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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:48 PM
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More Whittington PIX --->>>
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 04:22 PM by Stephanie


He's very swollen.





http: //news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060217/ids_photos_ts/r1253900317.jpg







And the gleeful Dick & Lynne.





Earlier pix here >

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:52 PM
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1. Thanks Stephanie
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:52 PM
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2. If that's not a handler sent by the Secret Service standing behind him...
...I'll eat a handful of 7 shot.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 09:43 PM
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82. LOL!... I'll remember you said that...
It'll give me incentive to find out if you are right.

I guess it turns out Cheney wasn't lying when he said he shot him on the right side.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:53 PM
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3. Nice "Damien: The Omen" eyes on the guy behind him...
...I'm waiting for his outer shell to split down the middle and reveal Kodos or Kang from "The Simpsons."

:scared:
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:56 PM
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4. Is there bruising/discoloration on the left side of his face?
down by the mouth, it appears to be on both sides.
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jedicord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:01 PM
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8. Could it be the makeup, not bruising?
I know some women who use a slightly yellow color foundation, as it's supposed to cover well and look more natural. Maybe they were trying too hard to cover the bruises, and under the intense camera lighting it became too obvious.

Just a thought...
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:08 PM
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14. Bruising + Iodine?
Or some other topical, I'd guess.
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darkmaestro019 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:56 PM
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31. maybe some of it......
Yellow-toned makeup is supposed to neutralize purple, like undereye circles and bruising....green the same for red like acne, etc--usually the end result looks like you have yellow or green makeup over a wound, though, if it's used for actual damage.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 08:46 PM
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78. Yellow is a stage of bruising.
What I don't know is how many days it takes to become yellow.
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:11 PM
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45. Struck on the right by blast, fell to his left and struck face on ground?
...that's my guess.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:50 PM
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55. Bruising from blood thinners, swelling from steroids...
along with whatever bruises and marks the pellets caused.

Blood thinners kept him from throwing clots when his heart went to an irregular beat and steroids were to stop the heart's inflammation caused by the pellet that was in/near the heart.
The side effects of the drugs he got in the hospital have probably done more damage than the shooting itself. And he will probably be on these drugs for the rest of his life..just in lower doses than he got in the hospital.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:58 PM
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5. Looks like he's wearing makeup to me
So we won't see the worst of it.
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adarling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:58 PM
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6. Skin looks dead
poor guy, can't believe though he said that he offers his apology to Cheney and his family...sickens me, Cheney should be bending over on one knee asking for his forgiveness. Read this-
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/17/cheney/index.htm...
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:02 PM
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9. He apologized for what Cheney had to go through.


He will be rewarded handsomely.


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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:33 PM
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65. I couldn't believe that
What Cheney and his family had gone through???!!! Who gives a shit what *they* went through - you were in shot all over, man! :wow:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:32 PM
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21. What happens if he gets necrotizing fasciitis?
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 04:38 PM by TahitiNut
It's not outside the realm of possibility that a flesh-eating disease would follow such an injury when the projectiles are left embedded.

His "raspy" voice could be a sympton of pharyngitis (streptococcal sore throat), one of the infections cause by a group A Streptococcus, like necrotizing fasciitis. The yellow hue of the skin indicates pus deposits. I'd be willing to be they've go him loaded to the gills with antibiotics, only slightly effective against the exotoxin A bacteriophage.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:21 PM
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48. That's what killed nostamj, isn't it?
:(
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:40 PM
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52. I dunno. It's a pretty gruesome way to go, though.
:shrug:
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:46 PM
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53. Yes it was
I miss him! RIP nostamj! :cry:
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:12 PM
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61. I miss him, too. He created an incredible bumper sticker for me.
So I look at it and think of him every day. And then of course the Toons on DU remind me. :cry:
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:55 PM
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73. I do, too.
:hug: :cry: He would have been posting the most brilliant songs about Cheney, designing t-shirts. :(
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scab_picker Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 09:57 PM
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83. Real cause of yellowing of the skin
after careful examination of photographs, like Senator Frist, I can diagnose the distance Harry was from the blast. Damn close. The pellets were not the total cause of the injuries. The hot gases from the barrel must have been within 10 to 15 feet of his face.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:00 PM
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7. He is riddled with holes!
It hurts just to look at him. Poor guy.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:06 PM
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11. I hear that.
Poor guy. He must be in a lot of pain. He seems to be in good spirts.
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rsdsharp Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:36 PM
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22. Doctors initally estimated
"more than 5 but probably less than 150-200" pellets hit Whittington. I count at least ten strike marks on his face alone, and there may be more that are not visible due to swelling, coloration, or camera angle, or that I am mistaking for age spots or other skin blemishes.

