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1/20/2009

Cheney to Attend Inauguration in Wheelchair

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:06 am



Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back and will attend today’s inauguration in a wheelchair. Look for plenty of shots of Grandpa Cheney on teevee.

P.S. I sympathize. I did something to my back last weekend. It seems to have started with a bike ride, but whatever it is, it’s still hurting.

Good luck to all readers with any pains you might be experiencing today.

100 Responses to “Cheney to Attend Inauguration in Wheelchair”

  1. At 50, with my own back twinges, I feel Cheney’s pain.

    Bradley J. Fikes (0ea407)

  2. Usually sitting in a chair does not help a sore back, but having suffered moving injuries I can sympathize.

    Of course, many would prefer of his detractors would prefer to see Cheney sitting in this.

    Joe (17aeff)

  3. Get well soon, Patterico. I hurt my lower back with a trial starting, about eight years ago, and I was a pitiful sight taking three steps and then freezing like a statue. Lie down as much as you can and don’t be frugal with the Advil.

    nk (9097f8)

  4. On the floor, with your legs up on a chair/stool, so that your back is flat and the pressure is off of it…helps to sleep that way if you can….

    Of course, serious drugs help too, but, that’s another story….

    reff (b996d9)

  5. How about the pain in my ass coming from DC. I expect it to last 4 years.

    dfbaskwill (cd5aa9)

  6. This will cheer you up. Warning: laughter might further injure a strained back.

    Old Coot (c4e65d)

  7. Good luck to all readers with any pains you might be experiencing today.

    Thanks Pat. Hopefully, it will only last four, eight years.

    L.N. Smithee (08300a)

  8. Patterico,

    Suggestions:

    1. Hot tub, preferably with somesort of Jacuzzi thing.

    2. pain relievers.

    3. Mrs. Patterico sitting on your lap in the hot tub.

    4. If all else fails, massive amounts of alcohol and a bed.

    PCD (7fe637)

  9. Heating pad. Sleep on it.

    Cheney is giving out that story about his back but he knows he is less of a target in a wheelchair. The nut quotient is higher in DC today than it has ever been or will ever be again.

    MIke K (2cf494)

  10. WOW! Amazing how many Libertards have no problem with religion in the Public Space when they win.

    Hearing Rick Warren was like listening to Pat Robertson.

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  11. I’m relieved that the evil Bushitler has been replaced by The Messiah.™

    Bradley J. Fikes (7e8094)

  12. With great wisdom and foresight, the Founding Fathers of this great republic scheduled the Presidential Inauguration and address at noon Eastern time, exactly at the beginning of the Rush Limbaugh radio program.

    Official Internet Data Office (c048e2)

  13. I volunteered for a clinical trial where they perform root canals without medication on volunteers, as it was less painful than watching the Baracky love-fest on TV. Did I mention that Olberdouchenozzle is the worst person in the history of the world?

    JD (8ed545)

  14. For pain and muscle strain. The drugstore sells oversize menthol pads that adhere pretty well. A couple of those might ease the pain… although it’s not as good as hot water.

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  15. Energy tapping helped with my knee and I’m told taping the north pole of a magnet to the spine ameliorates back pain.

    Managed to pull a back muscle in gym yesterday. Old age surely does rot.

    I’d avoid back surgery at all costs. My cousin had those pins put in her spine and the resultant has been excruciating. Now the addiction to pain killers can take over.

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  16. As someone who has had 3 back surgeries, I can sympathize, empathize even. 2 discectomies and a fusion and all is well.

    JD (8ed545)

  17. Not all the nuts are in DC. Heard a couple of our local jocks wondering if the Secret Service could be bribed to push him down a flight of stairs.

    Stay classy, libs!

    SDN (eca8d2)

  18. Over at Washington Monthly, they are all excited that Rush Limbaugh said he wanted Obama to fail. If he said it, it was clumsy but I wonder if they are going to take back all the evil wishes they made for Bush.

    If Obama has a humming economy and housing prices are back up 15% or so by 2012, I’ll be as happy as a clam. That doesn’t mean I believe it.

    Mike K (8df289)

  19. …but I wonder if they are going to take back all the evil wishes they made for Bush.

    Only when flying pigs begin having dogfights with Obama’s (PBUM) unicorns.

    Old Coot (c4e65d)

  20. Tom Brokaw (D-NBC) compares exiting VP Cheney to Dr. Strangelove.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2009/01/20/tom-brokaw-compares-dick-cheney-dr-strangelove

    You stay classy, Lefties.

