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Terri's Day challenges the nation to unify
Renew America ^ | March 13, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs

Posted on 03/14/2006 11:28:51 AM PST by KevinNuPac

Terri's Day challenges the nation to unify

Kevin Fobbs

March 13, 2006

Terri's Day — A Celebration of the Culture of Life honoring Terri Schiavo with a day of remembrance challenges each and every one of us to stop for a moment and ask ourselves a question, do we respect ourselves, our families, our lives?

And if we are faced with the question of the possible certainty of death, does anyone truly know, or even have the faintest clue about, our wishes? That is the greatest good, the greatest legacy that Terri Schiavo's death and an annual "Terri's Day" can bring to our lives and to the celebration of the Culture of Life.

On March 18th, we as a nation will begin to grieve again, to reach into our hearts and feel with our collective national spirit what the Schindler family felt last year at this time as each moment since Terri was disconnected from the feeding lifeline, the moments crept by like hours and hours like days.

All of us have felt in some way that pain — even if it were only in the privacy of our loved one's home, hospital room, hospice or perhaps talking with an attorney and doctor attempting to make sense out of some fleeting comments made in a conversation perhaps voiced ten, twelve or even two decades earlier — not necessarily an expression of her true feeling about an end-of-life decision but merely an incidental musing in a long-forgotten side conversation.

For at least one million Americans, and quite possibly a whole lot more, this is an opportunity to voice an opinion through a pledge supporting a resolution in each state called "Terri's Day — A Celebration of the Culture of Life." Each and every person who cares that your family, your spouse, your mother, your father, your sister or brother understands with clarity what you wish the end of life for you to be, with dignity and certainty should sign the online pledge at www.kevinfobbs.com and take the additional step to sign a Living Will — or as they call it at www.terrisfight.org, the Will to Live.

Some have asked why Americans should care about an annual Terri's Day. It is quite simple, we tend to keep turning the page on the Culture of Life because we feel it does not affect us. We tend to believe that seemingly universal belief that those who are handicapped, those who are not quite living a "perfect" life or by contemporary notion "ideal" then those lives are possibly disposable, marginal, not relevant, and part of the Culture of Death which embraces a "disposable society."

But life and our values for the Culture of Life are not disposable. Think about the young people today who would rather hurt themselves or even take their own lives rather than feel "imperfect" or the elderly person whose family is told by an insensitive health care professional while the stricken person struggles to cling to life, "she would be better off in another place," — just let her die, disconnect her from life, because her quality of life is not up to "contemporary standards. "

Why does celebrating the Culture of Life in Michigan become so essential for all of us in America? It is important for several reasons. Dr. Jack Kervorkian, also known as "Doctor Death" helped launch first in Michigan and then the nation the notion of the death culture. Secondly, and equally as important, at the May 12 event — just two days before Mother's Day — there will also be a "Mary's Moms" celebration of those women and mothers who have met challenges in standing up for some aspect of the Culture of Life.

This past weekend I sat at my cousin's funeral — or going home celebration, which more accurately describes it — thinking about the dearly departed and how she packed so much caring for others into her life even as she struggled with illness and advancing age. She was a wonderful woman who had lived through many, many challenges in her life, but in her 73 years she had met these challenges with dignity and had conveyed to her family when would be the right time to allow her to pass away.

Her daughter, who is a minister, spoke to the packed church about the times when, with all of her pain and then a stroke, the doctors had informed them that perhaps it was better to let her go. Yet that was three years ago that that occurred, and if the family had listened to the doctors and refused to see how she fought back and not only recovered but went back to volunteering at the church to feed and clothe the homeless. The medical professionals didn't care about an elderly lady who was on dialysis, but the family did and they knew better. Patricia lived three more years — years her extensive extended family considered "a gift from God."

So isn't part of the lesson of Terri's legacy and Terri's Day for families and loved ones to have a meaningful conversation with their family and to have the written document on hand as well that conveys the wishes clearly and concisely? You betcha.

As I sat in the church I thought of all of the families across the nation and the world who were sitting at their loved one's bedsides — or even standing outside of a hospital emergency room — overwhelmed with emotion, torn by what may be days of conflicting anguished decisions. I thought again of how out of death we may have the certainty of life. Terri's death reminded the nation that yes a state can and will starve you to death, and your family may be rendered helpless as you watch your loved one's precious life forces drain slowly away.

