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  • FBI releases details of probe into Baird death threat

    03/13/2010 9:21:51 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 12 replies · 811+ views
    The columbian ^ | March 13, 2010 | Kathy Durbin
    (Vancouver, WA) Seven months after Rep. Brian Baird reported a telephoned death threat to the U.S. Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., more details have trickled out. It turns out it was an unidentified man in Kansas who left a message on Baird’s Washington, D.C., office phone last August advising him to “keep a close eye out for those Ryder rental trucks” after Baird made an ill-advised televised comment during the summer’s heated debate about health care reform. The Capitol Police turned the matter over to the FBI, which classified it as a “terrorist threat.” The FBI tracked down the caller...
  • Another Washington [State] Democrat throws in the towel...(vanity)

    02/20/2010 4:50:20 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 13 replies · 737+ views
    local e-mail | February 20, 2010 | self
    Another Washington State Democrat is throwing in the towel! This is not confirmed yet, but I just received an e-mail from a very reliable local source, who says Washington State Representative Deb Wallace is not only abandoning her campaign for Brian Baird’s US House seat here in the 3rd CD, she is not running for reelection to her State House seat in Olympia, either. Baird (D. Vancouver) announced he was not seeking another term just last month. Wallace was the only local Democrat running for Baird’s seat with any real legs in my view, and if she is backing out...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Pelosi surprised by Baird's decision to retire (confident RATS will maintain control of House)

    12/16/2009 4:49:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 940+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 12/16/09 | Charles Pope
    Pelosi surprised by Baird's decision to retireBy Charles Pope, The Oregonian December 16, 2009, 3:42PM WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she was surprised by Rep. Brian Baird's decision to retire but remains confident Democrats will maintain control of the House after the 2010 elections. "Brian Baird, he didn't give me 72 hours notice,'' Pelosi joked, referring to Baird's unsuccessful – and persistent -- efforts to provide lawmakers at least 72 hours to review and understand legislation before voting. Like others who follow politics in the Northwest and beyond, Pelosi said she was surprised by Baird's announcement. "He...
  • Democrats exiting the sinking ship (III)?

    12/09/2009 11:42:27 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 6 replies · 824+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 9, 2009 | Michael Barone
    George W. Bush carried the current 3rd district 48%-46% in 2000 and 50%-48% in 2004; Barack Obama carried it 53%-45% in 2008. In other words, it voted pretty much like the nation as a whole. Baird would certainly have been the favorite to hold the district in 2010, but might have faced a tougher contest than he has since 1998 and 2000. He turns 54 in 2010, not old enough (one would think) to contemplate retirement but young enough to cash in on 12 years of incumbency. In any case, this national-average district must now be considered very much up...
  • Baird won’t seek re-election

    12/09/2009 3:10:19 PM PST · by ThisLittleLightofMine · 39 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Columbian ^ | 12/09/2009 | Kathie Durbin
    U.S. Rep. Brian Baird announced Wednesday he will not seek a seventh term in Congress next year. "Serving our country and representing the people of Southwest Washington in Congress has been the highest honor and greatest responsibility of my life," the Vancouver Democrat said in a statement. "Since the time I first announced I would seek election in November of 1995, I have done my utmost to work hard, tell the truth, listen, and do what was right for our nation. I am proud of the record of achievements for our district and I am incredibly grateful to the voters...
  • Marine may challenge democrat for SW Washington congressional seat

    09/11/2009 12:28:50 PM PDT · by Danae · 31 replies · 1,551+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 9-11-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    There is a Marine in Southern Washington, Camas to be exact, who became famous because of YouTube and a sternly worded lecture at a Town Hall meeting. David Hedrick had the fortitude to bluntly call Representative Brian Baird to account on several issues. Health care, the teaching of our children, and the upholding of one’s oath to the Nation, were among the issues this brave Marine took Baird to task for.
  • Press Talk: Moving forward on the Baird story

    08/25/2009 8:06:23 AM PDT · by Zman · 4 replies · 494+ views
    COLUMBIAN ^ | 25 Aug 2009 | LOU BRANCACCIO, COLUMBIAN EDITOR
    Did he or didn't he? It has been a bit of whirlwind especially on a few blog sites. We're talking about whether our Congressman Brian Baird reported a death threat to Capitol Police. Let me back up a little: -- Baird opted not to hold public town hall meetings on health care. He made the decision because he was concerned about what he was seeing out there at other town hall meetings. Safety issues. -- Baird said part of his decision was based on some death threats he had received. -- He called some of the tactics he had seen...
  • Developing Story - More Lies From the Left

