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Sunday, January 9, 2011

AZ shooting

I wonder if this will slow down the rhetoric on both sides.


  1. You might feel tugged into it coincidentally by comments such as these on a Washington Post discussion - Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Tucson: Did it stem from state of political discourse?

    MrMeaner wrote:
    "The only thing in the middle of the road are dead skunks, and a yellow streak"

  2. Probably Mr. Meaner is NOT a centrist.

  3. Will this slow the rhetoric? I see the questions was asked on 1/9 and I think we already have the answer.

  4. These discussions (surrounding the shooting) are coming so fast and furious that comments are fragmented. I tried to discover what MrMeaner was replying to but gave up after a while.

    A post on large gun clips on Huffingtonpost has gone to 48 pages and 4000+ posted comments since original post at 6:47 last night ... and not all of the comments submitted are being posted. (Not a speculative observation since I tried to post last night and it never made it into the discussion.)