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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:50 PM
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Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter
WASHINGTON


Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.

Harry Whittington, 78, was "alert and doing fine" after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas, said property owner Katharine Armstrong.

Armstrong said Cheney turned to shoot a bird and accidentally hit Whittington. She said Whittington was taken to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

Cheney's spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president was with Whittington, a lawyer from Austin, Texas, and his wife at the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/12/D8FNPSUG0.html
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:51 PM
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1. probably cracked a joke about Libby.
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Marlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #1
8. What next?
I tell you, our country is being led by a bunch of loonies.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:03 PM
Response to Reply #8
62. BushCo...
..."The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight."
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chuckyd Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #62
139. Dead Eye Dick??? NOT!
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #139
441. Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:05 AM
Response to Reply #139
571. Your first post is a winner!
Welcome. I actually couldn't wait to come into work today to find out about this. Don't get computer access at home.
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:34 PM
Response to Reply #139
594. His aim wasn't any better in the ME: alQaida attacked us...he shot Iraq!
Edited on Mon Feb-13-06 01:36 PM by Wordie
(Bush may have given the actual order, but we all know who the Man Behind the Curtain is.)

This is just more evidence of a too-itchy trigger finger. Time for Dick to GO!

And welcome to DU, chuckyd!

:hi:
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Surya Gayatri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 03:27 AM
Response to Reply #62
543. Trigger happy madman!
According to KGO news, the whole hunting party was wearing those bright orange vests. How the hell could Darth mistake that for a quail?

I suspect Darth is a bit distracted with the recent news from the Grand Jury. Nervous finger on that trigger--or just practicing before taking down Libby? SG

:eyes:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:46 PM
Response to Reply #1
252. nawwww ... he said ... ain't your daugther a lez-bean?
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:05 PM
Response to Reply #252
291. stop it before I misfire and shoot myself!
Too rich. too rich.

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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:10 PM
Response to Reply #252
294. ROFL
:rofl:
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:31 PM
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326. Reminds me of this Tom Lehrer song:
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:32 PM by mom cat
Click on link for tune and words
http://members.aol.com/quentncree/lehrer/hunting.htm


... or just read the words below:
Almost every day during the hunting season you see at least one item in the newspapers about somebody who has shot somebody else, under the impression that he was a deer with a red hat, perhaps. Maybe a large flesh-colored squirrel. At any rate, it seems to me that this marks an encouraging new trend in the field of blood sports, and deserves a new type of hunting song which I present herewith.

I always will remember,
'Twas a year ago November,
I went out to hunt some deer
On a morning bright and clear.
I went and shot the maximum the game laws would allow:
Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow.

I was in no mood to trifle,
I took down my trusty rifle
And went out to stalk my prey.
What a haul I made that day!
I tied them to my fender, and I drove them home somehow:
Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow.

The law was very firm, it
Took away my permit,
The worst punishment I ever endured.
It turned out there was a reason,
Cows were out of season,
And one of the hunters wasn't insured.

People ask me how I do it,
And I say "There's nothin' to it,
You just stand there lookin' cute,
And when something moves, you shoot!"
And there's ten stuffed heads in my trophy room right now:
Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a pure-bred Guernsey cow.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes
*In the orchestral version of this song, the last two stanzas are repeated.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Click here to go to the next song on the album.

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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:58 PM
Response to Reply #326
352. I had a gross day, and came home to this, mom cat!
Thank you for the best laugh I've had in weeks!
:rofl:
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:52 PM
Response to Reply #352
400. You are so welcome ... one cat to another!
Welcome to DU :hi: and MEOW
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:55 PM
Response to Reply #326
473. Tom Lehrer is pure genius!
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 09:24 PM by stlsaxman
From "That Was The Year That Was", no? (on edit: the answer is: no... there was a 7" EP that we had of his that had a red and white border and a drawing of him in tales, with a pitchfork, horns and a pointed tail sitting at a keyboard that wound around and spelling the name of the album- which i do not remember.... anyone help?)

one of my favorite albums from my childhood!

Thanks for re-printing the lyric here, mom!
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NoSunWithoutShadow Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:14 AM
Response to Reply #473
555. Songs by Tom Lehrer


(Also one of my favorites from my childhood.)
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:57 PM
Response to Reply #555
602. That's it! how wonderful to see it again! Thank you!
you just earned a heart!
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:59 PM
Response to Reply #326
474. I love Tom Lehrer's songs!!!
What was the one he did about various countries getting The Bomb?
The last line was: "When ALABAMA gets The Bomb!"
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:00 PM
Response to Reply #474
476. My son's spontaneous reaction to Cheney story: "What a dumbass!"
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #476
518. No shit
as a hunter (maybe not the most popular thing around here) you MUST always know where your fellow hunters are. Accidentally peppering people? In 10 years of hunting I have never done this. Everyone in this admin is just reckless
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:00 AM
Response to Reply #518
550. What worries me is the propensity some hunters have to mix
drinking and hunting.

I see nothing wrong with hunting by day, then, when that's done, sitting in the cabin or tent or whatever and drinking, if they wish. The problem I see is, some fools do the two things simultaneously.

But, you know, I would expect those who have the money to get the best accomodations to have that all worked out. And that's another thing: in public hunting areas, it strikes me that there's much more chance for an accident, since you don't personally know everyone who's out there at any given moment, and how would you know if they are all following safety rules? But on PRIVATE land, I would think you could, if you wished, know everyone who was out there while you were out there, and know whether or not they were following safety rules.

I mean, Cheney and this guy Whittington had enough money to hire whatever place they wanted, and have it exclusively to themselves. Yet even then, they couldn't be safe because... well, because CHENEY was (we don't know the details yet) not following safety rules.

Finally, you as a hunter must recognize that many or most of the hunts Cheney goes on are "canned" hunts--shooting of farm-raised birds, etc. Sheesh. Such animals are not able to protect themselves. THAT IS NOT SPORT.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #550
583. Agree with all points
anyone who drinks and hunts don't hunt with us- save the drinking for when we get back and the guns are unloaded and cleaned. And "canned" hunting ain't hunting at all, it's like shooting fish in a barrel.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 01:31 AM
Response to Reply #583
609. Yeah! It's like going on the Jungle Ride at Disneyland, then
acting like you actually went on safari.

He can afford better! Sheesh, if this asshole can't make better use of his money than that, he ought to give it back to the people he stole it from! (Er... that would be US.)
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #550
589. I Think We Should Really Go After The Rethugs On Canned Hunting
The more people know about what passes for "hunting" among these people, the less they will want to vote for them.

People who don't like guns and hunting will work harder to defeat them.

Hunters will be less inclined to vote for them, because what they do is a pathetic travesty of hunting.

There is no significant group of voters we could possibly alienate by making a stink about this.
(We don't have the "shoot them so we can watch them die" vote anyway, and we don't really want or need it).

Howard Dean, with his high NRA ratings, would be well-positioned to lead the charge.

Not to shut the places down (not yet, anyway), but to chide the Repubs for their taste in fake hunting.

We can make it very costly for the pols to be seen frequenting such places.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 01:28 AM
Response to Reply #589
608. Good idea. "Country club hunting."
That oughta alienate plenty of people! Or how about "grey poupon hunting".

I just read a blog article in which they referred to it as "hunting from your car".

Once again, I'm drawn back to Cheney's most glaring trait: he has so much money, he's at least a billionaire, if not a trillionaire. (Lately, of course, the majority of his money has been "earned" by stealing it from the U.S. Treasury.)

And with all those riches, the best he can get is this pathetic, phony, Disneyland, fake version of "hunting"?? What a dud the man is. He can't even be authentic about his hobby, which he supposedly loves.

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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:19 AM
Response to Reply #474
556. Right. "Who's Next?" from "That Was the Year That Was"


First we got the bomb and that was good,
'Cause we love peace and motherhood.
Then Russia got the bomb, but that's O.K.,
'Cause the balance of power's maintained that way!
Who's next?

France got the bomb, but don't you grieve,
'Cause they're on our side (I believe).
China got the bomb, but have no fears;
They can't wipe us out for at least five years!*
Who's next?

Then Indonesia claimed that they
Were gonna get one any day.
South Africa wants two, that's right:
One for the black and one for the white!**
Who's next?

Egypt's gonna get one, too,
Just to use on you know who.
So Israel's getting tense,
Wants one in self defense.
"The Lord's our shepherd," says the psalm,
But just in case, we better get a bomb!
Who's next?

Luxembourg is next to go
And, who knows, maybe Monaco.
We'll try to stay serene and calm
When Alabama gets the bomb!
Who's next, who's next, who's next?
Who's next?
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:07 AM
Response to Reply #474
572. "Who's Next"
That is a fantastic song, and still so amazingly appropriate today.
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:05 AM
Response to Reply #326
552. Mom Cat, you bring back fond memories of my youth. Thanks.
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CAcyclist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #326
597. Guernsey!
This is silly, but last night I was trying to remember the five major breeds of dairy cows - I could remember Brown Swiss, Holstein, Jersey and Aryshire, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember the fifth - Guernseys!
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:16 PM
Response to Reply #1
373. Maybe the Plame leak is getting old Dick a little distracted....
I would bet that the next time he issues invites to a friendly hunting trip, his crony friends will be too busy reorganizing their closets.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 08:36 AM
Response to Reply #373
560. I don't think he cares. He is too busy plotting an invasion of Iran.
Many times before, he has (quite believably) state he does not read the press and does not look at opinion polls. He really does NOT care, he will simply do what he wants.
Caring what other people think or say is a sign of humanity, of having a sense of balance, humility and concern for the possibility that you made a mistake. Dick CHeney has none of those qualities.

Anyone else? yeah, I'd agree they were getting distracted. But not Dead-Eye.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:46 PM
Response to Reply #1
468. "Guns Don't Kill People, NeoCons Kill People."
:rofl:
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:52 PM
Response to Reply #468
472. Ya think he'll be a donor for the post-indictment defense fund for Dick?
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #472
480. Cheney ususally doesn't wait for donors: He just sinks his teeth in and he
helps himself.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 08:31 AM
Response to Reply #480
559. but the donor usually needs rabies shots, doesnt't he?
24 hour delay in reporting? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
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republicansarewhores Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #1
578. Everybody run! The Vice-President's got a gun!


RAW

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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:52 PM
Response to Original message
2. This is too good to be true n.t
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dubya_dubya_III Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:40 PM
Response to Reply #2
339. The Gang that couldn't shoot straight
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:52 PM
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3. US Vice President: Shooting
US Vice President Dick Cheney has accidentally shot and injured a man during a hunting trip in Texas.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/12022006/140/vice-president-sh...
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
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Why do they let vampires play with guns?
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Midnight Rambler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:01 PM
Response to Original message
283. He's not a vampire
He's a cyborg
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. They LOVE killing.
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xyboymil Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:59 PM
Response to Reply #3
43. breaking on fox news now...
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:01 PM
Original message
Faux, keeps saying over and over again. Accidentally, LMFAO.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:34 PM
Response to Reply #43
226. Ignore - Faux "News" is NOT a news organization recognized by me
...and most other DUers :puke:
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #3
119. This one leaves out the lawyer - mentioned in the OP. I suppose that
would be Cheney's lawyer?
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:01 PM
Response to Reply #3
175. It wasn't Cheney's fault. The other hunter sneaked up behind him.
"She said Mr Whittington 'came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn't signal them or indicate to them or announce himself'."]/i]

Uh-huh.

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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #175
331. "sneaked"?
What was he proposing to do after he sneaked up from behind?
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dubya_dubya_III Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:06 PM
Response to Reply #175
360. The guy was left behind retrieving an innocent bird he'd murdered
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 06:12 PM by dubya_dubya_III
Apparently Sharpshooter Cheney was shooting backwards into the same area they had already pillaged and confused the fallen legalist for an especially plump bird.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:56 PM
Response to Reply #175
449. That's so stupid, isn't it?
He didn't AIM his firearm, he just turned and shot.

