3.24.2005

culture of what?

Let's not let this "culture of life" bullshit work its way into our vocabularies! Pop Culturist speaks to the vigilantes outside the hospice in Florida:
Hey you people out there holding signs bowing your heads down in prayer, did ya know that just last week in Texas a baby was removed from life support against his mother's wishes? All because of the Texas Futile Care Law. When he was Governor, Bush signed this law in Texas that expressly gave hospitals the right to remove life support if the patient could not pay and there was no hope of revival, regardless of the patient's family's wishes.

Recently, Republicans voted to eliminate medicaid funding that pays for the kind of care that someone like Terry Schiavo and many others who are not so severely brain damaged need all across this country.

Did you know that Bush, as Governor of the Lone Star state. signed for the execution of no less than 152 people. It has been said that statistically 7% of all people that are sentenced to death are innocent, so it is safe to assume that Bush signed for the deaths of about 11 innocent people.
I will add to Pop's comment: they were 152 people, regardless of their crimes. They were people and their state government murdered them.

I didn't intend to say one word about this whole thing. But this "culture of life" thing is just too much.

And one more word: IRAQ.

6 comments:

redsock said...

Well, that baby in Texas was black.

So.

Crabbi said...

Culture of life is a meaningless term, unless one is referring to yogurt. We can all pretty much agree that we’re in favor of life. Life is, like, cool. The right is good at setting up these constructs, so that anyone who disagrees with their premise is evil. “You don’t want Terri Schiavo to live? You must hate life. And puppies. And little babies.” I refuse to give in to their bullshit, but I’m all in favor of mockery. I got your culture of life right here, fundie!

Anonymous said...

Mollie said:

All I can say is that it's my guilty pleasure to live here instead of there.

What. A. Relief.

L-girl said...

Yogurt! LOL!

I'm making my way over to you, Mollie. You can (virtually) greet me at the border...!

Anonymous said...

If you stomach this whole article, it's kind of funny in a "what a jackass" sort of way...

Good Morning ALPF

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/349tpijp.asp?pg=1

Crabbi said...

It's also funny in an arrogant prick sort of way. And in a jingoistic dumbfuck way. The Weekly Standard is a laugh riot. Bill Kristol is wicked funny.

L, I have a culture of life smoothie several times a week. It makes a great breakfast.