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  • Jan. 8, 2011: Palin/Giffords and the Media's Descent into Hell

    01/07/2015 7:36:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2015 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    The facts are simple and incontestable.  On January 8, 2011, deranged, obsessed druggie Jared Loughner opened fire at a political rally for Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, killing six, wounding 14, and nearly killing Giffords, who was the object of his obsession. Loughner stands in a long line of similarly deranged murderers and attempted murderers of politicians such as Hinckley, Bremner, Sirhan, and Oswald.  These men, as far as their mental capacity gave them a logical reason, were motivated by concepts that ranged from obsession with an actress to conspiracy theories to "prov[ing] my manhood" and other bizarre motivations.  In none of these cases...
  • Barber wants more votes counted in Arizona 2nd CD

    11/19/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Ssierra Vista Herald ^ | HERALD/REVIEW
    PHOENIX The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a request from Democratic Rep. Ron Barber to delay certifying election results as he challenges the reasons ballots that could shrink Republican challenger Martha McSallys slim vote lead werent counted. Kevin Hamilton, a lawyer representing Barbers campaign, said in a letter to the board that there are more than 130 rejected ballots that should have been counted. Barbers campaign has collected affidavits from voters who said they were qualified to cast a ballot but had their ballots rejected. As a result, if the board certifies the canvass without correcting...
  • How @JAMyerson Blamed @SarahPalinUSA for Tucson

    02/09/2014 3:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 9, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    While the beatdown on Jesse Myersons communist advocacy will continue compelled by the impersonal forces of history we can take a brief detour to examine what he wrote after Jared Loughners deadly January 2011 shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona. Beyond Blood Libel: A Refudiation of Sarah Palins Lone Gunman TheoryYou can read the whole thing, if you have a masochistic appetite for bad writing, but heres a sample paragraph: "But even if it cannot be demonstrated that Loughners act grew out of the right-wing violence-glorifying culture, there remain critical pieces of context for understanding how culpability for violence...
  • Dem Official Wishes Death On Ted Cruz Aide's Children

    09/20/2013 4:45:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies ^ | 9-20-13 | Nolte
    Allan Brauer is a communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento who used his Twitter account Friday to wish that the children of Senator Ted Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter, "die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases."
  • FBI linked Gabby Giffords shooter to Christian pro-life groups

    04/05/2013 9:03:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    life site ^ | Ben Johnson
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions FBI linked Gabby Giffords shooter to Christian pro-life groups by Ben Johnson Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:32 EST Comments () Tags: anti-christian bigotry, jared lee loughner, obama administration, terrorism TUCSON, AZ, April 5, 2013 ( An FBI agent drew attention to a possible connection between the man who shot Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Christian anti-abortion groups, according to newly released documents in the 2011 shooting. In January 2011, Jared Lee Loughner engaged in a shooting spree that left six people dead and 13, including Congresswoman Giffords, wounded. An investigating...
  • US Vet Fighting With Syrian Rebels Got Full Disability Pay, His Dad Says

    03/13/2013 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/12/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Eric Harroun is an Arizona native who rioted with rebels in Cairo and fought in Syria for Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al Nusra. **SNIP** Harroun's descent into Islamic fanaticism seems to have begun sometime after his discharge from the military. With seemingly no way to pursue his lifelong dream of being a soldier, he fell in with two Iraqi brothers, Maadh and Hayder Ibrahim, who he met while attending Pima Community College in Tucson, and began to identify himself as a Muslim, according to people who know him.
  • Loughner to Plead Guilty in Giffords Shooting, Official Says

    08/04/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by sitetest · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Evan Perez
    Jared Loughner, the young Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people, is set to plead guilty Tuesday, an official familiar with the case said Saturday. A psychologist appointed by the court is expected to say at the hearing that he is competent to plead guilty, the official said. A previously scheduled status hearing has been changed to a change-of-plea hearing. In February, the psychologist said Mr. Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic, remained incompetent to stand trial. But she said at the time that the defendant was making progress toward competency, according to federal Judge Larry A....
  • 'She makes me want to vomit': Former Marine( about) Gabbie Giffords

