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Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/9/11 | Brittany Wallman

Posted on 01/09/2011 8:28:26 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

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Broward's U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, spoke this morning on MSNBC's "Meet the Press'' about the shooting in Arizona that wounded her close friend and colleague, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona. She said in the segment that she always has a law enforcement presence at her big constituent meetings.

"I think it needs to be a wake-up call for members who have treated their personal security in a cavalier way,'' Wasserman Schultz said.

She said "there are always officers present'' when she holds meetings in the district, to protect her staff, as well as herself and "the people in the room.''

Here are two clips from the show including her. At the end of the first clip, where the group talked about inflammatory political rhetoric, Wasserman Schultz said it needed to be "toned down.'' She referenced local radio personality Joyce Kaufman's comment that "we'll use bullets, if ballots don't work.''

Wasserman Schultz also mentioned, without ever saying Kaufman's name, that Kaufman nearly became a chief of staff. That was of course a reference to new U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, who selected Kaufman, but after a huge controversy, she changed her mind and gave the job back. Click here for a memory refresher on that, and West's subsequent promise that he would "bring this liberal, progressive, socialist agenda, this left-wing, vile, vicious despicable machine ... to its knees'' on the "battlefield'' in Washington, D.C.

1 posted on 01/09/2011 8:28:30 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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2 posted on 01/09/2011 8:29:53 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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I see even the Sheriff down there is reading the same talking points. I am NOT going to apologize for wanting our government to STOP SPENDING MONEY WE DON’T HAVE! Oh and wanting them to follow the CONSTITUTION!

3 posted on 01/09/2011 8:32:33 AM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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Gee, L’il Debbie forgot to mention Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, etc. She is a total lefty skank.

4 posted on 01/09/2011 8:32:47 AM PST by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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Wasserman is one of the most VITRIOLIC Radical lefty flamethrowers.

5 posted on 01/09/2011 8:34:29 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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Wasserman. The lefty kookball is obviously a lunatic. Besides herself over being given the Bum’s Rush out of power by the Tea Party. Her continued assault and insults of the voters will help us in 12. The more publicity given to these people the better for us.

6 posted on 01/09/2011 8:34:37 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: clintonh8r

This big mouth is taking the place of that Grayson loon. She is all over the liberal media these past few months. Where did she get that currency because to me, she has the sense of a post turtle.

7 posted on 01/09/2011 8:35:24 AM PST by Mouton
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Wonder if Brillo Pad Head will be “a target” of re-districting in FL.

8 posted on 01/09/2011 8:35:25 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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Below is a link to an excellent article about this insane killer:

Suspect in rampage called ‘very disturbed’

TIM STELLER Arizona Daily Star

The man arrested for opening fire at a community meeting held by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Saturday — killing six people and injuring 13 others — disrupted classes at Pima Community College, tried to manipulate his dreams and posted rambling messages on the Internet.

The suspected shooter is Jared Lee Loughner, a 22-year-old who lives on the northwest side. He is mentally unstable and may have had an accomplice, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Saturday evening.

A former classmate of Loughner at Pima, from which he was suspended Sept. 29 for code-of-conduct violations, said he was “obviously very disturbed.”

“He disrupted class frequently with nonsensical outbursts,” said Lynda Sorenson, who took a math class with Loughner last summer at Pima Community College’s Northwest campus.

Dupnik said the suspected shooter has made death threats before and been contacted by law-enforcement officers. The threats weren’t against Giffords, Dupnik said.

Investigators are looking for a second person who may be an accomplice, Dupnik said.

“We are not convinced he acted alone,” Dupnik said of the shooter. “We have photos,” he said, of a man in his 50s.

“There’s some reason to believe that (the shooter) came to this location with another individual. And there’s reason to believe the other individual would in some way be involved,” he said.

Loughner has several online accounts, which suggest he has spent most of his life on the northwest side: His MySpace profile says he attended Thornydale Elementary School, Tortolita Middle School and Mountain View High School.

As a middle school student, Loughner was “kind of an outcast,” said Shannin Macey, who said via e-mail she attended Tortolita and Mountain View with him. In high school, Loughner was in jazz band and played the saxophone, but he dropped out in junior year, said Tommy Marriotti, who was a high-school friend of Loughner.

At the time he dropped out, Loughner was having drug problems, Marriotti said, but he seemed to do well once he started taking classes at Pima.

Loughner attended Pima courses from summer 2005 until he withdrew in October after his suspension, the college said.

He tried to enlist in the Army in 2008 but was rejected, said First Sgt. Brian Homme, who oversees Army recruiting in Tucson. Loughner was sent to Phoenix to take a test and physical, but “he was found to be unqualified,” Homme said.

Loughner registered to vote for the first time in 2006, said Chris Roads, Pima County’s registrar of voters. He registered as an independent and last voted in the 2008 general election.

Sorenson, Loughner’s classmate at Pima, said he was asked to leave the pre-algebra class several times and eventually was barred from class.

Pima officials said in a news release that from February to September 2010, Loughner had five contacts with PCC police for classroom and library disruptions at Northwest and West campuses.

Another Pima classmate, Lydian Ali, said Loughner would frequently laugh aloud to himself during the advanced-poetry class they attended. Only about 16 people were in the class, so Loughner’s behavior stood out, Ali said.

“It almost seemed like he was on his own planet, because his comments would have nothing to do with what we were talking about,” Ali said.

Loughner’s online accounts contain some political comments but are dominated by bizarre discussions of his desire to establish a new currency and his disdain for what he considered the public’s low literacy rates. He also wrote threatening and despairing messages.

“WOW! I’m glad i didn’t kill myself. I’ll see you on National T.v.! This is foreshadow .... why doesn’t anyone talk to me? ..” he posted on MySpace Dec. 14.

