Persistent and Loyal Friends of Terri and of the U.S. Constitution,
I'm home from today's hearing which was held at the Criminal Courthouse Complex on 49th Street, Clearwater before Judge W. Douglas Baird.
Once I collect my thoughts from today's hearing which just adjourned about a half an hour ago, I'll post them here. Initially, I wasn't going to do any reporting re: the hearing but it was enlightening.
I learned today in the hallway that Terri's parents, siblings and other relatives are still unable to see her some three weeks later due to the criminal investigation of what may have been mosquito bites. But, that's a different legal matter.
And, then King goes RIGHT on to talk about his own 'legacy' again. Now, someone is talking about what a swell guy he is.
Swell. Yeah, right. SWOLEN, maybe. But not swell.
Have you been watching the live video from the "getgo"? The legislators believe King is THE KING! I will find the video in archives and watch it again when I have had time to chill out.
Nope. Just got here in time to see his glorious self-love promotion.
Well, then Senator supports DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DISCRIMINATION, EMBEZZLEMENT, FRAUD, EMOTIONAL HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION and many more. I think that JIM KING should be the fall guy and I recommend that we hound our other legislators that HE SHOULD RESIGN. Whether they force him out or not, I"ll be making more calls tomorrow.
>>Senator King is adamant that government should never be involved in such extremely personal family/court/God decisions.<<
Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I thought that personal family/court/God decisions might include parental notification of minors who are having abortions (oops, I mean medical "procedures"). I thought the government that King is referring to felt every right to step in on that issue. The same people who legislate that schools need to contact parents to administer tylenol or advil, yet will give permission without parental approval to allow a minor to undergo an abortion. Wow! The hypocrisy is numbing!
>>The Senator is a very wise man.<<
Not in my book!
Damn, where's my barf bag when I need it?
The senator is a very wise a$$. FV
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