    Techie (6b5d8d)

  21. [Idiot comment deleted. User put in moderation. — P]

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  22. [Idiot comment deleted. User put in moderation. — P]

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  23. Got into yet another argument with a good friend who’s basically left of Mao, and he insisted that everyone must keep their expectations in check, that it’s not fair to have such heightened goals for their Messiah. I reminded him how his guy basically won exactly by encouraging that type of behavior and resultant expectations, and was promptly met with silence over the phone. So here we have the address attempting to achieve the same result – no way, you can’t have it both ways, ladies and gentlemen. Either the oceans stop rising immediately, or I start screaming foul.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  24. Dmac, all old news for the Obots. He cashed the check… Soros got out the vote. Lefties have lacked morals and character for the longest time. (See: Caroline Kennedy ascendency)

    Promising one agenda and delivering another goes right over their head. Obama’s unreliable. He’ll take what best suits his career, not what’s best for the country. Silly!

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  25. The tide started going out at 0900 exactly –
    by this time tomorrow, I’ll be able to walk to Catalina.

    AD (8f1f13)

  26. At least Teddy collapsed today.

    Comment by Da’Shiznit — 1/20/2009 @ 2:25 pm

    I’m calling for Da’Shiznit to be banned, based on this comment.

    Steverino (69d941)

  27. AD, how cool would a Long Beach to Avalon Marathon be?

    Steverino (69d941)

  28. #28 Steverino:

    how cool would a Long Beach to Avalon Marathon be?

    It would sure free up a lot more space for grandstands on the south side at the Toyota Grand Prix…

    EW1(SG) (e27928)

  29. “You stay classy, Lefties.”

    – Techie

    In light of Da’Shiznit’s comment, I laugh in your fucking face.

    Leviticus (f4b10d)

  30. Leviticus, you do understand the difference in scope between Da’Shiznit and Tom Brokaw, right?

    And I’m not the only one here who has called for Da’Shiznit to be banned.

    When the lefties start repudiating Brokaw, then you can laugh in Techie’s face.

    Steverino (69d941)

  31. I don’t think the average marathoner is used to such an elevation change.

    Or, how about, mountain bikes, LB – LB, around Catalina?

    Or, Ultimate Iron-Man: Marathon to Catalina east-end, swim to the west-end, bike back to LB.

    AD (8f1f13)

  32. I laugh in your fucking face.

    I see – so based on one comment here wishing harm on a Dem politico vs. hundreds left here over the past few years wishing death to Bush and Cheney (among other various forms of torture and bodily harm), you call that moral equivalancy.

    Break me a farkin’ give, and please get off that particular high horse you’re sitting on. Your candidate won, and you can’t even be happy today, of all days? God, what a sore winner.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  33. I am with Steverino, in that DaShiznit was out of line. However, it is up to the owner as to whether or not to ban them. A public denunciation and scorn should do the trick in the meantime.

    JD (c5f3ab)

  34. When the lefties start repudiating Brokaw,

    Yeah, and let’s see the commenter above direct us to his many repudiations of serial nutbags like Levi, Harptard and a veritable cast of hateful crazies that we had to endure for months on end here. Hypocrite doesn’t even begin to describe his mock outrage.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  35. Break me a farkin’ give, and please get off that particular high horse you’re sitting on. Your candidate won, and you can’t even be happy today, of all days? God, what a sore winner.

    Amen. Just witness timmah and Mario in the other threads. This should be a day of celebration, yet on this, the holiest of holy days, all they can do is troll conservative sites.

    JD (c5f3ab)

  36. They only live on hate and narcissistic self – flaggelation, JD.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  37. Really enjoying the Pity Party in here.

    David Ehrenstein (96f436)

  38. And let’s not forget the vile words from the left when Tony Snow passed away.

    Old Coot (c4e65d)

  39. “I solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and I also solemnly swear that I will execute the office of President of the United States faithfully, but I still don’t have to show you my birth certificate, so help me God.”

    Official Internet Data Office (c048e2)

  40. I’m sorry, but somehow I don’t think that Tom Brokaw’s comment,

    It’s unfortunate for Vice President Cheney to have had this accident obviously, because there will be those who don’t like him, who will be writing tomorrow that he had a Dr. Strangelove appearance as he appeared today in his wheelchair. It’s not something he’ll be happy about going out in a wheelchair because he prides himself on his robustness,

    could accurately be called a comparison of Dick Cheney to Dr Strangelove. There’s plenty on which we can slam the left, but this isn’t one of them.

