Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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I believe in helping animals get out of their situation....adoption (hopefully).....death (most often)....but not just existing like someone else I have been reading about.


The question (to me, anyway) isn't whether Terry Schiavo ought to be in the care of her parents instead of her husband. It isn't even whether or to what extent her 14th Amendment rights have been violated, or the quality and extent of her medical care.

To me, the critical question right now is: Should Congress devote its energies to intruding upon the already adjudicated case of a single individual? To me, this is more troubling than her husband's behavior, more troubling than her questionable diagnosis, and with implications that reach much further into the lives of each of us and those we love.


D, you're right, of course. Obviously, the case is that the conservative Christians who dominate the executive and legislative branches of our government right now feel that the judiciary has been corrupted by a secular-humanist worldview and has to be overridden. But this violates the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances.

However, that aside for the moment, not having studied the case closely, I still don't understand why there is no mechanism by which her parents could have gained custody of her.


That is the best way of explaining that I've heard.

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