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Giffords returns to Washington (CD-8 Gabby Giffords)
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Posted on 08/01/2011 4:40:23 PM PDT by SandRat

Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has returned to Washington and will vote on the debt ceiling bill tonight. It will be her first vote since the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson.

More on this story as it develops.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: gabby; giffords; returns; vote
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1 posted on 08/01/2011 4:40:25 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Debt Cieling Bill passed ,,, 175 RINOs sold us out and taxes will be raised on the middle class . As part of the bill requires the Bush tax cuts to expire .


2 posted on 08/01/2011 4:43:47 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 ( -:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: SandRat

Meanwhile the democrat caucus group says voting for this is like having a gun held to your head. Heaven forbid if a republican had uttered such an inflammatory phrase. We’d be hearing about it for months.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 4:44:44 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SandRat

Aww how sweet....notice how the media stopped reporting on how ‘well’ she was doing. We don’t know if she can read or understand the bill.

Doesn’t matter, it’s the headline that will wipe the biggest debt hike in American history off the headlines.

GIFFORDS IS BACK.

Forget the Trillions.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 4:46:10 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: SandRat

Did Biden call her a terrorist or Obama say she had a gun to the heads of Americans ?


5 posted on 08/01/2011 4:46:49 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: lionheart 247365

175 primary fights and counting. We need to start recruiting now!

That vote was the most pathetic thing I’ve seen in ages.

The same people who got us into this mess, clapping and patting themselves on the back for making it worse, while lying to the American people in pretending that they’re making it better.

Topped off by dragging “Gabby” Giffords into the room as a symbol and counter-weight to the Tea-Party that shot her.

Vile and despicable. (I stole that from Allen West but since he sold out to Boner, I don’t much care. He can stew with the rest of them)


6 posted on 08/01/2011 4:47:06 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_4762baf6-bc92-11e0-8ee3-001cc4c002e0.html

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received a standing ovation as she entered the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to vote on the debt ceiling.

Wearing a blue suit and smiling, Giffords hugged colleagues as she prepared to cast her first vote since January.

The vote taking place today is regarded as the single most important vote taken this year by the House of Representatives. The congresswoman insisted on participating, her spokesman C.J. Karamargin wrote in an email.

Giffords has been following this debate closely over the past two weeks, her staff says.

“Like the vast majority of Americans, she is extremely disappointed at Washington’s inability to confront the debt ceiling issue in a timely and thoughtful manner,” Karamargin wrote.

Giffords’ office says the congresswoman will vote in favor of a bipartisan bill to avert economic crisis.

The 41-year-old congresswoman made her return to the nation’s capitol today for the first time since being shot clear through the left side of the brain in an assassination attempt in Tucson Jan. 8.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 4:48:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

So glad to see she was well enough to come and vote in favor of the debacle! She may come to regret her “yes” vote!


8 posted on 08/01/2011 4:49:18 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: wilco200

175 primary fights and counting. We need to start recruiting now!

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Yes.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 4:49:44 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: SandRat

She needs to be commended for her fighting spirit.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 4:51:06 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: secret garden

... and these would be words used by Cong. Grijalva (D CD-7)and Pima County Sheriff Dupnik plus Sissy Chrissy Mathews.


11 posted on 08/01/2011 4:51:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: secret garden
We’d be hearing about it for months.

That's why we to ignore whatever they say and always do the right thing.
12 posted on 08/01/2011 4:55:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Freddd

Oh yea..she got her arse in line!


13 posted on 08/01/2011 4:57:04 PM PDT by hope
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To: SandRat

Did she say:
“We need to raise the debt ceiling like we need a hole in the head.”
There, I said it.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 4:57:10 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: SandRat
NBC photo:


15 posted on 08/01/2011 4:58:05 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: SandRat
I predicted this yesterday.
16 posted on 08/01/2011 4:58:35 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: iowamark

She voted to stick in knife in our nation’s stomach.


17 posted on 08/01/2011 4:59:10 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: SandRat

Democrat theatrics at their best.


