Straight Up with Sherri

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Greer says "NO!" AGAIN..... and AGAIN... and AGAIN....

Greer refuses to give custody of Terri to Governor Bush.

I actually pondered if I needed to post this.........

Did anyone really expect ANYTHING different?


  • I want to ask if you think Jeb will go in for her but I don't think he has the guts to.
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Marine Momma, at 2:23 PM  

  • It sounds like Whittmore is going to have a hearing afterall, per FOX. Yes!

    By Anonymous imtoast, at 2:26 PM  

  • As far as Jeb going in to get Terri....

    Honestly- I am torn on that question...

    Of course, my knee-jerk reaction is yes- go get her.

    Then I think of how that will split us.

    Then I think of how it is not really HIM splitting us like this...

    He actually is following the law, and is COMPELLED to allow DCF to investigate. It is Greer standing in the way.

    Ultinately it is a lose situation in the short run if he goes in- as far as press and people getitng upset. It is a win for Terri, and probably a Win for us in the long run when it goes to how we control the judiciary and its behavior lately...

    It is a just very messy.

    But I sincerely think that the one defying the Constitution and Florida law at this point is Greer....

    I just don't have the answer to this....

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:31 PM  

  • Whittemore has said that people who can't take care of themselves - those who have to be spoon fed or put on feeding tubes - should not be kept alive. Considering that he was ordered to set aside all the findings of the previous courts and look at the evidence brand new - and he didn't - I don't hold ANY hope at all that he'll rule in Terri's favor.

    By Anonymous FloridaHeat, at 2:32 PM  

  • Maybe J. Bush should just step down and make Greer the governor. I mean, it's obvious who has the real power in that state. Disgusting!

    By Blogger Beautiful Belgian Babe, at 2:37 PM  

  • "I promise you that if she dies, there's going to be hell to pay with pro-life, pro-family Republicans ... who have used pro-life, pro-family conservative rhetoric to get into power, and then when they get into power, refuse to use it," said Randall Terry, the founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.

    Doesn't Randall Terry, no matter how steamed he is, will only serve to hurt the GOP party as a whole by saying things like that? Consider the very high re-election rate of incumbents. All this statement is going to do is drive away GOP voters.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:38 PM  

  • anonymous

    His words may be harmful, but I think the fact that this is all ALLOWED is what is most hurtful to the GOP.

    I for one have voted Republican MOSTLY (not fully) due to my pro-life beliefs. If they cannot deliver protection of life, there is no need to be voting for them on this issue...

    (I know some will rail me for this, but while Randall may do a great job at his job-- he is a Bill Clinton on the moral end of things... I personally think he has NO BUSINESS being a "representative" of a "pro-family" organization.. It really makes us look bad, IMHO)

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:46 PM  

  • Regarding Randall Terry, I think he will actually help the Republican Party. They need to purge some of the Radical Leftists that have become entrenched. This happens at the Primary layer of the election process. It's not like staunch Republicans are going to vote for Leftist Democrats to Spite Terry. On the other hand, there are a lot of Rightist Democrats, mostly at local and State level, but some Federal, that do pose a threat to Republicans. The Republican Party needs to realign their ducks.
    I'll say it again for those who haven't heard it:
    "I am not a Republican!"

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 2:51 PM  

  • Sherri, what's your take on Randall, where is he like Clinton? I'm not too keen on him myself, think he's an emotional basketcase with a chip on his shoulder.
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Marine Momma, at 2:52 PM  

  • If the GOP wants to have any integrity- they can't have moral Bill Clintons in "power" positions....

    they are really losing respect from me...

    I guess I truly believed that they cared about the pro-life and pro-family issues... I am seeing it is just political posturing...

    I'm crushed.... how idealistic of me...


    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:55 PM  

  • Marine Momma

    Unlike others, I am not going to spill his personal life out on the internet... that is just wrong, I feel.....

    He has done a LOT to help Terri though...

    He is a great organizer and has truly committed a lot of time to the cause...

    that doesn't make him a saint though...

    I have no business throwing stones, but I certainly can say that we need to hold leaders to a higher standard than followers...

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:58 PM  

  • I just spent 14.99 at to send Jeb a telegram, as follows:
    "Sir, do not delay any longer. Please take Terri Schiavo into protective custody under Article I, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution. We are counting on you to take the lead and save an innocent woman's life."

