Boing Boing:

Gifford was among those in Arizona whose offices were targeted with vandalism and threats during the health care debate in 2009.
(via @nytjim)

Giffords was also one of the lawmakers Sarah Palin “set her sights on” in the Palin PAC infographic below ( The congresswoman and others are targeted with simulated gun sights on a map of the United States.

Despite putting a “target” on Giffords and asking her fellow nutjobs to find a “solution” to the congresswoman, Palin had this to say about the tragedy:

My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona.

On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.

Michael Moore asked this via Twitter:

If a Detroit Muslim put a map on the web w/crosshairs on 20 pols, then 1 of them got shot, where would he b sitting right now? Just asking.

Update Jan 9, 2010:

According to ABC News Palin denies “she meant the graphic over the districts to look like a gun sight.”

Rebecca Mansour, a spokesperson for SarahPac said, “We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights.”

  1. Guyver says:

    A couple more:

    Liberals target Missile Defense:

    Liberals Target Rahm Emanuel in New TV Ad:

  2. bobbo, the evangelical anti-theist says:

    The PUKE brain trust is hard at work equating the use of the term “target” as if it was the same in every instance.

    Nuance/facts/details – matter.

    Thomas, you are an idiot. Guyver is just being difficult. Read the case I linked at #60. Answer the hypo at #209.

    People who can’t tell bad from worse are incapable thereby of voting responsibly, of voting in their own self interest. No, merely tools/stooges/fodder for the machine.

    Stoopid Hoomans.

  3. you theman says:

    #47 YOU ARE THE MAN. Everyone on this website is talking political crap, and missing the point all together. Almost all of our politicians are corrupt, on the take and for the rich. There are a great majority that have it coming.

    They voted forcing us to buy healthcare. All we wanted was a public option. They stayed in Iraq. All we wanted is our families back and safe. We wanted an increase in taxes for the rich. They freakin gave them an extension on taxes, WTF!!!!

    Who cares about democrats, republicans, left or right. This is bullshit, and it is killing us.

    They took your money which in turn will lower your quality of life and that of your children. In some cases, you may die for what they have done to you in the name of money. DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR CHILDREN MAY DIE, AND THE PEASANTS WILL TURN AGAINST ONE ANOTHER AND THE RICH ARE BEHIND THIS.

    Wake up. I cannot leave the USA because of my children, but if I could I would too #47. So I need to help you all wake up. I think we are better than sheeple, but I could be wrong.

    I am glad that Gabrielle Giffords was shot, and the federal judge. I don’t care what anyone else thinks. Defend the late Mother Theresa’s actions, and not anyone of the evil players in Congress, Federal, State, Local, Judicial or even the Presidency.

    Hopefully, there will be even more violence against the RICH, BANKS, and the corrupt political machine.

    As for Giffords, screw her husband and the wasteful NASA program, the war in Iraq, and every other way of destroying my lifestyle. My family is one step from financial ruin and then fighting for food. It is time to fight back.

    Up yours CONGRESS

  4. bobbo, the evangelical anti-theist says:

    #246–honoring the man==interesting counterpoint.

    Which is worse–the slow murder of millions thru political corruption and self dealing, or the immediate assassination of those involved to one degree or another?

    Well, at least you do understand what guns are for. One of the intermediate steps before going full metal jacket though is to:

    VOTE ALL PUKES OUT OF OFFICE. Might be more effective, even over the short term.

  5. foobar says:

    Glocks are selling like hot cakes in Tuscon.

  6. foobar says:

    The cover for this week’s The Stranger.

