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  • Jim Greer denounces Florida Republican Party officials as liars, 'right-wing crazies'

    07/26/2012 2:46:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 26, 2012 | Lucy Morgan
    TALLAHASSEE — In a wide-ranging deposition that spanned two days in late May, former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer denounced some party officials as liars and "whack-a-do, right-wing crazies'' as he described turmoil in the months before his resignation. Greer said some GOP leaders were meeting to discuss ways they could suppress black votes while others were constantly scheming against each other. He blamed criminal fraud charges filed against him in 2010 on legislative leaders and other party officials who he says orchestrated an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the statewide grand jury to avoid...
  • Judge Who Ordered Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo Retires

    01/03/2011 10:37:07 AM PST · by julieee · 77 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 3, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Judge Who Ordered Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo Retires St. Petersburg, FL -- The Florida state judge who allowed the former husband of disabled patient Terri Schiavo to take her life by depriving her of food and water, has retired from the bench. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/03/judge-who-ordered-euthanasia-of-terri-schiavo-retires
  • Audit: Greer and Crist spent GOP cash on Disney vacation

    09/17/2010 11:11:24 AM PDT · by rarestia · 23 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Friday, September 17, 2010 1:37 PM | Staff
    Governor Charlie Crist and Jim Greer are no longer active in the Republican party of Florida. When they were in charge they were big spenders, a party audit released today indicates. Key points of the audit: * A $13,000 Disney World vacation in June 2009. * Between 2007 and 2009, a total of $381,786.12 in expenses paid for by the Republican Party of Florida were primarily not related to party business. * Expenses agreed to be repaid by Greer: $7,337.21. Greer and his wife, along with Gov. Crist and his wife Carole, paid for the getaway with a Republican party...
  • Charlie Crist returns $10,000 to Jim Greer

    08/18/2010 3:03:48 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 17 August 2010 | John Frank
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Charlie Crist's independent U.S. Senate campaign is refunding nearly $10,000 to Jim Greer after the indicted former Republican Party chairman asked for the money to help pay for his legal defense. ``As you know circumstances have caused me to need money to defend myself and take care of my family,'' Greer wrote in an Aug. 5 letter. ``I know sending the money back is hard, but with what has happened it may be politically beneficial for you to do.'' [snip] In the one-page letter, Greer spit fire at the Republicans who ousted him, calling them ``liars, racists...
  • Crist Returns Only His Indicted Ally's Money

    08/16/2010 9:13:23 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/17/10 | CaroleL
    Florida Governor Charlie Crist who has gone from presumptive loser in the Republican primary to go-along-to-get-along candidate in the race for US Senate has given the voters another glimpse of his character this week. After his refusal months ago to return money to Republican donors who requested refunds when he abandoned their party, Mr. Crist has agreed to refund $9,600 in campaign contributions from an indicted political ally who needs the money for his legal fees.
  • Jim Greer asks Charlie Crist for his money back

    08/16/2010 3:46:33 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Buzz ^ | August 16, 2010 | John Frank
    Jim Greer, the indicted former chairman of the state Republican Party, is asking Gov. Charlie Crist to refund $9,600 in campaign contributions made to Crist's U.S. Senate campaign. "As you know circumstances have caused me to need money to defend myself and take care of my family," Greer wrote in a letter to the campaign.
  • Jim Greer's lawyer says Gov. Crist okayed diversion of GOP funds

    06/06/2010 6:07:19 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 74 replies · 2,382+ views
    Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican Party chairman's confidential fundraising role with the state party, according to Jim Greer's attorney, whose allegation contradicts the governor's statement that he "didn't know anything" about the deal now part of a criminal investigation. State investigators say Greer and the party's former executive director, Delmar W. Johnson III, secretly set up a shell company called Victory Strategies to divert party money and enrich themselves. Greer was charged Wednesday with fraud and money laundering.
  • Did Charlie Crist Know?