    08/22/2009 9:28:36 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 9 replies · 1,204+ views
    I Own the World ^ | August 22, 2009 | Big Fur Hat
    It seems that congress might have a new budding liar, if not a crook. (In other news, water is wet.) Brian Baird, a democrat representative from Vancouver, Washington, has claimed that he received a death threat because of his support of HR 3200. This threat, he claims, was made by some crazy right-winger in a desperate attempt to stifle the truth about the goodness and graciousness of HR 3200. This, he has implied, is the right’s desperation as they ratchet up the rancor - code words for, “the right are a bunch of dangerous neanderthals.” All of these bigoted notions...
  • Democrat Brian Baird to SW Washington Rotary: "Seen a Ryder truck out front??"

    08/19/2009 9:33:57 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 18 replies · 1,189+ views
    Folks, the only link to this story is a small local blog, where a casual remark that was posted at my website in a discussion about the Townhall meeting US Representative Brian Baird (D. Vancouver WA) that was held last night here in Southwest Washington. Quote Baird's at it again. This afternoon, at the Rotary Club he said, "if there is a Ryder truck parked out front, it has my name on it." So much for his "sincere apology" to us all. Sorry Brian, but we've already heard the "botched joke" excuse. UNQUOTE
  • Baird apologizes, announces town hall meetings

    08/12/2009 4:38:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Columbian ^ | August 12, 2009 | Mark Bowder
    Thurs congressional gathering canceled over security A week after saying he would not hold town hall meetings because of health care reform protest tactics he compared to Nazis Brownshirts, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird issued a statement Wednesday expressing regret for his comments. "Frankly, I have had concerns about how we can have constructive dialogue and, unfortunately, in response to some of the things we've been seeing across the nation I have said some things myself that I regret," Baird said in a press release issued Wednesday. "My hope and trust is that we can have the kinds of informative exchanges...
  • Baird explains he didn't want anyone hurt in an uproar (WA)

    08/09/2009 11:11:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 958+ views
    TDN.com ^ | August 9, 2009 | Tom Vogt
    Congressman Brian Baird accepted an invitation to a living-room chat with a local Republican leader who volunteered Friday to be his bodyguard, and agreed to a national radio appearance with a conservative talk-show host. Baird was scolded for his choice of words in an ongoing political storm, and was both supported and criticized for holding a "telephone town hall" instead of an actual town hall meeting. And then there was the fax that the Vancouver Democrat characterized as a death threat. Friday added several new chapters to a story that started this week when Baird said he wasn't going to...
  • Baird talks to 6,000 on health care 16 people ask questions in 1-hour telephone town hall

    08/08/2009 8:21:24 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 18 replies · 1,092+ views
    Just another AP outlet ^ | August 8, 2009 | TOM VOGT
    U.S. Rep. Brian Baird still hasn't decided how he'll vote on a proposed health-insurance reform bill, but he has some key principles in mind, the Vancouver Democrat told about 6,000 Southwest Washington residents Friday afternoon: • If you have a health-insurance policy you like, you can keep it. • Reforms will ensure that people can't be denied coverage. • The U.S. House of Representatives bill won't add to the national deficit. • Any public option wouldn't be subsidized by other revenue. • If it's socialized medicine, Baird won't support it. Those were among Baird's responses and introductory comments during a...
  • Democrat Congressman Baird fears foes may plan ‘ambush’

    08/07/2009 8:11:11 AM PDT · by tonyome · 35 replies · 899+ views
    The Columbian ^ | 08/06/2009 | MICHAEL ANDERSEN
    Instead of appearing in person, where "extremists" would have "the chance to shout and make YouTube videos," Baird said Wednesday, he's holding what he calls "telephone town halls" instead. Baird said he's using the new system because he fears his political opponents may be planning "an ambush" to disrupt his meetings, using methods Baird compared to Nazism. "What we're seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics," Baird, D-Vancouver, said in a phone interview. "I mean that very seriously."
  • Democratic Congressman Fears 'Ambush' By 'Brown Shirt' 'Extremists' (Calls Townhall Protestors Nazis

