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Another Heart Treatment for Cheney

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Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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BBC:

US Vice President Dick Cheney has been found to have an irregular heartbeat and will get further evaluation shortly, his spokeswoman has said.

[...] Mr Cheney, 66, has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery and operations to clear blocked arteries. He was fitted with a pacemaker in 2001.

In July, the vice president had minor surgery to replace the pacemaker’s battery which was running low.

Mr Cheney has also had operations to clear blood clots in his knees and in March started taking blood-thinning medicine to treat another blood clot in his lower left leg.

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By cann4ing, November 27, 2007 at 11:32 am Link to this comment

ender, thanks for the good laugh!

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By Daniel, November 27, 2007 at 6:50 am Link to this comment
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It is rather fitting that one of the medicines Cheney is taking is the anticoagulant, Coumadin (Warfarin), which has another application, namely to kill rats…Warfarin is rat poison, which I think is quite appropriate, given the patient.

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By 1drees, November 27, 2007 at 5:53 am Link to this comment
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Personally I feel that he should see a SHRINK instaed of a Cardio-doc, coz if he doesnt see a cardio ONLY he dies BUT if he doesnt see a SHRINK MILLIONS DIE. so in my opinion better that he see a shrink. & take his cronies along too.

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By ender, November 27, 2007 at 5:19 am Link to this comment

Makes you wonder if Darth Dick’s entire past is a fabrication.  For the android parts to start wearing out, I would think it should take 50 or 60 years.  Was he reengeneered with 1 Phase Area51 technology, and ready for a refit?  Isn’t this the scene in the movie where Darth Dick tells Cowboy Luke that Dick is his ‘real father’?  The helmet comes off, and we can see the decomposition of 50 years of Helmet Head?
Oh, the horror….the horror.

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By Outraged, November 27, 2007 at 1:25 am Link to this comment

Since diversion is their MO, it makes you wonder if Cheney’s heart problems are true or not, they’re just too plausible!  Bush is meeting with Gore…?!  Dana Perino is spewing nonsensicals…... I would say that’s quite the diversion, what’s going on in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where Bush’s buddies are?  Is someone keeping an eye on Rove?  Libby? or the rest of the neocons?  What’s Blackwater doing?  It just seems that when they want you to look over here….they’re up to something over there.  What’s the Bildenburg Group been up to?

Mukasey’s nomination sailed through and it shouldn’t have….maybe I’m wrong but that just doesn’t seem right.

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By cyrena, November 27, 2007 at 12:06 am Link to this comment

WOW!! What an experience to read all of your posts after reading the short piece on cheney’s worthless arterial plumbing.

#116076 by nils cognizant

Nils kicks it off with some very good points, and not to be disregarded. This could very well be the set-up that the Repugs so desperately need.

Then, PatrickHenry offers this:

•  #116079 by PatrickHenry on 11/26 at 6:41 pm)
He will soom be replaced for “medical reasons” only to be replaced with another stooge (maybe Trent).
Holy Shit Patrick!! It was sounding sort of good until you mentioned Trent, which ‘connected’ me with the fact that Trent just announced his resignation. OMG!! That would be AWFUL. (but certainly a possibility).

THEN, yet another suggestion…
•  #116083 by waxman on 11/26 at 6:50 pm
HE GOES, SOMEONE APPOINTED, NEW REPUKE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT..SIMPLE DEAL (MAYBE JEB ?)
Damn if this isn’t yet ANOTHER plausible suggestion. We all know this has been the fear of many, and for a long time. Jeb quietly left his governorship a while back now. Gemmennie as my dad would say. I don’t know if my own heart can take this all in the same day.

Then comes Ernest, and that forces me to face the reality:

•  #116092 by Ernest Canning on 11/26 at 7:25 pm
The following is an excerpt of a Jon Ponder post on Brad Blog.
“Is this story real, or could it be a fabrication meant to set the stage for Cheney’s resignation?
“Before you dismiss the latter…consider this
I read the excerpt, and yep, I DO believe it could be exactly the latter, for all of the reasons that have been mentioned, as well as the dodging of the impeachment and a dash off to Dubai for eternal retirement.

I don’t believe there’s a thing more wrong with his heart than there ever was, because purplewolf is right that an irregular heartbeat in a REAL heart, is no big deal. Lots of people have them. So, there’s definitely no danger of dickies fake one giving out, as long as he keeps the battery charged. Besides, dickie is a hypochondriac anyway. He’s been dickering around with this heart thing for years, and while he may indeed eat fried babies, he otherwise takes exceedingly good care of himself. Besides, he’s got a dozen physicians surrounding him at all times, so that if the least little thing goes bump, they’re right there to fix it.

That said, I don’t think there’s a damn thing wrong with him, besides the need to get out of dodge. So, my only question is, how is he gonna arrange the attack on Iran? I guess he can do that a lot easier from his palace in Dubai.

