Thursday, June 16, 2005

A Thursday Look at Lotteries, Lies, Luck and a Loser

The Terri Schiavo autopsy press conference was interesting. It turns out her husband and doctors were right about her condition. Atrophy and brain damage had shrunk her brain to half it's original size, causing total blindness and a persistent vegetative state with zero hope of ever recovering.

Oddly enough, the release of the autopsy findings hasn't swayed the religious right - as is unfortunately true with most hard scientific evidence. So debate of the undebateable rages on. Sadly, this paragraph stuck out to me most when reading the article:

"Regardless of the autopsy findings, the Schindlers continue to believe their daughter was not in a persistent vegetative state, their lawyer, David Gibbs III, said after Thogmartin’s report was issued. He said they plan to discuss the autopsy with other medical experts and may take some unspecified legal action."

I feel for the family, but they've entered a new level of insanity. And their attorney continues to profit from their grief.

Holy shit, look out below!

Damn, the fact that nobody died and none of the bombs exploded is proof someone was holding a buckeye in their pocket. Or a buttload of positive karma had developed in the area of the crash. Whichever.

Jennifer Wilbanks is selling her story.

Where is the surprise here? This woman has deceived and panicked her family, lied about being raped and kidnapped, caused countless needless dollars to be spent on the investigation and search... and now is selling her story.

And the fiance' is still marrying her? He's the insane one, just a total loser. But at least now he's got a reason. $$

What?!? A level-headed, normal lottery winner? No big purchases? No mansions? Just investing and turning it into a bigger sum?


Good for him, this guy seems (at least for now) to have his head screwed on straight. How many lottery winners do you know who have completely blown their winnings and have to live in relative poverty? I know one personally.




Kerouaced said...

I refuse to watch a movie or read a book about the Run Away Bride. This society rewards the wrong people. This woman is a criminal and for that she will make a boat load of money and will have a book. Yes, I'm bitter about the book part. Such Shit...

Angie said...

We are very fortunate to be solvent, save for the mortgage. Lotto winnings would be invested to help our children buy a home of their own. For some reason I am one of those mothers who needs to make sure her children always have a home of their own.

Bottle Rocket Fire Alarm said...

I'd like to think I'd be half and half. I'd invest and try to grow that money, but I'd certainly improve my dwellings and transportation signifigantly.

And yes, I would quit my job.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Those bombs that didn't go off? Well, of course not. They were made by Halliburton, and to save money for the government (and Halliburton) they left out the explosives. A good thing, I guess.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I read of a study that most lottery winners wind up broke.