On Dec. 13, he wrote: “I don’t feel good: I’m ready to kill a police officer! I can say it.”

In a posting on YouTube, Loughner wrote repeatedly about a new currency.

“I’m thinking of creating a new currency,” he wrote. “Therefore, I’m thinking of a design for my new coins size, shape, color, material, and image to start a new money system.”

He also wrote repeatedly about literacy. In a message on YouTube, Loughner wrote: “The majority of people, who reside in District-8 are illiterate — hilarious. I don’t control your English grammar structure, but you control your English grammar structure.”

In a message posted on his MySpace account, titled “Goodbye friends,”

Loughner said: “Dear friends...please don’t be mad at me. The literacy rate is below 5%. I haven’t talked to one person who is literate.” It was unclear when it was posted.

In a MySpace profile, Loughner said “My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college.”

Conscious dreaming is trying to manipulate your dreams, an interest Loughner pursued, Marriotti said.

He lists among his favorite books “Mein Kampf” and “The Communist Manifesto”. But he also includes a broad variety of other titles,

including: “Animal Farm,” “Brave New World,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

In another YouTube message, Loughner said: “I know who’s listening:

Government Officials, and the People. Nearly all the people, who don’t know this accurate information of a new currency, aren’t aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn’t have happen.”

“In conclusion, my ambition - is for informing literate dreamers about a new currency; in a few days, you know I’m conscience dreaming! Thank you!”

In a YouTube video dated Dec. 15, titled “Introduction: Jared Loughner,” he describes himself as a U.S. military recruit who had applied to join the Army.

In the video, Loughner makes a rambling mention of “MEPS in Phoenix” an apparent reference to the Military Entrance Processing Station in the state capital that all Arizona recruits from every branch of service pass through before leaving for basic training.

“Every United States military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix is receiving one mini bible before the tests,” it said. “Jared Loughner is a United States military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix. Therefore, Jared Loughner is receiving one mini bible before the tests.

“I didn’t write a belief on my Army application and the recruiter wrote on the application: None.”

Sgt. Homme declined to say why Loughner was rejected, citing confidentiality laws.

Loughner has had at least two minor run-ins with police, online court records show.

In October 2007, Loughner was cited by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department for possession of drug paraphernalia, a charge that was dismissed in November 2007 when he completed a diversion program.

One year later, in October 2008, Loughner faced a “local charge” in Marana Municipal Court. That charge was also dismissed following the completion of a diversion program in March 2009.

Court records indicate the Marana case file is due to be purged in December 2013. It’s unclear what the exact charge was.

Grant Wiens, 22, attended Mountain View High School with Loughner, although they were not in the same grade.

Wiens also took a class at Pima Community College with Loughner, where they occasionally talked, he said.

“He was a guy in high school who definitely had his opinions on stuff and didn’t seem to care what people thought of him,” Wiens said. “He did his own thing.”

Star reporters Carol Ann Alaimo, Alex Dalenberg, Fernanda Echavarri, Patrick Finley, Ernesto Portillo Jr. and Sarah Trotto contributed to this report.

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"Exploit! Exploit! Exploit!" - the DNC.

Geeesh! I just watched Juan Williams with Martha on FNC. I can't believe I'm saying this but he is the only person I've seen on the boob tube for the past two days who has made any sense and talked intelligently about this tragedy. Way to go Juan.

10 posted on 01/09/2011 8:35:43 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (DNC memo - "Don't let this thing go to waste! Exploit! Exploit! Exploit!")
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Do you have a link to thay article? I need to share it with someone. Thanks.

11 posted on 01/09/2011 8:36:31 AM PST by KansasGirl
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This is idiotic. Things like this happen regardless of what's being said by either side. As Brit Hume accurately pointed out to Mara Liasson this morning on FNS, the lunatic fringe on either side is always on edge.

If anyone has read the ramblings of the shooter available on the net, they'd see it's they type of kook-fringe, conspiratorial nonsense you find from oddballs like Alex Jones and Jeff Rense. These kinds of dopes find "Zionists" behind everything and conspiracies around every corner. Doesn't matter who's in charge....they think the Illuminati are behind it all, anyway.

12 posted on 01/09/2011 8:37:22 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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Not only is Wasserman-Schultz a far left Stalinist....its annoying looking at a person with pubic hair on top of their head....

13 posted on 01/09/2011 8:37:49 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global" means its bad for America)
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Strange that this woman would say a thing like that..I never knew who she was until I saw her regularly on some show or listen to her on talk shows like Rush Limbaugh..She is a media whore that can't get any attention unless she has her mouth flapping..Remember woman you are from Florida and the people there are not happy with you democrats..
14 posted on 01/09/2011 8:37:51 AM PST by PLD
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Somebody from the GOP, or the conservative movement, need to come out and not only refute any charges that the Tea Party is behind the shootings, but maybe even check into the possible leftist influences that happened to turn this deranged Leftist into a murderer.

15 posted on 01/09/2011 8:38:52 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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She didn’t get the memo?

16 posted on 01/09/2011 8:38:59 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: clintonh8r

And the little darling Allan Grayson.

17 posted on 01/09/2011 8:39:10 AM PST by Carley (PRINTING OPINION, IGNORING THE FACTS......the msm!!!)
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To: KansasGirl

They will try to push their “silence the right agenda” as far as they can with this shooting.

18 posted on 01/09/2011 8:39:12 AM PST by Freedom56v2 ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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She’s Pelosi’s protege (although I think she’s now putting distance between herself and Pelosi) and a camera hound on the level of Chuckie Schumer.

19 posted on 01/09/2011 8:39:57 AM PST by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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The shooter is a nutbar. He wasn’t listening to anything except the voices in his head.

20 posted on 01/09/2011 8:41:30 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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