As details emerge over the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords I’m astounded by other details of the case.
Let me express my fondest hope that Rep. Giffords makes a full recovery and carries on in congress.
Some more astounding facts from the case raise my hope that we can turn this into a progressive cause to get the U.S. on the right track again.
Here are the relevant items:
1) Federal District Court Chief Judge John Roll was killed.
2) The shooter: Multiple law-enforcement sources say police were questioning Jared Loughner, a 22-year-old Tucson man whose online writings and videos are filled with anti-government messages and rambling rants about mind control and brainwashing.
3) The young girl, Christina Taylor Green was born on 9/11/2001.
4) Allegedly law enforcement knew about Loughner.
Take your pick, the Democratic party could dispose of both the Tea Baggers and the Republicans with numbers 1 & 3.
Anyhow I made this YouTube video calling out the people above for fanning the flames:
This is a comment I got on the video from a user by the name of goodguy309:
and you’re a ODF One dumb f2#K
ODF = One Dumb Fuck, notice how goodguy309 can’t bring himself to spell out the word ‘fuck’? I note when you call out a Tea Bagger (Another user on Facebook was highly offended of my use of the term Tea Bagger, until I had to explain that it is what they called THEMSELVES early on.
But my point, Palin, Beck, and all the other talking heads have been fanning the flames ever since Obama got elected. And we’re starting to see the more unhinged members of the groups act out, in this case taking several lives and seriously injuring Congresswoman Giffords. And by association this goes right to the Republican party, the Tea Party and everything in between. They’re pissed that a black man was elected as President and they’re venting their anger in a violent way.
We live in very interesting times. There is also a meme on Facebook asking to list all the conservatives shot and/or killed by liberals and it’s a mighty small, non-existent list.
Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t mind seeing the likes of the talking heads all in a bus that is driving off a cliff. And I’d like to feed Justice Scalia that one canolli that will set off a serious cardiac infarction.
But Jared Lee Loughner is a wingnut. No doubt about it, I perused his YouTube and MySpace channels and I won’t even mirror it here. I just bet he’s a Fox news viewer or a Rush Limbaugh listener.
We need to stamp out conservatism. I know that’s a goal that can never be reached because medical science is coming to the conclusion that conservatives are brain damaged.