On Saturday, a man named Jared Lee Loughner murdered six people, and wounded thirteen others, including Rep Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who is in critical condition (as of this writing) with a bullet to her brain.
These are the dead:
- Phyllis Scheck, 79
- Dorthy Murray, 76
- Dorwin Stoddard, 76
- John M. Roll, 63
- Gabriel Zimmerman, 30
- Christina Green, 9
Tell me something Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and Fox News et al: When is enough enough? When do you feel like you’ve “won?” How much blood must be shed, in the name of your twisted ideology? What is it going to take for you to SHUT UP?
Who will be the next Scott Roeder…Richard Popalowski…Jim Adkisson…Byron Williams…or Jared Lee Loughner? Who will be the next unbalanced crackpot, sitting next to his/her radio or television, soaking up the despicable noxious bloviations gushing from your loathsome mouths, and deciding that the best thing to do about your egregious hyperbole is to take a gun and blast people out of existence? Who!?
Don’t worry, no one expects any tearful retractions — as if such a thing is even possible — or heartfelt mea culpas. No no no no, we all know that there was no way you could have anticipated the effect your vomitous spewing would have on the odd unbalanced individual. Heavens no! Hearing Bill O’Reilly’s pompous pontificating over “Tiller the baby killer” or Glenn Beck’s paranoid ravings about the Tides Foundation or Sarah Palin’s thoughtless and provocative hit list with gun cross-hairs couldn’t possibly have any adverse effect, right?
Well, Sarah Palin is right about one thing. It IS time to take a stand — against the likes of her, O’Reilly, Beck, Limbaugh, and so many others whose main purpose in life is to foment hatred and violence, while making tons of money in the process of shredding the fabric of this country.
This stops now — a little girl named Christina Green will never see her 10th birthday, because of YOU.
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