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Jerger-Centonze held fundraisers for Hospice Foundation (Terri Schiavo Mystery Expands)
Canada Free Press ^ | 11 April 2005 | Judi McLeod, Editor

Posted on 04/11/2005 12:38:15 PM PDT by shrinkermd

Even after her death, all roads in the life and times of Terri Schindler Schiavo lead back to the Attorney George Felos-extolled Woodside Hospice.

Listed under "fundraisers" on the website of Liberty American Insurance Group is "The Hospice Foundation".

The Jerger & Centonze Insurnance (sic) Agency Inc., an inactive company, owns the Liberty American Insurance Group.

The Jerger & Centonze Insurance Agency was established in January 2001 at the home of Michael Schiavo and girlfriend, Jody Centonze, identified as Schiavo’s fiancée for the first time in the obituary of his mother, Clara.

The principal mailing address of the company is listed as 2807 Marrie Court, Clearwater, Fla.

This address is listed as owned by Jodi A. Centonze in Pinellas County appraisers’ records.

Michael Schiavo is listed as a 2002 company director at the same Marrie Court address.

Richard M. Jerger Jr., listed on 2002 company papers as a director, is a stockholder in Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp., which sold 2,902 shares of stock in 2001 for $102,933.

Why would the Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. buy Jerger & Centonze with a stock and cash deal valued at over $40 million?

Who in the insurance industry would want to truck with a corporation that misspelled its own name--a misspelling that in spite of its place in cyberspace no one moved to correct in three years?

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KEYWORDS: centonze; insurnace; medicaid; michael; schiavo; terri
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I really don't understand this article. The author seems to be telling me something I miss.
1 posted on 04/11/2005 12:38:16 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

Michael Schiavo does not own Liberty American Insurance Group, which is a very large corporation.


2 posted on 04/11/2005 12:43:58 PM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: shrinkermd
MS and whore have been cadging money in many ways for a long, long time ... that's my take on it.
'Course, with ole judge? greedy ... er ... greer, the take had to be split.

JMHO.

3 posted on 04/11/2005 12:45:14 PM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: shrinkermd
The article tends to have a short life here. I don't know why. May be the source Canada Free Press is banned.
4 posted on 04/11/2005 12:45:33 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: windchime; nicmarlo; Fedora; Coleus; floriduh voter; Velveeta; nw_arizona_granny; shrinkermd

ping


5 posted on 04/11/2005 12:47:47 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: CobaltBlue
No, but ...
"The Jerger & Centonze Insurnance (sic) Agency Inc., an inactive company, owns the Liberty American Insurance Group.",
sounds more like an agency that any license holder can open up.
The 'ownership" is, I'm sure, just a hype that didn't matter to someone that was hustlin' anyway.

Kinda' like the crims don't care one way or another about gun control ... they gonna' get theirs anyhow.

6 posted on 04/11/2005 12:48:35 PM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: mercyme; shrinkermd; Ohioan from Florida

ping


7 posted on 04/11/2005 12:48:38 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: shrinkermd; Ohioan from Florida

Insurance fraud? Money laundering?

Where did Michael and his "fiancee", Jody got that kind of money?

Ohioan -- I noticed you have a Terri PING list, I am sure people would want to see this.

It's time for an investigation.


8 posted on 04/11/2005 12:49:10 PM PDT by QQQQQ
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To: backhoe

ping


9 posted on 04/11/2005 12:53:09 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: shrinkermd

Read the article. Agree with you sentiment that something seems to be amiss. But what?

Never fear, the Pinellas county sheriff, police and prosecutor are always on the alert and would never let anything shady or underhanded to be foisted upon the unsuspecting public. </sarcasm>


10 posted on 04/11/2005 12:54:14 PM PDT by Captain Rhino ("If you will just abandon logic, these things will make a lot more sense to you!")
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To: QQQQQ
MICHAEL SCHIAVO's private Insurance company
JERGER & CENTONZE INSURNACE AGENCY, INC.
Notice how 'insurance' is conveniently misspelled and his squeeze's name is misspelled, too


Jerger & Centonze Insurance Agency, Inc., 2807 Marrie Ct., Clearwater, FL
Agency possibly purchased as part of The Jerger Co., Inc., Pinellas Park, FL by Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. for $40 million, 1999.
Michael R. Schiavo listed as a director in 2002, with same address as above.
Corp. listed as inactive.
This address is listed as owned by Jodi A. Centonze in Pinellas County appraisers records.
Richard M. Jerger, Jr., stockholder in Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp, sold 2902 shares of stock in July,2001 for $102,933


Why would this HUGE company buy Jerger-Centonze for $40M? Were they that successful?

