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Mr. Cheney and Our Hearts

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A new idea on how to use Cheney's image for the good cause.


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Mr. Cheney had announced a new book "The Heart" about his physical travails with the heart problems. As a human being and a civilized person I do not believe in bad wishes, so I wish Mr. Cheney well with his new heart. Through the years my view of Cheney had evolved from raging hatred to the calm disgust. Apparently, the world had adopted that latter one too because the more he tries to build an image as a statesman, the less the world pays attention. He had become a specimen, an epitome of the moronic evil; people use him as a reference point and now anyone who does evil without cause, just for fun, like killing animals or destroying countries, people say, "Oh, that's like Cheney." He had become a boogieman, an urban legend of American evil and that image fits him like .. a heart. Ben Franklin was right when he quoted once an old saying, "Gods are just and they turn our joyful sin into the tool of punishment." Whoever enjoys evil gets a payback of contempt. Funny thing, we do not need even to clarify that we mean Dick Cheney; just Cheney suffices; everyone understands the reference.

But it just came to me that there could be a unique idea. What if a person donating his/her organs would put a clause into the form, "To anyone but those like Dick Cheney?" I suggest the following template for clarity:

- I donate my heart to anyone with the exception of those who like Dick Cheney killed animals for sport.

Such clause if introduced could divert some people from the evil ways and thus it could become Cheney's good legacy of sorts.


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Like the idea, & clever picture!Not to mention... by Amy Fried, Ph.D. on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:42:08 AM
I would add "upon my death" because I certainly wo... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:55:09 AM
I was trying to make it as short as possible:)... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 2:31:44 PM
Right, you and I can't write any fewer words than ... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 6:46:52 PM
Actually, now that I think about it, why would any... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:00:14 PM
Cheney had experience "working on the dark side if... by Lance Ciepiela on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 8:45:50 PM
Who is a worse excuse for a human being than Chene... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:16:17 PM
(And I was in the Cub Scouts too!)... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:32:19 PM
Ok, we as engineers ( mine PhD  is in Physica... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 7:03:10 AM
"anomalies" is apt, and maybe so is "lobotomies".... by Dan Baron on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:53:24 AM
Based on my own experience, I'm surprised that Che... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 1:16:49 PM
Long before 9/11 my first impression of Cheney was... by Michael David Morrissey on Friday, Nov 1, 2013 at 7:39:00 PM