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  • Jeb Bush On Tanking Favorability: "Hell If I Know, I Don't Really Care"

    01/11/2016 9:39:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/11/16 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Jeb Bush says he doesn't really care that his favorability with Republicans has dropped almost 30 points since launching his presidential campaign. In July, when the former Florida governor was still the front-runner for the Republican nomination, his favorability was at +27. As the campaign has dragged on, that number has sank to minus one, according to the latest Gallup poll. When asked about the decline on NewsMax Now Friday, Bush said, "Hell if I know, I don't really care."
  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/12/2015 5:26:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 110 replies ^ | 1/12/15 | Sarah Zagorski 1/12/15
    In the 1980’s, 12-year-old Martin Pistorious became seriously ill with what doctor’s believed was Cryptococci Meningitis. His health started deteriorating and Martin lost his ability to move, make eye contact and even speak to others. His doctors told his parents, Rodney and Joan Pistorious, to bring him home and let him die. They told them he was as good as a vegetable.However, he didn’t die. Joan said, “Martin just kept going, just kept going.” According to NPR news, his father would get up at 5 o’clock in the morning, get him dressed, load him in the car, take him to...
  • Man Wakes Up After 12 Years in a "Vegetative State" Saying He Was "Aware of Everything"

    01/17/2015 4:41:55 PM PST · by kindred · 40 replies ^ | 1/16/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Cases like this are fueling a growing debate about the accuracy of "vegetative state" and "brain death" diagnoses. airlift(Harlow, England) - Martin Pistorius hates Barney. And it's no wonder why. For 12 years, while he was in a coma that doctors described as a "vegetative state," nurses, thinking that he couldn't see or hear anything, played endless re-runs of Barney as he sat, strapped into his wheel chair. (Photo via Life Site News) But Martin wasn't the "vegetable" that doctors said he was. In fact, he could see and hear everything. "I cannot even express to you how much I...
  • How Can Libby/Schiavo be Connected?

    06/08/2007 6:23:09 PM PDT · by ukwildcats · 15 replies · 452+ views
    I have no clue how to cut and paste this, maybe someone could help me out? is the small town newspaper that this guy writes for. The title of his opinion piece is "Justice not served if Libby Pardoned". Just wanting to share that even in small town America the liberal infection sets in. Go Big Blue!
  • Romney says government was wrong in Schiavo case

    03/11/2007 7:40:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 950 replies · 8,730+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 11, 2007 | Adam C. Smith
    TAMPA -- He's campaigning hard for support from Republican social conservatives, but presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Saturday he disagreed with the government's intervention in the Terri Schiavo case. "I think it's probably best to leave these kinds of matters in the hands of the courts," Romney said in a television interview airing today.
  • Docs: Comatose Man's Brain Rewired Itself (semantics on parade)

    07/03/2006 8:50:04 PM PDT · by ECM · 21 replies · 827+ views
    AP ^ | 7/3/06 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Doctors have their first proof that a man who was barely conscious for nearly 20 years regained speech and movement because his brain spontaneously rewired itself by growing tiny new nerve connections to replace the ones sheared apart in a car crash. Terry Wallis, 42, is one of the few people known to have recovered so dramatically so long after a serious brain injury. He still needs help eating and cannot walk, but his speech continues to improve and he can count to 25 without interruption.
  • Killing Terri All Over Again

    06/16/2005 6:21:55 AM PDT · by tcg · 10 replies · 394+ views
    Catholic Way ^ | June 26, 2005 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Killing Terri All Over Again By: Deacon Keith Fournier © Third Millennium, LLC I was sickened by all the news reports concerning the autopsy of dear Terri Schiavo. I was repulsed by most of the “commentators” who attempted, in a smug and condescending manner, to try to use these results to not only justify but somehow commend her brutal murder. Terri was killed by dehydration with the full protection of the State, operating through a Judge who was committed to her death. This autopsy changes nothing. Let’s take a moment and strip away all the nonsense. Terri’s autopsy appears to...
  • Michael Schiavo's lawyer's father died in a "heart-wrenching way"

