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  • Martha McSally is Worse Than Jeff Flake

    02/05/2018 5:48:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Arizona’s Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has announced he’s not running for reelection, so several candidates have jumped into the open race to replace him. There are currently three frontrunners. GOP Rep. Martha McSally, a combat pilot who served in the U.S. Air Force, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward. Ward made a name for herself launching an unsuccessful conservative challenge to Sen. John McCain in 2016.McSally is the darling of the GOP establishment. She was elected to Congress in 2014, representing a swing district seat formerly held by Gabrielle Giffords. Senate Majority...
  • Can ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Stop the Next Shooting?

    10/03/2017 10:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2017 | Michael Brown
    Can ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Stop the Next Shooting? In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, herself a shooting victim, said, “All we're hearing is thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers are important. They are not enough. Your thoughts and prayers aren't going to stop the next shooting.” Is he right? Yes and no. Allow me to explain. First, Mr. Kelly has every right to speak out against gun violence, since his own wife was almost killed by a demented gunman. I do not minimize his convictions. Second, I agree that praying...
  • FLASHBACK 2011: Sarah Palin put the gun's crosshairs on Gabby Giffords [meanwhile...]

    08/18/2017 11:44:41 AM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    DailyKos.com ^ | Jan 08, 2011 | Neutron
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  • Navy ship named after Gabrielle Giffords to be commissioned in Galveston on Saturday

    06/10/2017 12:29:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 9, 2017 | Leah DePiero
    A U.S. Navy ship named after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be commissioned in a waterfront ceremony in Galveston, Texas, on Saturday. The Gabrielle Giffords is an Independence-class littoral combat ship. It is the 10th littoral combat ship in the Navy, the 16th Navy ship named after a woman and the 13th ship named after a living person, according to a Navy video released on Friday.
  • Should a liberal gun control activist have a Navy warship named after her?

    06/08/2017 11:25:49 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2017 | Ed Straker
    Hillary Clinton plans to attend the launching ceremony of a warship. And not just any warship, but the USS Gabrielle Giffords, named for the liberal congresswoman who was shot in the head. For Hillary, every decision is still about wimmen and grrrls. But her decision raises the larger question about whether it is appropriate to name a warship after Giffords. After all, Giffords was viewed as a helpless victim. That doesn't make for a very intimidating name for a warship. Giffords is called a hero because she survived. Does surviving make her a hero? I think surviving makes her a...
  • Navy secretary defends his unusual picks for ship names

    09/14/2016 6:12:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Mcdermott
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has raised a few eyebrows with some of the names he has picked for naval ships. Why, critics questioned, would he name a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk or after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when there are plenty of military heroes to choose from?
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials

    11/25/2016 11:07:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    marinelink.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully completed its acceptance trials Nov. 18. The trials consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.~SNIP~ Following delivery and commissioning in Galveston, Texas, LCS 10 will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns

    12/16/2015 6:34:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of the White House on gun control. The meeting, which was not on the president's public schedule, comes as he is weighing new executive action on guns in response to a series of mass shootings that have marred his presidency. Obama huddled with Bloomberg "as part of the administration's continuing push to address gun violence in America," the White House said in a statement. "The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them...
  • Obama spent Friday talking gun control, not terrorism

    12/06/2015 4:46:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    resident Barack Obama’s big meeting on Friday wasn’t to discuss terrorism, but to discuss gun control. He met with former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, in what POLITCO called an "unannounced meeting" which had been planned before the terrorist attack in California. The White House certainly didn’t tip its cap into exactly what was being discussed, except for a brief blurb on its website. As part of the Administration’s ongoing effort to address gun violence in America, today President Obama met with former Representative Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly to talk about possible ways to...
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal... (truncated)

