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freshwest

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57. My favorite quote on Cheney and an article from Daily Kos describing his character (or lack of):
Wed Sep 2, 2015, 08:59 PM
Sep 2015

Last edited Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:50 PM - Edit history (1)

You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges.

~ Senator HRC.

And I loved her take down of Rumsfeld in a hearing. He was simply speechless, after having given permission for Ritter and the rest of the crew to inspect. But BushCo never intented to follow that mandate, they had the war planned since Darth's 'Energy Summit' that took place behind closed doors in the first month of GWB's reign of terror on the world and the American people. I think he met with the oil barons and they decided how to make a fortune off the war. Just my opinion, because that's how it turned out. Blood for oil and profits for the few.

Dick Cheney more amoral than immoral which is "more dangerous" says Colonel

by HoundDog - Jul 01, 2014

Given the magnitude of the damage former Vice President Dick Cheney has done to our country at so many different levels it would be impossible to say too many negative things about this opportunistic power-monger. Among many of the more thoughtful and patriotic Americans, one worthwhile endeavor is refining typologies to categorize Dick Cheney's many character flaws.
Rarely do we find a more talented, experienced and qualified spokesman for castigating Dick Cheney's vile and reckless impact on America's international reputation than Retired Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (who) Rips Dick Cheney: He Isn't Immoral, He's Amoral, and explores "the exact nature of his villainy," in this interview with Alyona Minkovski of the Huffington  Post. As former chief of staff for Colin Powel Wilkerson had many opportunities to see Dick Cheney's flaw up close and personal, especially during the preparation for Colin Powell's testimony to the United Nations Security Council.

Wilkerson said that to many Americans, including those "interested in the progress of this country, the progress of international criminal justice, human rights, human dignity and so forth," Cheney is considered immoral. But Wilkerson has a different take.

"I think amoral is a better and more precise, descriptive term. With Dick Cheney, it's all about power. Yes, it's about wealth coming from that power, too -- he's worth $70 million or $80 million now, so one can hardly say that's not the case -- but I think the power aspect of it... is more important to him than the amassing of wealth," Wilkerson said.

He added that an amoral person makes for "a more dangerous individual" than an immoral one.

"Immorality is something that can be ferreted out, checked and balanced. Amorality is an altogether different affair, especially when you're exploiting the politics of fear in order to carry out state purposes, which is what Dick Cheney's forte is," he said.

Dick Cheney is such an unsavory character I'm sure you are probably feeling as unclean as I am just by virtue of remembering him.

So, I'm ending this post with a cleansing, and beautiful tropical Hawaiin video of Kamakawiwo'ole performing his unique and refreshing music which is about as opposite of Dick Cheney as one can get. Please take just a moment to decontaminate yourselves so you do not track "oily and unclean, Dick Cheney Neocon vibes all over the Daily Kos site.



OFFICIAL - Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2011 - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

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Senator Barbara Mikulski Maryland(D) malaise Sep 2015 #4
I never thought she was on the fence. She can tell everyone to pound sand; she's outta there MADem Sep 2015 #51
Yes, who? n/t lumberjack_jeff Sep 2015 #2
Mikulski lamp_shade Sep 2015 #3
Best news of the day. brer cat Sep 2015 #5
The last straw must have been watching the war criminal of a Dick malaise Sep 2015 #6
That delusional psychopath probably thought he was going to rally MoonRiver Sep 2015 #8
I am stunned at the state of their malaise Sep 2015 #9
You said it! MoonRiver Sep 2015 #13
Aw, but you know they're not clueless. They're war profiteers. nt valerief Sep 2015 #30
You nailed it malaise Sep 2015 #35
Whatta blast from the past with him and liz on Morning Joe today... CTyankee Sep 2015 #31
In a sane world he'd remain in his crypt malaise Sep 2015 #36
He's got other friends in the crypt...that guy Krauthammer always looks on the verge of CTyankee Sep 2015 #42
OK I just visualized that malaise Sep 2015 #43
OMG, you are absolutely right. hifiguy Sep 2015 #59
My favorite quote on Cheney and an article from Daily Kos describing his character (or lack of): freshwest Sep 2015 #57
I'm so fortunate that it airs about 3 a.m. on the West Coast. Not even tempted. nt Hekate Sep 2015 #63
Yep. Sickening to see him on TV again. Fast Walker 52 Sep 2015 #39
I do meditation for about 20 minutes before watching that show. I must say it helps. CTyankee Sep 2015 #50
ha!-- I'll have to try that! Fast Walker 52 Sep 2015 #62
Technically, this would make it veto override-proof pinboy3niner Sep 2015 #7
Factually malaise Sep 2015 #11
I love you, malaise pinboy3niner Sep 2015 #14
Love you back malaise Sep 2015 #38
Sweet...here's a long distance hug for barbara (((:))) or something like that. libdem4life Sep 2015 #10
Women's work...keeping us safe. Thank you, Barbara, for saving us from the CTyankee Sep 2015 #34
Cool. bigwillq Sep 2015 #12
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LOL,,Good! odd_duck Sep 2015 #16
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Excellent news - Bibi must be on the roof contemplating jumping.... George II Sep 2015 #18
Probably thinking of using some other sleazy trick... Helen Borg Sep 2015 #19
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+1 hifiguy Sep 2015 #60
Whoa!!! Stellar Sep 2015 #20
Can this change it ... obnoxiousdrunk Sep 2015 #21
Washington Times??? hmmm... nt Stellar Sep 2015 #23
There is a rally on Tuesday. obnoxiousdrunk Sep 2015 #24
I for one am shaking in my boots klook Sep 2015 #48
Next step is getting 7 of 10 left so that it never hits Obama's desk libpride_15 Sep 2015 #22
Yes, that would be the perfect way to rub a few Republican noses in their own mess. nt procon Sep 2015 #27
Great news! Congrats to all deal supporters. But, filibuster, can the GOP use their favorite weapon? Dont call me Shirley Sep 2015 #25
No. This process works in reverse Renew Deal Sep 2015 #26
Very good! Thanks for the info, Renew Deal. Dont call me Shirley Sep 2015 #28
No problem Renew Deal Sep 2015 #33
Great news! nt valerief Sep 2015 #29
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holy shite! I had no idea. Makes sense tho... CTyankee Sep 2015 #37
Did you see the magnitudes? cherokeeprogressive Sep 2015 #46
Talk about a Stupid-Approved idea. hifiguy Sep 2015 #61
Yay-- peace wins!!!! Fast Walker 52 Sep 2015 #41
K&R... spanone Sep 2015 #44
So now my democratic senator has cover to vote against the deal mountain grammy Sep 2015 #45
Ruined the RW CongCritters' whole day. lpbk2713 Sep 2015 #47
LOL! That's a keeper! *steals* n/t freshwest Sep 2015 #55
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Excellent! mcar Sep 2015 #49
Wonderful news!! gademocrat7 Sep 2015 #52
Bush and his cronies could have had a deal years ago with fewer centrifuges, but ... libpride_15 Sep 2015 #53
K&R for the butthurt! RandiFan1290 Sep 2015 #54
While I have many bones to pick with the POTUS, THIS hifiguy Sep 2015 #58
There should be a Nobel Peace Prize out of this deal for someone. Obama has definitely earned .... Hekate Sep 2015 #64
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