    The realistic Dana (556f76)

  41. Someone is feeling pretty generous towards the media today 😉

    The only upside of this love-fest is that the notion of an objective media has been effectively put to rest.

    JD (c5f3ab)

  42. Not buyin’ it, Dana. Brokaw could just as easily said there would be those who will be writing that Cheney had a FDR appearance (that might have been a bigger insult).

    But to claim that “other people” will say Cheney kinda looked like Dr. Strangelove is a comparison (albeit, only on appearances).

    Steverino (69d941)

  43. I was just watching Bush speaking in Midland, TX after flying in from DC. It’s amazing how relaxed he looks and his speaking ability is now back to what it was in 2000. The transformation is amazing. He is home and is probably the happiest guy on the planet right now. I understand they have declined lifetime Secret Service protection, the first in a long time to do so.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  44. I watched it, too, Mike K. Air Force One flew in low and slow, two invocations, three great C&W acts performing, and a score of people welcoming the Bushes home. God Bless Texas.

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  45. What a day this is. President Barack Obama. Long live the President!

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  46. Such a contrast from the inaguration when people were pelting Bush’s limo with eggs.

    David Ehrenstein (96f436)

  47. I have to disagree, Steverino. Who knows, maybe Mr Brokaw does look upon former Vice President Cheney as a Dr Strangelove type; we have no idea. But to say,

    there will be those who don’t like him, who will be writing tomorrow that he had a Dr. Strangelove appearance as he appeared today in his wheelchair,

    is absolutely accurate. Check out this thread at Pandagon. While there weren’t any references to Dr Strangelove in the comments (last time I looked), there was plenty, plenty of bile from our friends on the left.

    The realistic Dana (556f76)

  48. He doesn’t have to marry her. He just has to pay for his kid’s birth costs like those of us who are not welfare-sucking leeches do.

    nk (9097f8)

  49. Emperor7 wrote:

    What a day this is. President Barack Obama. Long live the President!

    Well, we all wish him a long and health life; we just want his presidency to last only one term! :)

    The Republican Dana (556f76)

  50. “Long live the President!”

    Lovey – That phrase is usually reserved for royalty. Obama is not actually royalty, although I understand it’s easy for his cultists to get confused.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  51. Wrong thread. Sorry.

    nk (9097f8)

  52. Uhhh, nk, think you might’ve commented on the wrong thread!

    The sarcastic Dana (556f76)

  53. Somebody somewhere is missing some curtains. Didn’t Michelle get some fadhion advice beforehand? OMIGAWD!!!!

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  54. Did I miss some current event or something? I’ve been busy watching movies on my premium channels and they didn’t break into the programming for anything.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  55. Comment by The Republican Dana — 1/20/2009 @ 4:23 pm
    We shall see about that, shan’t we? :)

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  56. Comment by nk — 1/20/2009 @ 4:24 pm
    Actually, wrong blog.

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  57. Comment by daleyrocks — 1/20/2009 @ 4:24 pm
    Long live the President!! (Eat your heart out!)

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  58. Well, we all wish him a long and health life; we just want his presidency to last only one term!

    A dog year is the equivalent of seven human years. So four years would be like twenty-eight to Mayor Daley’s pet dog.

    nk (9097f8)

  59. John Hitchcock – I was polishing my lightbulbs. They had collected a lot of dust and it needed to be done. I saw some pictures and clips after the fact. Disgraceful behavior by the media and moonbats.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  60. Good luck to all readers with any pains you might be experiencing today.
    Some sleeping pill will do. At least you can sleep out the next four years and not have to incur more pain upon yourselves and others. Just a friendly advice.

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  61. I felt very happy that Mr. and Mrs. Bush were once again amongst friends. Mrs. Bush was a quietly classy and gracious presence in the WH. And as a colleague snapped upon seeng Mr. Bush at the inauguration “If I see that man one more time, I’m going to become violently ill” , I took the opportunity to sweetly remind her that because of that man’s presence in the Oval Office, she still has the freedom to denigrate him, not yet having been blown to smithereens by terrorist attack. I always hate pointing out the obvious to members of the teachers union. :)

    Dana (137151)

  62. ‘Did I miss some current event or something? I’ve been busy watching movies’

    Bedtime for Bonzo? Red Dawn? Rambo 4?

