Who is the youngest Congressman, anyway?
March 28, 2005 2:46 PM   Subscribe

The next logical step in living wills
posted by Asparagirl (20 comments total)
here, here
posted by 2sheets at 2:48 PM on March 28, 2005

Persistent vegitative state or not, I would like Congress to vote every year on whether I should live or die.

Or at least potato-sack race to decide it.
posted by chasing at 2:55 PM on March 28, 2005

Brilliant - I need to personalize my own copy.
posted by OhPuhLeez at 3:00 PM on March 28, 2005

Yea, I shall use my +5 wand of Congressional hoo-ha to settle this argument!
posted by Sharktattoo at 3:03 PM on March 28, 2005

To answer your question in the title, Harold Ford (D-TN).
posted by sachinag at 3:03 PM on March 28, 2005

It's actually "hear, hear". Um.
posted by Specklet at 3:19 PM on March 28, 2005

You're all crazy. I'm not putting my life in the hands of a bunch of senile old coots who do the dirty work of corporations. I'll let metatalk decide my fate!

Not today. I want to live!
posted by graventy at 3:44 PM on March 28, 2005

I would like the United Nations to establish a new international body, consisting of 500 members voted in biannually by the people of the world, to decide whether I should live or die.

it'll be great.
posted by blacklite at 4:17 PM on March 28, 2005

If I were chosen to live under these circumstances, I would like the person who casts the winning vote/spell to be responsible for changing my diapers.
posted by mervin_shnegwood at 4:33 PM on March 28, 2005

I personalized my own version and sent it to my friends adding:

If any religious organization wishes to keep me alive for their own
purposes, they are welcome to, as long as they pay all my medical
bills, including (but not limited to):
* Daily sponge baths by Miss Teen USA runners up
* Swarovski crystal encrusted bedpans
* Gas-Hybrid hospital bed with low-rider shocks that will activate
randomly throughout the day
* "Crazy-straw"-feeding tubes
* Full wardrobe of cashmere hospital gowns
posted by ColdChef at 4:49 PM on March 28, 2005

I want this guy to decide if I live or die.
posted by NoMich at 5:25 PM on March 28, 2005

dance, terri, dance!
posted by Kwantsar at 5:31 PM on March 28, 2005

Kwanstar: wow, man. Remember how, in elementary school, 2 days after the Challenger blew up, one kid ran around saying that NASA stood for "need another seven astronauts"? That's cold.
posted by rkent at 5:54 PM on March 28, 2005

Kwantsar: Thats both the most horrible and hilarious thing I've seen all day. Thanks!
posted by mervin_shnegwood at 5:55 PM on March 28, 2005

If in a persistent vegetative state, I would like to be kept alive by all technology available. Tom DeLay is to provide all aspects of my care.
posted by deliquescent at 5:56 PM on March 28, 2005

Sadly, though, it is NASA and Terri's parents who are the coldest. NASA fixed the specific issue (bad o-rings), but didn't address the systemic failure (poor vendor oversight). As a result, they lost another seven astronauts. That guy from second grade seems a little more insightful now.

Terri "herself" is little more than an expensive breathing tombstone to the live person she once was. Every dollar spent on keeping Terri "alive" is a direct insult to living people who are suffering from serious health issues. If her parents really cared, they would re-route the money that pays for Terri's life support to a medical research organization or to an organization like the Red Cross.
posted by Kwantsar at 6:56 PM on March 28, 2005

I hope nobody forgets their Canadian Will!
posted by Viomeda at 7:01 PM on March 28, 2005

that terri blog is a work of sick genius
posted by pyramid termite at 9:07 PM on March 28, 2005

Actually, at the age of 29, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) appears to be the youngest current member of congress.

Also, this asshat makes me embarrassed to be from North Carolina. I swear, there should be some kind of rule about being younger than 30 and Republican. You've got the rest of your life to be rich, boring and white - go travel, learn to cook, do something interesting with your life.

(feature request - can we get "asshat" added to the spell check dictionary?)
posted by jimray at 9:11 PM on March 28, 2005

Gotta love Ray Charles
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:27 PM on March 28, 2005

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