18 posted on 08/01/2011 4:59:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SandRat

The capacity of a person who has migraines is questioned, though a bullet traveling through another one’s brain is not.

Welcome to Strangeland.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 5:02:10 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
She needs to be commended for her fighting spirit.

She just voted to send your Country over a cliff, she can KMA.

I'm not surprised you would commend her for it.....I mean her fighting spirit.

20 posted on 08/01/2011 5:03:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: secret garden

“Meanwhile the democrat caucus group says voting for this is like having a gun held to your head.”

Insensitive clods. Gabby Gifford was in the crowd. Did they think they were being funny?

They should resign immediately or at least suffer censure.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 5:04:10 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: SandRat

..and she`s progressing so amazingly, stupendously, stunningly well! (for the 3,765th time)


22 posted on 08/01/2011 5:05:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes. Nothing more than that.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 5:06:31 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Kaosinla
The capacity of a person who has migraines is questioned, though a bullet traveling through another one’s brain is not.

Needed repeating.

24 posted on 08/01/2011 5:08:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Kaosinla
They still let that black congressman that thinks Guam could tip over if we house more marines there, Johnson I think is his name. so there is no mental test for congressmen, some they just let play with the pretty buttons.
25 posted on 08/01/2011 5:09:57 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Those NAZIs had some fighting spirit, too.

Should we commend them?

These effers are voting for the STATE to destroy the middle class, to “Nationalize Socialism,” which is exactly what the NAZIs stood for.

Eff her “fighting spirit.”

I’d only commend her if, after recovery, she said, “I resign. I’ve realized that life is too precious to be enslaved by the Statists that I used to be among.”

That would be a “fighting spirit” that I would commend, one that praises the value of life, not one that enslaves it.

Don’t doubt that the let will not wheel her around as a prop to pass their leftist garbage...just as they wheeled Brady around.


26 posted on 08/01/2011 5:11:07 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Those NAZIs had some fighting spirit, too.

Should we commend them?

These effers are voting for the STATE to destroy the middle class, to “Nationalize Socialism,” which is exactly what the NAZIs stood for.

Eff her “fighting spirit.”

I’d only commend her if, after recovery, she said, “I resign. I’ve realized that life is too precious to be enslaved by the Statists that I used to be among.”

That would be a “fighting spirit” that I would commend, one that praises the value of life, not one that enslaves it.

Don’t doubt that the left will not wheel her around as a prop to pass their leftist garbage...just as they wheeled Brady around.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 5:11:14 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Those NAZIs had some fighting spirit, too.

Should we commend them?

These effers are voting for the STATE to destroy the middle class, to “Nationalize Socialism,” which is exactly what the NAZIs stood for.

Eff her “fighting spirit.”

I’d only commend her if, after recovery, she said, “I resign. I’ve realized that life is too precious to be enslaved by the Statists that I used to be among.”

That would be a “fighting spirit” that I would commend, one that praises the value of life, not one that enslaves it.

Don’t doubt that the left will wheel her around as a prop to pass their leftist garbage...just as they wheeled Brady around.


28 posted on 08/01/2011 5:11:32 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: ScottinVA

And just wait til she is “well” enough to blame the Tea Party for her injuries. Just wait.
Biggest leftie lib on the planet. ...well, not the biggest but her best friend is Debbie WS..so that should tell ya something.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 5:13:26 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Liberalism is the Philosophy of the Stupid".....Mark Levin.)
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To: SandRat
Commie trifecta!
30 posted on 08/01/2011 5:14:12 PM PDT by hope
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To: SandRat

Only a congressman can get their brains blown out and apparently suffer minimal side effects, even return to work and cast votes within several weeks.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 5:14:31 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

*like*


32 posted on 08/01/2011 5:15:19 PM PDT by hope
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To: SandRat

Demoscats know no shame. Next they will dig up Ted Kennedy, Paul Wellstone and re-animate them to vote.


33 posted on 08/01/2011 5:16:12 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Kaosinla
The capacity of a person who has migraines is questioned, though a bullet traveling through another one’s brain is not.

