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Sarah Palin's Crosshairs Map Still on Facebook

1/10/2011 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Palin still has not removed the controversial target list map from her Facebook page -- the one that was posted back in March and features crosshairs all over a map ... and the name of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, among others.

Sarah Palin Crosshairs

Palin has been getting flack for the map in the wake of the Giffords shooting over the weekend. A Palin staffer defended the graphic, saying, "We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights ... It was simply crosshairs like you'd see on maps."

So we ask ...


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wwgumbyd    

What would be said if someone started selling T-shirts with Palin's picture on it and a target on it ?

1345 days ago
227.

Missie    

Here's a novel idea....... Why don't we blame the damn shooter.

1345 days ago
228.

landsurveyor    

would you guys please give this a break???? those are not crosshairs....they are surveyors symbols. read more here: http://ericcolburn.com/2011/01/10/surveyors-symbols-crosshairs-targets-bullseyes-sarah-palin

you guys need to get your facts strait

1345 days ago
229.

Whodis    

Landsurveyor, nice try but not gonna fly, those are crosshair gun sites. "Lock and reload". Crosshair gun sites placed on Giffords. The same Giffords whose place got shot out by the TP members who were hanging out in front of her building showing their guns as a means of intimidation. The same Giffords that Palin-endorsed Kelly that had an M-16 rally against.
Those were gun sit crosshairs, Landsurveyor, you fool no one.

1345 days ago
230.

jaxsonscout    

It was President Obama who said "they bring a knife, we bring a gun."

1345 days ago
231.

techmonkey    

c'mon man .. the word 'salvo' in her facebook post clearly shows she is insinuating guns / ammo .. Now she is pretending she is innocent. Confine Palin to parts of Alaska with no media access, i never want to see her again.

1345 days ago
232.

Whodis    

Just heard on tv that Loughner stated on his Myspace that he admired Sarah Palin and the TP.
Tivo'd it back and sure enough, that was what was said.
Toodles, Sarah and the TP, you're finished.

1345 days ago
233.

Bush Poverty    

Sarah Palin ALONE and only Sarah Palin, distributed a hit list with cross hairs targeting not only the districts these Democrats are in, but their names listed next to the map as well, including Gabrielle Gifford's name. Sarah Palin is the only one who did this and her alone. A U.S. map complete with cross hairs targeting the offices complete with the names of real live human beings including a woman on that hit list who has now been in fact targeted and SHOT for real. Sarah Palin is inciting and encouraging Domestic TERRORISM with her big ignorant mouth and her sick cross hairs imagery which she finally now has gotten the kind of results Gabrielle Giffords WARNED about when she saw that very same map during a recent interview. Palin is guilty of Domestic Terrorism and should be jailed and investigated immediately. If that map were distributed by an average Joe that person would now be in custody under serious questioning.

HR 3162 SEC. 802 DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM

Palin Cross Hairs Map - Palin, GUILTY.

(4) by adding at the end the following:

`(5) the term `domestic terrorism' means activities that--

`(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;

`(B) appear to be intended--

`(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

`(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;

Palin Cross Hairs Map - Palin, GUILTY.

1345 days ago
234.

kenston    

Let's pretend the map had nothing to do whatsoever with this incident. I propose an experiment. Maybe someone can post a map using the same "symbols" (I wouldn't dare call them "cross-hairs") but with the "targets" being Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Newt Gingrich, etc. And then we sit back and see if any of those nice people end up getting shot. If not, then I guess the map had nothing to do with it. If so, then we have one (or two, or three) fewer right-wing chest thumpers to listen to. It's a win-win!

1345 days ago
235.

Salister    

Sarah Palin lives by the White Women’s handbook it dates back to Slavery times. She got hers and she’s going to live by it, its gotten her thus far and she’s not turning her back on it. She’s going get want she wants at whatever the cost. Sarah Palin lives and will die by her handbook. Chris Matthews of Hard Copy keeps asking what is the look Michele Bockman of Minnisota has in her eyes, Its her White Women's handbook she's look through. Not all white weman use theirs but you can sure tell those that do.

1345 days ago
236.

fooguy    

Those are not cross hairs or bullseyes. They are survey symbols. Please check out this link.

http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/topomapsymbols.pdf

1345 days ago
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Bush Poverty    

Even if they were surveyor symbols, and they aren't, it really does not matter, all that matters in the end is that 99% of the population interprets them as cross hairs and among those 99% are plenty of nut jobs with guns that are encouraged by those symbols and all the hate speech squawking out of Palin's big, ignorant, annoying mouth enough to act on it and start shooting.

1345 days ago
238.

Jake    

THIS MAP IS SUBLIMINAL PROGRAMMING PEOPLE. THis symbol DOES not appear on maps. It was used as registration marks in printing...or at the end of a gun scope. Doesn't anyone accept responsibility for their actions anymore?????

1345 days ago
239.

Tangela Johnson    

Sarah Palin needs to admit that putting crosshairs on her website was a mistake. Getting people riled up against unfairness she deems or against Democrates will cause luntics or some raged individual to snap

1345 days ago
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Gayle Miller    

People - get a grip! The Democrats have been using the precise same maps with the exact same symbols for YEARS and the Republicans have never been so demented as to accuse them of anything improper. This climate of demonizing people with whom you don't agree politically is stupid, destructive and ultimately insane. However, that being said, there is NO empirical evidence to suggest that this AZ shooter had even one coherent thought in his head, let alone the ability to notice political currents. He is apparently a paranoid schizophrenic and thus, is much more motivated by the voices in his own muddled head! I am a conservative Republican but I have a lot of friends who are Democrats. We get along fine, although we try not to talk politics!

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