Farr recounts times joking with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, talks to Jennifer Mase, a client at the Monterey County Reporting Day Center on Monday. Read more
Jan Shriner

Pacific Grove, CA

#1 Jan 11, 2011
Thank you Congressman Farr!

The media can also be helpful in setting a tone. The current society challenges we face are stressful enough with the war, the economy, and the health care and education systems in crises.

We need more good news about how people are coming together to find solutions and we need less bad news and emotion stirred by those who have "predicted" some kind of chaos.

For examples, I just heard from a friend who attended the peace rally at Fort Benning in Georgia. I didn't see it in the news, I heard about it on the phone. Closer to home two groups met this past weekend; 1) 34 people of various agencies, non-profits, and a tribe to form a coalition for the health of the Pajaro River Watershed, 2) 28 runners and support volunteers to train for a 500 mile relay coming up in June to run in a traditional method to carry a message of peace, solidarity, and healing.

In all cases, veterans were among those seeking peaceful means. In all cases, men and women of all kinds of backgrounds met without weapons.

May we carry the spirit of the victims of the shooting. May we carry that spirit into more gatherings and actions of peace and find solutions for our disturbed and our damaged society in their memory, in their names. Do not let this go unanswered but let the response be an honoring and motivation for more non-violent healing.

Since: Sep 10

Asheville, NC

#2 Jan 11, 2011
Why is impossible for some people to grasp that some individuals are just plain nuts? There doesn't have to be a reason for these people to do crazy things, they just do them. Their minds are in a place few will ever understand. All the peace rallies, running events, and neighborhood watch programs, while useful at times, are not going to stop a crazy person who is determined to do whatever it is they want to do. All the gun control in the world isn't going to stop them from getting a gun if they want it. People need to realize that, in some cases, you just can't predict or stop these people.
I think what you are going to find in the end here, is that this guy in Arizona just "nutted up", and there was nothing anybody could do about it. All the speculation is just that, speculation, and no one will ever know the true reason for what he did.
gopher

Carmel, CA

#3 Jan 11, 2011
More legislation. That is Farr's answer to everything.
Tony

Seaside, CA

#4 Jan 11, 2011
The solutions to stop all violence so Farr.

1. Eliminate Talk Radio and Fox News.
2. Send Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck to concentration camps or threaten them with prison if they say anything that disagrees with Democrat Policy.
3. Outlaw ANY speech that makes ANY Democrat working for the Government feel uncomfortable.
4. Outlaw all guns, without Amending the Constitution.
5. Create an Internet ID and Papers that must be shown to Government Officials whenever demanded.
6. Make it a crime for anyone with a Conservative Republican ideology to question any Liberal Democrat or main Stream Media claim that a madman is a Conservative or right winger within minutes of the attack.
Tony

Seaside, CA

#5 Jan 11, 2011
7. Automatically tag any Topix post that points out the hypocrisy of the Democrats, Union Members or Liberals in general no less than 4 Peanuts, 6 Clueless and 6 Disagree icons.
8. Automatically tag any Topix post by a Democrat with 1 Agree, 1 Brilliant and 1 Helpful to save the time of the Democrat poster from having to tag themselves.
sparky500

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jan 11, 2011
Tony wrote:
7. Automatically tag any Topix post that points out the hypocrisy of the Democrats, Union Members or Liberals in general no less than 4 Peanuts, 6 Clueless and 6 Disagree icons.
8. Automatically tag any Topix post by a Democrat with 1 Agree, 1 Brilliant and 1 Helpful to save the time of the Democrat poster from having to tag themselves.
That's correct any peaceful dissenting views against the progressive agenda should not be tolerated it may turn to violence.
The only correct view is the main stream media.
Marcia

Marina, CA

#7 Jan 11, 2011
sparky500 wrote:
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That's correct any peaceful dissenting views against the progressive agenda should not be tolerated it may turn to violence.
The only correct view is the main stream media.
http://i.imgur.com/VDdjf.jpg
THE TRUTH

Rocklin, CA

#8 Jan 11, 2011
Yeah! Now he remembers her...
Tony

Salinas, CA

#9 Jan 11, 2011
Marcia wrote:
That will get you five Peanuts from me!
Farrcurious

Salinas, CA

#10 Jan 11, 2011
Am I reading this right? This congressman is calling the mentally ill individual a terrorist? By asking I am wondering if he is trying to link this disturbed person to the "home grown" types DHS has referred to, starting at the top, the former gov. of AZ now head of DHS and consistent faux pas creator? Big Sister?

Farr's home county of Monterey is overrun with street terrorists who are not mentally ill but criminally minded. The Mucky Duck shooting comes to mind but Farr chooses this event to walk down memory lane?

He didn't bother to mention the other victims and talk about how his thoughts are with them, the survivors and those that passed, including the 9 year old girl.

This is not a gun issue, this is a social issue. The congresswoman was pro-gun and spent many photo-ops while running with an assault weapon rifle in hand.

Life is filled with tragedy unfortunately the sweet is never as sweet without the sour.
Losing it

Salinas, CA

#11 Jan 11, 2011
'Farr's home county of Monterey is overrun with street terrorists"- agree, and he lets it stay that way..MR. BIG AG arse he be. And the mayor,city counsil is just as bad..
Tony

Salinas, CA

#12 Jan 11, 2011
Losing it wrote:
'Farr's home county of Monterey is overrun with street terrorists"- agree, and he lets it stay that way..MR. BIG AG arse he be. And the mayor,city counsil is just as bad..
It's easy to push for prayer vigils, group hugs and trying to understand what we can do to make the gang-bangers like us when you live in a gated community of mansions and you kids go to private school.

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