Straight Up with Sherri

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Scott Schiavo, Michael's Brother, Responds to Nurse Carla Iyer

FOX News claiming to have Michael Schiavo's brother coming up to counter Nurse Carla Iyer.

Stay tuned in to Greta.......


  • I hope she rips him a new one.

    By Blogger Marine Momma, at 10:16 PM  

  • Greta was pathetic. Why didn't she ask about the bone scan?

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:22 PM  

  • You wouldn't know it by listening to Greta & her "guests"; but Federal Judges, although appointed for life, can be impeached and removed from office.
    On an unrealted issue, the first comment above -> marine momma got a Blogger ID. Now to get her Profile turned on. Yippee!

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 10:29 PM  


    Does he expect us to BELIEVE that Michael is keeping a promise to Terri??


    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:30 PM  

  • my heart can't take this.... waiting on news about Terri....waiting on news about my grandma....

    man-- this is HORRIBLE!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:31 PM  

  • Sherri, please don't take Godd's name in vain. Just kidding, trying for a little levity,

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:33 PM  

  • That lawyer on Greta makes me want to upchuck. "He's a good judge, he is a Christian, blah, blah. Can you say brown nose.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:35 PM  

  • Here's a little info on the three judges....


    Charles R. Wilson

    U.S. Circuit Judge
    United States Court of Appeals
    Eleventh Circuit
    October 14, 1954
    Pensacola, Florida
    Date of Appointment:
    July 30, 1999
    Entered on Duty:
    August 9, 1999
    University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976
    University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1979

    Previous Employment:
    Law clerk, Hon. Joseph W. Hatchett, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1979-1980
    Assistant county attorney, Hillsborough County, FL, 1980-1981
    Private practice, Tampa, FL, 1981-1986
    State county judge, Hillsborough County, FL, 1986-1990
    U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1990-1994
    U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, 1994-1999

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:36 PM  

  • Sherri, any word at all about your grandmother?

    By Blogger Marine Momma, at 10:36 PM  

  • #2

    Frank M. Hull

    U.S. Circuit Judge
    United States Court of Appeals
    Eleventh Circuit
    Augusta, Georgia
    December 9, 1948
    Date of Appointment:
    October 3, 1997
    Entered on Duty:
    October 3, 1997
    University of Reading, 1968-1969;
    Randolph-Macon Woman's College, B.A., 1966-1968, 1969-1970;
    Emory University School of Law, J.D., (cum laude), 1973, Order of the Coif and Notes and Comments Editor on the law review.
    Previous Employment:
    Law Clerk to the Honorable Elbert P. Tuttle, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1973-1974; associate, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, 1974-1980; partner Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, 1980-1984; Judge, State Court of Fulton County, GA, 1984-1990; Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County, GA, 1990-1994; U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Georgia, 1994-1997.
    Committee Appointments/Professional Organizations:
    Member, Codes of Conduct Commmittee for U.S. Judicial Conference, 2002-present; Federal Judges Association; American Judicature Society; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation; Honorary Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers; Georgia Women's Forum; Altar Guild, Cathedral of St. Philip Episcipal Church; Leadership Atlanta, 1987-present.

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:36 PM  

  • #3

    Ed Carnes

    U.S. Circuit Judge
    United States Court of Appeals
    Eleventh Circuit
    Albertville, Alabama
    June 3, 1950
    Date of Appointment:
    September 10, 1992
    Entered on Duty:
    October 2, 1992
    University of Alabama, B.S., 1972;
    Graduated Cum Laude from Harvard Law School, J.D., 1975.
    Previous Employment:
    Alabama Attorney Generals Office, 1975-1992.
    Professional Organizations:
    Federal Judges Association; Chairman, Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, 2001-present; Member, Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, 1997-present

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:37 PM  

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    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 10:38 PM  

  • jlfintx

    WOOOPS! THat was a typo! GOOD GRIEF!


    Marine momma

    just that my uncle was holding her hand told her it was okay to give up... she squzzed his hand and shook her head -NO!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:39 PM  

  • That would be Clinton, Clinton, HW Bush

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 10:40 PM  

  • Sherri, looks like she's not ready to go yet. My mom struggled with leaving too.

    By Blogger Marine Momma, at 10:42 PM  

  • How long has it been now. Last time it was six days, and she recovered fine. I wonder if the nurses are maybe slipping her water when no one is watching. I know I wouldn't be able to stand by and watch that.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 10:46 PM  

  • I had to turn the station.

    Schiavo's brother simply recounted hearsay from Michael. He alleged that Terri's Dad threatened Michael over not receiving money from the malpractice lawsuits.