    08/06/2009 7:29:50 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 62 replies · 2,490+ views
    RedState ^ | 8/6/09 | James Richardson
    For fear of being 'ambushed' by Republican "lynchmobs," Democratic congressman Brian Baird (WA-3) said he refuses to hold in person town hall meetings over the summer month long congressional recess. Citing the G.O.P.'s "Brown Shirt tactics" as the impetus for his decision, Baird told the Columbian he will instead hold a telephone town hall. ...
  • Baird fears foes may plan ‘ambush’

    08/06/2009 8:55:23 AM PDT · by ThisLittleLightofMine · 41 replies · 923+ views
    The Columbian ^ | 8/5/2009 | MICHAEL ANDERSEN
    Over 10 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird has stayed tethered to his district, flying back to Southwest Washington for more than 300 sometimes-bruising town hall meetings during Congressional recesses. But this year, he's literally decided to phone it in. Instead of appearing in person, where "extremists" would have "the chance to shout and make YouTube videos," Baird said Wednesday, he's holding what he calls "telephone town halls" instead. Baird said he's using the new system because he fears his political opponents may be planning "an ambush" to disrupt his meetings, using methods Baird compared to Nazism. "What we're...
  • Baird fears foes may plan ‘ambush’...‘Telephone town hall’ will replace meeting

    08/06/2009 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 38 replies · 2,500+ views
    The columbian ^ | August 6, 2009 | MICHAEL ANDERSEN
    (Vancouver, WA) Over 10 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird has stayed tethered to his district, flying back to Southwest Washington for more than 300 sometimes-bruising town hall meetings during Congressional recesses. But this year, he's literally decided to phone it in. Instead of appearing in person, where "extremists" would have "the chance to shout and make YouTube videos," Baird said Wednesday, he's holding what he calls "telephone town halls" instead. Baird said he's using the new system because he fears his political opponents may be planning "an ambush" to disrupt his meetings, using methods Baird compared to Nazism....
  • Ironic or Two-faced

    06/29/2009 5:57:47 PM PDT · by nateriver · 4 replies · 334+ views
    Congressman Baird was so outraged at the quick passing of the appropriations bill without it being read that he sponsored House Resolution 544. Bills are available on line for 72 hours before being voted. Congressman Baird had no problem Friday voting on something he didn’t have time to read as long as he got his cut of the deal.
  • Baird wants US to reassess aid to Israel

    02/24/2009 9:29:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 745+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/24/09 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    A US congressman plans to brief fellow members of Congress and the Obama administration about his recent trip to Gaza, saying the US should pressure Israel regarding border closures and reassess its military support for the Jewish state. Slideshow: Pictures of the week Rep. Brian Baird, a Democrat from Washington state, visited Gaza last week with fellow Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and was struck by "the level of destruction, the scope of it, specifically the civilian targets - schools, hospitals, industry." Baird also said Israel had "apparently willfully destroyed any capacity of the Palestinians to rebuild their own...
  • Malkin’s year-in-review: The surge, the military, and the media

    12/24/2007 1:12:01 PM PST · by OESY · 15 replies · 89+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | December 24, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Remember when the Associated Press told you what the top 10 stories of the year were–and that was the end of discussion? No more. One of the wonderful benefits of the Internet is that it ended the monopoly of the MSM Deciders. Permanently. Here’s the wire service’s list of what news directors and editors voted the biggest stories of 2007. They picked the Virginia Tech massacre as the number one story. Sure, it was a tragedy. But the top story of the last 12 months–the one with the largest historical ramifications, the one that should define the entire year? Come...
  • Latest Iraq trip reinforces Baird’s support for surge (WA)

    12/13/2007 12:37:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 290+ views
    The Columbian ^ | December 13, 2007 | Kathie Durbin
    Thursday, December 13, 2007 U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, criticized after breaking ranks with his Democratic colleagues last summer over the war, says his most recent trip to Iraq confirms his view that the Bush administration's military surge is working. He thinks drawing down U.S. troops too rapidly would be "a profound mistake." Baird, a Vancouver Democrat, traveled to Iraq with four other members of Congress from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. It was his third trip to Iraq in the past seven months. Immediately after his return, he flew home to survey the damage to his district from last week's...
  • Baird challenged on Iraq (WA moonbats are irate)

