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Quiet judge persists in Schiavo maelstrom
St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 6, 2005 | WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE, Times Staff Writer

Posted on 03/18/2005 1:07:57 PM PST by FoxPro

And Greer, vilified by many religious protesters, is a church regular. He also is a conservative Republican in a state whose conservative Republican governor tried to overturn one of Greer's orders.

"George is the religious right," said lawyer David Kurland, a longtime friend.

Friends say Greer's intellect is perfectly formed to withstand the very tempest he now faces. Always calm, not prone to mood swings or flares of temper, unerringly polite, he is not easily ruffled, they say.

But the criticisms sting, friends say. His relationship with his church, for example, has changed.

"He's been through a lot of storms in his life," said Mary Repper, a political consultant and friend. "This is just another one. George takes everything in stride."


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: davidkurland; deathcultivation; georgegreer; govwatch; greer; judgegreer; levesque; maryrepper; schiavo; terri; terrischiavo; williamrlevesque
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1 posted on 03/18/2005 1:07:57 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

typical psycho spin from Pravda west.


2 posted on 03/18/2005 1:09:25 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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To: FoxPro
"George is the religious right," said lawyer David Kurland, a longtime friend.

Except as Ann Coulter has shown, there is no "religious right."
3 posted on 03/18/2005 1:09:43 PM PST by Terpfen (New Democrat Party motto: les enfant terribles)
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To: FoxPro

sounds like the perfect sort character to murder someone by decrees. calmly and resolutely.


4 posted on 03/18/2005 1:10:26 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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To: FoxPro

>>>But the criticisms sting, friends say. His relationship with his church, for example, has changed. >>>

As it should IMO. I would not trust this man to be a 'man of God'. I would not forbid him from church, but I would have nothing to say to him. Ever.


5 posted on 03/18/2005 1:11:37 PM PST by sandbar
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To: FoxPro
THE GUY"S A SCUMBAG!!!!!!!!!

YOU LOOK AT HIS ACTIONS, NOT HIS 'CLAIMED' TITLES (conservative, monk, republican, blah, blah, blah).

6 posted on 03/18/2005 1:12:33 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: FoxPro

IF Greer is a registered Republican, the Republican Party of Florida ought to eject him forthwith. He is no Republican. He is a murderous judicial tyrant out of control, who has placed himself above the law he is sworn to uphold.

Don't be surprised if the Lord God Almighty strikes this evil man down at a time when nobody expects it.

Greer is not God. He will learn that soon enough.


7 posted on 03/18/2005 1:12:47 PM PST by Mad Mammoth
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To: FoxPro

If true, it's a quiet reminder that, although forgiven, Christians are still sinners and still subject to errors of judgement, action, omission, etc. And, if true, I hope that Judge Greer has spent a lot of time on his knees before God. More importantly, I hope he's receptive to a response.


8 posted on 03/18/2005 1:13:22 PM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired...)
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To: FoxPro

He is also a murderer, if she dies.

Who will prosecute him?


9 posted on 03/18/2005 1:14:07 PM PST by tomahawk
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To: FoxPro

Greer urinates on the law, the Costitution of the State of Florida, the United States Constitution, and basic human morality. Not satisfied with this he just also defecated on Congressional supoenas.


10 posted on 03/18/2005 1:15:33 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: FoxPro

Does anyone have a list of his other rulings in the past?


11 posted on 03/18/2005 1:21:38 PM PST by shekkian
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To: FoxPro

wHATEVER.


12 posted on 03/18/2005 1:22:13 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: FoxPro
"George is the religious right," said lawyer David Kurland, a longtime friend.

O.K we should shut up now! (end of sarcasm).

13 posted on 03/18/2005 1:22:30 PM PST by jveritas
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To: FoxPro

Sadly, there are o winners, only losers in this situation. How about praying that she will start swallowing on her own and can be given nourishment that way?


