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TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO NOVEMBER, 2004 DAILIES THREAD: NEWS DIGEST & GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM
Activism Thread ^ | November 1, 2004 | floriduh voter

Posted on 11/01/2004 8:09:34 AM PST by floriduh voter

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To: Scoop 1
I know someone who went through the JQC and did send it by registered mail. Maybe they were mistaken to send it registered mail but anyway, the JQC said their complaint about Chief Justice Harry Anstead appearing on Greer campaign literature looking like an endorsement which violates the judicial canons was UNFOUNDED.

I can print that Greer mailer on this thread. I'll have to upload it first. I'll get it here tomorrow. Funny that a clear violation of the Judicial Canons occurred and they deemed it UNFOUNDED.

I WILL POST THAT GREER CAMPAIGN MAILER HERE TOMORROW.

401 posted on 11/16/2004 3:04:12 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1

The Greer Campaign Mailer was received by regular by MY MOTHER. I have possession of it. It is not from any part of any Complaints to the JQC. floriduh voter


402 posted on 11/16/2004 3:07:12 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: floriduh voter

ONE MORE TIME: Greer Campaign Mailer was received by regular "MAIL" BY MY MOTHER.


403 posted on 11/16/2004 3:08:19 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1
To tbritton, it really is immaterial WHO the speaker of the house is----whatever the name, the responsibilities of the position are the same.

I agree that the mail will be forwarded. But I don't think it's immaterial at all in terms of measuring a "news" organization's (in this case, yours) interest in accuracy, and therefore, the likely credibility of their reporting.

And that you, when provided with a correction, respond that "it's immaterial"--that tells me what matters to you...and to me.

Thank you.

405 posted on 11/16/2004 3:19:40 PM PST by tbritton
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To: Scoop 1; All
I believe there are 3 panel members and someone answers the phone at the JQC. I may be wrong. I'll upload the mailer as a jpeg and I can't make it really huge here but people can save it and make their download larger.

Without Anstead's knowledge, Greer took a quote from Anstead and slapped it on his campaign mailer. It was a paragraph of Anstead praising Greer and the quote is not dated. It looks like an endorsement. Greer turned his entire campaign over to Mary Reppa. He didn't oversee any campaign matters. I heard him say so at a townhall forum. The moderator asked Greer if his billboards were in violation and Greer said something similar to: I dunno. I ordered 'em and sent 'em a check. That sums up his JUDICIAL CAREER. I DUNNO.

406 posted on 11/16/2004 3:27:55 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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Bump! Bump!


408 posted on 11/16/2004 3:33:56 PM PST by Chocolate Rose
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To: Scoop 1

Mary Reppa has a web site. Supposed to be a big time campaign consultant. She broke lots of campaign laws imo to get Greer re-elected and he never checked her work. google for her. maybe it's www.maryreppa.com. Anyway, she brags on her site re: who her campaign clients were. Another spokesperson for Greer was Todd Pressman.


410 posted on 11/16/2004 3:36:15 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: amdgmary
Greer paid approx. $1.25 per vote. Govan paid 20 cents per vote.

Govan ran a great campaign and got almost 57,000 votes and we didn't even meet him until after he filed on May 7th.

It was a tough campaign because GOVAN DIDN'T VIOLATE CAMPAIGN LAWS BUT GREER DID. So many campaign laws were violated, judicial canons and regular campaign laws. Public agencies broke laws to endorse Greer. Our supervisor of elections is protecting Greer to this day.

Stupid people voted for GEORGE GREER. We are stuck with him for now.

412 posted on 11/16/2004 3:40:35 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1

Interesting that she donated to Greer. Quid pro quo? You allow me to run your campaign and I'll donate to your campaign?


413 posted on 11/16/2004 3:42:03 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1; amdgmary

I recall that donations had to be less than a total of $500.00. Am I correct, amdgmary re: Govan v. Greer election.


415 posted on 11/16/2004 3:48:32 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1
I got booted off but I'm back. I ckd for my Greer campaign mailer which the JQC rejected as a violation but they missed the point that it was MISLEADING which is a violation.

I Have some information for you from the Judicial Qualifications Commission:

RICHARD C. MCFARLAN, CHAIR and BROOKE S. KENNERLY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. (Verified for Year 2004).