    09/21/2007 10:43:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 439+ views
    The Columbian ^ | September 21, 2007 | Jeffrey Mize
    Friday, September 21, 2007 The furor over Congressman Brian Baird's change of position on Iraq showed no sign of abating as almost 300 of his constituents turned out Thursday to hear two anti-war speakers challenge Baird's conclusion. "Your congressional district, like it or not, is in the national spotlight," said Tom Andrews, a former Democratic congressman from Maine and national director of the group Win Without War. More accurately, Baird has been in the national spotlight since the Vancouver Democrat returned from Iraq and other parts of the Middle East last month and announced that a rapid withdrawal of American...
  • Baird brave for keeping open mind (WA)

    09/13/2007 2:18:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 521+ views
    The Columbian ^ | September 13, 2007 | Elizabeth Hovde
    Thursday, September 13, 2007 It was painful watching U.S. Rep. Brian Baird defend himself against disgruntled supporters at an Aug. 27 town hall meeting. I caught the spectacle - which came just short of a public flogging - on television. The crowd gathered at Fort Vancouver High School didn't want so much to hear why the charismatic Democrat is supporting continued troop strength in Iraq, but to tell him he is wrong. Unelectable wrong. Dead-in-the-political-waters wrong. Go-find-new-sign-wavers wrong. And Baird, though trying to be gracious, clearly got a bit peeved. I don't blame him. Most questions from the audience started...
  • Baird faces the storm (WA-3rd Cong. Dist.)

    08/28/2007 9:42:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 784+ views
    The Columbian ^ | August 28, 2007 | ERIK ROBINSON AND MICHAEL ANDERSEN
    Tuesday, August 28, 2007 U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, fresh off a visit to Iraq, stepped into a storm of dissent from Southwest Washington residents angered by his decision to support keeping American troops in place. The Vancouver Democrat caught an earful from anti-war constituents who jammed an auditorium at Fort Vancouver High School on Monday night. Anti-war constituents repeatedly, and loudly, called into question Baird's reasons for supporting the Bush administration's decision to continue the "surge" of 20,000 additional troops at least until next spring. The administration faces a September deadline for delivering a report on Iraq security to Congress....
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO FEBRUARY DAILY THREAD 2005: TERRI IS OUR VALENTINE!

    01/31/2005 9:14:49 PM PST · by TAdams8591 · 4,797 replies · 57,429+ views
    Free Republic and various sources | December 30, 2004, January 31, 2005 | Florida Voter
    *Michael, HAVE A HEART !!!!!For Valentines Day give Terri back to her MOM & DAD, The Schindlers!!!!!!!!* The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. January...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Ex-Guardsman Is Said to Be a CBS Source (Hurricane Dan Makes Landfall In Baird, TX)

    09/16/2004 4:17:04 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 83 replies · 2,442+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/16/04 | RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    HOUSTON, Sept. 15 - Bill Burkett once said his job was to make Gov. George W. Bush a hero. As a lieutenant colonel working on the readiness of the Texas National Guard, Mr. Burkett, a lay preacher's son from Portales, N.M., was brought in with a high commission in 1996 to work on mobilization plans that would make the Guard shine. "I was very supportive of Bush," he said in an interview this year. But it was not long before Mr. Burkett, whom colleagues call a stickler for rules, fell out with senior commanders and ended up in a suit...
  • Florida Judge trashes constitution in Terri Schiavo case!

    05/11/2004 8:20:00 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 2 replies · 227+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 4/08.04 | John William Kurowski
    On May 6th, 2004, Judge W. Douglas Baird ruled Terri’s Law is unconstitutional. Baird wrote in his decision that Terri’s Law “is unconstitutional on its face because it is an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to the Governor and because it unjustifiably authorizes the Governor to summarily deprive Florida citizens of their constitutional right to privacy. In both instances, these are pure question of law that require no evidentiary support under any conceivable circumstance.” The key word in Baird’s above assertion is “unjustifiably”. Fact is, every member of Florida’s Legislature upon taking their office, took an oath of office and...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO DAILY THREADAPRIL 19, 2004 FORWARD

    04/19/2004 2:05:56 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 473 replies · 6,186+ views
    April 19, 2004 | floriduh voter
    Persistent and Loyal Friends of Terri and of the U.S. Constitution, I'm home from today's hearing which was held at the Criminal Courthouse Complex on 49th Street, Clearwater before Judge W. Douglas Baird. Once I collect my thoughts from today's hearing which just adjourned about a half an hour ago, I'll post them here. Initially, I wasn't going to do any reporting re: the hearing but it was enlightening. I learned today in the hallway that Terri's parents, siblings and other relatives are still unable to see her some three weeks later due to the criminal investigation of what may...
  • Attorneys argue over questioning of witnesses in Schiavo case

