Shooting spurs an avalanche of 'whys'

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During a prayer service for wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at her synagogue in Tucson, Ariz., the rabbi's daughter cried, "Why? Why? Why?"

Is it because an unbalanced 22-year-old was allowed to buy a clip with 32 bullets for his pistol? Why is this legal in Arizona?

Is it because Rep. Giffords was in favor of the president's health-care bill, and her opponents showed their venom by shooting the glass door in her home office, licensing others to shoot?

Is it because Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin targeted Giffords in her gunsight map of Democrats who were up for midterm re-election, cluing others to what their duty is?

Is it because Nevada senatorial candidate Sharron Angle called for the use of the Second Amendment -- the right to bear arms -- against those who pass laws with which Tea Partiers don't agree?

Is it because folks attending some of the president's speeches march around with guns at their hips, clearly visible and influencing others to use firearms at political rallies?

Is it because Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck use militant rhetoric against the president and the Democrats, promoting an environment to destroy some public officials or this country will go to hell?

Is it because Arizona is considering a bill to allow students and faculty to carry guns in colleges, promoting the concept that guns solve not only academic problems but other problems as well?

Finally, I would answer the rabbi's daughter that, unfortunately, some "patriots" like it just as it is, and even more unfortunate is that if attitudes don't change, more "whys" are yet to come.

Lowell Greenbaum

Augusta

(The writer is chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party.)

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Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 01/13/11 - 07:57 am
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There's very a little to this

There's very a little to this letter besides a slew of questions aimed at raising suspicions. A slew of questions asking if the shooter was influenced by Rachel Maddow and others of the left would have the same effect: they would raise suspicions without being libelous.

What a waste of time this letter is!

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 01/13/11 - 09:52 am
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Mr Greenbaum, the morning

Mr Greenbaum, the morning after our president made the best speech of his life asking for unity the AC publishes your hateful letter. I suppose they published it so that their readers can see first hand the kind of mindset that you have. The only thing that you wrote that bears any truth is the question as to how this mentally troubled man was able to buy a gun. To think that you are the chairman of the local democratic party is unbelievable. You, sir, should be ashamed.

etlinks
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etlinks 01/13/11 - 08:51 am
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Greenbaum,you should be

Greenbaum,you should be ashamed.

jessica127
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jessica127 01/13/11 - 09:07 am
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Poor...poor man. I feel so

Poor...poor man. I feel so sorry for this individual!

soldout
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soldout 01/13/11 - 09:25 am
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my coment to his questions is

my coment to his questions is .......NO ; next question.

dani
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dani 01/13/11 - 09:46 am
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Someone please give Mr

Someone please give Mr Greenbaum a handkerchief...

Aiken Pyles
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Aiken Pyles 01/13/11 - 09:56 am
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Only a drunk could gin up

Only a drunk could gin up such a boullebaise of unfounded paranoia. Sober up, dude!

Chillen
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Chillen 01/13/11 - 09:56 am
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This letter hardly even

This letter hardly even deserves comment is is so asenine. But, you know me, I'll think of something.

1. The left falsly believes that if you say something enough times people will begin to believe it.

2. Mr. Greenbaum has clearly laid out for us all to see exactly how petty and immature the left really is. Blame. Lie. Distort. When you don't have the facts on your side, it's really all you can do.

3. Excellent "work", couldn't have done it better myself. Now the true colors of the radical left are out in the open for all independents and moderate democrats to see. And they won't like it one bit.

Thanks for helping to shore up a few hundred more votes for the right in 2012!!

bettyboop
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bettyboop 01/13/11 - 09:59 am
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lowell you are a

lowell you are a hoot!!!....You really just walked right into this on!

dani
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dani 01/13/11 - 10:11 am
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The Chicago Sun Times loves

The Chicago Sun Times loves to reprint letters of this kind. Maybe they will pick up on this one. Spread the love, you know.

follower
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follower 01/13/11 - 10:53 am
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Perhaps conservatives should

Perhaps conservatives should boycott comments on any Greenbaum LTE. If there is no activity, they will not print his tripe every 30 days.

Even though he always makes the hair on my neck stand up, I will not comment on any letter by him in the future.

Pastor Dan White
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Pastor Dan White 01/13/11 - 01:10 pm
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Dr. Greenbaum - Here are a

Dr. Greenbaum - Here are a few more "Is it because?" for you.

Is it because Jared Loughner dropped out of school in 2006 after developing alcohol poisoning?

Is it because he was arrested in October 2007 for the possession of drug paraphernalia and because he smoked pot?

Or, is it because he was rejected by the Army in December 2008?

Consider too that it might be because he had multiple run-ins with campus police at Pima Community College last year for causing disruptions in classrooms and the library resulting in the college kicking him out of their school and banning him from the campus.

Perhaps it is because one of his favorite books that he listed on his MySpace account is Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, who hated and murdered millions of Jews. Congresswoman Giffords is a Jew. Loughner shot a Jew. Hitler would approve. Loughner's other favorite book is "The Communist Manifesto."

Is it because he was heavy into heavy metal "music" and that his favorite song was Bodies, released in 2001 by the Texan heavy metal band Drowning Pool? The song repeats the phrases "let the bodies hit the floor" and "something's got to give."