    It will get there tomorrow morning. :-/ Well, all I can do is try, with the phone and fax lines being busy.

    By Anonymous Mary in LA, at 3:08 PM  

  • RWNJ

    Once TS heart stops beating, my Republican heart will stop as well. I will not vote for those that I do not respect.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 3:11 PM  

  • does anyone have greer or felos email address
    They need to know that the Lord God Almighty sees what they are doing this murderous Satan endorsed torture of Terri at the hands of her questionable lier husband at best they need to know that Satan looses Lord God Almighty Wins ! there is where we will find our Comfort
    Pray for the judge in the hearing tonight to feel Gods presense in his heart

    By Blogger keeka, at 3:12 PM  

  • Sherri,
    RE Jeb Bush: We do not elect our leaders in this country. We elect servants. Their ability to lead is a personal issue.
    RE Randall Terry: When leaders emerge for position stances, we often let them bring their baggage in order to achieve results. The worst situation here is that Randall's past becomes a contentious issue with the opposition (like Dick Cherney's lesbian daughter - no bearing, just an issue to obfuscate the cause).

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:13 PM  

  • What happens now?

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 3:17 PM  

  • Sarah D.,
    Ever watch a game of Rugby? It's a scrum! We're waiting for someone to come squirting out, carrying the ball. The real problem is that the longer the scrum remains locked, the worse it is for Terri.
    I'm not familiar with what happens in a rugby game when the scrum announces itself to be deadlocked to the referee! Any rugby experts out there?

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:33 PM  

  • This is all just getting crazy. Greer's contstant blocking of any review of Terri's case is really astounding. Charles Manson gets more consideration.

    If Terri dies, I'm going to campaign for Jack Kevorkian to be release from prison. They can't have it both ways.

    And, RWNJ - I don't watch rugby :-)

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 3:39 PM  

  • Sarah D.,
    As many readers familiar with my positions know, I am an adamant opponent of the death penalty. Charles Manson is my Poster Boy! He is the only convicted felon with a life sentence that I do not ever expect to hit the streets again! The problem with most death penalty opponents is that they have offered no reasonable alternatives to it. The power of judges (and judicial panels) is way too strong in releasing serious convicts. But I enjoyed the moment of your comment, Thank You.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:52 PM  

  • is reporting "In 1984, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld a trial court order that authorized a prison warden to feed and nourish a prison inmate over his objection".

    Wow..not to change the topic here, but anyone have any *quick* info on that case?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:54 PM  

  • is reporting "In 1984, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld a trial court order that authorized a prison warden to feed and nourish a prison inmate over his objection, even though he was mentally competent and wanted to die by starvation

    Wow..not to change the topic here, but anyone have any *quick* info on that case?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:55 PM  

  • Wow, I wish I did. Gotta run, now, but I want to follow up on that one. Thanks for the Hat Tip!!

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:56 PM  

  • And the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. What a shock.

    "Oh, and here's the judicial slapdown of the Congress.

    The filing said Congress violated the Constitution when it passed a bill allowing federal court review of her case, because that tried to overturn state court rulings in favor of Michael Schiavo.

    “That is not an exercise of legislative power, but trial by legislature. ... Any law that suspends, nullifies, or reverses a final court judgment is an exercise of judicial, not legislative power,” the filing said."

    Maybe the Bush brothers and their extremist cohorts in the Congress and around the nation should try READING the Constitution.

    And the Court went EASY on them. They wrote a law in DIRECT VIOLATION of the Constitution. THAT is what SHOULD have been said.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:02 PM  

  • All,

    don't worry - the baby jesus will accept Terri into his home - he's been waiting a long time

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:11 PM  

  • I just kicked my brother in law out of my house. I'm an easy going person but he made the comment that Terry needed to be killed. I asked him to be quiet about it - he wouldn't. 3 times I asked him calmly to not discuss his opinions about that in my house. 4th time I got really upset and told them to leave. I'm more raw about this then I thought.

    By Blogger Randy, at 4:19 PM  

  • Randy,

    don't worry about it - someday you might be able to take your brother-in-law off of life support - that'll teach him!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 PM  

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