Monday, February 13, 2006

"Shotgun" Dick Cheney rides again

Well, Dick, do you believe in karma? (I'm sure it believes in you though, Dick.) How about horrifibly poignant irony at the very least? Well if a shotgun blast to your 78 year old buddy's face doesn't convince you, I don't know what will.

Also of note is how the White House tried to cover up this little boner.


Blogger Samuel A Love said...

Found some more details about this "hunting" excursion.

1. It was one of those places where you basically "hunt" farm raised, tame animals from your car.

2. They were standing in the middle of a flat fucking field. How the hell did these guys not see each other.

And this asshole criticized Kerry as a phony hunter? Good lord.

On the other hand though, this whole "cover up" controversy is a bunch of bullshit. This is hardly a cover up. Of course nothing is going to be said, it's called medical-record confidentiality. And the owner of the ranch told Chenney she was notifying the press.

The opposition seriously needs to stop looking for menace in every single action this regime does and concentrate on the big, serious issues (IE: the boring ones that relate to political economy). As funny as it all is, this is a complete non-issue.

Mon Feb 13, 08:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger David G said...

Carson Daily strikes again.

Tue Feb 14, 07:45:00 AM PST  
Blogger Chico said...

Oh Jesus Sam, get off your high horse. The vice president shot a man in the face, which is funny, very funny in fact. The only thing that would make it funnier would be if he had shot him with a bazooka.

The White House predictably tried to downplay it, which too is funny. Nobody thinks it's a conspiracy, but having to find out about it through the ranch owner and not the White House is par for the course for these jokers.

Tue Feb 14, 07:47:00 AM PST  
Blogger Samuel A Love said...

High horse? That's a pretty ballsy statement coming from someone with an ego like yours...

Tue Feb 14, 08:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger Samuel A Love said...

and please notice I never used the word "conspiracy"

Tue Feb 14, 08:17:00 AM PST  
Blogger Chico said...

Misread controversy and conspiracy, my apologies. That's what you get for putting "cover up" in quotes.

Oh, you didn't just go there with an ego crack. Attn: Pot, nevermind the Kettle. My intention was to try and deflate the irony bubble formed from you getting all indignant over people getting indignant over this story.

Besides, I think this story deserves every bit of press it gets.

Points of order:
1. They weren't in a zoo hunting from cars, they were quail hunting on a ranch in Texas. That means they were walking in a line across a field looking to scare up birds. While I'm sure the ranch provides feed for the birds to keep them around, they certainly weren't tied down or kept in a pen.

2. Small foul move quickly and usually low to the ground. Cheney, not being a very good hunter, didn't remember what his zones of fire were, and instead followed the bird without paying attention to where his gun was pointed. The bird probably moved quickly to his right or left and Cheney turned with it, right to were his buddy was standing. A dumb, DUMB, mistake, but it probably happens more than you'd think. If you've ever seen Master & Commander, think about the scene where the ship's doctor gets shot.

I'd recommend Mr. Cheney take a certified hunter's safety training course before he goes out again.

Tue Feb 14, 09:17:00 AM PST  
Blogger monkeyboy said...

I'd also recommend the correct licensure:

Either that or a bottle of tequila. If you're going to be reckless, you might as well go all out.

Tue Feb 14, 12:51:00 PM PST  
Anonymous HB said...

anyone ever think that the administration actually planned the whole thing, with the intent to divert the public from other issues -- like war and health care, for example. If so, it worked, at least for awhile.

aw, forget it. It's too much of a stretch to think that they planned to get some guy shot, etc. etc. They don't have guys working behind the scenes on stuff like this, ... or... maybe they do -- after all, Karl Rove has to do something between elections....

Thu Feb 16, 11:25:00 AM PST  

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