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Old 02-12-2006, 08:00 PM
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Didn't any secret service agents stop and say: "Dick...you'll shoot your eye out."
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:40 PM
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dang, he shot the wrong texan :-p
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:21 AM
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It just goes to show you, You can't trust a politician with weapons!
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:13 AM
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i bet alcohol was involved.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:25 AM
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Didn't this guy just get done having surgery for some weird heart attack-in-his-knees thing like a month ago? What's he doing going out hunting?

And the thing is: This is going to completely take all the other bad news about the bush admin off the front page for a little bit.
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:46 AM
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Cheney Gets His Gun
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Sure, it's been fun joking about the fact that Dick Cheney obtained five -- count them, five -- deferments to avoid serving in the military during the Vietnam War. Sure, its been amusing to recount his limp claim that the man who served as George Bush I's Secretary of Defense had "other priorities" than taking up arms in defense of his country. Sure, it was a laugh when the chief cheerleader for the war in Iraq mocked John Kerry for having actually carried a weapon in a time of war.

But it is time to stop laughing at Dick Cheney's expense.

Now that the vice president has accidentally shot and wounded a companion on a quail hunt at the elite Texas ranch where rich men play with guns -- spraying his 78-year-old victim, er, friend, in the face and chest with shotgun pellets and sending the man to the intensive care unit of a Corpus Christi hospital -- it has become clear that Cheney was doing the country a service when he avoided service.

Despite the best efforts of Cheney's apologists to have it otherwise, the man the vice president misstook for a quail, millionaire attorney Harry Whittington, was in plain sight, wearing a bright orange vest at the time the vice president blasted him.

U.S. troops had enough problems in Vietnam without letting a trigger-happy incompetent like Dick Cheney start shooting things up from behind the lines.

Those deferments were well and wisely issued.

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Old 02-13-2006, 09:57 AM
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man i wish i still had the link to the article..but it shows a picture of a quail and the caption reads. "Quail look like this"


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Old 02-13-2006, 11:35 AM
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I read about this incident at work this morning. If only they still made 'Carry On' movies, the US govt. would be an ideal subject.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:08 PM
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Cheney's lucky he didn't shoot a hunting dog. Then he'd really be fucked.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:20 PM
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Sorry, I still have the image of your Secretary of Defense being distracted by the failing elastic on a busty strumpet's bikini, and shooting Sid James in the arse.
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it's funny.. the Whitehouse didn't release this story to the press. the owner of the ranch called up the local news or something.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:44 PM
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man i wish i still had the link to the article..but it shows a picture of a quail and the caption reads. "Quail look like this"


hahahhaha

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Old 02-14-2006, 09:27 AM
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it's funny.. the Whitehouse didn't release this story to the press. the owner of the ranch called up the local news or something.
I notice someone went out of their way to describe the victim's condition as "very stable." I've never heard that used in the news ever.


Breaking news: the victim had a minor heartattack after some birdshot got into his heart. Yeah, he's doing just great after getting "peppered" by birdshot.
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:35 AM
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"very stable but still shot in the face"
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