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    Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    No time even for being busy

    Hello all... Long time no see! ;-)

    This is Aakash again. I was talking to Nathan on Monday night, thanking him for his help at this blog during this exceptionally busy time for me. I was also asking him if he could be at our College Republicans meeting (which was held Tuesday night) - we were having an important guest speaker there, and I did not want to be embarrassed by low attendance.

    As has been the case before, I had a working list of things to blog about, and some entries that were roughly slated for publication here (when I got the time for that). But then again, I still have planned entries from last year (actually, from 2004 and 2003) that have never been posted...

    Right now, there is no time for any of that, though. (And it is not just because I have class in about 45 minutes - for which I still have to finish the homework assignment.) It is because yesterday, in the midst of preparing for that night's College Republicans meeting, I received an e-mail that was sent to the entire listing of bloggers for the "Pro-Life Blogs" community (which I recently joined). Tim, the administrator of that listing, typically does not send out e-mails to the entire list, but he did yesterday, due to the urgent nature of the situation...



    By now, many of you have hopefully heard about Terri Schindler Schiavo. [latest news]

    I wish I had been following that case more closely - that e-mail indicated that on this day (Wedneday), at 1:00 PM EST, Terri's husband, Michael Schiavo, was planning stopping Terri from receiving food and water, so that she would begin to slowly starve to death. Thankfully, the judge in that case issued a stay until 5:00 PM EST today - and I think that the court was going to hear further arguments this morning. I just saw that the stay has now been extended until Friday (Feb. 25th).

    I am simply going to re-post here the e-mail that I received yesterday from Tim at Pro-Life Blogs. Please read through this e-mail, and do what it suggests. (It provides the contact information for Governor Jeb Bush...) We must act NOW - to prevent this senseless murder.

    Please read this e-mail that I'm posting here, and please do what it asks. Let's all keep Terri in our thoughts and prayers, and hopefully, a tragedy can be avoided.

    For the latest information, visit prolifeblogs.com and terrisfight.org.

    E-mail sent yesterday:

    Dear Pro-Life Friend,

    I’m taking the unusual step of emailing the entire pro-life blogs mailing list because of a critical situation that has developed in the case of Terri Schiavo.

    Today, the courts rejected the pleas of Terri’s parents to stop her husband, Michael, from withholding food and water from her. He has promised to begin starving her tomorrow at 1 pm.

    Most of you are aware that Terri is not a "vegetable" or "brain-dead" as Michael and his lawyers claim, but responds to others and is aware of her surroundings. She laughs, smiles and, according to her nurses, has a small vocabulary.

    Terri is not on life support and is healthy. She needs help eating and is fed through a tube (helping someone eat and drink who is impaired has never been considered artificial life support).

    While Michael asserts he is carrying out Terri's wishes, he waited until after he received a large sum of money from a lawsuit against her doctors before making this claim . During the lawsuit, he alleged negligence and motivated a financial award with the potential cost of Terri’s rehabilitation.

    However, Terri has been denied rehabilitation that experts testify could allow her to eat and talk. The courts in Florida have consistently blocked appeals to give Terri proper tests and therapy that would improve her life.

    Terri may not have the capabilities she once had, but she is no less valuable and no less a person.

    Here is what you can do to help Terri:

    1) Pray for Terri and her family.
    2) Blog - communicate the truth about what is going on and rally support for Terri 3) and the Schindlers.
    4) Visit BlogsforTerri ( http://www.blogsforterri.com) for information and to join the team of blogs for Terri.
    5) Deluge Gov. Jeb Bush with emails and phone calls. He has the power to intervene. Here is his contact information:

    Governor Jeb Bush
    jeb.bush@myflorida.com
    850 / 488-4441
    850 / 487-0801 (fax)


    6) Support HB701 (click here).
    7) Important - Bypass the Mainstream Media - pledge support a paid advertisement in the St. Petersburg Tribune to inform its 450,000 paid subscribers about what is really happening to Terri. [http://www.blogsforterri.com/pledge.php]
    Your participation in help is desperately needed.


    Thank you for standing-up for Life.