    04/19/2004 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 33 replies · 401+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL ^ | 4/19/2004 | Vickie Chachere
    Attorneys argue over questioning of witnesses in Schiavo case By VICKIE CHACHERE Associated Press Writer CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The attorney for a man seeking to end his severely brain-damaged wife's life argued Monday that Gov. Jeb Bush shouldn't be allowed to gather new evidence in the case because the judge has all the information he needs to decide if the law keeping Terri Schiavo alive is unconstitutional. The governor's attorney countered that questioning is needed because lawmakers were uncomfortable with Michael Schiavo's motives in wanting to withdraw food and hydration from his wife. Those questions are central to determining whether...
  • Terri Schiavo Alert! Terri needs immediate help!

    02/19/2004 7:30:52 PM PST · by russesjunjee · 172 replies · 416+ views
    I am sure that other Freepers have already posted this information somewhere else, but this is such an urgent matter that I am not willing to take the chance that this info may not get out to the public.. At this moment Terri Schiavo is in grave danger, and her supporters need to rally to her aid. Reports have been issued that Terri has begun to vomit. This is very dangerous for Terri. The liquid nutrients she is being fed will likely fill her mouth and then enter into her respiratory tract causing severe pneumonia that would most likely end...
  • Judge dismisses need for witnesses in Schiavo case; legal outlook 'gloomy'

    12/30/2003 7:28:35 AM PST · by wisconsinconservative · 29 replies · 210+ views
    sbcbaptistpress.org ^ | Dec 29, 2003 | Joni B. Hannigan
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (BP)-A circuit court judge has announced that he needs neither testimony from witnesses nor a jury in order to decide the constitutionality of the quick action by the Florida legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush to save the life of Terri Schiavo last October. Circuit Court Judge Douglas W. Baird told attorneys for Bush Dec. 23 he is ready to rule on the constitutionality of "Terri's Law," which permitted the governor to counteract an earlier court order that had removed Schiavo's feeding tube. Baird's announcement opens the door for the removal of the 40-year old brain-damaged woman's source of...
  • Terri Schiavo update: Judge Baird's is OFF case.

    01/05/2004 1:42:20 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 391 replies · 4,728+ views
    Hospice Patients Alliance ^ | 1-5-04 | Ron Panzer
    This is a Hospice Patients Alliance Special Update Jan 5, 2004, sent out periodically to inform the public about news affecting hospice and end-of-life care. We have just confirmed that ALL of Judge Baird's cases, INCLUDING the suit by Michael Schiavo v Gov Bush related to the Terri's Law, challenging its constitutionality, HAVE been transferred to Judge Nelly Khouzam. This information came directly from Judge Khouzam's assistant. Judge Khouzam is known to be a "by the book" tough, but fair judge. For a little about Judge Khouzam see: "Diminutive judge sits tall behind the gavel" Northpinellas St Petersburg Times 12/29/2002...
  • Florida’s “Parental Notice of Abortion Act” and tyrant Justice Shaw

    01/03/2004 9:01:02 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 8 replies · 649+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | January 3, 2004 | John William Kurowski
    American Constitutional Research Service Jan. 3, 2004 In a recent case North Florida Women's Health & Counseling Services, Inc. v. State of Florida[decided July 10th, 2003] Senior Justice Shaw delivering the opinion of the Court which struck down Florida’s “Parental Notice of Abortion Act” stated the following: “In the final analysis, we cannot fault the trial court for faithfully applying the controlling law. The court reasoned simply as follows (1) This Court in T.W. held that the Parental Consent Act imposed a significant restriction on a pregnant minor’s right of privacy. (2) The Court in T.W. further held that, in...
  • Ongoing tyranny in the Terri Schiavo case