Peppered, my ass! There was a reason the docs used those numbers as the upper estimate. He got hit with almost the entire 262 pellet load. Couple that with the fact that the brunt of it apparently was in his shoulder and chest, and you have Cheney firing on a downward angle. Why? Because Big Dick said Whittington was in a gully when the shot was fired, with only part of his upper body exposed. At 30 yards, Cheney would have had to be shooting downward -- a big no-no as I understand the rules of hunting. Too much risk to the dogs. And there were dogs. Cheney said that they were on point at the covey that he was ultimately tracking when he shot Whittington. That leads to three other inconsistencies. 1) If there were dogs along, why was a 78 year-old out schlepping after a downed bird? 2) If Cheney wasn't shooting at a downward angle, Whittington HAD to have been closer than 30 yards. 3) If Cheney was swinging on a bird as he claims, but WAS doing it at a downward angle, this gives lie to his claim they were hunting wild quail. Released quail, with clipped wings can't get up very high. the last is a minor point, but they will lie even if the truth will serve them equally well.
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:54 PM
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56. all good questions
It's pretty clear to me that Cheney fucked-up, big time. Unfortunately, the evidence is mostly circumstantial, and the primary parties are all singing the same song - I suspect the media will lose interest shortly.

In any case, I believe the impression made by the event will linger for years to come... Cheney? Wasn't he the idiot VP who shot his hunting partner?
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:05 PM
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10. I feel sorry for the old republican bugger - it looks painfull
He was a much bigger man than Cheney this afternoon, doesn't take much I know but there it is.

As if it were possible, Harry's stand-up gentleman behavior left me thinking even less of old Dick today.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:25 PM
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18. Mr. Whittington is a decent man
Molly Ivins wrote about him the other day, and said he is a GOPer she respects from his work in Texas on prison issues.
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:57 PM
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32. I heard the same thing on Democracy Now--he is widely respected
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 04:57 PM by Ojai Person
by everyone.
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The Larch Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:06 PM
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12. Now he knows how the quail feel!
Ouch!
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:35 PM
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68. LOL
I call it The Revenge of the Entrapped Quail - Karma and Mother Nature come a callin'

Welcome to DU

:hi:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:06 PM
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13. I'll bet this hunting trip cost Cheney
BIG TIME! Major bucks!
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:50 PM
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71. I bet it costs the tax payers "big time." - n/t
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:10 PM
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15. He could have lost his eyesight.
(in addition to his life, of course)
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darkmaestro019 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:58 PM
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33. that was my first thought, too.
with inevitable Christmas Story wavs playing in my head : )
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Number9Dream Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 09:00 AM
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93. Yeah, me too. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
Ralphie hearing all the voices saying, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
Guess a macho chickenhawk like Cheney wouldn't settle for some tinker-toys.
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ZanZaBar Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:19 PM
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16. Damn, he got 'peppered' pretty bad there!

That'll teach him to go hunting w/ that wild-eyed madman.



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http://www.morningbuzz.com/clips/cheneysgun.mp3
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:27 PM
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19. You Mean This Guy
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:38 PM
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23. They just said 150 on CNN
although I had heard 200 the other day. I bet that's pretty accurate. Since Cheney said "accurate" so many times the other day you'd think he would have let everyone know exactly how many pellets or bb's are left in his friend's body.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:25 PM
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17. Why did they say "between 2 and 400 pellets"?
I count at least twelve pellet wounds (12>2 by a factor of 6) on his face and neck alone. What does his trunk look like, fergodsake? What was the point of ever using 2 as the bottom of the range? How disingenuous.

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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:43 PM
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26. nice book cover! LOL
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 10:57 AM
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95. They said that because they don't want you to know
That's also why Whittington refused to go through a scan (was it a CT scan?) at the hospital, which would have revealed just how many pellets were imbedded in his body, and where.