    06/03/2010 7:25:55 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 3 replies · 182+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/03/2010 | Scott Factor
    Charlie Crist has tried his best to distance himself from the scandal surrounding Jim Greer, the former Chairman of the RPOF. "I didn't know anything about this Victory Strategies thing," Crist told a St. Petersburg Times reporter a day after saying "I do not feel complicit," despite his close ties to Greer. Greer’s shell company, Victory Strategies, INC., was being used to siphon money from the Party coffers. Coincidentally, Victory Strategies, LLC was incorporated in such a way as to hide from view the person or persons who are officers of the corporation. To do this, Greer used a law...
  • What Greer's Arrest Means for the U.S. Senate Race

    06/02/2010 12:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 752+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Jun 2, 2010 | Todd Wright
    Jim Greer was arrested and charged with fraud If you think former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer is having a bad day today, just imagine how Gov. Charlie Crist and Miami- native Marco Rubio feel. Each is tied to the newly incarcerated GOP fundraiser who had a penchant for spending money that didn't quite belong to him. And on the other side of the coin is Democrat U.S. Rep Kendrick Meek, who can point the "Republicans can't be trusted finger" at his opponents for the 2010 U.S. Senate and hope the votes roll in. Crist's connection is a...
  • Former Florida Republican chief charged with fraud

    06/02/2010 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies · 1,107+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/2/10 | Vicki Allen)
    Florida's recently ousted Republican Party chief was indicted on Wednesday on fraud, theft and money laundering charges in the latest embarrassment stemming from the party's fundraising practices.
  • Ex-Florida GOP Chairman Greer Charged With Felony Theft (6 felony charges)

    06/02/2010 10:02:17 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 18 replies · 752+ views
    FOXNews ^ | June 2, 2010
    Former chairman of the Florida Republican Party Jim Greer was arrested Wednesday  (Courtesy: Seminole County Sheriff) The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida -- an ally of now independent Gov. Charlie Crist -- was arrested Wednesday for allegedly running a scam bilking money from the party. The Florida Department of Law enforcement took Jim Greer into custody Wednesday at his Orlando-area home. The 47-year-old has been charged with six counts of organized scheme to defraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering. Greer stepped down in February after party activists and major...
  • Jim Greer, former head of FL GOP Arrested

    06/02/2010 7:24:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 123 replies · 4,822+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 2 June 2010 | TBO
    <p>Breaking hard--Jim Greer has been arrested at his home. Charges currently unknown.</p>
  • Will Charlie Crist ditch the GOP for the U.S.Senate?

    02/25/2010 12:46:12 PM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 44 replies · 987+ views
    SunSentinel..com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Jack Funari
    Two highly placed and independent sources, speaking strictly on background, tell me that Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent in the race for the U.S. Senate.With Crist trailing Marco Rubio by 18 points in the latest polls, the Crist campaign has been in panic mode, launching attack after attack on the conservative Rubio. Yesterday, the attacks reached a crescendo with the Crist campaign, and/or his disgraced Republican Party of Florida thug bootlickers, leaking Rubio's credit card expenses from his time as speaker of the Florida House. According to published reports, the...
  • Florida party chairman to resign post (Jim Greer) (was ally of RINO Crist, RINO Steele)

    01/05/2010 9:55:22 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,587+ views
    (CNN) – Jim Greer, the embattled chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will resign Tuesday, two sources close to the party confirm to CNN. Greer will discuss his decision with members of the Republican State Executive Committee around noon, and will hold a conference call with reporters at 1 p.m. ET. The longtime ally of Gov. Charlie Crist has been under fire for his management of party money and his involvement in contested primaries. Critics of the chairman - including backers of Marco Rubio, Crist's conservative rival for the GOP Senate nomination - have been demanding his ouster for...
  • It's time for Jim Greer to resign

    12/18/2009 5:36:09 AM PST · by Jacvin · 8 replies · 541+ views
    The SunSentinel ^ | 12/18/09 | Jack Furnari
    There comes a time in politics when the particular details of a leader’s transgressions become a moot point. During his tenure as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer has reportedly presided over lavish and irresponsible spending of donor money, the purging of critics and the use of dirty tricks like fake Twitter accounts to attack fellow Republicans. He also has rammed through dictatorial rule changes that would make Fidel Castro blush and used the RPOF as a club in the service of a single Republican politician. -snip- Greer likes to blame his troubles on Marco Rubio supporters...
  • Crist to Greer: You’re Fired!

