Straight Up with Sherri

Friday, March 18, 2005

Full Court Press

This just out!

According to Fox News, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has referred the Terri Schiavo questions to the Full Court!

Right Wing Nut Job

63 Comments:

  • OT: Clever post title!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:38 PM  

  • There is just the barest of chance with the full court. It takes 4 judges to grant cert. I have no idea how anybody will come down under than O'Connor who always votes to expand jurisdiction. I have hopes that Thomas and Scalia will have mercy upon Terri and perhaps Judge Kennedy here.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 4:42 PM  

  • ok i'm sure people will shout at me but again here is one of the most important issues and it cant be discussed on the most important conservative blog? I know Charles is sick but he NEEDS TO PUT UP A POST about this!!!!!

    HAS ANYONE heard back from him?

    HIDING IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:15 PM  

  • Okay, I have watched quiety long enough to the question of Charles. LGF is very good at what it does. Charles has oriented his post to be a political discussion forum. He posts a short item for discussion, usually with limited editorial value, and lets the Lizards chat among themselves. It is a great place to share ideas. LGF is rarely a place where action plans are developed and implemented. Several successful action plans included the funds for military and voting for blog awards. There are others, to be sure. But when the Lizards get really passionate about a very narrow issue (such as Terri Schiavo), they go to a smaller venue where things happen. Not so much in volume as in results!
    I would say that Charles is still a hero to me; his causes are important, but I do not expect him to adopt mine.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 5:26 PM  

  • I would have to finally, alas second Charlie on that one. LGF has an open thread that is all about Terri Shiavo but in name. You can maybe see Charles deferring a little by not putting up a bunch of posts, although he is ill. Having said that, I can not remember Charles not posting on account of illness since I have been reading LGF. :-)

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 5:40 PM  

  • I dont know why you keep making excuses that thread is about all kinds of things and Terri is lost in it. also many people just look at the headlines on LGF and dont have time to go through 100s of comments. Look Charles doesnt have to say exactly where he stands but he could AT LEAST give a link to Sherri's blog here or to some other blogs couldnt he? Even discardedlies if he must although i'm sure he doesnt want much to do with them after the way they attacked iron fist so badly. Look Charles has supported many conservative issues but it doensnt get more serious than this. Please Please, I know you don't want to annoy him but cant you make a public appeal on the forum and mention that you haven't heard from charles? I think that might get him moving FOR HEAVANS SAKE THIS IS GOING TO THE SUPREME COURT WAKE UP CHARLES!!!!

    Angie. SORRY but i REALLY CARE about this one.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:48 PM  

  • Anybody know how long it will be to hear something from the Court?
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:58 PM  

  • 8 months if they agree to hear the case. They should decide to hear or not hear within a very short time--hours to a few days.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 7:01 PM  

  • Thanks Levi! Isn't Greer in contempt?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:06 PM  

  • mm--judge greer sure seems in contempt to me -- but there must be something I don't understand.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 7:14 PM  

  • levi, I don't get it either. Someone isn't doing their job.
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:17 PM  

  • George Greer's contention is that the Congress has no authority to act in this matter; their subpoenas are illegal and therefore do not apply. He has only to get the Florida Supreme Court (remember them?) to concur or ignor and he is supported by precedent. That is why something must be done to put him on defense. He needs to be served a subpeona by Federal Marshals personally and arrested if necessary. The best judicial hope is probably the 11th US Circuit Court, but I'm not sure they would get involved since Anthony Kennedy already deferred to the full US Supreme Court.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 7:28 PM  

  • Please Im beggin you here 100,000 visitors would see a post from Charles, 100,000!!!! He doesnt have to take a strong position he could just link to this site or discardedlies and say something like "many people are following the case of Terri Schiavo, here are some good links" would that be so hard?

    Angie. And dont worry about him being mad if he's a good man he wont be.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:41 PM  

  • RWN, but isn't it good that it's been taken to the full court?
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:52 PM  

  • Angie:


    A couple of points:

    first of all, along with Sherri, Discarded Lies has been front and center with this story, so if you care so much you would not bring up old issues to say you will not go there. This is life and death and the other was not. Secondly, Charles is friends with Evariste and Zorkmidden, and if you knew about the other issue and had followed it like you say you did, you would know that as well. I have tried and failed to get LGF involved in this, but just maybe this site and DL was a good place to do this, as it appears that the powers that be have the ball in their hands.