    05/03/2005 9:33:41 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 11 replies · 1,075+ views
    CFP ^ | May 3, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Bizarre deaths seem to be the epigraph for Michael Schiavo’s lawyer George Felos. The right-to-die crusader seems to have the instincts of a vulture when a dying-with-dignity case becomes available. According to an August 8, 1995 obituary in the St. Petersburg Times, James G. Felos, the father of George Felos died in "a heart-wrenching way". In his 73rd year, James G. Felos died as the result of an accident in his own driveway, under the wheels of his wife’s car. Felos senior died of injuries he received when his wife accidentally hit him with her car, pushed him into the...
  • British Court Rules to Allow Baby to Die

    04/21/2005 1:45:08 PM PDT · by kx9088 · 47 replies · 1,161+ views ^ | 4/21/05 | SUE LEEMAN
    LONDON - Rejecting a bid by the parents, a British judge on Thursday upheld a court order allowing doctors to let a critically ill baby die if she stops breathing — a move doctors say is the only humane way to end the child's suffering.
  • Republicans show political hypocrisy with Schiavo intervention

    04/08/2005 5:00:59 PM PDT · by libertarianben · 147 replies · 3,394+ views
    LP News ^ | 04/06/2005 | LP
    Playing to the demands of their Christian-right base, Republicans chose to abandon even the slightest notion that they support states' rights in the case of Terri Schiavo.

    04/06/2005 9:17:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 65 replies · 2,184+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 04-06-05 | Spirit Daily
    A POPE DESCRIBED AS 'FROM THE SUN' WAS BORN DURING ECLIPSE AND LEAVES WITH ONEHe was born during an eclipse (May 18, 1920) and there will be an eclipse, a rare type of partial eclipse, Friday (April 8) on the day of his burial. And so now eyes have turned more intently to an old prophecy attributed to the Irish monk St. Malachy O'Morgair -- who supposedly foresaw the entire succession of popes by using riddle-like nicknames, with the one fitting the 110th -- John Paul II -- being De Labore Solis, which means  "from the labor of the sun."Indeed,...
  • Fred Barnes: Life of the Party

    04/04/2005 5:38:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 11, 2005 | Fred Barnes, for the Editors
    THE WORDS OF HUBERT HUMPHREY became the motto of American liberalism almost from the moment he uttered them on the Senate floor in 1977. "The moral test of a government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life--the children; the twilight of life--the elderly; and the shadows of life--the sick, the needy, and the handicapped." Liberal Democrats embraced the Humphrey dictum as a measure of what they'd done and what they planned to do. This was the high moral ground they thought of as the Democratic party's exclusive heritage.It no longer is. The indifference of...
  • OBITUARY !!!

    04/03/2005 10:19:50 PM PDT · by GeekDejure · 54 replies · 2,436+ views
    GeekDejure | April 04, 2005 | GeekDejure
    OBITUARY Today we mourn the passing of a dearly beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense, who has been with us for many years !!! No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape !!! He will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn't always fair !!! Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting...
  • Terry Shiavo Tribute GRAPHIC: crying rose... justice died with her...

    04/01/2005 4:52:00 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 24 replies · 1,553+ views ^ | 4/1/2005 | IPWGOP
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  • Shiavo's "Legal" Legacy

    03/31/2005 7:45:38 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 917+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/31/05 | Hubert D. Rabon
    Judge critical of Bush, Congress One of the appeals court judges rebuked the White House and lawmakers Wednesday for acting “in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers’ blueprint for the governance of a free people — our Constitution.” “Any further action by our court or the district court would be improper,” wrote Judge Stanley Birch Jr., appointed by President Bush’s father.
  • Let's end the Rancor (Vanity)

    03/31/2005 7:21:46 AM PST · by Leatherneck_MT · 84 replies · 1,026+ views
    03/31/2005 | Leatherneck_MT
    Short and sweet, be you a conservative republican, democrat, libertarian what have you. Terri is gone, please for God's sake let's stop the internal bickering and get down to business to see that this type of thing doesn't happen again. Regardless of what side you are on in this debate, we are not going to do Terri, her family, ourselves or our Country any good by slamming and debasing each other. It's now time to roll up our sleeves and get to work removing the likes of Judge Greer and other Judicial Tyrants from the Judiciary. It's also time to...
  • Send a Message of Love/Hope to Terri Schiavo's Family (Courtesy of "Priests for Life")

    03/29/2005 4:42:50 PM PST · by George Gip · 6 replies · 454+ views
    March 28, 2005 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    March 28, 2005 Dear Friends, The Terri Schiavo situation has brought a sad awareness to many of our fellow citizens about how heartless the culture of death is. Please be assured that no matter what happens in the next few days, we as a people of life will stand together and will, in God's strength, turn back this tide of evil and destruction. Many negotiations are still going on behind the scenes, and Priests for Life is doing everything possible. Moreover, we are in discussion with other leaders about plans for legislation that will prevent this kind of disaster from...
  • Can a Leopard Change His Spots?