"July 16, 1999 Phila. Consolidated buys Jerger

Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. closed on the purchase of a Florida-based group of personal lines specialty insurance companies, a cash and stock deal valued at over $40 million. A commercial lines specialty underwriter, Philadelphia Consolidated bought The Jerger Co. Inc. of Pinellas Park, Florida, and its subsidiaries. The buy brings Philadelphia Consolidated about $70 million of mobile home, homeowners property and casualty and floor insurance premiums. Besides $20 million in cash and more than 1 million shares of stock, Philadelphia Consolidated agreed to a $5 million additional payment, depending on how well the new businesses perform. "

Source 1

Source 2


" In operation since 1962, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, whose Commercial Lines subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty, personal lines and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. Nationally recognized as a member of Wards Top 50 and Forbes Top 200 Best Small Companies, the organization has 36 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior local service."

More?


HUGE LIST OF INFORMATION ABOUT PRINCIPALS IN THE CASE


King was on the board of Woodside

Who is Senator Jim King, originally upheld the passage of “Terri’s Law.” (S 12 E)

Board member of Woodside Hospice
Received campaign contributions from Richard M. Jerger, Jr., of Jerger & Centonze Insurance. (Mr. Jerger lived in a different district).
Called his support of Terri’s Law “The Terri Schiavo vote that I made was probably one of the worst votes that I’ve ever done”

11 posted on 04/11/2005 12:54:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us")
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To: Diogenesis

Thanks for all the info. I'll bookmark this and read it later.


12 posted on 04/11/2005 12:55:46 PM PDT by QQQQQ
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To: shrinkermd
Michael had to have had a good motive to murder Terri WHILE they were still married! There has to have been some property or right to such property that Michael would have relinquished, had they divorced. Even their house. Michael now owns all of it. Had they divorced before he killed her, her half would have belong to her parents. If there was other property, valuable property, that explains the murder.

I don't understand why a court didn't look at his motive to determine if he were following her best interests or just wanted her dead ASAP.

13 posted on 04/11/2005 1:05:43 PM PDT by Tacis ( SEAL THE FRIGGEN BORDER!!!)
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To: Calpernia

Oh my gosh. another conflict of interest between an interested party and the hit squad.


14 posted on 04/11/2005 1:06:53 PM PDT by floriduh voter (www.theempirejournal.com Demand the Impeachment of Judge Greer...No More!!!!)
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To: tutstar

11 re: Jim King. see anything you want to download? This thread has already disappeared once.


15 posted on 04/11/2005 1:08:55 PM PDT by floriduh voter (www.theempirejournal.com Demand the Impeachment of Judge Greer...No More!!!!)
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To: QQQQQ; floriduh voter; phenn; FreepinforTerri; kimmie7; Pegita; windchime; tutstar; Deo volente; ...

Thanks, 5Q's!

Terri ping! If anyone would like to be added to or removed from my Terri ping list, please let me know by FReepmail!


16 posted on 04/11/2005 1:10:00 PM PDT 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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To: Calpernia

The truth trickles...


17 posted on 04/11/2005 1:14:42 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: shrinkermd

Interesting developments. More investigation is needed. Wish I could do a flowchart on this post. Makes an interesting pic. Wonder if Mikey Schiavo bought the 2902 shares of Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Co. since he would have the money?




18 posted on 04/11/2005 1:14:45 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: shrinkermd

Felo de se.


19 posted on 04/11/2005 1:15:54 PM PDT by bvw
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To: knarf

The author has made such a cat's breakfast of the facts that I have no idea whether she's competent to follow a paper trail.

I have no idea whether the address is actually Michael Schiavo's address, or whether it's even the same Michael Schiavo, but a Michael R. Schiavo is indeed listed as a director of Jerger-Centonze Insurance. If you look on the Florida State Division of Corporations website, it's as clear as day that Jerger-Centonze did not mis-spell "Insurance" on their papers, that appears to be a typo by a state employee who indexed the filing.

Having missed that, what else have the writers missed?


20 posted on 04/11/2005 1:17:16 PM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: Diogenesis

There are several different corporations here, which ya'all are confusing. Not helpful.


21 posted on 04/11/2005 1:18:26 PM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: knarf

this article is extremely misleading.


22 posted on 04/11/2005 1:18:46 PM PDT by Scoop 1
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To: CobaltBlue

I agree that Michael does not own Liberty American, but read the whole article. I think it's saying that Richard Jerger, who owns Liberty American, completely bought out Michael and Jodi's Company in 2002. Jerger may be the big deal-maker with hospice, not Michael.


23 posted on 04/11/2005 1:19:56 PM PDT 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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To: CobaltBlue

But, but after all he is the root of all evil and thus the seriousness of the charges makes their truth irrelevant.


