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Old 02-13-2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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Lucky for us all Cheney was a draft dodger

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4707354.stm

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The US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, has accidentally shot and injured a man during a quail hunting trip in Texas.
Can you imagine this boob with an assualt rifle on the range? Or worse, in a real battle? The enemy couldn't ask for a better weapon. Good thing he isn't in charge of anything, eh?

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Old 02-13-2006, 12:21 AM   #2
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:47 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with hunting, so long as it's not simply for trophy.

I have to wonder how he could accidentally shoot the guy though, either they weren't practing proper safety, or Cheney's just a dumbass.


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Old 02-13-2006, 11:13 AM   #4
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While I agree with a good stick it to the man kind of thing, you could say the same thing about soldiers. Friendly fire happens all the time!

Anyway, please commense with the Cheney bashing... what a klutz, I hope the guy recovers (can he sue?).


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Old 02-13-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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While I agree with a good stick-it-to-the-man kind of thing (and this is perfect political fodder any way you look at it), you could say the same thing about soldiers. Friendly fire happens all the time!

Anyway, please commense with the Cheney bashing... what a klutz, I hope the guy recovers (can he sue?).


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Old 02-13-2006, 11:20 AM   #6
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Congratulations on passing judgment prematurely...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...nav=rss_nation

Oh yeah, it's REALLY a bad on him when he was basically snuck up on if the Washington Post is right.

I hereby declare that this topic fails at being meaningful.


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Old 02-13-2006, 12:43 PM   #7
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While I agree with a good stick it to the man kind of thing, you could say the same thing about soldiers. Friendly fire happens all the time!
Only if you are friends with the americans

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Anyway, please commense with the Cheney bashing... what a klutz, I hope the guy recovers (can he sue?).
He's a millionaire friend of cheny who's been appointed to loads of state boards... i doubt he's gonna sue! They'll probably appoint him as ambasador to the caribbean or something as a make-up gesture.

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...snuck up on him...
Yeah, cos they are gona say anything different about the vice president.
"Basicially our boss, the vice president, he's an old doddery fool and his aim was a bit wobbly". Not likely.



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Old 02-13-2006, 01:41 PM   #8
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*Rolls eyes* American friendly fire is only reported more often due to how riled up it gets people. That's number one.

Number two, I think I'll take what's said in the article about the incident as the truth instead of your arguably biased assumption (and that IS what it is, you weren't there, now were you?). This does of course mean that I'm taking their word for it over yours, but then I see no evidence that I should take your idea of what happened as more accurate anyway.


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Old 02-13-2006, 05:10 PM   #9
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Who cares? Hunting accidents happen...the only reason this is getting press is because Cheney's the VP. It's not like anything really significant happened - Whittington's going to be okay, according to the news reports.


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You guys are kidding, right? Darth Cheney shot a guy wearing "blaze orange hunting gear" in the face! LOL

Sure, he didn't announce himself.


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Is this really a Senate topic?

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It's not like anything really significant happened.
The guy who got himself shot might disagree with you on that. Geez.

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*Rolls eyes* American friendly fire is only reported more often due to how riled up it gets people. That's number one.
I think in the first gulf war the americans killed more british soldiers than the iraqis.

Not sure this really is a senate topic though... there is a swamp thread on it too.



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Old 02-14-2006, 01:57 PM   #13
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Good point. I guess since we don't have a "current events forum" this sort of thing ends up here. Sometimes we call this the 'political debate forum.' If you want to argue about whether Cheney is a good Vice President or not that would fit.

I guess you could compare it to a lengthy discussion of Bush picking his nose in public or choking on a pretzel, or fights in the Taiwanese parliament.

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Old 02-14-2006, 02:35 PM   #14
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Anyone got any of the sites that they have been showing on tv, thats making fun of this accident? I would like to see the Elmer Fud picture again. I had a feeling that someone was gonna do that.

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Old 02-14-2006, 03:20 PM   #15
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Good point. I guess since we don't have a "current events forum" this sort of thing ends up here.
That's what Yoda's Swamp is for.

I really can't see how this accident can be debated. The only 'controversey' is Cheney not getting a $7 stamp to shoot quail or something like that, but even there it's pretty insignificant.
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