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  • Sen. Tom Cotton: 'Kerry Acted Like Pontius Pilate' On Iran Side Deals

    07/23/2015 5:59:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ouch: this one's going to leave a mark. Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton has said that "John Kerry acted like Pontius Pilate, he washed his hands" on crucial issues in the Iran deal and left it to the IAEA to negotiate secret side deals with Iran on them. Cotton made his remarks on today's Morning Joe. It might be a mark of the regard, or lack thereof, in which Kerry is held that no one on the panel rose to his defense. Former Dem congressman Harold Ford, Jr. was given the floor immediately after Cotton spoke, and blithely inquired only...
  • Pontius Pilate (VANITY)

    04/06/2015 12:35:58 PM PDT · by Teacher317 · 92 replies
    4/6/15 | me
    I'm not exactly a Biblical scholar, so be a little gentle with the flames. I was watching Passion of the Christ yesterday for Easter (my third time seeing it), and a thought occurred to me. Both the movie and the Gospels note that Pilate tried, repeatedly, to not sentence Jesus to death. His wife lobbied for Jesus, he declared "this man has done nothing", he sent him to Herod declaring him not guilty, and he even tried the once-a-year prisoner release gambit. At every turn, the high priests and the crowd pushed for his death. Even after finding him guilty...
  • Discovery of site of Jesus' trial creates dilemma for pilgrims

    01/19/2015 1:58:28 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 19 Jan 2015 | anon
    Archaeologists might have uncovered the site of the trial of Jesus. While excavating the floors underneath an abandoned building next to the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, archaeologists came across the foundation walls and sewage system that lay beneath Herod the Greatís Jerusalem palace. According to scholars, this is most likely the place ...
  • Possible site of Jesus' trial uncovered in the Holy Land

    01/05/2015 8:36:17 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 5, 2015
    Tower of David. Credit: Ricardo Tulio Gandelman via Flickr (CC by 2.0). Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2015 / 02:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archeologists believe they may have discovered the place where Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate took place in Jerusalem. In an effort to expand The Tower of David Museum, archeologists began excavating an adjacent, abandoned prison building, the Washington Post reports. As they stripped away layers of the prison floor, they realized they were likely uncovering a missing link in the puzzle of the Holy Land’s history. Although the discovery began over a decade ago, the site is just...
  • Have archaeologists discovered where Jesus was sentenced to death?

    01/05/2015 9:04:31 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 January 2015 | Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline
    The exact spot upon which Jesus stood as he was sentenced to death, may have been pinpointed by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Discovered around 15 years ago, the remains of Herod the Greatís palace have been carefully examined and a place between a gate and uneven stone pavement has been identified as fitting the description of the event in the Gospel of John. Pilgrims and tourists will be able to visit the Biblical site, because tours are being offered by the Tower of David Museum, which is located nearby.
  • Archaeologists find possible site of Jesusís trial in Jerusalem

    01/04/2015 6:59:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2015 | By Ruth Eglash
    JERUSALEM ó It started 15 years ago with plans to expand the Tower of David Museum. But the story took a strange turn when archaeologists started peeling away layers under the floor in an old abandoned building adjacent to the museum in Jerusalemís Old City. They knew it had been used as a prison when the Ottoman Turks and then the British ruled these parts. But, as they carefully dug down, they eventually uncovered something extraordinary: the suspected remains of the palace where one of the more famous scenes of the New Testament may have taken place ó the trial...
  • Israeli settlersí archaeology tourism challenges Palestinian history

    01/31/2014 9:19:15 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 23 replies ^ | January 29 2014 | Reuters, West Bank
    Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologist Eli Shukron shows an ancient seal, at an archaeological site known as the City of David in Jerusalem On an ancient hill dotted with 1,000-year-old olive trees, Israelis are busy excavating in search of the first palace of King David in the heart of the West Bank. The Jewish settlers who started the dig with the help of Israel's Antiquities Authority say they want to turn it into an archaeological park to celebrate its historical significance. But for Palestinians who hope the West Bank will someday form part of a Palestinian state, the move is...
  • ďPontius Pilate-ingĒ In the "Age of Obama": Who, Really, Won the Cold War?

