Skip to comments.T'wit, FReeper extraordinaire, has died.
Posted on 08/05/2007 3:55:55 AM PDT by 8mmMauser
A great FReeper and close friend passed. Twit, also known as Timothy Wheeler passed on. In tribute, I would like to make this the August thread of Terri Dailies, the topic foremost in Twit thoughts.
Tim was a man of great faith, a faith that grew stronger especially in recent months. As I type this, I still am not yet coherent, as I try to awaken and sip a good coffee brought to me recently by Tim. In his usual fashion, he probably figured I would appreciate a little care package and would appreciate the better quality than the usual fare we would fix.
But I do not want this thread to be maudlin, nor a reminiscing on anecdotes, rather a stab at what Tim would want.
Twit was passionate about the beauty of nature, of good books, good music, and intellectual challenge, but mostly he was passionate about his love for our America, for Jim Robinsons FreeRepublic, and for our fight for those in the plight of Terri Schiavo. For the latter, he sought justice and fervently hoped and prayed we on Terris List would carry on this battle against the evils of those who would control who lived and died.
In our many talks, he would sound like a poster boy for all the stated position of Jim Robinson.
His wife told me last evening the final thoughts he had. As can be expected, it was for us to continue our fight as we have done already. She hoped that rather than flowers or donations sent, that donations be directed at causes like that supporting Terris Legacy, the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. In this way, we remember him and further his wishes. Twit and I talked a lot about faith and I can reassure all, his faith in Our Lord was strong and growing stronger, a comfort to me that he carried it to the end.
My words come out with difficulty this morning, but should flow better later, although without the word play and banter we would sometimes engage, at least for now. Twit would be upset if I quit the puns for long, though.
We will continue our prayers for T'wit and his wife and family.
De profundis (Psalm 129 Latin vulgate and Douay...)
De profundis clamavi ad te Domine, Domine exaudi vocem meam.
Fiant aures tuae intendentes in vocem deprecationis meae.
Si iniquitates observaveris Domine, Domine quis sustinebit?
Quia apud te propitiatio est et propter legem tuam sustinui te Domine.
Sustinuit anima mea in verbo ejus, speravit anima mea in Domino.
A custodia matutina usque ad noctem speret Israel in Domino,
quia apud Dominum misericordia et copiosa apud eum redemptio,
et ipse redimet Israel ex omnibus iniquitatibus ejus.
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper
et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.
Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it?
For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord.
My soul hath relied on his word: my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be
world without end. Amen.
This was all news to me. Thanks for posting it. A great loss.
Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee? And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.
-- Matthew 25: 31-40
(I still have nightmares about Latin, so I'm NOT quoting the Vulgate!)
When did he stop doing the crosswords? Because I know that they got really bad sometime in the mid-1980s.
Just guessing, but that was probably the time he quit doing them himself...
>> (I still have nightmares about Latin, so I’m NOT quoting the Vulgate!)
Better is to have your nice dreams in Latin. ;-)
This is a good description of Tim and his ways.
I think they must have hired the same person who did them for TV Guide, because they were just that easy.
I know you and him were close, Bykrbayb, and I am sure this must be hitting you hard. I will pray for all of his loved ones and those whom he considered very good friends on FR. I did chat with T'wit and found him to be very dedicated to the things he believed in.
May God continue to bless his family. I know how much he loved FR. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Savior.
Rest in peace, Brother.
Prayers & donation to Terri Schiavo Foundation offered.
Thank you! I forgot to add that it is an anonymous poem. It is beautiful.
Here is an article where he talks about crossword puzzles.
Words at play
National Review, April 6, 1984 by Timothy J. Wheeler
There are 3 more articles written by T'wit that show up at this site too.
Yep, he played a couple of those word games with me.
He had told me that he was with National Review for a long time, but I wasn’t aware how pivotal a role he played.
What a nice poem.
Prayers for his family and friends.
Another FRiend gone. God bless him and his family.
Thank you for posting that link. Did T’wit have a sudden heart attack?
My condolences also. May his memory be eternal!
Thank you for posting this beautiful tribute with memories of your dear friend Timothy Wheeler/ FReeper t’wit.
God Bless Timothy Wheeler, and May God Bless and Comfort his surviving friends and family.
My sincere condolences.
He went peacefully, and quickly into Our Lord’s arms, much unlike those victims of euthanasia for whom he fought. We did not know the exact cause of his death. Time may disclose it.
It is not a change of pace on this thread, but is a continuation of just what T'wit has charged, that we continue. At this point in my morning posts, I expect T'wit has had his first cup of coffee and is starting to read through my first comments, about to comment or quip very soon. It leaves me great emptiness that those words will not follow on in a few minutes.
This is about one of T'wit's deep concerns.
Roozrokh had gone to San Luis Obispo to help recover Navarro's organs. Roozrokh prescribed inordinate amounts of painkillers and injected an antiseptic into Navarro's stomach to speed up death and enable his organs to be extracted more quickly, said authorities who brought criminal charges, the Chronicle reported.
