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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2009 17:26      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dart Vader has been overthrown.

The dark side has been defeated! People are singing the "Nyah-Nyah Good-bye song!

Dick Cheney did let the door hit him on the ass on the way out and now he's in a wheelchair!

It really is morning in America! At least it's time to change my signature.

It feels good to be a True American Patriot again. It smells like VICTORY!

Join me in raising a glass of the best hooch you have in the house and toasting the next four years, will you?

Colonel Panic

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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2009 20:03      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
Dick Cheney did let the door hit him on the ass on the way out and now he's in a wheelchair!

I believe this is known as "The Pinochet Defence".

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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2009 23:00      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, I just saw this:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/19/us/AP-Cheney-Wheelchair.html?hp

That just feeds my schadenfreude quota for the night - I don't wish harm on people, but Dick...I think he's hurt a few too many people already.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2009 03:46      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Call me cynical, but I think his ass is only in that wheelchair because he wants to play for public pity before people start talking investigations and indictments.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2009 04:49      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by fs:
Call me cynical, but I think his ass is only in that wheelchair because he wants to play for public pity before people start talking investigations and indictments.

You're cynical! [Wink]

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Icon 14 posted January 20, 2009 09:56      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations USA, what a wonderful day this is.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2009 10:18      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by fs:
Call me cynical, but I think his ass is only in that wheelchair because he wants to play for public pity before people start talking investigations and indictments.

I agree wholeheartedly. :/

However, today is a good day - I just watched Bush fly away in a helicopter, and a much better man take the reins. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2009 10:33      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
"President Obama"

I like just saying that, now that it's official.

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It is over. It is done. [Applause] [Big Grin]

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Raising a beer over here - Congratulations America [Smile]
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Maybe if Cheney's ass had spent more time in a wheelechair, he wouldn't have done so much talking out of it! [Razz]

CP - I'll raise a glass. This is a very good day. If you listen carefully you can hear the rest of the world let out a sigh of relief. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2009 14:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Look at the shady son-of-a-gun:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/20/us/politics/2009-inauguration-zoom-photo.html#4-1292-1246

He looks like a bad guy straight out of an old movie!

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted January 21, 2009 09:43      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In the wheelchair, Cheney looks even more like a real-life Mr. Potter.

Mr. Potter: [to George Bailey] Look at you. You used to be so cocky. You were going to go out and conquer the world. You once called me "a warped, frustrated, old man!" What are you but a warped, frustrated young man? A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help. No securities, no stocks, no bonds. Nothin' but a miserable little $500 equity in a life insurance policy. [Potter chuckles] You're worth more dead than alive!

Thanks Demo, thanks Grummash, we were raising them high and drinking them long down at The Livery las night.

Whoo-Hoo!

CP

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Ok, I am sure that I will be stoned to death after saying this...but, I am very excited to see Obama in office, and happy with the vote that I have made, but, was it really necessary to send Bush off with a bad farewell? I mean, thousands of people sang "Na Na Na Na, hey hey hey, good-bye as he flew off! Yes, I think he did a real shotty job, but don't ya think he deserves a little respect???

I will take my beatings now please:)

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No fan of the Bushes here, but as I watched George W walking onto the West Terrace, I said to my mother-in-law: "There goes one very lonely man."

I wish him and Cheney no ill will. I'm just glad they're not in a position to harm anyone else.

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George W. Bush is America's worst nightmare. He came to power through religious zealotry and questionable vote counting in a state run by his brother. He stayed in power through fear and worry mongering. In the end he let the extremely important domestic issues slip through unnoticed, unheeded, untouched, which has led us to a domestic and world economic situation that we won't be out of completely for at least a decade.

Respect? Sure, respect because he held the highest office in the land. Sure, respect because he had an extremely tough job. But, in the end, he completely failed his country. The country he vowed to protect and defend, both internationally and domestically. While some of the problems weren't created by his administration, he was damn well in the position to correct them, and he had 2 terms to do so.

This country's been down this road. Europe's been down this road. The fact that no one, from Bush on down, did anything, even when the warnings were being sounded, to stave off this mess, or at least mitigate it, just goes to prove George W. Bush's incompetence as a leader.

I wouldn't let that man walk my dog, er, cat.

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Common courtesy would have been nice and, while I don't necessarily agree with the send off, I would be offended if those people had not been allowed to exercise their rights to express themselves that way.

But respect? No.

Respect is earned, not given freely. Bush did nothing to earn our respect that wasn't outweighed many times over by the things he did to earn our scorn.

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Icon 1 posted January 21, 2009 16:55      Profile for geekygoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
OK, Grumps, you said it better than I. Courtesy was more of the word I was looking for.

Tweets, you really would not let him walk your dogs? What about clean up the poopie???

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted January 21, 2009 17:34      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
I mean, thousands of people sang "Na Na Na Na, hey hey hey, good-bye as he flew off!

One word from Dick Cheney says it all, GoodnessGoddess,

"So?"

CP

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Icon 1 posted January 21, 2009 21:01      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
In the wheelchair, Cheney looks even more like a real-life Mr. Potter.

I'm thinking Dr. Strangelove.
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quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
Tweets, you really would not let him walk your dogs? What about clean up the poopie???

He'd do like he always does... leave the mess for the next guy.

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quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
In the wheelchair, Cheney looks even more like a real-life Mr. Potter.

Y'know, if Cheney was a real Conservative, he would have used his own arms to wheel around rather than having a public servant push him around.

In all likelihood, he is ramping up his 'I'm a poor, old, crippled man' defense should he face impeachment.

If there is a Hell, I hope the fucker rots eternally there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
If there is a Hell, I hope the fucker rots eternally there.

You know what could be fun? That Hell (if it exists) is to actually serve those who are in Paradise. Hey, someone HAS to keep Eden forever luxuriant, pick-up after yet another "harp and nectar" night, and keep those clouds fresh and bouncy. And the worse you do the job, the more gross/hard your next assignment is. (If you do really well, though, you might end up bartender or pool attendant.) No smile? No effort? Too slow? Screw up? Clean up that patch of mud, there. Yeah, we were a bunch to play football on a wet terrain. So what? Get cleaning! [evil]

All that for eternity, without parole. (Purgatory, on the other hand, would be the same but for the sentenced time only.)

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You can only get impeached if you're an elected official. Ordinary citizens go straight to trial. Cheney is an ordinary citizen.

He and a fair number of other characters from the BA will likely never leave the US again for fear of being arrested for war crimes. Whether or not we'll arrest them is a whole other story. I wish we would.

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted January 23, 2009 15:47      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by fs:

He'd do like he always does... leave the mess for the next guy.

I'm thinkin' there's a hit tune in that ...

"Well I'm here, to remind you, of the mess you left when you went away."

It could catch on. Ya' think?

CP

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