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Guardians laud Michael Schiavo for fulfilling wife's wishes
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 08/05/05 | MAYA BELL

Posted on 08/06/2005 10:01:22 AM PDT by jdhljc169

DORAL, Fla. - (KRT) - He has been rebuked by the Vatican, castigated by Congress and slandered on the Internet, but Michael Schiavo was welcomed as a hero Friday by a state organization whose members make end-of-life decisions for people unable to make them for themselves.

The Florida State Guardianship Association bestowed its Guardian of the Year Award on Schiavo for carrying out his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially despite a drumbeat of withering criticism.

In a rare public appearance, Schiavo, 42, modestly accepted the award at the association's 18th annual conference at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa west of Miami.

"As you know," he said, "I'm not much of a speechmaker. I don't talk much. But on behalf of my wife Theresa, I thank you."

Association members, most of whom are appointed by judges to represent people who have been declared incapacitated, acknowledged Schiavo was a controversial choice and they anticipate a backlash. After all, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joined world leaders from the president to the pope in aligning themselves with Bob and Mary Schindler, the couple who fought their son-on-law's effort to remove the feeding tube that kept their severely brain-damaged daughter alive for 15 years.

But, group members said, Michael Schiavo's unwavering commitment to honoring his wife's wishes in the face of public scrutiny and enmity embodied the professionalism and compassion with which court-appointed guardians quietly carry out their duties every day.

"We see a lot of situations where family steps away," said association president-elect Michelle Kenney, a care manager and professional guardian in Broward County. "He stuck by. He didn't walk away."

Added past president Joan Nelson Hook, an attorney from New Port Richey: "He was an ordinary guardian who carried out his duties in extraordinary ways."

(Excerpt) Read more at sanluisobispo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: euthanesia; guardians; schiavo; terri; wifekiller; wifekillersrus
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YIKES!
1 posted on 08/06/2005 10:01:23 AM PDT by jdhljc169
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To: jdhljc169

OH...My...God!


2 posted on 08/06/2005 10:02:50 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: jdhljc169
YAY DEATH! Yahooo!!!!

These people worship at the altar of "death with dignity" but their idea of dignity is pretty peculiar, to me.

3 posted on 08/06/2005 10:03:07 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they'll be when you kill them."-Wm. Clayton)
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To: jdhljc169

What is it about Florida? I view California as sane compared to them.


4 posted on 08/06/2005 10:03:08 AM PDT by kenth
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To: jdhljc169; Future Useless Eater
This is SICK! The state is saying Hooray to Eutanesia and hooray for killing inconvenient people!

Note that this is a Florida STATE organization!

"The Florida State Guardianship Association bestowed its Guardian of the Year Award on Schiavo...

"Association members, most of whom are appointed by judges to represent people who have been declared incapacitated... "

5 posted on 08/06/2005 10:06:57 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: jdhljc169
Schiavo, 42, modestly accepted the award

This POS does NOTHING "modestly," IMO.

6 posted on 08/06/2005 10:09:06 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (fiat voluntas Tua)
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To: FairOpinion

No, it's not an official state of florida organization. It's an ASSOCIATION of GUARDIANS.

None of which takes away from the surreal unbelievableness of their actions.


7 posted on 08/06/2005 10:12:57 AM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: jdhljc169

Fulsome praise for helping to turn nursing homes into abatoirs.


8 posted on 08/06/2005 10:17:26 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
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To: jdhljc169; Future Useless Eater; BykrBayb; Saundra Duffy; 8mmMauser; little jeremiah
The Florida State Guardianship Association bestowed its Guardian of the Year Award on Schiavo for carrying out his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially despite a drumbeat of withering criticism.

I hope no one is in the middle of lunch reading this.

Looks like it's going to be a long uphill battle on this front. I cannot believe the amazing gall of this "award".

9 posted on 08/06/2005 10:18:13 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: jdhljc169

Now they are rewarding murderers.


10 posted on 08/06/2005 10:20:24 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: Fudd Fan
This POS does NOTHING "modestly," IMO.

