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So Adam McKay, who directed The Big Short, is now directing a biopic on Dick Cheney. The cast follows: Dick Cheney: Christian Bale Lynne Cheney: Amy Adams George W. Bush: Sam Rockwell Don Rumsfeld: Steve Carell Colin Powell: Tyler Perry (!) Nelson Rockefeller (???): Bill Pullman Now, I am not a modern casting director. But […]
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Not Enough Latin in the World for this Fallacy…

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On August 25, 2009
Hi. My name is Dick Cheney, and I don’t understand basic causal reasoning. See Spencer for the details, but Cheney’s contention on the effectiveness of torture basically amounts to this: If we torture a dude, and at some later date he reveals information, we have demonstrated that torture is effective, regardless of whether other methods […]

Cheney works the dark side

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On May 21, 2009
Acting against better judgment, I just read Cheney’s speech, a masterwork of dishonesty founded on the assertion that torture works, that Americans should be proud of and grateful for an administration that broke the law, and that such lawlessness did nothing to undermine the nation’s values or moral standing. His essential claims are such vintage […]

Dick Cheney is Insane

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On February 4, 2009

In a truly just world, Dick Cheney would be stuffing envelopes at home for a living, or perhaps sorting plastic at a recycling center somewhere. And yet here he is, “in a non-descript suburban o

A "small, fast-moving" disaster

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On January 4, 2009

The Dark Lord speaketh: SCHIEFFER: Wouldn’t it have been better, on reflection, to have a better and larger force [going into Iraq]? DICK: Well, um, we could debate that forever and we may well.

Pravda as a Jouralistic Standard

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On December 20, 2008
Shorter Weekly Standard: If American journalism wants to restore its reputation, the only acceptable form covering Dick Cheney is the fellatio cool objectivity of Stephen Hayes. Almost any part of this review could be a “verbatim,” but I think this was my favorite passage: There is the cherry-picking of evidence. Much is made, for example, […]

Who Wants Cheney’s Help?

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On October 15, 2008

This morning, Vice President Cheney suffered an irregular heartbeat for the second time since 2007. No serious worries; a little shock, and apparently he’ll be fine. The interesting bit of the s

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