    I believe GW has surprised many people in the past and this is what I think. I believe before the weekend is out he will get tired of waiting on Congress, and send federal marshalls in to take custody of this case and maybe the Congress will even ask him to step in. That is his power the way I have heard it. If nothing is done, the repubs can surely not count on me and on the contrary, can count on adversity with me and many others.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 7:55 PM  

  • Angie, I'd like to believe that everyone at LGF has heard all the news about Terri today, even if they avoid the MSM. Couple that with the fact that it's not hard to find the Terri blog list (it's even mentioned on terrisfight.org). In that context, I don't think an LGF thread is even necessary.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:05 PM  

  • Angie, I'd like to believe that everyone at LGF has heard all the news about Terri today, even if they avoid the MSM. Couple that with the fact that it's not hard to find the Terri blog list (it's even mentioned on saveterri.org). In that context, I don't think an LGF thread is even necessary.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:12 PM  

  • jlfintx - good points about discardedlies but even so how many people read it maybe 2000 a day at most? Anyway, Charles has posted his feelings about this matter:

    #31 Charles 3/18/2005 04:59PM PST
    I don't even want to start reading that thread. It's about Terry Shiavo, right?
    Now you see why I've been resisting the pressure to write about this story.


    But he posts yet another article about that professor (does that really matter?) Anyway I see now what some have said about LGF that he doesn't like any disagreements its fine as long as everyone goes along with whatever he says and no arguements. I'm sorry but i just dont respect that.

    And I'm sorry that you haven't tried harder to change his mind. You must be scared of him.

    Angie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:13 PM  

  • anonymouse your missing the point LGF could make an APPEAL to get involved with some links. Of course eveyrone has heard about it its DOING something that matters. I have called all the people on the lists and emailed everyone. I just think that 100,000 vistors to LGF could be asked to DO something. If only 10 per cent did something that would be 10,000 Calls or Emails which is HUGE.

    The LIZARDS are always bragging about their power but when it comes down to it they'll natter on about this professor and ignore Terri who is being STARVED to DEATH.

    And why doesnt Charles want to get involved (ie just post some links) becuase he doesnt want disagreement on his blog?????

    Not Good Enough!!!

    Sorry.

    Angie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:17 PM  

  • Angie, I'd like to believe that everyone at LGF has heard all the news about Terri today, even if they avoid the MSM. Couple that with the fact that it's not hard to find the Terri blog list (it's even mentioned on saveterri.org). In that context, I don't think an LGF thread is even necessary.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:24 PM  

  • there are lots of people who fawn over charles at lgf and go along with him, kinda like playing teachers pet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:27 PM  

  • Anyone who is running down Charles, Ev, or Zorkie is walkin' on my fightin' side. They are all caring, wonderful people. Shut your piehole and quit your whining.

    ---Lady Redhawk

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:03 PM  

  • Yeah, Angie you may want to check again before you decide that I have not taken this issue up at LGF. I just got slapped by Zulubaby because she decides that she has to defend Charles along with others when I one comment mostly in jest. That is pathetic and sounds like propaganda going the other way. I don't need that crap and will not miss LGF in the least. Obviously I have some deep issues that are important to me that I disagree with Charles on and he could have spoken for himself. Since he let the others speak for him, that is it for me.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 9:12 PM  

  • jlfintx - Im sorry and I greatly respect your trying...

    and "Lady Redhawk" why don't YOU be quiet. This is not LGF, this is Sherri's blog and she doesnt appreciate your kind of crude comments. As for Charles being caring, obviously he doesn't care about Terri:
    "I don't even want to start reading that thread. It's about Terry Shiavo, right?"
    So don't come here and try and throw your wait around. That kind of nasty bullying talk is just typical at LGF but is not welcome here.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:26 PM  

  • Yes I see how it works jlfintx, if you say anything there even slightly critical, then all the suckups jump in to 'defend' Charles and win brownie points with him. Its like grade school trying to kiss up to teacher. how can there be any kind of debate when you have that going on. Its not a place for debate its like a hangout room. And the people there (like lady redhawk who is no lady) have this 'tude they can just tell people to 'shove it' like that crazy Tereza. Well I dont like that kind of attitude and good for your lfjintx for saying something...

    Sherri if your reading this sorry i got so upset but i just think it is so wrong for LGF not to put a few links just because Charles doesnt like disagreements. I think he is very caring... about Charles. He'll put up a link to anyone dissing him in the slightest and make a huge deal about it (oh poor Charles) but nothing for Terri.

