the Shootings in Arizona

Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head at an Arizona Grocery store.  She is in "very critical" condition, but is expected to survive.

18 others were also shot, including a federal judge and a nine-year old girl, both of whom died. Four others were also killed.

how can one imagine the shock, the horror and the terrible pain that their friends and family must feel, and must carry with them for the rest of their lives?


In reference to her district being targeted with the image of a cross-hairs gun sight by Sarah Palin, Giffords said, "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, it has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that they have to realize that there are consequences to that action."

“Don’t retreat, instead- RELOAD!”,
was how Palin introduced the map...


Palin, in fact, sent out literature depicting Giffords' district seen through, the congresswoman noted with alarm, "the crosshairs of a gunsight. When people do that, they have to realize there are consequences to that action."

Kelly himself took it even farther. His website showed him with a combat weapon and the slogan, "Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly."


Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said this: "When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the bigotry, the hatred that goes on in this country ..." Arizona, he said, has "become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry."


Her father, when asked by reporters if Giffords had any enemies, said “Yeah. The whole tea party.”  …

"I’m not saying that putting a bullseye on Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ congressional race – as Sarah Palin did – was an explicit or intentional invitation to violence. Nor am I saying that the “Get on Target for Victory” events held by the guy Giffords beat – “Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly” – was the reason her assassin went after her..."

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but of course, it's nobody's fault. actually the people you might think are implicated in this are victims too.

On his radio show Tuesday, Limbaugh said, "What Mr. Loughner (the murderer) knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He's sitting there in jail. He knows what's going on, he knows that... the Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he's just a victim."


The most striking thing to me in this latest meme from Palin, is how much she wants the attention to be on her... It's ALL Sarah, ALL the time and EVERYWHERE. My God... people are dead and Mrs. Palin's focus is on how people are picking on her and her 1st amendment rights??

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