14 posted on 03/18/2005 1:23:37 PM PST by midwyf
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To: FoxPro
And Greer, vilified by many religious protesters, is a church regular. He also is a conservative Republican in a state whose conservative Republican governor tried to overturn one of Greer's orders.

"George is the religious right," said lawyer David Kurland, a longtime friend

Yes, that's why he got the boot from his church.

15 posted on 03/18/2005 1:24:19 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: FoxPro

Whatever.

It is ok to legialate from the bench from a Judge's prespective right up until it comes to protecting life, which they consistantly legislate to end. Regardless if it is abortion or feeding tubes, it seems that Judges are into killing.

Time for term limits for Judges. This one certainly has to go.


16 posted on 03/18/2005 1:25:38 PM PST by Danae (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: FoxPro

It'd be nice if he would consider all the relevant facts - not just the ones he is interested in. Also, putting at naught a congressional subpoena is not exactly good form either. I hope he gets impeached for that last one alone.


17 posted on 03/18/2005 1:27:00 PM PST by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: FoxPro

And greer sides with the ACLU.....that says it all.


18 posted on 03/18/2005 1:28:37 PM PST by joyce11111
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To: FoxPro

He IS NOT on the religious right!!!!!!!!!!! What ever gave that conclusion after this perverted ruling ??.


19 posted on 03/18/2005 1:28:50 PM PST by Fast1 (Destroy America buy Chinese goods,Shop at Wal-Mart)
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To: Frumious Bandersnatch

The imperial judiciary is very powerful in this country, and it will be the demise of this country in the end.


20 posted on 03/18/2005 1:29:28 PM PST by wrathof59 ("to the Everlasting Glory of the Infantry".........Robert A Heinlein)
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To: FoxPro
And Greer's answer to the indignant protester who called asking if he thought he was going to heaven: yes.

Interesting response. If you asked a 1,000 people if they thought they were going to heaven, I wonder how many would say a) I don't know, b) I hope so, or c) yes.

21 posted on 03/18/2005 1:30:04 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: FoxPro
I am amazed at what this shark Shiavo lawyers pleadings for the public and the rats to show mercy for Terri by starvation.

This is the evil to come folks. Bred right from the annals of the democrat death culture.

22 posted on 03/18/2005 1:30:29 PM PST by hope
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To: FoxPro

My guess is that it's all a matter of ego now.


23 posted on 03/18/2005 1:30:30 PM PST by Samwise (Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.)
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To: midwyf
How about praying that she will start swallowing on her own and can be given nourishment that way?

She can swallow. Michael doesn't want5 her fed by mouth because she might choke. Isn't that compassionate of him?

24 posted on 03/18/2005 1:34:08 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: wrathof59

If the state and federal government have the guts to make an example out of Greer, I'd say that it would be a nice start toward puttting a nice damper on Judicial Activism.


25 posted on 03/18/2005 1:34:31 PM PST by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: FoxPro

Greer is not "right" - religious or otherwise. What BS.
I would not want his karma. I only hope I'm in some kind of position to see him get his. Same for Schiavo and his shyster lawyer.
Speaking of which, slimeball Felos is on all the cable news channels right now. He looks like Chevy Chase in the "vacation" movies.


26 posted on 03/18/2005 1:34:41 PM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: pgkdan

I had never heard that she was able to swallow. Why do her parents not go ahead and feed her then? Surely there is nothing to restrain them, even if they have to take food and water with them.


27 posted on 03/18/2005 1:38:08 PM PST by midwyf
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From all I have read and heard, her parents are not permitted in the room unless her "husband" says they are allowed!


28 posted on 03/18/2005 1:41:20 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Increase Republicans in Congress in 2006!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
"George is the religious right," said lawyer David Kurland, a longtime friend.

I hear and read this sort of garbage all the time, especially from the left-wing media. You can label anyone anything you want for your own purposes. But just saying it means nothing. The judge's actions show exactly what he is.

29 posted on 03/18/2005 1:44:40 PM PST by Glenmerle
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To: TheDon

And his former pastor has spoken out against him and this decision....


