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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:34 PM
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Cheney criticized for attire at Auschwitz
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:38 PM
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1. At a solemn ceremony such as that, it's an insult. He should apologize.
But, well, he won't of course. It would be the decent thing to do. But, well, he doesn't know what decency is about.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 PM
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77. no, his "apology" would be without soul, just words, so why bother?
... he obviously doesn't care about others' feelings; he has no class at all.
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hector459 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:57 PM
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85. They haven't made his bullet-proff overcoat yet.
A signal of more disrespect toward the rest of the world.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:39 PM
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2. That made me laugh for some reason
He looks like he's ice fishing!
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:53 PM
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That's one of the funniest pictures I've seen in a while. n/t
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:57 PM
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30. Grumpy Old Man!
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:39 PM
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3. See DU home page:
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:40 PM
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4. he has the heart and soul of a tire
a G78 14 inch bias ply whitewall at the bottom of a pile of used pampers in a toxic dump site somewhere in hell.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:54 PM
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78. HAHAHA!! (coffee spew!) :D (n/t)
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jfs1000 Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:40 PM
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5. I would give him a pass but...
Doesn't Bushie and Co. have strict dress code orders and you have to wear a jacket, tie and coat to press conference and even on the weekend?

Cheney knows better. This is just a lack of respect for Europe. Cheney looked like he was going sledding with his grand children. Get a suit, a classy overcoat and a hat and gloves please. It is just embarassing.
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rogue_bandit Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:49 PM
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6. Lost his luggage?
The only reason I can come up with for his inapproriate attire is that he lost his luggage.

Those cloths look like they were lent to him for the event...by someone who knew a good joke opportunity when they saw one.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:53 PM
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11. The coat has his name stitched on it.
It wasn't lent to him.
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MrMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:57 PM
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14. Forgot to pack a suit?
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powergirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:05 PM
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70. Those baggage handlers on Airforce 2 always mess up that luggage!
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:50 PM
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7. "attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower"
Bwah-hahahahahaha!!! :D

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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:52 PM
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8. Looks pretty damned cold there ...
I would dressed warmly, too.

Sorry. From my POV, nothing to see here. Literally.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:53 PM
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10. bullshit
Everyone else was cold. And a little uncomfort pales to what the people killed at the camp went through. Its completely insensitive.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:59 PM
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15. Hey ... what can I say ... "formal" clothes does not register with me.
It's not something that I would dwell on. I don't ackowledge clothing as being appropriate or inappropriate for reasons other than comfort. If I had been him, I would've done the same thing and if someone had a problem with it, I'd tell them to fuck themselves.

But he wouldn't say that, would he? :D
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:04 PM
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18. Have some respect for the dead
I am beyond offended by his actions and by the fact that you defend him. Its completely disrespecful of those who died and suffered there.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:08 PM
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20. geez ... life can be tough sometimes, can't it?
I don't even want to be buried in a suit. And you think that I somehow see garb as offensive in this context? I personally believe that a preoccupation with clothing or the appropriateness (whatever the fuck that means) is a shallow concern and I do not make room for it in my world. If formal attire is a requirement, I pass.

Now if he's worn an SS Greatcoat, you'd have something to compain about. As it is, I do not think the complaints are anything to get upset about and if that offends you, tough luck. I do not change lifelong beliefs because of some faceless somebody on the internets does not approve.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:11 PM
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:14 PM
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23. unlike some of our more judgemental posters,
I never considered myself better than anyone.

But hey, that's just some more of my beiefs.

As far as millions dying, it was a tragedy. Premature death is an awful thing and genocide is a thoroughly detestable and evil thing. I would have gladly gone there and liberated those people and put a stop to it any way that I could.

But that still doesn't mean I'd wear a fucking suit.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:21 PM
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24. what horror
that you would have had to wear a suit. How could you possibly bear it.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:26 PM
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25. It is a matter of principle for me.
Take me as I am or not. It is up to whoever. I am what I am and do not have time for pretense or formality. If it's your thing, good for you. But to sit in judgement of others for what rags they wear is kind of beside the point.

