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Wed May 15, 2013, 08:18 PM

Nance Greggs: A WORD, If I May?



A word with Richard “The Dick” Cheney:

You recently made the following statement on the Sean Hannity Show:

“I watched Benghazi with great interest, Sean, and I think it is one of worst incidents, frankly, that I can recall in my career.”

Really, dick? Apparently your memory of the events you’ve seen over the span of your career is faulty at best, or you are yet again engaging in a deliberate, self-serving attempt to catapult the propaganda your administration was famous for.

I would think (as would most people, I’m sure) that lying a nation into war might stand out in one’s memory as one of the “worst incidents” to be recalled in one’s career – especially when one was actually the author of those lies.

Let me refresh your memory as to what YOU are responsible for – and maybe you can explain your faulty memory to the following:

Every soldier who lost his or her life fighting a war based on your lies.

Every child growing up without a mom or a dad, because a parent never made it home from their tour.

Every mother and father who grieves the loss of a son or daughter who died on a battlefield created for your political goals...


More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2013/05/15/a-word-if-i-may/

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Reply Nance Greggs: A WORD, If I May? (Original post)
DemocratsForProgress May 2013 OP
pacalo May 2013 #1
SharonAnn May 2013 #23
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #2
tavalon May 2013 #3
sheshe2 May 2013 #4
Happyhippychick May 2013 #5
LittleGirl May 2013 #6
nolabear May 2013 #7
pnwmom May 2013 #31
tavalon May 2013 #33
LittleGirl May 2013 #40
annabanana May 2013 #8
freshwest May 2013 #9
tavalon May 2013 #34
freshwest May 2013 #36
tavalon May 2013 #38
Number23 May 2013 #54
tavalon May 2013 #39
LittleGirl May 2013 #41
DemocratsForProgress May 2013 #44
TheMadMonk May 2013 #10
Suich May 2013 #11
Overseas May 2013 #12
yellowdogintexas May 2013 #13
Pharaoh May 2013 #14
DemocratsForProgress May 2013 #30
NYC_SKP May 2013 #15
Lone_Star_Dem May 2013 #16
The Wizard May 2013 #17
Auntie Bush May 2013 #18
tavalon May 2013 #35
DeeDeeNY May 2013 #19
Skittles May 2013 #20
Cha May 2013 #21
love_katz May 2013 #22
solara May 2013 #24
Canuckistanian May 2013 #25
Grey May 2013 #26
BlueCaliDem May 2013 #27
longship May 2013 #28
snappyturtle May 2013 #29
tavalon May 2013 #37
snappyturtle May 2013 #47
rhett o rick May 2013 #32
Highway61 May 2013 #42
joshdawg May 2013 #43
sinkingfeeling May 2013 #45
cartach May 2013 #46
lastlib May 2013 #48
ms liberty May 2013 #49
Dollface May 2013 #50
amb123 May 2013 #51
tclambert May 2013 #52
panader0 May 2013 #53

Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 08:24 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:17 PM

23. Don't forget 9-11. He was Chair of the Anti-Terrorism group that did nothing before the attack.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 08:25 PM

2. As always, my dear Nance...

A most excellent skewering!

Thank you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2013, 08:42 PM

3. She is a delight to read

Her writing style reminds me of Molly Ivins but angrier. And why the hell shouldn't she be angrier?

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 08:45 PM

4. WOW!

That has to be the best take down ever! Well said.

Thank you, Nance.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 08:52 PM

5. Nance, you never fail me!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 08:53 PM

6. I miss her here. DAMN that was a thing of beauty.

Nance was the reason I joined DU. Her take downs were historic and made me pause and join DU.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #6)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:01 PM

7. She was a big part of me joining as well.

Good to see her. Always.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #6)

Thu May 16, 2013, 12:51 AM

31. You don't have to miss her. You can always read her there, too.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #6)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:07 AM

33. Then spend time at her forum

It's fledgling compared to here but you get regular Nance Rants. She and I do not share all of the same exact views but her writing is so beautiful and evocative that I rarely miss what she has to say. It just occurred to me that I should start crossposting her over here. Others do but I never think of it.

She's as good as she ever was but there was a coordinated attack against her here (happened to Will Pitt, too, but man, he just keeps coming back). The attack was unfair but I do wish she had chosen to let it flow over her. But, that being said, at least she came back to her writing. I'll have to admit I don't remember (did I know?) what her day job is, but she is an inordinately talented writer, says the hack who uses to many superfluous words.

