Today is the anniversary of the death of Theresa Marie Schiavo. Terri Schiavo masses away on March 31, 2005 in a Florida hospice after her 14 day battle against starvation and dehydration after being taken off her feeding tube. God continue to rest her soul and have mercy on all of us.
For those who were not with Scared Monkeys from the outset, the Terri Schiavo life and death tug-o-war was the story that put Scared Monkeys on the blogging map. I know many think it was the disappearance of Natalee Holloway; however, that was not the case. Before Scared Monkeys wanted “Justice for Natalee”, we fought to help keep Terri alive and covered the events that sadly eventually led to Terri Schiavo’s passing. We believed as did President George W. Bush commented in his statement that, “where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life”.
The case of Terri Schiavo raises complex issues. Yet in instances like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life. Those who live at the mercy of others deserve our special care and concern. It should be our goal as a nation to build a culture of life, where all Americans are valued, welcomed, and protected – and that culture of life must extend to individuals with disabilities.
Sadly we posted, ‘STRIKE 3, 11th Circuit Court Rejects Schiavo Appeal’ … “It looks like the last flicker of a hope has gone” that was picked up by CNN and broadcast on the TV program, Inside the Blogs. As stated at Blogs for Terri on the 6 year anniversary of Terri’s passing … despite the intervention from Florida Legislature, Gov. Jeb Bush, Congress and President George W. Bush, the courts picked death over life.
Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge George Greer’s latest death order concluded an 11-year tug of war over Schiavo’s life waged by divided family members, and came despite the unprecedented intervention of first the Florida Legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush, and then Congress and President George W. Bush.
Hardly a day goes by that I do not think about a US Court decision that chose the death of a US citizen over life. It is a haunting and uneasy feeling that such a decision was made without any consent or feedback from the victim of the decision. Long before there was Obamacare, there was this precursor of making decisions on death. All I can say is Terri, God Bless your soul!!! Rest in Eternal Peace.
President Barack Obama accuses Republicans of madness, is it any wonder that Obama has been the most divisive and polarizing President ever? Remember when Barack Obama said, “there is not a liberal America, and a conservative America, there is the United States of America”? I guess that was before Obama decided to call GOP policies on fixing the economy and creating jobs madness. That is exactly the “uniter” thing that Obama did while making a speech in Maine criticizing the GOP and name calling.
President Barack Obama accused Republicans of clinging to economic policies that preceded the Great Depression and the more recent economic downturn, saying his rivals are showing signs of “madness.”
Raising campaign cash in Maine on Friday, March 30, Obama said Republicans want to return to economic policies that would let Wall Street play by its own set of rules and allow insurance companies to roll back health coverage.
“We won’t win the race for new jobs and new businesses and middle-class security if we cling to this same old, worn-out, tired ‘You’re on your own’ economics that the other side is peddling,” Obama said.
Worn out and tired policies. Is Obama speaking of his own policies he has been peddling the last three years? Barack Obama may want to take a look at the “madness” of his own economic, energy and healthcare policies. As the Gateway Pundit stated, “the policies that are not working belong to Barack Obama. The fact that this is the weakest recovery in history proves Obama’s policies failed, not his predecessors.”
Once thing is for certain, Barack Obama is the most partisan, polarizing and divisive President ever. If you do not believe so, take a look at the facts.
- Who was the most partisan President ever in first year of Presidency?
- Who was the most partisan President ever in second year of Presidency?
- Who was the most partisan President ever in third year of Presidency?
2 Year Old Devon Davis Missing Since 3/27/12 in Cleveland, Texas … Mom Fails Part of Polygraph test … UPDATE: Devon Davis Found Deceased
An AMBERT ALERT was issued for 2 year old Devon Davis who has been missing since March 27, 2012 in Cleveland, TX. According to reports, Devon was last seen about 3 PM Tuesday before he wandered off from the family’s home located at CR 2901 home at the Sam Houston Lake Estates Subdivision in the Tarkington. The mother of the child claims that she was napping in her home with Devon’s baby sister shortly before Devon disappeared. However, the doors of the home were reportedly locked.
A 2-year-old boy has been reported as missing in the Sam Houston Lake Estates Subdivision in the Tarkington area.
The boy is described as having red hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey over burgundy jersey-type shirt that said “Pee Wee,” and blue jeans. Originally it was thought he was wearing his Spiderman tennis shoes, but he may have been barefoot.
UPDATE I: The parents of the missing Devon Davis moved their family to the area on Thursday
UPDATE II: The mother of missing Devon Davis failed part of the polygraph test.
UPDATE III: The body of 2 year old Devon Davis has been located in a pond about 300 yards from the families home.
