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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    this is some good news for a change.

    <Congresswoman raises 2 fingers, gives thumbs-up>

    <TUCSON, Ariz. – Doctors treating Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Monday the congresswoman was responding to verbal commands by raising two fingers of her left hand and even managed to give a thumbs-up.>

    Congresswoman raises 2 fingers, gives thumbs-up - Yahoo! News
    Talk about impressive. Taking a point blank shot to the head and two days later giving a thumbs up.

    She is tough and wish her the best in recovery.

    I wish we could hear more about how the other critically injureds are doing.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    According to today's NBC evening news, the shooting was politically motivated.

    According to the report, Laughner allegedly met Congresswoman Gifford in 2007 and disagreed with her politics. Furtheremore, according to the report Laughner planned on assasinating Gifford then killing himself. Police say he had atleast 90 rounds of ammo with him when he went on his shooting rampage.

    I know alot of people would like to believe this just some deranged man who happened to not like the Congresswoman's views, but the political rhetoric has been brewing to a fever pitch for 2-years now. IMO, and I said as much not long ago, it was just a matter of time before someone believed the rhetoric and took matters into their own hands.

    So sad...
    his antipathy towards ms giffords goes back to 2007, before heated rhetoric against this white house and its current crop of opponents was barely blipping on america's radar screen

    before tea, before most americans even heard of sarah palin, before many knew the then senator from illinois

    his ill feeling towards his congresswoman goes back to his meeting with her in 2007 when he asked her how she knew that words had meaning and she answered him in spanish

    Tucson Shooter’s Grudge Against Giffords: ‘I Planned Ahead’ -- Daily Intel

    how do you say "heated rhetoric" in espanol?

    pray for all the victims, if you're compassion is expansive enough pray for mr hasan, loughner and their loved ones

    peace
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    That is amazing. Wow. Unfortunately the other victims who died have families tonight in pure agnony.
    I know it won't happen but love to see this louse dropped in the middle of the main population in one of our main prisons.
    Oh he's in grave danger in there. Remember what happened to Jeffrey Dahmer?

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Unless there is evidence linking Sarah Palins website to this nut job, her website has nothing to do with it.

    I could put a crosshair and a website on anybody in the country and if that person is killed and the killer didn't even know I made the site, the site isn't to blame.
    You don't say? My you dazzle me with your logic!

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    It doesn't matter. It's what someone does with that information that makes the difference.

    If a kook decides he's going to kill innocent people, do we really care what sources he used to justify his actions?
    So how to make a bomb on the Internet or how to commit a crime wouldn't be a problem as long as someone doesn't do it?

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    He must have had the worst friends ever. I mean how do you NOT notice stuff like this.
    How do you know he had friends?

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Was the shooter upset his generation's economic opportunities have mostly been used by by prior generations?
    You forgot your usual line about it being a left wing issue.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And yet what about her politics didn't he like?

    Oh I see you don't mention that.
    You're right. I didn't list specifics. That's because none have been given. So, no one knows for sure why he shot her.

    Was Loughner upset that Gifford didn't address specific issues he believe important to him? Or did he shot her because of her ideological views? Or did he target her simply because of that one chance meeting they had and he saw her as his only "connection" to the political arena and in his opinion he totally disagreed with the politics of the day? Perhaps he believed government wasn't doing what in his view government is suppose to do....whatever that may have been. Regardless, how deep did his political views go and how dishearted he might have been...these such issues will route themselves out soon enough.

    For now, I'll admit I may have spoken out of turn. As such, I will reserve further opinion as to why he did what he did until more details come forward. Nonetheless, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if his political resentment goes deeper than what's being reported. Regardless, you can't discount that politics played a role in what motivated this man to do harm to others. Clearly, something about her views affected him in a very negative way. Otherwise, he wouldn't have done what he did - mentally challenged or otherwise.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Strange how when Hinckley shot Reagan, it was never mentioned to be politically motivated, and rap and violent video games have no affect on young kids lashing out, but this guy listened to AM radio and it sent him over the edge.
    Those were different times. We didn't have the level of vitirol we do now nor the partisan ranting pundants.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I hope all the families find peace, and those injured heal fully.

    People noticed. Sadly, not enough was done, and the question is, how do you know when some moron is just being a pothead moron, and when do you know if he is near the tipping point of doing something vile? In most cases you cannot, until it is too late.
    I've never been impressed with how slow to act universites are. University presidents are overpaid idiots. This just validates my believes.

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