January 08, 2011
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.
He was a lone gunman by all accounts. Acting on his own. He seems to have been mentally unstable and have had incidents at Pima Community College for not following the Code of Conduct.
I personally think he's not affiliated with anyone. I admire that Giffords had the brass to go out and meet people when many others were scared to do so. Beyond that, I'm just at a loss. There just are no words when it happens about 15 minutes from where you live.
Posted by: Marina at Tue Jan 11 13:47:57 2011 (S2qjO)
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