    04/19/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-18-2014 | MOTUS
    As a rule I abhor the modern English language practice of using nouns as verbs. However, given that it is Holy Week and given that it is the perfect allusion, allow me to paraphrase Daniel Henninger: Big Guy just ďPontius PilatedĒ the Ukraine. It is an accurate, if awkward, construction. "The White House reiterated that no lethal assistance was planned" to help Ukraine defend itself. The U.S., however, did send ready-to-eat meals. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's comments were antiseptic: "The Ukrainian government has a responsibility to provide law and order." It is fitting that churchgoers the world over...
  • You Have to Decide About Jesus, one way or the other- A Meditation on the Trial Before Pilate

    04/17/2014 1:54:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/16/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Matthean Passion account, we come to the trial before Pilate. Pontius Pilate is a study in evasion and vacillation. Despite being a man of great political and worldly power, Pilate is indecisive, inwardly troubled, and quite incapable of doing what he knows is right. Despite the outward power he had, inwardly he was weak and morally compromised. And in his weakness, he does something very awful: he violates his own conscience and sentences an innocent man to death.Letís look at his story in five stages.I. Attempted Avoidance - At a professional level, Pilate thought the whole matter brought...
  • Pontius Pilate should have listened to his wife

    04/14/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 14, 2014 | FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH
    Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri The reading of the Passion according to Saint Matthew yesterday featured one of the most mysterious verses in the whole New Testament.It was this: While Pilate was sitting on the judge‚Äôs seat, his wife sent him this message: ‚ÄėDon‚Äôt have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.‚Äô (Matthew 27:19). Pilate¬ís wife appears, and disappears, in this one verse. Moreover, this verse is found only in the gospel of St Matthew, and in none of the other synoptic gospels. What on earth...
  • History of Pontius Pilate: his background before Good Friday

    04/09/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Bill Pietro ^ | April 9, 2014 | Bill Petro
    PONTIUS PILATEHis name provides two valuable clues to his background and ancestry. The family name, Pontius was that of a prominent clan among the Samnites, hill cousins of the Latin Romans. They had almost conquered Rome in several fierce wars. The Pontii were of noble blood, but when Rome finally absorbed the Samnites, their aristocracy was demoted to the Roman equestrian or middle-class order, rather than the senatorial order. It is Pilate‚Äôs personal name Pilatus that proves almost conclusively that he was of Samnite origin. Pilatus means ‚Äúarmed-with-a-javelin‚ÄĚ. The pilum or javelin was six feet long, half wooden and...
  • Brad Pitt Playing Pontius Pilate?

    01/08/2013 2:43:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Owen Williams
    As revealed last autumn, Warners are planning to add to the recent spate of proposed Biblical epics with its own yarn based around Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Deadline now reveals that Brad Pitt is circling the lead role. Reports that it's because he wants to wash his hands of World War Z remain unverified. The familiar version of Pilate is more or less the one played - rather well - by Hristo Shopov in Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, and by David Bowie in Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ - although perhaps you prefer Telly Savalas in...
  • Americans, the Crucified

    08/19/2011 6:46:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 19, 2011 | Jack Bourdjian
    When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, ĎI am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.íĒ (Matthew 27:24)On August 9, the Federal Open Market Committee and its chairman, Ben Bernanke, released its bi-monthly statement. To promote economic growth and ensure that the velocity of inflation was kept at bay, the committee once again concluded that exceptionally low interest rates were warranted. The target range for the federal funds rate would remain in the 0%-.25% range. No...
  • Inscriptions found in ancient Pompeipolis city in Turkey

    08/23/2010 5:09:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | unattributed
    Prof. Dr. Christian Marek... said that according to inscriptions, Roman emperors also participated in these festivals, most of which were religious. Marek said several competitions, shows and plays had been held within the scope of these festivals which had been started by Roman Emperor Alexander Severus... The antique city of Pompeipolis is situated in the county of Taskopru of the province of Kastamonu. According to the historical records, the Romans after winning the battle against Mitridates. Pontus Pilate and his army in the northern valley of GŲkirmak in 64 B.C. settled in this region. The Roman commander Pompeius built...
  • Why I commuted Maurice Clemmons's sentence

    12/08/2009 3:42:46 AM PST · by FTJM · 56 replies · 1,665+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2009 | Mike Huckabee
    The nation was stunned by the senseless and savage cold-blooded murders of four young police officers in Lakewood, Wash., over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Whenever a police officer or soldier is killed, the loss is even more profound, for they are the ones who stand between our way of life and total anarchy. Nine years ago, the name Maurice Clemmons crossed my desk. I commuted his sentence from 108 years to 47 years. I take full responsibility for my actions of nine years ago. I acted on the facts presented to me in 2000. If I could have possibly known...
  • Lawyer: Ark. attack suspect 'radicalized' [while in prison] in Yemen

