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#171979 - 01/08/11 07:38 PM Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman
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Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman


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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman at a public event on Saturday. There are conflicting reports about whether she was killed.

The Pima County, Ariz., sheriff's office told member station KJZZ the 40-year-old Democrat was killed. At least nine other people, including members of her staff, were injured.

Giffords, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.



Looks like a teahadi has taken it upon himself to try a "second ammendment solution"

Sarah Palins take back the 20

incitement? us?
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#171981 - 01/08/11 07:41 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: Schlack]
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Yeah Schlack--I just read that. Things are going downhill and likely to get worse as our political discourse degrades.

By the way, are you carrying a copy of our constitution in your pocket?
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#171982 - 01/08/11 07:48 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: Ken Condon]
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Oh crap, apparently she has passed away.

horrible horrible horrible.
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#171983 - 01/08/11 07:58 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: Schlack]
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NPR reported that she and six others were killed, but her office denied she had died.

“That report is incorrect.” Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin said.

Read more at Politico.com

This is sad and shocking and not the way politics is to be handled.

Bombs sent through the mail this week and now this shooting. I hope Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh et al who have been fueling the hysteria of the TeaBaggers know they are to blame.

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#171987 - 01/08/11 08:22 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: pdx rick]
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I see reports that Palin's website has just been modified to get rid of the photo of Gabrielle Giffords in a target's crosshairs. Does that qualify as an attempt to destroy evidence in a murder investigation?

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#171989 - 01/08/11 08:27 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Palin, Beck Limbaugh and Fox News should all be indicted
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#171990 - 01/08/11 08:27 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Here is a story about Palin's crosshairs from before the murder

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Sarah Palin's PAC Puts Gun Sights On Democrats She's Targeting In 2010
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#171991 - 01/08/11 08:29 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Local reports say the gunman called out names of some of the people as he shot them. At this point the police are sticking with one gunman, but not saying that it's conclusive. Apparently the shooting was targeted but they don't know if Giffords herself was the main target. No one has said that it was politically motivated.

It happened in a very nice area of Tucson. But, hey, it's Arizona and these days the ultra right nutters are thriving here. It may be increasingly dangerous to be a liberal in Arizona. Ironically, Tucson is much more liberal than Phoenix and much of the state.
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#171992 - 01/08/11 08:32 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: Slipped Mickey]
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She is still alive and fighting for her life. Hospital update soon, they say. You never know. They did report that she was talking when she was wheeled into surgery, but that he situation is extremely critical and that she is fighting for her life.
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#171993 - 01/08/11 08:38 PM Re: Arizona Congresswoman Shot By Gunman [Re: Slipped Mickey]
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Perhaps its time that our elected do what they do in India. You can always tell one of their elected as they always are accompanied by a guy with a Kalishnikov.

We have yet to actually find out who did it, and why they did it. Its natural, however, to think its probably a right loose wing nut, given their penchant for over the top rhetoric. Their more rabid followers seem to be scared to death. Only an idiot trusts a scared dog, or a scared righteous.

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