    03/29/2005 4:39:48 PM PST · by toddlintown · 16 replies · 609+ views
    Young Nationalist ^ | 3-29-05 | Bob Skilnik
    As if the horror of the decision to pull (or not) the feeding tube from Terri Shiavo wasn't enough to divide conservatives of all leanings from other conservatives, we now have Jesse Jackson coming on board to grasp the national limelight as Shiavo nears her final days. With his arrival, we're arguing even further amongst ourselves, with some ready to nominate this charlatan for the Nobel Peace Prize and others claiming that the true Jesse only looks out for Jesse. It's the latter group that has it right. I'm from Chicago where Jesse was playing to the local media long...
  • Mrs. Bush: Government Was Right to Intervene in Schiavo Case

    03/29/2005 4:25:34 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 32 replies · 930+ views
    AP ^ | 3/29/05 | Deb Riechmann
    MILDENHALL, England (AP) - First lady Laura Bush said Tuesday the government was right to have intervened in the case of Terri Schiavo, a severely brain-damaged Florida woman whose case has stirred national debate about life and death issues. "I just feel like the federal government has to be involved," Mrs. Bush said. "It is a life issue that really does require government to be involved." Mrs. Bush commented on the Schiavo case aboard a plane bound for Afghanistan, where she was to promote education and women's rights. Schiavo's husband, Michael, has waged a long court battle with his parents-in-law,...
  • Is hospice industry part of the right-to-die crusade?

    03/29/2005 8:33:03 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 34 replies · 821+ views
    CFP ^ | March 29, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    "The force that created today’s hospice also propels the right-to-die movement." George Felos made that statement in his book, Litigation as a Spiritual Practice. Felos, a self-styled dying-with-dignity crusader and attorney for Michael Schiavo has a right to his beliefs; a right to lobby and campaign for the death culture. Funded, in part by federal tax dollars and having earned a reputation as the best among available end-of-life options, the hospice industry should play no role in the right-to-die crusade. Patient care and not politics should be the focus of hospice administrators, board members and caregivers. George Felos is best...
  • Schindler family attorney sees Schiavo; Jesse Jackson to visit

    03/29/2005 6:20:21 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 129 replies · 2,969+ views ^ | 3/29/05
    Pinellas Park, Fla.-AP, March 29, 2005, 7:14 a.m.) The attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents has visited the brain-damaged woman at her hospice. David Gibbs says Schiavo "looks thin" and is "obviously losing weight." She was in her eleventh day without food and water. Earlier, her husband's attorney said the chief medical examiner for Pinellas County had agreed to perform an autopsy on Schiavo. George Felos said Michael Schiavo wants definitive proof showing the extent of her brain damage. Gibbs says the parents -- Bob and Mary Schindler -- "would certainly support and encourage an autopsy to be done with all...
  • Congress' Schiavo shame

    03/27/2005 4:12:21 AM PST · by billorites · 83 replies · 1,488+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | March 27, 2005 | Roger Simon
    LEAVE IT to Congress to reduce tragedy to farce. Leave it to Congress to summon Terri Schiavo to leave Florida and testify in Washington even though she has spent the last 15 years in a persistent vegetative state, a state also called "wakefulness without awareness." Leave it to Congress to try to "save" the life of Terri Schiavo, who, according to her doctors, cannot think, feel or have memories. Terri Schiavo's husband is her legal guardian and, as such, has a legal right to determine her medical treatment, when she is unable to. He has sworn under oath (as have...
  • When Did Michael Shiavo First Start Trying to Kill Terri?