    06/04/2009 5:01:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies · 2,512+ views
    Google AP ^ | June 4, 2006 | By JON GAMBRELL
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ó The man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center begged for FBI agents to free him from a Yemeni jail where he was "radicalized" by Islamic terrorists, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday. Lawyer Jim Hensley described Abdulhakim Muhammad as an impressionable youth driven to public service in an impoverished Middle Eastern country. But teachings by "hardened" terrorists in Yemen and experiences with Afghan child refugees who were missing limbs drove him to become someone his parents didn't recognize, Hensley said. "Here comes the FBI, who may be able...
  • WITHOUT A DOUBT - My R.S.V.P. to Rudy Giuliani

    06/01/2007 5:35:36 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 8 replies · 613+ views
    Rhode Island Catholic ^ | May 31, 2007 | Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
    I probably would have written this article anyhow, so distressed was I. But then I received an invitation to attend a fundraising luncheon for presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, and that absolutely confirmed my decision. The fundraiser is scheduled for Providence next week. For $500, I could attend a reception with the former New York City Mayor. For $1,500 I could attend a reception with a photo-op. The first thought that came to my mind is that Iím not charging enough for my Confirmation photos! Nevertheless, and more to the point, I have no idea why I received an invitation to...
  • Catholic Bishop compares Giuliani to Pontius Pilate

    06/05/2007 2:50:36 PM PDT · by TexanSniper · 52 replies · 2,177+ views
    Evangelicals for Mitt ^ | June 05, 2007 | Nancy French
    It all started when Rev. Thomas Tobin was invited to attend a "Rudy for President" fundraiser for $1500. In response the Catholic Bishop of Providence, R.I. (who's not even a Republican) wrote "My RSVP to Rudy Giuliani," which indicates a certain level of dissatifaction with the former Mayor's stance on abortion: Rudyís explanation is a classic expression of the position on abortion weíve heard from weak-kneed politicians so frequently in recent years: ďIím personally opposed to but donít want to impose my views on other people.Ē The incongruity of that position has been exposed many times now. As Iíve asked...
  • Jeb Bush won't feel impact from Schiavo

    03/31/2005 3:22:27 PM PST · by SmithL · 119 replies · 2,110+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/5 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It seemed like Jeb Bush was in a no-win situation by taking up the cause of trying to keep Terri Schiavo alive. He was going against polls that showed two out of three people thought government shouldn't get involved. Then when courts stopped him from stepping in, some of his conservative Christian base criticized him for not doing more. But many people agree the Schiavo case was not a political issue for Bush and that the governor will not be hurt by it - especially since he doesn't have plans to run for office again any time...
  • Pontius Pilate & Jeb Bush

    02/23/2005 3:34:50 PM PST · by 1stFreedom · 118 replies · 1,719+ views
    Is Gov. Bush playing Pontius Pilate?? Couldn't Gov. Bush call out the Guard and refuse to enforce rulings from State Courts? Couldn't he do so and argue that it's a Federal issue due to Constitutional matters? Doesn't Terry have the benefit of being an American with Constitutional Rights, something the State cannot interfere with (without due process)?? I feel Gov. Bush has surrendered his power to the Courts. Call out the troops, protect this Woman, and wait for the Feds to rule on this.... His brother is the President, and probably would provide some political coverage -- he's pro-life after...
  • Statement by Governor Jeb Bush regarding the death of Terri Schiavo

    03/31/2005 7:05:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 206 replies · 2,650+ views
    Tampa Bay's 10 News ^ | 3/31/05 | Governor Jeb Bush
    ďAfter an extraordinarily difficult and tragic journey, Terri Schiavo is at rest. Columba and I offer our condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Schindler, Bobby Schindler, Suzanne Vitadamo and to all those who offered their prayers and support to Terriís family over these past weeks, months and years. These prayers were not in vain. ďMany across our state and around the world are deeply grieved by the way Terri died. I feel that grief very sharply as well. I remain convinced, however, that Terriís death is a window through which we can see the many issues left unresolved in our families...
  • Jeb Bush Should Have Acted, Says Pat Buchanan

