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Saturday, January 24, 2004  

Someone else's tab

A great commentary on the details of Dick Cheney's hunting trip last month (on which I believe he was accompanied by his friend, Supreme Court judge Scalia, who is supposed to be objectively investigating the possible Cheney/energy companies backroom energy deal for our nation. Thanks to Suburban Guerilla for the link:

Nossir, our man Dick, he has himself flown over, in Air Force 2, on the taxpayer's tab... Dick and about nine other overfed white guys sitting in a comfy luxury blind with their manly shotguns, waiting for the Westmoreland guy stationed behind them on a hill to release clusters of stunned, fat, tame game birds from a net. Then they shoot them... Lots and lots of them. And then they slap each other on the back. And they grunt and say nice shot as the birds drop like flies as dogs race back and forth hauling dead or dying birds into huge piles. Whee what fun... More than 400 birds were killed in one lackadaisical afternoon... Are we not all sitting here saying, wow, that Dick Cheney guy, he of the massive alleged Halliburton corruption scandals, he is one studly dude, slaughtering a small mountain of docile, stupefied birds that had no chance of escape. What a guy...

Do you, as Dick Cheney obviously does, see the world as your personal blood-sport playground, where you can take anything you want, kill whatever you like, respect nothing nature has to offer, suffer no ramifications, and do it all on someone else's tab?...


This last paragraph (surprisingly) speaks well to today's Boondocks cartoon, below:


posted by Anjali Taneja | 1/24/2004 08:37:00 AM | |


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