Update @ 7:45pm EST –
According to Business Insider, a woman claiming to have been a classmate of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords‘ alleged shooter Jared Loughner says he has run into the Congresswoman once before and that he’s “left wing” and “quite liberal.” That comes as some on the left are trying to paint Loughner as one who succumbed to angry, Tea Party rhetoric.
Business Insider says Loughner’s classmate made the revelations about his political persuasions via her Twitter account:
Read the full story at The Blaze
Now, during the afternoon as the story was developing, I made a few screen grabs into jpeg images.
Several of my screen grabs turned out to be fakes. There were 2 Facebook profiles but once I had made the screen captures, they were being updated and changed. At this point, I realized they were run by someone other than Jared Lee Loughner.
And here is Sarah Palin’s statement from from Facebook:
On the tragedy in Arizona by Sarah Palin on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3:02pm
My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona.
On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.
– Sarah Palin
Lastly for the 7:45 update, is Jared’s ONLY Favorite on youtube and a single comment I copied roughly a hour ago:
“Jared Lee Loughner was a registered democrat. His friends have quoted him over the years as a liberal guy. bjjranger 42 seconds ago”
Please continue to keep Congresswoman Giffords in your prayers along with the other victims of this Liberal Leftist violence.
—End of Updates—
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, the Arizona media is reporting. Numerous national news outlets have reported she has died.
The gunman is in custody.
This is a breaking news story. Please pray for her family and the other staffers that were also injured in the rampage.
I just heard that she is in surgery and in critical condition. 2:55 pm EST
Silence’s comments on the event
Already the blog-sphere is blaming folks like myself. Tea Partiers and Constitutionalists. Let me go on record right now and state that I believe, that the gunman is a liberal trying to make the Tea Party look bad or just someone who is mentally ill. Of course, being in Arizona, a 3rd option is it could even be someone connected to the Mexican Drug Cartels. Time will tell.
In the mean time, like I stated earlier, please pray for these victims of a useless crime.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Eighth Day of January in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.