This is awful, just awful. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot. According to the Tucson Sun she was shot in the head. Here is coverage from HuffPo and MSNBC:
This makes me sick to my stomach.
My husband and I lived within walking distance of that very Safeway where the attack happened.
My old room-mate still does.
It's near the college...in one of the more liberal areas of Tucson. You could always smell reefer there and it was hard to tell the fashionably bohemian from the genuinely homeless.
The store clerks would always stop and talk to us about our dog and give him a treat or a pet.
Folks.. this isn't just happening on the news anymore. This isn't a debate about open top vehicles in parades.
This is in our back yard.
This is real.
I think the future of America is rushing up on us way faster than anyone could have predicted.
Been amazed by and speechless about this story since it broke earlier. This is so sad. Palin and Beck need to be held accountable for this shit.
And I'm not saying he isn't absolutely insane, but I noticed that all of these videos and posts on Myspace & Facebook were all posted in the last 2 months...
I'm hesitant to believe that any sort of mental illness this severe would suddenly appear and two months later, he goes out and shoots 18 people. I'm thinking he's just some tea party whack job who planned this and then made some crazy videos so he'd have an insanity plea all ready when he gets to court.
If that's the case, then so be it. I'm no expert on neurological disorders. However, I am a little skeptical about calling him insane, when he hasn't even talked to police yet. Making crazy videos and blog posts before you go out and do something like this just seems like a great way to get a lesser sentence by reason of insanity.
Noone expects the American Inquisition!
But now it has started.