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14.2.06

Dick Cheney’s Pellets

A very quick post on media sanitation/dumbing down: after Dick 'Elmer' Cheney shot his hunting buddy in the face & chest whilst 'fixated' on bagging a quail, many reports claimed he was using a 'pellet gun'. Now, admittedly, the 28-gauge Perazzi he was using is a slightly lighter weapon, but it’s still a fucking SHOTGUN. Why not go all the way and say he was using a pop-gun and the 78-year-old lawyer-buddy merely got the cork in his eye. 'Accidentally sprayed?' — my eye. It's all part of the media's role in excusing reality with dishonest language.
TV is the place where phrases are redefined | like "recession" to "necessary downturn" | "crude oil" on a beach to "mousse" | "civilian death" to "collateral damages" | and being killed by your own army | is now called "friendly fire."

posted by rino breebaart  # 9:21 am
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"I am bringing Dick Cheney as my date [to the Oscars]. He was so nice. He called me and invited me to go hunting." -- George Clooney.

"Over the weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney shot a man in Texas. Asked why he shot the man, the Vice President said, 'Just to watch him die.'" -- Al Franken
 
That Franken quote is fucking hilarious.

Woke up this morning to hear that the recipient of Cheney's load was in a wee bit of trouble health-wise. Begin the conspiracy theories!

Bush's stupidity is so lacking in possible dimensions for satire. When your Dad e-mails Bush jokes, you kinda see how everybody gets it - the one-dimensional doofus that everybody kicks around.

Cheney, on the other hand, with his astonishingly surly belligerence and connections to each playa in Washington and beyond is a genuinely interesting / vicious / pathetic man. Someone that venal, divisive and late-Roman-corrupt could force another Hunter to rise from that pointless novel he's working in Brooklyn and really run with some invective.
 
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