March 24, 2005

And, By the Way

My name is Joy McCann. If I ever become brain-damaged or severely injured, I'd like my husband to make all decisions regarding my care.

Even if he's had kids with another woman. Especially if he's had kids with another woman: I think that would make him a little bit more objective than the 'rents. Ya know?

Posted by Attila at March 24, 2005 10:55 PM

Noted. If your estranged husband tries to kill you in a mannjer so painful disgusting that we wouldn't even consider doing it to the most heinous death row felon or the most murderous terrorist and ignites half the country to try and save your life, I'll look the other way.

Actually, your situation will be different because you have at least articulated your views here which is what is totally absent in a certain other case which relies solely on the "husband's" testimony. But, I still promise to look the other way while you are murdered.

Posted by: Don at March 25, 2005 07:23 AM

The second murder attempt, it would seem.

Posted by: JD at March 25, 2005 09:33 AM

You know, guys, I've heard those rumors too. But I'm going to have to see some documentation to believe 'em. As I see it

1) Michael Schiavo stood by his wife for years, hoping she'd recover, before resigning himself to the idea that she would never come back;

2) he's turned down a lot of money in order to do the right thing as he sees it;

3) this woman is not in a position to feel pain in the way that we think of pain. She won't suffer as we would in a similar situation. In fact, that's the whole point: most of her brain is missing. Her body will be kept comfortable through this process (gels, ice chips to ease the dehydration on her lips and in her mouth). Other pain will be eased with medicines. She is not going to suffer.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 25, 2005 10:38 AM

1) Michael Schiavo long ago moved on to his new woman and mother of his two children, to say he is conflicted is an understatement. Immediately after the lawsuit in which money was awarded for rehabilitation which he testified under oath would be done, he refused to allow any rehabilitation to be done on her. Haven't you heard the multiple sources of caregivers who have testified to this?

2) He turned down "public money." Big deal. I'd turn down a million dollars to shoot my cat because I wouldn't want to forever be known as the guy shot his cat for money...but offer it to me that privately and kitty gets blown away by some "unknown neighbor." So, he wants to hang on to the lie that he cares about her and that it’s not about the money, but you can't get a straight answer because the exact finances are private as to what life insurance or settlement funds will be waiting for him once he finishes off killing her.

3) Multiple parties have testified that not just a few years ago Terri could say "pain" and other words. While "most" of her brain is that the standard? If so, I'm off to the local hospice to kill anyone with less than 50% of their brain. I've been to hospices with PVS patients...they are ALL droolers. PVS patience can't swallow, but Terri can! She is not PVS. She is not on life support, she just needs help eating which she might be able to do orally with therapy which her "husband" won't allow.

As to ice chips and the like, do you know that for a fact they all that is being done? And even if they are do you think that really takes away all her suffering? Believe what you need to, if it helps you sleep at night.

We give every scumsucking murder every possibility of appeal, but the libs get up in arms when congress wants to do the same for an innocent woman?

Posted by: Don at March 25, 2005 01:42 PM

I'll be surrounding your hospice with Randall Terry's stormtroopers & Don, relaying breathless stories about your hubby's perfidy that I heard on talk radio but the police seem to know nothing about, & force-feeding you like a foie gras goose while your CAT scan flatlines.


Posted by: jeff at March 25, 2005 03:01 PM

don't forget that we have to have numerous unelected judges override the laws passed by the Ca legislature, using their "judgemet" to pass sentence on you.

Posted by: William Teach at March 25, 2005 05:26 PM

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