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Obama visiting Giffords at Arizona hospital
Associated Press ^ | Jan.12, 2011 | JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER

Posted on 01/12/2011 3:23:38 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is at University Medical Center in Tucson to visit Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, as well as other victims of Saturday's shootings.

Obama and his wife, Michelle, went immediately to the hospital after arriving in Arizona to take part in an evening service for victims of the rampage.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dupnik; giffords

1 posted on 01/12/2011 3:23:41 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Leftists never let a shameless photo op go to waste.


2 posted on 01/12/2011 3:25:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Obamalama, this ain’t Oklahoma City and it definitely ain’t 9/11. Quit trying to “console” America. Aren’t you late for your tee time?


3 posted on 01/12/2011 3:29:06 PM PST by GnL
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Leading the nation in mourning. He is leading the nation for his 2012 re-election.
4 posted on 01/12/2011 3:29:37 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Victims of the rampage? We are all victims of the Obama rampage.


5 posted on 01/12/2011 3:29:57 PM PST by hflynn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hope he gets asked for his docs.


6 posted on 01/12/2011 3:30:22 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He never visited any of the injured soldiers at Ft. Hood now did he


7 posted on 01/12/2011 3:32:16 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Interesting tidbit from the story: We will have the last word," declared new House Speaker John Boehner. He fought back tears as he described Giffords' battle to recover from Saturday's gunshot wound to her head.

They just couldn't resist noting that he fought back tears.

8 posted on 01/12/2011 3:35:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama told supporters today that a Republican victory in November would mean “hand to hand combat.”

The LA Times


9 posted on 01/12/2011 3:36:18 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: dfwgator

So he is emotional so what at least he is not a cyborg like some of the great pretenders in congress


10 posted on 01/12/2011 3:37:40 PM PST by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

11 posted on 01/12/2011 3:44:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Note to Giffords’ family

Hide the pillows

Barry needs an obamacare martyr


12 posted on 01/12/2011 3:53:06 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Although Giffords is a wonderful human being, thoroughly nice, and this is rotten what happened to her and totally undeserving, let us not forget how she votes:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=412188&tab=votes


13 posted on 01/12/2011 3:54:22 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Although Giffords is a wonderful human being, thoroughly nice, and this is rotten what happened to her and totally undeserving, let us not forget how she votes:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=412188&tab=votes


14 posted on 01/12/2011 3:57:54 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My worst nightmare. I’m in critical condition in the hospital and instead of my make a wish guy Keanu Reeves Barry shows up. That would finish me off. LOL!!


15 posted on 01/12/2011 4:06:34 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Beowulf9

If 2 buses were in the ditch,on fire, one full of Democrat congress critters, the other full of ILLEGALS. And I only had time to save those in one bus.

All I can say is, there would be a lot of open seats.


16 posted on 01/12/2011 4:07:36 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: outhousepatrol

“If 2 buses were in the ditch,on fire, one full of Democrat congress critters, the other full of ILLEGALS...”

one full of illegals the other filled with ill eagles.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 4:09:31 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: GnL
Hey Obamalama, this ain’t Oklahoma City and it definitely ain’t 9/11.

Damned straight it isn't. It's hard for me to put into words what I'm thinking without sounding terribly callous, but how many of these mass killing rampages have we seen in this country over the years? Do people need reminding of the origin of the phrase "going postal?" The story is virtually identical in every one of these cases. There's nothing unique about the Arizona case.

We're coming up on the 45th anniversary of one example -- one in which the perp did not shoot his victims. On July 14, 1966, Richard Speck killed eight student nurses in one horrific night of slaughter and rape. This is what the first detective on the scene saw as he walked through the house the women shared:

He found Gloria first. She was nude, belly down on the couch and tied with double-knotted bed sheets. He noticed what appeared to be semen between her buttocks and found buttons from her blouse strewn down the stairs. The killer had apparently torn them off her as he pulled her to the living room. Also tossed on the floor was a man’s white t-shirt, size 38-40.

Wallenda then checked the upstairs bedroom and found the body of Pamela Wilkening. She had been gagged and stabbed through the heart. Suzanne Farris lay nearby in a pool of blood and a white nurse’s stocking had been twisted around her neck. The detective counted 18 stab wounds to her chest and neck. He studied Mary Ann Jordan next. She had been stabbed three times in the chest and once in the neck.

In the northwest bedroom, he found Nina Schmale with her nightgown pulled up to her breasts and her legs pulled apart. She had also been tied and stabbed and it looked as though her neck might be broken. Valentina Paison was found under a blue cover, lying face down. Her throat had been cut. Tossed carelessly on top of her was the body of Merlita Garguilo, who had been stabbed and strangled.

Wallenda walked out the door and to the right and saw the legs of Patricia Matusek protruding from the bathroom. She was lying on her back with her hands bound behind her. She had been strangled with a piece of the bed sheet, double knotted, and her nightgown had been dragged up over her breasts. Her white panties had been pulled down to expose her pubic hair. Blood-soaked towels were strewn all over the bathroom floor.

Wallenda’s hands were shaking as he left the townhouse. It was the worst crime scene that he had ever witnessed.

Even attacks on members of Congress, while rare, are not unknown. Have we so quickly forgotten the anthrax attacks of September and October 2001?

18 posted on 01/12/2011 4:11:10 PM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: hflynn

Can’t blame the muslims or Islam for the fort hood massacre even though thier retoric is off the charts and who doesn’t know they want all Americans dead but we can sure blame the republicans Palen and the teaparty for this.


19 posted on 01/12/2011 4:11:56 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V.........................................FOR VOMIT)
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To: ronnie raygun

Hope I am correctly detecting < sarcasm >


20 posted on 01/12/2011 4:49:08 PM PST by hflynn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A mere touch of his hand on her forehead and she will be healed.


21 posted on 01/12/2011 4:49:39 PM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope BO/BS is not giving her either the red pill or the blue pill.


22 posted on 01/12/2011 5:00:51 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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