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(BBC)   Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords marks third anniversary of her shooting by going skydiving   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 133
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2014-01-09 09:13:52 AM

Valiente: Beerguy: Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords marks third anniversary of her shooting by going being strapped to someone going skydiving.

FTFY

So does she know when to pull the ring by the whistling from her head reaching a certain pitch?


Like one of those old teapots.
 
2014-01-09 09:15:32 AM
Good on here. I hope she's doing well in her recovery
 
2014-01-09 09:17:50 AM
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2014-01-09 09:21:27 AM

CleanAndPure: Obviously what was done to her was horrible... I'm glad she's recovered...

... but...

People promote weird people to herodom.

Getting shot makes you a hero? If you're a rich white woman of course... and then do rich people sports like jumping out planes makes you more a hero?


Glad she is better... but seriously... she's not a hero... just someone who was unfortunately shot.


Actually, I think that those who regard her as a hero do so because of her monumental efforts to recover, and the hardships she endured, while still striving to do something she believes to be socially useful
Such efforts are frequently, normally, and customarily described as "heroic", and the use of the term is both appropriate and correct in this istance.
Of course, while it doesn't really need saying - nobody thinks she is a hero for "getting shot".
 
2014-01-09 09:24:02 AM
I wonder if her doctor cleared her to do that, because changes in altitude and pressure can cause some complications for people who have survived brain injuries.
 
2014-01-09 09:34:39 AM

Kome: I wonder if her doctor cleared her to do that, because changes in altitude and pressure can cause some complications for people who have survived brain injuries.


I would figure, given her high profile, that the skydiving place wanted some kind of doctor's note or clearance before letting her go up.  Even if they don't normally ask (or make you sign a contract stating that you're good to go and accept all responsibility for it), they would not want to be associating with harming her in any way (outside of the normal risk of skydiving).
 
2014-01-09 09:36:31 AM
Have they executed that POS Loughner yet?
 
2014-01-09 09:38:13 AM

Joe Blowme: roddack: This is news worthy why?

Because guns are bad?


I knew Jack Kennedy.  Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.  You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy.

I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.  I am sorry she was hurt.  STFU already.  It was enough to go through the 8-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's shooting.
 
2014-01-09 09:38:56 AM
This thread:

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NTTAWWT
 
2014-01-09 09:39:47 AM
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2014-01-09 09:40:49 AM

MooseBayou: Joe Blowme: roddack: This is news worthy why?

Because guns are bad?

I knew Jack Kennedy.  Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.  You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy.

I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.  I am sorry she was hurt.  STFU already.  It was enough to go through the 8-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's shooting.


Sounds like you're sorry that she lived.
 
2014-01-09 09:45:32 AM
And apparently she was eating crackers the whole way down.
 
2014-01-09 09:47:52 AM

HotWingConspiracy: MooseBayou: Joe Blowme: roddack: This is news worthy why?

Because guns are bad?

I knew Jack Kennedy.  Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.  You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy.

I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.  I am sorry she was hurt.  STFU already.  It was enough to go through the 8-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's shooting.

Sounds like you're sorry that she lived.


He's upset that her balls are bigger than his.
 
2014-01-09 09:56:43 AM

MooseBayou: Joe Blowme: roddack: This is news worthy why?

Because guns are bad?

I knew Jack Kennedy.  Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.  You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy.

I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.  I am sorry she was hurt.  STFU already.  It was enough to go through the 8-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's shooting.


I hope she gets reported on as much as possible if for no other reason than to make your butthurt chronic.
 
2014-01-09 09:59:02 AM

whidbey: Radioactive Ass: Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane requires a "special" type of person. Oopsie should I not have gone there?

I want to see you criticize a Republican:

Go.


A "family values" Republican?

/nttawwt
 
2014-01-09 10:08:57 AM

MooseBayou: Joe Blowme: roddack: This is news worthy why?

Because guns are bad?

I knew Jack Kennedy.  Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.  You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy.


Huh. I would've taken you for more of a Joe McCarthy type guy.

I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.  I am sorry she was hurt.  STFU already.  It was enough to go through the 8-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's shooting.

"Liberal"? You really are a funny guy. Just not in the funny "ha ha" sense.
 
2014-01-09 10:20:05 AM

MooseBayou: I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.


