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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 05:36 PM
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Congress to wear ribbons at State of Union to honor Arizona victims
Edited on Tue Jan-25-11 05:47 PM by RamboLiberal
Source: KOLD.com

Members of Congress have been asked to wear black and white ribbons at the State of the Union address Tuesday in honor of the victims from the Arizona shooting, including Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

In a letter, Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, encouraged members to wear the ribbons, which they said will be distributed by House pages to each Congressional office ahead of the address.

"It would be fitting that Members, Administration officials and others, wear these ribbons tonight as a symbol of solidarity with the community and the nation," the letter said. "The white ribbon represents hope for a peaceful, nonviolent society. The black ribbon is in remembrance of all who have died and been wounded as a result of violence."



Read more: http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=13907395



Arizona lawmakers to leave empty seat for Giffords

Arizona's congressional delegation is leaving an empty seat on the House floor tonight for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Democrat gravely injured this month during the massacre in Tucson.

http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=13903340

Christina Green's family to attend State of the Union

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The White House issued a statement Monday announcing that the family of Christina Taylor Green, 9, who was killed in the Jan. 8 mass shooting here, will sit with the First Lady as President Obama addresses the nation Tuesday night.

University Medical Center Trauma Chief Dr. Peter Rhee and and Daniel Hernandez, an intern in Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' office, were also invited to sit with the First Lady.

Here is what the White House said about the Greens:

"John and Roxanna are the parents of eleven-year-old Dallas and the late Christina Taylor, the nine-year-old girl killed when a gunman opened fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson earlier this month.

"At just nine-years-old, Christina Taylor already had big plans to one day serve her country. Christina Taylor was born on 9/11 and had used her birth date as a source of inspiration during her short life.

http://www.kgun9.com/Global/story.asp?S=13900865
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 05:55 PM
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1. Congress is great at symbolism such as ribbons and flag pins
and Patriot Acts while they sell out the USA people on trade pacts.

Obviously the tragedy at Tucson needs remembered, but so do the many small towns and big cities and millions of Americans who lost factories and jobs due DIRECTLY to decisions made by Congress and by Presidents (of both Parties) that made Americans disposable and international corporations and bankers rich.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 06:52 PM
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2. How...nice. Now how about a little gun control?
Christ I'm sick of those ribbons that substitute for actually doing something. Hope they don't prick themselves making that huuuuuge sacrifice.
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bossy22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 07:28 PM
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3. its as easy
just you both hands
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 08:21 PM
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4. LOL - and how many of them are gun nuts?
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-11 09:30 PM
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5. Does the GOP have any "Purple Heart" band-aids left over?
They could wear those!
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