Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Terri Schiavo: The Autopsy

Of course, the true believers will either ignore the findings or claim that the coroner was bought off by Michael Schiavo, but guess what? -- She was blind (therefore her eye movements, as anyone who watched the UNEDITED video of her knew, were indeed random and not in response to any sort of stimuli). Take that, Frist and DeLay. -- No evidence for abuse of any sort. Take that, Sean Hannity and about thirty gazillion others. I'd love to see Michael Schiavo bankrupt FOX and Randall Terry with slander suits. Those creeps put him through hell.

Via Eschaton, I e-mailed a polite request to Hannity, suggesting that he apologize, and subsequently settle generously and quickly, with Michael Schaivo.

I sincerely hope that Schaivo sues as many of these people as humanly possible.

As for the nurses who testified that Schaivo tried to harm his wife, their licenses should be challenged.
Amen to that sermon, Shrimplate.

As if to prove Phoenix Woman's contention that there are far too many people who will continue to believe the lies of the fake-Christian right, here are poll results from AOL:

What's your reaction to Terri Schiavo's autopsy report?

It's finally over 85%
Questions remain 15%

Was Congress right to get involved in the Schiavo case?

No 81%
Yes 19%

Total Votes: 78,570

Understand, these are people who are educated and literate enough to own a computer and type. In the general population, I think one can reliably assume the moron count is at least twice as high.
There is hope. When 69% of evangelicals side with Michael Schiavo over this (and something like 85% of the rest of us), there is indeed hope.

I think that part of it has to do with the simple fact that dealing with the death of a loved one is something we all must do, generally more than once, during our lives. Most folks won't go to Iraq or have gay marriages, but EVERYONE must deal with this issue. And the "FOX/CBN Christians" have revealed themselves by their stance on it, at least as it pertains to Terri Schiavo.
Oh, the wingnuts are clutching to one rather limp straw: Those that admit that the report has at least some validity are now saying that it "proves" that she didn't suffer a bulimia-induced heart attack. The implication being, of course, that Michael somehow forced her to have a heart attack.

The problem, of course, is that the report states quite clearly that there is no evidence whatsoever of any sort of abuse or maltreatment of her.

Think about it: Michael Schiavo won two separate malpractice judgements against the hospital that treated Terri during her heart attack. You'd think that the hospital in question would have done everything it could to show negligence/abuse on his part, in order to get itself off the hook, but it couldn't.
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