Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Shot "Point Blank In The Head" At Town Hall Event In Tucson

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midtowng's picture

Beginning of what, exactly?

velobabe's picture

show of how pissed off people are. left center right. damn, tucson has some serious housing bubble work to boot†

Armchair Bear's picture

This is what Gerald Celente suggested would be happening soon, as well as the web bot reports - people acting alone, most likely with not much to lose, if anything, "losing it"...

Malcolm Tucker's picture

I agree. Just think of how much more violent things will get when people are hungry:

Charting Bushels & Bernankes:

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/charting-bushels-and-bernankes.html

 

Winston Smith 2009's picture

There was a post on the Ron Paul blog that it was fake because the page was created today.  Can't confirm now that the page was taken down.

Malcolm Tucker's picture

Thanks for highlighting that. I will do some more digging. 

In the meantime, here is a case against Loughner in AZ in 2008:

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/loughner-in-court-in-2008.html

 

 

jeff montanye's picture

another story quotes the local sheriff as noting that "bigotry" has gotten out of hand, particularly in arizona.  perhaps her being jewish accounts for some of his feelings.  i don't know if it was part of the shooter's motive but it's a possibility.

sawyer's picture

This guy was deranged...no political motive. Look at these videos.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/08/jared-lee-loughner-gabrielle-gi...

 

 

 

 

 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Most likely this was ANOTHER Manchurian candidate-type assassination attempt.  The guy appears to be demented, if not outright nuts from those videos posted.

This will be used to crackdown on political criticism, and politicians will rarely speak to their constituents in public after this, IMO.

Its always better to control the public's perception by creating the incident (attack by  a 'crazy' on a politician) than waiting for the incident to happen, and doing damage control after the fact. 

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As a bonus (to the Oligarchy), it looks like the Congresswoman was actually one of the more honest politicians, and not only that, the shooter raves like a lunatic about gold!  This is a dream come true for the elites, just like the 'mysterious' death of John Wheeler a week ago.

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drwells's picture

Exactly. Those were my first two thoughts: (1) Of course, they would shoot someone who doesn't even appear to deserve it; and (2) wait'll Fatherland Security gets rolling on this. Just another in a long chain of Reichstag fires.

OldTrooper's picture

Deserve?  In the words of William Munny, "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."  Just being an emperial functionary gives some nut-job ideas.

I fear you are spot on in point 2).

Michael's picture

Things like this that the elites do not control, especially on their time line, are not welcome by the elite. Look for copycats. BTFD in Gold and Silver.

frankoo's picture

Wonder if Angelina Jolee will play her in the movie? May have to have a lip reduction.

infinity8's picture

I find the death of Mr. Wheeler more interesting, indeed. Curiouser and curiouser. . .like the poison didn't get him so they had to do it the hard way. . . very strange. Damned surveillance tapes! Damned cell phones and computers!!

chumbawamba's picture

As long as I have everyone's attention, does anyone know where to score some good bud in downtown Philly?

I am Chumbawamba.

Sudden Debt's picture

Thousands have it in them

Thousands are thinking of doing something like this

There only needs to be 1 who doesn't see the restrictions in it and has nothing to lose.

 

I personally don't approve the killing of another human being. Not even in war in which I feel the leaders should fight it out amongst themselves.

 

But anybody who does anything whatsoever must always think about the consequences.

And this is why, I always thought that anyday now a Bank CEO or CFO would get shot in the face which would have much more effect then killing a politician. A death politician is just a casualty of the policy that is set to destroy the people that got them in place.

 

She doesn't deserve all the attention in the media. A soldier that dies in a government war who fights for something for which he is told is the right thing to do deserve A LOT MORE ATTENTION then this woman who voted against the people and for her wallet.

AnAnonymous's picture

Maybe this woman was told that what she votes is the right thing to vote.

 

Soldiers are grown up people who join the army by their own decisions. They have an option of turning down an order they do not agree with. Soldiers killed in action does not deserve more attention than this woman. They are the similar mould.

JohnG's picture

"They have an option of turning down an order they do not agree with."

An ILLEGAL order.  They are then arrested and court martialed.  The officer giving the order MAY have the option to shoot the soldier as well.  It can get very sticky.

"Soldiers killed in action does not deserve more attention than this woman. They are the similar mould."

FUCK YOU ASSHOLE.  You show the guts to walk into a war zone and face getting killed before you write somthing that fucking ignorant.