No kidding. I really love the part about "his wife, Theresa". Talk about asking to be thrown straight into hell...

11 posted on 08/06/2005 10:20:55 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Thanks for the correction. The way they phrased it "Florida State Assoc. of Guardians", as in "Florida State Legislature", made me think that they are some state organization, especially since it also said that judges appoint them.

But at the very least they are "professional" guardians, private people, who are appointed guardians to a relative don't go join an organization.

Some "guardians", who can't wait to kill you, if you can't defend yourself, which is when you get a guardian appointed for you.


12 posted on 08/06/2005 10:27:36 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: jdhljc169

Was Florida Governor George W. Greer there to cheer his boy on?


13 posted on 08/06/2005 10:29:07 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth ('Some folks just need killin' - Clint Eastwood / 'The Outlaw Josey Wales')
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To: jdhljc169

Creepy... ghoulish ... any other words?? This scumbag is a hero to some.


14 posted on 08/06/2005 10:30:03 AM PDT by dennisw ( G_d - ---> Against Amelek for all generations)
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To: jdhljc169

He's hellbound, the sooner the better.


15 posted on 08/06/2005 10:30:55 AM PDT by dennisw ( G_d - ---> Against Amelek for all generations)
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To: jdhljc169
... But on behalf of my wife Theresa, I thank you...

What? He still hasn't married the hussy who he made his children with?

16 posted on 08/06/2005 10:31:54 AM PDT by It's me
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To: FairOpinion

Thanks you! Ping! grrrrrrrrrrr..............BS!


17 posted on 08/06/2005 10:32:24 AM PDT by countrydummy
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To: jdhljc169

Has anyone read Mark Furman's book? Is is worth reading?


18 posted on 08/06/2005 10:34:38 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: jdhljc169
"The Florida State Guardianship Association bestowed its Guardian of the Year Award on Schiavo for carrying out his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially despite a drumbeat of withering criticism."

Honoring his wife's wishes??? There was NEVER any CLEAR and CONVINCING evidence those were Terri's wishes and indeed there was evidence to the contrary. This was one of the MAJOR problems with Terri's case.

Of course to those pushing the Euthanasia Agenda, FACTS don't matter.

This is beyond OUTRAGEOUS, its BIZARRE.

ANYONE, and I do mean ANYONE, who wasn't absolutely APPALLED by what MICHAEL SCHIAVO and the STATE did to Terri, is either evil, or has no ability to discern.

19 posted on 08/06/2005 10:41:20 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Off the cuff comments are NOT CLEAR and CONVINCING evidence!)
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To: eccentric

Has anyone read Mark Furman's book? Is is worth reading?

***

I've read and amazingly my husband read it. He doesn't read that type of thing much at all. He was shocked. He had heard me talk about it, but learned a lot he didn't know from the book.

Yes, it's worth reading. It doesn't really come to any conclusions. He just puts out scenrios based on all the digging he did. Probably 50% of it I already knew, but I did a lot of research on the subject. I learned more about the medical aspects, ways to asphixiate (sp?), etc. Overall, I would say it was well worth it. I believe people who didn't know much about the case will learn what MS was really like.


20 posted on 08/06/2005 10:42:13 AM PDT by jdhljc169
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To: jdhljc169
Other honoreees at the annual Wife Killers-R-Us convention ....

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21 posted on 08/06/2005 10:46:29 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sicked and tired!)
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To: jdhljc169

It's a scary thing to end up in the Hands of our living God...Michael, a short life on earth 70-90yrs receiving glory from man comparing all eternity in the hands of God...is what you've got to look forward to...shame on you...you 2 legged beast.