    01/10/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by woofie · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10th January 2012 | Staff
    An elderly, former Marine who lost his wife of 54 years in the Tucson mass shootings expressed his anger at fellow victim and Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords. George Morris, 77, was shot in the leg and back in the attack just over a year ago as he tried to protect his wife from the gunman. Dorothy Morris, 76, was killed after the couple had gone to the Safeway supermarket to quiz Ms Giffords' political opinions. Mr Morris, who describes himself as 'ultra-conservative', even refused a visit from President Obama while he recovered in hospital following the shootings in Arizona. The couple...
  • Suspected Gunman on YouTube with Jesse Jackson [ Cuppertino Shooter ]

    10/05/2011 11:35:34 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | Oct 5 2011
    The subject of a massive manhunt in the South Bay is a producer for the San Jose cable access station CreaTV. Shareef Allman is seen on YouTube video interviewing Jesse Jackson at a Walter Hawkins Memorial Celebration. The clip lists Jackson as executive producer and host and was dated Sept. 24, 2010. Police said Allman walked into a meeting at his workplace in Cupertino at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and opened fire. Two people were killed and six other were shot, according to police. Police said Allman drove off and then shot a woman as he tried and failed to...
  • Just reported on Fox; Jimmy Hoffa Jr says of Republicans; "Let's take those sons-a-bitches out"

    09/05/2011 10:17:10 AM PDT · by vanilla swirl · 171 replies · 1+ views
    Fox snewz | now | me
    Obama will speak shortly at GM in Detroit about labor. Jimmy Hoffa Jr. in his introductions said about Republicans and/Tea Party; Let's take those sons-a-bitches out" That's all for now......
  • Fox News Reports: Obama Warm Up Act Hoffa Says of Tea Party "Let's Take these SOBs Out!"

    09/05/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 319 replies
    Just reported on Fox a Detroit rally for Obama to preview his joke of a jobs bill, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. warming up the crowd said of the GOP and the Tea Party "Let's take these sons of b-tches out!" This is a clear incitement to violence which Obama must condemn at once. If he does not, then he is a rank hypocrite accusing conservatives of incivility and incitment as part of his attempt to politicize the Gabby Giffords shooting. This is a MUCH MORE CLEAR CALL FOR VIOLENCE than anything they can pin on anyone in the Tea Party,...
  • 'State of emergency' in 'Nazi'-cop town

    07/11/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 10, 2011 | July 10, 2011
    The Arizona town that's become a YouTube sensation for its police department hauling away a woman speaking at a town-hall meeting declared a state of emergency this afternoon, leaving many local residents in fear of what officers dressed in full riot gear might do. Jennifer "Jade" Jones, 45, the woman forcibly removed by police from a recent public meeting in Quartzsite, Ariz., despite the vocal objections of the mayor, says an illegal secret meeting was held today with the public locked out of the building. "About noon today, the town council, at the request of the police chief, declared an...
  • Report: Gabrielle Giffords struggling to communicate; return to Congress uncertain

    06/09/2011 10:48:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 9, 2011 | By James Oliphant
    Gabrielle Giffords is nowhere close to returning to Congress. And there remains real doubt about whether she ever will. That appears to be the bottom line of an article Thursday in the Arizona Republic that provides the most complete assessment yet of the wounded congresswomans current condition. Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman in Tucson in January. Now, six months later, she still struggles mightily to communicate, although her staff believes her comprehension skills are strong. And it remains unclear just how much damage her brain has suffered. Asked for a blunt description of Giffords condition, her...
  • Ariz. shooting spree suspect incompetent for trial

    05/25/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 5/25/11 | JACQUES BILLEAUD,
    PHOENIX A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is mentally incompetent to stand trial, putting the criminal case against him on hold indefinitely. The decision by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns means Jared Lee Loughner, 21, will be sent to a federal facility for up to four months in a bid to restore his competency. Loughner, dressed in a khaki prison suit and sporting bushy, reddish sideburns, was removed from the hearing after an outburst and had to watch part of the proceeding on a TV screen...
  • Tucson Gunman Jared Loughner Ruled Unfit to Stand Trial (Headline only)

    05/25/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 05/25/2011 | n/a
    Tucson Gunman Jared Loughner Ruled Unfit to Stand Trial
  • Thugs Crash Tea Party Rally Scream at Protesters (Video)