Man oh man. I don’t know what to think. It doesn’t help that the Ron Paul creeps are still circling the community campfires here.

And now the reader just popped up with a heading from the NYT.

Private Equity Company From Dubai Buys a Stake in Sony

TOKYO, Nov. 26 (Reuters) — Dubai International Capital, a private equity company owned by the ruler of Dubai, said Monday that it had made a “substantial investment” in the Sony Corporation, its first investment in a Japanese company.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/27/technology/27sony.html?ex=1353819600&en=9957bcd063e79fdc&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Now, what the hell does THIS mean? Why is the ruler of Dubai, (Cheney) buying a stake in Japanese Sony?

I think I’ll just go to bed and see if the sun comes up tomorrow.

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By purplewolf, November 26, 2007 at 9:36 pm Link to this comment

Big deal,lots of people have an irregular heartbeat, my doctor doesn’t think it is anything to worry about,but that may be because I rely on medicare for my medical coverage.

To James: Cheney has no conscience.He also doesn’t have a heart,so I just don’t understand why all the fuss about his heart problems.

The “electric shock” given to him obviously wasn’t as severe as they use in the pows,he is still here.

If Cheney leaves his postiion,I thought that the speaker of the house would automatically fill that position as they would become president if something happened to the prez and the vp now,unless Bush changed that too along with all the other things he has done and not informed the public of since he has been in office.

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By xyzaffair, November 26, 2007 at 8:55 pm Link to this comment
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Pat Robertson lambasted John Kennedy on the 35th anniversary of his death because he did not reveal his treatment for Addison’s disease before running for office.  Where is Robertson’s criticism of Cheney? Sheer hypocrisy.

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By james, November 26, 2007 at 8:41 pm Link to this comment

Irregular heartbeat?  That was Cheney’s conscience.  As can be expected, it was irregular indeed.

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By QuyTran, November 26, 2007 at 8:41 pm Link to this comment

We don’t care how Cheney is. We only care that he’ll disappear for ever from this world.

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By measles, November 26, 2007 at 8:28 pm Link to this comment

Four heart attacks!? What does this man eat? Fried babies?

And I thought that if the VP has to be replaced, it would be by the speaker of the house.

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By cann4ing, November 26, 2007 at 8:25 pm Link to this comment

The following is an excerpt of a Jon Ponder post on Brad Blog.

“Is this story real, or could it be a fabrication meant to set the stage for Cheney’s resignation?

“Before you dismiss the latter…consider this

*Cheney and Bush created an incredible elaborate and entirely false for taking the country to war….Faking news of an irregular heartbeat in order to shuffle Cheney off the stage quietly is child’s play by comparison.

*...The standard remedy for heart ailments like atrial fibrillation is to reduce stress is to resign.

*With Cheney out of the way, a new vice president could run for president with all campaign advantages of the incumbency, especially…the ability to manufacture events and control the flow of news.”

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By waxman, November 26, 2007 at 7:50 pm Link to this comment

HE GOES, SOMEONE APPOINTED, NEW REPUKE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT..SIMPLE DEAL (MAYBE JEB ?)

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By PatrickHenry, November 26, 2007 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment

He will soom be replaced for “medical reasons” only to be replaced with another stooge (maybe Trent).

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By nils cognizant, November 26, 2007 at 7:30 pm Link to this comment
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Actually, there might be more to this than simply a press report on a Cheney heart problem. Consider: the Republicans are losing quite a few congressmen to retirement, they are low (overall) in the polls and having trouble raising money. Facing a whooping next year, what better strategy than easing out an unpopular VP and installing one of the Repub. pres candidates as the new Vice-President. This changes the game entirely and may even give Bush a way to dodge the Bush2 legacy. Enthusiasm and money begin to flow in, just in time to remind voters they don’t necessarily have to settle for Hillary. Only snag in this scenario is that the Republican leadership will have to get behind one of their candidates fast.

I’d like to hear Jack Cafferty or Olbermann lay into this scenario. It could be a big deal.

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By cann4ing, November 26, 2007 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment

This piece is pure propaganda.  Everyone knows that Cheney doesn’t have a heart.  His ticker is just one of those old clunkers they used on Wall Street to keep pace with the rise of Halliburton stock.

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By RAE, November 26, 2007 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment

It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature. Clearly “she” is doing all “she” can to notify Dickie that all the sand in his hourglass fell through to the bottom a long time ago. Technology, (aided by gobs of taxpayer money), manages to flip the glass over just in the nick of time.

What’s Mother Nature got against the rest of us? Doesn’t “she” know we’d all be MUCH happier if Dickie was messing around in a MUCH hotter place?

Unless it’s manadatory to attend, I predict the only person to be present for Dickie’s funeral will be Dickie himself.

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By GW=MCHammered, November 26, 2007 at 6:31 pm Link to this comment
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And his Doktor heard his ticker tock: Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!

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