An interesting bit of news flashed before my eyes last night. US Vice President, Dick Cheney has accidentally shot a man whilst hunting with pellet guns in Texas.
Now what surprised me was that I wasn't surprised when I heard about this! Maybe it was because the words, Cheney, Guns, and Texas stood out!
That said, via Jo's blog, this bit of satire from National Nitwit made me laugh (and I warn you now, my sense of humour is rather warped!):
Froman believes that Cheney should have used a more powerful weapon.
"If he had been carrying the M16A2 5.56mm semiautomatic rifle, Whittington would have been dropped on the spot," she said. "Instead, this lawyer lives to file another frivolous lawsuit against an American corporation."
There were one or two other funny bits, but some readers of this blog may well be offended enough as it is.
In other news, Saddam Hussein has threatened to go on hunger strike over what he sees as the unfairness of his trial. He has also been ordered back into the courtroom, where today he has been chanting anti-Bush slogans and shouting at the Judge for being small!
Now I may question the validity of the Iraq invasion (although I am not unhappy about Hussein being forcibly removed from power), but I have no sympathy for him. I also find it a bit rich that a man who denied a fair trial to others, should complain about the comparative light treatment he is being given (and who, according to Wikipedia:
Shortly afterwards, he convened an assembly of Ba'ath party leaders on July 22, 1979. During the assembly, which he ordered videotaped, Saddam claimed to have found spies and conspirators within the Ba'ath Party and read out the names of members who he thought could oppose him. These members were labeled "disloyal" and were removed from the room one by one to face a firing squad. After the list was read, Saddam congratulated those still seated in the room for their past and future loyalty.
I have seen some of the video in the documentary. It is sickening, and all along, Saddam was sitting back, laughing and joking whilst puffing on his cigar) . But that is typical of psychopathic behaviour, in having no feelings for ones victims but a deeply thin skin when said psychopath feels remotely threatened.
As for the hunger strike. That's a tough one! My instinctive reaction is to say he should be force fed, but that will make him a martyr. But if he dies from a hunger strike he will be a martyr. In any case, the authorites should give no quarter to any of his demands.
In which case, perhaps a bit of force feeding is needed!
I expect the poor pellet gun victim must be thinking that he has got off lightly!