Posts Tagged ‘Gabrielle Giffords’


March 21, 2011

Below are a couple of examples to signify the true strength and standing of our president and the respect he commands from his own party.  His own choice for number two dork, Joe Biden, follows the President’s wishes and words with the approbation they deserve.   To say Obama has destroyed the Office of the President of the United States of America is to say that the financial industry experienced an accounting hiccup a few years back.

Last Friday, Vice Hoof-in-Mouth compared Congressional Republicans to people who excuse rapists by blaming their victims.  He said that Republicans wanting to cut taxes for the wealthy and reduce spending by the government is similar to apologizing for rape.  These words were voiced by the man, chosen by the President, to lead negotiations for the 2012 budget.

Does he not understand that rape is an aggressive, vicious, violent and abhorrent act performed against what is generally perceived as a weaker individual?  Is this wording consistent with Obama’s call for political civility?  Does he understand that words can incite actions?  Is this what can be expected from a White House negotiator?

In January, shortly after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, nine of whom where fatally wounded  in Arizona, President Obama addressed a gathering of mourners at a memorial service in Tucson with the words, “At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”  He pled for tolerance and temperance in rhetoric and actions.  Vitriolic language from conservatives was accredited to the creation of  an atmosphere of hatred.

Since that speech in January, we have read articles and seen video images from Wisconsin calling for the deaths of the Republican governor and legislators by Obama supporters simply because they want to rein in excessive spending and keep the state solvent.  We have been exposed to the political civility called for in the form of multi-million dollar damage to a state house.  Some have speculated that support for the destructive mania eminated from, and was fueled by, the White House.



January 11, 2011

With the recent tragic shooting in Tucson, the Democrat party is doing their best to lay blame on every thing and everyone other than the crazed shooter.  Republicans, right-wing zealots on the radio, FOXNews and all known commentators and conservative guests are among the perpetrators according to the liberal news outlets and elected progressives.

It has been reported that the shooter, Jared Loughner, was removed from a classroom for being disruptively ‘scary’.  His actions, words, YouTube videos and other communications as well as the books in his possession all indicate a personality that was other than normal.  He didn’t indicate any propensity to follow talk radio or MSNBC.  Thus far, there has been no reporting of any directly racist, bigot or strongly political views.

In short, it was not violent video games or intemperate political rhetoric or an extremely religious upbringing or the nine millimeter handgun he possessed that killed six people and wounded thirteen others.  It was the psychologically challenged brain of an unrestrained 22-year-old that disrupted the lives of others.

In spite of what we know inherently and reasonably, there are fringe groups and law makers vying for the opportunity to take away more of the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.  Anti-gun groups are pressing lawmakers for more and tighter laws restricting, and in some cases eliminating, the right of gun ownership among the citizens.  Others are loudly advocating that the freedom of speech be limited, controlled and countered by the voices acceptable to progressives.  Only one unsolicited, anonymous reporting of an individual by name is now sufficient to warrant extra caution of the named by TSA at airports and surveillance by the FBI.  Telephone conversations, movement patterns, internet searches, email and personal purchases are all subject to warrantless guardianship by government agencies.  Land based cameras and surveillance drones above mark our actions and facial expressions daily.

The claim for repressing, and in some cases reversing, our freedoms is that the government wants to keep us safe.  The true reason is control.  The more the governing bodies and their enforcement arms can restrict the population, the more they can control the masses.  There is no longer a real want to protect or enhance the availabilities and opportunities afforded to the pawns.  There is only will to make the king and queen more powerful with the help of the rooks and bishops who are readily discarded when they no longer adequately serve and protect the king.

I will grant that over the past 65 years, I have been spoiled.  I have been spoiled by certain rights and liberties written into this nation’s founding documents that people in other countries are denied.  Over the past thirty-five to forty years of which I’m aware, I have seen the erosion, dismantling and destruction of those rights and liberties.  Recently it has become obvious that any given situation can be twisted into a crisis or emergency to suit the needs of the elite.  The elite can then progressively answer the crisis with the solution of their choice.

In Rahm Emanuel’s own public words: “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste”.

My heart goes out to all the victims of unnecessary violence.  In spite of our obvious political differences, Gabrielle Giffords is a thoughtful and reasonable representative of the people and I wish her a speedy and complete recovery.


January 10, 2011

It’s all Sarah Palin’s fault!  Well, at least that was the incantation of most of the media and all but one of the gun control politicians.  The gun control advocates in power are still going to use this shooting to push through another freedom-limiting legislation because Sarah used what appeared to be rifle scope sights on maps indicating which of the Democrats up for re-election would be campaign targets.  Had she used arrows, I suppose Native Americans would be banned from walking or standing within 100’ of any campaign offices or election polls.

Jared Loughner’s peers paint a different picture of him from the initial media projected right-wing nut case.  They portray the shooter as being a pot smoking left-of-center loony who once worked for Gabrielle’s re-election campaign.  As a Blue-Dog Democrat, she may have been more moderate in her politics than his thinking, because his favorite reading material included the ideology and teachings of National Socialist German Worker’s Party (more along Barack’s line of thought).

So, the idiots in Washington will use the incident to legislate, regulate and handcuff the citizens once again.  From THE HILL by Peter Schroeder: “Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.”  Also included in the bill is a provision for public official personal offense (POPO).  If you are caught chewing gum with your mouth open in the presence of an elected official, you will be ordered to report to a dentist to have between one and three teeth extracted, depending on how insulted the official claims to have been.

Let the idiots elect their peers or get out and vote in every election.  Any mistakes made last year can be corrected 2012.