    12/25/2003 5:52:45 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 59 replies · 500+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 12-24-03 | John william kurowski
    Tuesday, December 23, 2003 marked yet another day of Florida’s active renegade judicial system and its willingness to participate in a depravation of Terri Schiavo’s rights under color of law. In this latest incident, [see:Judge Ready to Rule in Schiavo Case; Bush Lawyers Predict Defeat] Circuit Judge Douglas Baird, who previously stated Terri’s Law was “presumptively unconstitutional” prior to a trial concerning its constitutionality, has now seen fit to suggest that Terri Schiavo’s wishes have already been decided in another court case, and rejected Florida’s Honorable Governor’s request to have a trial by jury to determine the wishes of Terri....
  • JUDICIAL TYRANNY: FROM PARENTAL RIGHTS TO TERRI’S LAW

    12/14/2003 12:22:47 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 10 replies · 997+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 12-14-03 | John William Kurowski
    American Constitutional Research Service 12-14-03 JUDICIAL TYRANNY: FROM PARENTAL RIGHTS TO TERRI’S LAW BACKGROUND On Oct. 21, 2003 Florida’s Legislature passed a bill know as “Terri’s Law” authorizing Gov. Jeb Bush to intervene in a case in which a judge, Judge Greer, ordered a feeding tube to be removed from Terri Schiavo who was, and had been, in an incapacitated state for a number of years. The order of the judge to remove Terri’s feeding tube was in consequence to a court action by Terri’s husband who claimed Terri’s wish was to be left to die and sought the Courts...
  • Eyes on judge in Schiavo petition

    11/03/2003 6:06:58 AM PST · by NYer · 38 replies · 334+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 3, 2003 | JENNIFER FARRELL
    CLEARWATER - In a case dominated by strong personalities, everyone has an opinion on what's best for Terri Schiavo. The parents. The husband. The governor. The Legislature. But at the center of the latest controversy, one man is left to decide. Those who know Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge W. Douglas Baird say he will set aside political rhetoric and gut-wrenching emotion. Instead, he will focus on the law. At issue is whether the Legislature violated the Florida Constitution by passing a new law that allowed Gov. Jeb Bush to force doctors to reinsert Schiavo's feeding tube Oct. 21. On Wednesday, attorneys...
  • Zarelli Does Well

    09/18/2002 10:05:28 AM PDT · by CyberCowboy777 · 22 replies · 209+ views
    Me ^ | 9/18/02 | CyberCowboy777
      WASHINGTON STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 RETURNS ARE NOT FINAL OR OFFICIAL UNTIL CERTIFIEDLast day for counties to certify - September 27 | Last day for Secretary of State to certify - October 8 Election Results Index | Federal Index U. S. Representative District 3 - Results by CountyRETURNS AS OF 09:38 am - 09/18/2002Push "Refresh" or "Reload" on your browser to view the most current information County Last Report ZARELLI(R) BAIRD(D) Clark 09/17 - 11:03 PM 24,986 27,452 Cowlitz 09/17 - 10:58 PM 6,850 12,065 Lewis 09/17 - 10:38 PM 7,000 5,833 Pacific 09/17 - 10:42...
  • Zarelli pushes for Congress to support the President on Iraq

    09/13/2002 11:00:41 AM PDT · by CyberCowboy777 · 11 replies · 352+ views
    E-mail from Zarelli Campaign | September 12, 2002 | Zarelli Campaign
    Zarelli for Congress 9901 NE 7th Ave., Suite B234 Vancouver, WA 98685 P: (360)567-0408 F: (360) 213-0234 www.joezarelli.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chris Woodfin - 360-567-0408 September 12, 2002 Zarelli pushes for Congress to support the President on Iraq This morning President George W. Bush addressed the United Nations General Assembly and stressed the inherent danger that the world faces from Saddam Hussein. The President called for a regime change in Iraq, in order to insure the future peace throughout the world. The President’s remarks laid out specific examples of how Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has systematically and continually violated...
  • ZARELLI MUST DO MORE THAN JUST WIN

    09/12/2002 10:59:25 PM PDT · by CyberCowboy777 · 35 replies · 287+ views
    The Columbian ^ | September 11, 2002 | JEFFREY MIZE
    ZARELLI MUST DO MORE THAN JUST WIN Wednesday, September 11, 2002 By JEFFREY MIZE, Columbian staff writer For a candidate unopposed for the GOP's congressional nomination, state Sen. Joe Zarelli has everything to lose in next week's primary. Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, is assured of advancing to the Nov. 5 election and going head to head with U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver. Zarelli, however, must make a strong showing in Tuesday's "beauty contest" primary to attract campaign contributions and media attention needed to mount a legitimate challenge. "The reality is that everyone wants to see a number," he said. "If I do...