    05/10/2011 1:14:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/110/11 | Jim Hoft
    A group of union goons and thugs crashed a tea party rally in New York and started screaming at the protesters. Capital Confidential reported, via Free Republic: Assembly Republicans organized a rally calling for the imposition of a two-percent cap on local and school property tax increases, but it was crashed by a coalition of liberal and labor groups who want a circuit breaker adjustment to property taxes, in which higher income taxes are used to provide tax relief to less-affluent individuals. Joe Seeman, a local leader of, engaged in several shouting matches with cap supporters yelling Tax...
  • Lib Talker: When Will Navy SEALs Take Out George W. Bush? (Mike Malloy)

    05/04/2011 5:41:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5-4-11 | Newsbusters via RCP
    "So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it's called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn't he, or am I wrong here?," Liberal radio talk show host Mike Malloy said on his show Monday evening.
  • 911 Call: Bradley Manning Threatened Stepmother With Knife (link only)

    03/29/2011 7:50:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    WIRED Threat Level ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | Kim Zetter
    Link only. 911 Call: Bradley Manning Threatened Stepmother With Knife
  • Breaking: Firebomb thrown at elderly pro-life activist at 40 Days vigil

    03/18/2011 2:39:54 PM PDT · by topher · 64 replies
    Breaking: Firebomb thrown at elderly pro-life activist at 40 Days vigil by John Jalsevac Fri Mar 18 3:43 PM EST March 18, 2011 ( - A homemade bomb akin to a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an elderly pro-life activist during a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil yesterday, March 17. The attack took place at around 6:15 p.m., near the All Family Health Care abortion center in Kalispell, Montana, according to the Thomas More Society (TMS) According to Karen Trierweiler, coordinator of the 40 Days prayer vigils in Kalispell, the device was thrown at one of the vigil...
  • Jared Loughner is indicted on 46 new charges in Tucson shooting - and could face death penalty

    03/05/2011 9:46:17 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:06 AM on 5th March 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Suspected Tucson gunman Jared Loughner has been indicted on 46 new charges, including the murders of a federal judge and an aide to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The new indictment, by a federal grand jury in Arizona, is the first step in a formal Department of Justice process to decide whether to seek the death penalty against the 22-year-old.
  • Giffords is seen as shoo-in for Kyls seat

    02/11/2011 10:51:11 AM PST · by speciallybland · 72 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/11/2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Any discussion of whos likely to succeed outgoing Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona needs to factor in the following: If Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wants the seat, its hers. The three-term Democratic congresswoman explored the idea of running for the Senate seat in the event of Mr. Kyls retirement before she was shot Jan. 8 at a constituent meet-and-greet in Tucson. Her rehabilitation from a gunshot wound to the head reportedly is proceeding faster than expected. Mr. Kyl announced Thursday that he would not seek a fourth term in 2012. If Ms. Giffords decides shes game for a Senate run and...
  • Woman Who ID'd Arizona Shooter As Liberal Reflects On Experience (Media Not Happy With Description)

    01/28/2011 7:07:36 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 23 replies
    She calls the actions of CNN's Piers Morgan "scumbag" and thinks the media tried to put a "right spin" on the political leanings of the Arizona shooter. A key player in identifying the liberal background of the Arizona shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, has written about her experience. Caitie Parker, a former classmate, band-mate, and friend of Jared Lee Loughner, was one of the first to out Loughner's leftwing leanings. While the media was in full "blame Palin and the Tea Party" mode, Parker went to Twitter with her now famous "As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal."...
  • What the Media Won't Tell You About Jared Loughner,

    01/20/2011 11:52:21 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 84 replies
    Vatic ^ | 1-16-2011 | True Ott, PhD
    Federal Judge John McCarthy Roll was the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona who on Friday, January 7, 2011 issued a preliminary rulingin a case titled United States of America v. $333,520.00 in United States Currency et al [Case Number: 4:2010cv00703 Filed: November 30, 2010] that would basically disallow the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars of confiscated drug profits directly being placed into private bank accounts tied to mafia kingpins. The following day, Saturday, January 8, 2011, Judge Roll was shot and killed by an individual the media would have you...