By signing the online pledge at www.kevinfobbs.com or going to www.terrisfight.org, you can learn about how to encourage your state legislature to establish March 31st as an official Terri's Day. Hold a Culture of Life Home Party or meet-and-greet to sign pledges, share ideas and support The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation as well as Culture of Life activities and events in your community or around the nation. Between now and March 31st you can make a dramatic difference for yourself, your family and for the nation. Stand up for the Culture of Life because one person, one life, one family can and does make a difference in America. Make the difference and be the difference today. America...The countdown for the Culture of Life has begun.

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Kevin Fobbs is President of National Urban Policy Action Council (NuPac), a non-partisan civic and citizen-action organization that focuses on taking the politics out of policy to secure urban America's future one neighborhood, one city, and one person at a time. View NuPac on the web at www.nupac.info. Kevin Fobbs is a regular contributing columnist for the Detroit News. He is also the daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit. Listen to The Kevin Fobbs Show online at www.wdtkam.com daily 2-3 p.m., and call in toll-free nationwide to make your opinion count at 800-923-WDTK(9385) © Copyright 2006 by Kevin Fobbs http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/fobbs/060313


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1 posted on 03/14/2006 11:28:53 AM PST by KevinNuPac
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To: KevinNuPac

Uh oh, don't tell Sandra Day O'Connor


2 posted on 03/14/2006 11:31:38 AM PST by NinoFan
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To: KevinNuPac
Did we ever get the final autopsy assessment?
3 posted on 03/14/2006 11:34:20 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: gondramB

Yes, last June.


4 posted on 03/14/2006 11:36:46 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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To: KevinNuPac; 8mmMauser

Ping!


5 posted on 03/14/2006 11:40:00 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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To: Ohioan from Florida
"Yes, last June."

Thanks.. I just googled and read several articles on it.
6 posted on 03/14/2006 11:44:21 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; KevinNuPac

Why don't you tell him what the final autopsy said?


7 posted on 03/14/2006 11:50:49 AM PST by Hildy
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To: KevinNuPac
It was assuredly far worse for the Schindlers but many of us felt their and her pain, horrible moment after horrible moment, horrible hour after horrible hour and horrible day after horrible day.

It was the first thing I felt in the pit of my stomach upon waking in the morning and the last thing I thought about at night, as I am sure it was for many of us.

We watched her case bounce back and fourth between the branches of government and courts at all levels like some nightmarish doubles tennis match with bated breath, nausea and a sense of doom, hoping for a reprieve that would never come.

No we will not forget, not NOW not ever.

Prayers for Terri Schindler and her entire family for God's Comfort and Justice. We will be with them once again on March 18th. Our prayers are always with them.

8 posted on 03/14/2006 11:56:24 AM PST by TAdams8591
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To: Hildy
Why don't you tell him what the final autopsy said?

B/c you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

9 posted on 03/14/2006 11:56:42 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: yankeedame

Amen, might as well call it national cabbage day.


10 posted on 03/14/2006 12:00:43 PM PST by ThePoliticalDookie
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To: ThePoliticalDookie

"Amen, might as well call it national cabbage day."

Why don't you clarify that before somebody takes it like you are mocking people's feelings.


11 posted on 03/14/2006 12:02:55 PM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: yankeedame

:)


12 posted on 03/14/2006 12:06:06 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Hildy

Why should I? Don't you think people should read it for themselves? Anyone who reads it will take from it whatever they want to take from it, just like with everything else. You see the world from your perspective. The next person will see it from theirs. I know you and I don't agree on much. I'm fine with keeping it that way.


13 posted on 03/14/2006 12:06:14 PM 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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So instead of wearing a ribbon (haven't all the colors been taken?) we'll walk around with pink testing balloons?


14 posted on 03/14/2006 12:09:53 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Hildy

What that her brain had shrunk from being dehydrated for 13 days?


15 posted on 03/14/2006 12:26:51 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13)
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To: All
Here's a picture of Terri early on after her collapse.
16 posted on 03/14/2006 12:35:08 PM 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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To: Ohioan from Florida

Then why'd you answer me?


17 posted on 03/14/2006 12:43:53 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

I normally respond to people's questions when asked, if I think I have something I can share.

The other FReeper asked a question and I gave him an answer. It prompted him to look up the info. Was there something wrong with what I did?