    Angie.
    And 'Lady Redhawk', I'm from Brooklyn. You wouldnt want to be talking to me about pieholes to my face, if you get my meaning.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:41 PM  

  • Anonymous, since you won't even sign you name, it's hard to talk to you. I've come out of LGF black and blue from the bullies that hang out there, but there are also some terrific people who post there. I do not always agree with Charles, or the topics he chooses to post (or not post), but it IS his blog. I do not think Charles is a bad man simply because he does not share my passion for saving the life of Terri Schaivo. In my opinion, you are the one displaying bullying behavior. I'm the one sick of hearing it.

    Angie, do not threaten me. I could care less where you are from.

    This thread is supposed to be about saving the life of a woman, not about your hatred of Charles and LGF.

    ---Lady Redhawk

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:57 PM  

  • I think we need to remember this is about Terri Shiavo and not us, not Charles, not me, not you, not my sister, etc. Let's use our energy trying to think of solutions and I am saying this to myself as much as anyone else.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:06 PM  

  • I was not threatening you Lady Redhawk, you jumped in being very rude to me and I dont appreciate it. Also no-one hates Charles or LGF. It is not 'hate' to say something is wrong. And yes this is about Terri and the frustration is that LGF goes on and on about how powerful it is how much it can get done how many people visit every day and now we have this tragedy with Terri. But Charles wants to post about this goofy professor and doesnt want anything to do with the fight for Terri. Well let me tell you something: Charles has had a lot of support from conservatives including financial support. Now he turns his back on them. Yes, it's 'his' blog, but who is paying for it? Its not just 'his' blog, he depends on people for support and news tips and people telling their friends about LGF. If LGF is so great and so conservative then mark my words, if Terri doesnt make it and LGF did nothing to help LGF will lose a lot of support. And so will Congress and George and Jeb. Those are just the facts.

    Angie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:10 PM  

  • jlfintx, you are 100% right. This is not about ANY of us. Let's band together for a cause we all believe in, and stop the bickering.

    This whole thing is stressful on us all. Let's remember we are all on the same side.

    ---Lady Redhawk

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:11 PM  

  • I'm going to type this out then take my son's heartthrob home :)
    What happened to the Mr Briggs, think that's what his name is, who was going to do a citizens arrest today? Somebody better do something quick down there.
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:11 PM  

  • That's better minions. Sherri is about to arrive in St. Petersburg. I'm sure she will be here soon with her "Sister Mary Damien ruler" to rap your knuckles (ah, memories of my Kindergarten days).

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 10:15 PM  

  • Angie, I really don't know why Charles feels the way that he does, and if I could sway him, I would. His blog would be great exposure for our cause. If everyone who reads LGF would e-mail the President, that would be ALOT of mail! Plus, we could really use the financial help to fund Sherri and others who are on the front lines of this fight.

    I did not mean to be rude to you, or to anyone. I am on my very last nerve. It's like there is this HUGE battle going on, and it's so hard to know what to do next that would help. It's very frustrating. I too feel let down by the conservatives I have supported for so long. Sometimes I feel like standing in the street and screaming!

    Peace to all,

    ---Lady Redhawk

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:20 PM  

  • And futhermore, don't call me Shirley.

    Oh, you didn't? Well, nevermind then.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:21 PM  

  • jlfintx,

    LOL! Thanks for the levity. Hugs to you!

    ---Lady Redhawk

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:29 PM  

  • OK Lady Redhawk, I appreciate that. Yes, we're all on the same side. I think Charles doesnt like being thought of as a conservative for some reason, although he is. But the problem with trying to change his mind is he says 'nah' and everyone goes 'oh, no, don't bring that up, its Charles' blog' like he cant even talk for himself. And I think he likes it like that, he lets the Lizards run things sometimes. It is very frustrating. And yes, Lady Redhawk, that was my point: if LGF was involved they could help SO MUCH. But I guess another 30 posts about that dumb proffessor no one even cares about is more important.

    Angie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:54 PM  

  • If LGF is so great and so conservative then mark my words, if Terri doesnt make it and LGF did nothing to help LGF will lose a lot of support.

    Now THAT was what made me laugh out loud. Please do not speak for anyone but yourself. You will stop visiting LGF, that's all you can say.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:54 PM  

  • Is Congress now in Easter recess? Anybody know?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:05 PM  

  • To anonymouse

    its called an opinion. its not 'talking for anyone else'. Heres how it works:
    Charles gets support from conservatives.
    Charles doesnt support an important conservative cause (life).
    Someone dies.
    Conservatives dont support Charles.