And no, being "better" than someone else, is not something I covet. I just live my life with personal integrity and as I wish. If you do not like that, then I guess we have nothing to discuss. In fact, I cannot believe that you are still attempting to chide me for personal principles.

If you want to condemn Cheney for his dress, then have a fucking ball but do not expect others to leap through the same hoops because this is, in the final analysis, much ado about nothing.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:33 PM
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:38 PM
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27. whatever ...
I just know that I am not going to judge anyone by their fucking clothes and apparently you can't tolerate someone disagreeing with you. Instead, you make blanket statements and then accuse me of blindness.

What the fuck ever.

I just know this ... the last time I think I wore a tie was at my Mom's funeral in 1998 and probably the next funeral I'll go to will be my own and I do not intend to wear a tie to that one. If you come, you can wear a tie if you want. Or not. It will make absolutely no difference to me.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:41 PM
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28. Cheney wears overcoats all the time
including last week at the inaugural. And you don't see it as a slight? Those who died there deserved at least as much respect as Cheney gave the inaugural.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:58 PM
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31. Cheney IS a fuckhead ...
but he's a fuckhead in so many more substantive things than this. I despise everything about the man, from his snarl to his attitude to his egregiously EVIL policies to the corruption in government to the murders of tens of thousands (or maybe more) human beings ... well you get the idea.

I just can't seem to work up a decent case of outrage over his choice of a fucking coat. So sue me.
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:09 PM
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86. Cheney Knows better
This most likely was deliberate. It shows disrespect to Europe while sending a message to his bumpkin supporters back home that he doesn't care about formalities he just a regular guy like them. There isn't anything that these people do that isn't meant to manipulate the American public.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:38 PM
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103. So it's safe to say you'll never be VP of anywhere then lol (nt)
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:40 PM
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104. No, I'm down with it so long as Hawaiian shirts are okie-dokie. nt
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:48 PM
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113. It's not about the fucking clothes
I understand what you're saying but this is not about judging someone by their clothes. As in judging their status and treating them differently.

This IS ABOUT RESPECT FOR INNOCENT MEN , WOMEN AND CHILDREN GASSED AND BURNED IN OVENS BY THE NAZIS

It has fuck all to do with clothes in the sense you speak of

Go fuck yourself Cheney used his clothes to send a message.

I have no respect for this Solemn Occasion is what he said loud and clear.

"and a knit ski cap reading "Staff 2001." Give me a Fucking break.





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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:06 PM
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19. and what do you wear to weddings and funerals during the summer?
shorts and flip flops?

onenote
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:10 PM
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21. a Hawaiian shirt and blue jeans ...
if I want to get spiffed up, I might wear black jeans and a black Henley.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:20 AM
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94. You aren't representing the United States of America, to other nations.
Cheney is. You can respect or disrespect the ceremony and the dead all you want, in any way that you want, as long as other folks aren't counting on you to represent their opinions of those dead at that ceremony.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:48 PM
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74. Well put, Dave.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:54 PM
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12. Imagine if Clinton wore some shit like that.
:eyes:
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:00 PM
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16. and they would have been full of poo-poo as well.
:D
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:56 PM
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13. Putin and Chirac are dressed warmly AND appropriately
you can see them in at least a couple of pix.
wool suits, heavy wool (or synthetic fiber) overcoats and big, sometimes furry, hats.
you can be perfectly comfortable and dress for the solemnity of the occasion too.
for those tiny recesses of the earth where they didn't know it, Cheney has been shown to be a total arrogant asshole. If his polyester sideline jacket caught fire I'll bet Putin and Chirac would be hard-pressed to throw snow on him...
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:01 PM
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17. see my above ...
That's just me. It is not something that is important to me.
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Wrinkle_In_Time Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:15 AM
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88. It's not about you...
... it's about what the Vice President of the U.S.A. wears to a gathering of international leaders to acknowledge what happened at Auschwitz. It's about just how tacky and disrespectful he appears to be.

I don't give a flying fuck if you don't own a topcoat of if you think that smearing yourself in Guava juice is the most comfortable thing you have ever done. You are not the currently "elected" VP of the U.S.A. attending the Auschwitz remembrance ceremony.

Given Cheney's position and staff, I think his wardrobe malfunction is as accidental as Janet Jackson's.

BTW: more of the same discussion here.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:31 AM
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91. yeah, it is about me ...
at least MY opinion. And my opinion is that we'er spending far too much time straining at gnats, outraged over a faux pas when we are up to our asses in alligators.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:29 PM
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41. He wore an elegant, formal black coat to the inauguration
Cheney knows how to dress appropriately. He did this on purpose.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:46 PM
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43. I have a good picture of Al Gore or Clinton showing up at a 911 deal...
Dressed like that.

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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:23 PM
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45. Why don't you post it?
I'm curious.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:29 PM
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47. No... I meant "I have a good idea of what would have happened"
If Clinton and Gore had worn this kind of attire to a 911 memorial.

I guess I didn't phrase that very well!

Clinton and Gore would never have done anything so tacky and offensive (no pictures here! lol)
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:42 PM
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52. Oops! Sorry about that!
I must have misread your post. You're right, Bill and Al would have never dreamed of pulling a stunt like this!
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:05 PM
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57. No "oops" necessary
Reviewed my own post and had one of my WTF have *the internets" done to my command of the English language moments! LOL
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:28 PM
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46. I'm curious too....go ahead and post
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:32 PM
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49. Forget pictures...I don't have them
I think I used a poor choice of words/ NEVER MIND :(
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:39 PM
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67. How cold was it there, and how cold was it last week in D.C.
during the inauguration? Yes, Cheney has a weak heart but if he could dress formally for the inauguration he could have for this one - several layers of long underwear and ugg shoes and a warm hat.
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DiscoStew Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:02 PM
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69. cold...
yeah, no doubt... i'd bundle up too...
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:23 PM
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110. It was OK for him to dress formally for HIS ceremony last tuesday but now
it's too cold and he doesn't have the clothes?

BULLSHIT!

He had the correct attire when he wanted to - when it was for HIM.

This is his way of giving the finger to everyone.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:53 PM
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9. Maybe he was going duck-hunting with Scalia shortly thereafter
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:54 PM
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29. I think the point Pepperbelly is missing
is that VP Cheney was representing the United States of American ......all of us whether you like him or not. What either one of us here wears to a funeral or wedding or on a cold day in Jan. is not really relevant. He is an embarrassment in all kinds of ways and at this solemn event he lived up to expectations.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:01 PM
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34. no, i think you might be missing my point ...
There is so much to despise about the man, his choice of coat is the very least of them. Do I really need to catalog for you all the real reasons this guy is a shitwad? Things that really matter, like the deaths from the Iraq War, the corruption, the disdaid for civil liberties.

I just can't get worked up over his coat.

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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:59 PM
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44. I think it's more about what the coat says about the man
beyond a bad sense of fashion. It says "I don't take this very seriously" or "My comfort is more important than showing respect." It kind of comes from the same place as his general selfish disdain for other people.

I agree the coat as a coat isn't a big deal in itself; but it made a statement that's making the rounds in Europe now.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:58 PM
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32. There's not a one in that circle that has a smidgen of class
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:00 PM
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33. Come on, say it with me
"Major embarassment on the international stage."

What he wore was totally inappropriate.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:06 PM
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36. We always see him in business attire so it seems odd to see
him dressed this way.

If he ALWAYS dressed down, it wouldn't be an issue.

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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:02 PM
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35. Why do you think he's called "Dick"
I'm surprised he didn't wear a cooking out outfit.
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:09 PM
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37. RW talk radio....left talking about this because they don't have anything
real to talk about

really attacking people who question Cheney's attire
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:25 PM
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40. oh -- if the shoe were on the other foot....
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:12 PM
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38. Trying to look like one of us...
poor.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:41 PM
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105. Like Michael Moore? rofl (nt)
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:17 PM
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39. If he was there to represent Chimpie
it's only right that he should dress and look like a complete
moron without regard for others.

Unfortunately, he represents us too.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:40 PM
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42. good thing he didn't borrow prince harry's costume
eom
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:39 PM
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50. LMFAO!!! Good one. (nt)
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:31 PM
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48. No surprise...after seeing him and Lynne busting a gut over holocaust pics
Look at the guy in the back row looking at Cheney--its priceless.....
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Finding Rawls Donating Member (234 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:42 PM
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51. When did DU become so petty?
It was freezing out there. He'a an old, old man with a heart condition. With this administration we don't need to create issues.

And as for showing respect for the dead. Yeah, wearing a nice suit is necessary.
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:45 PM
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53. Oh give me a break with the "old man" garbage.....
So what,I have a black overcoat that I've worn to funerals in the dead of winter and stayed perfectly warm. I'm sure his being and old man also explains the pictures of him and Lynne yucking it up with holocaust pictures in the background.
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Finding Rawls Donating Member (234 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:47 PM
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54. He's an old man with a heart condition
Seriously, he's done some crap that is ACTUALLY awful. Why harp on this crap.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:12 PM
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59. The cold didn't seem to bother him on inauguration day
When he dressed in a suit and an appropriately formal coat.

But your concern for his health is touching, really.

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Finding Rawls Donating Member (234 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:14 PM
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60. How cold was it in Washington?
Was it colder yesterday?

Could he have been sick yesterday?

Christ, it's crap like this that turns people off from the Democratic Party. Whining and complaining about petty shit.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:21 PM
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61. It was very cold
And if you think "petty shit" like criticizing Cheney representing the entire US at a ceremony with other heads of State to honor the millions lost in the Holocaust dressed as if he was going to clean out the gutters on his house is going to "turn people off" to us, rather than to them, I don't know what to say to you.



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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #61
76. the predicted high in Kracow over the next few days is in the negatives.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 PM by Pepperbelly
I am sorry but that is fucking COLD. I'm a Southernor and that is cold.

Plus, Cheney's a reptile and that has to be hard on him with so little sunshine.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:23 AM
Response to Reply #76
89. Poor Baby
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:23 AM by incapsulated

He's a widdle cowd!

For fucks sake you can keep warm without looking like you're doing yard work after the ceremony.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:09 AM
Response to Reply #89
92. outside my experience ...
I am a Southernor and that, to me, is mighty fucking cold. Brrrrr.
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:44 PM
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106. hmmm so cold it make Dick shrivel... (nt)
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:02 PM
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108. Dang right & I do not want to contemplate Lynn's nipples!
:P
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uncle ray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:29 AM
Response to Reply #76
98. to clarify
the negative temps you speak of are degrees Celsius, not Fahrenheit, so it's just below freezing, not that cold. would you wear that parka to fetch a drink from your refrigerator?
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:31 PM
Response to Reply #60
65. Surely he could have stayed warm without looking like this.


Between the somber, dark-coated leaders at the outdoor ceremony sat Cheney, resplendent in a green parka embroidered with his name and featuring a fur-trimmed hood, the laced brown boots and a knit ski cap reading "Staff 2001."

I mean, that is just embarrassing, inappropriate, disrespectful, and tacky beyond belief.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #65
75. Looks like he's going duck hunting, for goodness sake's.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:12 PM
Response to Reply #75
81. Even the ducks would be rolling their eyes at that outfit! n/t
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:38 PM
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117. Even Lynn looks embarrassed.
As she should be. Hell I'M embarrassed he was there as a representative of MY country. Ug.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:34 PM
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115. Petty shit?
Let's examine this more closely to see just how petty it is:

He was acting as THE representative of the United States of America at a VERY formal, VERY solemn memorial honoring the DEAD. In other words, this was in the same vein as a funeral, except for THOUSANDS. Who were murdered.

And he shows up in an olive green PARKA with a big ol poofy fur trimmed hood and a ratty old knit SKI CAP. He even has hiking boots on.

Everyone else is dressed in suits, topcoats, and gentlemen's hats. I guaran-damn-tee you cheney's age, health, assets or the weather were NOT a factor. There are other photos of the day before this one in the SAME area where he was wearing a suit and topcoat and NO hat. Seemed to be fine there. So we know he HAD the proper clothing. And we know he had worn them there just the day before, so his age/health/the cold couldn't have been a factor.

