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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:50 AM
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BREAKING: Explosion Baghdad, Cheney hustled to shelter
Edited on Wed May-09-07 11:13 AM by doxieone
Source: CNN

No link yet.

Just reported there was an explosion in the green zone. Everyone hustled to shelter including reporters traveling with Cheney.

ADDENDUM: Single mortar explosion. No injuries. (CNN 11:00 a.m. EST)

11:10 A.M. LIVE press briefing in Baghdad with Cheney. (Just to prove he is alive?)

HA. SIGNAL lost, and then regained. (Remember, there is a history of losing visual signal with Cheney's TV moments.)

No link yet.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:51 AM
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1. I sure hope the reporters are OK
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:53 AM
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5. me too.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:53 AM
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8. Me too.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:16 AM
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riverdale Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:28 AM
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43. Is that the black version of the e-surance girl?
Girls with pink hair are hot
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:15 PM
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85. Please be safe reporters ~ Is Christina there?"

Prayers for the reporters.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:53 AM
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9. Ouch!
But of course I agree with your sentimenT.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:53 AM
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:46 AM
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51. How cruel
forcing those reporters to travel with that stinking pos
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 03:42 PM
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101. ROFLMAO.......Brilliant
:rofl:
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:52 AM
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2. In the green zone? With an unannounced visit?
Sure things are progressing. Just give it more time. :eyes:

Total Fubar Chaos. :grr:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:08 AM
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26. "This little piggy went to the market.....This.........."
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:08 PM
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76. Last time a US politician went 'shopping' downtown...
...over 20 people were killed the next day in retaliation for participating. :cry:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:52 AM
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4. well well well, the Green Zone is not immuned.
Edited on Wed May-09-07 10:57 AM by alyce douglas
haven't seen a link yet.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:53 AM
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6. Hope the dick wore brown pants
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:54 AM
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13. you think Dick will get the message the same thing happened
in Afghanistan they want us to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:46 AM
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52. To match his shirt or his shit?
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:53 AM
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7. Oh God. Cheney in residence at THE BUNKER, check him for cyanide
We don't want any repeats of the fall of Berlin.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:10 PM
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59. Nah. That'd be fine.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:26 PM
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64. Cheney distributes the cyanide
He's not a user.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:53 AM
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11. we've turned the corner? things are going well?
serves you right, you shit
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:54 AM
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Cheney Endangering The Troops
Again.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:55 AM
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16. and Iraqis... last visit to Afghanistan there were several civilian casualties
because of his visit.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:03 AM
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24. Yep...that's all he does when he "visits" - endangers people
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:10 AM
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30. can you imagine the massive amt of troops and resourses it takes!
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:54 AM
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12. "One, two, three strikes and you're out." That's two!
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:54 AM
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14. Karma blowback.
He who troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:54 AM
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15. This happened the last time Prick Chainey was in the green zone.
He endangers US troops just by showing up. :dem:
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ryanmuegge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 05:26 PM
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107. Merely a coincidence, of course. Both times. These attacks aren't a response to his presence..
There is no connection.

Or, at least what that's what they say on TV!
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:55 AM
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17. Exploding flowers and candy!
Welcome Dick!
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 06:54 PM
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109. LOL
:yourock:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:56 AM
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18. seems like they are happening everyday and unless someone is injured
they don't report it on MSM. Here's CNN's link:
Green Zone blast reported on day Cheney is in Iraq
BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Iraq's Interior Ministry is reporting an explosion in or near Baghdad's Green Zone.

The cause of the sound is not yet known.

Attacks on the heavily fortified area, the seat of U.S. and Iraqi government power in the country, are common,.

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/05/09/wednesda...
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:56 AM
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19. SOunds like an Indiana market to me. nt
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:57 AM
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20. No big deal. It's the Last Throes.
It should all be sunshine and rainbows soon.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:59 AM
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21. Inside the green zone?
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:59 AM
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22. It's definitive, and official. . .
That was conclusively THE last throe.
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thunder35 Donating Member (127 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:02 AM
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23. I see he looked like he was wearing a bullet proof vest on tv pictures
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:12 AM
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32. it was one helluva throe
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:09 PM
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77. "it was one helluva throe"
Yes it truly was a throe not to be outdone or replicated.

