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Monday, February 11, 2019

On February 11, 2006, United States vice president Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, with a shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Both Cheney and Whittington called the incident an accident. The incident was reported to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on February 12, 2006, by ranch owner Katherine Armstrong. The Bush administration disclosed the shooting incident to the public the afternoon of February 12. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16, 2006, and witness statements on February 22.

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There was no arrest, no investigation.

They admitted they were drinking and a man got shot.

In the face.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-11 03:35 PM | Reply

The best part was when Whittington apologized to Darth Cheney for getting shot.

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-11 03:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 3

Texas Monthly won the 2007 Best Cover Line of the Year Award from the Magazine Publishers of America for its January 2007 cover captioned, "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, Dick Cheney Will Shoot You in the Face."

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#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-11 04:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

There was no arrest, no investigation.

They admitted they were drinking and a man got shot.

In the face.

#1 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

Yep, he should have gone to jail.

If we investigated all republicans for their crimes, our prisons would be full.

Reagan/Bush the smarter/Bush the dumber/and Orange Adolf should have been, or should be all in prison for their crimes.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-11 04:17 PM | Reply

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That is big pimpin right there.
I hope Cheney told him numerous times to slow down or stay in his lane, and Harry didn't listen, so Chney peppered him to teach him a lesson.
Or maybe Harry was sending the dogs mixed messages so Cheney shot him to teach him a lesson.
Or maybe Cheney was just drunk and Harry was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Either way, Harry is probably a pud and in my opinion, he deserved it.

#5 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-11 04:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#5

Several of my European clients think that this is the greatest politician story the USA has ever put out, in that it sums up Americans perfectly in their minds: Armed, aggressive, partying and unrepentant.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-11 05:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 3

- Armed, aggressive, partying and unrepentant.

They have Republicans tagged.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-11 09:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm completely forgot to post that this is Dick Cheney/gun safety day.

To date nobody else has survived being shot by Dick Cheney.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2019-02-12 12:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

That is big pimpin right there.
I hope Cheney told him numerous times to slow down or stay in his lane, and Harry didn't listen, so Chney peppered him to teach him a lesson.
Or maybe Harry was sending the dogs mixed messages so Cheney shot him to teach him a lesson.

Or maybe Cheney was just drunk and Harry was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Either way, Harry is probably a pud and in my opinion, he deserved it.

#5 | POSTED BY 101Bigot
I know you are trying to play the false bravado (aka the tiny mushroom) card but...

Either you or really stupid and or have never been hunting before.

Harry's look a lot different than animals you would hunt.
So thee Dick Cheney was insanely drunk and had no business anywhere near a firearm and or he was intentionally try to shoot the dude. It was a crime that this never got investigated.

Either scenario would get you or I arrested.

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-12 03:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

There was no arrest, no investigation.

Police in Texas have better things to do like chasing after scores illegal aliens selling drugs and committing serious crimes.

Surprised you bleedin hearts didn't mention this was a "canned" hunt for the rich and that Dick stopped the hunt that day...possibly saving hundreds of doves from being slaughtered.

Only to be slaughtered the next day.

You do know that nobody eats these things... they just end up in the trash.

It just how the rich entertain themselves in between Cowboy football games.

Real liberals would have said something... you guys must be East Coast Faux Liberals

#10 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-02-12 03:52 AM | Reply

Yap, #10.

I apologize for not being the cartoon character that you've dreamed up.

I bet everyone else is real sorry as well.

#11 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-12 04:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"It was a crime that this never got investigated."
"There was no arrest, no investigation."

IIRC Texas law allowed for shooting incidents that don't result in death to defer to the private property owner with respect to pressing charges.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-12 07:48 AM | Reply

It's a civil issue, not a criminal one.

Friends don't sue friends for hunting accidents.

The victim's insurance company sues the property insurance company.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-12 08:04 AM | Reply

I cant remember who posted it but I distinctly remember one of the regular posters here who I quote said

"you would have thought a simple go ---- yourself would have been sufficient" It was around the time Cheney told (I think it was Edwards) that in response to his income from Halliburton as he was already VP.

