"He was a political radical" "He was left wing" "As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal" Loughner's leftwing high school friend Caitie Parker ("I went to high school, college, & was in a band with him")
We know Loughner was a political radical back in 2007, according to his high school friend, college friend, bandmate and fellow liberal Caitie Parker. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Jared Loughner targeted Giffords as far back as 2007.
There was no Tea Party in 2007, or Palin (who has officially replaced George Bush as the Left bogeyman), so what will the media spin? Nothing. Facts are irrelevant! Pump out the propaganda.
After the shooting, investigators searched a safe connected to the shooting suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, and found a letter apparently sent to him by Ms. Giffords's office thanking him for previously attending a similar "Congress on your corner" event in 2007.
Much remains unknown about what motivated Mr. Loughner, who is in custody. But the initial evidence, including the constituent letter, has led law enforcement officials to think that the suspect had been thinking about the congresswoman for years, according to people familiar with the case.
Investigators also found paper on which the suspect apparently wrote the word "assassination" and "I planned ahead." The meaning or significance of that writing isn't clear.
The suspect has been uncooperative with investigators, according to law enforcement officials. Charges are expected to be filed later Sunday.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller said the charges would include the attack on Ms. Giffords and Judge Roll and other victims, with later additional charges likely. Investigators seized computers during a search of the suspect's home, and Mr. Mueller said those were being examined.
Another thing. Check out Congresswoman Giffords' youtube channel here -- with links to her official site. On her youtube page the Congresswoman subscribes to two channels: the first one is that of her would-be assassin Jared Loughner, and the other is that of Rep. Ike Skelton -- here.
Was Loughner added after the shooting? If not, it is creepy and weird. Really weird.
AZ Rep Gifford Subscribed to Shooter's You Tube Channel Sun (Before It's News)
This story is going from tragic to weird. Go to this You Tube page. It appears to be Representative Gifford's genuine You Tube Channel page, as a general You Tube search for Channels with "gifford" turns up this page. On the bottom left are the channels she is subscribed to. The left most Channel appears to be that of the shooter when you click through.
Here's the screen grab of Congresswoman Gifford's page (the page was long, it's in two sections):
Here's the bottom of the page (it was too long to grab in a single shot). The left most subscription "Classitup10" appears to be a page with the name "Jared Lee Loughner" (Link here):
Here's the screen grab of Loughner's page, linked to from Rep. Gifford's site:
UPDATE: It seems I was right, it was added after. WND has this cache:
A cached version of the Giffords website, dated Dec. 26, shows there was no link to the suspect's channel on that date, giving rise to speculation that the site was changed after that point, or possibly even hacked. The cached version, again shown in two parts:
And the second half: