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Live Free or Starve Slowly and Whither Away to Death

Betty%20Hall%20United%20Way.jpgBetty Hall, an 87-year-old, 14-term New Hampshire State Representative, has not only introduced a resolution to the state house to impeach Bush and Cheney (who knew state legislature’s had such power?), but she apparently refuses to eat again until impeachment proceedings begin.

“I’ve had a good life. I can’t think of any better way to end it.”

Considering that starvation often results in anemia, beriberi, pellagra, and scurvy, which may then may cause diarrhea, skin rashes, edema, and heart failure, as well as irritability and lethargy, I reckon I can think of quite a few ways to better end one’s life, starting with diabetes shock brought upon by cake. Chocolate cake. With vanilla frosting. And ice cream. Ben and Jerry’s cinnamon bun ice cream. Goddamn, that’s good.

You hear me, Betty. Pick up a goddamn fork, lady.

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I recognize the fact that perhaps the end result is desirable, but this does remind me of the child who would just hold his breath until he gets what he wants.

That said, I suppose one should get to end their life in the manner of their choosing, so...whatever. Rock on, Betty.

I have to say...being in congress for 14 terms would certainly destroy one's appetite.

Damn Dustin, you made me hungry...that sounds tasty.