Senseless Slaughter In Tucson

Posted January 8th, 2011 by Iron Mike

I was in Chelmsford this afternoon to ‘chat’ with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, when we noticed a sudden increase in police presence.  Soon we learned why;  Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords from my old Southern Arizona district had been ambushed outside a north Tucson Safeway Store and shot in the head.  Early reports were of a dozen victims, including at least five dead.

As I type this there are reports a 22 year old gunman, Jared Lee Laughner [Loughner?] , an Afghanistan veteran [No, a wannabe soldier], is in custody.  DAMN HIM TO HELL!  Thank God Arizona has the death penalty!

For years there have been dark mutterings that the federal government has gone too far to the left, culminating with the election of Barack Obama and the 111th Congress – the Pelosi Congress.  The mutterings were that if we couldn’t fix it with ballots, our only choice would be bullets.

So as I post this entry [it will be updated] my fear is that the gunman will be identified with either a Republican or a TEA Party group.  If that proves to be the case, we will all be painted with his bloody brush.  Here is a piece of Loughner’s mayspace page:

It strikes me initially that as the liberal Democrat from Arizona’s 8th District, Giffords was an obvious target for a demented right-wing nut.  She has been openly pro-illegal immigrant and pro-Obama, even if she recently voted against Pelosi as minority leader.  The very Southeast corner of Arizona is an emotional boiling pot.

Pray for Giffords, and all of Loughner’s victims.  

BUT, do not let the left-wingers use this homicide as an excuse to further restrict gun ownership. 

Massachusetts liberals might ask, “Gee, what if this had happened in Somerville?  Would we want the death penalty handy?”  Or would Loughner get 19 fake ‘life’ sentences in Cambridge District Court, and be out in 23 years?

   /s/  Iron Mike
   Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!

UPDATE:  1 AM Sunday,  Folks, this entry is receiving a lot of hits, and we’re grateful.  We hope you’ll take time to click on a few more entries.

It is interesting to note how many hits are coming from internet searches on Laughner + tea party and Laughner + Republican.  This tells me there are a lot of folks out there wanting this to be the act of a right-wing nut connected to Republicans and/or the TEA Parties.  Jane #onda has already blamed it on Sarah Palin. 

But so far – from what little we know – he seems more like a LEFT-wing momma’s basement type. Wanna bet he never had a girlfriend?

UPDATE: 1 PM Sunday:  Name confusion  Laughner / Loughner

One Response to “Senseless Slaughter In Tucson”

  1. Ben

    Jane Fonda shold be in Gitmo