418 posted on 11/16/2004 4:09:45 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1
Why are you trying to divert the attention from Mr. Greer?

I'm not. I've been fighting this fight for a heck of a long time, and certainly don't have a need to justify myself to you, or anyone else.

But I'm serious about what I'm doing, and about being effective at doing it. And I know that, rather than have my efforts dismissed as hysterical crackpotting, either because they are misdirected, or because my information contains blatant factual inaccuracies, I want my efforts to count.

Why are you trying to divert attention from your inaccuracies instead of simply correcting them?

419 posted on 11/16/2004 4:10:51 PM PST by tbritton
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To: Scoop 1

Everett Rice absolutely has been protecting Greer but now Rice is bumped up to the Florida House and we now must fight with Rice as a new representative. I'm sure he's going to fight any attempts to UNDO JIM KING'S HITLERESQUE LEGACY. I can get you Rice's picture. He looks like he's from the Dukes of Hazard show.


421 posted on 11/16/2004 4:11:47 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1; Ohioan from Florida; cyn; Republic; tutstar
Find some more players: www.APFN.org. Newly discovered looking for Rice's picture. What a site. Here's former Sheriff Rice, best buds with Greer, they talked about Terri at a Devil Ray's ballgame but that was O.K.
422 posted on 11/16/2004 4:15:43 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org (mine))
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To: Scoop 1
RONNIE DUNCAN, Republican, is a FRIEND OF GEORGE GREER. How do I know? Because his campaign aide told me at a townhall meeting in Lealman, a small town near St. Pete. I told Duncan's aide there was no way I could vote for him and I'd be voting for the democrat who lost. Duncan's aide ALSO worked at Pinellas GOP Headquarters. What is going on here is so incestuous.

Duncan's aide told me that all non-partisan candidates were interviewed by the GOP executive committee and that they picked Greer. What is curious is that Govan never mentioned being interviewed by the GOP executive committee, specifically by Duncan's campaign aide.

It's a close call that George Bush won Florida. We threatened to withhold our votes if anything happened to Terri before November 2nd. President Bush supports Terri's Law but we were so ticked at the Pinellas GOP for endorsing Greer. That's taking pro-life donations to endorse euthanasia. That's MAIL FRAUD. Super of Elections Deborah Clarke wouldn't hear any of that from me. She's part of the incestuous relationship and her office is just three blocks north of GOP Headquarters. They are both across the street from the courthouse complex at 49th St. where Judge Baird declared that Terri's Law was unconstitutional. (another Judge who wants Terri dead). I did a report on that hearing that's on my Terri's Fight News page.) It's kind of towards the middle of the page.

Finally, State Attorney Bernie McCabe who is also buds with Greer is in the same complex as Judge Baird. J. Greer is downtown at 315 Court St., Clearwater.

INCEST WHY? What is all these people's motivation for Terri having to be done in???

424 posted on 11/16/2004 4:27:19 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: Scoop 1

Rice's picture caption "I'll be your friend if you pay me."


425 posted on 11/16/2004 4:29:52 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: floriduh voter
"Stupid people voted for GEORGE GREER. We are stuck with him for now."

I agree with you. The people were swayed by the St. Pete Times endorsement of Greer.

427 posted on 11/16/2004 6:03:03 PM PST by amdgmary
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To: tbritton

"I've been fighting this fight for a heck of a long time"

Hmm. You registered with FreeRepublic on Mar 30, 2004.

"I'm serious about what I'm doing, and about being effective at doing it"

Please tell us what "I'm doing" about "fighting this fight".

"efforts dismissed as hysterical crackpotting"

You appear to be indulging in a traditional diversionary tactic.


428 posted on 11/16/2004 6:25:23 PM PST by l.tecolote
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To: l.tecolote

Breaking a nail or showing up here in the spring does not constitute participating in Terri's fight. (sarcasm tag) Thanks for chiming in.


430 posted on 11/17/2004 2:05:39 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: floriduh voter; cyn; All
Anyone who started helping this year, my comments are only directed to those who claim they have been fighting this fight for so long when it doesn't seem so.

Thanks a bunch if you genuinely joined Terri's Fight whenever you joined.