That's recklessness at best.
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dubya_dubya_III Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:20 PM
Response to Reply #449
485. Well the MO matches his executive behavior perfectly.
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 09:24 PM by dubya_dubya_III
Aiming backwards at the past (Iraq) and shooting for the fattest 'easy' catch (Saddam's overblown WMD) regardless of it's species (Baathist).
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JWS Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:23 PM
Response to Reply #3
310. Guess Bush forgot
To put the locks back on the guncase.
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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
Original message
Poster boy for the NRA retards!
Too bad it wasn't ... (oops sorry Agent Mike, but I won't finish that thought)
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i miss america Donating Member (822 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:23 PM
Response to Original message
120. The caption on CNN was
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 03:27 PM by i miss america
CHENEY ACCIDENTALLY SHOT &
INJURED HUNTING COMPANION

I only read the first line and then thought ...
(self-censored in case Agent Mike is here)

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:06 PM
Response to Reply #120
179. yes... the second line was a real let-down
.. oh wait, the FBI are knocking down my door, gotta run.
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dubya_dubya_III Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:34 PM
Response to Reply #120
524. I liked the CNN headline they had on the other day
Bush was making his National Guard speech and the first headline they ran was:

PRESIDENTIAL TERROR SPEECH

I fired off a hasty ROTFLMAO and they changed it immediately ...
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:07 PM
Response to Original message
183. Yeah, it's not the guns that lead to shootings.....
it's the fucking retards that use them. If Cheney would have served his country instead of dodging the draft he may have been more safety conscious about firearms.
Too bad Cheney didn't have the BIG ONE after this. Any normal person would gave been shaken up enough to have some effect on them, but Cheney probably just sneered at him and continued "hunting". :eyes:
I really hope he goes hunting with Scalia again soon. REAL soon! :evilgrin:
This is icing on the poisoned cake of the bush administration. How fitting. :rofl:
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:45 PM
Response to Reply #183
443. Please, let that hunting trip happen AFTER 2008. -NT
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
Response to Original message
4. I hope Whittington is okay
having said that....I don't know what else to say....I'm sort of stunned that an experienced hunter like Cheney would make such a mistake.
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aries_rules Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #4
15. He's
Wittington is doing okay. I hope he sues the crap out of Cheney.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #15
23. If anything, he'll be an even bigger supporter. Suckturds never learn.
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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:58 PM
Response to Reply #23
170. Well yeah
If he isn't a bigger supporter, Cheney'll shoot to kill the next time. This was probably jsut a warning...
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thefool_wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:06 PM
Response to Reply #15
77. he he he
Yeah, I hope he takes it all, including Cheney's "undisclosed location".

Hell, the way things work nowadays, he could probably sue for the Vice Presidency itself and win.
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #15
494. He's awake and alert
IN ICU??
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #494
526. Doesn't ICU mean Intensive Care Unit?


I would not describe that experience as AWAKE and ALERT.

I wonder if Darth Cheney and Darth Lynn are playing cards with him or looking at TV or just shooting (oops) the breeze!

Give me a break, anyone in ICU at the age of 78 should not be described in those terms after taking a blast to the body from a person without a heart.

Please FAUX News, give us a break.

I pray for the well being of the victim.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #4
17. Especially if he was hunting
a seeded dove field or something.

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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:17 PM
Response to Reply #4
110. An experienced hunter - LMAO !!
Cheney has the motherfuckers release the animals in front of him and then he shoots them.

I know people in Patterson, LA (where Cheney and Scalia went hunting) who have witnessed this type of "hunting."

For Cheney - it's all about his image. He wants to look like a manly man instead of a fucking coward who had six deferments from Vietnam. He wouldn't touch a gun if he didn't have to. But I'm sure he loves the killing part.
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Karmakaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:07 PM
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182. Im not stunned at all
I don't care how well trained or experienced you are, you can still make mistakes with firearms that can result in serious injury or death - guns arent toys even though people like Cheney use them like that (ie for enjoyment rather than as a a tool).

I'm not saying they should be banned, but people have to stop looking to firearms for thrills. In my opinion firearms should only be used as a tool to accomplish a specific task - and as far as I am concerned hunting for pleasure doesn't fall into that category. Sure if you need to eat and hunting is how you do it then fine, but killing quail just for the pleasure of having blown the hell out of a small bird is not something I believe people should do.

But I am talking about a cultural change rather than a legal change - I don't mean to ban these activities, but the sooner they become socially unacceptable and thus undesirable the better. As far as I am concerned people should treat thrill hunters the way they treat smokers.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:51 PM
Response to Reply #182
260. right. cause smokers aren't people.
:mad:

killing small animals with big guns is so the same.

:sarcasm:
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Karmakaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #260
596. Actually, I'm a smoker...
But your reaction is what I was trying to convey. I don't mean to suggest the treatment of smokers is right or anything, just that the way smokers are treated is the way thrill hunters, who kill animals for nothing more than the enjoyment of killing something, should be treated.

In my opinion though, smokers shouldn't, at least not for just being smokers - smoking in places where non-smokers are is another story.
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IowaGuy Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:34 PM
Response to Reply #4
224. hmmm... I'm not stunned that he would pull thr trigger before
he knew what was there....seems to be a consistent pattern here.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:47 PM
Response to Reply #4
253. experienced hunter my ASS
I haven't gone hunting since I was a kid, but the FIRST FREAKIN RULE is... NEVER shoot unless you ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY sure WHAT you are shooting at.

My Grandpa was an excellent teacher. I miss him.

Cheney is a "sport hunter."
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:53 PM
Response to Reply #4
267. You are right... he is a Vietman Veteran he should know better!
No he wasn't... my bad! :sarcasm:
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:18 PM
Response to Reply #4
427. Whittington probably gave him a little legal advice just before
Cheney shot him. He probably told Cheney that Wiretapping is illegal.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:22 PM
Response to Reply #427
461. Lawyers!!
Cheney: So, Harry, think you could sneak into Libby's lawyer's office, pretend your there about another case or something and plant a bug on his phone?

Whittington: Dick, wiretapping American citizens like that is illegal.

Cheney: (Boom!) Damn. I thought the safety was on!
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threadkillaz Donating Member (453 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #4
446. CNN just said shot in the Chest and Head.
nt
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:14 PM
Response to Reply #4
519. He is not
an experienced hunter. He is a wannabe. He has had the money all his life to afford to get "guided" on all his hunts. A really experienced hunter always knows where his fellow hunters are, and NEVER aims a gun in that direction. Cheney is just some rich dude that goes out with other rich dudes, trying to feel like men, and never quite making it. In 10+ years of hunting, I have NEVER "peppered" anyone, nor come anywhere close.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 05:52 AM
Response to Reply #4
547. Ready..Fire...Aim...
the history of the bush administration in a nutshell! These guys could fuck up a one car funeral procession.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
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6. Excellent week for the most criminal administration ever.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:36 PM
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230. Absolutely ruthless!!!.....WTF did secret service do? Watch?
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:26 PM
Response to Reply #230
488. They were ducking for cover!
And we pay for this!
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
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7. Shot him Saturday
releasing the news today? So what will the spin be>
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #7
14. Whoa!
Didn't catch that....

A little "perception management" going on here?

Whittingtons didn't finish negotiations on the pay to mouth the "official story" until today?

hm,
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
Original message
They waited until the Sabbath Gasbag shows were over. n/t
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:08 PM
Response to Reply #7
83. By tomorrow this is how it will read:
Vice president Cheney saved the life of a fellow hunter Saturday in Texas. As the Vice President was taking a well deserved stroll after hours of intense discussions with foreign diplomats, Cheney noticed a deadly moccasin rattle snake approaching one the dignitaries, fangs bared, ready to strike. Cheney drew his gun and shot the reptile before he could kill the man, who happened to be a highly decorated war hero. Cheney's quick response saved the man's life, said his wife (and mother of his five children). The man was slightly injured by fragments of stone that struck his torso during the incident. The vice president will receive a medal of honor for his heroism and bravery.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:10 PM
Response to Reply #83
89. LOL !! (n/t)
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #83
234. TF for 2005....What an outstanding twist. How do you read Rove's mind?
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:51 PM
Response to Reply #234
261. I raised a lot of teenagers.
I have a highly developed nose for smelling bullshit. :)
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #83
324. This is so, so clever but a moccasin and rattler are two entirely
different types of snakes. Thanks for this.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:40 PM
Response to Reply #324
338. And that is what makes it DOUBLY dangerous!
:pals:

See how easy it is to spin the bullshit?
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #83
325. Posted twice. Sorry.
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 06:00 PM by efhmc
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:40 AM
Response to Reply #83
566. No, but listen carefully
Every outlet inclined to charity, and there are more than a few factually accents the story thusly accidentally "sprayed" him with "birdshot" and then names several parts of the body. Then it is all sweetness and light for the patient recovering nicely with NO mention of the ICU the poor sap is still in.
Others were brought in for damage control(not for the wounded guy) to try to make light of the event. Not a glimmer of an idea about involving the law or losing his license, which in this case seems to be the same as 007's.

That's the lead and the tone. Then for the edification of the detail enthusiasts the details, without question or comment come out as the WH releases them. Without question or comment unless, once again, one wishes to make light of the "accident" and make a thousand excuses for Cheney.

Royalty should have it so good. I bet the British press would have a field day savaging any royal who blasted a citizen by mistake. And in our country most officials other than Boss Hogg types would be expected to answer to the law or at least submit to investigation.

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME: A lawyer.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
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9. Hope the State of Texas revokes his hunting license
n/t
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #9
22. What are the penalties for accidentally shotting someone?
I have a feeling Mr. VP will be resigning has a result.

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Rufus T. Firefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:12 PM
Response to Reply #22
370. No way.
It'll be "oopsie," and then business as usual.

Although I don't think Scalia will be duck hunting with him anytime soon.
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roger72645 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:14 PM
Response to Reply #9
604. Word is he didn't have a license.............
so it can't be revoked. Why should he have one? He doesn't have to obey the law.

Basic hunter safety:

Know your firearm

Identify your target

Don't drink

The bastard has been shooting from the hip for years...........what should we expect differently. Just be thankful he didn't kill Mr. Whittington.

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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:53 PM
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10. Come to think of it: thank God he did not enlist.
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DeaconBlues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #10
37. No kidding. He probably would have shot half his platoon on the firing
range...

How come its always those who never served who are always obsessed with putting on combat fatigues and fondling guns, hunting, etc.?
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #37
69. No, his platoon members would have fragged him first! n/t
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:52 PM
Response to Reply #69
164. How right you are !!
:evilgrin:
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Wabbajack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:54 PM
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11. This is the most INSANE thing I've ever heard
holy crap!!!!!!!
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:00 PM
Response to Reply #11
173. You're not kidding. Things keep getting more and more bizarre with
this group. A blow job almost sounds normal, by comparision.
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ToolTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #173
221. I don't know how your life goes, but blow jobs are normal.
n/t
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #221
233. Cute, but you know which one I'm referring to.
Those circumstances were not normal; but, it wasn't our business either.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #173
239. That bird's in its last throes
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:54 PM
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12. Hearings must be held, and a full scale investigation.
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 02:54 PM by bluestateguy
AND an effeminate independent counsel to poke around every accusation (including sex) that surrounds Cheney for the next 6 years.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #12
79. Smile.
Thanks for reminding me of Ken Starr and his probable raging jealousy of Bill Clinton's presence.

I'd forgotten what a little dweeb he was.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #12
368. That Independent Counsel would be over in a minute!!
No sex = no accusation! Done! Who the hell would want to have sex with him? Lynn tried it once or twice but learned a lesson. That's why she started writing books about lesbians.(no offence to lesbians)
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:54 PM
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13. I guess he never completed the Chuck Heston Gun-safety course.
Or he was having another heart attack- who knows with these creeps.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #13
24. NICE AIM, DICK!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11312757 /

Cheney turned to shoot a bird and accidentally hit Whittington (78 years old). She said Whittington was taken to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital by ambulance.


Nice Aim DICK! About as accurate with your shot as you are with being right about the WMD'S!

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shadowlight Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #24
129. Beer spray on the monitor! nt
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1 Progressive Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:34 PM
Response to Reply #129
223. I'm waiting for Jon Stewart's take on this tomorrow
as well as Stephen Colbert's.... :bounce:
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:50 PM
Response to Reply #223
495. I want to hear
Keith Olbermann's!

:loveya:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:33 AM
Response to Reply #495
532. and don't forget randi's and mike's take on it
it's just so crazy weird.

is this the first vp in history to have ever shot someone? yes, dick, you'll go down in hissss-torrrr-eeeeee!
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #24
263. The 78 yr old man came up from behind, not signaling or announcing
his presence ... sounds like a ninja or some kind of stealthy stalker.

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oldcoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #263
537. How do you sneak up on the Vice President?
Where were his Secret Service agents?
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tirechewer Donating Member (280 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 02:16 AM
Response to Reply #263
538. They Were In Long Grass....
Or so the story I read told me. Now grass rustles, but a man would make a much bigger rustle than a quail. When birds fly up, startled you can usually hear their wings, too. So Dead Eye Dick (Oh, please, I do love it so)
spun around quickly, and without checking first just blasted away. Good going. He is the poster child for gun safety. Unless he thought he was hunting Sasquatch, maybe he should have checked?

I also read about three different statements about Cheney having medical personnel who travel with him constantly. If that's so, he is standing on death's door with someone ready to pull the mat out from under him. He may have a clean bill of health, but I'll bet it's not good health.

This is really a bizarre incident, though. If it was anyone else he would probably face judicial inquiry at the very least.

