Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Gabby Giffords is in Alaska.

Courtesy of ADN:

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, are heading to Anchorage to meet with gun owners and put pressure on Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski to support expanded background checks for gun buyers. 

Giffords is the Arizona Democrat who survived an assassination attempt at a 2011 meet-and-greet in Tucson. Earlier this year, in response to the December school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., she and Kelly founded a gun violence prevention group called Americans for Responsible Solutions. They are calling this summer's trek the "Rights and Responsibilities" tour. 

The two are flying into key states whose senators voted against expanding background checks. 

Begich is one of four Democrats who broke party ranks and voted against a watered-down bill in April, drawing proponents' ire. He has said the expanded background checks don't make sense for Alaska, especially in rural areas where gun sellers may not have access to high-speed Internet. 

"Senator Begich and Senator Murkowski are independent leaders who put aside special interests to advocate for Alaska," Kelly said in a written statement. "They have the same opportunity when it comes to promoting responsible gun ownership. By supporting responsible policies like background checks, they can forge a middle path that makes their communities safer and protects the rights and traditions that are important to Alaskans." 

Giffords and Kelly were scheduled to arrive in Anchorage Monday evening. They are visiting a shooting range and holding a roundtable with a small group of gun owners on Tuesday morning. They plan to talk with news reporters mid-day. 

 Gee I wonder if a certain big mouth 2nd Amendment blowhard will show up to apologize?

Yeah, somehow I doubt it as well.

25 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:09 AM

    I wish you could meet her, Gryph. One of her most ardent supporters!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I want to but my job is making that tricky today.

      Delete
  2. Anonymous10:20 AM

    She won't show up to apologize, but I bet she shows up on Fox Business and rants about her 2nd amendments freedon lovin' Constitution readin' Alaskans and their frontier lives and huntin' and oil companies Bengahzi IRS and whatnot and libruls showing up in her state trying to influence legislators. Imagine!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No the fuck way is Baldy going to show her cowardly ass in Anchorage!! That crazy bitch thinks SHE's THE VICTIM...not Gabby!

      If anything when she heard about it and trust the crazy ho knows that Gabby and husband are speaking...she probably high tailed it out of the state!

      Baldy is a CHICKENSHIT...yellow belly COWARD...just like the teeny tiny bi-colored baby penis having Toad!

      They are a couple of punk asses who skulk in the shadows hoping no one notices that they are trying to get out of dodge!

      The stupid bitch!

      *GinaM spits on the ground in complete utter disgust*

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:30 PM

      Word!

      Delete
    3. Anita Winecooler8:18 PM

      +1

      Delete
    4. Way to go, Gina!!

      Delete
  3. Go on, Palin, I dare you.

    Do whatever viciously, stunningly, stupid stunt you have bouncing around in the windswept spaces of that empty, nasty head of yours.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      She'll not retreat! She'll not go with the flow and be a dead fish! She'll advance in a different direction with her snark, the viper.

      Delete
  4. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Go Gabby! It seems she is fighting for gun control just as hard as she fought for her life. What a great extraordinary couple they make. There is no better example of good vs evil.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Gryphon ,I don't know where to put this ,but you might find it interesting

    http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Sodomy/biggest_church_issue.htm

    " Beware of Immoral Minority "

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anita Winecooler8:22 PM

      This POS has been on the net for a long time, don't bother giving them clicks.
      Keep up the good work, Gryphen.

      Delete
  6. Anonymous10:46 AM

    We all know how Sarah treats distinguished visitors!

    Palin says she might try to sweeten up McGinniss with some "homemade blueberry pie tomorrow so he'll know how friendly Alaskans are."

    Only, Sarah painted over Gabby's district with a "Surveyor's Mark" instead of a poisoned pastry.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sarah-palin-new-neighbor-joe-mcginniss-writing-expose-article-1.180457#ixzz2XuoE4iDk

    ReplyDelete
  7. Anonymous10:50 AM

    I'll bet Gabby's a better shot with her less dominant hand (she can't shoot with her right hand anymore) than Sarah is for her fully loaded, scoped and hand-held set-up any day.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/02/gabrielle-giffords-goes-shooting-before-advocacy-tour/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous10:50 AM

    I'll bet Gabby regularly goes to church also too there, at any of 'em, all of 'em put in front of her over the years.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gabby is Jewish, so make that Temple.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous6:59 PM

      Well then, Sarah would still want to one up her and go to Synagogue with her big honkin Star of David pendant.

      Delete
  9. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Sarah Palin is terrified by strong women like Gabby Giffords and Wendy Davis. Palin must shrink when she thinks of authentic females that are truly politicians and not branded fakes like her.

    Can Palin even speak their names? I don't recall where she said the name of either woman.

    Palin did mention a Starbuck's cup with a Madeleine Albright quote... Mrs. Word Salad gets everything wrong
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP2VFwYiloc
    Albright did not say "support" she said "help". And she helped Sarah to know what she meant if you care about women help them by voting Obama/Biden. Did Palin rectify her mistake? Never.

    ReplyDelete
  10. hedgewytch11:52 AM

    Mrs. Giffords is just spitting in the wind up here. Neither Murkowski or Begich are going to give her a second's thought. The only constituents they will heed are the ones putting large dollar amounts into their campaigns.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anita Winecooler8:27 PM

      True, but it speaks volumes to Gabby's character and commitment. A weaker person would have thrown her arms in the air and not bothered even trying while having a pity party. (I can think of one from Wasilla off the top of my head)

      Not Gabby.

      Delete
  11. Anonymous12:03 PM

    A website launched by a top Democratic donor aimed at blunting the National Rifle Association is beginning to take shape, with one feature launched Monday highlighting the pro-gun lobby's diminished influence in last year's elections.

    StopTheNRA.com, launched last month by venture capitalist Kenneth Lerer, has commissioned a report from political analysts Doug Schoen and James Farwell. Their findings will be released throughout the course of the summer, concluding with the full publication in September.

    The first release details the dismal showing of 2012 U.S. Senate candidates with strong grades from the NRA. In the 26 Senate races wherein the NRA rated the candidates, the research showed, the 20 candidates with lower ratings than their opponents won.


    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/study-shows-nras-handpicked-senate-candidates-fared-poorly

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Gee whiz! Don't you think that headline deserves an exclamation mark instead of a dull period?

    I bet the Tundra Turd won't be leaving her house for a day or two.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Anonymous12:47 PM

    The crazies over at C4P so the most vile things about Gabby and Mark. It is really just disgusting some of their comments after the tragedy that Gabby and Mark have gone through and are still going through.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Todd Rokita, Indiana Republican, Confronted By High School Student Over Gun Stance (VIDEO)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/02/todd-rokita-guns_n_3535722.html

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anita Winecooler8:53 PM

    I have nothing but the utmost respect for Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. I'm sure we've all been through some rough patches and road bumps in life and the courage and grace Gabby has shown from the beginning and the support, encouragement and love Mark has given her have been exemplary and should inspire us all. This trip may not be fruitful, but at least they're not backing down, playing the victim and whining.
    They're doing this for our kids, for us and for the world.

    ReplyDelete

Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.