    12/16/2009 4:44:40 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 757+ views
    http://www.irreverentview.com/ ^ | December 16th, 2009 | By Chris Ingram
    In what has to be the toughest choice since deciding what his position is on Obama’s stimulus plan this week, Charlie Crist is expected to announce Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer will resign this month to “focus on his family.” No word on the exact date of the announcement, but likely in the days around Christmas when no one is paying attention to the news. Greer recently survived a “confidence” vote by the RPOF leadership, however, according to Hillsborough County State Committeeman A.J. Matthews the board was hoodwinked into the lopsided vote of support for Greer and this...
  • (RINO ALERT) RPOF Site Ignores Rubio

    06/01/2009 7:39:24 AM PDT · by MKAP001 · 17 replies · 699+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | 6.1.9 | Adam Smith
    RPOF site ignores Rubio The state GOP may be officially neutral in the Republican U.S. senate primary, but as an e-mailer points out to Buzz, you would be hard-pressed to know that Charlie Crist even faces a challenger if you went to the RPOF site. It contains plenty of news about Crist's campaign and endorsements but nada that we can see about Marco Rubio.
  • Republican Party of Florida website ignores Rubio

    06/01/2009 7:31:32 AM PDT · by MattAMatt · 47 replies · 1,630+ views
    The Buzz, Florida Politics ^ | 06/01/09 | Adam Smith
    The state GOP may be officially neutral in the Republican U.S. senate primary, but as an e-mailer points out to Buzz, you would be hard-pressed to know that Charlie Crist even faces a challenger if you went to the RPOF site. It contains plenty of news about Crist's campaign and endorsements but nada that we can see about Marco Rubio. http://www.rpof.org/index.php
  • RINO Party bosses jump the gun

    05/17/2009 2:00:23 PM PDT · by MKAP001 · 38 replies · 1,016+ views
    The interests of Floridians — not political parties — should be paramount as candidates jockey for position in the state’s 2010 elections. The dominos officially began tumbling this week when Gov. Charlie Crist announced, to no one’s surprise, that he’ll run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez. Crist, who has vied for four statewide offices in the past 13 years, was immediately endorsed by state Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer. While anointing his friend (who installed Greer as chairman in 2007), the GOP boss said he would work to limit primary contests for governor and the...
  • Fierce Florida Fight: GOP vs. RINOs

    05/17/2009 2:12:08 AM PDT · by MKAP001 · 25 replies · 1,062+ views
    Townhall ^ | Friday, May 15, 2009 | Jillian Bandes
    GOP's Fierce Florida Fight by Jillian Bandes The tribulations surrounding the GOP’s endorsement of Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio – and the implications it could have for the moderation of the national party - are wrapped up in internal squabbles among Florida politicos. At issue is Florida’s “Rule 11,” which holds that party members are able to block out a given candidate in a primary election if they deem the candidate unfit to run. After the rule is invoked, no primary race is held – instead, GOP insiders get to decide the election. In Florida’s GOP, Republican Party of Florida...
  • FL 2010: Crist's Senate run provokes backlash in his party

    05/16/2009 11:26:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 706+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-05-16 | Marc Caputo & Beth Reinhard
    TALLAHASSEE — A Republican backlash is brewing against the state and national party as they anoint Gov. Charlie Crist's U.S. Senate campaign — thereby dissing that of his rival, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio. From South Florida to Tampa Bay, a few county Republican parties are discussing or passing resolutions telling the state party to butt out of the Senate race or any other primary. If the state party presses forward, Crist's election could be rockier than expected and his hand-picked Republican Party of Florida chairman, Jim Greer, could find it tougher to hold on to power. "I like...
  • "To judge the judge - George Greer ... is no stranger to controversy"

    12/22/2008 11:13:12 AM PST · by mkjessup · 4 replies · 697+ views
    Chronicle Herald (Halifax Nova Scotia Canada) ^ | 22 Dec 2008 | Jennifer Stewart
    He has received death threats regularly and was once asked by his pastor to change churches. For years he and his wife wouldn’t leave the house without bodyguards at their side. The pressure got to be so bad that the couple eventually stopped going out at all, unless it was absolutely necessary. But if you ask Judge George Greer about the experience, he’d tell you it was all in a day’s work. The 16-year veteran of the bench was the adjudicator tasked with hearing the highly publicized case of Terri Schiavo, the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman whose husband applied in 1998...
  • Elite Officer Recalls Hunt For Bin Laden-(60 min delta )video

    10/05/2008 9:00:00 PM PDT · by Flavius · 19 replies · 2,003+ views
    cbs ^ | 10/8/08 | cbs
    (CBS) Shortly after 9/11, the Pentagon ordered a top secret team of American commandos into Afghanistan with a single, simple order: kill Osama bin Laden. It was America's best chance to eliminate the leader of al Qaeda. The inside story of exactly what happened in that mission, and how close it came to its objective has never been told until now.
  • Terri Schiavo Judge George Greer to Speak at Jury Trial Conference