It was downright wrong. Yes, there ARE much bigger mistakes this man has made. MUCH MUCH MUCH bigger.

But that does NOT mean this one wasn't a big one. It was. He looks fucking ridiculous and it's quite embarrassing for the US. As if we haven't been subjected to enough shame and embarrassment since these kooky assholes took office.

And there's something I haven't even mentioned: there's a military unit patch on his parka. Seeing as the victims of the Holocaust died partially because of rampant militarism, that coat was beyond the beyonds to wear at that occasion. It was downright insulting.

I'm sick of being embarrassed by these fools. They're like small children who have never been taught any manners and throw food in a nice restaurant.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #54
72. he's 63, thats not old and his heart is black
and he will probably outlive us all.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #72
102. Much nicer than what I was going to post
...to the effect of, "the nasty fucker can't kick off soon enough to suit me."

That Would Have Been Wrong.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #51
55. `Oh Pu-leeze. If it's too much for him to be a "statesman," which BTW..
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:07 PM by Kahuna
is his JOB, he should quit.

Goody. Countdown is doing a piece on it even as I type. :D
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Finding Rawls Donating Member (234 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #55
56. You know what would be disrespectful?
If he didn't show up because it was too cold.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:25 PM
Response to Reply #56
63. Golly gee whiz
Do you suppose it only happens to be cold in the twelve cubic feet Cheney happens to be sitting in? Maybe it's warmer where those dozens of other people who happen to be dressed appropriately are sitting.
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Ms Chicklet Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:24 AM
Response to Reply #51
97. It's Auschwitz, not a Packers game!
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 11:27 AM by Ms Chicklet
He looked like he just dropped in between picking up the dry cleaning and making a run to the Piggly-Wiggly.

His age/infirmity is no excuse. He could have worn heated socks and gloves - or well-made black wool ones - to keep his hands and feet warm. A good black wool coat, buttoned properly, would have been ample protection from the cold along with some kind of head covering more formal than a ski cap. And a lined black wool suit with long underwear underneath would have helped keep him work.

No, this was just another example of the "Go Cheney Yourself" arrogance of this administration.

Republicans are ignorant, arrogant assholes.
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:06 PM
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58. Actually, how appropriate... for him to dress like Butthead.
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suegeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:25 PM
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62. Yes, but how was his breath?
Considering what Cheney probably eats or drinks for breakfast alone, I can't imagine he easily keeps his chronic halitosis under control.
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AirAmFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:27 PM
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64. This seems like a classic DIVERSION of attention. What WEREN'T we
noticing, probably back at the white House, while we were mesmerized by the white fur inside the hood of Cheney's parka?

Or was Prince Regent Cheney--perhaps even subconsciously--just trying to get some attention, jealous of the cult of personality growing around his ward, Dubya? In any case, Cheney's attire said, "Hey everybody, look over HERE!"
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:32 PM
Response to Reply #64
66. All it was...
Was the man let his guard down for a moment, dressed the way he felt: "I don't give a fuck", and was caught. He knows his base hates the Europeans, has a lot of anti-semites, and probably thought it was funny.



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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #64
82. It certainly did say "Hey, look at me!"
But I don't think it was done with much cleverness. He does look like a joke. I know there are some who think this is no big deal, and even shouldn't be a big deal. But consider what his fuck up has done to the memory of the six million. People might have spent part of the day in mourning, or, more likely, not thinking about it at all. Instead, we are thinking about what a fool Dick Cheney is, what a poor representative of the US he is, how disrespectful or arrogant he is.

