Skip to comments.(Vanity) An Open Letter of Thanks To Freepers Re Terri Schiavo, From One Who Frequently Disagrees
Posted on 03/16/2005 12:21:57 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
This is my first post here, and it may very well be my only one, but I wanted to just thank you all for being such a great resource for information on the Terri Schiavo case.
I usually come here when my blood pressure is just too low, because Id have to say I usually (okay, almost always) disagree with the views expressed here. (dons flame suit) But I admire you folks as a community of individuals who care about each other and about your country. While I disagree with most of the policies espoused here, you still are patriotic Americans and it shines through. There is clearly an intelligence to the discussion level here and I learn many facts.
Through lurking here on FR (and, lets be honest, that IS what Im doing :-) ), Ive gotten to learn so much about the Terri Schiavo case. As a third-year law student and one who has recently had the opportunity to watch the justice system at its absolute worst in a case involving a dear friend of mine, I am gravely concerned by the way Judge Greer has acted, and the ignoring of the misdeeds of Michael Schiavo. (Not to mention the darned videos of Terri, which so clearly show her to be responsive. Or the refusal of Michael S. or Greer to allow her to go through therapy. Or Michaels 1992 testimony I want to care for her for the rest of her life... (ugh) Or...well, I could go on.
Anyway, folks, the information yall have provided here on this issue has been terrific. Regardless of the outcome of this case, and I dont know that I have a whole lot of hope for a good outcome, I just wanted to say how much fun it is being on the same side of the fence with you all for once.
Now, if youll excuse me, Im going to go back to hugging a tree or putting on Birkenstocks or eating Ben & Jerrys, or whatever it is that people like me do.
Respectfully, gRATefully (just a tip of the hat to Freeper sensibilities), and with hope Terris life can be spared,
And thank you for sharing!
You sound too intelligent and reasonable to be a liberal/dumbocrat.
What exactly is it that you disagree with here? Patriotism? Hard Work to get ahead in life? Stopping wasteful and inefficient Govt. programs?
Thank you very much for the appreciation you have expressed.
As for me, my total aversion to leftist policies, politics, politicians and commentators does not make me unaware that their are people who are my countrymen on the other side of the political spectrum.
An anti-murder RAT? Don't let on, they'll throw you out of the party.
My vote is for you to be allowed to stay here, as long as you behave. That was a very nice letter, and although you disagree with us on many issues, you have been taught about the sanctity of life and the Lord's workings, through this site. May God Bless you and work on your life in mysterious ways.
We'll have you a full fledged member of the VRWC within 6 months.
I wear Birkenstocks too. Does that make me "one of you"? I think there is hope for you. You can't be all that bad because you don't belong at DU for sure. You sound much too intelligent for them.
No need for a ZOT.
Hope you stick around.
You appear to be intelligent, and definitely have a sense of humor. I predict you will come over to the "dark side" before all is said and done.
And if you have a dog, post pix & talk about it. We like that a lot! :)
Please. I want to zot you.
Pray for Terry. If you don't pray, hope for Terry.
See my advise on post #13.
Don't hug it to tight. You might get a splinter where you don't want one. :-)
It is good to see that you are with us on this case though.
Have a cup of Starbucks with me? :)
Hey. Stick around. That was a nice post.
I hug trees (when I'm putting a loop of rope around to help guide them away from trouble when I'm cutting them down); I wear Birkenstocks (they're comfortable and practical, and protect my socks from the dreaded Newfie Drool); I even kind of eat Ben and Jerry's ice cream (they don't make "Dastardly Mash" anymore, so I make my own). So I guess "people like me" must mean guys in Montana. Boy howdy there, Pardner!
Wish I could read.
I would be interested in learning just what you disagree with on this forum.
I suspected there might be a few "normal" DemocRATs out there on the web, but you'll have to excuse us if we observe you from all angles, circle you carefully, maybe tap on the glass a little, laugh at the majority of your political antics while in our captivity, and toss you peanuts or marshmallows over the fence. (Hey! We could be tossing grenades, LOL!)
You're just such an odd creature amongst us, you're sure to generate much speculation. ;)
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers on Terri, though. I have Faith that cooler heads will prevail and that they won't starve her to death. There are a few bills in Congress right now, being rushed through to try to stop her murder and prevent this fate worse than death from happening to others in the future.
I hate to break it to you, but if you believe in the rule of law, your credentials as a liberal are already in jeopardy.
If you are what/who you say you are and have followed the case and are aware of how the MSM has misrepresented the facts in the case, then you should easily recognize how the world presented by AP, Reuters, CNN, and the other alphabet soup networks bears very little resemblance to the real world. Once you understand that, you should start to see through the lies of the democRAT party. You sound like one capable of thoughtfully disagreeing without being disruptive. If that is the case, you will be welcome around here. Time will tell I suppose.
So I see. ;)
Im going to go back to hugging a tree or putting on Birkenstocks or eating Ben & Jerrys, or whatever it is that people like me do.
On the other hand I hope you burn in the fiery depths of hell.
(I'm joking, just joking)
Nice, reasoned, and diplomatic. Thanks and welcome to the mainstream of FR.
Early Morning Thoughts on the Current Judicial System
Judges should adjudicate
instead of legislate;
Some prefer to pontificate
but ought to abdicate
or else capitulate
their real estate
to someone who knows the law better.
Not even a MurryMom rant in the middle?
Knows how to make paragraphs and where the shift key is?
Must be broken; no librulz (sic) come from the factory like that.
This could be fun.
Nicely stated. Stick around and lurk and you'll find that learning is a wonderful thing. Welcome aboard!
Yeah, I think so too. See my note just above (#37). ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Enjoyed your post!
You must be a liberal who found the Free Republic useful on Terri Schiavo, even if you don't like what you usually find here.Nothing wrong with that.
Welcome, stay awhile, and please don't read any of the Atlanta killing threads.
And yet, somehow, I am.
No, I'm big on patriotism, hard work and ending wasteful/inefficient government programs. But the devil is, as always, in the details...so, I think while most folks agree on broad themes, it's how we get there that makes for disagreements.
But, insofar as you all have been so welcoming, and I am something of a guest here, I'm certainly not going to try to lob grenades. I will tread as lightly as I possibly can, and try to seek out areas of common agreement.
Everyone screaming at each other will accomplish nothing.
Hehe, take a number. (My dad, family friends, one of my good friends, et cetera.) :-)
Keep this up...and we might have to send you the secret decoder ring.
Actually, the Birkenstocks were metaphorical. I've never been able to wear them and keep my balance, although I do wear slip-ons.
I've never been big on DU, although part of it is that they don't let you register unless you have a non-web-based email address and part of it is that I find the graphical interface here so much easier to navigate.
Pretty much what FR is about is, "how do we get there from here?" And you will find as many opinions on that as there are posters here.
I do pray. Frequently.