Monday, March 28, 2005

The Right Kind of Flip Flop

Humm,Why is no one calling DeLay a murderer?


LOS ANGELES -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who has helped lead a congressional effort to keep Terri Schiavo alive, joined members of his own family nearly 17 years ago in allowing doctors not to take extraordinary measures to extend his father's life, a newspaper reported Sunday.

DeLay had just been re-elected to his third term in Congress in 1988 when his father, Charles DeLay, was severely injured in an accident. As the elder DeLay's vital organs began failing, the family chose not to connect him to a dialysis machine or take other measures to prolong his life, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, citing court documents, medical records and interviews with family members.

"There was no point to even really talking about it," Maxine DeLay, the congressman's 81-year-old mother, told the Times. "Tom knew, we all knew, his father wouldn't have wanted to live that way."

"Tom went along" with the family's decision, she said.


prying1 said...

Apples and Oranges!

Anonymous said...

Oranges and oranges! quotes Frank Rich, ''Harvard Law School constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe pointed out this week that even Joe McCarthy did not go so far as this Congress and president did in conspiring to "try to undo the processes of a state court." But faced with McCarthyism in God's name, most Democratic leaders went into hiding and stayed silent. Prayers are no more likely to revive their spines than poor Terri Schiavo's brain.

radioblogger then asks:

It is a full-scale jihad that our government signed onto last weekend? A jihad against whom, exactly? Isn's a jihad a holy war, where you kill people in the name Allah? Tell me again who our government declared war on and tried to kill? The last I read, they were acting to save a life, not kill one.


Schiavo was already dead, she had been dead for 15 years, there was no ''life'' there to save. Denying 15 years experience is putting your head in the sand.

The jihad by the President and Congress; Bush, Frist and Delay; was a war on logic. It sought to empower fools, people who believed that Schiavo was ''alive'' in the human sense of the word, i. e., not merely existing like a frog heart beating in a petri dish.

It's always dangerous to empower fools.

Perhaps radioblogger thinks it's pleasant living with death threats like Michael Schiavo and the last judge, with a police guard.