If the charges are true, "the cascade effect is likely to produce a chilling effect on organ donation," Southern Baptist bioethicist C. Ben Mitchell told Baptist Press.
The researchers acknowledged their study involved only this patient, although they plan to try it with other patients. They also said the treatment would not help patients considered to be in a persistent vegetative state, such as Terri Schiavo, and likely would not work with those who are worse off in the minimally conscious range.
Schiavo, who died in 2005 after being taken off water and food at her husband's request, received electrode implants but they were not successful, according to The Inquirer. Some experts believed Schiavo was not in a persistent vegetative state.
"I can't tell you how many women I know who've been pressured into aborting by a boyfriend, husband or parent," said Georgette Forney, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, in a written release. "Everyone in every state should support this type of legislation. After all, how could someone who says he's pro-choice oppose a law that tells a woman she has a choice?"
>> Schiavo, who died in 2005 after being taken off water and food at her husband’s request, received electrode implants but they were not successful, according to The Inquirer. Some experts believed Schiavo was not in a persistent vegetative state.
And just why was the implant not successful, Mikey? Care to tell us?
The brain stimulator implant was a success, said her husband, Mike.
It really frosts me when supposedly learned experts squiggle in the most limp of time worn mantra lies to make their faux points.
It was the 11th U.S. Circuit that ultimately decided the Terri Schiavo case, which held that Congress could not require the courts to continue life support for a woman who had been in an irreversible coma for years. The U.S. Supreme Court then refused to get involved in this matter.
Though the case was not heard during my clerkship, Judge Hughes authored the lower court decision in the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court later affirmed Judge Hughes' opinion, which remains the law of the land today.
Oh yes, Mikey, congrats and then what? Tell us about how you conducted her speech and occupational, physical therapy afterwards, and when you had that device removed...
Thread from wagglebee...
Des Moines, IA (LifeNews.com) -- As he campaigns ahead of a critical statewide straw poll this week, pro-abortion ex-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is expected to confront the issue of abortion. The emphasis on overcoming objections pro-life Republican voters have about his pro-abortion position comes as one poll shows few GOPers know he backs abortion.
Thread by wagglebee:
Des Moines, IA (LifeNews.com) -- During Sunday's Republican presidential debate, pro-abortion former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked to defend his position on abortion. He did so by repeating a dubious claim about the supposed exponential growth of adoptions during his tenure as mayor of one of the most pro-abortion cities in the nation.
"I believe the best way we can have common ground in this debate that you're hearing is if we put our emphasis on reducing abortions and increasing the number of adoptions, which is something that I did as mayor of New York City," he claimed.
"But I think ultimately that decision that has to be made is one that government shouldn't make," Giuliani said, restating his pro-abortion views. "Ultimately, a woman should make that with her conscience and ultimately with her doctor."
Thread by wagglebee.
Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Backers of the bill that would have legalized assisted suicide in California fell short in June from having enough votes to advance the measure in the state Assembly. Now, as they and others look back on the latest defeat the power of the disability community to stop the bill is coming to light.
When lawmakers try to legalize assisted suicide, pro-life advocates and members of the medical community get involved to protect the elderly and disabled.
Oh my, how very sad, prayers for family and friends.
Thanks for the link to T’wit pictures :). Condolences to Christoper and the remainder of Tim’s children, family and friends.
Thank you for your thoughts. T’wit has a wonderful wife and large number of relatives in pain now, in need of these prayers.
I have not answered many of the other responses yet, as T’wit would have wanted me to do, hopefully will do so soon.
A big guy with big shoes... to fill.
May he rest in God’s arms now.
How old was he? I always thought he was a young man, younger than me. This is what is so shocking.
He died the way most of us would want. Very quickly.
He just celebrated his seventieth birthday last month. His wife had planned for many months a surprise party for him aboard a boat on the Hudson and invited family from around the globe. I was there, and took at least the pic (with his camera) of him with birthday cake in post #41 above.
Tim was certainly young in spirit and wit.
>>She was killed by a deliberate act - taking away what sustains life.
I call it murder. It gets tough for me to simply copy the terms softened by the MSM and the rank baloney of lies they repeat without rest. It keeps my adreneline flowing, though.
What I miss is that I would post the articles and T’wit would have a go at them minutes later and be sure none of those lies slipped through unnoticed.
He worked military intelligence during the height of the cold war. So you are right, he could detect DECEIT, but I bet he never thought he would have to do it right here in our own country years latter. I don't think any of us could've envisioned that prospect, but that is what we face.
I hate it when you realize that a freeper friend is gone and you don’t why what happened to them. I just realized that Howlin is not here anymore. Does anyone know why?
You have mail.
One step further. She was forbidden by the Greer court to take any nourishment by mouth. She may of very well of chosen to try to sustain herself by mouth. To deny that, by court order, is murder.