18 posted on 03/14/2006 12:50:01 PM 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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To: Ohioan from Florida

Actually, no..I misread what you posted to me. Upon reread, I must apologize. You said you would be happy to disagree with me, I thought you said you'd be happy not to talk to me....lol!!!! ;)


19 posted on 03/14/2006 12:52:09 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Ohioan from Florida

Actually, no..I misread what you posted to me. Upon reread, I must apologize. You said you would be happy to disagree with me, I thought you said you'd be happy not to talk to me....lol!!!! ;)


20 posted on 03/14/2006 12:52:16 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Lesforlife
Or maybe that she wasn't bulimic. Her "bulimia" was invented by the moonbats, to make people believe she was guilty of causing her own injuries, and to prove that she wanted to be starved to death.


21 posted on 03/14/2006 12:57:21 PM PST by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: ThePoliticalDookie

I remember kids in elementary school hurling immature insults like that. Adults don't usually call each other "cabbages."


22 posted on 03/14/2006 1:02:03 PM PST by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: BykrBayb
"Or maybe that she wasn't bulimic. Her "bulimia" was invented by the moonbats, to make people believe she was guilty of causing her own injuries, and to prove that she wanted to be starved to death."

From my reading of now half a dozen different news and conservative blog accounts, it seems everyone agrees that the autopsy found no sign of an eating disorder.
23 posted on 03/14/2006 1:03:09 PM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: KevinNuPac

I trace Bush's big drop in the polls to his failure to protect Terri Schiavo. He could have stopped her death, in less dramatic fashion than Clinton did when he swiped that Cuban boy from his family. When he failed to act, and let her slowly die a horrible death, it dispirited the base and emboldened the libs. They won a big one, showed that the judiciary was in charge and there was nothing conservatives could do about it. But there was, if someone with cojones had been in charge.


24 posted on 03/14/2006 2:22:06 PM PST by Defiant (Muslim Unitarian:There is no God but Abraham's, and Mohammed said he was his prophet.)
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To: Defiant
"I trace Bush's big drop in the polls to his failure to protect Terri Schiavo."

I don't mean to be harsh, but that's just delusional.

25 posted on 03/14/2006 2:26:03 PM PST by lugsoul ("Crash" - the movie that teaches we are all incurable racists, except when we are not.)
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To: lugsoul

I see from your history that you are a consistent disrupter that would be more at home at DU, where your own delusions would be the norm.


26 posted on 03/14/2006 3:10:26 PM PST by Defiant (Muslim Unitarian:There is no God but Abraham's, and Mohammed said he was his prophet.)
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To: Defiant
I trace Bush's big drop in the polls to his failure to protect Terri Schiavo.

I polled myself and I think you are right. I sent him a fax at the time saying, "Mr. President, don't you think it is time for Terri to have a sip of water"?.

27 posted on 03/14/2006 3:52:11 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779; Defiant

I noticed the same drop in the polls at that time. I think he lost supporters on both sides. Those who value life were disappointed in the limited gesture he gave, and those who support forced euthanasia were angry at him for interfering at all. His poll numbers have steadily dropped since then.


28 posted on 03/14/2006 4:54:04 PM PST by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: BykrBayb

Imagine, the courts say she can't have a drink of water, and a President who fears to give her one.


29 posted on 03/14/2006 5:09:02 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: Defiant
I trace Bush's big drop in the polls to his failure to protect Terri Schiavo.

I don't know to what extent Terri affected most voters, but both Bushes fell into the same trap Republicans always seem to fall into--trying to come up with a position to satisfy both sides, even when such a position is logically unsupportable.

If it was not wrong for Felos et al. to block any efforts to offer Terri oral hydration and sustenance, the the Bushes should not have interfered at all. If it was wrong, the Bushes should have acted decisively against Felos et al. One can debate whether Felos' actions were proper; both sides do have facially valid arguments. Regardless of whether Felos' actions were wrong, however, I see no argument that would support the Bushs' actions. If Bush is acceeding to a coup, he should acknowledge such. Otherwise, their actions look like insincere tokens.

30 posted on 03/14/2006 6:02:59 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: KevinNuPac
Repost of last year's song (audio and sheet music at link)
A BIRD IN A BARREN CAGE

VERSE 1:
Theresa Marie was a beautiful girl.
with a smile that could light up the room.
But now the plans of three evil men
are rushing her towards her doom.
Her cruel faithless husband now wants her dead--
Wants to marry another wife.
Why can't he just see, Terri ought to be free.
She and he could get on with life.

CHORUS:
She's kept like a bird in a barren cage.
'Cos her husband keeps it bare.
No pictures, no music, no pets, no TV.
Her life is so lonely there.
But Terri is loved by her family
and by thousands from coast to coast.
Though her life has been sold for corrupt men's gold
she refuses to give up the ghost.