I'm not a hunter. I hate it, but I do feed birds and I have about six doves who come in every day. If I surprise them while they are eating, there's a lot of flapping and they zoom right up. It's a very distinctive sound.
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foreverdem Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:02 AM
Response to Reply #538
551. Long grass?
Cheney must have been smoking some of that grass! What a f'ing dumbass!
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tirechewer Donating Member (280 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 08:49 PM
Response to Reply #551
603. Now more conflicting details...
Now more conflicting details come out. The story keeps changing. In one version the rancher's wife says they were in trucks or SUVs, stopping and getting out to shoot. Seems they were shooting at coveys of birds who were not wild, but raised as domestic animals to be hunted. Not like they would have a sporting chance or anything.

I heard one rumor of a lot of drinking going on and that being the reason for the delay in reporting what happened.

It appears the victim was more seriously injured than they wanted anyone to know. Yesterday they made it sound like his face had been sprayed lightly by buckshot. Today it's his face, neck and chest and they have to leave the buckshot in because it is too dangerous to remove it right now. He must be in fairly bad condition for the doctor to make that decision. Leaving a foreign body embedded in the skin can lead to a whopping septic infection, especially in someone 78 years old. It's a terrible muddle of lies and misinformation. But the one true thing that comes out of it is exactly what you said. Cheney is a dumb ass and probably a lot worse than that.
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PinkyisBlue Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:18 AM
Response to Reply #263
576. ...came up from behind, not signaling or announcing...
Edited on Mon Feb-13-06 10:19 AM by PinkyisBlue
I'm not a hunter, but isn't being quiet and silent the idea while you're hunting? Was the guy supposed to announce to Cheney in a loud voice, "Yoo hoo, Dick, I'm right here!! You spotted anything worth shooting at yet?" That would scare away all of Dick's targets.
By the way, if the guy was behind Cheney, how was he supposed to signal him?
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:55 PM
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16. He might've learned to handle a weapon, had he not had other priorities.
:shrug:
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #16
28. Good one
True.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:40 AM
Response to Reply #16
567. touche'
Nice shot, Fridays Child. Placed precisely.




Cher


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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:55 PM
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18. Did Dickie-bird ever take gun safety?
There is quite a list of people who probably should not accept an invitation to hunt with this bozo.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:42 AM
Response to Reply #18
535. I believe that hunter safety is required in Texas.
I had to take the class about 10 years ago. I don't remember exactly why.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:55 PM
Original message
Remember Agnew with the tennis and golf balls?
Cheney was Quayle (sic) hunting and he shot this poor asshole instead. Well, the good news for him is that he'll be the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question someday. the local sheriff's dept, according to MSNBC, is investigating. I'm sure...
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
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27. I wonder if they will put him under oath?
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:55 PM
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19. Just proves he can't do ANYTHING right.
Dumb ass.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:56 PM
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20. V.P. Cheney should go hunting more often with President Bush
You know, like good buddies.
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:03 PM
Response to Reply #20
65. Good one . . .
. . . double plus good! :rofl:
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:09 PM
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85. Don't leave out Rumsfeld
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #20
362. Get junior on a wild horse, and Cheney with a 32 inch 12 guage
fitted for a 3" magnum shell, riding side by side.
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:57 PM
Response to Reply #362
402. Bush won't ride on a horse
he's a skeered o' them!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #402
406. I didn't say anything about riding!
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #20
398. LMAO!
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Onlooker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:56 PM
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21. Attempted murder
From what I know about Cheney, this was almost certainly a case of attempted murder (motivated by pure psychopathic behavior), but will there be an investigation?
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
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29. They said the sheriff is investigating it
HAW!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:15 PM
Response to Reply #29
104. Yeah, like the Cliff Baxter so-called suicide.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:43 PM
Response to Reply #104
244. Yah...another get out of jail free card for dear old Dick.
Wonder if this was in DeLays backyard.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:44 PM
Response to Reply #244
340. They were almost neighbors
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dufrenne Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #21
32. lol
can't be convicted of attempted murder if you're insane....
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #21
49. Warning to Scooter? "Hey, I've got guns...
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 03:03 PM by havocmom
and I am not afraid to use them"?

Husband's first comment when I read him the news: "What government department did the guy head?"
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Democracy deth watch Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:34 PM
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491. Oddly enough, this lawyer opposes executing the mentally retarded
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 09:35 PM by Democracy deth watch
This Whittington guy might be an old-fashioned Republican, the kind that occasionally has a lucid thought or a moral conviction that he acts on even though it's not in line with George Bush's morally bankrupt political platform.

Whittington even opposes opposes the death penalty in some circumstances.

Unless this is the old guy's son or something?

snip

To Harry Whittington, an Austin lawyer and former state prison board member aiding in (Walter) Bell's latest round of appeals, the case exemplifies what he sees as two disturbing hallmarks of death penalty justice in Texas.

First is the blind persistence of prosecutors in pursuing death sentences even when the law has turned against them, Whittington said.

Second, he said, is the failure of prosecutors and courts to understand mental retardation and devise legal and compassionate methods for dealing with criminals afflicted by it.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:56 PM
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25. Was Scalia with him this time?
The last famous Cheney hunting trip was with Scalia when the energy task force case was going before the Supreme Court and Scalia refused to recuse himself.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:31 PM
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435. I say send Cheney out with Scalia, Alito, Thomas and Bob Knight...
And see if we can get them into a "shooting match". Whoever wins, we all win!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:56 PM
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26. This has to be phony story.
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 03:13 PM by Botany
BTW Quail season should be over* ......

Not unless he is hunting a "game ranch" where pen raised birds ar let out for the great hunter to butcher.


* I was wrong quail goes to FEB 24
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
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33. "Quayle" like 'potatoe' n/t
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:59 PM
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44. Hehehehe....maybe
Whitting has a strong southern accent and when his gun jammed he said,

Oh..somma..bitch!

Cheney replied: "Osama? Where?" and fired in that general direction.


:evilgrin:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:02 PM
Response to Reply #44
60. I hunt deer and used to bird hunt w/ my lab
What the fuck is he doing out in Feb. on a hunt?

Pen raised birds let go so somebody can kill em. Sick mother fuckers.

If i want a pen raised bird it is called a chicken or a free range turkey.

he has to be charged w/ something ...... even in Texas.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #26
47. Do you think a man with a heart as bad as Cheney's could
hunt for real? Of course this was a game farm.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:13 PM
Original message
How much longer can that rotten ticker last, anyway?
God, the vile pig must have used up at least 8 lives already.

I'm surprised he's not out shooting little puppy dogs.
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kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:01 PM
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53. It's up on CNN now. Bizarro world. n/t
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:03 PM
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64. Not phony
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #64
201. Hey Now!
I knew you were DH when I first saw Althea! I'm listening to 'Me and My Uncle' at this very moment, 2/4/70, Family Dog by the Sea...oops! Now it's 'ChinaCat Sunflower!' Love this MP3! :hippie:
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:23 PM
Response to Reply #201
203. Hehehe.
Now, dig around for a copy of 2/18/71 and enjoy your evening :P
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #203
592. Dig around is right
but we probably have it! Actually, last night we saw Butch Trucks' kid. The Derek Trucks Band with a band called Papa Malli opening for them. Both bands were excellent! You hear Allman Brothers in Derek Trucks with a jazz/blues influence and Papa Malli reminded me a little of ZZ Top and Dr. Hook. It was a great night for dancin' feet!
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:47 PM
Original message
Derek is one hell of a good slide player.
Saw him when he first started touring back in '98 or '99, something like that. Good show.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #26
118. If Quail Season is over, & this wasn't a game ranch....
Blast this to the bloggers and independant media who investigate. Where the bloggers go the MSM gets dragged kicking and screaming.
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cannabis_flower Donating Member (386 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #118
144. Well, that's what I thought..
too, but quail season lasts until February 26th. I looked it up here - http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/season/2006/a...

But I wonder if the story is exactly like they said. We will see.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:09 PM
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367. That is Cheney's Kind of "Hunting"
he is hunting a "game ranch" where pen raised birds ar let out for the great hunter to butcher.


"Canned" "hunting" seems to be quite popular amongst the Rethugs.

We should be using their taste in "hunting" against them.

It is not only animal rights activists who would find such a practice detestable.

Real hunters would be repulsed as well, if they knew.

Perhaps it is time that somebody tells them.

They got all over Kerry over not being a "real" hunter, but how much more fake can you get?


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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 05:30 AM
Response to Reply #367
545. These "hunting ranches" are all over the United States.....
most are in the south though. There are many in Florida. They'll even procure "big game", lions, rhinos, etc. from overseas or from illegal exotic pet importers and actually tie them up to trees so they can't flee. Then the "great white Republican hunter" is taken on a mock "safari" to kill the animal where it's tethered. :eyes: The big, brave hunters! :puke: Of course the pay thousands of dollars for this "privilege", afterward they return to the "hunting lodge" where drinks and cigars are consumed in copious amounts and the "hunters" swap stories of their conquests. It is totally disgusting.
I've read several books about these "hunts". Private game reserves: legalized slaughter of animals for "sport". :eyes:
Think about it, the Republicans want nothing that's fair, nothing with a modicum of chance in it. They steal elections, shoot tethered animals........these are sick individuals. :puke:
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 12:19 PM
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585. There Is Always Hope
Cheap bastards that they are, maybe they'll use substandard rope to try to save a few bucks.
(Come on, tiger, that's just a piece of clothesline. You're stronger than that. Be Free! NOW!
See, they can't shoot a *moving* target. Look, they're shooting each other! Dinner time!)

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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
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30. If Cheney was normal...the shock of shooting someone should have given
him a fatal heart attack...however Cheney isn't normal and I bet his pulse didn't even increase one single beat.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:59 PM
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45. The accident was probably a result of him HAVING a heart-attack!
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 02:59 PM by Dr Fate
!!
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #45
122. Don't get my hopes up!
I hope he got a real painful jolt from that contraption in his chest.
Maybe it went off and that's what made him miss his target.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:51 PM
Response to Reply #30
347. Hi Auntie! Chandra Levy's heart is in
perfect health! :evilgrin:
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:57 PM
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31. These Repukes now how to shoot themselves in the foot so to speak.
Kick and Nom #2.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
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34. Dumb ass. Macho hunter wannabe. Too many caged hunts. Very sloppy. nt
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
Response to Original message
35. A gun for the Vice President of the United States, and no armor for
our men and women overseas.

Love this criminal administration, I tell ya!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
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36. Is This a Rove Story
I am not trying to discredit this article, but I mean, ya gotta be kidding me. Is this legit?
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
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38. Ummm... maybe Cheney should've enlisted.
He would've learned how to shoot a damned rifle!

(Who's going to take away the dimwit's hunting license now?)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:04 PM
Original message
shooting innocent, unarmed animals is more his style
typical of cowardly behavior
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
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39. Accident My Ass
He shot that man on purpose because he feels that he's above the law. This is another test case.
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dufrenne Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:59 PM
Response to Reply #39
42. that makes perfect sense....
not....
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #39
72. Yeah! Just a little experiment. Who's gonna stop him?
They've done things far filthier than that already. It could happen!
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
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40. He had "other priorities" when gun safety was being taught.
Jesus H. Christ! This man is a heart attack waiting to happen, why would he be out hunting a 78 year-old man (or quail)?
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:58 PM
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41. "I'm the NRA" + "Go Fuck Yourself" = One downed hunter
WTF was the Puppetmaster doing hunting in Texas, anyway? BushCo likes to play the "we're at war" card so much, you'd think the VP would have had some "war-business" to attend to.

Absolutely incredible.
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adarling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 02:59 PM
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46. I saw this and almost peed a little laughing so hard
How appropriate Cheney. How appropriate...touche. He has finally gone over board. I bet they were having a discussion about the current situation they are in right now and the guy he shot must have said something wrong to make robodick angry. Oh this was priceless. :rofl:
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #46
66. Me too.
At first I thought it was a gag, and I thought it was funny. When I found out it was true, I almost split a gut!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #66
117. I just heard it on ARR in the car
and I didn't believe it.. I thought it was a replay of a Randi Rhodes' BS news segment. It's still unbelievable now that it's confirmed. Anyone have the stats on how many hunters are accidentally shot each year?
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #117
499. I had a cousin
who was killed in a hunting accident about 40 years ago.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:00 PM
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48. That's awful. nt
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JWS Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:22 PM
Response to Reply #48
308. That's what happens when the bad guys
get access to guns.
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:00 PM
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50. most dangerous place in politics
between cheney and a game bird.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:01 PM
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51. Scooter hustled away from the scene (PICS)
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #51
68. Wine spew!
:rofl:
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:01 PM
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52. Wow, that's some bad pilot
errrr. I mean hunter
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:46 PM
Response to Reply #52
157. Good one! n/t
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:01 PM
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54. This happened yesterday afternoon!
Wow. They kept that quiet!

They are referring to the man as "the victim". LOL!
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:51 PM
Response to Reply #54
162. next week they'll probably admit the guy died. or maybe they'll
wait till after the midterm to tell us.
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:37 PM
Response to Reply #54
334. The WH wanted to make sure Mr. Whittington pulled through
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:55 PM by Penndems
would be my guess, otherwise they would'nt have waited an entire 24-hour cycle to feed the story to the cable and network news outlets.