It was astonishing and enthralling in it's excessive throe-ishness and could never, ever, ever possibly be over throe-n.

So let us all join together, put our hands on our screens and praise Jesus for the very, very, very, very, very last throe.

Amen
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:08 AM
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25. Pulling Cheney out of Iraq now would send the wrong message to the terrorist
"Pulling the Vice President out of Iraq now would send the wrong message
and allow the terrorists there to follow the Vice President here,"

Steve Young.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:46 PM
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66. Best post of the day!
:rofl:
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boot@9 Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:50 PM
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67. this has to
be one of the most best(funny,witty) replies i have read.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:53 PM
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69. i she spending the night?? maybe he will be pulled out....
you know those evil terrorists ...you never know what those little booggers will do!!

wanna bet Cheney wants to sleep in Saddam's bed??????

fly
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:09 PM
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83. Deserves a toast and a round of applause.
:applause: :toast:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:19 PM
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86. Amerika would never want to send the wrong message! nt
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:40 PM
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95. Good point. He's gotta stay now.
:rofl:
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 11:07 AM
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118. LMBAO....You are so damn Right. Stay the course Cheney!
We are sending the wrong message to the terrorist. Stay the course Cheney!
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sickinohio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:09 AM
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27. Does that mean
Uncle Dick is ok? Shux. :cry:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:09 AM
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28. Well, that certainly will put the kabosh on any spin he intended
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:09 AM
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29. See Dick Run
Don't be a Dick...
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:12 PM
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60. Still avoiding combat after all these years...
Gotta admire the consistency.

He'll just have to take it out on another 400 or so farm-raised little birds.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:00 PM
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81. . . .

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:00 PM
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82. . . .

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Grandrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:10 AM
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31. No problem according to Cheney.....
"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." --March 16, 2003
:yoiks:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 09:01 PM
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112. Heh
Funny.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:12 AM
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33. Good. I hope he got the shit scared out of him.
Everyone of these asshats should get a taste of what they have done.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:28 AM
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44. Even testing his heart muscle might have worked for them!...
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:12 AM
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34. Is there a quail season
in the green zone? Shotguns do make explosive sounds, you know.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:13 AM
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35. CNNI not even covering the blast in the Green Zone
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:13 AM
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36. By hustling to a shelter, Cheney is emboldening the terrorists
They will now believe that all subsequent mortar attacks on the Green Zone will cause people to hustle to shelters! Why is Dick Cheney giving aid and support to terrorists by emboldening their Green Zone shelling activities? He needs to stand firm, out in the open, declaring that it is now, officially, four plus years later, fucking GAME TIME you dirty Haji's, and you can mortar the area all your like, but one Richard Goddamn Cheney is not going to be moved (though he is still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model). Caaaa-mon, your filthy Haji freaks! Dick Cheney will blow your fucking house down, you filthy Haji fuckers! Stand your ground, Mr. Vice President! For Sweet Baby Jesus' sake don't show the filthy Haji's any fucking weakness!

:rofl:
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Na Gael Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:23 AM
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42. Thanks
...For making me choke on my coffee.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:52 AM
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56. Yah, Bring it On!
:rofl:
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:15 AM
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37. Dang! Another photo op ruined! Them Iraqis shoo' are un ungrateful bunch!
Edited on Wed May-09-07 11:15 AM by The Count
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:16 AM
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39. Dey gib de wrinkles in mah brain a process, sho nuf...
;-)
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:38 AM
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47. Were you wearing blackface when you typed that?
Just asking.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:20 PM
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63. Why not the same question for the poster I was responding to?
Just asking?
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youngdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 06:50 PM
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108. If you think only black people speak like that, you're mistaken.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 08:33 PM
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111. Black people don't talk that way
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:18 AM
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40. My, my, what a warm welcome
I wonder if they're laying the red carpet for him right now...
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meldroc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:20 AM
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41. Dammit, they missed again! n/t
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:31 AM
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45. I am surprised they hustled him to shelter, everybody knows you can't kill zombies.
Maybe they just went to the shelter and like a typical zombie he followed, that makes more sense.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:34 AM
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46. link:Explosion in Baghdad while Cheney visits
NEW: Interior Ministry: Explosion in Green Zone as vice president visits
Dick Cheney in Baghdad to say: "We've got to get this work done"
AP: Top military commander Petraeus briefs vice president
Cheney's agenda: Urge Iraqi Parliament not to break for two months

A mortar round landed in Baghdad's Green Zone while Vice President Dick Cheney was meeting with government officials, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.