    01/19/2011 11:43:57 PM PST · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 19, 2011 | Jason Brock
    Without a shred of evidence the Democrats and their brothel of media presstitutes didn't let the dead bodies get cold before blaming Palin, Beck and the Tea Party for the mass murder in Tucson. When the facts came out it was clear that Loughner was a liberal nutbag, which didn't deter the media whores to continue pumping the airwaves with more blame and hatred spewing against Palin and other conservatives....When the Democrat Eric Fuller fantasized about torture, mutilation and killing a Tea Party leader the media went silent.
  • Polls: 35% Blame Palin for Arizona Shooting, 53% Approve of Media's Handling of Story

    01/18/2011 8:21:18 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 54 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/18/2011 | Aurelius
    Just minutes after shots rang out in Tucson two Saturdays ago, liberal "journalists" began to tie former VP candidate Sarah Palin to the shooting, in the complete absence of facts. After it was learned that the shooter, Jared Loughner, was most likely liberal and did not listen to Sarah Palin at all, left-wing pundits still continued to blame Palin. Unfortunately, it worked to a large degree. A poll released yesterday found that 35% of Americans believe that Palin is at least partially to blame for the shooting. 35% of Americans bought into the lie. 35% of Americans must be morons....
  • Video: The Week In Stoopid: The Dumbest Media Soundbites On The Tuscon Shooting Tragedy

    01/18/2011 5:04:25 PM PST · by · 4 replies did a fantastic job compiling the pure idiocy that was uttered, repeated, and spewed over and over and over again last week with the hopes of the general public actually believing the right was to blame for the Tuscon shooting tragedy. From pointing fingers at heated rhetoric, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and even Glenn Beck, they tried it all. In the end (much to their surprise, mind you) people were actually smart enough to realize that Jared Loughner was just plaininsane. I mean, can you imagine that? People actually realized pundits and politicians were heartlessly using the tragedy...
  • Looking Behind the Mug-Shot Grin

    01/17/2011 7:00:52 AM PST · by TSgt · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 15 January 2011 | Jo Becker, Serge F. Kovaleski, Michael Luo and Dan Barry and written by Mr. Barry.
    TUCSON Moments after the swirl of panic, blood, death and shock, the suspect was face down on the pavement and squirming under the hold of two civilians, his shaved head obscured by a beanie and the hood of his dark sweatshirt. Deputy Sheriff Thomas Audetat, a chiseled former Marine with three tours in Iraq to his credit, dug his knee into the gangly young mans back and cuffed him. With the aid of another deputy, he relieved the heroic civilians of their charge and began searching for weapons other than the Glock semiautomatic pistol, secured nearby under a civilians...
  • After Tucson, Blanket Accusations Leave Much to Interpretation (NYT getting defensive)

    01/17/2011 2:44:16 AM PST · by abb · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2011 | Brian Stelter and Jeremy W. Peters
    FOR every action in politics today, theres an overwhelming and opposite reaction. Last week, the reaction came from conservative politicians who bridled at suggestions in the media that Jared L. Loughner may have been influenced by right-wing rhetoric and talk radio when he killed six people and gravely wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a rampage on Jan. 8 in Tucson. In her video address on Wednesday, Sarah Palin said that journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. The question left unanswered: which journalists...
  • Frank Rich Still Trying To Blame Right For AZ Shootings

    01/16/2011 6:41:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like Rahm Emanuel, who didn't to waste a crisis, Frank Rich doesn't want to let a murderous rampage pass without trying to wring political advantage from it. By now, even most ardent liberals have had to admit that there was no nexus between conservatives and the manifestly psychotic AZ shooter. But there was Rich, in his New York Times column of this morning, still bitterly clinging to the accusation. To be sure, Rich recited some disclaimers that by now have become standard. But by unlucky paragraph 13, Rich could restrain himself no more. Fulminated Frank: "Much of last weeks televised...
  • An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violence (Ayers pal)

    01/15/2011 8:21:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/11 | Mark Rudd
    An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violenceBy Mark Rudd Sunday, January 16, 2011 In 1970, when I was 22 years old - the same age as Jared Loughner - I was a founder of the Weather Underground, an offshoot of the antiwar group Students for a Democratic Society. That spring, a small contingent of the Weathermen, as we were known, planned to plant three pipe bombs at a noncommissioned officers' dance at Fort Dix, N.J. Our intention was to remind our fellow Americans that our country was dropping napalm and other explosives on Vietnam, killing hundreds...
  • Meet Eric Fuller: The Left finds a new icon.

