Falwell on respirator, Pope needs feeding tube, Terri's dad cashes in
The Rev is on a respirator, and we are on a Pope deathwatch, Terri Schiavo’s dad has contracted with a direct marketing firm that’s selling lists of donors for $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 4,000 e-mail addresses collected during this insanity. Tom DeLay was definitely “The Hammer” with his dad.
What a freakshow. Is today the day for complete irony re: Rev. Tinkywinky and John Paul II, and the compassionate pro-lifers for Terri? It’s really a kicker that her parents are cashing in, authorizing a wingnut direct-mailing firm to sell a list of their financial supporters. And the body isn’t cold yet, folks.
On to the sick/deathbed watch…If I were Falwell, I’d watch out for The Hammer’s support, since he pulled the plug on his dad without a second thought. (Roanoke News):
Falwell, 71, was admitted to Lynchburg General Hospital shortly before midnight suffering from “respiratory arrest,” the hospital said in a statement. He was put on a ventilator and stablized but remained in critical condition, the statement said.
“He is on a respirator and he’s resting comfortably and in stable condition,” said Ron Godwin, Falwell’s executive assistant. “It’s a reoccurence of the viral pneumonia.”
Pope John Paul II may have to return to the hospital to have a feeding tube inserted, an Italian news agency reported today. It stressed that no decision had been made.
The APcom news agency, citing an unidentified source, said the 84-year-old pope might have to have the tube inserted to improve his nutrition since he is having difficulty swallowing with the breathing tube that was inserted Feb. 24.
Check out Shakespeare’s Sister for an excellent rant on the latest Schiavo media whore Jesse Jackson, and his entry into the insanity.