RURAL REFLECTIONS Something to say
I often write about rural life, farm projects and the joy of life.
Today I want to use the perspective I've built from the life I've
lived to comment on topics that are far distant from the farm. Yeah... Posted on 1/14/11 at 6:10 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Extra Crazy
Jared Lee Loughner, who murdered six people and wounded 19 more over the weekend in his attempt to murder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords this weekend, was, I think, very, very crazy.
That's not a technical ... Posted on 1/10/11 at 3:00 PM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Tone Back The Rhetoric
The rhetoric in this nation is getting out of hand. It is being directed right at the people who are the most at risk to be taken in by its seductive charm. They are the weak minded who are unable to ... Posted on 1/9/11 at 5:00 PM
A federal judge ruled today that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will spend four more months at a federal prison facility where officials are forcibly medicating him. Mental health experts have determined that Jared Lee Loughner, 23, suffers from schizophrenia and are trying to make him fit to stand trial.
In a House occasionally known for untoward exits, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stood among cheering, crying colleagues to say goodbye today, over a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.
Outgoing Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords spent her last hours as Tucson's U.S. representative finishing the meeting she started on the morning she was shot and bidding farewell to constituents who have supported her through her recovery. But it may not be the end. The woman whose improbable recovery has captivated the nation promised, "I will return."
As part of a bittersweet day, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona finished the meeting she had started on the morning of Jan. 8, 2011, by spending time at her office with others who had been at the scene of the rampage that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Giffords.
VIDEO: Bottom of article Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country.
VIDEO: Bottom of article U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, her words ringing out across a cold Tucson night in a rare public appearance Sunday evening at a candlelight vigil one year after surviving a deadly shooting.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' future will depend on a recovery that has progressed in remarkable fashion over the past year as she is now able to walk and talk. She faces a May deadline to get on the November ballot, meaning she has a few months to decide her next step.
The death of bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 terror attacks, received 128 first-place votes out of 247 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The Japan disaster was next, with 60 first-place votes. Placing third were the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East, while the European Union's financial turmoil was No. 4.
VIDEO: Bottom of article U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrived in the dining hall at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at midday today wearing a ball cap and an apron with her nickname of "Gabby" sewn on the front. She was accompanied by her retired astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, who also donned an apron.
VIDEO: Bottom of article Smiling and cheerful, fussing with her interviewer's hair and nestled in the arms of her husband, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords displayed remarkable progress from the shocking images of her the day after she was shot in the forehead outside a Tucson supermarket.
VIDEO: Bottom of article In her first extended interview, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is praising her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, calling him "brave, brave, brave" as she kisses his bald head.
VIDEO: Giffords' first TV interview The memoir, titled "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope," describes Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' efforts over the past 10 months to relearn how to walk and talk, and her painful discovery that six people were killed in the Jan. 8 attack outside a Tucson grocery store.
Amanda Lee Myers and Michelle Price
, November 12, 2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, continuing her rehabilitation following a gunman's shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., is talking for the first time. Here's a preview of Diane Sawyer's exclusive interview with the congresswoman.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona vows to return to Congress in a new book that details months of intense therapy and her emotional battle to come to terms with what happened when a gunman opened fire in front of a Tucson grocery store.
Amanda Lee Myers and Michelle Price
, November 04, 2011
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