Mr. Whittington was probably injured a lot worse than what they're reporting.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:01 PM
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55. I am glad the person is ok
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:01 PM
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56. Help Us All! He has no business

with a gun!

If this is what he would do to a FRIEND, it explains what he is doing to us!

I can't believe this is happening ---

CHENEY = Impeach
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:02 PM
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57. Harry Whittington, Texas Funeral Service Commission
Harry Whittington ( Austin), Presiding Officer/Term Expires 2/1/07

http://www.tfsc.state.tx.us/employeeListing.html

Final Disposition
The Texas Funeral Service Commission is up to its ashes in trouble again


No state agency has had a more troubled history than the Texas Funeral Service Commission, whose mission is to regulate the industry by means of "impartial enforcement, inspection, and education to insure that the final disposition of every citizen is conducted at the highest level of professional standards and ethical conduct." For various reasons, the TFSC has had persistent and ongoing problems pursuing that mission. And the tiny agency is once again in the middle of controversy.

Four years ago, the commission was shaken by a major scandal involving allegedly illegal embalmings being performed by the world's biggest funeral company, Houston-based Service Corporation International. After a lengthy investigation, a TFSC committee recommended that SCI be fined $445,000 for the violations. At about the same time that the agency began pushing for payment of the fine, the funeral giant was able to get extraordinary access to, and helpful intervention from, the staff of then Gov. George W. Bush.

Bush staffers, including Joe Allbaugh, held special meetings with SCI's CEO, Robert Waltrip. The executive director of the TFSC during the SCI investigation, Eliza May, was soon alleging that she was pressured by Allbaugh and other Bush staffers to halt the ongoing investigation into the company's misdeeds. She later sued the state for wrongful termination. In 2001, her lawsuit was settled when the state and SCI agreed to pay her an amount in excess of $200,000.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-05-...


Regulating the Regulators

For instance, two recently fired employees say they are going to sue the TFSC for wrongful termination. One of those employees and several funeral directors allege that the TFSC has been purposely targeting minority-owned funeral homes for enforcement actions. Of the half dozen or so funeral directors interviewed for this story, none wanted to have his or her name used, for fear of retaliation. One said, "I'm scared to go up against them because I know they won't be truthful in dealing with me." One Dallas-area undertaker told me that very few members of the Texas Funeral Directors Association can deal with Robbins and that his bluster and intransigence have completely soured the relationship between the group and the TFSC. (The association refused to comment for this story.) Meanwhile, a member of the Texas House, Rep. Miguel Wise, D-Weslaco, has vowed to make sure that the agency is euthanized and its duties turned over to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Wise hasn't stopped there. He has asked both the Travis Co. District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers to investigate alleged wrongdoing at the agency. Wise says he is "amazed at all that crap that's going on" at the TFSC and calls it an "agency that is out of control."

http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-05-...

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warsager Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:05 PM
Response to Reply #57
73. what does that mean?
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 03:06 PM by warsager
I'm curious, are there any laywers here who happen to know the law about 'accidentally shooting' someone? Not that I think the law applies to anyone involved in this particular case but anyone know? Is it state specific?
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #73
132. It would be state specific
If there is no statute, the person who shot can be sued in civil court.....wouldn't it be fun to see the Dickster up before Judge Judy?
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warsager Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #132
216. so basically
nothing will happen at all
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:46 PM
Response to Reply #132
527. If there is a Texas statute, criminal charges could be filed
Just looking around on the internet this evening, it looks like negligence on the part of the shooter would have to be proved. This might be part of the reason for the story we're hearing, which is:

Whittington quietly slithered up behind Darth Cheney, without setting off flares and fog horns to warn other members of the hunting party of his approach. All responsible hunters observe this well known and time-honored safety precaution. It was therefore Whittington's own fault that he got shot. Cheney was not to blame, and was not negligent

I guess this is academic, though, because the Vice President can not be charged by Texas authorities. Impeachment would be the only legal course of action - I think. Of course, one would expect to see this vintage Karl Rove line of bullshit, whether there are legal ramifications or not. It is designed to make it look like Cheney was not a blithering idiot for having committed this reckless act. You can expect Whittington to back up this ridiculous story, because he is a lifelong crony of the Bush cartel.

I used to hunt upland (that means other than water fowl) game birds, including quail, quite a bit. And no, I've never had anyone release any kind of animal from a cage so that I could shoot it as it tried to escape. There can be no legitimate excuse for what Cheney did. As the shooter, gun safety was 100% his responsibility.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #57
90. WOW! That deserves it's own thread, chat_noir.
Please considering posting a thread about Cheney's victim. I am already to recommend it for the greatest page! Good catch! Extremely interesting! And probably extremely pertinent.

Please post your reply in its own thread.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:14 PM
Response to Reply #90
192. Friday's Child has a thread on Whittington's eminent domain case
here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

partial quote from article and note the date:

Lawyer wins another round in eminent domain case against the city
City might argue the case in a lower court.

By Sarah Coppola
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Saturday, January 28, 2006

Little Guys who take on the government rarely win, unless the Little Guy is a guy like Harry Whittington.

Whittington, an Austin lawyer, is very rich, very stubborn and very patient qualities that come in handy if, like him, you're waging a long legal battle against the city.
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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:26 PM
Response to Reply #90
487. I agree.
please post it.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #57
199. This was one of Bush's Texas governor scandal's I think (funeralgate?)
Who knows, there might be a connection.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:37 PM
Response to Reply #199
332. All roads lead to Rome.
Or in this case:

All roads lead to corruption.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:02 PM
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58. Why is Dana Bash on CNN laughing?
It was just 'bird shot'...you know...no big deal.

CNN took long enough to get it on air...
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #58
155. they were probably trying to vet the story
sooooooo bizzare!
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:08 PM
Response to Reply #58
454. And saying he was "Sprayed" rather than shot?
Spin.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:57 AM
Response to Reply #454
569. better yet, "Peppered"
I caught that right away in their spin. Sounds like nothing more harmful than seasoning your steak, right?




Cher


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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:02 PM
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59. the CNN reporters doing the story are trying hard to be serious...
but they keep breaking in smiles and laughs.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:04 PM
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67. Weird, isn't it?
What's going on here? No one will explain why it took a full day to report to the Citizenry of our Homeland.
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DeaconBlues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:08 PM
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81. In post-9/11 America
You are lucky that they are allowing us to hear about this at all, comrade.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:39 PM
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336. Waiting to make sure the victim didn't die
is my guess.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:03 PM
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61. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
THIS OCCURRED YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


JUST NOW COMING OUT???


HMMM, CAN ANYONE SAY, COVERUP! THEY WERE WAITING TO SEE IF HE DIED FIRST, TO PREVENT ANNOUNCING IT IF HE KILLED HIM.


CNN JUST ASKED, "WHY ARE WE HEARING THIS TODAY?", "NO IDEA" SAID THE REPORTER.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:06 PM
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75. It happened yesterday?!!!
You're right, they wanted to make sure the old guy wasn't dead and they needed time to see how to spin it. :eyes:
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Duncan Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 12:32 PM
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586. I heard they kept it quiet
until a local reporter got wind of it. This is second hand from my wife.
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:03 PM
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63. It happend YESTERDAY! n/t
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:05 PM
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74. RIGHT!
like I said, had dumbshit killed the old man, he would be facing involuntary manslaughter charges, and then what would the WH have done if he killed him, make it appear someone murdered him????

there is absolutely NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
excuse for this news to be delayed for a day, except for that reason. This is wrong.



W R O N G
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:04 PM
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70. 9 year old son just asked--Doesn't that make Cheney a terrorist?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:06 PM
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78. yes, son, it does n/t
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:37 PM
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231. It's no surprise that Deadeye Dick is a terrorist
Unbelievable
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:05 PM
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71. I thought he'd shot a certain SCOTUS justice (nt)
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:06 PM
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76. Send the POS Cheney to Iraq, bring an American hero home!
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Wheezy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:07 PM
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80. Good one, chat_noir. come on, where's the punchline?
just kidding. But that's what went through my mind reading this.

Speaking of punchline, I made up a joke the other day:

Q. What is Vice President Cheney's favorite snack?

A. Dick-tater-chips.

Buahahaha! Me so funny.
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DavidMS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:08 PM
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82. Some Background on the incident:
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM by DavidMS
Ranch / Ranch Owner:

http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/ContributorsAndPayback...

Seems to be some big Bush supporters (no surprise)

The GSW victim's name did not turn up via google and Whitehouseforsale.org has no record of his name.

It probably was just a negligent discharge, however I would like to know what if anything is the relationship between Cheny and Harry Whittington.
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:12 PM
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98. Keeping it all in the fucking family.
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:08 PM
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84. He probably killed the guy and it took them 24 hours to find a double...
Nothing would surprise me any more...
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LevelB Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:10 PM
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86. I cannot believe that Cheney would be so careless with
someone elses life.....

Psyche!!

Oh, I hope The Smoking Gun is our friend....


B.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:10 PM
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87. 50,000-acre Armstrong Ranch = GOP Killing Ground
http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/ContributorsAndPayback...
Pioneer Tobin Armstrongs ancestor, Texas Ranger John B. Armstrong, bought the beginnings of the Armstrong Ranch in 1882 with the $4,000 bounty he received for capturing outlaw John Wesley Hardin. In 1944 Tobins older brother wed an heir of legendary King Ranch (see Fausto Yturria), linking two of the biggest ranches in Texas. The Armstrong Ranch has since gone global, with tracts in Australia and South America. In recent years, Tobin and his wife, Anne, have hosted many GOP dignitaries--including the first and second President Bush--on their 50,000-acre Armstrong Ranch in South Texas. We go out when the dew is still on the grass, and then hunt until we shoot our limit, Tobin said in 2000 of his ranch outings with Dick Cheney. Then we pick a fine spot and have a wild game picnic lunch. True conservatives might choke on their javelina steaks if they knew that Tobin Armstrong dunned the government for $11,336 in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2002, according to the Environmental Working Group. Anne Armstrong served as: a close advisor to President Nixon; President Fords British Ambassador; and approved covert actions on the Presidents Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under Reagan. A veteran of blue-chip corporate boards, Anne Armstrong was a Halliburton director when that corporation hired Cheney. She is Kay Bailey Hutchisons best friend, having helped launch the senators career as Republican National Committee co-chair in 1971. George W. Bush appointed Anne Armstrong as a Texas A&M regent in 1997. She and her husband were part of Laura Bushs delegation to the funeral of Queen Mother Elizabeth in 2002. As a Kenedy County Commissioner in 2001, Tobin Armstrong expressed serious reservations about a short-lived Bush administration plan to relocate a Navy bomb-testing site from Puerto Rico to the fragile sand dunes of a local beach. Daughter Katharine Armstrong--formerly Katherine Idsal--and ex-son-in-law Warren Idsal also are Pioneers. President Bush invited Tobin, Anne and Katharine Armstrong to a White House sleepover.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:10 PM
Response to Reply #87
483. I can just hear John Turturro in "Miller's Crossing" crying-
"Look into your heart!"
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:10 PM
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88. A lawyer, no less! Probably questioned NSA domestic spying.
Surprised Cheney doesn't use an AK47. Wimp. Off his meds, ya think?



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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:45 PM
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250. LOL!!!......So true!
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM
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91. Who? THIS GUY?! NOOOOOOOooOOOoOOOOooo....
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Wheezy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:39 PM
Response to Reply #91
149. Oh, my eyes!!! That was mean.
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melnjones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:14 PM
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193. any pic that big is just gross.
Ew.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:23 PM
Response to Reply #91
311. Look at the left eye.
A little tense, Dick? :rofl:
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:46 PM
Response to Reply #91
341. AAAA AAKKK KKKKKKKCCCCCCCC CCCCGGGGG GGGGGGGGHHHH HHHHHHH!!!
MY EYES!!!! I'M BLIND!!!! AAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKCCCCCCCCCCCCGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM
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92. The Elmer Fudd of Vice Presidents.
Sorry, I heard this and the 1st thing that entered my mind: "I'm gonna hunt a wabbit".

Glad the guys OK, hope Cheney is charged with criminal negligence and attempted homicide. Who knows? Maybe Whittington was telling Cheney that he was going to drop a bag of dimes on this administration.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:19 PM
Original message
Fudd indeed.



That's him on the right there.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:54 PM
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270. LOL. The Auschwitz photo plus Elmer Fudd is priceless.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:49 AM
Response to Reply #92
558. It is quite possible that there was an aguement going on nearby...
Here is a transcript of the events...since there is no video to go with this I'm sure we just have to immagine what happened

Whittington: "WABBIT SEASON!"

Cheney: "DUCK SEASON!"

Whittington: "WABBIT SEASON!!"

Cheney: "DUCK SEASON!!"

Cheney: "DUCK SEASON!!!"

Whittington: "WABBIT SEASON!!!"