    03/26/2005 1:00:05 PM PST · by BellStar · 170 replies · 5,381+ views
    Because I try to track down facts before I write about a subject, I have not written about Terri Shiavo and the battle over her condition. What actually happened to Terri back in 1990 that caused her to be the topic of world conversation today? Before we decide to permanently dispose of her, shouldn’t we first find out how she got into this predicament? Well, she collapsed, we are told by her husband Michael, in 1990 and was taken to the hospital . Some stories say she had a heart attack. Other stories, including a medical report by Dr. William...
  • We wouldn't treat a dog this way, would we?

    03/26/2005 6:32:10 AM PST · by toddlintown · 35 replies · 688+ views
    Young Nationalist ^ | 03-24-05 | Bob Skilnik
    It's been five days since Terri Shiavo's feeding tubes were pulled at the request of her husband and the action backed at various judicial levels. The Florida Senate, Congress, and even the President, have gotten involved in an issue that has been described as a right-to-die issue, a states right issue, and even a custodial rights issue. I have to admit that emotionally, I've been all over the board on my feelings on all of this, continuing to flip-flop on where I stand while the drama continues to play out. I find it particularly interesting, however, that Michael Shiavo, her...
  • Terri Bleeding From Eyes and Mouth

    03/26/2005 5:11:01 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 437 replies · 10,983+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/26/05
    Contrary to predictions that Terri Schiavo's starvation death would be painless and dignified, an eyewitness who visited her hospice room early Saturday morning reports that she is now bleeding from the eyes and mouth. Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" reported Saturday morning: "Barbara Weller, who's is one of the attorneys for the Schindlers, says that the last time she checked in, not very many hours ago, Terri's eyes and tongue were bleeding now. "Her eyes are sunken and her skin continues to flake off," Weller added. On Thursday Terri's parents reported that their daughter now resembles "an Auschwitz victim."...
  • Greer Got Donation From Mike Schiavo's Lawyer

    03/25/2005 9:16:25 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 83 replies · 2,660+ views ^ | Friday, March 25, 2005 10:57 p.m. EST
    Friday, March 25, 2005 10:57 p.m. EST Greer Got Donation From Mike Schiavo's Lawyer Reclaiming America, an organization backed by Rev. D. James Kennedy, reported that a serious conflict of interest may exist for the Fla. State Judge who is ruling on the Terri Schiavo case. The report from Reclaiming America follows: As if the circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo could not get any more suspicious, the Center for Reclaiming America has uncovered evidence that Pinellas-Pasco County Circuit Judge George W. Greer accepted a campaign contribution from the law firm of Michael Schiavo’s attorney only one day after "Terri’s Law” was...
  • Man arrested for Michael Schiavo threat

    03/25/2005 6:41:30 PM PST · by Diverdogz · 442 replies · 11,624+ views ^ | 3-25-2005
    A man has been arrested and charged with offering a $250,000 reward for killing Michael Schiavo. Richard Alan Meywes was arrested in Fairview, North Carolina by the FBI and the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office. On March 23, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office forwarded an email to the FBI in Tampa which purportedly offered a $250,000 bounty on "the head of Michael Schiavo." The email placed an additional $50,000 bounty for the elimination of a judge who recently denied a request to intervene in the Schiavo case.
  • Top Stories Photo - AP [Photo of the day, Shiavo]

    03/25/2005 5:53:26 PM PST · by sionnsar · 78 replies · 1,953+ views
    AP - Yahoo News ^ | 3/25/2005 | Chris O'Meara
    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies, and Pinellas Park, Fla., police officers arrest 10-year-old Joshua Heldreth, of Charlotte, N.C., for trespassing on Woodside Hospice property in Pinellas park, Fla. Heldreth was attempting to bring Terri Schiavo a glass of water. Schiavo's feeding tube was removed by court order Friday, March 18, 2005. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • With Schiavo Fading, Her Parents Press On

    03/25/2005 1:55:13 PM PST · by anonymoussierra · 12 replies · 792+ views
    America Information News Yahoo ^ | America Information News Yahoo
    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - As Terri Schiavo's body continued its slow shutdown Friday, the severely brain-damaged woman's parents held out hope for unlikely help from Gov. Jeb Bush and further pressed the federal courts to have their daughter's feeding tube reconnected. {snip}---------------- The parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, were running out of options and time in their bitter court fight against her husband, who has said she has no hope for recovery and wouldn't want to be kept alive artificially. The Schindlers believe their daughter could improve. As of Friday afternoon, Schiavo had been...
  • Bush Approval Rating Hits Low Mark at 45 Percent

