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.
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.
My condolences to the families of the people killed and injured- particularly the 9 yr old girl. Another loony whatever inspired him Right and/or Left- or delusional space aliens from Arcturus- I don't want to speculate till more info is available on possible motive...
So I wanted to read the whole thread before I posted this sickness on top of this already violent incident to make sure I wasn't repeating, repeating, repeating...
I got the link from Twitter and it's to another atheist site- The UAF- sorry Mods if I'm not supposed to do that...
But our favorite Whacked-Out Wing-Nuts at the Westboro Baptist Church wasted no time in jumping on this tragic story: