Former VP Dick Cheney has gone bionic. During a recent heart surgery, doctors implanted a ventricular assist device to augment Cheney's failing ticker. But it also gives his critics another punchline to work with; because the device moves blood continuously, it doesn't mimic the pulsating rhythm of the heartbeat. Technically speaking, Dick Cheney no longer has a pulse. Insert Darth Vader comparisons here.
As much as I hate Dick Cheney I'm still starting to feel sorry for him.
At least Darth Vader came back from the Dark Side.
Dick Cheney earned 32 million dollars while working his part time job as Vice President. He is in your face corrupt. He has to be the most corrupt man to ever serve in our government.
Darth Vader coming back from the dark side is was hardly redeeming. He killed millions and millions and subjugated even more. It would be like Hitler saving 1 jew before he killed himself. Hitler would still be the monster he was. Darth Vader was and always will be a bad guy. He saved his own son, that's all. Even Hitler had love for his wife and dogs.
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Hitler force his wife to commit suicide with him in the Fuhrerbunker about 1 day after they got married...?
Good. Good. The Force is strong with you. A powerful Sith you will become. Henceforth, you shall be known as Darth... Dick.
Dick Cheney is a great American! I will pray for his recovery. I hope science can replace every failing part on that man till he is an immortal cyborg.
heh, thanks, I needed a laugh.
next is his brain.
Honestly people can we stop the Bush/Chaney hate. He's been out of office for a year and a half. You people need to grow up.
Well...part of being American is making fun of our administration and so far Biden hasnt given us much to work with. So, Cheney's an easy target...why not keep making cracks at him?
Look, in the real world, eighteen months is WAY to soon to forget anything. We had to deal with the nut for EIGHT YEARS. Not counting the Reagan years (gave us crack and Iran Contra) We're supposed to forget in 18 months? Really? Cheney aside, the science behind this is pretty cool.
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
Love, Peace & Soul
@Red Cat, this has nothing to do with Bush. Cheney hate remains because Cheney has remained in the pulic eye, in someways even more so than when he was in office. He never stopped being creepy. now Zombie-Cheney will destroy us all!
If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all.. Well here it goes
... That about does it
Leave him alone because he's not in office? He was the VP of the United States, he can never be left alone. He's gonna be in history books, ya know? Can't just sweep it under a rug and forget about it. Should we forget about the civil war? That was way longer than a year and half ago. I'm sorry if you like Cheney (or Clinton or the Bush's or Obama, etc...). If they did something memorable, whether it's good or bad, it's fair game and will enter the history books. Out of office for a year and a half... really... Fox News still complains about Clinton policies. If it's unfair to hate Bush/Cheney, then it should be unfair to hate any President after they leave office. People still hate Nixon. That's fair. Still hating Carter. That's fair too. Still hating Clinton. Fair. So hating Cheney is fair. Sorry.
<em>It would be like Hitler saving 1 jew before he killed himself. </em>
He did save 1 jew, Wagner's daughter in law.
Aren't we forgetting that he SHOT a man "by accident" awhile back?
Terminators live among us.
"Well...part of being American is making fun of our administration and so far Biden hasnt given us much to work with. So, Cheney's an easy target...why not keep making cracks at him?"
It's a shame Biden hasn't done anything to make fun of. Say, telling a wheelchair bound veteran to stand up and let people see him?
But hey, it's not really a "big f^%*ing deal", is it?
Truth is, if you look for it, there is something to make fun of in everyone.
You are a little bit mistaken. When Darth Sideous (Emperor Palpatine) was torturing luke to death Darth Vader realized that what he had been doing was wrong and that his former master was a jerk that eliminated any possible threat that stood in his way. Darth Vader would have killed Luke had Luke fallen in their battle. He didn't kill Luke because Luke made him realize after their battle that, even though they were enemies at the time, Luke did not kill him. If a person won't kill their enemy it plays a little psycology trick. The same would happen to you if you were in this type of situation.
I am amazed that all you sheople are still so niave as to believe all the BS that you were force fed by Jonathan Stewart and all the other Ted Turner drones. Take your heads out of the Monsters Compendium for a minute and realize that history will vindicate George Bush.
pop sci what have you done? you've unleashed a flood of angry over-opinionated comments.
I luld at the article anyway; so take that liberal-hippie-douchebags and angry-conservative-rednecks
I wonder how it feels to have Hitler save your life. I mean, you want to be thankful, but... he's Hitler.
Many thanks to PopSci for giving the irrational Cheney haters a forum to spew. We hadn't heard from them for awhile and they were just bursting to share their blather. Good stuff; and entertaining in an anthropological sense. It's fun to set the bait and watch the critters come to feed.
On another note, ventricular assist devices are modern miracles. It's amazing that people can live--sometimes for many years--relatively normal lives while using a VAD. It would have been nice to read about the technology rather than juvenile Cheney-hate.
Die Dick Die.
Oh, yes. History will vindicate George Bush.
The man who attacked the wrong country and took his eye off the ball when it came to the business that actually needed to be done in Afghanistan, leaving his successor two messes.
The guy who was caught with his hand in the cookie jar of lies so often that his hand was blistered from being slapped.
The man who wiped his a.. with the Constitution every time he had the chance. It's just a piece of paper.
The man who thought the Great Writ so worthless that he tossed it in the trash.
The man who thought nothing of conducting surveillance of US Nationals without warrants issuing.
The man who chuckled with AG Gonzales that the Geneva Conventions were "quaint".
I spent 24 years in uniform defending this Republic. Bush isn't fit to lick my boots, much less shine them.
And don't even get me started on five deferments Big Dick. He found every excuse to avoid war when his generation was called, but he sure as hell had a jolly time sending young men to do it when he was too old to.
Perfect pieces of un-American excrement. Both of them.
This fine technology would have been much better used to keep something other than a long-dead moral corpse alive.
He reminds me more of Mr. Potter From "It's a Wonderful Life"
Mr. Potter: [to George Bailey] Look at you. You used to be so cocky. You were going to go out and conquer the world. You once called me "a warped, frustrated, old man!" What are you but a warped, frustrated young man? A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help. No securities, no stocks, no bonds. Nothin' but a miserable little $500 equity in a life insurance policy.
Mr. Potter: You're worth more dead than alive!
Now I guess like, Mr. Potter He really has no heart.