    01/15/2011 8:26:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 14, 2011 | John Hayward
    You might be seeing a lot of Eric Fuller over the weekend. Hes one of the people injured in Jared Loughners shooting rampage, taking rounds in the knee and back. Hes also a vicious bigot, and because hes elderly and a military veteran, the Left is going to fall in love with him. Fuller gave an interview with the Democracy NOW radio show, in which he said of the Tucson shootings: It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle, and the rest got their first target. Presumably hes not talking about Judge John Roll. Their wish for Second Amendment activism has...
  • Man Shot in Rampage is Arrested at a Taping (Eric Fuller "Involuntarily Committed")

    01/15/2011 5:33:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 118 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Michael Luo and Sam Dolnick
    TUCSON A victim of the shooting spree here that severely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was taken into custody on Saturday after the police and witnesses said the man spoke threateningly at a televised forum intended to help this stricken city heal. Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who was passionate about liberal causes and who had supported Ms. Giffords, was involuntarily committed for mental health evaluation, according to Jason Ogan, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriffs office. Mr. Fuller, who was shot in the left knee and the back on Jan. 8, was among several victims, medical personnel...
  • Tucson shooting victim detained at taping of TV special (Obama's new "civility" program at work)

    01/15/2011 6:01:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 63 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/15/2011 | msnbc
    A Tucson mass shooting victim was taken into custody Saturday after yelling "you're dead" at a Tea Party spokesman during the taping of an ABC-TV town hall event hosted by Christianne Amanpour. The Pima County Sheriff's Office said J. Eric Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to an undisclosed medical facility, NBC News reported. The Associated Press said he was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. He faces charges of threats and intimidation and disorderly conduct, according to Tucson TV station KGUN.
  • Arizona Shootings: 'It Was a Colossal Failure of Journalism'

    01/09/2011 11:18:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 98 replies
    American Spectator ^ | on 1.9.11 @ 10:24AM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    There is no evidence that Loughner was a Sarah Palin fan. There is no evidence that he was associated with the Tea Party or that he was concerned with immigration. Instead, there is a steadily growing heap of evidence that Jared Loughner was suffering from a mental illness, quite possibly paranoid schizophrenia. One of Loughner's classmates in high school and community college, Caitie Parker, voided much of the baseless media speculation with a few Twitter messages Saturday afternoon. Parker, herself a liberal, said Laughner was "a really good friend," whom she described as having been "left wing,""a political radical" and...
  • School releases YouTube post from Loughner

    01/15/2011 10:36:09 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 15, 2011 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Maeve Reston and Rick Rojas
    Rambling and agitated, Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner strode through Pima Community College, camera in hand alternately laughing and voicing anger at his "genocide school," which he called "one of the biggest scams in America" in a video released by college officials late Friday. The nearly four-minute video, which was posted on YouTube on Sept. 23 and later removed, appeared to show Loughner on campus at night, moving briskly through buildings and a series of open courtyards. "All right, so here's what we're doing. We're examining the torture of students," Loughner said as he began his narration of...
  • TIME: Snapshots from the Troubled Life of Jared Loughner

    01/15/2011 9:33:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies ^ | January 15, 2011 | By John Cloud
    Navigating the cluttered corridors of Jared Loughner's mind will take psychiatrists months or years. We will likely never know all the reasons he took a cab to that Safeway on Jan. 8, paid with a $20 bill, calmly got his change and then killed six people and wounded 14 others. But snapshots of his life are accumulating from acquaintances and his few friends. These snapshots depict a quiet, normal boy who had grown into a man descending steadily into serious mental illness. A darkness began massing around Loughner sometime after he dropped out of High School. He started drinking a...
  • The "Sexual" Attacks on Rep. Giffords and Gov. Palin

    01/15/2011 9:03:45 AM PST · by excopconservative · 51 replies
    vanity | excopconservative
    The Daily Caller has reported that the suspect took photos of himself wearing a red G string and holding a Glock near his ..(rhymes with Glock). I recall once attending an FBI class for sex crime investigators and being told that sex criminals have a different definition of sex than most people do. It's whatever makes them feel pleasure. The shooting in Tucson is now starting to take shape as a sex crime. The suspect associated the Glock with sex. The suspect had a fascination with Rep. Giffords and a feeling of rejection by her. We know he attended at...
  • Time to fight the 'madness lobby'

