Port Townsend, Today. From Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' web site, this announcement:
U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS TO HOST FIRST “CONGRESS ON YOUR CORNER” OF THE YEAR ON SATURDAY IN TUCSON
U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords will host her first “Congress on Your Corner” of the year on Saturday, Jan. 8 at a supermarket in northwest Tucson.
“Congress on Your Corner” allows residents of Arizona’s 8th Congressional District to meet their congresswoman one-on-one and discuss with her any issue, concern or problem involving the federal government.
So she went to the rally at Safeway as scheduled and was shot through the head.
And six people, including Federal Judge John Roll and a nine year old girl, are dead. Another 13 injured.
Gabrielle's husband, Astronaut Mark Kelly, rushed to the hospital in Tuscon, from the Houston Space Center, to be at his wife's side.
Kelly is the designated Commander of STS-134, scheduled to launch in April. His twin brother Scott is currently on-board the International Space Station.
Doctor's have said Giffords' outlook is "optimistic" as she is in critical condition after undergoing surgery.
Was today's fatal shooting inevitable?
So I call upon you to ask yourself, "What role, if any, does Roger Ailes and his gaggle of misfits at Fox, along with radical radio talk show hosts, share in the guilt in what transpired today?"
Rather than encouraging constructive, intelligent debate, they vomit a constant steam of misinformation, bellicose discontent and disparaging rhetoric.
And what about Palin's Facebook page showing a U.S. map with 20 crosshairs representing districts for House Democrats who voted for the health care bill?
One of those crosshairs was in Arizona's 8th district, to which Giffords was just reelected!
In little more than a few months, we've gone from throwing a woman to the ground and stomping on her head, to an attempted assassination of a member of congress, and the murders of a Federal Judge and a nine year old girl with an interest in politics!
Tim Profitt, seen here stomping a young lady at a Rand Paul event in October, makes a court appearance on February 22, 2011.
Look at what we are capable of doing to each other, simply because we won't tolerate what each other thinks or says?
The shots that rang out today in front of a Safeway store in Tuscon Arizona were not only fired at Gabrielle and her neighbors. They were fired at all of us. They are our wake up call!
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. -Proverbs
Our prayers are with you and the remaining survivors, Gabrielle.