Skip to comments.US Senate to convene emergency session. (Schiavo) Fox news. Tom Delay speaking now
Posted on 03/19/2005 11:30:38 AM PST by Ravi
Just heard on Fox that U.S. Senate will convene today in emergency session regarding Terri Schiavo.
They said they will reconvene at 5 pm EST.
I am glad they are reconvening, but considering that Terri is starving, one would think, they could have reconvened at 9 am instead.
Here we go, time to bring down the hammer!
Where are all the noisy Democrats who recently took to the Senate floor blathering about saving the lives of carribou in Alaska??
This might signal that the Senate will adopt the house's bill.
Was it the House's bill that was the stronger of the two?
I believe the House Bill was the stronger of the two.
The House bill was way stronger.
After doing what it takes to save Terry's life, they should declare Judge Greer in contempt of Congress and haul him up to D.C. in chains.
Good! The beat goes on!
Yes. Most definitely.
How would all this apply to the thousands of others out there in a similar situation to Terri? Particular those with living wills? Is this the federal government's business?
"After doing what it takes to save Terry's life, they should declare Judge Greer in contempt of Congress and haul him up to D.C. in chains."
EXACTLY. And as a consequence of that, I know there will be no shortage of FLA attorneys petitioning the FLA Bar to DISBARR this A*hole Judge.
I predict further turmoil.
I will do a CNN debate tonight
Things have improved and I see a path for her."
Anybody in Florida willing to make a complaint to the Florida state bar?
IF that's in the form of a motion, I'll 2nd that.
Now all in favor, say aye.
Thank You Steve King! We're with you!!
Wouldn't want to interfere with their Saturday morning golf dates and handball games and the like.
"Greer needs to be dealt with - but is there any way of doing it besides the contempt of Congress charge? Just curious..."
Well, I suppose he could be impeached or (if elected) defeated at the polls or recalled from office...
those whould be the only LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE options I could think of...
Ping to #16!
My question is: what is actually going to come of this though? What are they going to do (in time) that will re-insert the tube ? I'm not trying to be a pain here, I just want to know if this will have any direct effect... we thought the subpoenas would work because you can't tamper with a federal witness... why should anything else work if greer is just going to ignore it, and Jeb won't use actual force?
Where are all of the feminists who preach about women's rights? Now they are silent while her bigamist husband has the say over Terri!
Some people might be out of town.
This is very likely to happen. Stand by. Very large things may be about to happen.
Terri didn't have a living will.
She has a husband who wants her dead.
Those are valid questions.
They stated she could live as long as two weeks with the tube...
Change the wording to "shall" or "will." ?
Hopefully it will be the Senate adopting the House Bill. Better language. Sensenbrenner was right to hold up a change in the House bill.
I believe that this won't affect the wishes of those with a living will. It's for those people who's specific wishes are unknown.
It's lightning speed for the Senate however. /fingers crossed
Take back OUR Constitution bump.
God bless Tom DeLay, Steve King and the others like them in Congress.
A good question - I do wonder that if Congress (the Federal Gov't) does act to stop this....will they set precedent that also stops other peoples own decisions via living wills -
Or will it be so structurally worded that it is only for this case (with the idea and explicit statement of setting no precedent)
No, just people in a schiavo-type case.
Why is it all or nothing with the pro-death crowd?
Whatever is done it won't be enough, right?
Greer could still issue another order removing the feeding tube, even after Congress passes the bill and the President signs it. We're still in for a bumpy ride.
You're welcome. I'm trying to help calm nerves. I'm looking forward to the fight and we must do all we can to support and encourage our people in Congress.
My sentiments, exactly.
The uproar could have been completely avoided if the courts had simply done what they should have done in the first, place, ie. follow the law laid down by the Florida legislature.
I hope you are correct (that the Federal Gov't is not setting precedent over even those with living wills).
I think he-Greer-may be arrested....Oh please arrest this beast. Put him in jail with a whole bunch of meanies!!!
Absolutely not! Listen to what they've said, read the language of the bills.
I'm not sure that he's legally able to do that at this time. Perhaps federal force might be used if congress passes a strong bill.
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