My hero for today: Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik:
"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous."
That's one righteously pissed off lawman, there.
It's pretty clear that the guy who shot Gabrielle Giffords was sick beyond measure, in ways well beyond politics (I got a look at the guy's YouTube stuff before they pulled it down--he's a rambling, delusional, incoherent paranoid, and if any of my usual commenters want to pretend I have a sense of humor about this, try me.). Dumbasses like Sarah Palin, who lied about her "sincere condolences" in the wake of her now-successful incitement to criminal acts against lawfully elected politicians, need to understand that being a public figure doesn't grant the right to hate speech, the right to incite criminally insane persons to violent acts that transcend decent peoples' ability to comprehend.
Fuck you, Sarah Palin, you ignorant piece of snowbilly trash, you fetid pile of diseased moose shit. Go to the fucking fiery Hell you deserve, and claim to believe in.