    01/15/2011 2:08:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    In his Tucson speech, Presi dent Obama rightly said that "terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding." Why that morning? Why Gabby Giffords? These and other questions can't be answered, but at a more pedestrian level, the massacre isn't so mysterious: Someone displaying all the symptoms of untreated schizophrenia killed people. This is not an extraordinarily rare or inexplicable occurrence. According to the psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, 4 million people in the United States have serious mental illnesses, and 1.8 million of them go untreated. Two hundred thousand are homeless, and 300,000 are in jail or prison. Tormented...
  • Madman 'shooter' Jared Loughner posed in a G-string and gun before going on rampage

    01/14/2011 2:52:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/11 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    Accused Arizona shooter Jared Loughner took photographs of himself wearing nothing but a red G-string and holding a Glock 9 mm gun before going on a rampage that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others. The kinky photos were turned over to Tuscon cops by Walgreens staffers just days after Loughner, 22, dropped them off to be developed before Saturday's attack, The New York Times reported today on its website.
  • Arizona Suspects Recent Acts Offer Hints of Alienation

    01/08/2011 10:43:22 PM PST · by Red Steel · 65 replies
    nyt ^ | January 8, 2011 | ERIC LIPTON, CHARLIE SAVAGE and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON Jared Lee Loughner had become increasingly erratic in recent months, so much so that others around him began to worry. He had posted on his Myspace page at some point a photograph of a United States history textbook, on top of which he had placed a handgun. He prepared a series of Internet videos filled with rambling statements on topics including the gold standard, mind control and SWAT teams. And he had started to act oddly during his classes at Pima Community College, causing unease among other students. That behavior, along with a disturbing video, prompted school administrators...
  • Dem pollster: What Obama really needs is an Oklahoma City moment

    01/13/2011 10:26:31 AM PST · by Marty62 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 5, 2010 | by Ed Morrissey
    Occasionally, political pundits get so wrapped up in their analysis that they dont think through all of the implications of their commentary. That happened to Mark Penn, longtime Democratic pollster, in his appearance on Hardball last night, in the most charitable explanation possible. Eyeblasts Joe Schoffstall clips this magic moment from the discussion with Chris Matthews on how disconnected Barack Obama has become from the American electorate, and what it will take for him to reconnect, using Bill Clinton as an example:(video of Chris Matthews show) President Clinton reconnected with Oklahoma. And the President right now he seems removed. And...
  • Missed Warning Signs: Study warned rise of right-wing extremism could spur violent attacks

    01/12/2011 4:17:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 11, 2011 | Aaron Mehta, The Center for Public Integrity
    Two years before the Tucson massacre, the Department of Homeland Security warned in a report that right-wing extremism was on the rise and could prompt "lone wolves" to launch attacks. But the agency backed away from the report amid intense criticism from Republicans, including future House Speaker John Boehner. The report, which warned that the crippled economy and the election of the first black president were unique drivers for right-wing radicalization and recruitment, described the rise of lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent right-wing extremist ideology [as] the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States, according...
  • Incident Reports Related to Alleged Arizona Shooter Jared Loughner Released By Sheriff

    01/12/2011 2:07:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | January 12, 2011 |
    DEVELOPING: The Pima County Sheriff's Department released reports on Wednesday detailing contact with Arizona gunman Jared Loughner prior to Saturday's shooting. The reports, which date back to 2004, detail all personal contact Pima County deputies had with Loughner beginning on Sept. 23, 2004, when he was the victim of a reported assault. Loughner was later arrested as a juvenile for possession of alcohol on May 15, 2006, according to a police report. "[Loughner] advised he drank the alcohol because he was very upset as his father yelled at him," according to the report, which noted Loughner's reddened eyes and strong...
  • The truth about Sarah Palin and Jared Loughner

