This is among the least balanced and most uninformative - if not outright MISinformative - pieces of crap I’ve read in a long time. Terri Schiavo is “disabled?” She’s been comatose since the first Bush administration and her cerebral cortex is destroyed! That’s a pretty fucking big disability! In fact, it very much resembles the disability the author of this article seems to be suffering from.
“Disabled” is a completely misleading word. For one thing, people can survive with disabilities and lead normal lives. For all intents and purposes, Mrs. Schiavo is DEAD, which sadly prevents her from ever having the chance to lead a normal life. Her brain has been eradicated, and she is in a state from which she cannot possibly recover. Jesus Horntoad Christ, AP, that’s not a disability!
“Florida Family Can’t Visit Disabled Woman” more than slightly misrepresents what’s going on here, and it makes it sound like one of those stupid “shame on you, point your finger at the bad guy” stories every local news show runs. It wouldn’t have been hard to change the wording in the title to say she’s COMATOSE, not disabled. Peons.
Any number of doctors - all of the doctors not specifically hired by this woman’s family, who insist with no real evidence that she’s still aroud - have testified that her higher brain is gone. One quote cited in the GD thread about this sad case:
Terri is gone. The AP, being hardworking, dutiful morons of the finest order, note none of this. They just say she’s in a coma - and don’t note until the very last fucking line of the story that she’s been in a coma since 1990.
You’d think her parents paid for this piece. The AP reports, without further investigation, that she laughs, cries, etc. Without any fucking context at all, your average person would say “oh, well, she’s obviously alive and conscious, how dare they kill her by taking her feeding tube away?” The AP doesn’t explain that these things are not signs of consciousness, they’re just reflexes that indicate nothing. Her parents insist they mean something because they can’t let go, and because they’re fucking morons who don’t understand the concept of wishful thinking. Doctors have testified she has NO HOPE of recovery, and that laughing, crying and reacting to noises lights don’t mean that she is conscious or able to think, much less that she might recover. It’d be pretty easy to accuse the AP of lying by omission here. At the very least, they’re guilty of extremely shitty reporting, since they leave out so many significant facts.
So as I say, fuck you, Associated Press, for writing an article that is an absolute embarrassment as a piece of journalism. You pack of assforks. I hope the next time you take a plane, a small child sits behind you and cries and kicks your seat the whole time. Then I hope the plane crashes in the desert, hundreds of miles from civilization, and that everyone is rescued except you. Then, I will show up, and duct-tape you to the underside of a mule which will drag you over a 5-mile stretch of cactus, broken glass and hypodermic needles. Then, when you are crying for mercy, I will have someone ra ma few M-80s into your collective colon, and you will be shot out of a cannon into the spinning blades of a giant blender set to puree.
And I’ll just laugh.