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(Vanity) An Open Letter of Thanks To Freepers Re Terri Schiavo, From One Who Frequently Disagrees
me | 3/16/2004 | me

Posted on 03/16/2005 12:21:57 PM PST by pleasedontzotme

Dear Freepers:

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 I’d 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, let’s be honest, that IS what I’m doing :-) ), I’ve 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 Michael’s 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 y’all have provided here on this issue has been terrific. Regardless of the outcome of this case, and I don’t 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 you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to hugging a tree or putting on Birkenstocks or eating Ben & Jerry’s, or whatever it is that “people like me” do.

Respectfully, gRATefully (just a tip of the hat to Freeper sensibilities), and with hope Terri’s life can be spared,

PleaseDontZotMe


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1 posted on 03/16/2005 12:21:58 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: pleasedontzotme
Very well.
2 posted on 03/16/2005 12:24:10 PM PST by rdb3 (I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice.)
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To: pleasedontzotme

Welcome!

And thank you for sharing!


3 posted on 03/16/2005 12:24:25 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: pleasedontzotme
Flamethrower You have a great sense of humor! But thanks for sharing your feelings and welcome - hope you stay around a while!
4 posted on 03/16/2005 12:25:34 PM PST by areafiftyone (The Democrat's Mind: The Hamster's dead but the wheel's still spinning!)
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To: pleasedontzotme

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?


5 posted on 03/16/2005 12:25:51 PM PST by Mr. K (I plan put my "Run Hillary Run" bumper sticker on the front of my car)
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.


6 posted on 03/16/2005 12:26:19 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: pleasedontzotme

An anti-murder RAT? Don't let on, they'll throw you out of the party.


7 posted on 03/16/2005 12:26:23 PM PST by Sloth (I don't post a lot of the threads you read; I make a lot of the threads you read better.)
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To: pleasedontzotme; MeekOneGOP

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.


8 posted on 03/16/2005 12:26:54 PM PST by RepublicanReptile ('Open your mind, close the Border")
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To: pleasedontzotme
Good. Keep reading and watching for yourself what has been obvious to most of us here for years.

We'll have you a full fledged member of the VRWC within 6 months.

9 posted on 03/16/2005 12:31:13 PM PST by b4its2late (Eye souport publik edekashun two.)
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.


10 posted on 03/16/2005 12:36:29 PM PST by queenkathy
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To: pleasedontzotme

No need for a ZOT.

Hope you stick around.


11 posted on 03/16/2005 12:39:37 PM PST by imskylark
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.

Welcome!


12 posted on 03/16/2005 12:40:09 PM PST by Laura Earl
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To: pleasedontzotme

And if you have a dog, post pix & talk about it. We like that a lot! :)


13 posted on 03/16/2005 12:42:32 PM PST by Laura Earl
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To: pleasedontzotme

Please. I want to zot you.

Pray for Terry. If you don't pray, hope for Terry.

CG


14 posted on 03/16/2005 12:42:50 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

See my advise on post #13.


15 posted on 03/16/2005 12:43:25 PM PST by Laura Earl
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To: pleasedontzotme
"Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to hugging a tree...."

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.

16 posted on 03/16/2005 12:43:33 PM PST by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: pleasedontzotme
Have you been 'Hannitized'?

You're a great American!
17 posted on 03/16/2005 12:43:51 PM PST by evets (God bless President Bush and VP Cheney)
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To: pleasedontzotme
or whatever it is that “people like me” do.

Have a cup of Starbucks with me? :)

Hey. Stick around. That was a nice post.

18 posted on 03/16/2005 12:44:57 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pea colon 2 slashes dubya dubya dubya dot proud patriots dot org)
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To: pleasedontzotme; Laura Earl
This is Laura Earl's gorilla and dog.


19 posted on 03/16/2005 12:45:22 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: Laura Earl

I did.


20 posted on 03/16/2005 12:47:36 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: pleasedontzotme
I don't think any us Freepers agree on everything, but that is whats so great about the good ole US of A ...I run into a problem with people who go against the right to express those views.

Our Forefathers knew we would have different ideas but they also knew that the Constitution had to be upheld to keep this country operating on that system.

The difference between freepers and Du'ers is that we understand a different view as long as you can give in an intelligent form ..there (DU) I think you are either on their side of the road or an extremists.

