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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...