08 January 2011

What happens when you preach hate? (re-updated)

People get hurt. It's very little surprise to me that Congressthing Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot today. A moderate Democrat who'd been the target of vandalism before, a proponent of the healthcare reforms, was a perfect target for the crazy sonsofbitches.

They've been calling for violence for some time. "Just jokes" didn't work for "Won't anyone rid me of this pesky priest" and it shouldn't work now. You incite hatred, you incite violence, you exercise your right to free speech irresponsibly, and You. Are. To. Blame.

"If we don't get what we want at the ballot box, we can always turn to our 2nd Amendment remedies."
--Sharron Angle

update: They caught him. A young white guy, Jared Loughner, with a major paranoid streak.

re-update: Added pic. WOW. h/t http://www.blogforarizona.com/blog/2010/06/jesse-kelly-event-is-this-wording-intentional.html