All over the flipping news now.
Apparently, some crazy fuck went ballistic and started mowing down people at a Congresscritter meeting. The Congress critter is among the victims.
Contradicting reports state that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is either dead or still in surgery.
Here’s to hoping that it’s the better option and that she makes a full and speedy recovery. This obviously goes for the rest of the victims as well.
The bastard nutjob was apprehended, by the way. Hopefully he’ll fall up the stairs at the local PD about 2,364 times. If there’s anything left of him after that, douse him with gasoline and throw a match at him.
UPDATE: Earlier reports that she had died turned out to be untrue, thank G-d. She’s in critical condition after surgery. Get those prayer wheels turning, please!
Shooter identified as Jared Laughner.
“I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.”
Photo of the festering fucknozzle
According to Tuscon news she is in surgery and in critical condition. No matter what your political affiliation..pray for this woman and the other victims.
This is not how we want politics conducted in our republic. This makes me so angry I really don’t know what to say.
Agreed, Liberty Czar. Not how things should be done at all. Still, I wonder two things. Considering the abuses of congress of late, why has this taken this long to happen, and have we crossed a line into a place where nobody wants to be?
Let’s hope it is an isolated incident, or God help us all.
We have begun the journey down the long, dark road….May God have mercy upon all our mortal souls.
What a disgrace.
A completely non-political aside: Why couldn’t anyone stop him? I don’t mean to start a discussion about carrying guns or courage or whatever, but (if reports are true) he shot her at point blank range…and then went on to shoot over a dozen people?!
(Update Fox: 19 shot. CNN: AT LEAST ONE A KID)
hitnrun says: A completely non-political aside: Why couldn’t anyone stop him? I don’t mean to start a discussion about carrying guns or courage or whatever, but (if reports are true) he shot her at point blank range…and then went on to shoot over a dozen people?! because everyone is programmed to NOT take action on bastards like this. There are… Read more »
Insanity has no political party, and I hope the perpetrator takes a long, long time to die. What a cowardly and despicable act.
We will just have to wait to see if this was political. Will probably turn out to just be a nut with a gun.
#5 hitnrun Why couldn’t anyone stop him? Actually, FOX News is reporting that the local paper says that one member of the crowd returned fire, so I expect that someone had a concealed carry permit. As I write at 1335 hrs. MST, on FOX a state senator friend who was there says that she was told that Cong. Giffords is… Read more »
The shooter has been identified as a 22 year old, white male named Jerad Loughner. It could be this guy on You Tube. Make of it what you will while it’s still available. I’ve got a hunch it won’t be there long.
There’s also the possibility that the Judge was the real target and the Congresswoman was in the way. I can guarantee you that if the newsies find out he’s anything but a right-wing nutjob wanting to kill all Democrats/Liberals and have Sarah Palin’s babies…prepare for this news story to take a nap in short order. Latest news is she is… Read more »
She was responding to commands before surgery, she is currently still unconscious and in the ICU. The news people keep twisting the words of the doctor to what they want to hear.
hitnrun says: What a disgrace. A completely non-political aside: Why couldn’t anyone stop him? I don’t mean to start a discussion about carrying guns or courage or whatever, but (if reports are true) he shot her at point blank range…and then went on to shoot over a dozen people?! (Update Fox: 19 shot. CNN: AT LEAST ONE A KID) Conflicting… Read more »
More on Loughner
Besides the video that Mike M posted, GATEWAY PUNDIT has a YouTube of his of him burning an American Flag, and listing his favorite books. Which include the Communist Manifesto.
I don’t think that Patriots are that fond of Marx.
LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An
A damn shame it comes to this…..and if this dirtbag is a lefty, silence will be deafaning. A note to lefties wanting open war on conservatives. In one sentence, simply, calmly put. We would annihilate you. Outnumbered, outgunned and outtrained, and we despise you with all the fervor you do us……so think again. Far better to find our common enemies,… Read more »
Just a snippet of what’s being said…this was just posted on a friend’s FB page in the comments.
“Sarah Palin, our favorite mama grizzly put out an infamous “target/bulleye” with Giffords listed as #4. She “BEARS” some responsibility, at least indirectly.”