    01/06/2007 5:52:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 299 replies · 3,135+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/5/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Dallas, TX (LifeNews.com) -- Judge George Greer continues to travel the lecture circuit despite his controversial ruling allowing Terri Schiavo's former husband to kill her via euthanasia. Greer is slated to speak at a national summit concerning jury trials, even though he unilaterally allowed the taking of Terri's life without a jury deliberation. Greer will be one of the speakers at next month's National Jury Summit hosted by the American Board of Trial Advocates. The conference is an opportunity for legal experts to discuss the threats to the jury system. The presentations will deal with the civil jury system, factors...
  • Expat's feral attack reflects elitist conceit (Greer slammed)

    09/09/2006 10:31:12 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 776+ views
    The Australian ^ | 7 September 2006 | John Birmingham
    I WAS standing just down from the radio station 3RRR at ... in Melbourne when my phone rang.... I flipped open the batphone ... and found out that Steve Irwin was dead. I swore loudly as the moment fused, possibly forever, into memory. Something similar happened millions of times over in this country alone. Perhaps hundreds of millions of times across the world. You almost certainly remember exactly what you were doing when you heard. ... Not everyone is mourning, however. ... ... Germaine Greer pulled on her redundant fright mask and charged into print to bitchslap and rake at...
  • Outrage over Greer pot shots at Irwin (Filthy old feminist ALERT!!!!

    09/05/2006 4:58:12 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 1,434+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 September 2006
    A STORM of fury has erupted over Germaine Greer's criticism of Steve Irwin barely hours after his death. The expat Aussie, known more these days for her regular bashing of her homeland, fired pot shots at Irwin within hours of news spreading across the globe that he'd been fatally stabbed by a stingray. Australian leaders, experienced animal handlers and Irwin's friends were outraged, saying Greer was looking to boost her flagging literary career. In a scathing attack in a British newspaper, Greer said nature had taken its revenge on Irwin for his robust handling of Australia's native animals. Mocking Irwin's...
  • Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics (Germaine Greer Happy that Steve Irwin is Dead)

    09/05/2006 12:21:56 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 109 replies · 7,642+ views
    News.Com.Au ^ | September 6, 2006 | Fiona Hudson
    Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics By Fiona Hudson in London September 06, 2006 01:00am Article from: The Daily Telegraph AS glowing tributes and praise for Steve Irwin filled newspapers and television screens around the world, fellow Australian Germaine Greer launched a distasteful tirade on the much-loved Crocodile Hunter yesterday. Most London papers carried sympathetic news articles, features, columns and obituaries mirroring the disbelief felt in Australia. But Greer launched a scathing attack on Irwin, declaring "the animal world has finally taken its revenge". In her column in The Guardian newspaper, Greer said the wildlife warrior displayed the "sort of self-delusion...
  • Coast to Coast AM: Art Bell SETI has received alien signals, being jammed by NRO

    07/30/2006 10:09:36 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 196 replies · 5,620+ views
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | 7/30/06 | me
    On now....550 stations in the US, and XM165
  • Quiet judge persists in Schiavo maelstrom

    03/18/2005 1:07:57 PM PST · by FoxPro · 82 replies · 2,236+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 6, 2005 | WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE, Times Staff Writer
    And Greer, vilified by many religious protesters, is a church regular. He also is a conservative Republican in a state whose conservative Republican governor tried to overturn one of Greer's orders. "George is the religious right," said lawyer David Kurland, a longtime friend. Friends say Greer's intellect is perfectly formed to withstand the very tempest he now faces. Always calm, not prone to mood swings or flares of temper, unerringly polite, he is not easily ruffled, they say. But the criticisms sting, friends say. His relationship with his church, for example, has changed. "He's been through a lot of storms...
  • Schiavo Judge: Death Issue Private

    05/02/2006 5:41:33 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 962+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3 May 2006
    The Florida judge who presided over the Terri Schiavo case and ruled her feeding tube should be removed told a bioethics symposium that lawmakers are ill-equipped to make right-to-die decisions. Pinellas County Circuit Judge George W. Greer, in brief remarks at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, said that 30 state and federal judges painstakingly reviewed the many volumes of testimony and evidence submitted in the divisive case. But state lawmakers who passed "Terri's Law" to have the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube reinserted did so with "little to no debate" and with "significant arm-twisting," he said. "Do you want that...
  • A Sad Anniversary