Then we had the new character show up here cheneysgotagun... fun times.

#14 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-02-12 09:45 AM | Reply

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Uhhh - You shoot someone "accidentally" or not it IS a criminal issue.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-02-12 11:28 AM | Reply

Not in those circumstances. No intent, no unlawful discharge. It's just a hunting accident.

Side note, this is why I keep a trauma kit when hunting. I've dug #8 shot out of a guy's face after his friend Dick Cheney's him.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-12 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Too bad it wasn't in the middle of fifth avenue, then maybe he'd be the current GOP president.

#17 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 12:48 PM | Reply

*Too bad for him, I should say.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 12:48 PM | Reply

Real liberals would have said something... you guys must be East Coast Faux Liberals

#10 | Posted by Pegasus

Real liberals at the time mocked these sociopaths for their pastime - killing things they weren't going to eat, just for fun.

You just didn't hear it because you live in a bubble of delusion that protects you from hearing about real humans in the real world.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-12 01:10 PM | Reply

#6

Yep. That's my experience too. An Irish friend of mine calls us Rebel Cowboys.

#20 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-02-12 01:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"...this is why I keep a trauma kit when hunting."

Yep, and half a dozen Israeli Bandages in the trunk.

#21 | Posted by madscientist at 2019-02-12 01:48 PM | Reply

The clotting powder is a good one to keep handy.

monson is donnerboy level stupid. He's also a Russian.

#22 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-12 02:15 PM | Reply

"There was no arrest, no investigation."

How did that happen Dick shot a guy in the face.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2019-02-12 03:10 PM | Reply

How did that happen Dick shot a guy in the face.
#23 | POSTED BY TOR

Cheney said it was an accident and the victim corroborated. What's there to investigate?

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-02-12 03:24 PM | Reply

What's there to investigate?

#24 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Reckon he said it whilst the blood was leaking from his face or do you think some time passed and he, you know, had stopped bleeding fro his face before he said it was an accident?

Maybe, you know, while blood was running out of his face and he was recovering, someone should have, oh, you know, maybe looked into it?

#25 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-12 08:14 PM | Reply

I mean, there was a guy who had been shot in the face and alcohol was involved.

#26 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-12 08:16 PM | Reply

They did look into it. They asked the victim. The victim said it was an accident. That's all there is to it. On laeful hunting grounds, with no intent, there is no crime.

#27 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-12 08:20 PM | Reply

So you're telling me that the police said to the guy who was just shot in the face a few minutes ago:

"Was this an accident?"

And then the guy said:

"Why don't mind the fact that I am bleeding from a shotgun wound to the face. That's not important. At all. I want the world to know this was an accident before I am treated."

And then the cop said:

"Okie doke."

#28 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-12 08:24 PM | Reply

And then the cop said:
"Okie doke."

#28 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

...because they're white. Privilege.

#29 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-12 10:46 PM | Reply

#28 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD AT 2019-02-12 08:24 PM | FLAG:

That's not really inaccurate in my experience. If they had not called for an ambulance, there would not even have been a police report on it.

#30 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-13 08:53 AM | Reply

Have you seen a police report on it?

#31 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-13 09:35 AM | Reply

Around 20 years from this year, President Clinton lied directly to the American people on record, on TV.

After you read that, take note of your response. Apply that response to this stupid article and you have your objective view of how most people react to it.

#32 | Posted by humtake at 2019-02-13 12:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Around 20 years from this year, President Clinton lied directly to the American people on record, on TV.
After you read that, take note of your response. Apply that response to this stupid article and you have your objective view of how most people react to it.

#32 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

#45 lies to the American people every day, multiple times a day, on record, on TV, on Twitter, lies that can easily be debunked. Why aren't you upset about that?

#33 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-13 12:55 PM | Reply

There was never a police report filed that time when the vice president of the United States of America got drunk and shot a guy in the face, #31.

#32 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT

Fixed.

#34 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-13 01:11 PM | Reply

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