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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:10 AM
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Activist got $10,000 for Schiavo work (Randall Terry)
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/orl-ter...

State Senate candidate Randall Terry earned $10,000 last year for roughly two months of work as the spokesman for Terri Schiavo's family, according to a financial-disclosure form filed with the state Division of Elections.

Terry, the anti-abortion activist who is trying to unseat veteran legislator Jim King of Jacksonville in the Sept. 5 Republican primary, defends the payments, saying he was worth every penny as he tried to keep the brain-damaged woman alive. He was paid by the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit set up by Schiavo's parents and siblings.

"My services were worth the investment," Terry said, adding that he also helped plan the family's media strategy. "I would have done it for free in a heartbeat."

In 2003, when Schiavo's feeding tube was first removed and then reinserted after the Florida Legislature passed "Terri's Law," Terry says he was an unpaid adviser.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:13 AM
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1. "I would have done it for free in a heartbeat."
but I took the money anyways. Douchebag.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:21 AM
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5. My sentiments exactly. Then return the money.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:13 AM
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2. "I would have done it for free in a heartbeat..."
"...but for somone in a permanent vegetative state, the fee is $10,000." :puke:
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:13 AM
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3. Hmmm, how can he have it both ways?
"Randall Terry earned $10,000 last year for roughly two months of work as the spokesman for Terri Schiavo's family."

And yet

"Terry says he was an unpaid adviser."

So which is it? Will he return the money?
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:19 PM
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12. He was an 'unpaid advisor' in 2003
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:20 PM by meganmonkey
when her feeding tube was removed and replaced, but got paid when the shit hit the fan again last year.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:14 AM
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4. If he would've done it for free, maybe he should have.
But that would be shocking, wouldn't it.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:22 AM
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6. So that makes him a professional douche-bag........
instead of an amateur. He lost his amateur status when he took money to make a total ass of himself. Up to that point he was doing it for free. I hear there's a ton of money to me made in the PDBL (Professional Douche-Bag League). Randall Terry is considered a top contender for the championship this year. :eyes:
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Not a moonbat Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 04:20 PM
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14. Terry's quite the douchebag
But he's got a long way to go before he reaches Alan Keyes in the earnings department.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:23 AM
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7. republicon whores - they do it for money
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 08:24 AM by SpiralHawk
money money money

Following the lead of George AWOL Bush and his white house male prostitute, Jeff Gannon.

corrupt republicon cronies, spewing propoaganda for cashmoneybucks.

ALL THE TIME.

They have no honor.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:34 AM
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8. "Terri Schiavo's family"
I guess Michael Schiavo wouldn't have been included in the Sentinel's description of her family.

After all, he was only married to her.

(No circle of hell too hot, and all that.)

--p!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:38 AM
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9. Usually you go to the buyer . . .
If you want to know if what someone bought was worth the price, usually you go to the person who paid for it. In this case, the Sentinel seems satisfied to ask the guy who got the money whether he was worth what he was paid. What is he going to say? "Naw, I practically stole that money. I wasn't worth a plugged nickel, but you should see the plasma TV I bought with my fee!" Yeah, right.

Whatever happened to journalism?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:37 AM
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11. There's good money fleecing people. nt
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:00 PM
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13. Just in case you missed this yesterday
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