    03/27/2006 8:47:18 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Freedom News ^ | March 22, 2006 | Tim
    The end of this month marks the anniversary of the judicially-ordered killing of Terri Schiavo, age 41, carried out at the behest of her husband who was living with another woman and his Scientologist lawyer. She was not brain-dead. She could breathe on her own. Yet despite the best efforts of Terri's family and the pro-life and disability-rights communities, the courts ordered Terri Schiavo to be killed by dehydration. Rush Limbaugh described the day as "the day our country hit rock bottom." One year later, it is still an apt description. Terri Schiavo left no written instructions nor a living...
  • "Judicial comment sets Crist apart" (Incredible RINO projectile vomiting alert)

    08/01/2005 9:17:53 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 38 replies · 930+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | (7/31/2005) | STEVE BOUSQUET
    "It was one of the shortest speeches of Charlie Crist's career, but as a campaign for governor unfolds, it may prove to be one of the most memorable. Two weeks ago, the Republican attorney general and candidate for governor gave a late-night speech to a roomful of lawyers in Miami where he referred to the judges in the Terri Schiavo case as 'heroes.' Crist insists he wasn't endorsing court rulings that prevented the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube from being reconnected, but critics view it differently. And by appearing to break his silence in the Schiavo case, Crist has sharpened the...
  • Terri's Autopsy

    06/26/2005 1:27:48 PM PDT · by FarRockaway · 43 replies · 928+ views
    FarRockaway | 6/26/05 | FarRockaway
    Oh! Well, it's OK to have Murdered Her Then. Mr. Thogmartin has told us that, after fifteen years of a patient lying in bed recovering, Terri Schiavo might have fully recovered from any abuse she endured. Miraculously he was also unable to see whether or not this person had, fifteen years ago, a heart attack or not. Of course, I’ve never met anyone whose cardiologist was ever unsure, say 24 hours after the incident, that a heart attack had occurred or not. No, in my experience cardiologists can tell you precisely how many nano-seconds the heart attack lasted. Continuing, the...
  • Mercy Kissing Justice: A Tale of Two Judges

    06/13/2005 2:41:34 AM PDT · by njackson22 · 9 replies · 343+ views
    Reform America ^ | 4/4/05 | Nick Jackson
    I believe that Terri Schiavo would be alive today and living with her parents had she not lived in Florida. I believe that if she lived in Richland County in Ohio, she would not have been cruelly executed by court order to starve to death. Am I implying that there is something special about Ohio that could have changed the outcome? I am most certainly not. I am implying that had Terri lived in a different location and been under the jurisdiction of another judicial system, with different judges, the outcome may have been very different.
  • Judge Greer Declares Michael Schiavo Dead

    05/26/2005 1:49:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility1st · 10 replies · 540+ views
    From The Desk of Ted Mathis ^ | 05/26/2005 | Ted Mathis
    Judge Greer Declares Michael Schiavo DeadTerri Schiavo died at 9:05 a.m. on March 31. Michael Schiavo didn’t waste any time in claiming her estate. According to records filed in the clerk’s office of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, by 1:35 p.m. on March 31, he had filed a petition for administration of her estate before Pinellas County Probate Court Judge George W. Greer, the same judge who had ordered her death by starvation and dehydration. Greer didn’t waste any time in signing the order for Schiavo. But the order Greer issued on March 31 at 1:35 p.m. has a major problem....
  • Florida Catechism No. 1 (sarcastically defends Greer's killing Terri)

    05/11/2005 5:18:04 AM PDT · by syriacus · 23 replies · 1,399+ views
    Weekly planet ^ | 03.23.05 | BY WAYNE GARCIA
    Q Who made the world? A. God made the world. Q. Who is Terri Schiavo? A. She is one of God's creatures, who suffered a heart attack and irreversible brain damage at age 26. She is at the center of an international battle over whether she should be kept alive artificially. She has been kept alive for the past 15 years because she was given nutrients through a feeding tube. Her husband says she would not want to live that way; her parents desperately want to keep her alive. Congressional subpoenas and last-minute legislation hope to overcome a court order...
  • The Terri Schiavo Case: Flat Lining Liberal Arguments By N. Beaujon

