Today, while in a supermarket parking lot, as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was meeting with her constituents, a crazed lunatic shot her in the head along with many others. At the time of this writing, five people are known to have been killed including a Federal Judge and a nine year old little girl. Rep. Giffords is in a hospital fighting for her life. My thoughts and prayers are with all who were harmed in this tragic event and their loved ones.
Just yesterday, I watched an interview with Gabrielle Giffords on Fox News and I liked what I saw; I generally do not like or trust most politicians, but she seemed to me like one of the "good" ones, and a decent person. Here is the video I saw yesterday:
Here she is reading the First Amendment of the United States Constitution on the House Floor this past Thursday:
Just two days ago, at the angry leftist website, the Daily KOS, a writer called BoyBlue wrote a very nasty post titled, "My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!" expressing that Rep. Giffords was "DEAD" to him because she had voted against Nancy Pelosi. Shortly after the shooting, the post was memory holed by the Daily KOS as the left machine geared up to pin this atrocity on TEA Party people and right-minded folks despite the fact that it was the LEFT who were in a frenzy over Rep. Giffords rational, moderate, common sense views and push for border security. I took a screenshot before it was scrubbed, here it is:
A-C page & Potluck.
Wizbang chronicles the scrubbing of that hate filled KOS piece, (written by violent and unhinged leftist BoyBlue who in that post describes that he had recently shot himself in the face) and includes a link to the page that was cached in its entirety by Google and can still be seen, in its entirety, complete with comments.
Jim Hoft has been all over today's sad and disturbing events at Gateway Pundit some of the links about it are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, AND HERE.
The shooter, Jared Loughlin, has now been revealed to be a total fricken nutjob who lists among his favorite books, The Communist Manifesto and Hitler's Mein Kampf. He was also fond of posting incoherent rambling INSANE text videos on youtube and filmed himself wearing a burka and burning the American flag. Atlas Shrugs has a pretty good rundown of his crackpottery HERE. So he may be a lefty loon, but this crime appears to be motivated by his mental illness more than anything else.
Contrary to what you will see in the media, this jerk was NOT a TEA Party person, just so you know.
But the bottom line is this: A horrible act of violence was committed against a bunch of innocent people, some of whom were killed and some who are fighting for their lives at this very moment - our first and foremost concern should be to lift these people, and their families, up in prayer right now.