    03/29/2005 2:14:05 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 73 replies · 1,561+ views ^ | 03-29-05 |
    Jeb Bush Should Have Acted, Says Pat Buchanan Republican presidential candidate, author, pundit and political analyst Pat Buchanan thinks Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should have invoked his executive authority to save Terri Schiavo, even to the point of inviting a contempt-of-court citation. Buchanan, in an interview with top-10 radio host Don Imus, said Jeb's resolve would serve two purposes: One, it would demonstrate Ė agree or disagree Ė that he took seriously his oath of office, which calls on him to protect the lives of Florida citizens; and two, that he is prepared to use his authority to overturn an...
  • Governor Bush is Just Following Orders

    03/28/2005 6:48:57 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 506 replies · 6,064+ views
    Renew America ^ | 03/28/2005 | James Attickus Bowden
    Governor Jeb Bush, R-Florida, was pained to say he had done all he could do legally. Bush said he wouldn't 'break the law' to save Terry Schiavo. Bush wouldn't, couldn't, shouldn't because he is just obeying orders. The Governor of Florida follows orders from a Pinellas County Circuit judge. In matters of life and death. In issues of cruel and unusual punishment. When due process is denied. The Constitution of Florida says The People are sovereign ó like kings. The People of Florida vest the supreme executive authority in a governor in their constitution. Unless, apparently, a judge orders otherwise....

    03/29/2005 2:11:48 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 220 replies · 3,653+ views
    Gov. Jeb Bush Gubernatorial Website, 1998 Archives ^ | Decemeber 1, 1998 | AmericanInTokyo (via archived Jeb Bush website)
    What happened? Hello? Hello? Anybody home? "MESSAGE TO DISABLED FLORIDIANS" December 1998, Florida By Governor-elect Jeb Bush "Talking with a variety of Floridians with disabilities and their families has helped understand a lot more about the lives, challenges and dreams of those with disabilities. However, I know that my education continues with everyone new I meet. People with disabilities are no different than anyone else. They want to work, have families, and live independently. As Governor, I would work hard to create an environment that gives people with disabilities every opportunity to be independent and play an active role in...
  • Jeb Bush's political obituary

    03/30/2005 4:07:26 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 1,080 replies · 13,075+ views
    WND ^ | Mar 30 05 | Farah
    I never had any desire to run for political office, but, if I did, it would be to make a difference. If I didn't think I could make a difference, what would be the point? Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told us last week he just didn't have the power and authority to save one innocent woman forced by court order and armed guard to starve to death in his state. I don't believe that's true. Not for a minute do I believe it. Jeb Bush blinked. And that weakness that he showed for the whole world should represent the end...
  • FEDERALIST 78 (Judge Greer turned "least dangerous" into "most dangerous branch"-and Jeb let him)

    03/31/2005 7:45:43 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 50 replies · 1,032+ views
    Federalist Papers No. 78 ^ | 1789 | Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist No. 68, on the Judiciary:The judiciary "will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them. The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. ...The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; ...It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments. """"JUDGE GREER USURPED...

    03/31/2005 4:49:44 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 121 replies · 1,793+ views
    R. L. Hymers, Jr., Sermon Manuscripts ^ | March 29, 2005 | Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.
    TOO BAD JEB BUSH DOESN'T KNOW REAGAN'S SECRET by Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr. March 29, 2005 I know something right now that Jeb Bush doesn't know. I know he made the biggest political blunder of his life when he decided not to intervene and save Terri Schiavo from starving. How can it be that I, a pastor of an inner-city church, thousands of miles from Florida, have knowledge about this that Jeb doesn't have? Simple - I know an old Baptist deacon, and Jeb doesn't. My old friend is named "Mack." He fought in World War II. When I...
  • Liberals Are Starving Terri - Not Jeb Bush

    03/31/2005 6:53:45 AM PST · by watchdog_writer · 68 replies · 876+ views
    March 31, 2005 | watchdog_writer
    Dick Morris said:† Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) better look for a new line of work. The right is mad at him for not standing in the hospice door.A little knowledge of the law in Florida may be helpful. Maybe then laymen will be able to better understand that it was the liberals in the Florida Legislature that set the stage for this calamity.765.101 Definitions.--As used in this chapter:(1) "Advance directive" means a witnessed written document or oral statement in which instructions are given by a principal or in which the principal's desires are expressed concerning any aspect of the principal's...
  • Live Thread: President's Remarks on Terri's Death

    03/31/2005 8:05:44 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 655 replies · 17,161+ views
    various | 3/31/2005 | Pyro7480
    President Bush will make remarks on the death of Terri Schindler (Schiavo) at 11:40 am EST.
  • Terri Schiavo has passed away

    03/31/2005 6:55:11 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 2,923 replies · 74,367+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/31 1005 | CNN
    Breaking now on CNN
  • 2000 Years Later, We Still Kill the Innocent

    03/31/2005 9:13:40 AM PST · by SamuraiScot · 10 replies · 1,775+ views ^ | 3/25/05 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    This Good Friday, we commemorate two ritual murders: Jesus of Nazareth and Theresa Schiavo. snip Where are the people who lobby against domestic violence or, as it used to be called, wife-beating? Like the other feminists, they are uncharacteristically silent. They have apparently had a mass change of heart, and now endorse the indissolubility of marriage and the patriarchal authority of husbands, overthrowing 200 years of feminist rhetoric going back to Mary Wollstonecraft ó who described women as the "convenient slaves" of their husbands. Mrs. Schiavo's problem appears to be that she is an inconvenient slave. But she doesn't even...

    03/29/2005 6:13:21 PM PST · by Kings18-37 · 151 replies · 1,881+ views
    It's just a hunch, I have no evidence. I have no inside information, accept what I intuit from what I see. The Pubs made a bad move with the Federal Legislation; GWB realized that too late. He could not storm the hospice for 2 reasons: (1) The media would have eaten him alive as a police state Hitler; (2) there are police offers guarding the hospice who have a duty also, and there could have been bloodshed. The worst of all worlds. The same applied to Jeb Bush- I believe that GWB, Jeb and all the pubs backed off because,...

    03/29/2005 8:59:46 AM PST · by Kings18-37 · 33 replies · 686+ views
    GET THIS OUT OF POLITICS! Please stop bashing everyone, even Greer. Itís not going to save Terri. Whatís done is done , for now. The only thing that will save Terri is massive bipartisan support- a MERCY COALITION- among ALL Americans. Donít pressure and call our allies (Pubs), because they are either with us, or the Rinos are under the covers. Itís a waste of time. Instead, reach out and call to people like Lieberman, Jackson, Harkin, Nader, and even Barney Franks- a bi-partisan coalition. . Today, Pinkerton wrote in Newsday, ďOpinion polls tell us that most Americans don't think...
  • Don't trust chariots or horses, or Bush brothers, or GOP; they let Terri die and Michael thrive

    03/28/2005 10:11:35 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 73 replies · 1,786+ views
    March 28, 2005 | churchillbuff
    Judge Greer has accomplished a coup: He commandeered local cops to repel a state agency (Family and Children Services) and Jeb's state police. And what happens to him for usurping extra-judicial authority? nothing. He's allowed to continue the killing process, with a bizarre zeal to see Terri Schiavo die. Michael will be rid of her, and recipient, likely of book and TV movie deals, from a Hollywood that is pushing assisted suicide as the cause du jour. Greer thumbs nose at Congress; what happens? Nothing. The man shows signs of lunacy - - - is he fiddling with metal balls,...
  • Polls Determined Actions in Schiavo Case

    03/28/2005 7:44:28 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 32 replies · 1,172+ views ^ | 03-29-05 | Rantel, Al
    Polls Determined Actions in Schiavo Case Al Rantel Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Little wonder that so many Americans are cynical of their elected officials in every position and branch of their government. The Terri Schiavo case has once again demonstrated how many of our political leaders are leaders in name only and that their first instinct is to follow the polls for political self-preservation. Right after the Congress and President Bush got involved in the Terri Schiavo case in Florida by passing a law aimed at getting a complete review in the federal court system, several polls were taken as...

    03/27/2005 1:57:47 PM PST · by Concerned · 32 replies · 600+ views
    Self | 03/27/2005 | Concerned
    Bush Elector is DISGUSTED with Pres/Gov Bush's FAILURE to STAND UP against JUDICIAL HOMOCIDE and their TOTAL FAILURE to take Terri into protective custody in the face of a TREMENDOUS amount of evidence indicating FRAUD, CORRUPTION, COLLUSION, CONSPIRACY among the perpetrators!
  • If Judge Greer ordered that it was lawful for you to beat your wife would Jeb step in?