VERSE 2:
The more one looks into this sordid case,
The clearer the evil plot.
They're not trying to starve her because she's dying,
but rather because she's not.
It's clear Michael Schiavo, George Felos, and Judge Greer
Are fighting with all their might
Not because Terri won't speak up,
But rather because she might.

REPEAT CHORUS

VERSE 3:
So what shall become of Michael's bird?
Will he starve her as he intends?
Or will she be rescued by those far and wide,
who'd be honored to be called her friends?
The future right now, is hard to see.
Though a showdown is coming nigh.
Will the forces of life trump the judge who says:
"The law of the case is that she must die"?

REPEAT CHORUS


31 posted on 03/14/2006 6:06:30 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: supercat

Before I reply, I will give you a chance to make yourself somewhat clearer.


32 posted on 03/14/2006 6:54:38 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779
Before I reply, I will give you a chance to make yourself somewhat clearer.

It is possible to argue that refusal of Felos, Greer, et al. to allow anyone to even attempt to give Terri oral hydration and sustenance was nothing short of murder. Indeed, I happen to believe that to be the case.

It is also possible to argue that such refusal was right and proper. I happen to find such arguments unconvincing, but they are at least facially valid.

If the actions constituted murder, then Bush et al. should have seen that immediate action was taken against the perpetrators.

If the actions were right and proper, then Bush et al. should have left well enough alone.

Either course of action would have been supportable, even if one was wrong. But the only way I can see that the Bushs' actual actions could be argued to have been "correct" would have been if the initial interference was correct, and further interference would also have been correct but was blocked by a coup, and circumstances were not ripe for dealing with said coup.

33 posted on 03/14/2006 7:23:53 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: Defiant

"I see from your history that you are a consistent disrupter that would be more at home at DU, where your own delusions would be the norm."

Calling you delusional is an understatement.


34 posted on 03/14/2006 7:39:15 PM PST by flaglady47
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To: Ohioan from Florida
The autopsy said that Terri died of DEHYDRATION. That's the bottom line and the ME said that this was not an open and shut matter which he didn't fully explain.

It's worth noting that trolls on any Terri thread didn't know her or the Schindlers so their perspective is from afar.

It's all right here: www.judgegeorgegreer.com. And a lot of info is here: www.northcountrygazette.org. Finally, the Schindler's Foundation web site: www.terrisfight.org.

35 posted on 03/14/2006 8:24:36 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: BykrBayb
It was early last year. Bush was on a roll, after winning the election, and then the Iraq elections were a success. The dims were on the run. Then this issue came along. The base was energized--we were going to stop the left wing death agenda for once. And then the courts stepped in and interfered--first when the Fla. Supreme court upheld some questionable lower court rulings (expected) and then when the federal courts refused to grant due process rights to a human who was being put to death without any more than hearsay evidence.

By the time it got to Bush, he could have stopped it by sending federal marshalls and enforcing the House's subpoena. The judge in Fla. was basically trying to kill a witness to a congressional investigation. He backed off from that, and the House leadership didn't have the juice to do anything without the White House behind it. It was Rove, I think, who blinked.

And bingo, the Dems were energized, the conservatives were demoralized, and we were left with the feeling that it could have turned out differently had someone with some gumption taken action. Like Reagan firing the AT controllers, it needed someone to step in and do what was right, and the country would rally around that kind of leadership. Instead, by shrinking away from leadership, and forcing us to watch her die a slow, terrible death, we all became a little less enthusiastic about GW Bush at that time. All except that small but vocal wing of the GOP that was for Terri's death--people like this guy on this thread who is going around calling people names.

36 posted on 03/14/2006 8:27:18 PM PST by Defiant (Muslim Unitarian:There is no God but Abraham's, and Mohammed said he was his prophet.)
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To: Defiant

Ignore the trolls.

You're right in your assessment of how things played out. A swamp judge weilded more power than the Executive and Legislative branches put together. And the liberals squeeled with delight.


37 posted on 03/14/2006 8:39:17 PM PST by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: Defiant
Your post is correct. The President's ratings started to slide after Terri succumbed to torture administered by the State of Florida through the Medicaid system.

Many Bushbots quit supporting the entire Bush clan. Many republicans quit the party. I stay in so I can send surveys back to them telling them what they did and making them pay the postage.

Jeb can never be President. He let an incompetent judge push him around. Judge Greer had a speaking engagement today. During the Q & A the question came up re: why this country treats animals better than people through groups like The Humane Society. Greer's Answer: "Animals don't talk."