You know, it's funny, I like the Rude Pundit too, but for entirely different reasons. He's not a great writer, but after one of his rants, I just feel as mad as he does. But it's weird to me that he became so famous and as of now, Nance isn't. Nor, Will Pitt, well not as famous as he should be.

There's time.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #33)

Thu May 16, 2013, 08:25 AM

40. I bookmarked that page

so I could visit her 'rants' more frequently. I spend more time here than anywhere on the internet and I'm thankful that I found this place.

The internet is full of cruel writers, indeed.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:02 PM

8. Kicking for the righteous Ms Greggs. . .. n/t

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:08 PM

9. Thanks for visiting, Nance!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:08 AM

34. The OP crossposted

I can neither confirm nor deny that Nance may still lurk here, but her work is published on the site that is posted in the OP. Our loss, truly.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #34)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:12 AM

36. No, she left for DFP. This is her work, though, and she may read visit for comments.

Yes, it a loss, but a number of folks have left and formed at least three websites that are doing well that I know of now. Not talking about the tree gang, either.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #36)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:20 AM

38. I know

I read her blog frequently and now that I've been reminded, I'm going to put her on one of my main page tiles (Mozilla) just as I have Rude Pundit and of course DU.

I remember when a posse got together to run her out of the community. It was bullying, and many who are pro or semi pro writers here have had the same coordinated attacks. She got fed up with the bullshit as we all do from time to time. A real shame.

But if having her own website is better for her than here and there is great likelihood that it is, I say more power to her.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #38)

Thu May 16, 2013, 08:19 PM

54. "I remember when a posse got together to run her out of the community. It was bullying"

You're absolutely right. She put up as good as she got for a looong time but eventually got tired of being on diaper duty and left.

I am 100% sure that DemocratsforProgress is not Nance though. We haven't seen NanceGreggs on DU in a long time though she did post in the BOG a few times last year, I believe.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #36)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:24 AM

39. So is this handle hers, then?

I was under the impression she created DFP. Am I confused?

Please PM me the others. I'm in no imminent danger of leaving DU, but I'd love to explore. I keep hoping for a Socialist Underground. I caucus with Democrats but my years here have taught me that the Democratic party at this juncture, is not one which stands for my values - socialism with a small pinch of anarchy appears to be my home. Of course, I'm not going to play the third party card unless it catches a wave.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #39)

Thu May 16, 2013, 08:28 AM

41. +1 yup

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Response to tavalon (Reply #39)

Thu May 16, 2013, 09:33 AM

44. The handle

is not hers, and she didn't create DFP.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:09 PM

10. In his own twisted world he is speaking nothing but truth.

 

The PATRIOT act, TSA, warrantless this that and the other, cost plus contracting, Iraq, you know the list. Cheney and most of the rest of the PNAC crew profited both financially and politically as a result of 9/11 and other events of similar ilk.

Benghazi on the other hand, depspite all the hype, is barely finding traction as a distraction. So of course for him, it is the worst such event in his career.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:23 PM

11. Most excellent Nance Greggs!

Thank you!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:41 PM

12. K&R. It needs to be said every time that Dick dares pontificate in public.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:41 PM

13. cheers to you Nance!!!!!

on the spot as always

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:44 PM

14. And of course, but not mentioned

the 100,000 plus Iraqis and counting,

who have been murdered on a war built on lies.

America? The great Satan?

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #14)

Wed May 15, 2013, 11:46 PM

30. Not mentioned?

You might want to read the entire piece:

Add to the above every Iraqi mother who watched her child killed or maimed due to your lies, or cradles a baby born with horrific birth defects thanks to your endless pursuit of carnage at any cost.

Every Iraqi father who was made to stand helplessly as he saw his son dragged off to Abu Ghraib, or cried hopelessly as his traumatized daughter described the violence she witnessed and endured.

Every Iraqi citizen who saw their beautiful country systematically destroyed, their culture spat upon, their priceless art stolen, their invaluable archaeological treasures pillaged, their revered ancient sites reduced to rubble.

Every Iraqi child who was orphaned, every school that was leveled, every hospital that was blown out of existence, every business that was shuttered, every citizen who had his religious beliefs disgraced, every man, woman and child who watched their homeland decimated while you masturbated to the sounds of “shock and awe.”