    05/09/2005 10:01:16 AM PDT · by WJHII · 6 replies · 413+ views
    www.nbeaujon.com ^ | 05/09/2005 | N. Beaujon
    The Terri Schiavo Case: Flat Lining Liberal Arguments By N. Beaujon May 9, 2005 Terri Schiavo did not die when the Florida Courts and Judge Greer killed her by starvation-dehydration. Her issues are still alive- as much as liberals would like to see them aborted. When arguing the Terri Schiavo murder the typical liberal response is a petulant: “All of the courts found for the husband” or “All of the courts that reviewed the case agreed.” Suddenly liberals have never heard of the “Innocence Project”, their cause d'celbre Mumia Abu-Jamal or the ACLU. This may be the first case when...
  • Ceremony For Schiavo Case Judge Protested

    05/06/2005 7:57:45 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 24 replies · 810+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 6, 2005 | AP
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Protesters greeted the circuit judge who presided over the Terri Schiavo case as he arrived at a bar association ceremony where he was honored with a standing ovation. Judge George Greer on Thursday night told members of the West Pasco Bar Association that he will treasure the group's Special Justice Award recognizing his 13 years on the bench. Outside, about 15 people carried signs criticizing Greer for issuing the court order to withdraw a feeding tube from the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman. Schiavo died 13 days later, ending a bitter seven-year legal fight between her husband...
  • Local Bar Association Honors Terri Schiavo Starvation Judge

    05/05/2005 2:55:09 PM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies · 686+ views
    LifeNews ^ | May 4, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Incensing those who opposed the painful 13 day starvation death of Terri Schiavo, a local affiliate of the American Bar Association gave an award for Circuit Court Judge George Greer, the judge who allow Terri's estranged husband to starve her. The West Pasco Bar Association last Thursday cited Greer's professionalism and integrity when it awarded him with a Special Justice Award. "We admired his ability to sustain the pressure not to follow the law,'' Joan Nelson Hook, association president, told the Associated Press. "I don't think anyone could ever say his decisions were unlawful." Alan Scott Miller, another attorney affiliated...
  • Priest calls prize-winning judge 'murderer'(George Greer Alert!)

    05/05/2005 5:51:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 99 replies · 1,405+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | mAY 5, 2005
    George W. Greer, the Florida judge who ordered Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed, will receive an award today from his law colleagues, but a spiritual adviser to the late brain-injured woman's parents still insists the jurist is a "murderer." "On the night before Terri Schiavo died, I said to the national media that Judge Greer was a murderer," said Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. "I repeat that today," he said. "I use the word not in its legal meaning but in its moral meaning, that is, a deliberate action or series of actions that intentionally kill...
  • County judge removed from case

    05/04/2005 10:20:53 AM PDT · by bvw · 17 replies · 761+ views
    The Bucks County (PA) Courier Times ^ | May 4, 2005 | LAURIE MASON
    A [PA] appellate court strongly criticized Bucks County Judge, "Dismayed" about handling of a case of a woman with disabilities. In 2001 a 46-year-old with mental illness lived alone and was not taking her medication. Her family petitioned to deem her incapacitated, her brother was named guardian. She moved into an assisted-living facility. In 2003, brother resigned after settling with ex-husband. Lawler appointed attorney Smith as guardian. Smith soon recommended that $280,000 townhouse be sold. The woman, Rosengarten, asked to have it rented, so she could return to it some day. Her family complained that Smith was draining the $900,000...
  • Let's shame the media for its inept Terri coverage

    04/29/2005 9:39:06 AM PDT · by david ford · 5 replies · 483+ views
    I humbly submit that it is time for another event similar to the discrediting of CBS's phony documents story, which began here in Free Republic. My reply to this will have details.
  • call for Terri Schiavo hearings in Congress

    04/27/2005 5:28:39 PM PDT · by david ford · 17 replies · 486+ views
    I'm quite upset over the far-left-wing media's shoddy reporting re: Terri's actual condition. She'd be alive today in her minimal level of consciousness and still able to feel pain if the old media had reported accurately on her actual condition. What I'd like to see in the aftermath of the Terri Schiavo fiasco: Congress holds hearings on the matter. The far-left-wing media is shamed over its shoddy reporting about Terri's actual condition, and the far-left-wing media suffers a severe blow to its credibility regarding the question of how it managed to a) overlook numerous conflicts of interest among the pro-death...
  • Schiavo Death Order Void Due To Greer’s Lack of Jurisdiction