    01/25/2011 3:46:09 PM PST · by Justaham · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-25-11 | Chris Moody
    Original title: Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal to boot Giffords from Armed Services Committee Behind closed doors, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has proposed removing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) until she recovers from injuries sustained after being shot in the head on Jan. 8 in Tucson, The Daily Caller has learned. The proposal sparked an outrage, according to those in the room — including from those in Sanchez’s own party. “It’s not appropriate,” Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes told The Daily Caller, adding that there was outrage among...
  • New Book by Washington Post Reporter To Probe Michelle Obama's Polarizing Collegiate Racial Views

    03/23/2015 1:14:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    On the front of Monday’s Style section, The Washington Post promoted a forthcoming biography of Michelle Obama by Peter Slevin, a Chicago-based Post correspondent covering Chicago and Obama’s career until 2012. Post reporter Krissah Thompson began with the Obamas living together before marriage until the story went inside the paper, and how Slevin is “looking closely at the role race played in shaping her worldview, particularly at Princeton and Harvard Law.” “To say that during her Princeton years she could not envision an African American president is like saying the sun rises and sets every day,” writes Slevin, who was...
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena?

    03/24/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by jay0718 · 9 replies
    Generation Snooki ^ | March 24, 2012 | Jay Stephenson
    Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena? Jay Stephenson GenerationSnooki.com March 24 2012 On May 5 last year, former Marine and Iraq war veteran Jose Guerena was just minding his business before police raided his Arizona home and opened fire, releasing more than 70 rounds in 7 seconds while his wife Vanessa and 4-year old son listened from a nearby closet. Armed with SWAT gear and an armored carrier, police no knock raided the Guerena home searching for illegal drugs that were never found. He was suspected of taking part in a marijuana...
  • UPDATE: PepsiCo Prez Behind Gabrielle Giffords’ Civilian Disarmament Lovefest

    02/17/2014 9:18:46 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/15/2014 | Robert Farago
    The TTAG tipster who alerted us to PepsiCo’s financial support of Gabrielle Giffords’ 2013 civilian disarmament gabfest entered “pepsico” into the search bar at aspenideas.org. (Fiendishly clever, eh?) Up popped Brad Jakeman, President, Global Beverage Group, PepsiCo, Inc., right below none other than Gabrielle Giffords, the doyenne of disarmament. Being the seasoned journalist I am I Googled Mr. Jakeman’s name and the festival and found the YouTubery above. According to Mr. Jakeman’s full official bio the Aussie was the marketing maven behind Activision’s gun-intensive Call of Duty video game (“There’s a soldier in all of us”). Here he is below...
  • NPR's Liberal Attacks: Hour on Guns Includes Attack on NRA's Wayne LaPierre, Ted Nugent as Draft Dod

    01/12/2014 6:27:18 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    Newsbusters.com ^ | 1/11/2014 | Tim Graham
    One reason commercial liberal talk radio’s never quite succeeded is that NPR is a network with liberal hosts, liberal guests, and liberal callers. This perfect storm of unanimity displayed itself on Thursday’s Diane Rehm Show, when they discussed the push for more gun control. There were no guests from the NRA, just moderate Richard Feldman, who wrote a book about his “confessions of a gun lobbyist.” On the other hand, Rehm brought on Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of disabled ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to talk up his new gun-control group, as well as an anti-gun New York Times reporter and...
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...
  • Gabrielle Giffords and husband launch anti-gun violence site

    01/08/2013 3:09:55 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Tina Burnside
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded. "Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others," Giffords wrote on the website. "Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings -- but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence." The website, titled "Americans for Responsible Solutions", also features an opinion article that the couple penned, which was published by...
  • Our Dishonorable President

    08/12/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    After the massacre in Tucson that saw six murdered and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 12 others wounded, President Obama gave a speech at the memorial where he called for raising the tone in politics. To honor the memory of those killed and wounded the president said: The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives -- to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents. And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let's remember...
  • Democrats hold on to Arizona congressional seat

    06/12/2012 9:52:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2012 | KEVIN FREKING and WALTER BERRY
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a Tucson shopping center. Barber defeated Republican Jesse Kelly, a former Marine who narrowly lost a House race to Giffords in 2010.