I wa on the edge of writing a post, and I did leave a comment at the news source I initially got this story from. Let us get the details, let us get the TRUTH, and not some manufactured bullshit “not to let a crisis go to waste”. For now, let us pray for the healing of the injured and… Read more »
The guy is a loon probably a schizophrenic. I doubt he will ever see trial. They will ship him off to API and quietly let him out in 20 years after “treatment.” Then he will be able to go out and murder again.
Response to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @: I respectfully disagree. Some of us are programmed and able to act. I have before after all. I hate this shit. It is going downhill so damned fast. I am honestly surprised this hasn’t happened before. Loons on the left and loons on the right………apologies to all insulted loons. It is… Read more »
Response to LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An @: The doofus and his booklist sounds crazy as batshit. But I’ve been concerned for some time about the possibility of provocations. Wasn’t this a congresswoman who had crossed Pelosi? The sort of moderate D we could do business with. Not the sort of person I’d exect to find at the head… Read more »
Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says: Just a snippet of what’s being said…this was just posted on a friend’s FB page in the comments. “Sarah Palin, our favorite mama grizzly put out an infamous “target/bulleye” with Giffords listed as #4. She “BEARS” some responsibility, at least indirectly.” Stupid f*cknozzle. To wit, the soon-to-be-infamous “Palin Crosshairs” image was merely the continental US… Read more »
Response to LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. @ 20: Indeed. Your suspicions regarding purpose are, IMHO, well founded. ‘Twill be interesting to see how this plays out, yes?
If there’s anything left of him after that, douse him with gasoline and throw a match at him. Now now Misha, this is the west and we have traditions to uphold. It’ll take a while to round up a horse, some rope and to locate a suitable tree. Though if we want to be fancy about it would could have… Read more »
Response to LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician @:
Not to overfeed the Conjecture Dragon, but the timing itself did strike me as unique. Last I heard, Congresscritters become eligible for full pension/bennies as of their third term. Giffords was three days into precisely that.
#20 LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E I do not rule out provocation or Maskirovka. Nor do I totally rule out something more … Reichstaglich. After all, Congress-critters of all types can arguably be expected to accept pretty much anything in the name of protecting their own skins. And for that matter, so could Federal Judges. And wasn’t Marinus van der Lubbe… Read more »
Loughner is rapidly emerging from the settling dust as a stone lunatic. His (text only) YouTube videos are completely indecipherable, comprised of nothing more than discombobulated string of crackpot koans of his own devising. He is, in short, mad as a shithouse rat. He probably thought the Congresswoman was going to steal his magic beans or destroy the colour blue… Read more »
Here’s a crazy thought, how about everyone hold off speculating about this freak’s motives until the facts are in, eh? I dunno, Muzzy… I *kinda* like to speculate. I mean he’s a real enigma, isn’t he? His book list smacks of required reading in a college or high school. They are clearly not favorites- that’s WAY too broad, even for… Read more »
…oh and another thought: those same ancestors considered that a curse…
Sarah Palin wasn’t the only one to “put a bullseye” on Gifford.
From a tweet by someone who knows the shooter:
Krugshit is blaming Palin. If I could I would hunt the irresponsible asshole down and burn his beard off one hair at a time using a soldering iron.
Prayers to the families of the people murdered and wounded. I have never read such a disjointed, incoherent rant. Someone had better be checking on his military record, with this mental state surely could not have functioned normally in the service and that would become evident in short order in the records. As to more people doing concealed carry and… Read more »
The murdering bastard was goofier than a pet coon. Nobody owns him but himself and the sniping back and forth helps nothing at all.
Hey muzzpieceofshitliberalasshatthatcangofuckyourself, Liberals INVENTED pre-emptive motive strikes. I think the guy was probably a psychotic loon, but the liberal moonbats will most assuredly paint him as some right wing moderate gun nut that proves no law abiding citizen should own a gun once again proving the lack of gray matter possessed by lefties. We just want to take a couple… Read more »
Unbefuckinglievable! The Kostards are already blaming Sarah Palin, according to a friend of mine on FB. And y’all wouldn’t believe what the cocksucking, shitslurping, hemorrhoid fucking, festering sack of rancid effluvia Charles Johnson has put about this on his blog! Not a single conservative I know is rejoicing at this senseless murder. Not a single blogger has blamed this on… Read more »
Response to R6 @:
Damn! R6! Use shorter bursts with that thing! Holding the trigger down and spraying the area only wastes ammo and risks blue-on-blue.