    04/26/2005 12:13:10 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 38 replies · 1,648+ views
    NorthCountry Gazette ^ | April 25, 2005 | June Maxam
    the paper trail clearly establishes that Sixth Judicial Circuit Court judge George W. Greer is not. The trial also shows that constitutionally, he had no jurisdiction in the Schiavo case nor can he claim judicial immunity in regard to any wrongful death litigation that may be forthcoming. Efforts are currently underway by several groups pushing for the Florida Legislature to impeach Greer
  • Judge [Greer] Orders Schiavo [DCF] Documents Released.

    04/15/2005 6:21:05 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 123 replies · 3,177+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 4-15-05 | ???
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A judge has ordered state officials to release summaries of their investigations into the treatment of Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman who died last month after her feeding tube was removed. Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer gave the state Department of Children and Families until Monday to release the records on dozens of investigations into complaints that Schiavo was mistreated. None of the allegations were substantiated
  • The End is Greer

    04/15/2005 3:55:08 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 76 replies · 2,852+ views
    self | April 15, 2005 | 8mmMauser
    The End is GreerA pilgrim showed up on the last day at the last hours and contributed that single statement. The End is Greer indeed. The dust already settles and time will soon obscure our memories of the most dramatic event I would ever have imagined, the collision of good and evil in sunny Pinellas Park. Separation of Church and State is oxymoron here as we bore witness to the State sponsored murder of an innocent, an event to lock the State and our religion in a death grip. (Focus on this post is the political and our own roles...
  • Happy ending for 'grandma'? ( Dehydration & Starvation case similar to Terri )

    04/14/2005 3:32:36 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 62 replies · 1,750+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 14, 2005 | Sarah Foster
    It appears there will be a happy ending to the story of Ora Mae Magouirk, the 81-year-old Georgia widow whose family has been at loggerheads over her medical care, visitation privileges and whether she should be "allowed to die" but now is reaching agreements on key issues. Today, attorneys on both sides agreed Magouirk's brother and sister, A.B. McLeod, 64, of Anniston, Ala., and Lonnie Ruth Mullinax, 74, of Birmingham, will be allowed to visit their sister during regular visiting hours at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center in Birmingham, where she is receiving treatment for an aortic dissection. Moreover,...
  • Need a hero? Try Judge Greer

    04/07/2005 3:12:55 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 45 replies · 1,404+ views
    Quad City Times ^ | Ap 7 05 | John Beydler
    That poor woman down in Florida is dead but the exploitation may be eternal. The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation, "dedicated to protecting" Terri Schiavo's life and liberty, is re-dedicating itself to "assisting other desperate families in their efforts to protect vulnerable loved ones." You can, of course, continue to contribute your dollars. Just visit www.terrisfight.org and click on the "donations" link. PayPal works. The website promises there will soon be updates on how the foundation will go about "assisting other desperate families." I don't suppose "leaving them alone" is among the options being considered. Thought not. Once there's been a media...
  • Frist Says Courts in Schiavo Case Acted Fairly

    04/05/2005 2:06:47 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 296 replies · 9,749+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/05 | Thomas Ferraro
    U.S. Senate Republican leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday that courts had acted fairly in the Terri Schiavo "right-to-die" case, differing sharply from a vow of retribution by his House of Representatives counterpart, Tom DeLay. "I believe we have a fair and independent judiciary today," said Frist, now trying to resolve a battle with Democrats over judicial nominations that threatens to tie his chamber into knots. "I respect that." Frist and DeLay, as the Senate and House majority leaders, had led a charge for emergency legislation calling on the federal courts to review the Schiavo case. President Bush flew back...
  • Judge George Greer: Tyrant on the Bench

    04/01/2005 4:37:11 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 1,721+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Mar 29, 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Florida Probate Judge George Greer has taken judicial supremacy to new abuses in ordering the starvation of an innocent woman against the will of her parents, her brother, her church, thousands of volunteers, and, as far as we know, herself. We wouldn't permit anyone to treat a dog this way. Judge Greer not only ordered the cruel withholding of food and water from defenseless Terri Schiavo, he also set in motion the arrests of many Good Samaritans attempting to bring her sustenance. The television pictures of armed police barring people from attempting to take her food or water were shocking....