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.
You can find plenty of atheists who are nutjobs and hold whacky worldviews. To be an atheist means only that you don't believe in the existence of god or gods. Doesn't mean that someone who is an atheist can't believe that, say, the government is controlling him with "silent radio." It seems that this guy did have some whacked out views and did hold some views that might be considered "progressive" - I think he is, clearly, quite mentally disturbed and that he may be something of a Ron Paul-style libertarian (or is that redundant??)
Maybe we should reserve judgment a little more. I see that the posts before this video were attacking the tea party. Lets support reason, not bashing. On that note, it is rare to see an atheist nut job shoot people up...
Totally...but we can certainly come up countless instances where a person of god killed a 9 year old child or a child of any age!! And I'd bet my last dollar
that, absent mental illness, many more children are killed by believers than non-believers!!
I hope somebody else calls him out on that. I have my disagreements with Today's left, but not half as many as I have with Today's right.
Somebody asked me recently about what it felt like to be a libertarian today. My response, "I imagine it's a lot like what Trotsky felt like when he saw what Stalin was doing to Socialism".
FUCK! THE! TEA PARTY!
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.