    03/25/2005 1:13:32 PM PST · by Alissa · 79 replies · 1,821+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/25/05
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush's approval rating slipped to a new low in the latest national survey with pollsters suggesting federal government intervention in the Terri Schiavo controversy may have been a factor along with growing concern about the economy. The USA Today/CNN/Gallup survey released on Friday found 45 percent of the 1,001 adults surveyed Monday through Wednesday thought Bush was doing a good job, compared with 52 percent during three previous surveys in late February and early March. The president's previous low since taking office in January 2001 was 46 percent in May 2004. Bush's involvement in the Schiavo...
  • (Vanity) Judge Greer as "Typhoid Mary"

    03/25/2005 6:20:55 AM PST · by WL-law · 9 replies · 390+ views
    self | 03-25-05 | WL-Law
    If Terri dies, her death will have, to the eternal dismay of the judiciary, a permenent, liberty-affirming effect on the fundamental structure of government in the United States.This issue will not die with her death. The American public will have finally gotten "judicial fatigue disease" with legislation-from-the-bench, and Judge Greer will be forever known as the "Typhoid Mary" of the disease.From Bill Kristol, the Weekly Standard:"[The American people] They deserve a judiciary that is respectful of democratic self-government and committed to a genuine constitutionalism. The Bush administration should nominate such judges, and Congress should confirm them. And the president and...
  • Where is America Going? (If no judge in America will defend life)

    03/25/2005 5:15:04 AM PST · by HonestAbe · 16 replies · 529+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, March 25, 2005 | J.B. Williams
    Where is America Going? by J.B. Williams Friday, March 25, 2005 A short 229 years ago, our founding fathers declared our independence as a free sovereign nation and established a set of moral principles that would become the foundation for the greatest nation on earth. Those basic moral principles began with a belief that all men were Created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable Rights. Click here! The first of those basic Rights established was a common inalienable Right to Life, followed by an individual Right to personal Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. In their clear determination...

    03/25/2005 5:04:03 AM PST · by WL-law · 38 replies · 1,390+ views
    CSI Medbogs ^ | 03-25-05 | WL-Law
    CSI MEDBLOGS (THE AWARD WINNING MEDICAL WEBLOG): CT scan of Ms. Schiavo's brain, showing extensive cortical regions filled with spinal fluid. ... A COURT OF MEDICAL LIGHTWEIGHTS WEIGH IN ON TERRI'S CT. The Second District's first opinion in this case explained: "Since 1990, Theresa has lived in nursing homes with constant care. She is fed and hydrated by tubes. The staff changes her diapers regularly. She has had numerous health problems, but none have been life threatening. Over the span of this last decade, Theresa's brain has deteriorated because of the lack of oxygen it suffered at the time of...
  • Greer Frees Barabas!

    03/25/2005 12:27:08 AM PST · by cartoonistx · 7 replies · 681+ views
  • Shiavo-Judge George W. Greer and what can be done about him by the Florida Constitution

    03/24/2005 3:39:26 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 120 replies · 2,949+ views
    me | 3/25/05 | me
    So far, it appears Judge Greer has been given the power to let Michael Shiavo starve Terri Shiavo to death. Here are some links about Greer: This is a petition to remove Greer. As for what can be done for Terri, here is the Florida Constitution: Here's what Governor Jeb Bush can do under the Florida Constitution. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE (a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor, who shall be commander-in-chief of all military forces of the state not in active service of the United States. The governor...
  • Judge Greer Cannot Enjoin DCF

    03/24/2005 7:18:17 AM PST · by tomahawk · 34 replies · 612+ views
    Vanity | 3/24/05 | Tomahawk
    I am not admitted to practice law in Florida. However, I believe that Judge Greer lacks the legal authority to enjoin DCF from removing Terri if it invokes the Emergency Removal provisions under the Florida statute authorizing same. Case law holds that when a plaintiff (such as Michael Schiavo) seeks to enjoin the activity of a government agency, his case must contend with "the well-established rule that the Government has traditionally been granted the widest latitude in the dispatch of its own internal affairs." Allen v. Wright, 468 U.S. 737, 761, 104 S. Ct. 3315, 3329-30, 82 L. Ed. 2d...
  • Help Me With Questions Regarding Terri

