Florida Pilot

A compendium of random thoughts from a former Washington Beltway insider who is now having a lot more fun flying small airplanes in Central Florida.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

too much of a good thing

Recent news stories suggesting that anonymous calls to Florida's Department against Children and Families were part of the justification for Jeb Bush's aborted attempt to kidnap Terri Schiavo in order to deny her last wishes. Only a few anonymous calls were apparently necessary to motivate Jeb, a man who seems more and more to be bought and paid for by the Schindlers -- probably no "real" calls were even necessary, given Bush's desire to please the Schinders at almost any cost. But it looks like some folks are going overboard.

"Hundreds of protesters trying to keep Terri Schiavo alive are calling the Florida Department of Children & Families hot line each day, and officials are concerned they could be jamming the line for people who are trying to report abuse unrelated to the case.

'The Department of Children & Families appreciates the concern expressed in a number of heartfelt calls to the abuse hot line on behalf of Terri Schiavo's well-being. Inadvertently these callers may be putting other neglected, abused and vulnerable citizens at risk,' said DCF spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez on Friday. "

Of course, this begs the question as to what percentage of calls on a regular basis are vindictive and totally bogus calls like the Schindler-inspired calls and what percentage end up identifying actual "neglected, abused" citizens. As far as "vulnerable citizens at risk", I'm assuming we all fall in that category as long as Emperor Jeb Bush holds office. After all, if the Schindlers can buy him off, so can anyone else; maybe someone who wants to have your rights taken away!


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