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Moonbats all...batty...over Cheney hunting accident
2/13/06 | From the fevered minds of deluded libs

Posted on 02/13/2006 8:40:38 AM PST by dukeman

The moonbats on DU are fluttering all over the place over the Dick Cheney hunting incident. Adding one part ignorance to two parts conspiracy theorist results in the following sampler:

rateyes (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 10:13 AM
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Is Hunting Accident an impeachable offense?

The Constitution says the standard for impeachment is "high crimes and misdemeanors."

As I read the Texas Code on Assault and Aggravated Assault, Cheney is guilty of both:

§ 22.01. ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse;
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person's spouse; or
(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a Class A misdemeanor,...

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§ 22.02. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person commits assault as defined in § 22.01 and the person:

(1) causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse; or
(2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree, except that the offense is a felony of the first degree if the offense is committed:
(1) by a public servant acting under color of the servant's office or employment;...

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/petoc.html

DU lawyers...Impeachable offense?

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rfranklin (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 07:16 AM
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Did Cheney shoot lawyer to distract from his role in leak?

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying the fellow hunter in the face and chest with shotgun pellets.

Harry Whittington, a millionaire attorney from Austin, was in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Corpus Christi hospital Sunday.

“He is stable and doing well. It was almost like he was spending time with me in my living room,” said hospital administrator Peter Banko, who visited Whittington. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11312757 /

WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald should investigate Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the CIA leak probe if they authorized an aide to give secret information to reporters, Democratic and Republican senators said Sunday.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., called the leak of intelligence information “inappropriate” if it is true that unnamed “superiors” instructed Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, to divulge the material on Iraq

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11310787/from/RS.4/

ashling (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 07:26 AM
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3. A signal to Scooter:

Accidents Happen

OPERATIONMINDCRIME (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 07:31 AM
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4. The Inclination To Default To Conspiracy Is Boggling. Some conspiracies I see on here give me pause for thought and at times have been more logical than what I had prior believed.

Not this one. This one's just preposterous on every level.
[FREEPER TROLL!]

all_hail_gwb (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 07:39 AM
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7. No, I think the lawyer told him what he didn't want to hear.

He was asked for some friendly advice re: the leak case and the atty. told him it didn't look good for him and *BLAM*

Solly Mack (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 08:09 AM
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10. I don't imagine Cheney really needs a motive to shoot anyone I kinda get the feeling he'd shoot someone for just being in his way...

"Well, he got in my way. So I shot him"

Vinca (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 08:19 AM
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12. Well, if Cheney is charged with Reckless Endangerment - as the average idiot would be - he'd have to step down. If Fitzgerald indicts him, it wouldn't be as damaging to Shrub if Cheney was already out. (I'm now going to polish my tin foil chapeau.)

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bobbieinok (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 04:05 AM
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and if this had happened on an inner city street corner????????

punpirate (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 04:06 AM
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1. Some homie...
... would be in jail....

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Dinger (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 09:43 AM
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Did Cheney Have A Mini-Stroke/Heart Attack, or Was He Drunk?

Just asking. Being drunk seems the most obvious.

lonestarnot (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 09:49 AM
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4. The CNN report that I heard blamed the victim. Said he failed to follow proper announcement protocol.... bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaa, so of course, it was he, the victim, who would have been drunk. Not Dastardly dick.

ShortnFiery (88 posts) Mon Feb-13-06 09:51 AM
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5. That's why it's going to take THIS ISSUE to make a change We've lost the media but if we drive home the fact that Cheney's covering up a SERIOUS SHOOTING, then the average Republican will "listen up."

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bluestateguy (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 01:06 AM
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Imagine if Hillary Clinton wounded someone while hunting Just imagine the reaction from "them".
[Hell, just imagine the reaction of the moonbats if Hillary were caught hunting!]

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berni_mccoy (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 10:06 AM
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If Cheney Wants to Shoot a Gun

Then he should PICK UP AN M-16 and HEAD TO IRAQ!

WHAT A CHICKEN HAWK!

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amitten (800 posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:23 AM
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So...how do you think this shooting will affect the administration?

Everybody already hates Dick Cheney. But what will happen to the administration's reputation? The same? Worse? Far worse? BETTER? Just seeing what you think...

MrSlayer (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:27 AM
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1. I don't think it's going to matter at all. They will stick to the story. An accident, Cheney feels terrible, rotten luck. No criminal charges will filed or even considered. Forgotten about in a few days.

f-bush (712 posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:35 AM
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4. The we sure as f*** need to... keep up the pressure on DC and the state of Texas to go after Cheney.

punpirate (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:31 AM
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2. It depends upon whether the guy lives... ... or not. If he does, then the media will forget it and move on to the next celebrity murder or missing girl. Even if it turns out that Cheney was drunk and should have been prosecuted, it won't happen.

But, you can count on one thing: the air will be a little close and thick in the Old Executive Office Building when Cheney next shows up for work.

Wonder if the WH guards will make Cheney go through the metal detector?

Steve_DeShazer (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:39 AM
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6. I think it matters a great deal

Look, we (liberals/progressives) all know that DeadEye Dick is bad news. But we have followed the arcane details of Dick's corruption for YEARS.

But every local yokel knows that shooting your hunting buddy makes you at best a fool and at worst a complete MORAN.

It takes some thought to dissemble Cheney's lies about nukular weapons and yellowcake from an African country with a funny name that reads like a racial epithet; but any dope can figure out that shooting your hunting partner takes a special kind of incompetence.

This is a gold mine. It is VERY damaging. Why do y'all think they covered it up for a full day, and why is there a full-court press to minimize the damage, i.e., "he's sitting up and alert", "Cheney was very apologetic", "it was just an accident", and on and on.

ShortnFiery (89 posts) Mon Feb-13-06 07:40 AM
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23. If The Press does it's job , this is HUGE

I just heard on C-Span that "some member" of the Armstrong Family (a black sheep Democrat) leaked the story to a local media outlet.

My theory: these bastards (Cheney's handlers) were NOT going to report this incident at all!

What I like to know is when the police were notified? Isn't failure to contact the police immediately after an accidental shooting - unlawful in and of itself?

Or is everything relative when it comes to this smarmy Executive Branch in seemingly 1984 Bush-World?

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Bluebear (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 01:46 AM
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So. What did Harry Whittington know???

My, aren't there all manner of "accidents" that follow the Bush/Cheney team?

raysr (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:09 AM
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6. How much are these dirty bastards going to be allowed to get away with!!!????????

TahitiNut (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:13 AM
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7. If it'd been one of Cheney's Secret Service agents ...

... would Cheney still be alive?

midnight (36 posts) Mon Feb-13-06 02:16 AM
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8. Maybe Harry knew the law was broken.

Harry was not going to accept outing a CIA agent?

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catmandu57 (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 10:13 AM
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Where were the hunting dogs?

People use dogs to fetch back game after they've killed it, even the poorest redneck in these parts will have a hunting dog. Snarlin deadeye dick shot whitington when he went to fetch a quail, that's what dogs do fetch. Now, they're trying to tell me that men as filthy f***ing rich as these lying thieves didn't take a dog along to fetch back the game, maybe deadeye is afraid of dogs.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: cheney; du; harrywhittington; quailgate; tinfoil
Had enough?
1 posted on 02/13/2006 8:40:38 AM PST by dukeman
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To: dukeman
Here's the picture they use on the AIM today that AOL forces down the throats of all their IM users:

I just say to the libs: "Yeah, Cheney shot a guy in a hunting `accident'. And that was one of his friends. Wanna know what he's gonna do to you?

2 posted on 02/13/2006 8:43:31 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: dukeman

These people do not know the meaning of the word "accident".


3 posted on 02/13/2006 8:45:43 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: dukeman
Did Cheney shoot lawyer to distract from his role in leak?

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just heard on C-Span that "some member" of the Armstrong Family (a black sheep Democrat) leaked the story to a local media outlet.

My theory: these bastards (Cheney's handlers) were NOT going to report this incident at all!

So he did it to cover up the leak, but then wasn't going to tell anyone until a Democrat let the cat out of the bag?!?!?!?!

4 posted on 02/13/2006 8:46:12 AM PST by mwyounce
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To: Supernatural

No one at DU is sane.


5 posted on 02/13/2006 8:46:29 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: mwyounce

Just to clarify... the "My theory:" line was a quote and should have been italicized as well!


6 posted on 02/13/2006 8:47:41 AM PST by mwyounce
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To: Supernatural
These people do not know the meaning of the word "accident".

Well, they also "know" that the President of the United States actively conspired to destroy the Twin Towers on 9/11 and the CIA caused the Asian tsunami in 2004. We're lucky to have such smart people among us.....

7 posted on 02/13/2006 8:48:46 AM PST by dukeman
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To: Supernatural

DUers are consumed with hatred. This blinds them to reality.


8 posted on 02/13/2006 8:51:21 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: AmishDude

my first thought to the dims who will go gagga gagga over this.

"hey dims he shot a lawyer who is a friend. what do you think he would do to lawyers who are his enemy."


9 posted on 02/13/2006 8:52:10 AM PST by bravo whiskey (everybody's shot. drive the truck)
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To: dukeman

And of course we can't forget they were "smart enough" to give us the Clintons. Remember Ron Brown, Vince Foster.

Apparently, accidents only happen to Dems.


10 posted on 02/13/2006 8:55:55 AM PST by kcbc2001
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To: dukeman
This was an accident BUT if they want to imply it was done on purpose, they have a right to say that Dick did not do it correctly.

The Clinton thugs were much more efficient as they left no witnesses to their many deaths ruled suicides.
11 posted on 02/13/2006 9:04:25 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (“Don't approach a Bull from the front, a Horse from the rear, or a Fool from any side.”)
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To: Supernatural
More:

Wickerman (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 10:50 AM
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My biggest fear: If Clinton made oral sex "OK" for teens

Will Cheney have made "peppering" ok for RW hunters? By RW logic it would seem so. What's good for the goose is good for the, er, quail.

Sorry to add one more Cheney thread to the mix.

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cantstandbush (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 09:22 AM
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Do you need licenses to hunt on private property? Is this hunting season?

Were Cheney and buds drinking? Did they have those guns legally? Will the property owner be sued? (I bet if the property owner were a Dem and not rich, Cheney's pal would own the property by now.)

Aren't our Secret Service men who guard Cheney in unnecessary danger when they accompany him on a hunting trip? How much did this boondoggle cost the American public?

lonestarnot (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-13-06 09:58 AM
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5. step down dick! you nazi!

12 posted on 02/13/2006 9:25:22 AM PST by dukeman
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To: dukeman

DUers responser are delusional, at best.


13 posted on 02/13/2006 9:29:11 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: Supernatural

DUers responser are delusional, at best.

Um, DUers responseS are delusional, at best.


14 posted on 02/13/2006 9:30:12 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: dukeman
Had enough?

Never. I never get tired of laughing at these lunatics.

15 posted on 02/13/2006 9:33:25 AM PST by denydenydeny ("Osama... made the mistake of confusing media conventional wisdom with reality" (Mark Steyn))
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To: All

media going nuts on McClellan. Pissed that they didn't know for almost 24 hours. Is there a thread on this?


16 posted on 02/13/2006 9:45:09 AM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: Kimberly GG

Is the VP going to submit his resignation? (over this!) lmao


17 posted on 02/13/2006 9:46:14 AM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: denydenydeny

Me too! Just when I think I've seen the most outrageously funny thing a DUer could post, another funnier one comes along. They never disappoint!


18 posted on 02/13/2006 9:47:18 AM PST by dukeman
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To: dukeman

DU's are crazy, but I gotta tell you, most of the media at the press conference right now sound like they are straight from DU. Unbelievable. Want to know if it was a criminal offense, etc.


19 posted on 02/13/2006 9:50:16 AM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: dukeman

*sigh*

Sometimes it is what it is. An accident.


These communist paranoids shouldn't be allowed anywhere near any form of gorvernance.


20 posted on 02/13/2006 9:56:52 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: dukeman
and if this had happened on an inner city street corner????????

Not a lot of quail to be found in the inner city.

SD

21 posted on 02/13/2006 10:17:40 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Not a lot of quail to be found in the inner city

Yeah, even some of the other DUers realized this was a stupid comparison and told that yahoo so.

22 posted on 02/13/2006 10:36:16 AM PST by dukeman
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To: dukeman
These pukes have no valid arguments so they continually hyper-inflate any story that suits their cause and use belittling verbage and insults to cheer each other on.

I can hardly read a liberal letter to the editor anymore without there being some form of "King George", "our great leader", "Haliburton", "Bush Regime", etc. yada, what morons.

Register at DU now to claim a login for the Nov. 2006 Election night. I have hunch the place is going to meltdown worse than it did in 2004.
24 posted on 02/13/2006 1:35:02 PM PST by Rebelbase (President Bush is a Texas jackass when it comes to Border security .)
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To: PJ-Comix

ping


25 posted on 02/13/2006 4:21:13 PM PST by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: Rebelbase
DUers grabbing onto any slender reed is a sign of their desperation. How many times since 2000 have they put all their emotion into a "sure fire" Bush scandal or miscue, only to have their hopes dashed? I enjoy reading their stream of consciousness rants about how nothing ever sticks to the "repukes". And their theories about why they lose are almost as funny.

I agree that the 2006 election could be another moonbat meltdown. But I think the mother of all meltdowns would occur if Bush could get another Supreme Court justice appointed before he leaves office. That would really drive a stake through their hearts!

26 posted on 02/14/2006 5:13:40 AM PST by dukeman
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