The U.S. Embassy press office in Baghdad, however, said an explosion was heard, but it could not verify whether it was inside or outside the zone.

There are no reports of any casualties.



http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/05/09/iraq.main/ind...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 04:01 PM
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103. while i hate the destruction on the one hand --
that explosion is a great telling subtext to cheney's visit.

just who is zooming who here?
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:40 AM
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48. Can you hear me now?
I just got up and my eyes are blurred. I read that as "Cheney hurled". I will say I'm disappointed with what it really said.
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:42 AM
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49. The flypaper strategy is working.
We're fighting him there so we don't have to fight him here.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:44 AM
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50. DICK CUT SHORT - FINDS HIMSELF IN THE BROWN ZONE
Not too sad losing the visual on the Dick.

AT LAST!!! The Dick can pin a medal on himself for valor in leading the charge into the bunker. Another medal for being wounded in battle, a little republican rewording can fix the requirements to having shat himself.

See Dick. See Omar. See Omar shoot at Dick. Run Dick Run.
See Condi. Condi likes George's Dick.
See Laura. See Laura scratch Condi's eyes out.

Tune in next week when Hop On Pop goes to Iraq.



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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:46 AM
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53. Progress?
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firefox_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:48 AM
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54. That's gonna upset his blood clot in the leg!
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:58 PM
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72. move sucker!!!
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:49 AM
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55. It was just Iraqis setting off celebratory fireworks to welcome him
:eyes:
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:01 PM
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57. Sounds like someone threw
Edited on Wed May-09-07 12:01 PM by Gelliebeans
a fifty-five pound box of chocolates through a plate glass window to show Dickie-boy some luv.

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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:05 PM
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58. But but but, I thought McCain said it was safe there?
Did he fucking LIE? Send all of these assholes over to the "Green Zone".
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 04:34 PM
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106. And Saxby Chambliss just said the progress in Iraq has been truly amazing.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 12:57 AM
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115. saxby chamliss is a
shameless, repuke professional liar, aided and abetted by the corporatemediawhores of America.
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rawstory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:13 PM
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61. HERE'S A LINK...
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:17 PM
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62. This is just an announcement for a carpet sale
McCain's visit was so successful that the carpet salesmen want Cheney to partake of some bargains too.

Advertising is different in Iraq, that's all.
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:32 PM
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65. (CBS/AP) Cheney: Iraq remains a dangerous place
Source: CBS/AP

Cheney: Iraq remains a dangerous place
Strong Explosion Strikes Baghdad During Vice President's Visit

BAGHDAD, May 9, 2007

(CBS/AP) Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that Iraq remains
a dangerous place, a point underscored by a thunderous explosion that
rattled windows in the U.S. embassy where he spent most of the day.

-snip-

Cheney spoke less than an hour after an explosion could be heard in
the U.S. embassy where he spent most of the day. Windows rattled
and reporters covering the vice president were briefly moved to a more
secure area.

Said Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride: "His meeting was not
disturbed and he was not moved."

-snip-

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/09/iraq/main2777...
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pcboss49 Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:53 PM
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68. Just backfire from one of the Indy cars....
oops, this is Iraq, not an Indiana market.... my bad....
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:55 PM
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70. I'm glad he's safe.
Can you imagine the hoopla circus that the republicks would put on if he were killed? They would have a funeral to beat Reagan's, with horse and the boots and planes and the dignitaries, all in an effort to get the public's sympathy. Now that I think about it, I wonder who did the bombing? Could be that old unckle dick might have been more useful dead than alive. Oh dear, time for me to remove my aluminum foil cap...everything seems like a conspiracy lately.
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pcboss49 Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:07 PM
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74. and don't forget the 21 shotgun salute
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 12:47 AM
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114. but why would all the guns be pointing AT the casket instead of in the air?!
Edited on Thu May-10-07 12:48 AM by TankLV
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 12:56 PM
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71. Bet he wishes he was HUNTING! K and R
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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:04 PM
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73. "Kick the press out" (blog report)
Edited on Wed May-09-07 01:07 PM by doxieone
Cheney overheard in Iraq: Kick the press out.Once safely ensconced in Baghdads fortified Green Zone, however, Cheney appeared to reserve his toughest language for his normal target the press. Cheney held a lot of photo ops with key Iraqi leaders like Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, but was adamant about not taking questions. At one point, Cheney emphasized to the assembled journalists that this is just a photo spray. Later in the day, as reporters filed into an embassy conference room for another photo of Cheney they overheard him tell his staff then we kick the press out.