    01/13/2011 5:33:58 PM PST · by Merciful_Friend · 12 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | 01/13/2011 | Cinch Review
    We have also been told that Jared Loughner fled with that bag into the desert, and that his father, Randy Loughner, was concerned enough about this circumstance that he pursued his son. He failed to catch up with him. Now, it is reported that a black bag has been found in the vicinity of where the Loughners live, filled with 9mm ammunition -- the same kind used in the massacre in Tucson later that day. So here is the question: Why did Sarah Palin allow Jared Loughner to run away with ammunition without then notifying the authorities? Didn't Sarah Palin...
  • Friends, teachers tell of Loughner's descent into world of fantasy

    01/13/2011 4:01:49 PM PST · by Smogger · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2011; 12:00 AM | Amy Gardner, David A. Fahrenthold and Marc Fisher
    He played late-night marathon games of Monopoly with his buddies. He went with friends on family vacations. He would hang with pals at IHOP on Fridays. He had a girlfriend. He laughed and he loved and he knew things - about jazz, cars, fantasy games. And then Jared Loughner slipped into a world of fantasy that was no online game. Slowly but steadily, his intelligence warped into a distorted, disconnected series of obsessions. He developed an illogical fascination with logic. Math, grammar, logic - the systems civilization has developed to make sense of the world became the means through which...
  • Fox News: Jared Loughners Former Girlfriend Says Hes Faking Insanity

    01/13/2011 12:28:17 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 126 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Alex Alvarez
    Fox News was able to interview a former girlfriend of Jared Loughner, the man awaiting trial for the weekends shooting outside a Tuscon, Arizona Safeway which left six people dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with a gunshot wound to the head. She shed some light on the background of one of the most talked about men in the country, and offered some information that seemed to be at odds with other things were learning and speculating about the 22-year-old shooter. Ashley Figueroa spoke briefly about Loughners (Former? Current? Is it even a factor in his crime?) drug use, sharing that...
  • On Arizona Shooting, Jon Stewart Skirts the Edge of Reason

    01/13/2011 4:01:34 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 11 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 12, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Most of us know a disingenuous apology when we hear one. The sincerity of a mea culpa is generally revealed by whether it is focused upon the offended party or the offensive behavior. Saying "I'm sorry you took it that way" does not fully own up to an offense. Likewise, the inclusion of excuses within an apology indicates an offender hasn't fully accepted responsibility for their behavior. Even so, a less than sincere apology is perhaps better than none at all. Likewise, in the aftermath of the horrendous shooting spree in Arizona and the stunning witch hunt that has followed...
  • L.A. Times: Loughners Ideology Rooted in Far Right

    01/12/2011 5:45:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    I’m really tired of this. But if you don’t refute this nonsense, the bastards win. So:Tomorrow’s L.A. Times will drag out the nonsense pathetically trying to link Jared Loughner to right-wingers. The banner headline:Loughner’s ramblings appear rooted in far rightIn smaller print appears this deck headline: “Experts say the suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage is fixated on issues cited by other extremists. But he also appears to have been influenced by the far left.”See? Balance! The piece opens as follows: The ramblings of accused Arizona killer Jared Lee Loughner are difficult to tie to a coherent political philosophy,...

    01/12/2011 3:16:06 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 5 replies ^ | 1-12-2011 | AJ
    This article focuses solely on the crimes committed by Jared Loughner. Sheriff Dupnik is the chief law enforcement officer in Pima County; therefore, these unanswered questions are directed to him. What stands between violent criminals and innocent people? Local law enforcement who bravely protect and serve. Why did Sheriff Dupniks office fail to enforce the law upon Jared Loughners first threat of violence? How about the second, third or fourth threat of violence? Why didnt Sheriff Dupnik make inquiries about Loughner when reasonable suspicion arose from Loughners threats of violence? If Sheriff Dupnik had spent 15 minutes inquiring about Loughner,...
  • The Left's History Of Violence

    01/12/2011 12:39:08 PM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/12/11 | Daniel Flynn
    The surest way to become a folk hero on the Hard Left is to kill a human being. As Mumia Abu-Jamal, Joe Hill and Huey Newton could have attested, murder trumps even treason for establishing radical credentials. You certainly dont get invitations to deliver commencement addresses, become the subject of folk songs, or hang with the likes of Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda by protesting a traffic ticket. Taking the life of another person elevates a radical to cause celebre status like nothing else can. So why all the carping about violent rhetoric from people wearing Che T-shirts and imploring...