Mother Jones has an interview with Loughner classmate Bryce Tierney who says he’d been thinking about offing the “fake” Gifford for a long time. When he heard the news Tierney knew at once who the shooter was. Loughner recorded the progress of his thoughts in a “dream journal”, the touchstone for someone who believed that most people were asleep; and that only people like himself were fully awake. He told his friend, “life means nothing.” Shortly before he went on his rampage, Loughner left a message for Tierney. “Hey man, it’s Jared. Me and you had good times. Peace out. Later.”
Later? When’s that?