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Postby stix on Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:51 pm

Dick "Shotgun" Cheney, loaded for quail:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060213/ap_on_go_pr_wh/cheney_hunting_accident

The victim "was treated on the scene by Cheney's traveling medical detail before being taken by helicopter to a Corpus Christi hospital"
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:17 pm

Yeah, I laughed my ass off when I heard that. That's what happens when two old farts go out hunting. And then people wonder why this country is going down the tubes.
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Postby JamieW on Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:15 am

Really? That's why? I thought it was a series of poor decisions, intentionally miscommunicated information, and ignoring the functions of other branches of government. But if we just had to keep Cheney from hunting, then cool.
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:54 pm

JamieW wrote:Really? That's why? I thought it was a series of poor decisions, intentionally miscommunicated information, and ignoring the functions of other branches of government. But if we just had to keep Cheney from hunting, then cool.


No, Cheney is just one of the people making the poor decisions, etc..
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Postby JamieW on Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:30 pm

Oh, yeah, I missed the connection.
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:53 pm

I was just saying that someone at his age, with diminished mental capacities should not be out hunting.
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Postby ClayBuster on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:25 pm

One of the more retarded statments I've ever seen online.

Ian wrote:I was just saying that someone at his age, with diminished mental capacities should not be out hunting.
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:04 pm

ClayBuster wrote:One of the more retarded statments I've ever seen online.


lol.. I'm not a big fan of Cheney. I like him even less than Bush.
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Postby Dartman on Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:15 am

Ian wrote:lol.. I'm not a big fan of Cheney. I like him even less than Bush.
Sorry I agree about Cheney, even worse then others in their circle.
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Postby stix on Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:52 am

There were some jokes about this incident Monday the 13th on late night TV, however, there is news today, the 14th, that the situation has taken a turn for the worse and the man who was shot has had a heart attack.




http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/3660306.html
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Postby JamieW on Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:13 am

ClayBuster wrote:One of the more retarded statments I've ever seen online.

Ian wrote:I was just saying that someone at his age, with diminished mental capacities should not be out hunting.


Dude, have you been online? Give me 5 minutes here and I'll find you more than enough to fill your day.
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:13 pm

Guns don't shoot people. Dick Cheney shoots people. ;)
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:21 pm

LoneWolf wrote:Guns don't shoot people. Dick Cheney shoots people. ;)


Oh man.. there's my new signature.
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Postby smartin4 on Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:23 pm

Just a rumor at this point, but listening to Sirius on the way home, apparently, Dickie may have been accompanied by a female ambassador to Switzerland on this "hunting" trip. Certainly not your typical guest to be hanging around the VP, with a gun no less.

What do you suppose she was doing on a "hunting" trip w/the VP?

:-k


Now there is a perfectly good reason why the spin doctors got 16+ hours before the story got out to the press. :-#

Funny thing is, the story was given to the press by the owner of the ranch that this happened on, do you suppose she was "asked" (read TOLD) not to say anything to the press?

BTW, if that were you or me, wouldnt we have been carted away to jail (although most likely out on bail) if we had:

A) Shot someone while hunting and waited an hour to call the police, or

B) Been hunting w/o the proper $7 stamp on our hunting license (heard it on the news, not sure if it is actually true, but....)

I am curious to see what (if anything) happens to Dickie boy if this guy actually dies as a result of this incident. I envision nothing happening because 1) he is the VP, and 2), it happened in Texas, and we all know who hails from Texas, don't we?

I know this was an accident, but the way this was handled is absolutely ridiculous. I am not a lawyer, but if he was hunting illegally (if that is true), and shot someone, (technically, he shouldn't have been hunting in that situation), does that make the shooting incident worse from a legal standpoint, especially if he dies?
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Postby JamieW on Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:34 pm

This makes me wish I were up to speed on hunting laws in Texas. Often times people reporting are really ignorant and misreporting hunting laws. It may be that if he was on private land that he didn't need any stamp.

Man, I'm really upset at Cheney for being such a high profile gun rights advocate and making such a high profile series of mistakes from gun safety to responsible responses if an accident happens. No matter what the law states, he made a huge error in judgement in that the accident happened and then made a huge error in judgement in simply not dealing with it. Period.

You can spin a mistake, "I made a huge error, I'm not fit to hunt right now, I need to train more, I apologize." You can't spin decided courses of action in which your course of action is to avoid the truth. Well, this administration can.
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:36 pm

Lol...

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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:39 pm

Oooh.. got some chain gun and scored 51. wtf is "Peace Mode"?
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Postby smartin4 on Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:14 pm

Ian wrote:Oooh.. got some chain gun and scored 51. wtf is "Peace Mode"?


No chain gun, but I just popped a 61. It's fun taking shots @ Hillary.

Peace mode doesn't have the "target" shooting back at you

Thanks for the link Ian.



OOOHHH, I just got the chain gun too, wicked!!
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