    Tim

    prolifeblogs@gmail.com
    http://www.prolifeblogs.com

    P.S. I’ve set-up a special aggregator that displays only posts about Terri Schiavo. You can see what our 200+ members are saying here [http://www.prolifeblogs.com/articles/aggregator.php?schiavo=1]

    More Information at TerrisFight.org



    Thursday, February 10, 2005

    Well, here I am again. I now present to you my most thoroughly studied topic ever: Valentine's Day. (Relying on my own experience, of course.)

    Here’s "The Guy's Guide to Valentine's Day," which I wrote last year around this time. Following it is "The Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day," which I just finished. Should you feel the need to send hate mail, please use my special account: bill.gates@microsoft.com

    Guy’s Guide to Valentine’s Day (February 13, 2004 at 11:08 PM)

    Valentine's Day starts in 52 minutes. If you are frantically searching for help (and even if V-day has come and gone, you can still learn from your mistakes and get ready for next year), I'm here to help.

    Now I know what you're thinking... "What am I going to get her?" The problem is... you're thinking. If we were to be rational, we might think of gifts we ourselves might want (such as duct tape, which is the universal adhesive, or something valuable that could be pawned off). No. Girls want fragile stuff that costs a lot and does nothing. Flowers? They die. Kissing bears that light up? How useless. So don't think.

    The next point: don't ask; they probably won't give you a straight answer. If they do, how will you know? If you say, "What do you want for Valentine's Day?" you could get a whole range of responses. She could reply, "Nothing, of course, our love does not relate to material things," which means that if you don't get her something expensive, the relationship is ended. Or she could say that she wanted something useful, but when you give it to her, she complains that you were "just supposed to know" what she "really wanted." It's difficult, I know.

    Third point: don't guess. If you know she likes candles, for example, and you buy her a candle, bad things can happen. Let's say you buy "Aspen Blueberry." You give it to her, she takes one whiff, and throws it down, screaming, "That was Bertha's [your ex's] favorite scent! How could you?!"

    Conclusion: don't try. Buy her a Best Buy gift card. If she doesn't use it, you can, right?

    Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day (February 10, 2005 at 10:16 AM)

    Okay ladies, I hear what you’ve been saying. “Guys are so hard to shop for!” you cry. Well, it’s actually easier than you think—and this post is dedicated to helping you!

    Let’s lay down the principles of gift giving!

    1. Apathy. The main difference between girls and guys on Valentine’s Day is this: guys don’t care. Really! The average guy sees no difference between February 14 and April 15 (both of which guys see as Tax Day). So, should you choose to neglect February 14th, your guy will thank you.
    1. Uncontested Victory. Don’t play the "who spent more" game. Guys hate it, even if girls like to see by what margin their boyfriend beat them. (Don’t act like that's not what it’s all about! 'Cuz I’m on to you!) And if, for some reason, he bought you something and you actually followed my advice in point one (i.e. you didn't get him anything)... just let it go for once! Let him feel like he actually accomplished something! Let him win! Yet, I doubt you would actually follow my advice, so... Onward we go!
    1. Memory (or lack thereof). No, he doesn't realize that this is your "half anniversary" or that you’ve been going out for 128 days and 16 hours. Let it go. (Maybe buy him a calendar with special dates not-so-discreetly marked?)
    1. Utility. Ok, if you're absolutely dead-set on buying him something... make it useful. DO NOT—and I repeat—DO NOT buy him anything Valentine’s Day themed. If you do, I can guarantee it’ll be at Goodwill with a $.25 sticker on it before the end of the week. What he wants is duct tape, not red heart candy. Or maybe a mega pack of beanie weenies. Or maybe one of those 58-inch HD TV screens with Dolby 5.1 surround sound and a do-it-yourself theater lighting kit. And maybe a combination popcorn/soda fountain machine to go along with it... Not to drop hints or anything.

    But most importantly...

    1. NO SINGING VALENTINES! Yes, this year, I'm in the choir, which means I'll be going around in a quartet, singing (poorly) love songs for two hours to people I don’t know. I don’t want any sympathy--all I would ask is that you never subject anyone else to such torture. We must boycott the singing Valentine industry.

    Nathan is writing temporarily to give Aakash a much-needed break. Aakash will, in turn, not sue Nathan for damages resulting from Nathan’s lunatic attempt at humor.

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