AnAnonymous's picture

As you reminded it, war zones are dangerous places. Keeping the course does not  go easily anywhere. Going on a warzone does not make it easier.

Warzones reveal people and some people can grow displeased with what they discover about themselves and some others. People often like to depict themselves as they are not. War zones and more generally war times are pitiless to them.

During war times, you are generally left alone, confronted with what you are, as you are to deal with situations requiring to put your life on line. You can find comfort in extreme group life, offered by the military, while merging with the group and renegating on your individuality. All of this resulting from decisions. 

Dont go on warzones if you can not cope with the decisions you might be led to take.

As much as you seem to dislike it, the option of turning down an order exists. Pushing up the possible consequences is simply side tracking. Choices always come with consequences. And on warzones, the consequences can be lethal.

A society like the US offers many other options than soldiering.  

Millivanilli's picture

Don't you have something better to do with your time, like shoving your fingers up your ass?

bunkermeatheadprogeny's picture

I was hoping 2011 would be the year of lone assasins.

She voted for TARP, enough said.

I wonder how many anonymous money orders will be mailed to his attorney.

rocker's picture

So, Sharon Angle and Sara Palin would be proud of shooter exercising Second Amendment. 

Are you saying to shoot all who voted for TARP under the Second Amendment?  Where's McCain?

bunkermeatheadprogeny's picture

As for McCain, to quote Palin, "lock n load"

lawrence1's picture

Its not clear what you are saying. 

66Sexy's picture

Do some research. Check out http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cid=N00027829&cycle=2... , gives the list of political contributors. Big money from Raytheon, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. Voted for the 2008 bailout and for Obamacare. 

 

Crisismode's picture

"She voted for TARP, enough said."

 

Most of Congress voted for TARP -- Democrats and Republicans alike.

 

People have called for pitchforks, and I think most all of the politicos should be tarred & feathered and run out of DC at the end of a pitchfork, BUT . . . this is a bit much.

 

If we can't extend the civil right of a trial in front of a jury of peers to even the most despised among us, what does that say about us?

 

bunkermeatheadprogeny's picture

When money and power usurps democracy and the judiciary, violence of the masses will ultimately usurp money and power. This cylce has been repeating itself for centuries.

digitalhermit's picture

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent change inevitable"

-John F Kennedy

malikai's picture

+1

Kennedy was too smart for his own good.

goldfish1's picture

He may have been a philanderer and worse, but sadly our generation was robbed of a true leader of the people. May the fukks who did it be revisited in spades.

Eric Cartman's picture

Kennedy lived a good life. He was smart, had money and got a lot of tail. 

rocker's picture

Kennedy was killed because he went against the banking cartel we call the FED. He wanted to end it. Sound familiar ?

lawrence1's picture

Excellent... Kennedy was too smart and too independent for the elites.

 

merehuman's picture

tar, feathers and pitchforks will never happen. Being a wordsmith of empty phrases will not pull  the neccessary trigger. We are all sitting on our hands ,watching our own distruction. If this is too much for you, then you will not regain your freedom

Terminus C's picture

Yes, and you can expect what happened to them to happen to us if we do the same...

Are we prepared to take the casualties?  I am not so sure about that.  We are not made of the "right stuff".  Those people grew up in war, knew war... we did not and do not.

Having a gun does not make you a soldier.

bunkermeatheadprogeny's picture

We've been at war for the last decade.

Everyone has the right stuff, given the right conditions.

Napoleon said that revolution is just 3 meals away.

I do not believe that an organized resistance would be effective, given the advancements in surveilance technology. 

It will be lone gunmen after loan gunmen that would be able to hit and run.

Remember how long the DC shooter were able to continue before they finally got caught?

TheGreatPonzi's picture

+1

The bitch saw it coming

I don't defend violence, and myself I wouldn't be able to morally kill a woman in cold blood. But voting for TARP means being a corrupt bastard. Some people have nothing to lose, the shooter was one of them.

palmereldritch's picture

+1

The bitch saw it coming

I don't defend violence, and myself I wouldn't be able to morally kill a woman in cold blood. But...

You're a disingenuous piece of shit.  Enough said

palmereldritch's picture

Wow, 2 junks in 30 seconds means there are clear and present troll gangs working the threads at this time people...

lo574's picture

Are you serious?  You're a jacka**, pure and simple

ViewfromUndertheBridge's picture

You are a horrible fucking troll and an appalling human being.

On another site was the comment "go to ZH to see Jareds in the making".

Fuck you very much.