Yesterday's moment of silence was much appreciated and the dignity and composure of Barack Hussein Obama was much appreciated. Unlike his fellow Democrats, there was no hysterical rhetoric. He waited until the dust had settled before speaking up and when he did it was in calm, very non-confrontational tones. I have several friends with 9-year-old granddaughters who aren't handling the death of an innocent 9-year old girl nearly as well. Bravo, Mr. President. You and your wife displayed class!
Nothing of the sort can be imputed to Paul Krugman, the New York Times and the Pima County Sheriff (among others) who have been politicizing these woeful and heart wrenching events. Your imputations of some sort of political motive on the part of the delusional paranoid schizophrenic who committed these acts is despicable. Shame on all of you for inserting politics into a tragic event.
We must continue to pray for the families who have lost loved ones and for Cong. Giffords who is displaying remarkable grit and courage in her fight for life. Surely if we all storm heaven, a good outcome is more likely. By all accounts she is a wonderful and worthwhile human being.
Finally, a word to Fred Phelps and his deeply demented followers - STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THE FUNERALS - especially the funeral of the little Christine. The loss of a child is heartbreaking enough and painful enough to endure without you sticking your hatefilled and moronic oar in!
UPDATE: The living proof of how intellect can devolve over generations, this from former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (based on his prejudices, not facts):
His father wasn't a rocket scientist by any means but he was probably smart enough not to say something that stupid! Was Kennedy watching the news or did the little space aliens in HIS head beam in this information based on prejudice instead of facts?
Patrick Kennedy, who lost two uncles to assassins’ bullets, says there’s an obvious connection between the violent rhetoric of today’s politics and the massacre in Tucson.
“When Sarah Palin puts targets on people’s districts? Or you have 10,000 signs on the mall during the healthcare battle saying ‘Bury Obamacare with Kennedy’? When the vitriol and the rhetoric is so violent, we have to connect consequences to that.” said Kennedy, who left congress two weeks ago after serving eight terms representing Rhode Island.
UPDATE #2: Arizona has a law being fast-tracked. It is scheduled to take effect immediately after its signing by Gov. Jan Brewer who has promised to sign it immediately. The law would impose a band of neutrality around any funeral, interdicting the interference of protesters of any kind. In the meantime, a number of motorcycle clubs have intentions to provide a shoulder-to-shoulder shield between the families of the fallen and the Westboro maggots! Good for you folks!