Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Who'd a thunk it?

Here's what Atrios learned on the internet this week:
Every conservative on the internet is an avid hunter and they've all been shot multiple times.

Shotguns aren't really guns, just toys. You can't really hurt people with them, only animals.

It's standard hunter etiquette to yell and scream at your fellow hunters as they're stalking their prey.

The most dangerous place to be is behind the people with the guns.

And Dick Cheney was not drunk, so stop saying that.
Hunting isn't anything like I thought. I've always been led to believe that hunters stay vewy quiet while they're stalking their prey, which they don't want to flush out until they're ready to shoot at it.

Also, Katharine Armstrong doesn't have a hell of a lot of credibility at this point. Her claim that Whittington was "bruised more than bloodied" indicates that she had no idea what the extent of his injuries might be, given the fact that a pellet actually made it to the guy's heart. What else has she been ignorantly speaking about with a misleading implication of authority?

One thing is becoming very clear: this administration's incompetent Katrina-esque responses to incidents are becoming the rule, rather than the exception. Certainly their response to this situation has been unbelievably bungled and yet these guys stubbornly keep digging deeper and deeper. The White House has acknowledged that Cheney is really the one in charge and unfortunately for the hapless and tone-deaf Cheney, he's getting advice on damage control from Mary Matalin, the deranged former staffer who thinks she knows more about both civil rights activism and how Coretta Scott King should have been memorialized than Coretta's family, friends and colleagues.

UPDATE: Sadly, one of Tennessee's more idiotic lawmakers thinks (and I use that word charitably) shootin' lawyers is good and now Cheney should turn his gun on a few democrats. I desperately wish I were kidding about this (and a big tip of the tinfoil helmet to egalia!).

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