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Posted on Jun 2, 2009

“Freedom means freedom for everyone,” says Dick Cheney. Even the prince of darkness loves his gay daughter. But as long as we’re all getting freedom, can we have our habeas corpus back?

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By Della Joplin, October 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm Link to this comment
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Clearly, Cheney and his gay daughter and daughter
in/out? law, are comfortable with the Republican
exploitation of this issue. If his concern is only
for the federal issue, why not work openly for gay
rights at the state level? I do not see him doing nor
do I see his daughter doing it.  Didn’t his wife
Lynne excoriate (and deny) Kerry/Edwards for noting
Mary Cheney is gay?

The Cheneys appear to be all for rich well healed
gays having rights, not so for more common people.
But isn’t that the gist of the Republican party
doctrine on most issues?  Della

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By Ed Harges, June 4, 2009 at 5:51 am Link to this comment

Re: By Hawkeye, June 4 at 2:06 am:

Hawkeye writes:

“Just shows that daughters will always win, eventually. My daughter is the same. The pout, chip away, don’t speak, move away and then they grow tired of it and find something else to talk about like nothing happened. Then you can restore relationships. Just leave out some things. Everybody;s got some skeltons in their closets. It just isn’t necessary.”

Oh yeah, Hawkeye, that’s exactly what happened here. She pouted and whined about it, frowning and batting her eyelashes most winningly, and then she got all in a huff and threw a tantrum and moved away from home and went to mlots of fancy parties and forgot all about it, and found something else to chatter about, the fickle thing, you know, like girls do. And since she forgot all about it, Daddy Cheney didn’t have to apologize or change his firm, masculine mind, because how can you apologize to an empty-headed, silly, arbitrary little girl who wouldn’t even remember what you you were talking about, since she’s moved on to obsessing about what color her hair will be this week? Yeah, Hawkeye, you really know how these things work, don’t you?

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By RobertinWestbury, June 4, 2009 at 5:04 am Link to this comment

Hmmmmm…  so in your mind this position he’s taken is due to his daughter having a tantrum? 

I don’t think so..

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By mknox, June 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm Link to this comment
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“We’ve been living with “it” for some time.”
Not too negative, eh?

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By RobertinWestbury, June 3, 2009 at 6:08 pm Link to this comment

As a gay man, normally I welcome support from anyone.  But…..

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By The Old Hooligan, June 3, 2009 at 8:31 am Link to this comment

As ‘The Church Lady” used to say on SNL:

“Well, now, isn’t that special?”

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By Purple Girl, June 3, 2009 at 7:36 am Link to this comment

Are you Joking Me??
Cheney confessing to Lying US into Iraq and this is the Quote you Publish? This man is not only the worst War Criminal since WW2, but the most notorious traitor to this country since Benedict Arnold and you go with his BS comment about supporting Gay marriage. That was just another ‘throw someone else under the bus’ disclaimer. Bush was responsible for blocking Gay marriage- as was Tennet and Clark for failing the intell.
You have once again committed the same act of betrayal that the MSM was infamous for thorughout the Bush Era Reign of terror- You buried the real Story.
Apparently that sociopathic meglomaniac is not the only dumbass who thinks they can con the GLBT community with a ‘nice word’. The GLBT community may be concerned about Gay marriage Rights- but they are first and foremost Citizens who are pissed about the lies and Abuse of Power committed by Cheney et al.You and Cheney’s attempt at gaining a few brownie points are insulting to all Americans.

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By RAE, June 3, 2009 at 6:42 am Link to this comment

I see the creep has been drinking from his bottomless well of hubris again. As gay person I don’t want him “on my side” (and certainly not on any other part of me either - top, bottom or behind!)

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By Fadel Abdallah, June 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm Link to this comment

If we were to know all the background to this story from this perennial fascist, then we might find out that his lesbian daughter managed to subject him to water boarding to force him into saying these words!

So this might be a classic example of what goes around comes around!

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By idarad, June 2, 2009 at 9:29 pm Link to this comment

The only thing dick supports is what’s good for dick everyone else - well hell if we have to we’ll kill em, that’s what we do in texass

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By samosamo, June 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm Link to this comment

Guess this means w & dick will be able to legally marry once w dumps old laura.

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By Ed Harges, June 2, 2009 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment

This is so typical of conservatives: they can only, occasionally, comprehend an issue of human justice and fairness if it directly affects them or someone they love — and often not even then.

OK, so his daughter’s gay, and this has opened his mind one little crack. But the rest of his hideous, mercilessly cruel world view is intact.

It’s too bad he doesn’t have a Palestinian daughter. Or an Iranian daughter.

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By hippie4ever, June 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment

WTF!!!!! He’s running at the mouth again?????

It’s like having Adolph Hitler advocating for vegetarianism…

The GLBT community does not need any “help” from this “human being.”

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