January 08, 2011

Representative Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D AZ) has been assassinated. At least 6 others are also dead. A bystander tackled the assassin who is in custody.

More here, here, here, here and here, As I type this, only Fox and NPR are running this story but that should change momentarily.

Wonderduck just IM'd me that her husband was one of the Space Twins.  Gabrielle Giffords was the mother of two.

UPDATE: Now it is being reported that Giffords is still alive, but in grave condition. Not so fortunate, a child of 10 or younger in the crowd.

The Anchoress has thoughts.

It’s kind of disgusting when you hear someone is shot and the first thing you do is try to figure out how to fit the terrible news to your political worldview. Blame the gunman.

That goes to both sides.

Representative Giffords served her country by representing her district. Last year, when a lot of Dems canceled their town halls to avoid tough questions, Giffords did not, and indeed, according to reports, she was doing one of her periodic meet and greets with her constituents when this vile atrocity was perpetrated.

Stacy McCain has compiled some more facts about Giffords.

15: 40 EST Shep Smith is reporting that police in Tucson are looking for an accomplice (!?)

UPDATE2: Regards the pull quote from The Anchoress above....
There is some ghoulish and inappropriate speculation now trying to assign this guy to a political party or movement. There is speculation, fueled in part by his own list of books that influenced him, his videos of his burning the flag, as well as testimony from a random twitterette that the assassin is a lefty.
The left of course is blaming Palin and the tea party based on...umm...well...


This fuckwagons political affiliation is Lunatic.
Also, the name Loughner seems to be pronounced 'loner'. Is it a psudonym? I don't know.
They are pronouncing it differently now.

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January 03, 2011

7.1 Magnitude Quake in Chile

Don't know much else, but it appears that the damage wasn't severe.

More here.

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