24 posted on 04/11/2005 1:23:09 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: floriduh voter

Maybe because it is an embarrassment to FR.


25 posted on 04/11/2005 1:25:35 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: CobaltBlue; knarf

I assure you that it is the same Michael R. Schiavo. I've been following this for some time. While Ms. McLeod does leave a bit to be desired in the way of reporting, it doesn't mean that she's totally off base here either. Until this story, I had missed the Washington Post article, which I intend to look at for the paper trail, to see if it corroborates Ms. McLeod's story.

Don't throw out the baby with the dishwater. There could still be something here that is unseen as of yet.


26 posted on 04/11/2005 1:26:55 PM PDT 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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To: Ohioan from Florida
"Don't throw out the baby with the dishwater. There could still be something here that is unseen as of yet."

Y'mean I might actually be correct in my imaginative supposition(s)?

27 posted on 04/11/2005 1:30:38 PM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: justshutupandtakeit
How dare you point out the obvious. lol
28 posted on 04/11/2005 1:33:04 PM PDT by verity (A mindset is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida

The corporation now known as Liberty American Insurance Agency, Inc., was formerly known as Jerger & Sons, Inc. Named change 2000.

Richard M. Jerger, Jr., is only one of the persons named Jerger originally involved in that entity, which suggests to me that it was probably founded by his father and was a closely held corporation. Nobody named Jerger is now an officer or director of the corporation, so my guess is that it was sold, and maybe the Jergers were eased out?
http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/cordet.exe?a1=DETFIL&n1=220531&n2=NAMFWD&n3=0000&n4=N&r1=&r2=&r3=&r4=JERGER&r5=

The Jerger-Centonze corporation appears to have been some side deal that never went anywhere, but it's worth looking into. If you look at the 2000 Annual Report for Jerger & Sons, Jodi Centonze was a VD (Vice Director?) of that corporation that year and also 2001, after the name change.

I did confirm that Jodi Centonze does own the house situated at 2807 Marrie Court, Clearwater FL.
http://pao.co.pinellas.fl.us/search2.html


29 posted on 04/11/2005 1:34:09 PM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida

Well, it was the Washington Post reference that ticked me off to begin with. I have Lexis-Nexis so wasted some time playing with variations on the facts trying to confirm what she wrote, and as reported it cannot be confirmed.

A search of the word "Jerger" over the past ten years turns up nothing in the Washington Post.

A search of the word "Centonze" over the past ten years turns up only stories that are related to the Schiavo case.


30 posted on 04/11/2005 1:38:29 PM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: verity

Never fear I'll live to regret it.


31 posted on 04/11/2005 1:41:01 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: Tacis
I don't understand why a court didn't look at his motive to determine if he were following her best interests or just wanted her dead ASAP.

My understanding is that the Schindlers attempted, several times, to get the judge (Greer and others) to look at such things, but they were slapped down every time. So the HINO got away with a lot of things... all of which was allowed by JINO Greer, and possibly aided in other ways by other death-lovers.

Makes my head hurt, it does.

32 posted on 04/11/2005 1:47:53 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: QQQQQ; Nita Nupress
There's SOMETHING going on here, can't quite put a finger on it. But, it just doesn't 'smell right'.

"George Felos also forgot to tell the court that at the time that Terri Schiavo was unlawfully entered into the Hospice of Florida Suncoast Inc. that the federal government was actively trying to recover nearly $15 million paid to the corporation in a fraudulent Medicare payments because patients certified as terminally ill were not in fact terminally ill and ineligible to be admitted to the Hospice under Medicare."

Nita, do you have 'critical thinking' you'd care to add?

33 posted on 04/11/2005 1:56:57 PM PDT by mommadooo3
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To: QQQQQ; Nita Nupress
BTW....here's a link to The Empire Journal's PDF on the above fraud. I don't know what it says because I'm on dial-up and it's taking FOREVER to open it. Hospice Fraud
34 posted on 04/11/2005 2:00:29 PM PDT by mommadooo3
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To: shrinkermd; floriduh voter; All

I wrote to this paper asking them to verify their source that Jim King was on the board of Hospice Woodside. They have not replied. I've look at the docs on sunbiz and he's not listed. Granted the images are small and not easy to read but as much as I would love to see such an obvious connection between King and Woodside they need to come clean with their source.

As for the typo, it's easy enough to make an error typing and data entry clerks are probably not going to catch every error they make.


35 posted on 04/11/2005 2:04:47 PM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< Impeach Judge Greer http://www.petitiononline.com/ijg520/petition.html)
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To: justshutupandtakeit; CobaltBlue
But, but after all he is the root of all evil and thus the seriousness of the charges makes their truth irrelevant.

