TERRI SCHIAVO IS DEAD Now her husband can marry t…

TERRI SCHIAVO IS DEAD

Now her husband can marry the mother of his two children, with whom he’s been living.

Only, don’t call it a right-to-die case. Since we have no solid evidence of Terri’s wishes, we can only call it a right-to-let-die case.

Food and water aren’t medicine, aren’t extraordinary.

God be good to Terri.

SUPERBUG COVERUP? Community-associated (or -acqui…

SUPERBUG COVERUP?

Community-associated (or -acquired) MRSA*, if it gets into the lungs, can kill you in hours. CA-MRSA pneumonia. Nothing kills it. Canada and Europe are all over this, but you don’t hear about it as a medical layperson in the USA, even though it’s supposedly in “dozens of major cities.” It’s not in the American news media, not even the tabloids – no screaming headlines like “Lung-eating disease kills in hours, no cure!!!”

*-MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It’s a staph infection like you’ve never seen before. But if you get it in the hospital, and they diagnose it in time, they can treat it. But not if it’s Community-Acquired.

And of course, if you’re immune-compromised, you’re at greater risk.

So now we can pause live TV. Hah! I’m waiting to…

So now we can pause live TV. Hah! I’m waiting to fast-forward it!

A MODEST PROPOSAL If Israel insists on annexing J…

A MODEST PROPOSAL

If Israel insists on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank, why don’t the Palestinians annex Arab communities in Israel proper!

POLITICS AND THE LAST JUDGMENT It’s the Sunday of…

POLITICS AND THE LAST JUDGMENT

It’s the Sunday of the Last Judgment, Meatfare Sunday, on the Eastern Orthodox Church liturgical calendar. The Gospel is the familiar “parable of the sheep and the goats” from Matthew 25. Preachers and writers on this passage, at least in Western Christianity, usually take an individualistic approach to it, ie, ‘You (singular) visit the sick, clothe the naked, feed the hungry, etc.’

To that let me add that what is envisioned is a gathering before the Lord of “all the nations” (panta ta ethne) which are separated like a shepherd separates his sheep from goats. The nations which feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, entertain foreigners, visit the sick and prisoners, will be arrayed on His right and share His Glory. The nations which do not, will be arrayed on His left, where His Glory will be experienced as burning fire.

Does your nation feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, entertain foreigners, visit the sick and prisoners?

SAVE TERRY SCHIAVO The young Florida woman descri…

SAVE TERRY SCHIAVO

The young Florida woman described as in a Persistent Vegetative State, shouldn’t have medical decisions made for her by her husband, who has asked his live-in lover, the mother of his two children, to marry him when Ms. Schiavo dies…and he wants to withdraw her feeding tube, causing her death. He’s in a conflict-of-interest. The Florida courts should empower her parents to make these decisions. I’ve read they hope to care for her as long as she or they live, if necessary. If Ms. Schiavo could be spoon-fed, few would say she should die; TPN is just one step away from that. She is her parents’ disabled child.

Oh, that’s right, offing the Disabled is now fashionable, since Million Dollar Baby won all those Oscars….

Speaking as a Disabled person, you might say Milli…

Speaking as a Disabled person, you might say Million Dollar Baby “killed” at the Oscars.