Archive for June 1st, 2007

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Kevorkian Made It

June 1, 2007

One of today’s top stories:

Kevorkian leaves prison after 8 years

Jack Kevorkian had few words but a broad smile as he walked out of prison Friday, ending eight years behind bars for helping end the life of a man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The retired pathologist known as “Dr. Death” said his release felt “wonderful — one of the high points in life” as he paused near a van that was waiting to drive him to the home of friends in suburban Detroit.

Outside a gift shop across from the 25-acre prison grounds, about a dozen people stood in a show of support. The group held signs bearing such phrases as “Jack, we’re glad you’re out of the box” and “Dr. K is on his way!”

The attention focused on a man who claimed participation in at least 130 assisted suicides brought a rebuke from the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.

“For 10 years, Jack Kevorkian’s actions resembled those of a pathological serial killer. It will be truly regrettable if he’s now treated as a celebrity parolee instead of the convicted murderer he is,” archdiocese spokesman Ned McGrath said in a statement.

The 79-year-old Kevorkian, wearing his trademark blue cardigan and a striped shirt and tie, spoke only a few words to reporters after leaving the prison with his lawyers and legal assistants.

I’d post this one here because 1) it’s one of those hot-button right to life/death issues that gets people all emotional and 2) get the views of some of the other WP political bloggers.

Personally, I never had a problem with this guy.  I figure, if I wanted to die, I don’t want someone anyone telling me that I can’t do it.  Like “No, sorry, you’re going to have to keep living in pain because of my beliefs”.   Sooner or later we may all get to this point, and I’m not ready to judge those who want this for themselves or the people who are brave enough to grant that request. 

It is worthy for debate though.

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YouTube Hijinx: Fun With “Laid To Rest”

June 1, 2007

I first saw this vid on YouTube and just about cried laughing (ok, I’ll admit it, we were drunk when we watched it).  This is a vid edited by what appears to be college guys in their dorm room, playing “Laid To Rest” on the Guitar Hero II video game.  Hopefully this didn’t cut into their studies too much…Enjoy!

Complete with outtakes!