Or, maybe it is because he had an occult shrine hidden within a camouflage tent behind his house with a skull sitting atop a pot filled with shriveled oranges and a row of ceremonial candles and a bag of potting soil nearby which experts said are the elements featured in the ceremonies of a number of occult groups and that he worshipped the devil. For pictures of the shrine click this link: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/01/10/2011-01-10_chilling_...

southernguy08
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southernguy08 01/13/11 - 11:56 am
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Lowell Greenbaum shows that
Unpublished

Lowell Greenbaum shows that he subscribes to former White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel's "Never let a good crisis go to waste." mentality. Lowell Greenbaum is the Republican Party's best friend, and another reason the Dems will lose more in 2012. Hope that doesn't offend anyone.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 01/13/11 - 12:07 pm
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Lowell, I hope you get the

Lowell, I hope you get the message. No one is interested in your bias.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/13/11 - 12:21 pm
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"Is it because Mama Grizzly

"Is it because Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin targeted Giffords in her gunsight map"

Notice how Greenbaum fails to mention the 2004 Democrat Party map which is exactly like Palin's map except uses bulleyes (targets) and even uses the word "Targeting". You're hypocrisy shows through every time you open your mouth Lowell Greenbaum. Besides, there is an argument to be made that Palin used the proper USGS symbol for identifying points on a map which is the crosshairs of a surveryors instrument. Yeh, I know it's a stretch but no more of a stretch than Left Wing Lowell's.

"Is it because an unbalanced 22-year-old was allowed to buy a clip with 32 bullets"

Which is your point here Lowell. Is it the "unbalanced" or the "clip with 32 bullets"? I suspect YOUR point is the clip. The real question here is that why do we have a system that makes it virtually impossible to identify and forcibly treat the "unbalanced". Our progressive laws have made it almost impossible for law enforcement to officially identify and document "unbalanced" people. Had this person, or any other, been identified and documented in the NICS database he would not have been allowed to buy the handgun in the first place. No handgun, no need for a 32 round magazine.

"Is it because Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck use militant rhetoric against the president and the Democrats, promoting an environment to destroy some public officials"

Oh horse pucky Lowell. They have never promoted an environment to "destroy public officials". They have a promoted an environment to vote them out of office and they were fairly effective....which is what you are PO'd about. If had went the other way you would be praising Democrat bullseye charts and left wing media mouthpieces.

"Finally, I would answer the rabbi's daughter that, unfortunately, some "patriots" like it just as it is"

You probably would lie to the rabbi's daughter and try to mislead her into believing this incident had something to do with patriots and conservatives. I don't suppose you would mention to her that Loughner was a follower of Mein Kampf and Giffords was Jewish and that kind of hate has nothing to do with patriotism. That is because you are one of the worst kind of political opportunist who are using this incident to attempt to sway public opinion for partisan political purposes when there was NO CONNECTION AT ALL to patriotism, conservatives, or party politics. Shame on you Lowell Greenbaum.

I could go on with you point by point but you are not worth the effort, not even for a hack like me. The only good thing about your continuously repeated drivel is that anyone who wastes their time reading your drivel will probably also waste their time reading mine.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 01/13/11 - 01:07 pm
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dichotomy, great post. I read

dichotomy, great post. I read every word of it. I don't think anything else needs to be said.

Jane18
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Jane18 01/13/11 - 02:45 pm
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I'm sorry folks, this man has

I'm sorry folks, this man has no shame. He is blind and deaf to truth.

NewHere
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NewHere 01/13/11 - 03:44 pm
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So much hate.

So much hate.

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 01/13/11 - 04:14 pm
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Agree with all posts. No

Agree with all posts. No comment need be made other than,to remind the esteemed Mr.G, It's the blood of "patriots" whom he seems to loathe,that protect his right to spout such drivel.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 01/13/11 - 04:31 pm
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DICHOT, great post at 11:21.
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DICHOT, great post at 11:21. Greenbaum thinks he's sticking his finger in the GOP's eye. He's really just giving his party "the finger" with the undecided. Yup, 2012 will bring more "change," but it won't be what Greenbaum and the Dems are hoping for.

dani
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dani 01/13/11 - 05:11 pm
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The writer of the speech

The writer of the speech Obama gave in Tucson speechwriter was Cody Keenan from Chicago's north suburbs.
I say a job well done. A little long, a bit too celebratory, but a much needed clarification of the "whys" of the shootings.

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 01/13/11 - 07:13 pm
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Paster Dan White says it all.

Paster Dan White says it all. This LTE is shameful. The dems need to rid theirselves of this nemesis.

chascush
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chascush 01/13/11 - 08:55 pm
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Ole Greenbaum is best thing

Ole Greenbaum is best thing the DUMocrats have in Augusta. HA, HA

Chillen
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Chillen 01/13/11 - 09:50 pm
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Looks to me like Greenbaum

Looks to me like Greenbaum didn't bother to follow the community organizer's advice - which said to stop blaming. He said the person responsible - the ONLY person responsible is the guy who pulled the trigger.

Pu239
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Pu239 01/13/11 - 10:44 pm
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Is it because folks attending
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Is it because folks attending some of the president's speeches march around with guns at their hips, clearly visible and influencing others to use firearms at political rallies?

Hey Lowell....ever hear of this? Arizona is an "open-carry" state, which means anyone legally allowed to have a firearm can carry it in public as long as it's visible. Only someone carrying a concealed weapon is required to have a permit.

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 01/14/11 - 09:04 am
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Great Post, Pastor White,

Great Post, Pastor White, shamefully, no one wants to agree with those ideas, instead, they are just going after each other......

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/14/11 - 04:05 pm
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Oh, well. It's still a

Oh, well. It's still a stupid, insulting letter, yet another one, from someone who really doesn't seem to have a clue about the majority of Americans, who do in fact want to be governed according to the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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