The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which issues hunting licenses, said that it will start requiring hunters, wishing to bag a lawyer, to have the new “lawyer’s stamp” on their hunting license. Currently Texas hunters are required to carry stamps for hunting birds, deer, and bear, at a cost of $7 annually. The new “lawyers stamp” will cost $1.00, but open season will be all year long.
The department further stated that although the “lawyers stamp” comes at hefty price, sales have been brisk and it is believed it will generate annual revenues in excess of $1 billion dollars the first year. Other states are considering similar hunting license stamps.
“Among moderate and liberal Americans, there is such an anger toward Cheney,” says Paul C. Light, professor of public service at New York University. “There are people who believed he pulled the trigger figuratively on a lot of things. Vice presidents can get away with hitting people with golf balls, but they can’t get away with shooting people with shotguns.”
Veteran hunters and shooting experts said Thursday that they still did not understand how the vice president injured his fellow hunting partner so badly if he was actually 30 yards away as Cheney says.
“It just doesn’t add up,” said John Kelly, a quail hunter from New York with more than 36 years of experience. “With a shotgun, the pellets spread out the further you get, and for that many pellets to hit such a small part of this man’s body means Mr. Cheney was far closer” than the 27-meter distance cited.
Arianna Huffington cuts through all of the smoke and mirrors in… Happy Valentine’s Day, Dick: Why the Press is Acting Like a Jilted Lover.
Cheney and the Bush White House have been blatantly lying to the press — and the American people — for over five years now. Lying about WMD, Saddam’s links to 9/11, looming mushroom clouds, being greeted as liberators, the insurgency in its last throes, the war being able to pay for itself, torture, NSA wiretaps, Plamegate, and on and on and on.
But this is the story they are shouting “How could you?!” over.
It’s like being involved with a serial philanderer. You find out that he had sex with your sister — in your bed — and you live and let live, so as to not rock the boat. Then you find out about the secret love child he had with his secretary, and you take it and hope that your kids will like their new half-sibling. Then he gambles away your life’s savings and puts you in debt, and you let him slide with a promise to never do it again.
Than comes Valentine’s Day… and he gives you a box of milk chocolate when he knows damn well that you love dark chocolate and can’t stand milk chocolate. How dare he! All hell breaks loose: “You don’t have to yell.” “I will yell!” And you finally kick him and his milk chocolates out of the house.
The Humane Society calls Dick’s style of “hunting” pheasant shooting… Cheney’s Canned Kill, and Other Hunting Excesses of the Bush Administration.