Daily archives: August 10th, 2010

Newton Gingrich: Do As I Say, Ignore What I Do. Ex-Wife Speaks Out

We always knew Newton Gingrich was a piece of work, but, wow. What. A. Piece. Of. Work. he really is.

Here’s a must-read from his second wife, Marianne Gingrich, reported in Esquire:

"He believes that what he says in public and how he lives don’t have to be connected," she says. "If you believe that, then yeah, you can run for president."

Read the entire article here.

Coward Shoots 5-Year-Old Angel in Chicago

This is horribly ugly.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A young girl was killed after being struck by a stray bullet in a Far South Side shooting that also left two other children injured Tuesday night, police said.

The three children were shot at 7:55 p.m. near Indiana Avenue and 107th Street, according to Calumet Area detectives.

The children were hit by stray bullets after two men on bicycles fired shots and fled, a police source said.

Police said a young girl was shot dead at the scene.

Fire officials said a 5-year-old girl was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in very critical condition.

A 7-year-old was also shot and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital by her mother, Fire Media Affairs Chief Joe Roccalsalva said. She was listed in good condition. Police indicated the child may have suffered a graze wound.

Yolanda White, a neighborhood resident, said the shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation near 108th Street and Indiana Avenue. That argument then escalated to a larger confrontation between people in the neighborhood, she said.

Gunfire broke out and everybody started running, White said.

The only thing we know for certain: the shooter was a coward.

Another Angel Shot and Killed in Chicago: 5-Year-Old Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson

This one is haunting.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The inseparable twin boys were all set to start school today. They even had their clothes laid out.

But on the eve of the start of school, while playing with what they thought was a toy gun Monday night, one of the 5-year-old twins was accidentally shot in the abdomen and killed, police and relatives said.

Sources said one of the twins may have accidentally shot his brother, although the shooting was still being probed.

Killed was Jonathan Jackson of the 700 block of South California in the Lawndale neighborhood, authorities said. He also suffered a graze wound to his hand, suggesting he didn’t pulled the trigger, a source said.

Jonathan and his twin brother had just taken a bath and were playing in their pajamas in their bedroom when the tragic accident happened, said their great uncle, Bruce Prince. The boys’ great-grandmother was in the kitchen, their grandmother was in bed and their mother was on the stoop.

“Everybody heard the gunshot,” Prince said. Then “there was chaos.”

The surviving brother “walked out of the bedroom and then John crawled out. He was in a lot of pain. They thought it was a toy gun.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, and especially with the young one lost, and the young one left behind.