Nice graphic, BTW. I just emailed it to some pukes.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:29 PM
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20. Trying hard to keep up appearances...
... I'll bet that buttoned up collar and tie hurt like a sonofabitch, y'know?
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:43 PM
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25. Screw him!!...
...I hope it does hurt. You play with fire, you get burned, and Cheney is uncontrolled fire. Then he sucks up to Cheney and begs forgiveness for causing so much trouble. While he was in the hospital they should have sewed his lips to Cheney's ass. :puke:
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jarjarbinksisgod Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:59 PM
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34. ugh.
how progressive of you to wish harm upon this old man.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:45 PM
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27. Looks like the shot hit him from the side
like the exterior of his shoulder maybe took the brunt of it? Ya, that collar has got to hurt, tough old fella there.
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:01 PM
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39. I think he saw Cheney prepare to shoot - and Whit turned his head away
...from what I've read of the injury, Whittington has alot of shot across the front chest too (i.e. pellets in heart and liver). I suspect he was actually facing Cheney, and seeing that he was about to be shot, instinctively turned away - but only got his head partly turned before he was hit.

That's gotta be a scaring feeling to recognize you're about to be shot.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:19 PM
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63. I don't know, still looks like a direct from the right sideways
But, then his heart is on the left. How did a shot reach that? The liver is on the upper right side, high under the ribs, on the right.
You must be right, more direct to the chest, with the head turning away.
And Scary? Oh Ya.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 08:31 PM
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76. He shot him from 3/4 angle - look at pic #2
See how the shot pattern follows the contours of his face from that angle? From the side the shot pattern doesn't make sense.
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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 09:05 PM
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79. Was he holding up a dead quail in his right hand?
In other words, did Cheney swerve around to see "something" in the gully and it was Harry holding up a dead quail--then Cheney shot the dead quail hitting Harry? I mean I know how quail fly up from the ground in a startling group.

It just looks to me like he took the full brunt of this shot. And now I wonder if Cheney was also shooting at a dead bird without seeing Harry holding it.

This is just terrible; I still cannot believe it.
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Warchild Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:00 PM
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36. Bet they.....
...trundled him right off back to bed, too, after they got his makeup off
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:18 PM
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62. welcome to DU Warchild!
:hi:
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Warchild Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:48 PM
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89. thank ya.....
thankya very much
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:42 PM
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24. Can anyone blame him for protecting Chaingang?
I mean dead-eye Dick shot him as a friend and will get away with it. Imagine what he would do to him if he were an enemy. :scared:

Poor fella, that does look painful.

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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:52 PM
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29. That is not a mellow yellow!
At least a few quail got away!
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:51 PM
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28. He almost lost an eye, didn't he?
And that hole under his jaw line- is that from a larger piece of shot or from digging to remove one.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:03 PM
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40. With all those marks around his eye...
... he had to have had that eye closed tight. He saw it coming....
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 08:43 PM
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77. No, it was the angle that saved his deepset eye.
Otherwise, he would simply have birdshot in his eyelid.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:53 PM
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30. No makeup--just week-old bruises in all their glory
A good coat of makeup would have hidden the worst of that color, as many a woman with a black eye has done. Somehow I seriously doubt Mr W would have allowed such a thing.

I hate to think what's hidden by his shirt and suit -- that "peppering" could have cost him his eye or worse. The man is 78, and this has been quite a physical trauma.

BTW, Molly Ivins writes this week that Mr Whittington is a good egg, a decent man. It's a shame he was palling around with someone who isn't.

Hekate
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:22 PM
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49. would not make-up risk infection? eom
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 04:00 AM
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90. You'd think so; it just felt weird to have some DUers suggest it
Mr W really took a beating from that shotgun blast.

Hekate
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:59 PM
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35. You know what? I'm glad his face wasn't shot off too.
When someone avoids getting hurt, it's a good thing. I only wish Mr Cheney could apply the same logic to all those kids he sent off to fight over a lie.
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:00 PM
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37. In a coat and tie!
Damn--he should be home in a sweatshirt. Looks very painful! Shouldn't happen to anyone.
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:00 PM
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38. I guess he now knows what it feels like to be a quail. eom
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:03 PM
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41. I think a very seriously injured old man was "encouraged"
to leave the hospital before he was really able, to make the incident look less serious.

I think he was "encouraged" to apologize for all the dick has had to endure to help prove the dick's story that it was Whittington's *fault* he ended up on the wrong end of dead eye dick's gun.

I'm beyond disgusted.

