08 January 2011

Sad day in the news

It's been an awful day in the news with the attempted assassination of U.S. Representive, Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona. Giffords was one of several people shot at a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, AZ where she was meeting publicly with constituents. Six people have died including a federal judge and a 9-year-old, but Rep. Giffords survived the surgery. A bullet pierced her brain. Federal and Arizona law enforcement sources identified the suspect as Jared Lee Loughner, 22. Sarah Palin's website target map, which included the representative's name and location, was quickly pulled. The Internet is abuzz with this angle, and I'm in agreement that out-of-control hate speech is party to nut-case behaviors like this. People have been hurt and Palin is as culpable as anyone else promoting dissent and violence. I can only hope it's ended any of her unrealistic political aspirations. It was a hell of a price to pay for some return to public sanity, if that turns out to be the result. She's a self-serving narcissist. I guess that's redundant.

More about the blog book tour tomorrow. I'm giving up for the night. Have a serious case of writers block, and that's saying something. I never have writers block.

Temps: 47/16 Winter Storm Watch
Started: Nothing
Finished: Hanging new drapes
Word count: 0 on real work

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