Tom Smith of The Right Coast rants the best rant I've ever read (pace Lileks):
Mark Kleinman [sic throughout; s/b Kleiman: ED] seems to find my little artistic effort depicting Michael Schiavo in theAs I said upon learning of Terri Schiavo's death by starvation and dehydration, "Are you next?" That's all I could muster at the time. Tom Smith has articulated my outrage. Go, read his post.
Bad Placein poor taste. It may be. When wondering how to respond to the killing of a person whose parents just wanted to take care of her, good taste is one of the first things to go....
Besides, there's a lot to talk about, such as, what should be done to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen again? By this sort of thing, I mean the slow killing of a woman, even though her parents stood ready to care for her, at the instigation of her former husband, a man of an apparently extremely selfish and spiteful character....Professor Kleinman calls me a ghoul, which is rich....I think all of us ghouls should unite, and keep an eye out for old people, babies, and people in power wheelchairs, because I think in the next decade or so, they're going to need all the help they can get.
UPDATE: Kleiman, not surprisingly, opposes the use of torture. I guess he forgot to add the footnote that says "except in the case of a speechless, defenseless, innocent person."