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Thursday, March 31, 2005


YOUR DAY OF RECKONING IS AT HAND! Yes, I am talking to all of you who drive around with cell phones glued to your ears. The ones who think that everyone else on the road has to hear your music instead of their own. I'm talking to the cowboys that blow through redlights and stop signs like they are not even there.

Your days are numbered!

It is spring and bicycle season is here. You have hurt too many people for us to look the other way. How many more have to get hurt for you to take notice? Or are people going to have to be killed? Oh, right! That has already happened! I am not afraid to call in license plate numbers. And to all others who see these people, do not be afraid to do so yourself.

Her suffering is over

After 15 years of severe brain damage and in her 14th day without food or water, Terri Schiavo died just after 9 Thursday morning.
David Gibbs is the Schindler family attorney. He said, "As you can imagine as a mom and dad, this is a very difficult day."
Even in her final hours, the bitter split between her husband and family was evident. Father Pavone, Schindler family friend and Schiavo's parents were not at her bedside when she died. Her husband Michael apparently was there.
The fight over Schiavo's life gained world-wide attention and reaction from the state house in Florida to the White House. Local and federal lawmakers took unprecedented measures to try and save Schiavo's life.
"I wish I could have done more. That's the sadness in my heart," Florida Governor Jeb Bush said.
Most polls showed that a majority of Americans felt that the politicians and lawmakers overstepped their bounds and that Schiavo's fate should be a private family matter. Of course Terri Schiavo's life and eventually her death were very public.
Even in death, the fight over Terri Schiavo continues. There is still a heated battle over how and where she will be laid to rest.

After a long fight, Terri Shiavo's suffering is finally over. She will no longer have to live through the church,politicians, and the public in general way over stepping their bounds and invading her family's privacy. Her husband can finally, after all this time, lay her to rest.

Monday, March 28, 2005

My nephews first Easter

Today was my nephew Ian's first Easter. It's hard to believe that he is almost a year old.
He is already standing on his own and has already taken his first steps.

It was nice getting to visit with him and play with him. I don't get to do that much.
That little guy is developing so fast.

Other than that, it was a normal Easter. Jelly beans, cake( coconut and chocolate!), and family visits.

Terri Schiavo has been given her last communion. The priest also administered to the last rites.
Though it is sad that she is going to die, her suffering is almost over. This has been a long time in coming.

Also, Whacko Jacko is in the news again, bringing up allegations from his 1993 trial.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

American drivers are permanent dim bulbs

I know that I am not the first one to say this but I have to: most American drivers are permanent dimbulbs! I'm talking about the ones who blow through stop signs like they are not even there. The ones who seem to think that they can do whatever they want just because they are in their cars.

They are more interested in their conversations an their cell phones than in what is in front of them. I have lost count of how many times I have been nearly T-boned on my bike because the driver just was not paying attention to where they were going. One inconsiderate person even decided he (or she) found it easier to blow the horn at me rather than stop at an obviously red light!

And there have been worse!

One guy was too busy video conferencing on his laptop to be bothered to stop at a red light. Not only that, but he had the nerve to complain to me that I was the one being irresponsible because I was riding in the street! I do that through town only because it is safer than riding on the sidewalk. In addition to that, there are parts of town where it is illegal to ride on the sidewalk. But where I can, I ride on the sidewalk.

Of courese, there are always the people driving at night, WITH NO HEADLIGHTS ON! Don't even get me started on them.

That drivers license is not a right, it is a privilege. And some people need to have that privilege taken away

For further information, go to Drive Now, Chat Later.

A persons right to diginity

Paying attention to the ongoing controversy surrounding the decision remove Terry Schiavo's feeding tube, I can only say this: this woman is already dead! The person that she was is gone. The quality of her life has gotten so poor that the only decent thing to do would be to let her die with some diginity.
Kudos to her husband for having the guts stick to his guns and fight to have the feeding tube removed. It's too bad that her parents are too selfish to let her go. They are hanging on to a dream and only making things worse for their daughter. If this is what she told her husband she wants, she deserves her diginity.
There are those that think that since her body still functions(barely), she is alive. I don't believe that is so. She is not capable of thinking for herself. Nor is she capable of doing anything for anything on her own. This is not the same thing as assisted living.
In an assisted living environment, the elderly can still get around on their own. They can feed themselves, they can cloth themselves, travel, visit relatives and friends, and for the most part, take care of themselves. Terry Schiavo is capable of none of this.
The person that she was is long gone. It is about time that people realize this. Her parents say that they love her. If that is true, than they will see that the quality of her living conditions has gotten very poor, and that it is time to let her go. The time has come for the protesters to do the same. These people have obviously never been inside a nursing home. If they had, they will see that is no way to live.