CLEARWATER, Fl., Feb.10, 2005 On May 6, 1990, two months after the mysterious incident that left Terri Schindler Schiavo severely mentally disabled, Dr. Hamilton, an Orthopedic Surgeon, examined her. A year later Terri was demonstrating painful reactions to physical therapy treatment, so on March 5, 1991, the Mediplex therapist director ordered a bone scan.
This bone scan revealed a healed broken right femur bone and healed bone fractures in Terri Schindler Schiavo’s ribs, pelvis, spine and ankle.
Dr. W. Campbell Walker concluded that Terri has a history of trauma and presumed that the other multiple areas of abnormal activity also relate to previous trauma.
As Terri’s lone guardian, Michael Schiavo has been able to conceal the bone scan and examinations from her parents, brother, and sister for over ten years. To date, Michael Schiavo has not allowed the family to see the results of the May 6 examination, the emergency room records from the day of the incident, nor any of the accompanyi…
"Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., contends action should be taken against two judges who ignored congressional orders in the Terri Schiavo case.
Referring to U.S. District Judge James Whittemore's decision last week to reject a request for emergency intervention, Santorum said, "For this judge in this district to ignore that is tantamount, I believe, to an offense that should be discussed in the Congress."
Am I the only one seeing the coming battle between the Judiciary and the Legislative Branches. If so it is about time. The former has drawn a line in the sand and said, "How dare ye tread here!" I think it's time the Congress steps across it.
Amen. While we're at it, let's begin a "discovery" to gather a Grand Jury to investigate the whole story - "Mercy" or "Murder".
"Judges Gerald Tjoflat and Charles R. Wilson, the same two judges who also issued a dissenting opinion last week when the full court considered the case for the first time, said the harried pace of appeals made it impossible to determine if state courts properly considered the evidence."
With her being starved to death, who had time? Maybe if they would have just ruled on the side of "life", they would have order the feeding tube put back in to give the appeals process a fair chance.
It would have only been fair, but then from the beginning it hasn't been about fair, has it?
"Any further action by our court or the district court would be improper," Judge Stanley F. Birch Jr. wrote. "While the members of her family and the members of Congress have acted in a way that is both fervent and sincere, the time has come for dispassionate discharge of duty." - 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Judge Stanley F. Birsh couldn't let that stand alone though..he had to add his uninvited and purely opinionated opinion.
"In resolving the Schiavo controversy, it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people - our Constitution."
What's the word I'm looking for.....Oh yeah,
What can you expect from the people who consigned Elian back to slavery in Cuba...
"For all the world to see, a 41-year-old woman, who has committed no crime, will die of dehydration and starvation in the longest public execution in American history."
The media - the Villiage Voice no less - is finally seeing that something really stinks about this story.
In other news....
The Rev. Jessie Jackson was at the hospice visiting with the family of Terri. According to Sean Hannity who is there, he witnessed Mr. Jackson making calls to the congression black caucus in Tallahassee. Sean thinks that there might be a chance for the legislator - that comes back in session tomorrow - to bring that the vote on Terri which lost last week a new chance.
In any case, if Terri dies, I say Judge Greer, Michael Shiavo and his New Age attorney George Felos get a Grand Jury investigation into possible murder charges.
"As Schiavo starves to death, we are entering a world last encountered in Nazi Europe. Prior to the genocide of Jews, Gypsies, and Poles, the Nazis engaged in the mass murder of disabled children and adults, many of whom were taken from their families under the guise of receiving treatment for their disabling conditions. The Nazis believed that killing was the highest form of treatment for disability."
Why do we never learn? Btw, where is the outcry from the Jewish Community on this, can it be they forgot as well?
Terry is being given morphine now, to 'hasten' her death. When Terri dies a backlash is going to begin that is going to send a message to the GOP - namely, "You weren't there for us, we will never be there again for you."
How is that Congress can issue a subpoena and a circuit court judge just tells them to "take a hike"? It would seem that our leaders are worst than those who murdered Terri, - they are cowards.
Why didn't they force the subpoena? Cowards. Why didn't Jeb move, cowards. Afraid of public opinion, afraid of "backlash". No patriots here, only cowards. Her blood is on their hands.
It seems over now that Judge Greer has once again denied the parents of Terry Schivao the right to their daughter, and within days the "culture of death", will be celebrating in the streets again.
