The World According to Mike: March 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

My take on the ACLU

"I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the State itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion. I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal "

Roger Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.Quoted in the National Federation for Decency Journal, September 1988. Page 9.

It amazes me how many folks out there (property owning folks, no less) send part of their hard earned wages to an organization founded by such an individual.

I was recently criticized for being complacent in my viewing of current events, politics and such. To me complacent are the people who blindly follow this organization. If the ACLU has it's way America as we know it will cease to exist. Those of you who have worked for what you have should be scared.....very scared.

This nation was built on capitalism. While we certainly have our problems, opting for a socialist, entitlement society isn't the way to go. Don't believe me? Just ask Lenin, Stalin, or Marx.

The ACLU is not your friend.

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At 4/01/2005 4:16 PM, Blogger jimini said...

I prefer a more fascist form of government such as we have with George Bush and Dick Cheney.

At 4/15/2005 8:40 PM, Blogger Doug-E-Fresh said...

ha ha jimini. tell ya what, if you don't like the good old u s fo a, why don't you go live in good old friendly cuba or red china. comments against the gov't like that is those places will get you killed. maybe then you'll start appreciating democracy and the republicians who fight to defend it.


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Theresa Schiavo - 1963-2005

Rest in piece Terri. God help us all!!!

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At 3/31/2005 10:03 PM, Blogger Stephanie Arnold said...

Thank God she has finally gone to a better place. I don't know if you are aware of this, but I was a nurse in a "old folks home" for a few years before I joined the state. I have seen many people pass away from starvation, actually almost 90% of the elderly pass away from starvation, and it is really peaceful. They become weaker and weaker until they sleep and then pass on.

As to add to some of your comments, who cares about Judge Greer or whatever his name is or if he was in anyway getting money for his campaign from Michael. It was proven in court after court to judge after judge that she was in a persistant vegative state and that it was her wish to die.

End if subject, right. Perhaps, except that her parents obviously were not willing to let their girl die. I understand it would be hard, but how do they know that it was not her wish to die? There are many things that Albert and I discuss alone in bed, or on a vacation that I do not share with my family or friends. Perhaps this is what happened in her case.

They changed their argument so many times that it was obvious they simply didn't want to let her go. The first arguement was that he simply wanted the money (which by the way is gone because of her medical and lawyer bills). Then he said he would sign the money over to them, he even drew up papers, and they then said that she was not in a vegitative state!!

So, now after years of not arguing her vegitative state, but that Michael wanted her money, she is all of a sudden not brain dead. Of course numerous doctors, including court doctors, said she was brain dead. The family brought out doctor reports, but then concieded that those doctors did not examine Terri!! Do you see a problem here???

Then the last one was that after 15 years, just this month she began speaking!! RIGHT.

It is and was very clear to most intelligent people that Terri was brain dead. It was very clear to the courts and numerous Judges (not just Greer) that she wanted to die.

So bless her and rest in peace!!

At 4/01/2005 11:14 PM, Blogger Mike said...

They call it practicing medicine for a reason. Especially where the human brain is concerned. I wish I could remember the gal's name who was on Hannity's radio show (and coast to coas AM) the other night who recovered from a similar circumstance.
As to the morality of it; one of the many pastors that commented on it said it best in my opinion when he said that as long as Terri's life was bringing someone joy (her parents) it had value and should be preserved.
Regarding the legal issues, don't get me wrong. I do believe the law was followed. I still believe however Greer should have bowed out due to the conflict of interest deal.
Americans in general aren't valuing life near enough these days and it scares the hell out of me! This should open the door wide for the upcoming euthanasia legislation on California's next ballot.

At 4/02/2005 6:07 AM, Blogger jimini said...

Why of course, let's allow someone to suffer a living death so it can bring others joy. Give me a break!

At 4/14/2005 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 4/15/2005 2:06 PM, Blogger Stephanie Arnold said...

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At 4/18/2005 9:16 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Reasons for removal of above 2 comments:

The first contained personal attacks against another poster. The second contained a now unnecessary rebuttal to the first. Be sure and read the blog rules before posting folks. Let's keep the comments on topic and at least somewhat civilized.

At 4/29/2005 3:38 PM, Anonymous lumberjack said...

Wait ... we have to be civilized , what's that?

At 4/29/2005 3:40 PM, Anonymous lumberjack said...

Hey what are you, the pope? Stop being a blog Nazi!

At 4/30/2005 8:20 AM, Blogger Doug-E-Fresh said...

I agree with you, lumberjack. Personal attacks and name-calling have made America the great society it is today! All kidding aside, I think the only person that we should be able to personally attack is the blog host. Is that OK with you, Corky? LOL!

At 4/30/2005 4:34 PM, Blogger Mike said...

