Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Hey, guys. I, for one, am tired of hearing about Terry Schiavo. Yet here I go. I think each person should have the right to decide how they want to die (assuming they have all of their mental faculties), and I think that if a person is incapable of deciding for themself, their most immediate loved ones should be the one to make the decision for them (people who presumably would best know the intent of their loved ones). The biggest problem in this case is the whole feeding tube thing. Even if Schiavo is still coherent somewhere in there, I doubt she wants to continue on this way. On the other hand, she probably doesn't want to slowly, painfully starve to death. It's ridiculous that we condone lethal injection for death row inmates, but reject similar measures for people who are gravely ill and seeking to end their own lives with dignity. This country is absurd.
Of course, there is something a little disconcerting about allowing anyone other than the ill person to decide when euthanasia is appropriate. I'm sure that most families would have good intentions in these situations, but every once in a while there's going to be somebody who wants the plug pulled on someone else for reasons other than mercy. That's where things get troubling.
Watched a good chunk of Alien v. Predator last night with Bart and Crackbass. It's a decent movie for the first two thirds, but then it starts to suck eggs. Stupid helper Predators....
So busy.... no time for bloggin.

5 comments:

The League said...

I agree with your point son Schiavo, but you're wrong on AvP. That movie was crappy the entire way through. I don't recall enjoying anything about that flick.

Steanso said...

I actually thought that the premise for A v. P was a surprisingly good one (the predators using aliens for hunting), and I even kind of enjoyed the fact that they had been doing this stuff on ancient earth. I just hated the group of experts which were sent in, Jurassic Park style, and especially the way the humans came to interact with the predators. That was lame. I also thought that the casting and/or acting was weak.

Sigmund Bloom said...

euthanasia and AvP in the same post. this is the best blog ever.

The League said...
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The League said...

I stand by my review from a few months ago.

Note the clever way in which I have rerouted your readers to my far superior review of the flick