Thursday, March 24, 2005
Slightly Diluted Venom
I wanted to stay out of the Terri Schiavo maelstrom for the simple reason that a lot of people far more eloquent than I have expressed their opinions so adding to the noise level is unnecessary, however, it's bothered me to the point that I have to say something. Put simply, Jewish law and custom recognizes the concept of medical futility, however, the tradition is that all life, even one lived in pain, has intrinsic value. These are my values, and frankly, I haven't heard any convincing evidence that Terri is anything more than cognitively disabled, therefore I don't see a case of medical futility here. I might be wrong, and since all I'm getting is from every media source with its own agenda, I don't have enough information to make any judgment call other than a life is in danger, and that innocent life has an intrinsic value.
In the mild amusement factor department, Enterainment Weekly has enumerated their opinion of the 20 best Monty Python sketches. To be brutally honest, are these people on drugs, I mean, come on, Spanish Inquisition as #1? And Ministry of Silly Walks better than Dead Parrot? And what about The Bishop, or The North Minehead By-Election?
Finally, RIP Rod Price of Foghat.