  7. Glenn E. says:

    I’ve noticed lately that various “experts” and such, on Tv, have been basically coming to the defense of the media and all the political adverts and propaganda speech. A few say that all this stuff could be toned down a bit. But that this crazy gunman wasn’t inspired by anything anyone said on Tv. Well that’s a convenient way of getting everyone off the hook. Even Giffords ran political ads on Tv showing herself firing guns. Apparently something that mush of AZ feels the need to express a lot, to woo voters. So perhaps it’s this damn American gun culture, a deal with the devil, kissing up to the NRA, and the military solution to all of life’s problems, that is what’s wrong. What happen to just kissing babies? States like Arizona and Alaska seem to respond more to candidates who aren’t afraid to “lock and load”. So they know their precious gun ownership won’t be endangered. It doesn’t solve any other of their state’s problems, though. And maybe these displays of gun worship will come back to bite more politicians, in the future.

  8. Glenn E. says:

    (Im just making this up) I understand that Palin had other choices beside the crosshair symbols. Like black skull and cross bones, daggers, arrows, German Iron crosses, voodoo dolls with pins, atomic radiation, or mushroom cloud symbols, small headstones with RIP letters, the Roman thumbs down, the Mr. Yuk poison symbol, and the list goes on….

  9. foobar says:

    Blood libel? Nicely done Sarah. Nothing like anti-Semitic rhetoric to even out the tone.

  10. Guyver says:

    245, Bobbo,

    The PUKE brain trust is hard at work equating the use of the term “target” as if it was the same in every instance.

    Nuance/facts/details – matter.

    Thomas, you are an idiot. Guyver is just being difficult.

    Here are several examples that are a LOT less nuanced and more overt for those trying to say the right has been trying to incite violence:

    Looks pretty clear which side relishes in promoting violence. 🙂

  11. foobar says:

    Sarah Palin has been under an immense pressure over the last few days and just tipped her leadership style. She hid too long then struck back, depended on others to do her thinking, her gut instincts are off base, and appealed only to constituents who didn’t need convincing.

    Two outcomes: she can’t win a general election as the Republican nominee. She’ll energize the Democratic base which has been underwhelmed by Obama.

    Mission accomplished.

  12. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    Guyver, you mischaracterize that collection of links. Clearly, those activists relish in actual action, not just mindless promotion.

    If the right had any balls, they’d quit bitching and stocking up on ammo and start doing something. Because to this point they’re all talk and no action.

  13. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    Oh, except for that O’Reilly fan who only managed to kill two cops…

    This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg’s book. I’d like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn’t get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It’s the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence.

    And he did this based on what? Why, it was the fantasies of a couple right-wing pundits that had been pounded into his head.

  14. bobbo, the evangelical anti-theist says:

    Guyver–ha, ha. You think equating the two extremes negates them both? No. It PROVES THE POINT!!!!

    Now, Chris Matthews was/is a flaming retard for wishing on air for Limbaugh to be shot in the head. Chris Matthews even sounds guilty of a crime here ((taking your worst implication as true)). but targeting media entertainers is not the same as political types doing it to one another. One is entertainment, the other politics. See the difference?

    If Limbaugh is ever shot in the head, Chris Matthews will say he was wrong to say what he did==might even quit/retire. He won’t say “they were surveyor marks and don’t try to chill free passionate speech.”

    Why are you “trying” to cover these retards?

    Partisan: won’t accept simple truths. Harder to spot when whats being denied is a simple truth covered with a thin excuse.

  15. Thomas says:

    You are acting like a child. You are the one that introduced the idea that some forms of rhetoric should be illegal or at least be liable for civil action but have yet to enumerate exactly what sorts of speech should qualify. Where is the dividing line? Frankly, it is beginning to sound like you have realized you stuck your foot firmly into your mouth and have no means of escape without acting like a fool (too late). Just admit that your idea of restricting certain kinds of rhetoric is an attempt to throw something at the wall and hope it sticks because you happen not to like Republicans. Nevermind that this incident had nothing to do with Republicans, conservatives, talk radio hosts, Palin, or any of a host of other topics and people you happen not to like, you want to find some reason to bring the down the hammer on speech you do not like. So now that you have run out of excuses, you are left with name calling like a four year old on a playground.

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