His answer shows that he's not playing with a full deck. What about people who don't talk or people who do talk? Judge Greer killed Terri for Michael Schiavo. The Bushes let him do it. You are absolutely right. They couldn't save one woman. When the administration talks about spreading liberty, I think about Terri and how hypocritical it is to discuss spreading liberty when Terri had no civil rights.

Florida: the starvation state and now, the boot camp death state; not just for vacations any more. Terri Schindler Schiavo and Martin Anderson, rest in peace. Both of your deaths were state sponsored.

Martin Anderson (14 years old) was beaten to death by Florida Sheriff Deputies while a nurse watched the 30 minute beating before calling an ambulance.

Terri was murdered and Martin was murdered on Jeb Bush's watch. He can't be president of anything now. They martyred Terri. The local good old boys were more important to the Bushes than Terri was.

Martin died on January 6th and when there's a dead child, no amount of damage control will suffice and Jesse Jackson hasn't arrived yet. Martin's death is going to be huge. There's no excuse for beating a child who couldn't keep up during an exercise period and then let him die so he isn't a witness against them.

38 posted on 03/14/2006 8:46:58 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: Defiant

I congratulate you on a post remarkably lacking in substance.


39 posted on 03/14/2006 8:50:19 PM PST by lugsoul ("Crash" - the movie that teaches we are all incurable racists, except when we are not.)
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To: supercat
Terri was murdered. She was denied each and every opportunity to survive and she wanted so much to live. I heard a lot of what went on inside Hospice Woodside while I was outside. It was hitleresque as per Attorney David Gibbs. I called Congressman Dave Weldon's office today to complain about the entire scenario including Greer's awards for killing Terri.

One year later, this is still totally unacceptable to me. Judge Greer belongs in a federal prison instead of being on the lecture circuit before special interest groups and joking about his line of work (a hit man in a black robe).

Terri's Final Hours is on my profile page.

40 posted on 03/14/2006 8:53:20 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: supercat

I call the Easter vote for Terri in D.C., the Schiavo Fakeout. Visit my tag line to see the picture of the president returning to DC on Air Force 1. Some handler thought Terri supporters would fall for it. Nope.


41 posted on 03/14/2006 8:59:03 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: bjs1779
The Schiavo Easter back to DC Fakeout Photo:

Laura Bush was on a plane to Afghanistan to celebrate freedom with Afghan women on the very day Terri succumbed to torture sponsored by the State of Florida.

Greer's best friends, the Semblers were at the Inauguration Balls for the bushies. They have always given the Republican Party oodles of money.

Sembler the son is in charge of Charlie Crist's campaign for governor. Crist is both stupid and aloof.

42 posted on 03/14/2006 9:13:49 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: floriduh voter
I think Jeb wanted to stop it, but when his brother the President backed off, and when he got stabbed in the back by the Florida Senate (GOP majority), I think he didn't have a lot of choice. It would certainly have been a lot harder for him to do something and justify it legally, and so I blame him a lot less than W.

That said, I am able to separate that issue from others that I do agree with Bush on, such as the war on terror and taxes. I am terribly unhappy with the border and with spending, and the Schiavo issue added to the discontent. It brought Bush down a great deal in stature, from someone who had a chance to approach Reagan's qualities, down to someone only slightly better than his dad had been. Still a helluva lot better than having a President Kerry, but not near as good as he could have been.

Roberts and Alito proved that it was important to re-elect Bush. Schiavo proved that we don't have a conservative majority even with a GOP one. Keep working for that conservative cause, and don't lose faith in what good people can accomplish.

43 posted on 03/14/2006 9:21:23 PM PST by Defiant (Muslim Unitarian:There is no God but Abraham's, and Mohammed said he was his prophet.)
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To: Defiant
Not as good as I thought they were. I can say that for Jeb and for Dubya. I'll never work that hard to get anybody elected ever again, throw in going into four years now supporting Terri's Fight and the Foundation's new mission, that was a lot of effort and Terri was murdered anyway.

Kerry's the Bushes' cousin and they are all related to Count Dracula. Now that's funny.

44 posted on 03/14/2006 9:34:27 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: lugsoul
A collection of lugsoul's recent wisdom:

I congratulate you on a post remarkably lacking in substance

I don't mean to be harsh, but that's just delusional.

There is a lot of class being displayed on this thread.