I thought I was angry about it, but I am not about to start eating my own over the usual crap the FCM (Fucking Communist Media) might try.
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says:
Don’t forget the razor blades, salt, lemon juice, rubbing alcohol, steel wool, and a very large curling iron.
#31 LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch Someday we simply must compare notes about techniques. Other than a pen and notebook, a wooden table, and a chair; I would prefer a pair of pliers, a bayonet, and a #14 crocheting thread hook. And the bayonet and pliers would never touch him. And you have a more even temperament than I.… Read more »
Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @: Ooooh, the curling iron! I like! I may be a minimalist, but I can think of lots of horrible things to do with a curling iron. Response to LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An @: Having never crocheted, I have to wonder how big one of those hook thingies is, but I can… Read more »
LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An says: #31 LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch And you have a more even temperament than I. I won’t even go over to LGF out of consideration of my blood pressure. LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An I have to say, I should have stayed away. I want to scalp Charles Johnson and shove… Read more »
Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says: Sarah Palin wasn’t the only one to “put a bullseye” on Gifford. Michelle Malkin has an interesting page capture which was taken down from Kos. Those of you who are not Russian History buffs might find it worth the giggle to google Sergei Kirov, noticing carefully mention of a guy called Nikolayev. For those of… Read more »
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says: Having never crocheted, I have to wonder how big one of those hook thingies is, but I can certainly come up with creative ways to make someone’s life very unpleasant with one of those! I have a full set of em. Plus you can get a generic one in those hair frosting kits.… Read more »
#39 LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch Having never crocheted, I have to wonder how big one of those hook thingies is As far as I know, it is the smallest one made. This is one case where it really is not size that matters, but how it is used. [we really do need an “evil grin” smiley] LC Subotai… Read more »
Gawker is full of sick types so skip the comments http://gawker.com/5728501/ , they keep reporting 20 to 30 rounds fired and that the first person shot was the congresswoman at point blank range as in gun to the head. Of course there is no real hard detail being given out yet , all hearsay and alleged witness statements.
Response to LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An @:
Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @:
I do love you guys! You’re the only people I know who are nearly as twisted as I am! I’m thinking one of those hooks used on the genital region ought to be good for a few laughs!
Re: the reading list: as was pointed out, many of those books were assigned reading in high school and college. I’ve read several of those myself, but I’m not a psychopathic killer. The list really doesn’t mean anything.
Grammar Czar says: Re: the reading list: as was pointed out, many of those books were assigned reading in high school and college. I’ve read several of those myself, but I’m not a psychopathic killer. The list really doesn’t mean anything. BINGO! We the Living, Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 are three of my favorite books of all time.… Read more »
My question is, since leftards are calling for the deaths of their political enemies, is it now considered self defence if I beat the living shit out of anyone who has patchouli stink?
Muzzy says: Here’s a crazy thought, how about everyone hold off speculating about this freak’s motives until the facts are in, eh? Quit spoiling my fun, Muzzy. The other side got started before the first bodies hit the ground, so why shouldn’t we get to speculate a bit? That being said, my tentative analysis tends to agree with yours: Garden… Read more »
Response to Emperor Misha I @:
My dorogoy bratets – that’s beautiful. Subtle, and yet artistic. May I suggest stretching that one between two trees by the ponytail on one side, and by the short and curlies on the other. Make the incisions on both ends and watch the fun commence!
Mne nryavitsa! And we can make book on which part “splits” first, da?
I’ve savored almost all of H. L. Mencken’ s works and he didn’t like anybody unlike himself. Though I know legions of featherless bipedal feckless, useless, thoughtless, oxygen thieving life forms deserving the experience of Exedrin headache #357, I temper the sentiment with the precept that death by projectile is for soldiers. And any public official who breaks their Constitutional… Read more »
Konechno! I lean toward the lower…
For all the jackdaws in this crowd, a shiny bauble – go read the comments – a sleeping giant indeed! http://survivingcalifornia.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/dmv-mess-forget-the-article-its-the-comments/
I’ve found some other important clues in the Arizona Star photos of the shooter at the Tuscon book rally.
