Congresswoman shot in Arizona

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  1. Deep Wilcox

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  2. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

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    Sharon Angle (Crazy, NV) was the one who talked about 2nd Amendment remedies.
     
  3. Dyvel

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    The dog end of a day gone by
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  4. MtMike

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    Would it be okay to leave politics out of it, just for once?

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    Hope the guy who did it rots in jail. Does AZ have the death penalty?

    Condolences to her family.
     
  5. Knave

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    A Jewish, Democratic, female member of congress.

    I'm sure this was an instance of political violence, and that's disturbing enough. But if this turns out to be some deranged right wing nut, or if he's some mysoginistic nut, or if he's some antisemitic nut, then it will be even more disturbing. I don't even want to think about some combination of those three things.
    Don't be naive.

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    Edit -- My god, I just saw that she and five others are dead.
     
  6. Demosthenes

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    I'm honestly hoping it was just some deranged kid committing a random shooting. Somehow that would be easier to handle than a political motive.

    But mostly I'm hoping Rep. Giffords comes out of this okay.

    EDIT: NPR is reporting that Rep. Giffords has died.
     
  7. JBigjake

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    Nov 16, 2003
    Why don't you wait a few minutes before coming up with any more bright ideas.
    There are whackos on all sides:
    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2...d-against-Nancy-Pelosi!-And-is-now-DEAD-to-me!
    Let's see who the arrestee is first, before bringing others into it.
    I've already read comments elsewhere blaming Mexicans, rednecks & moslems.
     
  8. JohnR

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    Did the shooter?
     
  9. pats1237

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    Indeed...folks on MSNBC are speculating it could also be something to do with her support for immigration reform. Who knows what prompted this.
     
  10. CrewDust

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    MSNBC confirmed that she has died.
     
  11. appoo

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    40 years old, leaving a Husband and 2 young children :(
     
  12. Demosthenes

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  14. appoo

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    Also, a child died during this.
     
  15. topcatcole

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    Unbelievable. Does anyone really believe this was NOT politically motivated? When you have an entire "network" that gladly lies and demonizes people for purely political purposes and you have a "movement" to do the same, is it really reasonable to believe that there was no political motive? This is yet another victim for Murdoch and the Koch brothers in AZ.
     
  16. Demosthenes

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    Some people take "Don't retreat; reload" literally, perhaps.
     
  17. appoo

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    NPR is saying there are conflicting reports on whether she has passed or not.
     
  18. chad

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  19. schrutebuck

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    Well apparently her offices in Tucson were vandalized after she voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act last March.
     
  20. HouseHead78

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    Part of me hopes this isn't what it looks like. And the other part of me hopes it is so that we can finally have a real conversation about the damage of the type of rhetoric the right likes to use.
     
  21. gmonn

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    Dec 8, 2005
    Reuters is reporting she's alive in surgery.
     
  22. schrutebuck

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    Jul 26, 2007
    Anybody watching CNN? Apparently a hospital spokesperson stated that Congresswoman Giffords is still alive and is now in surgery.
     
  23. JBigjake

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    Nov 16, 2003
    Probably no one believes it's non-political at this point.
    However, do you know who the shooter is? Or his motivations? Or what he shouted before opening fire? Or after he was shot & arrested?
    If not, stop blaming others, until there are some facts on which to base your opinions.
     
  24. Knave

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    May 25, 1999
    Only people unwilling or unable to come to terms with the fact that this was an obvious political assassination.
     
  25. appoo

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