Daily Archives: 2005-03-31

Tomatoes and Republicans

I don’t understand all the drama around the Terri Schiavo case, but I do hope that the backlash to Republicans is nice and ugly. I think Kenny from South Park (last night’s episode ruled) put it best when he says (and I don’t have the exact quote, but it’s along these lines): If I am ever in a state where I have to be kept on life support to stay alive, please don’t ever show me on national television. I mean, for real. Oh, and Cartman called him a Tomato. It was hilarious.

Anyhoo, back to my point. So, Terri Schiavo was a pretty cute chick until she became, as Cartman says, a Tomato. What I’ve noticed is this: up until now, all they’ve shown on CNN.com’s headline articles about her are the recent pictures of her… you know them, the vacant stare with mouth agape. Now, today, after she’s finally been given peace, they finally start showing some pictures of who Terri really was. And I think that’s the heart of this issue. Look at the two faces of Terri. Which one really looks alive?

Sir. Stupid, our fine president, has already spoken out saying that millions are mourning the death of Mrs. Schiavo. Well, F the President, ’cause I’m not mourning. I am celebrating the release of her body from the confines of this realm. Her spirit has been gone for 15 years, and the wasted shell of who she was just rotted in that bed for too long. Best of wishes for serenity… for Terri, her loved ones, and the world. It’s a sticky issue we could debate forever. One thing though… is this really an issue that our government should be involved in? I think not.

I need to write a will ASAP. Just so everyone will know to pull the tubes and let me go. I don’t ever want to be a Tomato.