Sunday, March 27, 2005
Murder by Judge continues thru Easter Sunday
This is not a criminal, not a murderer, not a person whose life should be in the gift of the state. So I find it repulsive, and indeed decadent, to have her continued existence framed in terms of ''plaintiffs'' and ''petitions'' and ''en banc review'' and ''de novo'' and all the other legalese. Mrs. Schiavo has been in her present condition for 15 years. Whoever she once was, this is who she is now -- and, after a decade and a half, there is no compelling reason to kill her. Any legal system with a decent respect for the status quo -- something too many American judges are increasingly disdainful of -- would recognize that her present life, in all its limitations, is now a well-established fact, and it is the most grotesque judicial overreaching for any court at this late stage to decide enough is enough. It would be one thing had a doctor decided to reach for the morphine and ''put her out of her misery'' after a week in her diminished state; after 15 years, for the courts to treat her like a Death Row killer who's exhausted her appeals is simply vile.
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Murder by Judge
We are still stranded in south Florida - the state where the cops ticket disabled autos and the judges kill disabled humans. Maybe we'll be able to get out by Tuesday.
Monday, March 21, 2005
Democrats for Death
The people who have been fighting to keep Terri alive have been noble in their efforts, but have taken the wrong approach. There is a way to get the left (and liberal activist judges) to fight tooth and nail to keep her alive.
Convict her of triple homicide and sentence her to death.After all, the only humans that liberals will fight to keep alive are those on Death Row.
Friday, March 18, 2005
Murder by Judge continues, now willfully
Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer refused a request from U.S. House attorneys to delay the removal, which he had previously ordered to take place at 1 p.m. EST. Greer determined that it should go forward about an hour after another judge issued a temporary delay blocking the tube's removal.
Murder by Judge delayed
Maybe the Democrats For Death can change their mind now.
Pinellas Circuit Court Judge David Demers ordered that the feeding tube remain in place past a 1 p.m. EST deadline while fellow Judge George Greer, who is presiding over the Schiavo case, deals with conflicting legal issues.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Murder by Judge
Senate Democrats, including Ron Wyden of Oregon, a right-to-die state, have declined to pass by unanimous consent a version of a bill the House passed yesterday to save Terri Schiavo
News bias or fabrication?
Virtually no one disagrees human activity is fueling global warming, and a global treaty signed in Kyoto, Japan, aims to reduce polluting emissions. But the world's biggest polluter, the United States, has withdrawn from the 1997 treaty, saying its provisions would hurt the U.S. economy.
Sweet words from the "MSM"?
Kerry, who worked unsuccessfully with other Democrats and at times some Republicans this week to defeat specific provisions in the budget proposal, said the debate ``should remind all Americans that Washington does not always work for them.''
Less than 24 hours 'til Murder by Judge
The Rev. Robert Johansen has been trying to marshall the medical arguments against allowing Terri Schiavo to starve to death, and today he makes a remarkably persuasive case in the National Review Online. He notes that they have lined up almost 50 heavily qualified doctors, most of them board certified and/or professors of medicine, who are doubtful of the adequacy of the diagnosis of Persistent Vegitative state (PVS) that has been given to Terri. Yet the Judge in the case, George W. Greer, seems not to want to hear what they have to say:
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Murder by Judge
The House Health and Families Council vote split 7-3 along party lines, with the Democrats complaining that the Republicans were rushing the bill through for the benefit of one woman without making prudent modifications.
Bush renominated seven of those 10; two received recess appointments -- requiring that the Senate eventually review their nominations again. A third, Washington lawyer Miguel Estrada, formally withdrew his nomination.
During former President Bill Clinton's eight years in office, the Senate withheld a vote on 64 of Clinton's nominees.
Wounded by what they consider an unpatriotic ambush, the Marines rejected the union's olive branch and secured an alternative parking lot.
"I talked to Ron; I let him know that I understand he has rescinded his decision," said Lt. Col. Joe Rutledge, a top-ranking officer at the reserve infantry rifle battalion. "However, I've made my decision -- either you support the Marines or you don't."
Murder by Judge Imminent
Absent a further court order, Terri Schiavo's feeding tube will be removed on Friday, and she will starve -- painfully, many say -- to death. Doesn't it strike you as eerie that the court relied on the testimony of an "estranged" husband in making its decision?
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Murder by Judge
Court-approved plans to starve a brain-damaged Florida woman to death later this month have prompted no outrage from human rights groups - even though, under international law, forced starvation is considered a form of torture.
A Lexis Nexis search on the case of Terri Schiavo, whose starvation-execution will begin when her feeding tube is removed on March 18, failed to turn up a single reference to complaints by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Friday, March 11, 2005
Murder by Judge
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A man fighting to have a feeding tube removed from his brain-damaged wife on Friday rejected a California businessman's offer to pay him $1 million to give up his right to decide her medical treatment.
Murder by Judge
CNSNews.com) - A spokesman for the family of Terri Schindler Schiavo said Thursday the Florida judge presiding over her case "ignores the state's laws and orders the premeditated killing of a disabled Florida woman by her husband."