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:08 PM
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44. Look.. this crew..all of them are a tight unit
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 05:09 PM by SoCalDem
They have been covering each other's asses for DECADES. Believe THIS.. Ole Whitty will be handsomely rewarded for his loyalty..

The fact that a SEVENTY-EIGHT year old man is "still in the workforce" says a lot about this gang of thieves. They NEVER "retire". There are deals to be made..on their death beds, if necessary. They are wheeler-dealers and NEVER pass up an opportunity to advance their agenda or to line their pockets.

Ole Whitty is lucky that he survived this event, but even if he had DIED, his WIDOW would have been front and center, apologizing for "Dick's Very Bad Day".
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:55 PM
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74. It is pitiful to have to agree, but
you are so right SoCalDem! It's like zombie world. Argh! :scared:
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:38 PM
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69. Dr. Rove must have discharged him n/t
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:53 PM
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72. Dr. Moreau Rove. n/t
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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:04 PM
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42. He may be all forgiving of Cheney but if this was my Dad...
....I would be so angry. This looks like he was closer than 30 yards and it looks to me like Cheney hit him dead on. He did not simply step into peripheral scattered bird shot.
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:06 PM
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43. "You'll put your eye out"
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CHORONZON Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:12 PM
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46. He should be gland they were hunting quail and not buck.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:13 PM
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47. OW! Man is he lucky he didn't lose an eye!
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 05:13 PM by GreenPartyVoter
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:47 PM
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54. or a head!!
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:26 PM
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50. Jeez...looks like Swamp Rat
...already got to these!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:31 PM
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51. Let the T-Shirt jokes begin


:rofl:

Sonia
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Ino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:03 PM
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58. Sonia, brilliant!
LMAO!
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:24 PM
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66. good one - why not post in this thread too?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


I'd sure like to see all of them in one big thread.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 05:57 PM
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57. Surprised they didn't cover him in a Taliban burka
when he left the hospital...but they needed a PR stunt to try and convince the public that being "discharged from the hospital" is the same as being "fully recovered". Much like chimp's people have the media downplay the word "wounded" when we hear "x number of soldiers were
wounded today in Iraq". So now we will have the next 24 hour newscycle being that this guy is at home and doing well, recovered nicely.
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:04 PM
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59. The Zombie Funeralgate SCI defender!
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 06:05 PM by gulfcoastliberal
No need for photoshopping!
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:09 PM
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60. Notice how yellow the bruises are. Whittington said he was shot FRIDAY
instead of the officially claimed Saturday. Is that a mistake as the WH wants us to believe, or is it what really happened?


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
thread title (2-17-06 GD): Question: Why does Mr. Whittington say Friday?
On camera, Whittington says the shooting happened on FRIDAY, not SATURDAY as has been reported.
WASHINGTON POST VIDEO here the Friday comment is just before 1 minute (there is an ad before the Whittington video starts):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2006...
or
http://snipurl.com/Whittington_Friday
MSNBC WHITTINGTON TRANSCRIPT & VIDEO HERE: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11409731
SCREENSHOT of MSNBC TRANSCRIPT saying Friday here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
(Ive also saved a full-screen shot but did not upload it because of its size.)
Reuters reports (http://in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=... ) the speech and gratuitously adds, after the Friday statement that he meant Saturday: "We all assume certain risks in whatever we do. Regardless of how experienced, careful and dedicated we are, accidents do and will happen. And that's what happened last Friday," Whittington said, meaning on Saturday.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:27 PM
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64. That Yellow Bastard
That's what that reminds me of, for Frank Miller's fans.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:26 PM
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67. So Lynne finally comes out of hiding
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:00 PM
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84. Only to the sound of applause during a standing ovation.
Nothing else was worth her time, apparently.
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scab_picker Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:03 PM
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85. I'm waiting for Lynn to come out of the closet.
Do you think that the reason Dick is messing around with the ambassador to Switzerland is because Lynn is gay? Or is it because Dick is getting under the table money from Halliburton via the Armstrongs and then to the ambassador straight to a Swiss bank account.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:07 PM
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86. i think there is a big pit of writhing snakes under the ranch house
and dick cheney stumbled upon an ancient burial ground just as he was about to pull the trigger. and the snake rose out of the earth and wrestled Whittington to the ground, whereupon dick cheney fired upon him then ran away crying.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 07:41 PM
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70. sorry it's DINNERTIME!
Didn't the mafia shoot guys and go eat lasagne?
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ToolTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 08:29 PM
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75. Just imagine what it does to a quail.
n/t
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 09:06 PM
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80. Wyoming House
So you had been drinking, you are on heart meds, and you just about killed man.
But you & the needed ones lied, stonewalled, facilitated, covered up, and paid off
so your criminal ass could walk away ..... to continue your evil fucking ways .....