Just who are those guys, and what are they doing at an event with the shooter? It can’t be a coincidence.
For something that’s not funny, look at this Youtube video blaming it all on Sarah Palin.
By golly! Sir George has spotted the dry run and boy is the leftosphere going nuts! Krugman has proven (as if it was needed) that he is a first class moron.
…Jury is back in and it’s official: Shooter Is a LibTard… 1st off, he’s clinically insane. Liberals share this trait… IN SPADES. 2nd, Myspace (liberal managed organization) yanked and deleted his account. Understand something: I had an account with them for over 3 years, wanted it deleted, it’s STILL THERE. Here’s what others manged to snatch before they went into… Read more »
Well, I just read an article on the yahoo main page, and they out and out accused the tea party and the right wing of responsibility. Giffords had been target of violent threatsit’s worth noting that Giffords — who in 2006 became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, at 36 — has, for more than a year, been the… Read more »
Classmate identifies shooter as liberal on twitter page.
Funny, i can’t seem to get back on that twitter page. here’s a blog post of the twitter page i found on google.
And so it begins.
Response to LC teen, beacon of hope for the next generation @: Pulled the following quote from a MSNBC news article: A 22-year-old woman in Arizona, Caitie Parker, claimed on her Twitter feed that she went to high school and college with the gunman, and was in a band with him. She described his politics in the past as “left… Read more »
Lord Jesus, Our Redeemer, please gather in your arms this baby girl, so soon stolen from her family and friends. Sustain her spirit, convey her soul to your Father’s House, and cherish her for eternity. Provide strength to her family, and allow them what comfort they might obtain from the sure knowledge that her innocence will bring her home to… Read more »
From Yahoo News……the Sheriff of Pima County said this: The sheriff blamed the vitriolic political rhetoric that has consumed the country, much of it occurring in Arizona. “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 hatred, the bigotry that goes on in… Read more »
LC Wil, S.C.E. says: And as for the leftist asshata at kosturds, dumbocrapic blunderground, littlepurpleturdballs, et. al.:: Fuck all of you, may your balls shrivel into raisins, and die of Anally Injected Death Serum. second that I will, I don’t have a bipartisan cell remaining in my body after the venom and evil spit at us by the insane left… Read more »
This event has changed our entire political landscape. it’s bringing the left closer to violence. There is blood in the water. All it takes is a revenge killing to set the whole bomb off. If our nation is still stable, this event will illustrate to us all how serious the rift has grown between the left and right. And it… Read more »
So Giffords wasn’t extreme left. She was a moderate and had to pay for her sin. This will get buried.
Here’s a crazy thought, how about everyone hold off speculating about this freak’s motives until the facts are in, eh? You mean like the taint-licking usual suspects who started tweeting about Palin’s guilt before the bodies were cold? Like the asshats at the DailyKOS who were denouncing her while frantically memoryholing multiple diary entries ‘targeting” Representative Giffords, or the formerly… Read more »
I’m still arguing with my liberal friends who insist that Sarah Palin be questioned because what she says influences people and that she’d “targeted” Gifford’s seat. Here’s my rational counter-argument Every politician, except perhaps for Joe Biden, makes statements that influence people. Even John Kerry would go duck hunting to help target Republican seats. Every single person in Congress publishes… Read more »
Well, I just read an article on the yahoo main page, and they out and out accused the tea party and the right wing of responsibility. Well, then: it MUST be true. After all, this IS YaHoo! America’s number 1 resource for… well… wait for it… YAHOOs… therapy is a bitch, ain’t it? Asked by the New York Post whether… Read more »
What I fail to understand, is if we are so damn violent, racist, bigoted and blood thirsty…
Why are there still Liberals, Progressives, Marxists, Socialists, Communists and brown people still around…and just how many have we already knocked off? In round numbers?
Do you think that they mean it? Do you think that they understand what it will mean?
What I fail to understand, is if we are so damn violent, racist, bigoted and blood thirsty… Why are there still Liberals, Progressives, Marxists, Socialists, Communists and brown people still around… …because as conservatives, we need them. Yea, every once in awhile- we need a good stiff kick in the ass. Change is a great thing. Change is a wonderful… Read more »
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere says:
That link leads to the dumbest rant I’ve ever heard, and I’ve heard quite a bit.
