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.
Also, I hope she damn well lives just to prove to those who might try this that they will fail... and those around her will be imbued to strengthen this nation while upholding all that free people believe in.
That was not an act of freedom or resistance. That was an act of tyranny.
I got my TV on C-SPAN right now. I hope the best for Giffords and the other victims and their families.
I can't help but wonder what the fall out from this incident is going to be. It will also be interesting to learn about the motivations for this attack. I'm sure there is some sort of political motivation but I don't want to speculate until there's more evidence. The political tension in this country is scary... it was only a matter or time and I don't think it's going to get better anytime soon.
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!