Daily Show reports from Jackson Hole

By Jim Stanford on June 24, 2014

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“Sears portrait studio backdrop?!?”

Now Jon, that’s the 18th green at Teton Pines Country Club, Dick’s backyard.

At such a critical moment in the life of our nation, let’s send these two great patriots to Iraq. I hear the caddis hatch on the Tigris is exquisite this year.

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face to face with Angler

By Jim Stanford on January 3, 2014

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Dick Cheney, pictured here when he was vice president, had been enjoying a peaceful holiday vacation in Jackson Hole, while chaos still reigns in Anbar, Iraq.

On my way home from skiing yesterday, I stopped at Albertsons to get a bag of salt. Been having a problem with ice buildup on the side of my house, the result of new gutters depositing melting snow onto the frozen ground.

I grabbed a 25-pound bag from outside, walked into the store and paid for it.

As I was walking out, an older man was walking in, dressed in a shearling coat and cowboy hat. He was, unmistakably, Dick Cheney.

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Cheney as charming as ever in new memoir

By Jim Stanford on August 25, 2011

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Early mock-up of cover.

He sought to bomb Syria in 2007.

He refuses to apologize for lying about Iraqi WMD.

He took over the government on 9/11, and, spookiest of all, he dreams of haunting an Italian villa.

The New York Times has obtained an advance copy of Dick Cheney‘s forthcoming memoir, and the initial review seethes with contempt for the creep ex-veep.

Blood pressure needs lifting? Haven’t had a fit of road rage lately? This review will get your thermostat rising.

Here’s an excerpt, pertaining to Cheney’s wish to bomb a suspected Syrian reactor:

“I again made the case for U.S. military action against the reactor,” Mr. Cheney wrote about a meeting on the issue. “But I was a lone voice. After I finished, the president asked, ‘Does anyone here agree with the vice president?’ Not a single hand went up around the room.”

Tonight is the Teton Dems’ friend-raiser at Snow King, featuring hot dogs, live music and a dunk tank. If only Cheney could be coaxed out of his bunker at Teton Pines and onto the tank, the line would stretch from here to Teton Pass.

(Illustration by Mario Piperni, via Gawker)

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free speech for everyone, even religious crazies

By Jim Stanford on May 21, 2011

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A counter protester along Broadway.

It’s a shame to learn in today’s Daily that a member of our community was arrested for clipping the sign of an abortion protester with his car.

Fortunately, I have not had the slightest contact with the group of religious wack jobs who invaded Jackson this week, even though I visited Whole Grocer, next to their protest site, several times. Perhaps it’s fortuitous that I had to spend a few days in Moose for work. I certainly would have had a few choice words for them had they showed up on my doorstep.

But I support their right to be here and speak their minds, no matter how tasteless and offensive their signs may be. I was disappointed to see friends posting on Facebook along the lines of “I’m for free speech and all, but …”

No buts. This week’s protest is no different than anti-war activists going to Teton Pines and holding up photos of dead soldiers or Iraqis, outside Dick Cheney‘s home. (Come to think of it, too bad the supposedly “pro-life” movement barely raised a peep about the Iraq War.)

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Cheney lied to keep innocents jailed at Gitmo

By Jim Stanford on April 9, 2010

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How this man fishes the Snake River instead of being shackled in The Hague continues to elude me.

What would you do if you saw Dick Cheney on the street? Think, there goes a doddering ogre of an old man, and leave him be?

Or get in his face about, say, an article like this:

No less of a conservative news source than the Times of London reports that Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush knowingly imprisoned hundreds of innocent people at Guantánamo Bay because freeing them would have undercut their phony justification for the Iraq war.

The Times report was based on a signed statement by Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, in a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee.

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