If he'd just worn black, no one would be thinking about Dick Cheney today. It's just mind-boggling to me. To any one who says we should cut Cheney some slack for this, just look at the mess he created! Of course we all hate Dick Cheney. We didn't need another reason to hate him. But this is is just bizarre. This is the proverbial fart in church!
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powergirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:58 PM
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68. IS THAT LYNN NEXT TO HIM? SHE DRESSED RIGHT
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:59 PM by powergirl
First of all, Bush should have been there - not Darth Cheney. And if he is going to send Cheney b/c he wants to play cowboy down in Waco, he should have sent some clothes with Cheney. And if he did lose his luggage, surely the Prez of Germany could have fixed him up with an overcoat. I hate him so very much.
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Donailin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:06 PM
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71. WTF??
How bizarre!
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:30 PM
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73. Give Cheney a break ... he's a REPTILE, fer Christ's sake ...
and there didn't appear to much sun to warm his blood enough to digest breakfast, much less do much else. And if you look closely, the old turd STILL looks cold.

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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #73
79. This was supposedly taken today. He must have gotten the memo.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:55 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB


In this photo provided by the White House, Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) and his daughter Liz Cheney, left, walk with other members of a U.S. delegation before paying respects at the The Wall of Death at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp, near Krakow, Poland, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. Vice President Cheney was there to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camps. The Wall of Death was named for its use as the backdrop for firing squads where thousands of prisoners were executed while the camp was in operation. (AP Photo/The White House, David Bohrer

NOTICE IT'S PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE... hmm....
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #79
80. they must be heating him up with a heat lamp or something.
Otherwise, he couldn't digest his breakfast, two newborn infants and scrambled eagle eggs.

:D
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:19 PM
Response to Reply #79
101. Photoshopped?
Wouldn't be the first time.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:51 PM
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83. Clearly he was making a "statement" of disrespect. He was only there
because he HAD to be (Bushco could send no one else...as the others are "up" on War Crime charges!). And so Cheney who could care less about war time murders and attrocities, was only there as a "good sport." And so dressed accordingly...

I watched the ceremony on CSPAN today, and it was so moving. And the surroundings were so 'cold' and ominous...even all these years later. And to make the surroundings even 'colder,' it was snowing bushels as everyone spoke patiently...not seeming to notice...in light of their cause. If it replays, it's definitely worth watching.
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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:55 PM
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84. Disrespectful twit
Is this some signal to the Aryan Nation that he's one of them?
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:23 PM
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87. He should know better
Yes, he has a heart condition and cold weather can be bad for those but there were lots of ways to deal with that problem aside from wearing what he chose to wear. There are times to be casual and times not to be. A Vice President going to Auschwitz to honor dead concentration camp victims is a time to be formal. Even school kids should know better.
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progressiveright Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:15 AM
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90. ?
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #90
111. Like Randi Said On her Show ...Guess it was better than Striped Pajamas
:argh: I was totally disgusted, and ashamed.
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:01 AM
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93. Give him a break already!
He couldn't very well wear his Schutzstaffel uniform, now could he?
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:49 AM
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95. Well at least he looked like the fat stooge he is. n/t
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:12 AM
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96. If his ski cap was orange, he'd look like a Dean campaigner in Iowa.
Someone should tell him that, just to piss him off.
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ynksnewyork2 Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:54 PM
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99. Who cares?
I can't believe anyone gives a crap about what Cheney wears.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:09 PM
Response to Reply #99
100. He's representing (unfortunately) the US and the reality is,
it's embarassing. He's an embarassment anyway, but sheesh, wear a suit and overcoat for G-d's sake. He knows better. He's a putz.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #99
116. Read through the posts in this thread for an education as to
why anyone cares. It's about more than just what he wears.

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Democrat Dragon Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:43 PM
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107. Of course Cheney would be disrespectful!
He's a Nazi! He's probably there to get ideas for American concentration camps!
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:18 PM
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109. Bob & Doug's mean big brother Dick


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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:48 PM
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112. Looks like the janitor who sat down by mistake.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:15 PM
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114. Just showed this to the Big brain & she says about the
knit ski cap reading "Staff 2001." that yeah that's right he is

"Staff" Auschwitz Staff 2001 ( talk about Subliminal)

She is quick on the draw I tell Ya !!

The whole Bush Clan are a bunch of Nazi sympathizers IMO

You wear a cap that says "Staff" to Auschwitz he'd have been one if he could have been, her parting words.
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