Slapping down the left, the leftosphere since the murder of Cristina Green and others have been trying to push the idea that hate some exclusive province of the right. There have been several notable rebuttals. However the tour de force is from Michelle:
The Tucson massacre ghouls who are now trying to criminalize conservatism have forced our hand.
They need to be reminded. You need to be reminded.
Confront them. Don’t be cowed into silence.
Don’t pick a fight with Big Jim. Don’t step on Superman’s cape and don’t challenge Michelle.
COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in Congress, said Sunday the deadly shooting in Arizona should get the country thinking about what’s acceptable to say publicly and when people should keep their mouths shut.
Clyburn said he thinks vitriol in public discourse led to a 22-year-old suspect opening fire Saturday at an event Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held for her constituents in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed and 14 others were injured, including Giffords.
If Clyburn is an honest man, and I am not alleging that he is, then Clyburn should hire a minder to watch over what he says. Clyburn is noted for have claimed to have the n word uttered at him, despite considerable evidence that it was never said and not evidence that it ever was. Now Clyburn is imagining some connection between political speech and murder of Christina Green and others.
Nick Baumann, traces Jared Lee Loughner anger at Representative Giffords back to a 2007 Campaign event, from Mother Jones:
Giffords was the target of Loughner’s rampage, prosecutors say, and the sworn affidavit accompanying the charges mentions that Loughner attended a Giffords “Congress in Your Corner” event in 2007. The affidavit also mentions that police searching a safe in Loughner’s home found a letter from Giffords’ office thanking the alleged shooter for attending an August 25, 2007 event.*
Tierney, who’s also 22, recalls Loughner complaining about a Giffords event he attended during that period. He’s unsure whether it was the same one mentioned in the charges—Loughner “might have gone to some other rallies,” he says—but Tierney notes it was a significant moment for Loughner: “He told me that she opened up the floor for questions and he asked a question. The question was, ‘What is government if words have no meaning?’”
As Congressman Clyburn can not seem to open his mouth without putting his foot into it, I humbly suggest that the Congressman can improve both the tone and the veracity of the nation’s political speech, by staying out of it. That is, if the Congressman can’t say thing that is accurate, then it would best if he said nothing at all.
Pima County sheriff complicit in Green murder, from Cholla Jumps:
This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8.
The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office. Six people died on his watch and he could have prevented it. He needs to step up and start apologizing to the families of the victims instead of spinning this event to serve his own political agenda.
Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreation. My sympathies and my heart goes out to her and the rest of Mr. Loughner’s family. This tragedy must be tearing them up inside wondering if they had done the right things in trying to manage Jared’s obvious mental instability.
Jared Loughner is deranged mental nut case. Not only did the Pima County sheriff’s department know about Loughner, the department actively protected Loughner. The murders of Christina Green and other was not the result of lax laws. Rather the murders results from the Pima County sheriff department failure to do their duty.
Joan Walsh in Salon:
We won’t know for a while exactly why the gunman identified as Jared Lee Loughner, 22, shot 18 people, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and we may never know why. From the shards of maybe-evidence he left behind – to my knowledge it’s unconfirmed whether any of the MySpace, YouTube or Facebook posts being cited were created by the suspect – people can find reason to call him a right-wing nut-job or a left-wing fanatic. He supposedly railed against the government like Tea Partiers do, he was a gold-fanatic like Glenn Beck, but he also listed the Communist Manifesto as a favorite book on his alleged MySpace page.
Joan. would you feel any better about Loughner six murders in Tuscon if you just thought of them as very late term abortions. Walsh, 21 May last, Salon:
There were several witnesses to Tiller’s murder, and reportedly police even have the license plate of the car he drove away in, so it seems likely he’ll be caught. It’s safe to assume the killer was a so-called pro-life wingnut, because Tiller has been the victim of an organized crusade against his doing his job: providing abortion and other reproductive health services in Wichita. He was one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers. (A smart reader reminded me that Fox’s Bill O’Reilly crusaded against Tiller for years.)
I mean it not like you had some moral objection to the killing of innocent human beings. I could think of servral description for the late George Tiller. Victim would not e one. Butcher would.
Your Navy on drugs, from Eve Tahmincioglu, MSNBC:
When Navy Capt. Owen Honors was relieved of his command last week over raunchy videos he made and showed to his crew, thousands of people rushed to his defense, claiming political correctness had gone too far.
Others said Honors deserved his fate, despite a long and distinguished military record, but the issue raises questions: When does sexually explicit language or behavior rise to the level of harassment? Is it ever acceptable in the workplace? The answers are not always easy.
Honors, who was commander of the aircraft carrier USS. Enterprise, was relieved of his command over videos he made nearly five years ago, when he was the executive officer of the ship. The videos in question, apparently produced to boost morale in a combat theater, were part of pre-movie entertainment and included scenes of sailors showering; masturbation and sexist jokes; gays slurs; and a lot of cursing (particularly the “F bomb”).
In with officers like Captain Owens, and out with the REMF’s who back stabbed him.
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