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Postby trebuchet » 24 Feb 2006, 12:46

You people are still talking about this?

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Postby twocs » 27 Feb 2006, 22:18

The quote in the latest issue of Newsweek, which devoted 13 pages to Dick Cheney really rings true to me.
Newsweek gave the story 13 pages, claiming that Cheney is "one of the most secretive and mysterious public officials to ever hold such high office in America. He is caricatured as a Darth Vader, spooky, above the law; nefarious." and "Guessing at the causes of his darkening persona is a favorite Washington pastime."

And as the Darth Vader of the Bush Empire, Cheney has access to the Dark Side of the Force. Since the beginning of the Bush II administration, Dick Cheney has favored measures allowing the executive branch to keep more things secret. And in March 2003, the president gave him the authority to do it. :twisted: Can Lord Vader keep confidential all of his doings?
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Postby Vay » 01 Mar 2006, 10:23

What makes this case important isn't really the shooting itself. Accidents happen, and I'm certain Cheney -- indifferent as he is to the cruelty and murder committed in order to enforce his government's policies -- wouldn't feel great about shooting one of his own corporate/big government alliance cronies.

What is disgusting to me, however, is that while the Republican mouthpieces like Limbaugh and Coulter rant on and on about the importance of values like character and straight talking, their representatives' behavior shows anything but. It took Cheney nearly a week to finally come out and take responsibility for the shooting, and only after the initial Whitehouse attempt to blame the victim, in turn after the even more initial cover-up, had drawn such criticism.

Texan journalist Robert Bryce puts it this way:
...there was a very good piece in the Austin American-Statesman yesterday by Mike Leggett, who's their hunting or outdoors reporter. And, I mean, he just went right after Cheney, and he ended his piece by saying to Cheney, he said,
Journalist: Do you accept the basic premise that smoking kills?

Cigarette executive: No. I think scientists that make statements like this are making political statements, not scientific statements.
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Postby TainanCowboy » 01 Mar 2006, 11:42

Its good you people have something to occupy your time...otherwise who knows what mischief you'd be getting in to. :D


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Postby mofangongren » 01 Mar 2006, 16:00

With 18 percent of Americans still seeing the vice president favorably, perhaps he can count on them to march on the offices of the myriad newspapers that have reported this incident.

Of course, beyond not taking responsibility, how about the lies? Cheney ain't telling the truth about the distance at which he shot Whittington -- it was a hell of a lot less than 90 feet at which he shot Whittington in the face and heart. Good wholesome fun to watch it demonstrated step by step how nearly every bit of Cheney's story falls apart. See this site for another test of Cheney's chosen weapon.

One can tell a lot about this administration through Cheney's actions: After shooting a man in the face, heart, liver, lung, etc., Cheney didn't even bother accompany the man he'd shot to the hospital. Cheney simply sat down and, with perhaps ice water running through his veins, had himself a big dinner.
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Postby Vay » 01 Mar 2006, 16:22

Its good you people have something to occupy your time...otherwise who knows what mischief you'd be getting in to.


Two things:

First, are you challenging any part of what I said?

Do you deny that Republican mouthpieces sell this whole 'traditional valued straight-talking rugged individualist' vs 'pinko atheist America-hating chicken-shit' propoganda to the lower middle-class Christians -- their most important voting base (who, ironically, are quite ill-served by the Repubs' actual rich and corporation-serving policies)? Do you deny that many, many Republican big-wigs, Cheney among them, have shown utterly reprehensible character -- and that this demonstrates outright hypocrisy or deception on the part of Republican propogandists?

Second, the current administration has shown itself to be incompetent, corrupt, and absolutely indifferent to either American or international laws. It has conducted an illegal war based on lies. It has used chemical weapons against enemy combatants. It has tortured enemy combatants and illegally imprisoned non-combatants. It has demonstrated either total apathy or total ineptitude in handling a huge national disaster. It has seen scandal after scandal in which the tax-payers are bilked, all the while giving tax breaks to the rich and pouring money into the war machine. It has conducted Nixon-esque warrantless wiretaps. It has worked towards the overthrow of democratically-elected representatives of foreign governments in the Caribean and South America, to insure that the profits from their resources go to US corporations rather than the people of those countries (Haiti is a prime example). It has allied itself with dictators every bit as repulsive as those it overthrew in Iraq, and its actions in Iraq have been in many cases as bad as his.

And you say we're capable of mischief??? :loco:
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Postby TainanCowboy » 01 Mar 2006, 17:09

Vay -
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Postby ScottSommers » 02 Mar 2006, 12:42

TC, I've never seen you short on words, even for the most obnoxious comments. I guess it really is hard these days to defend the Republicans.
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Postby TainanCowboy » 02 Mar 2006, 12:51

ScottSommers wrote:TC, I've never seen you short on words, even for the most obnoxious comments. I guess it really is hard these days to defend the Republicans.

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Postby politbureau » 02 Mar 2006, 12:54

TainanCowboy wrote:
ScottSommers wrote:TC, I've never seen you short on words, even for the most obnoxious comments. I guess it really is hard these days to defend the Republicans.

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