not just RTD vs. RTL, I mean people within their own factions.
The Schindlers made a lot of their public statements with the crowds of protesters behind them. Once the end of the road came, they basically told the crowd to go away. One of the brothers said the crowd didn't speak for the family.
The Far Right religious people are mad because Jeb and Big Brother aren't sending in the troops to make sure she stays alive. The near rights and moderates are mad that the government got involved at all.

This should be an interesting week...
 
2005-03-28 11:06:12 AM  
Even when she's dead the fight will not be over.

Apparently the husband wants cremation and internment elsewhere while the parents want burial of a full body in Florida.

Hoo boy!
 
2005-03-28 11:07:16 AM  
Do these protesters have real life, day jobs? Or are they just a bunch of rich ass, yuppy, right wing, religious conservative nut jobs with nothing better to do with their time. Perhaps if we put these dipshiats to work we wouldn't have this problem,... Although I'm not certain that some of these people have the mental capacity required for working and holding a productive job.
 
2005-03-28 11:07:21 AM  
shes almost dead anyway. pretty soon this will be old news and no one will remember.
 
2005-03-28 11:08:40 AM  
Dennis_Moore, don't worry, I didn't know either until I watched that Daily Show clip. One of the drawbacks of being literate and getting my news in readable form, I guess.

Oh, and the fruits-n-veggies thing is going to get everyone on this thread sent to hell. Thank you for making my afternoon mortally sinful.
 
2005-03-28 11:08:40 AM  
What good and healthy organs? They will go into full shutdown with no water. OR do you plan on harvesting them while she's still alive?

She isn't brain dead, no matter what Half Man Half Biscuit thinks.
 
2005-03-28 11:09:19 AM  
Life_is_a_carnivore


Even when she's dead the fight will not be over.

Apparently the husband wants cremation and internment elsewhere while the parents want burial of a full body in Florida.

Hoo boy!


"FRED!....I think we've got an EATER!"
"I'll get the oven on...."
 
2005-03-28 11:09:25 AM  
FROM THE ARTICLE:
Laura Greco, whose three children attend Cross Bayou...

"It's a shame the school has to suffer because of the protesters," she said. "I'm angry that they've been asked to leave and they still stand out there. I'm frustrated that they've torn our kids' lives apart."


You have got to be kidding me right? Your kids' lives have been torn apart?

PDQ - Phucking Drama Queen
 
2005-03-28 11:10:20 AM  
If it's up to God why don't they pull the tube out and let Him decide what's going to happen to her. Screw this "science" stuff. Evolution is a joke and it's all about creationsim. Leave it up to your God and see what happens
 
G2V
2005-03-28 11:10:45 AM  
This entire event amuses me in a sad sad way, watching the vicious little masses of morons look desperately for a cause they can feel important about.
 
2005-03-28 11:11:18 AM  
Are we having fun yet?
 
2005-03-28 11:11:38 AM  
Did anyone else see the protest by the Young Communists or something like that over the weekend? WTF? First of all, how can there possibly be anyone in this country who is still a communist? Second, how could there actually be young people who are communists? And finally (this is the scariest part), the chick in the photo I saw actually looked kind of hot. This unsettles my world view badly.
 
2005-03-28 11:12:02 AM  
Sad. All the protestors are doing is making others wish that this poor woman would just hurry up and die. As the brother said, "We are not going to solve the problem today by getting arrested,'' he told the restless crowd. ''We can change laws, but we are not going to change them today. ... You are not speaking for our family.''

IMO the members of the family who have consistently gone against the poor woman's wishes should not be surprised now. When they invited foam-at-the-mouth-Christians to get involved, they should have known their own family's wishes would be ignored. Ironic, this is exactly what they are doing to their own daughter and sister -- ignoring her wishes.
 
2005-03-28 11:12:53 AM  
Hey, haven't they heard? It's OK to close a city to protest for using more public transportation, but close down a school to protest this issue and they're suddenly morans.

G2V: This entire event amuses me in a sad sad way, watching the vicious little masses of morons look desperately for a cause they can feel important about.

the same can be said about any protestors.
 
2005-03-28 11:13:32 AM  
Canook

If it's up to God why don't they pull the tube out and let Him decide what's going to happen to her. Screw this "science" stuff. Evolution is a joke and it's all about creationsim. Leave it up to your God and see what happens

Ah, but you see, letting nature (=god?) take her course is contrary to the Prime Directive.

Be fruitful, multiply, take dominion, and use the Remington single-shot that god gave you on the eighth day to kill the dinosaurs and the homosexuals.
 
2005-03-28 11:13:51 AM  
I like how the Fundies are blaming Bush.
 
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