Thursday, February 16, 2006

Via firedoglake, Fablog has more Dick than you could ever want.

Shooter Dick talks a lot about the delay in notifying the press and the public, that it was out of concern about accuracy in getting the story out. Too bad he wasn't as concerned about accuracy with WMD in Iraq, or Iraq's connections to Al Qaida.

Cheney: Well, when I first saw him in the hospital, for example, he said, look, he said, I don’t want this to create problems for you. He literally was more concerned about me and the impact on me than he was on the fact that he’d been shot.

You know, it's always hard to imagine yourself in these situations. There are so many aspects that you're not aware of, and therefore can't take into consideration. Having said that, if I were Mr. Whittington, I believe my reaction would have been, "Dude. You shot me in the fucking face." Possibly followed with, "Get the fuck away from me." And I might add, "What, are you here to finish the job?"

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

We should not lose sight of the fact that our troops are in Iraq, and in Afghanistan, Osama is at large, New Orleans is ruined, the country is in debt, we have changed an entire planet's climate, the country's legislature stinks of putrid corruption, millions are uninsured, people are hungry, the wealthly are moving ahead while the rest stay put or fall behind, and the average American cares more about reality TV than any of those things.

But it is still appropriate to focus on Shooter Dick. This event sure does bring his arrogance into sharp relief. Downplaying the injuries. Putting the responsibility on the man who was shot. Keeping the public uninformed. Receiving questionable treatment from the local police.

What exactly does "public service" mean to Shooter Dick? Or he is part of some aristocracy that we were previously unaware of?

And where is the Bubble Boy in all of this? Is he even going to pretend to be in charge? [Crickets] Forget I asked.
The results of having zero credibility, part MMXIX:

Your story of shooting a man who was 30 yards away, who was positioned with the sun behind him and failed to hoot and holler and otherwise scare the prey away, who after being shot was bruised and chatty but otherwise fine except for this pesky stint in the ICU, stinks with the fragrant aroma of freshly squeezed bullshit.

A more likely explanation, Dr. Isom said, is that the pellet lodged in or touched the heart when Mr. Whittington was shot.

Account of Doctors Raises Questions on Heart Injury

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Shooter

AP photo via Yahoo! News

From Monday's White House briefing:

Q On Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m., you were clear, personally, that the Vice President had, in fact, been the shooter?

"The Shooter." Pfffhehhehhahahahahahhahahaha ahhhhahahahahahahahahah.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Excuse me? Pardon me? Unhinged right?

You are talking about the wrong vice president.

No charge for this helpful tip.

The buck stops where?

Republicans' Report on Katrina Assails Response

A White House spokesman said that President Bush was now focused on the future, not the past. A Department of Homeland Security spokesman said that Michael D. Brown, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was partly to blame for failing to make timely reports to his superiors.

Years After 2 Afghans Died, Abuse Case Falters

Indeed, more directly than any other episode since 9/11, the Bagram cases have exposed the uncertainty and confusion among military interrogators and guards about how they were required to treat terror suspects after President Bush decided in February 2002 that they would not be protected by the Geneva Conventions.

Although the administration issued a general order that detainees should be treated humanely, internal military files on the case show that officers and soldiers at Bagram differed over what specific guidelines, if any, applied. That ambiguity confounded the Army's criminal investigators for months and left the prosecutors vacillating over strategy. It also gave the accused soldiers a defense that has seemed to resonate with some military judges and jurors.