Jan 9, 2011
We are watching the latest press conference from University Medical Center about the condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The doctors say that she is in ICU and on a ventilator. The doctors while cautiously optimistic that she will recover, also describe the situation as precarious.
As for the other victims at UMC, all have been upgraded from critical and moved out of the ICU. Good news.
We awoke this morning to our street filled with police cruisers. The synagogue next door was apparently Rep. Giffords place of worship and they were having a prayer service for her. Before long, cars lined the curbs on our street for blocks. It was a media circus, with television trucks from Hooterville, Phoenix and L.A.
As you can imagine there has been a load of misinformation floated about. With 24 hour coverage, that is not unexpected.
The big mistaken report was that Ms. Giffords had died. Oops. Of course the fault there lies with our Sherrif's office who leaked that tidbit.
Then there was the speculation of an accomplice.
A man was seen entering the Safeway store with the killer. Luckily, he showed up today to answer police questions. The killer took a cab to the shooting and the guy on tape was the cabbie. They were going into the store to get change so the killer could pay his fare.
I think this is illustrative of the disturbances in the shooter's thinking. He left a cryptic farewell on an online site. Then, he took a $14 cab ride to the scene of his crime and since he only had a $20 to pay, he made the cabbie come into the store to get change. I guess he didn't want to over tip.
Most people might think. "crap I'm going to be dead anyway, so $14, $20 why does it matter.?" Crazy people...who knows what they are thinking?
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky