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February 14, 2006

BDS Meme: Cheneygate

It didn't take long for the latest BDS Meme to raise its ugly head and start spewing all over the 'sphere. But before I punch the carriers of this latest virus in the nose, I'd like to be thoughtful for a moment.

I take the Left to task more and more these days because if they get too stupid, we'll vote ourselves into straightjackets. The reason Hitler won was because his opposition was simply too stupid. Since we are a two party system, we can't really afford for the Democrats to get too stupid. I'm still in favor of a third party. But here's the thing that hit me this morning. It was Fishbone.

Way back in 1986 or so, Fishbone's kicking album was called 'In Your Face'. So I played it this morning in the car and there was a great song on it called 'Give It Up'. From the moment the song came on, you knew it was a spirited upbeat celebratory song. And while the the political principle was simpleminded at least it was joyful and humorous. Maybe my mind is haunted with the wrong ghosts, but I think that the Left has not only gone bonkers, but it has lost its sense of joyfulness.

In pursuit of this Cheney scandal, you get the feeling that the Left really wishes poor Mr. Whittington dead. Not only that, you really have to wonder about people who want to report that Cheney hadn't paid a 7 dollar hunting fee. That this is considered multi-day newsworthy is just another thing to wrinkle my brow.

Considering all the ghastly details that are coming out of FEMA's mouth over the death of New Orleans, you'd think some sense of perspective would be in order from Democrats - like maybe the message "we could do a better job, here's how". Nope. They're just savaging the VP. It's like Vince Foster all over again. When will people get stuff through their thick heads that democracy is not about petty jealousy?

Posted by mbowen at February 14, 2006 12:42 PM

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Except that Hillary Really did kill Vince Foster during a BDSM scene in the Oval Office.

Posted by: Van at February 14, 2006 01:45 PM

I think the hot pursuit of the "shooting" story ist NONE of this would be a big issue if Cheney just out of frustration from everything else being avoided. The press just cannot get answers on anything and Scott McClellen is just a sitting target at those daily briefings. It is excruciating to watch both him and the reporters. The point is that none of this would be a big deal had he just stepped up and faced the music within a reasonable amount of time after he sprayed the guy with bullets. The logic behind not saying a word then having the ranch owner call some rinky dink local paper to leak the story is just unfathomable. If they cannot be straight about this, it follows by no stretch of the imagination, that they certainly aren't being straight about anything else. Now it turns out that Whittington wasn't just sprayed in the face. He's got pellets lodged in his heart. Cheney needs to get off that lard assed duff and make a statement to the citizens of this country ... before the man dies (which, I hope, absolutely does not happen)!

Posted by: Qusan at February 14, 2006 02:47 PM

It's not consequential. This is proof that the Washington press corps is no more serious than people on the 6 oclock news.

Posted by: Cobb [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2006 04:10 PM

Q: "The press just cannot get answers on anything . . ."

A female reporter asked McClellen on Mon: (exact quote): "Would this have been much more serious if the man had died?" She then followed by asking (again exact quote): "Is it proper for the VP to offer his resignation or has he offered his resignation?" McClellen rightly answered: "that's an ABSURD question!"

Cobb, the 6-OClock news gets more votes from me than these goons! What a joke

Posted by: Jon at February 15, 2006 03:20 PM

Qusan, Cheney faced the music. He obtained medical care for Mr. Whittington immediately. The police were notified right away. He spent the day in the hospital. What music do you imagine he is not facing? What statement do you need him to make? "I went hunting and accidentally shot my friend. I wish I hadn't done that." Is that going to do anything for you? What else can the man say?

Posted by: Laura(southernxyl) at February 15, 2006 07:47 PM

cobb, regarding what you said about the dems getting too stupid - it's a serious problem, because we do need a two party state. but the dems don't understand what gives people meaning in life, their religion, their country, their traditions, their history. you can't keep on insulting those things and expect people to like you. the dems also don't realize how liberal americans are. we are not totally ignorant after all. every time i turn on the TV or read a paper I see an example of how illiberal most of the world is, of how in terms of human rights every place is worse than here. yet the dems message is that the US is worse than everywhere and we are the worse people. i see on TV immigrants come on and critisize and even insult the US. i know, we all know, that we could not go to their country and do that. i can't help wondering if we are so bad, why are they here? why don't they go to where it is better. we are regularly insulted without reacting. the minute muslims are insulted, look what happens. whatever it is dems seek it cannot be achieved by putting down the country and the people and the leaders. governments don't fall out of the sky. they reflect the culture for good or for bad. this is just a small example of the kind of things that go through people's minds.

Posted by: Anita at February 16, 2006 06:35 AM

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