Talk:Terri Schiavo

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"The religio-hucksterism surrounding the Schiavo case makes DeMille's Hollywood crusades look like amateur night. This circus is the latest and most egregious in a series of cultural shocks that have followed Election Day 2004, when a fateful exit poll question on "moral values" ignited a take-no-prisoners political grab by moral zealots. During the commercial interruptions on "The Ten Commandments" last weekend, viewers could surf over to the cable news networks and find a Bible-thumping show as only Washington could conceive it. Congress was floating such scenarios as staging a meeting in Ms. Schiavo's hospital room or, alternatively, subpoenaing her, her husband and her doctors to a hearing in Washington. All in the name of faith." --Frank Rich, "The God Racket, From DeMille to DeLay," New York Times, March 27, 2005.

NY Times links

You know, the NY Times is a great paper, but links to it are not useful for everyone because some people do not want to register to read their articles. -- 02:45, 20 Jan 2006 (EST)

Oher woman

I mentioned that "other woman" because it damaged Michael Schavio's credibility in the political realm by suggesting that he had a conflict of interest while making life/death decisions about Terri. See the 2 Nov 2003 article in the external links page. -- Amorrow 08:54, 22 Jan 2006 (EST)

Recommend link from Michael Schiavo to address the issue. Artificial Intelligence 14:45, 24 Jan 2006 (EST)

He is making life-or-death decisions about the woman and you feel that the one fact that represents the most substantial doubts about his objectivity should go off-page? As far as I am concerned, his extramarital affair (or love affair or whatever you want to call it), from a newsworthiness and historic point of view, has more to do with Terri than it does with Michael or the other woman. I am not biased for one side or the other; I just think that when Terri gets he ax, the reader deserves the whole story (within space constraints). Oh well, it is a judgement call and I am not willing to fight about it. -- Amorrow 09:56, 25 Jan 2006 (EST)


Reverted last edit alleging to correct spelling of the word "bulemia" to "bulimia" ... Artificial Intelligence 08:46, 2 Apr 2006 (EDT)

See "Anorexia and Bulemia" at Healthlink.

Before making the change, I checked to confirm my recollection that "bulimia" is correct. See the "bulimia" entry in Wiktionary (surely the dictionary of choice for a wiki project!). If you want a more conventional source, see the "bulimia" entry at, which quotes several dictionaries, including medical ones. Entering "bulemia" in the search box, however, yields a "No entry found" response. [1] A Google search gives more than 8 million hits for "bulimia" but only about 150,000 for "bulemia". I conclude that "bulemia" is simply a misspelling, albeit a very common one. Even specialists (like HealthLink) sometimes make this error, but it's still an error. I'm reverting to "bulimia" while I wait to see if other evidence comes forward. Jim Lane 22:57, 7 Apr 2006 (EDT)

You are correct, Jim. Should have checked Stedman's or Merck or Medline instead of a Google search to verify "bulemia". Artificial Intelligence 02:28, 8 Apr 2006 (EDT)