22 posted on 08/06/2005 10:46:44 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: countrydummy
I see provable fact and truth have no place here. Honesty and reality checked out of this media charged event months ago.
Did anyone ever compare the lies that the media told to the direct provable facts confirmed by the medical examiners report?
I don't think people were interested in the actual provable truth, they had way too much fun making up their own as they went along.
What most of you do not want to see is that one day some of you will be in a position to have to carry out the wishes of someone you love very much. I take it from your comments that you hope you will get as much government interference and published media fantasy/lies in your own case as Michael did in his long fight to carry out the wishes of his wife. The #1 reality of this case is that the media got filthy rich because they created this story and then spurred it on with lies for many weeks. Now we have Mark Furhman down there still draining the situation of even more dollars as he wrights a book as if he were there and actually knows anything about the case. These people are vultures who feed on the death and misery of others!
23 posted on 08/06/2005 10:47:15 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: jdhljc169

There was no 'good' answer in the Terri Schiavo case, an answer that would please everyone.

Undoubtedly, Terri Schiavo was brain dead, her electroencephlogram had flat-lined. Furthermore, CAT scans had shown severe brain atrophy, indicative of damage that would never repair. But, at the same time, imposing euthanasia is not a really comfortable option.

I might have had some sympathy for the Schindler's in this case. However, I do not have any sympathy for them, now. Why? They chose Randall Terry as a spokeperson. Randall Terry, the fanatic and psychopathic bigot.

Some documented Radall Terry quotes, indicating the degree of his fanatacism:

1. "I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... if a Christian voted for Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple. Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country..."

Randall Terry is calling for a civil war. His call for hatred sounds an awful like Palpatine in the Star Wars Movies, or in the real world, Hitler blaming the Jews for all of Germany's woes.

2. "When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we will execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed... If we're going to have true reformation in America, it is because men once again, if I may use a worn out expression, have righteous testoserone flowing through their veins. They are not afraid of contempt for their contemporaries. They are not even here to get along. They are here to take over..."

Randall Terry is calling for killing everyone he does not like. That sounds an awful lot like 'The Final Solution'.

Randall Terry is truly a dangerous nut case. The fact, the Schindler's would ally themselves with him, discredits their position on the issues.


24 posted on 08/06/2005 10:47:50 AM PDT by punster
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To: jdhljc169

this boy is going to start circling the drain in a big way.


25 posted on 08/06/2005 10:48:24 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: punster

Randall Terry is a Horse's Ass.


26 posted on 08/06/2005 10:49:17 AM PDT by Clemenza (Intelligent Design Isn't Very Intelligent)
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To: jdhljc169

How much money did he get upon Terry's death?


27 posted on 08/06/2005 10:49:22 AM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: punster

those are indeed sick things to say, that you attribute to Randall Terry. How about citing and linking to the sources, you know, just to back them up.


28 posted on 08/06/2005 10:50:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: jdhljc169
The Florida State Guardianship Association bestowed its Guardian of the Year Award on Schiavo...

You sure this is not from The Onion??

Who came in second, the Kathy Bates character from "Misery?"


30 posted on 08/06/2005 10:53:48 AM PDT by veronica
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To: oldenuff2no

I am 44 years old........is an RN......I love Terri!!!!!

I have 3 strokes..........1 years......The Michael is SICK!!! Liars!!!
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33 posted on 08/06/2005 11:03:34 AM PDT by countrydummy
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"When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we will execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed... If we're going to have true reformation in America, it is because men once again, if I may use a worn out expression, have righteous testoserone flowing through their veins. They are not afraid of contempt for their contemporaries. They are not even here to get along. They are here to take over..."

Beauseant!

34 posted on 08/06/2005 11:08:44 AM PDT by Lancelot Jones (Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: eccentric

I've read Fuhrman's book. It's not up to the same standard of quality as his others. Read it, if you like, though.


35 posted on 08/06/2005 11:10:30 AM PDT by ContraryMary
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To: jdhljc169

VOMIT!


36 posted on 08/06/2005 11:25:08 AM PDT by Halls (Terri Schindler Schiavo was murdered legally in our country, NEVER FORGET!!!)
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To: punster
There was no 'good' answer in the Terri Schiavo case, an answer that would please everyone.

How about remove the feeding tube but let the parents try to feed Terri orally? If they succeed, great. If not, too bad.

Is there any way in which that would have wrongfully harmed anyone?

