Tucson ...Notes via Twitter from Michael Moore
Sunday, January 9th, 2011
Here are Michael Moore's comments that he posted throughout the day yesterday on Twitter as the tragic events unfolded in Tucson. There is much that isn't known at this moment about the shooter, but one thing that is known is the climate of hate and violence that exists these days. And yesterday wasn't the first time Congresswoman Giffords was a target of this violence. Nor was she its only victim (please read the link about 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, a young girl who was born on 9/11 and died yesterday in a sad and tortured post-9/11 world).
Mike's postings include links that provide context and background that the mainstream media is dancing around and hoping to avoid. (If you'd like to get his updates and analysis of this and other events each day, sign up here.)
Our condolences go out to all the victims and their families.
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Dem Rep Giffords shot in head in Az. Sarah Palin had put CROSSHAIRS/ BULLSEYE on Giffords on her website! OUTRAGE! http://mmflint.me/fcHmJf
When Rep Giffords voted in favor of health care bill, her office in Tucson was attacked & vandalized. http://mmflint.me/hKYtR7
Palin "set gun sights on 20 Dems (including Giffords)." http://mmflint.me/fcHmJf Palin site now seems 2 b 2 taking down crosshairs map!
In 2009, another gun nut showed up where Rep Giffords was speaking (at another Safeway) & dropped his gun http://mmflint.me/gPnApk
Giffords opponent held June event 2 "Shoot a Fully Automatic M16" to "Get on Target" & "Remove Gabrielle Giffords" http://mmflint.me/hF1BN5
When Palin put crosshairs on a map w/ Rep. Giffords & 19 other Dem congressmen/women, she urged followers to "reload" & "aim" for Democrats.
RT @RichardKimNYC Giffords was impt brave ally in fight to defeat 2006 AZ anti-gay marriage initiative. i covered in brief http://tinyurl.com/285hk92
Past photo of alleged Tucson shooter (in background) http://yfrog.com/h5oq9gj
Stunning admission by Tucson sheriff: Arizona "a mecca" of hate & bigotry which unhinges the unbalanced http://mmflint.me/hOlRG8 Wow.
Thanks, Keith, 4 ur powerful Special Comment just now & 4 mentioning Glenn Beck's violent fantasies: http://mmflint.me/eTc1LC
Christina Green was the 9yr old killed. She was born on 9/11. Was on student council & only girl on baseball team. http://mmflint.me/dOs1oY
If a Detroit Muslim put a map on the web w/crosshairs on 20 pols, then 1 of them got shot, where would he b sitting right now? Just asking.