UPDATE: From a pool report: Around 5:20 p.m. (local) there was a distant explosion that rattled windows at the building where the VP and the press corps are working today.

thinkprogress blog

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/09/cheney-overheard-in...
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:08 PM
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75. Well, maybe having a mortar fired in his direction will make him...
...more sensitive to the realities of war. Then again, maybe he'll just haul ass back to an undisclosed location and keep warmongering. :shrug:
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BigDDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:13 PM
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78. Was the explosion
before or after the dancing in the streets?
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mile18blister Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:41 PM
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79. Cheney will be fine. You can't kill the undead. nt
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 01:48 PM
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80. What's he doing in the Green Zone anyway??
I thought it was safe enough to go shopping . . . like McCain and Huckleberry Graham did. Good news, Dick. Good news. You're forgetting your own spin.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:10 PM
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84. Loud flowers. nt
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:20 PM
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87. Update- It was a lightning bolt from God
followed by a big booming "damn, missed again!"
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:21 PM
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88. I Was Just Going To Say,,, HE MISSED!!!! n/t
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:29 PM
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90. And how do we know it was a bolt from God?
... a booming voice yelled "I dammit!"
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:30 PM
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91. self delete
Edited on Wed May-09-07 02:32 PM by KansDem
multiple posts...
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:31 PM
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93. self delete
Edited on Wed May-09-07 02:33 PM by KansDem
multiple posts...
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firefox_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:36 PM
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94. BLAM!
Oops...
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:25 PM
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89. What's wrong, Dick? Surge got you down...
...in another undisclosed bunker?
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E-Z-B Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:31 PM
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92. I bet that couldn't have been good for his heart.
Assuming he has one, of course.
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E-Z-B Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:43 PM
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96. I bet that couldn't have been good for his heart.
Assuming he has one, of course.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:49 PM
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97. These visits to prove how well things are going are deadly for the people who live there
Sure it makes for good press coverage, but it should not be worth the risk they are taking with people's lives.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 02:59 PM
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98. Better hope he is okay or we will escalate and never leave
Pray for his health and safety.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 03:06 PM
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99. Which politician said it was as safe as walking in a street
in the US? Cause he has failed.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 03:12 PM
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100. Now if we could get W over there too.
Edited on Wed May-09-07 03:13 PM by superconnected
Talk them into staying awhile... until the war ends.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 03:57 PM
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102. YAY ,THE SURGE IS WORKING
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Doubtful Optimist Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 04:07 PM
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104. It almost wants to make me break out in song.
My apologies to Monty Python.


Bravely Bold Dick Cheney rode forth into Baghdad.
He was not afraid to die, oh Brave Dick Cheney.
He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways.
Brave, brave, brave, brave Dick Cheney!

He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp.
Or to have his eyes gouged out and his elbows broken.
To have his kneecaps split and his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled, Brave Dick Cheney.

His head smashed in
And his heart cut out
And his liver removed
And his bowels unplugged
And his nostrils raped
And his bottom burnt off
And his penis split

Brave Dick Cheney ran away.
Bravely ran away, away.
When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Dick Cheney turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat,
Bravest of the brave, Dick Cheney!

He is packing it in,
And packing it up,
And sneaking away,
And buggering off,
And chickening out,
And pissing off home,
Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge.


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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 04:32 PM
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105. Wasn't there also an explosion when he was in Kabul, Afghanistan?
One would think he'd learn by now.

But, then again, maybe not. This is Dick Cheney we're talking about.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 06:55 PM
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110. Hurry up and HIDE, you yellow-bellied wuss! n/t
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 10:10 PM
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113. Oh, that damn "one bombing a day"
that keeps us from hearing about all the wonderful things happening in Iraq. And poor Darth just happened to be there this time....
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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 06:57 AM
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117. maybe it was Cheney's old hunting buddy
-- arranging a bit of payback for shooting him in the face?
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