    No, it's not just me. And yes, it will be widely known that LGF sat silent while Terri starved. I'm sure that some there wont care. Others will.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:07 PM  

  • Lots of the stories I've been reading are redundant. This one I haven't seen anything like before:

    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/11175595.htm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:09 PM  

  • You can use this instead of registering for that Kansas City Star site:

    Email: bobross@pbs.org
    Password: happy3

    I would copy and paste the article here but I don't want to get Sherri in trouble with copyright law.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:16 PM  

  • Has anyone seen the ABC news article http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Schiavo/story?id=531907&page=1

    In advanced cases of ketosis, the nervous system response is dulled, and patients rarely feel pain, hunger or thirst. There is also some evidence that ketosis can produce a state of well-being or mild euphoria.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:19 PM  

  • I like the animation of Sherri speeding to FL, except her hind area looks .. well strange. Like a puppy's legs or something? Cute image though.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:23 PM  

  • Did I put that Up? I thought I merely did a preview! Why do you see it? HMMMM.

    Curse your oily hide, Blogger!

    Karen created that animated GIF...The same artist that did the Great News! animation.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 11:38 PM  

  • Is it possible the blog effect backfired, insofar as the FL legislators went?

    From http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050319/NEWS/503190605/1006/SPORTS :

    Senators estimated they received thousands of e-mails on Thursday and Friday. Some were supportive. Some were gentle pleas to support the bill. Most were from out-of-state residents with attitudes ranging from angry to threatening.

    Some e-mails and calls compared senators who voted against the measure to Nazis or murderers.

    Sen. Nancy Argenziano, R-Dunnellon, wept in the Senate as she discussed her “no” vote the day before.

    “Some of us have got threatening phone calls, threatening mail and have been called very nasty names,” she said. “The reason why I respect (Sen. Dan Webster) so much is he believes in what he was doing . What I ask in return is respect for my fundamental beliefs.”

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:29 AM  

  • What I have noticed on this site is a lot of commentary, out of proportion to the financial contributions recorded in the side bar. $160 in 2 days? Hell, over half of that is mine on thursday. What is happening? I know some cannot afford anything, and I am equally certain that others can afford to contribute. I am not rich or even close. I am not slamming anyone, but pointing out that there is a correlation deficiency between passion and funding here. If Sherri's efforts aren't worthy of financial support, we need to say so outright. Ev on DL made a plain appeal for this support, so it isn't without credibility that it is for a good purpose. I am now asking myself for anyone who can to make a contribution. If you planned to have a few beers today, don't, and send $5 or $10 to Sherri. Please.

    Frankly, all the back and forth about "charles" and LGF is about as OT as we can get, IMO. LGF is not the one starving, and charles is not the messiah, it is just a very good blog. If LGF is not in this parade, okay, they will be in another one. I am far more pissed off at my own Senator, Carl Levin(d) MI, for his interference with the bills in Congress. While he is back here on recess we will pass in the hallway at some point, and I will definitely make it a point to tell him what I think. If he will grant me 5 minutes in his office even better...but I am not holding my breath for that.

    By Anonymous aridog, at 8:09 AM  

  • For those who wonder about the animation of Sherri Speeding, it is here.
    My thought was to replace the "GreatNews" animation with this.

    aridog. Well said. I had mentioned before that Sherri is frugal, but Florida trips are expensive. How about a few bucks? It'll make you feel good.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 8:46 AM  

  • Come on, everybody, aridog and RWNJ are right! Any amount you can afford will help. PayPal is easy to use, and only takes a minute or two of your time.

    Sherri is donating her time to do what we all wish we could do, and that is go to Florida and kick some bootie. It must be emotionally exhausting for her, and we all should support her any way we can.

    Thank you in advance for your big hearts!

    ---Lady Redhawk

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:20 AM  

  • I haven't contributed because $1000+ seems like more than enough to drive from GA to FL and back, especially since she's staying with friends. In that light, my money is better spent on other causes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:08 PM  

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    By Blogger jlfintx, at 4:36 PM  

  • Ah, jlf, as articulate and graceful as ever. Bravo.