Its kinda blunt but its accurate.
34 posted on 08/01/2011 5:16:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Meanwhile, she’s a democrat first. Never ever hold out hope for these people ...


35 posted on 08/01/2011 5:20:15 PM PDT by hope
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I said a few kind words about a woman who got shot in the brain and struggled to recover.

How on earth you managed to translate that into me approving of the vote she cast, I can’t begin to imagine, because I don’t possess your obviously twisted brain.


36 posted on 08/01/2011 5:20:22 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: SandRat

I understand her vote was actually “toast,” but it was construed to mean “yes.”


37 posted on 08/01/2011 5:20:48 PM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

You sure did.


38 posted on 08/01/2011 5:20:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Never, ever underestimate a demon.


39 posted on 08/01/2011 5:22:44 PM PDT by hope
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Now Congresswoman Giffords is a NAZI?

It is possible to disagree with someone while at the same time wishing them complete recovery from a horrible undeserved attack.

Sheeesh....get a grip.

40 posted on 08/01/2011 5:24:29 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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I just saw her appearance on the Floor, God bless her. I'm sure this will be met with scorn, but she was obviously Coached to say Thank You, and she did that a mile a second, saying apparently nothing else.

I have ZERO doubt she is not mentally capable of performing her duty at this point in time. RATS will prop her up...attach the obvious as she runs for reelection against NO ONE as it's a no win situation for a Republican.

She should resign and get healthy to what ever degree that is. We don't need a Debbie Scuzzyman Schultz of the West, one is enough. They are best Pals, that tells you all you need to know about her FALSE Moderate views.

41 posted on 08/01/2011 5:32:59 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Mike Godwin, please pick up the white courtesy phone...


42 posted on 08/01/2011 5:35:56 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: DAC21

oops make that “Attack”


43 posted on 08/01/2011 5:36:27 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: SandRat

This is really a ‘Harry High School Moment’. Sad! Sad! And, more sad!


44 posted on 08/01/2011 5:39:39 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: SandRat

I’m glad she’s doing better. It’s profoundly macabre of the Democrats to wheel her around like a prop, though. You have to pretty dead inside to use a seriously injured human being as marketing device.


45 posted on 08/01/2011 5:42:45 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: SandRat
since being shot clear through the left side of the brain in an assassination attempt in Tucson Jan. 8.

That people actually believe this, even on FR, is... depressing.

What actually happened? Frankly, I don't know. But if you think a woman was actually, really shot point-blank through the entire left side of her head with a 9mm bullet in January, and is voting in Congress in August, I've a bridge, a swamp, and half a frickin' planet to sell you - cheap.

46 posted on 08/01/2011 5:46:13 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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Giffords reappearance was no sweat for the Dims .. they’ve been raising the dead at polling time for decades !


47 posted on 08/01/2011 5:47:13 PM PDT by tomkat (Palin/West '12)
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To: DAC21

I remember the Dems talking about her running for Senate while I was reading stories about her still missing a piece of her skull. They will do anything for a yes vote.

I don’t think there is any proof Senator Byrd had a pulse the last year he was in office.

But none of that has anything to do with her being the victim of a horrible crime.


48 posted on 08/01/2011 5:51:01 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I said a few kind words about a woman who got shot in the brain and struggled to recover. How on earth you managed to translate that into me approving of the vote she cast, I can’t begin to imagine, because I don’t possess your obviously twisted brain.

Idiot. I could name many fanatical tyrants and commies that had a fighting spirit too......how many kind words do you have for them?

You want to talk about twisted brains, go look in a mirror jackwagon troll.

49 posted on 08/01/2011 5:51:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: SandRat

Geeez. What a load. The commie ‘RATS are still out there confusing reality with a TV movie. Gaby’s big final scene. That’s a wrap! Go ahead and roll the credits Chuck! I wonder who will be playing “Gaby” in the ‘RATS’ movie version.


50 posted on 08/01/2011 5:51:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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