    What is absurd about this is that parents of adult children cannot recover from injuries to those children unless they die. Is Michael suggesting that the Schindler's were expecting kickbacks from Michael

    It makes not sense that the Schindlers' would spend their retirement fund to retaliate against Michael for failing to kickback some of the malpractice recovery to which they would never have been entitled.

    By Blogger Sue Bob, at 10:52 PM  

  • Actually all of that is mostly conjecture, but the depos, med records and police report are documented facts.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:55 PM  

  • I can't believe that Terri's parents would be mad at no kickback. They've already offered him all of the insurance money if only he would give them Terri. You can clearly see their love for her. It's just the devil trying to stir muddy waters.
    Sarah, I think I heard that she went 6-7 days without food/water.

    By Blogger Marine Momma, at 10:55 PM  

  • This court is going to order the tube put back in. Just don't know if it is at 10pm cst or later.

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 10:56 PM  

  • Sue Bob

    Nothing that comes out of his mouth makes any sense.....

    makes my skin crawl..

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 10:57 PM  

  • The USDOJ thread is being contrary and want let me post. However, the blog is really working well, did you spray some WD40 on it or what?

    By Blogger jlfintx, at 11:19 PM  

  • Eye of newt and grease from a squished troll.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 11:23 PM  

  • Hey Sherri girl! It's me Lorraine! Just got back from Hospice. Lot's of people there... obviously because of Sean Hannity being there. I was told that Hannity & Colmes will re-air at 2:00 a.m. EST. Just to answer the question about how long Terri was without food and water the last time; it was 6 days. I guess I need to sign up for a Blogger ID, ey?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:25 PM  

  • Alright guys, this is a womens topic post scroll past if you must:

    Why is it that Terri's doctor would prescribe pain for her monthly cramps? How did he know she had cramps? If she is so unaware, so vegetative - that starving to death will be painless - why the pain meds for her montlhy aches and pains?

    This makes no sense.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 11:32 PM  

  • Did the doctor continue to prescribe the cramp meds after rehabilitation was stopped? And is this related to the fertility treatments they had been receiving before her collapse?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:35 PM  

  • Sarah, the nurse that Hannity talked to tonight said that Terri would put her hands on her tummy and say 'pain' and 'Mommy, pain'. That's how they knew she was hurting at that time.
    Hitting the bed for tonight, Sherri my prayers are going up for you. Hang in there :)

    By Anonymous Marine Momma, at 11:39 PM  

  • It would be sooooo discouraging if that nurse ends up getting a book deal out of this unless all proceeds go to a relevant charity.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:45 PM  

  • Anonymous,

    That comes from this site. I'm not certain of the timeline.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 11:47 PM  

  • Why don't you all try reading some facts from Terri Schiavo's Guardian Ad Litem?

    The truth might blow all your little minds!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:50 PM  

  • I hadn't noticed that Wolfson mentioned her menstrual cramps in his report.

    Go back and see if he mentions the meds for cramps, or how she has managed for 15 years not to aspirate her own saliva.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 11:56 PM  

  • Anonymous, if you have been following the case very closely, you will realize that there are many, many qualified people who say that Jay Wolfson is just plain wrong. That is what the issue is all about. We must give these people a chance to be heard.
    Your narrow perspective indicates that it is you who has a small mind.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:01 AM  

  • RWNJ - Do you all have Reverend Robert Johansen's op-ed?

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 12:06 AM  

  • Can someone please tell me where is the CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE? Mrs. Schindler asked for that not to happen until Tuesday, but now it's Wednesday. How many people are actually at the hospice, and why aren't they acting in this desperate hour. They are too complacent!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:06 AM  

  • Sarah D.

    No, I didn't have that. Even in really simple terms, though:
    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's not dead! No matter how many DrPH, JD's say that it is!

    Thank you for the link, I shall read the editorial.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:10 AM  

  • Anonymous, if you have been following the case very closely, you will realize that there are many, many qualified people who say that Jay Wolfson is just plain wrong. That is what the issue is all about. We must give these people a chance to be heard.

    But of course you would say this because it doesn't fit your agenda. Of course a GAL appointed by the court to represent Terri Schiavo is WRONG .. because he speaks the truth and not what you want to hear.

    Things like this:

    Throughout the course of the litigation, deposition and trial testimony by members of the Schindler family voiced the disturbing belief that they would keep Theresa alive at any and all costs. Nearly gruesome examples were given, eliciting agreement by family members that in the event Theresa should contract diabetes and subsequent gangrene in each of her limbs, they would agree to amputate each limb, and would then, were she to be diagnosed with heart disease, perform open heart surgery.

    or this:

    Within the testimony, as part of the hypotheticals presented, Schindler family members stated that even if Theresa had told them of her intention to have artificial nutrition withdrawn, they would not do it. Throughout this painful and difficult trial, the family acknowledged that Theresa was in a diagnosed persistent vegetative state.

    or how about from the FIRST GAL:

    As part of the first challenge to Michael’s Guardianship, the court appointed John H. Pecarek as Guardian Ad Litem to determine if there had been any abuse by Michael Schiavo. His report, issued 1 March 1994, found no inappropriate actions and indicated that Michael had been very attentive to Theresa.

    or what about this:

    Of Michael Schiavo, there is the incorrect perception that he has refused to relinquish his guardianship because of financial interests, and more recently, because of allegations that he actually abused Theresa and seeks to hide this. There is no evidence in the record to substantiate any of these perceptions or allegations.