The article, contrary to CobaltBlue's mysterious post, doesn't say that Schiavo was an owner of Liberty American Insurance Group.

You seem to be trying to head off a conclusion before it is even suggested. Why? What's in it for you?

36 posted on 04/11/2005 3:29:51 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Honestly - would anybody be surprised if it was revealed George Felos is a necrophiliac?)
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To: tutstar

I faxed Jeb today that people were staying in the party to vote against candidates in the primary and then they were leaving. At least I didn't call him or Jim King a murderer.


37 posted on 04/11/2005 3:31:26 PM PDT by floriduh voter (www.theempirejournal.com Demand the Impeachment of Judge Greer...No More!!!!)
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To: CobaltBlue
re: I did confirm that Jodi Centonze does own the house situated at 2807 Marrie Court, Clearwater FL.)))

Really. Out of all this confusion, here's an interesting fact. Does she own it in her own name? I wonder if she owns it outright?

38 posted on 04/11/2005 3:32:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: CobaltBlue

FL is a community property state...


39 posted on 04/11/2005 3:35:01 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: knarf

Is Liberty American the group that owns the group that has Wilford Brimley barking at the seniors "YOU CHECK YOUR BLOOD SUGAR AND YOU CHECK IT EVERY TIME YOU SHOULD(!)"?


40 posted on 04/11/2005 3:35:57 PM PDT by johnb838 (Santo Subito! Presto!)
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To: L.N. Smithee

The article is pretty much incoherent--but I guess there's enough names and data to check for associations.


41 posted on 04/11/2005 3:37:28 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Diogenesis

I have been trying to find some information on the Guardian Ad Litem's in this case, in particular Dr. Jay Wolfson. Any information would be appreciated as I am in a debate over his 'report' which I find to be ridiculous.


43 posted on 04/11/2005 3:38:16 PM PDT by JuliaAnne
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To: Tacis

If she wasn't dead and the parents had her there were just way too many things they could have found out from examining her, even without her regaining her speech. I become more and more convinced those CAT scans we saw were faked or from another patient. She was probably only moderately disabled. Murder most foul. Redrum. Redrum. I'm sorry Mrs. Torrance, but Danny isn't here anymore.


44 posted on 04/11/2005 3:42:17 PM PDT by johnb838 (Santo Subito! Presto!)
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To: johnb838
Like rape when there's nothing you can do about it you might as well lie back and enjoy it.

I'm sure you taught your daughters that, right?

45 posted on 04/11/2005 3:48:12 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Honestly - would anybody be surprised if it was revealed George Felos is a necrophiliac?)
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To: Ohioan from Florida
Don't throw out the baby with the dishwater.

Ewwww...I'm never accepting an invitation to dinner at YOUR house.

46 posted on 04/11/2005 3:50:03 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Honestly - would anybody be surprised if it was revealed George Felos is a necrophiliac?)
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To: johnb838
If she wasn't dead and the parents had her there were just way too many things they could have found out from examining her, even without her regaining her speech. I become more and more convinced those CAT scans we saw were faked or from another patient. She was probably only moderately disabled. Murder most foul. Redrum. Redrum. I'm sorry Mrs. Torrance, but Danny isn't here anymore.

Given that a number of doctors have indicated that the CAT scans were not nearly as bad as Cranford et al. have claimed, why would it be necessary to fake them?

47 posted on 04/11/2005 4:13:37 PM PDT by supercat ("Though her life has been sold for corrupt men's gold, she refuses to give up the ghost.")
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To: Tacis

Reasons to divorce:
He had found another wife and fathered 2 children.
He says, "Terri died in 1990"
He claims she was in PVS so he couldn't communicate with her.
He had dispute with her parents, not a good situation for anyone.

Reasons to stay married:
Husband could take out $millions in life insurance, viaticals, without Terri's signature.
Terri was eligible for Social Security Income.
Husband could claim her on income tax returns as a dependant.
He could limit all medical treatment and therapy for her recovery.
He could maintain legal and financial guardianship over Terri's affairs.
He could order her death.

sp


48 posted on 04/11/2005 4:37:11 PM PDT by sodpoodle (sparrows are underrated)
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To: sodpoodle
So where is he now? How come no funeral organized by him, I thought he "loved" her soooo much. How come the media lets him get away with this. Where are her ashes? Is he going to be allowed to disappear with out a word? I don't get this. He makes me want to puke.
49 posted on 04/11/2005 4:44:31 PM PDT by blueriver
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To: L.N. Smithee

I doubt the poster did. But there was a Republican running for governor here in Texas that "used" that as a campaign slogan...he lost to Ma Richards. Just couldn't keep his dumb mouth shut. I was new to Texas so I don't know what his other qualifications might have been.


50 posted on 04/11/2005 5:27:35 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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