Cheney: "IT'S DUCK SEASON AND THAT'S FINAL!!!"

<<BLAM!!!>>>
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Chi-Town Exile Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM
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93. Do you think he told Mr. Whittington to go f&%k himself? nt
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM
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94. Be vewy vewy quiet; I'm hunting lawyers...
I am Richard Cheney, millionaire; I own a mansion and a yacht.
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No DUplicitous DUpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:21 PM
Response to Reply #94
307. This whole thread is unbelievable...but your post is really funny
Good one!
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johnnybaseball Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #94
528. Excellent!
Great reference!
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM
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95. I swear to god I thought this was an Onion headline
Saw it on Yahoo a few minutes ago and for a moment thought I was at The Onion.

The picture of him at the NRA was priceless-and pretty unnecessary for the story which makes it even sweeter.
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:18 PM
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112. LOL
yeah. I had a "what the ..." moment myself as I read the CNN Breaking News alert.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:11 PM
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96. Thank goodness this sharpshooter got five deferments.
We`d still be reading about Cheney and his "friendly fire."
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:12 PM
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97. BREAKING: Scooter Libby to go hunting with Cheney next week!
The incident happened at 5:30 PM yesterday and they are just now releasing the news. Why the delay?

:hide:
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:48 PM
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254. LOL!!!........Oh no ....this is the turning of the Aspens
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #254
419. They turn in unison ...
... and get shot to shit in the process ...
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:13 PM
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99. Wonder if they took a breathalizer and blood tests.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:56 PM
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275. How many DUI's did he have? Wasn't it four?
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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:11 PM
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369. greywarrior, can i steal your duck?
this is the funniest pix on du.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:53 PM
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498. I'd have to kill you.
or shoot you on a hunting trip.
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:13 PM
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100. Crashcart has got to be on some serious drugs, because of his heart.
And who knows what other ailments. He probably should not be handling guns.
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Squeegee Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:13 PM
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101. I hear that Cheney and Whittington...
... go fishing and horseback riding up in the mountains each year. Mrs. Cheney said that she always ties a note to the end of Dick's fishing rod, but for some reason he claims that he never noticed them.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:51 PM
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447. Priceless
The Brokeback mountain quote.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:14 PM
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102. Cheney always fires half-cocked!!! nt
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Colorado Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:14 PM
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103. Oooops.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:15 PM
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105. Time to change your glasses......Dick.........
glad the little birds got away.
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:16 PM
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106. Shooting a lawyer ... Finally, something I can respect Dick for.
Such fertile comedic ground.

This is gold, I tell ya ...
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:16 PM
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107. Scalia has to be thanking his lucky stars Cheney hadn't invited him
for another hunting weekend this time.

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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:19 PM
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114. Goddamnit, weren't there any votes Cheney needed fixed this weekend?
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 03:20 PM by BlueIris
The gods always miss a great opportunity.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:49 PM
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470. My first question, when someone told me, was- "Was he with Scalia?!?!?!""
imagine my chagrin when everyone laughed... ;)

:rofl:
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:16 PM
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108. What a coincidence . . .
that they released this news AFTER the Sunday morning talk shows.

I wonder if it's possible they planned it that way ? :)


Bob Barr on CNN calls the accident "embarrassing" . . . understatement of the year.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:06 PM
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180. Bet on it n/t
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:20 PM
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303. It IS embarrassing.
People make jokes about it because they don't know what else to do. Cheney blasted this guy with shotgun pellets. It only makes me wonder how close the guy was at the time.

Well, I guess it's so lucky that the old duck lawyer's still alive, isn't it? Notice that angle?

What kind of world are we living in?

The vice president of the United States just blasted some old guy with a shotgun!
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:17 PM
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109. MSNBC: Vice President Cheney accidentally shoots man... More to come.
so there you have it -- he WILL shoot more :)
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:19 PM
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113. Hope the old man sues Cheney
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #109
124. Don't sneak up on VP Cheney . . .
Fox is reporting that Whittington walked up behind Cheney without announcing himself and that contributed to the accident.
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:28 PM
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133. Fox is also reporting that VP Cheney "didn't see him"
and was "apologetic". Well I hope so!
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:16 PM
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195. Damn fool did a "Sound shot"? If you can't SEE it you don't shoot it
Heck, I'm not even a hunter and I know that rule. We loose more people to "accidents" that way. It doesn't help that too many hunters refuse to wear even an orange hat and insist on camo or tan (a couple of years ago one hunter killed another one... he was wearing brown/tan... the same color as the deer up here... fool).

You'd think Cheney would know better... good grief and this man is a breath away from being president... scarey.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:04 PM
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357. well, if he saw him and shot, it would not have been an accident!
I hope he didn't see him!

Good God, what in inept bunch of fools.
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SupplyConcerns Donating Member (305 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:13 PM
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371. He was "apologetic"? What a class act!
Maybe this will finally end my dad's Bush sympathies. Why? He was accidently shot by an incompetent fellow bird hunter a couple years ago, and has no respect for someone who doesn't follow the basics of hunting and ends of hurting people.
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:29 PM
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134. There has to be a "Sneaky Dick" joke I'm missing
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:23 PM
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204. Cheney is scared and little bit Paranoid
wonder what he was scared of...

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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:48 PM
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346. Bumblebee,
that was hilarious! :hi:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:57 PM
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529. Stop it Bumblebee! : )
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:18 PM
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111. Whittington must have
been talking about alternative fuel sources when he got sprayed with shotgun pellets. Maybe if Deferrment Dickie actually went into the army, he would have learned to shoot straight.
CHICKEN HAWK!!
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:20 PM
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115. Asshole. But, of course, that is my name for all hunters.
Not just this asshole who can't shoot straight or obey the rules when hunting.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:21 PM
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116. Bwana Dick on a rampage....
Wonder if he used the gun that the fuckwits at the NRA gave him?
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:24 PM
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121. you're shitting me...
:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:25 PM
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123. Here's HARRY...
http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/metro/stori...


snip

His dignified presence belies a fierce competitive spirit and antipathy toward government power. Indeed, Whittington defeated the city once before 45 years ago. He won a court ruling that invalidated a 1959 bond election allowing Austin to use federal money to condemn and redevelop blighted homes. The judge found that ineligible voters had cast ballots, something Whittington had suspected.

snip

That early fight crystallized Whittington's libertarian beliefs and put him squarely in the Republican column at a time when Democrats ruled Texas.

Whittington worked in several Republican campaigns starting with John Tower, who replaced Lyndon B. Johnson, becoming Texas' first Republican senator since Reconstruction.

snip

Gov. George W. Bush pressed him into service one more time in 1999. The state's Funeral Services Commission was essentially in receivership over allegations of widespread corruption in the industry. The commission was also reeling from a dispute with Houston-based Service Corp. International, the nation's largest funeral services operator, led by Robert Waltrip, a personal friend of Bush.

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Harry M. Whittington

Born: Henderson, March 3, 1927

Education: University of Texas School of Law, 1950

Work: Solo practitioner, Austin

Public service: Texas Department of Corrections Board, 1979-85; Texas Public Finance Authority Board, 1987-1994; Texas Funeral Services Commission, 1999-present (term expires 2007); Texas Office of Patient Protection, 2004-present

Personal: Married to Mercedes Baker Whittington since 1950; four daughters, six grandchildren; member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:40 PM
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236. Whittingdon has an "antipathy to government power"?
Guess Cheney taught him a lesson about that.
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threadkillaz Donating Member (453 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #123
445. more.
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 08:44 PM by threadkillaz
Whittington is a private practice attorney, practicing law in Austin since 1950. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Whittington has served as past chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority Board and is a past member of the Texas Board of Corrections, now known as the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. He serves as a public member and chairman of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/press/appoint...

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Harry Whittington of Austin, who was named presiding officer of the Funeral Service Commission after a major shakeup of agency in 1999, said his board reluctantly agreed to pay $50,000 as part of the settlement to end the 2-year-old case.

Ex-funeral agency chief settles suit
http://www.bushwatch.com/gravedigger.htm

==

Closing the Funeral-gate: Three years ago, the Texas Funeral Service Commission was all but declared dead when the state comptroller's office took over the agency's day-to-day affairs. But next month, TFSC chair Harry Whittington will head to the governor's mansion to pick up an award from the Texas Incentive and Productivity Commission, which rewards agencies and employees for improving performance and saving the state money. "This should inspire our group, which had pretty much been beaten down over the years," says Whittington, whom former Gov. George W. Bush appointed board chair in 1999. (Bush was then a key figure in the "Funeralgate" controversy.) New oversight rules have gone into place since then, and the agency has grown; it now regulates cemeteries as well as the state's crematories. The latter is a fast-growing industry in Texas, Whittington says; of the 57 facilities in the state, three are in Austin. -- A.S.


http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2002-10-...

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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 06:08 PM
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601. sounds like a CATOhead;
the types who yell that forbidding pig farms or waste dumps on riparian sites or machine-gunning endangered species on your play ranch is an "illegal taking"
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:26 PM
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125. Harry Whittington, the author of these memorable volumes?


:evilgrin:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:26 PM
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126. A proud member of the "Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight"
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Spankydem Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:26 PM
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127. Dick " I GOT 'EM IN MY SIGHTS NOW " Cheney.
WHATTA DICK
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:26 PM
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128. Finally! someone in the WH with combat experience
and it wasn't a losing battle with a cedar

:rofl:
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #128
258. And all those poor baby doves to boot!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:00 PM
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279. Figures he'd be out killing symbols of peace
It's so senseless.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:21 PM
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305. He was hunting quail. n/t
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:53 PM
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349. goforit said doves
I'm kid watching for friends. I've got three dogs and four kids (all under 10) running around the house "helping" me. I'm getting most of my news from DU. :shrug:
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:27 PM
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130. I wonder about the extent of the injuries
Did the poor dude take shot in the face.

Jeezus.
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Chi-Town Exile Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:28 PM
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131. Think Dennis Miller is upset that he went over to the other side?
After all, this story has so much potential.

Miller could have actually come up with some jokes that are FUNNY ...
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #131
136. Do they still put him on TV? n/t
n/t
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Pithy Cherub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:29 PM
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135. The Cheney motto in ALL things: Fire! Ready! Aim!
My goodness, the VP that actually shot somebody. Aaron Burr not quite so lucky.

:popcorn:

YOU CAN NOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:32 PM
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137. Great use of Bush-speak:
Whittington is "alert and doing fine".

Sure, wouldn't you be fine after somebody SPRAYED YOU WITH A FRIGGING SHOTGUN?

I'm sure I'd be just ok...you know...one of those things...
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:47 PM
Response to Reply #137
345. Sprayed... what a nice word.... like a warm shower or a fine mist...
I think it took 24 hours to report this because they had to get the language right so it wouldn't sound SO BAD!!!!!

This man was SHOT in the Head and neck region.
He doesn't look like a man who could easily take a hit from a flyswatter, much less to be "SPRAYED" (*shot*) with a shotgun.

Can't wait for John to get back. What a gift to him this will be.

Meanwhile, I hope that Whittington is WELL and IMPROVING, not just "medically stable", whatever RoveSpeak that is.
I'll bet he's pretty pissed off, too. :)
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:33 PM
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138. Dead Eye Dick
A fellow DUr says he MUST be called this from now own. I agree! All fear DED!
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:35 PM
Response to Reply #138
141. iGUY'S IN TRAUMA AND ICU
WILL NOT TELL US WHAT PART OF HIS BODY HE'S SHOT IN...

CNN RIGHT NOW
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:46 PM
Response to Reply #141
156. Birdshot can kill a human at close range.
I doubt the 'sitting up laughing' spin.
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Babel_17 Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:35 PM
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140. fodder for ridicule = real consequences
Believe it or not, this will, imo, have some effect on the political calculus.

Part of Cheney's "mana" is ....... well, whatever it is, he needs it to stay effective and this story, with its fodder for ridicule, is going to sap it.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:36 PM
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142. "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" strikes again!
Maybe he shouldn't have taken all those deferments and he could have learned how to handle a weapon correctly!

Dumbass Dick.

What to make of a story about the Vice President of the United States accidently shooting someone?
If that ain't the height of irony, I don't know what is.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:37 PM
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143. He was asking for it! Grrrrr!
And Hey, WTF? :wtf:

"Cheney's spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said..."

Isn't Lea Anne McBride a Country Music singer? :shrug:
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:39 PM
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147. Blaming the victim...
almost unbelievable...
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Larissa238 Donating Member (373 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #143
238. I think you confused
Lee Anne Rhymes (sp?) with Martina McBride.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #238
463. Thanks, I don't listen to much of the "New Country" music, and BTW...
...my post about him "asking for it" was a joke, I'm not sure if the reply above understood that or not.
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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:37 PM
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145. I wonder if Dick had been drinking?
Pretty common to drink and hunt, isn't it?

