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Postby houstonherdfan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:02 am

Dick Cheney made a comment about WV.

don't see what all the uproar is about. The joke was hilarious. Before anyone says I am insensitive I am origianally a West Virginian. born Raised and spent my 1st 35 years there.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/5815362.html
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Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:22 am

It's really not that big of a deal, and I've certainly made similar comments myself, but I think the Vice President of the United States should probably be held to a higher standard than me. To have the second-ranking member of the executive office disparaging an entire state using hackneyed stereotypes about incest just seems beneath the office. Unfortunately, from this and other comments/actions of his over the past seven plus years, it doesn't seem to be beneath the man holding the office.
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Postby houstonherdfan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:21 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:It's really not that big of a deal, and I've certainly made similar comments myself, but I think the Vice President of the United States should probably be held to a higher standard than me. To have the second-ranking member of the executive office disparaging an entire state using hackneyed stereotypes about incest just seems beneath the office. Unfortunately, from this and other comments/actions of his over the past seven plus years, it doesn't seem to be beneath the man holding the office.


Should he have said it prolly not, were I in his position I probably would not have. I hold no-one to a higher standard to my self. The way I think, to hold someone to a higher standard than you would yourself then you are discounting yourself.
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Postby sportsaddict » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:24 pm

I see what you mean about not holding Cheney in a higher regard than a normal citizen, but he is a public figure and one of America's most powerful people. It was not a good joke for the Vice President to tell.

That said, one of the men that blasted Cheney was West Virginia senator Robert Byrd, talking about how intolerance has no place in America, etc. This is the same man that was in the KKK in his 20s, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and made a reference once to "white ni@%@@." Now, in his defense, he has endorsed Obama for the Presidency and may be past his racial issues, but his man has no room to denounce Cheney for "intolerance."
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Postby scottaa1 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:37 pm

That's unbecoming for a public office holder to say, particularly at his level. Reminds me of the joke about relative humidity that I can't tell here ;-)
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Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:18 pm

IT WAS A JOKE. O:-)

I tell you, I am just getting sick and tired of the whiny crybabies in this country. Everybody is sooooo offended all the time.

Boo-friggin-hoo. :~(
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Postby Canucks_Fantasy » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:43 pm

There is a time and place for everything. That was not the time NOR the place!

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Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:23 pm

Canucks_Fantasy wrote:There is a time and place for everything. That was not the time NOR the place!


Oh, c'mon...
it's always the time and place for a good ol' inbred joke! :-D
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Re: cheneys in WV

Postby houstonherdfan » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:56 am

Nfl Fan wrote:
Canucks_Fantasy wrote:There is a time and place for everything. That was not the time NOR the place!


Oh, c'mon...
it's always the time and place for a good ol' inbred joke! :-D


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What did the WV girl say after sex?

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Re: cheneys in WV

Postby Metroid » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:30 pm

Get off me Pa you're crushin' my smokes? :-D
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