Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Pixelization of Darth Cheney

As you've probably heard by now, the Veep has apparently removed himself from the Executive Branch, causing many to opine that he seems to believe he belongs to a fourth branch of the government. You may have also heard that he's removed himself from the planet, convincing Google (and Microsoft to some extent) to pixelate the whole Naval Observatory circle, which included the residence of the Vice-President. You can see a screenshot above and below, you can see a little more clearly the difference between within and outside the circle.

I thought there might be another possibility, like maybe the Veep had managed to get a pixel camouflage net suspended above the circle to show up on the satellite imagery, but the photo below that I took from the National Cathedral would seem to indicate that 's not the case. Although I suppose he might in fact be responsible for the haze.

The idea, I guess, is that this is all in the name of security, but if you'll note the photo below, you'll see that the imagery of the fricking Pentagon is clear enough that you can just about read the nametags of the guys in the courtyard. So don't give me that crap.

I'm acting like this is all funny and certainly Jon Stewart's "You Don't Know Dick" segments on The Daily Show have been hilarious, but if you step back, this is really scary shit. This goes far beyond the man having committed offenses that are likely impeachable - this gets into an area where I'd suggest a padded room and heavy medication would not be out of line. We know there are terrorists out there and we know they're out to get "us", but somehow I can't imagine that they are targeting the Vice-President in particular, who has done more to help their recruiting drives the last six years than any Osama bin Laden videotape ever could. The guy clearly needs professional help.



At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You talk about heavy medication as if it is, in all circumstances, a bad thing. :-)

At 4:35 AM, Blogger Cindy Lee said...

The 2008 election can’t happen soon enough. Just think of it that man is one heart beat away from the oval office. That’s just plain scary.

At 6:05 AM, Blogger Tony Plutonium said...

Cindy - I started to question whether he had a heart until I realized you were referring to the prez (the one that lacks the brain).

Lex - maybe I should have said heavy sedation... :-D


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