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Old 05-14-2009, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As Cheney seizes spotlight, many in GOP wince - Washington Post- msnbc.com

How many of you out there think that he was the real Commander In Chief during the Bush era? Or maybe, I don't know,

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As Cheney seizes spotlight, many in GOP wince - Washington Post- msnbc.com

How many of you out there think that he was the real Commander In Chief during the Bush era? Or maybe, I don't know,

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No he wasnt... he was as worthless as the Congress all they way up to the Pres. Sorry to say but your congressmen and senators are the ones who voted to cut spending during the Clinton years on what item in particular? My freaking bullet proof sappy plates.

Everyone likes to use Bush as the scapegoat but the real problem is ALL the people the general population votes into office. It wont change until people STOP voting for politicians who were raised to be politicians.

Obama isnt going to save everyone, he isnt going to stop the need for troops in Iraq, and he isnt going to get everyone jobs... No president will, because they are all the same. The only difference is what they spend $$ on... that is all.
 
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I sure hope he doesn't go away anytime soon...people need to remember who he was and what he did and just what the core Republican platform accomplished for this country.
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I sure hope he doesn't go away anytime soon...people need to remember who he was and what he did and just what the core Republican platform accomplished for this country.
You mean Enron?

Because when I think Cheney, that's the only thing that comes to mind.
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We have seen a 'Dick' like this before. This one just won't shut up. NEOCON, not a repulican.
 
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No he wasnt... he was as worthless as the Congress all they way up to the Pres. Sorry to say but your congressmen and senators are the ones who voted to cut spending during the Clinton years on what item in particular? My freaking bullet proof sappy plates.

Everyone likes to use Bush as the scapegoat but the real problem is ALL the people the general population votes into office. It wont change until people STOP voting for politicians who were raised to be politicians.

Obama isnt going to save everyone, he isnt going to stop the need for troops in Iraq, and he isnt going to get everyone jobs... No president will, because they are all the same. The only difference is what they spend $$ on... that is all.
Um, ok.

I was refering to Cheney being the puppetmaster to an already bad government but good point. Unless you don't vote, my senate and congress are your senate and congress too. As for the plates, I can understand that issue but wouldn't more of the blame go to Bush a. The need for them in the first place by starting a war, b. Bush admin not allocating the funds correctly to be used where most needed considering the military spending budget went throught the roof when we went into Afganistan and Iraq?
I do think Obama got elected for the wrong reasons but I personally don't hold faith into anyone fixing in 4 years what was broken in 8. The difference being that now that Bush is out of office there are continuing questions as to just how much he let slide for his own interests. Its no shock that both Bush and Cheney currently have their hands in oil companies. What should be made illegal is any politician to have any vested interest in things like oil, tobacco, military contracts. That will keep honesty more so than who we elect.
I would say the few things I like about todays government is the added transpearency and the dig on lobbists. Let's see how that works out for the next 3 and half years.

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You mean Enron?

Because when I think Cheney, that's the only thing that comes to mind.
Don't tell me you forgot about him shooting his friend the face! I thought it would be really hard to top Bush choking on a pretzel as the symbolic epitome of being to stupid to lead the nation, but Dick outBushed Bush.
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Don't tell me you forgot about him shooting his friend the face! I thought it would be really hard to top Bush choking on a pretzel as the symbolic epitome of being to stupid to lead the nation, but Dick outBushed Bush.
You mean this?

"Whittington was injured in the face, neck, and upper torso. Whittington was reported to be in stable condition at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital and had been moved from intensive care to a "step-down unit" on Monday. Doctors had decided to leave up to 200 pieces of birdshot pellets lodged in his body rather than try to remove them. Each pellet is less than a tenth of an inch (2.5 mm) in diameter. Because of their small size, it is hard to pinpoint the precise location of each pellet with medical imaging.

On February 14, 2006, at 0630 hours, Whittington suffered a minor heart attack and atrial fibrillation due to the shot pellets lodged in or near his heart.[3] He was immediately moved back to the intensive care unit. At about 0900 hours, Whittingon underwent a cardiac catheterization test to detect blocked or leaky arteries. A thin tube was inserted from Whittington's inner thigh up into the arteries near his heart. The doctors injected a dye to monitor his blood flow patterns and closely examine the interior of the heart. From the test, doctors found a single lead pellet.

Hospital officials said Whittington was alert and stable[18] and that he did not experience chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack.[16] Doctors reported signs of inflammation, and Whittington was treated with anti-inflammatory drugs.[19]

Whittington was subsequently discharged from the hospital on February 17, 2006. At a press conference he said: "My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice President Cheney and his family have had to deal with. We hope that he will continue to come to Texas and seek the relaxation that he deserves."

I have to add, there is something really F&CK'D UP in his statement to the press. You shot me and I'm apologizing to YOU!!!! But I digress.

There's also Halliburton...

Halliburton has already raked in more than $20 billion from the Bush-Cheney Administration for work in Iraq, and they were awarded some of the first Katrina contracts," Lautenberg said in a statement. "It is unseemly for the Vice President to continue to benefit from this company at the same time his Administration funnels billions of dollars to it. The Vice President should sever his financial ties to Halliburton once and for all.”

Cheney continues to hold 433,333 Halliburton stock options. The company has been criticized by auditors for its handling of a no-bid contact in Iraq. Auditors found the firm marked up meal prices for troops and inflated gas prices in a deal with a Kuwaiti supplier. The company built the American prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The Vice President has sought to stem criticism by signing an agreement to donate the after-tax profits from these stock options to charities of his choice, and his lawyer has said he will not take any tax deduction for the donations.

However, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concluded in Sept. 2003 that holding stock options while in elective office does constitute a “financial interest” regardless of whether the holder of the options will donate proceeds to charities. CRS also found that receiving deferred compensation is a financial interest.

Cheney told "Meet the Press" in 2003 that he didn't have any financial ties to the firm.

“Since I left Halliburton to become George Bush's vice president, I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest," the Vice President said. "I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years.”

Cheney continues to received a deferred salary from the company. According to financial disclosure statements. To date, his stock has increased 3,281%.

To sum all this up, I need to go into politics.

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Yup...that's our Dick!
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I think that 100 years from now, kids studying history will get a big kick about the Whitehouse being run by a Dick and a Bush. I know it gave me a lot of childish amusement and some fodder to tease Republicans.
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