By the way, do 78-year-old men hunt frequently? That seems a little old to be hitting the trail ...
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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:38 PM
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146. Cheney once shot a man in Reno
just to watch him die
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:12 PM
Response to Reply #146
296. if true, POST LINK
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #296
317. Referral
to a Johnny Cash song~! :silly:

Jenn
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Mike Nelson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #146
389. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!
this is a funyu thread, but that one tips me over
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #146
501. Folsom Prison Blues
My favorite song, by my favorite artist. Thank you for the reminder.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #146
517. Snap!
:rofl: You should be writing for The Daily Show!

But will Cheney be stuck in Folsom Prison?
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:39 PM
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148. concentrate on everything else that's going on, folks... rove will use
this story as cover for something much more disgusting.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:39 PM
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150. As much as I HATE
this low-life bottom feeder, "sometimes a cigar IS just a cigar" (although ANYTHING is possible with these freaks).

Jenn
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drfresh Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:40 PM
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151. Good distraction from the Cheney-authorized CIA leak story
I wonder what the media will be talking about Monday, the Vice President authorizing the blowing of Plame's cover or the Vice President blowing his hunting buddy away. Meh.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #151
152. Faux reporting
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 03:43 PM by PCIntern
shot in face neck and chest...

ugh...

on edit..faux reporter asking this guy from hospital to confirm the above...he did, tho reluctantly.
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DaytonOHDem Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:42 PM
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153. Cheney
My God, can these people get anything right?
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Borgnine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:43 PM
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154. This has to be the best story ever.
It's stuff like this that makes the Bush Administration perversely enjoyable.
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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:58 PM
Response to Reply #154
169. I agree
Funniest story since the pretzel incident.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:47 PM
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158. So THIS is how they are gonna solve the social security problem?
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:49 PM
Response to Reply #158
159. Good shootin', Tex!
Very funny...
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #158
185. Yer killin' me
:rofl:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:50 PM
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160. He governs in the same fasion. From the hip. Guns first.
He probably outted Plame on accident.
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Howland Owl Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:51 PM
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161. Didn't anyone tell Cheney?
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
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samdogmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:29 PM
Response to Reply #161
320. Good one! Welcome to DU, Howland Owl. n/t
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:52 PM
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163. Just more proof that this is one dangerous man
I'd say the lesson to be learned from this one is to choose your friends carefully.
Lay down with dogs you get fleas.
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:52 PM
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165. Another catastrophic success. Probably done for sexual gratification. nt
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:53 PM
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166. Scoop for Corpus Christi Paper: Cheney Shoots Local Hunter
Scoop for Corpus Christi Paper: Cheney Shoots Local Hunter
Vice President Cheney

Published: February 12, 2006 4:30 PM ET

WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.
(snip)

The news was reported nationally Sunday afternoon, with no explanation of why there was a delay. The shooting was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

The Corpus Christi paper said the accident happened at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Armstrong said Whittington was mostly injured on his right side, with the pellets hitting his cheek, neck and chest, and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
(snip)

Armstrong said she was watching from a car while Cheney, Whittington and another hunter got out of the vehicle to shot at a covey of quail late afternoon on Saturday.

Whittington shot a bird and went to look for it in the tall grass, while Cheney and the third hunter walked to another spot and found a second covey.

Whittington "came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn't signal them or indicate to them or announce himself," Armstrong told the Associated Press in an interview.

"The vice president didn't see him," she continued. "The covey flushed and the vice president picked out a bird and was following it and shot. And by god, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good."
(snip)

"It broke the skin," she said. "It knocked him silly. But he was fine. He was talking. His eyes were open. It didn't get in his eyes or anything like that."

She said emergency personnel traveling with Cheney tended to Whittington, holding his face and cleaning up the blood.

"Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been," she said. "The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came."
(snip/...)

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #166
209. GET YOUR BUMPER STICKERS NOW! LOL
http://www.cafepress.com/sureshotcheney


Oh gosh....



ya


gotta


see


this!


I love the CHINA DOOR BUTTON MOST OF ALL...


Anyone else watch CNN's hour Coretta Scott King program just about half over? It's great.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:18 PM
Response to Reply #209
301. are these "sure shot" items referring to something else
or were they just put up for this occassion?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:02 PM
Response to Reply #301
356. hard to say?
I think they make sense as he's incompentant as a shot!


regardless, it sure makes cheney look like a YUCK!






Republicans,

Can't take em anywhere...

*snicker*
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #166
211. It sounds like Cheney shot without identifying his target
I am no hunter, but that sounds like negligence. He's lucky this lawyer is connected to the Bush family, or he might be looking at a law suit.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:23 PM
Response to Reply #166
312. REAL HUNTERS DON'T DRIVE TO THE GAME
fer crying out loud! They were driving around looking for something to shoot at!! Even my redneck ancestors didn't do that.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:55 PM
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167. The party of "National Security" will keep you safe! OR SHOOT YOU!
Don't you feel all cozy knowing "Deadeye Dick" is in charge of the nuclear button?

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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:56 PM
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168. He fired based on "the best available intelligence", no doubt. nt
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MirrorAshes Donating Member (942 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:09 PM
Response to Reply #168
184. hah! n/t
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bdot Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 03:58 PM
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171. "Harry Whittington"? Is that Scooter Libby's porn name?
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:15 PM
Response to Reply #171
194. Thanks . . .
that is staying with me ALL day

FYI. I was trying to Google a "Dick shooter" joke online, and I stumbled across a REAL town/place in Idaho called "Dickshooter Reservoir"
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:00 PM
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172. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
BooScout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #172
176. You won't be long for this place.....
See ya. Troll.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #176
187. Let's see if he makes 2 posts...n/t
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #172
196. Cheney's policies, meanwhile, have killed tens of thousands more
But then, it's just like an ignorant GOPer to focus on personality rather than policy, to think that politics is an episode of Survivor rather than real action in the world.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:03 PM
Response to Reply #172
285. Or Laura Bush's car

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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:01 PM
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174. you know what this reminded me of...
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 04:01 PM by Endangered Specie



what is it with tryants and gun safety?
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Lena inRI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:03 AM
Response to Reply #174
580. Rifles are phallic symbols for. . .
these impotent tyrants. . .basically Cheney had a premature shooting.
:crazy:
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adriennui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:05 PM
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177. unfortunateely, he wasn't more seriously injured
i have problems with hunters and when one gets shot by another, i consider it karma.
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Keseys Ghost Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:28 PM
Original message
And he hunts with that SOB
Clearly, he had it coming.

Hang out with evil, you might get capped.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:06 PM
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178. 'Cheney would be the first one to start talking about...
email I got from a friend..

Cheney shot him "accidentally". i bet it was something more along the lines of that ice t/rutger hauer movie "surviving the game".

my dear friend pete as the best explanation of cheney--when the boat goes
down and everyone is in the lifeboats cheney is the 1st one the start
talking about cannibalism.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:07 PM
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181. If it was the other way around we would have heard of this instantly
...accidental or not.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:10 PM
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186. It's the guy who was in charge after chimp's "Funeralgate" scandal
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 04:15 PM by rainbow4321
Yes, it really was called funeralgate at the time. Google the word and chimp's name for more info but here is one article.

http://www.bushwatch.com/gravedigger.htm

A former state funeral home regulator who said she was wrongfully fired for investigating a large funeral home chain operated by a longtime family friend of George W. Bush has settled her 2-year-old whistleblower lawsuit for $210,000.

The state will pay Eliza May and her lawyers $155,000 and Houston-based Service Corp. International will pay $55,000, said sources familiar with the agreement. Ms. May contended in her lawsuit that she was fired in 1999 as executive director of the Texas Funeral Service Commission after SCI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Waltrip met with Joe Allbaugh, a top aide to Mr. Bush while he was governor, to complain about the agency's investigation of the company's homes.

After the investigation, fines totaling about $450,000 were assessed against more than 20 of SCI's affiliated funeral homes for using unlicensed embalmers. SCI has appealed, and a state hearings officer is expected to rule soon on the case.

Harry Whittington of Austin, who was named presiding officer of the Funeral Service Commission after a major shakeup of agency in 1999, said his board reluctantly agreed to pay $50,000 as part of the settlement to end the 2-year-old case.

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:12 PM
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188. He'd been wondering what it felt like for so long...
...he just up and did it.

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #188
217. Maybe he pumped his fist and said "feels good". n/t
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #217
281. Or he pumped another round into the chamber and said,
"Anyone else want to try me?"


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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:52 PM
Response to Reply #281
448. Or, he mumbled "I told that guy to go f*ck himself . . . but he
didn't listen!"
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 04:05 PM
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599. A possible alternative.
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glaeken777 Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:50 PM
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257. reminds me of Moonraker...
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:05 PM by glaeken777
*quail flies by*

*Bond shoots*

Drax: You missed, Mr. Bond.

Bond: Did I?

*guy flops out of a nearby tree, hits the ground dead*
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:13 PM
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189. What an asshole.
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Keseys Ghost Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:13 PM
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190. Negligent injuring?
That's what the government charges poor folks where I live following a "hunting accident".

How much scotch did Dick consume before capping the lawyer? Really?
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Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:42 PM
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241. That's what I was thinking. Why wasn't he arrested?
:spank:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:13 PM
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191. The posts about this story on AOL, are horrible!
Bunch of idiots saying he was hunting libs, and another said too bad it wasn't Kennedy or Dean...

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melnjones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:22 PM
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202. Um...sounds similar to what I'm reading here...
What, we're the only ones who can say stupid stuff? Geez.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:32 PM
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328. Given that I didn't comment about
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:33 PM by bliss_eternal
what people are saying here, I fail to see your point.

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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:04 PM
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413. I was unaware people here ever talked about killing Dems.
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 07:04 PM by Zhade
Not even Zell Miller.

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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:26 PM
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315. That's because they don't know what else to say.
What can anyone say? It's too horrible.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:36 PM
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330. True, janx--
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:48 PM by bliss_eternal
I guess I just expected a tad more humanity. Probably the wrong place to expect such a thing, AOL frequently gets idiots with questionable ideals. On edit--someone even said rude things toward someone that expressed concern for the poor quails that were being hunted. :(

It just took me aback. I guess expected more concern for the poor man that got shot, or even some questions about why this story is just now reaching the public...

:hi:
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 10:17 PM
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507. Disgusting
Typical of what Freepers would say.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:16 PM
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197. I'll try to keep this one kicked all year long!
Any help would be greatly appreciated! :D
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 10:15 PM
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505. Always willing to help.
I doubt this needs to be kicked. People will come looking for this thread.
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panzerfaust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:17 PM
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198. Ah. That explains why ...

... there was a "VIP movement TFR" (Temporary Flight Restriction) around Armstrong Tx this weekend.

Apparently the FAA was worried that The Great White Hunter might get confused and start shooting at any airplanes he saw - in the belief that he was thwarting Terra Attacks on NAS Corpus.

Great.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:20 PM
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200. Lol.
Apparently the FAA was worried that The Great White Hunter might get confused and start shooting at any airplanes he saw-
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:23 PM
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205. I believe he's the first sitting Vice President to actually shoot someone
There's some weird insights into Cheney in the CNN story.

Like this one:

"Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been," she said. "The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came."

Does he travel in some sort of high-tech 'medical pod' or something?

And this one makes me wonder:

Armstrong said Cheney is a longtime friend who comes to the ranch to hunt about once a year. She said Whittington is a regular, too, but she thought it was the first time the two men hunted together.

"This is something that happens from time to time. You now, I've been peppered pretty well myself," said Armstrong.

Wonder how many times Armstrong's been shot by Cheney? Sounds like hunting with Cheney is like hunting with Mr. Magoo. (Look out! <BLAM> )
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:03 PM
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477. I believe you are correct - Aaron Burr was VP when he was shot
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 09:03 PM by slackmaster
In New Jersey.

:toast:
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 02:30 AM
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542. Burr did do in Hamilton in a duel..........
Burr and Hamilton met on the dueling grounds of Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804 Burr shot Hamilton, who fired into the air either as a reflex after being shot or purposely to avoid shooting Burr. Hamilton was rowed back across the river to New York City, where he lingered until the next day and died in great pain. Burr was indicted for murder in New York State, but never prosecuted. After completing his duties as Vice President in 1805, Burr entered into a conspiracy to wrest the lands west of the Mississippi River from Spain; these intrigues included the Louisiana Purchase.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:23 PM
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206. Cheney SHOT somebody!
Oh, my!



:kick:
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:24 PM
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207. I wonder if Heartless had c*m stains on
his pants after he did that. I can imagine him thrilled at the idea of drawing blood. I also wonder if this guy Whittington was getting ready to turn on b*shco and this was just a little warning to the others? :shrug:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:25 PM
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208. Cheney SHOT a 78 year-old man!
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 04:26 PM by RUMMYisFROSTED
:cry:

:kick:
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:27 PM
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210. An "old bird", it's OK - case closed.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:30 PM
Response to Reply #210
218. The laboratory confirms that the buckshot didn't cause the
heart attack.