However, they should be afraid, very afraid. Terri's death will be the rally call for the Right to Life Movement in America - bank on it. Fed up with an out of control court system where judges legislate from the bench, the call is on. In fact, the move has already begun.
If the left was disgusted with the results of the 2004 election where Red State Evangelicals won the day, they are really going to need serious therapy in the months and years after the killing (yes killing) of Terri.
Whether one likes it or not, or believes it or not, there is a battle going on in this country, "Light against Dark", "Good against Evil". Killing an unborn baby is evil - no matter if you like it or not, or believe it or not - your belief doesn't determine truth - truth …
Is Michael an abuser who found a new way to get rid of his wife?
There is a growing number of posts – some without evidence, but many with compelling evidence that what we are witnessing is not a case of “right to die”, but of murder – delayed.
Everyday in the US and around the world thousands if not millions of women are battered and some killed by their husbands. An investigation in many states in the US would have been initiated on less evidence than what has been reported over the last few days.
Now this is just one more piece of an ugly and frightening puzzle into what well may be simply a case of homicide through courts.
Whether it is true or not, I think that the internet, the blogs especially were created for this purpose. If conservative bloggers put half the effort into this as they did into exposing “CBS Gate”, we might just find out once and for all.
On this Good Friday, it is written that when Jesus had been on the cross and near death he muttered, "I thirst". He was then given vinegar to drink on a sponge.
The comparison is uncanny. Terri Shiavo, now 8 days without food and water could be possibly saying even now, “I thirst”. Yet no one under penalty of arrest – not even a child – can give her even sponge of vinegar to drink.
Over at Polipundit it would seem I’m not the only one who sees the irony.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed the "Death Sentence" on Terri Shavio - with one interesting desent:
"But Judge Charles R. Wilson said in his dissent that Schiavo's "imminent" death would end the case before it could be fully considered. "In fact, I fail to see any harm in reinserting the feeding tube," he wrote."
In other words, "What is the hurry?".
So what happens now? It doesn't look good for Terri. Yet if this does lead to her death there will no doubt be a "Wrongful Death" lawsuit filed against Michael Schiavo. This would really put the twist on things.
Civil trials have a a wider "net" for discovery. Everything will be re-exmined, including witness testimony of nurses and others who have charged Mike with abusing Terri. Based on information that might be found at a civil trial, there could be the real chance - though outside - that Michael, if he is found liable, could even be charged …
"Terri Schiavo's case is extraordinarily difficult, but presumption always should be for life." - President George H. Bush
That is exactly the point. The media has been involved in one of the greatest cover ups of the truth - ah, what else is new!
The truth is that Terri isn't in a "coma", she isn't on "life support", yet the media keeps harking that tune.
There is reasonable doubt that Terri wanted to be "let go" if something like this should happen to her. The husband, Michael eluded this on National TV during an interview by Larry King this last Friday, when he said, "we don't know what Terri wanted....this is what WE want."
What YOU want? Why Michael...why so quick?
What is a few more weeks to make sure the right move is being made? What's the hurry Michael? Why so bent on killing her now? What's the hurry Michael? You've waited 15 years, you can't be sure enough to wait 15 more days - to be sure M…
Shortly after saying his determination to end Terri's life was about her wishes, Schiavo changed his story in the King interview. Asked if he understood her family's feelings, he said: "Yes, I do. But this is not about them, it's about Terri. And I've also said that in court. We didn't know what Terri wanted, but this is what we want. ..."
He didn't know what Terri wanted? Then what in the hell is this about?
I'm getting fed up with all Baseball steriod issue. Even since they found that Andro in Mcguire's locker, the self-appointed protectors of the diamond have been jumping down on his case, calling his record into question and making fools of themselves - as many of them are. Don't even get me started on the Congressional Circus we saw this week. Two words, "Shut Up!"
First the facts. We don't know. We don't know if it was just the andro, or some other 'roid" that Mcguire took. We don't know how long, or even - get this - if it is important. Does everything an athelete takes to help himself = cheating? How about those "Air Nikes", or Cherioos or Wheaties?
Secondingly, there isn't a shred of evidence that proves they "make you hit better", or "run faster" or "jump higher"....get that? Not a shred. Especially nothing that shows you can hit 70 homeruns it you take the stuff.