    The election of President Barack Obama has made this site and all it’s heroes (Steyn, Rush, Krystal, Coulter) like the detritus of an avoidable accident; a broken and useless reminder of an unfortunate calamity.

    waldo (a6f19e)

  63. For every post by E-7 proclaiming “Long Live the President”, I shall respond thusly:

    Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis

    AD (8f1f13)

  64. I’m pretty ambivalent about Cheney, but it would have been awesome if he’d stood up in the middle of the whole thing and bellowed, “Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!”

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  65. Comment by waldo — 1/20/2009 @ 4:55 pm

    And yet here you are. What an odd way to celebrate victory. What an unusual method of embracing Obama’s message of unity.

    But hey, different strokes!

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  66. a broken and useless reminder of an unfortunate calamity.

    There’s yet another example of that unfortunate behavior we call by the “P” word around here.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  67. Mr Treacher wrote:

    I’m pretty ambivalent about Cheney, but it would have been awesome if he’d stood up in the middle of the whole thing and bellowed, “Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!”

    Awesome²! Here’s the YouTube. Damn, I wish I had the access to embed the video!

    The Dana who loves Dr Strangelove (556f76)

  68. Comment by waldo — 1/20/2009 @ 4:55 pm

    Cool, a spammer. Waldo doesn’t read this site, know it’s “heroes” or how to spell the names of the people it believes the site’s heroes to be.

    Congrats Waldo! Liberal ignorance on display 101!

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  69. And no missing “O” keys in the White House.

    I am a anti-Bush conservative but I strongly believe he is a decent and noble man who has been savaged by small men (and women) who have neither the courage, nor intellect, to accomplish what he did.

    God bless you President Bush. Live long and prosper.

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  70. Back to the back pain,
    I take max ibuprofen (label says 2 tabs) every eight hours for three days, Hot tub each day with wine immediately before bed but AFTER the Hot Tub (Don’t wanna drown right?)
    I let Mrs Pitchforksntorches sit on my lap as she would take a dim view of Mrs Patterico sitting there….
    NEVER SLEEP WITH A HEATING PAD. Bad things happen with sleeping people and active appliances. yeeeesh

    pitchforksntorches (4dd8c4)

  71. Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis
    Comment by AD — 1/20/2009 @ 5:11 pm
    What’s that? Latin?

    Emperor7 (1b037c)

  72. George Bush will go down as one of the most misunderstood Presidents in American history. Deep down, he is good man. A great soul. A patriot. Sometimes to a fault. Time will tell whether he was right. We can only wait.

    Emperor7 (1b037c)

  73. Never use a foreign phrase when an American one will do, AD.

    “Yo’ mama, Obama.”

    nk (9097f8)

  74. Cheney was probably one of the smartest, hardest working vice presidents this country has seen in its history, and yet the loons felt free to slander and vilify him for eight years for no real reason.

    I remember in August of 2000 when George W. Bush announced before the convention that Cheney would be the vice president nominee. I recall the sense of satisfaction that that announcement brought to me, and the sense that – in contrast to the Clinton administration – that the nomination was a signal that a Bush administration would be a more adult, more rational, administration than we’d seen with the Clinton administration.

    And that signal proved to be true, the Bush administration was more adult, was also more honest, than the Clinton administration.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  75. And now, in stark contrast, we have Baracky and Joey Biden.

    JD (48009d)

  76. SPQR, I remember when I heard that Cheney said he’d never run for POTUS. That definitely took a few arrows out of the lib quiver.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  77. “Yeah, and let’s see the commenter above direct us to his many repudiations of serial nutbags like Levi, Harptard and a veritable cast of hateful crazies that we had to endure for months on end here. Hypocrite doesn’t even begin to describe his mock outrage.”

    – Dmac

    I did repudiate them, as DRJ or any number of rational conservative regulars (“rational” being the keyword) could attest – I got into a running argument with Levi about giving liberalism a bad name by being so deliberately abrasive as he made a point to be, and I laughed at jharp as hard as most people here. As far as the “veritable cast of hateful crazies” that you’ve “endured” for the past few months goes, I would know nothing about them – in case you hadn’t noticed, I haven’t exactly frequented the site in the past few months, not since I went to DC and had one of your oh-so-level-headed ilk fax a quasi-articulate note to the Republican congressional office where I was working in a attempt to expose me as the closet Communist I obviously was.

    So who’s being the hypocrite? Techie accuses “lefties” of lacking class, and then a decided “righty” has a giggle over Ted Kennedy’s debilitated state… and for some reason I’m the one that’s a hypocrite for pointing out the dissonance of the situation?

    Leviticus (bc0cf4)

  78. Leviticus, it is not the abrasive in Liberal that bothers most but the suspension of reason and accountability which is required to believe most of these Libtard policies will actually work.