:think:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #208
212. JUST TO WATCH HIM DIE!
:kick:
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:26 PM
Response to Reply #212
464. When I hear that whistle blowin'
I hang my head and cry

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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:19 PM
Response to Reply #464
520. Now that is absolute the best picture ever taken of this gang of thugs!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #208
215. I know isn't it SHOCKING!!!
wonder how many people he's shot now?????????????

maybe he hadn't got to shoot anyone in a FEW days???

bloodlust controls a man, ya know????

here's some great stickers and shirts

http://www.cafepress.com/sureshotcheney
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:32 PM
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222. It's not SHOCKING at all!
:rofl:
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #208
318. Yes indeed he did.
That's actually what happened. "Peppered real good" is a euphemism for the fact that Cheney SHOT a 78-year-old man.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:17 PM
Response to Reply #318
374. "The armed robber peppered the cashier accidentally."
:eyes:


Annual earnings:

$0-$15,000 = "Murdered"
$15,001- $40,000 = "Shot"
$40,001-$100,000 = "Accidentally shot."
$100,001-$100,000,000 = "Peppered."
$1,000,000,001 and up = "Accidentally peppered."
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #374
384. I really want to know about the condition of this man.
I'm no hunter, but I'm no stranger to shotguns (skeet and trap, etc.), and this "peppered" B.S. doesn't seem logical to me, especially when it was mentioned that the guy was hit on his face, his neck, and his side.

He could not have been very far away--and unless he was one hell of a lot taller than Cheney, like a giant or something, Cheney wasn't firing into the air.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:39 PM
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391. He's fine.
Iow, ICU.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:19 PM
Response to Reply #391
428. Is he really?
Some ICU in Texas? Maybe that's where all of those "peppered" people go.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:28 PM
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:30 PM
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220. Naahhh, that was Laura Bush killing her boyfriend in a jealous rage. -nt
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:59 PM
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278. Nice comeback for the now tombstoned Freeper!!
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:00 PM by Mr_Spock
LOL - good response.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:41 PM
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240. Now you have your own Chappaquiddick. (this century)
Smell the glove.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:43 PM
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:45 PM
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248. Uhhh....Laura Bush's boyfriend is actually VERY dead. -eom
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:50 PM
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:57 PM
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276. She didn't call the cops, & she intentionally broke 2 laws when she plowed
into him. BTW, she never even attempted to render aid to him either, even though her injuries were very minor.

Just so you know, you are talking to a Texan who is obviously way more knowledgeable about Laura Lane Welch's manslaughter incident than you are.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:29 PM
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322. Pizza?
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:28 PM
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214. 'Accidentally', my ass.
:evilfrown:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:30 PM
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219. we know for a certainty that Whittington had WMDs
it was completely justified to shoot him before he detonated all of Corpus Christi.

The quail rape rooms have been shut down.
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #219
298. Whittington's smoking gun
might have been a mushroom cloud, were it not for the valiant actions of the Veep.

I bet the guy had some yellow cake!

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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:34 PM
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225. Unreal!!!
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:35 PM
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227. k
:kick:
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:36 PM
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228. Deadeye Dick, "he don't eat meat, but he sure likes the bone"
As in - hit the bone with shotgun pellets.\

Asshat!
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:36 PM
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229. collateral damage
freedom is not free
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twaddler01 Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:37 PM
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232. Wow
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:39 PM
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235. The owner of the ranch, Armstrong, said....
..."I've been peppered several times myself,' in reference to Dick "Dick" Cheney "accidentally" shooting a fellow hunter.

What is that, Armstrong? Some sort of fucking Red Badge of Courage to make up for your lack of service in the armed forces. What an asswipe.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:43 PM
Response to Reply #235
246. That's why Dick's "friends" call him "Pepper."
Pepper! :rofl:
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:40 PM
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237. They say the guy's fine but they HAVE LIED before!
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 04:41 PM by Kablooie
Someone out there should check up on the guy and see if it's true.

What if we find out that he dies from an 'unrelated heart attack' in the next few days?
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PhilipShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:42 PM
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242. I don't buy it
The Vice president was not in some uncontrolled environment. To think that he was not aware of a 70 year old man—a fellow hunter -- is absurd. The Secret service would not allow another hunter around Cheney for miles, Cheney knew that.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:46 PM
Response to Reply #242
251. "Pepper" Cheney.
:rofl: :rofl:
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pinklefoot Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:43 PM
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243. A man who doesn't
support gun control laws shoots another man. Go figure! :crazy:
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:44 PM
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247. Is it wrong that this story makes me very happy?
It has to be the most hilarious story of the year. I love this! There is hope for the future. Finally, someone pays for being a well connected insider.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #247
256. No.
The most hilarious story of the year.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:45 PM
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249. Did he suck the blood out himself?
Good gawd. Someone needs to tell ol' Dick he doesn't need to pack heat.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:48 PM
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255. Accidentally, my donkey!
Unless Mr. Whittington was flying out of the brush.

http://www.justiceisduckblind.com

:eyes:
rocknation
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #255
265. Everyone knows that quail hover at head level.
And they wear orange vests.

And they wear hats.

And they're fully clothed.

Pepper Cheney. :rofl:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:51 PM
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262. I can hear the Daily Show writers cheering now
That's another show already in the can! Whoo Hoo! Vacation day!!! Jon Stewart couldn't create this stuff if he tried.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:52 PM
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264. Headlines: "Dick Shoots Prematurely on Another Man"
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 04:52 PM by Julius Civitatus
Some Brokeback Mountain theme going on, deep in the woods?

:rofl:
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:52 PM
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266. msnbc graphic
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:54 PM
Response to Reply #266
268. How long before we can view the police report?
Yeah, right!

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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #266
271. Sick photo, with the fat bastard laughing...
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:54 PM
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269. This is just sickening.
How the hell could somebody blast somebody else with shotgun pellets while hunting?

Good Lord. I hope the guy will be all right.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #269
272. Didn't I just saw this is "Wedding Crashers" ???
For real.
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libertarianseeker Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:56 PM
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273. ...Staff working late to develop strategy to blame Clinton
I'm sure...
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laruemtt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:56 PM
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274. death and destruction
follow them around like shadows!
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 04:58 PM
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277. How do you accidentally shoot someone in the face?
why was there an almost 24 hour delay in the story?

Inquiring minds demand answers
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Keseys Ghost Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #277
282. Here's how:
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #282
429. You could be on to something
Maybe the day long delay was to get Cheney sobered up.
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:00 PM
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280. IMO, Cheney is EXTREMELY angry + taking it out on anything that moves
do you supposed they tried to 'classify' this??????
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:46 PM
Response to Reply #280
342. Maybe not "angry," as such...
... just indifferent to the facts. Like the absence of WMDs. A year from now, he'll be saying, "I shot at a quail." :P
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:02 PM
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284. Well, at least he didn't get attacked by a rabbit
like Jimmy Carter.

My grandfather was an avid hunter, and the second maddest I ever saw him was when he told the story of going quail hunting with the preacher and another guy, and the preacher shot the other guy in the ass! It was from a fairly safe distance, but the buckshot stung pretty bad. (The maddest I ever saw him was when we came across a doe in the woods that had been shot and part of the carcass cut away.)

Only a complete fucking dumbass (or a wannabe murderer) shoots another hunter, especially if they're bird hunting! You're supposed to never aim your weapon below the horizon level when you're bird hunting.


Hoo-wee! That there's a mighty fine lawyer-huntin' raffle!
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InsultComicDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:19 PM
Response to Reply #284
375. or
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:03 PM
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286. What a moran. n/t
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lenegal Donating Member (258 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:04 PM
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287. Tired of the ass clowns
Unbelievable.

I am tired of all the Republican Ass Clowns.

I only pray that we have a majority in the Senate this year.

We need to impeach Cheney et all.

I think that Cheney was thinking he was shooting at Libby.
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:05 PM
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288. so are Senators Feinstein and Kennedy
prepared to change/modify their positions on gun control now? :evilgrin:
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SammyBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:05 PM
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289. At the very least, he should be charged with a gun charge
Not knowing what you're shooting at is a crime in Arizona, as it was in NY.

Disgusting.

I hope Harry Whittington is okay.
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Orrin_73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:05 PM
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290. LMAO !!
this is so funny.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:09 PM
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293. Ditto.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
This is just too sick not to laugh.
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republicansarewhores Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:08 PM
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292. It's ALWAYS the other guy's fault with these maniacs.
It's ALWAYS the other guy's fault with these maniacs. And they seem to love shooting at things that can't shoot back (probably the reason he got so many Vietnam deferments).

"Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been," she said. "The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came."

Yeah, because he's a walking heart attack. Lucky for the guy he shot.

RAW

Whittington "came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn't signal them or indicate to them or announce himself," Armstrong said.

"The vice president didn't see him," she continued. "The covey flushed and the vice president picked out a bird and was following it and shot. And by god, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good."


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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:12 PM
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295. And by god, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good
Stop! You're killing me! :rofl:
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:15 PM
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297. Yeah that's the ticket
when you're bird hunting you start screaming, "I'm HERE - DON'T SHOOT!!!!" That'/s how you stay popular on a hunting trip...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:18 PM
Response to Reply #297
302. Because a face and a quail are nearly identical.
His gun got tangled in his IV drip. :rofl:
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:25 PM
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314. Right! By god, there he was--nearly got his whole face
blown off!

But nah...he was only "peppered real good."



Oh my God...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:47 PM
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344. Defense teams around the country:
"Your honor, my client didn't shoot him. He only peppered him a little."

Case dismissed!
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PhilipShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:16 PM
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299. Absurd story
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:18 PM by PhilipShore
Whittington "came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn't signal them or indicate to them or announce himself," Armstrong said.

I don't own a gun -- and I am opposed to hunting and guns-- I think both should be banned, but even I can figure out that, during -- hunting season -- one must be aware of their fellow hunters first, and if I was a hunter I would not expect them (other hunters) to warn me by sounds if they are hunting --so as to scare away the hunted.
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:18 PM
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300. Not surprising
since anyone that would hang out with the big dick probably acts like a duck.
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JWS Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:20 PM
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304. Guess he mistook him for a liberal.
Dumb triggerhappy neo-cons should be kept in padded rooms.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:21 PM
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306. So what did the guy have on Cheney?
Hard to believe anything is an accident with BushCo
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:22 PM
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309. Is anyone here really surprised?
ginbarn says that's what what you get when you've got an entire administration that goes off half-cocked.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:23 PM
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313. Probably re-enacting what Poppy told him about Dealey Plaza
and things got out of hand.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:26 PM
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316. Quayle hunting accident?
:shrug: :hi:
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:29 PM
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319. James and Sarah Brady Comment on the Vice President's Hunting Mishap
To: National Desk

Contact: Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 202-289-5792

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- James and Sarah Brady made comments today related to Vice President Cheney's reportedly accidental shooting yesterday in Texas.

"Now I understand why Dick Cheney keeps asking me to go hunting with him," said Jim Brady. "I had a friend once who accidentally shot pellets into his dog - and I thought he was an idiot."

"I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time," Sarah Brady said. "Now I know I was right to be nervous."

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=60875
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:31 PM
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327. "Everyone knows you'll probably get shot if you hunt with Pepper."
:rofl:
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 08:59 AM
Response to Reply #319
561. LMAO at Bradys' comments, very funny
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:29 PM
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321. Instead of Bin Laden "appearing" Cheney decided to shoot someone
to take the focus off all the singing canaries! :evilgrin:
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alarcojon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:30 PM
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323. Hey mods
could you start a Part II for this topic? It's getting a bit unwieldy, and I think the fun is just beginning.
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Colonel Bat Guano Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:36 PM
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329. "Ale and Quail Club"
Cheney must be a founding member. (If you dont' get the reference, rent or buy Preston Sturges' THE PALM BEACH STORY immediately...one of the funniest scenes in any comedy is a group of drunken hunters, "The Ale And Quail Club", led by William Demerest, shooting up a train while blasted out of their minds...)
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:39 PM
Response to Reply #323
337. I plan to kick this until it's pinned to the top.
No story is more deserving.
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:37 PM
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333. Not surprisingly
After it was revealed that Whittington posed no immediate threat to Cheney or any other American, the administration blamed the errant attack on a failure of the intelligence community and asserted that it could have averted had the NSA domestic spying been permitted to continue without interference from freedom-hating Congressional Democrats and the "liberal" media.

:sarcasm:

:crazy:
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Number_6 Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:38 PM
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335. If Dick had only been around
when the pretzel attacked the Chief...the V.P.'s quick
reflexes could have probably protected the puppet from the pretzel.
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bcool Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:46 PM
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343. I bet he dropped the shotgun...
OK, I'm not a hunter but from what I know, when you hunt quail you shoot them while they're in the air. Assuming the "victim" was behind him when he got dinged, that implies that Cheney swiveled around approximately 180 degrees before he pulled the trigger. If he was, if fact, aiming at a bird in flight, how on earth did he hit someone on the ground? Any hunters out there know the spread pattern on a shell? I suppose if the bird was low enough, the spread of the shot might have reached someone on the ground, but still...(!)

