Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot at a Tucson event Saturday morning; five others have been reportedly killed.

Arizona state Sen. Linda Lopez, who is at University Medical Center in Tucson, said she spoke to Giffords’ parents and that they said she is in the emergency room undergoing surgery and is in very serious condition…

At least four people are dead, University Medical Center spokesman Darci Slaten said. They were among five to seven people who were being treated.

The NBC affilliate in Tucson reports that the FBI has taken over the investigation…

Giffords, 40, a Democrat, serves the 8th Congressional District…

Giffords was re-elected to her third term last November. She was a member of the Arizona House and Senate before coming to Washington.

She first won election to Congress amid a wave of Democratic victories in 2006. In November, she edged a tea party favorite.

There never is a shortage of violent, ignorant thugs in this land who fervently believe they can enforce their political will by force of arms.




  1. msbpodcast says:

    I read a post at HuffPo that said “Let us return to being a nation of civility, of open discourse and reasonable compromise­­“.

    Like when did that ever happen?

    Read your history books.

    This is not Canada or Antarctica.

  2. bobbo, the evangelical anti-theist says:

    #70–podcast==its a matter of degree not a comparison to an absolute. Yes, our parents were more polite than we are, or maybe just less informed and so less motivated. Now, reasonable compromise was objectively more present before the abuse of filibuster taken on by the Pukes with the election of Obama.

    The statement from Huff Po is inaccurate, but more right than wrong.

  3. MikeN says:

    National tragedy? I haven’t seen the media go overboard like this since the JFK Jr death. At least this time there are some others we should care about who died, like the little girl and 5 others.

  4. FRAGaLOT says:

    Eideard “There never is a shortage of violent, ignorant thugs in this land who fervently believe they can enforce their political will by force of arms.”

    That’s because it works.

  5. Drake says:

    “There never is a shortage of violent, ignorant thugs in this land who fervently believe they can enforce their political will by force of arms.”

    George W. Bush and Barack Obama?

  6. Drake says:

    This guy sounds like a Manchurian Candidate. Why else would he end up shooting the sheeple instead of the BSP?

  7. jman says:

    #68

    the shooter was a leftie. NOT a “palin follower”


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