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  • Back to Cheney again...

    02/15/2006 11:06:31 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies · 267+ views
    My Own Thoughts... | 2/15/2006 | HarleyLady27
    Well now we are after Cheney again. Amazing how the Democrats keep going from one to another, just hoping something will come out from under a rock. Can you just imagine how you would feel if you were in Cheney's shoes? His friend is in the hospital, had a silent heart attack from one of the bird shot that entered his body,
  • With Cheney, rules simply don't apply [The story that will never end]

    02/15/2006 5:15:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 60 replies · 1,616+ views, Capital Times ^ | 2-15-06 | Dave Zweifel
    I'm waiting to hear from my NRA buddies to comment about one of their national heroes, Vice President Dick Cheney. What I particularly want to hear is their take on the contention from members of the vice president's hunting party that Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer shot by Cheney, was at fault because he didn't let anyone know where he was. "If that's the case, this will set hunting rules back 50 years," Rich Rygh, our chief photographer and a veteran hunter, insisted at one of our news meetings the other morning. "Anyone who knows about hunting knows it's the...
  • Rove Pushed Cheney To Talk

    02/15/2006 6:51:55 PM PST · by wjersey · 63 replies · 1,573+ views
    CBS ^ | 2/15/2006 | staff
    President Bush's top political aide, Karl Rove, pushed Vice President Dick Cheney to speak publicly about shooting a fellow hunter, sources tell CBS News. Rove worried the vice president's silence on the issue was becoming a political problem, CBS News chief White House correspondent Jim Axelrod reports. Cheney is in a "state of meltdown" over shooting his friend and the political fallout it has caused, a source close to the Cheney has told CBS News. On Wednesday, he accepted full blame for the incident and defended the decision to not publicly disclose the accident until the following day. Cheney described...
  • Man who laughed at Cheney gets shot himself

    02/15/2006 5:51:07 PM PST · by luv2ndamend · 74 replies · 2,583+ views ^ | February 15, 2006
    IRONY CAN BE PRETTY IRONIC Colorado man who laughed Monday when he first read Vice President Dick Cheney had shot a hunting companion was himself injured just hours later when he was accidentally blasted by his girlfriend in his own hunting mishap. "I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'How can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," said Josh Kayser of Lafayette, Colo. According to the Longmont Daily Times-Call, the 21-year-old man was on the trail of raccoons that had been preying on chickens on his family's property. As Kayser...
  • Cheney Does Not Care About the Press

    02/15/2006 5:48:58 PM PST · by Daralundy · 38 replies · 1,638+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | February 15, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The media no doubt very disappointed as a press conference is taking place down in Texas. The doctors are updating the condition of Harry Whittington, he is exhibiting no complications. They are keeping him in the ICU, the intensive care unit, they say, for privacy. If they had him in a regular room, media people could sneak in there, other patients. You've been to a hospital. They walk around, and anybody can get in these rooms. ICU is off limits. They say he is very near resuming work on his law practice. This, of course, is devastating news to...
  • Carl Cameron's disinformation about birdshot size. 7-1/2 is NOT 5MM

    02/15/2006 3:29:09 PM PST · by Echo Talon · 39 replies · 375+ views
    I keep hearing Carl Cameron on Fox News say the birdshot that Cheney fired was 5mm. From the reports i have read the shot used was 7-1/2 here is a table of shot sizes and the metric conversion. 1"=25.4mm or 1mm=.03937" Carl Cameron says it was 5mm. 5 X(times) .03937= .19685" over twice as large as what it actually is .095"
  • FREEP Poll: Should Dick Cheney have released info on accidental shooting sooner than 21 hours?

    02/15/2006 5:53:27 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 36 replies · 1,148+ views ^ | February 15, 2006 | the eagle has landed
    Misleading question because it was released Sunday Morning to Corpus Christi newspaper, about 14 or 15 hours later.

    02/15/2006 5:37:37 AM PST · by shortstop · 116 replies · 2,811+ views ^ | 02/15/06 | Bob Lonsberry
    A question for the White House press corps: Who the hell do you think you are? Seriously. Exactly how egomaniacal are you people? The question is spurred by your conduct the other day over this Dick Cheney matter. The vice president was involved in a hunting accident and all of a sudden it wasn’t about him or what happened, it was how you weren’t notified. Like the world revolves around you. And you started acting like idiots. Juvenile, arrogant, antagonistic idiots. It was a shameful spectacle that further alienated regular Americans and showed, in the view of many, your bias...
  • Callers to DA: Will you prosecute?

    02/15/2006 5:20:52 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies · 914+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | February 15, 2006 | Corpus Chrisit Caller Times
    Should the White House have informed the media about the shooting on Saturday night when they found out?
  • The Shooting Party (Tony Blankley nails elite media snobs!)

    02/15/2006 5:18:34 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 25 replies · 1,567+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 2/15/06 | Tont Blankley
    But the Washington press corp, and particularly the White House press corp, has developed, as an institution, a grossly dilated view of itself. Most of us can tolerate arrogance if it is accompanied by extraordinary capacity and virtuosity. The brilliant scientist, the war-winning general, the great artists are entitled to their pride. But the hallmark of the Washington Press corp these days is mediocrity, groupthink, a lack of curiosity and rampant careerism. These attributes were all on show in the shooting party incident. But this is just a trivial incident -- except for the poor, shot gentleman who suffered a...
  • Cheney Doesn’t Owe the Media an Apology

    02/15/2006 2:42:20 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 63 replies · 1,579+ views
    GOPUSA: The Loft ^ | February 15, 2006 | Bobby Eberle
    Welcome to The Loft The hissy fit thrown by the national media appears to be working. Just like spoiled children, the media’s temper tantrum over the lack of information flowing directly to them regarding Vice President Cheney’s hunting accident has now started to yield results. Democrats, media members, and even some Republicans are beginning to criticize the vice president. Get real! Iran is enriching uranium, and the only concern in Washington appears to be the hurt feelings of left-wing journalists. As is being reported by, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is now “calling on Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Mark Levin Live Thread - Wed Feb 15, 2006

    02/15/2006 2:52:00 PM PST · by sofaman · 581 replies · 5,974+ views
    Stand by for The Great One!
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2.15.06

    02/15/2006 3:00:13 PM PST · by GretchenM · 187 replies · 3,224+ views
    Fox News,, WhiteHouse.Gov ^ | Wednesday February 15, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president went to Dublin, Ohio, to attend a meeting on health savings accounts. Al Hubbard, Director of the National Economic Council, answers questions on this topic on "Ask the White House." Brit Hume interviewed the vice president today about the hunting accident; the conversation will be on Special Report, Fox News, at the usual air times tonight. The vice president called the day of the hunting accident "one of the worst days of my life." Harry Whittington is doing "extremely well" a day after he suffered a minor heart attack, doctors said. He is sitting up, eating, and doing...
  • (Drudge) FLASHBACK: Dem Leader Reid Hid Stroke News For 3 days...

    02/15/2006 9:42:29 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 57 replies · 4,295+ views
    AP, via Fox News ^ | 2/15/06, 8/19/05 | Drudge, AP
    Drudge links to a 8/19/05 AP article, via Fox News: WASHINGTON — The Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid (search) of Nevada, suffered a brief mini-stroke Tuesday, but doctors found no complications and he feels fine, aides said Friday.... Asked why announcement of the event was delayed for three days, Hafen said, "The reason was the tests and the evaluations that they were doing. We wanted to make sure we knew what we were announcing. You need conclusive information."
  • The MSM Campaign Against Cheney

    02/15/2006 8:56:14 AM PST · by frankjr · 82 replies · 1,836+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 2/15/06 | Hugh Hewitt
    Headlines: Los Angeles Times: Hunter Suffers Setback as Criticism of Cheney Grows The Washington Post: Cheney's Response A Concern In GOP The New York Times: Handling of Mishap Creates Strain in the White House The Boston Globe: Hunter shot by Cheney has a heart attack The Globe's story is particularly breathless, saying the "sudden turn" in Harry Whittington's condition left the White House "stunned" and his "prognosis difficult." Washington Post columnist David Ignatius opines that "arrogance of power is on display with the Bush administration," and astonishingly compares the Veep's hunting accident to Chappaquiddick and Watergate: "Nobody died at Armstrong...
  • VP Cheney in an exclusive interview on Fox tonight at 6:00

    02/15/2006 8:28:09 AM PST · by Peach · 248 replies · 4,737+ views
    Fox News | February 15, 2006 | Fox News
    Vice President Cheney to appear in an exclusive interview on Fox News tonight.
  • No room for a laughingstock ("Dead Veep Walking," compares shooting to Iran Hostage crisis)

    02/15/2006 8:14:37 AM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 1,476+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 15, 2006 | Michael Goodwin
    No room for a laughingstock It is humor that often drives the final nail in the political coffin. The images of Gerald Ford falling on his face and hitting spectators with golf balls outlived his presidency. Jimmy Carter endured the Iranian hostage crisis and the misery index, but he had no comeback to the million yuks that followed his battle with an attacking rabbit. All of which is to say that Deadeye Dick Cheney is history. He is the Dead Veep Walking, whether he knows it or not. Ridicule is fatal. It's not just late-night comedians declaring open season on...
  • Top Democrats urge Cheney come forward on shooting

    02/15/2006 8:10:33 AM PST · by johnny7 · 69 replies · 1,503+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | By Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney should publicly explain his shooting of a Texas lawyer in a hunting accident, top congressional Democrats said on Wednesday after a White House meeting that included Cheney. Cheney has been publicly silent since he sprayed Harry Whittington with birdshot during a quail-hunting trip to Texas last Saturday.
  • Blogosphere declares open season on Cheney (Lawrence O'Donnell serious about idea that VP was drunk)

    02/15/2006 7:46:01 AM PST · by presidio9 · 41 replies · 1,571+ views
    CNET ^ | February 14, 2006 | Greg Sandoval
    Comedians and left-leaning political pundits opened fire on Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday, sparking enormous chatter among both Republican and Democratic bloggers. Cheney's accidental shooting of an attorney friend during a quail hunting foray in Texas on Saturday prompted quips from late-night television hosts such as Jon Stewart, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson. The jokes offended or tickled audiences, depending on their political beliefs, and skittered around the Web on Tuesday. Video: Gates' cheap shot at Cheney? During his keynote at the 2006 RSA Conference, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took a tongue-in-cheek shot at the vice president. "You can...
  • Vice Presidents Share Curious Lineage (Cheney not first VP to shoot someone)

    02/15/2006 9:48:13 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 17 replies · 929+ views
    AP via Tampa Bay Online ^ | Feb 15 2006 | ERIN McCLAM
    ~Clip~ Think of the most famous duel in American history: The shooting of Alexander Hamilton by a pistol-wielding Aaron Burr, vice president to Thomas Jefferson, on the New Jersey banks of the Hudson River in 1804. Hamilton died the next day. Burr and Hamilton had a long-standing political rivalry, and Hamilton made no secret of his distrust for Burr when Burr, who had narrowly missed beating Jefferson, ran for governor of New York in early 1804. When Burr got wind of a newspaper article that reported Hamilton had a "despicable opinion" of him, he challenged Hamilton to a duel near...