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  •  Shooting fish in a barrel C&J (4.00)
    Cheers to the Bush administration, who manage to turn another 24-hour story - followed by some late-night humor - into a story that continues to be on the front page above the fold of the NYTimes and WPost 3 days later. I thought messaging was their strong suit?

    Cheers to snark: "[T]his administration never met a fact it didn't want to suppress." and "The vice president appears to have behaved like a teenager who thinks that if he keeps quiet about the wreck, no one will notice that the family car is missing the right door." Leno? Letterman? MoDo? Nope, that would be a NYTimes editorial.

    Cheers to Dick 'Dick' Cheney showing, once and for all, that it was not fear of shooting others that kept him out of Vietnam. That oughta take care of the wimp factor.

    Cheers to real hunters lecturing Cheney. Now we just need the NRA to step in and...oh, forget it. They'd probably praise him for taking on an armed man.

    "If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar" --1 John 4:20 (NIV)

    by mecki on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 05:21:13 AM PST

    •  What Are They Hiding? (4.00)
      Perhaps I need to take a break from Daily Kos, but my reaction is that the shooting is intended to distract us from more substantive issues, including the Bush Administration's handling of Hurricane Katrina, the mess that is the Bush Administration budget, war with Iran, or NSA domestic spying?

      Or, it could be that Vice President Cheney really does not care what anyone thinks about him.

      •  Cheney's taken his shot(pun intended) (4.00)
        So what will Dubya do when it's his turn to provide a distraction?  Choke on a pretzel on national television?  

        Sure Cheney shooting a fellow American and Republican is a distraction from other issues.  So what?  The Katrina hearings haven't stopped.  No national day of shock and dismay has been declared.

        Let's pass on the Rovian interpretations and focus on efforts to get our message out there.  Cheney's problem is actually a boon to us since we don't have to make any effort to make him look bad.  The media will do that for us.

        We must never lose it, or sell it, or give it away. We must never let them take it from us.

        by Fabian on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 05:48:58 AM PST

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    •  missing the right door: (4.00)
      Long ago and far away, a buddy of mine borrowed the family car. Had a rousing time, and somebody puked all over it. Without getting out. Picture vomit everywhere. Picture them drunkenly scrubbing it down, even using a toothbrush. Falling into bed shortly before mom calls them to get up to go to church. Marching dutifully to the car. Being relieved that mom and dad didn't notice that it smelled ....too clean.  Picture dad backing out, heading down the road, lighting up a cigarette, and opening the vomit filled ashtray...
      •  Until this moment, (4.00)
        I never knew how unlikely I'd thought it would be that I'd ever see the words "vomit filled" and "ashtray" used together in a sentence.

        Another paradigm shifted.

        As I'm here already, Cheers to 15 years of the old ball 'n chain.  Got myself proposed to on this day ages ago by a hunk who promised his undying devotion to me.  Sucka!

        Still happily married to reality.

        by jandey on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 08:56:22 AM PST

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