Giffords’ Staff Keeps Moving Forward

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This report was aired on the PBS News Hour last night.

AIR DATE: Jan. 14, 2011

Giffords’ Staff Keeps Office Open While Coping With Shooting’s Aftermath


Members of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ staff have kept her office open, even as the Congresswoman fights to recover from a gunman’s attack. Tom Bearden reports from Tucson. Transcript

A couple of cuts from the shows transcript:

TOM BEARDEN: This is not the first time Gardner has been at the scene of a mass killing. He was in the crowd at Kent State University in 1970 when National Guardsmen killed four students. Gardner says he’s discouraged by the fact that these acts of violence have been repeated so often.

And while those who incite kept trying to justify their statements and lay blame away from them and each other, not worrying how many times they condemned others for any of a wide variety of issues that pop into those tiny brain cells, this is what Mr Gardner has to say.

RANDY GARDNER: And I kind of resigned myself to hopelessness after the Virginia Tech thing, that, you know, 32 kids lose their lives at such a young age, and, about three weeks later, we wash our hands and we just go on.

I think we need to address that in America. I think we need to have a real talk, and a serious one, about our culture, why it is so violent, and what we can do to improve it.

AMEN, Mr Gardner, AMEN!!

And a week later far across this planet we get this breaking news:

3 U.S. troops killed in Iraq

January 15, 2011 – Three U.S. troops were killed Saturday in Iraq, including two who may have been slain by Iraqi soldiers in the northern city of Mosul.

Two Iraqi soldiers opened fire on U.S. military trainers at al-Ghazlani Camp and shot three troops, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

The two alleged shooters were detained, the official said.

When asked about the incident, the U.S. military would only make reference to a press release it issued that said two U.S. service members were killed and another was wounded while conducting operations in northern Iraq.

The U.S. military said it will try to provide more information about the casualties later. {continued}

That news comes in with a yawn, if even that, from most of the Country!

And with the asinine rhetoric of the past week since the Tucson shootings, but this related to the past decade, we get this from one of the infamous ‘chickenhawks’, and ‘little rambo’ guests, that are allowed on our airways:

Fearing High Gas Prices, Sean Hannity Proposes Re-Invading Iraq and Kuwait To ‘Take All Their Oil’

HANNITY: There’s two things I said. I say why isn’t Iraq paying us back with oil, and paying every American family and their soldiers that lost loved ones or have injured soldiers – and why didn’t they pay for their own liberation? For the Kuwait oil minister – how short his memory is. You know, we have every right to go in there and frankly take all their oil and make them pay for the liberation, as these sheiks, etcetera etcetera, you know were living in hotels in London and New York, as Trump pointed out, and now they’re gouging us and saying ‘oh of course we can withstand [these prices].'” {Think Progress has the rest along with a video cut}

A day after burying the youngest victim, as most missed the responsible adult, that we’re all supposed to be, statements from the Presidents speech, the judge who was killed was buried. I asked and answered the following as to one of the articles that came up.

And this says what about this Country and Society,

Security was tight Friday morning as the hearse entered the church

parking lot and U.S. marshals checked the IDs of everyone entering the

lot. Four big coach buses brought dozens of judges who knew Roll over

the years.

One Hell Of Allot!!

Security tight at funeral for slain Arizona judge

14 January 2011 – One day after mourning a bubbly 9-year-old slain during the attempted assassination of a congresswoman, residents and fellow jurists gathered Friday at the same Tucson church to remember a federal judge. {continued}

What we say and do and what’s done in Our Names to others are the lessons we’re teaching to the young, especially the very young, for while apparently everyone thinks they’re not paying attention, we are their teachers of how to act and interact in this world they entered!!