Overcast with occasionally some faded-yellow sunlight peeking through this Thursday morning on California’s north coast, an environment corresponding to a ‘slight chance‘ of wetness forecast for today, with a supposedly true rainstorm slated for Sunday.
Surreal image at the right is an enlightened Dick Cheney, of course, one of the greatest living villain-assholes of our time.
Insidiously back in the news like a reoccurring headache-dream.
(Illustration found here).
If The Dick had been alive in another time, he might have already been executed, or at least, now sitting on his lying ass in a prison cell. If justice prevailed.
Instead, he’ll be the keynote speaker at a big GOP dinner in Florida next week — free, care-free and guilt free.
And even worse — historically honored:
The Huffington Post was tipped off by a Senate resolution “authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of the marble bust of Vice President Richard Cheney on December 3, 2015.”
The resolution, not yet officially introduced, was confirmed by the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday.
However, the erection might make waves — from the 1898 Senate resolution setting-up this routine, the real substance as selection for such an august position, ‘…subject to the advice and approval of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration..,‘ which might turn the ceremony into a clusterfuck.
The committee’s chairman is Republican Roy Blunt and is festered with an idiot’s list of GOPers, like Richard Shelby and Ted Cruz — a little nasty inter-action over honoring a shithead, The Dick’s bust on a Senate stand.
While across the aisle, there’s Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin, two who don’t mind speaking out.
Meanwhile, reality on The Dick from a source close to home — Jeb! and George W’s daddy, HW, revealed in a new biography, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” written by Jon Meacham, publishing executive and writer, and contains the vitals on The Dick.
Some points via The Week:
In an exclusive look at the book, Fox News reports that Bush told Meacham he felt both Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were too hawkish after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
“I don’t know, he just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” Bush said.
“The reaction [to Sept. 11], what to do about the Middle East. Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East….”
Bush also said he thought it was a “big mistake” to let Cheney “bring in kind of his own State Department,” and suggested Cheney might have been egged on by his wife, Lynne, and daughter Liz.
“You know, I’ve concluded that Lynne Cheney is a lot of the éminence grise here… tough as nails, driving.”
When talking about Rumsfeld, Bush took an even harsher tone, telling Meacham, “I don’t like what he did, and I think it hurt the president.”
Bush said he was never that close to Rumsfeld, and believes he has “a lack of humility, a lack of seeing what the other guy thinks.
He’s more kick ass and take names, take numbers. I think he paid a price for that. Rumsfeld was an arrogant fellow.”
And the BBC:
Of his son, Mr Bush said he would often worry about the former president’s rhetoric.
Citing the “axis of evil” reference in the 2002 State of the Union address, he said: “You go back to the ‘axis of evil’ and these things and I think that might be historically proved to be not benefiting anything.”
In a good, interesting review from the Guardian comes The Dick’s real fright:
Perhaps the most alarming revelation to emerge from the new Bush biography is the elder man’s recollection that while Cheney had been his defence secretary, he had commissioned a study on how many tactical nuclear weapons would be needed to eliminate a division of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard.
Apparently the answer was 17, though a more profound conclusion is that Cheney was a more dangerous figure than anyone knew.
It adds weight to reporting by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker that Cheney also contemplated the use of low-yield nuclear bunker-busters against Iran’s underground uranium enrichment facilities.
The more we hear about the George W Bush administration, the clearer it becomes that the global damage it wrought could have been even worse.
Dick that nightmare, even dickless discarnate…