    Ooooh, Kanye West. Will he be asking us to unite for his new God.

    Hey Kanye, does Barack care about white people?????

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  79. Oooh Michele put on Jimmy Choos — did she get those at Target too?

    Bwaaaaa!!!! The Mandarins no longer need to put on false airs. They get regale in their Ivy League superiority on my dime.

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  80. Leviticus apparently cannot enjoy the ascension of Teh One today, like his brethren.

    JD (48009d)

  81. Did a White racist Republithug Plastic Surgeon murder Kanye’s mom?

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  82. Who was the black demagogue who, once again, called me a racist?

    The old bigoted f*er who prayed after The One was sworn in.

    Da'Shiznit (df1dcc)

  83. Da’Shiznit has been put in moderation for his comments about Teddy Kennedy and Tom Brokaw.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  84. Dawhatsit, you really do need to back down. As the principle told the idiot music teacher in “Music of the Heart,” you are not helping matters.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  85. The Left set the bar pretty damn low, folks. No need to try to play the limbo.

    JD (48009d)

  86. ___________________________

    Tom Brokaw (D-NBC) compares exiting VP Cheney to Dr. Strangelove.

    It would have been nice if Brokaw, as a symbolic counterpoint (and, after all, since much of Obama’s momentum has been triggered by current economic travails) mentioned that Bernard Madoff — the Wall Street tycoon and big-time rip-off artist — was a major supporter of liberals/Democrats.
    ___________________________

    Mark (411533)

  87. Abigal Adams wrote in 1800, while the White House still was under construction, “May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof!”

    That quote was later inscribed into the marble of one of the mantel pieces at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    The appropriateness or correctness of that saying (or wish) has been put to a severe test on a few occasions through the past several decades, and it may soon not only reach a breaking point, it may finally keel over under its own idealism and innocence.

    Mark (411533)

  88. Dick Cheney liived everyday with the knowledge that the stress of the job could kill him – after 8 years he goes and by himself moves boxes around at his age and with his heart condition for his wife.

    They don’t build em like that anymore.

    EricPWJohnson (60e166)

  89. A US President and a dog have one thing in common: They both age 7 years for every human year. I’m sure the veep has a similar but less pronounced aging pattern.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  90. And that signal proved to be true, the Bush administration was more adult, was also more honest, than the Clinton administration.

    That reminds me of comments in a book by former FBI agent Gary Aldrich regarding some members of the White House housekeeping staff who, after the Clintons moved in, told him that the newly arrived bunch of Democrats were far more inconsiderate of others. That the Clintonites apparently were far less concerned about not making extra chores and messes for the lower-level employees of the mansion.

    I wonder if the Obamaites will be much better, although the judgment and sensibilties of their boss — and in turn the type of people he’s most likely to attract and excite (eg, flaky showbiz airheads) — strikes me as about as reassuring as what’s found in a frat house or Hollywood party.

    Mark (411533)

  91. Andrew Sullivan is already gloating over the coming prosecutions, noting that Bush did not pardon anyone associated with torture.

    I hope President Obama does not go there, it would be a terrible mistake. I did not support the adhanced interrogation techniques of the Bush Administration and was absolutely against Rummy’s “taking off the gloves” policy at the DoD, but war crime prosecutions would be a disaster for this country.

    Joe (17aeff)

  92. I let Mrs Pitchforksntorches sit on my lap as she would take a dim view of Mrs Patterico sitting there….
    NEVER SLEEP WITH A HEATING PAD. Bad things happen with sleeping people and active appliances. yeeeesh

    Comment by pitchforksntorches

    What about electric blankets ? It helps a lot.

    MIke K (2cf494)

  93. Mike Licht is a not-very-good fiction writer.

    JD (48009d)

  94. Whenever The One is on the tube (which will be constantly for the next four years), touch the TV and your back will be healed.

    Bradley J. Fikes (0ea407)

  95. Dana,

    That is just about the funniest comment EVAH!

    steve miller (3381bc)

  96. Mike K,
    Sleeping with a product designed for overnight use, OK. Heating Pads aren’t. Besides after a hot tub and some wine you more prone to sleep through anything. Meh, cuddle up with your favorite bed buddy is a better idea.

    pitchforksntorches (4dd8c4)

  97. I haven’t exactly frequented the site in the past few months

    Yet you come on here and start throwing around the grand pontifications, without knowing what’s been going on this site during the prior months leading up to the election. Try reviewing past postings before leaping to broad – based conclusions.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)


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