And no. The stupid little brat has absolutely no fucking idea what he’s asking for or he’d be soiling his diapers.
From Weasel Zippers, here are the other fatalities…
– Gabe Zimmerman, 30, Giffords’ director of community outreach.
– Dorwin Stoddard, 76, a pastor at Mountain Ave. Church of Christ.
– Dorthy Murray, 76.
– Phyllis Scheck, 79.
– John Roll, 63, Federal judge.
– Christina Taylor Greene, 9 (Born September 11, 2001).
Re my previous comment… not “other” fatalities. I mean fatalities to date.
This may be of some help in understanding.
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere says: You mean like the taint-licking usual suspects who started tweeting about Palin’s guilt before the bodies were cold? Yes, I mean exactly that. Everyone should take a breath, hold it for at least another 24 hours, and then, when all the facts are in, we’ll be in a much better position to really figure out exactly… Read more »
I hope that Sarah Palin has the good sense to beef up security for her and her family. Sounds like she’s gonna need it.
LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An@25:
Ich kann bei diesen Wörte nicht leben weil mein Latinkennen nicht so gut ist.
LC Xystus says:
Don’t wish ill upon your enemies. Plan for it.
Response to Sir George @ 68:
Damn! That was very well thought out! Outstanding sir, well impressed.
Oh for fucks sake….
Westboro Satanists vow to picket funerals of AZ shooting victims.
MasterGuns Imperial Swampmaster says: Response to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @: I respectfully disagree. Some of us are programmed and able to act. I have before after all. I almost always carry. Even when I go to Mass. I would stop any injustice I see being done at the level needed. A 44 spl and a little PPK… Read more »
What’s that sound?
It’s the left scrubbing all the things they said before the truth came out!
Response to Muzzy @: Here’s the thing, You rarely, if ever see conservatives start shrieking about how “this is the work of some liberal, dope-addled socialist moonbat!” after every shooting. For the most part, It’s liberals who start shrieking about how “this is the work of some right-wing, gun-totin’, neo-con, nazi!” after every shooting. (Usually minutes after the bullets stop… Read more »
Speaking of overheated rhetoric… “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun” “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!” “Get in Their Faces!” “Hit Back Twice As Hard” “Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat” “Punish your enemies.” “I’m itching for a fight.” Discourse in America is dead. The left killed… Read more »
Something about “Never letting a crisis going to waste” springs to mind…
Double standards on full display.
More violent rhetoric from the left.
Ugh, is it too early to lament how the MSM (Fox included) are whipping their collective skippies over how “bipartisan” and “moderate- nay, almost CONSERVATIVE!!!1!” Gabby allegedly was?
You KNOW we’re eating this one way or the other, right? You KNOW that? Because they’re forcing it down our fucking throats.
Jesus H; how do we digest something that AIN’T OURS and we DIDN’T WANT???
#83 LC Draco be a wolf, not a sheep. Absolute agreement on the concept, but I take some exception on one point of terminology. We are not wolves, we are Sheepdogs. As in Bill Whittle’s “Tribes” piece. There are wolves out there who prey on the average people, the sheep who just want to live their lives and really do… Read more »
“I’m Harry Mitchell and I approve putting crosshairs on J.D. Hayworth.”
I only listened to a small amount of that. Makes me wonder why a singularity of stoopid did not form and destroy the universe as we know it. Quick, book him to appear on The View.
Response to Emperor Misha I @:
“Great idea, O Lord!”
“‘Course it’s a good idea!”
Gabrielle Giffords was “targeted” by the Daily Kos in 2008.
Turban Durbin wants to tone down the rhetoric all of a sudden. After all it’s not as if he’s guilty of the same thing now, is it?
LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An says: #83 LC Draco be a wolf, not a sheep. Absolute agreement on the concept, but I take some exception on one point of terminology. We are not wolves, we are Sheepdogs. Sheepdogs are willing to take the battle back to the wolves, using the wolves own means and own violence as needed. The… Read more »
#98 LC Draco
Have no fear. Sociopaths do not have Honor. By their nature, they cannot place anything above their own selves. WARRIORS do.
LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An
My last psych eval said I was “stable” and “well adjusted”.
“singing”…..If you could see me now……
Gotta make a fun post