So a standing O is big must ..... we want to rich like you so we will suck up and
kiss your ass.

I betya if those members of the Wyoming House had been in nazi german they
would have run the RRs to the death camps w/ glee.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 09:21 PM
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81. Ouch!
No wonder Mr. Whittington was in serious condition.
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:37 PM
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87. He doesn't look good but...
he seems to be in good enough spirits to testify in court about Cheney's negligence.

:evilgrin:

It probably won't happen but you never know.

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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:45 PM
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88. I don't think there will be a lawsuit
I think Cheney will take plenty of millions our tax money and stuff it firmly in the pockets of the Whittington family. Actually, the family has no self-respect. If it were MY grandpa, I'd make damned sure everyone knew I was pissed.
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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 09:48 AM
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94. No lawsuit
You could tell by the things Harry said about "assuming risks" and "accidents happen"---this is all defense lawyer speak. (civil cases)

In fact, shockingly most people of that persuasion would say if he sued, it would be a "frivolous" lawsuit.

This is tort reform, folks. If you get your face shot off by someone who is negligent, you should not be able to seek redress in the courts according to these people.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 07:12 AM
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91. They made him get up in order to prove Cheney did not kill him?
He looks like the dead guy (cannot remember the actor or the character's name) in Reanimator who came back from the dead.

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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 07:13 AM
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92. My God, he looks like he's in some pain!
I feel bad for him. :(
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DirtyDawg Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 12:44 PM
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96. I may be posting this...
...on the wrong thread, but having seen these pictures - particularly after all the images of a 'ripped' Whittington torso with a bird-shot pattern all over the left side of his chest, shoulder, neck and face - I'm really confused. Originally, with the idea that his wounds were on the left side I questioned some of the initial speculation that Whittington had been on Cheney's left - because if he was, or even if he had been walking up from behind, he would have had to have been facing away from the 'field of fire'. Now that the story is that Cheney was on the right...and that he had made either a 90 degree turn to the right, or, as some have said, he actually did a counterclockwise 270 in order to indeed fire to his right...and again, with Whittington's wounds being on his right side, the man would have had to have been facing away from that same field of fire.

Bottom line, these guys - Cheney or Whittington - don't appear to have been paying much attention to anything resembling gun safety. And if the bird Cheney was going after had indeed flushed to his right rear - as has also been said - then the Armstrong ranch has got some pretty sorry hunting dogs. Now that I think of it, I've never heard anything mentioned about dogs at all. Must have been where the feed stations were where they placed the 'pen-raised' birds in the first place and that great sportsman Dick Cheney simply forgot where they were supposed to be.
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Trevelyan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 06:54 AM
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97. Get that poor guy protection! Molly Ivins and the links to old news
articles show that Whittington is one of the good republicans who has fought hard for those trapped by the prison/industrial system to quote murdered Gary Webb. He also was fighting Eminent Domain and with his law background and millions was a thorn in bushco/cheneyco's side.

I think maybe he went shooting with Cheney to iron out some details in really helping people and Cheney who was under the gun for much more serious (in terms of the damage to all Americans and our intelligence communities' ability to do their jobs) in the Plame outing.

There were a number of scary things going down beginning with the passage of the "Patriot" Act by the threatened Congress with only 2 Dems and one Independent voting against -- Feingold, Byrd and Jeffords who is retiring from the Senate.

I remember the runaway small plane when a version of the Patriot Act was due for a vote and WaPo said that the Secret Service grabbed Nancy Pelosi out of her shoes and I did not think it was a bit funny because later that night in an unsual nighttime Congressional meeting almost all the Dems who had been opposed to the "Patriot" Act VOTED FOR IT.

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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 01:22 PM
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98. Looks like a Swamp Rat photoshop job!
These look like his "lizard" pictures.

UGH!
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 01:26 PM
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99. So which are the 'before' and which are the 'after' pictures?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 01:27 PM
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100. Ick! He looks like Swampy had a go at him!
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