    03/24/2005 12:01:26 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 44 replies · 898+ views
    NA | 03/24/05 | prisoner6
    Please forgive the vanity, however I have a couple of questions about the Terri Shiavo situation. FWIW I am praying for Terri and hoping for a miracle. As the hours pass it doesn't look good. In the meantime I've been going over documents, paying attention to reports and a couple of things have struck me as rather odd. The first is really bothering me. Here's an excerpt from the Media Matters website - "CNN, Fox featured ex-Schiavo nurse whose affidavit was dismissed as "incredible" by judge" url according to Greer's September 2003 order, Schiavo's parents had not subpoenaed Iyer...
  • Here's the Florida Law Allowing DCF to Take Terri

    03/23/2005 4:02:52 PM PST · by tomahawk · 151 replies · 2,830+ views
    Florida Statutes | 3/23/05 | Tomahawk
    Fla. Stat. § 415.1051 (2004) § 415.1051. Protective services interventions when capacity to consent is lacking; nonemergencies; emergencies; orders; limitations (1) NONEMERGENCY PROTECTIVE SERVICES INTERVENTIONS. --If the department has reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited and is in need of protective services but lacks the capacity to consent to protective services, the department shall petition the court for an order authorizing the provision of protective services. (a) Nonemergency protective services petition. --The petition must state the name, age, and address of the vulnerable adult, allege specific facts sufficient to show that the...
  • Very Similar to Shiavo: How many more will have to endure this>

    03/23/2005 9:50:11 AM PST · by truthseeker2 · 22 replies · 715+ views
    google search ^ | 03/23/05 | self
    Can Steven Becker Part ICan Steven Becker be Neglected to Death? by Nancy Valko and Sandy Caspersen There are many ways to kill a sick or disabled person. Removing food and water is only one. Since Steven Becker's March operation to relieve pressure on his brain, discussion has revolved around eliminating food and water, provided through a tube into his digestive tract. This medically assisted food and water was correctly called "comfort care" in records at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in suburban st. Louis before the decision was made to end his life. Now the hospital as well as...
  • Reinsertion denied by 11th Circuit Panel

    03/23/2005 4:42:39 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 147 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 23 March 2005 | AP
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - After losing two consecutive appeals in federal court, Terri Schiavo's parents vowed Wednesday to take their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) as their severely brain-damaged daughter began her fifth full day without the feeding tube that has kept her alive for more than a decade. In a 2-1 ruling early Wednesday, a panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said the parents "failed to demonstrate a substantial case on the merits of any of their claims" that Terri's feeding tube should be reinserted immediately. "There is no denying...
  • 10 Questions About Terri

    03/22/2005 9:56:50 PM PST · by johnransom · 16 replies · 278+ views
    Ransom Creative ^ | 3/22/2005 | John Ransom
    1) Was or is Terri Shiavo able to swallow on her own? 2) Was Terri able to say words prior to discontinuing physical therapy? 3) If Shiavo's husband stopped PT, should he be allowed to let her die now? 4) How long has there been a definition of "persistent vegetative" state? 5) Is there unanimity about the definition? 6) Should those with a conflict of interest be able to make life-ending decisions? 7) Have independent doctors been able to examine Terri? 8) How come the courts won't allow a CT scan? 9) Is there ANY case in which a person...
  • Schiavo Thoughts: Judge Whittemore's Order Explained

    03/22/2005 6:58:07 AM PST · by yatros from flatwater · 96 replies · 1,850+ views
    Abstract Appeal (Blog) ^ | March 22, 2005 | Matt Conigliaro
    Schiavo Thoughts: Judge Whittemore's Order ExplainedAuthor: Matt Conigliaro I previously posted Judge Whittemore's order, and it's here. In short, the order concludes that the Schindlers have identified no violation of Terri's constitutional rights. For those looking for more information, here's my extended summary: Judge Whittemore observed that the Schindlers are seeking a temporary injunction -- one mandating the reinsertion of the feeding tube. There are several requirements that must be met to obtain a temporary injunction. The court found the requirements applicable here to be met except the most important one: a showing of a substantial case on the merits...
  • President Bush was asleep, came out in hallway, signed Schiavo bill and went back to bed