Police confirmed moments ago that searchers have found the remains of missing toddler Devin Davis in a scum covered pond about 300 yards from the home where his family was staying.
The search was called off about a half hour earlier and the helicopters were making one final pass over the area, around 2 p.m., before leaving when they saw what they believed to be a small body in the water, not too far from the home. The water has a pier leading into it.
Our prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Devon. Rest in Peace little Devon Davis.
UPDATE IV: Although it is possible that Devon may have died accidentally, the police announced at a press conference Saturday that they will proceed with a criminal investigation of the case.
7 Black California Boys Arrested in Attack on 15 Year Old Hispanic Boy … Obama, Sharpton, Jackson and MSM are Silent
ARE ALL HATE CRIMES CREATED EQUAL … NOT ACCORDING TO OBAMA, SHARPTON AND THE MSM …
Dear Barack Obama, how come this 15 year old Hispanic boy does not look like your son? Where is your outrage to this “hate crime”? What’s the matter Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Oprah, Sinbad, Black Panthers, Barack Obama and the MSM … cat got your tongue?
Story Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
A 15 year old Hispanic boy was beaten and assaulted by 7 black teens as he walked home from the Cactus Middle School in Southern, CA. During the assault, the black teens made racially derogatory statements toward the Hispanic boy that were captured on video. The teen thugs kicked the Hispanic boy multiple times in the head, knocked out several teeth requiring dental surgery and left shoe impressions on his skin.
Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The March 14 beating in Palmdale was captured on video and posted on YouTube, but has since been removed from the site. The seven boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of assault and committing a hate crime, Lt. Don Ford said.
The attack happened near Cactus Middle School, but Ford didn’t know if any of the teens involved were students there.
Seven teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime; however, the police are seeking three more suspects. No arraignment date has not been set yet. How come All Sharpton is not calling for escalated civil obedience until the 3 remaining suspects are are arrested and all of the black teens are charged and convicted of a hate crime? I guess the story does not fit Sharpton’s narrative. How about you Barack Obama, why did you not interject yourself into this horrible event?
So the question remains, are all hate crimes created equal? This is what happens when the President of the United States Barack Obama picks “hate crime” winner and losers. Dear Mr. President, you once said there are no red states, no blues states, only the United States. Prove it. Or like the murders of James Cooper and James Kouzaris, it does not fit your narrative nor is it have any “political value” to you?
Two Dead & Twelve Injured In Mass Shooting In North Miami, FL … No Word From Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama & MSM
Two individuals are dead and twelve are injured in what is being called one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida. The incident took place outside of a Miami-Dade funeral home in a drive by shooting. Police believe that it was gang related. The funeral was for 22 year old Marvin Andre of North Miami who was killed in a shooting himself. So where is the outrage over these deaths? Or is Sharpton, Jackson, Obama and the MSM only interested in certain deaths like Trayvon Martin that feed into a particular narrative? Maybe they should worry about the ethnic on ethnic crime and the surge of gang violence that reeks havoc more than they do.
Fourteen people were shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history. Police believe the shooting was gang related.
The shooting took place around 9 p.m. Friday night outside the Funeraria Latina Emanuel funeral home at 14990 W. Dixie Highway.
One person died on the scene while another died at the hospital. Their names have not been released.
A 5-year-old girl was shot in the leg and hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital along with eleven other victims. The girl is listed in stable condition.
Police are looking for six men, who were in a white 2006 or 2009 Pontiac or Impala, according to WSVN-TV.
The funeral was for Marvin Andre, 22, of North Miami, killed in an earlier shooting, according to witnesses. More than 100 people were gathered outside.
The shooting happened outside North Miami city limits in the 14900 block of West Dixie Highway. The area is just southwest of Florida International University’s north campus. Several funeral homes and a cemetery are in the busy area, as well as stores and restaurants.
If anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.
As the Gateway Pundit opined, “Al and Jesse were already protesting the Trayvon shooting to give this mass shooting by black youths across town much notice.”
Barack Obama’s 2008 “Hope & Change” with America’s youth has turned to apathy in 2012.
Remember when Obama and his reelection minions were looking for a new campaign slogan for 2012? I think they might have found one. Unenthusiasm and apathy is the slogan for the American youth in 2012 when it comes to president Barack Obama. The once euphoric mood of today’s youth has subsided to apathy. Obama road to victory in 2008 on a wave of youth support in his run to the presidency, winning 66% of the 18 to 29 aged voters against John McCain. However, Barack has lost that youth “luvin’ feeling”. The foot soldier of 2008 are now the unemployed and underemployed of 2012.
“There’s definitely a significant sense that this generation are more apathetic headed into the 2012 election than they were in 2008,” John Della Volpe, director of polling for Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, said in a phone interview.
