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Cheney Is Told Off in Dixie (video clip)

Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:24 pm

No matter one's affilation politically, I think it's a good sign
when a country allows such free speech. :lol:

Here's the "Katrina" feedback videoclip: ... heney.html

Last edited by Gregory Nolan Jr. on Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:31 pm

Is this more of that peaceful debating you speak of? Gee yet another attacking of the administration.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:55 pm

a possible misleading thread title, Greg.

what proof is there that the "go f--k yourself" came from a



It came from someone there at that moment

doesn't mean it was a Katrina Survivor
or even a Louisiana citizen.

who said it?

It's an obvious attempt to put a certain slant on its significance by assuming (or hoping) it was a "Katrina survivor"

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:03 pm

You make a good point, G.G., although I doubt he's on holiday.

I've changed the title accordingly.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:04 pm

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:You make a good point, G.G., although I doubt he's on holiday.

I've changed the title accordingly.

You're a fair man, Greg Nolan.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:30 pm

You have to admit, we southerners are a polite bunch. Even while telling the VP to "go f*** yourself", the heckler addresses him as "Mr. Cheney".

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:35 pm

I noticed that! :lol:

Reminds me of the rarely-heard Elvis live version of "Trilogy,"
where he responds to a heckler who says "I hate you, Elvis!"
(after another fan had said "I love you, Elvis!") with:

"F--k you!....'Oh, I wish I was...In the Land of Cotton..."


Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:40 pm

LMAO :lol: I wonder if he ever tried to follow the hecklers advice? :lol:

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:46 pm

You know, at a ballgame, this would be funny, but during an update of national tragedy it is completely low. Funny how this moron is also proffiting from the footage he got as well.

What a turd.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:34 pm

Are you by any chance related to Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney? :shock:

Even the Veep saw the humor in it.

The guy who said also probably meant it.

That's why I kind of liked that bootleg of Elvis: someone
had the balls to say: "I hate you, Elvis."

And he responded in kind. :lol:


Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:53 pm

The "boy" is an opportunist, plain and simple. Nothing grand about his outburst.

I don't find humor in a situation such as a Hurrican tragedy. Sorry.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:58 pm

Actually, I'm betting most enjoy it because they see it
as a critique of the failed response, which the President
smartly again apologized for.

I bet it's a pretty sincere, if emotional, response from the heckler.
In this era of pre-screened "town halls," it's funny to see someone
get away with that. :lol:

I do have to give the President credit for today's announcement.
Better late than never:

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and that the disaster raised broader questions about the government's ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.

"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of Iraq.

"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush said.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:10 pm

Perhaps Halliburton/Kellogg, Brown & Root will get a no-bid contract from the government to clean up New Orleans and Mississippi ...


Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:14 pm

Man here we are on week two of the hurricane and all you can do is harp about the "failure". Give it a rest.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:38 pm

Herr Doktor, "Gehen Sie fickt sich".

Wow,'re right! It does feel good that America allows such free speech. :lol:

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:57 pm

Didn't Cheney say the same thing to some Senator in Congress last year? Yea... he's a real class act. :roll:

Elvis fan

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:00 am

Free speech is fun both ways,ain't it now , Eag' ? :lol:

And, looky here: Doc's been reading them papers again! :evil:

Saturday, September 10, 2005
Private sector is poised to reap a windfall of business in reconstruction

By John M. Broder / New York Times
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Private contractors, guided by two former directors of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other well-connected lobbyists and consultants, are rushing to cash in on the unprecedented sums to be spent on Hurricane Katrina relief and reconstruction.

From global engineering and construction firms like Fluor Corp. and Halliburton, to local trash removal and road-building concerns, the private sector is poised to reap a windfall of business in the largest domestic rebuilding effort ever undertaken.

Normal federal contracting rules are largely suspended in the rush to help people displaced by the storm and reopen New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of millions of dollars in no-bid contracts have already been let, and billions more will flow to the private sector in the weeks and months to come. Congress has already appropriated more than $62 billion for an effort that is projected to cost well over $100 billion.

Some experts warn that the crisis atmosphere and the open federal purse are a bonanza for lobbyists and private companies and are likely to lead to the contract abuses, cronyism and waste that numerous investigations have uncovered in postwar Iraq.

"They are throwing money out, they are shoveling it out the door," said James Albertine, a Washington lobbyist and past president of the American League of Lobbyists. "I'm sure every lobbyist's phone in Washington is ringing off the hook from his clients. Sixty-two billion dollars is a lot of money -- and it's only a down payment." ...

One of the most immediate tasks after Katrina hit was repair of the breaches in the New Orleans levees. Three companies -- the Shaw Group, Kellogg Brown & Root and Boh Brothers Construction of New Orleans -- have been awarded no-bid contracts by the Army Corps of Engineers to perform the restoration work.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:01 am

Is the heckler also a "class act" or is he simply exercising his constitutional right?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:04 am


Eag', I'm a-thinkin', I'm a-thinkin'.... :lol: :lol:

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:06 am

Its the Rose Color that makes him blind...

Though in all fairness, Cheney has never admitted this, so there is no proof. As for the words, give me a break. Jeff D finds it to be "a real class act". Take a look at his posts of late. :lol: Better be careful with those glass houses.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:09 am

Next thing you know Doc and the other loons will be accusing Bush & Cheney of somehow creating Katrina specifically as a way to line their pockets.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:21 am

Oh believe me the accusations have already started.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:24 am

That is funny about the use of "Mr. Cheney". Kind or reminds me of "Get Smart" when Sigfried would send a death threat to Max and sign it "Love Sigfried."

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:27 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh God, I haven't seen "Get Smart" in years! Great show... I recall that line, LTB...classic.

And....loving it!

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:48 am

EagleUSA wrote:Next thing you know Doc and the other loons will be accusing Bush & Cheney of somehow creating Katrina specifically as a way to line their pockets.

Genesim wrote:
Oh believe me the accusations have already started.

Well, truth can be stranger than fiction. :lol:
There's a whole lot of money to be made from this "disaster." :wink: :shock:

One loon I did hear going off was civil rights activist / comedian
Dick Gregory, now 70-something. He makes a lot of sense or almost,
in expressing the rage that some blacks feel about the response,
but then he started talking about how there's OIL under New Oreans...
"more than in Kuwait"that it was flooded on purpose. That Speaker of the House Hastert (R-Illinois) "must have been drunk" when he revealed the real plan.

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