Tuscon Shooting Links

Alleged Shooter in Gabrielle Giffords Attack Described by Classmate as “Left-Wing Pothead”
Wait a minute. I thought this was all Sarah Palin’s fault.

The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel
Those who purport to care about the tenor of political discourse don’t help civil debate when they seize on any pretext to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.

Bill to Ban Crosshairs
Representative Bob Brady of Pennsylvania told The Caucus he plans to introduce a bill that would ban symbols like that now-infamous campaign cross-hair map.

Military: Ariz. shooting suspect failed drug test
Sources claim that the shooter failed his drug test when he tried to join the military in 2008. Next thing you know, some Congressman is going to introduce a bill outlawing illegal drugs.

The shame and hypocrisy of the New York Times
Urged caution against “jumping to conclusions” about a Muslim with ties to Al Qeada who shot up a military installation but jumped right out an blamed the Tea Party for a guy who turns out to be an irrational druggie.

The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010
Madonna claimed she’d kick Palin’s ass? Put that fight on Pay Per View.

Vet tackled shooter
I guess it’s more newsworthy when the shooter is thought to be a veteran than one of the guys who ended the shooting is a veteran.