30 posted on 03/18/2005 1:44:44 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: FoxPro
And Greer, vilified by many religious protesters, is a church regular.

Say no more!

31 posted on 03/18/2005 1:45:30 PM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: midwyf

The parents have NO unsupervised visits with her and they probably won't be allowed in now at all. That's what happened last time the tube was removed. Until it was ordered reinstated they were kept away.


32 posted on 03/18/2005 1:46:16 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: PhiKapMom

The attorney was just on TV saying that they were allowed to come anytime they want to.


33 posted on 03/18/2005 1:46:31 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: FoxPro
Scientology,the Clearwater Bar Associtation and Judge Greer
34 posted on 03/18/2005 1:48:01 PM PST by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: midwyf

as I understand it, skeev-o is stopping the parents from even seeing her regularly


35 posted on 03/18/2005 1:49:10 PM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: FoxPro

The best people live by these concepts: God, family and country.
Greer has quit his church, divorced his wife and defied Congress.
Nice legacy, eh?


36 posted on 03/18/2005 1:49:21 PM PST by jjmcgo
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To: midwyf
I had never heard that she was able to swallow.

She swallows just as much saliva as you do on a daily basis. There is no vacuum hose in her mouth nor does she drool. What does that tell you?

Why do her parents not go ahead and feed her then?

Becuase her rat bastard husband won't let them.

37 posted on 03/18/2005 1:51:26 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Howlin

attorney is a LIAR


38 posted on 03/18/2005 1:52:15 PM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: Fudd Fan

It's hard to tell whose lying now.


39 posted on 03/18/2005 1:52:44 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: FoxPro

I hope he burns in hell, right next to that scum of a "husband". As an alleged Christian, he'll appreciate that.


40 posted on 03/18/2005 1:52:49 PM PST by jocon307
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To: vbmoneyspender

Funny that you mention that, I was talking about heaven with someone and I told them if I went to heaven I would be happy being with God and all the Saints and if I went down below I would be so busy talking to all my friends I would still be happy. (must be the Irish in me)


41 posted on 03/18/2005 1:54:39 PM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: Howlin

it might well be hard to tell who's lying, but the POS husband has much more motive to keep her parents and siblings away than they have to lie about it. And the actions of the unholy 3 - Schavo, Felos, Greer - are quite apparent for their agenda. IMO


42 posted on 03/18/2005 1:55:27 PM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: Howlin
It's hard to tell whose lying now.

That was always the case and why the feeding tube should've been left right where it was :(

43 posted on 03/18/2005 1:56:25 PM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: LauraJean

There are so many people that profess to be Christians however, their actions speak louder than words and though we are not supposed to judge others, God gives Christians the gift of discernment so that we can see through these "false" Christians. There are many out there and the true Christians would not condone this outrageousness. If the Lord wanted Terri to die, he would have taken her a long time ago in His own way. They have no right to assume the role of Creator, and they will pay for this in the end.


44 posted on 03/18/2005 1:58:42 PM PST by LegalEagle61
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Agreed.


45 posted on 03/18/2005 1:59:14 PM PST by hchutch ("But, Rally, they're SMOKE GRENADES.")
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To: Fudd Fan

FGS, the entire world is looking at that Hospice; don't you think the press will notice if they can't get in?

At least TRY to be rational.


46 posted on 03/18/2005 2:00:06 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: midwyf
How about praying that she will start swallowing on her own and can be given nourishment that way?

Her "caretakers" and the judge will not permit it. Only her death is acceptable. I will not be surprised if she dies of a "stroke" or "heart failure" tonight.

47 posted on 03/18/2005 2:00:07 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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There's dirt on both sides' hands, IMO.


48 posted on 03/18/2005 2:00:43 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: FoxPro
You either serve God or Evil. I don't know how this poor smuck got fooled.
49 posted on 03/18/2005 2:01:12 PM PST by mict42
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To: Howlin

Has Terry Sciavo ever had a guardian appointed?


50 posted on 03/18/2005 2:01:45 PM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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