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Murder by Judge
Florida Republicans Rep. Dave Weldon and Senator Mel Martinez introduced legislation yesterday that would give Terri Schiavo and other disabled patients the same rights and federal legal protections as prisoners on death row. Steven Ertelt writes for LifeNews: "The bill would allow Terri's parents to use a 'writ of habeas corpus' to take the case out of the Florida state courts and to federal courts." LifeNews also reports that Michael Schiavo's attorney George Felos said the bill was unconstitutional and could cause years of delays before Terri's feeding tube could be removed: "To allow never-ending federal review of state court decisions would make it virtually impossible to carry out patients' wishes if anyone in the family disagreed."
Murder By Judge Continues
TAMPA, Fla. Mar 10, 2005 — A judge ruled Thursday that Florida's social services agency cannot intervene to delay the removal of the feeding tube keeping brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive.
Murder By Judge continuing mystery
Agency, lawmakers act to sustain Schiavo
Unfortunately, I'm afraid that nothing short of a (extremely unlikely) Supreme Court stay of execution will save Terri Schiavo from the upcoming Murder by Judge in Florida.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
The left-leaning Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported yesterday that Mr. Calipari decided not to use available escort protection from the elite commandos who protect Italy’s Baghdad embassy.
Instead, he rented an inconspicuous pickup truck to recover Miss Sgrena, wrote La Repubblica’s top investigative reporter, Giuseppe D’Avanzo.
“In Iraq, the United States makes the rules and the Italian ally also must respect them. If it wants to break them, it must do so with a double game and some crafty tricks,” Mr. D’Avanzo wrote.
Monday, March 07, 2005
The only world leader who didn't get the memo was Paul Martin. Who? Well, OK, he's not exactly a world leader, but he is prime minister of Canada, and asked the other day about the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon he replied thus: "It's clear if the Syrians are in Lebanon, it's because peace has to be maintained." I'm sure Assad is grateful for the endorsement. That and a dime'll get you a cup of coffee in Winnipeg.
Friday, March 04, 2005
Leadheads and Idiots
"NASCAR Knocked By Lead-Heads" - "Environmentalists have blown a gasket over the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing's continued use of leaded gasoline in its stock car races. Since NASCAR has science and safety on its side, I hope it has the good sense not to cave in to this eco-harassment." (Steve Milloy, FoxNews.com)He should: Do better research than the bad guys - lead was removed from gasoline fuel not because it would reduce environmental lead, but because lead fouled up required catalytic converters containing expensive platinum. Check it out!
Nazi professor and fraud
Ward, a professor of ethnic studies, said the actions of the governor and Legislature threaten to gut the state constitution.
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
By a 5-4 margin, it reversed death sentences for prisoners convicted of crimes committed while juveniles; however, the Court ruled that states may voluntarily terminate prisoners as "extremely late-term abortions" under Roe v. Wade
Contradictions or Hypocrisy
The APA, in short, has argued in briefs to the Supreme Court that 1) teenagers under 18 are mature enough to decide on their own whether or not to kill a fetus, but 2) they are not mature enough to be held responsible for murder. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the APA has tailored its allegedly scholarly arguments to fit its preferred political results, a practice that is, unfortunately, common enough to give all scholarship a bad name.
Churchill and Byrd - Nazi plus KKK
Sorry to write such a long post on Churchill, which I'm only doing because he came to Wisconsin. I find him incredibly boring, saying the sort of tired old things that radicals have been saying for as long as we can remember. He's getting way too much leverage out of a metaphor, and it's not even an inventive metaphor, just the same old America is Nazi Germany metaphor that radicals have been using for as long as we can remember.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Avoid the following at all costs:
1. Ethnic “Ghetto” Departments – Some departments are simply fronts for the sort of liberal indoctrination that is such a ridiculous affront to academic standards. They were typically created not as a genuine scholarly pursuit, but to appease some liberal interest that wanted to perpetuate itself by thrusting its views upon fresh student minds. These nefarious departments include the Center for Afro-American & African Studies, Women’s Studies, American Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Chicano Studies and others.
Not only does the wise student skip over these departments when pursuing the course guide, he also carefully crosschecks his choices to make sure that none of his selections happen to be cross listed in these attempts to pass off ideology as scholarship.
The reason these courses are typically poor excuses for education is that they only present one side of their subject matter. For example, if you take a class on the industrial revolution in the women’s study department, you won’t learn much about the industrial revolution, but you’ll learn a whole lot about what modern feminist do.
2. RCGS – Admittedly, race, culture, gender, and sexuality actually do play important roles in some aspects of life. Unfortunately, this role typically isn’t large enough to rationalize a four-credit class on it. Yet this doesn’t stop some of our professors from reading into each of these issues on everything from Greek linguistic structure to physical chemistry. If you take a class with one of these in the course description, expect to hear how whatever the course is about would benefit if it went through some severe sensitivity training.
3. Liberal Buzzwords – Certain terms are particularly chic in liberal circles and if they show up in your course descriptions, you can prepare yourself for some major liberal bias. Here’s a quick look at what words the liberal and trendy are using: imperialism, social inequality, environmental inequality, racism, sexism, womanhood, labor, race identities, cultural identities, social justice, social construction of identity, environmental justice, fair trade, queer theory, feminism, gender roles, heterocentrism, colonialism, and any other –isms I might have left out..........................