Life Matters!

From Life Matters!:

“Anyone familiar with America’s long and shameful history of indifference and hostility to persons with disabilities will not be greatly surprised by the death sentence imposed on Terri Schindler Schiavo by the Florida Supreme Court.

Anyone with an ounce of decency, however, should be outraged. And anyone who cares in the least about his life or the lives of those he loves should be alarmed.

While those seeking to murder Terri have denied her the opportunity that she deserves for rehabilitation and while they have distorted Terri’s condition in their Goebbels-style campaign to dehumanize her, this battle has never been about the medical facts.

Nor should it be! The life of a person living in coma deserves no less protection than the healthiest TAB (temporarily able-bodied person). In fact, it requires and deserves greater protection, and any civilization that has transcended the jungles of social Darwinism would provide it.

If the life of every innocent person does not enjoy the full protection of our laws and courts then no man’s life is safe from the tyranny of unjust courts like those that have repeatedly provided legal cover for Terri’s impending murder as they have once again done today.”

The Annual Pickle Festival in My Hometown

From The Keene Sentinel Local News for Keene, NH and the Monadnock Region of NH:

“The parade began around 11 a.m., led by “Mr. Pickle” himself in a army green jeep. He was decked out in his familiar green tuxedo suit, green hat, and even a green handkerchief to wipe his brow under the hot afternoon sun.

Henry A.L. Parkhurst of Winchester has been “Mr. Pickle” from the beginning and has watched the changes over the last seven years.

“There is much more community spirit (this year) and pulling together,” he said.”

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