Friday, March 25, 2005

Dear Blog, it's me, Margaret.

Polls suck, but hooray anyway.
The polls aren’t going the way the conservatives would like on this Schiavo issue. So they are scapegoating an ABC poll, because one of its question was prefaced with: “As you may know, a woman in Florida named Terri Schiavo suffered brain damage and has been on life support for 15 years.”

Conservative maven Michelle Malkin asserted that: “The loaded phrase evokes images of a comatose patient being artificially sustained by myriad machines and pumps and wires. Terri was on a feeding tube. A feeding tube is not a ventilator. Terri can breathe just fine on her own.”

Well, she’s getting food and water through tubes, isn’t she? “Terri,” I mean, not “Michelle?” Doesn’t that qualify as supporting life? Hello?

Peggy Noonan tries to coin a term.
“I do not understand the emotionalism of the pull-the-tube people.”

Who's emotional? I'm not emotional. I'M NOT EMOTIONAL!!!!

And leave the tubes in if you want to. It's none of my business.

Ralph Nader: "A profound injustice is being inflicted on Terri Schiavo. Worse, this slow death by dehydration is being imposed upon her under the color of law, in proceedings in which every benefit of the doubt-and there are many doubts in this case-has been given to her death, rather than her continued life."

Jeeze, Ralph, aren't there any exploding Pintos that need your attention?

In Other News: Uh-Oh.
From The Business: “BP exploration consultant Francis Harper said he estimated the world's total original usable oil resources - the amount of oil before drilling began - at about 2.4 trillion barrels of oil. This is considerably less than the 3 trillion assumed by bullish commentators such as the US government's Geological Survey. This points to oil production peaking between 2010 and 2020.”

Does anybody find this acronym as irritating as I do? Why the hell are we supposed to be suddenly down on “mainstream media?” (Well, aside from the mainstream media’s persistent mediocrity.)

Speaking of the sanctity of marriage, this is from Etiquette Hell (dot com)
I know a bride-to-be that created a web site to keep friends and family posted on the details of the wedding (which is a very nice idea). But, the site is non-stop awful. She posted photos of herself in the wedding dress, even though the wedding is months away. And, here’s an actual quote from the site...right at the top of the HUGE letters:

"Registered at: Target Gift Registry - [link to online registry] Wal-Mart Gift Registry - [link to online registry] Gift Registry - [link to online registry]

No gift registries at Sears - but it's Bob's favorite store! Feel free to get gift cards from them for us!"

Note: To top it off, the registries included not one, but TWO deep fat fryers. And, nose hair trimmers! Yuck.

In other news.
From Pravda, the world’s most trusted news source: “…the yeti phenomenon may be no evolution at all but a mere degradation of ordinary people into apelike creatures.” Whew!

Earlier, this article claimed, of the yeti: "... it seems to be resembling none of known primate kinds."


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