    All of his statements in his report are based upon E V I D E N C E and testimony. why is it so dam hard for you people to face FACTS and TRUTH?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:17 AM  

  • Anonymous: stupid question, but what is a GAL?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:22 AM  

  • GAL is a guardian ad litem .. an attorney appointed by a court to represent someone who cannot speak for themselves .. usually a child or an incapacitated person, such as Terri Schiavo.

    A GAL is paid by the COURT ... to represent the best interests of the child or incapacitated person.

    And it's not a stupid question.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:25 AM  

  • New Charles Krauthammer.

    And anonymous: There are many conflicting expert opinions in this case. The fact is that no new information, including medical diagnoses has been allowed in court for many years. Why has Terri never had an MRI? If your child were diagnosed with brain damage would you settle for a CT scan only? I doubt it.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 12:28 AM  

  • I am still bothered by the reference to "facts" when all we really have is "opinions".
    And since the GAL is paid by the Court, they represent the interests of the Court, not the best interests of the child or incapacitated person!

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:29 AM  

  • Sarah:

    This report was written two years ago. How is that "many" years?

    And apparently you know little about court-appointed attorneys, Nut Job. While a private attorney can charge upwards of $400 per hour (and most do), court appointed attorneys make less than $75 per hour depending on the region of the United States.

    What on earth would the Court have to gain? Another absurd statement. GALs do NOT represent the best interests of the Court but rather are there to represent those who cannot represent themselves.

    They appoint GALs in child neglect cases and elderly abuse cases and incapacitated person cases, among others. Do you EVER speak anything even remotely truthful?

    And the GAL's report was based upon:

    The entire court file of thirteen years, including items of evidence, has been reviewed and studied, with oarticular attention given to decision points in the case history that are reflected in motions to and orders by the Court. The case review has included clinical and medical records, discussions with members of the family, caregivers, and with medical, legal, bioethical and religious practitioners and scholars and the conduct of
    independent research into the substantive issues in this case. The GAL has met regularly with Ms. Schiavo, his ward.

    All court records were accessed and reviewed, including all items of evidence in the case. Extensive discussions were held with family members and caregivers along with the acquisition and review of background data and information from the case file to assist the Guardian Ad Litem in becoming as personally acquainted with his ward, Theresa Schiavo as possible, in the short time available.

    The Guardian Ad Litem has made numerous and frequent visits to Theresa at the hospice where she resides, including an arranged visit with her parents to observe interactions. The Guardian ad Litem has met with and
    discussed aspects of Theresa’s case with hospice staff, physician cardiologists, gastroenterologists, internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, trauma specialists, anesthesiologists, swallowing disorder specialists; speech pathologists specializing in rehabilitation, swallowing tests and swallowing therapy; and with clergy, elder law
    specialists, bioethicists, and health policy specialists.

    In addition to reading the nearly 30,000 pages of court records, the Guardian Ad Litem has conducted a review of the medical literature and has received thousands of unsolicited documents, sources of referral, claims regarding successful interventions, and wishes of good luck.

    Now, is that enough to base his FACTS on .. or after all of that is it still his OPINION?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:45 AM  

  • Anonymous

    You are lucky I was sleeping!

    The GAL was dismissed when he said tht MICHAEL SCHIAVO had OCNFLCIT OF INTEREST! THAT is when Greer appointed HIMSELF!

    Stop cutting and pasting - bring the whole document!


    Lucky I was sleeping...

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 1:54 AM  

  • Florida statutes explicitly (for better for for worse) allow a judge to also appoint hiimself guardian. That's preciisely why that action has never been determined procedurally incorrect.

    The bottom line is, it's perfectly sanctioned in the state of FL. Perhaps that statute should be modified to help prevent this situation in the future.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:35 AM  

  • The 11th Circuit ruling directly addressed the above point about Greer serving both roles. Pages 26-27

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:25 AM  

  • Sherri ... ever the ignorant.

    I posted the LINK to the document because it's 38 pages long ... do you want me to post 38 pages?

    I READ the entire document .. all 38 pages and no where does it say anything about a confict of interest. Perhaps you're thinking of the first GAL.

    You need to go back to bed .... seriously ...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:36 AM  

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