    03/27/2005 9:29:42 PM PST · by Schwarzeneger · 36 replies · 838+ views
    3/27/05 | R. Schwarz
    The starving of human being on hearsay evidence is WRONG. Its the duty of Jeb Bush to do the right thing.
  • Schindlers accuse Jeb of torture

    03/25/2005 6:27:16 PM PST · by steampower · 457 replies · 5,117+ views
    Fox News Shawn Hannity | 25 March 2005 | James F. Rowland
    The parents of Terri Schiavo/Schindler just made an impassioned appeal to Florida Governor Jeb Bush to save their dying daughter. Mrs. Schiavo was obviously tired and spoke in a restrained manner, but her husband, Robert, although looking terribly fatigued, used very strong language and placed much of the blame for his daughter's seven days of "torture" directly on Jeb Bush, blaming him for the inaction that is letting Terri be murdered by a "tyrannical" judiciary. Mr.Schindler says that the Governor has the power to end their ordeal with a "stroke of the pen" and if he had courage he would...
  • Why is it easier to stand up to Saddam than to George Greer?

    03/26/2005 10:21:14 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 51 replies · 735+ views
    churchillbuff | March | churchillbuff
    Where is the vaunted "courage" of our president? A woman is being deliberately starved by order of a backwater state judge.In 1961, John F. Kennedy sent federal troops to make sure a single African American - James Meredith - could attend the University of Alabama. Doesn't Terri Schiavo deserve to be protected against a backward Southern state's denial of her right to life?Is it possible that the fact that Terri is being denied Easter communion might touch our president's heart? Why was it so much easier to call out Saddam, than to tell George Greer to go to hell? MR....
  • Follow the Constitution Gov. Bush: Grant Clemency to Terri Schiavo

    03/28/2005 1:12:25 PM PST · by TBP · 100 replies · 1,690+ views
    Empire Journal | March 28, 2005 | Anon
    Since I'm only allowed to post a link, here it is. This is a really good article on one of Jeb's reamining options to help Terri, which he refuses to take. The article urges him to launch an immedite criminal investigation into the whole case, then take her into custody as part of the investigation, then grant her clemency, thus putting her out of reach.
  • Jeb Bush: I'd love to help, but I can't

    03/28/2005 8:02:29 AM PST · by FR_addict · 401 replies · 5,618+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 27, 2005 |
    Florida governor says he doesn't have power from Constitution to intervene Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the man said to be the last hope for Terri Schiavo, says he's powerless to help the brain-injured woman who has been without nourishment for more than nine full days. "I cannot violate a court order," Bush told CNN following Easter church services. "I don't have powers from the United States Constitution or Ė for that matter from the Florida Constitution Ė that would allow me to intervene after a decision has been made." To Terri's parents, Bush said, "I can't. I'd love to, but...
  • Gov. Bush Washes Hands of Schiavo Matter (It's humor people!)

    03/27/2005 6:25:24 PM PST · by StoneGiant · 76 replies · 2,228+ views ^ | 3/27/2005 | Scott Ott
    Gov. Bush Washes Hands of Schiavo Matter by Scott Ott (2005-03-27) -- In a symbolic move, designed to show Terri Schiavo's supporters that he has done all he can do to spare her life, Gov. Jeb Bush today publicly used a disposable moist towlette to "wash his hands of the matter." "I find nothing deserving death in this woman, but I'm only the supreme executive of Florida," the governor told a crowded news conference. "Perhaps if our constitution called for a balance of powers to protect our citizens against judicial abuse, I could do something. But as it stands, she...

    Demonstrators Mary Porta, kneeling, and others pray for Terri Schiavo, Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005, outside the hospice, where Terri resides, in Pinellas Park, Fla. Under increased security and with fading hopes, Terri Schiavo's parents asked supporters to return home to spend Easter Sunday with their families as the couple's severely brain-damaged daughter went a ninth day without food or water. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
  • Gov. Bush: I can't help Terri Schiavo

    03/27/2005 4:33:56 PM PST · by yongliu · 418 replies · 5,659+ views
    CNN/SI ^ | March 27, 2005
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Sunday there is nothing else he can do to save Terri Schiavo's life. "I cannot violate a court order," Bush said after attending Easter Sunday church services. "I don't have powers from the United States Constitution or -- for that matter from the Florida Constitution -- that would allow me to intervene after a decision has been made."
  • Gov. Bush: I can't help Terri Schiavo