I know some folks like to paint the "insurgency" as a bunch of outside terrorists who are imposing on the fine Iraqi people. It makes a better picture. But that is only a slice of the insurgency. And the 1000 folks that were killed a couple of weeks ago weren't killed by foreigners.NOTE: It looks like lugsoul bought the lie that the mosque bombing spawned over 1000 deaths, and wanted us to leave Iraq because of it. Coward.

Nope. But when you have to resort to crap like the "75% of the country is peaceful" mem, knowing full well that the statistic refers to the 75% of the country where there aren't very many people, that tells me that you don't even believe what you are saying. NOTE: So now we know lugsoul is a follower of John Murtha.

Sure. It is going very, very, very well. NOTE: More Murtha/Kerry type sarcasm.

Not trying to pick at you, but the whole "we won the war in three weeks" meme really ignores what has gone on since that time, as well as the sacrifice of our troops since that time. It is more like "we won the war we thought we were going to have in three weeks, but the war we didn't expect is ongoing." NOTE: lugsoul sure likes the term "meme", as well as John Kerry's cut and run politics.

If you must wallow in schadenfreude, you should try to be at least a little up front about it. lugsoul's kindergarten report card: Does not play well with others.

I've seen a lot of folks around FR touting Pence as a great "conservative."
Expanding the Federal government's powers to regulate sex scenes in books is in no way, shape or form politically "conservative."
Put this with his bogus legislative 'priorities' and it leads me to believe that Pence would rather be a mullah than a President.
Yeah, Pence is not a conservative, but lugsoul is.

Baghdad has fallen? This was posted March 9. lugsoul apparently thinks that we didn't take Iraq in a few weeks. More Nancy Pelosi style discourse.

ABOUT BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN:[referring to the sex scenes (ewwwww)Not graphic, and very brief.
It is worth seeing. Ledger, who I never really liked in anything except "Monster's Ball," gives a performance for the ages.
Where's the barf alert?

These are the types of things that I referred to when I spoke of how Mr./Ms. lugsoul might be more at home at DU. Or some forum that caters to grumpy libertine libertarians who are anti-US, anti-military and who have a bit of pacifism.

45 posted on 03/14/2006 9:49:28 PM PST by Defiant (Muslim Unitarian:There is no God but Abraham's, and Mohammed said he was his prophet.)
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To: floriduh voter

She did? Last I heard, she wasn't alive. If you shook her side gently from side to side, you could hear the sloshing of the fluid. Correct?


46 posted on 03/14/2006 9:51:31 PM PST by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: KevinNuPac

Thank you for this remembrance, and for the thoughtful call to reanimate a culture of life in the name of Terri Schiavo.


47 posted on 03/14/2006 10:01:46 PM PST by T'wit (C'est une folie a nulle autre seconde, / De vouloir se meler a corriger le monde. -- Moliere)
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To: BykrBayb
>> Her "bulimia" was invented by the moonbats

The moonbats adopted it, and Michael seized on it for his own alibi. But I gather it was invented by a lawyer for purposes of bringing the malpractice suit. (I think this is from Diana Lynne's book, but at the moment I don't have the book at hand to reference.) When Michael's legal team could not find any malpractice, one lawyer [who was mentioned by name] suggested suing for failure to treat [nonexistent] bulimia. The doctors' lawyers went along with it because it tended to implicate Terri in her own collapse and thus both exonerate the doctors and greatly reduce the settlement.

Later, the Medical Examiner, in his autopsy report, all but mocked the bulimia theory, albeit in polite medical language. He shot it full of holes. There you have retroactive proof, if any were needed, that the lawsuit was fraud.

But then, we didn't need an autopsy to make the point. We said it loud and clear in Free Republic long before Terri was put to death. The case that Terri's injury was not due to bulimia was overwhelming -- and it was proven correct.

The mystery remains: what caused her collapse? The one innocent explanation (bulimia) is gone. The one possible suspect has told several different stories about what happened that night. Either one of his stories is true and the rest are lies, or none is true and they all are lies.

So where's Columbo?

48 posted on 03/14/2006 11:09:38 PM PST by T'wit (C'est une folie a nulle autre seconde, / De vouloir se meler a corriger le monde. -- Moliere)
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To: Windsong
>> She did?

I can't follow. What in post #40 are you referring to? She did what?

49 posted on 03/14/2006 11:16:11 PM PST by T'wit (C'est une folie a nulle autre seconde, / De vouloir se meler a corriger le monde. -- Moliere)
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To: KevinNuPac
Thanks!

God bless Kevin Fobbs!

Terri after the attack and before bioethicking.

8mm

50 posted on 03/15/2006 4:10:04 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam Tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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