Welcome thanks for your post..I learn alot by reading here also....
21 posted on 03/16/2005 12:50:54 PM PST by PaulaB (God Bless This Great Country of Ours...............)
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To: pleasedontzotme
"Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to hugging a tree or putting on Birkenstocks or eating Ben & Jerry’s, or whatever it is that “people like me” do."

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!

22 posted on 03/16/2005 12:51:10 PM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx)
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To: PaulaB

Wish I could read.


23 posted on 03/16/2005 12:53:14 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: pleasedontzotme

I would be interested in learning just what you disagree with on this forum.


24 posted on 03/16/2005 12:57:01 PM PST by OldFriend ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child might have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.


25 posted on 03/16/2005 12:57:02 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: pleasedontzotme
"As a third-year law student..."

There's still hope for you. Keep your eyes open, look at how our tax dollars are spent, and learn all you can about human nature. Most conservatives are good people who have seen how the socialist (liberal) machine takes good money from hard working people and uses it to purchase the votes of the weak minded. Virtually all of the liberal programs are total failures as far as their advertised purpose. They're real good at getting real people trapped in the system, and unable to make it on their own though.
26 posted on 03/16/2005 1:00:03 PM PST by lotusblos
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.


27 posted on 03/16/2005 1:00:38 PM PST by Spok
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To: pleasedontzotme; MeekOneGOP

28 posted on 03/16/2005 1:00:51 PM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.


29 posted on 03/16/2005 1:05:41 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Conspiracy Guy

So I see. ;)


30 posted on 03/16/2005 1:06:01 PM PST by Laura Earl
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To: pleasedontzotme
What a heart-warming, touching post.

I’m going to go back to hugging a tree or putting on Birkenstocks or eating Ben & Jerry’s, 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)

31 posted on 03/16/2005 1:10:47 PM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: pleasedontzotme
Come to the "dark side" pleasedontzotme.

Bwaaahaha,Bwaaahaha!

32 posted on 03/16/2005 1:20:14 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve to keep us free)
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To: pleasedontzotme

Nice, reasoned, and diplomatic. Thanks and welcome to the mainstream of FR.


33 posted on 03/16/2005 1:23:33 PM PST by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.


34 posted on 03/16/2005 1:33:30 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: pleasedontzotme
Well now, being upfront and open?

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.

35 posted on 03/16/2005 1:48:00 PM PST by 506trooper (No such thing as too much guns, ammo or fuel on board...unless you're on fire)
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To: pleasedontzotme

Nicely stated. Stick around and lurk and you'll find that learning is a wonderful thing. Welcome aboard!


36 posted on 03/16/2005 1:50:05 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: pleasedontzotme; Zacs Mom
Really nice note. Thanks.

[This is where I post the silly pic now]


37 posted on 03/16/2005 2:16:16 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: RepublicanReptile
Yeah, I think so too. See my note just above (#37). ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

38 posted on 03/16/2005 2:19:30 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Enjoyed your post!


39 posted on 03/16/2005 2:47:01 PM PST by Freepertwo
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To: pleasedontzotme

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.


40 posted on 03/16/2005 2:50:30 PM PST by dennisw (Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity)
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To: Freepertwo
Thanks. :^)

41 posted on 03/16/2005 2:55:47 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Laura Earl

LOL


42 posted on 03/16/2005 3:24:43 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Okay, you evolved. I was created. Get used to it.)
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To: pleasedontzotme

Welcome, stay awhile, and please don't read any of the Atlanta killing threads.


43 posted on 03/16/2005 3:47:07 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Mr. K

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.


45 posted on 03/16/2005 4:30:44 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: b4its2late

Hehe, take a number. (My dad, family friends, one of my good friends, et cetera.) :-)


46 posted on 03/16/2005 4:32:31 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: pleasedontzotme
But, insofar as you all have been so welcoming, and I am something of a guest here,

Keep this up...and we might have to send you the secret decoder ring.

47 posted on 03/16/2005 4:35:45 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: queenkathy

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.


48 posted on 03/16/2005 4:39:43 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: pleasedontzotme
so, I think while most folks agree on broad themes, it's how we get there that makes for disagreements.

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.

Welcome aboard.

49 posted on 03/16/2005 4:39:56 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (If I were a better person, I'd ignore her and go on with my life. But I'm not.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I do pray. Frequently.


50 posted on 03/16/2005 4:40:44 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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