    Thought you were packing your bags? Or were you just full of hot air about going to FL? (Don't answer, we already know).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:42 PM  

  • Come out come out wherever you are.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 4:48 PM  

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    By Blogger jlfintx, at 4:50 PM  

  • LOL I wasn't aware there was a hunt on for anonymous posters. Been drinking today?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:52 PM  

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    By Blogger jlfintx, at 5:03 PM  

  • "wow, good one"

    You should stop bringing such hatred and vitriol to Sherri's blog. This place is better than that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:07 PM  

  • That is not what I want to be about. I apologize to you anon. This is not about you, but someone else.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 5:17 PM  

  • time to simply scroll over some posters lads

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 5:18 PM  

  • "my money is better spent on other causes." Anon.

    Yep, talk is cheap, whisky costs money. The point isn't what the trips cost Sherri, it is that SHE is doing it. I don't care if she gives my $100 to her freinds to get shitfaced, SHE is there and I, and YOU, are not.

    So there is no confusion about who I am...

    Dick Thompson, aka "aridog" Dearborn, Michigan. aridog@comcast.net.

    By Anonymous aridog, at 7:30 PM  

  • It's unseemly to bicker over money at a time in our nation like this!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:07 PM  

  • Now you lecture on unseemly conduct during a time of national distress? Money is what pays for the services we all utilize to one degree or another, including this blogg. As for the "nation"..pray tell what is "it" doing? The Congress has adjorned for recess, a few sympatheic Senators will reconvene in emergency session, in order to pass essentially temporary legislation by simple majority of members present, without quorum, so that the many can avoid voting either way. Man, I am impressed with that! It is better than nothing, but barely, and still reflects our tendancy to talk talk, rather than walk a walk. If you are happy with that performance, then you have the representation you deserve. I for one, am not.

    There is already a sufficient body of civil rights legislation on the books for the Dept of Justice to enforce in rgw same manner that they intervened in MIssissippi, alabama, Arkansas, in the 60's when similar self-serving logic was used to keep legal segregation in place, even claiming the "nigras" were happier that way, and couldn't decide for themselves anyway, etc etc. *spit*

    Here you have a case where the fate of one being is being determined by an individual who has a huge conflict of interest, and that being his common law wife and 2 children by that CL wife. Whether he is a good man or bad is not the point, his judgement is impinged, understandably, and he should be recused in favor of the parents, the next of kin. This is like being in divorce court in front of a judge who coincidently was dating and sleeping with your separated ex....what part of that is confusing?

    Last, again for this "nation"...we are continuing to avoid discussion of honest euthanasia, which is a deliberate act resulting in a prompt death. We salve our concscience by saying we are "removing intervention" and letting nature take its course. That course includes 7 to 30 days of wasting and suffereing, well orchestrated by hospice care, including the "dignity" of having feces removed from the rectum by fingers or a stick to pry it out, the tongue swelling and the eyes drying out. If you haven't been there and done that, you have nothing to contribute to the debate. I have, including with my own father.

    The only persons who should have any say in Terri's fate are those who have a demonstrated past of loving her and no conflict of interest, which removes posing politicians, judges overcome by hubris, and adulterous quasi-bigamist husbands. Only then, lacking written instructions, should a human be put to death, and then it should be by at least as humane a means as we afforded Timothy McVeigh. We care collective cowards in our avoidance of this missue, preferring to not intervene as the medics like to say, providing easy denial that we killed anything. *spit*

    If this makes you proud, I am sorry for you. One day it might be you, or any of us, on the courts docket.

    By Anonymous aridog, at 6:22 AM  

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    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:07 AM  

  • Wendy in Amarillo, I can not believe we are watching Terri be murdered on national television,I cannot believe our goverment is allowing a public exacution, However sense it is happening I would like to know where a person can go to sign up for jury duty, and if a person could sign up to be on a specific jury, I would like to be on the jury panel when Teries family goes after the husband and the goverment for the public murder of Terri, I would also like to know if you can give me the name of a Good lawyer, I feel as though I have be mentally tramitized by this entire ordeal not to mention the mental anguish I am now left with knowing that the very judicial system I have been told all my life would protect me would also allow my husband to murder me on live television.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:26 PM  

  • Why does every station in America have that poor woman on their station.Just let her rest her last days without being watched or tampered with. There are more important things that need to dealt with such as terrorism. Everyday i wonder what will be hit next. If you want it to stop close the boarders and put the money that is given away to people that move here to actual use.

    Someone's not doing their jobs so fire them before something else happens and we have another 911.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:54 PM  

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