Keeping Dick Cheney In Our Thoughts As He Recovers From Heart Surgery

by Ben Hoffman

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney disclosed Wednesday that he has undergone surgery to install a small pump to help his heart work, as the 69-year-old enters a new phase of what he called “increasing congestive heart failure.”

“The operation went very well and I am now recuperating,” a still-hospitalized Cheney said in a statement.

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Yes, when we hear about all the oil gushing into the Gulf due to Cheney’s crippling of the MMS, we’ll keep him in our thoughts.

When we hear about young men being killed in a war that has no good solution, we’ll keep Cheney in our thoughts.

When we hear about how Halliburton has screwed over our country, we’ll keep Cheney in our thoughts.

When we look at the astronomical debt that resulted from the irresponsible tax cuts during the Bush administration — one of which Cheney cast the deciding vote when Republicans couldn’t even get a simple majority in the Senate, we’ll keep Cheney in our thoughts.

Yes, let’s pray for Cheney. Or better yet, let’s pray we never get another SOB like Cheney in our government.

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23 Comments to “Keeping Dick Cheney In Our Thoughts As He Recovers From Heart Surgery”

  1. Let’s not forget the people half his age who never were able to be treated for thier heart disease even once – and left young children behind. Just so ole’ Dick can have a new pump or heart or whatever, whenever he needs one.

  2. Such hatred from you people. I’m glad I am not filled with it.

    ” When we hear about how Halliburton has screwed over our country, we’ll keep Cheney in our thoughts. ”

    Most of what you hate mongers hate Haliburton for, happened long after Vice President Cheney no longer worked there . But don’t let that stand in the way of your “emotion” .

    ” Let’s not forget the people half his age who never were able to be treated for thier heart disease even once – and left young children behind. ”

    And all of this is Cheney’s fault, because ?

  3. Alan, people with this much hate and contempt cannot be reasoned with. They are irrational.

  4. Well, Obama can do so while he’s on vacation again. He’s been working really hard on jobs, the oil spill, he needs more golf!
    Because he won’t rest until the problem is solved!
    :/

    • Republicans try to block everything Obama tries to do and then you right-wingers complain that he’s not doing enough. Maybe you should be protesting the Republicans if you think he should be doing more.

  5. Alan – I have always loathed Dick Cheney and never wished him well. I am not someone who goes all sweet and gooey just because someone is sick or has died.

    • Right-wingers celebrated the death of Edward Kennedy but are outraged if someone makes light of a Republican getting sick. They defend BP and all the war profiteers. They defend the deregulation that resulted in the collapse of our economy and do everything they can to block reform, but then claim Obama isn’t doing enough. It’s sickening how much they hate our country.

  6. Ms. Holland,

    I am a big Cheney fan because not only do I agree with him, he also is one of the clearest speakers I have ever listened to. He can put his thoughts into words brilliantly. As opposed to your hero who can talk a speech for an hour and say nothing.

    Your hero parses his words so that if what he says, accidently turns out to be true he will take credit, and if what he says turns out to be wrong, well he is the master of plausible deniability .

    • [I am a big Cheney fan because not only do I agree with him, he also is one of the clearest speakers I have ever listened to.]

      Yeah, you can’t even tell he’s lying when he speaks. He had us all fooled with the WMD lies.

    • Yup – he can put his thoughts into words brilliantly:

      “My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.” –Vice President Dick Cheney, “Meet the Press,” March 16, 2003
      HEH. THAT LASTED ABOUT 36 HOURS.

      “I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.” –Vice President Dick Cheney, on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005
      HOW MANY DIED AFTER THAT ONE?

      Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed. (late 2009)
      BECAUSE HE’S ALWAYS BEEN RIGHT BEFORE

  7. Mr. Hoffman,

    ” He had us all fooled with the WMD lies. ”

    Bad intelligence reports do not constitute lies by Cheney. The fact that you hate the man only confirms him to me. I would really be worried if you ever said anything good about him .

    ” Yeah, you can’t even tell he’s lying when he speaks. ”

    I value your opinion. The more your side hates anyone, the better they look to me .

  8. Mr. Hoffman,

    You got to be the Classiest Guy on the Internet.

  9. Mr. Hoffman,

    To each his own. I just got back from a B52 concert. Those women ain’t bad for their age. But a most excellent show. Never saw them live before. The house was a rockin, especially for the closing number ‘Rock Lobster’. I love a band that knows their audience and gives it what it wants.

    • B52s? Did they bomb? 🙂

      Not exactly my kind of music, but to each his own. I made my first mortise and tenon joint this evening.

      My wife wants some built-in book cases so I’m honing my skills.

  10. Mr. Hoffman,

    I was not a huge fan. Just kinda liked them from the 70s, but to see them live was great.

    Now is that picture really your stuff? I have old woodworking books buried in my house and it looks like that picture could have come from one of them. If that is yours’ take it as a compliment.

    • [Now is that picture really your stuff?]

      No, I just found that picture on the internet. Are you into woodworking? I always like working with my hands a lot more than working at the computer.

  11. Mr. Hoffman,

    “Are you into woodworking? ”

    I bought a couple tools, a couple books and like so many other hobbies it fell by the wayside to the demands of Wife, Kids , and job. I did not accomplish much, but I recognize the pictures of the various joints.

    I want to eventually do some things when the last kid is through college. I saved a 5 foot long by 18 inch diameter log from a butternut tree that I removed from my front yard. Butternut is a good hard wood . I want to saw it up and make something out of it eventually. Right now I do not have room for a wood shop.

    Down the road I may have to take down 2 sugar maples and make something out of them too. Last February I got into making maple syrup from them, so for now they stay.

    • [I want to eventually do some things when the last kid is through college.]

      You’re a good man, Alan. While I don’t agree with your politics, I think deep down you’re a decent guy. You just live in a city where welfare has done more harm than good.

  12. Mr. Hoffman,

    Thank you, but I no longer live in a city. I grew up in various parts of Philly, but my family left just before the glory days of Shero’s heroes ( Flyers Hockey ). Wish I could have stayed just two more years in the city. Everyone I run into from where I went to High School tells me the area is controlled by the Russian Mafia. You pay them protection if you run a business or you don’t do business.

    I live in a small town North of there. The small towns and burbs are where you flee to.

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