Obama’s approval rating among college students dropped to 46 percent last December from 58 percent in November 2009, according to a Harvard University poll. Fifty percent of people between the ages of 18 and 24 said they would “definitely” be voting, an 11 percentage-point decrease from the fall of 2007. A third of respondents said they approved of Democrats in Congress, and 24 percent approved of Republicans. Just 12 percent said the nation was headed in the right direction.
“The turnout will not be great,” Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate in Washington, said in a phone interview. The war in Afghanistan, a lack of progress on closing Guantanamo Bay and a dismal job picture taint Obama’s prospects, he said.The unemployment rate among 18- to 24-year-olds was 16.3 percent at the end of last year, the highest since record-keeping began in 1948, according to a February Pew Research Center report.
We have stated for quite some time that there is no way that Obama could capture that same energy and crazed hysteria that vaulted him into office in 2008. It was based on emotion, not substance. It was based upon promises, not reality. It was based upon running against GWB, not the fact that Obama was ill prepared to be President. Four years later, Obama has kept few promises, has offered no fix to the economy and in fact the youth are worse off today than they were four years ago. They have certainly Lost that Luvin’ Feeling.
Al Sharpton Says Civil Disobedience Will Escalate if George Zimmerman is Not Arrested for Death of Trayvon Martin … Local NAACP Condemn Sharpton’s Call
So when does an escalation of civil disobedience turn to … “NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE”?
Al Sharpton continues to fan the flames or racism and has called for an escalation of civil disobedience if George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvone Martin, is not arrested. Then what? Is Sharpton going to call for a continued escalation of civil disobedience is Zimmerman is not indicted, found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison? Seriously, the last thing this situation needs is an individual like Al Sharpton fanning the flames of racism and making ultimatums. Does anyone find it just a bit creepy that Sharption is escalating this story when he has a commercial internist to do so as he is employed by MSNBC?
The irresponsible rantings of Al Sharpton … what happens when this spirals out of control?
If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions.
Mega Millions hysteria finally comes to an end ..
The record $640,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot has become a news story. Although most ever one realizes that they have a greater chance of being struck by lightening, have a greater chance of becoming a professional athlete and have a greater chance of dying from a TV falling on your head … the Mega Millions hysteria has captured America.
One has to wonder whether the economic misery in the US spurred on the buying frenzy of lottery tickets more so than in the past. People’s economic situations are obviously worse off today than they were 3+ years ago pre-Obama. Have people’s only dreams become so far fetched as that of winning the lottery? The record lottery amount just fed into the feeding frenzy for individuals to buy even more. It is hard to believe that more than 2 tickets per every US citizen bought tickets. It appears there are three winning ticket, 2-4-23-38-46 and 23 bought in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.
If those are the numbers on your Mega Millions lottery ticket, you’ve won a jackpot worth a world record $640 million.
Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers and will split a $640 million jackpot that was believed to be the world’s largest such prize, a lottery official said Saturday.
Then there is Barack Obama in 2000 as an Illinois state Senator using class warfare that the lottery was an unfair tax against the poor. Obama literally stated that the state targets lower income individuals. For Obama, it has always been about class warfare.
Keith Olbermann Fired From Al Gore’s Current TV, Replaced by Eliot Spitzer … Olbermann Threatens Law Suit
Keith Olberman fired again …
Who didn’t see this coming? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The same could be said with hiring Olbermann and thinking that it would not end in a bitter split. Just ask MSNBC and ESPN. Such was the case with Current TV today when they fired Keither Olbermann. According to accounts, Olbermann clashed early and often with Mr. Hyatt and Current TV execs.
For nearly a year now, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have been building their liberal cable news channel, Current TV, with the mercurial television anchorman Keith Olbermann at its center.
This week, the center collapsed.
Current said on Friday afternoon that it had fired Mr. Olbermann — one of the nation’s most prominent progressive speakers — just a year into his five-year, $50 million contract. It was the culmination of months of murky disputes between Mr. Olbermann and the channel that he was supposed to save from the throes of ratings oblivion.
Arrested Drunk Guy Has American Idol Moment in Back of a Police Car Singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (VIDEO)
AMERICAN IDOL … POLICE CRUISER EDITION.
OMG … This might be the funniest arrest VIDEO ever!!! The arrested allegedly drunk man began singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody complete with harmony and beat. I am guessing that he missed his American Idol moment. He may not be drunk, but he’s on something. Damn, stone sober I cannot remember the complete lyrics to this song.
Arrested Drunk Guy Sings Bohemian Rhapsody
Let this be a lesson to police, do not ever use having a suspected under the influence individual sing Bohemian Rhapsody to get out of being arrested.