37 posted on 08/06/2005 11:37:07 AM PDT by supercat (Sorry--this tag line is out of order.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

"those are indeed sick things to say, that you attribute to Randall Terry. How about citing and linking to the sources, you know, just to back them up."

It is very simple to find the Randall Terry Quotations: Just go into Yahoo! and use "Randall Terry Quotations" for a search string. The quotations are on a number of web sites.

BTW: Randall Terry is evidently a convicted felon. Terry spent 5 months in Federal prison, which means the real sentence was more than a year and one day (a good rule of thumb for deciding if a crime was a felony).


38 posted on 08/06/2005 11:37:33 AM PDT by punster
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To: jdhljc169

How perverted, a sick joke!


39 posted on 08/06/2005 11:38:32 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: jdhljc169

I live in FL. I have seen their idea of "guardianship" for children through social services and through this organization.

I keep thinking this is the group Ronald Reagan was thinking of when he said, "The scariest words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.'"

I've seen guardians destroy families and lives, because of perverted liberal socialistic ideas - they step in where not needed or wanted and wreck lives - and feel self-satisfied doing it, with the full weight of nanny government behind them.

Organizations like this is why I am a conservative. Beware lest these liberal do-gooders ever get your life in their hands.


40 posted on 08/06/2005 12:07:50 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Excellent !


41 posted on 08/06/2005 12:09:50 PM PDT by RnMomof7 (Sola Scriptura,Sola Christus,Sola Gratia,Sola Fide,Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: punster
. . . But, at the same time, imposing euthanasia is not a really comfortable option.

A COMFORTABLE option??? No, I suppose being starved and dehydrated wouldn't be comfortable.

42 posted on 08/06/2005 12:12:48 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: punster

when you quote someone, you cite the quote. even the most rabid of liberal journalists knows that. you don't send someone off on search engine hunt to do your homework.

regards.


43 posted on 08/06/2005 12:14:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: I still care
I live in FL. I have seen their idea of "guardianship" for children through social services and through this organization.

I know several decent, professional people who's experiences with Florida DFS has been a total nightmare.

Florida is a very sick place. I'll bet I've posted those words a thousand times if I've posted them once.

44 posted on 08/06/2005 12:16:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: punster
BTW: Randall Terry is evidently a convicted felon.

I'm not sure what this claim, and the bit of calculation that follows it, has to do with anything.

45 posted on 08/06/2005 12:17:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

No WAY is that official.

I have volunteered as a guardian in the past.

This is not a mandatory organization.

In fact I bet most Guardians do not even know they exist.


46 posted on 08/06/2005 12:17:57 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: countrydummy

Hi old friend, Good to see you back. I've thought of you (and prayed for you) often. Stay well, God be with you.


47 posted on 08/06/2005 12:31:31 PM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: holyscroller

Holyscroller!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!! Thanks you!

Sheila :)


48 posted on 08/06/2005 12:40:48 PM PDT by countrydummy
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To: Clemenza
Someone is going to beat the crap out of you with a bible. :-)
49 posted on 08/06/2005 12:50:30 PM PDT by verity (Big Dick Durbin is still a POS)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I can't tell you the abuse I have seen by CPS. It almost seems like they make it their business to go after normal, decent parents and ignore the real offenders. It's scary.

Never, ever get involved in CPS in FL. They are power mad nanny state liberals waiting to destroy families. They hate homeschooling, people of faith and normal nuclear families. They may say, "Oh, that's not true" to that statement, but I have seen it too often. The proof is in the fruit.

I have personal experience with them prosecuting 3 close friends. Every one was an excellent family just dealing at the time with a severe stress. Defending themselves legally drained their resources and damaged the children.

Every case was dropped, because, finally, they were proved to be the witchhunts they really were. But it makes you want to cry, watching the state abuse of these powerless, innocent people. Heaven help the accused parent that can't afford a good lawyer.

I have seen it too many times. Thank God my kids are adults now. I have one friend that was actually told that if she didn't divorce her husband (of 30 years) that not only would her kids be taken away, but charges would be brought against her.


50 posted on 08/06/2005 12:54:22 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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