I am so sorry that you were forced to click on the link and read the story about her skydiving. I am sorry that you are being compelled against your wishes to participate in a Fark thread discussion about Mrs. Giffords. I truly am. If only... if only there was a way the Internet worked such that you only arrived at websites that were better suited for your particular mental states, e.g. funny sites when you want a joke, news or reference sites when you want information, game sites when you want entertainment, etc. I know it is a lot to ask of the engineers and computer scientists these days, but I hope, for your sake, one day in the future the Internet will allow you -- nay, all of us -- to be able to be exposed to only things that we are interested in.
 
2014-01-09 10:44:17 AM

MooseBayou: Joe Blowme: roddack: This is news worthy why?

Because guns are bad?

I knew Jack Kennedy.  Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.  You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy.

I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.  I am sorry she was hurt.  STFU already.  It was enough to go through the 8-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's shooting.


Huh.

I thought drinking tea was supposed to calm you down.
 
2014-01-09 10:46:59 AM

MooseBayou: I am really tired of hearing about this back-bench liberal idiot of a woman.



Then crawl back into your hole.
 
2014-01-09 10:49:45 AM

jso2897: Valiente: Beerguy: Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords marks third anniversary of her shooting by going being strapped to someone going skydiving.

FTFY

So does she know when to pull the ring by the whistling from her head reaching a certain pitch?

Like one of those old teapots.


Well, she's already got the lid with a hole in it.
 
2014-01-09 11:39:05 AM
After I'm shot, I want to do the same thing on the third anniversary of the shooting.

Hell, just being alive on the third anniversary would be cool.
 
2014-01-09 11:46:56 AM
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Lest we forget how hot this woman still is.
 
2014-01-09 12:08:20 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Peki: Cool. Then she can be the woman that neither bullets nor gravity could kill.

Whoa, there.  We haven't seen what gravity has done to her tits yet.

We need...ahem.  pics.


If it's anything like what gravity and bullets did for eye droop, then no we don't need them.  No pics.  Nope.
 
2014-01-09 12:11:19 PM

Jairzinho: I would almost shoot myself to get strapped to that instructor she had.
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That wasn't her tandem instructor; they are both wearing tandem passenger harnesses.  From another photo, her instructor was a guy - I think I know the guy, but I haven't confirmed.
 
2014-01-09 12:28:00 PM

whidbey: Radioactive Ass: Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane requires a "special" type of person. Oopsie should I not have gone there?

I want to see you criticize a Republican:

Go.


Happily .. Nanny Bloomberg with a fork in his eye.

BTW - why is  this woman famous for being shot in the head but not any of these ...?

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-01-09 12:29:26 PM

Radioactive Ass: There's an old submarine saying.


The old submarine saying I remember the most was "Messenger of the watch, can you get me another cup of coffee? Thanks!"

// did a lot of midwatches on SSN 637
 
2014-01-09 12:30:15 PM

maddogdelta: Radioactive Ass: There's an old submarine saying.

The old submarine saying I remember the most was "Messenger of the watch, can you get me another cup of coffee? Thanks!"

// did a lot of midwatches on SSN 637 676

637 class, dammit..
 
2014-01-09 01:36:17 PM
Did she make a whistling noise all the way down?
 
2014-01-09 02:58:38 PM

Clemkadidlefark: whidbey: Radioactive Ass: Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane requires a "special" type of person. Oopsie should I not have gone there?

I want to see you criticize a Republican:

Go.

Happily .. Nanny Bloomberg with a fork in his eye.

BTW - why is  this woman famous for being shot in the head but not any of these ...?

[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 720x624]


God it's so cliche to rag on Sharpton and Jackson. You might as well be walking around with a t-shirt that says "Derp Kick Me," honestly. Not even going to address your topicality issues.
 
2014-01-09 09:33:14 PM
She went with a professional skydiver? You marry an astronaut, wouldn't you think he'd be the one to show you how free-fall is done?
 
2014-01-09 10:51:18 PM

Jairzinho: I would almost shoot myself to get strapped to that instructor she had.
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Savannah Guthrie is not an instructor.
She is another Tucsonan.
 
2014-01-10 02:06:59 AM
Good for her.

/She's got more balls than Speaker Boner.
 
Ab3
2014-01-10 06:31:29 AM
Hopefully Colman Francis was nowhere near the scene...
 
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