February 26, 2006

Peeling the Onion

Hatched by Dafydd

I was cruising Patterico's Pontifications doing my usual ego-search for my own name -- which, let's face it, is pretty much all I ever do on any blogsite -- when I stumbled across a link Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Patterico had to a hilarious story from the Onion, the premier website for parody and satire. You just have to check this one out:

White House Had Prior Knowledge Of Cheney Threat
Aug. 2005 Briefing Warned, 'Cheney Determined To Shoot Old Man In Face'

February 20, 2006 | Issue 42•08

WASHINGTON, DC—Government documents declassified today reveal that President Bush was briefed last summer of "a substantial risk" that Vice President Dick Cheney would shoot an elderly male in the face sometime in the next several months.

Read the rest... it's priceless! (By which I mean it's free, of course; so what are you slobs waiting for, an engraved invitation? Cushlamocree!)

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, February 26, 2006, at the time of 3:01 AM

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The following hissed in response by: RBMN

I thought the Onion would say it was a clear case of preemption, because after all, Harry Whittington was armed with an anti-(small)aircraft weapon and had shown willingness to use it in the past half hour.

The above hissed in response by: RBMN [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 26, 2006 9:53 AM

The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist

That warning was "issued a full six months" ago!!!

i'm adding The Onion to my bookmarks now...thanks!

The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 26, 2006 12:29 PM

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