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Posted on 03/31/2005 5:25:20 AM PST by mal
Do you remember a fellow called Robert Wendland? No reason why you should. I wrote about him in this space in 1998, and had intended to return to the subject but something else always intervened usually Bill Clintons penis, which loomed large, at least metaphorically, over the entire era. Mr Wendland lived in Stockton, California. He was injured in an automobile accident in 1993 and went into a coma. Under state law, he could have been starved to death at any time had his wife requested the removal of his feeding tube. But Rose Wendland was busy with this and that, as one is, and assumed there was no particular urgency.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.co.uk ...
Sounds like good company to me.
"...just reacting emotionally to the entire affair..."
Life and death is a pretty emotional subject.
i heard a caller to the DC talk radio station yesterday actually say that terri ceased to be human 15 years ago. it is the viewpoint of many and it sends chills down my spine to hear it uttered blithely and unselfconsciously. it speaks volumes about those that have that mindset.
Thanks for the ping, Pokey. This was a wonderful article, and it wasn't Mr. Steyn's fault that I kept bawling at the always fresh realization of the horror and heartbreak of this case. The horror and heartbreak are sometimes overwhelming, and Steyn shines a bright light on what would otherwise prefer to remain hidden.
i was being sarcastic. i do not know how those on FR who are so ardent in their fervor to see this case carried out to its horrific conclusion justify being at odds with the people i have listed, other than to have the hubris to think just what i said, that they, these freepers, are better informed and more objective. it defies credulity.
The post itself is not throwing an insult, it is repeating the easily demonstrated observation that some insults are being thrown to posters that think in similar fashion to Steyn, Coulter, etc.
i agree that namecalling doesn't help, Miss Marple, but honestly, is there any hope of any of them being persuaded at this point? it really seems that one either gets what is happening here, or one doesn't. i am heartsick over this.
I am completely for saving Terri, but to blame a politician for the fix we are in is beyond lunacy.
Probably. Hard to see drips thru my monitor.
Superbly written. Thanks for posting. Mark Steyn has a brilliant mind.
I have been listening to Dennis Praeger's radio show...at least portions of it.
Yesterday he spent an hour speaking with Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt, all three--Praeger, Hewitt, Medved--staunch pro-life conservatives.
The tenor of their conversation is my preference to the Rush/Ingraham tone on this topic, but preferring one over the other does not mean one is less pro-life as has been the erroneous charge tossed around here oh so casually.
I haven't heard any talk radio in an age...what are the main differences being touted?
Then demonstrate it. Post an example that illustrates so clearly and easily. Not from a troll but long time respected freepers (plural, don't forget).
Sure they agreed. who wouldn't want to be tortured and maimed for a Good cause.(heavy sarcasm) Felos is an idiot! To even think that shows he has no reasoning ability. Maybe he should agree to be the sacrificial lamb for euthanasia of morons.
bump for later
One strikes me as emotional hype and drawing faulty equivalencies and one is an intellectual approach.
I prefer the latter.
Michael Schiavos lawyer, George Felos, is a leading light of the so-called right-to-die movement, and his book, Litigation as Spiritual Practice, makes interesting reading.
On page 240 Mr Felos writes, ...
The Jewish people, long ago in their collective consciousness, agreed to play the role of the lamb whose slaughter was necessary to shock humanity into a new moral consciousness. Their sacrifice saved humanity at the brink of extinction and propelled us into a new age ... If our minds can conceive of an uplifting Holocaust, can it be so difficult to look another way at the slights and injuries and abuses we perceive were inflicted upon us?
Mr Felos feels it is now Terri Schiavos turn to agree to play the role of the lamb whose slaughter is necessary to shock humanity into a new moral consciousness.
As I read Feloss words, I heard a radio bulletin announce that the Pope may now require a feeding tube. Fortunately for him, his life is ultimately in the hands of God and not a Florida probate judge.
Is it actually possible that Michael Schiavo's lawyer just said that the murder of millions of Jews was a good thing???!!
Am I MISREADING THIS!??
Steyn has publicized an amazing quote.
No ... you are not mis-reading here ...
Felos definitely has an affinity for DEATH.
The death of someone like Terri Schiavo is a dream for him.
Speaking of Laura Ingraham, she just played Terri trying to communicate to questions about her pain. She was trying to answer each question the person was asking. The questions were asked and then she would try to answer it. Amazing. Don't know many turnips that can pull of that trick.
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