I bet any money he dropped the gun and it went off, hitting Whittington...and that's why it took them a day to get the news out - so that the spinmeisters could figure out how to portray it.

Also, I noticed the story said "Armstrong said she was watching from a car while Cheney, Whittington and another hunter got out of the vehicle to shoot at a covey of quail.". So, they drive around and somebody says, "hey, lookie there, shoot them dadgum birdies", and they all jump out with guns a blazin'? They call that "hunting"?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/12/cheney.ap/index....
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #343
363. Good points, I was thinking the same thing
The story does not make sense.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:51 PM
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348. Gun control?
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 12:39 AM
Response to Reply #348
531. No. Incompetence.
Don't ruin this.
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:53 PM
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350. Cheney Shoots Hunter, Repeals 2nd Amendment

(2006-02-12) Vice President Dick Cheney today accidentally peppered a 78-year-old hunting buddy with shotgun pellets during a quail hunt in Texas, injuring attorney Harry Whittington.

Filled with remorse over the incident, the vice president immediately repealed the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms.

Im truly sorry that I winged Harry when he blocked my shot at the quail, said Mr. Cheney. I now realize that gun violence is not just an inner-city poor problem, but rather an epidemic that can spill out of the ghetto and affect wealthy and powerful, elderly Americans.

The vice president said he has directed President Bush to declare martial law and to repeal the Second Amendment temporarily, until we can get a federal court to declare the right to bear arms unconstitutional.

If the courts fail to rule in his favor, Mr. Cheney said he would at least pressure Congress to enact more stringent gun-sales background checks.


http://www.scrappleface.com/?p=2176
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dubya_dubya_III Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:54 PM
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351. Isn't firing a gun a bit dangerous in his fragile health?
Who the heck would even allow a person with the terrible heart problems he faces near something like a hunting rifle? Lucky he didn't die of a heart attack.

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:01 PM
Response to Reply #351
355. His gun got tangled in his IV drip.
:rofl:
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milkyway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:59 PM
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353. Dick's on the job, protecting us from terrorist quails.
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:01 PM
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354. Funny
While listening to the radio at work the DJ said it was the president that shot someone.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:04 PM
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358. If he'd been in the Army, he'd know how to handle a weapon.
What a stupid asshole.
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rigel434 Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:04 PM
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359. Cheney
Eyewitnesses report a visibly distressed Cheney was seen kneeling next to Whittington, crying out "what's his net worth? what's his net worth?"
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:07 PM
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361. Cheney made Number One on this week's DU "Top 10 List
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 06:07 PM by Penndems
of Conservative Idiots". :)
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EndElectoral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:08 PM
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364. More shots than Cheney filed during Nam....
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EndElectoral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:09 PM
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365. Is the guy he shot a terrorist?
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chastitybeaverhausen Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #365
382. All your speculation is SO off the mark
In coming days, via a special commission appointed by the pResident, we will learn that it was not Cheney's firearm that discharged the offending projectiles. We will learn, through top secret ballistics tests, that the shots were in fact discharged from the shotgun of a "terrist" hidden in the bushes.

Freedom is on the march, keep Amurka safe, fight the terrists there so we don't have to fight them here, blah, blah, blah...
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:32 PM
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436. In the alternative version a clenis was responsible. n/t
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Rufus T. Firefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:09 PM
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366. Uh oh, a lawyer?
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 06:14 PM by Rufus T. Firefly
Hope he sues. :-)

I like how the guy in the article makes it Whittington's fault. Sure, he should have made everyone aware of where he was, but last time I checked the guy with the gun is the responsible party. You don't go hunting with the safety training you wish you had...etc.

If it had been Cheney on the receving end, I wonder if it would have been "...something that happens from time to time" and not such a big deal.

But then unless the pellets were made of silver, he wouldn't have even been scratched.



I'm sure the guy who got shot just got scratched, and didn't even need hospitalization - just like Murtha and Kerry. :sarcasm:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:16 PM
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372. Topic of yahoo post....
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #372
376. Too funny -"Cheney's Got A Gun"
I'll be singing that all night!
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:23 PM
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377. Headline: Dick Cheney shoots his one last friend.
:rofl:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #377
379. Sub-headline: Cheney warns his last friend.
:rofl:
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:24 PM
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378. Expert Opinion
coming from someone who has shot thousands of wild non farm raised doves over my life here is my take..

Dick lost situational awareness of where everyone was. mistake one.
Dick fired on a low bird, big mistake 2. Never fire level at birds.
Dick fired into a obstructed backstop, high grass, mistake 3.

Very stupid things to do even if no one is shot. Shooting level will get you uninvited to most hunts on the spot.

Other factors that be at play.

Weather. Heat can cause breaks in concentration, especially 90+ degree heat.
Alcohol. Any drinking in this situation would be a very bad thing

Thankfully no one was killed.

A shotgun with high brass 5 or 5 shot at close range will blow you head off, literally. At 50 it still has enough energy to penetrate skin. causing serious injury and blindness.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #378
383. Mistake 4.
Shot a 78 year-old man.

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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #383
385. Yep
that is the result of a combination of carelessness or stupidity.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #385
390. Carelessness?
You say that about someone leaving their shoe untied.

Shooting (peppering, in today's language) someone seems to go beyond carelessness to me.

But yes, he failed on any responsible count.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:43 PM
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394. half dozen of one..
That is the word my father used. Stupid and negligent go to. Not understating the act of shooting someone.

I know for sure if this had happened in the service it is an automatic article 15 and probable discharge. The logic being if your weapon ADed ,which it could do if the firing pin dimpled the primer hard enough when the bolt was released, the only way you would hit someone is if it was pointed in an unsafe direction.

I can tell you I have never been shot with direct pellets, had it land on me(normal), nor seen anyone fire a shotgun level without a serious talking to.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #394
396. Cheney should have learned gun safety in the service...
Oh, that's right...
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:02 PM
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409. Ha!
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Jack_DeLeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 02:22 AM
Response to Reply #390
540. You make light of the word....
but carelessness can kill just as readily as recklessness can.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #383
386. self delete
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 06:33 PM by Pavulon
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #378
397. Finally--I have been asking some of the questions you have
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 06:47 PM by janx
addressed here. If that guy got blown with pellets on his cheek, neck, and side, there's no way that Cheney was firing UP into the air as the quail ascended, correct?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:52 PM
Response to Reply #397
399. Correct.
He got "blown with pellets" by standing within range of Cheney.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #399
403. Cheney must have recklessly spun around and shot level,
into God-knows-what...wait. In this case, into Harry.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:59 PM
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405. Lol.
In this case, into Harry.


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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:03 PM
Response to Reply #405
410. Well he did, in fact, didn't he?
I've tried not to laugh about this, but I'm tired of hicks with too much money. And I can actually picture Dick swinging the barrel of that shotgun around and firing into the poor old rich guy.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:06 PM
Response to Reply #410
417. I'm thinking Island of Dr. Moreau.
Half 78 year-old man/ half Dick Cheney's friend.

:scared:


:rofl:
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:15 PM
Response to Reply #417
423. That old man was very rich.
So was the woman who reported the incident as someone's being "peppered good."

The old guy is going to need some serious plastic surgery if he makes it. They probably spent most of yesterday picking shot out of his face, neck, and side.

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:18 PM
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426. Is Cheney in the will?
Heart valves ain't cheap.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:26 PM
Response to Reply #426
432. The RNC is definitely in the will.
It probably has been for some time. But that old guy did not deserve to be shot in the face!
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:59 PM
Response to Reply #378
404. Can you post that all by itself as a thread?
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:04 PM
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412. Will post in GD. (my first thread)
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 10:32 PM
Response to Reply #378
511. I sincerely doubt
that the temp where they were hunting was over 90 degrees Fahrenheit in February.
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:26 PM
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380. where oh where are the "gun rights" Democrats when you need 'em?

If it had been Dianne Feinstein or John Kerry holding a firearm funny, they'd have been all over this like ... well, like shotgun pellets on Dick Cheney's hunting buddy ...

Cripes, at least neither of them has actually SHOT someone.

Obviously this proves that Republican politicians are too ignorant of firearms to be heard to say anything about firearms law, ever.

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #380
387. Easy now.
Pepper always hits what he's aiming at.

"Cheney quickly acquired his target as the 78 year-old man was flushed from the brush."


:rofl:

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Patrick J Fitzgerald Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:27 PM
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381. Cheney was smokin' da rabbit weed, mon
I Shot The Lawyer...
but I did not shoot no Prosecutor.

Oh, no, oh.

Often alcohol or drugs are contributing factors in these types of cases. I will look into it.
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mountain man Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:36 PM
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388. Has Cheney been arrested yet?
I think they call that involuntary manslaughter
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:41 PM
Response to Reply #388
392. Hold the salt!
Cheney likes his 78 year-old men peppered!

:rofl:
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:41 PM
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393. Vote Repug slogan: " killing is sport and what we do"
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 06:43 PM by wordpix2
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:44 PM
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395. i am speechless....


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:55 PM
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401. The Buckshot Stops Here
New WH slogan.
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:13 PM
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421. LOVE IT!
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:00 PM
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407. When did this happen? Did Cheney skip church?
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:06 PM
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415. Not unless he's Jewish.
It happened on Saturday.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:06 PM
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418. Nope, happened Sat.
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thatsrightimirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:01 PM
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408. Wow!
That is something you definitely do not hear everyday. But somehow I'm not surprised.
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ColonelTom Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:03 PM
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411. Clearly Big Dick is against gun control
Just a set up by Karl Rove & Co. to reassure the NRA of the administration's bona fides.
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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:05 PM
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414. This is one of the funniest du threads ever...but what is it costing us?
From WAPO:

"Armstrong, owner of the Armstrong Ranch where the accident occurred, said Whittington was bleeding and Cheney was very apologetic."
<snip>

"Fortunately, the vice president has got a lot of medical people around him and so they were right there and probably more cautious than we would have been," she said. "The vice president has got an ambulance on call, so the ambulance came."

So are US taxpayers paying for medical services????

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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:08 PM
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420. YES. Cheney shoots a man and we pay for it.
It's nothing out of the ordinary.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:22 AM
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564. NO the NRA will pay for that... it comes with your membership
Insurance policy if you shoot a person!!! at least years ago they did!!!
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:16 PM
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425. who's paying for Cheney's round-the-clock medical service? We taxpayers
who are struggling to pay for health insurance or are completely insurance-less, while Dick has constant medical attention whenever he needs his Dickhead wiped?
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:06 PM
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416. Wonder what the NRA thinks of this? nt
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:27 PM
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433. Most hunters are very safety conscious
...and have a very dim view of people who don't know what they're doing out in the field.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 10:36 PM
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513. "Dim" is certainly a word to describe the Bush administration nt
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Zech Marquis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:14 PM
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422. accident my ass!
Darth Cheney probably was mad he didn't bag the poor guy :evilgrin:
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f-bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:16 PM
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424. Too bad he didn't shoot himself!
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:24 PM
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430. The description of him killing dozens of tame birds sounds like he was
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 07:25 PM by Nothing Without Hope
in such a mad killing frenzy that he would have shot anything that moved.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
thread title (2-0-06 GD): There's something wrong w/ Cheney -- killed 70 TAME birds in one trip
Comment/excerpt: The poster notes In one incident that received some press coverage, Cheney and his pals had 500 farm raised pheasants -- that is, birds that had lost their fear of people -- released before them. The party killed 417 birds in one day, with Cheney bagging 70 of the tamed animals himself. This is not hunting. This is slaughter. This represents the same mental illness that caused W to kill small animals as a child. Isn't wanton killing of small animals by children a sign of mental illness and a marker for violent criminal behavior in the adult?

It was like a video game addict so lost in the hypnotic sequence of shooting virtual bad guys he lost track of the real world - but this is the Vice President and he was shooting living beings, including a human.

Bizarre and sick. As if we we needed more evidence of that.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:25 PM
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431. He should attend a NRA safe hunting course
One of the rules I remember is that you don't shoot your fellow hunters.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:28 PM
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434. Are ya sure? "Cuz I'm thinking that's one of those "gray areas"...
kidding. LOL
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oldcoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:43 AM
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536. I am looking forward to the NRA's response
After all, this would be a wonderful time to educate the public about the importance of gun safety.
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IowaGuy Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:32 PM
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437. Jim & Sarah Brady comment about Cheney shooting....
"I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time," Sarah Brady said. "Now I know I was right to be nervous."



http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=60875
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bocotton Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:33 PM
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438. Got out of the vehicle??
Wait a minute now! I thought Quail hunters are supposed to walk (or ride horses) behind their dogs. This is the first time I ever heard of Quail hunting from a car. So here's the picture: Cheney and his millionaire entourage are flying down a dusty