    03/27/2005 11:39:47 AM PST · by El_Doctor · 445 replies · 6,584+ views
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2005
    Rick Barnard of Morris, Illinois, wass arrested Sunday after trying to bring Terri Schiavo Easter communion. per cnn... ALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Sunday there is nothing else he can do to save Terri Schiavo's life. "I cannot violate a court order," Bush said after returning to the Governor's Mansion from Easter Sunday church services. "I don't have powers from the United States Constitution or -- for that matter from the Florida Constitution -- that would allow me to intervene after a decision has been made." To Terri Schiavo's parents -- who have said Bush...
  • Keyes: 'Jeb Bush has the authority' to save Terri

    03/24/2005 3:46:54 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 89 replies · 1,879+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | March 24, 2005 | RenewAmerica staff
    Keyes: 'Jeb Bush has the authority' to save TerriDecries judicial arrogance in appearance on Hannity Show On Wednesday, Mar. 23, Alan Keyes told Sean Hannity that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is authorized by the Florida and national constitutions to intervene and spare brain-damaged Terri Schiavo from starvation. "The governor at any point has the right to intervene," said Keyes. "And if he fails to act, he is failing to do his duty." Unfortunately, Keyes noted, the courts have argued for years that "they are, in a sense, the makers of the law, and above the law, and that once they...
  • Jeb Bush urged to intervene immediately:

    03/24/2005 10:24:20 AM PST · by spycatcher · 78 replies · 1,785+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 24, 2005 | WND
    STARVATION: DAY 7Jeb Bush urged to intervene immediatelyKeyes, Klayman in Tallahassee for face-to-face meeting Posted: March 24, 200511:35 a.m. Eastern ©†2005† With legal and legislative options apparently exhausted, former Judicial Watch chairman Larry Klayman and former presidential candidate Alan Keyes are in Florida's capital trying to persuade Gov. Jeb Bush to use his executive powers to save Terri Schaivo's life. Klayman, a candidate last year for the U.S. Senate from Florida, believes that since Bush "is the supreme executive power of the state of Florida, he has the right and duty to step in and, in effect, pardon Terri Schaivo...
  • Five Briefs Say Gov. Bush Has the Legal Authority to Save Terri Schiavo

    03/24/2005 8:15:03 AM PST · by 1stFreedom · 193 replies · 3,268+ views
    Five Briefs Say Gov. Bush Has the Legal Authority to Save Terri Schiavo To: National Desk Contact: Gary McCullough Media Advisory, March 24 /Christian Wire Service/ Posted on the internet are five legal briefs that explain to Govenor Jeb Bush that he has the legal authority to save Terri Schiavo. In an effort to save Florida citizen, Terri Schindler-Schiavo from a court ordered death by starvation, the Society for Truth and Justice requested and delivered the following legal memorandums to Governor Jeb Bush in October of 2003:

    03/24/2005 10:29:46 AM PST · by sinanju · 38 replies · 1,781+ views ^ | March 24, 2005 | Jeff Johnson
    "Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said the new information "raises serious concerns and warrants immediate action. But Florida statute 2004-Ch0415-Section%201051#0415.1051"415.1051 seems to contradict Felos' claim. The statute states, "If it appears that the vulnerable adult ... is likely to incur a risk of death or serious physical injury if such person is not immediately removed from the premises, then the representative of the department shall transport or arrange for the transportation of the vulnerable adult to an appropriate medical or protective services facility in order to provide emergency protective services." Jennifer Lima-Smith, an attorney for the DCF, reminded Greer that the...
  • An Open Letter to Governor Jeb Bush

    03/24/2005 10:42:34 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 156+ views
    CFP ^ | March 24, 2005 | J. Matt Barber
    Dear Governor Bush, It appears that you and only you can save Terri Schiavo from premeditated judicial murder. Terri is dying a painful and inhumane death at this very moment. We, your voting base, implore you to immediately exercise your perfectly legal executive authority, take custody of Terri Schiavo, and have her feeding tube re-inserted. There are now new and very credible allegations, accompanied by compelling evidence, which indicate that Michael Schiavo, Terriís former husband who is common-law married to another woman and has children by her, may have been systematically abusing Terri since she became incapacitated. You are perfectly...