    03/21/2005 3:03:37 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 71 replies · 2,272+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 21, 2005
    Q Can you go over what went on last night, in terms of the President signing the bill and how it went down? MR. McCLELLAN, WHITE HOUSE: Sure. I guess the bill -- the House passed it shortly after midnight, and then the President signed it at 1:11 a.m., in the morning. The Staff Secretary, Brett Kavanaugh, walked the legislation over to the residence for the President to sign. He came outside his bedroom and signed it in the residence. Q Had he been asleep? MR. McCLELLAN: Yes, he was woken up after it was passed, when it was ready...
  • Maureen Dowd on MSNBC: Republicans Pulling a 'Weekend at Bernies' In Congress Over Shiavo Case

    03/21/2005 8:00:55 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 124 replies · 3,713+ views
    Laura Ingraham just said she heard this broadcast, illustrating the elite liberal mindset on this case.
  • Teri Schindler Shiavo: The Vatican needs more than words

    03/21/2005 8:27:13 AM PST · by JosephW · 93 replies · 1,077+ views
    self | 3/21/2005 | self
    I've just read that the Vatican has released a statement saying that Teri should live. They are right, but they are empowered to do much more and the actions have been missing. From what I understand Michael (HINO) won't divorce Teri and give custody to her parents as he would then be unable to have a church wedding with with mistress Jodi. Should not the Bishop declare that he has removed himself from the church by his actions and thus bar him from the sacrament of marriage within the church? This is not posted to cause any Catholic bashing, and...
  • Terri Schiavo And The Law (Rousing WSJ Editorial Defense Of Right To Life Alert)

    03/21/2005 3:01:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 88 replies · 3,186+ views ^ | 03/21/05 | Wall Street Journal Editorial
    We'd have more sympathy for this argument if the same liberals who are complaining about the possibility of the federal courts reviewing Mrs. Schiavo's case felt as strongly about restraining the federal judiciary when it comes to abortion, homosexuality, and other social issues they don't want to trust to local communities. In any event, these critics betray their lack of understanding of the meaning of federalism. It is not simply about "states' rights." Conservatives support states' rights in areas that are not delegated to the federal government but they also support federal power in areas that are delegated. .... The...
  • US House of Rep. in an Extraordinary Sunday night Session [Schiavo] (Bush Signs Schiavo bill)

    03/20/2005 6:03:40 PM PST · by FoxPro · 3,074 replies · 80,590+ views
    This is an unprecedented session. The Congress is meeting to save one persons life (in real time). The only reason the Democrats are agreeing to this is that they don’t want to be known as the party that killed Terri. This is American history happening before your eyes.
  • Senate in Session Sunday 4:30 PM (Senate Passes Schiavo Law)

    03/20/2005 1:34:36 PM PST · by FoxPro · 195 replies · 5,481+ views
    Nothing more...
  • Frist Threatens Jail for Terri Judge(Shiavo Feeding)

    03/19/2005 8:00:19 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 347 replies · 7,654+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/19/05
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Friday that subpoenas issued by Sen. Mike Enzi compelling Terri Schiavo to appear at a March 28 congressional hearing made it a crime to disconnect her feeding tube - and threatened anyone who interfered with her testimony with jail. In a statement issued by the majority leader's office, Frist said: "Federal criminal law protects witnesses called before official Congressional committee proceedings from anyone who may obstruct or impede a witness’ attendance or testimony." "More specifically," said the Senate's top Republican, "the law protects a witness from anyone who - by threats, force, or by...
  • Note to Bishop Lynch from Rome: Schiavo Case Could Open Euthanasia, "Floodgates," Warns Group

    03/08/2005 12:22:09 PM PST · by Cato1 · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Zenit ^ | March 2005 | Zenit
    Schiavo Case Could Open "Floodgates," Warns Group ROME, MARCH 7, 2005 ( If Terri Schiavo "can be condemned to death," every person whose life is considered of insufficient quality by a guardian or court could face euthanasia, warns a Catholic organization. The World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) issued its warning Sunday in regard to the case of the brain-damaged Florida woman whose husband has been in an intense legal battle to stop her artificial feeding. "She is not guilty of any crime, except to a burden for her husband and for a selfish society," said Dr. Gian Luigi...