Every man or woman who was imprisoned, every man or woman who was tortured; every potential ally who was turned into a potential terrorist, bent on revenge against all Americans for what was done to their people, under your direction, in America’s name...

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:44 PM

15. K/R. (nt)

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:50 PM

16. Excellent rant!

K&R!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:53 PM

17. Bada Bing (NT)

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 09:58 PM

18. Nance rants again. Send that to the dick. Maybe something will hit home.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #18)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:10 AM

35. Sending this to that sociopath is like trying to teach pigs to fly

It accomplishes nothing and it pisses off the pigs.

There was so much blatant sociopathy and malignant narcissism in that administration, it boggles.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:01 PM

19. But Dick did do well financially

And to him that was most important.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022630268

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:07 PM

20. EVERY Democrat should be denouncing that warmongering bastard

WHY aren't they???????????/

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:08 PM

21. "A Word"! Brilliant, Nance~

dick is such an arrogant prick. Knowing full well that he's flaunting his vicious ass in the face of a reality based Nation.. and knowing full damn well that he gets cover from fox screws(dennis' new place of business) to "catapult" his brand of sneering umbrage at the Obama Admin. MF.

I would also remind you, dick, that President Barack Hussein Obama has gained the trust of world leaders, has forged friendships with our global neighbors, and has earned the respect of people the world over – things that your Clown-in-Chief couldn’t accomplish during his eight years in office, most of which he spent soused in Crawford, partying while a US city drowned, or making a goddamned fool of himself on the international stage.



“Did you see that Jon Karl, um, exclusive?”



President Obama and Attorney General Holder attend the 32nd annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn at the U.S. Capitol, May 15

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/05/15/this-and-that-74/

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:09 PM

22. K&R...

Because Nance kicks booty better than anyone.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:31 PM

24. Bravo!

Brilliant as usual.. Thank you for your gift.. and for sharing it so beautifully.

And, by the way, I couldn't agree more.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 10:37 PM

25. I predict...

This quote from Cheney will go down in history as one of the most OUTRAGEOUS statements of the whole Iraq invasion scandal AND Dick Cheney's "legacy".

The man is a clown. We all knew it. This confirms it. Officially.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 11:09 PM

26. Nance speaks true...

I love this woman...

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 11:14 PM

27. K&R, Nance!

As always, you hit bullseye!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

28. There you go, Nance, mincing words again.



R& for a DU favorite.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

29. ummm....so good...you're feeding my soul! Unfortunately, the 'dick' is

incapable of taking it to heart due to his psychopathy. However,
the good news is that you provided the rest of us with an excellent
venting,,,it's cathartic! Thanks.

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #29)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:15 AM

37. This is a tangent on a word you used

I am so bugged that sociopathy has been replaced by psychopathy. To me psychopathy meant a very light or virtually no connection to consensual reality. Sociopathy meant someone who lacked empathy but often could still function in society. You would be surprised at the number of non empathetics who have found ways of being useful and productive in this society.

Cheney, the Shrub, C.Rice, and many more in that administration exhibited what I still call sociopathy, even though it isn't standard use.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #37)

Thu May 16, 2013, 10:00 AM

47. Thank you for your reply. I have found the two terms intermingled and used

almost as equals although they are not. I chose psychopathy
because I believe Cheney is the worst and truly evil as he has
mastered feigning concern for the country to mask his deeds.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 12:56 AM

32. Good post Nance but you are addressing a psychopath. nm

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 08:51 AM

42. Excellent

Once again you hit it out of the park.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 08:53 AM

43. Sic'em, Nance!

Nice!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 09:43 AM

45. Nance's still got it!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 09:45 AM

46. You're right but,

I want to know when he goes to prison.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 11:29 AM

48. And let's not forget all those little "incidents" of the Nixon/Ford, Reagan/Bush regimes....

...that he was such an integral part of!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 01:03 PM

49. K&R - for Nance! n/t

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 02:17 PM

50. Amen!

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 02:30 PM

51. Dick Cheney certainly is one.

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 03:49 PM

52. Iraq? "No, don't remember." 9/11? "Can't recall."

Iran-Contra? "Nope, doesn't ring any bells." WATERGATE? "No, uh, what was that about?"

This guy! He's been involved in some of the most scandalous administrations ever, yet can't remember any of it. Was he blackout drunk the whole time?

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Response to DemocratsForProgress (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2013, 06:19 PM

53. K and R for Nance

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