431 posted on 11/17/2004 2:10:28 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Republic; TaxRelief

Apparently, Terri's doing good. Her family has been visiting her quite often.


432 posted on 11/17/2004 2:26:16 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: Chocolate Rose

hi and bttt. Terri's doing good.


433 posted on 11/17/2004 2:34:55 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: Chocolate Rose
The Death of Bradley McGee, by Michelle Malkin.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1281817/posts

434 posted on 11/17/2004 3:41:17 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: Ohioan from Florida; cyn
*****IMPORTANT CHANGE IN PLANS*****

Due to new sod at Woodside Hospice, the prayer vigil has been rescheduled to the 12th of December.

435 posted on 11/17/2004 3:50:28 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: floriduh voter

Prayers for Terri.


436 posted on 11/17/2004 3:51:08 PM PST by Bandaneira (The Third Temple/House for All Nations/World Peace Centre...Coming Soon...)
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To: Scoop 1; cyn

435. Birthday Vigil will be on Dec. 12th instead of Dec. 3rd. It will be held at a local park instead of at Hospice Woodside.


437 posted on 11/17/2004 3:51:54 PM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: floriduh voter; All

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/orl-aseclivingwill18111804nov18,0,2699797.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

Posted November 18, 2004


Hanford Pinette made his wishes clear in a living will: He never wanted to be kept alive by a machine.

Today Pinette, 73, lies in an Orlando hospital, where machines run his lungs and kidneys. Doctors see an unresponsive patient with no hope of recovery. Alice Pinette sees her husband of 53 years clinging to life.

Now the Clermont man's fate will be fought out in a courtroom in an unusual battle waged by Orlando Regional Healthcare System officials, who want to let him die, against Alice Pinette, who wants to keep him alive.

"They're just trying to pull the plugs," Alice Pinette, 73, said Wednesday, standing in the doorway of her home. "He still communicates with me, and I won't let them do it."

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Tuesday before Orange Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Kirkwood. The outcome could have broad implications on the enforcement of living wills, which are supposed to remove uncertainty about a patient's wishes in the event of a terminal illness and incapacity.

Paul Malley, president of the Tallahassee-based Aging With Dignity, a national organization that advises people about the benefits of living wills, said he could not recall a Florida hospital going to court to enforce a written living will over the wishes of a patient's family.

"It's definitely highly unusual for a hospital to bring up a case like this," Malley said. "Where this case is, is a real challenge. There may not be an easy answer here."

The argument doesn't center on Pinette's wishes, but whether he's sick enough to carry them out.

"He's all right," Alice Pinette said. "He's getting better, a little each day."

David L. Evans, Orlando Regional Healthcare's lawyer, said the hospital maintains Pinette will not get better and is trying to abide by the patient's wishes.

"All we can do is come in and describe his medical condition and his competency," Evans said last week. "We're just doing what we feel we're legally obligated to do."

The Pinette matter is almost a reversal of the Terri Schiavo case.

Schiavo collapsed 14 years ago and is now in a Clearwater nursing home in what doctors call a progressive vegetative state. She is kept alive by a feeding tube and left no written directive of her wishes.

Schiavo's husband, Michael, contends his wife told him she would not want to be kept alive. Her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, have battled Schiavo in court, arguing their daughter is aware of her surroundings.

The case sparked a national controversy when Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature intervened to block a court order removing Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. The courts ruled in Michael Schiavo's favor and the case remains on appeal in Florida's courts.

The case has been cited as an example of why people need to write living wills.

Pinette, a Korean War veteran and government engineer who moved to Clermont in 1994 from Maryland to retire, wrote a living will in 1998 and assigned his wife to carry out his wishes, designating her as his "surrogate."

In the event of a terminal condition with no probability of recovery, Pinette stated: "I direct that life-prolonging procedures be withheld or withdrawn when the application of such procedures would serve only to prolong the process of dying."

Pinette stated in the will that he wanted "to die naturally" and receive medication only to "alleviate pain."

But Alice Pinette produced a durable power of attorney signed by her husband on the same date in 1998.

The power of attorney states her husband assigned her "to decide for me [Hanford Pinette] any matters regarding my health care, including, but not limited to, consenting to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging procedures."