All good Dougie. Just keep them in the Free-For-All Zone and avoid profanity(this is linked to my family page after all) and attack away (me that is). Just don't clutter up the debate topics lest other visitors think it's some sort of chat room. And yes there are other visitors. 15 unique visitors yesterday. Not exactly a national phenomena but I'll take it. Especially if Lumberjack would actually post something "on topic".


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Abortion - Parental Consent

Attention Californians:

It is quite likely we will be asked to vote in a special election this fall. One of the issues we may see on the ballot is a parental consent law for our young daughters considering abortion. This is serious stuff. Under current California law my 16 year old can get an abortion without telling me while her mom or I have to sign a consent form if she is to have a tooth filled. How rediculous is that!?!?!

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
Ronald Reagan

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At 4/01/2005 6:38 PM, Blogger jimini said...

Have to agree with you here!

At 4/05/2005 6:45 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Wow Jim, we've agreed on 2 political issues this year already! That's one above our annual average and it's only April!

At 4/14/2005 8:06 PM, Blogger Doug-E-Fresh said...

abortion is murder, plain and simple. those who perform them, or have them performed on themselves will have to answer to a higher power than "Mike's World" one day.

At 4/20/2005 8:38 PM, Blogger Barry said...

I agree with the masses on this blog, and plain and simple, abortion is murder, always.....
Worse yet, YOUR DAUGHTER can get an abortion without permission if people like Barbara Boxer have their way. Kids can't buy contact cement under 18, but can have an abortion? P.S. Shalom! doug-e

At 4/30/2005 8:30 AM, Blogger Doug-E-Fresh said...

Shalom, AJ, I'm glad you agree with us. But have you embraced the unholy realization yet, that Jesus is Messiah?


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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Our southern border saga

A new group of individuals in the southwestern states has decided to take it upon themselves to patrol the Mexican borders. My hat is off to them and I wish them the best of luck. 10.3 million illegal aliens is plenty if you ask me! I voted for George W. Bush and I would again but his stance on the southern border is weak; PERIOD.

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At 4/01/2005 4:19 PM, Blogger jimini said...

I kinda like the borders like they are. For years now they've been able to smuggle in great illicit drugs. Why ruin a good thing?

At 4/14/2005 8:11 PM, Blogger Doug-E-Fresh said...

any illegal immigrant that is caught trying to enter the United States should be considered a possible terrorist and shot on sight.

...on the other hand, if it wasn't for illegals entering from Mexico, those of us in CDC wouldn't have a job! I guess that wouldn't be a bad thing, we still would have Oakland for new customers!


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The Schiavo Fiasco

Well, since we can't turn our TVs on without hearing about it, I figure it's as good of place as any to start.

While I'm a firm believer in a person's right to terminate any kind of artificial life support if there is no hope of regaining consciousness, I have several problems with this case.

1) Terri's wishes were never put into writing.

2) There is too much dispute in the medical community to convince me personally she is in fact in a "persistant vegitative state".

3) Michael Schiavo has begun a new life with a different woman. Is this not adultery? Where I'm from that is grounds for divorce. This would make the parents the guardians in absence of a living will, would it not?

4) Conflict of interest: If you only watch or read "mainstream" media sources you're probably unaware of the fact that Judge Greer received a campain contribution from George Felos, Michael Schaivo's attorney. Anyone else see a problem with that?

To sum it up, I believe this situation sets a dangerous precedence. Where are we as a society to draw the line now?

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At 4/01/2005 4:24 PM, Blogger jimini said...

Well there you go. Since Teri didn't divorce the bastard she should have to accept his decisions like a good wife. Hey, better check out who has been funding her parents all these years.

At 4/01/2005 6:48 PM, Blogger jimini said...

Let's put this into the reality it is. Our system of government (judicial branch) made a (multiple) decision (s) based upon our constitution and the FACTS presented. Other participants of our government stuck their nose in where it didn't belong and are now very re-faced for doing so. She is now dead (thank God). Her long endured and needless suffering is now over. Get a life!

At 4/01/2005 11:19 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Get a life?!?! Ouch!!! Actually, I do have one. I just hope I'm never unconscious for too long. Someone may take it from me.

At 4/02/2005 6:11 AM, Blogger jimini said...

You may just appreciate them doing that. I would. In fact, I've finally established the documents for my wife to do just that. Of course I would certainly appreciate throngs of people standing around with their hankies when my time comes.

At 4/02/2005 7:53 AM, Blogger Mike said...

I hope no one reads me wrong on this whole thing. I too will be drawing up some documents in the very near future. I haven't figured out just exactly how I'm going to word things yet but rest assured they will be worded in hopes of avoiding a fate such as Terri's.

I just smell a rat in this particular case. But I smell rats in lots of things so....


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