Earlier this year, Pinette suffered congestive heart failure, his wife said. He has been hospitalized since February, according to the petition filed by Orlando Regional Healthcare, and is currently at Lucerne Hospital.

Despite Alice Pinette's assertions that her husband is not terminally ill, the hospital argues in court documents that Pinette's "renal system, respiratory system and cardiovascular system are all being supported by artificial means alone."

The petition also says Pinette is not competent to make his own decisions and is not likely to recover his mental capacity. The hospital's bioethics committee which reviews cases such as this also agreed to withdraw life support.

And two doctors -- Sanjay Muttreja and Juan Herran -- submitted affidavits that Pinette is terminally ill and has no "medical probability" of recovering.

"It is my opinion as Mr. Pinette's treating physician that Mr. Pinette meets the requirements of his living will," Muttreja said in his affidavit.

But Alice Pinette, who goes to the hospital daily, said her husband "still communicates with me."

She said Pinette squeezes her hand, shakes his head and has indicated that "he wants to go home."

That is proof enough to her that he's not terminally ill.

"There's a lot of people they say that about, and it's not true," she said. "They've been after me since July to put him down."

Robert Wilkins, a Maitland attorney whose practice includes living wills, said Alice Pinette is fighting an uphill battle.

"You should be able to control your own destiny and a surrogate shouldn't be able to override that," Wilkins said. "It really isn't her prerogative, it seems to me, to disregard that."

Wilkins said Alice Pinette's best hope is if her attorney can successfully argue that the living will is invalid.

Alice Pinette's attorney, William E. Ruffier, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Malley, the Aging With Dignity president, said the case may help others avoid this situation by talking about living wills and the responsibilities of the surrogate before it's too late.

The best person to be someone's surrogate, for instance, might not be his or her spouse, Malley said.

"It's a difficult situation," Malley said. "But it can be avoided with other families."

Anthony Colarossi can be reached at acolarossi@orlandosentinel.com or 407-420-6218.


442 posted on 11/18/2004 7:52:55 AM PST by Chocolate Rose
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To: floriduh voter; All
For Terri's Freepers and Lurkers:

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Terri Schiavo's Birthday -- Post Greetings and Prayers Here, Thanks!

443 posted on 11/18/2004 11:48:01 AM PST by cyn (Prayers always for Terri Schiavo and her family.)
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To: floriduh voter
You wrote-
Yes, and earlier this year, Michael WAS FIGHTING TO GET THE ENTIRE TAX REFUND even though he and Terri file jointly. Meanwhile, her wheelchair is still broken.

My Reply- Really? I would love to know more about the money because I think that is the ultimate motive for Michael. How do you know that Michael was trying to get the whole refund check? I think that is the reason he doesn't divorce her, becuase then he would have to pay alimony. Being married to her he just lets here live wherever Medicaid pays and she doesn't cast him a dime. If there were a different legal guardian for sure the guardian would get Terri divorced form Michael and then he would have to pay alimony. Anything you know about the money situation I'm real interested in because I think that is his true motive, please share.
447 posted on 11/18/2004 12:57:32 PM PST by ExPatInFrance
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To: floriduh voter; pc93

Dear Friends of Terri:

Terri's website www.terrisfight.org is temporarily under minor construction.

We apologize for any difficulty you may be experiencing with the links to legal documents.

We anticipate the link repair to be completed within the next few weeks.

Thank you for your patience.


448 posted on 11/18/2004 4:01:30 PM PST by amdgmary
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To: floriduh voter; pc93; tutstar

Dear Friends of Terri:

Terri's website www.terrisfight.org is temporarily under minor construction.

We apologize for any difficulty you may be experiencing with the links to legal documents.

We anticipate the link repair to be completed within the next few weeks.

Thank you for your patience.


449 posted on 11/18/2004 4:02:40 PM PST by amdgmary
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To: amdgmary; floriduh voter; phenn; cyn; FreepinforTerri; kimmie7; Pegita; windchime; tutstar; ...

Terri ping to 449.

If anyone would like to be on/off my Terri ping list, please let me know here or by FReepmail.


450 posted on 11/19/2004 6:55:08 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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